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by Polot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 39543

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Hi everybody, is there any update for which airline the HiFly A380 will be flying for the months of December and January? It is the busiest time of the year for travel so I was just wondering. A388 Summer is the busiest time of the year, not December/January. In fact most airlines have some slack i...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 39543

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Hi everybody, is there any update for which airline the HiFly A380 will be flying for the months of December and January? It is the busiest time of the year for travel so I was just wondering. A388 Summer is the busiest time of the year, not December/January. In fact most airlines have some slack i...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 40
Views: 8813

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

The A330/A340 has a nose down pitch on the ground because it has the same size nose gear as the A300 and larger MLG. I’m not sure the nose gear is the exact same as the A300 (I don’t think it is?), but it is using the same nose gear bay so the dimensions are similar. This of course was a cost saving...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 11720

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

Great post! I'll pick up on one thing: or US who was the most exiciting because could be on a 737...but often a DC-9/MD80. About the only fun thing for me using US back in the 80s/90s domestically out of my various home airports (BDL, BOS, MHT) was you never knew what equipment would show up at the...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 11720

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

To be honest if you want to do a car analogy then the MD-80 is just an early 90s Taurus. Interesting now because of relative rarity, but dime a dozen back in the day. The MD-80 is only interesting because of its rarity. That is all. Nothing about it makes it particularly superior to its contemporar...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 11720

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

To me, the A320 family and the 737 family are the Ford Tauruses and Chevy Malibus of the airline industry. Perfectly fine vehicles. Safe. Useful. But hardly as much personality as you'd find in a 67 Stingray. I guess you lost me when you compared a MD-80 to a 67 Stingray. The Stingray was an acknow...

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by Polot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 9177

Re: 787-8 for sale

The Mexican government is selling their 787. Could be that one. anything about the Why? Too expensive to operate? ( Afaik it was a cheap buy.) You obviously haven't been keeping upto date with world politics and the New Mexican Presidents agendas! To make it more simple- the Mexican President elect...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Theres been a lot of talk on another thread about upcoming engine PIPs extending the range for B787-10 to a 14 hour aircraft, would the same apply to the A330neo? I think this new Delta order is bad news for the A350. What makes you think the XWB engine is unPIPable ? No one said the XWB is unPIPab...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Much like the 777, wasn’t the A330 initially developed as a medium-range transcontinental aircraft—basically a DC-10-10/Tristar replacement? Developed in tandem with the A340, which was intended to be the long hauler. Then the 777 engines redefined what a twin can do. It wasn’t until later in the p...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 142
Views: 20172

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

The A310 was Airbus major/full step into a fully supercritical wing. Very up front at the time. And also very much ahead of the Boeing 767 wing. The significantly improved lift distribution ( supercritical wing feature ) allows higher wing loading. The A310 wing was "right sized". IIRC th...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 102
Views: 10086

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Ladies and gentlemen, in a nutshell, we have the case for American decline. I agree. Not one mile of high-speed rail, no new and world-class airports, no subway to LGA, no Schiphol/Frankfurt/Paris CDG/Incheon/Shanghai/etc./etc. mass transit options to any airport in the USA, pulling out of the Pari...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Basically this is capacity coming out of Transpac as a result of the KE JV.. Not news. Not insight. Delta announced a year ago that aircraft count for USA Asia would decline from 36 in 2012 to 32 in 2018 as a result of the KE tie-up. See the 12/17 Investor Day presentation. Seems it has gone from 4...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 490
Views: 120184

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -900s.html

Cheers

Peter

It should be noted this is likely the UFO A339 order Airbus booked last month.
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Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day

Delta order for an additional 10 A330-900 confirmed :bigthumbsup:

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -900s.html

Cheers

Peter

It should be noted this is likely the UFO A339 order Airbus booked last month.

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

keesje wrote:
Contrary, early A350s slots when there a 6 yr waiting line for new customers..

They are not that early- 2021-2023 slots. But Airbus won’t have an issue filling them.

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

One observation with the recent swap with Kuwait airways is that they took 8 x 338s for 5 x 359s , so going by that example of Delta were indeed swapping 359s for 339s it would be a lot more than 10 x 339s That’s not the case at all. Airbus could just allocate more money to each 339 insetead. They ...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 412
Views: 116926

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What is holding up the TAP delivery? I’m a bit surprised it hasn’t happened yet, I figured Airbus would have at least 1 pair of good engines. I was expecting it to be around same time as A338 first flight.

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by Polot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 63705

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is it safe to assume the 4 frames for BA are in the UFO x9 frames? BA only have 3 B77W on order. 2 delivered towards the end of 2019 and 1 in early 2020. Will feature new config with new J (debut on A35K next year) and the industry standard 3-4-3 in Economy. The rest of their 77W fleet with be refi...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3456

Re: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?

LaudaMotion is something completely new. A daughter company, which will report to Rynair all facts about operating the A32X fleet. Not that they need LaudaMotion to get this knowledge, they could just hire a fleet manager of some other company which flies Airbus aircraft, but still this is somethin...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 102
Views: 10086

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

I remember not too long ago when Terminal C was basically the nicest terminal in the NYC area...

Terminal C is not some grand amazing white palace, but it is not a dump and perfectly functional. No need to spend billions (and years of headaches for UA) to raze and replace it.

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by Polot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19
Replies: 20
Views: 5181

Re: Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

I might suggest that most other airlines would like to have these figures/problems ! it's soon going to be ME2 anyway. But accepting the general POV here about capacity ( over) then something's got to give on their future aircraft orders -no? The thing that is going to give the most is their curren...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER? I assume they will start with replacing their oldest wide bodies, PW engined 767-300 and 300ER and than start replacing old 767-300 with GE engines. The -300As (the few that are left) are domestic planes, they are being rep...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 86
Views: 8904

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Mixed feelings here, like other posters said, I like how they incorporated the 'tulip' and the 'sunset' colour gradation from the saul bass livery, didn't mind the grey either but the font was horrible, characterless 'times romanesque' and "airlines" was not needed, we always just knew it...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 86
Views: 8904

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

M564038 wrote:
Nice font! Current liveries should learn from it!

Learn how to look hopelessly dated with “90’s business” styling?

I like the battleship livery (when it was freshly painted and clean), but the font used is a definite product of the livery’s time, it has not aged well.

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by Polot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 341
Views: 52029

Re: Delta AIr Lines adds 10 additional A330-900 NEO's

An interesting addition, maybe these replace the reduced A350 order? There was no cancellation of A350s at the same time to match these. So it then is maybe a new and additional order and not a conversion Who knows, people were saying the DL 787 order was dead for years (before actually canceled) w...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I’ve heard similar rumors, with the additional a330neos possibly coming at the expense of the deferred A350s. But it is all just rumor. An order for more 330neos is entirely believable but converting 350s really isn't. At this point the second batch of 350s, plus a few more, are the only credible r...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The latest rumor is an order of upwards of 50 A339NEOs (firm/options combined) by Delta as Airbus seems to be holding the line on 350 prices. Where have you heard this rumor? Water cooler talk. That’s all I will say. I’ve heard similar rumors, with the additional a330neos possibly coming at the exp...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15687

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Pratt dropped support of the JT8D. That was the death knell for the MD80. AA and DL will park them all by the end of next year. But wasn't that triggered by an Airworthiness Directive a few years ago? PW responded, asked major operators how many engines would be kept in service, so they could manuf...

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by Polot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15687

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Arion640 wrote:
Whats the best way to fly one? From ORD or DFW?

DFW. Except for a maybe a few remaining outliers that is only where they fly out of now.

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by Polot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15687

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

They needed to go well over a decade ago. They are consistently unreliable and have been for years. Every other airline retired them long ago. And AA has been saying for many years they are going to get rid of them. Why has it taken them so long? AA at one point had ~350 of them. It takes a while t...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Sure, but if there could be an efficiency improvement on the CRJ (be it a new engine, aerodynamic or what), it would at least be able to capture some of the market, as the E175-E2 is dead in the US. Embraer really didn't see the reality of the situation with scope in the US, which has now put Bomba...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I have agree with Airbus on this. A359 is the ideal 77E replacement. It was designed that way. Some 77Es were bought for its excellent payload-range, some were bought because they were more efficient 77As. And some were bought because it was the only thing Boeing offered larger than a 767 but small...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Well they sell the Q400, but to a party that is probably mostly interested in the Q series aftermarket for the next 15-20 years. That could also become the case for the CRJ. I wonder what the advantages of a CRJ-900 are over an E175.. Specially if the E175 weighs ~ the same but has superior luggage...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.pp

So passengers don't pick A380 for comfort over other types but do pick E-jets on comfort over CRJs when flying. I am no fan of sitting on a cramped CRJ-200, but there is normally not much choice involved in these decisions. It’s a bit different. With the A380 (and other manline aircraft) you are ju...

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by Polot
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 26487

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

It would just mark the end of the Q400 which is not surprising I also predicted BBD will drop out the commercial market and stick the the business jets so this deal if true is not a shock. Plot twist: BBD sells the Q line to Embraer who gets bought out by/collaborates extensively with Boeing. Well ...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4775

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Slug71 wrote:
Perhaps a JV between RR and SAFRAN?

I don’t see what’s in it for SAFRAN when they already have a relationship with GE.

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by Polot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

AirAsia is currently in talk to convert some A339neo on order to A321neoLR. If all goes well, we will see reduction in their 100 frame order. Air Asia just increased that order. Why would they reduce it? Sounds really strange. Though I can see some reasons why they might have done it this way... Th...

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by Polot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6095

Re: Pan Am European Ops

National in fact flew to LHR, one of the US3 that were allowed. But NA was bought by PA and then it was down to 2. Bermuda II would have allowed Texas International to fly MIA-LHR if they had succeeded in buying NA as it would have been grandfathered. Remember the Bermuda 2 agreement only came into...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6095

Re: Pan Am European Ops

In the days of the Bermuda II treaty, only TWA and Pan Am could operate to LHR, and it wasn't slot restricted, so both airlines were free to add tag-on flights to elsewhere. I don't think TWA did much from LHR, but as discussed already, Pan Am did. TWA concentrated on Paris, and Pan Am at Frankfurt...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Looks like Corsair International has ordered 3 a330 900 neos to replace their 747 fleet. I wonder if they are leased. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/tui-en-negociations-exclusives-avec-intro-aviation-pour-vendre-corsair-793284.html It sounds like from the...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The problem with small airlines is that they are usually picking up what is cheapest...which is typically determined by what the big boys are choosing. It is a hard market to rely on long term for a new aircraft. If big boys are not picking A330neos then lessors will stop buying them for speculative...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 4775

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Also it's really costly and less efficient to design an aircraft with several engine options, that's why the A350 and the A330neo are powered only by RR Trent turbofans. Not really. The A350 is single engine because GE did not want to power -1000 (as it competes with the GE exclusive 77W/77X), only...

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by Polot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Most airlines don’t even utilize max range of most of the aircraft that they order so why is the -10’s lack of range an issue all of a sudden? Because it's a.net, and some people just have a need to be that way. Look at the routes flown by the carriers you consider prospects for 787-10s. Delta, for...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

questions wrote:
Are there any open orders for the 788, or is it an irrelevant aircraft now?

Through September there are 86 788s left to be delivered.

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by Polot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial

DeltaB717 wrote:
I'm sure I'm just missing something (I'm a bit slow this morning), but who are the "half a million people" they refer to?

The number of people they fly a day (roughly).

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by Polot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 16713

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Sound is a very difficult thing to deal with. It is not just volume, but frequency that matters as well, and very perception based. A low frequency sound at 50 dB will sound different than a high frequency sound at 50 dB, and one (typically the high frequency one) can sound “louder” to the human ear...

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by Polot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I could see AC ordering them for high volume TATL routes, but that will have to come once they feel comfortable with another period of significant growty, seeing as they have basicially just completed their widebody renewal project. The A333s have another decade left, and that fleet will likely con...

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by Polot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 11866

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

lavalampluva wrote:
Fortunately the weather is much colder. I don't know if there were have been problems at DEN had it been a hot summer day.

Likely no issues. The A380 has great hot and high performance because of its huge wing and DEN has nice long runways anyway.

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by Polot
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 38975

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

SXDFC wrote:
Does anyone know the regis of the current TAP A330s that will be going to Air Canada? Is the TAP retrojet one of them?

It is TAP’s entire fleet of A333s (including the retro jet, yes). They only have the 4 ex SQ birds, the rest of the A330s are -200s.

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by Polot
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7415

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Out of curiosity, is United allowed to sell CDG-SFO-PPT? or is that 100% cabotage (with PPT being France), and thus prohibited by France? The connection works out alright in both directions, although it's a 6 hour layover on the return; UA984 CDG-SFO 0910-1245 UA115 SFO-PPT 1400-1940 UAL114 PPT-SFO...

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by Polot
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways
Replies: 20
Views: 3794

Re: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways

This is a good example of an airline for which the A319neo makes sense, in terms both of its capability and continuity with its exsting fleet of 15 x A319ceo. They may of course go with the A220 - interesting to see how Airbus presents its RFP response for A319 vs A220 - or 737-7 MAX. https://www.c...

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