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by Polot
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 5619

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

The problem is the A330F has an awkward amount of range. Too much more many uses, not enough for many others. The worldwide cargo network hubs has been built around range limited jets. “More range” for cargo airlines is pointless unless it opens up significant new routes, like the 77F can (ie TPAC)....

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?

CarbonFibre wrote:
How old are their A319s? Do they have the retrofit feature built in like later models do?

They range from 2004-2011 builds. None are plug and play capable though (that was done starting from late 2012), so they require the more extensive retrofit option. Probably not worth it.

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 1955

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

Orbis doesn’t do the surgeries and medical care/training in flight. Don’t really want to be in the middle of a surgical procedure when turbulence hits. The point of Orbis is to bring world class facilities and personnel to areas lacking in both to provide a mobile center (the aircraft) that can prov...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 23
Views: 3483

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

Ryanair often operates from secondary airports with relatively short runways. I have always assumed the lack of sales of the 737-900 in the EU is due to its pore runway performance. Only KLM has a few 737-900. I question if the 737-9/-10 is suitable for Ryanair? Would it create a subfleet only suit...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 23
Views: 3483

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

Vietjet Air also have 100 737max 200 on order and I think that’s it for the max 200 Thanks for the info. Didnt know that! Blue Air is getting it as well. At the end of the day, it is just a 737-8 with a reconfigured door configuration, so announcements of new orders and conversions of the MAX-200 a...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 48
Views: 6261

Re: 787-10 range

The A330 came in 25 years ago and offered by then unique (cargo) capacity, range and commonality. Hauling the booming populations within Asia. Half of the A330 fleet were -200s used for opening up longer routes worldwide. To state the range limitation of the large, expensive 787-10 is ok, because t...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 205
Views: 23701

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/21/after-dropping-chicago-beijing-american-airlines-considers-ending-all-chicago-asia-flying/ Interesting comments from AA’s VP-Planning along with Gary Leff’s analysis. The piece discusses AA’s challenges with ORD-Asia and how the recently canceled ...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: Level to receive an A321 (ex Niki)?

What are the plans for this A321? To be based in VIE? Nothing has been actually confirmed about the Vueling VIE base. Level seemed to be more linked to long-haul ops, at least for what we have seen of them so far in barcelona and soon in ORY. It wouldn’t surprise me if IAG eventually merges the Lev...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 48
Views: 6261

Re: 787-10 range

Existing 300 seat workhorses like 777-200ER, A343 and A350 have been facilitating growth from Asia (hot, ~6000NM) with good cargo. And then in the A330neo (and some MOM) threads we hear all about how the A333ceo is the Asian powerhouse, and how intra Asian pax and cargo is the important market in t...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 106
Views: 17694

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

The 797 MOM will be purely passenger. I don't see them working on a freighter variant for it. Just doesn't make much sense on paper - at this time at least. Would the 777x Folding wing tips solve the gate issues and be viable MD10/11 replacements? I was under the impression total tarmac wingspan fo...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Interesting. I wonder if we will see SQ order 737s for Scoot, too. It sounds to me that it is just shifting the relatively new 738NGs over to Scoot where SIA group can spread their relative fuel “inefficiency” (hard to believe we are talking about a 737NG like that now) over more seats as Silkair r...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 102
Views: 18984

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The global 777-300ER fleet is young, but if the oil price should rise, they could see early replacement. The fuel burn difference between a 777-300ER and an A350-1000 is about double the difference between a 777-300ER and a A340-600. If the oil prices rise significantly to cause early retirements t...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 102
Views: 18984

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethio...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 106
Views: 17694

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Still lots of MD11s/A300s to be retired and nothing in the pipeline from A or B to replace them. The A330F and 777F are both MD11/A300 replacements for freight operators. I'm sure that there will eventually be an A350F and 787F, but there's not a huge demand for these yet or A/B would be developing...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11759

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Opting for the CRJ900/E175 is likely a mix of wanting a larger premium cabin and the flexibility to convert them to 76 seats if scope is ever relaxed. Exactly. Furthermore that flexibility probably increases the resale value up to a point of lowering total ownership costs - in the case of a lease a...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11759

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Why? No one builds a 70 seat jet, which is what these are replacing. Your choice is a 70 seat CR9 or a 70 seat 175, and the 70 seat CR9 has better economics. The CRJ700 and E170 are 70 seaters and both are still available for sale (not that anyone buys them). Opting for the CRJ900/E175 is likely a ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 11759

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

I guess with fuel going up I am a little surprised they would buy an aircraft hamstrung with a poor seat:weight ratio. I suspect these planes will not have a long life. Why? No one builds a 70 seat jet, which is what these are replacing. Your choice is a 70 seat CR9 or a 70 seat 175, and the 70 sea...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 201
Views: 20631

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It's conceivable that David Neeleman starts this carrier to access and promote markets B6 would like in order to later sell the airline to B6. For example, secondary markets in the west like Burbank so that B6 can flourish on both coasts. Why? People have to remember David Neeleman has no current c...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 106
Views: 17694

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Good. Congrats Boeing and Fedex. What happens to the 777 freighters when 777X line is in full swing? Mitsubishi is on contract to produce 777 metal wings as long is there is demand on a certain allowed ramp down rate. Eventually there will be a 778F. That plane is perfect for hauling cargo. But Boe...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 201
Views: 20631

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

It's conceivable that David Neeleman starts this carrier to access and promote markets B6 would like in order to later sell the airline to B6. For example, secondary markets in the west like Burbank so that B6 can flourish on both coasts. Why? People have to remember David Neeleman has no current c...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 190
Views: 25672

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

The thing is, Airbus and Boeing tend to ignore the Tim Hepher's of this world and rename a project in an eye blink. Network developments and conservative scenario's often are a better base to predict fleet development. Alternatively you can select (unconfimed) qoutes strenghtening your case and gen...

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by Polot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 19648

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

I do not believe that Neeleman has any current connection to JetBlue. :checkmark: Moxy has about as much to do with JetBlue as they do with Southwest Airlines, and as a public company B6 can’t really order planes “by proxy.” Why would they anyways, what would JetBlue get out of hiding an order for ...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 190
Views: 25672

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Prost wrote:
I know what an engine pip is, but what exactly does the acronym stand for? Sorry for derailing the conversation, but I’m not phrasing my google query appropriately.

Performance Improvement Package.

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 190
Views: 25672

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How are they going to achieve it? There aren't really much space for a 4th or more ACT in the belly and they aren't redesigning the wing - so what are they going to do? Who said they aren't redesigning the wing? I've heard rumors from in the industry that they are in fact looking into this. The art...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5864

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

I might get flamed for this, but I think it has some merit... even if it's slightly off topic. Ever since it's inception, I always thought that a reliable passenger version of Osprey V-22 would have been a perfect fit for a JFK/EWR-Manhattan route able to carry a more substantial amount of passenge...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 201
Views: 20631

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

C Series 300 would work well and the future secondary airports that they should focus on in the long run for 'hub like operations' are as follows: West coast - SJC or OAK + BUR Midwest - MDW or MCI South - SAT (San Antonio) + SFB (Orlando Sanford) East Coast - BWI I’m not sure focusing on WN strong...

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by Polot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18465

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

2 A "regional" people-mover if the re-sized fuselage was mated to A350-900 underpinnings and engine. Essentially an A350-900 stretch, sized to beat the B787-10. Both for a single investment in a fuselage length midway between two already in-service lengths. There may be a business case he...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19952

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Farnborough will make or break the A330NEO. :( The big decision will be Indigo. Indigo airlines is going more to a purchase outright model versus their prior sales/leaseback. However, they need financing flexibility and the option for sales leaseback... Lightsaber Why does Indigo need a large A330N...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14534

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Iran Air should have paid Airbus some deposit or Advance so they could have taken some more A330's and A321. Iran Air is not flushed with cash to pay for all these planes, and Airbus already has their near future production slots filled for other orders. Iran air has struggled to get financing and ...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19952

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Farnborough will make or break the A330NEO. :( The big decision will be Indigo. Indigo airlines is going more to a purchase outright model versus their prior sales/leaseback. However, they need financing flexibility and the option for sales leaseback... Also most A330neo leasing orders were in fact...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Ambitions
Replies: 26
Views: 2312

Re: RR Ambitions

GE decided to go for the 777 and opted out of the A350 and A330NEO. If that was a good idea, time will tell. Some how I seem to recall GE being on the A350 and Airbus then demanding that they must provide and engine for all version or none at all, maybe it is a European thing where that change is l...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96296

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

How many hours / cycles does this bird have up? might be a cheap way into the ultimate personal jet... Dr. Peters already tried this. The recruited a Swiss company to sell it as a VVIP-jet. There was an article about it one or two years ago and - of course ;-) - a corresponding thread here on a.net...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19952

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Posters here seem to try to put a negative spin on leasing companies having ordered the A330neo. I hardly expect them to having done this orders without an idea who they would lease the frames to. Well, fact of the matter is, whether leasing companies were sure of their ability to place A330neos or...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5399

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

Its not going to go anywhere. With the pilot shortage and the move by airlines for regional planes with more than 50 seats, the days of 19-37 seats are over. How about currently <19 seats market? Those that rely on the <19 seat market can’t afford new jets. That is the trouble with the market. A ~7...

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by Polot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19952

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The main point in this discussion here I do not understand, is talking as there have not been any orders for A330neo for quite a while. The last firm orders are from December 2017, that is not long ago. A net total of 0 orders since the January 2017 is of course a good number..... You can't deny th...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19952

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I think with the ones currently on order it will be cheap to lease because the companies that already ordered are desperate to place the planes and get any return at all. Even an argument that small poor airlines can’t afford 787 lease rates so it’s the A330 or nothing doesn’t work out really. I th...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 979
Views: 335945

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Aircellist wrote:
Looking at the ACAPS, what is the interest of WV017? MTOW of 210T, with MZFW of 195.7T…

A350R (Regional version, not ULR version proposed at program launch). SQ will be getting some starting later this year.

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8775

Re: What airliner is this?

727LOVER wrote:
Certainly an airline would recognize it's own aircraft. Wouldn't the airline have contacted the authorities saying...THAT'S OUR PLANE!

I doubt anybody at Avianca is really paying attention to Dutch police investigations.

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8775

Re: What airliner is this?

In the replies I see A318, A319, A320 and A321 as possible candidates. Can this be narrowed down? And is Avianca really the only option? Maybe frequent fliers or cabin crew might help. Did someone already report his findings to the police? It is definitely not an A320 or A321. Nowhere in the middle...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6509

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reported a loss for the FY2017 at $1.62bln down from $1.95bln. The airline has carried a total of 18.6 million passengers with an average LF at 78.5%. source: etihad.com So last year for every passenger they carried they lost 87$!!! WOW,...

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24610

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Wow so DL is completely giving up on nonstop HKG-US?

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by Polot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15243

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

What plane is best for 500-1000NM flights. I guess I don't know, it's not an easy to answer question, you can't look at seperate city pairs in isolation. It depends on also changing capacity requirements, cargo opportunity, noise restrictions, longer term fleet commonality & network flexibility...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38015

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Boeing can’t dictate anything like that. EY’s 787 order no doubt has cancellation clauses, and EY is free to use them no matter if they cancel A350 too or not. If EY 77X’s have cancellation penalties and Boeing agrees to waive them as some gesture of goodwill or something they are going to be less ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38015

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

indeed 777X is the first one on the list https://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-defer-boeing-777x-orders-sources-idUSKBN1J92FF Makes complete sense. If I were Boeing, I’d take the hit but tell them I’d want to see a one for one...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 979
Views: 335945

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The front page states: "The content of this document is the property of Airbus. It is s...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8775

Re: What airliner is this?

I don’t think that is a map. It looks like something from a TV show/movie/advertisement.

Also image enhancement software does not work like on TV. It is not zoom and enhance and presto crystal clear image.

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 266
Views: 96296

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Yes, but to be fair: they are part of the early batch....the so-called "terrible teens". Compare that to the B787 program, 2 aircraft never even made it this long: one has been parted out, the other frame has been parked at a museum yonks ago. I think the early commercially sold A380`s ha...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18180

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

Airbus updated their ACAPS (http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf) They use 173 seats (80 J, 93 Y) for their standard ULR configuration. The forward cargo hold is also deactivate...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 979
Views: 335945

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The forward cargo hold on the ulr will not be active. I think this is what the SQ CEO meant ...

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by Polot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15243

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I can see KLM looking for Aircraft in the A321/737-10 size for their medium range (Middle East, Africa) and high volume city pairs in Europe. I assume a lot depends on the 737-10 real performance in terms of payload range for heavier flights to the south. KLM doesn't use AKH containers / pallets, b...

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