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Press Release: DL Ordering 777LR  
User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3078 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10479 times:

Well despite many press releases in the past which have indicated DL is ordering the 777LR, some people still aren't convinced. So to them, here is the official word:

http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10431

Only mentions the 2 coming in 2008, surely there will be more.

[Edited 2006-10-24 21:00:18]

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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5732 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10323 times:

We'll probably see the change on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries web site by the middle of Nov.

There will have to be more in the coming months that will be announced. I think that all the undelivered 777s will be converted to the LRs.

Now I'm just waiting for UA, AA and DL to start ordering the 773ER and the 787!!!



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10225 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1):
We'll probably see the change on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries web site by the middle of Nov.

There will have to be more in the coming months that will be announced. I think that all the undelivered 777s will be converted to the LRs.

Now I'm just waiting for UA, AA and DL to start ordering the 773ER and the 787!!!

I for one wouldn't be the least bit surprised (NOTICE I'm not predicting ALL of them!) if the remaining 772ER's DL has on order from Boeing aren't all converted to the "LR" model. There will be some who will continue to say the cost is too prohibitive to order any 772LR's and already have their jaws dropping. As for the 773ER, I highly doubt we'll see any of the U.S. carriers needing this large of an aircraft unlike many of the Middle-Eastern, Asian carriers and AC with their respective route structures. If UA and NW needed more for their Asian routes than perhaps they could be likely customers since this is a better deal for them than the 744 or forthcoming 748. Both DL and CO focus more an a smaller "Niche" specialty for their overseas flights.



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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7499 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10116 times:

I wonder what routes these will be used for? I would like to see ATL-JNB nonstop before routes mentioned like ATL-SYD. I think ATL-JNB has the most potential of any possible routes mentioned. Others I think that would be good are ATL-HKG, and ATL-DEL (which could be done on 777ER).


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10056 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 2):
There will be some who will continue to say the cost is too prohibitive to order any 772LR's and already have their jaws dropping.

I still believe DL is getting them for the same price as their 772ERs (adjusted for deferral). I think Boeing would be wise to do this, as it supports the 772LR and 777F programs into the future, and would create a shitload of goodwill with DL when it comes to replacing all those 737s, MD80s, 757s and 767s...



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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10013 times:

How many and where they flying a few 772LR too?


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9910 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
MD80s

Especially the MD-88s and MD-90s since they will likely be the next narrow-bodied aircraft DL will need to start replacing in the next few years.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9910 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
I still believe DL is getting them for the same price as their 772ERs (adjusted for deferral). I think Boeing would be wise to do this, as it supports the 772LR and 777F programs into the future, and would create a shitload of goodwill with DL when it comes to replacing all those 737s, MD80s, 757s and 767s...

Not to mention the deferred 737-800's they still have on order.



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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9868 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
I still believe DL is getting them for the same price as their 772ERs (adjusted for deferral). I think Boeing would be wise to do this, as it supports the 772LR and 777F programs into the future, and would create a shitload of goodwill with DL when it comes to replacing all those 737s, MD80s, 757s and 767s...

Specially when they come outa bankruptcy and have 3-4 profitable quarters and want to place an order at the end of 2008 or early 2009.

Place an order for 787-3 and 787-8's for fleet replacement and expansion.



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9762 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 5):
How many

2 for now, likely a total of 5 soon, with the potential for more on the horizon.

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 5):
and where they flying a few 772LR too?

ATL-JNB (pending on economics of current DKR stop), or a route that DL is currently not flying, likely heading west from ATL.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7499 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9721 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 9):
or a route that DL is currently not flying, likely heading west from ATL.

Hong Kong perhaps, but I still think that they should invest it in ATL-JNB.



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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9695 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
I still believe DL is getting them for the same price as their 772ERs (adjusted for deferral).

DL isn't getting the same price on B777-200LR for the price of 200ER. I just talked to one of the Boeing representative who came onsite at my job location.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3078 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9696 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 5):
How many and where they flying a few 772LR too?

If they get rights for ATL-PEK, I'd expect the LR's to go on JFK-BOM to free up 772ER's for China.

If they don't get the PEK authority, they still might go on JFK-BOM, or I'd expect them to start one of ATL - BOM/JNB/HKG.


User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1786 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9521 times:

Now, we wait from the official word from Boeing............

User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9189 times:

Will they eventually get rid of the current set of ERs and go with a fleet of all LRs for commonality sake?


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User currently offlineDeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9112 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
Boeing would be wise to do this, as it supports the 772LR and 777F programs into the future, and would create a shitload of goodwill with DL when it comes to replacing all those 737s, MD80s, 757s and 767s..

 checkmark  Definately.

The MD-80's will need replacing because they're not fuel efficient but they're fast jets. The 757's will eventually need replacing because they're getting towards the older side but I would hate to see the 757's and MD-80's gone. You could say they are on my "respected aircraft list."

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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4378 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8959 times:

How is an MD80 a 'fast jet?'


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8756 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 11):
DL isn't getting the same price on B777-200LR for the price of 200ER. I just talked to one of the Boeing representative who came onsite at my job location.

Probably less than what some other carriers have been able to get them for (including AC) since Boeing wants one of the larger U.S. legacies to be a launch carrier for the home country, but agreed they aren't quite as inexpensive as if they just went with 772ERs.



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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8334 times:

Also how is DL buying when they are under bankruptcy?


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1831 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8334 times:

Quoting Jr (Reply 14):
Will they eventually get rid of the current set of ERs and go with a fleet of all LRs for commonality sake?

I was wondering this too, mainly because of the engine difference. Does anyone think that will happen, or will they just keep 'em and operate two different engine types (like BA, etc.)?


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8290 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Reply 18):
Also how is DL buying when they are under bankruptcy?

They have an existing production and delivery contract with Boeing since 1999 when they first ordered the 777 to start replacing the MD-11s. They can't pursue a NEW contract for any 787s while still under Chapter 11, but they can modify and renegotiate (under court supervision) an existing contract, which is obviously what they're doing.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8288 times:

this must be a record... 18 replies so far and nothing form a certain someone asking about IFE or PTV's......


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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3078 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8241 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 21):
this must be a record... 18 replies so far and nothing form a certain someone asking about IFE or PTV's......

Or PSUs, or 764 Conversions  Silly


User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8109 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 19):
I was wondering this too, mainly because of the engine difference. Does anyone think that will happen, or will they just keep 'em and operate two different engine types (like BA, etc.)?

Well, DL already has two different engine types on their 763's, so it wouldn't be anything new to them.



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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 20):
They can't pursue a NEW contract for any 787s while still under Chapter 11, but they can modify and renegotiate (under court supervision) an existing contract, which is obviously what they're doing.

I believe they in fact can pursure new orders, however they would need court approval.

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25 Bucky707 : Hmm, then how is it Northwest just announced the purchase of both CRJ700s and EMB175s? You can make new orders in BK. You have to get the judge's app
26 Jr : True, but the 763 fleet is substantially larger, so that makes it more efficient to have two types of engines. But with such a small set of 777s to b
27 DAL767400ER : Not with the price tag the 77L has.
28 Bobnwa : Do you think he was privy to the details of the Delta-Boeing pricing arrangement. I don't think so.
29 Deltadude : Wouldn't the capital replacement cost FAR exceed any cost savings from commonality?
30 USAF336TFS : And with this order/conversion of a previous order, DL now has switched from Rolls Royce to GE powerplants.
31 PRGDLGUY : I dont believe that because DL has no feeder in Oz.
32 Alitalia744 : there's more boeings on the way.
33 Danny : Most likely as this would be with benefit to both parties. Delta gets better airplane, Boeing gets launch US customer for the LR.
34 Jfk777 : I doubt Delta would order 2 777LR's, I would say in the future 777 orders will be for 772LR or 773ER aircraft.
35 Panamair : It's only a matter of time before the remaining three ER orders for 2009 delivery get converted to LR.
36 WorldTraveler : As I posted earlier Comair had a net $7-8 million credit from GE which can be transferred to DL. DL has robably already paid for its first GE90 on its
37 Evan767 : Will the 772LR's have the Boeing Signature Interior?
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