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User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 334 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Has anyone heard if CO might order more widebody jets like more 767-200, 400 or even more 777's. And is Continental possibly thinking of getting the 777-200LR, for more destionations in the future?

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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3449 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
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772/764 are all but a sure bet for additional orders. Odds are good for more 762s. 772ERs are possible, but still a major ??? at best at this time. Just when any of this will come to pass will depend on projected market forcasts over the next few years.


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 1102 times:

I think they would'nt go with the 777LR, for starters the 777-200ER has enough legs for EWR-HKG which is pretty far. There aren't too many routes longer than that, and in 6-7 years the Sonic Cruiser should be ready for it's first delivery. CAL quite possibly could be the launch customer for that aircraft, if not one of the launch customers.

So short term look for CAL to excersise their options for more 767-200s, 400s and 777s, in a year or two we should be hearing more about the Sonic Cruiser and about orders and launch customers.



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User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Where have you heard or seen that CO is very interested in the Sonic Cruiser. I think that would look great in CO colors

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

I don't have a direct quote to give you but when the Sonic Cruiser was unveiled by Boeing a couple months back many airline CEOs chimmed in on it, one of them was Gordon Bethune.

Gordon Bethune a former Boeing executive was quoted in an Aviation week article I read about the Sonic Cruiser stating that the SC would give Boeing a huge advatage over it's competitior (Airbus), and any airline operating the SC would have a huge competitive advantage over it's competitiors.

The Sonic Cruiser would provide CAL a competitive advantage on Asian routes such as EWR-HKG, EWR- NRT,EWR-Osaka etc... Also the Sonic Cruiser (from what I've read) will shave an hour off transcons and two hours off trans-Atlantic routes, both of which are areas CAL is strong in and a place where they can get stronger.



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User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Thanks very interesting. I hope that they might order some in the future.

User currently offlineEWR757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 360 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1029 times:



No more 762'S. Boeing re opened the line for only 10 more, that's it.

Had Mr. Bethune on the Airplane awhile back and he said he was very interested in the Sonic Cruiser


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