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by frigatebird
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2235
Views: 319717

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Lufthansa Technik has secured its first 787 VIP customer. LHT will also announce at the show today that it has secured its first contract for a Boeing BBJ 787-8 cabin completion. The green airliner is scheduled for delivery in Hamburg during the second half of 2018, and will be handed over to its u...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 2191

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

I'm wondering which aircraft (LN nr) this will be, I don't see it on NYC787's spreadsheet? LN04 is an possibility. It's a very early and has done a lot of testing, but will Boeing make a Q1 delivery work, it probably still need a lot of rework before it can be delivered. 2nd option is LN19, it's de...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787
Replies: 19
Views: 2191

Re: Somon Air, Tadjikistan, signed MOU with Boeing for single 787

I'm wondering which aircraft (LN nr) this will be, I don't see it on NYC787's spreadsheet?

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by frigatebird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 19132

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

The B787 is a star for sure. BUT there is a problem and its called the A330 NEO. I think that the A330 NEO will gain many orders in the future, even though its backlog isnt too impressive right now. The B787s tremendous success is pushing delivery slots all the way into the middle of the next decad...

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by frigatebird
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 423
Views: 108881

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

LY777 wrote:
scotron11 wrote:
Not a very good year for Airbus


Don't worry, at the last minute, Airbus will get a 500 A320Neo order LOL

How did you know that????? Your sources are very good, no-one else saw this coming :bigthumbsup:

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by frigatebird
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 19625

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Wow, that's quick. They have been in service with EY for just 3,5 years. Any potential takers? Some have suggested AI could use them for US routes, where the 77W has too many restrictions and the 788 is too small. I wonder where this leaves their order for 778. Indeed. And not just that order, IMO E...

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by frigatebird
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Cargo looking for MD 11 replacement; would be interested in A359F, if realized
Replies: 14
Views: 2620

Re: LHC interested in A359F

[quote="AA737-823"]Interesting. Considering that Airbus has a huge amount of engineering/flight testing load BEHIND THEM (by that, I mean that the A320neo is done, the A350 is basically done), contrasted to Boeing, which is in a bind to finish up variants of the MAX, the 777X, the MOM, and...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2549
Views: 186784

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The AvWeek article (which can be read after free email registration) says that the auto mode is for landing (deploy at a certain speed after touchdown), and for take off, it's a check list item. It didn't mention any prevention of take off with wing tips folded. I presume there would be all kinds o...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 77W lightning strike
Replies: 1
Views: 813

KLM 77W lightning strike

Video taken by a spotter at AMS. I realize many videos of aircraft hit by lightning already exist, but I found this one of quite good quality. Lots of condensation visible near the air intakes and wings at take-off. Lightning strike clearly visible at 2:45, (replay at 3:05). I like the sound of the ...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32288

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Now that EK is a 787 customer -It will be easier at some point in the future to see the massive 77X order tweaked due market conditions. Increase of 78J’s or 789’s over X’s if need be. I very much doubt that EK would be allowed to reduce their 777X launch order without financial penalties. But I do...

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by frigatebird
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10942

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

It's Europe's version of protectionism. Politics etc... KLM is very old school and Boeing has a special place in their minds. If you ask me, they're afraid of that sidestick. But mostly, KLM is a big airline in a small country, and the Dutch have kind of been left out of the whole Airbus consortium...

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by frigatebird
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10942

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

Don't forget KLM is rather conservative when it comes to replacing older aircraft. They try to get the maximum out of fully depreciated, paid off aircraft. The MD11 is one example, the 744 another (some of KL's 744 are retired with record numbers of cycles/flight hours). KLM kept their last 737 clas...

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by frigatebird
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 12533

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

Big boost for Boeing, considering China's past I assume the widebody orders will all be current generation aircraft? AKA no 777X? Very likely. I assume the 8x 77W for MU announced last month will be part of the 40 widebodies. And some 787-9s without doubt. I hope the 5x 747-8i for Air China previou...

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by frigatebird
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: IAG Lauds Ownership costs on Level 330s

This why you have seen quite a substantial amount of orders for 'older generation' aircraft like the A330ceo, 77W, A32Xceo, 737NG and even CRJ and Emb 'E1' the past few years - higher discounts by the manufacturers as the development costs have been paid off, and low fuel prices which make investing...

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by frigatebird
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10792

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Ah what a shame to see the Meridiana name go! Seems Meridiana doesn't have too much of a good reputation in Italy. If ever a rebrand was a smart idea, it's in this case. Along with phasing out the current ancient Meridiana aircraft and inducing newly ordered 737MAX and ex-QR 787s. I think this coul...

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by frigatebird
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44216

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Unless the slot availability of the A32x is a problem, I dont see DL ordering 100 Boeings just a few weeks after what happened in Canada.... DL will order what's best for them... They would be silly to turn down a better offer from Boeing just out of spite. Airbus would be laughing all the way to t...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16639

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Since when does having the A350 and A380 make the 777X redundant? BA is one of the largest 777 operators. Not sure why they wouldn’t consider it. Like they were/are the largest 744 operator but didn't consider the 748i ? Reportedly they did to the point of nearly ordering it, only a last minute pri...

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by frigatebird
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16639

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Page 120 suggests 3x 777-200 will be replaced by 3x777-300 That same presentation on Page 25 says there are 63 777 in 2017 yet they only have 58! There was a UFO order for 8x 777-300ER March 15, 2017. Wonder if this was BA, it would account for replacement of the 3x 777-200 and a growth of the tota...

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by frigatebird
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16639

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

Interesting numbers. By 2022 BA will have 63 777s, 5 more than now. Maybe they will take some 77W coming off lease from other airlines? And a fleet of 71 A380/A350/787. Currently 12 A380 and 25 787, with 17 787 and 18 A350 to be delivered. I guess 1 787 or A350 to be delivered after 2022? Or will we...

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by frigatebird
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 50471

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

Most interesting will be if any of the 787-10s will be allocated to Scoot on Boeings order book. And who knows, an announcement for an order for Vistara could also be made, even if it's just an LOI or MOU. Possibly some or all additional 19 787-10s will be allocated to Scoot and or Vistara. SQ has ...

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by frigatebird
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 22032

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

EasyJet is the largest A319 operator in the world. They could use the CS300 to replace the A319 in the future. Given that EasyJet is moving away from the 150 seat market with their new orders for the A320/1Neo, it wouldn't appear likely. That said, the CSeries is now a contender with any Airbus ope...

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by frigatebird
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 22032

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Which raises the question -- depending on value, would airlines be able to convert (not necessarily 1:1) existing orders from Airbus to CSeries models and vice versa without incurring penalties under this limited partnership :?: Not very likely - except perhaps airlines which have the A319neo on or...

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by frigatebird
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31732

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Now here is an interesting question. Imagine if the AA-US merger did not happen. US would have stayed independent with its three main hubs, PHX, CLT and PHL they would have kept their A350 order, and their first A350 would already be delivered by now, if not already their first 2 A350s. On what rou...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update
Replies: 51
Views: 12142

Re: AF A380 retrofit plan - any update

I dont think AF has ever been found a comfortable niche for the A380 fleet in the network. It canceled its last 2 frames in favor of more A350s. I do firmly believe they are giving serious consideration about the future of the model with the leases scheduled to end in 2020, along with fact they con...

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by frigatebird
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6660

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

4 less 777-300ERs for Boeing to worry about closing the gap till 777X. Boeing closed the gap by lowering production rate to 3.5 aircraft per month. And I think almost all production slots of the 'old' 777s have been filled by now. Of course, we've heard the same from Airbus 2 years ago with the A33...

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by frigatebird
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20665

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Someone mentioned this second supposedly Airbus order to go Boeing way. Who was the first? Malaysia Airlines. http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-int/corporate/press-room/press-releases/press-release-detail/turkish-airlines-announces-a-commitment-to-order-20-20-787-9-dreamliners-talks-with-boeing-sta...

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by frigatebird
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20665

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I would have been very surprised if they would not ordered the 787, I would also be surprised if there won't be an A350 order down the road in a couple of years. It was one of the last large airlines that didn't have any orders for the next gen wide-bodies. Hopefully they will firm it up soon, then...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53600

Re: MH orders 787s

Is MH going to operate a handful aircraft of each type (A330ceo/A330neo/787/A350)? And take out a leaf out TG's book? Looks like it. At least they could try and standardize on one engine manufacturer - but that would have to be RR.... Which would lead the PM to :hissyfit: (Malaysia's PM, not our ow...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7648

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

Wonder what this means for their 777X orders? Nothing, else the article would have mentioned it. The 777X hasn't entered production yet so there are no upcoming production slots to rejig, though growth will have to pick up in the coming years otherwise deferrals are inevitable. I would think Boeing...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5999

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

Last month AerCap CEO Gus Kelly revealed that the ME3 carriers have entered discussions with Airbus and Boeing about aircraft deferrals. AerCap chief Gus Kelly says the Gulf carriers are talking to Airbus and Boeing about deferrals. Could be hit to 777X, other programmes. https://twitter.com/e_russ...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7648

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

Wonder what this means for their 777X orders? Nothing, else the article would have mentioned it. So six A35K are to be converted into six A359, that's a revenue loss for Airbus. Perhaps. But always better than a cancellation. It's typical for the current market though, there is overcapacity. Widebo...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53600

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I dont see anything fishy with order. It been well known MH was considering the 787. There is a growing group of airlines that are also opting for 787/350 mix, so MH would not be unique. MH certainly has long relationship with Boeing over multiple models. Also order announcement during PM trip to U...

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by frigatebird
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53600

Re: MH to place order for 8 B787s

I can't see Boeing discounting the 787-8 deeply though, it's almost as expensive to build as a 787-9, so that one I dismiss. The 787-9 is a good airplane, but the A339 is pretty close in efficiency. It's would be quite a bit more expensive for MH IMO, and I don't think Boeing would discount despera...

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by frigatebird
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53600

Re: MH to place order for 8 B787s

I agree with your analysis. The 787-10 seems to be the variant MH would be mostly interested in... but do MH have many very high density Asian routes where the A330s aren't enough? Thanks. Perhaps MH sees the 787-10 as the only option for a competitive advantage over Garuda (A339 on order), AirAsia...

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by frigatebird
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53600

Re: MH to place order for 8 B787s

Hey Folks, Najib is in the US to visit Trump, and as part of the visit, a deal for 8 units of B787 is going to be announced: http://www.todayonline.com/business/malaysia-airlines-announce-deal-buy-8-boeing-787-jets-sources http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/malaysia-airlines-to-announce-d...

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by frigatebird
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35415

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Well, there were rumours the current UA board was not too happy with discounts they received for the A35K order, so I guess Airbus had to concede something in that area. 45 A359's for the price of 35 A35K's would mean roughly 10% additional discount, but usually in these kind of negotiations partie...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35415

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

scbriml wrote:
frigatebird wrote:
45 A359's for the price of 35 A35K's would mean roughly 10% additional discount


They're not getting 45 A350-900s for the same price as 35 A350-1000s. :shakehead:



And I never said they are. Read further in my same post: but usually in these kind of negotiations parties meet halfway.

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35415

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Any word on engines? That was also rumored to be an issue. I think it's pretty safe to assume engines will be supplied by RR. and wich plane will be used to replace the 744s? how many 744s are left in the fleet? 77W will complete the 744 replacement with UA. They recently ordered 4 more, in total 18.

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35415

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Glad to see the sensible thing happening, UA now going for the A359 as an excellent 77E replacement. The A35K was just too much capacity now. Is 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus UA has 55 777-200ERs, so it's possible that the order could grow even more. Possibl...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda reduce LHR frequency; axe F class at AMS
Replies: 19
Views: 4202

Re: Garuda reduce LHR frequency; axe F class at AMS

It seems the return of Europe services has not been as smooth or profitable as hoped for. More changes are upcoming Effective Oct 29, GA will reduce London service to 2 times per week (Tue+Sat). Additionally AMS service will see loss of first class, and reduction in business class product with swit...

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by frigatebird
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3370

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

Reverting to the A359 is no surprise, additional orders will be. More A350, as 77E replacement? Or A32x neo?

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by frigatebird
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38929

Re: Future of 777X

there are many exisiting operators of the 777 who have not yet shown an interest in the 777x. For example, KL, AF (an early 77W customer), BA (by all accounts going with the IAG order for A35K), SV, AI, TG, OZ (selected A35K), JL (selected A35K), AC (77W and 77L fleet still relatively young), IR (h...

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by frigatebird
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13920

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Am I alone in being cheesed off by the current trend on A.net for the 787 to be suggested by its fan club as the solution to every topic? No doubt the 787 is a useful aeroplane. But is it sensible to be told in one sentence posts that it can replace A380, A350, A340, A330, A310, A321 etc etc. Whils...

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by frigatebird
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13920

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Personally, I think the ship has sailed regarding the 787 at IB. IAG held options for the 787 and A350 for IB, and they chose not to use the 787 options but go for the A350 and A332 instead. For EI, it will be interesting to see whether the A350 will reappear on the production list. I think it will ...

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by frigatebird
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13920

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Am I alone in being cheesed off by the current trend on A.net for the 787 to be suggested by its fan club as the solution to every topic? No doubt the 787 is a useful aeroplane. But is it sensible to be told in one sentence posts that it can replace A380, A350, A340, A330, A310, A321 etc etc. Whils...

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by frigatebird
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13920

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

I know 18 x A350-1000 are for BA, but where are the remaining 25 A350s going? Nine are going to Aer Lingus, 16 to Iberia. All -900s. Is this still the case? Heard rumors the A359s ordered for EI will now go to IB too. Don't think the 777-9 will be ordered by IAG for BA. Future widebody fleet will b...

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by frigatebird
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4131
Views: 1338772

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 128 CX #18 delivery flight: https://fr24.com/CPA3510/ea8429e Well that definitely allows CX to overtake QR as largest A350 operator (QR have 16 delivered, correct?). And SQ may follow soon I think. MSN 88, Qatar's first A350-1000, has emerged from paint. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/3675...

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by frigatebird
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 37226

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

What surprises me is that EK actually is going to order a bunch of new aircraft. They are deferring A380 deliveries and have pushed their first 777-9 delivery back to 2021. I’ve read from several people on this forum there is a possibility of EK cancelling/deferring future orders even further. Unle...

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by frigatebird
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 37226

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Now, is a different matter. I believe the lighter weight variants of the A359 stand a good chance here. Is there a lighter weight A350? Or just lower MTOW versions with the same empty weights? What surprises me is that EK actually is going to order a bunch of new aircraft. They are deferring A380 d...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 39692

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Wasn't it recently send some of their newly minted A380s to storage due to overcapacity? With US and EU hitting them hard on subsidies/ tax preference 'accusation' and 'closing their skies', where are they are going to deploy those new 20 A380, if the rumour is indeed true? Even if they are meant f...

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