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Timeoff2fish
01-29-2010, 09:12 AM
PARIS (Dow Jones)--France-KLM (AF.FR) has signed a letter of intent to sell two new Boeing Co. (BA) cargo 777 aircraft to FedEx Corp. (FDX), a spokesman for Air France told Dow Jones Newswires Friday.

The new aircraft haven't been delivered to Air France and the sale won't affect the number of flights conducted by Air France's cargo division which currently operates five cargo aircraft, the spokesman added.

He declined to give a price for the aircraft. The aircraft's list price is between $252.5 million and $260.5 million.

Air France has moved to cut down on its cargo capacity in reaction to the economic downturn, which has led to a slump in business. The airline aims to bring the cargo division to break-even levels in the fiscal year 2011-2012.

-By Mimosa Spencer, Dow Jones Newswires; +33 1 40 17 17 73; [email protected]


Tractor Bob
01-29-2010, 09:15 AM
Its nice to hear good news for a change. Unlike the 6 hours I have been waiting for a trip trade.

Timeoff2fish
01-29-2010, 09:18 AM
Believe me I feel the same way.


Overnitefr8
01-29-2010, 07:13 PM
How long does it take to change the instrument panel from French to English? :rolleyes:

Nitefrater
01-29-2010, 07:54 PM
"Too expensive"... They'll put out a 45 minute required French language CBT that all crews will have to complete (no pay) before flying the new airframe, or be removed from the trip without pay. "Because we can."

Timeoff2fish
01-30-2010, 02:44 AM
C'est la guerre.

FDXFLYR
01-30-2010, 03:08 AM
Learning French will be easy for all those guys who bid the 777 and now have all that time off due to training in progress.

MD11Fr8Dog
01-30-2010, 06:38 AM
Learning French will be easy for all those guys who bid the 777 and now have all that time off due to training in progress.

Rosetta Stone CBTs on the EFB!

Magenta Line
01-30-2010, 06:43 AM
I wonder if one of them is that one in glossy white parked out by spot "M".....

MX727
01-30-2010, 07:46 AM
The new aircraft haven't been delivered to Air France

Its nice to hear good news for a change. Unlike the 6 hours I have been waiting for a trip trade.

Yea, great news. More ULR flying at wide-body pay. :rolleyes:

Busboy
01-30-2010, 08:36 AM
Yea, great news. More ULR flying at wide-body pay. :rolleyes:

Only if we roll over and give up the A-380 (ULR) rules.

frozenboxhauler
01-30-2010, 10:45 PM
C'est la guerre.

as the French say a certain,...Iahhhhhh don't know what.
fbh