I think it's more relevant to ask if it has EXCEEDED expectations. All the benefits of the A350 above, ie quieter ride/saves fuel etc. were "known knowns" which come with the airplane. Having said that, I think it's a little premature to ask anything about DL's reactions to the A350. Have ...Jump to post
CFM565A1 wrote:Looks great; I like it a lot! I have to say the 787 remains my least favourite in the new colours, it looked better in the toothpaste.
I've done a 180 on the new AC livery. Seeing it in person on a 788, it looked really good.Jump to post
As Shakespeare wrote of a certain English nobleman who wanted to be (and became) king six hundred years ago - "I can smile and murder while I smile." And yet look how that turned out. Will we see STC standing in the middle of DXB shouting "A380! A380! My Emirates for an A380!"? :DJump to post
You are incorrect on that. Of course they care, even more so because of the "important preoccupations". Investor confidence is enormously important, fundamental, and the world needs to see that there's some good news coming out. That's the "grand scheme of things". It's a brilli...Jump to post
You probably won't want to believe it but Airbus management really are not that childish. I'm also pretty sure that Indigo Partners management are far too shrewd to allow their company to be used in such a way. There's nothing childish about stopping the perception that you're getting bitchslapped....Jump to post
With all due respect to Airbus and John Leahy, but this MoU from Indigo Partners was about saving face You probably won't want to believe it but Airbus management really are not that childish. I'm also pretty sure that Indigo Partners management are far too shrewd to allow their company to be used ...Jump to post
In the same way that many of the loyal Airbus posters haven't been tripping over their feet to emphasize that critical issue. Together with Enders asking for political sales help from the EU in news recently I'd attribute this more to enemy action than incompetence on Airbus side. If actors appear ...Jump to post
I also wonder if this is an announcement brought forward from the fifth quarter as something of a face saver for Airbus at the DAS. Sledgehammer meet walnut, if so. I am more convinced of this now in light of the big 737 Max order from FlyDubai. The optics out of this show would have been really dr...Jump to post
From the pics, does it look like Boeing switched to "787 grey/blue" from the old 777 "brown"? If so that is a welcome change. It's actually going to be scarlet red, not brown :D But agreed, fresh and exciting. Makes you think what the next Boeing demo color will be. Those are 78...Jump to post
If I were a senior person in Airbus management, or if I were a member of the Airbus Board of Directors, then in both cases I would be seriously displeased by recent A380 events. When negotiating, it is best to remember that to make a deal, it has to benefit both sides. It takes two to tango. I thin...Jump to post
holzmann wrote:From the pics, does it look like Boeing switched to "787 grey/blue" from the old 777 "brown"? If so that is a welcome change.
Not a surprise as the used A380 market is as yet nonexistent. This allows Airbus to remarket them as Certified Pre Owned.Jump to post
Jayafe wrote:seahawk wrote:Which itself would be quite telling on how Airbus gained its orders.
No, it would just tell that now they 200% sure from a compliance perspective.
8. 80% for deals are without middlemen, so leaves 20%to screen for any suscpicious deals. And yet Airbus is missing hundreds of orders this year. If only 20% uses middlemen, where are the rest of the aircraft orders? Is it possible that current production issues are dampening things too? We can't b...Jump to post
Totally expected. If they were serious about the XWB they would not have cancelled the order in the first place. I don't think that's true at all. The A350-1000 supposedly changed over what EK was looking for at that time. The A359 and A35X are both superb and competitive airplanes. I am a bit conc...Jump to post
I enjoy the game theory discussions. Many on here decry Airbus for creating the 330neo. But the truth is this (and the ceo) keep pricing pressure on the 787. A low cost option to earn some profit and make it more difficult for your competitor to make money. Fascinating stuff, and you make good poin...Jump to post
The major policy failure since Deregulation has been the Federal refusal to take a strong antitust stance. Neither the late 1980's consolidation nor the 2007-2013 consolidation should have been allowed. Airlines must be forced to compete or they will oligopolize and make serving Wall Street --the O...Jump to post
toxtethogrady wrote:Because it's always a classy move to wrap an architectural icon in some meh architectural design work...
An order for another 30 A388's is a nice score for Airbus.
Also a nice sop for the 70 B78J's they order as well.
JFK had service from TLV and MNL until fairly recently. I can't imagine they would get passed over.Jump to post
I think the analysis may be correct, but there is also the ancillary (IMO substantial) benefit of keeping the CS out of Chinese hands.Jump to post
Concorde was substantially louder subsonically than conventional airplanes too. What's the point of TPA to IAH supersonic? En route opportunity for speed would be what, 10 minutes? BOS/NYC to MIA would be better but even then why? Transcon or TATL is the only chance for a US market. Without premium ...Jump to post
LH? And Qantas. With a 2024 date it now seems likely that BA will be the last of the three, but it has been clear for several years that BA, LH, QF would be the last three major operators (at least among top tier global carriers) and would all be flying the type well into the 2020s. Korean Air and ...Jump to post
'What has your "reply" to do with my post? It was an attempt to actually return the thread to a discussion of the topic namely Airbus and JL, after your attempt at diversion with (yet another tedious) anti-Boeing/US diatribe. You are gyrating around to miss my point ... while missing the ...Jump to post
I've seen this idea a few times now that the Airbus corruption investigations are just about the military, and it's not true. It seems people didn't read the 2nd page ( http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/airbus-corruption-scandal-threatens-ceo-tom-enders-a-1171533-2.html ) of Der Spiegel'...Jump to post
And what does it have to do with Airbus going outside for JL's successor? 'What has your "reply" to do with my post? It was an attempt to actually return the thread to a discussion of the topic namely Airbus and JL, after your attempt at diversion with (yet another tedious) anti-Boeing/US...Jump to post
IMU Leahy and his team didn't have the tools available to counter the current sales drive. Boeing has shifted to competing on the political side. US administration backs in industrial f* lockstep. Providing leverage by way of gifts and arm twisting. Interesting. I know Airbus is subject to a briber...Jump to post
I'm sure it's also got to do with MH17. No, nothing. The Netherlands is the rule of law, not kindergarten. Stop framing it like this, it sounds like ABC is the underdog here. Schiphol is slot restricted and they just wanted to free up slots for passengers, all cargo airlines are treated exactly the...Jump to post
Is not everybody focused on making a point? If I talk about new frames, I talk about new frames, not end of line bargains. But even end of line bargains come with greatly reduced service cost compared to old frames. The question is what is your emphasis, CAPEX or running costs. Today or future. I t...Jump to post
As for Enders, the President of France alone cannot get the CEO of Airbus replaced. Only the Board of Directors can make that decision. One would also think the President of France has better things to do (like running a country, for example). Wait until Macron started tweeting about #FailingTomEnd...Jump to post
chiki wrote:I just love how the Russians deal with disputes