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AirAsia X Order For Airbus A350s Imminent  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

AirAsia X order for Airbus A350s imminent

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...der-for-airbus-a350s-imminent.html

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AirAsia X, the Malaysia-based long-haul low-cost airline, is likely to place an order for the Airbus A350 shortly as part of its expansion plans.

The carrier, an associate of Southeast Asian short-haul low-cost airline AirAsia, had been deliberating between the A350 and the Boeing 787. However, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says that it has made a decision.

"We have pretty must settled on the A350 and an announcement is imminent," says Fernandes. "It is clearer in our mind that the A350 is a replacement for the [Airbus] A340s. It can last longer on the 4-8h mark that is AirAsia X's focus."

He did not say how many aircraft would be ordered, but AirAsia X has said before that it could buy up to 25 aircraft. A timeline for the delivery of the A350s has not been established.

AirAsia X will eventually have a fleet mix of Airbus A330s and A350s, says Fernandes, who added in an interview with Airline Business that this would help it to serve the the bulk of its growth markets that are within a 4-8h mark out of Kuala Lumpur. This includes destinations in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, India and China.

Probably this will be announced during the Paris Air Show. As hinted/rumored and discussed here THY and QR will also be making their respective announcements during the show.

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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6999 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5770 times:

The A350 may be about to enjoy a rather good Paris... Air Asia X? Turkish? More?

User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5712 times:

Yes, confirms what I wrote about 1 week ago..  Smile

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...rchid=4427659&s=AirAsiaX#ID4427659



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User currently offlineAustralis From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

Well, nice to see another airline ordering the A350s. Hopefully, we see more orders soon and we can enjoy them in the skies. Obviously, AirAsiaX is getting a good deal from Airbus.

Though, which variant will AirAsiaX go for? A350-900 or A350-800?? Im guessing the A350-900, as it will be longer, can fit more people and perhaps allow them to fly it full to brim on a 8-9h sectors as AirAsiaX is looking at.


User currently offlineCarls From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5420 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 1):
The A350 may be about to enjoy a rather good Paris... Air Asia X? Turkish? More?

I would say United Airlines..


User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5351 times:
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Quoting Carls (Reply 4):

I would say United Airlines..

I wouldn't say that... They were doing the T7 with Boeing if I recall correctly ?!
I say it's 60/40 for the 787 ... or some more T7's for United...



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User currently offlineCarls From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5039 times:



Quoting Teme82 (Reply 5):
I wouldn't say that... They were doing the T7 with Boeing if I recall correctly ?!
I say it's 60/40 for the 787 ... or some more T7's for United...

Your are right they were developing the 777 with Boeing. But it wasn't that almost 20 years ago? So why are they going to order such an old plane if they can get the A350 which is until now more efficient.


User currently offlineTigerotor77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5006 times:



Quoting Carls (Reply 4):
I would say United Airlines..

I think Paris is too early for UA to make such a massive announcement. (And if it's been hush-hush, there hasn't even been much speculation that UA is ready to order -- or is in any shape to order.)


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13527 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4870 times:
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Quoting Carls (Reply 4):
I would say United Airlines..

I agree with Tigerotor77W, its too early for UA. They'll negotiate for six months in order to nail the best deal. Time is on the side of those ordering aircraft in this economy.

UA just anounced plans to order 150 airframes (narrowbodies and widebodies). While the A350 would be attractive to them, I expect them to keep to their 'winner takes all' mantra.

Ongoing thread on the UA tender:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4434542/

Quoting Tigerotor77W (Reply 7):
I think Paris is too early for UA to make such a massive announcement. (And if it's been hush-hush, there hasn't even been much speculation that UA is ready to order -- or is in any shape to order.)

See links in the UA thread. They're going forward with securing bids from Airbus and Boeing.

This is great news for the A350.

Now to get another engine on the airframe!  hyper 

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1938 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3975 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 8):
Now to get another engine on the airframe!

Now that is something I expect to be announced at Paris...

Cheers!  wave 



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6999 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3928 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 8):
Now to get another engine on the airframe!

Surely two is enough! The days of trijets has passed...  Wink

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 9):
Now that is something I expect to be announced at Paris...

I well remember people here confidently predicting it would happen at Farnborough a year ago.

It didn't.  Big grin

Paris in a couple of weeks? No firm deal but perhaps some sort of MoU to "study the possibilities ... blah, blah, blah..."

If this is gonna happen it isn't gonna happen quickly.


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4944 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3714 times:
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Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 9):
Now that is something I expect to be announced at Paris...

I am not so sure about that. We probably would have heard a little bit more rumors going around. But it sure would be good for the A350-XWB program to have a competing engine in the program, no matter how happy I am with RR!  Wink


User currently offlineNCB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Rumours are there could be a NH MOU for Airbus/Boeing widebody and narrowbody aircraft very soon, maybe as soon as Paris...

User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3399 times:
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Quoting Carls (Reply 6):
So why are they going to order such an old plane if they can get the A350 which is until now more efficient.

Fleet commonality and possible discount to good customer from Boeing and the plane would be 787. But as I said it's 60/40 for Boeing..



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6999 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3353 times:



Quoting NCB (Reply 12):
Rumours are there could be a NH MOU for Airbus/Boeing widebody and narrowbody aircraft very soon, maybe as soon as Paris...

Might this just be confirmation of their (rumoured) recent order for 5 x 787?


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2903 times:



Quoting NCB (Reply 12):
Rumours are there could be a NH MOU for Airbus/Boeing widebody and narrowbody aircraft very soon, maybe as soon as Paris...

I got excited expecting another order during the air show.....however,

Quoting PM (Reply 14):
Might this just be confirmation of their (rumoured) recent order for 5 x 787?

got my excitement to the ground.


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