KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11899 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8278 times:
Wow, it looks like JT will firm up their November order in January for those 230 B-737s, including 200 B-737MAXs. Could they place another order for the B-737MAX in Feb.? Or would they consuder the NEO? Or could they be looking at a big B-747-8I or B-777-300ER order? JT already has two B-744s, with about 500 seats that it flies to JED and other international locations. Indonesia, even though it is made up of thousands of islands is spread across some 3500-4000 nm and pretty much strattles the equator.
hmelawyer From United States of America, joined May 2011, 56 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7492 times:
Since their comments seem to stress the 5000 mile breadth of Indonesia and their network, maybe they will be looking for a plane capable of serving any two cities in the region non-stop. The MAX will not have that type of range. Could they be looking at some widebody options? A350 seems like overkill at this point in their growth. Either 787 or A333 possibly?
aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1472 posts, RR: 15 Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7196 times:
Perhaps it is for something like an Embraer E-190 class of airplanes to serve the smaller cities in the domestic network more efficiently?
I don't think Lion Airlines is able to utilise its existing widebody fleet optimally except during the short Haj season and logically is not going to put any more good money into expanding this segment.
The E-190 did make a sales tour to Indonesia sometime in October 2011.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9152 posts, RR: 52 Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7155 times:
They do have a couple of 747-400s in a high density configuration for charters. It could be an order to replace or supplement those (the order may not be for new aircraft). Other than that, I don't know what else they'd order unless they want to get in a battle and get an A330 sized airplane to compete with the growing Air Asia X network as Air Asia seems to be their primary competition.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
mffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 966 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6418 times:
Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 12): The most interesting quote is will they actually commit to the order when they announce it
I know... But that doesn't stop the Trolls from trying to tell their version of what other people "really" said or meant...
"Indonesian low cost carrier Lion Air plans another aircraft order in February 2012, and stressed that its November order for 230 Boeing 737-family aircraft is binding.
"In February next year we will sign another order," said Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Air."
This is the prefect example...
The Airline itself, tells us that it is a "Binding" agreement and they refer to it as an their "Order" and that they will sign "Another Order" and yet we get the constant anti-Boeing drivel that they are not really orders???
Let the facts speak - it's just like claims that 80 of the Lion Air MAX are conversions from existing orders, when they are not. It's also been stated the MAX orders / commitments are small. A sure sign we're at the height of the cycle when 900 orders and commitments are "small". Go back to 2002 IIRC Boeing booked only 10 777 orders all year. 200+ this year.
If you look at the last update for the 2011 order thread, those numbers tell a story about this years sales and not many are picking up on it, but I won't hijack this thread with the details as even some of the biggest name "analysts" seem to be missing it too
fpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 830 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
I think this will be another Boeing order. Even if it is a SpiceJet order, Boeing is the clear front runner here, although I think these will be mostly NG's. If it is MAX, I would venture to guess that they will take some of those 146 NG's Lion has on order until the MAX's can be delivered.