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Xiamen Orders Six 787s  
User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1565 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7937 times:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...chinas-xiamen-orders-six-787s.html

Surprise, surprise... After being the first airline to cancel their 787 order (3), Xiamen now orders 6 787's... Delivery starts 2014. Guess they kept their production slots after their initial cancellation  


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User currently offlineCysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

Hmm... That 's weird.. But it 's still worth it to Boeing.. After cancellation , Boeing receives 3 more extra Dreamliner orders. Time to buck up , Boeing.  

[Edited 2011-05-09 05:10:00]

User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6301 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7768 times:

Excellent news! I hope it actually happens this time...but I forget, where could they possibly fly them? Must not be anywhere in their current network, as the further destinations are Seoul and Kuala Lumpur.

I wish Xiamen the best...in my mind, one of the better airlines in China. I look forward to flying them in a couple weeks on a trip to XMN.


User currently offlinePanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4117 posts, RR: 90
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7665 times:
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Good to see this order happen. It had been mentioned back in January in the following report

Quoting frigatebird (Thread starter):
Delivery starts 2014. Guess they kept their production slots after their initial cancellation

If the model is the 788 then they may have received some of the delivery slots that were freed up by either VN or KE who both converted their 788s to 789s earlier this year.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

Great news for Boeing and the B-787-800 program. It should receive its FAA and EASA certification here in the next 4-6 weeks.

User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7603 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 2):
I wish Xiamen the best...in my mind, one of the better airlines in China. I look forward to flying them in a couple weeks on a trip to XMN.

Agreed, I flew them from Tianjin to Shenzhen recently, excellent service compared to the likes of MU and CZ


User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7258 times:

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 3):
If the model is the 788 then they may have received some of the delivery slots that were freed up by either VN or KE who both converted their 788s to 789s earlier this year.


That is a possibility, although I would expect those vacant slots to be reallocated to existing orders for 788's. For example, according to NYC787's blog All things 787, frames previous allocated to KE were reassigned to AI (LN54) and NH (LN59).

But perhaps some of Air China's slots, which has also converted their 788s into -9s, have been reserved for other Chinese customers. Part of the deal perhaps   



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User currently offlineosiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6776 times:

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 6):
That is a possibility, although I would expect those vacant slots to be reallocated to existing orders for 788's. For example, according to NYC787's blog All things 787, frames previous allocated to KE were reassigned to AI (LN54) and NH (LN59).

Actually as we've seen that often is up to the airlines with later slots... Some may not want to move up the chain as there is pilot training, etc. But as with any order from China, it is likely far from normal.

Steve



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Congrats to Boeing. Any order is a good one..  


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User currently offlinepeh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

China has the world's best R&D program - Recieve & Duplicate.

I look forward to the Chinese-made Boing 878's release next year.



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