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by racercoup
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 710311

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

CX747 wrote:
Several articles today seem to show Airbus folks not knowing what they are doing. Like showing up at the press conference for the EK today thinking it was for the A380 and slinking away when the 787 was announced.



Airbus is looking like checker players in a chess game.

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by racercoup
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 710311

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Just out, Airbus will be buying some of the older A380's from EK as part of the deal for replacements. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-a380-buyback/airbus-to-buy-back-some-a380s-in-new-emirates-deal-sources-idUSKBN1DC05B?il=0 This deal exemplifies the problem of having one large ...

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by racercoup
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 16170

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

News flash!!!! There will soon be twice as many Dreamliners in service than A380 and A350's combined. And even more kites around the globe. Please go troll somewhere else. No thanks, this is much more fun. to even compare the A380 with the 747 which was launched almost 50 years ago is a joke. The f...

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by racercoup
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 16170

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

News flash!!!! There will soon be twice as many Dreamliners in service than A380 and A350's combined.

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by racercoup
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 710311

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

It seems to me the term "commercial aviation" infers the aircraft involved will be commercially viable. A good part of ANET is devoted to discussions about the business side of aviation. The A380 is a commercial failure, hence the debate. The 748i isn't "commercially viable" but...

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by racercoup
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 710311

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

It seems to me the term "commercial aviation" infers the aircraft involved will be commercially viable. A good part of ANET is devoted to discussions about the business side of aviation. The A380 is a commercial failure, hence the debate. It's only a "commercial failure" and &qu...

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by racercoup
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321
Replies: 83
Views: 23285

Re: Boeing Has a Secret Weapon for Competing With the Airbus A321

qf002 wrote:
bob75013 wrote:
The only way Boeing can crush Airbus's profits is by first crushing their own by slashing prices. The only winners are the airlines.



Airbus is barely profitable as it is Boeing will do just fine.

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191559

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It's total arrogance to say airbus won't build c series for a while when there are plenty of non us sales prospect and airbus actually will help selling the aircraft now.[/quote] Boeing's legal team will be fighting to apply the tariffs to any parts coming to the US for the C Series.The attempt to d...

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191559

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

That could be easily argued, in case the % of US parts is as high as commented, as the natural FAL location should be the US instead of the previous based in Canada. Not moving the factory to avoid taxes, but to save transport and exporting costs of the parts... Read the article - the more work you...

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191559

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Let's think about it from another angle. Do you think that a sovereign nation such as the USA in the face of an obvious tariff evasion ploy will simply throw up its hands and say "you've got us" when it comes to accepting imported goods? "then the moment the Alabama site starts opera...

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by racercoup
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 101
Views: 15605

Re: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets

While Boeing is paying record dividends to its stockholders Airbus wants to renegotiate it's payments on previous launch aid. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/21/airbus-seeks-cut-repayments-government-controversial-launch/ What has a record dividends by Boeing got to do with this? And wh...

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by racercoup
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 48750

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

[quote="Brixerl"]All the development programs at Airbus are in the final stages. Lots of technical resources are freed up. Financial status seems healthy. Whats the next big step forward? Silence at Airbus. Financially healthy? Not so sure about that. Airbus is currently try to renegotiate...

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by racercoup
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169966

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So they are going to insist on offering yesterday's airplane tomorrow. Why? Because it appears that customers are insisting to buy scores of them? Scores? Really? Here is another article talking about a 50 to 100 frame order. This would keep the 767 line alive for years to come when you add in orde...

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by racercoup
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191559

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Statement from Boeing legal just claimed the tariffs have to be satisfied whether the jet are assembled in the US or not.

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191559

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Moet folks here are so busy bashing Boeing they forget one thing. - Bombardier's dumping hurts fair competition between airlines. The Canadian governments essentially helped Delta buy jets at a ridiculously low cost thereby giving Delta an unfair cost advantage that will be used against their compet...

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by racercoup
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 107533

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

So, please enlighten me on how an aircraft that is BELOW the size of anything Boeing now offers, is hurting Boeing in any way? Boeing has sold over 10,000 737's in its production run. Bombardier has sold less than 400 CSeries. Obviously it was easier to go after BBD rather than Airbus. Don't tell m...

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by racercoup
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 16170

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

Is A380 fleet overtaking 747 a hollow victory? See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-is-a380-fleet-overtaking-747-a-hollow-victo-442160/ Man, give me a break - enough lipstick on this pig.... The A380 has had a negative order book for the last (4) years. The fact there may be more...

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by racercoup
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 16170

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

With most of the major airlines of the world now flying the Airbus A380 who were previously long standing Boeing 747 operators I'm not really surprised but up until now I have never thought of it but sure the time has come for the 380 to surpass the passenger versions of the venerable Boeing 747, i...

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 107533

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

BBD should just assemble the CS sold in the USA in Wichita, problem solved. I don't think the Canadian government invested billions to bail out Bombardier to see the jets manufactured in the US See, that's the thing; Investissement Québec gets 50 million class B shares exercisable at C$ 2.21 (Closi...

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 107533

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

mjoelnir wrote:
BBD should just assemble the CS sold in the USA in Wichita, problem solved.



I don't think the Canadian government invested billions to bail out Bombardier to see the jets manufactured in the US

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 107533

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Can someone answer this question for me. Why did Bombardier go so low on the pricing to Delta. Seems to me Boeing had to act if not for themselves to help protect Southwest.

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 62293

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

All those mega orders, airlines ordering more frames than their reasonable needs? After reading the article and what was going on the Amedeo deal falls in place.

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 62293

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Maybe John Leahy had good reason to retire........ Leahy is not even part of the story, the investigation is about middlemen who seem to be involved in suspicious transactions: [quote]The joint UK-French inquiry was launched after Airbus informed authorities about discrepancies in disclosures about...

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by racercoup
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries
Replies: 25
Views: 4772

Re: Boeing Reports 3Q deliveries

Amazing numbers !!! Boeing 787 deliveries almost match the total deliveries of all (3) Airbus wide body programs.

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by racercoup
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 62293

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Maybe John Leahy had good reason to retire........

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by racercoup
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5609

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

I think that having both the RAF and RCAF not buy any Boeing defense products ever again is enough of a penalty for Boeing. The RCAF super hornet cancellation is already $5.6 billion. It could end up being far higher than that in the next decade. I say this deal still goes thru after all the dust se...

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by racercoup
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5609

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

Even the British know Bomardier is guilty here. If you really think all Canadians should suffer the results of a major trade war with the US over this?

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by racercoup
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16675

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

I think the odds favor the 747 outliving the A380. The 748F has dozens of potential clients and Boeing can still make money at low production rates. Emirates are not interested in ordering any more unless they see a reasonable interest from other buyers. I don't see anything changing in the demand t...

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by racercoup
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 21386

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

Airbus can afford to play this game,


And the game is what? Leave planes in your backlog instead of building them?

I guess I miss your point.......

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by racercoup
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 21386

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

102 A380's in the backlog according to Airbus - almost 50% of these will never be delivered. The Amedeo circus was pure PR. An attempt to put lipstick on a pig (or whale in this case). With the A380 Airbus has redefined the term " firm order" and not in a good way. Makes me wonder what oth...

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by racercoup
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 21386

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

Either way, the orders are still on the books because it still suits both parties to the contract for them to remain on the books. For Airbus, the A380 order book looks a bit healthier than it actually is (and there are similar orders like Amedeo's and the remaining frames for QF). VS may have suffi...

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by racercoup
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199051

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Most of which have been delivered. Two UPS frames are complete and two are in assembly. That leaves 10 frames for UPS left and then that's it. Unless more orders are placed. UPS's third frame should be rolling out soon too.[/quote] There 17 frames left in the 747 delivery backlog, and UPS has option...

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by racercoup
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199051

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Wow, where are you getting those 747 sales figures from ?The big deal with UPS for freighters has kept the production line open but they have finished making the passenger model. Geoff[/quote] Feb -14 CargoLux 1 Oct - 14 Airbridge Cargo 1 Feb - 15 SilkWays 3 June - 15 Atlas Air 1 Nov - 15 Airbridge ...

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by racercoup
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199051

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I am starting to believe the 747 just may out live the A380, as a previous poster posited. Other than Emirates the A380 has only booked one sale in the last (5) years to ANA for three frames. (I do not consider Amedeo a sale because it is not). In the same time frame the 747 has garnered 31 sales fr...

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by racercoup
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6400

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

"A380 vs 747-8? The 747-8 is dying an undignified death, the A380 may not be far behind. There is little market for these planes. Quite possible both will be better off without them in the near future". More is not always better.. Every A380 built is negative cash floe to Airbus. Boeing ha...

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by racercoup
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Carolina Judge Orders New State Elections In 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1751

Re: North Carolina Judge Orders New State Elections In 2017

Stupid me. I thought this was airliners.net? Moderators why is this thread being allowed here?????????

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by racercoup
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 138217

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

When you're instructed to get off the plane by airline staff, you need to comply. Failure to do so results in the police being called and removing you. Failure to comply with the police and you will be forcibly removed. This man failed to comply with instructions from airline employees and the poli...

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by racercoup
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12310

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

I doubt cutting that break even by more than 50% would be profitable. That may be your doubt, but IMO you are wrong. The A380 is a poor use of corporate resources, manpower, factory space etc. parts and service does not begin to make a difference. Better to sell more planes that sre profitable and ...

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by racercoup
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12310

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

I doubt cutting that break even by more than 50% would be profitable. That may be your doubt, but IMO you are wrong. The A380 is a poor use of corporate resources, manpower, factory space etc. parts and service does not begin to make a difference. Better to sell more planes that sre profitable and ...

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by racercoup
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12310

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

The question I think was is the A380 profitable for Airbus. No, as a program the A380 will never reach a profit, to much cost and to little return, even if they would sell 300 more. But the development and the early production cost overruns are sunk, accounted for and written off. So should not imp...

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by racercoup
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?
Replies: 33
Views: 12310

Re: Is the A380 being profitable yet for Airbus?

Bottom line is that it is profitable according to Airbus. The program though as a whole, like 787, will never be profitable but simple accounting means we can write-off those costs.[/quote] I have not seen any statement from Airbus that indicates it can make a profit at the new low production rates,...

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by racercoup
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 26584

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Definitely DXB & JFK need the A380, the 747 is sadly leaving the fleet and the A380 is the perfect replacement. Good luck BA, I think Airbus will be more happy than anyone if this rumour turned to be fact. 4 more planes on this order books does nothing good for Airbus. Unless Airbus can get eno...

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by racercoup
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199051

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

[*]"a number of airlines, including Emirates" are interested in the Neo A number of airlines were interested in the A380 three and a half years ago when Amedeo ordered 20. How did that work out? Anyone who believes a number of airlines order the A380 NEO are asking answers not questions. K...

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by racercoup
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 10412

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

there are currently only two commercial planes for sale that have 4 engines. The A380 which has sold only 13 planes in the past 4 years which includes -2 net orders in the past two years and the Boeing 747-800 which I think has sold even less in the same time frame. I think at this point it comes d...

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by racercoup
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199051

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

So EK is nobody? If you sold A380s and EK said they wanted 50 more, would you call them a nobody? Do you even grasp how much revenue that is and will be for Airbus? Who cares if EK is the primary purchaser - as long as they're purchasing and paying, I can assure you Airbus won't. Airbus currently ca...

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by racercoup
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 5591

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

"But has it? Can you show how many new p2p routes has the 787 opened? I think Boeing was wrong. The 787 is mostly plying exactly the same routes as planes before it." The Dreamliner is responsible for 130 new p2p routes. I would argue it has done more to alleviate congestion at hubs than t...

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by racercoup
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380
Replies: 36
Views: 7095

Re: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380

I am shocked these 20 frames are still counted in the backlog - by any reasonable definition it is not an order.

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by racercoup
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380
Replies: 36
Views: 7095

Re: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380

This guy has been singing the same song for 4 years now and he hasn't placed a single frame. Who cares what he thinks ?

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by racercoup
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 31580

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

Perhaps IR can scoop up used ones for a trial period before committing to a firm order. But where to deploy them?[/quote]

So you think Iran should buy planes it doesn't need and then look for a place to use them? Why - to keep Aliners happy??

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