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Biman's New Boeings ...  
User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

According to the DS link ... two 77Ws are set to join this year and two more by 2013.

Total order list: 4 777-300ER, 4 787-800, 2 737-800.

The articles also says that these planes will be used in DAC-MAN-JFK, DAC-LHR, DAC-FCO and DAC-SYD sectors. So, a restart of thee "famed" JFK route and start of the Sydney route ?!! Way to go ... if these finally happen  http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=193611

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User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6368 times:

Good for Biman and Boeing. This is great news for the 787 program, its growth is continuing.

I hope these all go through.

Thank you for all comments/answers,

laxboeingman



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Personally I'll believe this when I see it. Biman already operated one 777-200ER for a year, but returned it to the lessor. Now whether that was because the lease expired or they were unhappy with something I don't know, but they have announced A3330/777 deals so many times as to not be plausible any more.


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User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Personally I'll believe this when I see it. Biman already operated one 777-200ER for a year, but returned it to the lessor. Now whether that was because the lease expired or they were unhappy with something I don't know, but they have announced A3330/777 deals so many times as to not be plausible any more.


From Wiki...

In 2009, Biman signed a deal with EuroAtlantic Airways to lease two Boeing 777-200ERs to cover the interim period before delivery of the first Boeing 777-300ERs in 2011. One of these aircraft will be used to resume the Dhaka–Manchester–New York flights while the other will be utilised on European services. The first of these aircraft was delivered in January 2010, featuring a new livery which was unveiled in November 2009. Biman has confirmed orders for 10 aircraft from Boeing, including four 777-300ERs, four 787-8s and two 737-800s, along with 10 purchase rights

And here is a link confirming the the purchase...

http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=43058

Published On: 2008-06-27

Biman seals deal with Boeing for 10 planes

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd Wednesday sealed the deal with US plane-maker Boeing to procure 10 new aircraft--four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), four 787-8 Dreamliners and two 737-800s--at a cost of Tk 17,250 crore ($2.5 billion).

The deal, signed at the US Department of Commerce, Washington DC, also included Biman's purchase rights to six more planes--two 777-300ERs, two 787-8s and two 737-800s.

Biman signed a deal with Boeing earlier to buy the 777-300ERs and the 787-8s. In the final deal Wednesday, Biman added the two 737-800s with the option to buy two more.



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User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

Thanks for the links. If they indeed proceed to take delivery of all these birds ... 16 in total with the options (6x 77W, 6x 788, 4x 738), could be a watershed event for them in terms of capabilities "on paper". Whether the management will ever be efficient, visionary, and savvy enough to make good use of these aircraft remains the $64 million question. Still ... wish them all the best with the all-Boeing fleet in the future.   

User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3945 times:
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Quoting mffoda (Reply 3):
One of these aircraft will be used to resume the Dhaka–Manchester–New York flights while the other will be utilised on European services.

It never made a single trip to MAN, I had to go to LHR to photograph it. There is still hope on the horizon for us MAN photographers then.



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User currently offlinepnd100 From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Personally I'll believe this when I see it.

Agreed.

I'm not sure how reliable the Daily Star is but I know that BG is unfortunately not very reliable & so I take anything they say with a wait & see attitude.

Maybe I'm just bitter because I really liked that new livery & I heard they scrapped it to go back to the old look. :p


User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 732 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Quoting pnd100 (Reply 6):
Maybe I'm just bitter because I really liked that new livery & I heard they scrapped it to go back to the old look. :p

I want a new livery - but didn't like the one they came up with. I would prefer the older one until they design a better one. But your bitterness is entirely justified. Anyone that has flown with Biman or have followed them for whatever reason must have got burnt at some stage. The management is just pathetic. New planes mean nothing until they actually get their BUSINESS straight.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Personally I'll believe this when I see it.

Always. Anything with Biman is post-occurence - NOTHING can be predicted.


User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

It's really time to get rid of the old DC-10s!


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User currently offlinepnd100 From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting ASA (Reply 7):
I want a new livery - but didn't like the one they came up with.

Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I liked the new look, at least better than the old. Oh well, it's too late now!

Quoting ASA (Reply 7):
New planes mean nothing until they actually get their BUSINESS straight.

   100,000% agree!!!

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 8):
It's really time to get rid of the old DC-10s!

I hear McDonnell-Douglas has a newer MD-11 plane available! Maybe they can get those! LOL :p


User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Quoting pnd100 (Reply 6):
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Personally I'll believe this when I see it.

Agreed.

I'm not sure how reliable the Daily Star is but I know that BG is unfortunately not very reliable & so I take anything they say with a wait & see attitude.


Well here's the Boeing announcement...

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2008/q2/080422d_nr.html

DHAKA, Bangladesh, April 22, 2008 -- Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the airline's order for four 777-300ER (Extended Range) and four 787-8 Dreamliner airplanes at a signing ceremony in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which began as a government-owned national carrier in 1972, became Bangladesh's largest public limited company in 2007. The order for new Boeing airplanes represents a major step forward in the airline's reorganization and growth plans. The airline also has purchase rights for four 777s and four 787s.



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