777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
How is this possible? They may have been cheaper to buy but surely introducing a new type to a one type airline is going to be very expensive?! Cost would include flight crew re-training, new service facilities, new simulators etc?
p.s. Is Boeing dying a painful death? Surely a few new types of aircraft wouldn't hurt them?
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Donder10 is correct. I think all training costs will be picked up by Airbus and importantly any resulting costs from operating a mixed fleet. Airbus made an (obviously) unbeatable offer. EasyJet got a great price and is insulated from the risks of a mixed fleet. I think the real question is how is Airbus going to earn money from this deal.
VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Just wondering if anyone can confirm the number in the order... I think I heard 120 on MarketWatch yesterday... anyone confirm? Also, what is the current EasyJet fleet size? In my mind, it seems like this is over 2x their current fleet... its a really big purchase - assuming 120 is the actual number.