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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:35 pm

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:45 pm

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 50):
They keep Airbus happy by ordering airbuses for IC and keep Boeing happy by ordering 777s for AI.

Which is actually a smart move because the A320 Family of planes are perfect for the type of high-frequency operations IC flies inside India itself. Speaking of which, has IC bought the A321, which would be perfect for routes like New Delhi-Bangalore?
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:50 pm

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 52):
Speaking of which, has IC bought the A321, which would be perfect for routes like New Delhi-Bangalore?

yes, 21 - too bad AIX (Air-India Express) went for 738, as the communality seems not to exist
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:54 pm

Great that dirt bag civil aviation minister Praful Patel finally won. He couldnt stick Boeing down IACs throat because their MD and Board told him to get lost but he managed to steam roll AIs MD thulsidas whose own committe headed by their Director of operations Capt Hathi recomended the Airbus A 340s as AIs choice for mclr. This is NOT Air Indias choice but New Delhis choice lets be very clear about that. I guess Capt Hathi will have to get rid of that HUGE Airbus A340-300 plane model he has parked in the middle of his office and replace it with one which is more politically correct. He is going to be PISSED.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:59 pm

Capt Hathi recomended the Airbus A 340s as AIs choice for mclr. This is NOT Air Indias choice but New Delhis choice lets be very clear about that.

Maybe someone finally told the elephant man that Airbus A340-300s can't fly nonstop from India to the US.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 53):
yes, 21 - too bad AIX (Air-India Express) went for 738, as the communality seems not to exist

Commonality with who?

Quoting Rocketman742 (Reply 54):
This is NOT Air Indias choice but New Delhis choice lets be very clear about that. I guess Capt Hathi will have to get rid of that HUGE Airbus A340-300 plane model he has parked in the middle of his office and replace it with one which is more politically correct.

Why would AI buy an aircraft that essentially has no marketable life left in it? There's a reason why Airbus brought out the A359 proposal. And what were the reasons to favor the A343, besides the fact that HAL received some offset work for it, which would suggest that considerations not necessarily inline with the interests of AI could have played a role the selection of the A340.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:48 am

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 56):
Why would AI buy an aircraft that essentially has no marketable life left in it?

just a slight correction, the proposal for A343 was over. This time around A345/6 were in contention. A345 for instance does fly direct to North America.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:52 am

Very good news for Boeing - it's becoming clear that they are finally learning how to compete again.

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:36 am

Why didn´t Air India wait until the decission about the 747 Advanced? I thus don´t see AIs order as a great success for Boeing, strategically.
And more twinjets, more 777s, make the skies more boring.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:38 am

This is clearly, Boeings comeback year.

I hope things continue to run smooth.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:45 am

Quoting Rocketman742 (Reply 53):
He couldnt stick Boeing down IACs throat because their MD and Board told him to get lost but he managed to steam roll AIs MD thulsidas whose own committe headed by their Director of operations Capt Hathi recomended the Airbus A 340s as AIs choice for mclr. This is NOT Air Indias choice but New Delhis choice lets be very clear about that. I guess Capt Hathi will have to get rid of that HUGE Airbus A340-300 plane model he has parked in the middle of his office and replace it with one which is more politically correct. He is going to be PISSED.

Rocketman, are you sure that Capt Hathi and his committee recommended the A340?

B747-437B (Sean Mendis) said the opposite here: RE: Air India Selects 10 A340-300 And 18 B737-800 (by B747-437B Nov 8 2003 in Civil Aviation)

Quote:
The Hathi committee's technical reccomendation was for 777s and 738s but the French offered some major outsourcing of A380 components to HAL as well as military technology if the A340 was selected.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:47 am

Quoting NA (Reply 58):
Why didn´t Air India wait until the decission about the 747 Advanced?

Wait again?? this is AI! And we should not forget that final clearance has yet tb obtained.. probably when this happens, the 3nd generation of 747 Adv will already be released Big grin

Quoting NA (Reply 58):
And more twinjets, more 777s, make the skies more boring.

Can someone clarify whether the band-new rustbuckets can fly over the Himalaya?
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:58 am

Good for AI and Boeing.
I did expect the A330 to be selected as there is urgent need for a jet of this size in AIs markets and also it will be another 3-4 years before the 787 flies let alone be delivered to AI.
Atleast on paper it seems a good selection, the only thing left now is to select the massive A380
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:06 am

Quoting NA (Reply 58):
Why didn´t Air India wait until the decission about the 747 Advanced?

Simple, the 747-400's currently in the fleet have a fair amount of life still left in them. Additionally, AI's route structure is changing with the emphasis for international routing moving into the secondary markets (HYD, BLR for example) from the primary hubs of BOM, DEL, MAA and CCU. In addition, significant economic benefit can be realized from the usage of aircraft like the 773ER, 772LR and the 787.

Quoting NA (Reply 58):
I thus don´t see AIs order as a great success for Boeing, strategically.

I don't understand this statement. To me, regardless of the OEM, *ANY* order is strategically important. This a period of growth in the very cyclical commercial aviation business where any and all orders should be treated as very important. In this day and age, where the level of competition is as high as it is all orders are strategically important.

In addition, with the Indo-US bilateral open-skies agreement signed, this is an area that has immense growth potential and any manufacturer that is able to get it's foot in the door can expect follow-on orders in the future.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:46 am

Despite being a fan of Airbus (obviously) and as much as I would have loved to see the 330 in AI colours the decision to finally proceed with the 777 and 787 variants seems to be the best suited for the non-stop ambitions of AI re: India to US-Canada.
Can't wait to see the "rustbuckets" at YYZ in just over a month. They might soon be joined by a bunch of 777s from ACBig grin

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:53 am

Quoting NA (Reply 58):
And more twinjets, more 777s, make the skies more boring.

Well, if it's quads you want then look to other airlines not ordering twinjets. As for AI, this is fantastic news. I can see some good competition to come between them and CO on the DEL routes with the exception of CO flying out of EWR and AI out of JFK.


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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:58 am

Can someone clarify whether the band-new rustbuckets can fly over the Himalaya?

Good Question. The 777's don't have to worry about the Himalaya's
with regards to NA-BOM flights, however, the NA-DEL flights go directly
Himalaya's and some very high peaks(I believe K2 is in the vacinity). If AI
does buy the 777 will they have to fitted with additional Oxygen tanks
for the Himalaya crossings?
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:07 am

Quoting LH477 (Reply 66):
If AI
does buy the 777 will they have to fitted with additional Oxygen tanks
for the Himalaya crossings?

It's nothing to do with oxygen. The issue is whether a twin can maintain a safe altitude over the Himalayas with one engine out.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 64):
They might soon be joined by a bunch of 777s from AC. Big grin

hey Kaz!! hasn't AC already placed order for more A346? Where will B777 into all this.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:56 pm

hi all,
If one is to believe The Economic Times, then GOI is working on frantic pace to get the deals through..

"More than a decade after signing its last deal, Indian flagship carriers Indian Airlines (IA) and Air-India (A-I) are likely to place orders with manufacturers for the purchase of some 93 planes between May and September this year, with a collective list price of nearly $8bn.

While the IA proposal has been pending for some weeks now after successful completion of the price negotiations, the AI plan is likely to be approved by its board later this month.

There have been unconfirmed reports that the AI has recommended purchase of 50 aircraft from the Seattle-based Boeing family — perhaps to maintain the aero-political balance between Europe (Airbus) and USA — with a list tag of nearly $6bn.

The report has to be taken up by the airline board for its approval before it is sent to the civil aviation ministry and the public investment board/cabinet committee on economic affairs necessary government approvals."

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1075053.cms

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:14 pm

The first of AI’s small planes, in this case B737-200 LR, are expected to come on board in a year, while the bigger wide-bodied aircraft may take 16-18 months before they start coming.

Oh, they are ordering 737-200 LR? Are these ex-Alliance air, built in the 70s? Big grin

Stupid journalist, just copied the yesterdays article from the TOI in parts
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:44 pm

I think the AI livery would look great on a 787. The shape of the cheat stripes at the front would match well with the shape of the nose/cockpit windows - AI may want to elongate the joining of the lines to match better with it. The tail markings look good with the steeper tail - and would look even better if Boeing had kept the sharkfin tail. That would have been fantastic.

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:48 pm

What would be the probable market the 787 would fly to for AI, or will they replace them with the A310 on a one to one basis
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:19 pm

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 73):
What would be the probable market the 787 would fly to for AI, or will they replace them with the A310 on a one to one basis

B787 is ultra-long range medium capacity. They are suited for routes like BLR/HYD-IAH/IAD.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:48 pm

Quoting Aseem (Reply 74):
They are suited for routes like BLR/HYD-IAH/IAD.
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In that case which aircrafts will they use for their middle east and S.E Asian and future chinese markets, i am pretty sure by the next 5 years they will start retiring the sturdy A310s of their fleet
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:00 am

Could the 787 serve PK as well? I could see point-to-point travel from various cities in the United states to the three largest cities in Pakistan...KHI/LHE/ISB....especially from the East Coast and West Coast to those cities in Pakistan.....

would love to see the 787 in PK colours too..  Big grin
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:41 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 40):
It's a quite bold statement coming from an American, whose government imposes idiotic, Orwellian immigration policies on absolutely EVERYONE including those in transit only, with 0 interest to enter the Jesusland.

Please the US did what it did after 9/11 for security reasons and imposed the rules on almost everyone (rich or poor, white, brown, black). Europeans were just shocked that the rules applied to them (it will always amaze me how people don't really care what others go through when it doesn't affect them). Europe on the other hand imposed those transit rules because of abuses on amnesty laws, not security. It is the amnesty laws that should have been toughened not the transit visa rules (but then Europe cannot pretend to be liberal). You want idiotic, how about those officials that check your passport as you exit the airbridge in Frankfurt...I am American citizen of half Indian and half german dissent with 0 interest in seeking asylum in Europe, yet I am stopped and questioned just exiting a plane as my other American friends barely get a glance. I'll take America's immigration policies to Europe any day.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:16 am

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 75):
i am pretty sure by the next 5 years they will start retiring the sturdy A310s of their fleet

good question!! I presume AI Express shall fill the gap with it's B738s. They have reasonably good range for Middle east and South east. Not sure what's in mind of AI bosses.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:24 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 78):
I presume AI Express shall fill the gap with it's B738s.

In the short term. I fully expect AI to purchase a mix of 787-3's and 787-8's and these routes could be operated by the 783's.  twocents 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:46 am

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 70):

Stupid journalist, just copied the yesterdays article from the TOI in parts

Well, the fine folks at the Seattle PI (where they do know a bit about Boeing) have a "737-200 long-haul" in a story which they picked up from AP. I wonder if that made it into their print edition ?  

Edit: One more quote...

"Our aircraft - Boeing 777-200 ER (long range), B 777-300 ER (extended range) and 787-8 Dreamliners are perfectly suited for Air India's plans and have competitive advantages over our competitors (Airbus Industrie)," Mr Dinesh A Keskar, senior Vice-President (Sales) of Boeing, said.

The 777-200ER appears in multiple news reports on the Boeing press conference in India so it comes from a common source. I am quite sure Mr. Keskar himself knows his ERs from his LRs.   Big grin

[Edited 2005-04-13 00:03:37]
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:17 pm

Well..Im not sure if its in the bag yet...a lot can happen before the sale is finalised....lets still not count Airbus out yet!

"BOEING OFFERS COMPETITIVE PRICING TO AIR INDIA

Wednesday April 13, 2005, 10:44 am

NEW DELHI, April 13 Asia Pulse - In its bid to grab Air India orders, US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said Tuesday it had offered a "comprehensive competitive pricing" to the public sector carrier, whose decision to purchase 50 aircraft of different makes was yet to get the government nod.

"Our aircraft -- Boeing 777-200 ER (long range), 777-300 ER (extended range) and 787-8 Dreamliners are perfectly suited for Air India's plans and have competitive advantages over our competitors (Airbus Industrie)," Dinesh A Keskar, senior Vice President (Sales) of Boeing, told reporters here"

http://au.biz.yahoo.com/050413/17/42fa.html
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:51 pm

Congrats Boeing!

Excellent news for Boeing and Air India. Getting the best birds available.  Smile
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:53 pm

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 81):

"Our aircraft -- Boeing 777-200 ER (long range)..."

Wait, so are AI looking at the 777-200ER or LR?
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:54 pm

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 83):
Wait, so are AI looking at the 777-200ER or LR?

According to the lousy TOI article at the 737-200 ER Big grin
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:13 pm

Quoting LH477 (Reply 66):
Good Question. The 777's don't have to worry about the Himalaya's
with regards to NA-BOM flights, however, the NA-DEL flights go directly
Himalaya's and some very high peaks(I believe K2 is in the vacinity). If AI
does buy the 777 will they have to fitted with additional Oxygen tanks
for the Himalaya crossings?

The most common routing from Russia/CIS to India is over the Hindu-Kush and not over the Karakoram (roughly Delhi - Rawalpindi - Kabul - Termez - Tashkent - Aralsk). Furthermore, even if a new route is established over the Karakoram it will be over the extreme Western end of it which is considerably to the West of K2/Broad Peak/Gasherbrum set of high peaks. So I doubt that ability to maintain altitude will be an issue.

And yes, additional oxygen is an issue only across the Tibetan plateau since there is nowhere there to get down to 7000' without going underground. The average altitude of the plateau is 1100'+. The route from NA - DEL does not go over Tibet, so no need for additional oxygen capability.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:44 pm

flew AC 055 from DEL-YYZ. The route it took was DEL-ISB-KBL, then straight up via Kazakhistan/CIS..northern most tip of Scandinavia..slicing through Greenland..entering Canada from Labrador/Northern Quebec.
So Himalayas and Karakoram were avoided. If four-engined A345 had to do that, then it is a must for B777.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:30 pm

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 83):

Wait, so are AI looking at the 777-200ER or LR?

I think it was a misprint (or misquote), and they are looking for the 777-200LR....but I still don't see this as a sale "in the bag" yet.....
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:10 pm

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1077402.cms

latest update on this order...click above link.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:53 pm

2-3 weeks from a decision is not a firm order. This is far from over as I am sure both sides will continue to try to win with revised offers....
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:29 pm

And the winner is!....










Airbus!!!!!!!!!!!






NO no NO Boeing!!!!!!!!!!!! yaaaay!





Holy goodness no it's airbus again!!!!!!!!




Back to Boeing's field!


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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:37 pm

Given the airline being discussed, I think it would be premature to conclude anything until Boeing (or possibly Airbus) has a signed contract and massive deposit in hand.


Quoting Shawnnyc (Reply 77):
It is the amnesty laws that should have been toughened not the transit visa rules (but then Europe cannot pretend to be liberal).

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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:32 am

reading the news, its seems this is FAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR from being over..this could go Airbus' way too......an order for Airbus (along with an AC win) could be huge for Airbus......

I hope it goes to Boeing though....... Big grin
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:52 am

UPDATE: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050415/biz.htm#6

Air-India and the Indian Airlines have plans to order 93 aircraft over the next few months at a collective price of around $ 48 billion.
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:01 am

Quoting Sunnyb (Reply 93):
Air-India and the Indian Airlines have plans to order 93 aircraft over the next few months at a collective price of around $ 48 billion.

There has to be a typo, because that would mean that each plane would cost an average $500 million. Perhaps they mean $4.8 billion in total.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:50 pm

Quoting Sunnyb (Reply 93):
Air-India and the Indian Airlines have plans to order 93 aircraft over the next few months at a collective price of around $ 48 billion.



Quoting Cruiser (Reply 94):
There has to be a typo, because that would mean that each plane would cost an average $500 million. Perhaps they mean $4.8 billion in total.

4.8 makes mroe sense (if options are not considered); elsewise, it would b more
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:02 pm

When are the AI & IC Aircrafts scheduled to Arrive.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:35 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 96):
When are the AI & IC Aircrafts scheduled to Arrive.

I think during the end of 2006...
 
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:27 pm

Quoting Sunnyb (Reply 97):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 96):
When are the AI & IC Aircrafts scheduled to Arrive.

I think during the end of 2006...

Great.Just in time.With BD getting their B757-200s around May 2006.Gets me better options,apart from the B737NGs & A320s.

With so many Aircraft being added,the question is wheres the space,at least at Mumbai.
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RE: AI Prefers Boeing For $6B Purchase Plan

Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:07 am

hi all,
the latest report from The Economic Times says that AI is purchasing 68 aircrafts..we have been hearing about 50 previously, isn't it!!
The Economic Times
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Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos