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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

They are bleeding on DAL routes. I don't see how the AS brand fixes it. Do you think that the bleeding would stop upon a move to KDFW? If not, maybe service to NYC and DC is the problem. It technically could, as consolidating to one airport saves on cost. Especially if they end up cutting half the ...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 90
Views: 6583

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

... The primarily point isn't to share risk, it is to combine the marketing and network strengths of the airlines involved to make routes more attractive/profitable. The revenue sharing is to ensure that everyone puts their full weight behind the partnership and help avoid internal and external con...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

bob75013 wrote:
You like KDFW. I don't

I have never been to Dallas and am completely indifferent on DFW vs DAL and which one AS chooses. I'm was pointing out that LGA/DCA route decisions (which is where this thread was heading) are independent of DFW/DAL decisions (the purpose of this thread).

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

If slot restrictions come into play, it makes a difference DAL/DFW are both in perimeter. There are no further restrictions on where AS/VX can operate out of LGA/DCA with those slots other than that perimeter restriction. They are not locked into a certain route/airport. The point is that slot rest...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

I don't see how the DAL decision relates to the LGA/DCA decision. AS can just as easily decide to keep operating them via Dallas but switch them to DFW. If slot restrictions come into play, it makes a difference DAL/DFW are both in perimeter. There are no further restrictions on where AS/VX can ope...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger
Replies: 40
Views: 3788

Re: Status of Alaska Airlines at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field with AS-VX merger

I don't see how the DAL decision relates to the LGA/DCA decision. AS can just as easily decide to keep operating them via Dallas but switch them to DFW.

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 83
Views: 10502

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

Nobody would be willing to go through the trouble of getting the BR700 on the C Series just for HA. Other than possibly being good at quick turnarounds after very short flights (a VERY niche market) it has no other commercial appeal.

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 89
Views: 14762

Re: A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

PW100 wrote:
Wayfarer515 wrote:
Here are some BF and BT figures for the B version:

Maybe it's just me, but would appreciate if you expand on what BF and BT means in this context?

I think he means block fuel/block time.

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 90
Views: 6583

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Keep in mind that DL must operate MSP-HND at least through ~summer '18, or else AA automatically gets the slot for DFW-HND (backup authority valid for 2 years). The DOT did not go into much clarification on what it considers "significant deviations" from DL's MSP proposal; I'm not sure if ...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 90
Views: 6583

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

jumbojet wrote:
Its a major downgrade for Diamonds because it essentially lessens the value of DL's global upgrade certificates.

And you think with a KE JV DL will now start caring about that?

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 70
Views: 8632

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

I believe AS will borrow an idea used by AA and create a new regional carrier based, say, in SFO and call it Virgin America. Branson gets his fees based on the revenues generated by the new Virgin branded regional carrier, and not mainline AS. Why would AS create a new carrier requiring them to giv...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 8443

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

There are use it or lose it clauses. You can't just buy a slot to reserve a spot.

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50206

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

enorloz wrote:
when ryanair will recive the first max?

Not until 2019. They have to wait until the MAX 200 is built and certified (not that that will be difficult).

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FED EX Fleet Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: FED EX Fleet Questions

FedEx still have 69 new 767Fs left to be delivered per Boeing's website as of end of the month February. One or two may have been delivered this month.

39 have been delivered + FedEx has several 2nd hand ones.

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9190

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

Would it be more attractive to business people if the route is made LCY-LGA? Granted, LGA's parameter rule and domestic status would prevent this, but what if the flight makes a stopover at YHZ? Then it can use pre-clearance at YHZ for westbound and the service stays "domestic" and within...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders
Replies: 38
Views: 7897

Re: NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

Any chance Amazon would take them? Why would UPS let Amazon - a company rapidly turning in to a competitor - have their aircraft options? If you saw the belt at my UPS facility this morning you would have trouble calling Amazon a competitor. That just proves that UPS would not be interested in givi...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 83
Views: 10502

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

Assuming geared turbofans can actually handle it. GTFs also get hot like high-bypass engines, because at the end of the day it is still a high bypass engine. PW is still having trouble getting the engines to work reliably under typical A320 flight conditions/utilization; I have my doubts that the PW...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 89
Views: 14762

Re: A new milestone for Sukhoi Superjet - Brussels Airlines

The Mexican low cost airline INTERJET also operate the Sukhoi-SSJ-100-95B-Superjet-100, they ordered thirty aircraft of which 22 are in service with another 8 yet to be delivered. Are all 22 still in service? What happened to XA-PBA after it hit the jetbridge... was 4O able to repair it? From a qui...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 52
Views: 1053

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I flew an American Eagle (PSA) CRJ-900 (N571NN) to CLT on a business trip last fall, then 4 days later flew the exact same plane on the return route. I don't usually pay that much attention to registration, but the plane had really squeaky brakes so after the return flight (with the squeaky brakes a...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9190

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

Isn't BA down to only 1x LCY-JFK a day/ 6x weekly, with one A318 always basically sitting around doing nothing? Just something to think about and temper your expectations. If that's true, it makes sense because the A318s should be up for their first heavy checks. The schedule has been like that sin...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9190

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

Isn't BA down to only 1x LCY-JFK a day/ 6x weekly, with one A318 always basically sitting around doing nothing?

Just something to think about and temper your expectations.

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by Polot
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years since Tenerife
Replies: 43
Views: 6832

Re: Was Van Zanten to blame?

Solely? No. Was he a big factor? Definitely.

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with underbelly branding
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Undercarriage branding

YYCowboy wrote:
Has Air Canada got something like this going with the new livery?

Yes, they have the maple leaf roundel on the belly.

It is a growing trend that started with Emirates. QR and DL also do it now, along with countless other airlines other people can mention.

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-300 Update
Replies: 15
Views: 4080

Re: United 757-300 Update

Do any 752s or 753s currently flying have scimitars? If so would someone post a link to an image? I don't believe any have split scimitar winglets (with the downward strake), but UA has been retrofitting their 752s with the new scimitar blended winglets (top of winglet different): 4263365 AFAIK the...

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 168
Views: 21613

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

How much of that extra volume in the circular version is useful though, versus just being wasted dead volume? if you look at the A320 X-section there isn't much wasted volume. If any. A flat oval may place pax more efficiently ( though I doubt that) but you loose any sane storage for bags. It would...

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 168
Views: 21613

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

No tube fuselage is much more effective than the circular version. a 8m circular fuselage that is 20m long has a volume of 1005 m³ and an external area of 502,6 m² an oval fuselage of 8x7 m that is 20m long has a volume of 754m³ and an external area of 442 m² 1005/754 = 1,333 502,6/442 = 1,137 the ...

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: Are Airlines paying a Maintenance Fee to Airbus, Boeing & Co

So basically if the development cost went out of the roof (like what happened on 787), manufacturers are still hoping to make some good chunks of profit by their tech support and documentations? Yes. Boeing and Airbus make a ton of money supporting the frames in service, especially when the plane i...

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by Polot
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 18876

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

good point, but if you shorten the fuselage, doesnt that mean you need to increase tail size? The needed tail size is dependent on the engine thrust. If engines are the same then yes shorter fuselage needs larger tail, but as a MoM would have less powerful engines than the A330/787 is can likely ge...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19702

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Why do people keep saying VX wasn't profitable? Look at their financials. It's not like they were in a state of impending doom or questioned their ability to continue to operate (aka Sears) so maybe there are other motives for the sale i.e. institutional holders pressured the board to either grow o...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 4034

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

Hi I need to know the Star alliance livery rules. There was a pdf of the requirements floating around on the web a few years ago. From memory, I believe the rule was 10% of each fleet type that flies internationally is supposed to be in the alliance livery. Of course, if you were at 8% and painting...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.

The main factor is whether or not you need ULDs. An A320 family plane can accept the LD3-45, while the 737 can only accept bulk. That is why almost all major European flag carriers (with the exception of KLM and LOT Polish) operate Airbus narrow-body planes, while Norwegian and Ryanair have selecte...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: A320 or 737, how to decide between them.

Available fleet (might have a spare A320 sitting in hub X at the time available to operate a new flight), capacity requirements (738 generally seat slightly more than A320, A321 more than 739), product requirements (if product on two planes differ), performance on route (one may have lower fuel burn...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19702

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

AS had a chance to do something bold and they didn't. I suppose building a solidly profitable airline doesn't pass for "bold" these days. Either way, Alaska has clearly decided that it's more in the business of making money than value-diluting "differentiation." Again, that is a...

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by Polot
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

Look again Dutchy: Yes indeed, - in 2017 --> a/c a A332 is apparently 241m That $241m is for 1 A332 PLUS 3 A321neo's Assuming the A321s are $50m that makes the A332 $91m, a bit higher than speculated above but not way out of line considering the unknowns involved. Gemuser I imagine the capex for th...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 18876

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

Airbus is in a very good position to combat whatever comes out of Seattle. If Boeing go for a widebody aircraft, Airbus could re-engineer the A330 with a smaller and maintain commonality wit the A330. If Boeing go for a narrowbody, Airbus could re-engineer the A321 with a bigger wing and maintain c...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

For the raw airframe, $79 million for an A330-800 is probably about right. You then need to add to that the separate CAPEX for the engines, APU, cabin, electronics, landing gear and other Buyer Furnished Equipment. That probably is another $50-80 million. Also note that the capex figure doesn't inc...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

The capex figure cannot be the purchase price. At $140 million the A338 would almost be as expensive as the 787-9 , that cannot be right. Capital expenditures would also include the purchase of spare parts, simulators etc. Everything you need to introduce a new aircraft into the fleet. I'm not even...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

You can't really get that information at the total price HA is paying per a plane from that though. Unless, for example, HA is paying significantly more for their single A321neo in 2020 versus their 8 in 2018

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Delta and United switch gates at EWR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: Could Delta and United switch gates at EWR?

Step down for Delta and a split operation involving towing for international arrivals. UA probably has to make it worth Deltas while... Delta already does that. B1, where Delta is located, is not connected to the FIS, only B2/B3. I believe DL's international arrivals usually use B2. They still use ...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 87
Views: 11911

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

In the case of the U.S., would that mean that Bermuda II would come back into play? Further, I seem to recall that the EU had some say over LHR. Remember that only PA and TW (later UA and AA) could fly into Heathrow, and only from certain U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francis...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 87
Views: 11911

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Except they categorize Ryanair as a UK airline. Ireland, where they based, is not planning to exit the EU. So it would mainly effect UK domestic routes. However, in the end we might end up with a open skies solution anyway, or some other agreement. For instance Norway is not part of EU, but Norwegi...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 87
Views: 11911

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Nothing the article says is technically wrong. If the EU and UK don't reach an agreement than UK majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-EU (unless they are 5th freedom flights assuming the EU gives UK 5th freedom rights) and EU majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-UK. But surely...

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by Polot
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
Replies: 87
Views: 11911

Re: UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes

Nothing the article says is technically wrong. If the EU and UK don't reach an agreement than UK majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-EU (unless they are 5th freedom flights assuming the EU gives UK 5th freedom rights) and EU majority airlines will not be able to fly intra-UK.

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by Polot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38838

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

VS11 wrote:
So the suspense can drag for another year or so.... :shakehead:

I doubt the suspense will drag on that long. I suspect we will officially know where UA's head is at by the end of the year at the latest.

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by Polot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38838

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

So what is the cut-off date by which United (or any airline) needs to commit to a plane before it starts getting built? How long does it take to build an A350? How many months in advance do manufacturers need to plan for a plane to start the manufacturing process? The UA A350 EIS is 2018 which is a...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38838

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Let's not forget this is pretty much uniquely American thing. We don't hear it about European carriers Boeing orders and why they should be cancelled. That is because right now there are no rumors of a European carrier cancelling a Boeing order. Keep in mind we are not having this discussion becaus...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50206

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Why is there such a large gap between certification and first delivery? Well for starters since the plane is running ahead of the initial schedule (Boeing was originating targeting 3Q2017 EIS, while acknowledging that if things go smoothly they may delivery it earlier) the airlines may not be fully...

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by Polot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3745

Re: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy

According to wikipedia (I know...) Malindo was going to rebrand to Batik Air Malaysia, thus becoming full service, but that plan was put on hold. Is that rebranding still happening, or is Batik Air Malaysia now being added in addition to Malindo (There is currently a 737MAX painted in Batik Air Mala...

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by Polot
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 381
Views: 32784

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

IATA is a trade organization, not a legal authority. Things like US DOT, Transport Canada, UK CAA, etc are the ones that define that is permissible or not. Personally, I am not aware of such restriction for check luggage. Airlines cannot accept such shipments as cargo on passenger aircraft, but not...

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