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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 42
Views: 5053

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Even if the A220 isn’t a direct replacement it’s still a good one. The configuration is the same as the MD88 and they will save money on fuel and maintenance. The bean counters at Delta know what to put where and when. They have so many different wide bodies it gives them flexibility. This, bean co...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 19685

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.financialexpress.com/indust ... 9477/lite/

That is an amazing growth that isn't done yet.

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SoiceJet now has a hundred aircraft. 23 within last month:

https://www.financialexpress.com/indust ... 9477/lite/

That is an amazing growth that isn't done yet.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15285

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

This nonsense with the max 8 max 8 is getting really stupid. 99% of the public have no idea what kinda airplane they are flying. It’s the news media who is making a big deal about this. Big deal 2 max crashed. Do you know how many 707/272/dc10 and other types of airliners crash for us to enjoy the ...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156219

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

My thinking is the less classes would allow the fares to be more inclusive of more pax, there is a limited number of pax who this flight will appeal to, if one then add's a first class, that number of qualifying pax get's even smaller, QF will need more repeat pax more frequently, and the more volu...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 28
Views: 5677

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

Mario Hi Mario, For a long time the Soviet Union and its successors had the advantage in large gearbox technology, with their 15,000 shaft horsepower NK-12 turboprops from the 1950s powering the Tu-95 and the An-22, and the 14,000-16,000 shp post-Soviet D-27 propfan powering the An-70. Why weren't ...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Does anyone know what the exact reason of this MTOW increase? It is quite confusing to see such an effort is done on the A220 when the nearest competitor E195-E2 has only about 2,400 nm of range. I see your point here. Such an apparent range overkill is indeed intriging. (Unless it helps acheiving ...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

The A321 is a good aircraft, but the wingloading is far too high for the missions it is pressed into. Technically the wing is clearly suboptimal for higher weights and longer ranges. But then the same was true of the 77W as I recall... In both cases the market seems prepared to accept the compromis...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Still until this day, it remains unclear how Boeing will respond to the A321NEO. The 737-10 doesn't match & Boeing has been dragging it's feet on the MoM / NMA 797 / 7K7 for many years. They need to come up with something. Meanwhile Airbus keeps slowly moving the goalposts by introducing enhanc...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 979
Views: 137991

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I think you are way too focused on your experience and perception of what “Indians” want. Does the person that finds EK appealing exist, yes absolutely. But it is by no means even the majority of the market - especially on the US origin side. Remember the US-India market is super diverse. There is ...

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by lightsaber
Sun May 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7263

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Gone are the days when cargo operators received the leftover scrap frames, and now instead can operate shiny new expensive frames at premium valuations. Nobody goes anywhere anymore...we all just sit at home and wait for UPS to deliver our Amazon packages. The reason passenger are worth less than f...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 21402

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

The fate of the Saudi A320s facinates me. So slow to entry and almost 40% spun off. With Qatar Airways announcing the retirement of their A320's by 2024, I wonder if G4 will try and pick them up. Most of them are powered by IAE Engines, G4 is in the market for CFM powered ones, so probably a slim po...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 42
Views: 5053

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

The orders for the a220-100/300 wont help fill this gap? They currently have 90 total on order which are largely meant to upgage routes flown with the e175 & CR9 however that could easily be upped to cover the md80/90 routes that won support an upgage to the a320 family... Agreed. I fully expec...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 66
Views: 9322

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

All indications are the MAX is to be back in service in July. DEN is at the edge of MAX range. Flights will be like earlier (pre-scimitar winglet) 738 flights by AS (restricted winter loads). I have no doubt it will be done, it is a question of when. I 100% agree with the preference for frequency. ...

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by lightsaber
Sat May 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 756
Views: 91037

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

So if Embraer wanted to launch a new commercial program, like a turboprop that's long been rumored, they would need Boeing's approval righti ? The actual company Embraer is exiting the commercial market to focus on military and executive aviation, this new joint venture is taking over the commercia...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 66
Views: 9322

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Still skeptical about the long term viability of WN in Hawaii interisland. Their capacity at HNL is extremely limited and HA will have something to say about any WN expansion. Stuff like opening up a line to a small market like ITO is plain idiotic. Frankly Hawaii is a saturated market. There's tal...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 218
Views: 19782

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The question was raised if Airbus did not fabricated the A380, and fabricated the A350 instead, then what would they have achieved? An A350 with GLARE and not CFRP. Note that the current 787 and A350 are only possible with the development of fiber placement machines. At the time, these machines wer...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

https://verovenia.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/istat-2008-nuttal.jpg Nice picture. Anyone to explain the non-continuous behaviour and inconsistency between upper and lower graph. There seems to be a big peak at 300 nm, another smaller at 600 and a third at 900 nm. Some specific routes on those dista...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Do you think all recent positive news on A22x is a pre_cursor to significant orders next month at Paris air show? I think Airbus has done better PR than Boeing/Embraer. Vendors and leasing companies should already be occupying their hotel suites for the Paris airshow. The #1 sales campaign I am awa...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 756
Views: 91037

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. Ok and Airbuses take over of the CS program wa...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6139

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

https://www.bing.com/amp/s/mobile.reute ... SKCN1ST1T1

Late edit:
To be clear, that is the return to service date of Late June.

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Correction, fly late June:

https://www.bing.com/amp/s/mobile.reute ... SKCN1ST1T1

Late edit:
To be clear, that is the return to service date of Late June.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 6139

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

What is amazing is this doesn't put Boeing into a loss. Dispute the huge amount of absolutism we see in these threads, people will forget. a) I believe Southwest is planning to have Max's flying in July. So, not sure where September comes from. b) this is what happens sometimes. When our company fai...

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 135
Views: 26893

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

The most critical factor is trip cos, low seat cost and economies of scale are secondary. :lol: :lol: That is not REMOTELY accurate, as even a generalist statement: ⋅ an A319 has lower trip costs than an A321... which one sold better? ⋅ a 762ER has lower trip costs than a 763ER....

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by lightsaber
Fri May 24, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Airbus initially counters the 787 with the A350 mk1. Airbus initially counters the 797 with the...A350 mk1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: That seems to be their plan, haha. :checkmark: 1100 A330s sold after the 2003 launch of 787 Dreamliner. :checkmark: 3000 A321NEO's will have entered into service by th...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156219

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! ^ This! The cheerleading is annoying. It would be nice if we could all just have a normal discussion and learn from each other but it always degenerates into this mine-...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1144
Views: 119568

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be running soon. But as to SpiceJet in a world of trouble? Why? Yes, yields will drop faster. But the aircraft and pilots are already ...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1144
Views: 119568

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble....... Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 66
Views: 9322

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The real solution would be to cap the number of planes and passengers to maintain the islands at or below that critical number. I doubt Hawaii has any legal standing to implement something like that. You are talking about restricting interstate travel/commerce. Tourism fees charged through airline ...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 66
Views: 9322

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

I don't doubt Hawaii will tax tourists. But too much kills other jobs (hotel construction, tourist related work). If prices go too high, Honeymooners shift to Fiji or a cruise. Vacation travel is a perfectly elastic market if you put in a cost for time. The problem is, the statement is incredibly va...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

I wonder if there is going to a mass retirement after Labor Day. A couple of years ago AA retired 20 in one day. I could see a batch retired in mid to late August as summer travel winds down (schools begin to open) and the second batch immediately after Labor Day weekend. So far no official announc...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 6915

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

What are the odds that G3 becomes Delta Brazil? I see this helping LATAM consolidate all operations in Santiago, but must planes remain on the Brazil registry? Since last year, Brazilian legislation allows Brazilian airlines to operate foreign registered planes. In fact, LATAM Brazil has been opera...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156219

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Can't they simply reconfigure a 787 to do the job? [email protected] would probably make it. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Boeing is redoing the 788 to be built like the 789. Starting with the AA 787 order, with new 788s being delivered in 2020. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/flee...

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by lightsaber
Thu May 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 15285

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Never had the chance to grab a MAX (or NEO for that matter) flight before the grounding, hoping once they get back in the air to catch one. I fly into MDW a couple times a month on Southwest. In march I thought we were on a MAX. I was so excited. The safety info showed 737-800\MAX-8. But where we w...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 10265

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Do we know how far Azul's first is from delivery? Aren't they supposed to take the first in Q3? September This late delivery bugs me. From certification of a 2nd model in a family to EIS should be 2 to 10 weeks. We are now in the critical sales season of the year. Embraer needs good operating data ...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1144
Views: 119568

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Why can’t USZ EXIM stay quiet and when the default period closes seize the aircraft and make 1800 crore profit? ( 200 owed to it minus the 2000 value of the planes?) the profit helps them offset losses in scenarios where there are defaults by other borrowers I for one don't believe US EXIM is t...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?

Until BWBs come out, yes. Only the 748F line is going for commercial and that is on life support.

BWBs have an issue with engine out without a rudder that is solved by having 3 or 4 engines. Boeing's idea on engine pylons sort of gives mini rudders anyways.

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Thinking the A330N is competitive vs. a new design shows somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja. A Volvo XC90 is competitive with a Range Rover in that it is capable of doing over 90% of the same things at 60 to 70% of the price. Exactly. The 797 will cost 80% of an A330N and have the latest tech. F...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1144
Views: 119568

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Best case is a NewCo comes in and picks up the AOC, owned planes, some leases on core facilities and some staff to restart as a much smaller operation, but leaves the rest behind Agreed. There is no better scenario at this point. They had better hurry, the rest of the Indian economy needs air trans...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156219

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

And moving the decision to the end of 2019 to me indicates, that Joyce wants to see what margins Boeing will be able to release after flight testing for a few months. And for both fanboys: This could be in favor of the 777-8 as much as it could be for keeping negotiating pressure on AB. Remotely, b...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

luckyone wrote:
I realize we’re discussing different market spaces—but didn’t we already see this play out with the 787 vs. re-engined A330?

Yes.

The A321N will continue to sell exceptionally.

Thinking the A330N is competitive vs. a new design shows somewhere a mall is missing its Ninja.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1144
Views: 119568

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Civil law has a mechanism, called "cession", by which a creditor/lien holder can transfer his lien rights (and monetary claim) to a third party. In this situation, the original creditor is paid and walks away, while the party that settled with him now assumes the lien right. In case of an...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156219

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I speculate that getting the fleet right is what defines this order. I sincerely doubt only 10 aircraft, with options, is the extent of the negotiations. I fully expect a complete fleet replacement order, excluding 787s. This order could be: 789/787-10, 778 (ulh, but possibly as to Asia combis), an...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

J343, ATL is just extreamely well located for most of Florida to the NorthEast. If National had been closed and IAD was the sole DC airport, then we would have a different discussion. AA hubs at DFW, ORD, PHX, PHL, MIA, and you could also consider LAX and JFK. DL hubs at ATL, MSP, SLC, DTW and you c...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 16593

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

From the CNBC article: "Boeing Research and Technology Vice-President Charles Toups said in February that one-pilot jets would likely begin with cargo flights and it would be a “couple of decades” before passengers would be convinced of their safety." So will there be a cargo version of t...

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by lightsaber
Wed May 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I wonder if existing planes can be upgraded to this new MTOW variant. Reading this: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-05-21/airbus-increases-a220-maximum-takeoff-weight?amp Airbus achieved the performance increase by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins ...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Never mind, I see fatigue testing complete and testing for residual strength. https://www.iabg.de/en/news-events/details/news/betriebsfestigkeitsversuch-an-der-bombardier-cseries-iabg-simuliert-180000-fluege/ Note: 3x in lab = 1x certified So new testing will have to start for a longer life. I'd bet...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I wonder if existing planes can be upgraded to this new MTOW variant. Reading this: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-05-21/airbus-increases-a220-maximum-takeoff-weight?amp Airbus achieved the performance increase by taking credit of existing structural and systems margins ...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

For an ULCC looking at the A230, range is certainly already an issue. I calculate maximum pax range of the old -100, at 120 kg per pax including seat, O2 subsystem, life jacket, catering, with only 2330nm of range. 2750nm with this upgrade. A220-300 with 160 pax I now calculate 3,025nm range. That ...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

Isn't it a given? With 24 new gates and a thriving Dallas economy that shows no signs of slowing, I'd bet lunch at Luby's that DFW will surpass ATL within the next 10 years, ending ATL's 20+ years and counting at the top! And that's not even considering DAL! I bet DL really, really regrets de-hubbi...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Huh, hypothetical situation... Before the A220-100 couldn't go TCON in a mid-density LCC configuration with winter wind margin. The 2.3t just barely gives enough range for a hypothetical LAX or LGB-FLL/JFK/BOS I dub this hypothetical airline, which would certainly make a 2950nm range with a heavier ...

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by lightsaber
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 70
Views: 15553

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Hmmm... Announcement on the tremendous A220-100 range increase right before Paris sales campaigns hit high gear. :scratching: However, I do not believe lack of range has been any of the A220s major issues Higher MTOW always sells. It is never given away. The extreame example is the A333. Initial ex...

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