Agreed. Price and weight notwithstanding, carriers such as SQ and TG have proven that they'd prefer to "abuse" low-MTOW 772ERs on regional routes rather than be bound by the limitations (both operational performance/flexibility and saleability) of the A-market variant.
XT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3133 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
777-200A is not all that appealing. Now it might get a second time at bat if the wieght reduction programs for the 777LR family gets serious results. I think if they can shave that 10K lbs off and maybe throw on some winglets or wingtips for 777-200A Mk2 it might sell some frames.
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2933 times:
The 88 777-200s were delivered over a period of 12 years (15 May 95 to 18 May 07).
The number of 777-300ER deliveries is currently 86 including EVAs B-16707. So if Boeing delivers two more 777-300ERs by the end of May, then 88 777-300ERs will have been delivered over a period of 3 years 1 month !
The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
Actually, I just put out what aircraft might be out on the market by the time replacement for the 744Ds come up.
With the number of slots set to increase after 2010 for HND, 744D will probably be replaced with something smaller like the 783 or perhaps 'domestic' version of the 789.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7348 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
Why would any airline order a 777-200A and not a re-rated 772ER ? Singapore has the right program, that way if they need more real "ER" they can just return it to "ER" standard engines ratings and configurations. With jal GOING TO 773ER 'S for their interbational flights more 772ER are going to be needed.
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 days ago) and read 2172 times:
Could it be partially due to noise restrictions? I don't know how the engines of the 777-246ER and 777-246 differs but there has to be somewhat of a difference. Besides, I know ITM is extremely noisy on noise restrictions and I am pretty sure that there are many other airports in Japan that are in a similar situation.