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by mjoelnir
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 48251

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

trex8 wrote:
Per interview with CI exec I saw somewhere options need to be exercised sometime 2018.
They got up to 24 A333s to replace by mid next decade. Cant wait to see what they will do, undoubtedly more A350s but maybe some A330neo?


I would expect the 22 747 to be retired before they start on the A330.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 448
Views: 48624

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

In isolation, it doesn't make sense for EA to PIP the engine just to win 36 orders. They have all the evidence they need to show that investing in the engine does not guarantee future business, since RR would be getting the board to the face after investing in a PIP. It'd make more sense if it was ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New A380 Winglet Question
Replies: 29
Views: 4699

Re: New A380 Winglet Question

It was only for show.And as stated not available for retrofit as comes with an additional wing twist. I think we will see it one day.Perhaps part of a NEO in 10-15 years time. But. 1.It is a shame that Airbus do no get along with Aviation Partners.I am sure they could cone up with a BW that could b...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5697

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

One other thing to consider with this is they are probably saving money on producing the magazines too. Less paper used for each magazine = lower raw material cost. Or same amount of pages, more expensive paper used = higher cost to produce the magazine. Lighter paper does not have to mean less cos...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 36
Views: 6162

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Where will the 737MAX fly to? Apparently it does not have the range to replace all 757s. Does Icelandair have any plan for the 757s? That plane's capability is the cornerstone of the airline's strategy (and the recent success of the country's tourism) It'll likely see a lot of service on KEF-JFK/EW...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14232

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Certification will come.

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47519

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I appreciate that I may be a minority of one here Mjoelnir!And of course this site or Leeham are free to discuss any comparisons they want! But it's a bit like the last line above' by 3:1 or 4:1 margins'.Something rose is going on here (imho). Of course in many scenarios these 2 aircraft can be com...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47519

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

I do wonder whether the actual basic question here is somewhat wrong.The A321NEO and next year the LR is (in some part) are not actually competing with the 737. At 240 seats it is significantly larger and in LR guise (or with ACT's - see Australia 321 thread) can fly significantly larger loads furt...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47519

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

So funny to read fow some people create their own reality here :white: Some of the comments are quite amazing given that the conclusion from the Leeham article is this: There is no real advantage for either company on the economics. https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/11/pontifications-countdown-deltas-...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 218
Views: 47519

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

~1,500 of which predate the launch of the Max10. If you want to talk about if the Max10 has changed anything or not you have to be careful how you frame your argument. The 737-10 had authority to offer in October 2016. In 2017 Airbus sold 506 A321s (480 net). How many 737-9/10s sold last year? Oh I...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2869

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I assume the production rate of 3.5 will stay after the EIS of the 777-9, the 150 frame Emirates order is to be delivered over ten years or more. I do not imagine the other orders to be delivered fast either. For example I expect LH to take the birds slowly. For a higher production rate Boeing needs...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 448
Views: 48624

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

I am sorry about the off topic, but I can't see the relation with the EK order. The relationship is that the EK order cements the future of a less than optimal VLA, instead of allowing for an earlier replacement. It's kind of disappointing that the company that is said to always be incrementally im...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 448
Views: 48624

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

And that airline will sign up for still more. A380 will be replaced by A380. The number of A380 in use will still climb from the current 101 to at least 115. That would mean 45 A380 of the current on order frames, including this new 20 frames MOU, would be for replacement. The ordered 777-8/9 will r...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 5057

Re: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics

I do not find pictures of the newest expansion, but here are some numbers, the picture is before the last 7000 square meter expansion and the 5000 square to the west of the south building are also not yet there (adding 6 busing gates and one or two airbridges). The 7000 square meter addition in thre...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 448
Views: 48624

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Very interesting as well. I'll have to look for notes from the press conference, but it seems a "massive upgrade" is not in the cards at this point in time. https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/953937289457127424 So after $25bn spent, this is what counts for good news for the A380: assura...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 448
Views: 48624

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

I totally like it that an almost order for 20+16 could get the A380 program from “shutting down” three days ago to a at least possible neo around 10 years from now. Fascinating., really. Because even if the A380 program would have been shut down, it would have taken quite a few years. There were 49...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 83
Views: 8464

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

It is of course possible to talk about a 777 based double decker, but it is no need to talk about a 747 replacement. The 747 has been replaced by current existing frames.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 40
Views: 6882

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

But, as Scrimbl mentioned in the other thread, it's not yet a firm order. That being said I have no doubt that there will be a firm order for the 20 airframes, just saying... There used to be a member how always reminded us/me that these threads are for firm orders only (I think it was Kanban...).....

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 230
Views: 15303

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I think a big difference is the difference in length of holidays. The Europeans and perhaps also Canadians have on average more days or weeks of vacation than the average citizen of the USA. If both groups have a similar amount to spend, the European have to stretch the money over a longer period. T...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25315

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Could Airbus improve their freighter offering? Airbus offers the new build A33F (based on the A332), with 65-70mT payload capability. Airbus together EWF also offer P2F freighters. In 2017 they launched the A330P2F with ~60mT payload. Next year they will launch the A321P2F with 28mT payload and in ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84880

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Is there any analysis to support this? If 4(2 x Gates x 2 turnarounds x 180 pax each) narrowbodies can turnaround with the same amount of gate space and time of one A380 (1x525 pax) turn, 4 narrowbodies give more access to airlines and more revenue to the airport. simple mental analysis would indic...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84880

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Since the USA is not the center of the universe and no USA carrier has bought the A380 why should their airports which are not government owned be accused of nationalism if they don't build un-needed facilities to accommodate the A380, after all, Airbus is on record stating that any airport that ca...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84880

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Can we expect any new orders from other operators that already are operating the aircraft ? Good question, but if you an airline and see the headlines about Airbus even thinking about canceling the A380, would you order one? Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2642
Views: 244689

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

According to https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/952883086269845504 the first 777-9 test plane will eventually be delivered to Lufthansa in 2021. We all know what happened to the last Boeing test plane that was supposed to be delivered to Lufthansa... Let's hope that it is going to be better t...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33623

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Ty134A wrote:
Judging from where the plane sits, they seem to have an extreeeeeemly short but immensly wide runway there. Good landing under these circumstances!


2,600 m is not a short runway. The airplane went off the side of the runway before reaching the end.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156769

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Amazing NEO sale for December. Does anyone know total sales? Should be just shy of 6000 frames me think. Order book stands at 5873 aircraft. Total sales: 33 A319neo, 4042 A320neo and 1920 A321neo, together 5995 A320neo family frames sold. The Backlog stands at: 33 A319neo, 3813 A320neo and 1900 A32...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156769

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Orders for DEC Qatar AIrways 50 X 321neo Is this a new one and we see the A320neo order being cancelled in December, or is this in addition to the A320neo order? It looks like it as there is no A320neo's under QR anymore There was a clear statement sometime last year, that Qatar converted the A320-...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7221

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

Leahy's comment on the EK A380 order Quite honestly if we cant get a deal done with Emirates we will have to shut down the programme https://twitter.com/MaxK_J/status/952818771588247552 What happened to China? The point was, that the expected order (orders) from Emirates would be that big, that it ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7221

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

chiad wrote:
718 deliveries.


That is a new record for Airbus I assume.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33623

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

@ mjoelnir "I do not see the connection to this accident." The connection is that its being reported the pilots testimony claimed the incident after a successful landing was completed and during the turn maneuver the right engine gained high power thus rolling the aircraft left of the run...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 174
Views: 33623

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

The initial interrogation of the pilot's: they say as they were starting to manouver back at almost the end of the runway (approx. at the point where the plane roared onto that cliff) This is interesting, made me curious enough to go on YouTube and look at the turnaround maneuver. Why is it that Pe...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Re: Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Link/Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/fl-sb-airport-shooting-victim-lawsuit-20180111-story.html "Santiago’s behavior on the plane should have raised red flags, said attorney David Di Pietro, who represents the family of slain traveler Olga Woltering, of Georgia." “Santiago was ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15669

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

They should keep KLM side 737 and AF side A320. Have both A and B try and get both KLM/AF to purely 1 type with a hefty discount. Yes, but KLM misses out on the cargo opportunity for 20 years, while the others incl AF, using A321's, 797 NMA's, MC21's steal your loads at AMS :down: why choose for th...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Is FI planning on acquiring any more used 767s? Or are they getting one back from Air Niugini? (Icelandair owns both of Air Niugini's 767s although one is significantly older than the other.) It would appear that maybe one more 767 is needed, and I wouldn't be surprised if FI is looking for a B763 ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

The deal not to take it was agreed in 2011. Boeing have just failed to update it apparently. Icelandair had ordered 5 and sold 4 to Norwegian, one left. If Icelandair will take that frame is a different thing, but it is an early order and I suppose for a good price. Whatever some people may think a...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12825

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Those numbers are incredibly impressive. I doubt that we'll continue to see a 28% growth rate year over year. But if we did, it would take only 5 years for KEF to reach 30 million pax yearly. yearly growth rate in KEF. 2010 12.7% 2011 19.8% 2012 11.7% 2013 16.1% 2014 20.5% 2015 25.5% 2016 40.4% 201...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Is FI planning on acquiring any more used 767s? Or are they getting one back from Air Niugini? (Icelandair owns both of Air Niugini's 767s although one is significantly older than the other.) It would appear that maybe one more 767 is needed, and I wouldn't be surprised if FI is looking for a B763 ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

I’m very close to the management of FI and trust me, that 787 isn’t going to FI. Don’t remember what the plan was, if it was to sell it on right away or put it on long term lease. Regards! Sveinn :) The point was if FI has one on order or not. Plans can change. The deal not to take it was agreed in...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5500

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

So it's not only the livery, but also counters, gates and anything else. I wonder what the time frame is before AS has to start paying royalties. It's not like everything I listed could be swapped out overnight. I can well imagine any sign of the Virgin America brand having disappeared by the end o...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 336
Views: 38542

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Why is there always the talk about takeover? I would think a JV would be far more likely. A JV regarding the E-Jet series and other similar new frames and leaving the military side alone.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?
Replies: 32
Views: 2763

Re: A380 B747 The last of the four engine airliners?

I do not think we will see new 4 engined airliners designed like the 4 engined airplanes of today. But regarding new designs it could change. If somebody finds a good way to use 4 engines at takeoff but only 2 at cruise for example. Two engines build like engines today with 2 more APU like engines w...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Amazing for FI, what is this 17-18 US destinations? Well at least we here in Houston have been spared an invasion from those crazy Norsemen....so far... Off the top of my head: N-American dest. (incl. Canada): Anchorage Boston Baltimore Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Edmonton Halifax Kansas City M...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6725

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

According to FlightAware, N278AY flew from CLT to SAL on 5 NOV 2017 and has not returned (as of 12 JAN 2018), and N276AY made the same voyage 3 days ago. This appears to be the beginning of the end for the A333 at American, unless someone has additional information. How would outsourced service sou...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 101
Views: 15669

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Could we maybe avoid another pointless A vs B discussion. The fascinating point in the topic is that the ops by AF and KLM are very similar when it comes to routes and so on, yet people expect them to buy different single aisle planes for each hub. I seriously can not see any reasonable way in whic...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 5500

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

Virgin America friends have to understand that Richard Branson tried to make it expensive for Alaska to keep the Virgin brand. So it is not at all strange for Alaska to get rid of it as fast as possible. I do not think we will see any retro liveries and all frames will be switched to Alaska liveries...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 7679

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

I think President Putin could carry such an aircraft off. He`s not constrained by the wests tiresome concern for seemingly wasting resources in transporting heads-of-state. The A380 would also befit his stature as head of the Russian people, & would look great in his livery too! Why not? He is ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 561
Views: 79468

Re: A400M Update

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/Atlas- ... -the-load/
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The use of the A400M by the UK air force in the Caribbean hurricane disaster.

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/Atlas- ... -the-load/

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China new order for 184 Airbus A320 delivery 2019-2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6733

Re: China new order for 184 Airbus A320 delivery 2019-2020

I wonder whether some of these will be CEOs given the short delivery timeframe? That should not be a big difference, both ceo and neo are produced on the same line. The point could be availability of engines, that could be bad for P&W, LEAP and even CFM56 and IAE as more ceo are getting deliver...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Just because FI is a Boeing only airline. I flew a few days ago with FI on a 757 to FRA and TP on an A321 to LIS. As I had a tape measure on me, I measured the seats. Same seat width and arm rest width on both frames, the TP A321 had a wider aisle.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 7799

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is a unique hub, not out of the way, how much expansion would be possible? Know a few people that have done the Iceland stayovers, seems like a huge win for Iceland economy. Doing a stayover is amazing, but Keflavik is having some trouble, the line for customs was horrendous when I landed and n...

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