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FI: PAL Selects 777  
User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13283 times:

FI is reporting that PAL has selected the 777-300ER over the A340-600.

2 from Boeing and 2 from GEAC - for delivery starting in 09. They also state the Boeing deal is done and they are finalizing the GECAS deal.

- N1786B

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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13200 times:

Quoting N1786b (Thread starter):
FI is reporting that PAL has selected the 777-300ER over the A340-600

Great for Boeing the 773 and PAL. But I am not finding anything on Boeing.com or news sites...even FI.



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13140 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 1):
But I am not finding anything on Boeing.com or news sites...even FI.

Flightglobal is not showing anything about this, although Aviation Daily had it as posted in this thread.....

http://www1.airliners.net/discussion...eneral_aviation/read.main/3101131/



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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13110 times:

Quoting N1786b (Thread starter):
FI is reporting that PAL has selected the 777-300ER over the A340-600.

2 from Boeing and 2 from GECas - for delivery starting in 09. They also state the Boeing deal is done and they are finalizing the GECAS deal.

Well again excellent news for both Boeing and PAL. Under all the circumstances the right aircraft was chosen.

I'm surprised to see that only two will be bought, while four are being leased. I suspect that PAL are still tight on cash and a great part of the deposits held with the B744 contributed to the success of this order.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13054 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 3):
a great part of the deposits held with the B744 contributed to the success of this order.

Looks like it. And looks like Airbus cut it's losses and decided not to tango on this one.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13010 times:

Maybe this is part of the 15 777 orders talked about in Seattle PI

Boeing orders shows a total of 16 UFO 777s. That is one more than the Seattle PI article noted.

not to mention 32 787s



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User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12834 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 2):
Flightglobal is not showing anything about this, although Aviation Daily had it as posted in this thread.....

This is from the electronic version of FI - it will be available online shortly.

The article is on Page 8 - bottom right hand corner  Wink

- n1786b


User currently offlineSq212 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12733 times:

Here you go:

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...+order+Boeing+777s+instead+of.html

Cheers


User currently offlineJohnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12709 times:

So another airline which switches from the B747 to the B777-300ER...

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12680 times:

It was expected imo PAL ordered the 73ER, but surprised there´s no order for the 748i.

Congrats BO & PAL

Micke//  

[Edited 2006-11-20 12:17:18]


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User currently offline2wingtips From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12667 times:

Quoting Johnny (Reply 8):
So another airline which switches from the B747 to the B777-300ER...

And clearly another carrier that has rejected the A346.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12653 times:

Quoting Johnny (Reply 8):
So another airline which switches from the B747 to the B777-300ER...

Or, to put it another way, an existing A340-300 customer which DIDN'T choose the A340-600. I had PAL pegged as a likely A346 customer on the basis that if they couldn't win PR, they might as well take the A340 into a surgery and put it quietly to sleep.


User currently offlineJohnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12617 times:

I think they had the B744 still on order, so the decision was made simplier!

 Smile


User currently offline2wingtips From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12578 times:

Makes you wonder what Virgin blue will select for their Trans-Pacific services, if they can't get 777s before 2009/10. Could they be forced into a 346 purchase/lease, or will they delay until they can get 777s.

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12568 times:

Quoting 2wingtips (Reply 13):
Makes you wonder what Virgin blue will select for their Trans-Pacific services, if they can't get 777s before 2009/10. Could they be forced into a 346 purchase/lease, or will they delay until they can get 777s.

Or leasing some of the 346's that EK has placed with someone else......


User currently offlineAndrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12549 times:

Obviously GEAC had fought hard to lease 2 B773ER to PR. As GE engines arent available on the A346, it's hard to imagine them buying the A346 to lease to PR.

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12430 times:

Quoting Sq212 (Reply 7):
http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...+order+Boeing+777s+instead+of.html

Great News for Boeing and PAL.

I too had them pegged for the A346. 773ER is turning out to be a real hit for the Seattle (Chicago) folks. Wonder if/when a US carrier will order some.



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User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4138 posts, RR: 90
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12261 times:
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Very interesting;

Report #1: A local media outlet reports 6 x 777s are on the way
Report #2: As noted by DEVILFISH, Aviation Daily reported it

The "chatter" intensifies......Hmmm

Report #3: Flight International reports it........

....yet not a word from PAL other than announcement this week. What if they actually ordered the A346HGW  duck 

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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12058 times:

Congratulations Philippine Airlines. Though surprised that PR went with the B777-300ER, im happy that they are finally getting some needed new aircrafts.

I just hope that they will retain the 5 B747-400's and use these aircrafts as expansion to more destinations in America and Asia.

Quoting WINGS (Reply 3):
I suspect that PAL are still tight on cash and a great part of the deposits held with the B744 contributed to the success of this order.

This is true, PR is still under receivership. I hope that PR got a good deal on this mega deal for 6 B77W's.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 17):
....yet not a word from PAL other than announcement this week. What if they actually ordered the A346HGW

I doubt that sir, this is good as done. Filipino's hold to their word, unless something super super sweat was offered.

Drew



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30879 posts, RR: 86
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11985 times:
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Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):
Maybe this is part of the 15 777 orders talked about in Seattle PI...

I asked the same thing in the other PAL A346/77E3 thread and was informed this was not the case. So if they are leased from GECAS, GECAS will evidently be placing another order per that source.

Quoting Johnny (Reply 8):
So another airline which switches from the B747 to the B777-300ER...

Yup. The 773ER is really making hay while the sun shines, taking orders that before would have had to go to the 748 and A388 and successfully ducking the future threat of the A350SWB-1000.

Quoting 2wingtips (Reply 13):
Makes you wonder what Virgin blue will select for their Trans-Pacific services, if they can't get 777s before 2009/10.

Boeing is probably working hard with their suppliers - who are the current bottleneck - to increase production to meet demand. DJ probably wants the 773ER, so I expect Boeing will work to get it to them.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 17):
What if they actually ordered the A346HGW?  duck 

FI is pretty highly regarded by many here, so I am going to hazard a guess they're not going to be taking local and a-net comments as "gospel truth" and report it without some solid fact-checking with sources at PAL.  Smile


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11913 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 17):
Very interesting;

Report #1: A local media outlet reports 6 x 777s are on the way
Report #2: As noted by DEVILFISH, Aviation Daily reported it

The "chatter" intensifies......Hmmm

Report #3: Flight International reports it........

....yet not a word from PAL other than announcement this week. What if they actually ordered the A346HGW

Well wouldn't that be interesting. How often has Flight International been wrong about orders prior to confirmation?

Don't they usually have to a reliable source prior to announcing ?

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11791 times:

Quoting N1786b (Thread starter):
2 from Boeing and 2 from GEAC

So the total is 4. Where's the other 2?


User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11676 times:

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 21):
Where's the other 2?

The other 2 are in options for now.

It seems to me that whats going to happen is that by 2009 PR will be operating 4 B744 and 2 B777-300ER's.

Drew



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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11668 times:

What a wonderful surprise!


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11364 times:

Congrats to Boeing and PAL. The 773ER is a very efficient a/c and PAL will love it due to its high range and capacity. I wonder if Boeing and other 777 operators ever considered this slogan: 2 engines 2 be efficent. It seems to fit PAL.

MCOflyer



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25 YULWinterSkies : When 2 choices are available, the most modern usually wins. Have you recently seen carriers ordering 767s instead of 332s for example? 2 useless A-ba
26 Tak : Great news for PAL and for Beoing. I'm Curious whether the options will be used and if so when. What do you guys think? Just could not afford to order
27 Stitch : As PR is not in the strongest financial health at the moment, sending their four 744 deposits to two 773ERs probably covered a good chunk of the cost
28 MCOflyer : Yes, LAN and NH. Austrian will be getting rid of their A330's while keeping their 767 and 777's. MCOflyer
29 SSTsomeday : Actually, to be fair, I believe they were in response to what could be considered a flippant, B-bashing comment.... regarding the 747-8....
30 Tak : Thanks for your thoughts Stitch! Still 4 planes especially 773s are nothing to sneeze at, Ciao
31 NA : The Boeing 777, what a surprizzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
32 Stitch : The A346 probably would have been the easier choice for PR to make, to be honest, but it appears that the ability to get the 773ER quicker and the ab
33 Post contains images Lostmoon744 : Mabuhay! Awesome news for PR and Boeing. Congratulations. I am curious to know, with PR's potentially new routes, would any of those new sectors be to
34 KL808 : If they will return to NYC, it would probably be an extension to the YVR route. As of late there has been lots of talk that PR will open a route to S
35 FlyDreamliner : That sounds defensive. They aren't useless - A346 shares a type rating with the A343's in PAL's fleet, the 773ER does not, likewise mx would be simil
36 Post contains links and images DIA : Well said. It'll be nice to see PAL enter the 777 family. The livery will look great on the long-bodied ERs. Hopefully these a/c will start a great n
37 797charter : As I see it, Boeing was the logical choice, - as the had the B744 on order. But what surprises me, and also worries me a little, is that even a 744 o
38 Post contains links and images AirlineAddict : Unfortunately, I don't think so. If anything, I would think that the new 77Ws would be used on the flights to YVR and LAS as well as the additional A
39 Stitch : PR probably feels the 747 is too large, which is why they never consumated their last 744 order.
40 797charter : Well right, - but as I read the article, the 773 are going to replace their old 744's...
41 Jacobin777 : A 773W to SAN? Now that that would be a sight to see..!!
42 Post contains images Lostmoon744 : indeed! That would be awesome. Thanks for the article and your opinion. Living in New York City, it would be wonderful to see PR colors in JFK or EWR
43 Irobertson : Maybe they aren't completely filling them and they could stand to have a slightly smaller and more efficient airplane? I dunno.
44 Jfk777 : What often gets lost in these A346 vs. 773ER comparisons is the A346 with new engines and different systems a very different plane then the A343. The
45 Trvlr : If the new aircraft aren't to be delivered until 2009, how does this affect PAL's expansion plans? In some press articles recently, PAL indicated that
46 DEVILFISH : Only two will be leased and the last two are options with Boeing. This is not a part of that order. Or it may be the other way around. As mentioned i
47 Post contains images Glideslope : The 777 in general this year. I knew the 345/346 were falling out of favor quickly for their inefficiency, but even I'm surprised at the amount of 77
48 Justloveplanes : The comment on taking a 77W instead of 748I is not bashing in anyway whatsoever the 748I. It is simply pointing out a real trend based on the outstan
49 KL808 : Though it would be cool to see B77W's in YVR, LAS and hopefully SAN, I doubt that will happen. PR will stick to the A343 on those routes. The B77W's
50 Trex8 : aren't those 744s from the US west coast routinely packed?? I recall during the various spats between Manila and Taipei over bilateral air services a
51 RoyalAtlantis : I'd be great if PR took the opportunity to update their livery at the same time. The tail is great, the fuselage and non-descript "Philippines" is cer
52 Awthompson : I notice that when the Philippines President Gloria Arroyo is traveling long distance on business she uses a PAL A340-300, not a 747-400. F-OHPM to be
53 Awthompson : I very much agree with RoyalAtlantis reply 51. They could certainly design a much nicer livery to relfect the friendliness and happiness of the people
54 AirlineAddict : In the past, I've heard that YVR - MNL was packed causing difficulties selling LAS-YVR-MNL. Also, are there any bilateral limits between Canada and t
55 Stitch : But if the 744 is too small, then is not the 773ER even more so? And why not order 748I's? I am sure Boeing would have cut PR a deal to move their fo
56 KL808 : Well this is a good question. My opinion only (And I would apologize up front for those who might get offended) is that the A380 is far more superior
57 Atnight : I agree with you 100%.... The more logical choice would have being the A346, but as you said and from the article plus what has being said in related
58 KL808 : This route is doing quiet well for PR. But again because of lack of aircraft its not able to offer daily service. PR flies MNL-YVR-LAS 4x weekly Tues
59 DEVILFISH : What I'd like is a direct 773ER MNL-SAN at least once or twice weekly if loads would be sufficient to make it viable. That will save folks the trip u
60 Post contains images KL808 : Thank you sir for pointing that out, I just noticed that right now. errrr Sorry Drew
61 RayChuang : I remember flying the A300B4 on the MNL-HKG route--it was actually a pretty nice flight with pretty good food, too. But I am a bit surprised at PR ge
62 SSTsomeday : No offence taken. Logic suggests that the 380 is a superior A/C to the 747-8, being a clean sheet design. However, superior as some of the technology
63 Jacobin777 : Quite restricted...in fact BA had to end its SAN route because of that... The 787 one the other hand will be a great plane to operate out of SAN..
64 San747 : I definitely agree, but it's most likely to be an A343. Once again, I agree, but I'm sure I speak for the SAN people on here when I say we're not pic
65 Post contains images DEVILFISH : In that case, perhaps PR should consider that option if there proves to be a strong business case for it.
66 Post contains images Hamlet69 : No, 2 are being bought directly, while a further 2 options will be taken. 2 more will be leased from GECAS. The question is whether these final 2 are
67 Post contains images Jacobin777 : No problems with both.. The 77W on the majour trunk routes such as SFO/LAX and the 787 on secondary routes such as ORD/SAN...fine with me....
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