Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Report: Hawaiian Airlines dumps A330-800 NEO for 787-9

According to Scott Hamilton at Leeham News, Boeing has convinced Hawaiian Airlines to dump the order for 6 A330-800 NEO in favor of the 787-9.  An announcement may come as early as this week. 

If true, it's blow (though probably not a serious one) to the A330NEO.  The -800 model though only has the one order from Hawaiian which was switched earlier from the A350-800 which Airbus had cancelled due to lack of interest.  It seems the same fate may have befallen the A330-800.  At the end of the day I think that Airbus probably will shelve the A330-800 for lack of interest.  As you recall Airbus' original response to the 787 was to re-engine the A330.  That didn't fly with customers and after several iterations, was forced to for with the A350.  While this model has done well, Airbus had decided to come back to the original re-engine idea which resulted in the A330NEO.  The A330NEO really hasn't sold well with only a total of 220 sales (6 -800 and 214 -900).

7 comments:

Tarek said...

Interesting. Air Canada announced I believe that they will be picking up A330’s to replace 767’s and I believe the number was 6. Doubt AC would go new unless the price was super attractive from Airbus especially when they have 787 options...

larmeyers said...

Somehow ironic that this is just after UA buys 3 763's from HA.

James Graham said...

Although I am a 787 fan (and have been hurt about as much as Cubs fans until recently in both cases) Airbus needs the A338 or they are stuck with the A332. For tanker and freighter as well as passenger. What is more painful - pushing through with the A338 while having (potentially) no passenger orders, or being stuck with the A332 for the freighter, tanker, and 250 pax markets?

vipP said...

So even though you said before that AV was still getting 788, they have upgraded the remaining 3 787 to the 789. cheers
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/64887-avianca-holdings-upgrades-b787-8-orders-to-9s

Uresh said...

They still have one 787-8 on order. My source on this is reliable and hasn’t been wrong

Mancia said...

Looks like the Flag Counter has compressor stall. Best

Mancia said...

Looks like the Flag Counter has a compressor stall. Best