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Old 18th Jan 2018, 11:24
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A380 production repreive - EK order

Looks like Airbus have gained some breathing room...

Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order - BBC News
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:02
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Anyone care to guess how much EK is paying for these planes? My guess is that it is that it is pretty low.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:19
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EK orders another 36 A380s

Emirates orders 36 Airbus aircraft worth $16b | GulfNews.com
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:24
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I thought that EK was close to broke.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:39
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So no profit share this year? Or are we getting a "free" ticket again?
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 16:26
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So no profit share this year? Or are we getting a "free" ticket again?
No no. This year you will be receiving a Microsoft surface. I mean, once the iPads arrive, they will have to do something with those POS's.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 16:33
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Are those 380 plus?

I believe only 20 firm orders btw.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 16:40
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I thought that EK was close to broke.
Nowhere near it. They're just not sharing the love
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 17:39
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Originally Posted by pilotguy1222 View Post
No no. This year you will be receiving a Microsoft surface. I mean, once the iPads arrive, they will have to do something with those POS's.
EK IT is now under the wings of Herr Meuller - should be fun times ahead......
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 18:19
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EK IT is now under the wings of Herr Meuller
What happened to the former Head of IT/ Mercator PN?
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 18:32
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Does Virgin Atlantic still pretend to have an A380 order? The last I heard was that deliveries were due to commence this year. If this really is ongoing, then by now I'd have expected the Bearded One to be parading around with models - of one description or another! Can we still look forward to that .... or otherwise?
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 18:58
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I can't find any data past September 2017, and I am not going to dig further, but as of that date, Virgin still had 6 on order.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 19:27
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What happened to the former Head of IT/ Mercator PN?
Sir TC announced IT Mercator mess creator Mr Patrick Naef is leaving due to “family”; effective IMMEDIATELY Herr Meuller has taken over EK IT as heir to that portfolio. Naef departs in June
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 20:51
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Hypothetical Now What's Going to Happen?

It will be interesting to see where it all goes from here. Emirates will have (already has) an enormous fleet of very large aircraft that remains a hit with passengers.

If the world economy does bounce back in a decent way (and there's good signs that that's beginning to happen), Emirates will have all the capacity with a superior offering that's just right to tempt the freshly flush traveler. Slum it on a 10-across 777? No thanks. Squeeze into a 9-across 787? Take a hike. Cost/passenger/mile economics can go take a bit of a back seat.

Ok, that's all hypothetical of course, but there may be some airlines out there doing a few what-if calculations. Quite a few may have been expecting the A380 to go away and cease to be of concern in their future business planning. That's now not happen any time soon. So they may have to do some recalculations as to how long they can compete against Emirates (and whoever else operates them). If they can't, especially if the world economy does take off, then they might have to bight the bullet and get in on the game too. Also, what happens in 10 years time if they do do an A380neo and there is a booming aviation industry?

It'll be interesting to see!
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Originally Posted by seafire6b View Post
Does Virgin Atlantic still pretend to have an A380 order? The last I heard was that deliveries were due to commence this year. If this really is ongoing, then by now I'd have expected the Bearded One to be parading around with models - of one description or another! Can we still look forward to that .... or otherwise?


He's too busy with his spaceship and sulking over having to hand back the keys to the East Coast railway main line early.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 01:32
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Maybe the 380 was a bit ahead of its time? In the future the way the Chinese economy is going surely there will be a demand for 500 pax plus capable aircraft to move people around over there?
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 06:58
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Almost certainly yes. One possible reason (I'm guessing here) it hasn't sold there yet is because, with all that space, the Chinese are able to build huge airports far more easily than we can in Europe. More airports = more slots = A330 will do nicely, thank you. When they decide that buying bigger aircraft is cheaper than building yet another huge gleaming airport, they'll want them.

I'm fascinated by the power plays that are clearly going on, almost in public. Over the past few years Emirates has clearly been looking in the mirror asking itself, "What is it that we sell?". I think they've decided that, to a large extent, they're in the business of selling seats on A380s, and not just any old jet. Having decided that, keeping A380 production going becomes essential, even if that means ordering aircraft for which there isn't a clear use for just yet.

So let's consider the 777X. Emirates has the largest order for those too by a long way, and may find themselves in the same position with that (i.e. having to place an order otherwise the production line closes). So the big question could be, would Emirates prop up the 777X too? It's not going to be especially better than the old 777; 10 across is still going to be a fairly miserable experience. Somehow I can't see them being as enthusiastic, especially if they're already propping up A380. And if they're buying A380s that aren't immediately needed, will they still buy all of those 150 777x in the first place?
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Originally Posted by msbbarratt View Post
It's not going to be especially better than the old 777; 10 across is still going to be a fairly miserable experience. Somehow I can't see them being as enthusiastic, especially if they're already propping up A380. And if they're buying A380s that aren't immediately needed, will they still buy all of those 150 777x in the first place?
You do realise the A380 can be configured 11-across, despite the current operators choosing 10?

Remember, EK was one of the first to put 10 on the triple, and with the way the world economy is going, the age of decadence for the average man is over. The future will be high yield from as many economy/premium economy pax crammed into your ship as possible. If I had to bet on a future for the A380 I would say it’s best sales will lie in the Chinese markets where no one will complain about 11-across and 650 seats on a four hour flight from Urumqi to Beijing, along with the slot constrained EUR-US transatlantic routes which it already serves perfectly well.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 08:39
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Good point, Odins. Looks like the A380 will survive, and prosper. At least in about 10 years time, perhaps.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 09:58
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Sir TC announced IT Mercator mess creator Mr Patrick Naef is leaving due to “family”; effective IMMEDIATELY Herr Meuller has taken over EK IT as heir to that portfolio. Naef departs in June
TCAS and PN were mutual "fans", no fan base left it seems
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