Quote: HANOI, Oct 1 (Reuters) - National carrier Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 12 Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, the company said.
The first plane would be delivered in 2015, the state-run unlisted airline said in a statement on Monday.
The memorandum, signed last week in New York, follows a 2005 Vietnam Airlines contract to buy four Boeing 787-8 airplanes for delivery in 2009 and 2010.
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10188 posts, RR: 63 Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5648 times:
The -8 can comfortably make LAX, SFO and Europe from SGN or HAN. We will see more nonstop growth from these hubs when these birds arrive? And does the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral allow for nonstop flights, or only one-stops via intermediate points (i.e., NRT, KIX, TPE, etc.)?
Thebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 374 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4089 times:
Does anyone know if the 787's are "new" orders for Boeing, or if they've already been accounted for as "Unidentified"? I did a quick check of the Boeing orders site (User Defined Reports) but couldn't really put together 12 unidentified 787s ordered within the same timeframe.
Iwok From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
What I find amazing is that the 787 is steaming ahead at full force even with 700+ orders! Its truly established as THE leader in the twin aisle segment. So far, after being on the market for under 4-years it already has 710 orders and this excludes the Qantas and BA FIRM ORDERS for 24+20 additional.
Simply amazing and unparalleled for sure. They definitely nailed this one with respect to market timing; now lets hope Alcoa can follow suit
Quoting Slz396 (Reply 11): Hmm, seems like the 787/A350 combo is going to be next decades A330/777 combo
Something tells me this is wishful thinking on your part. I doubt that Boeing will neglect a market that it created.... As pointed out, the only thing preventing a bigger wing and landing gear being put onto a 787-11x is the 777, which I am sure Boeing plans to milk. Since the 350-1000 is scheduled for almost 8-years from now, I'm sure that Boeing will not rush into things; instead they may take the time to do a 737-RS and potentially a 777-NG as interim lift before addressing the final Y3 solution.
I suspect much of the future depends on how the market pans out in the next year or so. This boom cannot continue forever. Years and years of ~1000 orders per manufacturer is not sustainable; nor is that fact that Embraer, Bombardier and potentially the Russians will surely provide a strong 737/320 replacement if the big boys get too complacent.
LAN - 26
BA - 24
QF - 20 (follow on order)
VS - 8 (follow on order)
VN - 12 (follow on order)
Additional 90 frames.
Total - 800 (710 firm already in the books)
Potential additional orders: DL + AA + EK + EL + ??
I think that needs some adjustment.
1) VN (only a MOU) is by far not a sure thing and not in th same category as the other four your name, which are not perfected or finalized, but already orders. As you can see from the Boeing announcement, the quantity is also not clear
2) Much more concrete is KU, which switch from ALAFCO to direct and possible enlargement is being negotiated at this moment
ALAFCO will not cancel any of their orders as they realistically expect to lease the KU cancelled frames (and several more) to SAUDIA and OMAN.