Clark told Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, “What we’ve said is if you are going to do the A380neo, we are in for 100. We are putting it on the table; we’ll start it off for you.”
Airbus COO-customers, John Leahy told ATW last week in Toulouse:
“If we ever do the A380neo, it will not just be the engine [that has to be exchanged] ... there will be perhaps Sharklets on the airplane … perhaps an aerodynamic cleanup as well. But we would not do an A380neo unless there would be a 10% fuel burn reduction. And that will not come just from the engine, but from some other necessary improvements as well. “And over time, we will update every member of the [Airbus] family. We will look at it as we need to [in light of the market].”
"If Airbus were to build the A380neo, it would give us an improvement in economics of up to 10% to 12%, so that’s definitely what we want to have. And I hope to move on that fairly soon,” Clark told ATW last June.
If there will be no A380neo, we will take those 25 anyhow. Rolls-Royce can produce a better engine, we can get more weight out of the aircraft and we can improve the aerodynamics. Up to 12%, that’s where we want to go,” he said.
Well, not surpising that they'll order 100. I mean, come on. They are Emirates after all.
[Edited 2015-01-22 10:17:50]