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by Theseus
Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A35k progress in production seems painfully slow despite the one aircraft actually in service seemingly performing well. Test flying with prototypes ground to a halt and the next two production aircraft doing nothing. No doubt cabin fit issues arising but is there more? Also SQ ULH 359 after good w...

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by Theseus
Thu May 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 111
Views: 15950

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

There are so many variables at play (location inside the plane, airline specific things like interior furnishing, thrust setting ---very different depending on flight length, and amount of fuel onboard--- and even other passengers ---are they making noise or not), that it is really hard to make anyt...

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by Theseus
Wed May 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22235

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

N14AZ wrote:
How much Airbus A330s did Iran Air already receive?


According to Wikipedia, two.

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by Theseus
Sat May 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10929

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I agree totally, my niece is purser at KLMs and my nephew is cabin crew at KLMs, and they completely had it with their French counterpart. Does anyone know what the wages are of the French cabin crew/AF personel? As I understand they are very well paid. I think many people have said they "unde...

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by Theseus
Thu May 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GV/113f6345


Airborne... And incorrectly labelled as a -900. ;)
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BobMUC wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 118 (CX#23) completed its RTO this afternoon. First flight scheduled for Thursday.


Now preparing for FF: https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GV/113f6345


Airborne... And incorrectly labelled as a -900. ;)

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by Theseus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The next 35J will be MSN 102 (QR). It is currently in the paint hangar with its engines installed. Possibly late May/early June delivery. Then it will be MSN 118 (CX). It is painted but has been delayed through cabin fit (customer items - not Airbus issues). MSN 110 (QR) has been in cabin fit for a...

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by Theseus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I am wondering about the -1000 situation. The first -1000 to be delivered quite some time ago yet the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it to the flight line yet... The first one for Cathay was supposed to be delivered in April. It is clearly not ...

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by Theseus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 14449

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Peterwk146 wrote:
Wrong thread, my friend - there's another one discussing A350 production.


True, I forgot about the separate production and in-service threads. Apologies!

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by Theseus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 14449

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

3 days short of two months in service and not a single service disruption for the -1000... Perhaps best EIS for a derivative. Indeed. But the first -1000 to be delivered must feel quite lonely in the air; the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it ...

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by Theseus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
Cathay Pacific is CX, not CS!


Sorry for the typo, and thanks for fixing it.

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by Theseus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

QR said they would only take 4 A35K in 2018 IIRC. Could even be less than 10 A35K deliveries in 2018. If QR takes only 4 A35K (that means only three more), then I have a hard time how they could deliver more than 10. According to the spreadsheet, MSN 233 is the 6th A35K for CS, and its parts are ju...

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by Theseus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The JL birds will be domestic birds so the thrust will be going down to allow for lower landing fees. IIRC I do not remember reading before that the JL A35K were supposed to fly domestically, and am a bit surprised. Should such a new plane not pay off more on long haul flights, in terms of efficien...

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by Theseus
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 59205

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

76er wrote:
This would put the -900s range in 777-200ER territory, wouldn’t it? A bit lower in max pax and cargo capacity, but also 40 metric tons lighter.


That was my first thought actually. And also the same in comparison with the A340-300.

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by Theseus
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26619

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

I'm not an expert. I've studied for and passed a PPL exam but that was years ago. From what I recall, legally speaking remcor is right. Aviation rules/laws put the burden on the PIC (pilot in command). The services that ATC provides are pretty basic and pretty clear. They don't involve such things ...

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by Theseus
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Is Eliminating Economy Comfort
Replies: 22
Views: 5256

Re: Surprising: Icelandair Is Eliminating Economy Comfort

I flew Y+ on Icelandair five years ago and it was literally a business class seat with economy class catering (and maybe a bit less legroom). It was fantastic. I had the very same experience. I had booked a return trip between EU and North America, and 3 out of 4 legs where essentially like this, w...

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by Theseus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46247

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

A right sized engine could be the GEnx-2b. It is the current state of the art. Quickly looking at the characteristics of each engine (thrust in particular, but also weight), the GEnx-2b seems much closer to the CF-6 found on the A330 than to the engines that used to be mounted on the A300/A310. In ...

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by Theseus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46247

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

If Leahy was still in charge and pulled that off he'd have had to retire on the spot. I'm not as pessimistic about the A338 as some others... but there's optimism and there's fantasy, this is surely the latter. The 797 is much closer to the size and performance/capability they want. I did not follo...

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by Theseus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46247

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

If Leahy was still in charge and pulled that off he'd have had to retire on the spot. I'm not as pessimistic about the A338 as some others... but there's optimism and there's fantasy, this is surely the latter. The 797 is much closer to the size and performance/capability they want. I did not follo...

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by Theseus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Regarding to painting, I also just saw on the production site that the first CX A35K entered the paint hangar, so we should not wait too long before we see it. Looking forward to it, it should be very nice.

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by Theseus
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50466

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Egerton wrote:
Having listened to the Airbus meeting this morning, it was said that on a first look, good P&W engines are expected in April.


While I wish them to come as early as possible, I hope it will not be on the first of the month...

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by Theseus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11416

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

PerVG wrote:
Just got back to live tracking and doing about the same speed as all other aircraft on a similar fly path.. ;)


Indeed, and EI137 did not overtake it.
I did not know FR24 was extrapolating (yes, I feel foolish), thanks for the brilliant demonstration. ;)

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by Theseus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14519

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

Blade off test: Passed!
The case did its job, the failure was contained...

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by Theseus
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 7056

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

- electricity that is 75% nuclear-fueled, at the time of Fukushima and wind turbines - empty TGV stations in the middle of nowhere (and DWC: are 10 min less to Brussels worth 1h more to Amiens ? Says who ?...) - La Défense (no comment needed - if you know, you know...) Beautiful list indeed, but it...

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by Theseus
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac
Replies: 16
Views: 2623

Re: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac

There are so many problems, that I do not know where to start. - Airlines flying different routes, with different weather patterns; - Different seating densities; - Different cargo activities; - Different route lengths (amount of fuel required on a long route is more than linear on the route length,...

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by Theseus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Not sure about the Chinese airlines, but I would expect QR to postpone other 2018 deliveries to 2019 for one reason or another. How things will add up seems impossible to guess at this point... Why does airbus keep building them, they could bring froward other customers who do want to take delivery...

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by Theseus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 772
Views: 271149

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If I may mention the backlog of 7 built and parked QR A350-900 with a lower MSN than long delivered ones, we are already at 11. If only it wasn't QR... :banghead: My point here is that 2018 could see 100+11 deliveries. Just my guess of course. What do you guys think. Time for delivery projections? ...

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by Theseus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24520

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

This is an improvement, not a downgrade. There is absolutely no need to recline your seat on a short-haul EU flight, and doing so with the very tight seat pitches of nowdays is extremely inconsiderate to say the least. The real problem is BA's new seat pitch in the first place. Wait, i have absolut...

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by Theseus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14178

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement

Apparently the A330s are not suitable to replace all A340 routes. From the article: I find this a bit intriguing. How could a 330NEO not work here ? I would guess the upcoming 251T versions should be very capable, even the 339. And it would be a perfect match to the A340 in size, while keeping grea...

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

It was moved away from the flight line on Friday, not sure where it went to. Perhaps it needs additional work. Thanks for the very quick and documented reply! Oh well, I guess they will not deliver it this year. But still, even then and if they fall short of the 80 deliveries over a year, achieving...

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by Theseus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

How about MSN 88 ? (QR's first A35K)

According to the spreadsheet, it has not reached the Delivery Center so I now have a hard time seeing it delivered in 2017.

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by Theseus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10500

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

And so Pepsi-Cola Korean Air becomes the 3rd CSeries operator. Carrier has 10 CS300 aircraft on order. Pepsi Cola??? I don't get it. I guess some irony about the (vague) resemblance between the Pepsi logo and the Korean Taegeuk, that you can see on the tail plane of KE aircraft. And yes, the KE liv...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 8089

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

The EWR flight with the A359 is planned at over 33 tonnes less fuel and about half hour quicker than the 77W (over that range it lifts about 5 tonnes more total payload than a 77W). The SFO flight is 23 tonnes less fuel. Very, very impressive. And, as said above, updates to the 359 are coming with ...

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9773

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

This is nothing special really, even almost experienced it myself with having only 1 fellow passenger in a 737. Anybody can: just book the last outbound flight of the season to a holiday destination (in Europe at least). That was before this thread. Next time, the plane will be packed, full of peop...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1037
Views: 183318

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Air Mauritius 3B-NBP has entered revenue service. https://fr24.com/MAU646/f4d8f7d That was fast! (other airlines take much longer to put their aircraft into service). Also, a quick look at the fr24 map shows a great number of A380s above the Indian Ocean right now (EY, QR, EK, SQ, MH...); yes, I kn...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34930

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Extra fuel burn for additional weight carried is approx. 25kg/ton/hr. So, if you load extra 9 tons of fuel, in 13 hours you will have burned an additional ~3 tons of fuel. So, after 13 hrs (~6500Nm) you are left with an extra of 6 tons. Good for another 500Nm of flight I am not following your logic...

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by Theseus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17379

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

After take off, I saw they did not immediately raise the landing gear. Did they eventually do it, before climbing to FL300 ?

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29901

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

A reckless stunt that would have never been approved by the local tower. People in the terminal were probably scared to death...and if those on board weren't warned they probably thought they were about to die. Are you serious ? I am not such a heavy flyer, but was in two planes that did do a go-ar...

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by Theseus
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18777

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

They are white probably because they have been overhaulled and painted white. There is no issue with doing this just that it reflects on the livery badly. I am an engineer on the A380, not for MAS, we routinely remove slides for overhaul. They are staggered early as everything has a life. So rather...

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29901

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

In the tower video you can hear somebody say "He's too high" while approaching the runway. ...and everybody laughing. Tongue-in-cheek. Yes, my German is also a bit rusty, but this is definitely spoken in a sarcastic tone. I second the above comments about the Captain speech. Impressive fl...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Customs at Seoul

I both connected and arrived at ICN many times, and the whole process was always very fast for me. For connections, and gate to gate, I would say 30 minutes should be fine (I never needed more). In my case, I only needed to go through a quick passport check, and a security screening. Most of the tim...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8863

Re: LH makes formal offer for Alitalia

Wow. How long ago did LH last make an offer for a bailed out airline ? One week ?

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Compared to the -900, I do not see much information on the -1000 testing. In particular, the google spreadsheet had pretty complete tables and charts for the -900, but data on the -1000 stop very early in the testing campaign. I am not sure whether it is because data was not made public, or just bec...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18777

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

My guess is something was found and required them to be replaced/repaired. Also with MAH planning removing these birds from mainline service with the A350's they may have deemed it uneconomical to paint them to match the current livery when they will probably be painted in a livery for their charte...

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by Theseus
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 18777

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Besides the dirtiness of the plane, I also noticed two plain white panels below upper deck doors. Are these the escape slide hatches ? If so, does it mean the slides were used at some point, and they replaced the hatches with plain white ones ?

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

When I look at flightradar, I also see another mysterious "QTR3350" just taking off... It is not marked as an A350 (unknown plane) though, and there is no immat. Second delivery ?

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 233356

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

At first, I thought it was just white some in the picture as the engine starts... But then I notice the engine is obviously not running, as it is open and being worked on... Very strange.

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Regarding to QR, and independently from the question on cancelled frames, I would be interested to know what is taking so long at this stage, for MSN 76 and MSN 83...

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515018

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
The delivery centre is getting flooded by QR aircraft :scratchchin:


Yes, indeed, three at the moment, including two with final reg for some time...
So, what is the plan now ? To take over all the space at the delivery center so that no other airline can get A350 delivered ? :twisted:

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by Theseus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11290

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

Fuselage parts is not the same as a full fuselage. And yes, there's a fine line between lying and creative marketing. As far as the A338 goes, I'll believe it when I see one flying. Yeah, sure they will glue some plugs to make it look like an A330-300/900 right before assembly, just like a plumber ...

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by Theseus
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 22
Views: 10401

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

Another wild idea, why would Airbus allow or assist in this, did they not have a plan to produce their own A380 freighter which they delayed to resolve the pax variant thus forcing Fedex and UPS to cancel their order? In addition to the resale value, Airbus will be happy to sell spare parts and sup...

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