DCA350 wrote:Opus99 wrote:DCA350 wrote:Imo they have overordered. 60 777Xs was always way too many.. At most they need half that. I expect some to be cancelled and/or converted to 787s.
Depends on how you look at it. They have 48 77Ws and 10 77Ls they’ve ordered 50 779s and 10 778s. So if it’s a replacement program then they haven’t. If it’s an expansion program then they have. We know it’s a replacement program because as I think established in another thread QR keeps planes for about 10-15 years and then retirés them
In a vacuum yes but your not accounting for the nearly 40 A350Ks they have on order which are essentially the same size at the 777Ws. So many of the 777Xs were marked for expansion.
That’s a good point with regards to the A35Ks. So yeah you could look at them that way. I also strongly believe a lot of Qatar’s orders with Boeing don’t necessarily relate to their operational needs. Some are also to fulfil trade agreements between the US & Qatar and things like that