Etihad Airways proclaimed that it has come to a common point with Boeing and Airbus. According to the latest agreement, the firm will restructure a “huge portion” of its orders, in what seemed to be a foremost slash in long-haul jet orders. The Abu Dhabi-owned airline proclaimed that it has obligated to take delivery of about 26 A321neos plus six Boeing 777-9s and five Airbus A350-1000s “over the period of upcoming years.” But, it has placed the order for more aircraft, probably in 2013 when it went on a jet-purchasing spree. It proclaimed that the “balance of the outstanding orders will be defined shortly by restructuring, rescheduling, or reduction.”
As per Etihad documents and the firms’ websites, Etihad had ordered for about 40 A350-900s, 26 A321neos, and 22 A350-1000s. The order also included 17 777-9s and eight 777-8s. The airline proclaimed that it will as well take deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. However, it did not specify the number of the same.
On a similar note, Airbus, European aviation giant, revealed that it is stopping the jumbo A380 aircraft production. The revelation of the stopping production of the A380, the world’s foremost completely double-deck passenger jet, came in the same month that the original “Jumbo Jet” Boeing’s 747 completed its 50 Years.
Reportedly, for long period, the Airbus A380 had to face a shortage of commercial interest. The aircraft was expensive to make and not many airliners were showing interest in purchasing it. Airbus approved as much in its statement that it was stopping the A380 production. Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus, proclaimed that the firm has no considerable A380 backlog and hence no need to continue the production, despite all its sales attempts with other airlines in earlier years. Airbus proclaimed that the Dubai-based Emirates is the only airline with which Airbus holds an order backlog for the A380.