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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 276
Views: 75131

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do we know what the delivery schedule of the A330neo is for this year? TP are getting 2 (I think?) as are MK, as far as I know. For TAP AFAIK 7 by the end of this year and 18 the first 15 month. https://crankyflier.com/2018/06/12/david-neeleman-on-the-a330neo-and-doubling-taps-presence-in-the-us-ac...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir updates freighter fleet with A332 P2F
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: EgyptAir updates freighter fleet with A332 P2F

The fact that they already owned the aircraft and needed additional freight capability - and it likely had a book value of "Zero" (or very close to that) makes a P2F conversion more likely. If someone has to buy a used frame for P2F it changes the financial dynamics of P2F. I'm not saying...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (without the nose gear bump), is the load floor slanted? Is this ever an issue? The A330 P2F uses a powered floor to overcome the...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 56
Views: 8342

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

neomax wrote:
Collide is a very strong word for this.


In what way is collide a wrong word?

Is there an imperative to use always the mildest possible description if something happens in the USA at USA airlines?

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 48
Views: 7237

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

554 is the TOTAL build (all models) of the 400 series No it isn’t, 694 -400s across all models (-400/F/ER/ERF/M/D) were built. You are correct—I made a math error so 276 out of 694 are still active Wikipedia makes it 376 in use in July 2018, 216 freighters leave 163 passenger frames. If we look at ...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 381
Views: 91151

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Personally I ignore all announcements before they are included in the published order books. Even then some of these never get fulfilled. Both Airbus and Boeing have hyperactive PR departments which must drive the real workers mad !! Geoff That sentiment would have you got hanged after Paris last y...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

That is in addition to the A330-330 P2F MSN231 D-AAEC at EAT one more A330-300P2F is on the way, MSN346 and will become D-AAED. My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc66146&opt=0


hardly big trouble.
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george77300 wrote:
Well the delivery flight didn't go so well...

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc66146&opt=0


hardly big trouble.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15743

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

The fact that Dr. Dao may have been a past felon has no bearing on what happened to hum aboard that plane. There was no causal connection between his past actions, which he served consequences for, and being beaten. Also, I again refer you to United's own DOT filings. Their own documentation indica...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 103
Views: 11014

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

The worsening relationship between US & Turkey is not getting any better and after Turkish court's refusal to free the pastor Brunson rumors of new sanctions are hitting the wires. New York Times is reporting that new sanctions could limit TK. IMO this is shooting yourself in the foot for US, T...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 381
Views: 91151

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Personally I ignore all announcements before they are included in the published order books. Even then some of these never get fulfilled. Both Airbus and Boeing have hyperactive PR departments which must drive the real workers mad !! Geoff That sentiment would have you got hanged after Paris last y...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-200 Passenger Backlog
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: A330-200 Passenger Backlog

If you talk about unfilled orders, you have to include Jet Airways, there is still an order. If you talk about likely to be delivered you can of course exclude Jet Airways. The outstanding orders seem to be 1 IAG, 1 Iberia, 5 Jet Airways, 8 Iran Air and 1 undisclosed, together 16. Both IAG and Iber...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 25
Views: 5410

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

According to Icelandic media, WOW Air is looking to borrow 60-120M USD via a bonds issue to be arranged by Pareto Securities. Media (more than one) apparently got their hands on a "draft prospectus" where it is said WOW Air lost 45M USD July 2017 - June 2018. This is likely considering th...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-200 Passenger Backlog
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: A330-200 Passenger Backlog

If you talk about unfilled orders, you have to include Jet Airways, there is still an order. If you talk about likely to be delivered you can of course exclude Jet Airways.

The outstanding orders seem to be 1 IAG, 1 Iberia, 5 Jet Airways, 8 Iran Air and 1 undisclosed, together 16.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 121
Views: 11053

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 44674

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

25 777 delivered so far this year by end of July. Delivery rate seems to be down to about 3.6 frames the first 7 month.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money
Replies: 46
Views: 12780

Re: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money

1847 Airbus A330-243 B-1043 Capital Airlines On Order F-WWKU 1855 Airbus A330-343 B-1048 Hainan Airlines On Order F-WWCK These regs probably reflect Airbus sentiment very nicely. It's no fun to have their cash flow restricted. Hahaha, I am wondering how many more A330 is due for HNA Group?! Seems l...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 121
Views: 11053

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Your political commentary is both off-topic and misguided. "According to the EU?" - false "The USA reneged (or renegaded) on an agreement?" - false. For the US to enter a treaty two things have to happen 1. it is signed by the President, and 2. the President submits it to the Se...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 568
Views: 137005

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does anyone know how bad the situation is relative to CFM Leap-1B delivery? What is the plan (CFM and Boeing) to avert a total chaos or a train wreck? Production delays at Renton are not solely as a result of CFM delays. Spirit also had issues meeting the ramp up, as well as other vendors outside C...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 121
Views: 11053

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Sure, no problem. Then again, Airbus could be embargoed from receiving US engines and components. They wouldn’t deliver another plane once the supply train was stopped. It’ll be quite some time before they develop P&W and GE engine replacements; Honeywell avionics and APUs; a boatload of smalle...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 121
Views: 11053

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Seeing how the US and the rest of the world are increasingly at odds over the Iran question, I think Iran will probably be able to get some more Airbus a/c if nothing else to demonstrate EU commitment to the nuclear deal as they spent so much time negotiating it and still want Iran to abide by it. ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 381
Views: 91151

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

So Boeing also had some more orders that were already booked. Plus some that are still a commitment / MoU. That evens it out with Airbus in a true duopoly style. Both should be more clear in their press releases. The most surprising thing from Boeing's update is that Jet now 150 737 MAX on the orde...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6758

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Airlines, as a courtesy, try to meet customers needs as it regards allergies. They are NOT required, nor should they be, to guarantee a flight without allergens. In that case would you kick off a paying passenger if they were eating peanuts during boarding, and someone with a peanut allergy boarded...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12645

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

I see that as a sign, that LH will use some of its A340-600 a bit longer.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 3345

Former Etihad A330-200F

At least one of the Etihad´s parked A330-200F seems to have found a new home with DHL or better EAT Leibzig. https://twitter.com/airplane_photo/status/1028749754967224320/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fa380.boards.net%2Fthread%2F43%2Fa330-200f%3Fpage%3D5 M...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6758

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

The person in the wrong is the girl and mother who didn’t tell the airline ahead of time that she couldn’t travel on a plane with pets before arriving at the airport. The only person who called it an Emotional Support Cwt was the mother, in her Facebook tirade, which got reported on by a newspaper....

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by mjoelnir
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6758

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

With a cat on board I think it was the right decision to fly the girl later. There is a difference between a lot of freshly shed hairs, and a cat is shedding hairs, and hairs that have settled and are not circulated through the air. It was also the girls decision not to fly with the cat on board, ev...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Show me the point, with numbers, were a A330ceo will not show a higher fuel burn than the A330neo. The block fuel burn on a A330ceo will always be lower, independent of the distance. You are so confident that the A330neo is always more efficient at any stage length (including taxi, I am guessing) I...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

As Polot noted, a number of the "since then changes" you offered were part of the original A330neo specifications, including the A350-styled sharklets and other aerodynamic cleanups which countered the fuel burn penalty from the Trent 7000 engines and reinforced pylons. And also as Polot ...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

As it is, the fuel burn difference of at least 10%, should more than compensate for perhaps a 4% heavier frame with the same payload on short routes. As Polot noted, a number of the "since then changes" you offered were part of the original A330neo specifications, including the A350-style...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15743

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

So you are completely satisfied with an airline selling a service, that they are unwilling or unable to provide. Posters here also forget that the passenger has already fulfilled his/her part of the contract that is paid. The service and contract was fulfilled by the airline, just on a later flight...

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by mjoelnir
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Would we even know the contracts"below" cost affect losses/deferred costs till they are delivered? No we would not. And of course, since AA and UA will not take their 787s in bulk in a single quarter nor will they be the only customers taking 787 deliveries in a particular quarter, even i...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I do not say an engine choice is not an advantage, Ahh, now we're getting somewhere. If you could only get rid of the double negatives, you might gain a measure of sincerity. As we know from mathematics, -1 x -1 = 1. Next time, just take the plunge and write "I am saying an engine choice is an...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15743

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

14CFR § 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command. (a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.3 So what? That is the law which says everybody on the...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15743

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

But, there was a unfortunate breakdown in process and procedure. There was? The flight crew was well within their rights to deny carriage of the Cello based on AA's published procedure, which is available to anyone with access to the internet and the ability to Google (see highlighted section); htt...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

In a nutshell it appears to me that the NEO does little to make itself attractive in the short and medium range, which was it's strength. Yes, it would appear that the significantly heavier and probably less aerodynamic Trent 7000s have a negative impact on shorter flights. I don't know where I saw...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Ruscoe wrote:
Ruscoe


I assume you look at Wikipedia numbers, Itake them as a guess. AFAIK there are no reliable numbers for an OEW of an A330-900 yet.[/quote]


The OEW's did come from Wiki but they are referenced in wiki as being quoted to United..


Ruscoe[/quote]

And how many A330neo are in use at United?

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

No, but given that the development cost was predicted to be between 1 and 2 billion euro, and the delays probably mean the cost is at the upper end of the range, if we assume 500 sales (more than double the backlog at present), Airbus still needs to allow around $5 million per frame to cover its ow...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 94
Views: 6894

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Why is the word bloody racist against Indians? Also, there are 3 sides to every story. India is a huge market for BA, I’d imagine they’re more than willing to deal with this as amicably as possible, lest they loose a substantial chunk of the market share to the sub continent. And a word for the OP,...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

There is no evidence that the A330neo engines are more expensive than 787 engines. What double talk. No need for me to waste time proving what you wrote. Let's go positive: There is strong evidence that customers prefer a choice of engines. They ask for it on every program. There is strong evidence...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Do you think all these weight variations and MTOW increases were planned, or is it a response to widen the appeal of the aircraft, in the face of poor sales. I find it difficult to see what the 330NEO is all about. For instance, if we compare a 333@235T with a 339@251T, we find the OEW has increase...

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jagraham wrote:
14CFR § 91.3 Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command.
(a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.3


So what?

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The assumption has been the A330neo would be cheaper because it is based on an established design, but as has been noted, Boeing has significantly reduced the production cost of the 787 and it has generally been a more capable airframe for most of their respective RFPs. So even if it costs Boeing m...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

A decade ago, it was Airbus who was accused by some of selling frames at or below cost to win marketshare when they were having sales success and now it is Boeing being accused of the same. :rotfl: Does not mean that there is or was some truth in it. If Boeing goes really low on some USA customers,...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8858

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Airbus picked up the cost, they did not make any custom designs to their a/c for Easyjet. Erm, yes they did. They added the extra pair of overwing exits to the A319 to meet Easyjets capacity requirements. Exit doors are a certification issue for max capacity, are you saying that Airbus did a second...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14983

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

A330NEO sales are sluggish because the A330ceo is still such a great aircraft, and 20-year-old frames are being refurbished so they can fly for a few more years (Air Canada, Thomas Cook etc). And for some customers A330ceo is a better choice than A330neo. Plane is lighter because engines are lighte...

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