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ANA,FedEx,ILFC, And Korean Order Boeing Aircraft

Tue Jun 15, 1999 11:02 pm

LE BOURGET, France, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company confirmed today All Nippon Airways' (ANA) decision to add the Boeing 777-200ER (extended range) to ANA's existing 777 fleet. This decision makes ANA the world's only airline to have ordered all three of the Boeing 777 models -- the 777-200, -300 and -200ER.

SEATTLE (AP) - The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - news) announced plans Tuesday to convert 19 MD-11 passenger planes into freighters for FedEx, the world's largest express transportation company.
Under the agreement, Boeing Airplane Services will provide new parts and engineering to convert the planes, Boeing said in a statement. It added that FedEx has options for additional conversions but did not give details.

LE BOURGET, France, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean Air (KAL) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA - news) today announced an order for two 747-400 Freighters at a press briefing at the Paris Air Show. With this order, Korean Air further strengthens its position as a leading cargo operator in Asia.

LE BOURGET, France, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) today made history by announcing plans to place the largest single order ever for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 jetliner. As a customer of every Boeing airplane in service, ILFC plans to make a record order for as many as 100 Next-Generation 737s, which would bring to 599 the number of Boeing airplanes ordered by ILFC during the last 26 years.


Lockheed Should Get On Board

Wed Jun 16, 1999 1:55 am

Boeing should get Lockheed-Martin to buy into its Commercial Aircraft group(CAG). Bring in LM would allow them to spread the cost of R&D, construction and pretty much all other aspects of of A/C production. Now I am not talking about a merger because the pentagon would certainly move to block it.

Lockheed is was talking about taking an equity stake in the A3XX program. That would have consederable risk, the likleyhood is that the A3XX will cost considerably more than the $10-$12.Billion that Airbus has stated. There is also the fact that many carriers are moving toward the U.S. style of smaller planes, greater frequency. Boeing CAG is quite profitable in the face of stiff competition with Airbus. I think it would be a very good fit.

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RE: Airbus Order?

Wed Jun 16, 1999 1:57 am

I'm still waiting for news of that 57 jet order for Airbus that we all talked about last week. You don't think Boeing snuck in somewhere to snatch it away do you? I would've expected the announcement to come at the show's kick-off to steal any Boeing thunder. Interesting...

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