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by Momo1435
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 21
Views: 4081

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Don’t forget that QR still has 30 787-9s incoming Can someone clarify if QR has actually confirmed those 787-9s. My understanding is that they were options that were never excersized. The 787-9 order was firmed up on 05-Oct-2016 http://www.boeing.com/commercial/customers/qatar-airways/qatar-airways...

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by Momo1435
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Cargo receives first 747-8F
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: Qatar Airways Cargo receives first 747-8F

What's still confusing after the press release? It clearly states what it is, there is 1 previously unidentified order for 2 747-8Fs, with the 1st of those 2 delivered. Any other sources are just misinterpretations of what was said at the delivery event. The CEO just said at the event that he could ...

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by Momo1435
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 140
Views: 16048

Re: Joon unveil fleet and destinations

For what I see for now, in styling, promotion, destinations, it looks like they are actually seem to be targeting millennials with this airline, just like they said they would do. It would be interesting to know what the target group thinks about this new airline. Considering they are not using inte...

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by Momo1435
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

I strongly disagree. A fully optimised 787-3 or a lightweight shorter ranged 787 is the perfect MOM. That's a for shorter routes optimized 787-8, not a 787-3, which was something completely different. And it will still be too big and too heavy to be considered MOM. ANA operates the 787-8 on domesti...

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by Momo1435
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

I think also the timing was wrong. Perhaps now it would do better sales wise and perhaps fill the MOM spot, a 5000 mile range could do a lot of routes. Many 767's and 757's need replacing that were still flying when the 787 debuted. It had more seats then the 787-8, while it was less efficient then...

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by Momo1435
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

^ Indeed, we could even say the main reason for the 787-3 variant wasn't short trips optimization at all. The main reason for the shorter wings was the usage of the 787-3 to smaller Japanese airports with gates that could only handle the 767 or smaller planes. With all the delays both ANA and JAL de...

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by Momo1435
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Improvments of B767-300ERs
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Improvments of B767-300ERs

Boeing doesn't promote the passeger version of the 767 anymore.

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by Momo1435
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 55
Views: 13031

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

I can't not see Airbus doing this A322, maybe they will even make it different enough from A321 to call it the A360. And there's only 1 reason why they will do it, their customers wanting Airbus to built this plane. Other then that there are not too many options for a new project. The A3511, A380neo...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20083

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I don't understand your logic. None of what you listed are a LoI, or even MoU. Virgin has a firm A380 order, although most do not expect them to take delivery. Qantas never had an agreement for any 777, they were just part of the team of airlines that gave Boeing design input. Transaero's A380 and ...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 327
Views: 86587

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Here's a link to a Chinese article in Chinese, judging from the numbers given in the article it looks like it was part of the MOU. http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201709/t20170922_1229466.html They already had 36 MAX on order, the article mentions that it's now 44. But there's no actual mention of th...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 327
Views: 86587

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

It's good to post all LoI's MoU's in this thread, it makes it easier to keep track of these announcements over the year. I would draw the line at articles on airlines that are looking at placing orders, those should not be posted here. This is not really a discussion thread anyway, if an announcemen...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

With the TK LoI the number of firm orders/MoUs/LoIs booked/announced so far this year = 143.

That's book to bill for the current year. Of course firm orders count more, but even then it shows that the market for the 787 continues to be strong.

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20083

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I would have been very surprised if they would not ordered the 787, I would also be surprised if there won't be an A350 order down the road in a couple of years. It was one of the last large airlines that didn't have any orders for the next gen wide-bodies. Hopefully they will firm it up soon, then ...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23881

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

With the DL flight arriving into AMS at 7:55, the first connections you can make will be at 8:55. There is no way that KLM has 50 EU connections between 8:55 and 10:05 (1 hour after arrival of KL602). Heck, does KLM even serve 50 EU cities? So the only benefit of the new DL LAX-AMS flight will be f...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 23881

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Correct me if I am wrong, but this new DL flight arrives too late for the very early morning EU bank starting around 7AM. It only hits the second wave, which you can still get in time for on the long standing KL602. It seems the only thing this new DL service does is to give much longer connection ...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8552

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

After reading JAL's press release, these four will be for domestic operations. This will be a first as all 788s & 789s delivered to date have been for international operations. Certainly four 788s will not be end and more 788 and 789 will be ordered in the future as the 763s and 772s age. It wi...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8552

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

The MoM would be a very good fit for them. But they want these 787 before 2020, so the MoM will only become an option later on in the 767 replacement cycle. With the Olympics coming up they might also want to increase capacity. The MoM will have less seats then a domestic Japanese 788.

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 34
Views: 8552

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

I think it's interesting that they will now use these new orders on their domestic network. JAL originally ordered 13 787-3s for these role, but up to now all the 787-8s these -3s were converted to have been used on long-haul flights for which the shorter wingspan of the 787-3 was not an issue. So n...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to order 789??
Replies: 32
Views: 4842

Re: TK to order 789??

^ Apparently Boeing offered the 747-8I to TK at some point in the sales negotiations for their next wide body order. The rumor also mentioned AerCap as the lessor through which these 747s would be ordered. I now have a strong feeling that the AerCap part was a misunderstanding, in the sense that the...

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by Momo1435
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

There has been some comment on future production rates of modern wide bodies, so from memory may I list the upper limits as they appear to me: 10 per month: Airbus A330 all versions but allow for only 11 months per year not 12. 13 per month: Airbus A350 all versions but ditto 253 per year 14 per mo...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

It will always be difficult for people to grasp that making a profit and earning money are not always the same thing. Boeing does make it a bit more difficult with the program accounting, but hey, most of us don't care too much about accounting anyway. Yes, that is why many people are amazed when s...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

It will always be difficult for people to grasp that making a profit and earning money are not always the same thing. Boeing does make it a bit more difficult with the program accounting, but hey, most of us don't care too much about accounting anyway.

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

I think everyone knows how the accounting block works Stitch. Its the almost $27billion cost that still need to be recovered on the accounts that has people commenting. Don't know why people are getting frustrated at posters pointing this out. Its not like we caused this to happen. The program will...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL unveils 787 retro livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

Re: JAL unveils 787 retro livery

It would be nice if it was real.

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 38
Views: 7376

Re: House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

Iran already threatened that if there would be more new sanctions they would pull out of the nuclear treaty. And they could see this order blockade as new sanctions. Then Europe will also have to respond with new sanctions, resulting in no more Airbus deliveries. Even if the US only blocks Boeing sa...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2058
Views: 260536

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

^ It's been a while since we last saw a troubled prototype in ANA colors at Everett. ;)

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

How is a change in the accounting block bigger news that a change in the production rate? .....wait for it, the experts on the loss making aspects of the 787 program will chime in soon. I agree the increase is smaller than I expected, Boeing must not have the anticipated number of orders to have a ...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

We haven't heard of too many 787 deferrals, some yes. I meant that the backlog, without deferrals, still stretched beyond 2021. Of course earlier open slots automatically means that there are also slots reserved for airlines beyond 2021. That's why I said a quick calculation because we simply don't...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Making a quick calculation with the 700 in the backlog and a mid 2019 date for the raise to 14 per month the 787 production line is still completely filled until the end of 2021. I suspect a fair number of those aircraft won't be delivered by 2021 so there is likely positions available. We already ...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 25620

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

Making a quick calculation with the 700 in the backlog and a mid 2019 date for the raise to 14 per month the 787 production line is still completely filled until the end of 2021. So far this year Boeing booked / announced just over 100 firm orders / MoUs & Commitments. With a bit of luck this co...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 327
Views: 86587

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

MH signs MOU for 16 airplanes conversion of 8 737MAX into 8 787-9's 8 additional purchase rights for 737MAX8 http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-09-12-Boeing-Malaysia-Airlines-Sign-Memorandum-of-Understanding-for-16-Airplanes?sf113471564=1 I wonder if they will be flying GEnXs or Trent 1000s? They wil...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44653

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Maybe one should see this order as a late replacement for the 777-200ERs.

They already operated both the 777s and the A333s with a identical lay-out. so operating a A330/A350 and 787 is not really that far fetched for this airline.

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7490

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

This probably means that we will see even more A330s to Cathay Dragon, which are being replaced with the A350s.

The fate of the 777X order probably depends on how quick they want to start to retire their oldest 77Ws.

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 5851

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

With the number of 787s and A350s Eithad has on order, combined with the relatively few production slots in 2017 and 2018, one could easily speculate that they have already deferred quite a number of deliveries. In the long run I don't think that these airlines will fall away, but they will simply b...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44653

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

And if they don't use CFM engines they will have to use PW, which are even more American then CFM. Well, they can always try to persuade Airbus to add GE engines as an option for the A350 and the A330neo. Not that it will happen, but it sounds good for the American public, Trump "trying his bes...

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44653

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Political or not, this deal will provide them with a very versatile plane, capable of many different roles in a fleet. Congrats to MH and Boeing.

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by Momo1435
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23615

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

The mention of Aercap makes me even more sceptical. They have been pretty conservative when it comes to orders. This deal would be far from conservative.

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by Momo1435
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44653

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

They could always lease some more, just like they will lease their A350s. We'll know when this deal will actually be announced later today.

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by Momo1435
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair and the 787?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Icelandair and the 787?

Air Niugini also has 1 on order with Boeing, making it 2 in total. Originally they were scheduled to be delivered in 2017 and 2018. But I can't find any recent information on the internet with a new delivery schedule. So who knows when they are going to take them, if they are going to take them. The...

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by Momo1435
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2058
Views: 260536

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

They are now at 627, we have to wait for almost a year to see it.

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by Momo1435
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2058
Views: 260536

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

787 Firing Order is updated: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit?usp=sharing Still interesting to mention as NYC777 did a another small update to the list in the last couple of days revealing 2 more first production slots since he made his post. ...

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by Momo1435
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: US3 and Boeing 787-10 Prediction

Sayan777 wrote:
When is Boeing starting to deliver the 787-10. Who is the launch customer.Which airlines gets the early delivery slots.

1st delivery is scheduled in Q2 2018, Singapore Airlines is the launch customer, followed by Etihad & United later in the year.

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7699

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

As it is there is not one delivered 787-10. Part of the 787-10 order was converted to 777-300. I do believek that UA will add more 787, but if the 45 A350-900 are supposed to replace most of the 777-200/200ER, than I think that the 787-9 is more useful to replace 767 than the 787-10. UA seems to do...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7699

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

There are only 14 787-10 on order at UA. The role for the 787-10 at UA seems to be rather limited. Compare that with 45 frames of the A350-900. So 14 actual delivered aircraft will have a lesser role than 45 undelivered frames that keep getting pushed back to 5 years? UA will continue to add 787s a...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 11488

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

Because that's what EK's been doing for years if not decades now? Right, except DXB cannot add many more aircraft, let alone 70 A350s or 787s. We're talking about a physical limitation. Emirates will have to wait until it moves to DWC in 2025. And why order so many aircraft today that won't be deli...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7699

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

United has already confirmed that the 1st 787-10 are coming late next year, in fact, 1 of them is already built and even flying around as they will take the GE prototype. The A350 order conversion was also a deferral of the 1st deliveries by 4 years. All the current 787-10s on order will probably be...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5189

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

They will always have the option to order some of the smaller variants as well when they decide that they also need planes with more range. They might do something like EVA did, talk and order only the 787-10, but then lease a couple of 787-9s as well. And I do believe the 787 is the front runner he...

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by Momo1435
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7699

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

United started with 27 orders for the 787-10, but converted about half of them to the 77W. The converted the -10 orders because they were the last ones that were supposed to be delivered They already a couple of new orders for 2 787-9s since then, somehow they were not identified on Boeing's order b...

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by Momo1435
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 23615

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

I don't consider 8 frames a small order. 8 747's is a large, perhaps not huge, but still a sizable order for VLA. If it means keeping the line open for a while longer, what does Boeing have to lose? A package deal along with 787's could be a sweet deal for both parties. Boeing has money to lose rig...

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