Re: Saudi MD-11's ???

Date:         24 Nov 97 03:27:48 
From:         Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang)
Organization: Concentric Internet Services
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In article <airliners.1997.2733@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Peter Ivakitsch  <rollers@interlog.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.