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China Airlines Orders Up To 16 A330-300  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

China Airlines has decided to order up to 16 Airbus A330-300 this year for it's Asian regional fleet (A300) replacement. The deal will cost around USD$1.5-2 billion.

CI official only told the media that they're always looking at the aircraft (A330), but not yet decide when to order it. The A330 order is because it has A340 in its fleet.

The order probably include 8 firm orders, with up 12-16 if options included. Airbus has promised CI for attractive price.

CI was under pressure for the new order from Boeing, who asked Taiwanese Government for help. However, CI has promised that in the future freighter order, they'll order more B747-400F, and as for the super long-haul fleet, it'll consider Boeing's product first.

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2583 times:

No Comments?

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2583 times:

Can the A333 take off from taxiways?

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2571 times:

777236ER,

Its even better then the A343 for that !!. At least they use open taiways for takeoff !. You know unlike other carriers that dont even use an OPEN taxiway for takeoff !!. Whats more CI dont blame the airport for their mistakes !!


User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

I don't think Boeing stands a chance since CI already is flying the A340 for long haul flights.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I think that shows B777 might still have the chance for super long-haul route.

May be 747-400QXLR?


User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1862 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Let's wait until the official order is announced. We have heard Taiwanese airlines having changed their minds way too many times. CI and BR announced LoIs for the B777 in the mid-90s. Then BR changed their mind and signed an LoI for the A340. Then CI ordered 7 A343s and 1 A333. Then BR ordered the B777. Then CI was said to have canceled the single A333 order as well as all the options. Then CI was rumored to have been offered a B777 swap but was denied by the airline. The BR was rumored to consider cancelling the B777 but was later denied by the airline. Now, CI is putting the A330 back in the plan. What a saga! It seems both airlines' fleet planning people don't really know what they want.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

EVA ordered 777 is mainly because they thought the non-stop link between Taiwan and China could be launched before 2005.

This looks like impossible as Taiwan's policy is swinging back and forth. EVA is worrying about what to do with these extra plane in the future.

As for CI, it's just fleet renewal.


User currently offlineEconojetter From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Chuckle chuckle...

I read the report about the incident on AWST and was amazed at how short the available taxiway was (IIRC just over 6000 ft). Fortunately it was a cold day, but CI sure showed the world that the A340 can LIFT OFF.

But seriously, I believe the A330 to be excellent for short-medium haul missions.


User currently offlineParadox From Russia, joined May 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

The A333 in CI's livery will look absolutely tremendous(just like their A343)!!



User currently offlineParadox From Russia, joined May 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Sorry I was meaning to reply to the topic "RE: China Airlines Orders Up To 16 A330-300", slight mix-up there!

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

George W Bush won't be happy!!!


Live life to max!!!
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

G.W. Bush should care more about politics rather than care about the decisions of Taiwanese airlines...it's already enough that the US force Israel to buy Boeing always...

Regards
Udo


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

As always Udo throughs in his two worthless .02 Euros. Do we have a press release on this order, or is this a rumor?


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

You don't have to pick em up, CX...  Yawn
Yes, possibly a rumour or a printing error. I'm sure they wanted to express 16 B772s...  Laugh out loud


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineM27 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/020325/taiwan_china_airlines_1.html

Actually Udo, your last post may be more correct than you think!



User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 20 hours ago) and read 2209 times:


Has anyone got the article or post where this take off from a taxi way was discussed?

So did they actually take off or was it an attempted take off?

These are the type of pilots the world does not need in the air.


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Thanks for posting the article. Now we can debate the merits of China Airlines ordering either the A330 or 777. While I don't like it, I believe that the U.S. Government is going to have a say in this.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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