Nyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
This might be a little old as it came accross Bloomberg this morning.
Eithiad is looking to buy 38 widebodied aircraft from either Boeing or Airbus. The types would either be A330/A340 or 777/7E7. They may make an announcement at Farnbrough in July. Any one have any other inside info on this?
Nyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
Actually there isn't a URL. You need a Bloomberg terminal (a financial services tool essentially) where you can access news and financial data for different companies. I think it said that they are going to lease a ew more 330 that are 2nd hand.
Ejazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 719 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2466 times:
Having spoken to Etihad the info is they do not want P&W powered B777s but RR. Then again if the price of the United B777s drops to bargain levels and availability time scale becomes a driving factor you could see them fly out of the desert soon.
MEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2308 times:
The projection stated by Nyc777 is absolutely correct. Etihad is planning to have about 50 aircraft by 2008.
There is a lot of projection for growth in Middle Eastern/Asian/ African travel. Etihad is looking to get a jump start on this and prosper along with EK (who have 49 A380) on order.) Not to mention that EK has an additional large order for widebody airbus and boeing due for delivery in the next five years.
The pattern for the Gulf airlines is predominantly growth, my concern is that there will be an oversaturation of airplanes in the region causing congestion and delays similar to what Europe experiences sometimes.