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Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single African Air Transport Market
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Single African Air Transport Market

Very interesting. I lived for four years in Tanzania and I'm now into my third year of living in Namibia - sorry, Nambia. There is no doubt that the African market is a mess. (There was an issue of The Economist in February 2016 that had a good piece about this.) And, mostly, it's a self-inflicted m...

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Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Jayafe wrote:

QR is keeping its planes....

No. They are taking the four they tried to dodge but have cancelled the last four that were previously on order. But, agreed: that should have no bearing on slots for Aerolineas.

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Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Still a few more days to go but has anyone else noticed that 2017 is going to be the year when there were more A350s built and delivered than 777s? Let that sink in for a moment.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 64981

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

A330freak wrote:
As rumoured, Air Senegal has signed a MoU for 2 A330neos

-900, one assumes but the Airbus release is careful to avoid identifying the model. (Though there is a -900 tab on the right...)

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 49878

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

I wonder if the plan is still to go with RR. If so, and if the A380 order comes through, bit of a pay day for Derby!

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5177

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

IT'S CALLED 35K GODDAMNIT!!!!! Does it really matter? I cannot much be bothered with the 77W, 35K or whatever. It's perfectly easy just to write 777-300ER or A350-1000 and I actually think it's more pleasing to the eye. But bottom line, you know what someone means when they write 351 so why the tan...

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

China Southern's first 14 A330s (a mixture of -200s and -300s) built between 2005 and 2008 had RR. For follow-up orders they switched to PW. It was rumoured at the time that even PW were surprised about this. These 26 planes were built between 2010 and 2017. Then in October 2015 (two years ago) they...

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Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13309

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

Where did they go wrong? They and SAA used to be the premier African airlines. Times change, eh? Sad.

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:


That's interesting. No, not the hike. It's interesting that this is dated 5th October. It's the 4th where I am (Africa) and, I believe even where Pacific Islanders are. Wonder how they did that...

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies planes owned by engine manufacturers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

Re: Who flies planes owned by engine manufacturers?

aca36 wrote:
Air Canada uses some GECAS planes and leases all their engines from GE.

Including the Trents on their A330s?

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: Laker Skytrain 40th Anniversary

My first trip to the US was in October 1978 on a Laker DC-10. My only regret is that I didn't take the registration. :(

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 57019

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

KarelXWB wrote:
The airline said it has had very attractive offers from bankrupt European airlines.


Air Berlin for one, I assume.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 57019

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

flee wrote:
PM wrote:
flee wrote:
MAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
Why would you say that?

From their experience dealing with RR on the A380s.

Which has been what? I'm not arguing. I just wasn't aware there was an issue.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 57019

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

JerseyFlyer wrote:
It also strangely says the Malaysian govt will try to persuade Air Asia to use GE engines!



A couple of years back Air Asia X did order GE CF6 on a handful (3?) of A330-200s. That order was later swallowed up into a big A330neo order with, of course, RR.

But something dodgy was going on.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 57019

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

flee wrote:
MAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
Why would you say that?

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35680

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

fcogafa wrote:
Is 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus
But surely very good news for RR - 90 engines vs. 70!

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14011

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine

Pratt & Whitney's $10 billion bet on a new jet engine is faltering after a troubled rollout, and buyers are rushing to a General Electric model instead. The GE turbine has won 10 times as many orders this year to power a narrow-body Airbus plane on which the two suppliers compete head to head. ...

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359166

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

berari wrote:
Ethiopian's 787-9 is going to have the following seat configuration:

2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats



Disappointing. I've flown 2-3-2 on EK's A330s and it's an insult. Even for regional routes they should do better.

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I'm told by a reliable source (within the airline) that QR are delaying plans to go daily to WDH (where I live) because of shortage of frames. I suppose that's not incompatible with cancelling four planes down the line but I still don't get it.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 46037

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Is it still EK's intention to hang RR engines on the 787 if it's the chosen frame?

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 121 CI #7 got special decals applied after delivery: https://imagr.eu/up/c63ei_20347252_247255125788229_7324016316061319168_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BXF3YugD1m2/ https://imagr.eu/up/4pbmE_N170728931.jpg http://www.wingtips.tw/news_detail.asp?UID=84 I went to Taiwan just to see that bir...

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Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Helena Government and Airlink Announce JNB–WDH–HLE (& ASI)
Replies: 24
Views: 5947

Re: Saint Helena Government and Airlink Announce JNB–WDH–HLE (& ASI)

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I live in Windhoek and I can't wait to do this flight to St. Helena. Bring it on!

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 15757

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N3J6fE-0JI

Hasn't France just passed a law about minimum bmi for models? At least the BA video has real people.
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jasoncrh wrote:
this is horrible. does not hold a candle to the splendid air France safety video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N3J6fE-0JI

Hasn't France just passed a law about minimum bmi for models? At least the BA video has real people.

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 15757

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I dunno what your problem is. I loved it. But then I am British. Very.

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Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 11039

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

I recently flew JNB-CDG-MAN and back on AF. Changing planes at CDG (which I was dreading) ended up being very easy. But the AF lounge was a shambles. It was completely overwhelmed. For hours there was NO food. They'd bring out, say, a plate of cold meat (that's all) and it was scoffed in 90 seconds....

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek
Replies: 13
Views: 4503

Re: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek

6 passengers in C or 6 passengers on the whole aircraft? A couple of years ago WDH only saw widebody service from DE and SW. I was convinced then it could use one or two additional airlines servicing WDH, the tourist potential is there in Namibia. QR, ET and KL (as a tag-on from LAD) indeed filled ...

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek
Replies: 13
Views: 4503

Re: Rumor: EK to fly to Vic Falls via Windoek

Last week I flew out of WDH on QR. I was in C. There were six (6) passengers. My inward flight (DOH-WDH) on the 19th has been cancelled so I'll get home on the 21st. Is this QR suffering as a result of the blockade or (with KLM, ET, QR, DE, SW all competing) is the market saturated? Will EK do any b...

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Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Shouldn't be much of a problem to get PW4000s if desired since Pratt won the KC-46 contract and will have a steady stream of orders to fill. The availability isn't the problem. It's the demand that seems to be missing. Two A330s delivered this year (with no more on order), four last year, seven in ...

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:

For the moment no further PW4000 A330s have been allocated to the production line.

And it is more than three years since an airline (China Southern) ordered A330s with PW. Though I suppose some of the orders placed by leasing companies could be PW.

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Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
Next delivery:

Airbus A330 -323 1793 B-8360 China Southern delivery 12jul17 TLS-CAN ex F-WWKI
Would I be correct in noting that this will be the last ever A330 with PW?

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Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10450

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

Much my favourite Indian airline. Good luck to them!

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359166

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

frigatebird wrote:
DY789 wrote:
Surely ET can't be taking delivery of many more 787's? Everytime I check this thread, ET seem to have another one!

They will lease a 4 more 787-9's from Aercap. First one to be delivered at the end of this year according to NYC787's tables.


Moreover, they will have RR engines, not GE...

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8308

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They have 16 x 767 with an average age of 22. These are not young aeroplanes. They should really be thinking about a replacement now. Ordering new builds probably won't get them any frames in the near future so I'm guessing they will lease planes. So, 787s or A330s or ... A350s?!

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 9022

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

"Notorious"? "Marketing disaster"?

I actually prefer "original", "innovative", "provocative", "mould breaking". It was a great idea, in my opinion.

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Sat May 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 11737

Re: Is Etihad Essentially A Failure?

Didn't Al Baker say some time ago that there would only be two ME carriers sooner or later? Was he predicting a merger of Emirates and Etihad? How would that work?

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Thu May 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10220

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

TC957 wrote:
Some aviation enthusiast you are then...


There is a bit more at stake in this election than aviation.

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
That must be one of the last A330F in the order book.

As best I can tell there are three more to come for MNG and one for Turkish.

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Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 103
Views: 19794

Re: RE: First Flight Of T1000-ten

lightsaber wrote:
RR is doing well enough on the 787.

Lightsaber


Roughly, GE have 60% and RR 40%. I wish it were the other way around but, to put it in context, RR will soon have sold as many engines on the 787 as GE and PW combined did on the A330.

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330F available with choice of engines?
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: A330F available with choice of engines?

The T700 appears to be the engine of choice on the MRTT too. (Even the French chose it!)

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Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlink to replace its Avro RJ85s with new Embraer E170s and E190s
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: Airlink to replace its Avro RJ85s with new Embraer E170s and E190s

Bugger. I'm flying from Johannesburg to Antananarivo in July (and back). I hope the Jumbelinos are still around then. Two more flights and I'll be up to 80 on the 146/ARJ.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad, Lufthansa in talks to merge airlines: Report
Replies: 45
Views: 10829

Re: Etihad, Lufthansa in talks to merge airlines: Report

readytotaxi wrote:
And queue the pilots strike, again.

cue...

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air A330s
Replies: 35
Views: 15615

Re: Iran Air A330s

TheGeordielad wrote:
I think Business will be in a 2-2-2 and economy 2-4-2.


Virtually every A330 (and A340) has 2-4-2 in economy. It would be surprising if Iran Air did anything else.

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 80592

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders

Not that I particularly want to get into the argument about who sold or delivered more, but in terms of deliveries Boeing was WAY ahead of Airbus in terms of widebodies in 2016 - they delivered two for every one Airbus delivered.

And they were almost as far ahead in 2015, 2014 and 2013.

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Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 80592

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders

CX747 wrote:


Today is 1/11/17.

Or even 11/1/17 in most countries... :wave:

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Airlines in Africa

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-ea ... holding-it
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Africa is a big and diverse place. Be a little cautious of generalisations.

Still, here's one reason why the market isn't as developed as it should be.

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-ea ... holding-it

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Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505490

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
With MSN 52 and 55 included Airbus arrived at 49 deliveries for the year.

Will these be included in the 2016 deliveries total? Maybe I missed it but I didn't see any official announcement of delivery.

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Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 231238

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

...an average of 6 aircraft per month. But look at the distribution! Just 2 in July and 3 in each of May and September but 7 in each of August and November and, as you say, 13 in December. Anyway, I make it 2 x MRTT, 3 x A330F, 19 x A330-200 and 42 x A330-300. Or, put another way, 4 x PW, 22 x GE a...

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Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321 for Iran Air
Replies: 72
Views: 13565

Re: First A321 for Iran Air

ahj2000 wrote:
Etîhad might have a great modern livery, for example

It might.

But it doesn't. :shakehead:

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