GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
One of the biggest orers ever must have been when UA launched the 777. The order placed 15 October 1990, included 34 777, plus 34 more options and 60 747-400, worth a total of $22 billion .
I think all of the 777's have been delivered, but I don't know about the 744's.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
Zauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
Was that the biggest order ever:
US Airways confirms order for 400 Airbus aircraft
400 Airbusse für US Airways
On November 3, US Airways finally confirmed its order for up to 400 Airbus Industrie aircraft. Deliveries are set to begin in the fourth quarter of 1998. US Airways said it has signed a firm contract for 124 aircraft in the Airbus single-aisle family, with six A319 airplanes to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 1998 and 15 more in 1999, along with five A320s. The company said deliveries will substantially increase in 2000. All US Airways options and orders to be confirmed total 400 aircraft.
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
In terms of dollar value, UA's 34 B777 + 34 B744 firm orders still remain to be the biggest order placed with a single airframer. Emirates' orders, when signed, will probably have a higher dollar value, based on EK's press release which has some questionable math. Assuming EK's press release is correct, it is still split between two airframers. UA had canceled many B744 orders. I also doubt EK will be able to take all the 58 planes.
US Airways' A320 order consisted of only 124 firm orders which would have a face value of about US$6b (vs. UA's US$11b and EK's US$15b).
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
Carmy: What to do with 400 new aircraft?? Well how about replacing the old ones.
As for who placed the largest orders: If you don't make difference between single order and ongoing orders, none of the above. The biggest and by far most powerful customers of Airbus and Boeing are 2 companies: GECAS and ILFC, the latter being No. 1 overall. Their are ordering over 100 aircraft EVERY SINGLE YEAR!
PSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
Two AA orders come to mind:
First the large MD-80 order placed in the early 80's. I don't remember the initial size but wasn't it around 150 and then got bumped up to 250 later on.
Secondly the order they placed in 1996 when that signed a 20 year contract which included:
75 737NG's (they hadn't picked a model at this point)
For a total of 103 aircraft plus options for 527 aircraft over 20 years.
Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Lax, Pan Am ordered 25 Boeing 747-100's in 1966 as the launch order for the Boeing 747. Back then, it was the largest order ever for commercial aircraft from one airline. But now I think its the UAL 777 and 747 order in 1990 that is the icing on the cake!