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Cathay Pacific Orders 30 A350  
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 815 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15542 times:

Did a search and did not find it.

Seen in Le Figaro newspaper (electronic version dated 09/16/10 :
CX confirms 30 A350-900.
Green light given by Swire & Air China groups that own 72% of the company capital.


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User currently onlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 15406 times:
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Original dispatch from Reuters :
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Exceprt :
"(Reuters) - Hong Kong's dominant air carrier Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) has agreed to buy 30 Airbus (EAD.PA) aircraft for about $7.82 billion, it said on Thursday, amid a revival in international traffic.

Swire (0019.HK) and Air China (0753.HK)(601111.SS), which together own about 72 percent of the airline, have approved the transaction, Cathay said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

The airline had already said in August that it intended to buy these A350-900 aircraft. [ID:nHKV002466] (Reporting by Kelvin Soh; Editing by Ken Wills)
"



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User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5796 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 15385 times:

They will be some sweet looking aircraft. Cathay should do very well with these.

-Dave



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15018 times:

This is confirmation of the previous A359 order they made just after Farnborough, surely?


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15018 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
This is confirmation of the previous A359 order they made just after Farnborough, surely?

Yes.

http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nach...-planes-for-dollar-7-8-bln-020.htm


User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 14821 times:

Fantastic.
What a year for Airbus widebodies.


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12900 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 14477 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 3):
This is confirmation of the previous A359 order they made just after Farnborough, surely?

Yes, but all that was signed in August was an LOI. This sounds like that LOI has now been, or will very shortly be, firmed.

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...s-browse/2/news-period/1284630149/

Quote:
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that it has selected the all-new A350 XWB to form the backbone of its future mid-size widebody fleet, following the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the order of 30 aircraft.


[edit]

Hot off the press, Airbus confirms the order is now firm! Nice.

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...s-firms-up-order-for-30-a350-xwbs/

Quote:
Cathay Pacific Airways has firmed up a previously announced commitment for 30 all-new ­A350 XWB long range aircraft. The purchase agreement was finalised in Hong Kong today by Tony Tyler, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific Airways and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus. The aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.


[Edited 2010-09-16 04:16:58]


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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 13956 times:

Congrats to Airbus and CX on this significant order.

The A350 series is well placed between the 787 and the 777 to fit customer needs quite nicely, especially the A359. I think that Airbus has a real gem here with the A359.

What will the A359 replace/ augment at CX? What else is there to replace? ANy need for a A350-800/ B787-9 sized aircraft in their fleet?

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User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 13717 times:

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 7):
Congrats to Airbus and CX on this significant order.

Airbus now has 133 net wide-body orders for 2010.
And a total A350XWB orderbook of 558 frames.
Pssst .... PM ... that at least 1116 RR engines ... plus spares.
 


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1475 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 13674 times:

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 7):
The A350 series is well placed between the 787 and the 777 to fit customer needs quite nicely, especially the A359. I think that Airbus has a real gem here with the A359.

What will the A359 replace/ augment at CX? What else is there to replace? ANy need for a A350-800/ B787-9 sized aircraft in their fleet?

Actually, the 359 is a direct competitor to the 772 and will make mincemeat of same if Boeing doesn't pull a rabbit out of hat, and announce it's either doing a sweeping overhaul of the 772 or launch a replacement. Think B767 vs A330 and you get the picture. Boeing's problem is, of course, their options are very limited at the moment with vast engineering resources tied to the 787 and 747-8.

That the 359 will replace the 772 operated by CX is obvious.



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2695 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 13475 times:
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Quoting B777LRF (Reply 9):
That the 359 will replace the 772 operated by CX is obvious.

I think it will more likely replace the A333s as well. CX only has 5 772s, and 30 A359s is more than enough to replace the 772s. Some of their older A333s and A343s will probably be on their way out when the A359s come online.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12908 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 10):

The A343s will be long-gone by then according to some posters on here. Some rumours were abound that CX were looking at getting some Rolls-powered ex-SQ 772ERs in to replace the A343s until the A359s arrive. Dunno if they are true or not...

Shame - lovely looking birds.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7007 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12686 times:

Quoting Chiad (Reply 8):
Pssst .... PM ... that at least 1116 RR engines ... plus spares.

  

OK, this Cathay order takes current firm 2010 widebody orders to...

A350 = 60 = 120 x TrentXWB
A330 = 57 = 52 x Trent 700, 46 x PW4000, 16 x ??
777 = 50 = 100 x GE90
A380 = 32 = 128 x GP7200
787 = 28 = 50 x ??, 6 x GEnx
767 = 3 = 6 x CF6
A340 = 2 = 8 x Trent 500
747 = 1 = 4 x GEnx

So, the best-selling aircraft thus far is the A350 and the best-selling engine is ... the EA GP7200!


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12900 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12590 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 12):
OK, this Cathay order takes current firm 2010 widebody orders to...

Are those net or gross numbers?



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12520 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 12):
and the best-selling engine is ... the EA GP7200!

Yes, but it is used on a quad, so it has a little advantage.   


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10852 times:

Great news for CX and Airbus. However, maybe it is only me but is anyone else sick of seeing announcements for Letters of Intent, then MoUs, then intentions to firm up orders, then actual firming of orders etc.... The same deal is announced several times to a great deal of fanfare. I know it is all about marketing and publicity, but come on!

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8855 times:

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 15):
Great news for CX and Airbus. However, maybe it is only me but is anyone else sick of seeing announcements for Letters of Intent, then MoUs, then intentions to firm up orders, then actual firming of orders etc.... The same deal is announced several times to a great deal of fanfare. I know it is all about marketing and publicity, but come on!

I'm feeling the same. Especially when JJ and PR ordered the 77W. I had the feeling they announced that about eight times each.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7007 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5823 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 13):
Are those net or gross numbers?

Gross.


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