Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13753 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8362 times:
Lack of Seats, Galleys Delays Boeing, Airbus
By Daniel Michaels and J. Lynn Lunsford
Boeing recently missed its second-quarter earnings projections partly because three big widebody jetliners couldn't be delivered on time due to unfinished interiors. At Airbus, roughly 8% of widebody deliveries this year have faced some delay because of the problems, a top Airbus executive said.
Airbus, for example, has incurred big overtime expenses and lost productivity because the lack of certain parts has forced assembly work to be handled out of its planned sequence.
"You have a huge asset that's not moving, waiting on a galley," said Steve Schaffer, Boeing's vice president and general manager for supplier management. "It does disrupt our factory."
"We have launched firm dates three times only to have to defer because of Sell's late galleys," Mr. Clark said. He said the delays have undermined Emirates' credibility with travel agents and would-be travelers: "They no longer believe the dates we give them."
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4201 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7719 times:
Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 5):
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 1):
What about QR's IAH launch. Any word on this being delayed even further?
Has been delayed one montth until Dec 8th, 2008. Will start 3x weekly and go daily
in Jan '09.
Most in Houston are aware that QR has pushed back their startup date one month to early Dec. I believe what he is asking is if like EK is doing to LAX/SFO, is QR going to put off their IAH launch for another month, say Jan?
JAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1694 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7136 times:
Maybe this is a prime opportunity for the airlines to start charging for potty visits. Maybe put a quarter slot on the lavatory door. And simply leave those pesky galleys off the plane entirely. The airlines can pass out K-rations if necessary!
A350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1115 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7073 times:
At least the Spiegel Articlew mentions that the delays are at least partially related to exotic equipment such as rice cookers or expresso machines. Why can't A and B deliver just without those features and touch up once they have the stuff?
The airlines should just serve champagne instead of espresso and the manufacturer can pay for the champagne, then everybody is happy.