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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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 1476
Views: 180410

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: 222415

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 9
Views: 1812

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: 9
Views: 1812

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 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364177

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 364177

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: 364177

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: 36
Views: 10192

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: 364177

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: 3097

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: 9
Views: 1812

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: 57
Views: 8848

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: 57
Views: 8848

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: 57
Views: 8848

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: 10748

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: 1283
Views: 220168

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 57
Views: 8848

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: 1648

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

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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: 740

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: 1210

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: 786
Views: 225479

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: 2342

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 4314
Views: 1435994

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: 5041

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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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may cut A380 production to six planes a year: sources
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: Airbus may cut A380 production to six planes a year: sources

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Hawaiin's 2nd A321neo made its first flight today.

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A321 Hawaiin Airlines N204HA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4314
Views: 1435994

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Do QRs A35K come with Q suites preinstalled ? Or will they also have to go through retrofitting ?


Yes it has QSuites installed.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 114
Views: 19298

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Good decision, caps are a fashion thing of the past. As the world changes, time to move on. As a frequent flier i think thats unacceptable, we need our pilots with their caps, its just give the passengers a degree of confirdence 1. Do you want your president to address the nation in tee-shirts and j...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

What's the status of Air Astana's A321NEO? last time it flew was in May and never flew again! It's in the storage pit. Air Astana has postponed A320neo family deliveries. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/37437116411_51d50bed79_z.jpg Airbus Factory by Mathias Düber , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Sichuan #5 has been delivered.

Airbus A320 -271N 7842 B-8681 Sichuan Airlines delivery 11dec17 XFW-TSE ex D-AXAE

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by KarelXWB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 235
Views: 49976

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

With 1,500 flying hours in the pocket the MRJ program is now halfway through the test campaign.

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by KarelXWB
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4314
Views: 1435994

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 155 CX #22 was delivered last Friday.

Airbus A350 -941 155 B-LRX Cathay Pacific delivery 08dec17 TLS-HKG ex F-WZNO

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by KarelXWB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 30647

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

https://twitter.com/AviationSafety/stat ... 2612291594
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The roof is badly damaged:

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https://twitter.com/AviationSafety/stat ... 2612291594

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 1025
Views: 176985

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

PR-XTD is getting returned to LATAM after lease to QR:

Airbus A350 -941 45 PR-XTD Latam Brasil ferried 07dec17 DOH-CNF after lease to Qatar Airways ex A7-AMD

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2389
Views: 364177

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Next IndiGo delivery:

Airbus A320 -271N 7083 VT-IVE IndiGo Airlines delivery 07dec17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDK


And another one for Air India:

Airbus A320 -251N 7764 VT-EXH Air India delivery 07dec17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIV

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1476
Views: 180410

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 243 was contractually delivered in October, followed by MSN 247 in November. However, entry into service is planned for later this month, or about 2 months after delivery. Hence the ferry flight to TLS, where SQ will take the aircraft to SIN.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 125
Views: 31766

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

It is correct that they are coming from Air Berlin, they will also have the full VS livery. On the inside the cabin and feature will be the same, same fabrics, carpet, etc Premium will be retro fitted to the aircraft as well. Sounds like a lot of effort just for a few months downtime of the 787 fle...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 16394

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
Will any be going to "Air Italy" or all to QR ?


AFAIK some of the 737 MAX on order are going to Al's Italy Air Italy.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4314
Views: 1435994

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

CX Flyboy wrote:
Did B-LRX leave TLS yet? It was supposed to have left yesterday (Thursday)


Nope, another CAF was required (performed yesterday).

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 16394

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

Press release: Qatar Airways has reconfirmed and upsized its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order instead for 50 of the larger A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration ), in an order signed today in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 4314
Views: 1435994

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB06NG/fc2e611

Lots of QR activities today.
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MSN 78 QR #20 ready for its first CAF: https://fr24.com/AIB06NG/fc2e611

Lots of QR activities today.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 16394

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

In other words, a lot of fuss for Airbus to add 4 net orders to the books. :crazy: More importantly, the signing of the contract restores the relationship between Airbus and Qatar Airways. The relationship was strained after the initial A350 and A320neo issues. As QR has agreed to re-take the A350s...

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