Emirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8281 times:
Well... DXB2007 is just around the corner; 20 days before it opens its doors; and since there was so much speculation about what will be the highlights, I am starting this thread for all of you to set your imagination wild.
From my side am looking forward to:
- First EK A380 in full EK colors
- EK order 50 A350 + 50 options (or perhaps a full 100)
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8097 times:
Wasn't QR expected to FINALLY announce their 787 order?
This order was booked as UFO by Boeing a long time ago and it was even made public 'by accident' by them during the roll-out ceremony, much to the dislike of QR so I have heard as the airline did not consider it an appropriate time to do so.
I wonder when Mr. Al-Bakr will deem the time right to make it official?
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7810 times:
Quoting AA7295 (Reply 9): I read or hear that Qantas Group is very unhappy with their A330 fleet
Seeing how popular the A330 has been and still is, Qantas must be the only ones on the entire planet not to be happy with them then!
What is correct however is that they have come to the conclusion they have ordered the wrong type of plane for the kind of mission profiles they are doing with it... nothing to do with the plane itself though!
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4270 posts, RR: 88
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7376 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW COMMUNITY MANAGER
Dubai Arshow 2007 - What To Expect
The largest show in the 10 year history of the event;
Tenth Dubai Airshow to be the largest yet
By a staff reporter
7 October 2007
DUBAI — The Dubai Airshow, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is set to become the largest to date with up to 900 exhibitors from 47 countries and 11 pavilions.
“It is not just the size that is significant this year but the scale of new-to-market entrants and technology that will be on show,” said Alison Weller, Director, Aerospace Division of Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), which organises the event.
A strong Jordanian aviation contingent, including The Royal Jordanian Air Force and Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (JORAMCO), will fly the flag for the Kingdom at next month's Dubai Airshow 2007 - the 10th Anniversary edition of the biennial event which is now the third largest of its kind in the world.
That's just a little bit of information floating around.
I doubt we'll see anything from QF Group, airshows aren't really their scene for making order announcements. Wouldn't rule out Air Arabia for 30 to 40 x A320 series. Finalisation of N.A.S. of Saudi Arabia's order for 20+20 x A320. Also some good sized orders for heavies such as confirmation of EKs A380 commitment made at Le Bourget and some new A330F orders. Expect further orders for ACJs, in particular, the A318 Elite.
I'd put QR down for more 777Fs, I believe 5 are already booked as Unidentified on Boeings website. Boeing have 193 Unidentified Orders on the books so we may see some of those orders disclosed. Plus a few new orders but they'll spread their product mix well across the whole Industry from Commercial to Military, like they do at most airshows.
As for the rest, no predictions, though I believe it will be good for the OEMS
LH506 From Ecuador, joined May 2007, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7150 times:
EK deciding on 787/350 and signing of 8 380s
QR announcing that they bought 30 787s and a couple of 777Fs
EY informing on their 787/350 decision
SV pending decision on their new nb/wb fleet
Air Arabia deciding on 50 nb
Kuwait National Airways 30 nb decision
TK announcing their pending 20 wb order
OS announcing their pending 10 wb order
QF/Jetstar deciding on their new nb fleet and signing of 787s
GEACS will order 787s
Maybe signing of Yemenia and Bangkok 350 order
Maybe TAP, Air Europe decision on 350 conversion or 787s instead
and then we will see some of the following MOUs, announcements converted into contracts:
A: Air One, Vietnam, EI, BA, National Air Service, Air Asia, TAM, Kingfisher
B: BA, Lan, VS,
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7158 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3701 times:
Quoting AA7295 (Reply 9): I read on hear that Qantas Group is very unhappy with their A330 fleet, do you think that will impact on a future A350 order. I think they will stay loyal to Boeing except to the A380.
Didn´t they place additional orders ??
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4183 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 14): Finalisation of N.A.S. of Saudi Arabia's order for 20+20 x A320.
Appears to be a tiny miss by just a couple of %:
Quote: NAS has said it has agreed to buy 20 A320 aircraft from Airbus and 60 jets from Gulfstream Aerospace Co (GD.N: Quote, Profile , Research), French Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA: Quote, Profile , Research) and Raytheon Inc (RTN.N: Quote, Profile , Research) to increase its fleet to 142 by 2012. The company has also taken options to buy another 18 A320s.