10 January 2014

Airbus A350-900 Entry Into Service likely to slip to late-October or early-November from early September.


Aspire Aviation points out that the launch of the 777X appears to have halted much of the sales momentum that the A350-1000 had gathered, though there are marginal incremental orders to be gained, especially if Airbus formally moves the A350-1000 up in entry into service (EIS) of mid-2017 ahead of the A350-800′s in mid-2016.



In 2014, most orders will be for the A350-900, though there are not many major campaigns in progress at the moment for the type beyond Japanese ANA.



Additionally, further conversion action away from the A350-800 is very likely to be observed. Only 61 orders for the type remain, and Hawaiian Airlines and Asiana could very easily move up to the A350-900, as Aeroflot has already converted 10 of its 22 A350 orders to the -900 variant, making a further conversion seems likely and the new American Airlines (AA) converting all its outstanding or 18 -800 orders to the -900 variant.


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Given the current economic situations in Yemen and Libya, Yemenia and Afriqiyah Airways seem unlikely to follow through on their orders at all.



Regarding entry-into-service (EIS), Airbus continues to aim for an early-September EIS for the A350, although Aspire Aviation believes that the A350′s service entry will likely slip to late October or early November.


Based on the article “Aerospace & Defence in 2014” published in Aspire Aviation.

5 comments:

  1. Don't listen to Aspire.

    In reply 20, Zeke totally debunked the bogus Qantas "load factor statement" by Aspire Aviation that supposedly, the A380 only has a passenger load factor barely hovering over the 50 percent mark. Based on this "analysis", Aspire believes that Qantas should cancel their remaining 8 A380s on order.

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5966952/

    Sadly, Aspire Aviation excels in nothing but regurgitating Boeing marketing and to bash the A380 at every opportunity.

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    1. As of today, that should be reply #17 in the above link.

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  2. Yes Aspire is a pro-boeing website..
    To take with a grain of salt.

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