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China Airlines Signs LOI To Buy 14+6 A350XWB's

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  • China Airlines Signs LOI To Buy 14+6 A350XWB's

    Airbus said on Tuesday it had won another potential customer, China Airlines, for its A350XWB wide-body aircraft, a day after reporting record new orders in 2007.

    In a statement, Airbus said Taiwanese carrier China Airlines had signed a letter of intent to acquire 14 A350XWB-900s and had an option on six further aircraft.

    The A350-900 is the planned 314 seat version of the A350 that comes in three versions. It has a list price of USD$230 million.

    Airbus has so far received 149 firm orders for the A350XWB-900, according to data published on its web site on Monday. In addition it has 127 orders for the A350-800 and 40 orders for the A350-1000.

    Rolls-Royce said its Trent XWB engines had been chosen by China Airlines to power the A350s in an order potentially worth around USD$800 million.

    "China Airlines intends to start using... the A350XWB from 2015," Airbus said.


    Another customer for the A350XWB.

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    -sigh-, does this mean no 747-8's?


    • #3
      Originally posted by sfoflyer
      -sigh-, does this mean no 747-8's?
      To the contrary, given CI's previous statements that their mid-size widebodies and their VLAs would not come from the same manufacturer, now the 748I actually has better chances. Granted, CI could well have changed their opinion, but given their love for the 747 freighters, a combo 748I and 748F order would still make sense.