flipdewaf wrote:Not sure about the rotation angle but the fuel use was done in metric, I find It’s much harder calculating with numbers derived by a drunk lobster.
Agreed.... I have 10 fingers and 10 toes so I do much better in metric as well. Good, then I'll let my calculations stand. Amazed the theoretical A352k appears to be soo much more efficient than the 779... of course there was the assumption the Luftansa # of 2.9l/100km per pax for 779 applies to a load of 426 pax too.. so perhaps my calcs are a bit pessimistic...
WayexTDI wrote:JetBuddy wrote:S0Y wrote:He basically had one with the A380, but decided there were better economics with other aircraft, so now there is no more A380
He did say he wanted more A380s. Multiple times. He was trying hard to get Airbus to commit to an A380neo, but they wouldn't.
Contrary to some A Net wisdom, he also wanted an A380-900. A bigger aircraft, not a smaller one. The A380-800 was designed to be lengthened, and would likely be way more efficient.
All in all, with all the A380s heading to the desert, Emirates could run an A380 fleet for 15 more years if they wanted to.
He obviously wasn't trying hard enough: had his put his wallet where his mouth was, Airbus would have been happy to sell him an A380-900 and/or A380neo. He never put the money on the table, Airbus said no.
Yeah but he's a Knight... so there's that....
He'll retire soon to hunt the Rabbit of Caerbannog...