Interesting to see the long-term relation Boeing has had with Malaysia Airlines. Any guess if either Boeing or Airbus will get the order.....my bet is on Boeing.....given the large percentage of Boeing planes in the fleet.
"KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Bernama) -- Boeing Company is still awaiting response from the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines to consider its proposal to replace 39 of the latter ageing Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
The Boeing Company's senior Vice-President, Sales Commercial Airplanes, Dr Dinesh A. Keskar said the company was still negotiating with the airline.
To date, MAS has a fleet of 111 aircraft, of which 81 are Boeing airplanes - (17) 747-400s, eight 747-200Fs, (17) 777-200s, and (39) 737-400s.
Explaining the benefits that the national carrier would benefit if it purchases Boeing's aircraft, Dinesh said since the airline had already used 39 units of 737-400 classic, conversion to the new generation airplane would be easy.
He said there would be a lot of commonality in terms of the engine and training of staff on how to operate the plane."
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