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Boeing Books Order For Five 747-400s  
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - news), the world's largest plane maker, on Thursday said it had booked a firm order for five 747-400 jumbo jets to an unnamed buyer.

Seattle-based Boeing lists the 416-seat 747-400 at $200 million per unit, though catalog prices are routinely discounted.

The unidentified buyer will hold a press conference on Monday, said a spokesman for Boeing.

Boeing has now booked orders for 11 747-400s so far this year and a total of 133 commercial jet orders across its product family, though cancellations and order conversions reduce the net total to 106.

Boeing last year booked a total of 609 commercial jet orders, though executives have predicted slower sales in 2001.



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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Nice.
And interesting:
The B744 has 11 orders in 2001.
Last years sales hit B777 only 1.


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Please,
make this unidentified customer be Alitalia!!!!
Possibly for the new -400ER version.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Singapore Airlines have 9 Boeing 747-400s on Option. Hopefully it's them!


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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

LH has an option for 5 B744, and they urgently need an expansion to their longhaul fleet. However, I have doubts that it's them, because of the struggle with the pilot now taking place...

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Its Air Great Wall !!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

UAL maybe?????

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

That the customer will held a press conference is a sign that this order comes from a more unusual customer than SIA or LH.
Maybe freighters for Air France? Cargolux?

I hope it´ll be a real surprise customer!


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

i was thinking exactly the same, Sailor!!!

daniel



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

I hope it is for pax aircraft know idea who though at a guess I'll say SQ or UA.

Great news for Boeing and the 747-400 though.

Scott.


User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Weird. Why is an airline keeping it as a secret that they bought 5 Jumbo jets?!? Whoever it is, they should be proud.

Weird. Someone orders Boeing's flagship and there is no info on their homepage?

Weird. Boeing has 11 B747-400 orders this year. 9 of which are from an unnamed customer.

I think that the airline that ordered the 2 B747-400 has also ordered an 777-200ER, the order is from the same day. What airline could that be?

What airline ordered 2 B747-400F? Cargolux? AF? Korean Air Cargo?........

and now this 'stealth' order.....
weird.

Hoping for more info
SailorOrion


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

it's Ansett perhaps???lol

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2744 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

SailerOrion,

I'm not sure about the 747s, but the buyer of the UFO 777 on Feb 27 is Air France.

Hamlet69



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User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Boeing just announced its first quarter results for 2001, thus the need to "get these on the books."

Traditionally, they let the airline bask in the publicity of announcing their order, prefering to remain in the backgroung until officially announced by the airline. It seems this is the case here.

NW perhaps?

Rgds,
Joe


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I wonder who the unidentified customer is?
Could it be Alitalia? or maybe it is JAL?


We'll know soon.



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User currently offlineA40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

I would think it could be Alitalia, however they did cancel an order for the same number and type of a/c last year, maybe they have gone for the -400ER instead?


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User currently offlineLINDY FIELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
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Do you think it was Pan Am III, planning to operate international routes?
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User currently offlineDTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

SailorOrion, Northwest was the only CONFIRMED 747-400 customer this year. THEY orded the 2 named 744's.
I would not be suprised to see Northwest ordering more this early!! Honestly.
It could be JAL, Alitalia, etc. I know Malaysian has some on order, not sure how many though.
It might be Quantas!! It'sa good bet!


User currently offlineOliver From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

I like those orders! Finally an order for the wonderful 747!
I'll guess and say the orders are for Korean...!


User currently offlinePapatango From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

maybe delta ordered them to entice their plots to sign a new contract ha ha

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

perhaps it´s Lufthansa after all, trying to appease boeing for a soon order of the a-380!!!!!! just kiddin´
however, flight international (3-9 april) states that LH is reported to have signed a letter of intent for 10 firm oders plus 15 options.

however, i doubt it´s alitalia, before they get 744s, i assume they´d get their 773 which they´ve got options on.


rgds
daniel



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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

These anomynous ordeers disturbs me, I want to KNOW who have ordered the aircrafts, not guess who it is.

GOT



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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Wait till monday !!

User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Among the airlines being speculated, I can tell you with certainty that it would not be Alitalia. Alitalia ordered 5 B744s last year, but after the failed merger with KLM, they switched to the B772ERs with options on the B773ER.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Dynkrisolo,

And VS got them on the cheap.  Smile The planes supposed to be delivered to Alitalia are now to be added to VS' fleet starting this summer.

My guess is that the order is for LH, given that LH may use these extra 744's for more service to the USA.


25 Post contains images Airmale : I hope its a first time 747 operator like Turkish Airlines
26 Johnnybgoode : according to republic, i understand that a possible scenario for this or other order by unidentified cusotmers could be that boeing wanted this order
27 Caribb : A year ago Air Canada talked of buying some 747-400Fs to start a Pacific Rim cargo network... I havn't heard much of that since and it more or less di
28 XFSUgimpLB41X : Just heard... it's JetBlue.
29 Mason : How about Thai, guys? I heard that they might be looking to aquire some more 747s, so mabye? I wouldn't count out SQ, most likely them.
30 OdiE : Yes you are correct about Malaysia Airlines (MAS) having an order. Ironically, they have 5 on order (which were ordered back in January 1996 for their
31 Post contains images Wolfy : I read this news today, check it out: -------------------------------------------- Boeing adds unannounced order for five 747-400s Boeing has added a
32 Post contains images United Airline : Yeah! Please post an article guys when you know who ordered them. Thanks!
33 Boeing747-400 : Possible customers: UAL JAL Atlas Cargolux ANA NWA Most of these airlines could expand a few routes using the 744s. BTW, is this an order for the 747-
34 Post contains images Dynkrisolo : Keep on guessing, guys. My understanding is that the customer will be disclosed on Monday.
35 Post contains images Critter592 : How many guesses does it take to guess the unidentified 747 operator? The world may never know...
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