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China Airlines Inclined To Buy Boeing (747s)  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

China Airlines has said that it is inclined to buy Boeing 747s to replace the long-haul fleet.

"For long-haul airplanes, we are leaning towards 744s (747-400s)." Roger Han said the plan to buy 12 A300-600Rs has not been finalised. He also did not say how many planes would be bought.

After pressure from the U.S.A., China Airlines is likely to buy 10 Boeing 747-400s and 12 Airbus A330s says the AWSJ.

To replace the A300-600Rs already at China Airlines, either the A330 or the Boeing 777 will be purchased. "For the replacement of A300-600Rs, we will only pick one type under the principle of simplifying our fleet," Han added.

The final deal is expected to be announced at the end of 2002.

More information at the Forbes / Reuters website

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Why on earth would they buy more A300's ??. Thats what they are going to replace !!  Nuts

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

2 Wrong info.

1. CI is likely to sign LOI for 6 to 8 B744, not 10.
2. CI is buying 12 A330-300, not A300-600R. Your "Press Release" contridicts itself.

Better check for the "real info" before posting press release.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Pity Bigo747 that you have your facts wrong.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Bigo747, here is what I got from their site:

The Asian Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that, after apparent pressure from U.S. lawmakers, China Airlines was likely to order eight to 10 Boeing 747s as well as 12 Airbus A330s.

Now it could be not true, but that is what the site ir reporting.

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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Khoa Huynuk, I take back my comments regarding the 747-400 order. But I won't take back my 2nd comment, because the article still contricts itself.

Chinatimes today reported that China Airlines is LIKELY to order 8-10 B747-400 (model unknown).

By the way, how can you buy A300-600R to replace the A300-600Rs? That's still a contridiction.


User currently offlineMIA777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

First off, it never even says they are buying more A300-600R...that would be ridiculous if they did anyways...my question is: It says in the article that average age of the A300s is 9 years...why are they retiring them (and generally airliners as a whole)? NW has DC-9s that are over 30 years old! Is it just to minimize a/c diversity? I can't imagine buyign new planes could be more expensive than the maintnence of ones originally owned...

MIA777



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

China Airlines spokesperson says that China Airlines haven't make any final decision, but it's likely to get more 744, as "it's the best choice for the airline".

WSJ reports that this order is a "dirty battle".


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

The 744 are likely to be Freighter, according to past interviews.

But China Airlines is also "mad" at Boeing for "forcing to sell planes".


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

"Taiwan's China Airlines, the island's largest carrier, has decided to buy 10 747-400s from Boeing Co and 12 Airbus A330-300s in a deal estimated at about US$4 billion..."

http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/021004/airlines_taiwan_1.html


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Any New PAX B 747-400 for CI?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Hi all,

I would expect 2-4 744ERs for the JFK-TPE nonstop; currently, the 744 can only do it only in one direction.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

What about the B 747-400QLR? Wouldn't it be better?

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Mostly they'll be cargo.

User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

four 747-400 freighters
six 747-400 passenger

Dow Jones
http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/021007/0506000192_3.html

Reuters
http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/021007/airlines_taiwan_chinaair_1.html


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

The ordinary B 747-400 or the B 747-400ER/QLR?

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