A350 launch delayed indefinitely

Old Dec 10, 14, 5:06 am
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A350 launch delayed indefinitely

Who saw this coming, lol?!

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-delay-406949/
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Old Dec 10, 14, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by SinkOrSwim View Post
Why should it be different with A350 than with B787? just asking myself, planes become more and more complex, what worries me actually the fact that the announcement is so unspecific. must be something significant!
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Old Dec 10, 14, 9:37 am
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So will the 787 be placed full time back to the FRA for the time being in January?
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Old Dec 10, 14, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by ThWilmesi View Post
Why should it be different with A350 than with B787? just asking myself, planes become more and more complex, what worries me actually the fact that the announcement is so unspecific. must be something significant!
Or the toilet was painted the wrong colour. You never know with AAB.

That said, it's more than likely a technical issue related to development... better fixed before EIS than when it's in the skies! At least the A350 programme is more to schedule than the 787 was...
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Old Dec 10, 14, 10:18 am
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Le Figaro reports that Airbus will be ready for A350 delivery to Qatar Airways by year's end.

Airbus repousse à la fin de l'année la livraison d'un A350 au Qatar (Le Figaro)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/201...-de-l-a350.php

https://translate.google.com/

Talking about indefinite postponement....

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Originally Posted by CDG1 View Post
Le Figaro reports that Airbus will be ready for A350 delivery to Qatar Airways by year's end.
...but will Quatar be ready to accept delivery by year's end?
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Old Dec 10, 14, 11:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ThWilmesi View Post
Why should it be different with A350 than with B787? just asking myself, planes become more and more complex, what worries me actually the fact that the announcement is so unspecific. must be something significant!
The CEO being an idiot is fairly significant.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 8:34 pm
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The CEO being an idiot is fairly significant.
Haha. Quite a statement.

I tend to agree with this comment but also, this guy kind of reminds me of Steve Jobs to an extent, who I have huge respect for. Some great products are the result of caring about minute details of your product that others may not care about.

On the other hand, one of my friends who works at QR told me the Qatari government is pushing the CEO to abandon the cabin crew curfew policy whereas the CEO is adamant that this is required to conduct business.

Like a double edged sword really. Some parts of the business can gain from the CEO being a control freak whereas others, its just ridiculous to even think you'd have curfews for your staff...
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12/12 update from Flight Global

Delivery now planned for December 22nd:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...cember-407047/
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Inaugural flight was never in question. The first flight will take place Jan 15
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Old Dec 21, 14, 8:45 am
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They're making a big hairy deal out of the A350 ... can anyone tell me why? Does it do anything special I'm going to care about as a passenger?
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Old Dec 21, 14, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by zebrametalevel View Post
They're making a big hairy deal out of the A350 ... can anyone tell me why? Does it do anything special I'm going to care about as a passenger?
erm... maybe because they're the launch customer for the A350, and they've ordered 80 of them?!
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Old Dec 21, 14, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by InternationalLiving View Post
erm... maybe because they're the launch customer for the A350, and they've ordered 80 of them?!
Delivery ceremony in Toulouse confirmed tomorrow 11.00 AM local time.



Airbus via Twitter:
See you tomorrow!... #QatarA350

https://twitter.com/airbus/status/546768917646290944



Airbus will have a livecast of the event. Link:

http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/qatar-airways/

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Old Dec 21, 14, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by zebrametalevel View Post
They're making a big hairy deal out of the A350 ... can anyone tell me why? Does it do anything special I'm going to care about as a passenger?
i wonder if Qatar will pay some of their migrant workers to fill in as passengers on the ferry flight from Toulouse to Doha the same they do at their sport events?

Qatar migrant workers paid to be sports ‘fans’
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/pers...rts-fans-.html

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