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China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners  
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3406 posts, RR: 6
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

from Boeing.com..

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2001 - China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corp. (CASC) and The Boeing Company signed an agreement today for the firm order of 30 Boeing 737 jetliners.
The agreement was concluded at a signing ceremony at the Department of Commerce, in the presence of Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans. Vice Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission Zhang Guobao led the Chinese delegation. Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, headed a delegation from The Boeing Company.

"Today's announcement reflects an expansion in bilateral trade between China and the United States and it underscores the strength of Sino-US relations," Zhang said. "China is modernizing its commercial fleet to improve airline efficiency and profitability. Our near-term focus is fleet renewal. The airplanes in today's announcement will replace older aircraft in the China fleet. We believe the 737 is one of the most suitable choices because the airlines recognize the jetliner's reliability and efficiency. In addition, the flying public has become accustomed to 737 dependability and comfort."

The order is worth approximately $1.6 billion at list prices. The airplanes will be delivered 2002 through 2005 and are allocated to the following airlines:

Airline Quantity Model
China Southern Airlines 20 737-800
China Eastern Airlines 4 737-700
Hainan Airlines 3 737-800
Shanghai Airlines 2
1
737-800
737-700

"The 737 is the perfect airplane to accommodate China's fleet renewal, bringing the most modern airplanes into the country's domestic route system," Mulally said. "We are extremely proud to be China's preferred aviation provider."

CASC is a trading company that conducts the import and export business of civil aviation products for the Chinese government under the auspices of the CAAC, the state council ministry responsible for national civil aviation affairs.

The current 737 family (737-600/-700/-800/-900) is the newest and most technologically advanced in the single-aisle market. The 737 has the lowest operating costs in its class, offers superior reliability and maintainability, and exceptional flexibility in size and mission. The airplanes feature new, more spacious interiors with easily accessible overhead luggage bins, as well as an advanced flight deck with the latest large flat panel display technology. The airplanes are designed to fly higher, faster, farther, quieter and with greater fuel efficiency than competing models.

The 737s are powered by CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General Electric Co. of the United States and Snecma of France.

In 1983, the first Boeing 737 was delivered to the PRC, and today there are 197 operating throughout mainland China - making it the most popular commercial jet transport in the China fleet. A total of 357 Boeing jetliners operate in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), comprising 64 percent of the Chinese commercial jet fleet.

Boeing forecasts that in the next 20 years, China will require 1,764 new airplanes valued at $144 billion, making it the second largest market for airplanes after the United States. It is also projected that China's air traffic growth will average 9.3 percent annually during the same time period.

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.



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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Anyone, comments??
Look that that last pargraph:

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.





User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Anyone, comments??
Look that that last pargraph:

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.





User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

We all knew about the two 744F's for CZ. I did not know about two more 752's for MF.

The sad thing about this whole deal is that they want Airbus, not Boeing. This just the USA ordering China to order Boeings or forget your entry to the WTO.

I will look forward to seeing the 738's for China Southern as they will be coming to Hong Kong.


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Hkspotter.

Do you have any proof that we bulleyed the order out of them. Mabye they just wanted boeing aircraft why is that so hard to belive


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Go to http://www.boeing.com !!! This is awesome! This will defeinalty help the worlds hurting economy


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2315 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Last I checked the People's Republic was fairly adept at telling the US to go screw itself. But HKSpot must be right. The 737NGs are the fastest selling jets in history but no one wants them. What a dipshit.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

China Eastern already operates a large fleet of A319s and A320s plus 5 737 inherited from a merger with another airline. To but just four 737-700s is certainly a little strange considering efficiency of having a large one-type fleet would seem to suggest they would want more airbuses and not 737s.

There's no need to attack him just for that post. You guys are so aggresive! It is certainly no ssecret that China buys whatever aircraft type helps the political situation at the time and certainly not what is good for the fleet. This is why many Chinese airlines operate with a strange fleet mix which certainly doesn't take advantage of maximum efficiency. Newspapers in the past have linked purchases to events like weapons purchases, Taiwan, trade negotiations, etc... If you keep up to date with the news, you would know this.


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

If Swissair, Sabena, TAP, Austrian and other non-Boeing airlines all ordered a few 737s would you all even bat an eyelid? You would all be happy. If people like El Al, TWA, and other non-Airbus carriers suddenly ordered an Airbus you would start ranting and raving and insulting everyone wouldn't you? To be patriotic is one thing, but you still have to have common sense and non insult everything that is different to your views. A bit of growing up needed here methinks.

User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

The fact of the matter is that China Eastern has put the 737-700 on it's books way before the spy plane incident.

-Tom


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Silly boy...leave the children alone

Jer


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

swissair and sebena are going out of buissness.

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Whatever the case, I'm glad to hear this.

We need stimulation in our economy now more than ever.

Keep the orders coming!!




I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1937 times:


Yes it's good for Boeing that they get some planes to sell (but c'mon you sort-of-rabid-sounding guys, don't dismiss at least the possibility that there's maybe a political angle attached, here. So what, there's been politics in plane sales for ages already, what's such a shame in admitting it. It's still a sale so if anything be happy 'bout that)


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

767-332ER,

Yes. a very smart reply. If I'm full of XXXX what are you full of ???


This is one of the things I just love about this forum, say something against Boeing and your jumped on.

If Boeing is so great why is the 717, 736, 753, 764, and the new 747's selling so badly ???

.....Sorry I forgot lets blame on the WTC thing just like all the airlines.


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Boeing is a company that will costimize a plane for a small amount of coustamers. the development costs are not that high a boeing makes money. and by the way the 753 is doing fine with 63 orders

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

63 orders? Can you list them please?

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Air 2000:4
ATA:10 (2 already delivered)
Arkia:2 (already delivered)
CIT:1
Condor:13 (already delivered)
Continental:15
Icelandair:2
JMC:2 (already delivered)
northwest:16

this adds up to 65 not 63.


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