He has 750m euro of shares to buy back and if he can convince British shareholders to sell their shares now rather than in a firesale later then that helps with his share buyback. A share buyback is one option, however it would require Ryanair to come up with the funds to purchase back the shares b...Jump to post
BrianDromey wrote:The London listing may make a difference for easyJet, I’m not sure.
If the going gets tough there’s no way EU27 will let that EasyJet Austria thing work , it’s clearly just a flag of convenience for an alien airline I'm sure easyJet's legal team are happy with this, and Austria will have been chosen as it helps meet its needs. In any event, as I posted above, easyJ...Jump to post
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are leaving the EU and will remain part of Europe. IAG and easyJet have a plan and are largely Brexit proof. Butt hurt O’Leary is just making his mouth go instead of working constructively on a plan. I have zero sympathy for the man although ...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Yes according the following article it says Qsuites are being rolled out on both 777 and A350 fleet
No mention on the retrofit plans for the A359 fleet... I assume that this is in the pipeline too, as the product does fit on the A350...?Jump to post
I'm sure VNAP will be doing lots of JFK runs - the 45 UC seats will be needed and better than the 31 on the 789's to compete with BA's hi-J 86J 744's on JFK flights. I agree On the short JFK runs the disadvantage of lower fuel efficiency (compared to the A333s and B789s) will also be less of a fina...Jump to post
Would this non stop flight save significant money in terms of aircraft cycles and utilisation? If the flight was 20hrs SYD-LHR and the same on return could the route be operated with 2 aircraft rather than 3? With a cover aircraft for the fleet for maintenance? There is more or the cost of a flight...Jump to post
Can't recall a single incident in history where an airline purchased a C-market (or even longer-haul in general) aircraft based on how well it does on regional hops during downtime from its primary mission.... very little reason to believe that this time would be different. I was referring in my re...Jump to post
Imagine a fleet of 778 configured in a standard QF layout. One day they’re off to London (might need to block a few seats in economy, no big deal) then the next day they’re flying back and forward to LAX and HKG as a larger capacity 787 and long term replacement for the A380. Whilst the 778 might b...Jump to post
If they wanted to do so with multiple classes, then they'd be far better of taking an A359ULR or 778. Indeed, SIN-EWR is already planned by SQ on the A359ULR which is slightly longer than IST-SYD (not sure how winds/routing would affect things though). B778 will also of course do very well on such ...Jump to post
bmacleod wrote:If more A380s are really needed sure but what about the 779?
The only clear advantage for the A321 is the use of cargo containers, as the 737 cannot match this if the customer prefers it. The wider A321 cabin could also be an advantage where the airline needs premium seating at the pointy end - I'm not sure the AA A321T or B6 Mint configurations would fit in...Jump to post
Will these new aircraft have the new winglets which airbus were pushing with the A380 plus version?Jump to post
The UN is as much to blame for it as the NATO coalition that bombed the country back to the stoneage on it's behalf. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 was the starting point for the 2011 military intervention. The Arab Spring didn't quite turn out the way our naive leaders hoped. Very...Jump to post
....It was supposed to increase capacity at hubs without using up more slots. .. Is there any analysis to support this? If 4(2 x Gates x 2 turnarounds x 180 pax each) narrowbodies can turnaround with the same amount of gate space and time of one A380 (1x525 pax) turn, 4 narrowbodies give more acces...Jump to post
Sorry the UN is sitting in the background taking it's medication and muttering, "Tut... Tut... Tut..." The UN is not the one to blame for this, certain countries bare the responsibility for getting Libya into this situation, but that's best left for a different discussion elsewhere. Alway...Jump to post
Keeping the A380 going is first and foremost about keeping the maintenance and supply networks going and having the model available as long as there is a chance for an uptick in sales. As long as that chance is there then it would be stupid to write off all the millions and millions invested in inf...Jump to post
I’ve no issue with these non reclining seats, given the tighter seat space, it actually makes sense. I don't either. Actually, for short hauls I think I prefer them, as it stops someone reclining their seat in front of me. For short hauls where you want to read a book this is actually a positive. H...Jump to post
So first the A350. Then the A330neo. And now this. So I guess the raccoon mask is going to eventually become standard across the entire Airbus fleet. I wonder what the C-Series would look like with it. Indeed, although I think in the case of the A321neo it is just the airbus house colours rather th...Jump to post
The A350 has and will get its share of orders but it is not a game changer and it will not dominate the upper end of the market like the 777W has for almost 20 years. This is the fascinating bit, Airbus think they have the sweet spot with the A350, and will dominate that sector. Boeing on the other...Jump to post
StTim wrote:Because their design team thought their solution was the best compromise.
Any update on when BA are going to announce which new routes they're going to operate from LGW? S18 starts at the end of March doesn't it? Only 2-3 months away so I would have thought they would need announce them soon so pax can book. good question and it appears BA have made some announcements in...Jump to post
Wow! thanks for the update!
The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?
From a passenger perspective: Why would you travel 1 - 2 hours to HEL and then connect to this flight, 2 hours - even if possible year round both ways when you could fly to say Singapore or Hong Kong and stretch your legs halfway for a few hours. And the economics aren't there, these ULH needs to b...Jump to post
it looks like the extended T5 would be built next to the existing one, however most of the gates would remain between the existing and the new runway, meaning a new shuttle train linking T5 with the new stands - similar to what we have at T5B and T5C today. Ultimately, I think T3 and T4 will be demo...Jump to post
I agree, the Airbus WB year has been disappointing for them, especially losing the EK order to the 787, which seems to have been a story that dominated much of this years discussions here. Also both Paris and Dubai airshows were not at all good publicity on the airbus WB front. Whether the comparati...Jump to post
5 Domestic routes, the report seems to forget LDY-LPL and GLA, but I agree with what you are saying, it's odd. I think its all about risk management. The UK government is doing an incredibly poor job on Brexit negotiations with many industries including aviation still completely in the dark as to w...Jump to post
And I could easily quote from a pro EU website... where does that get us?
Am trying to keep this thread on topic of impact studies and uk aviation sector.... but seem to be failing.
This thread is heading for the non-aviation area I fear.....
I worked in industry importing goods prior to EU customs union, we never had any problems at all. As to the free movement of people, Rolls Royce etc are perfectly able to bring staff in, providing they can justify why it is necessary, they already do this for non EU workers. A lot has changed in th...Jump to post
Terrific. Rather than discuss the impacts of Brexit on the UK aerospace sector and the "risk impact reports" which were meant to be in "excruciating detail" (David Davis's words) but are in fact more Wikipedia grade, lets instead cut and paste some paragraphs from a pro-Brexit w...Jump to post
The only A380 that flew any amount of time with an engine failure was a Qantas aircraft that returned to Singapore in a nearly unflyable condition. :old: The QF A380 had severed critical hydraulics and I'm pretty sure this one doesn't, otherwise it would definitely have made the news. Indeed, this ...Jump to post
You've quoted 3 bullet points from a report with over 90, the three being early on in the document and there to provide basic information to MP's who know nothing at all about aerospace. A typical commons committee will have MP's from all walks of life, most of whom will have zero experience of ind...Jump to post
I dont think EK would get much from a merger with EY. It would not add much in the way of routes, fleet simplicity would evaporate, and they would suddenly have the headache of two hubs... why would they bother? Um get rid of a local rather significant competitor? Agreed, but that would likely be t...Jump to post
Why STN over Luton? What about leeds/bradford? Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Stansted has a 3.049 meters runway, so that's much longer. For a flight to Dubai you really need t...Jump to post
Eh? All these airports make you walk through/past shops to an extent. A 1 minute detour round some shops in STN is not ideal, but hardly the end of the world either.... and for those close to STN it is certainly better to detour past some shops for a minute than an extra hour or so on the M25 to LHR...Jump to post
Then maybe they should look into Southend. Southend is the only London airport that isn't slot-controlled, so they can easily move into there. Anyway, it's great to see Wizzair starting some flights within western Europe. I hope they'll continue to do that and start more, there's a lot to gain for ...Jump to post
Really wonder what on Earth EY is going to do with all their aircraft on order. They have 52x 787, 26x 777, 36x A32x and 62x A350 to be delivered. Some may be used for replacement (A32x, A330, 777) although EY's fleet is pretty young as it is. I predict that a fair proportion of those orders will e...Jump to post
It is very interesting development I would say. My question is what is long term strategy for Wizz Air regarding LTN. For years they used LTN as destination gateway for London for all their Eastern European network. Now they have TLV, LCA, ATH, BRI, KEF - most of the destinations, I believe will be...Jump to post
An AN-124 has just passed over my head routing STN-JNB. New RR engine onboard for the BA A380 perhaps?
According to the Boeing airport compatability brochure, the service entry of the 737-MAX 200 is the second quarter 2019.
http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ochure.pdf
and meanwhile the A350's are being delivered with a first class cabin, which is likely not needed if the A380's are retained, as these will continue to fly the premium routes where there is F demand...
all a bit messy!
Anyone remember VS screwing MAN-MCO at the start by replacing a new A343 with a leased Martinair B763 then later Air Atlanta B742s? They’re still London centric alas. The B742's were previously VS owned aircraft, sold to Air Atlanta then leased back to provide the MAN services, so had full VS inter...Jump to post
But I think the key is that it needs to be able to do both LHR SYD and SYD LHR year round, non stop with an occasional refuel. The next biggest requirement IMHO is the number of seats. It needs to be bigger than the 789 config they have. This is where the a350, amazing and beautiful as it is, falls...Jump to post