UPS says evaluating Airbus A380 orders

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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.
 

hoser

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

rushfan

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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.
 

hoser

Industrial Slob
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.
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.
 

keith lestrange

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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
 

Coldworld

Bad mall cop...no donut!!!
keith, is tNT a large company where your at. Over here there have been rumors that ups was in the market for them.
 
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