Boeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
Is this going to be an airline or do you think its just somebody like GE Capital...
Boeing gets 20-jet order
Company to provide 737s, 767s, but does not identify any customers
September 25, 2001: 7:33 p.m. ET
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Boeing said Tuesday it is preparing to provide 20 new jets to an unspecified customer, worth more than $1 billion at list prices.
The company said it received orders for 11 737 jets and nine 767 jets, but did not release the identity of the buyer or buyers. Four of the 737s replace a previous order for four 767s.
Boeing declined to say whether the orders represented sales or leases and also declined to say when the jets would be delivered.
The orders boost Boeing's order book for 2001 to 232 gross orders, or 180 orders net of cancellations and conversions, the company said.
Boeing (BA: Research, Estimates) lists the four members of the 737 family at an average of $55 million per plane, while the 767 carries a sticker price of about $120 million per plane. But Boeing's customers typically receive significant discounts from list prices.
Boeing CEO Phil Condit expects the aircraft maker to remain profitable despite the sharp decline in demand for new aircraft in the wake of this month's terrorist attack, according to a published report.
Last week, Boeing announced a plan to cut up to 30,000 jobs in response to the slowdown in the air transport industry after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The company has said it will do whatever it can to allow customers to take delivery of ordered jets, even if it means arranging the financing and carrying the aircraft on its own balance sheet.
Boeing's Seattle-based commercial jet unit has announced deliveries will fall below forecasts for 2001 and 2002 and could continue to slide into 2003.
In 2002 Boeing projects just more than 400 deliveries, down from a previous forecast of 510-to-520, with the downward trend likely to continue in 2003.
Boeing expects to deliver as few as 500 new jetliners in 2001
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6651 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2434 times:
I thought Virgin Blue were taking Midway's 10 737-700s? The future of Ansett is not concluded, things could still happen to revive them, and for Virgin Blue to place such a large order is dangerous, especially when there are so many fairly new aircraft about to be released from many airlines all over the world.
I would guess that this order is for China, as they are almost the only ones who can continue to expand quickly despite the way the global economy is currently looking. Of course, knowing my luck I will be proved to be wrong!!
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
Could it be for Vietnam? I know they were given a lot of money by their govenment to expand. I heard they were looking for 777s, but with the current economy they might want to stick with the 767s like they already have.
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3042 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
well i wouldnt think that Qantas would be buying 767's now with the A330's coming, so you can probally rule them out imo. Virgin Blue has no plans for 767's either, as it would destroy their lower operating base costs, having 2 different types of jets in the fleet.
Oz777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
I heard it was someone called Bin Loading for some one - way traffic. Or possibly Afghani refugees to Nauru
Enough of being flippant. Consider who had ordered B767's and is now changing some of the options to B737's. Delivery positions are important. If this is a 12 month wait thing then it is any-one's guess. Are there any spare airframes coming down the line that are about to be parked?
Kirk From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
Can't be QANTAS, as they didn't have 767's on order, that they would be converting to 737's. They're going A330's as of next year. Unless there were some orders we didn't know about, and it can't be Virgin Blue because they've said all along that they would only have 737's, and certainly didn't have an order in for 4 767's before this economic meltdown hit the fan, so to speak.