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Qantas Delays A330 Deliveries!  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (15 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Qantas Delays Delivery of A330s Until Nov. 2002, Flight Says
By Desmond Hutton

Sydney, April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. is delaying the start of delivery of its 13 Airbus Industrie A330 aircraft until November 2002, industry magazine Flight International reported.

Australia's biggest carrier was originally to begin taking delivery of the twin-engine aircraft next April, the report said without citing sources or the cause of the delay.

The airline last month warned that its earnings for the rest of the business year ending in June would be ``significantly impacted'' from increased price competition on domestic routes and a weaker Australian dollar.

The company is also hoping the delay will let it take advantage of new cockpit display technology to be introduced on the new A340-600 in June 2002, that includes flat-panel digital displays for the altitude and airspeed, rather than the analogue devices now in use, the report said.

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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Maybe they're considering purchasing the B767-400 instead of the A330.

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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

What is Qantas thinking? I understand that they would want to take advantage of new cockpit technology, but this simply isn't making since. Airbus has the technology ready, so shouldn't they be able to implement it into the A330 early, simliar to Boeing doing this with the 767-300 before the 767-400 was even flying? With the news that Qantas is considering the 767-400ER, what are they thinking by buying both? Besides range and the great price Airbus gave them, something really smells fishy.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
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Maybe they'll convince poor little incompetent Ansett to take up the A330 order instead.

Glad I'm not an airline employee in Australia!

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

I really wanted to see Qantas A330's soon and apparently I will have to wait a long time.
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User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

This is old news!
They are keeping the A330's. The first two have been delayed slightly thats all.

The latest schedule of new aircraft deliveries to QF:

A330-200 = NOV02, JAN03, FEB03, APR03, JUN03, JUN03, AUG03

A330-300 = OCT03, NOV03, MAY04, JUN04, SEP04, MAY05.

For those interested the latest schedule for the delivery of the A380's is as follows:

A380-800= OCT06, NOV06, MAR07, JUN07, JUL07, OCT07, MAR08, MAR08, JUL08, OCT08, MAR09 JUN09

744LR deliveries:
744LR = NOV02, DEC02, JUL03, JUL04, JUL04, JUL05

I have heard from a few contacts that they (the first two A330's) have been delayed because apparently Qantas were going to takeover a cancelled order from another airline for the first two A332's. But it has been decided that it is to much extra work and money required to change engineering differences and was not worth the bother and cost. So they are waiting a bit longer for the first A332 as shown in the above schedule.


User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Hey - wasn't SIA recieving their first A380's in Nov 06??

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

The A380 will take flight in the first quater of 2006, with first delivery to Singapore Airlines in the second quarter. If all goes to plan that is...

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