Quote: On 26 June 2008 the board of Directors of Company approved the Airbus Aircraft Purchase Agreement among the Company, AIE and Airbus Company and pursuant to which the Company has agreed to purchase 20 Airbus 330-Series aircraft from Airbus Company.
Quote: The Company is expecting to take delivery of the Airbus Aircraft in stages from early 2011 to 2014.
FRNT787 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1307 posts, RR: 16 Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4159 times:
Quoting Scipio (Reply 3): This should be part of the 50 A330s that the Chinese government announced they intended to buy last November. Those 50 were not included in Airbus' 2007 order totals.
Thats what I was thinking. The articles I have read semed to be a new order, but as you said, the 50 announced last year had not been booked. Has Airbus booked any of the A320s, or are they doing this order how Boeing does, when they are firmed to each airline? (Just asking, lets not argue which is better or more proper)
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KennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4048 times:
They ordered 20 A330-200s on the 21st of July 2005, so far, according to Airbus they have 16 of them. Anybody know if these are going to be 200s or 300s? If 300s then it marks a further shift towards this model.
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3322 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3382 times:
Some good news for AB on a day that the first (of many I fear) large cancellation of this downturn as come to light.
A great year for the A330 though, the 1000th order for the A330 in its own right can't be far away:
End of May 08 firm sales A332/A332F/A333 = 943
Sales announced this month:
Air One 12 x A332
China 20 x A330
GF - 20 x A333
Those along with a number of "MIA" orders - the Groupo Marsans springs to mind brings me to beleive that it won't be long till the 1000 comes up - the first non-Boeing, widebodied, passenger jet to do this! Definitely before the end of the year and probably at the end of July (after Farnborough). The only concern would be it falling back below 1000 if some orders are cancelled.