An analyst is saying that Boeing stands to win the lion’s share of the Qantas order next week, MarketWatch reports http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B6F57F6CF-D69E-4319-8FD1-0A75C02F4490%7D&siteid=google
Key Quote: “Howard Rubel, a Jefferies &Co. analyst, expects Boeing to receive a Qantas order for at least 60 planes, including some 777s that are capable of flying Sydney to London. … ‘We could see some Airbus planes ordered here, but the A380 delays and the willingness of other leading carriers to postpone decisions on the A350 give us some belief that Boeing will win the larger share of the order,’ Rubel wrote.”
Reuters http://today.reuters.com/business/NewsArticle.aspx?type=businessIndustry&storyID=2005-12-02T180135Z_01_DIT264835_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPROIND-AIRLINES-ASIA-DC.XML is also looking today at the next big orders on the horizon — Qantas and Sinapore.
Key Quote: “Analysts say Singapore Airlines is also a critical test for Boeing and Airbus as it flies the largest fleet of Boeing 777s yet is set to take the first Airbus A380 doubledecker late next year. ‘People watch Singapore very closely; it’s a model of experience with premium long-haul service,’ said analyst Richard Aboulafia … ‘Emirates just went with Boeing. If Singapore and Qantas follow, there’s not going to be much left of Airbus’s wide-body offering in five years except the A380.’ “
Hmm … that sounds like something I read somewhere … why it was in The Herald! http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/05/12/02/100loc_a1boeing001.cfm
Key Quote, from my story this morning: “Next week, Australian airline Qantas is expected to announce its plans to order as many as 100 long-range jets worth more than $15 billion at list prices. Singapore Airlines also is in the market, looking to buy as many as 60 long-range jets. Boeing is expected to grab a majority of those orders, and could sweep them all, analysts said.”