behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5114 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 23567 times:
I would bet on it being for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs.
I read also sometime back that the order for 30 A 333s that EK placed a year or two ago was canceled by the carrier and that they will keep the A 332s in the fleet until the A 350s arrive. Is this correct?
scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 22469 times:
Quoting behramjee (Reply 3): I read also sometime back that the order for 30 A 333s that EK placed a year or two ago was canceled by the carrier and that they will keep the A 332s in the fleet until the A 350s arrive. Is this correct?
If you're talking about the "order" that was announced at their first A380 delivery, that was a MoU that they signed agreeing a price if they decided to firm the order (which was for 30 A330s and 30 A350s IIRC) but it has been stateed here that they had one year to firm the order before this contract lasped and this is quite a while ago now.
I'm leaning towards this being for cargo birds as an order this small for Pax aircraft is likely to be a top-up and EK has thier hierarchy of planes well sorted out so wouldn't need to talk to both A and B.
affirmative From France, joined Jul 2009, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 19765 times:
Well.. I read recently that the Al Maktoum international airport is on schedule to start operations on June 27 this year. The first ops will be cargo so I'd say an order for 10 77F or 748F or maybe 330F would be in line. They also reported an increase by 31% in cargo in January this year compared to last year..
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33122 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 13697 times:
Emirates SkyCargo did place an order/LoI for 10 747-8Fs in July 2006 and 8 777 Freighters in November 2005, but to my knowledge all of those have been sold to Dubai Aerospace Enterprises and are being leased back as they are delivered from Boeing.
So would they really be in the market for new freighters via a direct purchase as opposed to additional leases?
Could they be about to convert their 748iFs to 77Fs? If they're not getting 748is, as was expected when they ordered their 748Fs, then why have an extra type? The 77Fs would probably do the job just as well. What is the capacity difference between the two types?
ramzi From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12784 times:
Could this order be more about telling the world EK is doing fine (whether true or not) than needing 10 new aircraft? After all, 10 is really peanuts for EK and their traffic can't possibly be growing faster than their fleet is.
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