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Biman Bangladesh To Lease 4x B777s From SQ, CX  
User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15687 times:

Biman to lease four Boeings to retire its ageing planes

Biman will lease four Boeing planes including B-777 as it finally readies a plan to retire the aging, fuel-guzzling DC-10 aircraft.

Biman officials said two B-777 planes would be procured from Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific and the rest from Singapore Airlines.

He said that four leased aircraft are expected to join the Biman's fleet in May or June.

More information at the Financial Express (Bangladesh)


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15687 times:

This is about the third time in living memory we've had these reports and they have never worked out - I'll believe it when I see it, frankly.

AFAIK the 772A from CX cannot do LHR-Dhaka non-stop, can it? I presume they'll go via DXB still then?



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User currently offlineLan707 From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15544 times:

I believe it when the 1st 777 is painted and delivered to Biman. How many years are they looking now for the 777????  Wink Wink

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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 15467 times:

They HAVE to introduce some new colours for these birds. Biman has such an ugly livery.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 15476 times:



Quoting Lan707 (Reply 2):
I believe it when the 1st 777 is painted and delivered to Biman. How many years are they looking now for the 777????   

Well, a few years ago all 777s were expensive, too expensive for many. CX 772"A"s are surely much cheaper now that the airline had been trying to find a second hand buyer since a year or so and everyone looked at them like sour grapes despite CX very good reputation.

I guess this time chances are higher that it will happen. The DC-10s are almost done, so pressure to replace them is much higher, while the price of used 777s is considerably lower.

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 1):
AFAIK the 772A from CX cannot do LHR-Dhaka non-stop, can it? I presume they'll go via DXB still then?

I guess they´ll operate the ex-SQ frames on this route then.


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 15335 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 1):
AFAIK the 772A from CX cannot do LHR-Dhaka non-stop, can it? I presume they'll go via DXB still then?

They are doing OERK VHHH at the moment which is a 9hr sector which is at just about the absolute limit these B772 can do. EGLL VGZR is about 10 hrs. Well unless they can do with a big hit on the payload.



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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 15242 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 4):
I guess this time chances are higher that it will happen. The DC-10s are almost done, so pressure to replace them is much higher, while the price of used 777s is considerably lower.

Agree!

If they do not decide now, they will never. As the recently launched new competitors will kick them out of business.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 15098 times:

It would be nice to hope for the DC10's to find new buyers.

In reality, I just that they kill them off quickly, instead of leaving them to rot somewhere.


User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14915 times:

I sure hope they go for it, what aircraft will they order for short haul ops?


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15718 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14839 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 4):
CX 772"A"s are surely much cheaper

I think that the 77A could be a very nice plane for a lot of smaller airlines looking to upgrade or expand.



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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14542 times:

BG only flies to London and Rome as long-haul destinations, the 777s would be ok for these services.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14481 times:

This is the third time that BG has gone for ex-SQ aircraft; some of the DC10s and A310s came from SQ too.

The SQ aircraft should have no problem doing DAC-LHR.

Are these aircraft intended as an interim measure until BG gets its own 777s/787s; I'm assuming that deal still stands? As I recall, 787s and 77Ws were ordered.

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 3):
Biman has such an ugly livery.

OK, certainly not the most eye catching, but not too bad if it's kept clean; I think it looks fine on the A310 and I'm sure it will look very well on the 777!


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14459 times:



Quoting LIPZ (Reply 10):
BG only flies to London and Rome as long-haul destinations, the 777s would be ok for these services.

Why those destinations? What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?



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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14348 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
Why those destinations? What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is a former British colony. Not sure about the connection with Italy, though.



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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14293 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

Large Bangladeshi communities in Italy and UK.


User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14273 times:



Quoting HUYfan (Reply 3):
They HAVE to introduce some new colours for these birds. Biman has such an ugly livery.

I dunno, it's very 80's. As a matter of fact, when I looked at the photos from 2008, it natually makes the photo look older because we are so used to new liveries. This must be one of the only paint schemes out there with such an old feel. It will be sad to see it go when they finally get rid of it.



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14169 times:

.
This sounds like a pipedream. How long have they search for new metal?

I give Biman 1 year w 777s

//Mike  faint   thumbsdown 



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User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14149 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):

Why those destinations? What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

London for obvious reasons with Bangladesh being a former colony and having a large Bangladeshi community there. I believe there is some historical connection between Sylhet (northern tea country) and London too? I was really surprised when I was in Rome recently and saw so many Bangladeshi foreign workers there mostly as street vendors and such.



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User currently offlineTitus95 From France, joined Feb 2009, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14069 times:
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Will they reopen Paris with these 777s ?

User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13989 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

There is a large Bangladeshi community in the UK, mostly around South East England, the Midlands and a good part of the North.

They used to serve MAN, I wonder if they will re introduce that route, I hope they do!



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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13933 times:

Where are BG flying their DC-10's currently?


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User currently offlineThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 13740 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

You've gotta be kidding me.....

In all seriousness this is a great start for BG because they need a fleet overhaul with all the inefficient and aging aircraft they operate. I honestly hope it goes through.



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 13437 times:

I hope it is not B-HNL that is going to Biman.


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User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13253 times:



Quoting HUYfan (Reply 3):
Biman has such an ugly livery.

The green and red cheatline is the national colours of the country. To be fair with that shade of green, I don't think I want more modern adaption splashed further on the airframe.


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13136 times:



Quoting ThegreatRDU (Reply 21):
Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
What do Rome and London have with Bangladesh?

You've gotta be kidding me.....

In all seriousness this is a great start for BG because they need a fleet overhaul with all the inefficient and aging aircraft they operate. I honestly hope it goes through.

Well, LHR I understand now, but FCO is still new to me.



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25 Post contains links HUYfan : You have to agree that these schemes would be an improvement on the current ones? http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=000
26 JAGflyer : Queue photos of Northwest/Biman hybrid 747-200 :P
27 Post contains links and images SXDFC : Heres my shot of a Biman 777 livery:
28 ATLFlyer323 : I really like the first link! The second and third are ok, but do not stand out as much as the first if you ask me. ~Brandon
29 Qantas744ER : I agree! Talk talk talk for the past 3 years... Do they have the necessary credit at the moment? Leo
30 Alangirvan : If they go for the SQ 777s, wonder if they will fly LHR-DAC-SIN and keep them in the SQ maintenance system. They did fly LHR-JFK a couple of times per
31 Ryanair!!! : Apparently not... This airline is run by your typical government outfit and it serves the whims of the workers in public office. Unfortunately, major
32 Neptunescar : if they do get the a/c from cx or sq, will the use the same swirly lime green fabric on the seat covers as the A310's? LOL
33 Kappel : Why? Something wrong with this plane?
34 Cloudyapple : Line number 1. It deserves a better owner.
35 Kappel : Ah, ok. Well that one should go to the museum of flight in Seattle after it's done, that's for sure... (IMHO of course).
36 Australis : I guess its now or never for Biman to change and upgrade its fleet. Considering the current climate, they should be able to source some good maintaine
37 Psimpson : The JFK route if my memory serves me correct actually operated through AMS when it was started around 1991. It would be good to see BIMAN return to J
38 Psimpson : I cannot remember what year but the BIMAN DC10s flights to JFK did operate out of LHR for maybe 6-12 months. I remember seeing the flights departed t
39 QF744ER : I heard a rumour that Silkair might be taking 2 x B772ER from SQ for regional services including Penang. I don't know what PEN has to do with it, but
40 Post contains links Nicholaschee : Definitely a rumour. SQ will still maintain the morning flight with a 772 while MI will introduce 2 afternoon flights with the 319/320, while this wi
41 NA : Actually it will go to that museum, unless plans have changed since last summer when this was reported.
42 Flying Belgian : I'm curious to see the the seventies style interior of Biman on a 777 ! LOL Biman has left terrible memories here in BRU. Delays of up to 16 hours, AO
43 Behramjee : Arent these 4 B 777s that SQ and CX are giving to BG the regional -200A models which are not capable of flying DAC-LHR nonstop? CX doesnt have -200ER
44 Cloudyapple : So I see you haven't read the thread. So here are the answers, from Reply Number 1.
45 Kappel : Ah, excellent. All first 7X7 aircraft should be in that museum. Just like with Airbus. IIRC they are also opening a museum in Toulouse? Too bad the f
46 SQ_EK_freak : From my various experiences on Biman, YES this was well and truly the case on all my flights with them (think I had around the region of 10-12 flight
47 Gr8Circle : Just to be absolutely clear, Bangladesh was technically never a British colony by itself......it came into existence only in 1971.....formerly E.Paki
48 Alangirvan : It would make sense for Biman to get the two different types of 777s - the 777As would be fine for flights to the Gulf. I saw in another thread that E
49 Danfearn77 : The JFK route used to go via BRU, but this was changed to MAN. Im not too sure how long it lasted. If i remember they pulled the JFK route all togeth
50 CX flyboy : Boeing have the option of buying B-HNL back from CX. I assume if B-HNL goes to another carrier in the meantime, they will also have this clause in th
51 SQ_EK_freak : While I agree with you, some might argue that the very reason there remains a strong link between Bangladesh and the UK is because Bangladesh was a f
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