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News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?  
User currently offlineLH506 From Ecuador, joined May 2007, 463 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Does anybody have any new insight about the LH 787/350 decision?
Afaik this was going to be announced by year end. Since LH normally announces after supervisory board approval, does anybody know if/when the last meetings for this year are scheduled?
Also any rumours out what LH is leaning towards?? Before the XWB it was said that the 787 was the front-runner, but afterwards Buchholz stated that the 788 and 783 are out, which leaves only the 789 and an undefined 7810 from B.
Will the Swiss 343s also be replaced?
I would guess initial order for 40 a/c to replace 28 A343s at LH and 12 A343s at LX.


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User currently offlinePhilly65 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3374 times:



Quoting LH506 (Thread starter):
Does anybody have any new insight about the LH 787/350 decision?

I highly doubt you will ever see a 787 in DLH or AFA's liviries. No insight here but I think it is obvious which side of the fence both of these carriers will side on.


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

they could be one of the customers interested in the 787-10 to replace the aa343s and give some growing room and A350s maybe but they have the 748 to replace the 744s so they could use A350-1000 to replace A340-600

User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6849 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

So many factors here point to an Airbus/RR combination. It beggars belief that the A350 won't fly in LH colours. But that isn't to say that the 787 might not also find a home there.

As for LX, the A350 is an obvious next move but, with a still young fleet of A343s and brand new A333s on order, I don't see any urgency in placing an order.


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3082 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 3):
So many factors here point to an Airbus/RR combination. It beggars belief that the A350 won't fly in LH colours. But that isn't to say that the 787 might not also find a home there.

The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality (assuming they choose the GenX) and would probably get a good deal.


User currently offlineFRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1317 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3051 times:



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 4):
The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality (assuming they choose the GenX) and would probably get a good deal.

This I could see being one of Boeing's main selling point. Plus, with the 748, would LH need an aircraft the size of the A350-1000 or 777-300ER, or would the seating gap between the 748 and the 787-10/A-350-900 be acceptable?



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User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6849 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2947 times:



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 4):
The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality

I don't believe that's a major factor for LH. They could have had CF6s on their A333s but didn't. Anyway, they have a joint op. with RR. That points to an RR order on any 787s just as much as their order for 748s points to GE.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2667 times:



Quoting Philly65 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt you will ever see a 787 in DLH or AFA's liviries.

AF has one of the largest 777 fleet and the A350 comes with RR engines only so the A350 for AF is not a given.
LH has the 747-8I on order and is one of the airlines that has pushed Boeing to develop the 787-10, they have not placed an order for the A350 yet although many other airlines did but they placed follow-on orders for A32xs, A330s and A340-600s so why no A350s if they would order it anyway ??? The 787 still has high chances to be selected by LH.

Quoting Philly65 (Reply 1):
No insight here but I think it is obvious which side of the fence both of these carriers will side on.

LH always was a loyal Boeing customer and has a large 737/747 fleet, they are the launch customer for the 747-8I so why should anything be obvious ??

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 2):
they could be one of the customers interested in the 787-10

They "could not" they are one of the airlines interested in the 787-10 and have stated so many times  Wink



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