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...Jump to post
QR is keeping its planes....
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Where did they go wrong? They and SAA used to be the premier African airlines. Times change, eh? Sad.Jump to post
aca36 wrote:Air Canada uses some GECAS planes and leases all their engines from GE.
KarelXWB wrote:The airline said it has had very attractive offers from bankrupt European airlines.
flee wrote:PM wrote:flee wrote:Why would you say that?MAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
From their experience dealing with RR on the A380s.
JerseyFlyer wrote:It also strangely says the Malaysian govt will try to persuade Air Asia to use GE engines!
flee wrote:Why would you say that? Jump to postMAB does not seem to have a very good relationship with RR
fcogafa wrote:But surely very good news for RR - 90 engines vs. 70! Jump to postIs 45 x 900s worth the same as 35 x 1000s? If so, not much gain for Airbus
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. ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Is it still EK's intention to hang RR engines on the 787 if it's the chosen frame?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I live in Windhoek and I can't wait to do this flight to St. Helena. Bring it on!Jump to post
jasoncrh wrote:this is horrible. does not hold a candle to the splendid air France safety video:
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....Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
For the moment no further PW4000 A330s have been allocated to the production line.
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.
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?!Jump to post
What a dreadful concept.
Looks like more than an LOI according to RR.
http://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press- ... apore.aspx
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.Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:And queue the pilots strike, again.
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.
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
...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...Jump to post