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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:04 pm

As anticipated by myriad members on a.net for years and finally confirmed from by BA.
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting Carls (Reply 145):
I would like to know what they have to say now.

And those members who said BA would NEVER order the A380 . . .
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:08 pm

Cripples me to read some of the stupid remarks made by some people on here when the decision process does not go their personal way. Stop bleating and get real for logic sense.

1) RR, such a bad engine they are the number 1 on most widebodies (where they compete) available today. Don't believe it is political, just good business sense that airlines have done this. GE do well where they monopolise, and PW my locals are disappointingly non existant! Doh, tuff call on this one!
2) 380. My question is why only 12 confirmed. For BA to show any growth they have to increase capcity size per slot at LHR. Can't see those options staying that way for long, with more 744's going to 380 in the future.
3) 787. Great choice, perfect 767 replacement.
4) 748i. Probably flown on more 747's than any other craft, and would like to see some more action, but the benefit of the 748 at BA may not be there, too low an increase in seats/capability.

Either way a good day for Airbus, BA (although I am not a fan) and Boeing. And before anybody objects to the way I said Airbus first and Boeing last, it is in alphabetical order.

Col
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 135):
Quoting N1786b (Reply 66):
In the engines, the choice of Rolls-Royce was because British is best

I don't know what Walsh was trying to say, but this reeks of jingoism to me.

I do not know WW's sense of humour, but I suspect that is it. "British is best" became a rueful sort of a joke within the ten or so years after WWII but its use as a joke is cunningly interleaved with the same statement meaning what it says. However, you need to watch the eyebrows and listen to the cadence when it is being said to determine which meaning it has.

What is extremely likely to be true is that he would not have bought Rollers if he did not think they were the best FOR HIM and his airline. Cost, maintenance and who knows what else will all come into that.

Other than that, best go to the threads where the differences between the GE engines and the Trents have been discussed in detail. There are reasons to go for either, depending on the mission.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:18 pm

I remember a documentary (don't ask me which one) that showed BA working with Airbus on early design options for the 380. In fact they were among several airlines that had RFP from both Airbus and Boeing for a superjumbo. I'm sorry I don't have the specifics to back this up.

I think the 747-8 will probably be ordered by NW and UA eventually. However they are probably waiting for their balance sheets to look better in order to secure better financing as they show the banking industry sustained profits. The million dollar question is how long Boeing will wait for new orders before scrapping the 747-8.

Even though the odds are slim for the 380 on NW/UA it would be really cool.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:19 pm

Quoting Wolbo (Reply 139):
Yes I read it, and they haven't ordered the A350. I rest my case.

If that is the strength of your case you are indeed well advised to let it rest.

Fairly strong though isn't it ? man claims to have inside knowledge that BA will announce order for A350. BA don't order A350.
Admittedly they announce that they will consider the A350 (amongst others) for future requirements; but its not the order that was claimed would happen.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:21 pm

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 96):
Very bad news for the 748i though, a massive 744 customer rejecting it. It seems many carriers either want to upsize to the A380, or downsize to 77Ws (like the Japanese carriers), with LH looking a bit lonely at the moment...

Boeing never doubted there was a market for a plane the size of the A380 and 'absolutely' airlines would order it. The question was given the market for that size aircraft was it worth spending $15 billion to develop. The jury is still way out on that one.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:22 pm

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 142):
6) Delivery dates. BA played this on so well and got Boeing and Airbus to committ 2010 delivery datesfor both aircraft! That sets them very nicely for 2012 and hte London games! They would have gotten a few years experience operating the aircraft and squeezing out more efficiencies thus making those ops very cost efficient. IT was gamble for both Boeing and Airbus to save those delivery slots that could have been given to other customers but given the level of the BA order it was a wise gamble. 2010 for a BA 787!! Hopefully they would be flying them to JFK but I don't think that'll happen. BA must have gotten some of the A380 delivery slots from the UPS/FedEx A380F slots.

A380 is coming to BA in 2012, not 2010.

Quoting Col (Reply 152):
2) 380. My question is why only 12 confirmed. For BA to show any growth they have to increase capcity size per slot at LHR. Can't see those options staying that way for long, with more 744's going to 380 in the future.

It is because although BA wants to use the A380s for growth there is not enough there at the moment for a like for like replacement of all 57 744's with 57 A380's. If they did do a like for like replacement a lot of A380;s would be flying around with a lot of spare seats.
They have ordered the A380's + options that they believe they will need in the next 8 years or so. No more, no less.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:28 pm

Congrats to all parties involved! I agree, both types look sweet in BA's livery.

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 144):

Today is too soon to say categorically BA will never buy any 747-8I pax

Yeah, we should respect the feelings of certain a.netters as they said that it's a given that BA will order the 748i, and hey, if an a.netter says it, it must be true  Yeah sure

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
And despite what some claim, the pressure politically to order the RR powered A380 with British wings was also a factor.

Oh please. Can't you, just for once, give some credit to Airbus instead of your usual conspiracy-theories? Oh and i suggest you take a good look at the graphic posted by LN-KGL.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:28 pm

Only 12 A380 is amazing. That's very few. They can only run 6 to 7 major citypairs from LHR with that. We can expect JFK-LHR for example to gradually become twinjet.

Where will they use these A380s? HKG? SYD? SIN? DXB? PVG?
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:29 pm

Quoting Vega (Reply 3):
think that after the above announcement, the answer to the following is obviously the 350. If for no other reason than to maintain EURO political relationships.

Remember that BA executives flew on the 380 a few months ago and have a first hand experience of the aircraft. Although we did not hear about their impressions in the press, it must have helped in making up their minds.

They also know how quiet that cabin is  Big grin
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:30 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 151):
nd those members who said BA would NEVER order the A380 . . .

*raises hand* I would be one of those. I think my words were something to the effect of "I won't believe it until I plunk my butt into a BA A380 seat". Well, I was wrong.

Congrats to Airbus - a great order from one of the world's greatest airlines! Does it get any better than that?

On the 787 - great job Boeing! Given the fact that the 787s will begin deliveries in 2010 vs. 2015 had they gone for A350XWBs, I guess the A350 was not really in contention. This is sad for Airbus, as it will be an uphill battle to convince BA to slot in a new type later.

To me, the good news from this order is:
1) Airbus now has 20 new orders for the SuperJumbo for 2007, as well as a new customer, just as they forecasted.

2) Good to see that demand for the 787 remains strong, and the vote of confidence following recent minor challenges.

3) Another airline indicating that they'd be VERY interested in a 787-10

4) The end of the "what will BA order..." whizzing matches

[Edited 2007-09-27 16:38:59]
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:34 pm

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 161):
So, congrats to Airbus - a great order from one of the world's greatest airlines. Does it get any better than that?

Very sportsman like  bigthumbsup  It will be nice to see a good mix of new A & B metal in the BA fleet. A good day for all.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:34 pm

I stand by my friend comment. Even though his numbers are not the same that BA has announced they were very close, and I take in consideration that he is not a board memeber. He has told me that even the numbers could be different they will order the A350-900 and 1000 as a 777-.200 / 300 replacement. They aren't in a rush for those replacements.
747-8 is out of the picture, but basically he said that BA don't need it since they can use a much more efficient Aircraft to fill that gap. Which is the 777 for now and the A350 9/10 later.
As I said let's wait and see what happen in the future, this is not a race to see who predict more accurate numbers we are all AC fans.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:35 pm

good for them, that is about the number u was thinking for A380s, what is interesting is those are more of an add on to the current fleet and they are still looking for a 744 replacement, the 748 would seem obvious except they did not mention it, it looks like they want a twin engine for the replacement, but will the A350 be big enough and be delivered in time to replace the older 744s? That seems like a better 777 replacement, I think Boeing needs to get to work on a upsized 787 to answer the A350 and give a great 777 replacement
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:40 pm

Congrats to Airbus and Boeing and BA, and of course, Rolls Royce.

BA will receive them through 2014. That means during 2014 and up to December 2014, so it's almost to 2015.

The question is how many of those 787s they'll get in each year.

Maybe 4 in 2010, 4 in 2011, 4 in 2012, 6 in 2013 and 6 in 2014 ?

If BA decides to buy the options, will those planes be delivered any sooner?

If BA will finish receiving 787s in 2014 , it makes me wonder when AA, DL, and UA will get theirs, if they ever order. Seems like with BA taking these choice pre-2014 delivery spots, CO and NW are going to be the American airlines with the newest most advanced widebodies for quite sometime to come.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting Carls (Reply 163):
He has told me that even the numbers could be different they will order the A350-900 and 1000 as a 777-.200 / 300 replacement.

For a -300 replacement they need to have the -300 first in order to replace it  Wink
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:41 pm

I hope the BA 380s come to LAX so I can fly em!

I think the 380 order is rather modest and shows that most airlines -- other than EK -- see limited use for such a large aircraft.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:51 pm

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 53):
Airbus is saying nothing about the BA A380 order. Not yet, unlike Boeing.com

The press release is now out : http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...09_27_british_airways_12_a380.html
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting Vega (Reply 3):
I think that after the above announcement, the answer to the following is obviously the 350. If for no other reason than to maintain EURO political relationships.

Geez... no more than 3 replies and here comes the politics/ Airbus bashing.... As if your European fellows would bash American politics every time a US carriers order a Boeing!

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 4):
Does that imply that the 748i is no longer on the radar for BA?

Tip : look at LH.
Yet BA loves RR and GE is powering the 748, as well as the 77W by the way (a better chance of seeing the A350 imo).
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting Columba (Reply 166):
For a -300 replacement they need to have the -300 first in order to replace it

300 was my addition.  boggled 
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 106):
KU have cancelled their 787s.

KU never ordered any, they were leasing them from ALAFCO.

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 161):

*raises hand* I would be one of those. I think my words were something to the effect of "I won't believe it until I plunk my butt into a BA A380 seat". Well, I was wrong.

Well, strictly speaking you have some leeway to play with there  Wink
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:02 am

One word: That is wicked!!!!!!

congrats the A380 and congrats the 787 !!!
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P.S Thankfully there won't be anymore "Why BA no A380 threads !!

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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Zeke (Reply 106):
KU have cancelled their 787s.

KU never ordered any, they were leasing them from ALAFCO.

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 161):

*raises hand* I would be one of those. I think my words were something to the effect of "I won't believe it until I plunk my butt into a BA A380 seat". Well, I was wrong.

Well, strictly speaking you have some leeway to play with there  Wink
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:10 am

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 158):
Yeah, we should respect the feelings of certain a.netters as they said that it's a given that BA will order the 748i, and hey, if an a.netter says it, it must be true

Sandro, please don't get me wrong. I'm VERY happy to see BA will have the A-380, of course I'm.

But just like LH did, BA might order the 747-8I. Right now is too soon to say either "no" or "yes" specially when BA must to take a decision about the 777-300ER.

My bet is BA purchases the 77W's, a hypothetical 747-8I order will be ruled out. Anyhow until then make a categorical statement involves a risk.
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:13 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 172):

I like the 2012 Olympic one better, but Keesje isn't around to put that one up. What gives?!?
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:16 am

I have never flown a BA B767, better get a move on.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 176):
I have never flown a BA B767, better get a move on.

You haven't missed a great deal.
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:36 am

wasn't somebody at some point saying that BA's order would be all boeing or all airbus??? am i smoking something???

makes me wonder about EK's all or nothing pledge (787 vs A350) ...  Wink
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 12):
BA want RR also in whatever they order in the future also? 747-8 has only GE as an option and according to this, is not considered in the future for replacing the 744s, though the reason is not necessarily the engines..

Wouldn't you think that if BA wanted the 748 bad enough, but insisted on RR engines, Boeing would accommodate them?
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 179):
Wouldn't you think that if BA wanted the 748 bad enough, but insisted on RR engines, Boeing would accommodate them?

Only for a significant order - it would be costly to certify the engine/airframe combination for just 20 frames, and chances are neither Boeing nor Rolls Royce would want to pay for it.
 
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:46 am

Hi

re the lovely pics in reply 172.

BAs "Speedmarque" livery was introduced in 1997 (albeit with world tails but the livery is basically the same as now). I think the A380 and 787 will fly in a new BA livery as by 2010 the current one will be 13 years old.

What do you think?
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:49 am

Quoting Pilot21 (Thread starter):
British Airways will continue to consider the most suitable aircraft to replace
its remaining B747-400 aircraft and is examining the B787-10, B777-300 ER and
A350XWB.



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 4):
Does that imply that the 748i is no longer on the radar for BA?

What interests me is that BA seems to be content with a pretty large capacity gap between the 380 and the largest twin it will eventually choose to replace the other -400s. Apparently LH was not satisfied with such a large capacity gap in their fleet, moving forward.

I wonder if BA will revisit the -8 somewhere down the line once those other -400s have to be replaced? Mind you, perhaps the economics of the large twins, albeit smaller A/C, will be too much of a selling point.

Quoting Vega (Reply 3):
I think that after the above announcement, the answer to the following is obviously the 350. If for no other reason than to maintain EURO political relationships.

BA claims that the choice for the 380 was made with absolutely no political interference or sense of nationalistic obligation (noting large portions of the bird are made in Britain (this is paraphrased from another aviation website), and only because it was the best A/C for their needs, bar none. However, practically in the same breath, they have stated that Rolls Royce will power their 380's because "British is Best." Does anyone else find those two statements contradictory to the extreme?
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:51 am

Quoting Moo (Reply 181):
Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 179):Wouldn't you think that if BA wanted the 748 bad enough, but insisted on RR engines, Boeing would accommodate them?

Only for a significant order - it would be costly to certify the engine/airframe combination for just 20 frames, and chances are neither Boeing nor Rolls Royce would want to pay for it.

Not to mention GE's lawyers asking Boeing why they were breaking their exclusivity deal.

Boeing decided they only wanted to offer one engine on the 748. GE won the contest. RR is not, and never will be, an option (even if BA had ordered 50 748is).
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:52 am

Quoting Carls (Reply 163):
his numbers are not the same that BA has announced they were very close, and I take in consideration that he is not a board memeber.



Quoting GDB (Reply 36):
As for the notion that this was 'telegraphed' in advance, not within BA it wasn't

- these look to be mutually exclusive. Somehow, I believe the second one  Wink...
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:00 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 172):
"Why BA no A380 threads !!

No it will just be ''Why no BA A380's before 2012'' LOL....

Would love to know what config . they intend to use.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting Col (Reply 152):
Can't see those options staying that way for long,

FWIW, I'm inclined to agree..  Smile

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Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:06 am

Quoting Carls (Reply 163):
they will order the A350-900 and 1000 as a 777-.200 / 300 replacement.

They just ordered more 772s with some options. Nowhere do they discuss 777 replacement - quite the opposite, 773 as 744 replacement (ain't gonna happen, IMO). 777 is there to stay for a couple of decades to come. And when it comes to replacement, somehow I'm sure that 350 won't be any suitable for this (it will be "777" itself by then).
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:08 am

An expected order and congratulations to BA, Boeing and Airbus. Like other members have said already, I'm looking forward in seeing and photographing the BA 787 and A380. Looking at the serious congestion of LHR, the A380 was a logical choice and the 787 order also doesn't surprise me when looking at the very long and healthy relationship BA has with Boeing. Congrats to all involved.

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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:09 am

Quoting RIX (Reply 188):
And when it comes to replacement, somehow I'm sure that 350 won't be any suitable for this

Care to elaborate?
 
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 179):
Wouldn't you think that if BA wanted the 748 bad enough, but insisted on RR engines, Boeing would accommodate them?

Boeing isn't the one that needs to accommodate them - GE and RR would drive that decision. GE has an exclusivity contract and RR would have to both get that annulled (most likely by paying GE some cash) and then develop and certify a version of the Trent 1000 that would work with the 747-8.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:23 am

we haven't seen the last of this first order yet.....

its just to get things rolling for now..keep all the rumours at bay..

12 a380 were almost given.....and that'll be it....24 piece 787 order...larger than most predicted...and truly a 767 replacement and growth aircraft...i see it fit in well for euro -us operations after open skies..

still 42 744's to replace...and about 10 early 772's...
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:33 am

Quoting Dakota (Reply 125):
Some nice computer animated pictures of BA's future Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 can be found here:

The A380 looks alright in BA colors, nothing amazing, but the 787 seems like it was designed with the BA livery in mind. Amazing!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 162):
It will be nice to see a good mix of new A & B metal in the BA fleet

Actually we'll only see A metal in the BA fleet and a lot of B cfrp... Till the A350 comes along.
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 190):
Care to elaborate?

- to elaborate that in couple of decades 350 (or 787) will not be a suitable fleet renewal option? No, don't care  Smile.
 
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Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting Insiderinfo (Reply 192):
12 a380 were almost given.....and that'll be it....24 piece 787 order...larger than most predicted...and truly a 767 replacement and growth aircraft...i see it fit in well for euro -us operations after open skies..

I was certainly mistaken in my belief that BA was going to take the 747-8I up front (due to availability) and add A380-800s later, so I could certainly end up being mistaken in my belief that BA has decided that they need A380-800s for those 747 routes that will see per plane traffic rise and A350s/787HGWs/Y3s for those 747 routes that will see traffic rise, but spread out over more (and smaller) planes.

That BA is also the latest company to "formally" join the 787-10 bandwagon makes me think that Boeing has a plane these folks want and is just finalizing the design. I would not be surprised one bit if BA, EK, QF and a few others are quietly either securing slots now or have "model swap" clauses in their existing contracts that will allow them to change the model.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:46 am

This is excellent news, I'm a bit surprised about the 787 but it is really good news. I'm delighted they've ordered the A380

My name finally has meaning Big grin

Way to go BA

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behramjee
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:49 am

This is great news for both Boeing & Airbus as they have won orders for their new planes from a big time blue chip customer i.e. BA.

Now the speculation will begin as to how BA will configure its A 380s hehehe.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:51 am

Interesting article:
http://www.forbes.com/markets/2007/0...ts-equity-cx_ll_0927markets08.html

Title: British Airways Can't Save Airbus.
 
flymd
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:51 am

A much needed shot in the arm for the A380 program. I think this is a BA first (Airbus widebodies)

This must be a bit of a blow to the 747-8 program. Does not even look like BA is considering the 747-8 as a 744 replacement. Hopefully when the U.S. 747 operators start renewing their fleets, they will consider the 747-8.

Congrats BA, Boeing and Airbus.
Fly the friendly skies of life!. Enjoy every minute.
 
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RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 195):
That BA is also the latest company to "formally" join the 787-10 bandwagon makes me think that Boeing has a plane these folks want and is just finalizing the design. I would not be surprised one bit if BA, EK, QF and a few others are quietly either securing slots now or have "model swap" clauses in their existing contracts that will allow them to change the model.

Agreed  Smile

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