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MAB Signed MOU for 8 787-9 and 8 737 Max 8 During Najib-Trump Visit


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#1 jahur

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:32 PM

Malaysia Airlines to announce deal to buy 8 Boeing 787 jets
 

 

Read more at

http://www.thestar.c...oeing-787-jets/

 

Is the decision final?



#2 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

 

Malaysia Airlines to announce deal to buy 8 Boeing 787 jets
 

 

Read more at

http://www.thestar.c...oeing-787-jets/

 

Is the decision final?

 

 

If it's true why only 8?


Edited by Mohd Suhaimi Fariz, 12 September 2017 - 03:36 PM.


#3 jahur

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

 

If it's true why only 8?

I think 8 is sufficient with the current 6 a350 and few unconfirmed 2nd hand widebody planes to supplement the a330 fleet.



#4 Amirul Mazlan

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:32 PM

Political intervention, nothing new. Seems i have to walk the talk and pangkah Barisan 😂

#5 Vicknesh PS

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

Some huge purchase deals were expected....but 8? We should get the real number soon I guess. Was hoping for a bigger number 😀

#6 David.W

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

Najib must have helped PB get sweet discount for the 787

#7 kandiah k

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

Wow interesting. Wonder if the US produces any fighter jets? Maybe that could be on order too.



#8 Alif A. F.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

Make Malaysia Airlines great again (yes, I really mean it).



#9 David.W

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:58 PM

Make Malaysia Airlines great again (yes, I really mean it).

Najib did mention that he wants Malaysia Airlines to be great again

 

Remember what he said about MH getting 5 star Skytrax by next year



#10 jahur

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:00 PM

Wow interesting. Wonder if the US produces any fighter jets? Maybe that could be on order too.

Believe the FA-18F superhornet is ideal to replace the mig-29 Our MRCA program is way behind schedule for a decade but highly likely our government wont make any financial commitment for it.



#11 BC Tam

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:02 PM

Boeing 8 - 6 Airbus

 

I am more interested if the Irish chap on board agreed to / was made aware of the Boeing deal  :)

Maybe they should just scrap the 330 lease idea now ?  :D



#12 Josh T

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:07 PM

Urgh...I hate the 787 and those stupid electronic windows.

#13 BC Tam

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:12 PM

The airline's chief executive said in June that it was in early negotiations with Airbus and Boeing for the purchase of 35-40 new long-range jets.

Aircraft manufacturers typically give discounts to list prices.

 

from: http://www.thestar.c...zL1KaCvzH5Yz.99

 

So, it would seem the airline has given a big 'discount' to the quantity as well :D



#14 Alif A. F.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

Urgh...I hate the 787 and those stupid electronic windows.

 

There is now an option for conventional window shades.



#15 Amirul Mazlan

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

Guess not MAS who got to enjoy the discounts, somene else took it

#16 Kee Hooi Yen

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

Buy 8 get 1 free :)

#17 flee

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines will announce a deal to buy eight widebody Boeing (BA.N) 787 jets during the visit of Prime Minister Najib Razak to the United States, two industry sources said on Tuesday.
 
The deal, worth more than $1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, the sources said.
 
Brendan Sobie, chief analyst at independent aviation research firm CAPA Centre for Aviation, said the timing of the order alongside Najib’s visit raised concerns of potential political influence over the purchase.
 
“This has happened before with Malaysia Airlines - and other airlines in this region for that matter - where the government has decided to buy an airplane that wasn’t really required,” Singapore-based Sobie said. “I think in this case the 787 is required anyway. But now that it is a political thing there are questions.”
 


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Big problem now is capacity wise. Previous rumor and insider info indicates that MAS is keen on the B787-9/A330-900neo. Seating on these models are identical about 280-300seats depending on cabin plan. The current plan of using the A350-9 to LHR is a severe downgrade, cutting down seating capacity by half from the A380. Also noted that the A350 flight to LHR would be under belly payload restriction. With this believe MAS would face an issue on holiday seasons as load requirement during those period are by average 300-350 seats per flight. Courier belly revenue on behalf of MasKargo would also be under severe restriction.  A 290 seater B787-9 is not much different from the A350-9. Believe MAS should get the B787-10 or getting some second hand B777-300ER to take over one of the London flights and other in demand destinations.


Edited by jahur, 12 September 2017 - 07:19 PM.


#19 flee

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:26 PM

I am still wondering why Boeing 787 and why only 8 aircraft?
 
Some possibilities:
 
1 Operate B787s to CDG and/or AMS to relaunch routes to EU. With Brexit looming, it may be wise to re-establish the EU routes. This may require 6 aircraft for a daily service.
 
2 Operate the B787s to AKL - it is well known that currently, the A333s have a small payload restriction for this route. They have said that the A350 might be too big for the route - so a B787 might just be optimal. With that, they can free up the A333s for the Asian routes.
 
3 I think that they are still on course for about 6-8 more used A333s for deployment on their Asian routes.
 
Another order for the longer term (maybe about 25 aircraft) to replace the existing A333s may be placed once MAB has sorted out the terms to their favour.


#20 Amirul Mazlan

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:06 PM

If 350 is deemed to big for any airline, they might as well just dont operate any wide body after all. I can understand they struggle to put bums on 380, but 350? Come on. Work harder please.

And this 8 airframes plus another 6 on the 350 does not make sense at all. Why dont they just get anothet 8 350? Talking about costs? Running an airline with 3 different types on widebody fleet? 330 and 350 cant CCQ ya..




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