Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2762 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
Here are some possibilities. How real they are is anyone's guess:
British Airways -- 777-300ER
KLM Royal Dutch -- 777
Lufthansa -- A380
Atlas Air -- 767F or A300F (could be either), A380F
Delta Airlines -- more 737NGs (not -800s?)
Emirates -- more A330s and 777s, perhaps A32X/737NG
Korean Air -- 747-400ERF
Those are a few I could think of at the moment. I'll see what more I can come up with.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
With Atlas having recently furloughed 105 pilots, I'd be very surprised to see the long rumored 767/AB6 order. With the return of several aircraft from China Airlines and the company's forecast of softening demand, it wouldn't seem logical. Additionally, it has yet to be proven that the twins can be adapted to the ACMI concept as 747s, DC-10s and MD-11s have.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8929 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
I expect to see Delta order a large amount of 737-600/700/800/900, 757-200, 767-300/400, and 777-200/300 at Paris if the pilots give the thumbs up by then. If they haven't voted by then, I expect it to occur after the airshow.
I also see a decent number of airlines ordering the Sonic Cruiser, including Delta, Continental, American, and Emirates.
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
The better question may be: What WON'T Delta order? Let's get a bit realistic...I know there are a lot of Delta cheerleaders here, but I highly doubt Delta is going to go down almost the entire Boeing lineup and take a few of each!
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Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
Don't expect DL to place a huge 737NG order quite yet. This will come in about 5 years to start replacing their MD-80's. Delta probably will order more 777-200ER's to replace the MD-11's, and expand in Asia through ICN.
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
I personally think it is still to early for a sonic cruiser launch. Then again, we weren't expecting a sonic cruiser at all a month ago, so who knows? I do see the possibility of more 744LR orders or even a new slight stretch of the 744 that I just read about in this weeks AW&ST. Stay tuned!!!
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8117 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
I think at the Paris Air Show, I expect the following:
1. DL will make its intentions on future widebody plane purchases. Expect possibly more 767-400ER's and definitely a fairly substantial 777 buy.
2. BA may choose the 777-300ER with the GE90-115B engines anyway, mostly because BA already flies 777-200's fitted with the GE90 engine.
3. LH will likely firm up the orders/options for 10 A380-800's.
4. Expect Air China, China Eastern and China Southern to announce future long-range aircraft jetliner plans.
5. Expect Boeing to announce that the Sonic Cruiser will go into serious R&D phase to just short of the point of an actual aircraft launch. It's likely Boeing may announce the formation of a working group with several major airlines to help finalize the design the plane.