Lortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
Boeing won 2-0. New firm orders that is.
Aerospace Notebook: Deafening silence after 9/11 drowns out jets' roar
Saturday, July 27, 2002
By JAMES WALLACE
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
LONDON -- The only thing louder than the scream of the fighter jets at this year's Farnborough Air Show was the deafening silence that the industry's worst-ever slump cast over the event.
...For those keeping score at Farnborough, The Boeing Co. had only two firm orders for new planes -- a couple of 777s from the Dutch flagship carrier KLM. By that measure, rival Airbus had none. Airbus did announce that KLM had signed a letter of intent to buy six A330-200 jets for delivery beginning in 2005, with options to buy or lease 18 more. But that order is not yet firm.
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1091 times:
It was well-known that Boeing wasn't planning to announce any orders, and I don't recollect ever hearing that the easyJet order -- whichever way it goes -- was due to be announced at Farnborough. Sounds like people making assumptions and jumping the gun.
Plenty of people concluded that, because Boeing was sponsoring the media centre at F'boro, then they would be announcing some heavy stuff. Cue eggs and faces...
QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
"Boeing won 2-0. New firm orders that is."
Qatar Airways firmed up options for 3 aircraft from Airbus and took out on option on one other. Qatar Airways also signed for an A300 conversion which of course doesn't count as an Aircraft order. I don't know why the above article didn't mention it.
So Airbus 3 : Boeing 2 but the real Winner was Embraer with 10 aircraft !!!.
Boeing in pdx
The Ethiopian Airlines and Aeromexico deal is a lease and will not add to Boeings order books since they involve existing aircraft ordered.