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Old 05-25-2012, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ROUNDUP/Trotz Flügelproblem: Airbus rechnet mit Auftragsschub für A380 - Wirtschaftsticker - FOCUS Online - Nachrichten

The article is in German, so just translate it if possible.

In John Leahy's outlook he says that there is a strong possibility of a CX order at Farnborough. Not sure whether it's for the A388 or A389 or both, stay tuned. Also he says they will sell atleast 30 more A350s this year.
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I will believe it when it will be official (for the A380)... Nevertheless
they could be interested with a -900 version of the A380 ... which won't
be available before many years.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I doubt it, but a Cathay order would be HUGE for Airbus. At first it was a big bonerkill for Airbus when Cathay said they weren't interested in it. But now, if Cathay Pacific is going to order it, it is a smart move for them and a great bonus for Airbus. I wouldn't be surprised though if Cathay Pacific waited this long to order it to see how conventional it is with other airlines and what not. Maybe they see A380 now as a reliable aircraft. But they are gonna need some big bucks to order it now which is why I am partially doubtful of a CX order.
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Seeing that they already are operating the 748F I would have expected them to go for the 748I.



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Old 05-26-2012, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think you will end up seeing CX put off the A380 and 748I until the 777X is available and order it.
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I think you will end up seeing CX put off the A380 and 748I until the 777X is available and order it.
I think this is more accurate. The A380 to me just doesn'nt seem like a good fit for CX. They will use their 744's and slowly replace with 777.
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I was hoping they would order 747-8i's to replace their 744s instead of replacing them all with the 777-300ER and later the 777X. I can't see them ordering the A380-800 or-900. I think their long haul fleet will be comprised of:

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and later:
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Currently CX has a large 777 fleet that will continue to expand for the next 7 years. But they seem to work their 744s pretty hard on quite a few routes. It seems to make sense for them to order the 747-8i as a replacement as they have already have 747-8Fs. Maybe they will place an order at Farnborough.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah WestjetterO you think the same way I do, for now the long haul fleet will be:

777-300ER
A330-300
Future:
777X
A350-900

CX does work their 744s hard, much harder than any aircraft in it's fleet mainly on the LHR flights. Honestly though I don't see a 748I order. CX is pulling some JFK frequencies to get 77Ws available to fly LHR routes as they are much more efficient than a 744. Also the largest varient of the 777X will be just about the same size as a 744 and maybe the most efficient aircraft flying. JUst like the 777-300ER is today. It's no wonder they ordered 50 pax and 8 freighters.
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ROUNDUP/Trotz Flügelproblem: Airbus rechnet mit Auftragsschub für A380 - Wirtschaftsticker - FOCUS Online - Nachrichten

The article is in German, so just translate it if possible.

In John Leahy's outlook he says that there is a strong possibility of a CX order at Farnborough. Not sure whether it's for the A388 or A389 or both, stay tuned. Also he says they will sell atleast 30 more A350s this year.
As PT Barnum said "there is a sucker born every minute". I think Leahy is a distant relative of Barnum.
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I reckon its doubtful
I'm putting my $$ on more B773er's and just keeping at that. Its more economical and has the range to warrant a 'no rush' approach to ordering new acft.
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