As you may know there were talks of Emirates switching orders over from the A380 to the A350, now this was initially surprising given they cancelled their A350 orders a few years back but it is now confirmed that they will be ordering them once again. But there is a twist, they are also ordering A330neo aircraft. This is hugely unexpected and a much welcomed aircraft back into their fleet as the A330 was retired not too long ago. I’m sure this had to do with the possibility that they will cancel their B787 orders due to the engines not performing as good in the hot Arabian heat.
What are your views on this? I think it’s exciting times and there will still be some A380 orders.
In terms of what the original A380 order was and how this new order adds up - They have reduced the A380 orders by 39 and have now ordered 70 other aircraft instead.