We’re at the Airbus Innovation Days Wednesday-Thursday, with most of the information embargoed until Thursday evening. However, the following was not embargoed.
John Leahy, COO-Customers of Airbus, called the Emirates Airlines cancellation “not good news commercially,” but noted that there have been fewer cancellations of the A350 than the Boeing 787 program.
He noted that the deliveries were scheduled from 2019, so there is time to place new orders.
Leahy declined to comment on any connection between last year’s EK order for the A380 and this cancellation. He noted that EK is ordering more A380s and has been urging Airbus to re-engine the airplane, which Airbus is studying.
Is it Scott or Leeham Eu ?
2019 slots vers awfully close of the 777X first slots !
In your dreams. 🙂 There will be no 77x delivered this side of 2022, based on the current performance of all the airframers.
777X is not a clean sheet … so who knows…
But it’s a considerably more complex programme than the NEO or MAX.
747-8 wasn’t a clean sheet either… but B managed to drag that one out well past its original EIS date 😉
Leahy is in pure spin mode. He could be a great washing machine. “Fewer A350 cancellations than 787 cancellations.” What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Oh, nothing.
Interesting I don’t see the usual suspects this morning….
“Fewer A350 cancellations than 787 cancellations”
Indeed, this fact has nothing to do with this morning’s events…
It does put them into perspective though.