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What Was The Biggest Aircraft Order Ever?  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

What airline has the record for ordering the most aircraft in one single order from a manufacturer?

How many was it? (Were all delivered?)

Much obliged.

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2723 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  Nuts.
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!
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

GOT ....... Holy Smokes!!

You must be right! That's a lot of metal!

That one might be hard to beat!


User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

BA 57 744s...all delivered.

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Someone else's post about Emirates ordering 58 (!!) planes prompted me to pose this Q ?

But that UAL order has Emirates beat.


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

777-500ER.....

Were those ALL in one massive order? Thanx  Smile


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

I think SQ ordered 77 777s in 1995?

User currently offlineZauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2664 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.



User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Goodness. FOUR HUNDRED aircraft? For crying out loud, whatever are they doing with FOUR HUNDRED new aircraft?

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I think WN ordered over 100+ B737NGs all at once. aint that big? i mean all the others like BA 50+ B744, some of them ordered subsequently. correct me if i am wrong though.

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

That is mostly options. and bsides even if they were firm most would have been defered.

User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1862 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2613 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).


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Delta Connection - Comair and Atlantic Southeast. 500 CRJs (104 firm, 396 options). Deliveries have just started.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2577 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!
Regards!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Was it not a strange airline that ordered 44 L1011's from Delta ??



User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2516 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)
12 777-200's
12 757-200's
4 767-300ER's
For a total of 103 aircraft plus options for 527 aircraft over 20 years.


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

What about PanAm?

Didn't they place some very large Boeing orders in the 1960's/1970's ??

Thanks..... Smile


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Here's the biggest for Taiwan......

http://www.china-airlines.com/cnews/cnews99/cnw0816e.htm

Anybody know how many of these have been delivered?


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_850000/850320.stm



User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

That AvB article is incredably one sided.

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2332 times:

Didn't AA ordered 75 F-100s at once? Maybe it's not the biggest in dollar terms, but still a big order.

User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2323 times:

Any chance it would be Aeroflot maybe?

I have seen they had over 750+ Yaks during the Soviet times...


User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Hkgspotter1 - The L1011 order was the biggest ever from a non-existant airline...! And the biggest ever for obsolete aircraft...!

User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2274 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! Big thumbs up

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