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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 28 Dec 2017, 19:18

The end? Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the A380, if it fails to win a key order from Emirates.
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by luchtzak » 15 Jan 2018, 10:43

sn26567 wrote:
28 Dec 2017, 19:18
The end? Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the A380, if it fails to win a key order from Emirates.
Indeed: Airbus COO John Leahy: “If we can’t get a deal with Emirates, we will have to shut down the A380 programme”

https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers/ ... programme/

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Post by sn-remember » 15 Jan 2018, 21:59

EK lost much of their credit in Toulouse when they cancelled the A350 order a few years back. Opting in 2017 for the B787 (instead of the A350) put on definite hold any possible or costly development of the A380 EK would wish for. It would need a miracle to save it now.
I will feel sorry when they shut the production line .. seems a waste.

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by Poiu » 16 Jan 2018, 06:42

sn-remember wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 21:59
EK lost much of their credit in Toulouse when they cancelled the A350 order a few years back. Opting in 2017 for the B787 (instead of the A350) put on definite hold any possible or costly development of the A380 EK would wish for.
Without EK the A380 would have been history years ago.
Whilst the A380 is a very comfortable aircraft from a passenger viewpoint, it is economically not viable if not operated in a high density configuration. Unfortunately the A380 doesn’t have the performance to operate the longer routes in high density.
The A380 ins’t a solution for airport/airspace saturation either. In the air there is a need for increased separation both terminal and enroute, furthermore it disturbs the ILS signal, which further limits the airport capacity. On the ground it delays taxi operations and restricts parking capacity at terminals.
It is no longer a question if, but when the production line will be shut down.

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by Oliv5590 » 17 Jan 2018, 12:27

Yeah, the A380 would be at its best on popular long range fares such as JFK-CDG, but if it remains a rare bird, Airbus won't enjoy mass production cost cuts, and the market will stay centered around more modest planes... I'm afraid that this good looking fat goose isn't going anywhere.

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by luchtzak » 18 Jan 2018, 11:21

Emirates today announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.

A lifeline for the A380 !

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emira ... 6-billion/

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by Bralo20 » 18 Jan 2018, 13:17

Seems that John Leahy pulled another rabbit out of his hat before going on retirement :-)


Oh well, it was needed for both parties, Airbus needed the order to keep the line open while EK needed Airbus to keep the line open for the future since there isn't a suitable replacement for the A380 fleet nor is there one in development.

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Post by sn-remember » 18 Jan 2018, 21:16

Wow wow ...
"I’m personally convinced more orders will follow Emirates’ example and that this great aircraft will be built well into the 2030s.” (John Leahy, today)
May God (and the airline industry) hear him !

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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jan 2018, 19:03

And now, it is said that Airbus is in talks with British Airways about more A380s for transatlantic routes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... more-a380s
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by Passenger » 12 Feb 2018, 00:51

luchtzak wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 11:21
Emirates today announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.

A lifeline for the A380 !

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emira ... 6-billion/
... and signed:
https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... 6-billion#

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Post by quixoticguide » 05 Apr 2018, 15:06

Virgin Atlantic’s order for six A380s has disappeared from Airbus’ February 2018 orders & delivery sheet, which suggests the order has been canceled.

http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/o ... eries.html
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by 737MAX » 05 Apr 2018, 15:11

quixoticguide wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 15:06
Virgin Atlantic’s order for six A380s has disappeared from Airbus’ February 2018 orders & delivery sheet, which suggests the order has been canceled.

http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/o ... eries.html
Has been announced approx a month ago...

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Post by quixoticguide » 05 Apr 2018, 16:02

737MAX wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 15:11
quixoticguide wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 15:06
Virgin Atlantic’s order for six A380s has disappeared from Airbus’ February 2018 orders & delivery sheet, which suggests the order has been canceled.

http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/o ... eries.html
Has been announced approx a month ago...
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by sn26567 » 29 May 2018, 19:01

Emirates Engineering accomplished the first complete replacement of a landing gear on an Emirates A380, serial 007.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emira ... -aircraft/
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Post by sn26567 » 01 Jun 2018, 23:46

IAG suspended negotiations with Airbus over a possible deal for 10 additional A380s, amid its frustration over delivery delays on the A320neo. Talks may still be revived at a later stage.
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Post by sn26567 » 05 Jun 2018, 19:23

Dr. Peters Group (Germany) to strip two A380s for parts after failing to find an airline willing to keep the two ex-SIA superjumbos flying. The engines were leased back to Rolls-Royce (UK), and VAS Aero Services (US) will handle the part-out. DPG plans to sell the Trent 900 engines in 2020.
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Post by luchtzak » 05 Jun 2018, 23:57

sn26567 wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 19:23
Dr. Peters Group (Germany) to strip two A380s for parts after failing to find an airline willing to keep the two ex-SIA superjumbos flying. The engines were leased back to Rolls-Royce (UK), and VAS Aero Services (US) will handle the part-out. DPG plans to sell the Trent 900 engines in 2020.
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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by simnam » 06 Jun 2018, 09:48

Air Belgium should lease those two A380. But there still is a runway length issue at ebci :lol:


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Re: Hi Fly, first ACMI company to offer the Airbus A380 for wet-lease

Post by quixoticguide » 31 Aug 2018, 10:14

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Finally an airline with new A380, last one was Etihad in 2014 :D
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