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Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:22 pm



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PARIS (Thomson Financial) - Saudi Arabian Airlines has firmed up an order for 22 Airbus A320 jets, Airbus said.

The agreement allows the airline, also known as Saudia, to increase the order by eight further A320s, Airbus said.

The order was first announced last month at the Dubai air show.

http://www.abcmoney.co.uk/news/112007180724.htm

Now it is clear why SV has put its MD-90 fleet up for sale. Should mean that the leasing deal has been signed as well.
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:25 pm

Cograts to Airbus and Saudia, another confirmation in the confidence with Airbus..
 
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:25 pm

Flipping heck - does John Leahey want to go off on holiday early and is trying to get everything signed as quick as possible - the orders keep coming.
 
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:28 pm



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 2):
Flipping heck - does John Leahey want to go off on holiday early and is trying to get everything signed as quick as possible - the orders keep coming.

Thats 70 firm orders in December so far, I wonder what the rest of the week has in store!
 
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:32 pm

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 2):
does John Leahey want to go off on holiday early and is trying to get everything signed as quick as possible - the orders keep coming?

I hope he won't go skiing though, as I think Mr Leahy will have a stiff hand from signing all firm contracts before the end of this month.  

On a side note:
anybody know where the SV MD-90s are heading to?
I've learned they have a unique cockpit, so I take it they are very difficult to sell off.
Will they go straight to the desert? (Ironic, as they have been there for their entire life technically speaking   )

[Edited 2007-12-11 05:36:33]
 
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:56 pm



Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
Should mean that the leasing deal has been signed as well.

For those who don't recall SV also stated that they would lease an additional 20 x A320s. 10 from GECAS, which will come from pre-existing orders and 10 from Gulf One (a subsidiary of a Saudi Invesment Bank). The 10 from Gulf One will be a new order for the A320.

Quoting Slz396 (Reply 4):
anybody know where the SV MD-90s are heading to?

I do not have a link so I shall offer my opinion. SV is marketing them in conjunction with Airbus and may end up taking some of those frames as part of the deal. Again, just my opinion.

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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:27 pm

Congrats to Saudi and Airbus. Could this be a sign that Saudi are ready to get some A350s over 787s?

To me the A350s seem to fit better for replacing Saudi's 767, 777 and 747 fleet, allowing for growth except with the 747s!

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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:31 pm

The official announcement of the order is now on Airbus' website:

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...11_a320_saudi_arabia_airlines.html

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 5):
SV also stated that they would lease an additional 20 x A320s. 10 from GECAS, which will come from pre-existing orders and 10 from Gulf One (a subsidiary of a Saudi Investment Bank). The 10 from Gulf One will be a new order for the A320.

I take it the Gulf One order for 10 more A320s for lease to SV is going to be firmed up in the coming days too then?

Seems like December will be the month for Airbus to firm up a great number of deals which have been announced over the past months: 1,500 firm orders for this year seem to be within reach for Airbus!!!!
 
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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:41 pm



Quoting AA1818 (Reply 6):
To me the A350s seem to fit better for replacing Saudi's 767, 777 and 747 fleet, allowing for growth except with the 747s!

- Nice except Saudi don't fly 767's.

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RE: Saudia Firms Airbus Order

Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:54 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
- Nice except Saudi don't fly 767's.

An even better fit for the A350 replacing 777s!!! hehe...I just always assumed that Saudi operated 762ERs, but I guess those were 772ERs!! oh well!! Thanks for the correction!

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