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Saudi Arabian Airlines To Order 12 B777-300 ER  
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12463 times:
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The Arabic newspaper "Al-Sharq Al-Awsat" has posted an article saying that Saudi Arabian Airlines will order 12 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft soon. The first delivery will take place at the end of 2011.

Source (in German)

This is interesting, as there are currently 12 unidentified 773ER orders which are believed to be for Saudia, although this article says they "will order" them. Maybe the correct tense got lost in translation between Arabic and German? Or will this turn out to be a new order not previously mentioned?


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User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1286 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12123 times:

This seems to make sense with the fleet they currently have and the eventual need for something slightly bigger.

Will surely be a nice sight!



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User currently offlinenitepilot79 From Turkey, joined May 2008, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12055 times:

[quote=brightcedars,reply=1]Will surely be a nice sight![/quote

My thoughts exactly... I wish Royal Jordanian would follow suit   . MAN what a beautiful 773ER that would be   



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29694 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12010 times:
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It's almost assuredly confirmation of an already placed order which those UFOs cover,

User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3414 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11856 times:

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 2):

That would be sweet- the 773ER in RJ's scheme. Do they really have any need for a plane that big though? Maybe just one for the Royal Flight! haha

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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11725 times:

here's the original article (in Arabic): http://www.aawsat.com/details.asp?se...ion=6&article=578764&issueno=11556

Summary:

Sources reveal SV has ordered 12 B773ER from Boeing. Deliveries should begin late 2011. Planes to carry around 348 in a 2 class configuration.

Then goes on to delivery schedule of Airbusses. Received 3rd A333 last Thursday, another 3 to arrive this year and the last two next year. 2 A320s delivered in July, another 3 to arrive within a month making a total of 17 reveived out of 35 ordered. First A321 to be delivered in October.

The airline is looking at ordering more planes. Currently in negotiations on a new order to be delivered after 2013.

[Edited 2010-07-19 06:28:49]

User currently offlinerwy31r From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11070 times:

I never understood why SV didn't place orders for 773ER (and even 773 when they first came out) earlier, many years ago. The backbone of the fleet are the 772s and they are not enough anymore. The 773ER will offer cheaper pilot, crew and logistic support as 772 are still around, they provide good range and payload, it has been shown to be the replace the old 747s (which SV also operates).
It's about time..
12 doesn't see enough (nor the 8 A333) both of which will look gorgeous in my opinion



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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10985 times:

Quoting rwy31r (Reply 6):
I never understood why SV didn't place orders for 773ER (and even 773 when they first came out) earlier, many years ago

I think the reason it didn't go for the standard 773 is that performance might have been an issue, given the temperatures in the KSA (yes, I know EK has them). The 77W's performance is very significantly better than the 773.

I certainly see repeat orders of both the A333 and 77W, especially as the 772s are getting a bit long in tooth. I wonder if SV has the option to roll over its A333s and get A350s instead. Also, I have very little doubt that Airbus sees SV as a potential A380 customer. With EY, QR and EK being A380 customers, SV will not want to be left out.


User currently offlineboeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10831 times:


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User currently offlineturjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9396 times:

Why has SV not considered the 748 as a replacement for the 743/744?!?

User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4593 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9320 times:
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Quoting turjo101 (Reply 9):
Why has SV not considered the 748 as a replacement for the 743/744?!?


I guess they might have considered it, but came to the conclusion that the B77W will work better for them. And most likely it will be the more economical airplane for them.  .


User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8314 times:

Will these replace existing aircraft of give the ATL/BOS/DEN/DFW/SEA people a reason to post?

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2703 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8131 times:

Quoting rwy31r (Reply 6):
12 doesn't see enough (nor the 8 A333) both of which will look gorgeous in my opinion

Keep in mind, they've also signed a deal with ALAFCO to get 12 of their 787's:

http://www.alafco-kw.com/alafco/Medi...ease04062008/tabid/97/Default.aspx

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 5):
The airline is looking at ordering more planes. Currently in negotiations on a new order to be delivered after 2013.

I can't help but have a feeling this is 787-9 territory. . .


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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5631 times:

Quoting rwy31r (Reply 6):
I never understood why SV didn't place orders for 773ER (and even 773 when they first came out) earlier, many years ago.

The 773 doesn't have the legs . It struggles past 4000 nm. The 772ER I think could carry more payload on JED-MNL than it!
The 77W was a missed opportunity, they should've gotten them earlier to replace the classics. But fixing the short haul fleet was the bigger priority.

Quoting rwy31r (Reply 6):
12 doesn't see enough (nor the 8 A333) both of which will look gorgeous in my opinion

They're not as a 1 to 1 replacement, but bear in mind the large order of A32X. A lot of short range and thin medium range routes served by the B772 were replaced by them.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):
Also, I have very little doubt that Airbus sees SV as a potential A380 customer.

I doubt it. SV's director general has already ruled it out, plus there are no routes to support it. The days of prestige orders are long gone.

Quoting turjo101 (Reply 9):
Why has SV not considered the 748 as a replacement for the 743/744?!?

Too big.

Quoting Hamlet69 (Reply 12):
Keep in mind, they've also signed a deal with ALAFCO to get 12 of their 787's

This is not 100% firm. SV are getting a bit of cold feet, although it's not canceled. They're playing wait and see.

Quoting Hamlet69 (Reply 12):
I can't help but have a feeling this is 787-9 territory

That part of the article was the interesting part. With the delays of the 787 and the quick delivery of their 77W, they have time to plan. 789 is definitely a possibility.


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