Podcast: The Argument For An Airbus A380neo

Proposals for an “A380neo” gained fresh momentum at this week’s IATA annual general meeting in Doha, propelled by Emirates, the A380’s dominant customer/operator (listen to our audio interview with Tim Clark).

In this week’s Check 6 podcast, I ask Managing Editor Jens Flottau what he thinks the odds are of Airbus moving forward with a re-engined A380. We are joined by Senior Propulsion Editor Guy Norris, who explains why Rolls Royce is interested in the project — and why GE and Pratt are not.

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on Jun 9, 2014

The development cost of Airbus 380neo will be in the billions plus only one customer (Emirates) plus its delivery in the next decade. Airbus cannot afford that and they have too much on their plate. Tim Clark is dreaming again.

on Nov 15, 2014

One problem is the Trent7000 mass. 4ea of those on the present A380 Wings might be too much. They need a new carbon wing like what Boeing does on the 777. The A380 might get more carbon in the fuselage as well. IT might convise the Japanese To these massive Wings as they lost out on the 777-9 Wings.

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