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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 166
Views: 26314

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Airbus needed a decision by Air Asia before they had any hopes of getting other airlines to order larger numbers. From Airbus point of view: - give the other customer the same or a lower price than Air Asia and Air Asia will ask for an even lower price or switch - offer the other customer a higher ...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 43
Views: 9034

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

It's a shame 717 wasn't developed further, really. It was (and still is) better short-hauler than 737-600 and 737-700. I've read somewhere (AirInternational monthly magazine, most likely) that AirTran wanted more 717-200s and was willing to even commit to 717-300 as long as Boeing would find another...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 105
Views: 13928

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Let's face it: the only chance A380 has is if - and that's a BIG IF - Airbus puts new engines on it. Which seems very unlikely at the moment. For aesthetics sake, I hope it clears its backlog and then flies into oblivion. Airbus should devote itself to making A350s even better than they are now. Hel...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 65
Views: 13750

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

This tells me that IAG got better deal on leased 777-300ERs than 787-10s, as those would be a much more suitable as a direct replacement for the outgoing non-ER 777-200s.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100905

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I'm sure they will announce on the final press/industry day of the show. If I remember correctly, Tony Fernandes did that already last few times...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

Told ya.
Nothing will replace those aging 747 rustbuckets better than the cargo-converted 777-300ER.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 39
Views: 6531

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Also the overhead bins of the boeing sky interior on the ERs are really well done. https://preview.ibb.co/dP28UJ/B8_E6_AEE6_C7_E5_43_B6_8_CC3_7_F6_D3_C3_FA649.jpg I think you're confusing sky interior with "signature" interior, which Boeing introduced on the 777-200 and later adapted to t...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 166
Views: 26314

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

But anybody flying on Air Asia (an increasing amount of people given how much growth they project) is, and would be flying on 9-abreast A330s instead of 9-abreast 787s had a Boeing order materialised.... You do realize there are other A330 operators in Asia who use normal, 8-abreast, comfortable la...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 166
Views: 26314

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

There isn't a 10 across 787 around, though, I don't even think it is possible to go beyond the absurdity of the A330 9 abreast, and thats coming from a person who has sat in one such Airbus. Thing is - while you still can avoid the few carriers that use 9-abreast A330, you CAN'T avoid the uncomfort...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8019

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Contrary to what some are writing here, especially one member with "Delta" and abbreviated 767-400 type in his nickname, famous for sending letters/emails his local congressman, Delta always ends up buying from the manufacturer that gives the best deal. Many forget their 737-900s were chos...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2577
Views: 318348

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

From the AW&ST article: "And of concern for Boeing, executives of 72% of the surveyed airlines say aircraft other than the NMA would best meet their midmarket requirements. Among them are the A321neo, the proposed A321neo-plus-plus (more capacity, more range), the 737-10, and even the A330n...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46846

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Finally! Congratulations to JetBlue, Bombardier for designing and building such superior and magnificent aircraft and to Airbus for successful sale.

Here's to many more orders for CSeries, er... A220!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9528

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

FCOTSTW wrote:
It begs for a lawsuit


Has anyone even try to give a tiny bit of a thought that they could use the livery with permission from Boeing, perhaps?

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 4023

Re: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)

I've always said that 777-300ER is a prime candidate for cargo conversion. It will happen - the question is "when", not "if".

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4027

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

I have to say this: PC-24 is absolutely THE MOST BEAUTIFUL business jet out there.
If I were a multibillionaire, I'd buy one without a second of hesitation.

Gulfstreams are for wussies.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 57
Views: 7928

Re: 787-10 range

Boeing's "brochure" range is around 7200nm. Real life range (aircraft at MTOW) will be closer to 4900 - 5000nm, depending on thrust settings, weather, etc.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5484

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

They will need upgrades though - the 328s are aging planes with old technology. I dont think this will happen. What? Check your facts again. Do-328 is more modern, lighter and faster design than any ATR or Dash. Its near-jet speed wasn't matched until Q400 came around. It was the best turboprop at ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: Potential MOM Customers

This one is easy: American, Delta, United, Norwegian = a given. FlyDubai (Emirates???), British Airways, Lufthansa Group, QANTAS, Icelandair = very likely. Maybe some charter outfit like TUI Group may be among the first to fly, too.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

No eagle probably because it can only go on government aircraft That's not correct. All of Lot's 767s that were owned had the White Eagle next to their given names and city emblems (SP-LOA "Gniezno", SP-LOB "Kraków", SP-LPA "Warszawa", SP-LPB "Gdańsk" and SP-...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9435

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

ikolkyo wrote:
What a poorly worded article title from Flight Global, I expect better from them.


I read it. Explain how exactly is the wording "poor"? Is it because it's bad news for boeing? Kudos to FAA for not giving in to their demands. Safety first!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

From Lot's facebook: https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34841729_10155209909250938_2117338397830807552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=2609ddb464aba1d7e51905e8c424e99a&oe=5BC03CA5 https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34984536_10155209909400938_3945488525838778368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&o...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10479

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Expect CS500 aka A250 announcement by LeBourget 2019's along with larger, rewinged A32x family members at the latest.

A duo of perfect 737 annihilators.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

These are going to replace the obsolete 737-400s and 737-800s wet leased from Blue Air, actually.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Lot announced a deal with ALAFCO to lease 6 more 737-8s for a period of 9 years. All to be delivered in 2019. This brings total of "firm" 737 MAX orders from LO to 12 frames.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Janecki wrote:

Latest rumours claim the start date for this might be as early as October this year!


That won't happen. October could be the month they announce the route and begin selling tickets for it, though.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14572

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Excellent news for EXCELLENT aircraft!

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by BlueSky1976
Sun May 27, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31327

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Just a wild guess, LOT Polish Airlines. Same tail color, could just be it.


Nope.

1) Lot is biased towards boeing.
2) Lot had their livery updated in 2012 already.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20269

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

He's shooting blanks.
Putin's troll farms are all over subjects like these. Creating information chaos is their specialty.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9200

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

British Airways "Landor".
TWA black, red and gold - their final and the best one, before takeover by AA.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19367

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Apparently, there's a rumor of LO being in talks to finally bring back WAW-DEL from next year. We'll see...

Meanwhile, inaugural flight to SIN took place already.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7728

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

seahawk wrote:
Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.


...and when he does, a nice chance for Europe to retaliate twofold with tariffs on everything made by boeing. Pun intended.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun May 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29516

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I don’t in any way deny that the competition makes outstanding airplanes, but the feedback I hear is that Boeing and Douglas airplanes are more durable and longer lasting. The feedback I hear is that you can beat up Boeing aircraft just as easily and contrary to the popular gospel, Airbus planes do...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29516

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus will HAVE to low ball the sale price if they want the order Especially because they can't offer the GE Engine, Airbus may have the availability Boeing may not have any longer, AFAIK first available 787 delivery slots are in 2022 or somewhere around that time. Also, Airbus may be able to offe...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29516

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

This one is easy to predict: boeing will offer 787-8 at a dumping price, just like they did with 737-700 earlier. United will bite. End of story, unfortunately.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12700

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Farewell, Virgin America! You and your beautiful A320s will be missed!

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2577
Views: 318348

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Interest from airlines is easy. Ask any airline: "Would you like a plane with 270 single class seats, that has a fuel burn per seat mile lower than the A321, a range of 5000nm and will have a list price of 160 million dollars?" ...now add those three lovely "neo" letters at the ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39654

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

seahawk wrote:
Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline.


Competitively priced A330-900 with RR engines remains absolutely as a better incentive for AirAsia and is still the best decision for the airline.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13440

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

Excellent choice. Way to go, SAS!

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2577
Views: 318348

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing does not need to aim for those short routes, because that is where the 737MAX already shines. They need to aim from 1500nm to 4000nm and that seems doable, as the A321 was never designed for this route length and all Airbus could bring out will be a warmed over compromise of an old fuselage ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74617

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Boeing778X wrote:

Several Airbus fans are trying to pull a "so there's a chance for the A350 still" attitude.

There will be NO A350s at AA. 787-10 is a definite possibility.


...and you know that HOW exactly??
Solid source, or claim is invalid.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74617

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

seahawk wrote:
Hopefully Air Asia will follow soon.


Hopefully, they won't.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74617

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

More crampliners at AA. I feel sorry for those flying in Economy class, sitting in these narrow, uncomfortable 16.9 inch seats for 10 hours... yikes!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2577
Views: 318348

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The A321 especially will be less relevant, because on routes below 1500nm the 737MAX is very competitive and the 797 will be superior on routes over 2000nm. A nice pincer movement by Boeing. It's only your opinion. Airbus sold 5 A321neo for every 1 737-9/-10, so the claim it will be "irrelevan...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38350

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Lightsaber was being sarcastic, you know...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38350

Re: Boeing moves to keep 777X on track after engine snag

I won't be surprised one bit if this turns out to be the similar delay A330neo experienced. Boeing can sugarcoat it all they want, but if the "flight" engines aren't ready in due time, then it's time to kiss on-time EIS goodbye for the 777-9, sadly...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2577
Views: 318348

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It looks like a Chinese copy of A321neo. xD But seriously - Boeing should give it cockpit commonality with the 787 and 777. It's the way to go, as proven by Airbus philosophy. The ancient 767 cockpit windows have to go - I won't be surprised one bit if the 797 would inherit the 787-like nose section...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17774

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Just because LH is "in talks" doesn't mean LH will buy MoM. I won't be surprised a bit if Norwegian ends up being European launch operator of this thing.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96998

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

I feel sorry for everyone flying in those awful, 9-abreast Economy Class, crampy seats 787 has!

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7093

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

I wonder why the B748F isn't an option. It's bigger than an A330, probably still a bit bigger than a 778F or even a 779F, is currently available and I assume Boeing would give GEC a good discount to keep the assembly line running. Lufthansa replaced its 747s with 777Fs, along with supporting infras...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 28934

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Ya know, I probably SHOULD'VE just asked this point-blank, sooner: WHAT, IN YOUR (ANYONE'S) OPINION MAKES THE 747 "BEAUTIFUL?" What say you all? Nothing.Along with the A380, it's the ugliest passenger jetliner ever built. Thankfully, both are dying their slow death and Mighty Triple Seven...

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