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Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:57 pm

Russian charter specialist VIM-Avia is planning a comprehensive fleet renewal by replacing all of its Boeing 757s with Boeing 737-900ERs.

The privately-owned company says it has signed a preliminary agreement with Boeing for the supply of 15 extended range 737s.

"A firm order should be signed within a few months. We're currently negotiating the terms of supply and aircraft specifications," first deputy general manager Sergey Kazakevich told local reporters, adding that VIM-Avia has already made an advance payment under the Boeing agreement.


http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-vim-avia-plans-737-900-order.html

Its good to see the 737-900ER doing so well since its launch. It is quickly starting to become a hit success. One interesting thing to note is the lack of earlier delivery slots. It would also seem that Boeing will not be willing to introduce NG 737 before 2013 at the earliest.

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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:00 pm

Is this the unknown 737-900ER customer, or was that one already identified?

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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:22 pm

Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Is this the unknown 737-900ER customer, or was that one already identified?

Do you mean the recent order for 62 739ERs? That hasn't been identified, but it is one customer, so probably not VIM. The article also says "A firm order should be signed within a few months".
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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:58 pm

Quoting KL911 (Reply 1):
Is this the unknown 737-900ER customer, or was that one already identified?

KL911

It is definitely not VIM-Avia, as that was a massive 62 unit order from one customer and VIM-Avia only talks about 15 (if we can say "only" at 15 units  Smile ). Besides, it is stated in the article that the order will be finalized in "within a few months"

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
Its good to see the 737-900ER doing so well since its launch. It is quickly starting to become a hit success. One interesting thing to note is the lack of earlier delivery slots. It would also seem that Boeing will not be willing to introduce NG 737 before 2013 at the earliest.

I agree WINGS, I always thought the -900 was a "miss step" if I can call it that way, and they should have gone with the -900ER much earlier, maybe a much closer EIS to the suspending of the 757 line. The original -900 was no competitor for the A321, and ages from becoming a true 757 replacement ( however I don't think any currently manufactured plane or it's variant could be a true replacement for that bird
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Anyhow the -900ER is finally justifying it's existence in the 737 family!
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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:39 am

It is interesting to see the how far the Boeing Russian connection is going This is the 4th airline placing large orders in the last months (Volga-Dnepr, S7, SU, Vim-Avia)), aside some other from the ex-Soviet Union.

By the way, this statement in the article:

Quote:
He notes operational efficiency of the 737-900 is around twice that of the 757, hence the decision to switch to the new Boeing type

must be a translation mistake.

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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:04 am

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 4):
It is interesting to see the how far the Boeing Russian connection is going This is the 4th airline placing large orders in the last months (Volga-Dnepr, S7, SU, Vim-Avia)), aside some other from the ex-Soviet Union.

And in shameless self-reference, score another one for "Boeing Russian Connection"--all these things can be related, too! Boeing To Expand Sukhoi SuperJet Role (by ChicagoFlyer Jun 11 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:39 am

Interesting order, epsecially as the 752's are a pretty recent addition to the fleet, and despite their age, they are much more efficient than any current Soviet types.

Perhaps the 739ER will sell after all, we know the regular 739 was heading the same route as the 753 and 764.......
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RE: Russia's VIM-Avia Plans 737-900 Order.

Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:47 pm

Will this order be announced in Paris?
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