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by ap305
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://twitter.com/AlexInAir http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWlB782WAAAYgES.jpg:large A snap of the cockpit from the delivery flight of the -1000 shows a few interesting figures- After 4 hrs and 35 minutes in the air the aircraft appears to have burned just 27t of fuel which would work out to ~5.8t per ...

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by ap305
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 9946

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

There is the small matter of the a330 neo performing much better than expected- to the point that Tony Fernandes decided to stick with it despite the alleged attempts by Boeing to get him to switch.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://twitter.com/RAeSTimR

The a35k cockpit photo suggests an oew of 148t if I am reading the figures from the display correctly.198t-50t fuel.
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http://twitter.com/RAeSTimR

The a35k cockpit photo suggests an oew of 148t if I am reading the figures from the display correctly.198t-50t fuel.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

AAB hinting during the -1000 presser that they are looking at converting -900s to the bigger bird.

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by ap305
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8493

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

Given that Airbus has beaten its spec on airfield performance I am not sure what Ethiopian was expecting..... undoubtedly the 77x will lift more.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

The aircraft is also nowhere near its weight limitations given that they went up straight to fl360... This test probably has more to do with seeing how the cabin systems work on a real long haul operation.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

The speed is not updated for a long time since its out of receiver range... It was at mach .78 at the last point which is the lrc of the a320 family. ....except they are being overtaken by everyone around them. except those are projected by fr24 based on the last recorded ads-b data which was a lon...

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by ap305
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10460

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

The speed is not updated for a long time since its out of receiver range... It was at mach .78 at the last point which is the lrc of the a320 family.

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by ap305
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8954

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

This is just posturing for a settlement... Boeing has as much to lose as Airbus in any trade war.

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by ap305
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 136
Views: 31194

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

That is the second one? for some reason the first one is sitting in Rome for one week.

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by ap305
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 2964

Re: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft

I guess this is the start of the firming up of the a350s announcement from last year by China.

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by ap305
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27538

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

If range was such a problem, why don't they take the A359 which they have on order? They were threatening to switch the entire 66 frame order to the 359 or the 787. Interestingly enough the threats to dump the neo came before the first flight.... Maybe they did not like the bench results from the t...

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by ap305
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27538

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

This article provides all the clarity needed... It looks like Air Asia had doubts that have now been removed by the performance in flight testing. http://www.ft.com/content/ab14ee94-0c99-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09 “Airbus have come back from the dead on this aircraft,” he said. “The flight test data [on...

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by ap305
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27538

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

It looks like the initial performance data from flight testing has been instrumental in this....

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by ap305
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17134

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

They are probably going to end up taking both the 777x and the a350 once they get their clearance to the U.S....

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by ap305
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 8744

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

This preliminary deal is 3 years old and they signed another deal for a350s after this... Both are not firm.

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by ap305
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

They can always go to Airbus for more new ones if they can afford.... I guess this is part of the motivation for the p2f- making new frames relatively more economical.

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by ap305
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order
Replies: 21
Views: 3081

Re: A321 P2F kicks off with Vallair order

Yes but the p2f deals will also mean that airlines like allegiant will have to pay more for their used a320s. Good for the residual values but bad for pax airlines looking for a bargain.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13430

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

JerseyFlyer wrote:
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?


These are actually from the 1000 and headed on to the 900....

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by ap305
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... 50-445561/

Obe says the winglets have been flight-tested and are expected to deliver “huge benefits”.
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http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... 50-445561/

Obe says the winglets have been flight-tested and are expected to deliver “huge benefits”.

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by ap305
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 13430

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

http://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/960341318454059008
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The performance seems to be giving confidence to the Airbus marketing staff...

Obe throws some shade at rival Boeing widebody "A350-1000 at pushback weighs same as an empty 777-9" #avgeek #SGAirshow


http://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/960341318454059008

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by ap305
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17134

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-eyes-ever-higher-production-rates The new Airbus sales chief believes that big orders for the A350-1000, its latest widebody, are near. “I have always been convinced that the A350-1000 will be a great success,” he said. “The market is likely movi...

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by ap305
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Karel the figure in the acap is not the oew.... that is the maintenance weight which is just a average figure. A359 oew is now 136-137t and I would guess a351 is 149-150t.

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by ap305
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow Even without the discussion about the weight it is a very good article and shows that the A350-1000 is quite better than expected in several departments. That for sure will boost future sales. :) The 99.3% disp...

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by ap305
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Karel I think that is manufacturer empty weight...does not include any furnishings and possibly not the engines.

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by ap305
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow Revealing the outcome of recently completed flight tests, Airbus says the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB97-powered aircraft is meeting or beating performance targets. Empty weight is on specification at 129,000 kg (284,0...

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by ap305
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 7051

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR
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A350XWB fleet (142 delivered so far) running at 99.3% reliability says Obe. #avgeek #SGAirshow

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR

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by ap305
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I see everyone falling for the joke again..... :lol:

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by ap305
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40623

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Why do they still Need the A 321neo LR? Wow Air is just planning another record flight with their "simple" A321neo TF - SKY: KEF-SFO nonstop https://www.flightradar24.com/WOW161/1049f220 Didn’t you hear, it is still trying to cat up to the capability of the 737 MAX 10 ;) It will do 105% o...

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by ap305
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Re: 737 MAX 8 fuel burn meeting expectations

Good to hear she is meeting spec.Easyjet ceo was saying a320neo with leap A is at 14.8% better than a320ceo. The pratt is of course a different story once the reliability is sorted- 16%-17%

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by ap305
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7114

Re: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?

KarelXWB wrote:
AFAIK Korean Air avoids RR powered aircraft, so A350s and A330neos might not happen anytime soon. The carrier prefers P&W / GE powered aircraft.


So did AF... Any dislike can be overcome by the right amount of discount :smile:

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by ap305
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21624

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Sorry bud you cant come on board with me.....
Image

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by ap305
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

You claimed the 787 is 21t lighter for the same payload/range. According to the acaps at the a359 lifts substantially more payload over any range than the 789. The a350 being heavier is a direct consequence of it's greater performance. Again you have avoided the question. I did not ask if the A350 ...

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by ap305
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

But as originally mentioned the A350-900 is 20+ ton heavier than the 787-9 while carrying the same payload the same distance. Wrong.... The acap docs show the a350 lifting 5.5t more over 8000nm and 7t more over 7500nm. How does that disprove what I just said? I will repeat again in the form a quest...

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by ap305
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

United787 wrote:
Has any one new aircraft type ever been a direct replacement (in capacity, range & payload) of any one older aircraft type? I am guessing no and that it is just fine because the market requirements are always changing.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by ap305
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

It seems clear from both analysis and actual sales that, as a 777-200 replacement: - The 787-9 is favored by operators that use the aircraft on many sub-12-hour flights, but want to have the flexibility to add a 16-hour flight here and there. - The A350-900 is favored by operators that primarily us...

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by ap305
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60705

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

With Ray Conner joining the board this beautiful sight will probably be only for a limited period.... :stirthepot:

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by ap305
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29720

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

RJMAZ wrote:
But as originally mentioned the A350-900 is 20+ ton heavier than the 787-9 while carrying the same payload the same distance.


Wrong.... The acap docs show the a350 lifting 5.5t more over 8000nm and 7t more over 7500nm.

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by ap305
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/ ... style.html

The a350 is likely to get riblets on its wings and horizontal tail from 2020...
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http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/ ... style.html

The a350 is likely to get riblets on its wings and horizontal tail from 2020...

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by ap305
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-airbus-a350/update-1-qatar-airways-says-delivery-of-first-airbus-a350-1000-delayed-until-next-month-idUSL8N1PH26I The “complex seat configuration” has had implications on the certification of the aircraft, though the airline had taken ownership of the air...

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by ap305
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 15749

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebC ... mCysEtLei4
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Iberia is indeed getting a new version of the a359 with many improvements.

http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebC ... mCysEtLei4

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by ap305
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 115763

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It looks like a batch 4 a350-900 is on the way... Iberia gets a new version with improved aerodynamics, structure, landing gear etc. I guess all this is from the -1000 development. http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebCorporativa/menuitem.abb717cb888166100cd0cbfdf34e51ca?ib_contentId=df7d09241f7016...

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by ap305
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 destinations?
Replies: 93
Views: 15749

Re: Iberia first A350 destinations?

pabloeing wrote:
IB said in FITUR that his first A350 will be the firsy plane with new new winglets......bigger than now


Bregier was extremely vague about the new winglets during the press conf last week. I suspect they are trying to hide the improvement for as long as they can.

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by ap305
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17134

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Airbus probably needs the mou in hand to give the guarantee from the board that EK wants. There is also the matter of the engine makers formally getting approvals from their boards for whatever EK is asking. This deal will become firm but it will take time.

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by ap305
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58040

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

I am glad the big bird will be around for quite a while yet!

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by ap305
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14456

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

Bregier believes the A350 stretch can be done with new technologies, He also thinks there is more potential from 787 - not sure whether is a stretch too or ER of the 7810 Your thoughts https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-stretch-would-need-further-engine-evolution-br-444920/ You are mis...

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by ap305
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Re: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

eamondzhang wrote:
This has been on for a while. I do think though that SQ have indefinitely postponed regional A350 version, so it's for 787 for now.

Michael


It was confirmed during the new a380 delivery to SQ that the regional a350 is very much in the pipeline for 2018...

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by ap305
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?
Replies: 61
Views: 4350

Re: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?

One factor not to be forgotten is that by the time the 777-9 enters service the 316t a351 will likely be available. This will cut into any medium range payload advantage the 777x has. It will also extend the ultra long range performance of the a351.

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by ap305
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?
Replies: 61
Views: 4350

Re: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?

On the internet the 350 seems like a dream airplane......in reality talking to station managers/ and staff travelers being left behind when there are close to 100 seats available I don't get the impression it is a 777 killer as it seems to be quite maxed out if flight time more than 12 hours. I wou...

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by ap305
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7336

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

More than whatever new ( and improbable ) orders may be announced, I am in line for Leahy's last show. And if he pulls some unexpected bunny out of his hat. He mentioned that two or three campaigns should conclude in the next 30 days (and max of 60 days). So we may be hearing something in the Singa...

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