|Quoting Glom (Thread starter):|
What exactly are options? How does it benefit either the manufacturer or the airline to have them?
|Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 1):|
That an airline has already signed for a certain number of airplanes to purchase and is also expressing very high interest in another amount of those same planes based on their plans for the future. Most airlines or leasing companies couldn't afford to put deposits down for 100 airplanes so they buy 50 and then "put off" the order of the other 50 for after the first 50 have arrived.
|Quoting Joost (Reply 4):|
AFAIK, there are also options that secure certain production slots.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos