Aeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3363 posts, RR: 24 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7134 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, 1139 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6449 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 (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6290 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 (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6262 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, 5226 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6084 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 (11 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6010 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?