Friday, June 5, 2015

Low Oil Prices Are Not Giving Wings To The Airbus A380 Order Book

[Full Article Here]

In one of my previous articles I concluded that discounts and low oil prices are providing tailwind to the Boeing 777 order book. Some of my readers believed that this was also true for the Airbus A380, so I peformed a small analysis on the impact of fuel prices on the economics of the Airbus A380. A link to the full analysis can be found at the top and bottom of this blog.

The following can be concluded:

  • The Airbus A380 burns about 3.2L per 100 passenger-km
  • The fuel costs on a fully occupied Airbus A380 are 26% lower, resulting in a 8% higher profit
  • The fuel costs for a A380 at 80% seat count are 25% lower, resulting in 10% higher profit
  • Although costs are lower, airlines are not ordering the airplane since it is quite a challenge filling the aircraft and the airframe already is becoming obsolete

[Full Article Here]

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