Talks between Airbus and Emirates about the proposed A380neo have “lapsed," Emirates Airline President Tim Clark said.
“The A380neo would be nice to have, but I cannot force Toulouse to do anything,” Clark told reporters here at the IATA annual general assembly in Dublin. The end of these talks means what at one point looked like a pressing project for Airbus to rescue the A380 will now be put off for the foreseeable future.
So A380neo is stagnant with no uptake in sight.
http://aviationweek.com/iata-agm-201...t-plans-include-a380-phaseout-2018 talks about MAS's fleet plans and reports:
However, all of the A380s will leave the fleet by June 2018.
MAB attempted to sell two of its six A380s in 2015, but did not find buyers and so elected to retain the aircraft until the A350s arrive. Mueller said the airline probably will remarket the A380s in about a year. MAB has in-house capability to reconfigure the A380s to meet customer requirements.
The A380s are too large for optimal efficiency on the London route, Mueller noted. However, they are the only aircraft remaining in MAB’s fleet that can operate such a flight.
Qatar Airways is not interested in buying any more A380 super jumbo jets, nor is it interested in a possible stretched version of the larger version of the A350 plane, its CEO said on Friday.
"We already have 777-9X and I think the aircraft that we bought will do the job we want it to do," Akbar al Baker said of the potential stretched A350
DUBLIN // The chief executive of Turkish Airlines is not averse to the Airbus A380 superjumbo, but would prefer greater frequencies using smaller aircraft.
“I’m not against the machine," said Temel Kotil in Dublin, referring to the world’s biggest aircraft, the Airbus A380, capable of carrying nearly 600 passengers.
“We are lacking the frequencies. That’s why the [Boeing] 777s and [Airbus] 330s are working everywhere," Mr Kotil added. “I am after increasing the frequencies. Frequencies bring me more money."
Seems the program has totally stagnated. Airbus should be thanking their lucky stars that EK is still willing to take A380ceos and that Iran's sanctions have been lifted. I think it's clear that NK's uptake of three frames is being done under duress and all the rest of the news is, frankly, bleak. We're not even getting our usual "several campaigns going on, expect at least one new customer this year" trope.