Re: Singapore ordered 34+43 B777s with Trent engines

From:         "Niels M. Sampath" <niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk>
Organization: i b4 e xcept after c
Date:         16 Nov 95 03:48:42 
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In article <airliners.1995.1801@ohare.Chicago.COM>
           chuanga@iia2.org "Andrew Chuang" writes:

> Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced today (Nov 14th) its order of 77
> B777-200Bs (way to many sevens, :-), of which 34 are firm orders and
> 43 are options.  If all the options are converted, the order will

Getting on a number tangent here...
Considering how the number `8' is supposed to be very auspicous in
Chinese culture, Boeing should call their next airliner the `888'!

Hmmm... and Airbus is launching the 340-`8'000?

-Niels
(remembering that when Air Canada started service to Singapore
{in `88?} the flight number was `888').