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Boeing (BA) receives an order for 60 737 MAX aircraft from British holiday company TUI Travel...

Boeing (BA) receives an order for 60 737 MAX aircraft from British holiday company TUI Travel (TUIVY.PK) in a deal worth $6.1B at list prices, with the booking also including an option for another 90 planes. The order is so large that it will require the consent of TUI's shareholders. The jets will use LEAP-1B engines, which are made by CFM International, the joint venture partly owned by GE (GE). (PR)
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  • kwm3
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    All of which orders can be cancelled at the purchaser's option without penalty. With Boeing, they are always trumpeting speculative POs then announcing the cancellations later. 150 planes for a small outfit--are they kidding?
    31 May 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • NYCTEXASBANKER
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    kwm3

     

    I would not call a company that provides travel services for 20 million customers a year a small company. it took nearly 8 years for Jet Blue to have 20 million passengers a year (2007).
    True an apple to orange comparison but 20 million is a large number.
    31 May 2013, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • GarryGR
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    kwm3, you're not suggesting that Boeing pads their order numbers more than Airbus does, are you? Airbus "reported" taking in more orders than Boeing 9 out of 10 years leading up to 2012; if you added up all their claimed yearly orders, Airbus had a huge advantage over Boeing. But, then, in 2012, Boeing delivered more planes than Airbus did! Airbus is clearly the king when it comes to padding order numbers! :)
    1 Jun 2013, 02:42 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    The 737 MAX is the best Boeing can do!
    Boeing said it well keep the 737-NG -700,-800,-900, BBJ, in production alone with
    737-Max -700, -800,-900, and the military 737-P8, C-40, T-43, and AEW&C
    This will cause more of a work load on the existing vendor and suppliers that building the 737s
    Spirit that boeing sold in 2005 that build aicraft section for boeing announced a total of $590 million in third-quarter charges off in 2012 that build 737, and forward section 41 for Boeing aircrafts
    http://bit.ly/13aE3xf
    There are several reason why Boeing may stay with the 737 RE-Max VS a new aircraft is do with the sale of 737 military version :
    P-8, C-40, T-43, AEW&C.
    The number of existing 737 that are still in service with the airline VS the cost replacing a existing with a new aircraft in service, retraining of airline personnel, ect
    The R &D cost, tooling and production cost and the time to bring a reengineers 737Re/Max to market,
    737 Max development cost to be twice that of A320neo: report By: Jon Ostrower Washington DC
    With a greater level of structural modification required to accommodate new CFM International Leap-1B engines, Boeing's cost to develop the re-engine 737 Max is to be double that of Airbus, estimated a new report.
    http://bit.ly/13aE3xh
    The 737 Max will need a re enforce wing and under carriage, loner land gears so the propellers will not hit the ground, new engine with bigger engine nacelle 68 inch diameter engine fan which add more weight that cause more drag and less fuel economy
    The 737 are finally assembly in Renton and the Renton airport only has 1000 foot long runway
    Boeing may open a 2nd assembly line in south Caroline; Boeing is sending design work and will assembly the engine pylon and nacelle work there
    Richard Anderson, CEO of the world’s biggest airline Delta in terms of fleet size, is more focused on reliable aircraft performance than fuel economy and more on flight frequency than aircraft size.
    http://bit.ly/SSnhmm

     

    Is the 737 MAX the best Boeing can do with its 17.2 wide seat, manual cargo bay loading system But is worth the cost of bring a 737 MAX to market with only a 7% improvement in fuel burn performance worth it ? or wait for the Y-3 project in 2025?
    Boeing once had the 757 as a 737 replacement but now Boeing has no 757 replacement,

     

    http://bit.ly/WDj0WA

     

    Boeing need to build a 737 Max prototype by taking a 737 off the assembly line the and installing the new engine, engine nacelles, and landing gear and flight testing the 737 max first

     

    737 Max development cost to be twice A320neo: report
    By: Jon Ostrower Washington DC 24 Jan 2012
    With a greater level of structural modification required to accommodate new CFM International Leap-1B engines, Boeing's cost to develop the re-engined 737 Max is to be double that of Airbus, estimated a new report.
    Boeing did not see the need to update the 737 or the rest of the product line with all the 777 Technologies in 1989 with Composite floor beam, and panels ect
    The 737 has been upgrade with up turbo fan engines, wing lets, glass flight deck.
    Boeing will be the first aircraft company to offer a 1950 retro aircraft there still a market for Dc-3 with Turbo Prop Engines too
    The time Boeing design a new reinforce wing and under carriage, loner land gear so the propellers in will not hit the ground new engine with bigger engine nacelle that cause more drag and less fuel economy over the exiting the 737-NG

     

    Airbus A320neo vs Boeing 737MAX - Orders
    http://bit.ly/11BIpBB
    23 Jul 2013, 02:08 PM Reply Like
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