feels like Airbus is finally gaining some momentum after the chief sales change twice in a year
Schultz may be gone but Airbus may have made good progress on some of these orders during his tenure, only to be firmed up and confirmed now. And besides, an year end order rush is not unusual for Airbus. Good to see them roll in nevertheless.
Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding their A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft.
Simultanously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer 10 previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accomodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy. Delta currently operates 11 A350-900 aircraft and expects a further four in 2019-2020. Delta’s A330 fleet stands today 42 widebody aircraft.
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2018 16:47:08 GMT 1 by pa380scal
... But there is no A359 cancellation, only a deferral, which explains why no A350 cancellation was mentioned in Airbus' October figures.
Let's see the November OD to clarify this finally. I still think there are some things coincidently mixed up. I guess there was this order for 10xA330neo in the pipe (this confirms the rumor), but it is not the UFO from October. We will see.
I assume it has to do with what Delta has to replace in the near future. The 777-200ER are not so old. The 777-200LR are rather young. But quite a few of the 767-300ER are getting really old. The oldest is nearing 30 years. If we count down the 35 oldest 767 at Delta, the youngest of those 21 years.
I assume that the ten A350-900 will than replace the 777-200ER 2025 and 2026.
There would be still 23 767-300ER and 767-400ER left at Delta. Itcan well be that this is not the last A330neo order from Delta.