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Emirates wants 10 year production guarantee before it commits to more A380's

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posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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The days may be numbered for the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, Emirates, did not order more.

The admission by John Leahy, the company’s chief operating officer, was the latest indication that Airbus miscalculated more than two decades ago when it bet that clogged runways would create demand for larger planes that could deliver more people with fewer landing slots. Instead, airlines bypassed the major hubs and ordered midsize planes that could fly directly between regional airports.

“The A380 was better suited to 1995, before air routes fragmented,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group Corp., a consulting firm in Fairfax, Va.

Airbus said Monday that it has not given up on the plane, but acknowledged that it is endangered.

“If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, I think there is no choice but to shut down the program,” Mr. Leahy said during a webcast with journalists.

“But,” he added, “I’m hopeful that we’ll work out a deal.”


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Yikes. It would seem Emirates has all the bargaining power it could possibly want.




posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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I'm getting the impression that both sides want to walk away and its again about ego. Neither seems willing to blink.

Emirates will be fine with the 777. I think they have maxed out on potential traffic at this stage anyway. Plus their projections are showing to be abiet soft and a huge downturn like Trump attacking Iran would further kill the need for more capacity.

Airbus want to walk away from this flea ridden dog. Its nice that they really didn't have to eat the R&D costs of this mistake but Its also a drag on the bottom line, will NEVER be profitable, and they need the resources elsewhere.

The A380 has been dead for some time, they are just arguing over who claims the body



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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20 firm, 16 options.

airwaysmag.com...



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
20 firm, 16 options.

airwaysmag.com...


Ill bet they got a fantastic price. Still doesn't save the line just kicks the can down the road. the Amedo order is dead and those 20 planes are part of the listed backlog.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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Yep, but that's all Boeing and Airbus are after anymore. Kick the can down the road so they don't have to make a decision on something difficult for a few more years. Boeing is doing it with NMA,and now Airbus is with the A380.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Yep, but that's all Boeing and Airbus are after anymore. Kick the can down the road so they don't have to make a decision on something difficult for a few more years. Boeing is doing it with NMA,and now Airbus is with the A380.


But this is EGO now. They basically do not have to pay back a chunk of the development costs. If they were not an elaborate EU jobs program they would have pulled the plug long ago



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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It's ego for both. Neither one knows or cares what the market wants or needs, because they're both convinced that since they built it, it will sell.




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