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Qatar Firms A350XWB Order  
User currently offlineB7X7 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Just on the BBC Qatar haev firmed up there order for 80 A350XWB at $16bn, and 3 more A380 at $1 bn

Good start for Airbus

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6762733.stm

[Edited 2007-06-18 10:49:17]

also on Airbus

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...tems/07_06_18_qatar_A350_A380.html

[Edited 2007-06-18 10:51:57]

[Edited 2007-06-18 10:58:22]

28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1797 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4155 times:

Quoting B7X7 (Thread starter):
Just on the BBC Qatar haev firmed up there order for 80 A350XWB at $16bn, and 3 more A380 at $1 bn

Good start for Airbus

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/...3.stm

Great News! Congrats to Airbus and Qatar Airways!

So, QR will not order 10 A380s? Only three more? A total of 5 firmed orders--not bad!



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Hey, the first time I wanted to write something into Airbus' excel sheet, and I can't do it because the A350-1000 isn't in it.  Angry

User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

A great way to start an airshow.
Really an impressive order from Qatar.


User currently offlineMaersk737 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Very impressive  Smile

Cheers

Peter



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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3854 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Thats interesting, considering the A350XWB Industrial Launch, as I understand it, did not include the A350XWB-1000 variant

Anyway, congrats to Airbus and Qatar!

EDIT: Never mind, just reread the Industrial Launch press release for the XWB family and the -1000 was mentioned in an off the cuff sort of manner.

[Edited 2007-06-18 11:03:24]

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

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?

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3845 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.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):
I'd say the best way to count is taking the seats bought.

Good call, this would be roughly 26000 seats ((20 * 275 (-800)) + (40* 325 (-900)) + (20 * 375 (-1000)) or the equivalent of

46 A380s
57 748s
or
216 A318s  Big grin


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

It's about time QR lived up to their word! Good news for Airbus and QR.


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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 8):
Good call, this would be roughly 26000 seats ((20 * 275 (-800)) + (40* 325 (-900)) + (20 * 375 (-1000)) or the equivalent of

46 A380s
57 748s
or
216 A318s Big grin

Plus 1,665 from the 3 A380s ordered at the same time. And that from a country with less than one million inhabitants.

I can't think of any bigger order ever.


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Interesting detail in the Airbus release:

Quote:
The A380 is the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft flying today and achieves fuel efficiency levels of 2.9 litres per passenger per 100 kilometres.

The previous figure I recall seeing is "3" litres/passenger/100km. How much do the A350 and B787 use?


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3854 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Quoting Joni (Reply 11):
The previous figure I recall seeing is "3" litres/passenger/100km

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.


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3571 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.


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3292 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...

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxn...s&articleid=6150038&action=article

PARIS (Thomson Financial) - Airbus CEO Louis Gallois said that firm orders for the future A350 long-haul plane will total "more than 100" later today.

Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Gallois said that Qatar Airways' confirmation this morning of its order for 80 A350s brought the number of firm orders to 93. tfn.paris@thomson.com gt/hjp



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

A great coup for the A350 program and a good start for Airbus . Congrats to Airbus and QR.

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Quoting Manni (Reply 14):
PARIS (Thomson Financial) - Airbus CEO Louis Gallois said that firm orders for the future A350 long-haul plane will total "more than 100" later today.

Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Gallois said that Qatar Airways' confirmation this morning of its order for 80 A350s brought the number of firm orders to 93. tfn.paris@thomson.com gt/hjp

Hmmm, TAP converting their XNB order?


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting Manni (Reply 14):

PARIS (Thomson Financial) - Airbus CEO Louis Gallois said that firm orders for the future A350 long-haul plane will total "more than 100" later today.

This is indeed very interesting. I'm wondering if Tap Portugal will also take this opportunity to firm up it's 15-16 A350XWB order.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineBigSky123 From Slovenia, joined Dec 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Great news! Congrats to Airbus! They sure know how to kick-start an air show!

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 16):
Hmmm, TAP converting their XNB order?

That's certainly possibly but I think that Mr. Gallois was thinking about another order. US Airways.



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User currently offlineBringiton From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Can we have just one thread for all Airbus or boeing paris orders rather then having seperate ones and then repeating the same dicussion in the thread specifically created for the orders at paris .

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Found some additional info regarding the A380 in an article published by AP.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070618/france_air_show.html?.v=1

"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.



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Qatar can't get enough.

Additionally, Qatar is ordering three new single-aisle jets of Airbus's A320 family.

From:
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070618/france_air_show.html

Quoting Thorben (Reply 10):
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 8):
Good call, this would be roughly 26000 seats ((20 * 275 (-800)) + (40* 325 (-900)) + (20 * 375 (-1000)) or the equivalent of

46 A380s
57 748s
or
216 A318s Big grin

Plus 1,665 from the 3 A380s ordered at the same time. And that from a country with less than one million inhabitants.

Plus around 500 seats for the 3 A32x. BTW, I thought QR didn't want more narrow-bodies.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2719 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?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 15):
A great coup for the A350 program

It's a nice shot in the arm, but could you define coup?  Wink



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1797 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2522 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 Post contains links 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 Post contains images 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
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