Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

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Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by H Khan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:55 pm

From Arabian Aerospace:
12-A330-300
4- A340-300
1- A-340-500
6- B777-200ER
2- B777-300
1- B777-300ER

average age fleet of aircraft retired 15.7 years


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Re: Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by uzairali » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:31 pm

I know many say Emirates fleet is highly utilized. But lets not forget how PIA fleet is underutilized. But remember that emirates will also sell them at a price remembering how much they've flown.

Perhaps buying a330s for "peanuts" may help Pakistan. There has to be some economics behind it, such as it being profitable for flying once a day for 5 hours for 4 years before being scraped.

Those b777 can also be bought and then used for parts.

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Re: Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:14 am

The good thing is that Pakistan's National Aviation Policy introduced in year 2015 does not allow induction of more than 12-year old aircraft.

So, now there's no place in Pakistani airlines for old aircraft dumped/retired by other airlines.

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Re: Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by imiakhtar » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:38 am

Abbas Ali wrote:The good thing is that Pakistan's National Aviation Policy introduced in year 2015 does not allow induction of more than 12-year old aircraft.

So, now there's no place in Pakistani airlines for old aircraft dumped/retired by other airlines.

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That's not a good thing.

As an example, Airbus A330s, both -200 and -300 series have been available with 230t take off weights since yr 1998/99. Such an aircraft could easily cover all Europe and Asia at max payload or even better cover the regional middle-east routes leaving the 777 for EU and US/Can.

Why pay a premium for a younger aircraft when you could lease or buy an older example, put it through a C or D check and still have money to spare? Delta and British Airways are looking at acquiring older second hand widebody aircraft.
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Re: Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by H Khan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:48 am

Not sure what Arabian Aerospace wrote but I don't think EK ever operated A-330-300

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Re: Emirates' 2016 Fleet Retirement

Post by Amaad Lone » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:08 pm

The A330-200s would make an excellent freighter.

UPS and FEDEX have in the past bought 12-15 year old aircraft and converted them into cargo aircraft, specially the old A310-200 and A310-300 fleet. UPS even has a large A300-600F fleet.

Buying ex Emirates A330-200s and converting them to cargo will be the way forward for this fleet.

As for their 777-200ER fleet, I am sure it is powered by Trent engines and might be no good for PIA.
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