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Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:05 pm

Pprune has it that Cathay Pacific (CX/CPA) is rumoured to have struck a deal with Airbus for 10 of the A346s that were originally destined for Emirates. It stated that the current batch of 3 A346s might go as soon as next year to be replaced by B773ERs initially. The new A346s would enable year round nonstop service to Johannesburg with a larger aircraft than the A343.

There is no indication of how true or false this is. However, Cathay is desparately in need of extra longhaul capacity is a fact.

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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:18 pm

Quoting Cloudyapple (Thread starter):
Cathay Pacific (CX/CPA) is rumoured to have struck a deal with Airbus for 10 of the A346s that were originally destined for Emirates.

As much as I like this rumour (what a the contradiction to the countless 'CX not happy with A346' rumours), wasn't it Emirates that had found, or was supposed to have found a new customer for the A346?
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:23 pm

Quoting Cloudyapple (Thread starter):
Airbus for 10 of the A346s that were originally destined for Emirates

I thought this was the same case with Virgin Blue
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:23 pm

If true, would be great to increase capacity on one of the SYD flights - awfully difficult finding seats sometimes - particularly the overnight from SYD CX138.

I suspect new US flights would be likely if this is true.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:28 pm

Quoting Cloudyapple (Thread starter):
Pprune has it that Cathay Pacific (CX/CPA) is rumoured to have struck a deal with Airbus for 10 of the A346s that were originally destined for Emirates.

The Airbus CP has officially denied the rumour, but we often see comments like that said for a variety of reasons from managers from many companies and industries for various reasons.

The Airbus fleet being the largest does have more training capacity than any other fleet to absorb such aircraft at short notice.

The official company line is that the rumour is not true.

P.S. Cloudyapple been almost CAVOK over the last few days, CNY maybe bring some good vis  Smile
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:09 pm

Werent the early CX A346s overweight - something to do with the wings?

Presume these would be HGW variants - I can see why CX would want them if capacity is needed.

Difficult to say if its true or not.

I would think Airbus would find the slots easier to fill as A330s...
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:15 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 4):
P.S. Cloudyapple been almost CAVOK over the last few days, CNY maybe bring some good vis

This is what I think happens these days - we have good vis whenever the millions of Chinese chimneys stop pumping. The last time it happened was on New Year's day. By the morning on Jan 2, you couldn't see Cathay City from the tower...

I'm looking forward to CNY.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:39 pm

Will they recieve these A346 quickly? If yes, I believe that this might be true, as they need the capacity. If no, I don't believe this rumor as they are recieving 77W in the near future.

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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:57 pm

Is the HKG - JNB route ETOPS limited? I think they use the A343 there at present - is this why?

Certainly they could use the A346 there - able to do it year round at MTOW even in the hot and high JNB conditions - i bet the A343s are payload restricted there.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:07 pm

Just been to that thread and PPRUNE; that rumour has been debunked - not going to happen. Rumoured also that Airbus tried to flog the 10 "ex-UPS" A380s, to which CX also said "soddez-vous off".

It's going to be 773ERs; most A340-300s and the early A330s will be gone within five years. CX does have ambitious expansion plans, but they just don't feature Airbuses in the lead role.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 9):
to which CX also said "soddez-vous off".

LOL!!!!
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:27 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):

Certainly they could use the A346 there - able to do it year round at MTOW

Double daily JNB flight rumour has not been officially denied.  shhh 

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 9):
Just been to that thread and PPRUNE; that rumour has been debunked - not going to happen. Rumoured also that Airbus tried to flog the 10 "ex-UPS" A380s, to which CX also said "soddez-vous off".

Mental note to self, some believe anything on web sites, and some read between lines and add words like "soddez-vous off".  sarcastic 

Why would an airline look at replacing 11x747 classic freighters, they have a very high dispatch reliability and known for excellent fuel economy.  sarcastic 

Very cheap to crew with the three people up front.  crowded 

Its not like they do long distance freight flights to Europe and across the Pacific, who needs range ?  sarcastic 

The freight market out of China seems to be fairly flat at the moment as well  sarcastic 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:36 pm

At this stage this one doesn't stand any ground while the one at China Eastern sounds credible.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 12):
At this stage this one doesn't stand any ground while the one at China Eastern sounds credible.

What or who is 'this one' that doesn't stand any ground and who or what at China Eastern sounds credible?

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 9):
Rumoured also that Airbus tried to flog the 10 "ex-UPS" A380s,

No airline was mentioned in that particular topic on Pprune, and if Airbus was trying to sell any cancelled A380F's it would have been those cancelled by FedEx. These are the only A380F's cancelled and not converted to the passenger version.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:22 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 13):
No airline was mentioned in that particular topic on Pprune, and if Airbus was trying to sell any cancelled A380F's it would have been those cancelled by FedEx. These are the only A380F's cancelled and not converted to the passenger version.

Possibly not, but it was in the "Fragrant Harbour" and the other questions in the thread related to CX; and since - following the takeover of KA, Cathay is really the only game in town, I think that's what it referred to!

I still see CX going for 748Is (and -8IFs) and 787-10s. I'm not trying to turn this into an A-v- B thing at all; I've flown on CX Airbus and love them (one of best ever flights was on a CX 330, from KIX to HKG), but I just see CX being a Boeing airline, apart from the 330s.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:28 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 14):
Possibly not, but it was in the "Fragrant Harbour" and the other questions in the thread related to CX; and since - following the takeover of KA, Cathay is really the only game in town, I think that's what it referred to!

Actually I was thinking of the A380F's and for who they might originally destined for. You called them "ex UPS", while the poster on that forum called them "secondhand" A380F's. I'm not aware of UPS cancelling the A380.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 11):

Jeez Zeke, roll your eyes one more time and you might just go blind  Wink

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):
Is the HKG - JNB route ETOPS limited? I think they use the A343 there at present - is this why?

I can't imagine it would require anything other than ETOPS 180.

The only aircraft in the CX fleet that have the range for HKG-JNB are the A343, A346, and 744. Soon to be complimented by the 773ER. The only 777 models CX has at this time are -200A and -300A (non-ER), which both lack the range to fly approx 5,800 nm with payload.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:02 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 13):
What or who is 'this one' that doesn't stand any ground and who or what at China Eastern sounds credible?

Sources from China rumbling that China Eastern is looking at to swap all of its 343s for 346
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:03 am

Since CX is phasing out their current A346 fleet and adding 773ERs, unless Airbus were offering the A346's at a steep discount, I don't see why CX doesn't stick with the 773ER, especially since they have 20 options.

And I can't see Airbus offering deep discounts on A346s when those slots could be filled by higher-margin A330s - be they passenger or freighter models.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 17):
Sources from China rumbling that China Eastern is looking at to swap all of its 343s for 346

Thank you for the clarification.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 18):
Since CX is phasing out their current A346 fleet and adding 773ERs, unless Airbus were offering the A346's at a steep discount, I don't see why CX doesn't stick with the 773ER, especially since they have 20 options.

Availability perhaps. If it really are the EK slots being discussed here, they'd start to be available in a few months.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:33 am

Quoting Manni (Reply 19):
Availability perhaps. If it really are the EK slots being discussed here, they'd start to be available in a few months.

True, but since I cannot believe Airbus would build 20 A346 white-tails, Airbus may have already re-assigned those slots to other frames if EK and/or Airbus has yet to find a buyer for them that wants them on the same timetable EK originally did.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 20):
I cannot believe Airbus would build 20 A346 white-tails,

No one would believe that, I think. But perhaps this deal has been a lot longer in the making. It was rumoured at the time of EK's 'cancellation' that they had found a taker for these aircraft. Meanwhile, they might have changed owner again, or the lessor that took them from EK has booked CX as a customer. Plenty of possibilities.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:45 am

Maybe CX has second thoughts on their A340-600's.

Airlines like LH, VS, SQ, Thai, EK and Qatar might cross qualify their crews on A340-500/600 and A380.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 7):
Will they recieve these A346 quickly? If yes, I believe that this might be true, as they need the capacity

That's true.

A key factor is speed in the delivery, another one is price. If Airbus can give CX both, speed and a good price this rumor makes sense.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:08 am

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 23):
A key factor is speed in the delivery, another one is price. If Airbus can give CX both, speed and a good price this rumor makes sense.

The speed probably won't be such a huge pro if the airline is already so short of pilots/crews, as I believe it is with Cathay...
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:40 am

They're still not getting them!

Time to think of new homes for these aircraft. I still think the most likely outcome is for the aircraft to be converted to A330s; if construction hasn't started (which it probably won't have yet), that's still possible. It can't be too hard to flog A330s; TG, for a start, wants 8 (not that Airbus is going to make much out of that), but other airlines will be wanting them too. Didn't EK mention the possibility of new A332s being taken on to replace older ones?
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting CXoneWorld (Reply 24):
The speed probably won't be such a huge pro if the airline is already so short of pilots/crews

Speed in deliveries is not a minor issue, anyway.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:51 am

If this is meant to replace some 343, then it could be possible.

Otherwise CX CEO says it has no plan to induct new aircrafts besides the 77W and 330 it ordered.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:01 am

As some of the previous posts have said, if they are in desperate need of aircraft, I could see it happening.

I think CX's plan (based on their orders), is to simplify their fleet; Have mostly Boeing aircraft for long-haul routes and A330s on their regional flights.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:32 am

Quoting Gemini573 (Reply 28):
As some of the previous posts have said, if they are in desperate need of aircraft, I could see it happening.

Even if they are desperate, they have 773ERs coming starting in September and continuing through July 2010 and I would like to believe that CX Fleet Operations had at least some clue of when they would need the planes.

Unless EK wanted serial production of their A346s, I'm not sure if CX can get 10 of them before they can get 10 773ERs - either direct from Boeing or from lessors.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:41 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 14):
I just see CX being a Boeing airline, apart from the 330s.

The Airbus fleet is the largest fleet at CX (45 aircraft), with over 900 pilots, not including KA (32 Airbus), or Air Hong Kong (8 Airbus). Two more 330s are due mid year with additional frames being returned for Air China which may go to CX or KA. At the moment across the group we have 77 Airbus, and 63 Boeings.

The 3 smaller fleets are the Boeing fleets, 777, 744, and 747.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 18):
Since CX is phasing out their current A346 fleet and adding 773ERs

The 346 leases have been extended, and 5 773ERs should be in the fleet by year end, not sure which seating configuration that will be a mix of.

The airline is expanding, I have not seen any public talk of "fleet renewal", just "fleet expansion", which to me suggests indicates increased frequency and additional destinations (which we have a fair idea about from the hiring and additions to the internal company manuals about new ports).

Quoting Stitch (Reply 20):
EK and/or Airbus has yet to find a buyer for them that wants them on the same timetable EK originally did.

I was of the understanding that the 10 346 aircraft in question are still going to a DXB based leasing company, and are in demand despite what a.net people think.

Quoting CXoneWorld (Reply 24):
The speed probably won't be such a huge pro if the airline is already so short of pilots/crews, as I believe it is with Cathay...

The airline is not short of crew at the moment, just internal training capacity which is more limiting in some fleets than others, on smaller fleets it is harder to absorb expansion as generally one has the number of instructors, check airman, and simulators proportional to the fleet size. Some interesting comments by Nick Rhodes http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...146572.story?coll=chi-business-hed

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 27):
Otherwise CX CEO says it has no plan to induct new aircrafts besides the 77W and 330 it ordered.

Source ?

As I do not believe that is factually correct. I think he said publicly that they were not looking at the 350/787/380/748 at the moment for the passenger fleet, I think we have current plans of an additional 43 aircraft in the next 3 years, of which 23 are new 777s and 330s.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 30):
The 346 leases have been extended, and 5 773ERs should be in the fleet by year end, not sure which seating configuration that will be a mix of.

For what it is worth, Wikipedia says 306 (6/60/240) in the "Premium" config and 336 (6/40/290) in the "Standard" vs. 286 (8/60/218) on the A346.

Quoting Zeke (Reply 30):
I was of the understanding that the 10 346 aircraft in question are still going to a DXB based leasing company...

Perhaps CX is considering a short-term (5-10 year) lease to cover the period the 18 773ERs on order are delivered and whatever additional 773ER options they may convert?
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:32 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8):
Certainly they could use the A346 there - able to do it year round at MTOW even in the hot and high JNB conditions - i bet the A343s are payload restricted there

In the South African summer, the A343's are definitely restricted. My flight home next week (YIPPPPEEEEE!) is on a 744.

Last trip home (June '06 -- South African winter) was on an A343. For this flight, the engines needed to be "warmed up" for 10 min before taxi (yes, I'm paraphrasing what the pilot told us).

Last time I flew a CX A343 out of JNB - HKG in the South African summer, we had to drop in to SIN to refuel (pilot told us this would happen before we even left JNB).

Personal thought: It'd be cool to be able to fly home on the A346 -- haven't been on one of those yet.

Quoting Zeke (Reply 11):
Double daily JNB flight rumour has not been officially denied.

REALLY??? Haven't heard anything about this -- although I'm sure it would be workable -- I think every flight I've been on (except maybe a Christmas-eve flight) home has been a "sardine can!"
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:41 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 30):
Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 27):
Otherwise CX CEO says it has no plan to induct new aircrafts besides the 77W and 330 it ordered.

Source ?

As I do not believe that is factually correct. I think he said publicly that they were not looking at the 350/787/380/748 at the moment for the passenger fleet, I think we have current plans of an additional 43 aircraft in the next 3 years, of which 23 are new 777s and 330s.

This may help clear it up.

Source: February 2007 Airline Business interview with CX Chief Executive Philip Chen.

"Chen says there are no immediate plans to order additional aircraft as Cathay has enough due to enter service over the next few years to meet capacity requirements. This will come as a setback for Airbus, which for years has been trying to convince Cathay to order the A380, given that it operates more than 20 747-400s."
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:01 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 30):
I think we have current plans of an additional 43 aircraft in the next 3 years, of which 23 are new 777s and 330s

 crazy  Better give AAHK a call before they all arrive - we're running out of bays! The number of tows on the apron is crazy after 7pm thru past midnight...

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 32):
Personal thought: It'd be cool to be able to fly home on the A346 -- haven't been on one of those yet.

Try booking SAA next time.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:42 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 31):
For what it is worth, Wikipedia says 306 (6/60/240) in the "Premium" config and 336 (6/40/290) in the "Standard" vs. 286 (8/60/218) on the A346.

Nice try, it also has seat number of other aircraft as well. All will be revealed when the product is launched officially.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 31):
Perhaps CX is considering a short-term (5-10 year) lease to cover the period the 18 773ERs on order are delivered and whatever additional 773ER options they may convert?

All I can say is the official company line is that the rumour is denied.

Quoting 2wingtips (Reply 33):
This may help clear it up.

Nope, the conclusions were not his comments, they were the writers. The point I was making is that more aircraft than just 773ERs and 330s coming.

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 34):
Better give AAHK a call before they all arrive - we're running out of bays! The number of tows on the apron is crazy after 7pm thru past midnight...

Hopefully less than 10 of them will be in HKG at any one time, and that is over a 3 year period.
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:55 am

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 34):
Try booking SAA next time.

I like CX too much, and I get my miles on CX -- the desire to fly on an A346 isn't worth 15K miles to me ...

I flew SA a few times when they still code-shared/miles-shared with CX, but then it was on the 747.
 
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RE: Rumour: 10xA346s For Cathay

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:14 pm

Quoting Zeke (Reply 35):
Quoting 2wingtips (Reply 33):
This may help clear it up.

Nope, the conclusions were not his comments, they were the writers. The point I was making is that more aircraft than just 773ERs and 330s coming.

"But Chen says there are no immediate plans to order additional aircraft" seems to directly refer to Chen's comments to me.

Whatever, I suspect you are correct in reference to just more than 773ERs and 330s coming to CX.

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