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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 86
Views: 9162

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

It won't kill off the -800 if they do the same MTOW increase for it as well. But it increases the range of the A339 making it even more capable thus even more attractive against the A338. The A338 already has more range than the 788, and Boeing could easily increase the 788's MTOW 27t to match the ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9271

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

DL's role was also to cover overflow PHL originating TATL traffic during peak season - as DL offered it seasonally, e.g. PHL pax heading to Europe (beyond CDG) to as far east as India, thus not just Europeans heading to Philadelphia. The problem is most of those PHL originating pax (at least the on...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 26
Views: 4639

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

These are 12 year leases, some airlines that buy direct do not keep them that long. Bound to be cheaper than shorter duration leases. 12 years is pretty standard for widebody leases. Shorter may not necessarily be that much more expensive, as the [new build] aircraft will also be worth more at the ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean evaluating A320neo and 737 MAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: Aegean evaluating A320neo and 737 MAX

Sounds like a no-brainer neo order to me. However I certainly hope Airbus' sales team get their acts order and don't waste another perfect opportunity. Since Leahy's imminent retirement they seems to be in a mess and is losing focus on sales, therefore getting a lot of existing customers defecting ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9271

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

The big question is where the point of sale is dominated by on the route. If the route is dominated by the American point of sale then AA, with their hub in PHL, has an advantage over DL despite DL's AF/CDG hookup. While I have no data I suspect there are more Americans heading to Paris than Europea...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1212
Views: 193365

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

strange stating the "Europe" limitation. Any other bigger "doors" around. I'm sure the doors of the Boeing factory are bigger. I'm sure the doors at Airbus' factory are bigger too. But I doubt anyone would consider the factory doors to be an "aircraft door." ( Is the G...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 26
Views: 4639

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

To be clear it sounds like the planes are Avolon's (who has 15 on order), with Azul doing the deal through Wells Fargo.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 60
Views: 21094

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Doesnt the new colour scheme have the kangroo logo on the engines and up front near the nose? They might not have opted to put it on the engines to ensure the best natural laminar flow as Boeing recommends with the 787 (especially since QF is putting the planes on some ULH routes). Also lets them e...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4621

Re: TK to order 789??

Why should TK order the 787? They have a big fleet of rather new A330. What would diversifying the smaller twin wide body fleet do for TK? TK has 16 A330-200, no frame older than 12 years, 37 A330-300, average age 3.7 years, and 33 777-300, average age 3.9 years. There are 4 A340-300 to be replaced...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 70
Views: 9271

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

SCHATC422 wrote:
Thought this was already discussed?

You are probably thinking of PHL-LHR, which is ending in March when DL is allowed to use the LHR slot elsewhere. That was revealed earlier this summer.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 12018

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

kaitak wrote:
When are the first A330 Neos coming? Weren't they ordered at the same time as the A350s?

Yes the A330neos were ordered the same time as the A350s, but DL doesn't take it's first one until 2019.

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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: 52
Views: 12018

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: 70
Views: 9271

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: 52
Views: 12018

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: 289
Views: 56994

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: 3592
Views: 1153875

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: 215
Views: 21173

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: 1030

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 6
Views: 1733

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: 215
Views: 21173

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: 3592
Views: 1153875

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: 1865

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: 215
Views: 21173

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: 215
Views: 21173

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 59315

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 58
Views: 11539

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: 37782

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 292
Views: 60387

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: 289
Views: 56994

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: 546
Views: 70330

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: 546
Views: 70330

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: 546
Views: 70330

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: 9414

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: 208
Views: 23061

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: 14891

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: 1328

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: 4612

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: 3939

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: 1559

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: 301
Views: 30252

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: 208
Views: 23061

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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