JAL orders 31 A350s

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    Ask Ito, he will tell you no competition is the best LOL
     
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    I was talking about the competition between A&B.....serves B right for all the problems with the 787 ! Is Blue next to order more widebody airbus planes ? :eek:
     
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    I knew you were talking about A&B but the same applies to Blue and Red :p

    Yes Blue is planning to order its 777 replacement as well. Be will total blow to B if Blue orders from A as well.
     
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    Every now and again every A&B needs a good spanking ! :D
     
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    The interesting news, apart from A vs B. in my opinion is that JAL is seriously trying to reduce airplane capacity while promoting better efficiency without being equally serious about other cost and efficiency demands. Maybe I do not understand the situation well enough.
     
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    I wouldn't get too confident on the A350 not having delivery problems like 787. There is a long way to go.
     
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    It is hard to argue with that statement. Still, Airbus learned a lot from the A380 and B787 problems. The A350 is a much more conservative design than was the B787 and the major risk factors seem to have been very well defined and managed. All things considered I'd argue they might has a few month slippage, but it's unlikely taht anything major will hit the launch. Obviously time will tell and I'm not about to make a huge bet that I am correct. Were I ordering now I'd much prefer to be in a A350 queue than a B787 queue, mission requirements allowing. While I'm sure Boeing will eventually get dispatch reliability above the dismal 95% it is now, probably to a level comparable with 99.3% for the A380 1 1/2 years ago. Anyway, JAL will be taking delivery well after the initial teething period is over for the A350. However, as their first major non-Boeing purchase, the A350 will certainly have fleet management issues as their maintenance, cockpit and cabin crews all learn the new aircraft.
     
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    JAL operated Airbus before so it has some experience with this
     
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    I wasn't being too confident about anything, you are reading something into my post that I did not infer.....
     
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    True, I do recall that. However, those were ancient A300-600's IIRC, inherited from JAS and soon disposed of. The A300's were the original Airbus and were competitive with other technologies of the era but were not FBW (that was introduced with the A320) and lacked many otehr modern features. thus, I'll stick by my learning curve implication which applies even more strongly with the B787. I'm not suggesting that either will be undependable when JAL acquires them, but that two radically new types will necessarily cause disruptions as they are introduced. Any significantly new type does that, as the B747-400 did back when those were introduced at JAL long ago.
     
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    Round 2 has begun. It's Boeing vs Airbus for 737 replacement :)
     
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