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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 5717

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

StTim wrote:
But spirit in the US had been supplying sections for European built A320’s.


Just small parts, the fuselage sections are assembled in Europe and shipped to Mobile per boat.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 5717

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

LockheedBBD wrote:
holzmann wrote:
It is a win for European jobs. If that disappoints you, vote with your wallet: avoid flying Delta or not.


The planes are going to.be assembled in Mobile, Alabama.....


Most of the pre-assembly happens in Europe though.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 5717

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

According to the article, the P&W powerplant has been selected. I suppose DL will share maintenance with the CSeries order?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 199
Views: 33060

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I did read the German report : might well be, but I don't know if Macron ( he has more leverage than the 11% stake ) will let a German head the group without some compensation. I also took the time to explain why ousting Brégier would be very short-sighted, would not be the first time Airbus makes ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1481
Views: 182161

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 232 EK #102 made another test flight today.

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F-WWAE A380 Drawing a Christmas tree on the flight radar sky by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 199
Views: 33060

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I'll say this once : like LEAHY ( see my post ), BREGIER sees further than most corporocrats. And yet Brégier did not see the A350 supply chain issues coming, and yet Brégier is being held responsible for the A320neo ramp-up issues he clearly did not see coming either. Last, knowing how France &...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 199
Views: 33060

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Mr Enders quickly denied that rumor: “Reports of my demise are premature and exaggerated,” he told Reuters on the sidelines of an aircraft delivery ceremony in Toulouse on Wednesday. Of course, as Enders' mandate is ending in 2019 it's quite obvious that he needs a successor. It is therefore not cle...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:33 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: 667
Views: 169167

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

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-france-retrieves-stranded-a380-from-canada-443971/ Air France tells FlightGlobal that its own crew, rather than Airbus personnel, flew the aircraft back to Paris Charles de Gaulle on 6 December. It landed around 22:00. The aircraft has been taken to th...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 79296

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

Boeing just kicked Delta regarding the C-Series. Do people really believe that it will be peace, joy and pancakes after that? If Airbus and Boeing will come up with comparable offers, it will be Airbus. If Boeing goes really low they have a chance. I doubt DL would make a decision based on emotions...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

With all it covers and seals at the doors, it looks like long time storage... any reason for that or was it this way all the time during reworks? Long term storage would look different. I have seen that kind of seals before, even on aircraft that had been parked for several weeks. MSN 167 CA #1 is ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 3452

Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Latest independent analysis by LNC concludes that 737 MAX 10 and A321neo are on pair regarding economics. It wipes the marketing claims of Boeing and Airbus off the table. Boeing claims the MAX 10 is 5% more economical than the A321neo on seat-mile and trip costs. Airbus says its airplane is up to 1...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1481
Views: 182161

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Today is the official handover of MSN 243 in TLS, Singapore Airlines' newest A380. Aircraft features a new cabin product as discussed in Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017 . https://imagr.eu/up/kq9dy_DQ6gSqxX0AMwQSB.jpg https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/940865638599479298

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 79296

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

And on another topic, I really wish people would let go of this notion that US airlines should only buy US aircraft. It's a 21st century, globalized world. The largest operator of the 737-800 is based in the EU, in Ireland. Is that wrong? Should FR only be flying the A320? :roll: And those A321s, i...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1284
Views: 220729

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

The final Saudi A330 on order has been delivered.

Airbus A330 -343 1834 HZ-AQ30 Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery 13dec17 TLS-JED ex F-WWYV

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by KarelXWB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 177 TG #8 has rolled out from paint.

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Msn177 F-WZGC 12/12/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 167 CA #1 emerged from paint and undergoes some outstanding work:

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Msn167 F-WZHG 12/12/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1481
Views: 182161

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 254 QR #10 has been ferried to XFW for cabin fit and paint.

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A380 Qatar A7-APJ by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 751
Views: 222832

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

https://fr24.com/AIB03TE/fcf90b4
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The 2nd A330neo is airborne on its third flight: https://fr24.com/AIB03TE/fcf90b4

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB02HH/fcf8183

And a third flight for MSN 165 MH #2: https://fr24.com/AIB03HE/fcfe7dc
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MSN 170 SQ #20 second flight today: https://fr24.com/AIB02HH/fcf8183

And a third flight for MSN 165 MH #2: https://fr24.com/AIB03HE/fcfe7dc

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

bgm wrote:
The -1000 also has triple bogie landing gear, whereas the -900 only has double.


True, unless one spots the aircraft in the air and the landing gear is retracted.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Aigle-Azur ?
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mercure1 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
Aigle Azur has announced plans to commence long-haul services with 2 A330 aircraft.


They already do that.

Have A330 and operate to China.


Where are the A330s https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Aigle-Azur ?

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet

jfk777 wrote:
Since when does Iberia have ex-A330's ? Their A330 are all very new even the A330-300's. IB probably got their first A330 in 2011 or 2012.


He said AB (Air Berlin), not IB (Iberia).

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB07NG/fcf9d43
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MSN 78 QR #20 needs a 2nd CAF: https://fr24.com/AIB07NG/fcf9d43

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364517

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

SAS is in for another NEO delivery:

Airbus A320 -251N 7951 EI-SIB SAS (Ireland) delivery 12dec17 XFW-ARN ex D-AUBU

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://fr24.com/DAL9975/fcf34ab
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MSN 164 DL #5 is heading home:

https://fr24.com/DAL9975/fcf34ab

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364517

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

And two more Avianca A320neo aircraft with N registrations have been delivered:

Airbus A320 -251N 7887 N764AV Avianca Colombia delivery 12-13dec17 XFW-TFS-FOR-BOG (+ 7928 N765AV ex D-AUBQ) ex D-AUBH

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364517

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

https://www.weibo.com/1657009340/FyGI3AB1K
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Second Air China A320neo (MSN 7899) made another test flight and should be delivered soon.

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https://www.weibo.com/1657009340/FyGI3AB1K

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 58
Views: 13920

CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Did the aircraft start skidding? How can it end up on the runway like this? According to reports, co-pilot unbalanced the thrust by accident when speeding up at 15:30 local time. Because the front wheels of the aircraft have exceeded the runway limits, the aircraft had to be towed back for inspectio...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364517

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Next delivery: IndiGo #31:

Airbus A320 -271N 7961 VT-IVD IndiGo Airlines delivery 12dec17 XFW-DEL ex D-AUBX

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

Carrier already signed a MoU for the A350 to enable long-haul routes to the US. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/vietnam-airlines-jetstar-pacific-ink-deals-for-a35-429057/ These would be the 280t models. https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/vietnam-airlines-readies-to-enter-us-m...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Aigle Azur to add A330s to its fleet

Aigle Azur has announced plans to commence long-haul services with 2 A330 aircraft. The French company explains on December 12, 2017 that the two aircraft will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, and configured in three classes with perfectly flat seats in Business class, an "E...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 10912

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

NZ321 wrote:
I also hope MH will repaint the A380 in the new standard livery.


The aircraft are due for a good wash anyway :duck:

Image

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 10912

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

New CEO, new ideas. Peter Bellew has some interesting ideas, but with his return to Ryanair.... Exactly they can ditch their stupid plan now Bellew has been pushed out. They need to make full use of their best assets. Geoff While I tend to agree, the result of this decision means the A350s are stuc...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 10912

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

The article also mentions a possible cabin refresh:

The airline is also understood to be weighing up the merits of a refresh for the A380 if it is to remain flying as Malaysia Airlines’ flagship,

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11237

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/940505055253458945
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Seat map has been released:

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https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/940505055253458945

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1284
Views: 220729

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Thai Lion Air #3 has been delivered.

Airbus A330 -343 1828 HS-LAI Thai Lion Air delivery 12dec17 TLS-DMK, Batik Air tail cs ex F-WWCS

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 165 MH #2 got a special sticker applied:

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A350 Malaysia Airlines 9M-MAC Negaraku msn165 F-WZHE by theo franchi, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 10912

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

mercure1 wrote:
What a mess.

Having a hard time figuring out what lemonade to make with its lemons.


The result of a new CEO every 12 to 24 months.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A388 at JFK, at about 200 feet in the middle of turn to runway 13L
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Emirates A388 at JFK, at about 200 feet in the middle of turn to runway 13L

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Please continue in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1380727

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Event Thursday May Bring Choice Between Boeing And Airbus For Aircraft Order
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Delta Investor Event Thursday May Bring Choice Between Boeing And Airbus For Aircraft Order

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal mulls A321s, 737 MAX 9s
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Flyadeal mulls A321s, 737 MAX 9s

Interesting that Flyadeal didn't include the 737 MAX 10, although Boeing may still push the aircraft. flyadeal (F3, Jeddah) is considering ordering either A321s or B737 MAX 9s in a bid to lower its unit operating costs, CEO Con Korfiatis told CAPA TV. The Saudi low-cost carrier has issued a Request ...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 788
Views: 226132

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... h-operator
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Primera Air will become the 737 MAX 9 launch operator:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... h-operator

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order

Mitsubishi may lose a significant MRJ order: Swift Air (USA) (WQ, Phoenix Sky Harbor) is likely to cancel an order for up to forty MRJ90s placed by Eastern Air Lines (EAL, Miami Int'l), the Floridian passenger charter specialist it acquired earlier this year, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported cit...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Is it only me, or does anyone else have a hard time telling A359 and A35K apart? :D I had to stare at the photo for like 5 seconds to realize they are not 2 A359s. Not sure how, considering that one look at the gear can easily differentiate the two of them. Perhaps the following illustration helps:...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4319
Views: 1438844

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 132 (QR#21) out on a third test flight #AIB03FL


Actually that was the 4th flight if we include the photo flight.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 21
Views: 5069

Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

As the cargo market is on the rebound, Cargolux may need more 747 freighters. Cargolux CEO Richard Forson reportedly told journalists that his airline — Europe's largest cargo carrier — is hiring 60 pilots for its Luxembourg operations in 2018 and may also add new destinations and airplanes to its n...

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