GECAS actually ordered four 773ER to help it fill EK
's requirement... but Boeing lost 1 order, so the net is three.
Keep in mind that while the number of fresh orders is indeed very low for the first year in the 777's history... do remember that ILFC/GECAS did manage to place twentysix
773ERs with EK
(by converting some of their former 772 orders... which equals income for Boeing)
has an outstanding order for 773ER that has yet to be firmed.
There's a considerably likelihood that both SQ
and QR will order 777NGs within the next month (DXB
Air Show) or two.
[Edited 2003-11-30 02:52:41]