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Thai Evaluating 787/A350 As A300 Replacement

Wed May 30, 2007 10:08 pm

Not surprisingly, Thai are currently evaluating the 787 & A350XWB.

First to be replaced will be their fleet of twenty A300-600R's, followed by their 777's, 737's and older A330's. The airline has ordered A380s to replace at least part of their 747 fleet.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...or-thai-a300-replacement-deal.html

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Thai Airways International is drawing up a new business plan that should include proposals for the replacement of dozens of older aircraft in its fleet.

At a recent board meeting directors tasked management with drawing up a 10-year corporate plan covering the 2008-2017 period. The plan will be presented to the board in August.

This should be an interesting order in my opinion, considering the range of aircraft to be replaced.
 
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RE: Thai Evaluating 787/A350 As A300 Replacement

Wed May 30, 2007 10:32 pm

Thanks for sharing.
IMO this order will go to Boeing, the 787 is just the better A300 Replacement.
Though i will miss the lovely Thai A300.  Sad
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RE: Thai Evaluating 787/A350 As A300 Replacement

Thu May 31, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 1):
IMO this order will go to Boeing, the 787 is just the better A300 Replacement.

Since TG is a mostly two-class operation, the A350 would allow some expansion and would provide eventual replacement options for their A345/A346/773A fleet where the 787 will currently not - and won't in the future in the case of the A346 or 773A unless a 787-11 model is produced.

Could be a mixed-fleet of 787-8s and 787-9s with A350-900s and A350-1000s...