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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian
Replies: 34
Views: 4301

Re: Residual value of aircraft after 25 years in service? Case Norwegian

Isn't the 15% vs. 30% mostly a question of what value the engines have at the end of the life of the aircraft? If the aircraft continues to operate for 25 years, even at the end it needs to have well-serviced engines, which can then be taken from the plane and used elsewhere. 15% sounds about right ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 72
Views: 9905

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Amazing! Congratulations!

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3242

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I think it would be helpful for the ICAO, FAA etc to pass a rule that sets expectations on passengers being promptly united with their belongings when possible. That, and a fine/making it crime to take luggage in case of *slide* evacuations would help in with a carrot and a stick. However, nothing w...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 50
Views: 11944

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Thanks for the information, a300!

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 50
Views: 11944

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

The aircraft had been out of service from 2010 until 2017. Really? Uh, if true that's interesting... could be a factor. But, statistically, almost all accidents are due to pilot error (combine with a number of other issues, like otherwise survivable equipment failures). Here we have bad weather, mo...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?
Replies: 12
Views: 3116

Re: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?

Here's hoping this will happen. I'd love to see more routes, and AY can run them from a route-and-great-circle perspective very efficiently. qf002: yes, Finnair flies to destinations that are far away and require more than one aircraft. However, SIN is a very profitable and common route. It remains ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11195

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Sadly, the airlines are simply doing what benefits them, screw the passengers. All airlines do this, and there aren't too many regulations around to curb their behaviour. Basically, if you honestly would tell the customers that the plane isn't going to leave in the next hour or that it might be canc...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47527

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

No deicing? Hmm. But remember that early reports can be faulty. And there might not have been any ice on wings at that point.

But, no deicing => contaminated wing => flies fine with flaps => draw in flaps as the plane ascends => no more lift => crash?

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 229
Views: 20838

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

https://www.statista.com/statistics/261 ... in-the-us/

And I don't even remember what cars that company makes. I do remember what Musk makes, and I'd love to buy their products...
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Yeah. GM for instance spent 3.7 billion USD in advertising:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/261 ... in-the-us/

And I don't even remember what cars that company makes. I do remember what Musk makes, and I'd love to buy their products...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 251
Views: 14782

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

That is ambitious, and impressive. Congrats to Norway!

(Although one has to wonder about banning oil-using vehicles in one's own country, while exporting two million barrels a day elsewhere...)

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58015

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

Wow, although somewhat expected. Very glad to see this. Hope to be able to fly more A380s in the future! There's only one thing though that I want to say: Come on AY, go for it. They'd be cheap now. Please. PLEASE. TAKE THEM! ORDER 10! (This armchair CEO definitely would go big and order more planes...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35369

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Quite believable, mafaky!

And interesting.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35369

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

https://twitter.com/HavaSosyalMedya/sta ... 0284972032


THIS is the reason why we need cockpit video. I would give anything to see when an engine rolls past the airplane and onto the sea. And crew expressions.
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KarelXWB wrote:


THIS is the reason why we need cockpit video. I would give anything to see when an engine rolls past the airplane and onto the sea. And crew expressions.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 63
Views: 21912

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Yeah but 3.4 billion NOK is still 300MUSD. That's not the right number either.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It's official! Boeing is in talks with Embraer for tie-up.
Replies: 10
Views: 667

Re: It's official! Boeing is in talks with Embraer for tie-up.

Game on!

But it is interesting how both the Airbus and the Boeing tie-ups with the smaller jet manufacturers will turn out finance-wise. It is not at all clear that these things are profitable. But who knows, maybe they can find a way to turn the programs into future 737/320 cash cows.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 110
Views: 29632

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

It does look very, very weird. I wish them luck. Would be great to see this actually take off (in the business sense, too).

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai
Replies: 40
Views: 14944

Re: Emirates A380 Engine Failure While Departing Dubai

If no parts were shedded and no disks or turbines went flying... a bit of a boring incident, if you ask me. Daily occurrence around the world. QF and even AF does better!

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 221
Views: 52681

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Boeing aircraft, and especially the 737 MAX retain for me that purity, good looks and performance that a true aviation enthusiast longs for, while by contrast I find the Airbus A320 NEO (or CEO) family to be among the most dull to look at and dull to fly on aircraft on the market today. So, as this...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 16850

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

727200, And while you are at it do a little more research in order to have a clear understanding of what the 350 structural composition is. Pretty obvious AB just took an old plane design, added a few upgrades and resold it. So much for AB technology. That's a pretty one-sided view, if you don't min...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 35514

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Besides the repair-or-not question, shouldn't we discuss how on earth this fire got so bad? I worry that the same equipment could similarly burn while on flight...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 15182

Re: Emirates A380 very low on final approach to JFK

Yikes, regardless of which measurement is correct.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10426

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

The opening premise is wrong, apart from the VLAs. In the single aisle and the twin jets widebodies the trend is to bigger planes. Right. And somebody upper in the thread noted that price will rise before planes get larger. That seems wrong on the face of it. The equation is complex; customer have ...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89759

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

The way I see it: - The hysteria about the contained event is over the top. - The hysteria about the original uncontained events was entirely warranted - Fire onboard, to my mind, is something that should always be reported and investigated - I find it very odd that this is not a requirement... esp...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tug catches fire. Damages SQ 772 at SIN
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Tug catches fire. Damages SQ 772 at SIN

Wow.

In the aftermath, you could almost mistake the SIA plane for an AF plane... :duck:

Seriously though, that will take some careful inspection to ensure that nothing of importance was damaged.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 6022

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

Cost may and era that they were built in is probably a factor. However, based on other design aspects of a typical US airport experience, I'd say "we didn't think we needed to change anything from the gates we have always had" is probably a factor too. Same reason why many US car manufactu...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway
Replies: 37
Views: 9072

Re: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway

Mortyman wrote:
It is specualted here in Norway that the helicopter may have a design flaw and need a change in design. It is mentioned that the Wheels should perhaps be placed differently for better stability...


On the side?

:duck:

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8655

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Shouldn't they have sued the Illuminati and the Office of Government Coverups instead? :-)

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway
Replies: 37
Views: 9072

Re: Not a good start for AW101 in Norway

What, more exactly, is the damage? Rotors.... and what else?

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost
Replies: 25
Views: 50491

Re: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost

I read the wikipedia article on the Linebreaker II. Fascinating. And pretty incompetent planning from the airforce, leading to the unexpectedly high losses. Not to speak of the political wrangling that led to the whole setup at that stage of the war.

War is not pretty.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2085

Re: Possible to fly passengers in crewrest?

trijetsonly wrote:


Thanks for this. I knew of the option; I hadn't known it had actually been installed. Seems like a good design for the purpose.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 14322

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

This is a silly thread. Judging airplane performance from passenger experience (long roll etc) is like saying a car is underpowered because it drives slowly. And of course, all 4-engine aircraft have less power reserve than 2-engine aircraft, because math. And even among the 4-engine aircraft, the 3...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 37
Views: 5520

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... o-problem/
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kruiseri wrote:
HEL, ARN and OSL

No contest really...


I agree. Although I have to wonder why you list ARN and OSL there :-)

The snow-hits-the-fan video:

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... o-problem/

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone

I'm not sure if this has been discussed in the forum before, but I saw this wonderful video about the effects of the drone that was detected near Gatwick in July. Quite remarkable impact to the operations! https://www.dpreview.com/videos/6901092572/this-animation-shows-the-chaos-a-drone-caused-at-a-...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9183

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

I may be mistaken, but wasn't the cabin area completely destroyed in the video? To me that says injury or death to the occupant upon impact. Also, it is a good question why people with boats couldn't search for the victim(s). But it is not clear they had any knowledge of where to search, or equipmen...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 41
Views: 9491

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

Wow. Wondering if the people inside got hurt and/or were able to do anything wrt. the loose equipment.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 32069

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I find the arguments based on the 717 and Boeing/McD situation quite shallow. The situations are different. That being said, I find the 20M/30M arguments much more compelling. However, even if true, that information represents a particular snapshot in time, and is likely to change as customers have ...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 67
Views: 12373

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Is there no toilet on the B52? If true, that's amazing...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !
Replies: 24
Views: 2905

Re: First 3 F-35A's arrived in Norway today !

Congrats. Even if they look a bit odd and cost far too much :-) I'm glad though there's a great air force in Norway.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 41
Views: 9491

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

MSN 01 grounded since Oct 12th, date of occurrence....no more flight tests   :wave:  Uncontrolled descent during STAL tests. VNE and Y accel have been exceeded maximum allowed. Struct maybe damaged/bent/twisted. Quite an "incident". Would love to learn more about what happened onboard. Do...

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9862

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

I'm surprised that many here think there won't be an impact. I think the impact is big, and I personally feel it. There's *very* little ability to fly to secondary cities in central Europe now. AY doesn't fly everywhere, and routing via London is a day trip. Swiss maybe can pick up some of the slack...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

With respect, that is your opinion. A sensible one. But did you consider the possibility that there might be a non-sensible leader installed in White House? I don't think we can make the safe assumptions we did in the past. I still think a war is very unlikely, but I also don't think it should be ru...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 38814

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Don't think it looks as pretty as the original. And the looks should be what drives development, if I got to choose. I'm a sad a.netter today :-(

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 47294

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

This has ZERO to do with the A320 vs 737 Max so don’t even bother to go there. When it comes to comm systems or mistaking a runway for a taxiway, I dare you to cite the case as to how the 737 would have been better (when you say you’re glad theyre swapping it makes you sound like your blaming the A...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

Re: Reconstituting USAF bomber nuclear alert

Are they tweet-triggered?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 20473

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

N415XJ wrote:
Lol. It's not like the wings are made out of tupperware and hot glue:


Actually, on that first 787 rollout... :duck:

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Re: Spanish F-18 crashes on take off from Torrejón Air Base near Madrid.

spantax wrote:
According to military sources, "before the flight, the mechanics heared a weird noise coming from the F-18 engine".


*Before* the flight? And they still took off? Or a mistake in the article, or a translation error? Before *crash* would make more sense.

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 6006

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

432, isn't that 22 passengers less than a typical A380 configuration (454)? Wow.... I realise that I can't compare all tourist to 2 or more classes, but still...

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