thaigold
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Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:42 pm

G'Day

The ANA order for 50 7E7's seems like a very large order for a launch customer. Does anyone know which airline placed the largest ever order for a new airliner - both quantity and value??

Or is this the largest ever - which I'm sure Boeing already would have mentioned if it was.....

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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:43 pm

The ANA order was the largest ever launch order for Boeing. I'm not sure if this is the largest in history, or if there has been a larger Airbus order.

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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:54 pm

How about jetBlue and their order for 100 firm/100 options of the Emb190? That's gotta be up there.
 
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:53 pm

What about WN buying the 737s. From the Beoing web site:
<"The Next-Generation 737-700 was launched in November 1993 with Southwest Airlines' order for 63 airplanes.">
It's larger than the 50 and interestingly, the smallest one I found was 10 orders for the 737-900.
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:59 pm

I have no numbers, but I am certain that USSR-time Aeroflot's launch orders for some Ilyushins or Tupolevs in the 60s, 70s or 80s must have been in the hundreds.
 
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:06 am

I definitely read in a yahoo article that this ANA order @ 50 was the largest launch order for an airliner.

It specifically cited the old record being a tie when UAL and Eastern ordered 40 727-100's each.

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I guess the Southwest order doesn't count because the 737 wasn't an "all-new" plane.

That is a good point about the Aeroflot orders....those orders were massive and I would agree that they likely ordered more than 50 as a launch customer for at least one of the airplanes.
 
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:24 am

I think that when the article stated that the 50 orders for the 7E7 were the largest for a launch customer, they were referring to the purchase price. This, I would think, would be the largest launch order in terms of $$$$.
 
thaigold
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:51 am

What about the largest launch order for Airbus???
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:54 am

Emirates A380 order perhaps?
 
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:41 am

All BS. Largest launch order was Crossair's Embraer 170&195 order for 60 + 140 frames. Another major launch order was the 60 + 60 728JET order from Lufthansa, and - even though not a whole new family was launched - Jet Blue's Embraer 190 order for 100 + 100 frames decently fits into this category. Another "award: which doesn't belong to Boeing...

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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:34 am

I thought Ryan Air ordered 100 737-800s with an option for 50 more

they did

Then they increased that order the following year

they also did

I don't know where it puts it on the all time list, but it is up there.

 
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RE: Largest Ever Launch Customer Order?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:22 pm

I wonder where Continental and the Embraer 145 stand. I think perhaps a bit higher than any of the above.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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