N1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 560 posts, RR: 17 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3501 times:
This just hit the wires:
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (3786.KU) will make a decision on ordering more than 100 jets by December, and also hopes to sign a code-share agreement with a Chinese partner soon, Managing Director Idris Jala said Tuesday.
Airbus and Boeing have both submitted proposals to supply as many as 55 narrow-body jets to Malaysian Airline, Idris said, without specifying the aircraft models.
Malaysian Airline will soon ask Airbus and Boeing to submit proposals for a similar number of longhaul wide-body jets....
The carrier said in May it was considering purchases of up to 110 aircraft, part of a major expansion plan for growth amid increasing regional competition.
WINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
They are ordering additional 747-8Fs, so that could favor a 747-8I order
Who ? I was not aware that Malaysian Airlines was in the market for the 748F
Quoting Stitch (Reply 3): MH is still working out compensation with Airbus over the delay of their six leased A388s.
Its odd that neither Airbus or Malaysian Airlines have commented on the progress of negotiations. I find it even more odd as Malaysian Airlines was to be among the first airlines to operate the A380 after, SQ,QF and EK.
Quoting Stitch (Reply 3): On the flip side, Airbus can package some nice A320/A330/A350 terms into a decision by MH to not only keep the A388s, but to add to them.
If I had to speculate I would say that Airbus has the lead with this order. The A330 could be offered as a interim measure, until the arrival of the A350WXB.
A350-800 would replace the A332's
A350-900 would replace the A333/772
A350-1000 would replace the 744