shankly
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Libyan Arab Back In Business?

Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:43 am

With the lifting of sanctions today, one assumes it will not be long before the greasy reps at Airbus and Boeing will be knocking on Tripoli’s door looking for a moderate order. Further I would assume that LAA, a historic operator of western types (albeit now ancient) will not consider such exotica as the new Tu-204 & 334 for its needs.
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Libyan Arab Back In Business?

Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:57 am

With the lifting of sanctions today

...you're forgetting one "minor" little detail: the UN has lifted its sanctions, but the USA has not lifted its. Since that affects the production of both Boeing and its European counterpart, Libya is still at square-1.
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lmml 14/32
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RE: Libyan Arab Back In Business?

Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:07 am

When the sanctions were lifted some years ago, LAA sent a few of its pilots to Ireland for simulator training on the A330. Back then everybody ws expecting a huge B777 or A330 order. So far nothing materialised yet. LAA still flies very old B727's and F28's. They have since retired the F27 fleet.
 
behramjee
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RE: Libyan Arab Back In Business?

Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:33 am

Libya will get nothing from USA so its bound to go for an all Airbus order even if it means used A 313s and AB6s.

The fleet should consist of a few A 319s for the small markets, A 313s for the medium-longe range market and a 2-3 AB6s for the high demand routes.

This is the perfect fleet for a "restart-up" carrier like Libyan.

There is no need right now to spend lavishly on new A 330s A 320s or A 340s!

Buying used Airbus's is the best option for them...otherwise buy TU 204s!