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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: 301

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: 78
Views: 13503

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfSdjZuhclT/
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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: 34390

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
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 56
Views: 10762

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: 136
Views: 30012

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8779010049
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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: 17986

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: 323
Views: 105541

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: 1102

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 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 96
Views: 8782

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: 56
Views: 10762

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: 85949

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: 533

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: 10204

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: 96
Views: 8782

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: 56
Views: 10762

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: 96
Views: 8782

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: 96
Views: 8782

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: 100
Views: 11954

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: 323
Views: 105541

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: 38449

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: 4
Views: 1604

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: 267

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: 193231

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: 2909

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: 7941

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: 323
Views: 105541

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: 10204

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: 323
Views: 105541

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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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1419
Views: 90289

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 0307188738
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The KC-46 has completed cold weather testing: https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 0307188738

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 5969

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

What will be interesting is can each type surpass the DC-3's total run of 16,079 to become the most produced transport aircraft of all time, and can either surpass the 20,000 barrier. I think the former is doable for both the 737 and A320, while the latter may be a bit of a stretch. Boeing has 4,00...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 5845

Re: Embraer E2 Flight Testing And Production Thread - 2018

Final outcome of the E190-E2 flight test campaign:

Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 7941

Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

https://twitter.com/airinsight/status/9 ... 3370877952
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As certification is imminent, Embraer reveals that E190-E2 flight testing has beaten all design targets.

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https://twitter.com/airinsight/status/9 ... 3370877952

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 638
Views: 85949

Re: A400M Update

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... orman.html

These charges are inline with analyst expectations.
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The A400M program booked a € 1.3 billion charge in 2017.

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... orman.html

These charges are inline with analyst expectations.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: Airbus profit increases profit by 189% in 2017

2017 was a strong, even better than expected, year for the entire Airbus Group.

2018 outlook looks even better.

Full-Year 2017 results: Airbus overachieved on all key performance indicators

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 105541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/AIB02NC/106fd0c7

MSN 185 TG #10 performed a CAF: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwiw/
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MSN 196 ET #8 second & ferry flight to XFW for paint: https://fr24.com/AIB02NC/106fd0c7

MSN 185 TG #10 performed a CAF: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwiw/

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 105541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9885/106fb7f9

Airbus A350 -941 184 D-AIXH Lufthansa delivery 15feb18 TLS-MUC ex F-WZGR
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MSN 184 LH #8 has been delivered and is flying home to MUC.

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH9885/106fb7f9

Airbus A350 -941 184 D-AIXH Lufthansa delivery 15feb18 TLS-MUC ex F-WZGR

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 5969

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Does it? I read the Twitter post like BWI does in that this is the 10k fuselage unit to roll off of Spirit's line and head for Renton, not the 10,000th 737 to roll out of Renton: "Yesterday, the 10,000th unit rolled off Spirit's production line and began its journey to Boeing's plant in Renton...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1136
Views: 193231

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

yet I still wonder which jets would fill the market if Boeing would not do the 797. Airlines would order whatever is available to fill that role. Widebody aircraft have been flying short sectors for decades, and as the Leeham article points out: Some also questioned just how stimulative the NMA wil...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 5969

Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

The 737 is about to reach a new milestone as the 10,000th aircraft is being prepared to enter final assembly in Renton. The @BoeingAirplanes 737 fuselage has been built in Wichita since 1966. Yesterday, the 10,000th unit rolled off Spirit's production line and began its journey to Boeing's plant in ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 85
Views: 29259

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

That should be MSN 679 instead.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 105541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 193 BF #2 was on the move today.

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First engine run msn193 F-WZGX 14/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 116
Views: 17608

Re: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon

https://world.eurofighter.com/articles/ ... or-belgium

The package includes cyber security to better protect the country against cyber attacks.
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The UK has submitted its final Eurofighter offer to Belgium.

https://world.eurofighter.com/articles/ ... or-belgium

The package includes cyber security to better protect the country against cyber attacks.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 105541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/MAS5025/106b711d
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MSN 183 MH #3 is going home:

Airbus A350 -941 183 )m-MAD Malaysia Airlines delivery 13feb18 TLS-KUL ex F-WZGA


https://fr24.com/MAS5025/106b711d

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 323
Views: 105541

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Not just a test flight, it was a customer acceptance flight.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 255 SQ #24 has been ferried to XFW for cabin fit and paint.

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Ferry Flight msn255 F-WWAM 13/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 79
Views: 17058

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

28 gross, 17 cancellations, 11 net.
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Boeing booked 11 737 (10x 737 NG, 1x 737 MAX) orders in January.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

28 gross, 17 cancellations, 11 net.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 57
Views: 9886

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

I guess we know why they used CFM engines instead if PW engines for the first A321LR since PW equipped A321neos have suspeded all test flights. You can't change engine type on such short notice. Considering the lead time of the pylon, this was planned a long time ago. The first LR customers have se...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft
Replies: 36
Views: 5222

IndiGo mulls up to 25 A321LR aircaft

IndiGo eyes 20 to 25 A321LR aircaft for its long haul operations. IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l) is considering converting part of its order with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for 405 A320neo to A321neo (LR)s, the Financial Express has reported. The conversion will most likely cover 20-25 aircra...

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