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EMIRATES CANCEL AIRBUS A350XWB ORDER!

BRONX, NEW YORK | In a shocking development, Emirates Airlines today cancel its 70 Airbus A350XWB order with Airbus,  an order that was worth more than 16 Billion dollars, the cancellation cut more than 9% backlog and hit both Airbus and Rolls-Royce shares early this morning. Rolls-Royce, was chosen to be the only engine manufacturer for the A350XWB program. The engine maker stated that the cancel orders will cut its backlog for the Trent XWB by about 3.5%, while it hopes that other airlines scoop up some of the room Emirates open up by canceling the order.

The order for 70 A350 XWB came in 2007 when the Dubai airline made and announcement to purchase the XWB aircraft with TotalCare Service, with an option for 50 aircraft, which bring the total airplanes to 120, with a first delivery set for 2019.

Rolls Royce today release a statement

“As a result of today’s announcement, our order book will reduce by around 3.5% or £2.6 billion ($4.4 billion),”

The cancellation certainly is very shocking to the Aviation world, Emirates Airlines, one of the world largest airlines in terms of international traffic and the one of the fastest growing international airline. Today Emirates is the largest operator of Airbus A380 with more than 50 in service and over 70 on order, helping to boost the Airbus A380. Emirates is certainly a valuable customer in the aviation department.

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With an interview with Thomson Reuters , Airbus said it was not worried about replacing the lost orders, and that some airlines had immediately expressed interest in buying some of the Emirates cancel order aircraft. The first Airbus A50XWB is set to be delivered later on this year to Qatar Airways.

Emirates Airlines earlier this year ordered 150 of Boeing new experiment aircraft the Boeing 777X, which isn’t set to enter service until 2020, around the same time Airbus A350XWB was to enter service with Emirates. Emirates was chosen as the Boeing 777X launching customer. Today Emirates operates a backbone of more than 200 Boeing 777  including all the models from the 200ER to the 200LR and 200LF with the -300ER model the backbone to its fleets, flying on some of Emirates most important routes.  Many believed that this cancel is a boost to Boeing and its 777 program. However this could be a chance for Emirates to even buy more Airbus A380, a plane that Emirates stated that “no other aircraft can match what the Super-jumbo offer.” For months Emirates has been pushing Airbus to offer more with the A350XWB and or update the Super Jumbo with better efficient engine.


EMIRATES FLEET

Emirates currently operated all model of aircraft that Airbus produces including the Airbus A320 family with Emirates Executive, which operate an Airbus A319 Business Jet, fitted for 19 passangers, the A319 aircraft features a mix of private suites and seating, a lounge, dining area and bathrooms with full height showers. The A340 is about to be retired from the fleet.

Emirates Current Boeing Fleet

AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE ORDER OPTIONS F C Y TOTAL

Boeing 777-200LR

10 0 0 8 42 216 266
Boeing 777-300

12

0

0

12 42 310

364

Boeing 777-300ER

95

57

20

8
12
0
42
42
42
304
310
385

354
364
427

Boeing 777-8X

0

35

TBA

Boeing 777-9X 0 115 50

TBA

Total

208 299

70

Emirates Current Airbus Fleet. 

AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE ORDERS OPTIONS PASSENGERS
F C Y TOTAL

AIRBUS A330-200

21

0

0 12
0
42
27
183
251
237
278
AIRBUS A340-300

4

0 0 12 42 213 267
AIRBUS A340-500

9

0 0 12 42 204 258
AIRBUS A380-800 48 92

14 76 399
427

489
517

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