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More A380's And Possible 787's In Future For LH...  
User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Read an interesting article stating that LH will have the need and order more A380's for destinations that have limited amount of slots. It also states that LH might be interested in a future order of 787 long range models.

Interesting news...good luck LH

Here is a link to the article:

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxn...4&subject=companies&action=article


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

>>"In the next ten years we will need more large planes," he said. "And in many
important hubs we can only achieve growth with the A380 because of a lack of
slots."

In the aviation industry, a slot is usually the window of time allocated to an
airline for the use of a runway at congested airports.<<

Use of a runway? Or time allocated to use the airport facilities? If the former is correct, why would it make a difference what kind of airplane LH uses, as the aircraft would use about the same amount of time to use the runway (i.e. takeoff, landing)?

As for the latter, wouldn't it make more sense to use a smaller capacity aircraft with a shorter turnaround time in order to minimize time spent at a congested airport? Then perhaps add another frequency using the smaller aircraft to achieve growth.



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User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

The concept at question is growth in markets that are already served. If slots are not available to increase flights from 1 A330 to 2 A330's a day, the airline can replace the 1 A330 with 1 A380, and in effect "achieve growth".

Jake

[Edited 2005-02-17 22:14:00]


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

That makes more sense to me, Jake, thanks. I was having a little bit of an issue understanding the article's definition of a slot (I still think runway should be changed to facility - inclusive of runway).

George



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

First time that I hear Maryhuber directly mention the 787. At the A380 roll out he said as an engineer he doesn´t believe in an airplane being able to connect every city directly in a cost effective way.
I hope they will go with the 787. In both variants the -3 and -8.



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User currently offlineRj111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Bizarre how he only talks about the long haul version, would have thought the 783 would have been up their street, what with the A300 replacement.

I could see them getting both the A350 and 787 at some stage.


User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Quote: Mayrhuber said the Boeing 787 would be interesting for Lufthansa in a long-haul version

I'm a bit surprised that Mayrhuber did not mention the 787-3 as a potential A300-600 replacement. Would LH cease to operate widebodies on its high-density domestic/european routes? Would they wait further to replace the -600s? Has anyone any insight on that aspect?

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

First time that I hear Maryhuber directly mention the 787.

Maybe as the 787, but when it was still the 7E7, LH was considered a contender for European launch customer. During the first presentation of the 7E7 in Seattle, LH made thier legendary proclimation that they only like aircraft with sidesticks  Big grin


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Maybe he only mentioned the long haul version because he only talked about LHs future long haul fleet :Which would be at some time A380 and 787 or A350 (and of course the A340-600).

I am bit surprised that he first referred to the 787 alone. That way it sounds for me that the 787 is their primary choice.
He could have said right in the beginning that either the 787 or the A350 would be intersting for the future long haul fleet.For me it sounds that he only added the A350 to avoid the news "LH is going for the 787" - and ruin a good deal.
But maybe I am seeing to much in that and you have to read the whole interview to see that he was specifically asked about the 787.



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

@DFW Revolution
That was not Maryhuber but Nico Buchholz who is the fleet planer of LH.



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