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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 94
Views: 9300

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

So how close in range and performance will this version of the A321 compare to the base 757-200, I can't believe that after all these updates which includes weight and more powerful engines that its efficiency factor over the 757 remains unchanged. If Airbus finds additional volume for tankage for ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 309
Views: 38908

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The XLR article shows, that Airbus has not shelved anything at all. We can call it plus or now XLR. An A321neo with range above the LR is discussed with customers. The article does comment on how those trade studies were shelved and that this is a simpler change The A321XLR - with more fuel capacit...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 94
Views: 9300

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

One possibility for a A321 XLR could be finding some unused volume of space in the A321. We could start with the A321 having about 160 l less fuel in the wings compared to the A320. The difference is due to a simplified wing tank structure in the A321. The A320 has two tanks per wing and the A321 ha...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

If somebody develops a containerized system for the 737, we have the proof that people are speculating about containers on narrow body aircraft. The argument that containers do not bring an advantage for the A320family aircraft is therefore ad absurdum. The containerization of a 737 will be an afte...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 309
Views: 38908

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The A320 final assembly lines are build for a maximum capacity of 8 frames per month with more than 1 shift per day. You can run them below that, as is done both in BFM and TSN, their they run them at 4 frames per month. The fourth line in XFW was not fitted to the used building, the used building ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 309
Views: 38908

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

The XLR article shows, that Airbus has not shelved anything at all. We can call it plus or now XLR. An A321neo with range above the LR is discussed with customers.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 309
Views: 38908

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Saving manpower expense should also mean it is easier to scale up the production as they will only need a few more robots to do so. And that mean easier to make more parts in the same time. AFAIK automation makes a production proces much less scalable. A robot can only work at 100% of it's producti...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

If somebody develops a containerized system for the 737, we have the proof that people are speculating about containers on narrow body aircraft. The argument that containers do not bring an advantage for the A320family aircraft is therefore ad absurdum. The containerization of a 737 will be an after...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 115053

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The highly automated new a320 line in Hamburg has been inaugurated http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/06/airbus-inaugurates-hamburg-s-fourth-a320-family-production-line0.html Exciting. What is the rollout schedule for other Airbus lines? I assume first debug this line then the re...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15322

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Farnborough will make or break the A330NEO. :( The big decision will be Indigo. Indigo airlines is going more to a purchase outright model versus their prior sales/leaseback. However, they need financing flexibility and the option for sales leaseback... Well, fact of the matter is, whether leasing ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15322

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Posters here seem to try to put a negative spin on leasing companies having ordered the A330neo. I hardly expect them to having done this orders without an idea who they would lease the frames to. It is also not possible to declare that it would make it difficult to finance a A330neo through leasing...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15322

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Quite a few of the A330NEO orders are to lease companies. Most dont have an airline to lease them to yet. There are quite a few small airlines with A330CEO's. I would expect these airlines to lease these A330NEO's that are already on order. So i dont expect significant orders in the short term. Mos...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15322

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The main point in this discussion here I do not understand, is talking as there have not been any orders for A330neo for quite a while. The last firm orders are from December 2017, that is not long ago. A net total of 0 orders since the January 2017 is of course a good number..... You can't deny th...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15322

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I think with the ones currently on order it will be cheap to lease because the companies that already ordered are desperate to place the planes and get any return at all. Even an argument that small poor airlines can’t afford 787 lease rates so it’s the A330 or nothing doesn’t work out really. I th...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Back in the 70s and 80s Airbus was struggling to get established in the market, without the "political" launch orders from the host countries (France, Germany especially) it probably would never have survived. Imagine trying to sell the A300 or A320 to foreign airlines when the national c...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Mjoelnir It was not all that uncommon in those days that national politics had an influence in the decision making process with state owned airlines and in particular the case of AF and the A320. What bothers me about you're post is the constant scream of proof. Maybe its time to accept the others ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland cancels BHD and ABZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland cancels BHD and ABZ?

Yes they did cancel those routes. I assume they will have a look at them again when they have more 737-8.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26239

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

One could ask the same of Boeing and the 787 and 777 considering the same argument is often thrown at them when compared to a smaller frame from a competing OEM. *shrug* Not even close. This forum has always been very US/Boeing centric. Basically the only time Boeing got some heat was when 787 had ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12618

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Do the 753's have the range to the make it to the West Coast of North America? I am guessing not since I am not aware of any coming to YVR or SEA. I would think SEA would be a likely target for the 753's since it is common to see one of the 767's there. But range is range!! :) They do not have the ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The casual inference that A320's were only bought by AF because of political interference is crazy. The A320 (and the B737) are fabulous planes and each can do a good job for airlines. Why is that crazy? Air France was the launch customer for the A320. We didn't know then that the A320 would turn o...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

They have flown there in the past, but pulled out for whatever reason. KLM has NEVER served KEF or REK on a regular scheduled basis. There are several reasons why KLM does not serve the KEF-AMS market: 1. The route is overserved with 4x daily flights, capacity is focussed on North American transfer...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17916

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

The wing changes (new sharklet and retwist) apparently give about 1 percent improvement https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/01/new-pictures-changed-sharklets-a350/ So the other 4 percent has to come from the engine. Haven't heard anything about that. Is it limited to the XWB-97 or will it be on the XWB-...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26239

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

I'm curious and I'd like to be educated - really. The way I see it, the NEO/CEO was relevant as long as fuel costs stayed low. That made the acquisition costs low by extension and the extra fuel burn of the NEO/ CEO compared to the 787 was financially acceptable. Now that fuel costs are creeping up...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

[photoid][/photoid] The Nordic Europe has become popular among the Asian visitors, that's what encouraged Finnair to open KEF with their own metal. You would think it's the same with KLM, they are big in China especially. Do they code share with FI? KLM is not code sharing with Icelandair, whereas S...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

You are the one who is getting extremely defensive and emotional over the fact that Air France, as a state owned company, may have made decisions based on politically pressure and factors. Who knows why- it is generally expected and understood that most national carriers back then occasionally had ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t fly to KEF ?

I think the transit passengers are the main answer. KLM has no agreements with either FI or WW. A KLM flight AMS - KEF - AMS would have to depend on O&D only.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 30012

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

seahawk wrote:
That could bring an A346 back.


Or a 340-300. Enough of them are stored.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

If you are the biggest share holder Of course you can decide things No one pays and then accepts no influence That still does not proof that Air France was influenced by the government to take the A320. It can also mean that the government owned airframer designed the frame they needed. The Dassaul...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 8288

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting is that the A321 is rolling out the fastest. I thing the main consideration at Airbus in the moment is who wants to get their ceo now. We also see that A320ceo are still ordered.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 168
Views: 30012

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Just take the next A340-300 out of storage.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

probably a bit more subtle in the U.S. Going way back, Aloha, Capital, Hawaiian, Northeast, and United operated Vickers Viscounts; Air Wisconsin, Aloha, American, Braniff, and Mohawk operated BAC One Elevens, American and US Air operated Fokker F100's , Hawaiian and Piedmont operated Nihon YS11's, ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17916

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

Huh? They aren't any more so than CX's 277T birds or several other aircrafts'. The PR aircraft feature aero and engine improvements which are not on the current -900s. The next batch of CX -900s will have them. What aero and engine improvements are coming? New higher sharklets, changed wing twist, ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

AF and LH no doubt had a push from their respective government's. Are we to believe that nothing similar ever happened in the US? Also BA, SN and EI also went with 733/734/735 series at the same time. At next fleet renewal they went Airbus. Are we speculating that this was local or French governmen...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

KLM is getting 4 new 737-800, if that is not for expansion it will cover the oldest 737-800. Even those are from 1999, so they could soldier on for a few years. There are 13 frames delivered in 1999 and 2000. The next are from 2007. The new 738 are either for expansion or replacement of 4x 737-700,...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7333

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Again more 777X likely as more A350s are likely , too. Nowhere in the interview is a statement about additional orders for the 777-9. The statement is, that they will take all ordered 777-9. I think he avoided a statement about additional 777-9. In would say he did not completely exclude ordering m...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The average fleet age of the KLM 737 fleet is not high, average age 11.7 years. The oldest 737 is a 17 years old 737-900. It can well go on for another 8 to 10 years. So KLM does not need to buy new narrow aisle frames right at this moment. Transavia frames average 9.4 years and the average fleet a...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7333

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

Regarding the 797 he says that the program is in very early stages, he talks about at least 10 years to the first frame, end of the next decade.
Regarding reducing the 777-9 order he talks about having a need for the ordered frames. No mentioning of a new order.
They will order more A350.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The average fleet age of the KLM 737 fleet is not high, average age 11.7 years. The oldest 737 is a 17 years old 737-900. It can well go on for another 8 to 10 years. So KLM does not need to buy new narrow aisle frames right at this moment. Transavia frames average 9.4 years and the average fleet ag...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12618

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

MaverickM11 wrote:
I could have sworn they had more than 2 753s historically? They've been operating only one this whole time?


FI had ordered more, they got cancelled when Boeing closed the 757 line.

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by mjoelnir
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Again I repeat but I don't believe it's political pressure. Air France is France's flag carrier, and that's literal, with the name of the country also in the name of the airline. Air France main clients are French people. It can't really afford to boycott French made aircraft. Which doesn't mean it...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9335

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

It is not right to say the GEnx works on the 787-8 and 787-9 why not give an exception for the 787-10. The 787-10 has a higher thrust version of the GEnx, the GEnx-1B76, it is not identical, especially regarding the software, to the engines on the 787-8 and 787-9.

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by mjoelnir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

The casual inference that A320's were only bought by AF because of political interference is crazy. The A320 (and the B737) are fabulous planes and each can do a good job for airlines. Why can't Air France just have picked the Airbus because it better suited them? Air France is one of the biggest 7...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9335

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

Icing has troubled the GEnx from the start. A engine stopping to operate because icing conditions due to a software bug and than having problem to restart, seems hardly a minor issue to me. What if two engines stop and the pilot is not able to restart both of them? The FAA waiting foe a fix, instead...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12618

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

What I don't get is why don't they start building a new departure bank so their planes don't have to sit for 12 hours at various US airports. I mean they are receiving new aircraft so they could start doing it ... in theory. They started with a second bank, but went back to one bank again this year...

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by mjoelnir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 71
Views: 12618

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It’s very retro. Like something you’d see from the 1970s. What routes does FI fly the 757-300s on? Europe and east coast of North America when a 757-200 is to small and a 767-300 is to big. FI adjusts frames to bookings. Even doubling up ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9627

Re: IAG and the A350

IAG has A350 on order, 16 A350-900 for Iberia an 18 A350-1000 for BA.

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9335

Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-pushes-back-on-boeing-exemption-for-787-safety-f-449263/ Quote: The US Federal Aviation Administration is pushing back on a request by Boeing for a temporary exemption from a safety regulation to allow the GE Aviation-powered version version of the 787-...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10758

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

A350-900 WV000 MTOW 268 t MZFW 192 t gives 76 t fuel at maximum payload OEW ca. 135 t, gives 57 t max payload, max 103 t fuel for 30 t payload. OEW ca. 140 t, gives 52 t max payload, max 98 t fuel at 30 t payload Regarding payload on shorter ranges there is also the 268 t version WV003 with a MZFW o...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4129

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

I would agree with the Eurostar. Fastest way to get to Brussels when in London.

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