Art From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
Quoting Trex8 (Thread starter): US$3,933,235,000 for the 14 on firm order and 1,802,645,000 for the 6 options.
thats 280 million per firm order!
And 300 million per option. Those prices are incredible! Way, way over list price, aren't they? They must be getting a lot more than the aircraft, surely? At those prices for the aircraft, they would have saved themselves a fortune if they had ordered 16 A380's instead (not suggesting they could run A380's profitably though).
Coolfish1103 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 404 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Quoting WINGS (Reply 2): The price may very well include engines and maintenance contracts.
Taiwan media reported that around US$1,300,000,000 is devoted to 15 years contract with Rolls Royce on what WINGS said. China Airlines only has to pay the base hourly maintenance fees, and everything else will be free as it's all on Rolls Royce.
Subtract that from the cost and you will get around 221 million per plane order. Still, people think it's too high and think there's some profit exchange in between.