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Awesome Wells
01-25-2018, 05:34 AM
Any of you folks working for Etihad? I saw this article (https://www.reuters.com/article/etihad-airways-strategy-restructuring/etihad-grounds-5-cargo-planes-pilots-asked-to-take-unpaid-leave-idUSL8N1PJ2SD) in Reuters yesterday.

Etihad Airways has grounded its five Airbus freighters, and is asking its pilots to take unpaid leave as it continues to rethink its strategy, the airline and sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Etihad is encouraging pilots to take unpaid leave for periods as short as one week or as long as 18 months as it reviews its fleet requirements with the intention of retiring some aircraft, according to three sources.

Etihad has made few comments on its strategy review in which hundreds of positions have been removed and several routes cut since it was launched.


SactisbonesBJ
01-28-2018, 12:26 PM
The cracks are starting to show, just down the road in DWC Emirates has a ton of planes parked with nowhere to go. VAT in the UAE and bad T&Cs, beginning of the end!

Flytolive
05-11-2018, 10:04 AM
https://leehamnews.com/2018/05/09/etihad-faces-complex-issues-in-fleet-restructuring/

Etihad faces complex issues in fleet restructuring

Market intelligence revealed last year that the airline has been pursuing a path to dispose of five Boeing 777LRs, 22 Airbus A330s, all its A340s and only a few A320 family members.

The company also wants to cancel or defer a variety of Airbus and Boeing aircraft on order.


Sniper66
05-19-2018, 09:24 AM
https://leehamnews.com/2018/05/09/etihad-faces-complex-issues-in-fleet-restructuring/

Etihad faces complex issues in fleet restructuring

Market intelligence revealed last year that the airline has been pursuing a path to dispose of five Boeing 777LRs, 22 Airbus A330s, all its A340s and only a few A320 family members.

The company also wants to cancel or defer a variety of Airbus and Boeing aircraft on order.






Delta is looking for the 777s and A330s
Not a rumor

SactisbonesBJ
05-19-2018, 09:30 PM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/016/345/BYE_FELICIA.jpg

Xray678
05-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Delta is looking for the 777s and A330s
Not a rumor

Donít know where you get this, but Delta will never buy a 777 or 330 from Etihad.

Jet757
05-27-2018, 07:15 AM
Donít know where you get this, but Delta will never buy a 777 or 330 from Etihad.

Serious question: why not? Just because of the whole open skies/cabotage thing or am I missing something here? Otherwise it'd seem like a sound financial decision if they agreed on a good price.

DeadHead
05-27-2018, 09:41 AM
Donít know where you get this, but Delta will never buy a 777 or 330 from Etihad.

Those planes will probably have more turds in then than a port-a-potty at a BBQ festival if ever sold to Delta.

C130driver
05-27-2018, 10:21 AM
And the insides will reak of garlic and curry :)

captjns
05-27-2018, 02:51 PM
Serious question: why not? Just because of the whole open skies/cabotage thing or am I missing something here? Otherwise it'd seem like a sound financial decision if they agreed on a good price.

Conformity check from a foreign registry is a very expensive proposition. Generally speaking timed and cycled out parts are usually put on the aircraft to be sold.

Jet757
05-28-2018, 06:57 AM
Conformity check from a foreign registry is a very expensive proposition. Generally speaking timed and cycled out parts are usually put on the aircraft to be sold.

Huh, makes sense. I didn't think of that. Thanks!

RemoveB4flght
05-28-2018, 10:39 PM
The 5 777-200 LR's were purchased used specifically to do the longer US routes (LAX, DFW, SFO) which have been closed or reduced. Good riddance as they were all junk.

The 340's were gas hogs and were scheduled to go many years ago, they were replaced on all long haul routes by 777-300ER's, however rapid expansion kept them much longer than planned. It's good they are gone.

The 330 was previously the mainstay fleet and did the majority of the touristy Europe and Asia routes. They are dated now (But still a helluva lot newer than the Northwest cum Delta fleet) and the current/existing plan is they go 1 for 1 with the arrival of each new 787-9 (another 9 this year) which the commercial department absolutely loves.

As to the curry smell, well...