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Old November 16th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #5661
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Nowadays, on modern jet airliners in commercial operation, you don't see a big cloud of smoke coming out of the engines when they're first started.
Sure you do. Elktest just posted a photo of it.

I did mean the first start after assembly, not just the first start of the day.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5662
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I had my maiden flight with the A380 2 weeks ago on Air France, CDG-JFK. AF's inflight product in Y is not that impressive compared to some other A380 operators, but I didn't care about that. I was glad I finally had the opportunity to fly the A380. Over the years I tried so many times to fit a A380 flight in my travel plans, but it didn't work out due to schedule and/or fare issues. 2 weeks ago...finally! A short summary :

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Old November 17th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #5663
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Emirates Said to Be in Talks to Buy 50 Airbus A380 Superjumbos.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...jumbos-1-.html
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Old November 17th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #5664
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Wow! This is great news. Anyway, I've just landed in Dubai for the Airshow! Will update if I get any exciting news on it!
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Old November 17th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #5665
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The order has been confirmed by Airbus:

We're delighted to announce that 50 #A380 aircraft have been ordered by Emirates #DBX13
https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/401992534991577088


This brings the current A380 order total to 309, the Emirates order total to 140.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #5666
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What is Emirates planning to do with 140 A380's..???? That are many planes and are 140 airports to land these planes..
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Old November 17th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #5667
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What is Emirates planning to do with 140 A380's..???? That are many planes and are 140 airports to land these planes..
The 50 A380's ordered by EK will allow retirement of earlier builds & expansion on existing routes.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #5668
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Probably sell the remaining A330's and A340's
Their whole fleet will probably consist of 777's and A380's

200 orders by one airline is seriously impressive though!
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Old November 17th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #5669
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The order is now posted on the EK Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/po...120975297657:0
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Old November 17th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #5670
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Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “A380 continues to be Emirates’ flagship”

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Dubai-based Emirates airline has placed an additional order for 50 A380 aircraft, confirming the continued strong demand for very large aircraft in the Middle East that are needed to meet the region’s higher than average traffic growth. The order was signed at a ceremony at the 2013 Dubai Airshow witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.

“The A380 continues to be the flagship of our fleet and after five years in operation it remains highly popular with our passengers,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. “It is still one of the most efficient aircraft to operate today in terms of fuel burn and emissions per passenger, and it gives us the flexibility in some cases to meet passenger demand in slot-constrained markets. This latest order will help us meet both fleet expansion and fleet replacement needs.”

“We value our partnership with Emirates Airline and are pleased to see this getting stronger each day with their A380s flying,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus CEO and President. “By strategically placing the A380 at the centre of its business, Emirates is maximizing its leading position with each day of operations. Emirates has understood from the start the A380s advantages in terms of efficiency, economics and passenger comfort. It continues to be a true crowd-puller and contributor to the rapid development of its Dubai hub.”

Following delivery of their first A380 in July 2008, Emirates has now taken delivery of 39 A380s. Their 39th A380 is on Airbus’ static display at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. All Emirates’ A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.

Since first entering service in 2007, the A380 has joined the fleets of ten world class carriers. The aircraft flies 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment. The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have made the A380 a firm favorite with both airlines and passengers, resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies.

The total A380 fleet has accumulated over one million flight hours in almost 140,000 commercial flights. To date some 50 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every five minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 34 airports where it operates today and the network is constantly growing.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #5671
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Wow. Seriously enough is enough. Emirates' A380 bubble is going to pop with a boom. Sometime soon. I cant believe they are doing this again. The first built A380s are not going to be that old. Where in the world will they be able to find the demand to fly 100 A380s to each destination and make money off them.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:07 PM   #5672
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What is Emirates planning to do with 140 A380's..???? That are many planes and are 140 airports to land these planes..
I guess they won't operate with ALL 140 A380! They'll sell the first ones when they're 7-8 years old.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #5673
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As long as EK are getting great load factors on all they're A380 flights things are good.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #5674
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I guess they won't operate with ALL 140 A380! They'll sell the first ones when they're 7-8 years old.
Emirates recycle time is 12 years.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #5675
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i wonder, how long it takes in average for one A380 to pay off ?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #5676
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I wonder how much lower prices do they get when they make those huge orders?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #5677
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I wonder how much lower prices do they get when they make those huge orders?
Emirates paid around $230 million for their first models. This figure is without engines though.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #5678
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I was expecting a Chinese airline (Air China, China Eastern, China Southern) to be filling the bulk of A380 orders -not Emirates.

And perhaps, eventually, Air India.

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Old November 17th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #5679
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Emirates fleet of A380's are majority leased not purchased. Once their leases expire EK will replace the early build frames with new, lighter and fuel efficient frames. Well done Airbus & EK.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #5680
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i wonder, how long it takes in average for one A380 to pay off ?
Well, I think that's not so easy to calculate. Having A380 on your fleet is a huge promotion campaign for your airline, and that has an economical impact.
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