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Rumor: AA to place a massive order for new planes at the Paris Air Show

Rumor: AA to place a massive order for new planes at the Paris Air Show

May 29th, 2007, 04:46 PM
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Rumor: AA to place a massive order for new planes at the Paris Air Show

I've heard about this before but it seems more real now as more and more sources are reporting this:

Boeing 787s - 100-125 firm, plus another 100 options
- Additional Boeing 777s - firm number unknown
- Boeing 737s - 100 firm, options unknown


http://flightblogger.blogspot.com/

As part of the deal, Boeing will award American Airlines the maintenance contract as part of the Goldcare program. The Boeing Goldcare program is intended to maintain aircraft value and minimize unexpected costs throughout the life-cycle of the 787. American Airlines just completed roughly $100 million worth of upgrades to its Tulsa maintenance facility.

If confirmed, this would be the largest single order for the Boeing 787 program.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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I sure hope this is true. AA has stayed out of bankruptcy, in part by not buying a lot of new equipment. Their fleet of 767's is long in the tooth, both trans continent and across the ocean.

787s and new 777s will allow them to expand their routes from hubs like JFK, DFW and ORD, and replace some older planes as well.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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A lot of people said DL will place a similar-sized order for the 787 the day it came out of bankruptcy, but they didn't. So, I'll wait until confirmation.
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May 29th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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There are other rumours that Qatar and Emirates will order 100 - 200 Airbus' therefore both Airbus and Boeing have pretty full order books for the next 5 - 6 years.

Therefore any airline ordering new aircraft now, will still have a pretty long wait until they get an available slot.

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May 29th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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But there are also rumors that AA actually have secured delivery slots for the 787s, so they don't have to wait until 201x to get them.
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May 29th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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BTW, AA definitely needs to order new aircrafts. Their 762s doing transcon are 20+ years old, and some of the 763s running European routes are close to 20.

Some of the MD-80s are over 20+; and even some of their 757s and most of the A300s are almost 19.

They fly the oldest fleet in the country other than Aloha, and really need to replace hundreds of their planes.
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May 29th, 2007, 11:30 PM
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BA closed at $30.67 on 5/30/03 and should go over $100/share soon.
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May 30th, 2007, 03:45 AM
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And will American be configuring these 787's 3x3x3 instead of 2x4x2 like Boeing had recommended?
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May 30th, 2007, 05:57 AM
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Will be glad to see the old MD80s go because some of them are really creaky-shabby. Will be sorry to see the MD80s go because we LOVE that 2-3 configuration.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Qatar Airways made a pledge for 80 A350 XWBs. This is reported in a Bloomberg article which states: Airbus has sealed only 13 firm purchase contracts compared with 567 for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, which will be available in 2008, five years ahead of the Airbus model.
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May 30th, 2007, 02:48 PM
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and besides:

The order replaces a 2005 agreement for 60 planes.,

so basically they upgraded by 20 more planes. It's not an 80 plane order. 60 of these have been on books for couple of years.

http://tinyurl.com/32xwo5
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May 30th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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The signed an MOU, a pledge, with terms to be agreed by the Paris Airshow next month. That would be when they'd have a real deal, wouldn't it? Which would put Geordie's rumor right on target - as long as Qatar doesn't back out.
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May 30th, 2007, 06:51 PM
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Production slots are fungible like NBA draft picks. My number two pick for your number 7 and 8 picks, plus a dreamliner to be named later.
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May 30th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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Meant to add, I'll be more inclined to believe this rumor when the after-hours people at the major markets start making AMR and BA move one way or 'tother.
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May 30th, 2007, 08:22 PM
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BA closed at $100.55 today.
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Jun 24th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Well the AA rumours didn't come to fruition at the Airbus Air Show.

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