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Airbus A330 Neo - AirAsia X Orders 50 A330-900neo at Farnborough Air Show 2014


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#21 flee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:32 PM

Airbus's A330 Long-Range Jet Gets Upgrade

 
Lower Purchase and Repair Costs Compared with Boeing Dreamliner Could Win Airbus Customers

 

http://online.wsj.co...LatestHeadlines


 


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#22 flee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

John Leahy's presso:

 

http://www.ausbt.com...resentation.pdf



#23 KK Lee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:22 PM

A350 was supposed to be A330 replacement, A330neo is more likely to cannibalize A350 sales than hurting Boeing 777X or 787 numbers.

 

To counter 787 effectively, Airbus either need to stretch A321 or develop a new airframe.



#24 flee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

A330neo launch Press Conference and launch customer announcement (uncut version)

 

 

Streamed live on 14 Jul 2014
Following a decision by the Board of Directors of the Group, Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, two new members of its Widebody Family, which will incorporate latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market.
 
Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 A330-900neo aircraft, becoming the first launch customer for the new Airbus Widebody.


#25 flee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:39 PM



#26 Johan Z

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

MH only needs a couple. I'm not sure if their options are still valid.



#27 flee

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:59 PM

Living up to its billing: Airbus officially launches the A330neo programme

 

http://www.airbus.co...0neo-programme/



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:15 PM

Trent 7000 engine size (112") is similar to current MH 772 Trent 800 (110") engines. Expectation on the range performance should be at least current RR Trent 800 B772 range.


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#29 flee

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

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Rolls-Royce Details Trent 7000 Plans For A330neo
 
As the exclusive engine provider for the newly-launched Airbus A330neo with the Trent 7000, Rolls-Royce has embarked on a fast-tracked test and development program to support the big twin’s entry-into-service target of late 2017.
 
Although most new engine development programs take an average of around six years to come to market, Rolls is halving the time by basing the Trent 7000 on the Trent 1000-TEN, the latest version of the engine family currently under development for the Boeing 787. The new A330 variant will run for the first time in 2015, and be flight tested on Rolls’ 747 flying testbed in 2016. A decision on whether further flight tests will take place at Airbus before mounting on the A330neo is yet “to be determined” says Rolls-Royce Customer Marketing vice president Richard Goodhead. The engine, rated at between 68,000 lb and 72,000 lb. thrust, will power both new variants which will be called the A330-800neo and -900neo.
 


#30 leon t

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

Airbus says that its new 330neo will be cheaper and has 70% capability of the 787 although less technologically advanced as the 787.  But would tend to agree that it may cannibalise its own A350 sales.



#31 BC Tam

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:18 AM

Making the best better  =  BESTEST :D



#32 flee

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

Airbus says that its new 330neo will be cheaper and has 70% capability of the 787 although less technologically advanced as the 787.  But would tend to agree that it may cannibalise its own A350 sales.

Well, it will only hurt the -800. The -900 carries more pax and has longer range. What matters more to Airbus is that the customer orders the A330neo and not the B787. Airbus still has the advantage of early delivery slots. You cannot get a B787 or A350 earlier than 2021, if you placed an order today, while A330neo slots for 2017-18 are not a problem...

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#33 leon t

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

yes the main thing is that one can get the 330neo faster - bec its still a derivative of the 330 and involves much less testing than it would be for a completely new designed plane.  But its not as efficient as the 787 and is a like a current fit.  For airlines, once they chose and buy a new aircraft, that plane is going to fly for the next 15 years at least.  The 330neo would be more or less obsolete in a short few years time when newly designed and efficient aircrafts are built over the next decade.



#34 Isaac

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:50 PM

But its not as efficient as the 787 and is a like a current fit.  

And at list price it is more expensive than the 787.



#35 Chris Tan

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

Making the best better  =  BESTEST :D

Remember the Myvi ads? No reason why Airbus can't make it "A330neo: Lagi Best"

#36 flee

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

yes the main thing is that one can get the 330neo faster - bec its still a derivative of the 330 and involves much less testing than it would be for a completely new designed plane.  But its not as efficient as the 787 and is a like a current fit.  For airlines, once they chose and buy a new aircraft, that plane is going to fly for the next 15 years at least.  The 330neo would be more or less obsolete in a short few years time when newly designed and efficient aircrafts are built over the next decade.

I do not agree that the A330neo will be obsolete - even now, Airbus spends good money every year to update/upgrade the A330ceo. That is why the A330ceo that you buy now is quite different from what it was 20 years ago.

 

And who is the master at doing this type of continuous development/updates on old aircraft? Boeing, of course - the B737 is now over 40 years old and still under development. Airbus is definitely learning from the master! ;)



#37 flee

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Airbus ends speculation and goes ahead with an A330neo, with "14% per seat" fuel savings

 

In launching the A330neo, Airbus has continued the recent trend of aircraft makers choosing the low-risk option of reworking their existing designs instead of pioneering development of all-new aircraft. It also caters to the demands of airlines, who "want them now!", rather than waiting several years for a totally new type to arrive.

 
The A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and 777X and Embraer E-Jets E2, all improved derivatives of existing airframes, have already proven tremendously popular, combining better economics with proven technologies and reduced development timescales.
 
With the experience of long delays to the Airbus A380, A350 XWB, Boeing 787 and Bombardier’s CSeries, customers and aircraft makers alike are proving risk-averse, prioritising smaller improvements available sooner, rather than pressing ahead with high-risk and high cost new airframes, with potentially years of delays.
 
Airbus is banking that this trend will continue to generate sales from airline customers, dealing with high fuel costs that have fundamentally changed the operating environment for aviation.
 

 



#38 BC Tam

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

D7 very interested in this particular aircraft.Let's guess how many unit they would order?

 

Yes, quite apparent smoke is not without fire :)

The AirAsia Group is close to a deal to become the first airline buyer for the newly launched Airbus A330neo with an announcement possible at the Farnborough Airshow later today, people familiar with the matter said

from: http://www.themalays...us-a330neo-deal

Should really be waiting for updates from AK-X PR Dept spinners


Edited by BC Tam, 15 July 2014 - 08:37 PM.


#39 flee

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

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AirAsia X has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 50 A330-900neo aircraft #FIA14 #AirbusFIA
 

Signed. Done. pic.twitter.com/uMcJeg1npd

 
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#40 Robert

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

Read that with the increased range it can do UK-SIN non stop. Maybe MAS should look at these?






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