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Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:15 am

Following a mediareport in a german financial newspaper,Air China has ordred 20 Airbus A 330-200 for it's planned route-expansion.
http://www.aktienresearch.de/news/news_detail.asp?NewsNr=321744

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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:52 am

The was maybe not signed until now but it has been known since the end of January.

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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:15 am

Quoting SAS_A330-300 (Reply 1):
The was maybe not signed until now but it has been known since the end of January.

There are obviously some conflicting reports on this. The Reuters had suggested that the contract signed today pertains to the January jet order as you have mentioned. However, the AFP quoted an Airbus spokesman that the deal was actually "entirely new".
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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:29 am

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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:40 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
It's on Airbus' web site as well now:
http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...items/07_21_05_Air_China_CASC.html

Thanks. However the press release does not seem to be too helpful resolving the confusion as to whether today contract is in connection with the January announcement. Now does any A.netter have the answer for us?
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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:42 am

To the best of my understanding, this is actually part of the deal finalised several months ago, but the signing of final contract had been postponed to this week due to a combination of various reasons.

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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:53 pm

Unusually, RR anounced that they had won the engine order many weeks before Airbus announced the sale. It seems that this has been a done deal for months but, for some odd reason, neither Airbus nor Air China were ready to sign until now.

For the record, A330 sales in China now number 44:

Air China: 20 x A330-200
China Eastern: 5 x A330-200 & 15 x A330-300
China Southern: 4 x A330-200

plus in Hong Kong...

Cathay: 29 x A330-300
Dragonair: 16 x A330-300

So, mainland + Hong Kong = 89. (And every one, interestingly, with RR Trents.)

And, if you want to risk getting political, add in Taiwan and there's another 25:

China Airlines: 14 x A330-300
EVA: 11 x A330-200

(Both Taiwanese airlines have chosen GE engines.)

So, once they're all delivered that will be 114 A330s flying with B-???? registrations.

And, while I'm counting, and just to prove absolutely nothing, that compares with 87 767s and 777s of all models operating or on order in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

I guess this just further illustrates why Boeing needed the 787.
 
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RE: Air China To Order 20 Airbus A330-200

Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:44 am

This order has been known about for months - the MoU has been kicking about since October '04 at least, it was "officially" sealed (whatever that means) around January, but still hasn't appeared on Airbus' order books. I suspect it will now. There seems to be some tradition that all Chinese orders are announced about a dozen times...

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