Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 6): Did we (as in the collective A net community) decide whether this was the biggest ever wideblody order either in terms of frames ordered or the book value?
Book value is difficult. How much would Pan Am's 25 747-100 be in today's money? Frames are not good either, because 11 767s are not bigger than 10 A380s. I'd say the best way to count is taking the seats bought.
Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
Quoting Moo (Reply 12): That probably comes from the PR LH did a while back about how they have '3' aircraft on order or in use - aircraft that use 3ltr or less of fuel per passenger per 100km.
That's all PR because we have the 3-liter car here in Germany. Fuel burn per pax depends on many factors, length of the flight, seat configuration, cargo carried etc. Breaking it to tons of payload would make more sense, imho.
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23 Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
Not unexpected but good news. That should increase this years orderbook value considerably. It probably just doubled with this single order. But there are more firm A350XWB orders to be announced today...
"Two of the orders for the A380, Airbus's flagship double-decker plane, are conversions of earlier options into firm orders, he said, and the airline is taking one new order, bringing its total order for A380s to five. The three firm orders together are worth about $750 million (563 million euros), he said."
These are obviously not list prices, perhaps this is the negotiated price. That would be a discount of 22%. That's far below the industry average.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21316 posts, RR: 60 Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Even with 5 A380s, why? With 80 XWBs, it seems their fleet is focused on this aircraft. How can such a tiny fleet of A380s be worthwhile other than to not be "left out" in the region? I guess they can put it on their LHR and SYD services like everyone else? Would 5 be enough to cover that?
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1684 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
Quoting Thorben (Reply 22): Plus around 500 seats for the 3 A32x. BTW, I thought QR didn't want more narrow-bodies.
QR might have said that in the past--but it certainly wants them. It already has 5 A321s on order (lease) and 1 more A320 from an earlier lease. This means that the 3 A320s ordered today MIGHT be to substitute the leased ones QR has on their fleet.
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 23): Even with 5 A380s, why? With 80 XWBs, it seems their fleet is focused on this aircraft. How can such a tiny fleet of A380s be worthwhile other than to not be "left out" in the region? I guess they can put it on their LHR and SYD services like everyone else? Would 5 be enough to cover that?
I would predict that QR will likely order more in the future.
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25 Morvious: Well, do not underestimate Emirates with their A380 order (45 of them at once?) The sandbox must be pretty full with planes in a few years time if th
26 PM: Most certainly not. EK have bought their 55 (not 45) in five or six lots over a few years.
27 Scouseflyer: EK actually ordered there planes in bits and bobs (if you can call orders for 7, 15, 21, 4 and 8 bits and bobs!) but overall they will have a hell of
28 PM: I don't recall anything like that. The largest single order for one type was surely UPS buying 80 A300-600s. Of course, they weren't all built in the