|Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 12):|
Deliveries will be scheduled between early 2011 and mid 2013, and will be for fleet renewal as well as to cater for growth.
|Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 12):|
Singapore Airlines will be able to fund the acquisitions by cash flow generated from airline operations.
|Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 16):|
The timing of the order is certainly interesting...perhaps Singapore is sending Airbus a message?
|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 19):|
I do not think so, If you think about it, the order should have been finalized and brought up to the board of director meeting probably earlier than the delay announcement.
|Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 18):|
and also a second Boeing production line.
|Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):|
My money says a second B787 line is a sure bet unless Airbus really works some magic with the new A350/A370.
|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 19):
I do not think so
|Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 12):
The decision to purchase the 787-9 is the culmination of an extensive evaluation of the performance characteristics and operating economics promised for the different versions of Boeing's new 787 aircraft.
|Quoting Slz396 (Reply 23):|
Does that mean the A350 is indeed moving up into 777 territory and thus not set against the 787 any longer?
|Quoting from article:|
The Star Alliance carrier says in a mobile phone text message to Flight that the formal announcement is currently being prepared. The deal will comprise 20 firm orders for 787-9s and purchase rights for 20 more, the short message service (SMS) continues.
|Quoting Columba (Reply 25):|
I know Flight International is a reliable source but getting their news via SMS makes me wonder somehow. Is that a common practise to inform the press that way ?
|Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 28):|
|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 22):
I do not know the actual deal, but if SQ already settles for 2011-13 delivery dates, I don't really see the need for a second line, since it increases the project risks significantly.
|Quoting Slz396 (Reply 32):|
Although the second line has been mentioned several times, it does indeed constitute a big risk (you need to keep it filled, not only the first few years, but also after that), so maybe Boeing has dropped SQ a hint there will not be a second line for the 787 announced any time soon, in which case SQ better made their mind up about whether or not they wanted to have 787s altogether.
|Quoting SFORunner (Reply 33):|
Boeing is delighted that Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced its intention to purchase 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with first delivery anticipated in 2011. Singapore Airlines has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation as one of the world's outstanding carriers.
|Quoting Lumberton (Reply 35):|
I find it extremely noteworthy that they sold this deal without any 2009-2010 slots. There was speculation that Boeing would entice them with some Primaris 2008 slots....
|Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 37):|
That's for 787-8 no? the order is 787-9... there might be some difference there...
|Quoting Lumberton (Reply 34):|
If they experienced another '90s ramp up fiasco, this would provide Airbus a heaven sent opportunity to recover.
Interesting! I've never noticed Boeing used the word "best" in its previous press releases to describe SQ. I guess I've never paid attention. I will dig out the news archives to take a look.
Regarding "rude", I guess several airlines have high quality products and services. SQ being "best" is a subjective debate. There are many publications and polls showing different "best" airlines.
"Rude" is a strong word, IMHO, especially in a subjective matter
[Edited 2006-06-14 13:28:30]
[Edited 2006-06-14 13:29:36]
Treat others like you'd like to be treated!
Funny thing, I thought airlines do not place aircraft orders based on press analysis. Plus, all the negative press came from the customers, not from some wild analysis press created. So, He can't really blame press for that. Blaming press for not being able to sell his airplane shows Leahy is living in his own dream.
One day there will be 100% polymer plane
I do not think so...
Boeing has called Singapore Airlines differently...
a world leader in in-flight cabin services
a world class airline
one of the world's great airlines
Boeing does not only call SIA "the best"
I have to agree with you again, both on the 30% mid-body share comment and the fact that the "real" contest will be the narrow body replacement market. However, the latter is quite away off given the engine manufacturers must step up with a new product first.
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
Leahy speculated at the launch of the 787-8 that is was a little small. Me too a month ago: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2767099
ANZ has converted its -8s into -9s. Qantas pushed Boeing on improving the -9. Most airlines unexpectedly decided to put in 9 abreast in their -8's.
I can image Boeing is under pressure to pull forward the -9 & launch the -10 ASAP.
"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
Could the $4.52 billion list price include parts and engines? From what I gather SQ has yet to choose an engine for the 787, but my guess is they will go with the Trent engine.
2011-2013 deliveries for the 787-9 seem logical considering that on the Boeing site, it mentions that EIS for the -9 will only take place in 2010..
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