Date: 24 Nov 97 03:27:48 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.2733@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Peter Ivakitsch <email@example.com> wrote: >Can anyone advise as to the delay in delivery of Saudia Arabian >Airline's MD-11's. A good friend of mine who was scheduled to transfer >from the A-300 to the MD-11 has been told to expect to remain on the >A-300 and was given no word as to the hold up. This all comes after he >and several other crew members were trained and prepared to take >delivery of the MD-11. The silence from SV is very strange as last we >know the 4 MD-11's are sitting in Long Beach ready for delivery. Any >information would be greatly appreciated. Saudi has problem securing financing for the new aircraft. According to one report, Saudi is expected to start receiving the new aircraft (i.e., the MD-11F, MD-90, B777, etc) early next year.