Chiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1030 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9811 times:
Quoting robffm2 (Thread starter):
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia Airlines placed an order Wednesday for up to four Airbus freighters and confirmed the purchase of up to 25 Airbus passenger planes in an expansion plan.
I am confused.
The 4 freighters are clear, but ...
are these (passenger planes) 25 new firm orders, 15 new firm orders, 10 new firm orders, or none new firm orders (as of March 31st)?
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4137 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9784 times:
As far as I understand:
Total: 17 firm, 12 option = total 27 A330s
The 25 A330 passenger were already known as MAS had announced its intention some months ago, this is now the confirmation of this order. In addition, which wasn´t known, is the order for 2+2 A330-200F.
EPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4286 posts, RR: 37 Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9749 times:
Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 8): The 25 A330 passenger were already known as MAS had announced its intention some months ago, this is now the confirmation of this order. In addition, which wasn´t known, is the order for 2+2 A330-200F.
Thanks for the clarification of the numbers. It is very good to see them firm up the orders after their commitments last year. The A330 keeps on going very strong indeed.
9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2102 posts, RR: 19 Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8181 times:
Quoting PresRDC (Reply 15): With all due respect to enthusiasts, if you are not in the room, you don;t know what's going on.
But we all know how things are run in Malaysia. I do hope that the decision is made based on merit, cost, analysis and other business-justified reasons. Not because of who knows the Prime Minister better or who are better in sucking up the decision maker. Things like this always happen in Malaysia and it is SICKENING. We wish for the best for MH anyhow.
EA772LR From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7693 times:
Quoting PM (Reply 11): I wonder if the A330F will swing it. Since Flyington Freighters appears to have gone nowhere, there are no current users for the PW-powered A330F. All known customers have chosen RR.
I'll be watching this one with more than usual interest.
I'm going with the PW4170 on this one across the board...they have PW4068As now, so naturally the PW4170 would work with the uprated thrust...consider it a hunch PM! However, I'll be happy either way. I do think RR would look sweet with MH's livery.
Quoting 413X3 (Reply 16): The A330F can't be doing that well if someone can place an order now and take delivery next year? A backlog of orders shows an airplane is successful, right?
Well to be fair, the cargo market has been in shambles the last 2 years. I expect sales for the A330F increase in a couple years. It's the only freighter in it's size and weight class.
We often judge others by their actions, but ourselves by our intentions.
Quote: Deliveries of the passenger aircraft will begin in the first half of 2011, with the first freighter joining the MASkargo fleet later the same year.
The A350 isn't scheduled to EIS until mid 2013 at the earliest. How long do you think it would take for MAS to get their planes after the first 500 are delivered to other airlines? Same situation with the 787.
The A330-300 is simply the best medium-ranged regional jet available today. Even when the 787 is available, the A330-300 will still give it a run for its money over shorter routes.