Search found 8541 matches

by Polot
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year
Replies: 8
Views: 2715

Re: Qatar Airways operating A350-900 in LATAM's livery for more than 1 year

I think it was less about covering for QR A350 delays and more about LATAM wanting to restrict their incoming capacity.

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arkia A321N anti-missile kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3445

Re: arkia A321N anti-missile kit

nicode wrote:
What is the X on A321-251NX stands for ?

It means it has the new Cabin Flex door configuration instead of the old traditional door layout.

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 84
Views: 12773

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March For Christ's sake people...TAP has been flying this aircraft since mid-summer. The aircraft is not an orphan and airliners still have good life on the A333. Give it some time. TAP has yet to take delivery of a A339neo. First del...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 84
Views: 12773

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March :crazy: It's built. Remember, >90% of the aircraft other than the engines is just an A330-200. The valves for the pneumatic system are new. The winglets are new. The engine pylons are new. Some of the interior fittings are new. ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107328

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

To clarify, the 10 77W and 15 A320neos are not new orders, nor have they ordered 5 more A350s. Kuwait has/will convert 5 of their current A350 order (out of 10) to 8 A338s. KU’s future fleet will as of now consist of 10 77Ws (all delivered), 15 A320neos (previous order), 8 A338s (new conversion), an...

Jump to post
by Polot
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 443
Views: 107328

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

I was wondering if there was an excel sheet or monthly numbers for older A320 orders since I couldn't find a way to access historical data (from 2008 to 2013) on their website. Apologies for going off topic, I need the sales data for my master's project. P47Tbolt Airbus gives historical full year o...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9443

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

EIS 2023 for an A321 XLR suggests some serious modifications Either that, or the A320 family non-shelved manufacturing changes are taking more time than one might think. :stirthepot: Regardless, this makes a lot of sense for TS. They've been in the Airbus camp for quite a while, and the enhanced A3...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14545

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

AA94 wrote:
YouGeeElWhy wrote:
Jetblue has an MoU, not an order. Moxy also has an MoU.


JetBlue absolutely has a firm order placed.

JetBlue absolutely does not have a firm order placed as of September 30th, check Airbus’s official order book if you don’t believe me ;)

But B6 will no doubt firm it soonish.

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170186

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Will so called "MAX 200" aircraft be actually registered as such, or is it just some sort of marketing term, with the aircraft basically being treated as MAX 8s for official purposes? Sorry for asking this here but didn't know where to put it. I just think MAX 200 is an absolutely terribl...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28630

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I wonder if there is something compromising the overhead locker space in these rows which makes this a necessity? V/F Well, that is exactly where the crew rest area is for cabin staff. :scratchchin: 3891497 IIRC from seeing that at Farnborough in 2016, the bins below the area were 'compromised' so ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17147

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

Worth noting that the T1 group has been chosen to rebuild T1-3 in a single, larger terminal that will connect with T-4. I believe Delta and IAT also had a proposal to redevelop that space, but the LH/JAL/AF/KAL group won out. There's also a plan for the final extension of T-4A in the new renderings...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35921

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Any idea where will their plane be stored at? If the closure of Air Berlin is any indication, they will find new homes so quickly that it is irrelevant to talk about storage. Air Berlin was essentially picked apart before they ceased ops, since it was given money by the German government to ensure ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30275

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

DL757NYC wrote:
Isn’t the 789 a little too much airplane for a 767 replacement.

The 789s don’t have to directly replace the 763s. A 789 can be used to upgauage a 788 route and then that freed up 788 can be used to replace a 763 route for example.

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15769

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

It's a balancing act. To date, JetBlue has found out the hard way that less seats does not necessarily = more $$$, so they have changed that slightly. By all public communications, Mint appears to be paying for the floor space it takes up. I wouldn't expect JetBlue to say otherwise, but until we ha...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21920

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

what is the problem with a 738 at TKK? The island hopper lands there everyday with a 738. As for the larger number of crew, this is most likely because of the hopping between the island, extra pilots, possibly technical people on board I’m also confused why the 737 would be a problem for this airpo...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 8715

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

bit of a mix there -900 values are both apparently for the 242/5 t MTOW version? If my memory is correct, the range quotes before the 251t variants were announced earlier this year was somewhere around 7500nm for the A338 and 6500nm for the A339. Unfortunately Airbus removed them after soon after t...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 92097

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

sergegva wrote:
They probably mean - 25% less than non-ER 777, which is not very fair because 10% of all 777 only are non-ER...

Like all marketing it is no doubt a route favorable to the A330 (re:mid haul) and likely the 777 at 9Y so that seat count is similar.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7480

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

This is great news. I'm not sure how the ELP market catchment operates on the ground, but my guess is that a fair number of Juarez citizens cross the border for flights from ELP when traveling to the US. I'd assume this is a decent driver of ELP traffic. Yes, ELP is the American gateway to Juarez (...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7480

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

SAN is probably to capture some military traffic too (I know SAN is mostly Navy and ELP mostly Army but there is likely still some traffic between them).

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Cargo adjust freighter network - drops cities, only 777F ops
Replies: 27
Views: 5015

Re: Etihad Cargo adjust freighter network - drops cities, only 777F ops

migair54 wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Won't be surprised if they take up QR's A33F too in near future.


I don´t see that happening, otherwise why getting rid of the A33F now?? I think the 5 B77F are more than enough for EY cargo fleet. I don´t even think they will get the other 2.

He was talking about DHL.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 92097

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sorry but what? 25% less fuel burn? To what exactly? The first ever A330? As I noted in the separate thread about the Neo certification, Airbus now promotes the Neo as having a 25% fuel burn per seat improvement over “previous generation jets such as the 767 or 777.” They don’t go into more detail ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 8715

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

Airbus now promotes the A330neo as having a 25% fuel burn per seat improvement over “previous generation aircraft, such as the 767 and 777”. It is purposely vague but definitely not against the A333. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Backgrounder-Airbus-C...

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 92097

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

so how many months delay? are the others delayed as much? engine problems? I don't think there are delays, the plan was always to take first delivery in October. I'm pretty sure the plan was to have the first one delivered last March. In fact there were strong rumors that TP was going to launch SFO...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787s at Birmingham (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Norwegian 787s at Birmingham (UK)

Probably related to RR engine issues. Parked waiting for good engines.

Jump to post
by Polot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28630

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I know it is a highly specialised cabin, but any prospects of this aircraft being used on short haul rotations for making the most of it? I suppose it will take after the previous A345's practice of doing Jkt-Sin-Jkt in-between its primary missions, chiefly for the pilots to put in more rotations a...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9402

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

So the “Emirates cancel ISB A380” non-thread attracts 11 replies, but a brand new route launch attracts zero? a.net what’s going on? You might want to consider time zones, and when this thread was posted here versus what time it was for a large population of users on this site, especially ones who ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 7051

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

That was in my mind very often too. Would a new wing really be necassary? AFAIK the A310 already had some kind of a very advanced wing? Wouldnt new engines, modern flight deck and avionics, a new cabin and as much CFK as possible do a great job? Advanced or not it is still a ~40 year old wing design.

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170186

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Market recognition stateside being a major factor in why it may not be such a fab idea to enter into that market. Market already flooded with competition being another. LS have a different business model than Norwegian (regardless of AOC), in fact their business model has often been described as sc...

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Doesn’t Jet2 do seasonal wetleases with A330s for flights to New York and or other vacation destinations?

Jump to post
by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5169

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Joon is lower cost (cheaper cabin crew). That is the entire point of Joon. If AF staff had accepted cuts there would be no Joon. Making Joon a separate airline makes the lower cabin crew pay more palatable for the unions, as they will be able to get fleet caps in place.

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 7051

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

The A310 weighs an amazing 25% less then the lightest A330/340, the A330-200. OEW's - A300-600 : 89t (195k lb) - A310-300 : 79t (175k lb) - A330-200 : 120t (265k lb) http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/A330%20wingroot_zpsysveha9g.jpg It has smaller, lighter, wings, wing-box, landing...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4137

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

The A380 is too large to be an effective combi. How many routes out there do you think can handle a ~A330 load of passengers plus ~77F volume of cargo (or v/v) each way approximately every day? The A380 is too expensive (in both acquisition costs and operating costs) to be lugging around an empty to...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4945

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Aesma wrote:
Factory built freighters make money for aircraft makers, conversions, not so much.

Will that depends on who is doing the conversion. There are OEM options. Planes flying also continue to make money on support. Parked ones don’t.

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13751

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

B764er wrote:
UA owns 777# 2,3,4,5 &7. Don't know about #6.

#6 is with BA.

Jump to post
by Polot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

Why doesn't Brussels Airlines add its own jets to the fleet, but instead wet leases this capacity? Seems like an expensive solution to use over a number of years. Because flying it with their own fleet with their own crews would be too expensive. It is essentially the same as farmed out regional fl...

Jump to post
by Polot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 32
Views: 3991

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

I still prefer a time in the air with no one addicted to their cell phones and laptops. Ahh those days are past now. I dread the day when a loud person next to me is on their phone bragging about his/her feats at altitude while I’m trying to sleep. How did you survive the 20-yr GTE Airfone era? How...

Jump to post
by Polot
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1448
Views: 510151

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Didn't know that; is Airbus not entering this race at all, in which case can we take it that the 778X has it "in the bag" as far as Qantas is concerned? Airbus is in the running, but proposing a modified -1000 ULR or a ULH -900 more akin to the original -900R (basically a -1000 shrink), I...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1448
Views: 510151

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

QR has caught up a lot but is still behind. To put it in perspective, Airbus is delivering MSNs in the 230 range right now. There are still 8 QR frames undelivered of MSN 215 or lower. The QR 359 backlog should clear by year end. The QR 35J backlog should clear by Q1-2019. On the A35J front, CX has...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 3956

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

You always have to be careful, sometimes it is personal & few analists apologize later on. Wut? ( ref: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist ) Yes, that can be a personal reason to leave. Specially if they even didn't apologized after. Maybe, but the optics don’t look good (no...

Jump to post
by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16362

Re: American A333s

Well, they fitted the B773ER with heavy premium though. A333 only have business, economy + and economy normal. The A333s don’t even have economy +, AA just gave the Y+ designation to the seats that always have more legroom (bulkhead and exit rows). Personally speaking, since they have houng A332, t...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96286

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors. https://i.imgur.com/pBNlSvE.png The Airbus fleet is being repainted at an average of 2 per week now; they'll all be done in short order. So they’ll all be repainted by the beginning of the summer season. Th...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13502

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

By the way, how do you "force" an airline to order 737-900ER? I guess make them an offer they cannot refuse (speculation was they received a 51% discount, though considering the massive and long-term backlogs for both families (old and new engines) from both OEMs, this might very well be ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

Interestingly I don't think Southwest is as cheap as it used to be. It’s not but they are still fairly in expensive for most trans cons and near transcon. People in the East coast/Midwest primarily go to Southern California for the “SoCal” experience- ie Venice beach, Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo drive...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

There are fewer people in the western US, hence the smaller presence. Long flights with low fares is not a great recipe for success so the ULCC minimize the amount they fly. Spirit hits many of the major eastern US cities from LAX. Also it is not like the eastern US is lacking in theme parks and bea...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16362

Re: American A333s

AA hasn’t replaced any 77Es yet. Sure you can lease cheap A330s but why? They just ordered more 787s to eventually replace the 767s and A333s. Yes they could maybe replace them faster with leased A330s, but you guys don’t seem to get that AA wants to cut (future) capacity some. They don’t want ~25 ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16362

Re: American A333s

I think the original plan was to get rid of the 333s quickly because of the small fleet however the plans got reshuffled earlier this year with the expanded 788/789 order, instead of rushing out the 333, they decided to fast track the 763 retirements with 788 replacements and later replace the 333 ...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16362

Re: American A333s

Granted, the benefits of fleet standardization seem to be overstated, but i would think there would be benefit to keeping them given the large number of new narrowbody Airbii that AA has placed into service recently. A320 series Captain to A330 series Captain is probably much quicker than A320 seri...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16362

Re: American A333s

To be fair though, the -300 fits their European routes pretty nicely. The 3000nm-4000nm operations between JFK/PHL/MIA and Europe/South America seems more viable with A330-300 or B767-300ER. It also probably doesn't hurt that the A333 seats 13 less pax than the 77W. Must have quite a good casm. Wel...

Jump to post
by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10589

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...

Jump to post