11 June 2015

A350 in Le Bourget. New orders and conversions to bigger -1000 expected. No Emirates decision yet.

The A350 will be next week at Paris Airshow both in static display (an aircraft of Qatar Airways) and in fly display everyday during the show.

Source: Lindner Fotografie

The 7 minutes flight-demo will be done by Airbus´ pilots with the carbon-black livery MSN2 prototype.

 Source: Lindner Fotografie

In parallel, many orders will be announced. Since last November/2014 the A350 orderbook is at 780 unchanged.

During the Airshow conversions of current A350-900 customers will be announced, to bigger A350-1000.

Source: Lindner Fotografie

Some news regarding A350-800 orders (16 remaining) could be announced as well, but on the other hand, Emirates will not announce yet the decision regarding the largest order is playing out in the aerospace industry.

Emirates last year canceled an order for 70 Airbus A350 widebodies after considering the 787-10 as a possible fleet replacement.

Since then, Emirates is in the market for between 70 and 100 wide-body planes to replace its aging fleet and take on new, mid-range routes over the coming years.

Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airlines told Leeham News recently that “if anything, the 787-10 is not coming up with the thrust requirements that we need. We’re working with Boeing on that, whereas the A350-900 has got bags of thrust.”

Emirates might revive the Airbus deal if Boeing can’t respond to Clark’s concerns over hot-weather performance of the 787-10.

“While impressed with the operating economics of the 787-10 . . . Clark is concerned that Dubai’s harsh operating environment will prevent the aircraft from being able to carry sufficient payload on critical missions,” Flightglobal reported.

Clark said he hopes to make a decision on which plane to order by the end of the year, probably around November at the Dubai Air Show.

Based on the article “Emirates Airline dangling 100-airplane order in front of Boeing, Airbus” published in The Post and Courier

1 comment:

  1. Dont hold your breath over Clark of Emirates. He's going to buy Boeing.
    He canceled the A350 before,for a reason,that's not changed. He's just screwing with Boeing,trying to get more. He knows also,that he wont have to wait years with Boeing before he gets his aircraft.