Boeing launches 757-300 launched at Farnborough

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
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Date:         03 Sep 96 01:16:50 
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Boeing kicked off Farnborough with an announcement of 68 orders valued
at $6.3 billion, including the launch order for the 757-300.  Notably,
the 747-500X/600X were *not* launched at the show, and Boeing says it
will not happen later in the show.  (Airbus is planning their round of
announcements for Tuesday.)

The 757-300 was launched with a single $875 million order for 12 plus
12 options by Condor Flugdienst, a German charter operator owned by
Lufthansa.  First deliveries are scheduled for 1999.  They'll be
configured with seating for 252 passengers, a 20% increase over the
210 single-class seats in Condor's current 757-200s.  No word on
engine choice but with the exception of one leased oddball, Condor's
757-200s have PW2040s (the only PW-equipped passenger 757s I've seen
with them instead of PW2037s), so PW seems likely.

Here's a summary of the 68 orders Boeing announced:

    Air Berlin		737-400 (1)
    Airtours		767-300(ER) (1)
    Ansett Worldwide	737-700 (10)
			737-300 (6)
			767-300(ER) (9)
    British Airways	747-400 (4) (plus 10 existing deliveries moved up)
			757-200 (3)
			777-200 (3)
    ILFC		737-xxx (5)
			757-200 (5)
			767-300(ER) (5)
    LOT Polish Airlines	737-400 (2)
			767-300(ER) (1)
    Maersk		737-500 (3)

According to Boeing, these 68 orders bring Boeing's order total for
the year to 405 aircraft, broken down as follows:

    737  227
    747   61
    757   35
    767   31
    777   51

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