One final note to the update:
I forgot to list a Boeing 'Identified' order - 2 787-8's ordered on December 5, 2008 were identified as BBJ
orders. Normally, this would not be worthy of any special note. However, as this 'customer' also
ordered 13 787-9's on the same day, it confirms some information previously posted on the forum:
- One of our members (and my deepest apologies, as I have forgotten who it was. And you all know how terrible the so-called 'Search' function is on A.net) posted last year that this UFO order was placed by the Saudi Ministry of Finance. The -8's were to be used as VIP birds, while the -9's were to be leased to SV
So why does this confirm that information? Quite simply - because the identification of the UFO -8 order coincides with the delivery of the first -8 BBJ
to the Saudi Ministry of Finance. Which, in theory, would confirm that the 13 -9's are intended for SV
. However, one final word of caution: apparently, an official agreement for SV
to lease these frames from the Ministry has not been agreed to, yet. Therefore, while unlikely, it remains possible that they will end up someplace else.
All gave some. Some gave all.