ConcordeBoy
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4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:10 pm

On January 3, 2007 Boeing is reporting 4 firm 772LR (pax, not freighter) orders under "unidentified".

DL was the first to jump to mind... but 1) their intent to order that aircraft is no secret and 2) their initial order would be a conversion for two, not four, unless something's changed.

Granted, if it's not DL, anyone have the scoop on who it is?
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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:21 pm

Rumours of a SYD based 772LR start-up have been on this forum for a few days now. That would be one possibility, as would some of the Chinese carriers. Other than that, I'd be looking to the ME.
 
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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:34 pm

Quoting 2wingtips (Reply 1):
Other than that, I'd be looking to the ME

perhaps, though when have that crowd been shy about I.D.ing/announcing billion-dollar orders?  Wink
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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:31 pm

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 2):
perhaps, though when have that crowd been shy about I.D.ing/announcing billion-dollar orders?

Did you already forget the Qatar 777 order chaos, when Al-Bakr started crying like a b!tch when Boeing confirmed a UFO order as QR too soon for his taste  Wink ?
 
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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 3):
Did you already forget the Qatar 777 order chaos, when Al-Bakr started crying like a b!tch when Boeing confirmed a UFO order as QR too soon for his taste

I would've called that the 2nd worst-kept secret in aviation orders, after DL's.



Also, on the Orders Forum, they're talking about Royal Brunei.... anyone know some'n about this?!
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The777Man
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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:35 am

Perhaps they are for Virgin Blue ? I know the recent reports said that they would order -300/ER but perhaps they will get -200/LR as well and beat QF flying nonstop to London ?

Other possibilities would be QR and VN.

Saw the info on BI; that would be very interesting.

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RE: 4 Unidentified 772LRs Ordered Last Month, Who?

Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:40 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Perhaps they are for Virgin Blue ? I know the recent reports said that they would order -300/ER but perhaps they will get -200/LR as well and beat QF flying nonstop to London ?

The 772LRs are not for DJ

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