Quote: Abu Dhabi-owned Etihad Airways is poised to splash out around $20 billion on up to 100 planes in what would be the biggest aircraft order so far this year, its CEO said on Tuesday.
James Hogan said Etihad was in advanced talks with aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus for "between 50 and 100 aircraft" and a deal could be finalised with in the next couple of months, reported the UK's Daily Telegraph.
First deliveries of the new aircraft, which could include more of Airbus' A380 superjumbos, are earmarked for 2011, Hogan said.
"We're looking at narrow-bodied, wide-bodied and very large aircraft, A380s or B747-8s," he said.
The carrier has ordered four A380’s already, with two to be delivered in 2013 and a further two in 2014.
Etihad and Dubai airline Emirates on Tuesday said that they faced further delays on delivery of the A380, stating that they had received warnings of delays from Airbus - which is already two years behind schedule on production of the superjumbo.
1821 From Greece, joined Jul 2007, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10943 times:
Yes QR , EK and Etihad are clearly trying to outdo each other in terms of market share and aircraft .
But seriously i think that Etihad ( sorry i'm new to Airliners and don't know their 2 letter code lol ) will order up to and including 100 aircraft. From what i understand more 777's possibly a mix of ER'S and LR'S as they are trying to break into new markets. And definately more A380'S. I don't think that they will order any more A345'S/A346'S as they have stated that their wish is to transport large amounts of PAX to their sestinations. From this i can only pin point that their desired aircarft is the A380.
PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7299 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10782 times:
Quoting 1821 (Reply 5): Etihad ( sorry i'm new to Airliners and don't know their 2 letter code lol )
EY. But don't worry. Many people are unfamiliar with lots of codes. More often than not, I prefer to use the full airline name - if only because I'm fed up having to look up all the codes that I don't know!
Quoting AA7295 (Reply 2): Let's hope its a Boeing order just for the sake of diversity in the region. It would get boring seeing A350's after A350's taking off.
Qatar have already placed a substantial order for 787s and I fully expect Emirates to end up with some 787s alongside their A350s.
As for Etihad, they have built their success principally on the back of the A330 and I'd be astonished if they don't order the A350. Equally, they had no hesitation to buy the 777. I'm not sure I can see them take more 777s but an order for 787s wouldn't surprise me. Indeed, Etihad look like a good candidate for a mix of 787s and larger A350s.
So, more A380s (yes), some 787s and some A350s. That's my guess.
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10260 times:
I was reading up on Abu Dhabi yesterday and they want to project themselves as a vibrant, modern, 21st century place. Airbus is the correct brand to match that image and with aircraft to suit all its needs on all routes. Agreed, the T7's would make a nice diversion.
Rainmaker, Not sure your post added anything worthy to the thread.
AA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 637 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10108 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 11): Quoting Babybus (Reply 10):
Airbus is the correct brand to match that image and with aircraft to suit all its needs on all routes.
Just what the 'ell are you talking about?
I agree. Are you insinuating the Boeing exhibits and outdated, distant, 19th Century image? If anything, Boeing planes are more aesthetically pleasing than Airbus aircraft. But let's not turn this into an A vs B thread.
I think with this particular order, delivery dates will determine who will win the order. As Emirates has secured quite a large number of delivery slots, Etihad will want aircraft sooner to counter Emirates.
Aviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7202 times:
EY to showcase its expanding route network
Quote: Etihad Airways will showcase its expanding route network, latest international sports sponsorships and award-winning products and services at this year’s Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE), which takes place between 14 and 17 May at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.
Quote: Etihad Airways has signed a contract with New York-based CIT Aerospace for the lease of two new Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The two A320-200s are scheduled for delivery to the Abu Dhabi-based airline by the end of 2008. The aircraft will be powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines.
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7082 times:
I stated a month or so ago on here that they could certainly use some more 77Ws, but i remember reading a quote from someone at EY saying they werent going for more 77Ws - seemed a surprise to me, I must say.
Their A345s are worked very hard indeed and I would expect them to pick more up at some stage probably second hand.
Call me mad, but I seriously think the A333 is the one they will be looking at - For me, there is a gap between their A332s and A345/6/77W and the A333E has the legs to serve any destination EY has apart from US and Aus non-stop. My guess would be looking at A358 and A359 but if they need the interim lift, then A333Es make a lot of sense. In a two-class people mover config it has awesomely compelling CASM on the Indian/Pakistan routes that are a cornerstone of their route network.
More A388s? Almost certainly - I can see four or six more no problem at all, but where they are going to park them is another question!
Short haul I can see a surprisingly large number of A320s - they'll have the new interiors and probably have PTVs as well like the B6 and VX examples - they'll be very nice.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
EPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 5812 posts, RR: 41
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7010 times:
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 21): Call me mad, but I seriously think the A333 is the one they will be looking at - For me, there is a gap between their A332s and A345/6/77W and the A333E has the legs to serve any destination EY has apart from US and Aus non-stop. My guess would be looking at A358 and A359 but if they need the interim lift, then A333Es make a lot of sense. In a two-class people mover config it has awesomely compelling CASM on the Indian/Pakistan routes that are a cornerstone of their route network.
More A388s? Almost certainly - I can see four or six more no problem at all, but where they are going to park them is another question!
If you want me to I am prepared to call you mad .
Seriously: I can agree with what you posted. That is, if they rule out the B777, then for short term capacity increase they have nothing to turn to than to the beautiful A330-300E.
More A380's are also likely. No problem parking them there. In the time it takes London to build a third runway at Heathrow (or the time it takes to get a highway completed in the Netherlands, some projects here are in debate for 50 years and the road is not in sight yet!) in the Dubai - Abu Dhabi area they will build 3-4 new world-class airports. That will solve the parking problem.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7217 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7000 times:
This year many new orders are expected from European, Middle Eastern and Asian carriers.Many of these orders will be announced in Farnborough.
Here is what I expect:
1) European Carriers:
VS will announce their decision on the Gatwick fleet and interim 777s. Branson is a show person and there is no better place for him to announce a big order as on an airshow on its home turf.
Maybe BA will also announce their decision as well, although I expect them to order end of the year.
Air France-KLM is a big question, maybe if Airbus announces that GEnx engines will be available AF-KLM will be the launch customer for that version.
Although LH recently said they are in no hurry to place an order for A350/787 anytime soon we could see an order here, too.
2) Middle Eastern and Asian airlines
QR, EY and Emirates will place additional orders for A350s, 787s and maybe even A380s and 747-8Is.
I hope EY will order some additional A340s and mabe even 747-8Is for flights to the USA, Canada and Australia.
As the biggest coup in Farnborough I expect ANA to order A380s.
Last but not least an A350 order of QF is also an possibilty.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Rheinbote From Germany, joined May 2006, 1973 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6889 times:
Aviation Week, "Recovery Ruffled", 12 May 2008 http://www.aviationweek.com (online version, subscribers only) Etihad is reviewing its purchase plans for a new long-haul twin-widebody, considering upping its Airbus A380 order for four aircraft or walking away from the program entirely in favor of the Boeing 747-8. With Etihad still upset about the recent A340-600 accident in Toulouse—in which an aircraft earmarked for the carrier was destroyed when it hit a wall during engine testing—industry sources say the decision could turn in favor of the Boeing jet. Such a choice would make Etihad the second passenger airline after Lufthansa to order the 747-8.
food for thought
: Definitely Columba, QF need to order them soon so they can be higher up in the queue for the compensation payments when it is delayed. And they shoul
: Well, if that's what tips it in favour for Boeing, then good riddance to Etihad I would say if I were Airbus.
: That is an interesting thought for sure! Although I do hope they will stay with the A380 program and even up the numbers! On the other hand I would n
: Hmmm... I'll admit I didn't follow this up in the end. Was Airbus or some Airbus employee at fault for this accident? I remember reading that there p
: I read that, too but for the image of the airline it is maybe better to blame Airbus instead.
: Time for AviationWeek to get some new sources! It was widely reported that Etihad staff were in charge of the plane at the time of that engine test,
: I find it hard to believe that airlines behave like teenage boys... So an A346 gets smashed in an accident and consequently EY buys an inferior plane
: I was about to write that as well but backed off because I did not want to start a flame war but to be fair US and Boeing could be mentioned as well
: What does that have to do with you comment? "You're Mad"......
: In fact your bias to Airbus is clear through all the thread, anyway a little diversity, makes A or B planes more enjoyable. Otherwise stating that Ai
: I view this article more of a PR stunt done by Etihad Airways to try and get bigger discounts from Airbus than anything else. Mr James Hogan (EY CEO)
: What fans of a particular Aircraft company fail to realize is that Airlines don't exist to keep a particular manufacturer in business. And while certa
: You know... if you really meant the second part, you would have posted it without posting the first part... Well... it is a.net, isn't it? Thank good
: With gas at these prices ANA seems to love their 777-300ER's with four class seating, prices for every budget.
: Having spoken to several people "in the know" about that incident - I can tell you that this is a very long way from being the case. Their 77Ws are l
: I would agree. EY could just be using this as an excuse to get out of the A380 which is too large for them. The 748 is a 80-100 seats smaller and may
: For once you and I are in agreement. I think so too, actually.
: This makes no sense. EY "only" lost a plane which Airbus has to pay, but some Airbus engineers lost almost their life at the accident. Is that fair to
: Its in the interest of carriers to have two (or more) strong and competitive manufacturers. This gives the carriers the most leverage during negotiat
: Provided they don't sign "gentlemen's agreements" to become all-Boeing or all-Airbus, that is... Yes, I am looking at AA right now...
: ..you got me on that one mate... Time to check out..past midnight...
: You'll settle the score next time, I'm sure!
: What does this has to do with the possible acquisition of A380s ? Sure ANA loves their 77Ws as they make good money with them, this does not rule out
: This would actually make sense then. EY may want Airbus to shoulder the blame and is trying to make it seem like Airbus didn't prepare it right, Airb
: ...small problem: what aircraft, in an even remotely competitive class, is inferior to the A346 in either sales or performance? About the only argume
: The A346 has RR engines. The 77W has GE engines. Obviously the A346 is superior!
: For some reason I always thought there were flight deck recorders and all sorts of instruments that would tell an investigators who farted, when and
: ...at what-- flopping in the face of competition? Indeed, it's certainly that.
: Er, the 748i? (Which is the plane I was referring to since that was the model mentioned in the article to which I was replying.)
: I'm just wondering if anyone has noticed Etihad's recent conversion of 2 A330-200's to the A330-300. In total Etihad still has the following wide body
: ummmh, if EY seems to use cargo airplanes might that give the 747-8F a chance and with the 747-8F, the 747-8I would not be too far off..... Glad to s
: They do - they know exactly who did what and when. Basically it was caused by EY staff not being 100% clear on what the plane would "do" in certain m
: The order was placed at Le Bourget in 2007. Etihad Airways order 12 wide-body Airbus aircraft 20 June 2007 http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...ems
: It will come down a question of how soon can they get the capacity - and will they need more of it in this segment until the A350s arrive. I think th
: Hi Chris. Thanks for that. Actually, yes, out of pure curiosity, I would like to get some update on the internal investigation. I read in Le Monde an