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.

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