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China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:33 am

According to Flight International 26/11-2/12:-

China Southern is poised to order 4 A330's,which model is unclear.

In addition,6 A319's and 14 more A320's are soon to be order.

All orders are subject to government approval.

This would be the first A330 order for Mainland China,and a breakthrough for Airbus which has not met with great success in widebody sales in China.

Given the A330's,superb cargo capacity and excellent range(-200) this aircraft will be an excellent addition to the rather varied CZ fleet...IMHO.

Rgds

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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 1:24 am

This is one excellent news .
Airliners is the wings of my life.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:01 pm

Only four ??. As for more A320's thats very good.
 
KFRG
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:04 pm

Im confused, I thought they were ditching Airbus, as evidence by their latest 737 orders.

-Tom
 
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yyz717
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:24 pm

This makes no sense.

A mixed 330/772 fleet as well as a 320/738 fleet?

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:45 pm

Its called politics and I think its stupid.
 
gigneil
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 1:59 pm

Tons of airlines presently have 330/772 fleets for the same passenger reasons they have 76[3,4]/772 fleets with the added advantage of more cargo.

Heh if the US can whine about the loans to Airbus, certainly Airbus can whine about our using political pressure. We have a lot more of it than they do.

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KFRG
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 2:55 pm

Gigneil+Hkgspotter,
Ahhhh tough luck eh?
 
gigneil
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RE: China Southern Close To A330 Order

Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:14 pm

Heh not really... I cheer for competition... what makes Airbus strong makes Boeing stronger, and vice versa.

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