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Atlas Air Close To 15 Plane A380 Order  
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Atlas Air is considering ordering 15 Airbus A380 freighters and taking options on a 10. Michel Chowdry (the CEO) said a decision would taken on an order sometime this year but he declined to be more precise. He expects it to enter service with the airline in 2008.

What do you think?

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan




Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Please provide your source.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Well read this:

DUBAI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. based Atlas Air Inc (CGO.N) is considering buying 15 Airbus A380 freighters and taking options on a further 10, Atlas president Michael Chowdry told Reuters.

"The A380 looks like the right plane for us. It's very impressive. I can definitely see it at some point in the Atlas Air fleet, " he said in an interview on Saturday.

Chowdry was speaking after a meeting of The International Cargo Association (TIACA) in Dubai.

He added that Atlas "was not in a hurry to make a decision as it would still get a discount" for being a launch customer for the A380 freighter version. Chowdry said the list price was around 230 million
U.S. dollars, some 10 to 15 million dollars more than the passenger version.

The operating costs of the 150 tonne capacity A380 were expected to be some 15 percent lower than those of the latest Boeing 747-400 freighters, he added.

He said a decision would taken on an order sometime this year but he declined to be more precise.

If Atlas does buy the A380, Chowdry said he expected to see the freighter enter service with the company during 2008. Dubai-based Emirates Airlines is due to be the first A380 freighter operator in first quarter 2008.

Atlas would look at operating the new Airbus on high density, non-stop long haul routes such as Taipei-Chicago, Hong Kong-Chicago, Tokyo-New
York and Hong Kong-London, he added.

The company is already the world's largest operator of Boeing 747 freighters with a 37 aircraft including 12 Boeing 747-400s.

The aircraft are wet-leased to other major airlines to provide additional cargo lift. Wet-leasing involves the provision of ACMI contracts (aircraft/crew/maintenance and insurance).

Asked about Atlas' potential interest in Boeing Co(BA.N) proposed 747X stretched freighter, which is also intended to lift to 150 tonnes, Chowdry said, "we don't know anything about that plane."

"The drawings and configuration (of the 747X freighter) change every week. So far we have seen four to five different variants," he added.

"Until we have a definite plane,it's difficult to make comparisons," Chowdry said

"But additionally the A380 will be at the start of its working life. It will change the way that cargo is carried," he added.

Chowdry said the company's decision on which smaller planes to acquire in the 50 to 60 tonne capacity range was likely to come before any A380 decision.

These could be either Boeing 767 freighters or Airbus Industrie's A300-600 freighters, he added.

Airbus is a partnership of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co (EADS)(EADS.DE)(EAD.PA) and Britain's BAE Systems Plc(BA.L).

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Another possible A300-600 order in the works?

JET


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

No surprise here. Atlas has been talking about ordering the then A3XX for over a year.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

I like it !!, When asked about the 747X, he replies. We know nothing about that plane !!!!!

GO AIRBUS.


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

I like it !!, When asked about the 747X, he replies. We know nothing about that plane!!!!!

GO AIRBUS.


Are you trying to start a flame war or what?

DeltaSFO



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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Thats what he said !!

As for a war NO. I'm just sick of the Boeing idiots on this forum that do nothing but trash Airbus. For this reason I am now a very big Airbus fan. (Not to mention a very nice person at airbus sent me a load of free stuff)



User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Besides the A380 order, I am vey pleased to see the A300F again in the race. WOW, this old boy really has an interesting life, don't you think.

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Gerardo

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3371 times:

Boeing Idiots? Oh well, I guess that means I'll never be a friend of yours on this forum....  

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Boeing Idiots? I rest my case.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineJuul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Ikarus and B757300,

Re-read Hkgspotter's post. He said:

'I'm just sick of the Boeing idiots on this forum who do nothing but trash Airbus.'

He was not referring to all Boeing fans, just to the ones that do nothing but trash Airbus. And there ARE some of those out there, believe me! (The other way arount too, by the way...)


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