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by frigatebird
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 152
Views: 21535

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). The 351t A339 would per...

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by frigatebird
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105431

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

There are now several 787s awaiting RR engines at Everett. https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/984520514524758016 It does look like the RR issues are now also catching up with Boeing. But looking at NYC787's production table it does show that in the recent months the majority of 787s coming of the...

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by frigatebird
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6789

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

Hehe, I remember the first flight of KL's 787 passing just over my house at 2000ft, amazing! To me, the flight was pretty sh*t actually, got booked on the middle seats between the wings with my dad. (Also his 2nd ever flight). We couldn't see anything. :mad: Our 1st flight was much better; the last...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6789

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

KL has yet to order replacement for the A332s, pretty sure these will be 787-9s. Perhaps even 787-8s. What is the expected time frame for the placement of the order to replace the A332s? That is still a bit into the future, no? I'd guess from 2022/2023 onwards. Also, there will be 8 more seats in t...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 6789

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

Only 1 787-9 left to be delivered, this August. Oh wow, I couldn’t sworn it was only yesterday that KLM started getting their 789s delivered! I know. There was much hype about it. Highlight for myself as well; my 2nd ever flight was on the 3rd welcome flight on November 22, 2015. Since AF/KLM alrea...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12702

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

If restricted to 350 PAX, why is the A380 used over the 77W? Surely the 77W can fly 350 PAX on that sector? Correct me if I'm understanding you wrong but the route isn't restricted to 350 PAX because there's some kind of rule saying you can only fly 350 people on such long sectors but because of th...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12702

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

I've flown Heathrow to Auckland round trip 8 times in the past year, 7 of those trips on Emirates A380s. They are *always* full - Business and Economy. A couple free seats here and there, but definitely more an 95% full. If they can fill A380s consistently on a route to New Zealand, I'd be hard pre...

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by frigatebird
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10222

Re: EY cancel PER

They have canned Edinburgh. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278050/etihad-ends-edinburgh-service-in-late-sep-2018/ Just saw SGN too Time for the title to be changed from just perth :/ There are threads for those other destinations being cut, and also about the Future of EY. You me...

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by frigatebird
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

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

You'd think Airbus would offer it for the A350 first, especially with QF floating this kind of concept for their next ULH aircraft earlier. Or will Airbus offer the 251t A338 to QF instead of the A359ULH? Sounds unlikely.

Funnily, the drawings on the Airbus webpage say 'A350XWB lower deck option'....

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by frigatebird
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6000

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

klakzky123 wrote:
Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia.

Well they fly from Istanbul which is definitely Europe ;)

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by frigatebird
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6390

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

I didn't realize that A330s are such fuel guzzlers?! Much of their medium and long haul route network is exclusively A330 now: ACC/DKR-IAD, GRU, LOS, MRU, ACC-ABJ and LHR. Only PER, HKG, JFK and FRA is exclusively A340. And MUC is a mix of A330 and A340 depending on season. Does SAA need to fly to ...

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by frigatebird
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More EK 77Ws retire
Replies: 22
Views: 6577

Re: More EK 77Ws retire

Surprised BA isn’t interested in picking some of these up to replace older B744’s BA will replace their 744s with 787-10s and A350-1000s already on order. BA will add 3 used 77W's to replace their 3 non-ER 772s, but it is not known where they come from. Rumors are they will be TAM birds. They still...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest In Discussions With Boeing for More 737 MAX’s
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Southwest In Discussions With Boeing for More 737 MAX’s

More interestingly, will the MAX-7 be part of a follow-on order. If yes, other airlines may follow. If no, what will be the future of the -7? The MAX-10 will be a success, with or without SW.

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—US Aviation Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 2624

Re: China—US Aviation Thread

Trump unveils tariff plan on Chinese aircraft imports "Aircraft, jet engines and helicopters made in China are among 1,300 product categories that will face a 25% tariff if imported into the USA, the Trump Administration proposed on 3 April." https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/tru...

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by frigatebird
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 111
Views: 18858

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I like the deer image on the tail. Not sure how many deer live in Pakistan and how typical it is there though. Personally, I would think an animal of the Karakoram mountains would be more suitable, like these large sheep with big horns. Or a snow leopard. I'm totally lost why they have this caricatu...

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by frigatebird
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 194
Views: 44260

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Not planning to start a flame war, with current development at A330neo, I somehow feel GA firm order for 14 A330neo looks shaky. They have 30 A350-900XWB, 30 787-9 Dreamliner yet to be firmed up. The A330neo order was a result of cancellation of 7 A330ceo. 74 new widebody is way too much for them t...

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly orders 10 A330-900 Neos.
Replies: 34
Views: 6588

Re: Hi Fly orders 10 A330-900 Neos.

...will seat in unmatched comfort 365 passengers in a three class configuration (business class seats with flat beds, high comfort premium economy and standard economy). Upon client demand the configuration can be changed at short notice to a full economy version seating 415 passengers. Huh, that i...

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by frigatebird
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 48287

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN1836 has been painteed https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWYz4D5WkAA52Dt.jpg from https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/965528410993889281 Have to say the new winglets look a bit awkward on the A330. On the A350 the winglet looks far more integral part of the wing. The black cockpit window frames look rat...

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by frigatebird
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26423

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.jacdec.de/WP/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-12_S2-AGU_DH84_US-Bangla@Kathmandu_MAP1.jpg What in the world... Yeah, that's what I gathered from this as well. We know they approached from the north... and somehow they ended up over there. Did they decide to let a passenger fly the plan...

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by frigatebird
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37389

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

I have said many times that the A330NEO should have used a lighter wingbox, wing, engines and landing gear. It would be selling like hotcakes. That would be enough changes to justify a new name like the A360. The A330CEO could have sold cheap for another 5 years to give Airbus time to do it properl...

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by frigatebird
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?
Replies: 25
Views: 5284

Re: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?

viewtopic.php?t=1352465
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JerseyFlyer wrote:
What happened to the A350 800 order at Aeroflot?

Cancelled: viewtopic.php?t=1352465

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by frigatebird
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 12898

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

The lower price of the A330NEO might no longer be an advantage, if you consider the deal HA must have gotten. If switching to the 787 made sense although their will be cancellation costs with Airbus and RR, the effective price for the 787s might have been less than the A330NEOs. LCCs like Air Asia ...

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by frigatebird
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24434

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

What took them so long? Firming up of the latest EK order. Notice that every A380 cancellation over the past years was reported in Airbus' orders spreadsheet at the same time an A380 order was booked... When EK firms up their 16 options, we'll probably see a cancellation of the Amedeo A380 'order',...

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by frigatebird
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?
Replies: 25
Views: 5284

Re: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?

In fact, looking at Airbus's O&D spreadsheet, Asiana's original order of 8 x A358, 12 x A359 & 10 x A35K now shows as 21 x A359 (of which 4 delivered) and 9 x A35K. So it looks as though they also converted one -1000 to -900 as well. So they really like their A359s. IIRC, the A358s were mea...

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24434

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

What took them so long? Firming up of the latest EK order. Notice that every A380 cancellation over the past years was reported in Airbus' orders spreadsheet at the same time an A380 order was booked... When EK firms up their 16 options, we'll probably see a cancellation of the Amedeo A380 'order',...

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: First CX A350-1000 rolls out

Good looking aircraft! With engines even better :) Hope CX will send them to AMS one day (for the moment it will be the A359 but I hope it will prove too small).

Does the aircraft have the revised winglets? Or is it just the angle from where the photo is taken that makes it look larger?

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders
Replies: 18
Views: 6243

Re: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders

As pointed out earlier in Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order , Spohr admits that LH might need additional A350s. Of course they need more A350s. LH originally intended the A359 as A343 replacement, but instead they are using it as A346 replacement. 25 is not enough. In the age of fleet commonal...

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37389

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

I would not pay too much attention to editorial comments. It's just an opinion and they change tone when a large order is announced. Is Airbus becoming solely dependent on A359 in the wide body market? The jury is still out. The entire A330 backlog is healthy (> 300 orders / 4-5 years production) a...

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by frigatebird
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145347

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Seen the present restraints at Amsterdam airport (max 500.000 movements/year until 2020) it seems contra productive for KLM to replace larger units (744's) with smaller units (787-9/10's) in the next few years and keep production at the present level. Perhaps the 744 phaseout schedule will be adapt...

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by frigatebird
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM E-Jets
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: KLM E-Jets

With the horror that is the 190E1's engines I wonder if they might consider picking up some E2's, or when they'd want to start making that cross over, I know their 190's are young still, but 20 % better maintenance costs and 17.3% better fuel burn adds up quick. https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/h...

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by frigatebird
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 48287

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The A330-800 testbed, MSN 1888, emerged from paint this evening. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4714/26171457228_b872552d81_z.jpg F-WTTO A330-800 prototype by @Eurospot , on Flickr It reminds me of the 787-8 like that. But that's probably because I'm used to the A339, the A338 seems a bit short and...

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by frigatebird
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24577

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Along with this new order the backlog is now 25. At a rate of 6 frames per year that is now 4 years of production https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ups-doubles-future-747-8f-fleet-with-new-order-for-1-445425/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf180968606|sf180968606&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#s...

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by frigatebird
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27913

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

A lease deal for 77W's fell through last year because Airasia's infrastructure was compeletely focused on Airbus products. So I very much doubt they can be seriously interested in 787s, unless Airasia orders a big number. But they already have all those A330neo's on order, can't see that happening.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM cargo operations
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: KLM cargo operations

Indeed, KLM Cargo is a shadow of its former self and Martinair Cargo. Some of its demise is self inflicted: under former CEO Eurlings KL's cargo clients were structurally neglected. Other factors were the increase of belly cargo capacity and (not always fair) competition from the Middle East. The 7...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13983

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

In the long term, I think even the jealous emirs will realize that there is really no solution but to unite EK and EY at DWC. In the short term, Etihad needs to rationalize a bit, and it looks like that's what's happening. There are indeed too many aircraft on order; I expect some of the 777X curre...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 4342

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

Any existing 787 operator is a possibility and there may well be those (like SIA) which has have not been 787 operators before, (even if the type is operated by a subsidiary airline). I could see the following airlines being possible: Turkish (has already ordered the -9, so I'd be very surprised if...

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by frigatebird
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10818

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

There are rumors circulating that UPS is exercising the 14 options on the 748 and ordering 14 more. These are just rumors. Realistic scenario, retire MD Fleet earlier. 744 on MD Intl routes like already done on HNL-SYD. Move 76 Asia and Europe to US Domestic displacing A306 routes and for Latin Ame...

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by frigatebird
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66311

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Cool, how many will BA take you think? The Bloomberg article says they were in the market for six to seven second-hand A380s, now considering taking a larger number of new ones. 8-10 perhaps. Could surely make things easier for Airbus to produce 8-10 A380s per year, getting at least something more t...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58927

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

The one airline the A380 works for signs up for more. Not a shocker really. The inevitable is just kicked down the road. I believe that is what Airbus needs precisely for the market to catch up. By 2025-2030, more and more airports will run out of slots and frequencies cannot be increased. The only...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58927

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

I guess production rate will be around 10 per yr. This is something I have been wondering about since this order was announced. I read a lot about Airbus can now continue the production rate of 6 frames per year for another 6 years. But would Airbus want to do that? IIRC this rate of one aircraft e...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 194
Views: 44260

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Emirates release says it is an 'MOU for 20 firm orders and 16 options', whatever that means. The doublespeak gets worse! It means that EK have agreed to order 20 now and will possibly add another 16 at an already agreed price later, but they still have to agree some final details before a firm cont...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58927

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

Will these new aircraft have the new winglets which airbus were pushing with the A380 plus version? No, not very likely. According to the FG analysis: "While Airbus has been studying an enhanced version of the A380 – which it designated the A380plus – there is no immediate indication that Emir...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

Hi TOGA10, thank you for clarifying.

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by frigatebird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I was watching the livestream of Schiphol's runway earlier today, and it didn't seem too bad in my layman's eye. I've seen worse. No go arounds, just some bouncy landings.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13983

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

ikolkyo wrote:
I also feel EY will need to do some adjusting to their A350 and 788 orders, a lot of aircraft coming in...

Agreed, way too many aircraft on order. Deferrals/cancellations are unavoidable IMO.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 13983

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

runway23 wrote:
Weren't there rumours also that the A330 passenger fleet is on the way out too ?

Apparently leases will expire on the A330 passenger fleet. Lots of 787s inbound for EY, which should replace these.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF
Replies: 22
Views: 2579

Re: RR Ultrafan vs P&W GTF

Would there be any practical limits to the thrust levels applied to the GTF and Ultrafan? What I mean is if it's possible to have a large widebody twin like the (still theoretical) 777-10 or A350-2000 being powered by a GTF or Ultrafan engine.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14708

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 frigatebird
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM retro 737 repainted
Replies: 27
Views: 4928

Re: KLM retro 737 repainted

To bad, I quite liked it. So KLM, this livery on one of your 747-400's next year for the 100th anniversary? :scratchchin: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/8/1/0350181.jpg?v=v40 http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines/Boeing-747-206B/350181?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRe%2BStS6K4K...

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