flight152
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China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:23 am

from Boeing.com..

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2001 - China Aviation Supplies Import & Export Corp. (CASC) and The Boeing Company signed an agreement today for the firm order of 30 Boeing 737 jetliners.
The agreement was concluded at a signing ceremony at the Department of Commerce, in the presence of Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans. Vice Chairman of the State Development Planning Commission Zhang Guobao led the Chinese delegation. Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, headed a delegation from The Boeing Company.

"Today's announcement reflects an expansion in bilateral trade between China and the United States and it underscores the strength of Sino-US relations," Zhang said. "China is modernizing its commercial fleet to improve airline efficiency and profitability. Our near-term focus is fleet renewal. The airplanes in today's announcement will replace older aircraft in the China fleet. We believe the 737 is one of the most suitable choices because the airlines recognize the jetliner's reliability and efficiency. In addition, the flying public has become accustomed to 737 dependability and comfort."

The order is worth approximately $1.6 billion at list prices. The airplanes will be delivered 2002 through 2005 and are allocated to the following airlines:

Airline Quantity Model
China Southern Airlines 20 737-800
China Eastern Airlines 4 737-700
Hainan Airlines 3 737-800
Shanghai Airlines 2
1
737-800
737-700

"The 737 is the perfect airplane to accommodate China's fleet renewal, bringing the most modern airplanes into the country's domestic route system," Mulally said. "We are extremely proud to be China's preferred aviation provider."

CASC is a trading company that conducts the import and export business of civil aviation products for the Chinese government under the auspices of the CAAC, the state council ministry responsible for national civil aviation affairs.

The current 737 family (737-600/-700/-800/-900) is the newest and most technologically advanced in the single-aisle market. The 737 has the lowest operating costs in its class, offers superior reliability and maintainability, and exceptional flexibility in size and mission. The airplanes feature new, more spacious interiors with easily accessible overhead luggage bins, as well as an advanced flight deck with the latest large flat panel display technology. The airplanes are designed to fly higher, faster, farther, quieter and with greater fuel efficiency than competing models.

The 737s are powered by CFM56-7 engines produced by CFMI, a joint venture of General Electric Co. of the United States and Snecma of France.

In 1983, the first Boeing 737 was delivered to the PRC, and today there are 197 operating throughout mainland China - making it the most popular commercial jet transport in the China fleet. A total of 357 Boeing jetliners operate in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), comprising 64 percent of the Chinese commercial jet fleet.

Boeing forecasts that in the next 20 years, China will require 1,764 new airplanes valued at $144 billion, making it the second largest market for airplanes after the United States. It is also projected that China's air traffic growth will average 9.3 percent annually during the same time period.

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.

 
flight152
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:22 am

Anyone, comments??
Look that that last pargraph:

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.



 
flight152
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:24 am

Anyone, comments??
Look that that last pargraph:

Today's order brings the total Boeing airplane orders from China in 2001 to 40, including six 737-700s for Air China, two 747-400 freighters for China Southern Airlines and two 757-200s for Xiamen Airlines, all of which were previously attributed by Boeing to unidentified customers.



 
hkgspotter1
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:50 am

We all knew about the two 744F's for CZ. I did not know about two more 752's for MF.

The sad thing about this whole deal is that they want Airbus, not Boeing. This just the USA ordering China to order Boeings or forget your entry to the WTO.

I will look forward to seeing the 738's for China Southern as they will be coming to Hong Kong.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:07 am

Hkspotter.

Do you have any proof that we bulleyed the order out of them. Mabye they just wanted boeing aircraft why is that so hard to belive
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:23 am

Go to http://www.boeing.com !!! This is awesome! This will defeinalty help the worlds hurting economy
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
wingman
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:45 am

Last I checked the People's Republic was fairly adept at telling the US to go screw itself. But HKSpot must be right. The 737NGs are the fastest selling jets in history but no one wants them. What a dipshit.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:51 am

China Eastern already operates a large fleet of A319s and A320s plus 5 737 inherited from a merger with another airline. To but just four 737-700s is certainly a little strange considering efficiency of having a large one-type fleet would seem to suggest they would want more airbuses and not 737s.

There's no need to attack him just for that post. You guys are so aggresive! It is certainly no ssecret that China buys whatever aircraft type helps the political situation at the time and certainly not what is good for the fleet. This is why many Chinese airlines operate with a strange fleet mix which certainly doesn't take advantage of maximum efficiency. Newspapers in the past have linked purchases to events like weapons purchases, Taiwan, trade negotiations, etc... If you keep up to date with the news, you would know this.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:05 am

If Swissair, Sabena, TAP, Austrian and other non-Boeing airlines all ordered a few 737s would you all even bat an eyelid? You would all be happy. If people like El Al, TWA, and other non-Airbus carriers suddenly ordered an Airbus you would start ranting and raving and insulting everyone wouldn't you? To be patriotic is one thing, but you still have to have common sense and non insult everything that is different to your views. A bit of growing up needed here methinks.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:34 am

The fact of the matter is that China Eastern has put the 737-700 on it's books way before the spy plane incident.

-Tom
 
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Hkgspotter1

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:50 am

Silly boy...leave the children alone

Jer
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 1:22 pm

swissair and sebena are going out of buissness.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 1:33 pm

Whatever the case, I'm glad to hear this.

We need stimulation in our economy now more than ever.

Keep the orders coming!!

I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 1:47 pm


Yes it's good for Boeing that they get some planes to sell (but c'mon you sort-of-rabid-sounding guys, don't dismiss at least the possibility that there's maybe a political angle attached, here. So what, there's been politics in plane sales for ages already, what's such a shame in admitting it. It's still a sale so if anything be happy 'bout that)
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 2:07 pm

767-332ER,

Yes. a very smart reply. If I'm full of XXXX what are you full of ???


This is one of the things I just love about this forum, say something against Boeing and your jumped on.

If Boeing is so great why is the 717, 736, 753, 764, and the new 747's selling so badly ???

.....Sorry I forgot lets blame on the WTC thing just like all the airlines.
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 2:59 pm

Boeing is a company that will costimize a plane for a small amount of coustamers. the development costs are not that high a boeing makes money. and by the way the 753 is doing fine with 63 orders
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 3:20 pm

63 orders? Can you list them please?
 
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RE: China Orders 30 Boeing 737 Jetliners

Wed Oct 03, 2001 3:40 pm

Air 2000:4
ATA:10 (2 already delivered)
Arkia:2 (already delivered)
CIT:1
Condor:13 (already delivered)
Continental:15
Icelandair:2
JMC:2 (already delivered)
northwest:16

this adds up to 65 not 63.

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