AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
The number of 777-300ERs that they will order will indeed be of great interest. I doubt however that they would order -200LRs with the 10 additional A340-500s that they are taking -- an order that was not announced in the report published in Flight International.
BTW, one point that surprised me: General Electric has yet to come up with the GE90-120/125B it was reportedly working on for Emirates.
But let's wait for the press conference Airbus will be giving tomorrow; we indeed don't know what are options, what are firm commitments.
The Paris Air Show no longer an exciting event? Seems like some people has spoken too early!
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 27 Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
Indeed and I mentioned this possibility in my 777X article of October 2002, but Flight International reported that Emirates would have dropped plans to replace earlier 777-200A and -200ERs, and that all the airplanes that would be ordered would be used for growth.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7865 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2974 times:
If they could extend the runway to 16,000+ feet at DXB, how about the possibility of DXB-DTW non-stop on an EK A380? Given that the Detroit metro area has the largest population of people of Arab descent in the USA, they would love to be able to fly directly to the Middle East without having to transit through LHR, CDG, AMS or FRA.
I envisage DXB-JFK and DXB-DTW on the A388, plus DXB-SFO/LAX on the A340-500 and DXB-IAH on the A340-600HGW (this last flight serves petroleum industry workers and executives).
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6410 posts, RR: 74 Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2961 times:
Udo, AS739X, Co757-300,
MH has rights to go to the US and the FAA has accepted MH operating into US for years... whether it be through the Pacific or through ME/Europe. Where they stopover doesn't matter in terms of safety regulations. What matters is if there is an independent overseer for safety.
As Concordeboy says, there are problems associated with this route... So EK can get as many A345s they want, but unless the US regulatory body(ies) are satisfied that EK can have its maintenance independently supervised (a standard requirement) the US will not allow it to fly into their cities on a regular scheduled pax service. At the moment, it cannot convince anyone that the maintenance has an independent overseer because EK, DXB, and everything else about Aviation in the State of Dubai is owned by DNATA...
Further inquiries to some sources also state that EK isn't likely to be released from the clutches of DNATA because of "uncontrolled methods" of reporting financial figures. Again, there's a lack of independent auditing in this aspect...
It looks like some airlines are only in it for the game, and not for the money... Lucky they got rich backers
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7865 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
I think there is one way EK can avoid the situation you just described: have some of their fleet maintained by an outside organization, like for example use the companies that maintain the A340-600's for VS and possibly the company that will eventually maintain the A380-800's for AF. Given the large number of A340-500/600's and A380-800's EK will get the airline could spare a small number of A345/A346 and A388 airplanes to be serviced outside the DNATA organization so they get FAA certification to fly only these planes to the USA from DXB. Given how rich the backers of EK are they could afford to do this.
BluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 2819 times:
Does EK have the option of converting some of the orders to the other 380 series at a future date or strictly -800? I could see a few -700s and a couple -900s thrown into the mix, if they are actually launched. That's an awful lot of one model! Best of luck, nevertheless!
25 Teahan: Well know it is well past 10:00 (time of the press conference) and nothing anywhere). Airbus.com, Emirates.com, Boeing.com or Google News. Jeremiah
26 Teahan: Confirmed! - 18 A340-600 - 2 A340-500 - 21 A380-800 In addition to the direct order, 2 A380 and 2 A340-600 will be leased from ILFC. Total: 45 Boeing