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BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:59 pm

Dubai: British Airways is likely to order new aircraft later this year despite daunting challenges of high fuel costs and stiff competition, a senior official said.

"We are going to announce new orders by the end of 2006 as lack of additional capacity is restricting our growth in some areas," Paul Starrs, British Airways' new commercial manager for the Middle East and Pakistan, told the media on Tuesday, without giving details of the deals.


http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10070752.html

Can we expect BA to finally sign for those 10 B777-300ER?

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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:05 pm

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
Can we expect BA to finally sign for those 10 B777-300ER?

That seems to be the most likely as well as the A319s for Gatwick.
I can also be an order for the 747-8I since Boeing announced to have customers by year end and BA is one of the airlines that had shown interest in it.
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:07 pm

Since they seem to require new longhaul aircraft in the very near future, a B777 order is likely. I guess we will see a new B77W operator soon.


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Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:15 pm

The Boeing 777-300ER seems really fit for BA. Don't understand how they don't have any of them yet. It would be interesting to see whether they're gonna to start a roll on the slowly ageing Boeing 747-400 fleet. Not that they're all very old but it takes some time to replace about 50 of a type. The 777-300ER will replace some of these, while I do expect something larger to show up as well. Should it be the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental or the Airbus A380s? I'm also wondering about a possible 787 order. They could have a replay of the 767/747 powered by familiar RR engines this time around with the 787/748 but powered by GE engines.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:16 pm

777-300ERs for LHR, 25+/- A319/20s for the LGW fleet, and thats it for now, although I expect a 30+ order for 787s in the next couple of years. No A380 or 748I order yet - not until end of 2008 I wouldnt have thought.
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:49 pm

How many 77Ws do you think they might end up ordering?
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:42 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 5):
How many 77Ws do you think they might end up ordering?

Initial order will be for about 20 i would think.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting Columba (Reply 1):

That seems to be the most likely as well as the A319s for Gatwick.
I can also be an order for the 747-8I since Boeing announced to have customers by year end and BA is one of the airlines that had shown interest in it.

These numbers seem to make sense. I would also add the A321 to that list. In regards to the B748i it could very well be that BA is one of the stronger candidates to jump onboard the B748i program.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Since they seem to require new longhaul aircraft in the very near future, a B777 order is likely. I guess we will see a new B77W operator soon.

All points to that. For the present time the B77W is the perfect plane for BA needs.

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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:43 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
A319/20s for the LGW fleet

I thought they were looking at the B737NG for the Gatwick fleet? I personally think the A319/20s would make more sense and are generally a more attractive aircraft anyway but...
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 8):
I thought they were looking at the B737NG for the Gatwick fleet?

Christ knows where you heard that. Bizarre.
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:14 pm

Would the BA LGW A319's have some of U2's A319 features, such as smaller rear galley?
 
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:15 pm

Well if the ydo order the 77W, the nlonger term they will be a shoe in for both the 748I and the 787 using all GE engines. I know GE is not the most popular at BA but I think thye'll swallow that if they're given a good deal and that the aircraft (and engines) perform as advertized.
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:27 pm

BA will never order the A380. The Boeing shareholders would never allow it.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:01 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
I know GE is not the most popular at BA

Think again mate.

Willie Walsh is a big GE man, and GE do pretty much all their engine MX work - INCLUDING the RB211s and the Trents. GE are most definitely not unpopular at BA.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:05 am

Quoting Richardw (Reply 10):
Would the BA LGW A319's have some of U2's A319 features, such as smaller rear galley?

From the standpoint that most of the BA S/H stuff out of LGW is v leisure orientated you could see why if they did, but given that crew training may well be affected, and they would probably want the A319s at both LHR and LGW to be interchangable for more operational flexibility, i cant see it.

U2 dont do hot meals short haul, whereas BA do on some routes. I dont believe the U2 machines have the full galley equipment installed.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:06 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 12):
BA will never order the A380. The Boeing shareholders would never allow it.

So Boeing has a stake in BA? News to me.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:31 am

I could see a split of BA of orders with both A & B. Airbus for the smaller, short haul (UK-EC traffic), and to keep peace with the EC. Boeings for the larger aircraft for high demand, long haul routes that Boeing seems to be a better match for them and their current fleets (777's, 747's). I could also see them going for the 787 for some of the medium demand/medium long haul routes.
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:34 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 13):
Think again mate.

Willie Walsh is a big GE man, and GE do pretty much all their engine MX work - INCLUDING the RB211s and the Trents. GE are most definitely not unpopular at BA.

I see. I was basing my comments on BA's difficulties with the GE90s when they got their first 777s.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:36 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 17):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 13):
Think again mate.

Willie Walsh is a big GE man, and GE do pretty much all their engine MX work - INCLUDING the RB211s and the Trents. GE are most definitely not unpopular at BA.

I see. I was basing my comments on BA's difficulties with the GE90s when they got their first 777s.

Awful lots changed since then mate. Its not that BA are not on good terms with RR, its just that GE are working harder for BA's business at present.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 16):
and to keep peace with the EC.

Wouldnt make a blind bit of difference. We arent all protectionist cartel-monsters on the pretty side of the pond you know  Wink
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 18):
Awful lots changed since then mate. Its not that BA are not on good terms with RR, its just that GE are working harder for BA's business at present.

Well then bring on the 777, 748I, and 787s!!!!
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 8):
I thought they were looking at the B737NG for the Gatwick fleet? I personally think the A319/20s would make more sense and are generally a more attractive aircraft anyway but...

I believe BA won't order the B737NG.... maybe you heard that and could be that BA is just trying to get a lower discount from Airbus, but with 99 options for the A320 family plus having already one A319 in the LGW fleet (along with LGW's BA mx currently doing all the maintenance for GT's airbuses), it doesn't make much sense buying the B737NG for their LGW operations.... and like you said, the A320 is a more comfortable and attractive aircraft to fly in, from a pax prospective...

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 12):
BA will never order the A380. The Boeing shareholders would never allow it.

This has to be a joke no? BA being partially owned by Boeing? Wow!
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:42 am

IF they are just looking for short-term add lift, then it could also be add. B777-200ER with RR-Engines.If they want to create a new subfleet and start the roll-over of the B744-fleet soon, then we can expect the B777-300ER!


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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:42 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 15):
So Boeing has a stake in BA? News to me.

BA just happens to be Boeing's stock symbol?  Wink
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:51 am

Quoting WINGS (Reply 7):
I would also add the A321

Hi Wings.. Smile

I see some of their A321 routes to be interesting...

Would some of these A321's be via GT or BA? Regardless..I think BA adding some extra A321's to the fleet would be nice... Smile


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Quoting WINGS (Reply 7):
In regards to the B748i it could very well be that BA is one of the stronger candidates to jump onboard the B748i program.

" He (BA Fleet Planning Director Robert Boyle) also revealed it "very much pushed Boeing to produce the 747-8."**

**-source:atwonline.com

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
25+/- A319/20s for the LGW fleet

Interesting..as that would mean all of their 737's would be eventually phased out....that being said, the A32x in BA colours look amazing... yes 


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Quoting NYC777 (Reply 11):
I know GE is not the most popular at BA but I think thye'll swallow that if they're given a good deal and that the aircraft (and engines) perform as advertized.

NYC777, that is incorrect.....BA have recently signed a $1.5 billion dollar 10-year engine maintenance contract with GE......that certainly puts some credibility with GE in BA's eyes...

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 14):
From the standpoint that most of the BA S/H stuff out of LGW is v leisure orientated you could see why if they did, but given that crew training may well be affected, and they would probably want the A319s at both LHR and LGW to be interchangable for more operational flexibility, i cant see it.

IIRC someone in BA management stated that though LGW is more leisure, there is enough business to keep the premium class (Club Europe)

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:52 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
NYC777, that is incorrect.....BA have recently signed a $1.5 billion dollar 10-year engine maintenance contract with GE......that certainly puts some credibility with GE in BA's eyes...

I stand corrected. Thank You.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:01 am

I wouldn't be surprised if BA ordered a/c very soon, and I think most people within BA expect an order for 777-300ERs. I think this would be an excellent choice for BA, providing capacity increase where reqd, and a substitute for the 747-400 with similar capacity, longer range, and an hourly fuel burn approx 3 tons less than the -400.

I am surprised that this was announced by a manager in Dubai however, as the line coming out of Waterside (BA HQ) is somewhat different!

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 13):
Willie Walsh is a big GE man, and GE do pretty much all their engine MX work - INCLUDING the RB211s and the Trents. GE are most definitely not unpopular at BA.

Very true, and as the -300ER is prob the best option for BA at the moment, the GE90-110B will be the only option anyway (or maybe the 115B). Personally, I think it a shame that a higher thrust Trent isn't an option, but that's all been debated before.
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 20):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 18):
Awful lots changed since then mate. Its not that BA are not on good terms with RR, its just that GE are working harder for BA's business at present.

Well then bring on the 777, 748I, and 787s!!!!

I agree with you on the first and last but I suspect you will be disappointed as regards the middle one. Big grin
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 14):
From the standpoint that most of the BA S/H stuff out of LGW is v leisure orientated you could see why if they did, but given that crew training may well be affected, and they would probably want the A319s at both LHR and LGW to be interchangable for more operational flexibility, i cant see it.

IIRC someone in BA management stated that though LGW is more leisure, there is enough business to keep the premium class (Club Europe)

So a good reason to keep the full galleys then no?
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:05 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
" He (BA Fleet Planning Director Robert Boyle) also revealed it "very much pushed Boeing to produce the 747-8."**

BA, along with SIA and Qantas were early pushers for the A3XX, so pushing and buying seem to be two different things at BA.

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Shenzhen (Reply 29):
BA, along with SIA and Qantas were early pushers for the A3XX, so pushing and buying seem to be two different things at BA.

And Qantas was on the partnership committee for the 777.  Wink

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:17 am

Quoting Shenzhen (Reply 29):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
" He (BA Fleet Planning Director Robert Boyle) also revealed it "very much pushed Boeing to produce the 747-8."**

BA, along with SIA and Qantas were early pushers for the A3XX, so pushing and buying seem to be two different things at BA

Thats key to the ethos of the way BA does business - Keep your options open as flexibility is a markey advantage.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:20 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 27):
I agree with you on the first and last but I suspect you will be disappointed as regards the middle one.

Well BA has been gearing it's fleet towards lower capacity lately I believe. Ordering the 77W would be further evidence of that.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:33 am

Quoting Atnight (Reply 21):
(along with LGW's BA mx currently doing all the maintenance for GT's airbuses)

But not for long. They have just lost the contract to Virgin!

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
..I think BA adding some extra A321's to the fleet would be nice...

There are some on order already. First delivery in Oct 07.
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting Columba (Reply 1):
Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
Can we expect BA to finally sign for those 10 B777-300ER?

That seems to be the most likely as well as the A319s for Gatwick.

I am not quite so sure. The original leases on the LGW 733s and 735s have expired but were extended - but for how long? And some of the aircraft have been very recently at the BA paint shop at LHR for a new paint job. For example I believe G-GFFF was there from 11 to 19 August.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
I think BA adding some extra A321's to the fleet would be nice...

BA already have three 321s (and four more 320s) on order but these are to replace the now very old 320s that BA received when they took over BCal. The first of these older aircraft, G-BUSD, is slated to be retired in 13 or 14 months time. However I understand that G-BUSH may be kept in service until the next US Presidential election however well he - sorry, it - performs.
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:42 am

Save for the AF A320-100s, I would think the BA -100 variants (they dont have the wingtip fences IIRC) have to be some of the eldest A320s around.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 33):
But not for long. They have just lost the contract to Virgin!

That's new... why did Virgin submitted a bid to do the maintanance for GT's A320s when Virgin doesn't have any A320s?? Also, why wouldn't GT stick to BA's maintance if they are affiliated to BA? Anyways... I still think BA won't order B737s anymore...
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:12 am

I agree the 773ER makes sense for BA and if they're considering doubling the order, that's good news for Boeing.

While I understand BA wanting to wait on the 748I, if they wait too long (as do others), they may find the plane no longer available.
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 35):
Save for the AF A320-100s, I would think the BA -100 variants (they dont have the wingtip fences IIRC) have to be some of the eldest A320s around.

G-BUSB (c/n 006) was delivered to BCal on 31 March 88 just 14 days before BCal was merged into BA. At that date the only 320 in service was F-GFKA (c/n 005) of Air France. Three still older aircraft, F-WWDA (c/n 002), F-WWDB (c/n 003) and F-WWDC (c/n 004) were then still part of the Airbus test programme although all three subsequently entered service with Air Inter (c/n 002 and oo3) and Air France (eventually all three).
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 28):

So a good reason to keep the full galleys then no?

I only stated what I had read....

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 33):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
..I think BA adding some extra A321's to the fleet would be nice...

There are some on order already. First delivery in Oct 07.



Quoting VV701 (Reply 34):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 24):
I think BA adding some extra A321's to the fleet would be nice...

BA already have three 321s (and four more 320s) on order but these are to replace the now very old 320s that BA received when they took over BCal. The first of these older aircraft, G-BUSD, is slated to be retired in 13 or 14 months time. However I understand that G-BUSH may be kept in service until the next US Presidential election however well he - sorry, it - performs.

thanks for the information guys.... Smile

Quoting N328KF (Reply 30):
Quoting Shenzhen (Reply 29):
BA, along with SIA and Qantas were early pushers for the A3XX, so pushing and buying seem to be two different things at BA.

And Qantas was on the partnership committee for the 777.  Wink

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:25 am

Quoting Atnight (Reply 21):
BA won't order the B737NG

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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:35 am

My vote is for:

20 777-300ER's (ordered by Dec. 2006)
20-25 A319's (ordered by Dec. 2006)

45 748i's (ordered later; not by this Dec.)
45 787-? (ordered later along with the 748i order)

Does anyone think that they will order the 748F? Do they have there own fleet of cargo planes, or ever plan on having them?
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 17):

I was basing my comments on BA's difficulties with the GE90s when they got their first 777s.

What were the specific problems?
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting Charlipr (Reply 41):
Do they have there own fleet of cargo planes, or ever plan on having them?

No.
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Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:58 am

Quoting American777 (Reply 40):
The 737NG's could have been a perfect replacement for BA classic 737's.

Only if they're wanting to buy a similar looking aircraft with the same cramped cabin! The perfect replacement would be the A319 or A320.  stirthepot 

As much as it is an extremely unfashionable thing to say and virtual heresy on a.net, I forsee an A380 order somewhere down the line for BA.
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Hb88 (Reply 44):
I forsee an A380 order somewhere down the line for BA.

*quietly stands up next to Hb88*
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting Hb88 (Reply 44):
As much as it is an extremely unfashionable thing to say and virtual heresy on a.net, I forsee an A380 order somewhere down the line for BA.

Not if they buy the 787. The 748I and 787 will take advantage of a lot of commonalities in order to drive down operating costs, namely similar cockpit and powerplants (GEnX).
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting BOE773 (Reply 42):
Quoting NYC777 (Reply 17):

I was basing my comments on BA's difficulties with the GE90s when they got their first 777s.

What were the specific problems

They were absolute dogs to begin with. Bear in mind these are the lowest rated GE90s around - they were hanging on the 777-200As that BA got - BA disposed of them in fairly short order as I recall. I think Varig have/had them now.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting Hb88 (Reply 44):
Only if they're wanting to buy a similar looking aircraft with the same cramped cabin! The perfect replacement would be the A319 or A320.

500 plus airframes ordered in 2006 isn't bad.

Quoting Hb88 (Reply 44):
As much as it is an extremely unfashionable thing to say and virtual heresy on a.net, I forsee an A380 order somewhere down the line for BA.

I hope they do, as the 747 sold to nearly 90 different customers. Airbus need to get this jet in as many different colors as possible, if they are to match the 747s success and meet their goal of 1500 frames.

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RE: BA To Order New Aircraft BY Year End.

Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:16 am

I think They will got fore about 15-20 777-300ER, 20 A380-800 and 40 787 aircraft

That would be great

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