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Privatair Buys 1 Ex KLM 767-300ER  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4483 times:

Privatair will receive their first 767-300ER (Ex PH-BZO) , leased from ILFC , to replace a 28 pax BBJ in December , after having been refurbished in 58 pax VIP configuration by Lufthansa Technik.
The first step , before placing a 787 VIP order ?

Source : speednews

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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4483 times:

I found this interesting, which 737 will they actually replace? Because i know that the BBJ flying for KLM to IAH is almost always full and that KLM was looking for expansion. Might it replace the 737?

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4387 times:

Guess we are not talking about "replacement" but rather freeing up one BBJ. IIRC Privat Air wants to expand its fleet to around 25-30 ACJs and BBJs, mostly for airline flying.

Guess that at this point both the 763/332 and 787/350 could be options for Privat Air's long-haul additions - as could be additional used 767s or A330s.



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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4505 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 4379 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1):
I found this interesting, which 737 will they actually replace? Because i know that the BBJ flying for KLM to IAH is almost always full and that KLM was looking for expansion. Might it replace the 737?

While the KL663/664 BBJ AMS IAH flight is doing well, I don't think that KLM would be willing to risk diluting its premium yields on the AMS IAH market by such an increase in premium seats. The deployment of a 58-seater B763ER would increase the number of premium seats to 100 daily (42 on the B74E + 58 on the B763ER) which is likely to be too much.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8677 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 4365 times:

I guessing its freeing up the BBJ for other work.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 4197 times:

NO no it's not to freeing up one BBJ , but to REPLACE IT.One BBJ will leave the fleet as soon as the 767 is delivered.

User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
The first step , before placing a 787 VIP order ?

according to FI indeed an interim solution:

Quote:
Swiss business aviation services provider PrivatAir has ordered a Boeing 767 to exploit the growth in large-jet transport. The 56-seat aircraft, in first-class, flat-bed airline configuration, will replace PrivatAir's Boeing Business Jet and will complement its heavily used 49-seat VIP 757. The 767 will serve as an interim aircraft as the Geneva-based operator is poised to acquire a larger Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 for delivery early in the next decade.

Also, it's a replacement of 1 BBJ.
see also ATW http://atwonline.com/news/other.html?issueDate=7%2F10%2F2006:

Quote:
signed a contract on July 6 to add a 56-seat 767-300ER to its VIP fleet by the second half of 2007, replacing a BBJ 1.

and

Quote:
PrivatAir hopes to unveil another airline client for its all-business-class operations this summer. The Swiss company, which flies for Lufthansa, KLM and Swiss International Air Lines in addition to operating Airbus's corporate shuttle, said interest in its services is growing. "We are talking to several carriers, because the others [airlines] see that it is a success," CEO Greg Thomas told ATWOnline. PrivatAir's business plan for the next five years calls for the addition of 17 BBJs or ACJs.


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