What happened to the A350 800 order at Aeroflot?Jump to post
When the MoM sector was last addressed by Boeing, they produced two solutions: 757 and 767.
Nothing has changed according to "professionals":
https://leehamnews.com/2018/03/01/profe ... et-sector/
Secondly, HA re-affirm they have not cancelled their order. The wording of their statement actually suggests the RFQ is for additions to the fleet, not a replacement for the A338 order. I caught that sense as well, although I thought it left space to convert the 338 order to 339s or end-of-line 332...Jump to post
Is this a new announcement? I think I recall the intention for Jetstar to acquire LRs but not that it would be for 18. http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/jetstar-to-operate-airbus-a321neolr/ The 321 LR's capability of flying SYD or MEL to Bali will allow displacement of B787-8s to longer routes.Jump to post
I think that reduced production price of the 789 is a huge issue for Airbus. From my own observation, it appears Boeing has reduced 789 production costs by 20 to 25 million per airframe over the last 4 or so years. Boeing has been more agressive cutting costs than Airbus... To others: Boeing is inc...Jump to post
Does anybody know when HiFly intends to start their A380-operations? They already had started to look for additional staff. I am asking because I wonder if HiFly's A380s will not come from Dr. Peter's (see statement above), where will they come from? The first Emirates A380 will be 12 years old and...Jump to post
For Asian LCCs who seat 9-abreast in economy on a 330, and fly regional routes in the sweet spot of the 330's fuel consumption graph, the neo is surely a no brainer. Add in China, India, Turkey to the SE Asia carriers presently flying high density 330s, plus 1st world 2nd tier carriers (Air Transat ...Jump to post
Are the recently announced improvements to the -900 (aero, wing twist, winglets etc.) expected to be applied to the -1000, improving it further, or are they already on the -1000?Jump to post
Excellent news! This aircraft just keeps getting better! I look forward to seeing what further improvements and enhancements can be found for -1000. Presumably most if not all of these improvements for the -900 will be applied to the -1000 also. Airbus seems to have redesigned/optimized some things...Jump to post
MoKa777 wrote:Excellent news! This aircraft just keeps getting better!
I look forward to seeing what further improvements and enhancements can be found for -1000.
Airbus is seeking to cap future penalties for late delivery / specs not met etc. Apparently this has cost billions of dollars so far, which Airbus attributes to commercially non-viable terms from the outset of the programme. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/01/29/nato-buyers-to-meet-with-airbus-...Jump to post
If RR has not held to the price of the previous 50x order for this new 20+16 order, they would / should have expected EK to compete it. But EK will only go back to EA if they offer a better technical / financial deal. The undecided 7810 deal may be part of the overall negotiation. This complicates m...Jump to post
Trial A380 flights of the proposed "Amal" pilgrimage model are flying full - see link below. Also: - they may not adopt a 'sardine-can' layout, as some of the pilgrims will be infirm, needing extra space, and there is some appetite for premium seating and perks. - initially 4 A380s will be...Jump to post
Has a passenger Im glad.. A380 have made getting good J class seats possible. Has a Aviation fan im stoked, I love the variety and even though she's not the pretty thing the 747 is its nice to see lined up at LAX. Has a Boeing fan im glad because A healthy Airbus is better for the industry. How doe...Jump to post
Given 41 (?) yet to be delivered from EK's firm order backlog. plus another 20 firm from this MoU, that's 61, which at 6 a year is 10 years' production from now. Throw in a few top up orders, and we will see A380 production to 2030 at least. It will be interesting to see if any product enhancements,...Jump to post
When the A350 is "neo'd", or very heavily PIP'd, there will be a stretch. Maybe 10 years away?Jump to post
Financial Times in UK suggests possible A380 orders from China as part of an overall industrial partnership deal with China. AB and China already in close cooperation with a joint production facility. Could be a useful move and may help address EK concerns in gaining assurances on the production pr...Jump to post
This might be the firming of the commitment announced last year? If the "people familiar with the matter" are correct, the deal is about A320s, A330s and A350s. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-05/airbus-is-said-to-expect-china-jet-order-during-macron-visit If I remember co...Jump to post
I will ask the question again, given the Islamic customer, does anyone know if the particular Boeing finance package is sharia based? Why should the financing be sharia compliant? It's not the customer who's financing but Boeing. Moreover, there are a lot of Islamic companies who don't do sharia co...Jump to post
The A318 was a "plan B" development by Airbus for a shrink-A319 - sized plane. "Plan A" was a joint venture new frame of similar size, with a Chinese manufacturer, which fell through late in the day. PW promised optimised engines which it failed to deliver on time. AF insisted on...Jump to post
Two possible reasons for the name change. One. It really is different enough, and due to current issues, distancing the two is a good idea . Two. PBTH doesn't usually entitle customers to a free new engine model. Improvements/PIP's yes. So supplying a new model engine is a more positive customer in...Jump to post
Airbus developments in the narrowbody / MoM space depend on integrating the C series into their product line-up, so I don't expect anything to be announced until after the transaction with Bombardier is finalised - due by end-2018. Assuming that works out as planned, the C series range will be expan...Jump to post
PM wrote:Jayafe wrote:
QR is keeping its planes....
No. They are taking the four they tried to dodge but have cancelled the last four that were previously on order. But, agreed: that should have no bearing on slots for Aerolineas.
The helicopter idea is a non-starter. But I offer the following as someone living in Jersey who therefore routinely travels JER - LGW.....LHR - XXX: 1 The LGW - LHR bus link takes longer since BA moved from LGW North to LGW South, because it goes from South via North to LHR. Probably quicker to tran...Jump to post
Planned for civil as well as miltary use
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... f-in-china
With 6 A380s no longer going mass market, there is more opportunity for the likes of HiFly to exploit that niche (if such exists) wth the ex SQ birdsJump to post
Interesting will QR phase out the 320CEO as the smallest type in their fleet in the coming years? Seems like a big jump to the 321? Although it will give them a nice long thin plan for secondary routes to Africa and Asia. They were on the verge of a large C series order a while back. Maybe this wil...Jump to post
6 abreast? I guess no worse than in a BAe 146!Jump to post
Per FG, United are looking at widebodies in general:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ie-442921/
Air Nostrum is not part of IAG, they just operate flights for IB under contract, the same applies to the regional flights flown by Stobart Air for Aer Lingus. If IAG is acquiring C-Series to replace any of either, it also implies they are taking the operations in-house. Possibly but not necessarily...Jump to post
I'm a little confused. In the various "Hawaii" threads we've been hearing that Hawaii-Europe non-stop will never work because it's too far, no one wants to visit Hawaii, there's no market, Europeans have many more closer and better options, etc, etc. And here's NZ stating that they want t...Jump to post
I think it's more the way the market 'moves' and it appears to be highly unpredictable.Whether is should be or not is another matter.Sometimes it moves in the favour of a particular aircraft and sometimes against.There are long time periods involved and the crystal ball often gets it wrong. Based o...Jump to post
My vote is IAG.
To replace / down-guage some of BA and IB's A319s and replace / up-guage some of the BA Citiflyer Ejets at LCY and RJs at IB (Air Nostrum).
I am already looking forward to seeing them on LGW - JER!
2.Dublin as a hub.Who is the primary target market here (other than Irish nationals of course)?Its an unloaded question I don't actually know.I don't suppose it's the Uk as that is BA's turf (IAG partner).Also there is a plethora of other airlines offering tatl from the UK.I am assuming is other N ...Jump to post
Interesting that the revised sharklets are being tested on a frame without the revised wing twist, as they are scheduled to be delivered with frames benefitting from that change.
It is the combined benefit of the two changes working in a complementary manner that should yield the expected gains.
I don't see Boeing investing a ton of money to update the 767 UNLESS they are NOT going to do a clean-sheet MoM. However, the tanker 767 is not rolling off the line as fast as hoped, so there is potentially some immediate spare production capacity. This potential order could of course be for freight...Jump to post
Why would the 319neo NOT enter service? One is built for certification and orders are there to be fulfilled. Are these orders ALL likely to be cancelled / switched? Airbus has 8 FALs producing its A320 family, putting the occasional 319 down one of them does not incur any special cost. Airbus will c...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:As part of ongoing improvements, MSN 1 has been equipped with a new 50cm higher winglet.
Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said Airbus had decided to improve the plane’s maximum take-off weight by around 4 percent to 251 tonnes so the A330neo can serve longer routes such as Kuala Lumpur to London. So should we expect Air Asia and Malaysian to prefer this enhanced A330neo over A35...Jump to post
But since Airbus now have and only have 50.1% stack at CSeries, as oppose to the 100% airbus-owned A320 series, any CSeries sold by them would only give them half the profit as oppose to any A320 sold by them that would give them full profit. Therefore I can't see Airbus authorizing the development...Jump to post
- Because the CS500 could be sold as 150 seater to regional airlines and the A320NEO as 150-170 seater to mainline airlines. As CS300 already stretches to 160 seats in charter airline configuration, CS500 would clearly hold 170 to 180 seats in regional cabin configurations. That is A320 territory. ...Jump to post
This could be helpful to AA if they are considering the opposite swap.Jump to post
Perhaps the proposed 351t A338 is not available for their early agreed delivery date. If all subsequent A338s are 351t, that would leave them uncomfortably with the only 342t A338s.Jump to post
If true, I think this kills any potential freighter / tanker development from the A 350 frame. (A potential F version was included in the original XWB plan). The development cost for producing an F / MRTT from this enhanced A330neo must be hugely lower than from the A350, as most of the work is deri...Jump to post