Date: 08 Aug 97 05:41:18 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.1706@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Celestar 9V-SJH <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >Other customers should be Lufthansa, Swissair, >>Sabena, Cathay Pacific, Air France. I'm not sure if Singapore Airlines >>will choose the A340-600 or the B777-200X. > >I doubt Singapore Airlines will go for either A340-600 or the B777-200X. You mean the A340-500. >They have mentioned that the B777-200X is too big for their long-haul >routes and are unhappy that Boeing is not offering the B777-100X. That's old news. Boeing has shown SIA that the B777-100X would only be able to carry around 100 passengers for ultra-long-range operations in a configuration consistent with SIA's level of comfort. Even with the B777-200X, Boeing and SIA are working on defining the required performance based on 206 seats and year-round non-stop operation between Singapore and Los Angeles. That's nearly 80 seats less than the current B777 that SIA is operating. >SIA does not have any B747-100/200s for replacement by the A340-600. And >they are already operating 37 B747-400s, with almost 8 more on firm order >and 10 on options (the largest fleet of 747-400 in the world). I doubt >they'll acquire the A340-600 for expansion too. Their order for 61 B777s >should be sufficient. Some of the -400 are almost ten years old. Supposedly, in another two to three years, the first batch of the -400 should be replaced. The B777-300/-300X, as well as the A340-600, can be potential candidates.