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It's A B767 For Kenya Airways...  
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

KQ are now awaiting delivery of 2 more B767-300ER's from Seattle (one has now been received). The following article does not really give a good explanation as to why the B767 was chose though; they sport the brand-new B777-style cabin interiors though:

Kenya Airways took delivery of a new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft Monday morning direct from the Boeing plant in Seattle, USA.

The new aircraft arrives at a time when the airline is expanding routes and capacity.


Despite the general downturn in the Kenyan economy and political and economic problems impacting on operations in Zimbabwe and Cote d’Ivoire, made $40m in pre-tax profit in 1999/2000.

Kenya Airways, part-owned by Dutch giant KLM, has been flexing its muscles regionally through the signing of code-share agreements with a number of smaller national airlines, including those of Malawi, Botswana and Tanzania.

The choice of Boeing 767 aircraft for wide body fleet renewal is a blow to European Airbus Industrie, whose Airbus A310-300 has been Kenya Airways’ flagship wide-body aircraft for almost fifteen years.

Fleet renewal

The arrival today of the Boeing 767-300ER is the first milestone in a wide-body fleet renewal exercise that will replace the ageing Airbus A310-300 fleet with more fuel efficient and longer range aircraft.

Five Airbus A310s have been the carrier’s workhorses on longer routes since 1986. One of them crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, in January 2000. The airline’s carefully crafted image and safety record took a beating following the crash. So far, investigators have not released any clues as to what caused flight KQ-431 to plunge into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff.

The choice is a coup for Boeing in a hyper-competitve market. Kenya Airways is choosing the US manufacturer over Airbus for both single aisle and wide body fleet replacement.

The airplanes

KQ, the two-letter airline code Kenya Airways flies by, has placed orders for three 767-300ERs. A former Emirates plane will be the only remaining Airbus A310 in the fleet.

The aircraft are being completely custom-built to Kenya Airways specifications, and have “777-style” interiors, the airline says, offering "enhanced levels of comfort and spaciousness."

The Boeing 767-300ER can seat 269 passengers in two classes or 218 in three classes and has a range capability of 11,320 kilometres. The carrier has specified engines similar to those already used on three of the existing Airbus A310s, thereby easing the transition for maintenance personnel. The flight deck incorporates all-digital “glass cockpit” concepts whereby most navigation and systems information is presented via video displays instead of conventional gauge-type instruments.




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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1310 times:


I hope they enjoy them...Which routes are they planning to use them on?



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1005 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Have Kenya Airways converted their orders for the 764LR to the 763ER ? What about the speculated-upon A332 order?


raggi



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

I believe they are going to replace the A310's.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Hi Raggi

Haven't a clue I'm afraid! I would presume the A332 order fell through, allowing Boeing to clinch the deal-perhaps KQ has converted the 764LR options to 763ER's, or perhaps the 764LR package is part of a separate order?

Perhaps someone else could shed light on this?

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineKLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

I went to the boeing website and it said that Kenya has 3 764 on order. I don't know how recent it is though. Hope it helps!!
KLM


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