|Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 10):|
Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 9):
doesn't quite fit the logics with the 777-200LR, IMO.
I suppose, but the orders of the 772LR were placed before all the delays of the A380. I think PK realized they were fortunate to receive their aircrafts on time, but it also offered as a warning for many airlines (like PK).
's 777's don't have the auxiliary tanks either, thus PK
didn't need to know if the plane was capable of flying to its extreme limits....
Also, the B777-200LR is a derivative of a model in service for 10 years, and it wasn't a majour derivative either..so much was already known about the plane prior to ordering/flight testing/EIS, etc...
|Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):|
Could PIA go for Airbus a/c given the fact that the US haven't been too welcoming with the nonstop flights from Pakistan? PIA could react by ordering Airbus a/c instead of Boeing?
The FAA is working quite a bit with Pakistan's CAA to try to get the nonstop situation cleared..but to be honest, its up to the Pakistani government to include proper regulations...all the other countries in the world do it, so should Pakistan..
It seems for Canada, the stricter regulations aren't needed...
That being said, PK
just got their 1st B773ER last month
, and will be getting a B772ER from ILFC next month as well as another B773ER from Boeing next month (I think its next month for the -300ER).