|Quoting Stitch (Reply 187):|
The remaining 8 frames could continue serving North and South America (allowing additional 747-400 retirements) and would allow QF to cancel the remainder of their A380 order, conserving cash as they did when they cancelled their 787 order
But can QF
really cancel their remaining A380s without penalty and get their down payment back like they did with their 787-9 order? Boeing had this possibility in their 787 contract, as QF
demanded guarantees the 787s would be delivered in time. But I heard rumors TG
wanted to bail out of their A380 contracts, swapping them for other models but Airbus not allowing them. Had to do with the compensation they accepted for late delivery, the flip side was that they forfeited the right to cancel without penalty.
I must admit these are all rumors, as I have no insights in contracts of course. Just things I picked up from the net.
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