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Etihad To Decide Year-end On Order(s)  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

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"Both manufacturers have submitted bids, which we are currently evaluating as part of our 10-year fleet growth plan," Geert W Boven, Etihad's executive vice-president for sales and services told Gulf News on the sidelines of the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) - the world's largest travel trade meet - which kicked off yesterday in Berlin.

"We are currently assessing them and might make a decision later this year."

http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Aviation/10109553.html

10-year fleet growth plan indicates that this order won´t only comprise A350/B787 but equipment which is available earlier.


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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

They were also after some frieghters weren't they?

I smell a possible A330/A350XWB combo order here and perhaps some more A380s as 4 is a very small fleet?


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1):
perhaps some more A380s as 4 is a very small fleet?

Remember they got the A380's very cheap, because they are the testing aircraft, maybe they never really were interested in the A380, but because it was cheap they decided they could use it on the LHR route.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2):
Remember they got the A380's very cheap, because they are the testing aircraft, maybe they never really were interested in the A380, but because it was cheap they decided they could use it on the LHR route.

True, forgot that they were getting the practise planes - maybe they're like my ex "I didn't really need it but it was so cheap I had to buy it!"


User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3):
True, forgot that they were getting the practise planes - maybe they're like my ex "I didn't really need it but it was so cheap I had to buy it!"

 rotfl 

Indeed I think their focus would be on the 330/350XWB or 777/787 combo or a mix of them, or what ever...maybe Airbus can throw in some A345/6s with good prices and earlier availability than the 777s. Anyhow I just don't see them using further A380s in the middle-east.



Peet7G
User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

I think they will stick just a few A380s just to show they can have one as well as EK

User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1):
They were also after some frieghters weren't they?

I smell a possible A330/A350XWB combo order here and perhaps some more A380s as 4 is a very small fleet?

Their A380 order sounds like a 'me too' effort. After market value of their interm aircraft will be important, if they will not be keeping them long.


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