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MAS Order By End Of 07 - Up To 110 Planes  
User currently offlineN1786b From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 559 posts, RR: 17
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3204 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.

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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.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...OWJONESDJONLINE000183_FORTUNE5.htm

Nice to see MAS (finally) in shape to talk about ordering planes again. However, this has the "aeroflot" feel about it... all talk and no checkbook to be seen.

- n1786b

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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

What types do they fly now?

It would certainly be great news for either company to land this large order.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting N1786b (Thread starter):
and also hopes to sign a code-share agreement with a Chinese partner soon

Can it be save to think that this will be CZ since they have both an extensive codeshare agreement with KL?

KL911



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30532 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3135 times:
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Wiki says they plan to phase out their 734 fleet by 2014, so they're unlikely to want to wait for the 737RS/A320RS.

They are ordering additional 747-8Fs, so that could favor a 747-8I order as MH is still working out compensation with Airbus over the delay of their six leased A388s.

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.

Could go either way, at this point, I imagine.


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3010 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

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6863 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

I remember when a huge order for A320s and A340-600s was just weeks away...  Yeah sure

I'll believe this big order when it's signed. (And maybe not then.)


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 4):
If I had to speculate I would say that Airbus has the lead with this order

Well, I know some people who work at MH in KUL, and from what I'm hearing, it wouldn't surprise me to see A35X, 77W, and 748i in the MH fleet.


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