Public news about the A350 XWB collected in the web.
Follow these and more news in Twitter @A350Blog
19 March 2013
Lufthansa orders A320s, A380 .... but 777-300ERs instead of A350 XWB
Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 100 A320 Family
aircraft, 2 A380s and 6 Boeing 777-300ERs. Lufthansa
will receive the A380s and 30 baseline A320s, while Swiss will take 6 777-300ERs that will replace Airbus A340-300s.
Lufthansa's group fleet decreased by 9 aircraft, to 627, from the previous year
but the company has deployed larger types to keep capacity stable. The group is
intending to introduce 34 new aircraft to the fleet this year, and had
previously said it was preparing to order another 108.
modernization of the fleet as well as strict capacity management were of great
help in maintaining competitiveness last year," says Lufthansa Group.
"236 new aircraft are currently on our order list".
Group's annual report - which does not cover new latest fleet acquisition -
details 133 aircraft on order up to 2018, of which 69 are A320-family types.
The long-haul component comprises seven A380s and 15 747-8s, as well as 5 777Fs
and 3 A330s.
has a splitted long-haul fleet&orders with A330/A340s, A380s, 747-8i and
747s, but no orders for A350 as of today.
The Vertical Stabilizer is assembled in Stade (Germany)
seeking to unify standards for engines and cockpits across its group of five
airlines to boost purchasing power; the aim is to find a common denominator to
place one single order and negotiate more favorable terms and conditions for
aircraft. In its long-haul fleet, Luthansa will pare down its 6 aircraft
types -in 16 different versions- to 4 aircraft versions.
Lufthansa is emerging as one of the possible launch customers for Boeing’s proposed 777X. The airline is including the aircraft in its long-haul fleet evaluation that is to be decided later this year. The carrier is looking at the Airbus A350-900/1000, more Boeing 747-8s and the 777X, company sources say. The 787 is not under consideration as it is too small for Lufthansa’s requirements.
Group is the Airbus´s largest airline customer, with a total of 532 aircraft
ordered and also Airbus’ biggest operator worldwide with 385 Airbus aircraft
currently in service. These include: 271 A320 Family, 41 A330s, 63 A340s, and
Based on the
article “Lufthansa orders 100 A320s, plus A380s and 777-300ERs” published in