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Turkmenistan Airlines Orders 2 777LRs  
User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13034 times:

The article is dated 8 Oct 11.

Turkmenistan to purchase 2 Boeing 777LR aircraft.

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story....b49e9-c790-4f05-8b87-0469d328ddc5}

Although nothing is showing on Boeing's site yet... Good news for the 777 program!  

Might break the record this year....


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User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12650 times:

I'm guessing these are going to be VIP jets?

User currently offlinefaddypainter From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12634 times:

I hope these aren't more VIP aircraft.  
Turkmenistan already has a VIP 77L as well as a 763, 737 and a BAe 125. (A bit excessive to say the least)

Anyway congratulations to Boeing, the 77L is a fine looking jet.

None of T5's current routes require anywhere near this aircraft's range (Longest is ASB-BHX, 2620nm) so it will be interesting to see what they do with them.


User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12614 times:

Quoting faddypainter (Reply 2):
None of T5's current routes require anywhere near this aircraft's range (Longest is ASB-BHX, 2620nm) so it will be interesting to see what they do with them.

Maybe they want to make ASB the new DXB?

lol


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10699 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12438 times:

More dictator´s toys. Wonder if they will ever be delivered.

User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12389 times:

Quoting na (Reply 4):
More dictator´s toys. Wonder if they will ever be delivered.

As long as the Turkmenistan government stays in power, and I haven't heard of any resistance against it, then I don't see why they wouldn't be delivered.

[Edited 2011-10-08 14:14:48]

User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1071 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12340 times:

Quoting na (Reply 4):
More dictator´s toys. Wonder if they will ever be delivered.

Well they have taken delivery of 7 new Boeing's since 2007.
2 - 737-800's
4 - 737-700's
1 - 777LR last year

So, I would say it is very likely they would be delivered! Wouldn't you?



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9615 times:

It is interesting how the demand for new 77Ls seems to have almost completely dried up because most of the airlines that had planned 77Ls for their fleets have already received them. As of Sept 30 there was only one undelivered 77L (for Air Austral scheduled for delivery in April 2012). This order for T5, if confirmed, will triple the 77L backlog.


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User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9319 times:

Hopefully they can put a cheat-line or something on them this time.


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Are they getting enough use out of their current one to justify two more?



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2606 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8775 times:
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Quoting mffoda (Thread starter):
Good news for the 777 program!

Might break the record this year....

Indeed, and I sincerely hope se. The 777 has had a stellar run this year, helped in no small part by the A350 delays. Can't be long now before the 777 overtakes the 747 as the most successful widebody jet  
Quoting faddypainter (Reply 2):
Anyway congratulations to Boeing, the 77L is a fine looking jet.

  

Quoting na (Reply 4):
More dictator´s toys. Wonder if they will ever be delivered.

 

Wonder if you'll be saying this if they had ordered the 748i instead ...  



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6557 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8511 times:

Quoting poLOT (Reply 1):
I'm guessing these are going to be VIP jets?

I doubt it; they already have one for VIP so it does not make sense to get two more.

Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 8):
Are they getting enough use out of their current one to justify two more?

The first one just entered service after a VIP interior installation. I don't think they really have had a chance to use it much.

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User currently offlinepylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7890 times:

At least one of 772LR will be used for ASB-BKK route.
For years the airline used to be a cheaper alternative to fly from Moscow to Bangkok.
In this business they are in competition with Uzbekistan.


User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6528 times:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):

I doubt it; they already have one for VIP so it does not make sense to get two more.
Quoting pylon101 (Reply 11):
At least one of 772LR will be used for ASB-BKK route.

Could they actually fill a 777? Their largest aircraft used for commercial services is a 757. (Not that they actually care if it is filled or not)


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6485 times:

Quoting poLOT (Reply 12):
Quoting pylon101 (Reply 11):
At least one of 772LR will be used for ASB-BKK route.

Could they actually fill a 777?

And even if they could why LR. A second-hand 77A would be fine for ASB-BKK.

Long-shot but JFK?



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User currently offlineAviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 9):
The 777 has had a stellar run this year

Certainly not the most spectular livery I've seen on one   

  Congrats again to Boeing!  

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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

BHX-ASB-DEL anyone?

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User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4378 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
Long-shot but JFK?

While it makes little commercial sense, a nonstop ASB-JFK route could be seen by T5 as adding much prestige to that airline as it would be the first Central Asia-North America nonstop.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Reply 16):
While it makes little commercial sense, a nonstop ASB-JFK route could be seen by T5 as adding much prestige to that airline as it would be the first Central Asia-North America nonstop.

That was my thinking. I'm sure there would be more than 50 people/day wanting to fly between the two, but similarly I'm not sure how relevant that would be!



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

what about a daily ASB-CCS-ASB run... I am sure the 2 guys in power have an excelent relationship or? ....


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User currently offlineelmothehobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
Long-shot but JFK?

I was going to say the same. Ashgabat makes a half decent transit point if headed for Central or South Asia. Probably another delusion of grandeur on the part of their leadership, yet, after seeing Turkish Airlines' success to the west and Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways to the south in connecting South Asia/Central Asia to Europe/North America, I'm sure in President Berdimuhamedow (there's a mouthful) 's mind there is nothing stopping Turkmenistan from becoming the Qatar of the Caspian.

As for delivery, I wouldn't worry, Turkmenistan's government is awash in cash, courtesy of ridiculous natural gas reserves.


User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Reply 16):
While it makes little commercial sense, a nonstop ASB-JFK route could be seen by T5 as adding much prestige to that airline as it would be the first Central Asia-North America nonstop.

Didn't/doesn't Uzbekistan have an airline that served/serves JFK nonstop from Tashkent? If it did, but does not serve that route any longer, anyone know why? Poor yields?



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User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Quoting Grid (Reply 20):
Didn't/doesn't Uzbekistan have an airline that served/serves JFK nonstop from Tashkent? If it did, but does not serve that route any longer, anyone know why? Poor yields?

Uzbekistan still serves JFK, but it flies via Riga, Latvia, and not nonstop to Tashkent.


User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

Quoting poLOT (Reply 21):
Quoting Grid (Reply 20):
Didn't/doesn't Uzbekistan have an airline that served/serves JFK nonstop from Tashkent? If it did, but does not serve that route any longer, anyone know why? Poor yields?

Uzbekistan still serves JFK, but it flies via Riga, Latvia, and not nonstop to Tashkent.

I see. Was it ever nonstop?



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User currently offlineTK1244 From Netherlands, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Quoting Grid (Reply 22):
I see. Was it ever nonstop?

Looking at the fleet of HY, I don't think it is possible to fly non-stop to JFK



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
And even if they could why LR. A second-hand 77A would be fine for ASB-BKK.

Why buy a second-hand oldie when you have the cash for a brand-new premium model?   I would probably do the same if I was in their position.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 13):
Long-shot but JFK?

Was my first thought as well.



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25 malioil : Congrats to Boeing but hopefully these will go to the civilian airline and not be configured as VIP transport, for a fleet of 3 77Ws does seem excessi
26 elmothehobo : I'd imagine so, and it would fit in with the ambitions of petro-dollar fueled expansion. Central Asia is has enormous potential (read: Gas and a litt
27 luckyone : It was also flown via Belgrade a few years ago. A friend of mine took it regularly.
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