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by mjoelnir
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 22
Views: 2189

Re: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets

Airbus went with open eyes into the contracts regarding the RLI. If Airbus thinks they pay to much, they should perhaps stop taking them. The government should tell Airbus just to pay up.. The astonishing point is rather viewing the RLI as subsidies. There is a second misunderstanding, if a program ...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 22
Views: 2189

Re: Airbus seeks to cut RLI repayments for A380 and A320

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/21/airbus-seeks-cut-repayments-government-controversial-launch/ says: Airbus is battling to reduce the amount it pays back to government investors who helped fund the development of its poorly selling A380 superjumbo. -- snip -- Tom Williams, the chief op...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15767

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Does anyone know if they lengthened the nose gear? Can't tell from the photos, but I'm guessing not. A330 almost looks a little bit pudgy, compared to the refined sleekness that is the A350. Still, beautiful amazing bird! No changes to the landing gears from the A330ceo, same gear, same attachment ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The point I am disputing, is the lack of frames suitable for conversions and I talk about 767-300ER. There are heaps of stored frames around and there will be more retired in the near future. Of the 24 767-300ER that BA retired are 9 stored and 4 scrapped for example. About what are you arguing, je...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 90
Views: 10816

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

I assume If somebody wants an A319 Airbus will sell it. It will not be fleets, but a single frame here and there. Everything but length of the fuselage is the same as the A320, so it will be no problem to produce one once in a while. If we compare it to the CS300, the A319 is the more capable frame....

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 767 biggest advantage over the A330 right now is being a highly versatile and much more popular freighter than the A330. As it has been mentioned, there are certain companies who are potentially looking at the A330P2F only because the 767 is too popular a freighter and may be facing an issue wi...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The 767 biggest advantage over the A330 right now is being a highly versatile and much more popular freighter than the A330. As it has been mentioned, there are certain companies who are potentially looking at the A330P2F only because the 767 is too popular a freighter and may be facing an issue wi...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Widening the cabin wold not make it a 767. The LD3 issue is not an issue. The narriw fuselage is what gives the 767 an advantage over the 330. Put GEnx engines on it, or RR if they have one on tbe shelf that fits, update the cockpit/CNS, and do a minimum change, minimum cost, quick to market airpla...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Widening the cabin wold not make it a 767. The LD3 issue is not an issue. The narriw fuselage is what gives the 767 an advantage over the 330. Put GEnx engines on it, or RR if they have one on tbe shelf that fits, update the cockpit/CNS, and do a minimum change, minimum cost, quick to market airpla...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 39495

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Kindly note the following for Hawaii-Europe nonstop: HNL-LHR is 14:45 HNL-CDG is 15:20 ***The return sectors from EU should be 1:00-1:15 hours longer There is no way the A338NEO or the A339NEO would be able to operate either sector with a full payload or even at 90% on a year round basis no matter ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 93
Views: 14097

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

At least part of the money are taxes, money that is paid by the passenger and ISAVIA through Air Berlin are just collecting it. I think it would be a question if that money is touched by bankruptcy laws.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Your "oh, they will find ways around it, so better roll over and just give them money, even if they use it to prevent competition" outlook is a tat pessimistic. I don't think you're capturing my attitude. You keep insinuating that tax breaks are evil, everyone should pay the same all the ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 93
Views: 14097

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

AB legally cannot pay under insolvency proceedings and under a German law standpoint the grounding of the aircraft is illegal. At the moment I am not certain which measures AB could use to enforce German law in this situation given that it is their only choice and that Iceland as an EEA member stat...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

You declared that Airbus gets its part of CSALP for nothing. I have not made that declaration. I think you are confusing me with @douwd20. My first post regarding valuation was way back on page 3 ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376389&start=100#p19890319 ) and says: Se...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 386
Views: 98054

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

http://www.aircraft.airbus.com/market/o ... eliveries/
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MileHFL400 wrote:
Anyone know Airbuses net and gross order numbers to date? Any announcements so far this month?



http://www.aircraft.airbus.com/market/o ... eliveries/

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 93
Views: 14097

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

AB legally cannot pay under insolvency proceedings and under a German law standpoint the grounding of the aircraft is illegal. At the moment I am not certain which measures AB could use to enforce German law in this situation given that it is their only choice and that Iceland as an EEA member stat...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Building a FAL in Mobile. Providing purchasing support for CS production. Providing sales & marketing support for CS. Providing customer support for CS. These are what Airbus is providing in return for 50.01% of CSALP. None of those things cost nothing. Thing is, all the presser says is Growing...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18170

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

It's not fuel prices that people should be worried about. But carbon taxes (and/or pricing on other emissions) that may really start to penalize less efficient aircraft. For now, fuel taxes are relatively low in aviation and fuel prices are the only indicator. That's not guaranteed for the life of ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It was share swap, McDonald --Douglas owners got their shares swapped for Boeing shares. That is not buying, you got your shares replaced,, no money involved. And Airbus got half of CSALP for swapping -- promises. Promises to support and market the plane, and promises to buy the other half of the e...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 360
Views: 42814

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

It is a strange discussion here. Boeing did not pull the 767-300ER of the market. It is for sale, but did not sell. What is to restart? The supplier line? I assume the only reason to buy a 767-300ER is if it would be offered dirt cheap. Changes like a new engine takes time and if Boeing would decide...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

When Boeing acquired McDonnell-Douglas they paid $13 billion in stock immediately not down the road. Airbus is getting the troubled aircraft for pennies. Further Airbus has structured the deal so that they entail no expenses until Bombardier has spent the $700 million in taxpayer dollars. Should th...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

It's hardly three days since the deal was announced and the first few myths are already forming, such as Airbus not paying anything. They are not paying cash today, but they will pay for the second FAL, they will put in marketing, sales, support, supply chain management - and they will pay cash in ...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 16995

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

If it were a material value it would have to be disclosed on UA's 10K filing. I still find it amazing that Republic avoided any and all liability, it was their airplane and their crew. When your annual profit is in excess of $1B, a $5M settlement is not material. Remember "material" is de...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15767

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

gia777 wrote:
is this plane longer than A330-300?


The same..

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3776

Re: C Series deal a pathway to ATR & Q400 replacement?

I think the C series deal has no implication on the DASH8 Q400 or the ATR in any way, not positive nor negative. The deal is about the C series only.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 15767

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Theseus wrote:
After take off, I saw they did not immediately raise the landing gear. Did they eventually do it, before climbing to FL300 ?


I think that it is standard on first flights not to raise the landing gear immediately. It will have been raised before they went high.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 29404

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Thanks. Someone here calculated around 7050nm (+500) for 251t IIRC. Impressive. Edit: it is 7250nm (+700) https://airwaysmag.com/industry/airbus-a330neo-first-flight/ That is a low estimate. The MTOW difference would be 9 t. If that is all fuel it could mean a 1.5 hour flight extension. The A330-90...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 29404

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said Airbus had decided to improve the plane’s maximum take-off weight by around 4 percent to 251 tonnes so the A330neo can serve longer routes such as Kuala Lumpur to London. More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a330neo/airbus-a330neo-takes-off-on...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As for numbers, Airbus sees the potential for 6000 sales over 20 years in this space . If they see that, I don't get why other people don't think the airplane is sellable. Airline abusing A320s and 738s or artificially limiting frequencies to fill larger than needed narrowbodies now have a great op...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

douwd20 wrote:
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"Rigged verdict"? So now the US government is in on it too?


A law purposely designed for that outcome by the USA congress and an US trade commission set up to look after USA interest. Of course it is rigged purposefully so.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18170

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Now… back to the topic at hand. What about someone like FI? 3300 nmi would fit into their model of long, thin routes, and would maybe be good for reaching smaller European markets from KEF. I know they’re all Boeing right now, but why should that be a reason for them to stay that way? FI has been a...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So does the Mobile Final Assembly Line mean the tariffs are history? No. Experts say jets assembled by Airbus and Bombardier in Alabama, as the companies have proposed, could still be subject to the tariffs if a significant portion of their parts come from overseas. So they are going to have to sig...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 16995

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Varsity1 wrote:
If it were a material value it would have to be disclosed on UA's 10K filing.

I still find it amazing that Republic avoided any and all liability, it was their airplane and their crew.


Hidden in between other costs.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18170

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I think thee is to much speculation regarding the CS500. As it is it does no even exist on paper. As good as the CS100 and CS300 can be, it is not guarantied that the next stretch will be a world beater. What will the CS500 be, a simple stretch of the CS300 or a similar capable frame with a bigger w...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

N212R wrote:
astuteman wrote:
And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is.


Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why?


What Boeing airframe is assembled in Europe?

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29643

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

A388 wrote:
I thought Hi Fly will take two ex-SQ A380's(?) What happened to this?

A388


a.net, AFAIK HyFly is still on.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1422
Views: 155207

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

audidudi wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:
http://newsroom.aviator.aero/emirates-to-receive-100th-a380-aircraft-in-november/

Airbus to receive 100th A380 this November.

You meant to write "Emirates to receive its 100th A380 this November"!


Yes

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1422
Views: 155207

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

http://newsroom.aviator.aero/emirates-t ... -november/

Airbus to receive 100th A380 this November.
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http://newsroom.aviator.aero/emirates-t ... -november/

Airbus to receive 100th A380 this November.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43797

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I don’t particularly care if Boeing makes it or not. If they went down there is talent, capital and industrial base for someone else to pickup and move forward. That’s how it is supposed to work and I am fine with it. The only bailout I have ever been marginally in favor of was the financial sector...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122162

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

The airline manufacturer says that the 777-8 – the long-range member of the 777X family, compared to the larger 777-9 – can already make direct flights from Sydney to London. AS there is no 777-8 build much less flying, this makes a very strange statement. Indeed, since neither Boeing nor Airbus do...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm not sure I understand all the Boeing Bashing going on here. Is it true or not, that the Governments of Canada and or Northern Ireland were subsidizing the cost of this aircraft that Delta is buying? If so, is Boeing's position any different that any other US company or industry that complains t...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Love that. So superior that Airbus had come to help to sell it ... Too much salt is bad for your health. And grapes are best enjoyed when they aren't sour. Good life advice..... AB buys majority share in a failing company with well underperforming sales of their flagship aircraft. AB either bought ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29411

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Whats next with Delta and the CS100? They will get their CS100 a year later than planned. Airbus will offer some interim solution.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

- Because the CS500 could be sold as 150 seater to regional airlines and the A320NEO as 150-170 seater to mainline airlines. As CS300 already stretches to 160 seats in charter airline configuration, CS500 would clearly hold 170 to 180 seats in regional cabin configurations. That is A320 territory. ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1291
Views: 83215

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Couple questions/comments. How fast can an assembly line be set up in AL? DL is supposed to take delivery of some C Series jets in 2018. How long can they push off this order to wait for AL assembly? Also, can't help but wonder if Airbus will now have a leg up on the upcoming DL NB order? A package...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122162

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

The airline manufacturer says that the 777-8 – the long-range member of the 777X family, compared to the larger 777-9 – can already make direct flights from Sydney to London.

AS there is no 777-8 build much less flying, this makes a very strange statement.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

Re: Chances of American in Iceland?

Just to say it, it seems that KEF has more North American destinations than all other Nordic airports together.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

The real market where FI is making the money off MSP-KEF is on those continuing to OSL, not so much the local traffic. No need for a MSP hub as a connection, either, as FI and WW have quite a few US cities covered. DL would be better off doing MSP-OSL twice a week, than doing KEF daily. MSPOSL is a...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

KEF is the Nordic airport with the most North America destinations, more than CPH, OSL, ARN or HEL. There is traffic. If DL is flying to KEF because of retaliation, than it does not work. Their is enough traffic for both. FI is flying both to EWR and JFK. KEF - JFK is once a day the 767 and in summe...

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