Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3320 posts, RR: 44 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 965 times:
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.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16566 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 937 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.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16566 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 893 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.