They have 2 A332 currently with 3 more orders. Why would they get another type now? The A330s are here to stay... I think he was referring to leased and USED A332s being more economic at the moment, even with fuel prices at the USD 650 per tonne level. So that means they should continue to lease A3...Jump to post
I guess that's why I thought Space Flex and Long Range were kind of mutually exclusive.... Not necessarily - an airline can still configure a Spaceflex aircraft for additional legroom and come up with something like 180-200 pax in a 2 class config. Bottom line is that there is a great deal of flexi...Jump to post
IAG chief Willie Walsh says: even at fuel prices of $650 per tonne, the fuel-efficiency cost of the Boeing 787 is "not enough" to offset the ownership cost, compared with the A330. But he points out that IAG has access to 787s and the "flexibility to use them". The population of ...Jump to post
People here are waaaayyy too focused on the accounting block and whether Boeing will actually be at $0 at the end of it or not. Boeing is not going to dictate their entire 787 sales strategy around it, especially since they can always extend it. We are talking about sunk costs here, not actual debt...Jump to post
Because if they do not pay down the deferred costs within the block they will have to take a loss. That is something on a successful project they are desperate not to do. It is face saving. limited returns. low ball sales for more overall sales to extend the accounting block. stretches consumation ...Jump to post
Very interesting points - let us not forget about the price of oil and how much fuel savings can a clean sheet MoM aircraft offer. If oil prices remain below US$ 100, airlines will have to think long and hard about the CAPEX on a new MoM aircraft. If that is the case, the existing aircraft being del...Jump to post
tayser wrote:A321LR likely to be around 200 seats.
Airasia X is now highly focussed on profits - no more flying on flights of fancy! They have worked out that with their limited aircraft, any route that can make more profits will get priority. I am sure they are now planning to redeploy those aircraft on their more lucrative services to Korea, Japan...Jump to post
Ironically, if HA had ordered 787 instead of A358 way back, they would be getting their planes now (probably even earlier) instead of waiting for a few more years. Not necessarily a good thing since the 787 has been suffering from a multitude of problems, the most serious of these being the lithium...Jump to post
However if you have orders that won't be delivered for 6 or 7 years...it is fair to question if economic, fuel prices, interest rates or even geopolitical events may affect deliveries that far out....which may never be delivered and probably can be cancelled or deferred easily. I also believe there...Jump to post
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/40340147121_5616d059c0_b.jpg Airbus Ten Year Deliveries Presso Slide by f lee , on Flickr This is a slide John Leahy loves to use when people asks him about "bubbles". He will say that there is no bubble. He will say that the Airbus delivery numbers are...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321lr-prepares-for-paris-new-york-test-flight-445830/ A321LR going ORY-JFK tomorrow. Are there any details on times? Interestingly, this test flight is done with only two out of three ACT installed, but Airbus will do test flights with all three ACT at a ...Jump to post
ZAK380 wrote:11 event and it is not frequent ?
At least the A320NEO didn't have a sole source engine maker and Airbus can be gratified they didn't go that route. But it's still going to be a monumental worry for them if Pratt doesn't get this sorted out fairly soon. There is sufficient volume in the A320 family to have more than one engine make...Jump to post
Looks similar to the Airasia X Perth incident.Jump to post
if China isn't going to "allow" these deliveries, couldn't Airbus sell them to other customers? Build China's planes later.... Negative. They probably already have Customer Furnished parts in them like interior items. It would be cost prohibitive to replace these. Airbus should just stop ...Jump to post
Fernandes IS a salesman! But not an Airbus salesman who would only try to sell the good stuff. If the A330neo was underperforming, Fernandes wouldn't lie about that. Yes, he wouldn't lie about it - but AIrasia changes its plans constantly too. Just look at the number of times they deferred deliveri...Jump to post
Fernandes IS a salesman!Jump to post
If range was such a problem, why don't they take the A359 which they have on order?
I think that they are just testing out what Schulz is made of...
Still no reason for exchanging A330-900 for A350. Also in 2019 and 2020 it will be easier to get A330 than A350. The Airasia Group has very flexible arrangements with Airbus - they can take their A330 and A350 order book interchangeably. I am sure they can work something out with Airbus, given the ...Jump to post
In what way should that help Air Asia? Airbus should start delivering A330-900 the middle of this year.and add additional frames. There are even the Air Berlin frames that could be re designated for example. The A350 is solidly booked the next few years and it would difficult to get additional earl...Jump to post
I think the almost one year delay in A339 deliveries has caused an aircraft shortage at D7, just as it is embarking on its expansion programme. That is why it is now looking long and hard at its fleet requirements. It still holds an order for 10 A359s and the very smooth introduction of that aircraf...Jump to post
I doubt that this is any news at all - the media usually asks questions at event press conferences and he is merely answering them. It isn't an Airasia press conference to announce something. D7 should begin taking delivery of some used A330-300s later this year.Jump to post
Most of the certification work for the A330Neo has been done on the A330-900 - so the A330-800's test programme should be short and sweet. I am sure Hawaiian will receive some discount for taking the test frame!Jump to post
Is there any chance of a A330-1000? The fuselage looks stubby by now , It could probably happen in 10 years. There is of course A350 and they are not going to compete with themselves but in time there may be a differentiation. Airbus wanted to save costs and time to market - so the Neo is a straigh...Jump to post
Congratulations to Airbus/Bombardier/Delta and the ITC. Finally, common sense prevailed. Over 50% of the C series is made in America and I find it hard to believe that a trade complaint can be made against a largely American made product by another American company. It sounds more like one American ...Jump to post
In isolation, it doesn't make sense for EA to PIP the engine just to win 36 orders. They have all the evidence they need to show that investing in the engine does not guarantee future business, since RR would be getting the board to the face after investing in a PIP. It'd make more sense if it was ...Jump to post
If she is disgusted, why not try flying another airline? No one is forcing her to fly on AirAsia.Jump to post
Had it not been for one airline, Emirate, the A380 would have died years ago. But - happily - there was that airline and the A380 didn't die. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mariner Whatever it is, the travelling public are richer for it. The A380 is good for passengers. It is just a sh...Jump to post
I am beginning to think that future A380 orders by IAG/BA and other airlines will not be large orders - an order for 3-5 frames is more likely than one for 10 or more. These "small" orders will allow airlines to fine tune their VLA capacity at lower business risk from time to time. It also...Jump to post
First, is it just me, or is all these A380 threads just plain annoying. And I don't really understand the original point - what does the density of the country has to do with whether they got A380 or not? A380 is a terrible short-haul plane, period. Why not India as well? They're going to pass Chin...Jump to post
It is not about personal legacy, it is about LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY & INDUSTRY CONSISTENCY. It is also about the "vision thing" : it was Leahy who talked Airbus into becoming No.1, the Europeans were happy with their 18% & found themselves lucky to even get to 20%. Take Steve J...Jump to post
The one airline the A380 works for signs up for more. Not a shocker really. The inevitable is just kicked down the road. I believe that is what Airbus needs precisely for the market to catch up. By 2025-2030, more and more airports will run out of slots and frequencies cannot be increased. The only...Jump to post
When need to stop encouraging aircraft flying around on just one fully functional engine. They had a 10,000 foot runway underneath them What's the point of ETOPS then? Yes, I was about to ask the same question - these twins flying around are ETOPS certified. So there should be no question flying th...Jump to post
They'll say a 747-8 order by Emirates is next!
Good to see both sides came to their senses (as most here in fairness predicted they would). A good gulp of air for the program, but any objective observer would like to see other carriers step up. Now they have a few years more to do so. Well, aircraft like the A321, B77W, etc. postponed the need ...Jump to post
MH A330s are fitted with PW engines.Jump to post
gokmengs wrote:With top up orders from few airlines -which I’m expecting from AF, LH and Especially BA, I wonder if Airbus would commit to a NEO?
This is an MoU and there was no mention of engine selection - its more than likely going to be RR.Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:The MoU is for 8 787s, not 25. The 737 MAX was included in that order.
We are now well into 2018 and that 25 widebody order is still not firmed up. All we have is a MoU for 25 Boeing 787-9s and these are actually conversions from their Boeing 737-8 Max orders. Will the MoU be made into a firm order? We shall have to wait and see!Jump to post
Airbus has one big advantage when negotiating with EK - it does not have a program accounting number to amortise. All the development costs for the A380 have been written off. To keep the programme going is actually detrimental to Airbus as more losses will be incurred and Airbus will need to charge...Jump to post
Bregier also said that Airbus will focus on developing the A350-900 and A350-1000 in the coming years as they are brand new aircraft with a lot of development potential. So the A350 family will have the same constant development as other Airbuses. Right now, A350 sales might be slow because near ter...Jump to post
RR isn't doing particularly well financially - so all programmes need to be commercially viable. There are less than 150 A380s with Trent 900 engines - that makes further PIPs extremely expensive. Unless Airbus (and EK) can give RR some clarity with regards to future sales, how can RR justify develo...Jump to post
If I may mention the backlog of 7 built and parked QR A350-900 with a lower MSN than long delivered ones, we are already at 11. If only it wasn't QR... :banghead: My point here is that 2018 could see 100+11 deliveries. Just my guess of course. What do you guys think. Time for delivery projections? ...Jump to post
Say it quietly, but total A320 family sales is now getting very close to total 737 family sales - 14,120 to 14,532. :eek: Have to apologize to you, Sir. I couldn't believe this, so I checked the numbers. You are absolutely correct. Those are the exact numbers end of 2017. OMG :shock: It is astoundi...Jump to post
More than whatever new ( and improbable ) orders may be announced, I am in line for Leahy's last show. And if he pulls some unexpected bunny out of his hat. He mentioned that two or three campaigns should conclude in the next 30 days (and max of 60 days). So we may be hearing something in the Singa...Jump to post