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Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:05 am

With delivery count currently at 9,600 something, it should be safe to assume that Airbus delivery #10,000 will be taking place during the year.

Do we have any information on this, when, what customer or what model that delivery "10K" will be?

There will of course be some marketing hoopla around this but will Airbus custom choose which frame to assigned #10,000 or will it just be a random one?

Anyone heard anything regarding this or have any other insight?
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:00 am

Imagine the hoopla around this if it's another EK A380...
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:05 am

I would imagine Airbus would reward such a milestone aircraft to a customer and region they value very highly, rather than it being just random, but we will see.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:06 am

Quoting 14ccKemiskt (Thread starter):
will Airbus custom choose which frame to assigned #10,000 or will it just be a random one?

Just like with Boeing and Embraer milestone deliveries, they will coordinate a bit that the airline at least likes the attention it will generate. Say if the random #10.000 would be a tax evading VIP who spends his Panamean laundry money on a 319ACJ, of course he would hate any hoopla around it. Like the nightmare of buying condoms to be greeted by the press being the # million client of the drugstore.
If I'd do a bet, they will manipulate a bit to make #10.000 an A-350, A-380 or 320NEO rather then something a bit ordinary. Combined with another jubilee, like the first or the 50th delivery of a certain type to a good client.
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:22 am

I would love it to be a USA - based airline.

Just to upset some Airbus bashers on this forum.  

...but realistically speaking - I would expect no less than Emirates/Qatar/Turkish or the like...
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:52 am

I think there's a risk if this delivery goes one of the ME3 or TK that the others will moan to Airbus that they are not seen as important enough that it wasn't them that was chosen for this milestone.
Might be best diplomatically if someone like LH was chosen, perhaps with the first A350 delivery. After all, apart from the 318, 332 & cargo versions, LH have operated every Airbus type.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:56 am

Quoting TC957 (Reply 5):
I think there's a risk if this delivery goes one of the ME3 or TK that the others will moan to Airbus that they are not seen as important enough

I really hope it doesn't amount to that. It would make Akbar Al Baker look mature and patient. Sure it's a milestone with a nice number attached to it, but it's much more of an event for Airbus and just a vanity bragging right for whoever gets delivery of it.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:59 am

Quoting TC957 (Reply 5):
After all, apart from the 318, 332 & cargo versions, LH have operated every Airbus type.

Lufthansa have operated A332s in the past.


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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:08 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
Say if the random #10.000 would be a tax evading VIP who spends his Panamean laundry money on a 319ACJ, of course he would hate any hoopla around it. Like the nightmare of buying condoms to be greeted by the press being the # million client of the drugstore.

 

Pretty certain that it won't be that random. But I would bet that most normal customers would love the extra attention of the 10K event.

IMHO, the most fitting model to be #10,000 would be an A320neo since it symbolises mordernity, success and volume.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:41 am

High chance to see an A320neo for 6E

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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:52 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
Like the nightmare of buying condoms to be greeted by the press being the # million client of the drugstore

I think you're referencing this video. It's hilarious even if you don't know Spanish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtmlRE4Iy5Y

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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:31 pm

It could be the first VX plane wearing the Alaska Airlines colours, that will be a nice touch, American, from Seattle and previously only Boeing fleet.

Otherwise i see them doing an A350 or something like that, maybe QR, big customer lately. Otherwise it could be a Chinese customer also.

Quoting chrisp390 (Reply 2):
I would imagine Airbus would reward such a milestone aircraft to a customer and region they value very highly, rather than it being just random, but we will see.

Yes, it's more than a simple delivery, I am sure there will be lot of media and big event, so it needs to be carefully selected.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:51 pm

Maybe they will take the opportunity to big up their new FAL in Mobile.
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:09 pm

Quoting Spiderguy252 (Reply 7):
Lufthansa have operated A332s in the past.

Ah yes, I forgot.....DOH !
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:22 pm

It definitely won't be an A380. Last thing Airbus wants is to draw unnecessary attention to that program.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:23 pm

Norwegian Air Shuttle or rather their leasing company will start receaving their first of a 100 Airbus 320 neo this year. Norwegian Air Shuttle receaved the 6000th Boeing 737 a few years back.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:35 pm

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 3):
Like the nightmare of buying condoms to be greeted by the press being the # million client of the drugstore.

Or hemorrhoid treatments!
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:38 pm

Quoting N415XJ (Reply 10):
I think you're referencing this video. It's hilarious even if you don't know Spanish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtmlR...4Iy5Y

Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si0JJE1rXWY
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:34 pm

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 12):
Maybe they will take the opportunity to big up their new FAL in Mobile.

My money's on this too.. perhaps Jetblue? is AA or DL scheduled to receive any birds from Mobile soon?
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:41 pm

I'm sure that 1) it will be a big Airbus customer, 2) it will be either an A350 or an A320neo, Airbus's most forward-looking types at the moment, and 3) no one else will be offended in the slightest. Reasonable candidates are LH, SQ, CX, and QR on the A350 line, and LH, QR, 6E, AK, and U2 on the A320neo line.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:28 pm

They should hold an auction for it! IT would be interesting to see how high the bidding goes.
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:00 pm

Anything due for Air France?
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:18 am

Delivery of the 10.000th . aircraft certainly will be remarkable event from the different aspects. I was interested to whom were delivered those previous jubilee aircrafts so I collected them in one place...

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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:44 am

Quoting mfranjic (Reply 22):

Interesting list Mario!

What I find the most fascinating is the steady decrease in time between each 1000. From 19 years between 0001 and 1000 to about 19 months from 8000 to 9000!

Well done Airbus.

(Edited to correct the math error.  Wink )

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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:48 am

Given the planned 320 family rate increases and the A350 ramping up I suspect that the time interval is going to continue coming down.
 
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RE: Airbus 10,000th Delivery

Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:08 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 23):

I am glad You liked the list, longhauler. It was not so long as it was interesting task to find those aircrafts. As for Your math ... in our age, this is a distinctive phenomenon and not so exclusively associated with the math alone ....  
Fortunately, they do not need 19 years anymore to deliver 1.000 aircrafts. As StTim said, it is realistic to expect that the delivery interval of the same number of aircrafts will continue to reduce ...


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