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By David Kaminski-Morrow

 

Gulf Air appears to be the customer which cancelled an order for eight Boeing 787 aircraft last month.

The airline ordered 16 of the twinjets in January 2008 and supplemented them with a further eight in April 2009.

But Boeing's latest backlog figures show that the 2008 order has been halved to eight of the type, slashing the Bahraini flag-carrier's 787 total from 24 to 16.

Boeing disclosed in June that eight 787s had been removed from its order books, taking total 787 cancellations this year to 20.

Gulf Air could not immediately be reached to confirm the cancellation or to comment.

But the Middle Eastern carrier has been restructuring its fleet in favour of smaller-capacity aircraft, and during the Paris air show selected International Aero Engines powerplants for a batch of six Airbus A320-family twinjets, to be delivered next year.

 

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/07/07/359259/gulf-air-appears-to-cancel-eight-787s.html

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ela já é a menor das 4.

e esta longe de ter a ousadia ou a capacidade das demais.

 

Pois é Landing, mas a desvantagem da GFA é que ela ainda está nos moldes do passado, quando a EK/EY/QR nem existiam. Estas, apesar de terem luxo a bordo, tem uma melhor gestão de custo que a Gulf Air. E uma outra coisa que reparo na GF é que ela não é utilizada tanto quanto suas congeneres como EK e QR na forma de promover sua cidade-satélite. Ela vai ser menor, onde as 3 não brigam? Tudo bem, mas já tem empresa (Air Arabia) que está neste mesmo nicho, ai não vai ter para onde correr.

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