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Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:53 pm

SIA, CX, BA, any more?
 
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:12 pm

JAL, KE, TG???

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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:37 pm

Most of the international American carriers, of course (assuming they have the money after the recent disaster).

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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:41 pm

AA, DL, UAL, JAL, SQ, CX etc etc........

 
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:18 pm

Most US carriers plus JAL, SIA, Emirates, CX, Virgin and perhaps Qantas.
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:38 pm

Come to think of it, there are tons of airlines that could use it - the plane is to be roughly the same capacity as a 767/A330, and long range, so even airlines like Kenyan Airlines could fill it and use it on their European routes (they currently use 767s).

As long as the economics are as good as promised, there is a huge potential.

Charles
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:01 pm

None, as it will never been built.
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:04 pm

Everyone currently using the 767 or 757 long range and not wanting an Airbus...
Maybe even anyone currently operating a Concorde and not caring about national pride  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
All airlines wanting to operate fast transoceanic routes for the exacting traveler rather than jampacking tourists into the largest plane there is and dumping them on some holiday island.
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RE: Potential Sonic Cruiser Buyers

Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:13 am

I'd suppose that based on the info given below even some US carriers (UAL) might be interested in the A380 as a long-term solution for some of their routes.

Others would probably include those flying the trans-Pacific route. AC?, JAL, UAL, QA, CX, SQ

And then, of course some transcontinental routes: Asia-Europe routes in particular. among ohters mentioned BA, AF, KLM (perhaps leasing one or two?), etc...

Confirmed orders by Airbus accounts:


Air France (Groupe)= 10
International Leasing Finance Corp.= 10
Qantas= 12
Singapore Airlines = 12
Virgin Atlantic= 6

Total= 48 orders


Based on Airbus Industrie reports, here are some interesting startup appearance facts:


Likely early A380 airports in 2006/2007 are:
LHR, CDG, LGW, SIN, NRT, SYD, JFK, LAX, SFO, MIA, DXB, DOH

Likely early A380 airports in 2007-2009 are:
FRA, BKK, HKG, KIX, EWR, MEM, ORD, IND, ANC, STN, YUL



Maximum takeoff field length (MTOW [560t] at sea level, ISA +15):
less than 10,000 ft ( 3,000 m )


Stephan

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