Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3066 posts, RR: 24 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7031 times:
Obviously I missed this news. When did they order 8 A340-600s??? I thought the A345 was bought instead. But now when I looked on A340.net, I saw that Emirates has 8 on order. So when did this happen?
DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6346 times:
Whats a A346HGW?
Because the 777-300ER performed so well, the current A346 is at a disadvantage in terms of payload and range. The A346 also suffers from a heavier than expected OEW, which compounds this issue. The A346HGW uses lighter structures in some places and is ceritified to carry a greater payload and fuel, which Airbus hopes will even it with the 773ER or possibly leap-frog it.
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6187 times:
I'm not so sure about Airbus delivering the A346, but Boeing couldn't deliver as many 773ER's as EK needed? The ramp at Everett is kinda like a ghost-town these days, capacity wouldn't seem to be an issue?
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6159 times:
Complete with the factor on EK of new A346. It still need to more aircraft into the fleet with EK. Will even need to get more new routes out of DXB or AKL? It will make for longer range to JFK on their new A346.
Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5098 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5981 times:
Speaking of the A340-600HGW, this week's Flight International mentions that some of the planes in the recent Virgin Atlantic order will be taken as the HGW version. Virgin says the first batch of around five aircraft will be the standard -600, while the others will be -600HGWs.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5907 times:
If capacity isn't an issue then why couldn't timely delivery be achieved?
Because the capacity Emirates wanted within the timeframe (from order) that they wanted them could not be realistically achieved from the 777 family-only when taking the entire market into consideration.
I.e., why ramp a multiple 777 lines for the express purpose of filling a factory-order for EK, only to have the line run dry in a matter of months due to overproduction relative to market/backorder demand?