UPS says evaluating Airbus A380 orders

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by ROBO MOD, Oct 21, 2006.


    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    UPS says evaluating Airbus A380 orders - Reuters

    United Parcel Service Inc., the world's largest package delivery company, has set up a team to evaluate its multi-billion dollar purchase of Airbus A380 freighters, saying all options remain open.
  2. Brunmonger

    Brunmonger New Member

    Methinks Airbus is in serious trouble. If UPS cancels orders, FedEx will do the same within weeks. That will spell the end for Airbus.
  3. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    Two cargo airlines cancelling orders of a certain aircraft doesn't mean the end of this aircraft manufacturer. It just means one of the hugest and most embarassing industrial blunder in decades.

    The 380 is a horrible plane for passengers and only seems to make sense for cargo where frequency of flights is actually a bad thing. We'll see...
  4. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Airbus has had managers quit over the A380 program. That, along with delays, isn't a good sign. UPS should check into the 7E7 "Dreamliner". It has speed, and fuel efficency.
  5. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    Not to mention it can go anywhere in the world point-to-point. Thing is, overnight delivery logistics is about massive payload in hub+spoke, not frequency and ability to go from SFO to BOM twice daily. Lousivlle to Cologne once a night is what they're looking for.
  6. i would love to see the a380 in a" brown tail"
    we dont a ups jet ireland,its a pity as TNT and FEDEX and DHL both have 2 planes parked in dublin airport.
    if they cancel orders airbus could be in trouble
  7. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    keith, is tNT a large company where your at. Over here there have been rumors that ups was in the market for them.