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Indian Orders 43 Airbuses?  
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1039 times:

Hello,

Gerardo on the Airbus Group just posted that he saw a new report that Indian are ordering 43 Airbuses for delivery between 2004 and 2008! Anymore information?

Jeremiah


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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Hello,

It is true!!!!!!!!! A mixture of A320 series aircraft. Only pproblem is government approval. See this article:

***quote***

New Delhi, March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Indian Airlines, the country's No. 1 domestic carrier, said it wants to buy 43 Airbus narrow-body planes for $2.25 billion after evaluating bids from the European planemaker
and U.S. rival Boeing.

The airline's board wants to buy a mix of Airbus A320-series aircraft for delivery between the 2004 and 2008 fiscal years, said Ashok Sharma, a spokesman for the New Delhi-based airline.

"The board took the decision today after receiving a report from our technical-economic evaluation committee," he said. "It's now for the government to decide the issue."

State-owned Indian Airlines is revamping its fleet after bidders failed to buy the airline last year. The government, which owns both the domestic carrier and long-haul airline Air India, gave the go-ahead for aircraft purchases last November, overturning restrictions in place since 1994.

The board's recommendation on the Airbus order will now go to India's Ministry of Civil Aviation for approval, Sharma said. He couldn't say when the process would be completed.

"This is great news for Airbus and the A320 family," said an Airbus spokeswoman. The Toulouse, France-based company, the world's No. 2 planemaker after Boeing, won 274 new orders last year. Airbus delivered 325 planes last year and forecasts 300 deliveries for this
year.

Catalogue Price

The price quoted by Indian Airlines for the planes -- an average $52 million -- was probably based on the catalogue value, the Airbus spokeswoman said. The advertised cost of A320-series planes ranges
between $48 million and $72 million.

Airlines have been paying less than advertised rates since the Sept. 11 attacks as demand for new planes slowed.

Indian Airlines wants to order Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s, seating from 122 to 172 people, Sharma said. All the planes would be powered by engines from CFM International, a partnership between General Electric, the biggest enginemaker, and state-owned Snecma of France.

The new planes would be used to replace Indian Airlines' 11 aging 250-seat Airbus A300 wide-body planes, and to allow for network expansion, the Airbus spokeswoman said. The carrier already operates
some A320s, she said. Using more of the same type of plane reduces operating costs.

***(end quote)***

Jeremiah



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