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News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:30 pm

Does anybody have any new insight about the LH 787/350 decision?
Afaik this was going to be announced by year end. Since LH normally announces after supervisory board approval, does anybody know if/when the last meetings for this year are scheduled?
Also any rumours out what LH is leaning towards?? Before the XWB it was said that the 787 was the front-runner, but afterwards Buchholz stated that the 788 and 783 are out, which leaves only the 789 and an undefined 7810 from B.
Will the Swiss 343s also be replaced?
I would guess initial order for 40 a/c to replace 28 A343s at LH and 12 A343s at LX.
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:28 pm



Quoting LH506 (Thread starter):
Does anybody have any new insight about the LH 787/350 decision?

I highly doubt you will ever see a 787 in DLH or AFA's liviries. No insight here but I think it is obvious which side of the fence both of these carriers will side on.
 
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:53 am

they could be one of the customers interested in the 787-10 to replace the aa343s and give some growing room and A350s maybe but they have the 748 to replace the 744s so they could use A350-1000 to replace A340-600
 
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:53 am

So many factors here point to an Airbus/RR combination. It beggars belief that the A350 won't fly in LH colours. But that isn't to say that the 787 might not also find a home there.

As for LX, the A350 is an obvious next move but, with a still young fleet of A343s and brand new A333s on order, I don't see any urgency in placing an order.
 
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:05 am



Quoting PM (Reply 3):
So many factors here point to an Airbus/RR combination. It beggars belief that the A350 won't fly in LH colours. But that isn't to say that the 787 might not also find a home there.

The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality (assuming they choose the GenX) and would probably get a good deal.
 
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:19 am



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 4):
The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality (assuming they choose the GenX) and would probably get a good deal.

This I could see being one of Boeing's main selling point. Plus, with the 748, would LH need an aircraft the size of the A350-1000 or 777-300ER, or would the seating gap between the 748 and the 787-10/A-350-900 be acceptable?
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:10 am



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 4):
The 787 combined with the 748 would give engine commanality

I don't believe that's a major factor for LH. They could have had CF6s on their A333s but didn't. Anyway, they have a joint op. with RR. That points to an RR order on any 787s just as much as their order for 748s points to GE.
 
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RE: News On The Pending LH 787/350 Decision?

Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:39 pm



Quoting Philly65 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt you will ever see a 787 in DLH or AFA's liviries.

AF has one of the largest 777 fleet and the A350 comes with RR engines only so the A350 for AF is not a given.
LH has the 747-8I on order and is one of the airlines that has pushed Boeing to develop the 787-10, they have not placed an order for the A350 yet although many other airlines did but they placed follow-on orders for A32xs, A330s and A340-600s so why no A350s if they would order it anyway ??? The 787 still has high chances to be selected by LH.

Quoting Philly65 (Reply 1):
No insight here but I think it is obvious which side of the fence both of these carriers will side on.

LH always was a loyal Boeing customer and has a large 737/747 fleet, they are the launch customer for the 747-8I so why should anything be obvious ??

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 2):
they could be one of the customers interested in the 787-10

They "could not" they are one of the airlines interested in the 787-10 and have stated so many times  Wink
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