What is the baseline? We can just take graph #1 as baseline as it still includes the current staircases. So that's +25 and another +14 if we swap the rear staircase on top of the baseline. Let's be pessimistic and say the removal of the forward staircase will add just 10 seats, we'll end up with +4...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:All of this, most likely, too little too late.
Did you notice that these are two totally separate layouts? The "first graph" has 6ab J, the second is based on using 4ab reverse herringbone J. You've combined two totally separate cabin concepts and added up the improvements. Sloppy. That's fine, let's forget the upper deck and leave th...Jump to post
The method of arguing strongly like a lawyer is the best way to have the truth come out. The judges can judge; we who have points should make them. Honestly I wouldn't want to associate myself with a lawyer. They just want to suck money out of people's pockets and their future doesn't look bright .Jump to post
None of the graphics in the threads you linked show a gain of 60 seats without going to 11ab. This graphic, the most recent, shows a 14-seat gain from rear stairs and 3-5 seat gain from combined crew rest: So there's 19 seats. Getting rid of the front stairs ENTIRELY wouldn't get you another 41 sea...Jump to post
Here's an interesting concept: a short-haul electrical airplane. A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Its plane, yet to go into development, would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. Wright Electric said by r...Jump to post
There are a couple problems with this. First, even if an Airbus executive says something, that doesn't mean it's true in any reasonable sense. That's entirely correct. Luckily Airbus released several graphs to support their claim. We even had a few topics on the matter: Airbus Revises A380 Layout A...Jump to post
Well, clearly you're going to continue to avoid the question you cannot answer in favor of your original statement. I rest my case. The A330neo is getting a A350 style cabin. Everyone knows that. You may refuse to believe it, here are a few articles worth reading: http://www.airbus.com/newsevents/n...Jump to post
The fact that a smaller, redesigned staircase could add 40-50 additional seats just shows how much space is wasted on useless items. The redesigned front staircase does not add 40-50 seats. Rather, the combination of redesigning both staircases AND going to 11ab adds 50 seats. That's not what Kiran...Jump to post
Folks here often say this. The question is - why did airlines under-utilize the space by nominal seat count? Despite the high customization level, some items on the A380 are fixed. Like the staircase. The fact that a smaller, redesigned staircase could add 40-50 additional seats just shows how much...Jump to post
For the raw airframe, $79 million for an A330-800 is probably about right. You then need to add to that the separate CAPEX for the engines, APU, cabin, electronics, landing gear and other Buyer Furnished Equipment. That probably is another $50-80 million. Also note that the capex figure doesn't inc...Jump to post
The capex figure cannot be the purchase price. At $140 million the A338 would almost be as expensive as the 787-9, that cannot be right. Capital expenditure would also include the purchase of spare parts, simulators etc. Everything you need to introduce a new aircraft into the fleet.Jump to post
Ground operations at LCY have started. Here are some nice photos:
https://twitter.com/BBD_Aircraft/status ... 2157611009
Fiji booked a record profit of $84.5 million FJD in 2016: The Fiji Airways Group is proud to announce a record profit of $84.5 million (Fijian Dollars), earned during the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2016. Fiji Airways' profit increased by 20.5% compared to 2016 and the airline carried a reco...Jump to post
Two men including a police officer have been shot outside the Houses of Parliament. There was a loud crash outside parliament, then lots of shouting. I saw a policeman being assaulted, then a man carrying a knife or gun. https://imagr.eu/up/yGHG4_C7h91yrW4AAVAVe.jpg Developing https://twitter.com/wh...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:when is their fuel hedging contract going to end?
TC957 wrote:Yet, contrary to a-net myth, operating a big fleet of 77W's isn't the automatic route to success. QF are doing just fine without them.
And MSN 96 SQ #12 is airborne on its 2nd flight:
Quantos wrote:Unclear at this time when this will actually take place, though.
keesje wrote:Late August is "Summer" too.
First first A338 is due to arrive in 2019.
I think the history of under-utilizing the space relates to the fact that while the A380 is packed on some routes on some days, in general the airlines had problems wrapping their heads around filling the 100+ extra seats in an A380 relative to the 744 they in many cases replaced It's only been rec...Jump to post
In the long run having a program below the A350 that has only 10% lower MOTW doesn't seem like an well allocated way to address the market. For now it works for them, but I reckon with the possible arrival of a GTF in the required thrust range in the second half of the next decade and the fuel weig...Jump to post
Just saw this - Courtesy of RoutesOnline - Southwest Airlines on Thursday 16MAR17 opened reservation for its new Boeing 737MAX 8 (IATA Code: 7M8), set to enter operations on 01OCT17. Initially, the airline will put 9 aircraft into revenue service on 01OCT17, and for the first week the MAX 8 will se...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Go Air chief told it will take 18 months for PW to fix these issues. There is a tweet somewhere.
Leahy: Looking at 251t A330neo, range “up over 7,000nm.” https://mobile.twitter.com/jonostrower/status/838818272849993731 "Encrouching" the A350 space apparently is low on Leahy' fear list.. 251t, plus 9t, could give a -1000 limited range fall. At 251t MTOW, the A330 is still significant ...Jump to post
Guys, the plan is off the shelf. Benyamin Ismail cites the fare dumping by airlines, particularly by Emirates, have depressed the profit so much taht it is not worth any effort to resurrect the route now. Maybe sometime in the future when all numbers and right aircraft at right price come along. &q...Jump to post
Makes sense, the MAX 200 is an excellent candidate for ultra low cost carriers.Jump to post
Current schedule shows that Airbus wants to retire the A320ceo around mid-2019.Jump to post
First flight is now scheduled for the end of April. http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/comac-c919-prototype-configuration-frozen-april-first-flight The configuration of the first prototype of the Comac C919 program has been frozen in preparation for a first flight next month, say industry s...Jump to post
The glory days for new widebody orders are over, for now: The major players who buy airplanes painted a gloomy picture for sales of big jets over the next few years, with global airlines facing a glut in capacity and lower fares. The outlook is worrying for Boeing's 777 in particular. It’s bad timin...Jump to post
Lufthansa will station another 5 A350 aircraft at Munich, bringing total A350 aircraft at 15.
https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 3321131009
Not sure if this has been posted before:
Hazy implies that 797 will have a choice of engine manufacturer. GE will be one, P&W & Rolls will fight for the second spot. #ISTATAmericas
Not sure if it has been posted before, here's a mockup of the A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin:
https://twitter.com/FlightVmax/status/8 ... 7721011200
Turkey wants to strengthen its relationship with Russia and talks about open skies: Turkey is proposing a liberalization of bilateral air services with Russia, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council. “[It’s necessary] to inc...Jump to post
It's supposedly getting redesigned wings optimized for the stretch and will have raked ends with blended winglets like the A330NEO wings. Supposed to use a lot more composites too. Not a chance that that's true. Redesigned wing would be a 10-digit cost. A new wing will not resolve the main problem ...Jump to post