T773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 278 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8841 times:
Air India Eyes 60-Jet Buy; Selection Process To Start Mid-Aug
July 28, 2007: 08:13 AM EST
"NEW DELHI -(Dow Jones)- State-run carrier Air India said Saturday it plans to buy about 60 new commercial passenger aircraft over the next few years and aims to start the selection and purchase process by mid-August.
Air India, which is being merged with state-run Indian Airlines, ordered 68 Boeing Co. (BA) jets, worth over $11 billion at list prices, in December 2005 in a move to modernize its aging fleet."
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2993 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8677 times:
As I said in my other thread - there was a mention of the XWB by a senior official at the briefing today. But, there was a clarification that any order will take a while. The order will include all types - small narrow-bodies to VLA's.. According to PP, mid-08 is a reasonable time-frame for such an order!
DIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1891 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8334 times:
Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 7): So is this order just for more wide bodies or will there be any 737/A320 sized jets considered?
It should include an order for ERJ/CRJ/ATR type planes mainly intended for the domestic routes as IC's venerable old 732 are going to need replacement soon.
Further, the article says that the 'process will begin in mid-august'. Is this the beginning of the decade long 'process' involving numerous goverment committees and bureaucrats or will things move faster this time?
[Edited 2007-07-28 17:43:41]
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Vivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8168 times:
Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 9): It should include an order for ERJ/CRJ/ATR type planes mainly intended for the domestic routes as IC's venerable old 732 are going to need replacement soon.
IC only has 3 737-200s in active service and these are gradually being converted to freighters. These will be replaced by the current order of A319/320/321 aircraft. The new order will be over and above this.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13084 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7798 times:
Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 11): Could new A330s be delivered by 2011? Don't know what their order backlog for the airplane is.
I think so; EI recently ordered some for 2009 delivery; it may even be possible to get some for 2008, particularly if there are cancellations of A340 orders; I wonder if the delivery slots for all of the cancelled EK A340-600s have been filled?
My prediction: 4-6 A380s, the balance 777s and 787s (of the widebodies); the narrowbodies will almost certainly be A32Xs.
AA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3523 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7713 times:
I think there will be good variety for AI
My prediction is firming up of options of 787s, more 777s, perhaps a few A32Xs or 737NGs for Spicejet, and for the VLA I think the A380 will be the winner here. The Government is going big with Air India and I think the A380 will fit their needs perfectly offering unprecedented capacity and efficiency. Also it will be a matter of pride. Having not only a very modern and expensive fleet but also the largest commercial airliner!!
I'd be suprised for A350s honestly though. Perhaps in years to come they will replace the 777s if Boeing doesn't have a replacement ready themselves.
Does anyone have the figures as it now stands for the combines fleet types for AI and IA??
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BoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7632 times:
I'm sure their (68) a/c order back in Jan. 06' from Boeing included options/purchase rights. All the money that Boeing & GE are sinking into that deal I would think that would bare some weight in what they order.
Qslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 6543 times:
Would it be correct if I said that AI is ordering up all these planes because of stiff competition from private carriers like Jet Airways and Kingfisher. Will the govt play any part in controlling these private carriers growth or will it be a true competition?
How will the service match up with private carriers and the state run AI?
My personal experience, Jet Airways and IC services were good...AI personally don't know but heard plenty of bad things about it..
Workhorse From France, joined Jul 2005, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4826 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 12): it may even be possible to get some for 2008, particularly if there are cancellations of A340 orders; I wonder if the delivery slots for all of the cancelled EK A340-600s have been filled?
Are 345/346 slots the same as 332/333/343 slots? Does a 346 cancellation always mean that a 330 slots is freed up?
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13084 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4770 times:
Quoting Workhorse (Reply 19): Are 345/346 slots the same as 332/333/343 slots? Does a 346 cancellation always mean that a 330 slots is freed up?
This is my understanding; they are both built in the same "Clement Ader" facility at TOU. mind you, I think all or most of these production slots have been filled. Also, with AI getting 787s, the airline may only want 330s for a short term period, which means it might prefer to lease the 330s.
They'll certainly look smart in the new AI colours, although I'd prefer to see them in the new IC scheme!