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by ap305
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17264

Re: Rumor' Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

So, a year after they started operating the A350, ET orders an additional 10. Now, allegedly, they've decided they don't like them? Yes and when the CEO publicly says they are performing well he allegedly means the opposite. The fact that just about every other CEO of a350 operators have said the s...

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by ap305
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 50
Views: 17264

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Source: Well, so far I prefer to say it's "talk in the streets of Addis". I am to close to give better statements about the source and I'd like to appologize for it. Why would they stop taking A350s? Not performing? Issues with Airbus? The ET CEO has gone on record saying that the a350 is...

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by ap305
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 14075

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

https://aviationweek.com/%5Bprimary-ter ... -expansion

Apparently the rumor may not be that accurate or things have changed very rapidly...

Etihad Looks At Airbus A350 Maintenance Services, Parts Repair Expansion
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https://aviationweek.com/%5Bprimary-ter ... -expansion

Apparently the rumor may not be that accurate or things have changed very rapidly...

Etihad Looks At Airbus A350 Maintenance Services, Parts Repair Expansion

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by ap305
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCVdNqsvkj8

Great video of the last MH a350 delivery by Sam Chui...

Instrumentation shows a oew of 137.9t and this not the latest build standard which is even lighter.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCVdNqsvkj8

Great video of the last MH a350 delivery by Sam Chui...

Instrumentation shows a oew of 137.9t and this not the latest build standard which is even lighter.

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by ap305
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Sorry Doc and Marty that should read July 28 :D

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by ap305
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

CX BLRX has been stuck in Dublin since the 28th of August.

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by ap305
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 59187

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I’m assuming JFK service. If so, will it be back on the LR or can the A350 make it? The 350 will be restricted to 32-33t payload on the worst headwinds from BOM but will burn a lot less fuel. The economics may favor the a350 but there could be market share being sacrificed. How is market share sacr...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Yes..I Wonder why they went to fl300? Weather? or perhaps more favorable winds...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

The a35k is on it's first ultra long haul flight from Doha to Miami. The aircraft is at fl360 as it starts crossing the Atlantic- a good 4000-6000 ft above 777's on similar route lengths from the middle east.

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by ap305
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 16453

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

KICT wrote:
Why were the pitot tubes covered? Was this a RON aircraft on the ground for a prolonged period of time?


Potential for wasps building nests in record time?

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by ap305
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

A little off topic but just comparing a real world 15 hour flight today on A359....maxed takeoff, zfw limited, hauling 30 tons same flight time on 77w, maxed out, zfw limited, hauling 44 tons approx same time on 77LR, hauling 38 tons payload but could take another 23 tons of payload and fuel. don't...

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by ap305
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.flickr.com/photos/146519169@N03/29469954128/
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The SQ test ULR with a damaged winglet... I wonder how long it will take to fix?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/146519169@N03/29469954128/

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by ap305
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FrenchBee has achieved 10% of PPT market
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: FrenchBee has achieved 10% of PPT market

The 10 abreast a350 is brilliant in terms of seat mile costs even though it's not so brilliant for passenger comfort. It is making a big impact for both the Dubreuil operators.

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by ap305
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

A little off topic but just comparing a real world 15 hour flight today on A359....maxed takeoff, zfw limited, hauling 30 tons same flight time on 77w, maxed out, zfw limited, hauling 44 tons approx same time on 77LR, hauling 38 tons payload but could take another 23 tons of payload and fuel. don't...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19734

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

No one has answered the question. It’s irrelevant what the MTOW (268t, 275t or 277t). The only thing that matters is the RTOW, which most certainly wont be close to the MTOW at 25deg, 5500ft, Rwy 21. Twins take a big knock out of JNB when compared to a quad. Back to the original question. Can a A35...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

GE is actually working on increasing GE9X thrust because 777X will climb too slow .... In fact, 77W climb so much slower than A350 flying on the same route. With identical MTOW and further reduction in engine thrust, the performance only gets worse ...... What the 77W does against the A35(9) in ter...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

1. GE is actually working on increasing GE9X thrust because 777X will climb too slow .... In fact, 77W climb so much slower than A350 flying on the same route. With identical MTOW and further reduction in engine thrust, the performance only gets worse ...... 2. The OEW for 778 is 13 tons more than ...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19734

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

zeke wrote:
ap305 wrote:
the 77l will be more economical in terms of fuel per ton of payload.


Not a hope in hell of a 77L beating an A359 on fuel per ton of payload.


Even at 60t for the 77l vs 40t for the a359 on a route like JNB-ATL( assuming the very small possibility that DL sees such loads on a constant basis)....?

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19734

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

I'd imagine they will take their 268t A350s on order without retiring any 777s. Down the road, when the 77E needs to be replaced, they can get more A350s. When the 77L comes up for replacement in ~10-15 years, they can get higher rated A350s. (or whatever is on offer in 10-15 years) Dl's a350s are ...

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by ap305
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19734

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Dl's a350s are at 275t and can be increased to 277t. If Delta is constantly flying with a belly full of cargo along with 100% pax , the 77l will be more economical in terms of fuel per ton of payload. However even small variations in cargo and pax load factors will shift the equation in favor of the...

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by ap305
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 29967

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

The agreement for 34 A330neo is conditional. And AirAsia X is planning massive restructuring, details here. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/airasia-x-says-signed-conditional-agreement-airbus It is obvious they signed the agreement on June 14 and announced it later after they got the board ap...

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
Is there going to be a flood of China deliveries over the next 2/3 months now that it is certified?


and a flood of cash for Airbus in Q3...

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101857

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I am sorry but that is confusing.... what happened to the 10 a330neo they booked as firm in H1?

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101857

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

The Air Asia X order was an expensive one for Airbus. Much more Money then previously intended had to be spent to defend Boeings killer attitude towards the A330NEO. And the winner is: Toni A little winner : the A330NEO Program On the looser side: The financials for Airbus and the A330Neo program B...

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 29967

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero

. @AirAsia X re-eveluated previous order for 66 @Airbus A330-900’s and decided after seeing test data that after all it was the best aircraft, although it had a look at the @BoeingAirplanes 787-9. In the end it bought 34 extra.
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From the press conference...

https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero

. @AirAsia X re-eveluated previous order for 66 @Airbus A330-900’s and decided after seeing test data that after all it was the best aircraft, although it had a look at the @BoeingAirplanes 787-9. In the end it bought 34 extra.

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101857

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

fcogafa wrote:
Did anyone know the 66 wasn't firm up to now?


As planesmart has explained many times the launch orders are not very firm until a certain point in the process. The customers can can walk away with almost no penalties.

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by ap305
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101857

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Q4 2019 delivery indicates some of the aircraft will be the current 242t version.

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

That is anb bird number 2

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

After many many months of flawless service A7-ANA appears to have gone tech at LHR...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

As alluded by c933103, this might have more to do with the hot environment QR has to take off in. While other customers in cool climates would benefit from an increase in MTOW, the A35K needs improved hot/high takeoff performance. A small engine thrust bump would go a long way... why compare with 7...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 57
Views: 5961

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

IMHO Airbus are to blame for their situation. What is the point of Tom Williams saying the success of the past is now at risk? Why did Airbus not make preparations for alternate certification of parts or suppliers? Why wait till 8 months are left before hoarding parts? Any political expert would hav...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

So how much more MTOW is needed for the A351 to suit Qantas? They need approx 2 hours more endurance than what the aircraft is capable of now with 366 passengers. Given QF was said to be looking for around 300 seats this would free up ~8t(66 pax less along with seats) for fuel. This would result in...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

QR has their already ordered their replacement for the 77W: 50x 777-9 (and 10x 777-8 to replace QR's 77L's). So why target QR? Or is Airbus trying to take revenge at Boeing for the HA and AA orders, and their attempts to lure AirAsiaX away from their A330neo order? It would be silly of Airbus not b...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

As mentioned above, it looks like AAB just misspoke about the variant... The 316t a35k lifts 35t over 8400nm as opposed to less than 8000nm for the 777w. I think Zeke also mentioned that the 316t variant lifts more than the 77w even over shorter ranges. The a35k also should have better field perform...

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by ap305
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 137
Views: 25484

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/farnborough-airbus-proposes-longer-range-a350-1000-450406/ To better complete with the 77W, Airbus has developed a better version of the A35K. Will it work? We'll see. Al Baker says Airbus has disclosed plans to Qatar Airways for a further weight increase,...

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by ap305
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting link from the a321xlr thread... http://atwonline.com/farnborough-airshow-2018/airbus-pushes-a321lr-upgrade-middle-market On Airbus’ other widebody, the A350-1000, Faury declined to confirm that the company is working on another increase of its maximum take-off weight beyond the recently ...

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by ap305
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-air ... etire-high
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Peter Chandler, one of the key people involved in the development of the a350 and the captain on the first flight will retire shortly. He is flying the displays at the air show this week.

http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-air ... etire-high

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by ap305
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

SQ 9vsmu appears to be u/s at SFO

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by ap305
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3196
Views: 377641

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like Boeing still faces some interesting challenges... https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/16/farnborough-boeing-reconsiders-metal-fuselage-for-nma-as-cost-remains-major-challenge/ Passengers and Airlines both like the 767. It carries a decent amount of cargo.... Just stick a new wing, optimize th...

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by ap305
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4233

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

Fair to say after today that people have underestimated Shulz... He is no Leahy but he will have a successful run from the looks of things.

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by ap305
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507393

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... -07-09.pdf

Etops for the -1000 is now beyond 180min

All weather capability still missing on the tcds
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https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/defaul ... -07-09.pdf

Etops for the -1000 is now beyond 180min

All weather capability still missing on the tcds

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by ap305
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 51
Views: 11249

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

31 flights weekly on the sin sfo route.... Somebody is going to lose money.

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by ap305
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31966

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

The wing planform looks like a mini a350 wing....

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by ap305
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 91
Views: 26675

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Latam prxte out if service for almost 10 days now

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by ap305
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 14576

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

Can some one clarify for me if the forward cargo compartment can be used by a 280t 359 if it is operating at 275t MTOW. Thanks Ruscoe The forward compartment deactivation has nothing to do with the standard a350 at any weight. From my understanding the equipment is removed on SQ's ULR to compensate...

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by ap305
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 14576

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

I am not sure how Airbus can improve the runway performance further... The 280t 900 uses 1000 ft less runway than a 787-9 at mtow. Hot and high is a area where a quad will always have an advantage. I guess IB needs to accept this and take a payload hit out of some airports. I am just wondering why ...

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by ap305
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 14576

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

I am not sure how Airbus can improve the runway performance further... The 280t 900 uses 1000 ft less runway than a 787-9 at mtow. Hot and high is a area where a quad will always have an advantage. I guess IB needs to accept this and take a payload hit out of some airports.

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by ap305
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a350-1000 flight test report
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: a350-1000 flight test report

What does that work out to over the course of a year in savings? $4M? I'm assuming 3 trips per week, 48 weeks a year average. That's just a WAG. http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/fuel-monitor/Pages/index.aspx.... That should help you. Sorry but my brain is too damaged today to do the math....

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