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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 206
Views: 78278

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Planesmart wrote:
and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ.


Except the shell companies have been created after the aircraft returned from lease.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 206
Views: 78278

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

And Dr Peters Group created shell companies for MSN003 and MSN005, registered in London, for tax reasons.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 206
Views: 78278

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

With early SQ A380's, Airbus offered a more generous buyback for weight and cabling issues. As for many A346's, Airbus is the effective owner of these aircraft when the buyback is triggered. But unlike the A340s, the first 2 A380s don't have a F- registration. Apparently some shell company has been...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 206
Views: 78278

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Truly astounding...We still have hundreds of 744's in service, with carriers flying them until they are 25 years old... but A380's getting parked after barely 12 years. Why won't SQ sign a lease for another 12-years? I'm sure a great leasing deal is to be had... The world wide 747 fleet is decreasi...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 206
Views: 78278

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Second A380 has left the fleet. Airbus A380 -841 5 9V-SKB Singapore Airlines ferried 09feb18 SIN-LDE, for HiFly ex F-WWSB This one is fully white as well: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/25193987787_d3af626d99_z.jpg Airbus A380 9V-SKB by Dave Haines , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looks like MSN 100 QR #23 has rolled out to the flight line.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 63
Views: 9774

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

MileHFL400 wrote:
So where are these 737MAX’s coming from? Is it from Qatar’s order a couple of years ago? And if so will any of that order actually end up in Qatar’s mainline fleet?


Yes, the entire QR 737 MAX order will be heading to Air Italy.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 26797

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Another angle of the TAP A330neo:

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F-WWCP A330 NEO Air Portugal by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38476

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardier-itc/u-s-itc-details-why-it-rejected-cseries-duties-says-boeing-not-hurt-idUSKCN1FY382 "U.S. ITC details why it rejected CSeries duties, says Boeing not hurt" “Boeing lost no sales or revenues,” the ITC said in its 194-page rulin...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 187 HX #4 was online at the delivery centre this morning.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 41
Views: 9390

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

The target for last year was 30 deliveries. Then finally only 17 were delivered. Logically there are now about 13 airframes ready to ship. But, there have not been many acceptance flights. It's not that black and white. Last year Bombardier was supposed to increase CSeries production rate to 4 airc...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

Re: Qatar Airways confirmed order Boeing aircraft (updated)

That's a large addition for an airline operating 9 737 and 4 737 today. I wonder if they want to be a sort of Alitalia successor, particularly with the rebrand of Meridiana as Air Italy. Al Baker made it clear Air Italy should become "the star" of Italy and wants to beat Alitalia on every...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 1897

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

The A320 MPA is long overdue, but it wil be difficult to compete against the P-8 which already has an established market.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Nice aerial view of MSN 60 parked at the delivery centre:

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A350 SIchuan Airlines msn060 F-WZFK by theo franchi, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 6
Views: 2502

Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order

Back in 2016 QR announced an order for 787-9 and 737 MAX aircraft, and there was some speculation whether QR could absurd so many new aircraft. Today Al Baker confirmed all 20 737 MAX aircraft on firm order will be delivered to Air Italy: Meridiana relaunched as Air Italy with Alitalia in its sights...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska SF Giants livery revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Alaska SF Giants livery revealed

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BWIAirport wrote:
Nevermind, just saw this had been posted.


No problem :) We can continue in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373705

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14234

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

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Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied:

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BfSdjZuhclT/

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 110
Views: 34619

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First time poster here but was looking on xfw blog and noticed the first BA 320neo in background https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/a320-251n-frontier-airlines-f-wwdx.html?m=1 Indeed. Here's a better photo: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25465180537_d718061148_z.jpg Lagardère by theo f...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 136
Views: 31127

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

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The first A330 P2F has indeed been painted in Rome.

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https://twitter.com/zeTravelersClub/sta ... 8742921216

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 60
Views: 11718

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Sooner787 wrote:
btw, did VX go with P&W or CFM's on the NEO's ?


CFM

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 145
Views: 31133

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

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A white tail 737 MAX has rolled out in Renton, which was designated for the now defunct Monarch Airlines.

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https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8779010049

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 68
Views: 18000

Re: French Blue to change its name

And here is the second A350, fresh out of the factory without the "blue" titles.

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AIB01GX msn193 16/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 196 ET #8 currently waiting in XFW to enter the paint shop:

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A350-900 Ethiopian Airlines F-WZNC ET-AVC by michelfetzer, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Express reveals A321 "award" livery
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Hong Kong Express reveals A321 "award" livery

Any clue what this "reward" livery is about?

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A321 Hong Kong Express B-LEJ special livery by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 44143

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

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Air Europa's first 787-9 has been moved to the delivery centre.

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https://twitter.com/weareboeingsc/statu ... 9900207104

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 108
Views: 9753

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

As I pointed out last year, 2018-2020, OEM sales staff will spend as much time negotiating cancellations and deferrals, as writing new business. And apparently, Boeing and Airbus are making good money out of deferrals and cancellations. A Paris Air Show player offers some brutal home truths for air...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 60
Views: 11718

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

And then there were two:

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A321neo Alaska Airlines N926VA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 638
Views: 86038

Re: A400M Update

Regardless of what Airbus and its customers have agreed on, if it believes that 2017 has seen the last charge then the A400M should at least not be a financial drain anymore.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 9 Earns FAA Certification
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Earns FAA Certification

The next 737 MAX family member has received FAA certification, paving the way for its first delivery. Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commer...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10255

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 167 ex-Skymark emerged from cabin fit & paint in XFW.

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A380 Emitates A6-EVA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 108
Views: 9753

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

Prior to the introduction of the LEAP-1B type, the LEAP did undergo a redesign in some areas to reblade the low-pressure compressor.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 60
Views: 11718

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Aircraft is now outside:

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A321neo Alaska Airline N926VA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 108
Views: 9753

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

Revelation wrote:
While I believe in making hay while the sun is shining, one can imagine the risk if the economy goes south for more than a short period of time.


Indeed. It's one of the main concerns of the lessors:

AerCap: planned narrowbody production rates are unrealistic

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 108
Views: 9753

Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

While analysts and lessors scratch their head about rate 60, Airbus considers pushing single aisle production to rate 70. “If we look at the piled up demand and the backlog, we need to progress on rate 70, which is underway right now. We are in advanced discussions with our supply chain on feasibili...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 113
Views: 13677

Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Another interesting interview with retiring John Leahy. This time he addresses the A380 engine technology: “We brought out and launched the 380 in 2000. We’re out there with the 380 and GE and Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are assuring us there is nothing on the horizon. This is best level of ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 195 MH #4 made it to the flight line.

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Msn195 F-WZFC 15/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 38626

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

Bad news, the fix may take 6 months or more before production can resume - Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd expects at least a six-month delay in deliveries of new Airbus SE AIR.SE A320neo jets due to issues with engines made by Pratt & Whitney, according to an internal memo issued by the airline....

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines looking at acquiring A350-1000 aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Philippine Airlines looking at acquiring A350-1000 aircraft

Philippine Airlines may complement its upcoming A350-900 fleet by the largest model of the A350 family: The Southeast Asian nation’s first airline is undergoing a $2 billion (£1.4 billion) expansion programme to make its fleet one of the youngest in Asia. “It is one airplane we can consider. It is a...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap 2017 Financial Results
Replies: 1
Views: 271

AerCap 2017 Financial Results

Just in case someone wonders how lessors are doing these days, here are the 2017 highlights of lessor AerCap: - $1,076 million net income, revenue $5,037 million - 402 aircraft transactions in 2017, including 119 widebody transactions - $5.3 billion of aircraft purchased and $2.4 billion of aircraft...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193396

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

If a company like Boeing, who is in constant dialogue with their clients as a matter of course anyway, cannot make a business case inside 12 months - then its overwhelmingly likely there is no case to make. I don't buy it. 12 months might work if you are working with a lot of "knowns" suc...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2922

Re: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017

Suspending half the A320neo deliveries for half the year could really hurt 2018 numbers. We’ll wait and see, but nonetheless, good to see them work through issues to have an improved 2017. Undoubtedly they will get through the latest production delay as well . They always do. As we are barely 2 mon...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8090

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

iceberg210 wrote:
I'd be incredibly curious what the early results are for the 195E2. My hunch is it might see similar amounts of exceeding targets.


Given the additional effort that went into the E195-E2 (wing improvements etc), I would be surprised if it doesn't exceed expectations.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 196 ET #8 arriving in XFW for paint:

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Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 ET-AVC by Tobias Lietzke, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10255

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

These production rates have been know for a while, I believe Tom Enders just reconfirmed the numbers today.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 107981

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A350 traveled work reached a record low in 2017: The A350 program has performed better than expected during 2017. Production is running smoothly with traveled work at a record low-level, almost on the level of the A330 Final Assembly Line. Ramp to 10 per month is secured for the end of the year and ...

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