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Delta to buy 50 Airbus Widebody jets.....article

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Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets - sources
Reuters 19 minutes ago

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus has won an order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

The order, to be split between the all-new A350-900 and a recently announced revamp of the current-generation A330, follows a closely fought competition with Boeing.

Airbus emerged as the front-runner after it became clear its revamped A330neo could be delivered earlier than Boeing's temporarily sold-out 787 Dreamliner, one of the people said.

Airbus and Delta declined to comment.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Alwyn Scott, Jeffrey Dastin, editing by Peter Henderson)



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More windshields for you to clean, congrats.

And then you can dump the lavs..... Your job is shi%5er! Ahahahaha!



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Same subject from the Seattle Times

From the Seattle Times:


Boeing loses to Airbus on big Delta order

Airbus has beaten Boeing to a big order from Delta Air Lines for 50 widebody jets worth more than $6 billion at market prices.

Delta will take 25 Airbus A350-900s plus 25 Airbus A330-900neos.
The list price value is $14.3 billion. However, according to estimated market pricing data from aircraft valuation firm Avitas, the real value after expected discounts is about $6.2 billion.

News of the Airbus win, first reported Wednesday by aviation analyst Scott Hamilton of Leeham.net, was independently confirmed by the Seattle Times.
Boeing was trying to sell Delta the 787-9, the larger version of the Dreamliner. "Losing is a major disappointment for Boeing,"Hamilton wrote.

Conversely, the win is a huge boost for Airbus.
The order also confirms the market potential of the A330neo, a re-engined version of the current A330 that was launched in June at the Farnborough Air Show near London.

The A330neo will likely be flown on transAtlantic routes.
Atlanta-based Delta is now the second largest airline operating out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The A350-900 is a long-range plane seating more than 300 passengers that will likely be used out of Sea-Tac on transPacific routes.



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Wow! Great news! Boeing will get a great look at all of the Delta A350-900s flying to Asia from Seattle in the future.

Does anyone know if the A330Neo will use the standard A330 cockpit or will it incorporate some of the newer A350 avionics?
 

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Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets - sources
Reuters 19 minutes ago

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus has won an order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

The order, to be split between the all-new A350-900 and a recently announced revamp of the current-generation A330, follows a closely fought competition with Boeing.

Airbus emerged as the front-runner after it became clear its revamped A330neo could be delivered earlier than Boeing's temporarily sold-out 787 Dreamliner, one of the people said.

Airbus and Delta declined to comment.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Alwyn Scott, Jeffrey Dastin, editing by Peter Henderson)



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All we need now is 400 more RJs to feed those new widebodies! Everybody wins!!:D
 

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Thats a huge win for Delta pilots. I wonder what the delivery schedule will be?
 

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Thats a huge win for Delta pilots. I wonder what the delivery schedule will be?

None of it its official yet, but supposedly they start showing up in 2017. One reason AB won the order is that Boeing couldn't deliver that quickly. Rumor is that we bought the A-350 delivery slots that Emirates cancelled.

Previously ordered 10 A-330-300's start showing up next year. If we do start receiving the 350's the next year, it will mitigate a lot of the displacements coming from parking the whales.
 
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Didn't NWA bring a whole bunch of 787 slots to the merger that were dumped because of production delays?
 

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Didn't NWA bring a whole bunch of 787 slots to the merger that were dumped because of production delays?

Yep. NWA was supposed to be the North American launch customer. We still have 18 orders and 50 options on the books, but they were deferred til after 2020. I'll be surprised if they are ever delivered. Supposedly we got 100 737-900's at a steal rate because of Boeing penalties for being late with the 78.
 

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None of it its official yet, but supposedly they start showing up in 2017. One reason AB won the order is that Boeing couldn't deliver that quickly.

Source please.
 

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Source please.


2 separate Reuters articles:


Delta to buy 50 wide-bodied Airbus jets -
Reuters

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus has won an order worth roughly $14 billion at list prices from Delta Air Lines for 50 long-haul, wide-bodied jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

The order, to be split between the all-new A350-900 and a recently announced revamp of the current-generation A330, follows a closely fought competition with Boeing.

Airbus emerged as the front-runner after it became clear its revamped A330neo could be delivered earlier than Boeing's temporarily sold-out 787 Dreamliner, one of the people said.

Airbus and Delta declined to comment.



Nov 20 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc said it would buy 50 jets from Airbus Group NV to replace its older generation aircraft from Boeing Co.

The 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft are expected to generate a 20 percent improvement in operating cost per seat, compared to the Boeing aircraft they will replace, Delta said.

Delta said it would take delivery of the A350 beginning in the second quarter of 2017.




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At least Kuwait Airways stepped up to the plate and ordered 10 777s.
Delta loves to preach "core values". On their demo and info in the plane.

Could we safely say without prejudice that "buying American" ain't of them? Lol
 

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At least Kuwait Airways stepped up to the plate and ordered 10 777s.
Delta loves to preach "core values". On their demo and info in the plane.

Could we safely say without prejudice that "buying American" ain't of them? Lol

Uhhhhh, Delta bought 45 A321s that will be built in America (Mobile, AL). Does that count? Airbus but built here? The articles stated DL looked at the 787-900 but they were "sold out for years", and Airbus could start delivering A350s in the second quarter of 2017. How long should Delta have waited? Maybe DL thought the 777-300 (what Kuwait ordered) was too big for their needs? Do you have a problem with that? LOL indeed.



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Uhhhhh, Delta bought 45 A321s that will be built in America (Mobile, AL). Does that count? Airbus but built here? The articles stated DL looked at the 787-900 but they were "sold out for years", and Airbus could start delivering A350s in the second quarter of 2017. How long should Delta have waited? Maybe DL thought the 777-300 (what Kuwait ordered) was too big for their needs? Do you have a problem with that? LOL indeed.



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Oh SNAP! Now that's a good response.
 

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Source please.

official delta announcement

The Delta livery will soon appear on two new aircraft types as the airline announced Thursday an order for 25 fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 and 25 Airbus A330-900neo jets to replace some transoceanic Boeing 767-300ERs and the Boeing 747-400s fleet, which are reaching the end of their life cycle.
Delta will take delivery of the A350-900 starting in the second quarter of 2017 through 2020. The A330-900neo is slated to begin operation in 2019 with deliveries continuing through 2022.
?For Delta?s near-and long-term transoceanic fleet needs, the Airbus A330-900neo and A350-900 give us the right balance of capacity and operating performance with a competitive delivery schedule and capital expense that fits within our current plan,? Ed said. ?This order keeps us on track with our strategy of making prudent investments in our fleet with a mix that allows us to put the right sized planes in the right markets.?
The decision to purchase 50 Airbus widebody jets came after a several month long, fact-based review of proposals from Boeing and Airbus by a cross-divisional Delta team, and follows a careful consideration of the airline?s overall fleet needs. Delta fleet acquisition strategy is built on evaluating an airplane?s total cost of ownership ?the sum total of long-term operating and maintenance costs, purchase price and other factors?and is key to Delta?s continued financial success.
?We always approach fleet decisions with a balance of economic efficiency, customer experience enhancements, network integration and total cost of ownership,? said Nat Pieper V.P.?Fleet Strategy and Transactions. ?The A350 and A330neo support our long-haul, transoceanic strategy and join a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft that provide exceptional flexibility for Delta?s global network as well as strong cash-on-cash returns for our shareholders.?
The fuel-efficient, Airbus A350-900 will operate primarily on long-range trans-Pacific routes and are an important component of Delta?s restructuring to optimize its Asia-Pacific network. Airbus? A330neo, which puts an updated, more fuel efficient engine and new aerodynamic wing on the original airframe, will complement Delta?s existing fleet of Airbus A330s and will be deployed on trans-Atlantic markets as well as select U.S. West Coast to Asia routes.
The new aircraft are expected to deliver 20 percent operating cost savings per seat over the Boeing aircraft they will replace.
The airline will in the next several months evaluate cabin furnishing and layout options in all classes of service with the goal of optimizing revenue generation, customer amenities, on-board services and employee considerations, among a host of other operational aspects.
As part of its continued fleet modernization, Delta continues to take delivery of 100 new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, 88 Boeing 717-200s and 40 two class CRJ-900s. Next year, the first of 10 new Airbus A330-300 jets will begin operation in the summer with the first of 45 narrowbody Airbus A321s arriving in 2016
 
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