Tag: Tim Clark

Emirates Firms Up Orders for 36 A380s Worth US$ 16 Billion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was announced in January. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 billion based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020. In the […]

US Laptop Ban ‘Hugely Disruptive’, Says Emirates’ Tim Clark

Reading Time: 1 minute The US ban on electronic devices in aircraft cabins earlier this year was “hugely disruptive”, Emirates’ president Tim Clark has said. The US laptop ban on flights between the US and Middle East caused a 15-18 percent drop in load earlier this year, Clark revealed. He added that the airline “could have lost up to […]

Emirates Needs More A380s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates airline needs “even more” Airbus A380 aircraft in the future, according to Emirates president Sir Tim Clark. In an interview with the Netherland’s Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper, Clark said the “the potential market remains huge” for the superjumbo aircraft, despite the emergence of smaller, more energy-efficient aircraft capable of flying to medium-sized cities. “The […]

No A350 Or B787 Orders At The Dubai Airshow?

Reading Time: 1 minute Any expected order by Emirates for Airbus’ A350 or Boeing’s 787 have been put on hold, Emirates president Tim Clark told reporters at Aviation Festival in London. Emirates had placed an order for 70 Airbus A350s that was cancelled in June 2014, but the airline’s chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum had said he […]

Emirates and Flydubai May Be Merged Within 18 Months

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates President Tim Clark has said the airline’s owners are working bring the airline together with Flydubai under one unit in plans that could bear fruit within the next 18 months. “We are minded to accelerate a greater joining of the hip, of what we do, there’s a lot of work going on there to […]

Is Emirates CEO About To Step Down?

Reading Time: 1 minute The end of Clark’s reign as president of the world’s biggest international airline is a topic that has been cropping up increasingly often as turbulence envelops the Gulf aviation industry. Some sources have told Aviation Business that Clark’s departure might come as early as autumn this year. Those reports are unconfirmed, and Clark himself has […]

Are We Watching The Sunset of A380?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been ten years since the inaugural flight of Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger airliner. There is a lot of talks that A380 project is living its last days, because of poor orders in 2015. The Iran’s crazy “shopping”, after the sanctions on investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals, exports of refined petroleum […]