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Qantas to cancel 787

Old 26th Jun 2009, 07:58
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BA have some freshly painted Triplers sitting on the flight line in Seattle.

Could we sling the poms some cash, put a Roo on the tail and take them off their hands? I'm sure they could do with the money.
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 09:26
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This is the spin from the Industry site Travel Mole.

Usually non sensationalist and with good insight.

Qantas delivers fresh blow to Boeing-26 June, 2009

If the hypelink doesn't come up, just cut and paste into your addy line.

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Old 26th Jun 2009, 10:34
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Although I'd love to see the Trippler in QF colours, I interpret the decision to cancel 15 B787's as meeting a requirement to conserve cash at a time when no more capacity is required. I think that the existing fleet is all they need for the near future.
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 01:43
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first 15 787's gone - just the beginning?

All over the news now about the cancelled 15 787's for QF.....maybe they are having a rethink about the new 777. Boeing reported last week it was to decide soon on either a stretched version of the 787 or re-wing the 777 to counter the A350. I think the Big B knows they are going to have further serious development problems with the 787 project. Nice pic green goblin.
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 02:48
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Well if you think about it they have 30 odd 747's and 30 odd 767's. They are replacing these with 50 787's of which they will be deployed between both airlines and 20 A380's. There is a large gap between a 787 and an A380 and them 747's are getting old!
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 08:25
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It may be that the cancelled 15 were replacements for some 747 and 763 which can now be let go without replacement because expansion has become contraction.

Mid 2013 for 787 suggests no significant cash flow until 2012/2013, which sits right with a 2009/2010 which will be breakeven and no dividend at best, and two further years repairing the balance sheet.

So I doubt you'll see the tripler as a replacement for late 787s. The tripler has, in my opinion, always been about the "hub-buster" ultra long range aircraft which is the Airbus A350 or 777 tweak, or even 787-10.

From my point of view there is no pleasure to be taken from problems that both manufacturers have had in recent years. I'm a fan of both, and as an airline person I like new aircraft to come in on time and over performance.
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 15:41
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Triplers??? U guys are still dreamin' bout that old chestnut eh??
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