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by Polot
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6626

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

tjh8402 wrote:
BAINY3 wrote:
I wonder where the A330s for this are coming from elsewhere in the schedule.


Isn't DL continuing to take delivery of new A333s?

No. As I mentioned earlier DL has taken delivery of all their new A333s and has none left on order.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Something else that doesn't feel right is that DL will have just cut PHL-LHR in March. Presumably that capacity reduction will still be working its way through the PHL market; even if PHL-CDG is underperforming now, why not wait and see how many LHR passengers switch to CDG? PHL-LHR is basically al...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6626

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Interesting....Is this partly due to DL taking deliveries of the additional A330-300's it ordered? Not exactly certain how adding the A330 on the JFK-LHR route aligns DL to VS. The seats may look similar but the on board products are very different in all classes. DL's last A333 was delivered back ...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 288
Views: 56302

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Two years ago, I don't think anyone thought that DAL would keep their 747s longer than UAL (albeit by only about 40 days). To be honest given how much UA had been talking about replacing them and the complete lack of a Y interior overhaul I think most people 2 years ago expected UA to get rid of th...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3583
Views: 1147787

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Thank you very much for the info. Do you also happen to know WHY they're primering the "plastics"? Alumin(i)um is coated to avoid oxidation... oxidization?... whichever is correct. But plastics don't really oxidize, do they? In today's world where "one olive saves 100 million" (...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 188
Views: 18177

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I plan to take a good portion of my BA gains and move it to EADS as I think the latter is now undervalued. In other words I think the 321NEO and 350 issues will be ironed out resulting in improved earnings growth. I did the same. Uh oh, make sure you disclose that you are an Airbus shareholder in a...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies

First, does anyone know why Ecuador and Argentina are excluded? I assume politics. No open skies between those countries and the US, if I remember correctly. I am more than a bit skeptical that those promised benefits for the consumer will materialize. JVs elsewhere seem to be a pretty good deal fo...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

LATAM did not order both. TAM from Brazil ordered the A350. Lan from Chile ordered the 787. Then the two airlines merged and created LATAM. By that standard, AA didn't order both (US ordered A350) and UA didn't order both (CO ordered 787). I believe UA ordered both the 787 and A350 at the same time...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: A340-600 Overwing Exit Door and Modified Cowling?

The overwing exit wasn't an oversight. Airbus hoped to make them optional, so operators who didn't need the excess capacity could opt out of them and save weight. The FAA refused to give an exemption in regards to exit spacing however, so the option was dropped with only the prototype built lacking ...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 188
Views: 18177

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

But let's not forget that the A330NEO programme itself has sailed into headwinds on the execution front, specifically with delays of a year+ in the Trent 7000. The A330-900 should be in service now. It hasn't even flown yet. Those that argue that one of its biggest selling points is availability sh...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3583
Views: 1147787

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

BREECH wrote:
Could someone enlighten me a bit. I used to see unpainted planes in green. These days they're beige-ish. Is this the actual colo(u)r of the composites they're using or is it primer?

primer

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by Polot
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: 767-300ER Replacement for LATAM BRAZIL(JJ) Fleet

A380MSN004 wrote:
And btw, why the A332 of LATAM Brazil have left the fleet? They were 2002 - 2003 built as far as I know.
Economic reason?

Older, did not fit with the rest of the LATAM fleet, too big when Brazil was struggling (if they had been reconfigured to remove the F class).

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by Polot
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 188
Views: 18177

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

The 330 NEO was just an airbus insurance policy in case 350 had the same development problems as 787 Sorry, but this sounds like "revisionist history" to me. I was here on a.net throughout all the discussions as the A330neo was being formulated, and I can't even recall the "insurance...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 188
Views: 18177

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

I have always guessed that all 787 production would move to South Carolina as the final assembly building would only need 1 spot added to the building to allow for 2 separate lines. That way they could use the Everett line for the new plane. I doubt that would ever happen (all 787 production moved ...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

How considerable is 'considerably'? According to fuel consumption data posted here and elsewhere the 789 burns 5400-5600kg per hour. The 359 burns 5800kg per hour. That works out to 4-5% lower fuel burn for the 789. That equates to tens of millions of dollars over the life of the frame. If the 789 ...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The 789 has replaces some 77E routes, not 767. It's really semantics that some 787s are now flying routes that were previously flown by 77Es (which are now flying other routes). Answer a simple question: As AA has taken on 787s, which planes are being retired from the fleet? But it does play a role...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 455
Views: 59182

Re: A400M Update

Yes, so? Military hardware is also a source of innovation money spend locally. You have seen it with the KC-45 saga, unacceptable for US politicians that the European a/c was chosen. So what is the problem here? There is no problem with it, as long as you recognize it. You also have to recognize th...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

As has been made clear in this thread, so far the 789s have replaced 767s, and for that role it is a great plane. Since the 359 is already on order, why not use it where it is most useful, replacing the 77E fleet? Again though, it comes down to how much AA actually needs the 77E's capabilities, and...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 53
Views: 10305

Re: United not looking at C Series

Would like to see AA go for the 737-7.5MAX or whatever the designation is for the stretch 737-700. It would match the seating of the MD-80's which by the way, I hate to see go. Hasn't the A319 already replaced most of the Mad Dogs at AA? Along with A321s and 738s (AA hasn't received a A319 in 2 yea...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37648

Re: Future of 777X

The 777-300ER is too big for VA. I expect them to go for A350-900s as a fleet replacement eventually (especially since they also have A330-200s to replace on Asian routes, and the A350-900 is commonly used on Australia-Asia flying... so the fleet gets simplified/homogenized AND the Too Much Airplan...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The question arises, is there cargo opportunity for AA. If so, replacing a 777-200ER by a 787-9 is cutting revenue cargo in half. If that would be the goal, it wouldn't matter. But personally I doubt that. http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/PR-images/Infographic_640x989.jpg I think the cas...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm sure AA could swap those 359 orders for more A321Neo's if they wanted. As always with these contracts, RR is the biggest obstacle. Converting to A330neo could be an easier alternative. If Rolls Royce engines are the obstacles on the A350 why would they not be an obstacle on A330neo. They are RR...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Why? With all those 787-9s, it seems like the replacement is clear. It seems to me the 787s are replacing 767s. AA hasn't replaced any 77Es yet. 787s are replacing a mix of 777/767 routes, with displaced 777s also helping to fill in lost 767 capacity (in addition to greater 777 utilization as AA co...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

A350 can carry twice the cargo compared to 789 on top of 300 passengers on long flights. While that is probably possible based on weight for a narrow set of routes and requirements, its worth nothing that the 787-9 and A350-900 both can take the same number of LD3s (36). In typical operations the A...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

texl1649 wrote:
Why would rolls agree to either option?

Well with Option #2 they are still getting money/business as the A330neo is RR powered...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 59251

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

jgcotter wrote:
At this time I show 14 738s remaining for delivery; 5 Current Engine Options and 9 MAX.

Well AA has 100 MAXs, soon 99, left for delivery. I think he meant the 738NGs only.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 288
Views: 56302

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

DL hasn't flown the 744 on JFK-TLV for several years now (regularly scheduled at least).

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66470

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

DL leasing the C Series "extremely" cheap from a Canadian lessor will just shift the target of price dumping from BBD to the Canadian lessor, and in that case you might also have some American leasing companies join Boeing in being upset. If the leasing company has no other customer, how ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66470

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

An entity based in Canada cannot fly US domestic. Is it the lessor that is considered to fly the aircraft? Or is it the lessee? Or does it depend on a shade of grey between fully dry and fully wet leasing? Ah, I see what they are saying now. Anyways Russian airlines do that to circumvent taxes on r...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 505
Views: 66470

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

vfw614 wrote:
The best solution is to lease Cs100 to Delta ia an entity based in Canada and the problem will be solved … that is how Russian airlines are operating using Irish lease companies


Any thoughts on this?

An entity based in Canada cannot fly US domestic.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9310

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I'm of the opinion that places like CLT and SLC pull way above their weight because of market dominance by the hub carrier . . . And those hub carriers have such size/market dominance because there are few viable and competitive alternative hub locations in the Southeast and especially Rocky Mounta...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Perhaps the PMUS pricing was so low that Airbus would welcome cancellation?? The problem is Airbus doesn't want to be locked out of AA's widebody fleet. We are talking about one of the largest airlines in the world here. So they will fight to make sure AA sticks with the A350 or convert to A330neo ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 67
Views: 14862

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

Can you see that no matter how many jets there may be, none of them are turboprops? Most potential operators will not select a ATR100 just because it is a turboprop. They are going to compare how the numbers (and potential routes/operations) stack up against other 100 seaters whether they are also ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Avianca news

Avianca Brasil not Colombia, when making "Avianca" statements distinguish please. I'm confused on how you are so sure it is Avianca Brazil flying BOG-GRU and BOG-VVI (note: BOG is in Colombia) as mentioned in the OP. Anyways Avianca Brazil (Oceanair) is being folded into Avianca holdings....

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 4587

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

IIRC the issue was that overall A319s worked better at Rouge versus at AC over the A321 at Rouge versus at AC . In other words, AC Group saw greater improvement in economics when shifting the A319 away from mainline to Rouge. So when the Rouge fleet was capped at 50 it made more sense to have more A...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

KarelXWB wrote:
In my opinion you should include a column for arm rest width as Airbus only uses 1.5" on the A350 (and perhaps other aircraft too).

The A350 is the only aircraft Airbus uses 1.5" armrests on (for "normal" configurations).

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Europe Shelves Open-Rotor Flight-Test Demonstration
Replies: 15
Views: 1505

Re: Europe Shelves Open-Rotor Flight-Test Demonstration

Wasn't noise the killer in U.D.F. engines when they were previously explored ? There were other problems too, namely greater vibration and stress on the airframe and the fact that UDFs generated a lot of low frequency noise that was extremely annoying to rampers and those around the engines a lot (...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 294
Views: 28777

Re: DL Future Expansion

I cannot find anything about deferring A339s. Ten A359s have been deferred to 2021 or later. When the A339s and the rest of the 242t A338s arrive at Delta, they will allow A359s and 777s to be deployed elsewhere. Perhaps I am mistaken and there has been no deferral of the A339s; sorry if that is th...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Adding to the A350 order would have interesting implications for the fairly young 15 frame A332 fleet. If they think 22 frames is a "small" fleet...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 199
Views: 21174

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-13/american-is-said-to-hold-talks-with-airbus-on-fate-of-a350-deal There's very interesting / raw / unguarded comments from the C-suite in that article: “I don’t like small fleets in an airline our size,” Isom told American pilots at a question-and-an...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150550

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

but in the meantime it could just bounce around their network subbing in for scheduled 738s. The aircraft are not ready yet as the seats are being installed after delivery. Yes, but they have already taken delivery of 2 Max's. I'm not sure it will take 6 months for FlyDubai to get seats in them and...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150550

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Well it says "It is anticipated that the MAX will be used on other services ahead of this date."

Q1 2018 may be when FlyDubai has officially scheduled the aircraft on a route, but in the meantime it could just bounce around their network subbing in for scheduled 738s.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 10707

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague, and then slip the aircraft into the shop for a weekend to put Charlie on the tail once the merger actually happens. AS doesn't have to wait until VX's AOC is officially merged...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150550

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Sooner787 wrote:
Interesting the engine nacelles are white?

Are they actually white or do they just appear that way because they have the parking stand floodlights shining directly on them? They appear to be similar to the illuminated part of the fuselage.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 64
Views: 10707

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Wish they'd put the SF logo on the tail and paint the length/span of the Golden Gate along the fuselage as an orange cheatline... I'm guessing they will have Alaska branding on the tail, because as of right now there is absolutely no airline branding on that design which would render the sponsorshi...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5792

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

waly777 wrote:
There are more carriers than just the ME3 in the gulf region.

Right, but the bulk of the orders from the Gulf region are from the ME3. Everyone knows what Gus Kelly means when he says "Gulf carriers."

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1201
Views: 190932

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Looks like a blast from the past from that angle. Does it have PTVs?

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 8122

Re: Alaska new livery update

More than Aurora, they remind me of the Pacific Northwest - the sky blue and shades of green is so quintessential Washington-Oregon feel! Alaska smashed it outta the park with their livery refresh, and I am so looking forward to see what the A320s look like in those colors! I hope when the first VX...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3583
Views: 1147787

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Well done Airbus Yes indeed. I'm just wondering if this is the first time this or any test airplane transports non airbus/customer employees and press. If there is some kind of permit for it, it might have been waivered for this special circumstance. The A350 is certified and production did not get...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43879

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

I guess this thread is a good indication of what all future threads will look like if a A330ceo customer opts for the 787 over the A330neo. Some people here seem to think the A330neo is smaller/lighter and/or the 787 is larger/heavier than the two planes actually are. This will probably serve as a w...

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