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by Polot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 19
Views: 5219

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

So larger titles clearly fit on a 330... wonder why they chose to make them so small on the ones they inherited from NWA? As I mentioned before DL keeps the title size consistent across fleet types, and sizes them so they never overlap any exits. The 73G/738/739 all have the same sized titles sized...

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by Polot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 19
Views: 5219

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

From this angle it looks like DL is going with the larger DL titles in the front similar to the A350. It looks good with the mask around the cockpit windows. Doesn’t bode well for a DL A338 anytime soon (DL sizes the titles so they are the same size across a fleet type and so that they don’t overla...

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by Polot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER
Replies: 20
Views: 7607

Re: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER

From memory, they were planning to use the 77W on Rome-Buenos Aires route but not sure if this has changed. I think they got the sole 77W from Etihad and read somewhere that Alitalia was planning to operate 4 or so 77Ws, sourced from Etihad, but not sure if this plan has changed due to Etihad's fin...

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by Polot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 352
Views: 62599

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

It wouldn't surprise me if CPAir is dead. Probably safe to say at this point. Not a bad idea, just terribly executed and managed. But, Ted Vallas wanted an airline and he got it. He should have invested money into making sure the operation was managed by people who knew what they were doing rather ...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 80
Views: 16403

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

That is why anynomous boards like this one exist. But you still have to be careful. If you think this board is anonymous, then think again. Anynomous in the sense you don’t immediately know the name and employer of the person talking, unlike say a Facebook post. Obviously if someone wants to figure...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 80
Views: 16403

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

Why did they go for the A350-1000 at first? They have been converted to the A350-900 I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... Except its actually Continental that survived the merger retaining most of the management. They just chose to stick with th...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

So folks who work for the FAA are not allowed to air their personal political thoughts in public forums? Fred They can but it has to be clear that they are talking as an individual and not as an FAA employee and using their position to boost their visibility or message. These are standard rules tha...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 80
Views: 16403

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

PmUA placed the Airbus A350 order, while pmCO placed the Boeing 787 order leading to the merger having both types. As stated previous, pmUA also had 25 787s on order in addition to their 25 A350s. The merger just increased their 787 count because CO also had ~25 787s on order. Then later they conve...

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by Polot
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 33
Views: 7875

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Hey oldannyboy, You mentioned the VC-10... Are you aware that the Chinese wanted a similar deal for VC-10s as the Soviets wanted for the TriStar? Apparently the Chinese wanted five VC-10s built in Britain and then licence-build an additional 30. Politics stopped that deal too, I believe. Cheers, Bu...

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by Polot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 121
Views: 17072

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Thanks Keesje for bundling up the discussion a bit. For Airbus it could be interesting to launch the A220-500 and A321XLR together. Both likely EIS before NMA with the A220-500 opening the A320 series slots to be able to add the XLR and giving customers a lower cost option for shorter range mission...

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by Polot
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7270

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

I don't think that Airbus will get a deal like they got on the A220. For MHI, there is also little merit in selling the program at this stage. I think that both Airbus and Boeing are very scared of the MRJ because MAC is probably building an amazing aircraft that even A&B can't match with their...

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by Polot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 52
Views: 12045

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

Definitely not ORD-NRT. I can see one going on SFO-ICN, freeing up that 789. Maybe the second SFO-FRA frequency, also freeing up a 789. Maybe SFO-SYD also freeing up, you guessed it, a 789. Maybe EWR-PVG. I don't see them putting them at ORD. Is the demand very high for the UA SFO-ICN flight to com...

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by Polot
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 5788

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

If this really is all due to a drop in government traffic, considering how minimal the impact of the shutdown has been to most people then perhaps we can keep it going after it ends and save the government a bunch of money out of its travel budget. Government employees already get paid more and hav...

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by Polot
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22973

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

I have been saying for months that Delta will have over 200 CSeries/A220s. Likely over 250. I do not believe they will ever have E2 anything. With 4 abreast seating there are too few seats to defray mainline pilot costs, and the pilots will not agree to any scope gives in this environment, or perha...

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by Polot
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 27
Views: 4077

Re: Austrian Airlines Fleet Renewal

According to LH CEO Carsten Spohr they will get "f**k all" unless they become profitable in the near future. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67289-austrian-defers-widebody-fleet-renewal-due-to-weak-balance Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk I think I like that man Carsten S...

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by Polot
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 17179

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Eh? Isn't it just Scoot, Norwegian and Jetstar? Combined about 60-ish 787s? Scoot and Jetstar both inherited the planes from their mother companies. Norwegian and Jetstar ordered and received the planes before the A330NEO had even been launched. By comparison, the Air Asia X order for A330NEOs is f...

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by Polot
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 22973

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

The 73Gs are often seen on the Atlanta to Savannah route; been on it a few times along with the more frequent M88s. Never understood why the 73G did that rotation? Clearly it isn't only used for specific hot and high missions. It’s a quick turn for utilization between missions where the plane is ne...

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by Polot
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok
Replies: 12
Views: 3390

Re: Air Italy pulls out of Bangkok

Yes, 788s will be transferred to Air Italy from Qatar as QR gets 789s.

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by Polot
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 604
Views: 154267

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

juliuswong wrote:
The 4 A339neo cancellation should be from WOWair.

WOW was going to lease the A339 (from CIT’s order). It would be a bit odd for the lessor to just cancel part of their order rather than try and remarket aircraft unless they have been really struggling to place A339s.

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by Polot
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8605

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Bullet holes?!!!! What?!! Are you surprised? Anything that is dragged through half of USA and through rural areas has a high risk being used for shooting practice...... Please tell me there's some effort made to hold the idiot hillbilly perpetrators accountable. That's expensive and people that stu...

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by Polot
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 27608

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

900s for domestic roles. Helluva plane for 90-minute domestic ops. :o Yeah kind of surprised they did not go with A330-900s, but they may want the flexibility the A35-900 offers to move them between domestic and international operations long-term. A350 allows for international and domestic ops larg...

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by Polot
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 27608

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Here's the latest article confirming it. dated today so up to date. A359s = domestic. A35Js = international (77W replacement) https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/163988 Says they may take up to 56 A350s, comprising 31 -900s and 13 -1000s (totals 54?). Not all are yet ordered. 900s for domestic rol...

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by Polot
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 27608

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

JAL doesn’t have any domestic dedicated 77Ws. They do have 4 773As for domestic use, I’m guessing that is what he was referring to.

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by Polot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52896

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I think its too under capacity. They would have been better off getting the -1000 or the 777-300ER. The A350 seems to be way too small especially for such a large legacy carrier. DL is being very careful to keep seat counts under check. They don’t want to be in a situation where they have too much ...

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by Polot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How often have the EU3 and US3 retired aircraft young (less than 10 years old)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: How often have the EU3 and US3 retired aircraft young (less than 10 years old)?

I don’t have exact numbers, but AA retired their MD-11s fairly young, with most only being with AA for 6 or 7 years. DL also retired their MD-11s young, although most were 10-15 years old at time of retirement.

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by Polot
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52896

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...

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by Polot
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18298

Re: 757s in Vail

It wasn't a BBJ that just flew into ASE (which would imply it was a NG), rather a 737-500 converted into a business jet. These were never marketed as "BBJ". The -500s wingspan is apparently 3 inches shy of the limit for ASE, meaning any NG (even one without winglets) would not work there....

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by Polot
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Change Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Aircraft Change Rules

Try and change flights or get a reimbursement for difference between F and Y.

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by Polot
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo CFM Leap-1A is certified
Replies: 62
Views: 7915

Re: A319neo CFM Leap-1A is certified

I don’t think there was any valid question about whether Airbus would certify the A319neo after they built one, but there were valid questions about whether Airbus would bother to ever certify a PW A319neo due to the slow sales of the model, PW issues, and the known customers (Avianca, Frontier) op...

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by Polot
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622651

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is this the same factory which supplies Boeing through that Vought sub contract for 787 rear pressure bulkheads? It looks like that contract was shifted to Aernnova (a Spanish company) in 2016, with first delivery this year?http://www.aernnova.com/en/spanish-aernnova-delivers-first-aft-pressure-bul...

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by Polot
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo CFM Leap-1A is certified
Replies: 62
Views: 7915

Re: A319neo CFM Leap-1A is certified

I don’t think there was any valid question about whether Airbus would certify the A319neo after they built one, but there were valid questions about whether Airbus would bother to ever certify a PW A319neo due to the slow sales of the model, PW issues, and the known customers (Avianca, Frontier) opt...

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by Polot
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18298

Re: 757s in Vail

You’re joking right? The thrust to weight ratio of the 757 is far superior and the wing on the A321 is small relative to the length of the body. I know the poster typed "A321" but since we're talking future I'm assuming the poster meant A321neo. Unless my math is wrong the A321neo has a b...

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by Polot
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18298

Re: 757s in Vail

Which A319s? I assume the new-build AA ones? It's hard to imagine that US would have gone for a hot rod configuration to tootle around the east coast. I never heard US or AA A319 struggle to do a mission, short of perhaps PHX-ANC full bags. Like the 73G, the 319 have plenty of power and a big wing....

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by Polot
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18494

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

Who wants to bet that the CLD flights never restart?

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by Polot
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 18298

Re: 757s in Vail

richiemo wrote:
Is that a capacity issue or is it a performance issue at the higher altitudes.

It is both.

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by Polot
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

Airbus buy CRJ and neo engine option and rename Airbus A100 (this is optimal). CRJ is lower (seats) then CSeries/Airtbus A220 and is complementary to the airbus offer. It must be remembered that the American law for regional carriers imposes limits, for example, 74 seats. This is war E175-E2 vs CRJ...

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by Polot
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

TheKennady2 wrote:
Or will Airbus take it over and kill it and Bombardier focus in thier Turbo Prop and business aircraft?

BBD is selling the Q400 to Viking Air. If BBD sells or kills the CRJ (strong possibilities) they are out of the commercial aircraft game.

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by Polot
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 12754

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

smartplane wrote:
Sancho99504 wrote:
Newbiepilot wrote:
What type of engine was it?

Pratts

Aren't they a LEAP customer?

Yes, for their 737Maxs ;). Their A32Xneos are Pratt powered.

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by Polot
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moonflower: what's the purpose?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Moonflower: what's the purpose?

Moonflower is the callsign for NO. Moonflower was likely the working name for Neos when it was announced, but there was never an Italian airline named Moonflower. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/bd7b32635e7fd7b74c4db5c364e89633.jpg Sure? Well technically that is still Neos, as the tiny “o...

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by Polot
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10234

Re: A350 Sharklets

The old and the new A350 sharklets: https://twitter.com/mpylkko/status/1074565096637108224 Am I not enough tech or whatever difference there is minimal? I struggle to see differences?! The new winglet is slightly larger (taller). In the tweet look at the amount and shape of white space above the Fi...

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by Polot
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10234

Re: A350 Sharklets

That title goes to the A300/310. you are correct, same manufacturer Airbus :) thank you for correcting me lmao Try again noobs, first commercial airliner with wingtip devices comes from Tupolev, they first appeared in the Tu-204. Not everything was invented in the West you know. A310-300, A300-600,...

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by Polot
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s
Replies: 26
Views: 4281

Re: Saudi flyadeal commits for up to 50 737MAX-8s

How are they going to fill all the planes... Flynas has 120 planes on orde (30 owned now) r, Flyadeal 50 (10 owned now) , then you have Saudi itself and saudi gulf with 16 planes flying domestic. The Hajj market, while huge is very very competitive with lots of players. it's a lot of planes for a n...

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by Polot
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Sharklets
Replies: 51
Views: 10234

Re: A350 Sharklets

HIA350 wrote:
caoimhin wrote:
HIA350 wrote:
a330 a340 were first


First relative to what? These aircraft were certainly not the first implementation of wingtip devices.



but before the 737 and 767 implemented they were already deployed or built this way from factory

The 747-400 predates the A340/A330, as does the MD-11.

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by Polot
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 421642

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Or a really big Glider Storage Lot? ;) Our thread over in MilAv shows there is activity of the kind one would expect to see if KC-46A deliveries were imminent. If so, the glider population would begin a very rapid drop, yet this lease is for 2 years and includes taking ground samples in a way that ...

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by Polot
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 302
Views: 49086

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Boeing must come up with something original and revolutionary a bit quicker, because Airbus is a good competitor and this MoM race is only heating up more. I'm sure Airbus will have to put a multiple wheel MLG on the 321 to spread the weight. And to have wait 7 more years for the 797 seems like a l...

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by Polot
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9115

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

Another nice thing about Mobile is employees can be shifted to or from the A320 line as needed.

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by Polot
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9115

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

That's exactly my concept of what they're building, #20. A couple glorified sheds isn't remotely close to a major industrial investment/recapitalization for this production system, and I think it is highly unlikely they are even using the Airbus side for funds; it's still basically Bombardier doing...

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by Polot
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 69
Views: 14343

Re: TAP receives first A330Neop

I think a better way to put is that it did indeed completed the testing but due to the delays the tested engines have not been examined yet. At least that's what I understood from reading the article. Also, the article is not clear to me whether an airline that does not need ETOPS180 such as TAP, i...

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by Polot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ
Replies: 31
Views: 4099

Re: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/air-italy-adds-toronto/

8 long-haul routes with 5 A330s. How feasible is that from an operational point of view?

They are getting more A332s. Also not all the flights are daily.
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797 wrote:
Very interesting. This is their fifth North American gateway.

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/air-italy-adds-toronto/

8 long-haul routes with 5 A330s. How feasible is that from an operational point of view?

They are getting more A332s. Also not all the flights are daily.

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