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by mjoelnir
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8975

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

ICE is transporting minors. There are two possibilities doing it legally, permission from the parents or guardian, or a decision by a court of law. It is telling how this executive is bypassing the proper legal procedures. I would guess they have a court order. Otherwise transporting minors across ...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13608

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

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. So this is the reason why they only operated one for all those years? Which is very uncommon. Who canceled those order...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8975

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

ICE is transporting minors. There are two possibilities doing it legally, permission from the parents or guardian, or a decision by a court of law. It is telling how this executive is bypassing the proper legal procedures.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 101
Views: 18848

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethio...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10510

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

More than if it does nothing. No, no, no. Wells Fargo does not own these airplanes. It is a trustee for a leasing company, bank syndicate, foreign owner, or private equity funding, and collects fees for "managing" the airplanes. Same goes for Wilmington Trust, Bank of Utah et al. It will ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5190

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

I would sue BA. It is simply fraud to offer a price, make a contract and cancel

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10510

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time? Hours and cycles on equipment they own for which they aren't being paid? Is AA actively using these aircraft after the lease expires? Or are they just sitting somewhere? If they're using the aircraft off lease, then yes, that's a problem. ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19905

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

AsiaTravel wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
ist2014 wrote:
Given the fact that TK is the biggest A330 operator

Are they? I thought they were second behind CX/KA?

Do you have the comparative numbers?


->Airline operators->Sort by total
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A330_operators


That list is slightly aged.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 78523

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Passenger numbers at Keflavík airport May 2018.
departing 223,788, arriving 233,819, transfer 376,775, together 834,382, 26.5 % increase over May 2017

Year to day:
departing 819,884, arriving 807,251, transfer 809,783, together 2,436,918, 11.6 % increase over 2017

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15235

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I was doing a bit of research and this system was initially designed at the request of dedicated freight airlines ordering the 737-800BCF. Airlines like DHL containerize the main deck and want the lower deck containerized as well to help with their cargo sorting operation I have no doubt that conta...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19905

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Given the fact that TK is the biggest A330 operator Are they? I thought they were second behind CX/KA? Do you have the comparative numbers? It depends how you count. If you count all versions including freighters, TK is the biggest operator with 62. If you count only pax frames, it is Air China wit...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 106
Views: 17447

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Good. Congrats Boeing and Fedex. What happens to the 777 freighters when 777X line is in full swing? Mitsubishi is on contract to produce 777 metal wings as long is there is demand on a certain allowed ramp down rate. Eventually there will be a 778F. That plane is perfect for hauling cargo. But Boe...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 159
Views: 21566

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

Airbus already increased the size of the ACTs for the LR - presumably to a more conformal shape. Hard to imagine there's scope to increase them further. They are still removable and have fit into the cargo hold and through the cargo doors. If you do non removable ACT, shorten the cargo hold and fit...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 19905

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

That would have been wonderful for him, but I think you meant $105M. DIdn't Leeham quote Airbus as saying current production costs are $125M for the A350? The reality is the 787 production costs are *finally* under control. It is a super competitive market the A330NEO is entering. Boeing will bid a...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 31
Views: 6275

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

http://www.aeroin.net/airbus-a330neo-da-tap-portugal-vem-ao-brasil-na-proxima-semana/ It also says: The airplane will fly to MIA only on the 23rd which will allow it to be certified at other Brazilian airports between the 21st and 23rd. Pardon for the layman's question, what is this certification o...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 159
Views: 21566

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

I do not believe that Airbus will offer an A321XLR and just add a fourth ACT. I believe we will see slightly bigger wingtanks and they have found some extra usable volume near or in the wing box. Going from removable ACTs to non removable tanks, could also add some tankage volume. That tank would no...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14351

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

- AMS has 20x daily DL departures = 24% - CDG has 13x daily DL departures = 15% Amazing, These JV are really paying off. Am I correct 9 daily flights to LHR = 11% Thus 3 destination =50% of all flights Here we see the reality of point to point and bypassing hubs and the dire need for frequency. :sa...

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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: 159
Views: 21566

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: 314
Views: 39867

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: 159
Views: 21566

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 314
Views: 39867

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: 314
Views: 39867

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: 314
Views: 39867

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 408
Views: 118415

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: 113
Views: 19905

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: 113
Views: 19905

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: 113
Views: 19905

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: 113
Views: 19905

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: 113
Views: 19905

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 564

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: 26434

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: 77
Views: 13608

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 6462

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: 18115

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: 26434

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: 6462

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 6462

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: 193
Views: 33966

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 8337

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: 193
Views: 33966

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: 131
Views: 15235

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: 18115

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: 131
Views: 15235

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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