Well from my perspective working in the world of airline finance I’m delighted to have seen the A350 in the air. It will be a game changer that will offer airlines the chance to operate a single type of aircraft to replace everything from the 332/762 through to the 773. If the project goes without glitches Airbus have a real winner that will change the face of air travel over the next ten years.
It is no secret that the LH 748s will be retired to make way for the A350 which at one level is sad as the 748 is a beautiful plane but if we are honest, it was only ever built to spoil the A380 which it has failed to. Now as LH are going to replace it so early I guess the production line will close.
I think we can expect to see some major orders in the course of the next six months.