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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 90
Views: 16546

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethio...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 54
Views: 9164

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them. The A330F and 777F are both MD11/A300 replacements for freight operators. I'm sure that there will eventually be an A350F and 787F, but there's not a huge demand for these yet or A/B would be developing...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 46
Views: 7223

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Opting for the CRJ900/E175 is likely a mix of wanting a larger premium cabin and the flexibility to convert them to 76 seats if scope is ever relaxed. Exactly. Furthermore that flexibility probably increases the resale value up to a point of lowering total ownership costs - in the case of a lease a...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 46
Views: 7223

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Why? No one builds a 70 seat jet, which is what these are replacing. Your choice is a 70 seat CR9 or a 70 seat 175, and the 70 seat CR9 has better economics. The CRJ700 and E170 are 70 seaters and both are still available for sale (not that anyone buys them). Opting for the CRJ900/E175 is likely a ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 46
Views: 7223

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

I guess with fuel going up I am a little surprised they would buy an aircraft hamstrung with a poor seat:weight ratio. I suspect these planes will not have a long life. Why? No one builds a 70 seat jet, which is what these are replacing. Your choice is a 70 seat CR9 or a 70 seat 175, and the 70 sea...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 177
Views: 17159

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It's conceivable that David Neeleman starts this carrier to access and promote markets B6 would like in order to later sell the airline to B6. For example, secondary markets in the west like Burbank so that B6 can flourish on both coasts. Why? People have to remember David Neeleman has no current c...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 54
Views: 9164

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Good. Congrats Boeing and Fedex. What happens to the 777 freighters when 777X line is in full swing? Mitsubishi is on contract to produce 777 metal wings as long is there is demand on a certain allowed ramp down rate. Eventually there will be a 778F. That plane is perfect for hauling cargo. But Boe...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 177
Views: 17159

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It's conceivable that David Neeleman starts this carrier to access and promote markets B6 would like in order to later sell the airline to B6. For example, secondary markets in the west like Burbank so that B6 can flourish on both coasts. Why? People have to remember David Neeleman has no current c...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 16998

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

The thing is, Airbus and Boeing tend to ignore the Tim Hepher's of this world and rename a project in an eye blink. Network developments and conservative scenario's often are a better base to predict fleet development. Alternatively you can select (unconfimed) qoutes strenghtening your case and gen...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 19520

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

I do not believe that Neeleman has any current connection to JetBlue. :checkmark: Moxy has about as much to do with JetBlue as they do with Southwest Airlines, and as a public company B6 can’t really order planes “by proxy.” Why would they anyways, what would JetBlue get out of hiding an order for ...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 16998

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Prost wrote:
I know what an engine pip is, but what exactly does the acronym stand for? Sorry for derailing the conversation, but I’m not phrasing my google query appropriately.

Performance Improvement Package.

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 16998

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How are they going to achieve it? There aren't really much space for a 4th or more ACT in the belly and they aren't redesigning the wing - so what are they going to do? Who said they aren't redesigning the wing? I've heard rumors from in the industry that they are in fact looking into this. The art...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

I might get flamed for this, but I think it has some merit... even if it's slightly off topic. Ever since it's inception, I always thought that a reliable passenger version of Osprey V-22 would have been a perfect fit for a JFK/EWR-Manhattan route able to carry a more substantial amount of passenge...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 177
Views: 17159

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

C Series 300 would work well and the future secondary airports that they should focus on in the long run for 'hub like operations' are as follows: West coast - SJC or OAK + BUR Midwest - MDW or MCI South - SAT (San Antonio) + SFB (Orlando Sanford) East Coast - BWI I’m not sure focusing on WN strong...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18309

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

2 A "regional" people-mover if the re-sized fuselage was mated to A350-900 underpinnings and engine. Essentially an A350-900 stretch, sized to beat the B787-10. Both for a single investment in a fuselage length midway between two already in-service lengths. There may be a business case he...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19175

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Farnborough will make or break the A330NEO. :( The big decision will be Indigo. Indigo airlines is going more to a purchase outright model versus their prior sales/leaseback. However, they need financing flexibility and the option for sales leaseback... Lightsaber Why does Indigo need a large A330N...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14322

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Iran Air should have paid Airbus some deposit or Advance so they could have taken some more A330's and A321. Iran Air is not flushed with cash to pay for all these planes, and Airbus already has their near future production slots filled for other orders. Iran air has struggled to get financing and ...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19175

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Farnborough will make or break the A330NEO. :( The big decision will be Indigo. Indigo airlines is going more to a purchase outright model versus their prior sales/leaseback. However, they need financing flexibility and the option for sales leaseback... Also most A330neo leasing orders were in fact...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2276

Re: RR Ambitions

GE decided to go for the 777 and opted out of the A350 and A330NEO. If that was a good idea, time will tell. Some how I seem to recall GE being on the A350 and Airbus then demanding that they must provide and engine for all version or none at all, maybe it is a European thing where that change is l...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96009

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

How many hours / cycles does this bird have up? might be a cheap way into the ultimate personal jet... Dr. Peters already tried this. The recruited a Swiss company to sell it as a VVIP-jet. There was an article about it one or two years ago and - of course ;-) - a corresponding thread here on a.net...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19175

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Posters here seem to try to put a negative spin on leasing companies having ordered the A330neo. I hardly expect them to having done this orders without an idea who they would lease the frames to. Well, fact of the matter is, whether leasing companies were sure of their ability to place A330neos or...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5329

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Its not going to go anywhere. With the pilot shortage and the move by airlines for regional planes with more than 50 seats, the days of 19-37 seats are over. How about currently <19 seats market? Those that rely on the <19 seat market can’t afford new jets. That is the trouble with the market. A ~7...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19175

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The main point in this discussion here I do not understand, is talking as there have not been any orders for A330neo for quite a while. The last firm orders are from December 2017, that is not long ago. A net total of 0 orders since the January 2017 is of course a good number..... You can't deny th...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19175

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I think with the ones currently on order it will be cheap to lease because the companies that already ordered are desperate to place the planes and get any return at all. Even an argument that small poor airlines can’t afford 787 lease rates so it’s the A330 or nothing doesn’t work out really. I th...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 325629

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Aircellist wrote:
Looking at the ACAPS, what is the interest of WV017? MTOW of 210T, with MZFW of 195.7T…

A350R (Regional version, not ULR version proposed at program launch). SQ will be getting some starting later this year.

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8740

Re: What airliner is this?

727LOVER wrote:
Certainly an airline would recognize it's own aircraft. Wouldn't the airline have contacted the authorities saying...THAT'S OUR PLANE!

I doubt anybody at Avianca is really paying attention to Dutch police investigations.

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8740

Re: What airliner is this?

In the replies I see A318, A319, A320 and A321 as possible candidates. Can this be narrowed down? And is Avianca really the only option? Maybe frequent fliers or cabin crew might help. Did someone already report his findings to the police? It is definitely not an A320 or A321. Nowhere in the middle...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6479

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reported a loss for the FY2017 at $1.62bln down from $1.95bln. The airline has carried a total of 18.6 million passengers with an average LF at 78.5%. source: etihad.com So last year for every passenger they carried they lost 87$!!! WOW,...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 273
Views: 23571

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Wow so DL is completely giving up on nonstop HKG-US?

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15093

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

What plane is best for 500-1000NM flights. I guess I don't know, it's not an easy to answer question, you can't look at seperate city pairs in isolation. It depends on also changing capacity requirements, cargo opportunity, noise restrictions, longer term fleet commonality & network flexibility...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37958

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Boeing can’t dictate anything like that. EY’s 787 order no doubt has cancellation clauses, and EY is free to use them no matter if they cancel A350 too or not. If EY 77X’s have cancellation penalties and Boeing agrees to waive them as some gesture of goodwill or something they are going to be less ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37958

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

indeed 777X is the first one on the list https://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-defer-boeing-777x-orders-sources-idUSKBN1J92FF Makes complete sense. If I were Boeing, I’d take the hit but tell them I’d want to see a one for one...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 325629

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The front page states: "The content of this document is the property of Airbus. It is s...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8740

Re: What airliner is this?

I don’t think that is a map. It looks like something from a TV show/movie/advertisement.

Also image enhancement software does not work like on TV. It is not zoom and enhance and presto crystal clear image.

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96009

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Yes, but to be fair: they are part of the early batch....the so-called "terrible teens". Compare that to the B787 program, 2 aircraft never even made it this long: one has been parted out, the other frame has been parked at a museum yonks ago. I think the early commercially sold A380`s ha...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17958

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

Airbus updated their ACAPS (http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf) They use 173 seats (80 J, 93 Y) for their standard ULR configuration. The forward cargo hold is also deactivate...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 325629

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The forward cargo hold on the ulr will not be active. I think this is what the SQ CEO meant ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15093

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I can see KLM looking for Aircraft in the A321/737-10 size for their medium range (Middle East, Africa) and high volume city pairs in Europe. I assume a lot depends on the 737-10 real performance in terms of payload range for heavier flights to the south. KLM doesn't use AKH containers / pallets, b...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96009

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Yes, but to be fair: they are part of the early batch....the so-called "terrible teens". Compare that to the B787 program, 2 aircraft never even made it this long: one has been parted out, the other frame has been parked at a museum yonks ago. I think the early commercially sold A380`s ha...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26288

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

i) leave the A330ceo family doing what is already does so effectively in the short-medium range space, (with a bit of polishing-up where opportune), and The A330ceo had no long term future for significant new orders as it’s fuel inefficiency catches it up to it and Boeing worked through the 787’s p...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18473

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

BOS-ICN seems like a better fit for KE’s 789 fleet than DL’s A350s or 777s.

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17958

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

OEW rule of thumb is 1/2% fuel consumption improvement for every 1% weight reduction. 3% fuel consumption reduction is a big hurdle to achieve with weight reduction - especially for a new plane being modified for the longest flights. The cabin layout choosen should reduce OEW significantly. If his ...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18473

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

DL has to be careful with the HND slot. The DOT made it clear that they were tired with the games that DL played with the old DTW/SEA slot and gave AA backup authority for DFW-HND if DL messed around with MSP-HND. That authority had a time limit (expiring soon if not already), but there is no guaran...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26288

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

With system-wide Average Load Factors for most long-haul carriers in the 80th percentile, by definition, on average 24 of those extra 30 seats are going out loaded. Surely? Err, that's not how Math works :) A better argument is that a majority of long hauls today are performed by 77W, and 80% LF me...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26288

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

"Capability" is not just how far an airliner can fly but also how much it can carry over this distance. On average A350-900 can carry 30 more passengers than 787-9 for ~400nm further and if these 30 passengers can be filled consistently it is the more appropriate aircraft. The claim "...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4776

Re: Spirit announces GSO

https://www.facebook.com/FlyFromPTI/.

FLL, MCO, and TPA.


Worked for Continental Lite.

CO Lite was 20 years ago, and NK is not an airline within an airline masquerading as something low cost.
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MO11 wrote:
uncgso wrote:
Press conference going on now live https://www.facebook.com/FlyFromPTI/.

FLL, MCO, and TPA.


Worked for Continental Lite.

CO Lite was 20 years ago, and NK is not an airline within an airline masquerading as something low cost.

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17958

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

5% on a still quite new design seems like fantasy to me. IMU Zeke attributed this "5%" to the A350-900 ULR . this could come about as: 1+% aero, 1+% engine sfc, couple percent via OEW reductions? Where is Zeke getting this “5%” from though, because he is the only source that I can find th...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 272
Views: 66427

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

I think the BOC Aviation 787 order was another order transfer. 6 UFO 787s matches the reports about Vistara, but they were said to be looking between the 789 and 787-10. The 2 788s suggest it is probably a top off from an existing 788/789 customer.

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17958

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

I might have missed something in this thread, where is this 5% improvement number coming from exactly? No idea. 1% was quoted for the aerodynamics and RR quotes another 1% for the engine PIP . 5% on a still quite new design seems like fantasy to me. That also matches what was being said about the A...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17958

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

The wing changes (new sharklet and retwist) apparently give about 1 percent improvement https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/01/new-pictures-changed-sharklets-a350/ So the other 4 percent has to come from the engine. Haven't heard anything about that. Is it limited to the XWB-97 or will it be on the XWB-...

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