ah, the interpretation game. Lets balance this thread out a little.
|Quoting tortugamon (Reply 19):|
“The 777-300ER is a great aircraft at this point of time,” he says. “The 777X is not looking at delivery until early 2020-2021, which is still some way off. But for now the 777-300ER is great equipment for us to do long-haul.”
CEO sys 77W is past its prime". Obviously the 77W is outmatched by newer offerings, but due to backlog those better planes are not available, hence at this time it is great equipment. The A359 is a game changer (not hat much smaller than SQs 9-Abreast layout 777) , which means it blows the 77Ws operating economics out of the water and beats the 787. It apparently isn´t good enough to qualify as game changer.
|Quoting tortugamon (Reply 43):|
Improved cabin configurations with different densities could make them like their A380s more, no doubt. But it seems pretty clear to me he is talking about his views on the plane a whole.
yup, he basically says that 1-3% fuel burn improvement and some changes to the configuration will keep the A380 competitive. He can only mean vs. the 77X, since that is the only new model coming up, and those 5 deliveries basically run right into competing with the 77X.
|Quoting AngMoh (Reply 60):|
* There is no aircraft on the market today which can do SIN-US non-stop profitably but they are actively working with both Airbus and Boeing to get a profitable solution
CEO deems 778x a failure.", maybe i should open a thread like that, since for me that is the most interesting information in the interview.
With the 778 already being in the market, and per CEO´s statement no aircraft being in the market that can fly ULH economically, he made it very clear that the 778x is not an economic airframe. Must be the first time a prime airline CEO calls a new aircraft uneconomical 6 years prior to EIS. I guess the 778x is only good for max payload (cargo) long haul operations, but not so much for ULH.
So, either Boeing can give the 779x enough legs to make it on ULH routes or Airbus launches the A359LR.
And, well, with the 3% fuel burn advantage and aggressive weight reduction the A380 can probably also fly SIN
and for sure SIN
easy enough. Read: if Airbus improves the A380 enough, we keep the 5 oldest frames and send the new ones fly ULH. That also means that the SIA
CEO considers even the oldest build A380 still competitive in the 2020+ market with only a reasonable fuel burn reduction via PIP.
CEO´s generally are very well with comments that can´t be nailed to exactly one meaning, but none the less, his views of the 778x and 787 are the only real news.