Planesmart wrote:How generous was Airbus when the project was delayed versus them now following Boeing's firm stance with delivery deferrals and model hopping penalties? Was the SQ agreement to take their remaining five A380's a result of this approach, and the subsequent 777X family order payback by SQ?
I am not sure if I get that point. SQ's remaining A380s will come from their third separate order made in 2012 (first order was in 2000 for 10 units, second order was in 2006 for additional 9 airframes)
RL777 wrote:The A380s fate will be determined over the next 5-7 years, If the 777X can deliver on its performance specs and the A350-1000 delivers on its then it will out the A380 in a very difficult spot to garner new orders.
I agree (777X plus A350-1000) but in addition the A380's fate will depend on what Airbus will offer with their A350-2000 (or whatever they will call it). That's it would have been interesting to know what Airbus exactly offered during the recent SQ-RFP (which they lost) or what outlook they gave (of course they were not in a position to offer a A350-2000 but similar to Boeing I guess they presented how the A350-1000 can be stretched.
Whalejet wrote:There is one airline on earth that would like a stretched A380-EK..
No, even EK said they want a NEO, but not a larger A380. I think that's Airbus' dilemma. To keep it competitive they must stretch it, but it seems that such a large jet is not what they airlines want...
Varsity1 wrote:There isn't a single A380 based in the western hemisphere of the world.