dennys
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Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:01 am

hello,
how can SQ dump the A345 after having 5 firm options ???
 
babaero
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:11 am

I believe Air Canada is launch for A340-500
and Virgin for A340-600
 
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:12 am

Because the A340-500 for SQ is not in production yet. And there are rumours saying SIA is dumping A340-500 and getting 747-400XQLR instead.

Both aircraft have the same range, but 744XQLR is more spacious.
 
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 1:25 am

Air Canada is the launch customer and will operate the aircraft in Q4 2002 / Q1 2003.

SIA is making/ has made a decision on the A345 and 747XQLR this month.

I would prefer the 747XQLR because of better economics.

HOWEVER, my memory is hazy of this as I rushed it, but Flight International said the XQLR project is being delayed. In that case, A345 will win. Shame IMO.
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Joni
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:32 am


SIA has already ordered the 345. Does anyone know the exact ranges of the respective planes (345, 747QWERTY)? I can't find that on Boeing's new website.



 
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:39 am

The -400XQLR has 7980 nm range, the 345 has 8500 nm range. According to their respective websites anyways.
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tsentsan
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Fri Jul 05, 2002 4:03 am

SIA will decide on the 345 pretty shortly.
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RE: Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?

Sat Jul 06, 2002 3:24 am

If SQ does go with the new 747, I don't think Airbus will push them to hard on any cancellation penalties. SQ carries a big stick. I think the 747 would be preferable to 345 in terms of spaciousness, economics, and so on.

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