Re: Findings on China Airlines' A300 crash in Taiwan

Date:         26 Jul 98 23:57:19 
From:         Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang)
Organization: Concentric Internet Services
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In article <airliners.1998.1116@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
David Bromage <dbromage@fang.omni.com.au> wrote:
>H Andrew Chuang (Chuanga@cris.com) wrote:
>> However, to my surprise, Taiwan's CAA demanded China Airlines to phase
>> out the A300 in two years under the recommendation of "experts" (foreign
>> and local).
>
>The experts weren't representatives of AI and Boeing, were they? Just the
>thing the manufacturers need to say, "get rid of your old aircraft".

I'm pretty sure the "experts" weren't manufacturer reps.  When I learn
more about this, I'll post it.

>> Expect a sizable B777 (or B777/767) order soon from CI.
>
>Or A330/340?

The A340-500 is being considered and might have a slight chance.
However, all signs indicate that it will be primarily a Boeing order
with the A340-500 having a remote chance to be included.