FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8012 times:
Louis Gallois himself told AI has chosen to lease NOT 4 , but 10 A330 (A332 ?) and 15 A32X.
He didn't reveal the name (s ?) of the lessor (s ?) and said there is a possibility AI lease some of them directly from Airbus (A la Singapore Al).Obviously NOT a direct purchase.
Question : Are these planes already in the porfolio of some lessors , or will they be new orders to come by lessors ?In the last case will be new order , similar to the last 777 order by BOC for Thai.
PM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6824 posts, RR: 65 Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7756 times:
Ten more for Jet Airways? That would take them to 27 owned and leased - quite a fleet. Might this presage the final removal of 777-300ERs from the fleet to standardise on the A330 - at least till the 787s arrive?
Asiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1092 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4096 times:
The order has now been finalized.
"NEW DELHI : Air India and Jet Airways India Ltd. have agreed to lease 35 Airbus planes from leasing companies, Airbus said. Air India has decided to lease 10 A330 planes and 15 A320s. Meanwhile, Jet Airways will lease 10 A330s."
Pretty desperate use of English. I wonder how reliable this is.
"Airbus said the 25 planes that Air India plans to eat on lease have a list acquisition cost of USD 3.1 billion." "eat"?!
"The deals are, however, possibly being done directly on the leasing firms and are unlikely to give new firm to Airbus." "done on"? "new firm"?
"A spokeswoman for Mumbai-based Jet Airways India said the airline is planning to lease the 10 A330s to expand its international operations. "We are in talks with numerous leasing firms for your aircraft."" "your"?
"The first two A330s are going to be leased among January and June 2011." "among"?
Anyway, in so far as this article says anything, it confirms that these will come from leasing firms and not Airbus directly. Makes you wonder why Airbus is announcing it...
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4273 posts, RR: 14 Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
CI just took delivery of a A333 from Guggenheim, a report in Taipeitimes 11/11 says they will take 5 A333s in the next 15 months (presumably includes latest one delivered end Nov) and Guggenheim has 2 more on order so that may be CIs source for at least 3 planes and BR says they will take 3 A333s by end of 2011. Where are all these planes coming from for these Asian carriers with no announced orders from Airbus for the carriers themselves? Do the lessors have that many available for delivery in next year or two??
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12179 posts, RR: 35 Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
Possibly they are leasing the aircraft through Airbus's own leasing agency?
Quoting PM (Reply 9): Airbus said the 25 planes that Air India plans to eat on lease have a list acquisition cost of USD 3.1 billion." "eat"?!
Well, it was either that or the vindaloo.
Joking apart, good news for both carriers. Once again, the A330 proves itself to be the natural choice for carriers looking for 250-300 seaters which can be available within a specific timeframe (i.e. less than three years after they were first expected) and can be economic on longer flights or on regional services. That's the 330 ...