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Lion Air Firms 201 MAX Order  
User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9445 times:

Boeing, Lion Air Finalize Historic Order for up to 380 737s

- Airline orders 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $22.4 billion
- Lion Air is launch customer for 737 MAX 9

Boeing and Jakarta-based Lion Air finalized a firm order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs (extended range) Tuesday on the opening day of the Singapore Airshow.

"The 737 MAX is the best choice for Lion Air and the best airplane to serve our passengers," said Rusdi Kirana, Lion Air Founder and President Director. "We're excited to be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9."

With orders for 230 airplanes valued at $22.4 billion at list prices, this deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever in Boeing's history by both dollar value and total number of airplanes. The agreement, first announced last November in Indonesia, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes.
http://www.boeing.com/singapore2012/html/021412_lion_air.html

Pic from the signing:
http://twitpic.com/8jnu7j

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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9436 times:

A very risky play by both parties, but time will tell if it pays off.

User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 9319 times:

Great stuff dude, I check out the Boeing.com website everyday, man oh man, what a large order of airplanes, valued at $22.4 billion. Everyone loves the Boeing 737, they surely exceeded customer expectations for the 737 program from the beginning, I never thought Boeing would go beyond the 737-900ER, but its just a blessing from the Almighty Creator of all the worlds. The new 737 MAX baby, yea its so damn beautiful, I compare it to my 2012 Honda Civic EX, its like digital glass cockpit almost, and like 787 Dreamliner, man thank Allah (God) I love my car its like an airplane baby. God Bless Boeing.

User currently offlineplanesntrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5274 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Quoting flood (Thread starter):
- Airline orders 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs worth $22.4 billion
- Lion Air is launch customer for 737 MAX 9

Well, we'll see how many are delivered, but I am more interested in why they chose the -900ER when they are switching deliveries to the -800 due to financing. Also, do we know if all the MAX's are -9's or is it left open still?

Quoting propilot83 (Reply 2):
Great stuff dude, I check out the Boeing.com website everyday, man oh man, what a large order of airplanes, valued at $22.4 billion. Everyone loves the Boeing 737, they surely exceeded customer expectations for the 737 program from the beginning, I never thought Boeing would go beyond the 737-900ER, but its just a blessing from the Almighty Creator of all the worlds. The new 737 MAX baby, yea its so damn beautiful, I compare it to my 2012 Honda Civic EX, its like digital glass cockpit almost, and like 787 Dreamliner, man thank Allah (God) I love my car its like an airplane baby. God Bless Boeing.

Tell us how you really feel.  

-Dave



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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9146 times:

Quoting planesntrains (Reply 3):
Tell us how you really feel.

My thoughts exactly.

Quoting propilot83 (Reply 2):
Everyone loves the Boeing 737

Do they? Many airlines don't it seems, so thats a sweeping statement to make.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9114 times:

Quoting planesntrains (Reply 3):
Also, do we know if all the MAX's are -9's or is it left open still?

According to Max Kingsley-Jones of Flightglobal tweeting from the conference, the order will consist of both -8 and -9s. No numbers mentioned, however.


User currently offlineDaysleeper From UK - England, joined Dec 2009, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9046 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 4):
Do they? Many airlines don't it seems, so thats a sweeping statement to make.

I don’t think he meant it to start a flame war, he was just over-come with a love of Boeing LOL. [edit] and his Honda, can't forget the Honda...

God I love this site   It’s the “passion” what makes the debates so interesting .

[Edited 2012-02-14 00:04:33]

User currently offlinetrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Reply 2):
its just a blessing from the Almighty Creator of all the worlds.

I think its a blessing from Airbus for kicking them up the arse!

Good luck to Boeing regarding the MAX.

D.


User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 6):
I don’t think he meant it to start a flame war, he was just over-come with a love of Boeing LOL. [edit] and his Honda, can't forget the Honda...

Who can tell what the intentions are on here  
Quoting Daysleeper (Reply 6):
God I love this site It’s the “passion” what makes the debates so interesting .

Very true there.


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5320 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

Now that's the way to be a real fan...express your preferences without having to crap on the other guys.


What the...?
User currently offlineUSAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8467 times:

Has this order been added to the O&D list already or will it be added this week?


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12041 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8444 times:
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Congratulations to Boeing.   

One really does wonder why they made such a song and dance about launching the MAX.   

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 1):
A very risky play by both parties, but time will tell if it pays off.

Seriously, I see zero risk for Boeing.

Quoting propilot83 (Reply 2):
Everyone loves the Boeing 737

Hmm, you may not have noticed a few airlines operating the odd A320 that might not agree.   

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 9):
Now that's the way to be a real fan...express your preferences without having to crap on the other guys.

Fair enough, but why does "god" and "religion" need to be brought into it?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29689 posts, RR: 84
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8385 times:
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Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 10):
Has this order been added to the O&D list already or will it be added this week?

Boeing updates on Thursdays, so that is when it will be recorded on the O&D website.


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5320 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8114 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 11):

Maybe a bit over the to but no rule saying God can't be brought into it. People publicly thank their diety for all sorts of things...sport wins, lucky cards, making it to the next gas station on fumes...why not because your favorite plane got a big order?

As long as I'm not expected to have to do it, I have no problem with it.



What the...?
User currently offlineUSAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 11):
Hmm, you may not have noticed a few airlines operating the odd A320 that might not agree.

Oh I think that even most A320 operators would agree that the 737 is a great airplane.



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User currently offlinejfritz From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7463 times:

Sounds the tortoise is catching up in the race via the 737Max...

User currently offlineMountainFlyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7283 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 1):
A very risky play by both parties, but time will tell if it pays off.

I see very little risk for Boeing. It's not like they're basing a complete new-build off of this one order. Even if it is not as much of a smashing hit as the 737NG (which I suspect it probably will be), there will undoubtedly be plenty of other orders to offset the loss of this one should it ever occur.



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User currently offlineglideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 4):
Do they? Many airlines don't it seems, so thats a sweeping statement to make.

Come on, don't be such a Clucky. You like the A they like the B. The order stands on it's own. No risk.

Go start up the Barbie.  



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5107 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 14):
Oh I think that even most A320 operators would agree that the 737 is a great airplane.

Fortunately they're not a.netters. If you read this site, you'd think that the A320 is a poorly computerized, fragile deathtrap without the range to get to the next town, or, alternately, that the 737 only fits midgets and hasn't changed since 1969.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12063 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

Quoting planesntrains (Reply 3):
Also, do we know if all the MAX's are -9's or is it left open still?

From the start of the thread.....But I understand some of these are going to be -8MAXs Now the only model without an announced launch customer is the -7MAX.

Quoting flood (Thread starter):
"We're excited to be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 MAX and to be the global launch customer of the 737 MAX 9."
Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 10):
Has this order been added to the O&D list already or will it be added this week?

Probibly on Thursday.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 11):
but why does "god" and "religion" need to be brought into it?

Why not?


User currently offlinenicoeddf From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4871 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 19):
but why does "god" and "religion" need to be brought into it?

Why not?

Because for quite a lot of people deities of any sort have as much to do with new aircraft as my mother?


User currently offlineodwyerpw From Mexico, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4843 times:
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Quoting scbriml (Reply 11):
Fair enough, but why does "god" and "religion" need to be brought into it?

Well of course it did not 'need' to be brought into it. Rather, the original poster 'chose' to make note of it in his comments.
Free Choice. Recognize a Creator Responsable for Intelligent Design OR Recognize a Series of Random Events initiated by a First Cause. Everyone is Free to Choose and Free to Tell Others (not withstanding a few totaletarian regimes, past and present).

But back to Choice. Cool for Boeing. Anxious to see how many of the 8max LionAir will choose. I love the 739ER (happy to see more of them find homes). However I am anxious to see some final specs on the 9max! Narrow Body market is getting interesting....nice product improvements all around!



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

http://www.boeing.com/singapore2012/images/content/938_lion_air.jpg

This is great news. I noticed that the 900 MAX engine nacelles are almost completely round. Even rounder than than the Embraer 170-190's engines which are actually ovoid. Is it my eye sight going South or is this correct?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29689 posts, RR: 84
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4277 times:
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Quoting zippyjet (Reply 24):
I noticed that the 900 MAX engine nacelles are almost completely round.

Boeing's PR showing the front of the nacelles makes them appear to be effectively round, without the flat bottom of the current CFM56-7 family.


User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1000 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 1):
A very risky play by both parties, but time will tell if it pays off.

Everyone on a.net said they'd never take all the 739ER's when the made the original order and that seems to be working out well.

Congrats to all parties. Impressive order.


25 Post contains images Stitch : It's 44 better than Skybus. (Though I am not sure Skybus ever took delivery of any of the 65 A319s they ordered in 2006. It looks like most of their
26 Scipio : I don't quite get this logic. As others have pointed out, what is the risk for Boeing? If Lion Air cannot take all deliveries, Boeing gets to keep th
27 joffie : A huge order, however I hope Indonesia get their safety act together. I know things are getting better - but they will need to be very good to operate
28 USAF336TFS : This order isn't listed on the February 16, 2012 Boeing O&D list. Anyone know why?
29 Stitch : PIA's 5 777s aren't listed, either. Might be the final paperwork wasn't completed in time for this week's update.
30 Hamlet69 : My guess (and that all it was) is that the papers were not signed soon enough on the 14th for it to be included. There might very well be a last-minu
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