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by Polot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 16471

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I’m no expert, but isn’t a dispatch reliability of <90% pretty awful (especially as that is not including aircraft out for maintence or the nebulous “other work.”)? I was going to comment the same. I can reconcile having a <90% Dispatch Reliability with being a "Money-Maker". Maybe it's a...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 16471

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

I’m no expert, but isn’t a dispatch reliability of <90% pretty awful (especially as that is not including aircraft out for maintence or the nebulous “other work.”)?

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by Polot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10758

Re: Report: New BER airport unliky to open before 2021

Simple answer is to just tear it down and rebuild, this time with a design that does not try and defy the laws of physics when it comes to smoke and fire.

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by Polot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 74
Views: 17787

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

ATR CEO seems to be pushing for a structure change for the company with its own management. Would the desire to launch a new aircraft be one of the reason behind why he would be pushing for such change? http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/atr-ceo-pushes-corporate-changes Yes. Airbus, with their 50% ...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Oooo, I'd like to see that... Just to see if I can see where the section joins are... and if the door arrangements have changed. Honestly, I never saw any images of the finalized design of the 7. There is a 1.17m plug forward of the wing and a 0.76m plug aft of the wing. Two Type III overwing exist...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?
Replies: 74
Views: 17787

Re: ATR Going For All New 100 Seat Turboprop ?

ATR CEO seems to be pushing for a structure change for the company with its own management. Would the desire to launch a new aircraft be one of the reason behind why he would be pushing for such change? http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/atr-ceo-pushes-corporate-changes Yes. Airbus, with their 50% ...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 1562

Re: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

They catered their later products too much to the wants of the UK government owned carriers (whose desires often changed during development) rather than the larger market as a whole.

Also had some bad luck with the Comet that Boeing/Douglas were able to learn from. Downside of being the first mover.

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by Polot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9618

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Well that would depend on whether Amedeo takes delivery of their 20 A380s they technically have on order for this venture. I thought their order of new builds was for conventional leasing... for which they got few takers? It is their order so they can use it for whatever they want- conventional lea...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9618

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

I'm not buying it - especially for the charter market. You're looking at covering a seven-figure rental for a new A380, versus (say) next to nothing for a 747-400. At the low utilization a charter outfit runs, that ownership cost outweighs any savings in operating cost very quickly. No, no, no. Thi...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 53374

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

RAM has a single 744 (CN-RGA), that is presumably what the A380 would replace. The Abu Dhabi government just recently gave Morocco a VIP 748 (CN-MBH) to replace their old VIP 744 (was CN-MBH, now CN-TSD, itself a gift from the Abu Dhabi government). That is for the King. Morocco is not going to used...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 56
Views: 9618

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

Maybe this goes with that “We are currently seeking expressions of interest for current and qualified EASA A380 Captains & First Officers who are interested in joining a new operation in Spring 2018. This incredible opportunity is offering a commuting contract and the chance to operate on behal...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2247
Views: 323940

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Where is Mr Dell 787 ? Is it for personal use or is he putting it for lease ? Any interior pictures available? N28MS seems to be not flying for a while The plane is no longer N28MS. It is now 2-DEER and part of HNA Group subsidiary Deer Jet's fleet. With enough money feel free to charter a trip wit...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Breathe wrote:
But aren't Air Mauritius getting their A330neo's delivered next year? :confused:

Yes, but they are leased (from ALC). Press release meant Air Senegal is the first airline from Africa to directly order the plane.

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by Polot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 271
Views: 44183

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I doubt it will be AF. AFAIK, with the anecdotal exception of Cocorde, AF mainline hasn't flown anything non-GE/CFMI/EA powered for decades. Now, they will be operating RR-powered A350s, so never say never - but still, incorporating PW engines into their MRO / logistics operations could be an issue...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should EK/FZ orders silence US3 attacks on ME3?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Should EK/FZ orders silence US3 attacks on ME3?

The US3 don't care where EK/the ME3 are ordering from, they are not owned by the US government or by Boeing. ME3 ordering from Boeing is not going to change US3's opinion about them.

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by Polot
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 19992

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

res77W wrote:
When was this announced?

Just this week. They are removing F from the planes and making them 2 class.

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7455

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

I find Egypt Air's narrowbody fleet planning bizarre. 737NGs, then A320s, then back to 737NGs (still being delivered), now A320neos. Could be just optimizing the fleet based on mission profile (737 for short flights and A320 for longer sectors). I suspect it mostly comes down to politics and trying...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

The 787-10 still looks to have a not-insignificant advantage on the 251t A330-300 with similar payloads (~45,000kg) based on PIANO-X projections I have seen. It sounds like eight hours is a desired endurance (probably to save on crew rest facilities / blocked seats) more than a hard limitation of t...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Wow! 430 aircraft in one order. Is this the biggest single order ever made? I know it's MoU, but like KarelXWB mentioned.. 99% of MoU get firmed. When speaking of the amount of planes it's indeed the largest single order ever (when firmed). In terms of value that one goes to Boeing and EK when they...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 19186

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

Revo1059 wrote:
Wow, some big $ being dropped on both A&B. I could see the next airshow having no orders. Everyone is tapped out. :lol:

Next major airshow (Farnborough next summer) will hopefully have 797 launch :crossfingers:

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15773

Re: Frontier: say hello to 134 new animals

LPSHobby wrote:
how Indigo is the owner and controls Frontier if a foreigner investor can own olny a maximum 20% stake of a US airline?

Indigo Partners is a US private equity firm. There is no relation with IndiGo Airlines in India.

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

I am not so sure. Bloomberg says the production cuts mean the aircraft is no longer produced at a breakeven cost. Which is likely why EK wants the 10 year guarantee or whatever in the first place. They don't want to get screwed over if in the future Airbus management decides it is no longer worthwh...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15773

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

I am pretty sure in Frontier's case, they will probably replace most of their older frames. Frontier actually already has enough A320neos on order to replace their entire Ceo fleet if they want to. Adding 134 more planes to their orderbook means that F9 is poised for some significant growth, unless...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view
Replies: 46
Views: 3234

Re: Boeing and how it markets its 787 wings from an aerodynamics point of view

It is interesting to note that the B787 wing failed at 154% while the A350 went to 155% and never broke. The 787 wing was brought to 150% and then Boeing stopped, they never broke it. We don't know the ultimate load before it breaks we just know it meets certification standards (Boeing did not want...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1842

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

JFKCMILAXFLL wrote:
Eastern had one other 737, a 738 registered as N283EA. Any word on its fate?

Its been with Nordwind Airlines (VQ-BDC) since April.

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

The problem is, there wasn't a sufficiently powerful engine for an L-1011 sized twin-jet in the early 1970s. I seem to recall later on the programme there was a proposal for a "Bistar" but it didn't leave the drawing board. V/F I am curious how can that be true as the A300 came on the sce...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

If full production of the CSeries shifts to Mobile, because I don't think Airbus would only build the DL frames there, it's a win for BBD, Airbus, and the USA. As an American avgeek that loves his country, it sounds good to me! Well it wouldn't be a win for BBD, as that would only happen when BBD i...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Really? Before there was an A380, EK was flying the 777 with 10 a/b Coach. And how well known was and how was it doing by that time? Emirates was obviously doing well enough, with enough brand recognition, to have ~60 A380s on order before their first delivery along with scores of 77Ws. Keep in min...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103687

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

It is not Sir Tim Clark initiating this bizarre way of seriously displeasing Airbus top brass. Sadly Sir Tim has been reduced to being the mouthpiece to the EK Owners, i.e. top national leader in that state. Meanwhile back in Toulouse, the chances of the A380 line being closed prematurely have incr...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6429

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

I could be wrong, but I don't believe anyone has developed a dense space efficient all aisle access flatbed J seat for narrowbodies yet. If you want that you need to go 1-1, which means either a small J count or a lot of floorspace used at the expense of Y.

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 166
Views: 41242

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

And they're now taking the opportunity to let us know that Hi Fly was never going to be to taking any of their A380s: " Hi Fly is also welcome to have discussions with us after they announced they wanted A380s earlier this year, which at the time some thought would be our aircraft ," he a...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

. Lockheed wanted it to be a widebody, long range airliner. If that rule wasn't in place at the time, possibly the L-1011 (and maybe the DC-10) could have been twin-jets. The engines were not powerful enough for a "long" range twinjet widebody at the time. Also the L-1011 (and DC-10) were...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Buffalomatt1027 wrote:
How about Emirates is pissed that the A380 might stop production sooner than later ...... so canceling the A350 order was a big middle finger to get airbus' act together and take Emirates more seriously.

EK canceled their A350 order 3.5 years ago...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

If Emirates was smart, they would just go with the B777-900 as the A380 replacement. 777 would destroy the Emirates brand. Fleet consisting only from noisy and cramped airliners is not a wise move. However has EK survived with their ~150 777s versus ~100 A380s then? You guys are taking EK’s “need” ...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Understandable. The interior changes are largely useless to EK (they like the grand stair case and won’t go to 11Y) and the winglets are likely only appealing if they were retrofittable.

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Apparently the modified a350 layout was shown too late in the competition to work against the -10 ... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-emirates-faith-in-787-10-closes-window-to-a3-443270/ [ Will try to dig around to get additional details on this 10 abreast A350, I am assuming that t...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 53118

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

How many Cseries could Montreal build per month? If orders continue to trickle in, who will make the decision about a second production line, and where will it be? I presume the US (Airbus), is not an option under this administration. Perhaps Northern Ireland backed by the UK Government? They are a...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The news of the day at Dubai, clearly, is the image Boeing shared of the 77x cockpit, which includes a selector switch for wing tips up or down. This is, of course, the same cockpit from the 767 which was grafted onto the 777, right? Right? The 777 shares the same forward Section 41 as the 767 but ...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103687

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I think this 10 year guarantee doesn't make sense. If EK keeps buying the A380 the line will remain open; that much is obvious. So why the guarantee? It is a nice trap. EK gets 10 year guarantee. EK can then try to order A380s for a ridiculously low price. Airbus then takes a huge loss on those fra...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

IMHO this order will help emirates rightsize it's fleet for some routes. I believe the 787-10 is similar capacity and range as the 777-L but is a much more efficient/modern plane to do so. People often complain when their Emirates route is stuck with the 777-L. On some routes where the 777-300ER is...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2561
Views: 189569

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

From the pics, does it look like Boeing switched to "787 grey/blue" from the old 777 "brown"? If so that is a welcome change. It's actually going to be scarlet red, not brown :D But agreed, fresh and exciting. Makes you think what the next Boeing demo color will be. Those are 78...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Don't underestimate this EK-Airbus thing is a two way street. EK without A380s isn't EK. If EK orders no more A380s, eventually A380s will overfly Dubai. And that's not the plan.. For A380s to overfly Dubai Airbus needs to start selling them in significant quantities to others. So far that has been...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103687

When negotiating, it is best to remember that to make a deal, it has to benefit both sides. It takes two to tango. I think it likely that the offender in this case is the top national leader in that state. Insulting your partner in public can only be done once. I would now be questioning if Emirate...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 63
Views: 8895

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

This hotel isn't an aviation buffs wet dream, it is an airport hotel. Plain and simple. Something virtually every airport in nation has (except JFK and LGA) and something that is sorely needed at JFK. The problem is the owners/operators are not planning on pricing it like an airport hotel. Premium ...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2561
Views: 189569

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

JetBuddy wrote:
Regarding the wingtips, which way are they folding? Down and under the wing, or up and over?

They fold up:

Image

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world’s largest jetliner, the airline’s president said on Monday. https://www.reuters.com/article/emirates-airshow-airline/update-1-airsh...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia to lease A321LR aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Air Arabia to lease A321LR aircraft

RalXWB wrote:
So it is a conversion to the LR?

Not necessarily, ALC could have switched Air Arabia's planes to LRs already in their order pool.

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by Polot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

"Emirates committed to buying $15.1 billion of Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliners. That was similar to the order value that Airbus had planned." I am not sure about listing prices, but looks hard to believe that the cost of 40 787s is the same than +30 A380s (to avoid saying that the maths don't...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53090

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Well thanks for that sass. I thought this was another one of those air shows for the world. Still learning. Technically it is, but geopolitics are always in play. Anyways the US3 usually avoid ordering at airshows. Their orders are large and high profile enough to get plenty of PR attention wheneve...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53090

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Looks fantastic! But then again I don't wanna wait 5 years to see it. The 787-10 will definitely open up some new markets for EK, either directly or not. I assume that it'll have the new J of the 777X, and maybe the new F? Is W still in talks or have they given up on that? It would definitely give ...

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