LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23469 posts, RR: 50 Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 26603 times:
Not much details, but sounds like after a few years of losses the carriers is no longer in the position/or need for more 777s.
Wonder what aircraft the 777 deposits will be used for. More 737s, or new 787s?
Quote: Israel's El Al cancels order of 4 Boeing 777 jets
TEL AVIV, April 29 (Reuters) - El Al Israel Airlines (ELAL.TA) said on Thursday it is canceling its order with Boeing Co (BA.N) to buy four 777-200 jets.
"Since the agreement with Boeing was signed in 2008 and the global crisis occurred in world markets there have been substantial changes in the aviation sector," El Al Chief Executive Eliezer Shkedi said.
The airline also said its advance payment for the planes, which it did not disclose, would be credited toward future purchases of aircraft.
PA515 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2007, 772 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 23513 times:
Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 10): I guess that depends on how far out delivery was meant to be, Boeing seem relaxed, so I presume they'll be replaced on the delivery line by 77Ws, rather than Boeing being stuck with 77Es...
Unless placed with another airline. Could be coincidence, but another Trent 800 operator recently extended it's 777-200ER registration sequence by four.
jfk787nyc From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 19251 times:
No way!!!!! I expect an immediate order of the A330 or even the A380
It seems the Israelis are starting to position themselves away from the USA to show that in the last 1 year things have changed and Israel is not obligated to do what the USA tells it too. Mr. Obama has no idea what Israel was doing for the USA during the last 50 years that a company like EL AL was obligated to only order and only fly Boeing.
Well, Things are over now! Besides Mr. Sarkozy in the last 1 year has shown more interest in Israel's well being then the American's have.
I am pretty confident that EL AL will order Airbus, Mr. Obama is one of those people who assumes a company like EL AL was receiving Boeing planes on US Tax Payer money.
Israel's Gross Domestic Product is $207 Billion USD this year with a population of 7 Million people. That's $30'000 USD per person yearly,
Where if you take a country like Russia for instance it is half of that per person.
I personally believe this is a poltical situation!
This is a real stretch, to try to confuse a business decision, with your own political position is sad. Israel will continue to be one of the US closest allies, and El Al one of Boeing's most loyal customers. If husband and wife can have augments, then why the hell can't friends!!
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