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Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:00 pm

Hey guys! I am proud enough to acknowledge you guys, that I have met Patrick Tsai, Former Vice Chairman of Cathay Pacific a few days ago.

He believes that there is a space for both the Sonic Cruiser, as well as the A 380 in Cathay Pacific's fleet. However, he is VERY certain that Cathay Pacific will continue to operate the B 747-400 at least for the next 25 years.

And their 19 B 744s will not be leaving the fleet anytime soon, provided that their oldest B 744 is just 10 years old. Still new I would say......

'They may even order the B 747-400ER in the future', he said.

Also, he stated that the A 340-600, B 777-300 ER etc(Which they may order in the future), will only be a supplement to their B 747-400s, but not a replacement for it. If CX is going to dump their B 747-400s anytime in the future, they wouldn't have done so much to upgrade them.

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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:08 pm

No offence, United Airline, but haven't you already told us this before?
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:15 pm

UA,

Not surprising in view of that the B744 is a damn good aircraft and with the RR engines, probably very efficient per km flown, benchmarking against their competitors. Additionally, all the investment made by CX to incorporate these aircraft into their fleets (training, spares, engineering knowhow etc etc) make the cost of finding another alternative higher than it should be.

My two cents worth!!

BW

 
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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 8:19 pm

You are absolutely correct!

CX's B 744s will NOT be leaving anytime soon. In fact, they will probably order new B 744s.

And one more thing, the culture in Hong Kong is that........ People believe that the B 747 is the most comfortable aircraft on earth (Which it is!). And they think you are not good if you do not have the B 747. Remember, not everyone on earth are Aviation Enthusiasts like us and they do not know that the B 777 as well as the A 340 are also good aircraft.

Regards.
 
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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 8:27 pm

I think CX being a large Rolls Royce customer will order the RB211 or Trent 600 powered 747-400ER along with the Trent 556 powered A340-600.
 
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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Sun Oct 07, 2001 11:51 pm

I think so too. Other Airlines like British Airways, SIA and UAL may also order the B 744ER in the future.....

I must say........ The B 747-400 is a very good aircraft.

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RE: Former Deputy Chairman's View On CX's B 747-400s

Mon Oct 08, 2001 10:08 am

Oh dear, this topic again!!