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Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9374 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Hey guys! I am proud enough to acknowledge you guys, that I have met Patrick Tsai, Former Vice Chairman of Cathay Pacific a few days ago.

He believes that there is a space for both the Sonic Cruiser, as well as the A 380 in Cathay Pacific's fleet. However, he is VERY certain that Cathay Pacific will continue to operate the B 747-400 at least for the next 25 years.

And their 19 B 744s will not be leaving the fleet anytime soon, provided that their oldest B 744 is just 10 years old. Still new I would say......

'They may even order the B 747-400ER in the future', he said.

Also, he stated that the A 340-600, B 777-300 ER etc(Which they may order in the future), will only be a supplement to their B 747-400s, but not a replacement for it. If CX is going to dump their B 747-400s anytime in the future, they wouldn't have done so much to upgrade them.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13753 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

No offence, United Airline, but haven't you already told us this before?

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineBluewhite From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2127 times:


Not surprising in view of that the B744 is a damn good aircraft and with the RR engines, probably very efficient per km flown, benchmarking against their competitors. Additionally, all the investment made by CX to incorporate these aircraft into their fleets (training, spares, engineering knowhow etc etc) make the cost of finding another alternative higher than it should be.

My two cents worth!!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9374 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

You are absolutely correct!

CX's B 744s will NOT be leaving anytime soon. In fact, they will probably order new B 744s.

And one more thing, the culture in Hong Kong is that........ People believe that the B 747 is the most comfortable aircraft on earth (Which it is!). And they think you are not good if you do not have the B 747. Remember, not everyone on earth are Aviation Enthusiasts like us and they do not know that the B 777 as well as the A 340 are also good aircraft.


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

I think CX being a large Rolls Royce customer will order the RB211 or Trent 600 powered 747-400ER along with the Trent 556 powered A340-600.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9374 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

I think so too. Other Airlines like British Airways, SIA and UAL may also order the B 744ER in the future.....

I must say........ The B 747-400 is a very good aircraft.


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6732 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Oh dear, this topic again!!

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