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Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:51 pm

Boeing's Head of the 787 Program gave a presentation today in Singapore on the initial production rate for the 787 and his thoughts on their pitch to SQ for their current RFP. Some of the points listed below;

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., the world's second-biggest commercial planemaker, said it plans to deliver 96 of its fuel-efficient 787 aircraft annually, starting 2008 when the aircraft begins service.

``It's higher than any wide-body production rate we have seen.''

Deliveries of the 787, which can seat 223 to 296 passengers each, will exceed the annual rate of 96 planes two years after the aircraft has entered service, Bair said.


On the 787-9

Boeing said the first delivery of the 787-9, the stretched version of the model, is expected in 2010. Details of the plane's configuration will be firmed up in two years, Bair said.

On Singapore Airlines and the 787 (Naturally he's confident!)

Singapore Airlines may buy the 787 planes to replace its A310 aircraft for flights within Asia, Bair said. The carrier is flying Boeing 777s for regional routes, ``misusing'' the aircraft which has capabilities for longer flights, he said.
``Their primary interest is in more regional flying,'' he said. ``We're very confident they're going to end up purchasing the airplanes. This airplane is exactly what they have been looking for that part of their fleet.''


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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:56 pm

96 frames a year... WOW...
I still wonder what the heck is SQ waiting for... 787-3 is perfect A310 replacement for them. ANA is getting them, and so is JAL... Is it posible they are waiting for the rumoured -10 stretch to replace their 777s and then sweat Boeing out to give them a deal they can't refuse on both??

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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:18 am

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines may buy the 787 planes to replace its A310 aircraft for flights within Asia, Bair said. The carrier is flying Boeing 777s for regional routes, ``misusing'' the aircraft which has capabilities for longer flights, he said.
``Their primary interest is in more regional flying,'' he said. ``We're very confident they're going to end up purchasing the airplanes. This airplane is exactly what they have been looking for that part of their fleet.''

Been a long time since SQ had A310's
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:41 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
Been a long time since SQ had A310's

I believe that's what the article says. They replaced them with B777s, which they "abuse".

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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:40 am

What is seating capasity & empty weight of the 787-3 compared to the A310?

When will the first 787-3 be available?
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:44 am

Why not do a little research yourself?

788 2008
783/789 2010

i'll leave the weights up to you. Don't you know the A310 figures by heart though?
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:27 am

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
``It's higher than any wide-body production rate we have seen.''

Pfew. And for Boeing, that's saying a lot.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Thread starter):
Boeing said the first delivery of the 787-9, the stretched version of the model, is expected in 2010. Details of the plane's configuration will be firmed up in two years, Bair said.

Boeing is deliberatly pushing this out. If the A350 starts to gain any traction against the 772, watch for Boeing to compete directly with this plane.
 
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:29 am

Quoting AirFrnt (Reply 6):
Boeing is deliberatly pushing this out. If the A350 starts to gain any traction against the 772, watch for Boeing to compete directly with this plane.

"Pushing this out?" What are you talking about? The EIS was already amended from 2012 to 2010. What more do you want?
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:26 am

Interesting that SQ seem to be considering only the B787-3. It seems to me that the B787-8 would be perfect for SQ to increase frequency on a lot of the European routes that are now less than daily.
 
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RE: Boeing On 787 Production And SQ RFP

Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:08 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
i'll leave the weights up to you.

The A310 can be found easily. I can´t find the 787-3 empty weight anywhere..
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