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Hot (Internal) Vietnam Airlines News On Their B777  
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2514 times:

According to my reliable source (or so I think), from an undisclosed person linked to Vietnam Airlines:

1. The 777s they are scheduled to receive 4 of them in 2003/4.

2. First delivery of Apr 03 seems to be delayed till June or July 2003.

3. New flights to Paris non-stop wont start until then.

4. Their own pilots are now being trained in the USA.

5. But they still lack of many CAPT and FO, they will employ many more (most of) them pilots from outside Vietnam for the B777.

6. For cabin crew, they need only 1 week to study the aircraft as most aicraft equipment are the same as on the B767.

7. Once the B777s are in operation, VN *might* stop flying to Dubai, so less frequent.

Just thought u might like to know  Big grin Airbus Lover

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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2475 times:

OH and i forgot:

VN is now also using many foreign pilots for aircraft B767 and Airbus 320, VN will need to employ many many more pilot and Cabin Crew as well.They 're
very short of staff at this time, pilots VN has to employ from outside Vietnam.


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

VN ordered 5 A321 recently.

VN will also use their 777 on flagship route to NRT/KIX. It is believed that they will either launch their own non-stop to US, or start code-share with CI to LAX/SFO via TPE in 2003.


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2264 times:

They already have a code share agreement with CI for flights to LAX and SFO. They wont be flying to US that soon they also need to sort out their maintainence facilities to be able to have those beasts ETOPS certified. But they just wont do it so soon. At least not this or next yr...

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2215 times:

Will the 777s be painted in the petrol-gold livery or in the boring white-blue colours?

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2211 times:

No more stork and moon livery, the new Golden Lotus livery will be on... ie the one on VN-A762, ex S7-RGV

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6672 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

They should get their first direct ordered 777 in June or July so I still think they will get their first leased 777 in Apr03. Looking forward to seeing the Golden Lotus livery on the VN 777s! Any idea of passenger configuration (number of seats in each class) ? The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

They short of pilots? Do they have training programme like SQ and CX?


Live life to max!!!
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

777man: I heard it is only 2 class but I am not sure of the seating configuration.

B-HOP: I am not sure but I think most of their pilots are trained in Australia and Malaysia but they do have simulator facilites for 767, 320 and ATR in SGN for their pilots. But most training to become an ATP is done mostly with Malaysia Airlines at Kuala Lumpur and some in Australia. But for the 777, they are being trained in the US.

Hope this helps.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6672 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1985 times:

Thanks for the info, Airbuslover. Two-class cabin makes sense for them. Any idea what the registrations of the aircraft will be ? Thanks! Check with your friend and maybe later he will be able to give you more info so you can keep us up to date. Thanks The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1941 times:


Do they have a First Class cabin anyway? It would be nice to know and see what there plans are for cabins and whether they will have a First class cabin. How long will the flight be to the US nonstop? What type of market are they hoping to attract? As always you have to hope them the best of luck and lets hope that the 777 proves a market leader for them.


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