Asiana A330 order is official

Date:         27 Aug 97 03:57:51 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc@geocities.com>
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The Asiana contract with Airbus for the A330 is now official. The total
orders are not as high as expected. The 8 orders for the A330-200 are
divided in 3 firm orders plus five options. For the A330-300 there are 3
firm orders and 7 options, bringing the total to 10. Further options for
10 A330 are also part of the contract.
(Source Airbus)

I wonder why they reduced the firm orders :

- No actual needs for that many a/c
- Higher flexibility for converting options may have been given from
Airbus, making a big initial order unnecessary
- No governmnet approval
- They have the A340-500 in mind (unlikely)

As a consequence of this deal I updated my '97 orders page. Note also
the UA order for 3 B747-400.

Regards,
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Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg // mailto:marcmsc@geocities.com
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