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SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:33 am

There was a little article in the Seattle PI yesterday saying that Boeing is in talks with Spicejet for a number of 737-900 aircraft. Boeing expects a order from the airline in 4-6 weeks. Boeing is also in talks with other domestic carriers regarding the 737-900. There was no word about the 737-900X.

Anybody know how many 737-900's Spice might just order and any other airlines Boeing can be talking to? The only two I can think of are Jet Airways and Air Sahara.

It's crazy to think how many aircraft will be flying the Indian skies in the next few years. I hope the airports can handle them.
 
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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:42 am

According to the article I read somewhere, the SpiceJet order was for the 738 and 739X...not the 739

here it is from justplanes.com

SpiceJet looking for more aircraft Jun 21
Indian low cost airline SpiceJet is in talks with Boeing about ordering more 737s including the yet to be launched 737-900X. SpiceJet ordered 10 B737-800s in February and took options on 10 more. The airline wants to keep these options while placing another order.


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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:51 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 1):
According to the article I read somewhere, the SpiceJet order was for the 738 and 739X...not the 739

From Bloomberg news.....

Chicago-based Boeing is also in talks with SpiceJet and other Indian airlines about a possible order for its 737-900 aircraft and expects to make an announcement on new orders in four to six weeks, Dinesh Keskar, vice president in charge of sales, said in an interview yesterday.

Jet Airways (India) Ltd., the nation's biggest domestic carrier, is the only airline in India currently using the 737- 900.

``It will allow them to take on competition with more aggression,'' said Keskar. A 737-900 aircraft can carry as many as 212 passengers in an all-economy configuration compared with the 189-seat 737-800 planes flown by low-fare carriers SpiceJet and Air India Express, a unit of Air India Ltd., Keskar said.

Boeing's 737-800 costs between $61.5 million to $69.5 million at list prices and the 900 model for between $64.5 million and $74 million. The price range doesn't include discounts usually given to airline customers for large orders.
 
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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:56 am

Boeing also confirmed that the 900x will replace the 900 once it gets certification and will sear 212.

Does anyone know why Boeing didn't fo through with 900x way back when the 737NG was announced? seems very odd why they wouldn't want this to begin with. Maybe its due to the fact of 757 was still in production.... I think I may have answered my own question.

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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:19 am

I think they just ordered another 10 more 737-800s which cover the remaining part of their options of the initial order
 
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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:55 pm

Quoting United777 (Thread starter):
It's crazy to think how many aircraft will be flying the Indian skies in the next few years. I hope the airports can handle them.

We all are Praying real hard  Smile

Quoting United777 (Reply 2):
A 737-900 aircraft can carry as many as 212 passengers in an all-economy configuration compared with the 189-seat 737-800 planes flown by low-fare carriers SpiceJet and Air India Express, a unit of Air India Ltd., Keskar said.

Why the B739.I would think the B738s or B739X.
Is FAA/JAA/DGCA permitting 212 Pax load on the B739.I thought it was restricted to 189.Anyone can confirm.

BTW Loads wise.SpiceJet seems to be doing good.

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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Why the B739.I would think the B738s or B739X.
Is FAA/JAA/DGCA permitting 212 Pax load on the B739.I thought it was restricted to 189.Anyone can confirm.

The 739 has a maximum passenger load of 189. The 739X; however, has a maximum passenger load of ~212 because of the additional emergency exit door.
 
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Quoting AKelley728 (Reply 6):
The 739 has a maximum passenger load of 189. The 739X; however, has a maximum passenger load of ~212 because of the additional emergency exit door.

Agreed.Exactly the question.Why go in for B739s.Better still the B738s or B739Xs.
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RE: SpiceJet To Order Boeing 737-900's?

Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:50 pm

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 3):
Does anyone know why Boeing didn't fo through with 900x way back when the 737NG was announced? seems very odd why they wouldn't want this to begin with. Maybe its due to the fact of 757 was still in production.... I think I may have answered my own question.

The 737X, at the time the 737NG was launced, would have crossed over into the 757 sales.....
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