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Who Is More Important To Airbus: EK or LH?  
User currently offlineuaeflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

Both airlines has a strong relation with Airbus, Lufthansa since ever have a continuous orders to Airbus especially narrow body aircrafts which doesn't fit EK fleet.

Emirates is the largest A380 customer and number two for the A350.

In Airbus formula who is more important.

e.g if EK asked Airbus to change some specifications and LH asked something completely opposite for the same model, what will airbus do in this case.

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User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 734 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting uaeflyer (Thread starter):
e.g if EK asked Airbus to change some specifications and LH asked something completely opposite for the same model, what will airbus do in this case.

Whoever's willing to place the order. Same thing with Boeing and the 747-8i. LH wanted the longer version and TC wanted the shorter stretch for DXB-LAX. LH put their money where there mouth was and it became the long one.


User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3260 times:

LH buys Airbus because the German government forces them to and EK takes Airbus because Airbus give them free planes.






(/sarcasm)

[Edited 2013-05-25 22:05:35]

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting uaeflyer (Thread starter):
In Airbus formula who is more important.

QR

LOL! Seriously, both customers are equally important. LH relies mostly on Airbus narrowbodies for its bread and butter European and medium haul network. EK of course is whats keeping the A380 (and thousands of jobs) from going down the drain.

LH has 226 planes out of 290 Airbus planes (77%) of which 76 planes are widebodies

EK has 71/186 total Airbus planes (38%) all of which are widebodies

Emirates does not force Airbus or Boeing to change their design. They work with them in order to get a more optimum design that suits their requirements. So favoring is not part of the game.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9170 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Quoting bill142 (Reply 2):
LH buys Airbus because the German government forces them to and EK takes Airbus because Airbus give them free planes.

LOL, what did you smoke? The German government ha sno means to "force" a company to do anything. it wuld be simply against the law. The board of directors has to report to the supervisory board to approva and aircraft order. The supervisory board does that based on the business case the managing board presents.

Even Air France, based in a country where the government does interfere with business decisions, buys Boeing and actually has, with the B777 a long range jet in their fleet while LH decided to go for the 346 instead.



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 4):
LOL, what did you smoke? The German government ha sno means to "force" a company to do anything. it wuld be simply against the law. The board of directors has to report to the supervisory board to approva and aircraft order. The supervisory board does that based on the business case the managing board presents.

hahaha I think you missed the last word at the end of his post:

Quoting bill142 (Reply 2):
(/sarcasm)



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User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8237 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Neither. Airbus (and Boeing), want to sell a lot of airplanes so they create products that a lot of customers want, not just customer A or customer B. They will gladly tell LH or EK to go pound sand if they feel that a plane will sell more if everyone else likes it. See 747-8 and EK for an example.

User currently offlinetioloko100 From Australia, joined Jul 2012, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Emirates any day!!! EK makes biggest aircraft order in human history and Airbus gained alot from them.

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4387 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Both airlines stand for many others, with very different requirements. I assume Airbus would create two versions, one fitting the LH needs since they fit many other airlines needs too, and one for EK. EK needs more range, LH needs more floor space, so similar to A332/A333 each will get what he pays for.

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