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Emirates has ordered A330neo and A350

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Packetman21

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jul 2016

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Hey all,

I have just seen Emirates has just announced an order for 40 A330-900neo and 30 A350-900 aircraft. This will result in the reduction of the current A380 order but they will still take delivery of 14 of the original order (please correct me if I’m wrong).

This is interesting to see Emirates diversify its fleet with 3 new aircraft types, making it 5 instead of the current 2.

What do you think?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 345

The A380 is now cancelled which answers your question.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 824

Emirates have cancelled 20+16 options of their most recent order, plus another 19 from previous order leaving only 14 A380s to deliver over the next two years.

In order to do this they had to order other aircraft from Airbus as part of the negotiation.


patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 345

The A330 neo will replace the regional 777s and the A350 the longer range 777s. The 777-9s will replace the A380s in time.

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 188

I'm wondering if EK will roll the former A330 pilots back onto the Neo, or at least give them the option...

I daresay after it's been so long since they dropped the 330/340 the crew would need to go through the entire training process again, but still, I wonder how many would be keen to go back.

tommygun

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 114

Also EK will have 777 aircrew needing to certify onto Airbus types or go elsewhere.

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 314

The A330 neo will replace the regional 777s and the A350 the longer range 777s. The 777-9s will replace the A380s in time.

I would also suggest that the A330-900NEO order may well be the death-knell for EK's MoU for the B787-10's which will probably be allowed to quietly expire.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 824

That's definitely the feeling over on airliners forum.


It was MOU only so can expire without penalty.. and the 40 aircraft is 1 for 1 with this 339 order

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 281

The loss of an order for 40 787s as a consequence of the death of the A380 program isn’t going to dampen the celebrations at Boeing!

Mightyreds

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Member since 09 Feb 2015

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The loss of an order for 40 787s as a consequence of the death of the A380 program isn’t going to dampen the celebrations at Boeing!

But if the A380 wasn't selling well (which we all know was the case), why would Boeing even worry about the decision that Airbus has made.

kimshep

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Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 314

The loss of an order for 40 787s as a consequence of the death of the A380 program isn’t going to dampen the celebrations at Boeing!

So, you think that the loss of an MoU valued at USD $13.5 billion (at retail price) is 'inconsequential' ? Wow .. just wow.

elchriss0

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Member since 13 Jan 2015

Total posts 74

The loss of an order for 40 787s as a consequence of the death of the A380 program isn’t going to dampen the celebrations at Boeing!

So, you think that the loss of an MoU valued at USD $13.5 billion (at retail price) is 'inconsequential' ? Wow .. just wow.
considering the total number of 787 orders (around 1400), i would say that boeing aren't going to lose any sleep over 40 less orders

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