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Boeing Statement On Philippine Airlines 777-300ER

Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:19 am

Boeing Statement on Philippine Airlines Selecting Boein 777-300ERs.
The boeing Company is very pleased that Philippine Airlines has selected the 777-300ER for addition to its fleet. Boeing is working with Philippine Airlines to complete final business arrangements that would result in an order for two Boeing777-300ER (Extended Range) commercial airplanes and the right to purchase two additional 777-300ERs in the future. The airline crrently operates five Boeing 747-400s and five Boeing 737-300/-400s.

PAL, THE Philippines' air transport flag carrier, has a 65-year history and has been operating in Asia longer than any other airline. It has a modern fleet of aircraft and a route network that spans 32 foreign cities and 20 domestic destinations.

The ful effiencient 777-300ER is the world's largest long-range twin-engine jetliner and is capable of carrying aproximately 368 passengers in Philippine Airlines' two-class configuration, flying up to 7,880 nautical miles (14,594 kilometers).

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RE: Boeing Statement On Philippine Airlines 777-300ER

Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:02 am

Big jump in size... good news boeing.
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RE: Boeing Statement On Philippine Airlines 777-300ER

Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:29 am

So far, so good. Now the long wait till delivery begins. Here's the link.....

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q4/061207c_nr.html

What now remains to be seen is the confirmation of the two(?) leased frames from GECAS, if those are to follow in 2010 - a year after the direct orders.
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RE: Boeing Statement On Philippine Airlines 777-300ER

Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:06 am

What a GIANT coup for Boeing!!! A good friend who was once on the Board of PAL said that the airline was headed to an all Airbus fleet only 2-4 years ago. I guess things have really changed.