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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 4407

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

IAG has a fleet growth plan for LEVEL in terms of numbers but coy about type. Clearly a Norwegian acquisition would affect that. In terms both of whether LEVEL would be folded into Norwegian long haul, or simply provide access to 787s. Airbus is keen to sell A338s in high density to a LCC to demonst...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19948

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ ... 350-orders
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Sri Lamkan for 4 by conversion of A350 orders?

Unless they take end-of-line ceos.

http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ ... 350-orders

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: 787-10 range

I recall LH were anticipated to order the -10 but rejected it at that time due to inadequate payload/range flexibility for the missions then envisaged. (Not to say that LH Group will never find a home for it)

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

It’s not clear to me why that would be better than just doing a “regional” A350-1000 (-1000 fuselage with A359 underpinnings and engines). Your proposal may be a single investment in terms on fuselage length but a A350-950ULR based on the -1000 and a -950 based on -900 are still two separate invest...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 184
Views: 24875

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

With each iteration of this "upgrade" to the A321LR, Airbus seems to go for a simpler and simpler modification. I suspect that this XLR will have three notable modifications: 1) An updated wingtip sharklet that uses new developments in aerodynamic research to decrease cruise phase drag. 2...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

This identifies the improvements for IB's A350. Confirms CF door surrounds ported back from the -1000. Also that the changed wing twist is already incorporated into the -1000, but apparently not the revised larger winglets. Maybe they will arrive on later -1000s, or they do not yield the same advant...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

This confirms Airbus will compete for the Qantas order. But with what? Neither a derivative of the 350-900 or -1000 is confirmed in the FG piece. Maybe they will do something in between, as I speculated in post # 72 above? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-prepares-to-take-on-qantas-...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39895

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Laser welding seems to be passé. There are still concepts using friction-stir welding to create very large, very thin metal sheets to increase panel size. A318 laser welding was mostly used for attaching stringers to skin, wasn't it? ( not making seamless larger panels ) I expected that if successf...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39895

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

FAL4 in Hamburg is very interesting in many aspects. Renate and Luise are only small part of it. But it is the first fully 3D production line at Airbus and while it looks completely normal, it is not. It starts with the space that is required and ends with a much more ergonomic work space. But thos...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39895

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I find the comment about the priority being to ramp up sounding consistent with the message on why the A320plus was shelved. There must be a lot going on behind the scenes to work on production rate This new production approach may open up opportunities for design that were not available before. &q...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Meanwhile, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-1000-gains-performance-boost-from-higher-take-449476/ says: The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97-powered A350-1000 was initially approved with an MTOW of 308t. This was subsequently raised to 311t as an option. " The 316t option is available r...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19948

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

In the medium term I would expect DL to order more A330NEOs. The planes subject matter of the order placed so far will be used mostly in TATL flights according to DL. The number of 77Es, A332s, A333s, 763ERs and 764ERs in DL's fleet is to me an indication that, when the time comes, DL will need a f...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The forward cargo hold on the ulr will not be active. I think this is what the SQ CEO meant by cargo restrictions which the media might have misunderstood as payload restrictions. It is basically the same thing. If you can’t use the forward cargo hold you are therefore restricting possible payload ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9712

Re: IAG and the A350

Jayafe wrote:

WW has stated that A359s will go to BA and IB, having EI staying with A330s + A321s


Maybe in that case EI expansion will be with A339s.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10916

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

The big potential order for Airbus is Indigo for A339s, which would go a long way to securing the future of the programme.

I think we may see a Phillipines option conversion for say 6 A3510s as well.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A350-1000 shrink cum A350-900 stretch
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Potential for A350-1000 shrink cum A350-900 stretch

The recent discussion about a possible "A350-1000 ULR" has prompted me to consider how Airbus might do it. A shorter fuselage would obviously save weight and increase range, the traditional "shrink" purpose. Assume a fuselage length midway between the A359 and A3510. Plus full us...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96284

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I guess its all about the money.

The investors appear to have made an acceptable to good return.

As airiner design takes greater account of end of life recycling, and facilitates it, we are likely to see more "young" frames scrapped.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26472

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

We will know within 12 months whether the A330neo has a short or medium term future. It is not going to be around long term, so in strategic terms Airbus will be already running options on replacement after say 2033, 15 years from EIS. Three things have to happen in the next 12 months to secure its ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18455

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Maybe what is being considered does encompass a shrink

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 30, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22166

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

aemoreira1981 wrote:
United has shown that a standard Dreamliner can make it to Singapore both from LAX and SFO nonstop. One likely needs four A359ULRs to cover the service to Newark (3 in the air and 1 standby). I suspect that LAX will be the other destination. Peak usage would be 5 planes.

They have 7 ULRs on order

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets
Replies: 21
Views: 6862

Emirates replacing full A380 landing gear sets

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-448988/
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Is this a routine maintenance requirement?

And given that the first frame re-fitted is 12 year old MSN007, does that indicate its long term retention by EK, or is it an end of lease obligation?

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-448988/

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 7441

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

The linked article reads as if MAXs are already delivered Strange.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 43
Views: 2266

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

I have received compo twice fom BA. One was a 24 hour delay due to a broken 767 altimeter in Cyprus, they provided hotel and food in addtion. The other was Verona to LGW, return 320 late incoming to Verona, had returned to gate at LGW due to a tech issue. In both cases the compo paid a large proport...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3327

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

http://allafrica.com/stories/201805170544.html


If this succeeds I guess one will be the certification frame already flying.
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juliuswong wrote:
Looks like A330-800 has her first customer.

Uganda Airlines is negotiating with financial institution for financing purchase of two A330-800.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201805170544.html


If this succeeds I guess one will be the certification frame already flying.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat May 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29347

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus would probably be happy to swap 45 x A350 for say 60 x A330neo.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22026

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

Trump's decision has been flagged up for a while.

It would surprise me if there were no contingency plans between Airbus and Iran to ship used A340s quickly if that is possible. Indeed, it could be argued that the absence of such a contingency plan is commercially negligent.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22026

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

This from an Indian source suggests there is a short window of opportunity for some immediate sales. Clearly not frames in production, but maybe some of the stored A343 / 346s? http://indianexpress.com/article/world/iran-aims-to-buy-airbus-jets-before-sanctions-window-closes-official/ And this indi...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22026

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/ ... -official/
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This from an Indian source suggests there is a short window of opportunity for some immediate sales. Clearly not frames in production, but maybe some of the stored A343 / 346s?

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/ ... -official/

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu May 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29347

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

After the HA cancellation I guess Airbus could legitimately offer launch order discounts on a fleet of A338s

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 07, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9300

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

keesje wrote:
Maybe they can attractively lease 6-8 A340-600's for the next 5-8 years and see after that what's available. I love the space, quietness and 4 engines above lonely Oceans / Poles.


Some years ago they were rumoured to be taking Qatar's 4 frames

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38011

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Is this likely to be a purely Etihad matter, or is it with a view to a "merger" with Emirates?

If the latter then the decisions on cancellations / deferrals may well be different.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33480

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

IAG has unexercised options on B78x and A35x, more of the latter. Its first A359 and B7810 are due very soon and its first A3510 next year. Presumably the options include the relevant engines too, RR T1000 TEN and TXWB. I am unclear what IAG's issues with Airbus are, maybe delays on PW 320 neos for ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 02, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Amdiesen, there are more than hickups; this is the long term plan for production. The rate is dropping. While it could be reversed, it means that the expected announcements at the summer airshows won't be spectacular. :( LIghtsaber We will see. I would not expect too many more orders for the 242t v...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 48385

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

A 280t MTOW A350-1000 "lite" on the double bogie MLG might be an interesting proposition - a sort of 787-10 on steroids :) When determining landing gear size it is a combination of maximum takeoff weight and maximum landing weight. The A350-1000 lite would still have a minimum landing wei...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 01, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

The Chinese and Saudi ceo "regional" orders were to be the bridge between ceo and neo production. The neo is delayed so the bridge is stretched. Therefore the production rate needs to be cut. Simply mathematics.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 15400

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... at-448102/

251T versions will be available form some time in 2020,
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Deliveries in 2019 reduced to 50

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... at-448102/

251T versions will be available form some time in 2020,

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39501

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Is there any improvement in interior cabin width between the A333 and A339? I recall that the A350 Mk 1 proposal, based on the A330, featured interior sculpting to achieve a wider interior width. I accept that it would have had only a small impact, but at that time it was considered significant for ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

https://leehamnews.com/
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Are these issues impacting new A330 / 350 orders?

https://leehamnews.com/

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

JayinKitsap wrote:
This and PW's problem on the 320's really points to why it is nice to have 2 engines on a model.


Ideally one of each per frame!

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Does anyone know the fix rate? How many affected engines are already back in service (any?) and how long before all are done?

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

FAA issues (apparently today) AD 2018-08-03: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/22de72bba2cd5b24862582720049094e/$FILE/2018-08-03.pdf IMO, it’s difficult to understand how an engine manufacturer apparently did not detect, during high rpm engine test block testing, a reson...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39501

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

So why is that Air Asia team in the US?

On holiday or placing a launch order for MoM?

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39501

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

But I don't understand this 'final decision on future fleet' stuff. They already have launch pricing on the A330neo, Fernandez confirmed he was completely reassured by Airbus about the A330neo just a few months ago, and was sure they had the right aircraft on order (and IMO too). Why these flirts w...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39501

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Is the 351t A339 able to do KL to Europe without compromises with a full 9-abreast pax load?

If not, and assuming they stick with Airbus, there may be an opening for a few A338s amongst the 66 A330s on order. (They ordered a few A332s a few years ago, but did not take them).

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Can anyone offer an explanation of the design and/or manufacturing differences between the affected part from Package A to B to C to TEN?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47728

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

The huge asterisks * to the “owner” aircraft is that they are leveraged to the hilt. They all are pledged as collateral for loans to the keep the lights on. Yeah, they "own" about half of their fleet but all of those owned is collateral for loans. I think they own even one pen, which is n...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47728

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Does Norwegian actually own any aircraft or are they all leased?

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 70855

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... bl-447581/
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First WOW air 339 enters final assembly

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... bl-447581/

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39895

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Airbus has to integrate the C series and make a return on its 1$ investment in that programme. Once that is done, the space above the biggest C series will be clearer than it is now. An updated 320 / 321 may then have a role to play, or may not. The longer they can afford to wait, the better the ava...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9518

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

An all-premium A338 offering?

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