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Easyjet Planning $4bn Aircraft Order - Boeing or Airbus?

Old 7th Jan 2002, 02:59
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EasyJet is said to be planning to buy up to $4bn worth of new aircraft at todays list price. The order is for up to 75 aircraft.

The order is to be competed for between Boeing, with the 737-700 series seating 149 pax, and Airbus, with its 150 seater A319 aircraft.

The order will give easyJet a fleet of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2007.

The airline hopes to be carrying 30m passengers per annum by 2007/2008 <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

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I really hope easyJet goes for Airbuses, these 737's are real crap; they are not proper CAT 3 A/C, technical reliability is poor and from pilots point of view they are hopeless...

EJ seems to face huge costs as the 737 is not capable operating in foggy days, as we have seen a lot of diversions whereas A320's land at the intended destination.

By the way, there were rumours that go-airlines would choose Airbuses as well, is that still under consideration?
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Any idea how close they are to a deal?
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Hey! I've got a great idea.

Why don't we have a debate about the relative merits of Boeing and Airbus?

Hello?

Anybody there?


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Old 7th Jan 2002, 05:56
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Given that EasyJet operates 26 B737s, has another 22 on order and has a business plan that revolves around fleet commonality, the answer seems rather obvious.
 
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319 with 150 paxs? Be a little tight. 320 has 150 paxs.
 
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in charter / low cost config a 320 carries 180
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Would have thought Airbus don't stand a chance, but then I'm open to be proved wrong. Could this be leading towards a name change too - easyBus !!
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A big factor in favour of the airbus must be its ability to land in CAT 3b conditions. While easyjet cancel flights or divert aircraft due to Lutonís famous fog those Monarch Airbuses just come on in.
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LTN Man - The B737-700 is Cat 3b certified.

A debate on the relative merits is a complete waste of time.
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Euroboy, BBC report refers to a 319 modification raising capacity from 145-150.
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Modded 319's it is.... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
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There is a mod which will allow up to 150 on an A319. I believe there needs to be a slight change to emergency exits. In 'easy' config they would presumably remove much of the forward galley / wardrobe area to get another couple of rows in.

Whilst easy have, until now, gone for a single type, which obviously has a lot of benefits, there are also benefits with having 2 separate fleets.....imagine 75'ish 737's and the same number of A319's.....a lot of bargaining power between the two manufacturer's rather than being 'captive' to just one of the suppliers.

If they want to get into this dual-fleet position, with good bargaining power, then now is the time to start considering it.
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Capitano , don't know what 737s you're flying but they sure must be different to the ones I fly. All the pilots I know love the -700 particularly and the machines are incredibly reliable.
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I agree entirely.

LTN Man. This continues (and boring) argument between Airbus and Boeing is ludicrous. The 737 is certified Cat 3B. What you get on the line depends on customer order.

This new order for EZ could well include the CAT 3B option for Boeing if they decide to go down that route.

IMHO it would be better to stick with Boeing to simplify the training impact and obvious nuisance factor of operating different types.

My vote would be for some -800s to cover those routes EZ now has that are being heavily subscribed.
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OK then 319 in very tight config.
 
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Capitano,
I dont know what 737's youve been flying but youre way off the mark. I fly an NG and its excellent. Youre talking out of your ar*e..........

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Hey chaps !

I don't care about the final choice, I just care about 75 times 10 pilots jobs <img src="cool.gif" border="0">

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Where the hell are they going to put them all ?? LGW is hardly empty, neither is LTN even in todays climate. Perhaps a new EZY hub opening somewhere ?
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Flaps One,

"My vote would be for some -800s to cover those routes EZ now has that are being heavily subscribed", which ones are they?
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