PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11494 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5539 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.
mffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 966 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4965 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.
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
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.
ASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 563 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4603 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.
ASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 563 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2658 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.
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.