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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 133
Views: 25299

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Turkey joins the Shengen Area, I personally don't believe this to be a given, given how the political landscape is unfolding in Turkey. They certainly will never (OK never is a long time, but its chances have been shot down at the moment) be an EU member state, and I have my doubts about them being...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Can't fathom the second SFO-SIN doing that well. It may have been better to assign the aircraft to another route. I think a lot of people under estimate the amount of traffic that flows between the U.S. and SIN simply because most of the traffic is routed through a connecting hub at NRT, ICN, HKG, ...

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by AngMoh
Wed May 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 7468

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Their current CEO seems to like the 737, as noted earlier he was CEO when Silkair decided on the 737. This is a load of nonsense. SQ/Silkair does not work on someone "liking" a supplier. Procurement like that in a Singapore government linked company goes by the book and otherwise it gets ...

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by AngMoh
Fri May 11, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30096

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

A 6 dB difference means that the B787's cabin noise is 4 times that of the A350. I really really doubt it. I think that the only meaningful comparison is to record the sound on the same equipment at different locations in the aircraft and compare the recordings with our own ears. While 10dB is 10 t...

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by AngMoh
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2446
Views: 307830

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Boeing may need to rethink one of the most distinctive features of its proposed new mid-range jet — a small freight hold — to win over customers in Asia, potentially the plane's largest market. ... "Typically in the states, it's bags plus five tons of cargo," he said on the sidelines of t...

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by AngMoh
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22406

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

It's about getting enough to fill 3 daily routes. Geez! Which, has nothing to do with the original point I was making. So why you've gone off on that tangent, is anyone's guess. This entire thread is about where SQ will deploy their 7 A359ULR's and what potential 3rd route they could introduce. Not...

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by AngMoh
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22406

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

Except that you don't actually know either one of those statements for fact.... Get on an appropriate website, check their prices versus LH and UA! And at those (not really cheap, especially premium) prices, the AC are full, that is the only thing I can contribute to the discussion, as indeed it is...

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by AngMoh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Air Show 6-9 FEB 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14618

Re: Singapore Air Show 6-9 FEB 2018

Singapore Air Show has always been a bit of a low key event. Paris and Dubai are the air shows where big orders are being announced. Absolutely ! I was actually expecting that big Asian order rumour to materialize, or some other panache order for Leahy's last show. The article below adds how the Si...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 202
Views: 57571

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

Singapore's first A330 MRTT (MSN 1667) finished tanker conversion and was ferried to Manching in Germany for paint. https://imagr.eu/up/HwIdJ_DUNpXZdWAAA2YRU.jpg http://militaryaviationreview.com/first-a330mrtt-for-singapore-arrives-at-manching-for-painting So will it be on time to make an appearan...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3354

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

SQ does send their A359 to JNB daily. Also their SIN-DME-ARN is now a A359 too, SQ previously operated the 772ER to JNB so not exactly a downgauge. I love seeing their A359 down here, though. It was briefly operate by 77W before it went A359 SQ SIN-AMS went from 77E -> 77W -> A359 SQ SIN-SFO went f...

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by AngMoh
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 39664

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

future planes means future deliveries. If American chooses to replace 77E with 787 which is at least a payload/range downgrade, it means the don't intend to upgrade more of their service than the 20 77W they already have and which will stay for a long time. So no 77X needed. Nope. The 777X can defi...

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by AngMoh
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4612

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

Wow they cancelled the whole 5X program? Why not slap on some different engines and continue on with the program? Perhaps they're saying that they've cancelled the whole program, but in reality, they probably just want to start fresh with a new name and will reuse most of the bones/design of the 5X...

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by AngMoh
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84347

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. :duck: :duck: :duck: They SIMPLY do not get it......The only replacement for a 757 is another 757 Just like the only re...

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by AngMoh
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1517759

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MKE flight testing of -1000 with XL seems very slow with very little flying over last seven days. Anyone with updates? The problem with cold weather testing is that you spend a lot of time with cold soak and then very little time testing as everything will warm up quickly while testing and then you...

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by AngMoh
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lucky Air to acquire A330s
Replies: 21
Views: 4669

Re: Lucky Air to acquire A330s

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Am I the only one who notices that the front has the Boeing 747-8's house scheme?


Actually, my first impression when I saw the nose first was "its a 777". Then looking at the rest it was obviously an A330. So, yes, I noticed the same.

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by AngMoh
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 90366

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

If it was as simple as THE battery, it would have been fixed by changing the battery design. Just like finance, insurance and processes, it's not black and white. So it must be the thousands of permutations and algorithms that manage the battery. The battery management system (BMS), which handles t...

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by AngMoh
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 864
Views: 79151

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Depends on the weapon used. In 1991 no Tornado could fly the mission of the F-117A as they lacked TIALD until the last weeks of the conflict, so they could not self designate LGBs. Today they could probably hit the same targets using Storm Shadow and Taurus. So far it is not yet decided which appro...

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by AngMoh
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187454

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Looks like A380 is being ferried from Goose Bay to Paris today (Dec 6, 2017). It is currently in flight. You don't say. (Look at the past 10 or so responses.) It might not be the poster. There is an issue with sequences of postings probably depending on time zone/browser. I have posted before and w...

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by AngMoh
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X slashes capacity to Sydney, Perth and Gold Coast as focus shifts from Australia to Asia
Replies: 19
Views: 3534

Re: AirAsia X slashes capacity to Sydney, Perth and Gold Coast as focus shifts from Australia to Asia

Not surprised with air Asia x With the recent engine incident a lot here have second thoughts about flying them Seems Malindo is going to take over a bigger share. b Not to mention the 2 incidents over the past 6 weeks with Indonesia AirAsia, this will also be affecting the brand I totally agree, m...

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by AngMoh
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin
Replies: 44
Views: 13585

Re: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin

I think the reason scoot choose to fly to these second, or third tier European cities, is because of its cheap landing fees, with cheap fuel from parent SIA, and fuel efficient 787, and providing almost nothing other than the seat for their customers, why not try it ? After all if it does not work,...

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by AngMoh
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin
Replies: 44
Views: 13585

Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin

Scoot will start flying Singapore-Berlin in the second half of next year. I honestly did not expect that. It will be interesting to see how that flight will do because I think there are hardly any direct flights from Berlin to Asia. http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/scoot-adds-singapore-berlin-r...

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by AngMoh
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 28
Views: 8071

Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

Early this morning a tow tug caught fire while pulling an SQ 777-200 to its gate. The crew used slides to evacuate the plane. From Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/tow-tug-at-changi-airport-catches-fire-as-it-is-towing-a-singapore-airlines? Local forum - includes pictur...

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by AngMoh
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35048

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

I want to find a comparison, but I really can't. When the new Eilat airport got delayed, it was to add stands and extend the runway (was it justified? Maybe; does it adequately explain the delay? Yes). Look around the west and you will see few projects that dragged out as severely as this one. So w...

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by AngMoh
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's first 787-10 and Reg. question!
Replies: 22
Views: 5557

Re: SQ's first 787-9 and Reg. question!

Is this the first aircraft which will be delivered with the Trent 1000 TEN engine?

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by AngMoh
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6732

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Where did they announce this? Is there a press release somewhere? I can't seem to find one. Haven't seen a press release either, but it's on the website: http://www.lot.com/pl/en/direct-flights-to-singapore?utm_content=redcopy&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=20171116_new...

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by AngMoh
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6732

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

konkret wrote:
SIA has a JV with LH, so I am not quite sure if they will be willing to feed LO, similar to why there is very limited co-operation between LO and Air China / ANA.


SQ has code share with LO. SIN-AMS/ZRH/FRA/JFK/MUC/BCN/LHR/DUS/CPH. Nothing regional as far as I can find.

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by AngMoh
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 12275

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

I think SQ is taking a risk with this economy plus. https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Singapore1m-e1509565416497.jpg I hope for them the extra revenues of people upgrading from economy is larger then people saving cost by downgrading from business.. Explain your controller this seat...

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by AngMoh
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 4015

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

I am trying to buy a ticket on United Airlines from Denver to Des Moines on 12th December. The fare is 38$ (total including tax), but when I put in my credit card details it requires the address and as soon as it knows that I´m from the UK the price doubles to 59 pounds, which is about 80$. How is ...

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by AngMoh
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 12275

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

Business: New business seats look like they have a really weird angle for your legs when in sleeping mode?? The existing seats also have the angle, but because they are like a bench, it is less noticeable. That said, while the existing J seats are great for sleeping, they are actually very poor to ...

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by AngMoh
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flap? extension at cruise during turbulence
Replies: 31
Views: 3759

Re: A350 Flap? extension at cruise during turbulence

I was not arguing with you Starlionblue, I'm not that much genius :D Thanks for the crystal clear explanation and I thought that Trim tanks are solely to cater the CG shifts and never thought about improving efficiency. Concorde did in fact use tank trimming to cater for center of lift shifts becau...

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by AngMoh
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 Flap? extension at cruise during turbulence
Replies: 31
Views: 3759

A350 Flap? extension at cruise during turbulence

Last Friday I flew back from Moscow on SQ361 and we hit significant turbulence just above the bay of Bengal. Once out of the most significant turbulence, you could hear the hydraulic actuators in the wing of what sounded like the flaps retracting. FlightRadar24 shows the following speed and altitude...

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by AngMoh
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27375

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Indeed. Get on an SQ flight on Monday mornings to CGK, KUL, BKK, or RGN. It's the consultant express ;) I wonder how long that will last.. lets be honest - SIN-CGK is like an hour something. 900 USD is f***ing ridiculous. I knew a couple of smaller companies that had SQ and their equivalents as cor...

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by AngMoh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9013

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

How many ASEAN routes do we think will remain at SQ? There aren't really that many: just KUL, BWN, BKK, CGK, MNL, SGN and HAN? Not sure SQ themselves have ever operated to more than those, and MI has always taken up some of the slack on those routes anyway. I'm glad to see the A350 is working out f...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7506

Re: Is the A380 a "hard lander"?

I have flown this terrific aircraft about 25-30 times now, both on SIA and LH. I can recall maybe one landing that was maybe almost a "greaser", but virtually all the others have been near "neck snappers", the one this past Monday almost a controlled crash. Is this aircraft the ...

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by AngMoh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Possible KLM cabin crew strikes

One of the Cabin crew unions: VNC, threatens with work stoppage (correct English?) in order for KLM to resume talks for new working conditions. The main dispute remains the number of cabin crew on long haul flights. FNV Cabine, another union, is neutral with the results of the talks. Positive, a pa...

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by AngMoh
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure
Replies: 13
Views: 6411

Re: JAL Boeing 777-300 Engine Failure

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... al-9193318
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It seems the damage is substantial and the incident classified as serious.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asi ... al-9193318

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 30967

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

"and at least try" -- that says it all, really. And what happens when you try but fail? And what happens when you try but fail? Simple, you go around. Really, airmanship 101. Then try another approach, or divert, whichever is most appropriate to the person upfront trained and paid to make...

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by AngMoh
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 32098

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

What can the A350 do that a 777/787 mix can't? Clear the A380 order book without generating a massive cancellation penalty? There is no law that QF has to keep these aircraft, either. They can send them over to JQ or they could sell them to someone else who wants A350s. It's a lot easier to sell a ...

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by AngMoh
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 19614

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

I was in a mid-air collision followed by an ejection and six months of recovery. Not a suit or disability considered. I was doing my job, stuff happens, move on. Yes, PTSD is real, but these uninsured pax just want to hit the law suit jackpot It is not the pax wanting to hit the jackpot but the US ...

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by AngMoh
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 5907

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

Also about the 757 not being able to reach much of Asia from BNE/SYD/MEL. Well back in the 80s a lot of flights to Asia had a technical stop Either in Darwin, or Townsville (later switching to CNS as its not qld stop). So the 757 out of DRW or CNS wouldn't have been an issue. It's rocket like perfo...

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by AngMoh
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 10912

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

To think that somebody might have actually been paid to do such piece a research is deeply disturbing. To see that it comes from one of the banking giants is plainly irritating. Maybe it's time UBS starts shedding off their own 'human debris' and does away with having all those dull, suit-clad indi...

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by AngMoh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground collision at Medan, Lion Air 739 and WingsAir ATR72
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Ground collision at Medan, Lion Air 739 and WingsAir ATR72

Some information I received from a fellow FO at Wings Air: - The JT197 flight was given a clearance to land at alt 1,500ft. - Once the JT197 flight reached alt 1,000ft, the IW1252 flight was instructed to "line up after traffic landing passing" for takeoff. - The IW1252 plane lined up too...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36275

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Maybe the A350-2000 design option was shown to the airlines to make clear the A350-1000 will not be the biggest A350 for the next 20 years. That knowledge can help fleetplanner in their long term decisions, e.g. LH. The recent A350-1000 MTOW /payload bump could be another signal. As discussed to co...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 25964

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Mostly agree but not for the R&D - that is expensed as it occurs. I have known where companies categorize IT work as an asset to amortize it. Here programme accounting is used because the production of early examples af the final item is way more expensive than when it is in serial production w...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 21401

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

The 787-9 is more efficient than the A350-900 at 300 seats. Prove it. The A350-900 is a newer design with newer engines. Seems fairly harsh. Can you prove the opposite? The fact that quite a number of airlines have both 787 and A350 in their fleets shows that it depends on how you use them. And non...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2389

Re: Skymark Airlines mulls reintroduction of widebody aircraft

Armodeen wrote:
I bet they order Boeings this time :lol:


A330's will be fine for them.... but they need to put 400 seats in them this time

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5327

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Absolutely impossible due to the silly immigration rules for transit passengers. Can you imagine the mess of 30 million transit passengers a year all going to immigration,, collecting luggage, checking in again and and then the next wall of TSA security checks. I will lead to 6+ transit stops. And a...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air AsiaX 330 engine failure ? bird strike
Replies: 15
Views: 3112

Re: Another Air AsiaX 330 engine failure ? bird strike

There are other reports, but one passenger said that problems began 20 minutes into the flight. Perhaps from his viewpoint; it was probably different from the cockpit. Again, apparently a fueled up aircraft continuing on to a larger airport rather than immediately returning. Do you know the distanc...

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