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by Theseus
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9620

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Personally as an aviation enthusiast / plane spotter I am sad when airlines disappear so quickly. I would usually say the same, but in this case, I am not sure it counts as a new airline. It looked to me more like the fragmentation of an existing large airline. I know people who flew via Paris with...

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 11134

Re: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?

Could the two bottom one be MSN 245 and 246 ? If so, both have done CAF already, according to the spreadsheet...

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by Theseus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8055

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Amazing videos, thanks for sharing!

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by Theseus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61771

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Not a surprise that this thread degenerated into a Boeing versus Airbus argument. But fact remains that Airbus just lost a 10-frame A350 sale to itself. Was the A350 order reduced ? I was under the impression that 10 were just "deferred" (which means Airbus trades 10 short term slots for ...

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by Theseus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61771

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Not a surprise that this thread degenerated into a Boeing versus Airbus argument. But fact remains that Airbus just lost a 10-frame A350 sale to itself. Was the A350 order reduced ? I was under the impression that 10 were just "deferred" (which means Airbus trades 10 short term slots for ...

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by Theseus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 91757

Re: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

marcelh wrote:
smartplane wrote:
EK 787 engine decision can be delayed until late 2020, by which time Boeing and Airbus may have acquired GE and RR respectively


Plot twist: What about a GE/RR merger?


Not an expert, but I imagine anti-trust laws would prevent that.

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by Theseus
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622695

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just forwarding information observed on the google list, but I think it is interesting nonetheless:

Two deliveries for QR today:
- MSN110 (A35K)
- MSN163 (A359)

Also, this is the 6th delivery of an A35K (3 for QR and 3 for CX so far).

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by Theseus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30113

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

United Airline wrote:
3 A380s=very odd.


Very odd indeed. Much more so than 2 or 4. :D

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by Theseus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 32743

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What if we had improvements in biofuels by then? Not sure we should count on that. When oil prices went down, investment in biofuels research has gone down quite a bit, and a lot of companies that were (relatively) likely to make progress went out of business or changed their focus to something els...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16384

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

chonetsao wrote:
I assume calling sick means when you feel down or unwell for no particular reason or reasons that is could not be medically determined.

Sick Leave means a doctor certify you being sick and need rest.


Thanks, it makes more sense then!

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16384

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I am not living in the US, so I am not fully aware of the regulations there; thus, my comments may be very naive, but I am quite surprised here. I do not understanding how "no show for a flight" even remotely compares to "calling sick" or "personal days". In my country,...

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by Theseus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Re: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight

The judge decided yesterday to adjourn the trial until the 6th of September. And that all these fellows should be sent to jail until the trial, so I guess they will have some time to think about their behavior (or about their next song). :)

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by Theseus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5064

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Would it not be easier to have some kind of standard ratings ? A bit like energy consumption ratings on various electrical appliances. Right now, all we have is classes such as Y, Y+, ... the meaning of which is completely airline dependent. Many overlook this when they book, and just look at price,...

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by Theseus
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 30723

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

How about the QR A35K ? On the production list, I see no QR A35K that is on the flightline or anywhere close to ready to delivery. I guess that means it is just QR that comes and brings one of its own, already delivered, planes. That seems a bit strange to me, as I would expect them to keep their ne...

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by Theseus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 102357

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

bigjku wrote:
We know Airbus runs the line to produce A380’s at a loss. Taking on an incremental order doesn’t make a lot of sense. It just means losing more money.


It also means that they will get to sell maintenance for a few more units for years to come.

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by Theseus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622695

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

One CX -1000 is at the delivery center, and seems to have done at least one CAF, so delivery should not be too far.
One QR -1000 has done two flights already.

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by Theseus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15611

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I am not sure I understand this world where people want to see everything through screens. Everything. I enjoy screens obviously, as I am looking at one while I type this. But I also see the magic in a nice sunrise at 40,000 feet. Or of a view of the Himalayas (or insert your favorite mountain range...

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by Theseus
Thu May 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 8084

Re: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO

I just looked up gate G-91 on google maps, and it is amazingly tight indeed. Almost surprised they park A330s there.

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by Theseus
Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 227
Views: 33151

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: 23124

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: 144
Views: 12828

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 107
Views: 29039

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: 107
Views: 29039

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 441
Views: 129668

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: 27032

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: 5431

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: 47256

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: 47256

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: 47256

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 51581

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: 11698

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: 14963

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: 7304

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: 17
Views: 3094

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 1683
Views: 622695

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: 25178

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: 14567

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: 4438
Views: 1525088

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: 4438
Views: 1525088

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: 10617

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: 8231

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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