Posts Tagged “Emirates”

Premium #310 – The widebody market dependence on the ME3

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Premium #310 – The widebody market dependence on the ME3






There was an economic slowdown for the Middle East Three (Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways or ME3) in 2016, after multiple years of substantial growth in revenues, yields, load factors, and profitability.  Whether due to a lack of oil-related business traffic as oil prices went south, or the lack of political stability the Middle East…

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Emirates, the A380 and Rolls-Royce

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Emirates, the A380 and Rolls-Royce






December 2 is literally around the corner and Emirates is supposed to take delivery of its first Rolls-Royce powered A380.  But it looks like this might not occur on the date.  News out November 18th suggests that Rolls-Royce has not met its contractual obligations. Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates, is not a man to…

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The Pre-Owned A380

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News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for the double-deck aircraft, for which Airbus has…

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Reports of the A380’s Demise Are Premature

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Reports of the A380’s Demise Are Premature






During the Farnborough Air Show, Airbus announced a production rate cut for the A380, reducing production to one aircraft per month.  This rate cut reflects the waning backlog for the aircraft, which has yet to emerge as a favorite among airlines, although it is a favorite among passengers.  This rate cut also buys time for…

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Emirates continues to expand A380 markets

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Emirates continues to expand A380 markets






The A380 has recently been described as having a limited future. After the Farnborough show, Airbus cut back production.  Then came news that Qantas will not take another eight it has on order.   All bad news for the program one might think. Meanwhile, the most successful A380 operator keeps growing its reach using the aircraft. …

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Etihad wins appeal

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A German appeals court allowed Etihad to operate most of its code-share flights with Air Berlin for the winter schedule ending in March. The court said Etihad and Air Berlin should be allowed to continue code sharing on 26 international routes. The court rejected code sharing on five domestic German routes. The court said the…

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