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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 388
Views: 96944

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

ikolkyo wrote:
I'm guess the plane is heading off to get her engines?


Not so soon! The engines have arrived but will undergo podding first. This should take another month or so.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 388
Views: 96944

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

The second A330neo got special Airspace decals applied: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4232/34814167820_883970b28b_z.jpg Msn2 F-WXXL 9/6/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr A better close-up of the new decals: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/35359890891_6d7f2763e8_z.jpg Airbus A330 Neo F-WTTE by Ju...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Indeed, this is just pre-assembly. The first aircraft is still months away from entering final assembly. And if Airbus needs to certify the new door configuration, it will take some time.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 896970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 120 ET #5 sports its final registration, delivery must be imminent.

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Msn120 ET-AUB 23/6/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 896970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 129 VN #8 emerged from cabin fit and will be painted afterwards.

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Msn129 23/6/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months
Replies: 41
Views: 4940

Re: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months

Also worth noting that Emirates planned move to DWC will likely be delayed:

The move could open up slots for Emirates, said Clark and likely delay the move to Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second airport, to “sometime between 2026 to 2030,” he added.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1832
Views: 180918

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

The first El Al 787 is about to roll out from final assembly.

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4X-EDA El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - C/N 63548 / LN 590 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months
Replies: 41
Views: 4940

Re: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months

They should have done this much earlier.

At least EK won't have to order new narrowbody aircraft.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

I don't think so, Airbus already delivered an A321-253N to Wow Air. I believe 253N just refers to a different thrust setting:

> A321-251N: CFM LEAP-1A32
> A321-252N: CFM LEAP-1A30
> A321-253N: CFM LEAP-1A33

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 31
Views: 4490

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

BOEING777EK wrote:
Whats the current status of the first a330-300 p2f conversion plane?


It undergoes conversion and should be ready by years end.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 788
Views: 117967

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I still think an NEO using the Trent XWB-75/84 would be the best way to go. It would be an unwise move. The Trent XWB is just too heavy and would put a lot of additional weight on the A380. Secondly, by the time A380neo would enter service, Trent XWB engine will be ~ 8 years old. You do not want to...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger
Replies: 37
Views: 3991

Re: ATR confident in the value of thinking a little bigger

The market for a 100-seat TP is there How can you be so sure about that? I understand people are getting enthusiastic about new airplane developments, but there is no business case: The market for a new 90-100 seat turboprop over the next 20 years seems limited. Japan Aircraft Develop Corp. (JADC) ...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Earlier this month Premium AEROTEC delivered the first A321 fuselage section with the new door configuration. The extensive changes to the construction primarily facilitate better use of the passenger cabin, enabling the cabin capacity to be expanded from the original 220 passengers to accommodate 2...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 28
Views: 7385

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

LAX772LR wrote:
Is that the official/ICAO designation?


7M9 would be the IATA designation.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

According to the Swedish edition of Wikipedia it is scheduled for its first flight saturday next week. Is that possible? First flight is today: https://fr24.com/AIB746A/dd54583 Did you mean the first revenue flight? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4260/35094760850_e6a1ac141c_z.jpg A321neo Apollo by n...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 31
Views: 4490

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

leleko747 wrote:
Just wondering:

DHL and Egypt Air Cargo (am I right?) are the only customers of the A330-300P2F?


EgyptAir is the customer for the A330-200P2F.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Next China Southern delivered:

Airbus A320 -271N 7477 B-8965 China Southern delivery 23jun17 TLS-TSE ex F-WWBM

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 788
Views: 117967

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Speaking about engines, Bloomberg published the following article: Rolls-Royce Weighs Tweaking Engine to Give a Lift to Airbus A380 Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is seeking ways to upgrade its engines for Airbus SE’s A380 as the planemaker attempts to win orders for the slow-selling superjumbo jet, the c...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 788
Views: 117967

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

but we now know the last T900 PIP didn't go according to plan either, which presumably also meant more spending than intended. Not entirely correct. The latest T900 PIP was exactly on schedule and without issues. All details can be found here . Emirates issues with the T900 were related to the desi...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/13/news/co ... index.html

First flight has already been pushed back to 2019.
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Boeing778X wrote:

A load of rubbish. The program is looking great!

The 777X will be more than fine after all is said and done.


Just in case you've missed the latest update:

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/13/news/co ... index.html

First flight has already been pushed back to 2019.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1995
Views: 206131

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Another A321neo customer emerged from final assembly: Novair MSN 7746, CFM powered.

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A321neo Apollo by novair SE-RKA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1359
Views: 127854

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 241 emerged from paint and cabin fit in XFW. The full livery suggests this one won't go into storage.

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A380 Emirates A6-EUX by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 896970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Fuselage parts for MSN 167 Air China #1 are arriving at Station 59 in TLS. Photo below shows the rear section that will go on Beluga transport in the coming days. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4288/35468585795_71c8af5e48_z.jpg A350 part for the first Air China by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorms over the North Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: Several aircraft inbound Amsterdam "on hold"

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I know there are thunderstorms building up in the area but so far nothing happened here.


Are you sure?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

That slide may be comical. But several people asked for the 737 MAX 10 breakdown (firm/MoU/conversion etc), at least that slide answers that question. Boeing themselves did not provide a breakdown.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67953

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Polot wrote:
Except Boeing's order tally, minus previously identified and conversions, is 571 planes...


That figure includes options and purchase rights...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67953

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Despite holding an end of airshow briefing, Airbus has managed to get another order with a MoU for 20 A321neos from Tibet Financial Leasing. http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/06/tibet-financial-leasing-signs-for-20-a321neo-aircraft.html Gotta love JL. This brings new orders at 3...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 896970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 127 LH #4 made it to the flight line (fully painted).

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 62
Views: 12486

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

QR is buying from the open market, there is nothing much AA can do about it.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2886
Views: 896970

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 120 ET #5 at the delivery centre yesterday:

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AIB88XL 21/6/2017 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 788
Views: 117967

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The customer who has the most A380s and the largest number of A380s yet to be delivered has "no interest in the cabin densification package"? I'll wait for all the comments that Airbus must not be talking to their customers, but I suspect it might be a long wait. Honestly I didn't expect ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Those of us who have been following air shows long enough will remember that Airbus was at one time the champion of announcing MoUs and LoIs at air shows with equal fanfare to firm orders (and often then repeating that fanfare when those orders were announced as becoming firm at a following air sho...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Polot wrote:
We don't know if that means an order announcement. Boeing could just be giving an update on the certification progress.


The order show is finished and Boeing just issued a press release containing the entire order wrap-up. Unless I'm mistaken, that doesn't sound like more orders are expected.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... s-Air-Show for more details.

It says 571 airplanes, but that figure also includes options / purchase rights.
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Boeing's order wrap-up:

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See http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... s-Air-Show for more details.

It says 571 airplanes, but that figure also includes options / purchase rights.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 31
Views: 4309

Re: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth

How does it compare to the 777's they have? Default ISA, the 77W is down to ~ 310t MTOW. https://imagr.eu/up/jyWM3_Screenshot_from_2017-06-22_11-59-54.png ISA + 15°C, the 77W is down to ~ 290t MTOW. https://imagr.eu/up/CMcS9_Screenshot_from_2017-06-22_11-59-37.png ISA + 25°C, the 77W is down to ~28...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 212
Views: 30795

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

parapente wrote:
What are the longest lead times on a new aircraft?


Could be as long as 2 years.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 55
Views: 10408

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

Probably another Chinese customer.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 31
Views: 4309

Re: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth

A great circle distance of just under 6,500nm? Most of their long-haul fleet should be capable, even given the challenges of ADD. Plus there's not many places to stop on the way! We need to factor in ISA conditions, the high altitude of ADD eats into the payload capabilities of the aircraft. ADD is...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... 0-737-MAXs
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pabloeing wrote:
Ruili Airlines and @BoeingAirplanes announce MoU for 20 #737MAX8


Press release: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... 0-737-MAXs

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67953

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

https://www.facebook.com/tonyfernandes/ ... 853725552/

Classy guy.
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ernestxwb wrote:
This deal was actually signed in a boxing ring and not at the Paris Air Show :lol: Source: Tony Fernandes' Facebook Live video


https://www.facebook.com/tonyfernandes/ ... 853725552/

Classy guy.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Firm orders for the MAX 10 as follows:

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... -Airplanes
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Boeing Signs Commitment with Unidentified Customer for 125 737 MAX 8 Airplanes:

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... -Airplanes

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6241

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Sure they accounted for them, yet parts that are never supposed to detach from airplanes fall off all the time. One of these landed on a house a few months ago. So what do you suggest, remove the engines because a part could detach? As with many things in life, mankind looks at the risks and makes ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

sunrisevalley wrote:
And there was the "strong rumour" of 10 for NZ


There's a reason why it's called a rumor.

Air New Zealand to start new widebody fleet study in 4Q17

Study has yet to start (Q4) and includes other aircraft as well, so there goes to rumor.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 55
Views: 6241

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Call me cynical but I see either those recorders falling off airplanes on hard landings or in turbulence or potentially not deploying when they are supposed to. I also don't see how the unit separating from the plane sufficiently increases the chance of it being found to justify the cost, weight an...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1122
Views: 162376

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Another Capital Airlines delivered:

Airbus A330 -243 1782 B-8982 Capital Airlines delivery 21jun17 TLS-TSN ex F-WWCM

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-21- ... -Airplanes
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Xiamen Airlines signs MoU for 10 737 MAX 10s:

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-21- ... -Airplanes

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 84369

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 1406090240
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Copa Airlines converts 15 737 MAX 8s into -10s:

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 1406090240

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 266
Views: 32899

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

KarelXWB, the cycle limit increase comes with increased inspections and other labor intensive maintenance tasks. Kindly see my earlier post regarding this. These changes do not come gratis - they come with an increase in cost and time away from revenue service. I do not deny. I question though why ...

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