Emirates Airline is “no longer prepared to take delivery of aircraft that don’t meet specifications.” said the airline President Tim Clark said in a Briefing in London.
According to Bloomberg, “he’s run out of patience with glitches that have held up new models or forced costly groundings for emergency repairs. He likened the nuisance to purchasing a new luxury car, only to have the dealer warn that the engine will need changing after three months.”
“That’s not going to happen any more,” Clark said at a briefing Wednesday in London. “When they’re ready to give us what they’re contracted to do then we will have an assessment of the number and type of aircraft that are going to be used.”
The strong warning message is for Airbus, Boeing and the suppliers including Engine manufactures.
Lately both Boeing and Airbus suffered setbacks with their aircraft due to issues with engines., Boeing even postponed its 777x maiden flight to Jan 2020 due to issues with GE9x engines. Emirates is the launch customer of 777x with 150 orders.
Boeing 787 dreamliner operators suffered heavily due to issues with Rolls-Royce engines, Airbus A320neo facing issues with Pratt and Whitney 1100G engines, and the operators are unhappy about the issues that they go through after purchasing brand new aircraft.
Emirates slashed its order for the A380 and retired two this week.