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Boeing gets big 777 order from Hong Kong-based carrier

  • Cathay Pacific is set to purchase 21 777-9Xs from Boeing (BA +1.3%) in a deal worth around $7.5B.
  • The deal represents an expansion of BA's market for the new 777 variant and is "a vote of confidence in the model," one analyst quoted by Bloomberg says.
  • In other BA news, FedEx (FDX +1.3%) is deferring the purchase of 11 777 freighter jets but will buy two additional 767 freighters.
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  • samuel_liu
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    that's why i prefer Singapore Airlines-- hey it was an A380!

     

    But Cathy is still close behind ...
    20 Dec 2013, 10:54 AM Reply Like
  • joegillam
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    Well, I think it's very nice of the Chinese to buy American!

     

    Merry Christmas
    Joe in Georgia
    20 Dec 2013, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Today FedEx stories is a repeat of the following stories from Dec 15, 2011

     

    FedEx profit beats Street, updating Boeing fleet | Reuters
    uk.reuters.com/article...
    Dec 15, 2011 - (Reuters) - FedEx Corp (FDX. ... Online shopping boosted demand for FedEx's home delivery ... The company said on Thursday it is deferring delivery of 11 Boeing Co (BA.N) 777 freighter aircraft, adjusting for slowing volume out of Asia. ... buy 27 new 767-300F

     

    Cathay Pacific has 113 aircraft's,
    Cathay Pacific has orders 22 350-900 that will be deliver in 2016 and 26 A350-1000
    the 777-9X that will be deliver between 2020 to 2024
    the A350 and 777-9 will replace existing 747-400, 777-200 &-300 and A340-300
    http://bit.ly/1bVnpbD
    http://bit.ly/1bVnpIE

     

    Boeing has yet to buy a used 777 to installed the folding wing tips
    the 777-X is still on the drawing board and no flight test parts has build or tested or build any flight test aircraft

     

    the A350-900 is in production, flight test, and has flow at this airshow
    Boeing has know about the A350 since 2004, A320Neo since 2006 and A380 since 1988
    20 Dec 2013, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • MirandaUpdate
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    Boeing will always be light years ahead of EAD!
    22 Dec 2013, 05:21 AM Reply Like
  • P.B.Watson
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    My unscientific observation has been, the pacific rim airlines have been more loyal to Boeing than US carriers.
    23 Dec 2013, 12:16 AM Reply Like
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