Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Is QR Planning A Major Order At Paris Air Show?  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Is QR planning a major order at Paris Air Show?

http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...es-counter-cyclical-approach/page1

Quote:
Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar al Baker, has announced, without disclosing details, that a “major order” of aircraft is planned for the Paris Air Show in Jun-2009. In response to questions about the scope of the order he said, “you’ll have to wait until the air show.”

Order or no order, Akbar al Baker never leaves a chance to hog limelight.

Fingers crossed if this order really comes up then we will have something to cheer during the air show; otherwise it looks a dull show compared with the previous ones.

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31439 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4360 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

He made similar comments earlier this year.

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

I predict he will order more A330's since the 787s are being delayed. You guys will see--he even mentioned of a possible A330 order somewhere before.


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

More B 77Ls and B 77Ws are going to be ordered...B 77Ls for sure.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31439 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4049 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

A330s for regional expansion and 777 for intercontinental sounds good.

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3926 times:

see they have 10 B 77Ls ordered of which 2 are used for DEL-DOH-IAH-DOH-DEL and 4 will be used from October onwards for DOH-SYD + DOH-MEL each daily.

That makes it 6...the remaining 4 will be used to launch ORD and SFO next year both served daily nonstop. So that rounds off their 10.

Now what other routes the new B 77L orders to be made at the Paris Air show are as follows:

2 for daily LAX
2 for daily Brazil flights
4 for 2 more daily flights into Australia.

So this makes it 8 in total. I also expect a couple more B 772LR Freighters being ordered.

Yes due to the delays of the B 788s, one can expect more A 332s rather than A 333s being ordered by QR.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31439 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3873 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 5):
Yes due to the delays of the B 788s, one can expect more A 332s rather than A 333s being ordered by QR.

They were expected to get their first birds in mid-2010 when they placed their order in 2007, so they had early delivery slots. Depending on how other 787 customers with early delivery slots are positioning themselves, QR could start getting planes in late 2011 or early 2012. With the current A330 backlog, can QR even get new A330-200s by then? And would they want to have them for such a short period? How old are their existing 18 A330-200s?


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3835 times:

Stitch is right and with deferals talks ongoing there could be much earlier slots of 787's open then would have been possible.

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2974 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
How old are their existing 18 A330-200s?

The oldest is an A330-200 and it is from 2002 (I think) so less than 7 years old.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2875 times:

Any order this year at Paris will be Major Big grin

It'll be a strange contrast with previous years, when an order for 30 787s or A350s would be chickenfeed...



it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Airbus To Display Two A380s At Paris Air Show posted Fri Apr 27 2007 16:27:14 by EI321
Airbus Outsells Boeing At Paris Air Show posted Thu Jun 16 2005 23:55:28 by QuestAir
Boeing Highlights At Paris Air Show posted Fri Jun 3 2005 17:30:17 by Squirrel83
What Will Airbus Announce At Paris Air Show? posted Wed Apr 27 2005 20:40:16 by MrComet
A380 'to Fly At Paris Air Show' posted Mon Apr 11 2005 17:06:22 by ITA350
A380 At Paris Air Show? posted Mon Feb 21 2005 16:49:04 by Flhola
A380 At Paris Air Show? posted Thu Feb 3 2005 21:23:27 by VScaptain
Will A380 Be At Paris Air Show? posted Sat Jan 1 2005 13:28:38 by A388
Was B6 Announcement A U.S. Snub At Paris Air Show? posted Sat Jun 14 2003 13:00:00 by ChrisNH
Boeing 773ER At Paris Air Show? 739X Launch Also? posted Mon Apr 28 2003 08:12:43 by United777