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by speedbored
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 155
Views: 42155

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

c933103 wrote:
Why the couch seats have "only" 32 inch seat pinch compares to 34 inch for other economy class seats?

My guess would be that it is because they don't need the space to recline.

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by speedbored
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117749

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage. I was perplexed by this as well. They never mentioned the decompression during any of the c...

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by speedbored
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117749

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The controller needed to slow down and talk less, to everyone. Kidding right?! ............ No, not kidding at all. Well you should have been. At a busy airport like this, when such an emergency occurs, the controller has a huge amount of reorganising to do, aside from assisting the aircraft with t...

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by speedbored
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

This is why they are able to start new routes from regional airports using 777s or A380s - often from airports that other airlines can't justify serving, even with RJs. I almost blew coffee out my nose. Can you please tell me what airport EK is serving that others won't with an RJ ? I mean, clearly...

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by speedbored
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

To make a profit one has to first cover the cost. Again, you are looking a a route in isolation. EK don't care about the low yield O&D traffic. Yes, in common with just about every airline out there, there will be plenty of loss-making passengers. But EK are making good profits as a whole by ha...

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by speedbored
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

A380 costs $24000/hr carries 525, a 737/a320 costs $6000/hr carries 189 passengers. Who has the lowest operating cost, can offer lower fares and has the flexibility to adjust frequency or route. Not the one with highest trip-cost and 400 employees/plane. It is the airline with the lowest trip cost ...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: B787 RR Engine AD-ETOPS Restriction, is there a chance that airlines will swap out the RR engines for GE?

I'm not convinced that these restrictions will have as much of an impact as many people seem to think. There can't be that many routes that the affected aircraft are currently being used on that will be impossible to operate with ETOPS140... ETOPS-140 could have an impact on some TPAC operations. A...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 25544

Re: B787 RR Engine AD-ETOPS Restriction, is there a chance that airlines will swap out the RR engines for GE?

I'm not convinced that these restrictions will have as much of an impact as many people seem to think. There can't be that many routes that the affected aircraft are currently being used on that will be impossible to operate with ETOPS140, perhaps with a bit of route tweaking, or aircraft swapping. ...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

dtw2hyd wrote:
Sending an A380 on a 2hr 30min turn around (or) on a 14 hr ULH with whole sections blocked off is not a sign of well-run numbers business.

Go on then, do enlighten us, why not?

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

WIederling wrote:
"flüsterleise"

= "whisper quiet"

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

No, he/she was passing it as an achievement at LHR. Not the way I read it (i.e. with an open mind), he wasn't. With money sources from oil-based neighbors dwindling down Great, here we go again. Apart from the small amount of start-up funding, EK have only ever raised funds on the open market. EK i...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11040

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

How do you estimate poor management as a budgetary item in your development project? Well the way I've always done it is: 1) Ask said managers for their estimate 2) Double it 3) Double it again 4) Add 50% for contingencies 5) Double it again ¿Que? You got any sources for that? I am pretty sure ther...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Just a reminder, you are the one who bought up the LHR noise level issue He merely mentioned it as an explanation as to why EK has some lower MTOW versions of the A380. You are the one who tried to turn it into some sort of "our aircraft is less noisy than your aircraft" pissing contest, ...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11040

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

The market price for planes is not set by development cost at all. Er .... yes, it is. Any manager of a publicly listed company who, when setting sales prices, failed to factor in the cost of bringing the product to market, would be breaking the law. Development costs most definitely are factored i...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

the money is made UNDER 10 hrs. But the same is true of just about every long-range aircraft type. For someone who claims to fly for them, you seem to be very ignorant of exactly how EK works. The vast majority of EK's traffic is connecting traffic, so even if some routes are being operated at brea...

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by speedbored
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11040

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Increasing maximum takeoff weight of the A330NEO doesn't improve fuel burn it makes it worse. Lots of people get this wrong. Well you got the second part right. MTOW and fuel burn are totally unrelated. MTOW is just a number on some paperwork. An increase in MTOW only affects fuel burn if you use t...

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by speedbored
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26875

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

seahawk wrote:
The only think we learned is that managers rarely talk bad about products they just bought.

Odd then, that he is claiming that the A380 has enormous advantages over twinjets, when he has bought so many more twinjets than he has A380s.

Or, maybe, what he is saying just happens to be true.

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by speedbored
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 11040

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Sorry, but did I miss something? I've seen many claim this, but where's the proof? Sure, it may be cheaper than the 787, but the latter offers better range and its seating layout is more convenient for airlines. If the A330neo was better than the 787 wouldn't the airlines have ordered it instead? W...

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by speedbored
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5789

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

The biggest issue for Boeing, as I see it, is that it is not raw Titanium that they are getting from Russia but partially/fully finished parts. Switching suppliers to elsewhere, even if other sources could be found, would, IMO, take quite a long time and badly disrupt aircraft production. Let's hope...

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by speedbored
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5789

Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

https://www.rt.com/business/424003-russ ... -titanium/
Nowhere near enough alternative supply elsewhere.
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This would make things rather difficult for Boeing if they decide to go ahead with it:
https://www.rt.com/business/424003-russ ... -titanium/
Nowhere near enough alternative supply elsewhere.

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by speedbored
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: UK air tax grab to be retrospective

In retrospect, I believe the OP meant to use the word, retroactively... I think the word you're looking for is "retroactive" Is there really any need to be so petty? I'm sure we all understood the point the OP was making. But, if you really want to argue the point, I'm sure you are all wr...

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by speedbored
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

Share price 5% down today, wtf? Results are below expectations, thus stock market reacts negative. Operating profit of €3,015m failed to live up to expectations of €3.046bn in the year to 31 December 2017. Funny, isn't it? Profit was ~€30m/1% below expectations so the market wipes ~€500m/5% off the...

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by speedbored
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21294

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

This is Airbus' order to lose... ??? The order has already gone to Boeing. This is definitely one for Boeing to lose. Personally, I think it is highly unlikely that Boeing will lose this order unless either (a) Boeing screw up on getting the 77X up to spec and/or suffer significant delivery delays,...

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by speedbored
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: GE9X Minor Design issue: 777X engine

So what is the issue with the GE9X. I have no idea. Article says: The GE9X issue is related to the lever arms that actuate the rows of variable stator vanes (VSV) that modulate flow through the 11-stage high-pressure compressor (HPC). “The GE9X team had a test finding in the HPC during a demonstrat...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......

DTWLAX wrote:
So out of 13 operators, 9 are serving SYD. Who are the other 4 operators not flying the A380 to SYD? I can think of AF, BA and LH. Who is the fourth?

Thai Airways.

I also don't think that the MH service to SYD is a regular thing, so SYD probably only sees 8 A380 operators on a regular basis.

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 41133

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

based on Boeing's public claim of capturing 50% of the 100-150 seat market with the MAX7. I personally think that one reason that the ITC found against Boeing is that Boeing are claiming a market segment that doesn't really exist. It seems to me that the "100-150" segment has been created...

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by speedbored
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......

Good place to go and see where A380s are currently flying to/from is: http://www.iflya380.com Shows where each of the 13 operators send their frames and which operators serve each of the 60 cities with a380 service. It does, unfortunately, combine data for airports serving the same city (e.g. LON, N...

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by speedbored
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 787's have been delivered to date?
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: How many 787's have been delivered to date?

You really needed to start a thread to ask a question like that when you can get the answer in 10 seconds via google, or on the Boeing website??? Bit strange also asking for "how many ... have been delivered" to exclude those that "were never delivered" - I would have thought tha...

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by speedbored
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Of the 13 A380 Operators.......

Gemuser wrote:
Err I seriously doubt ME [Middle East Airlines} had a A380 inbound to SYD! Which airline was it?

Probably should be "KE"

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by speedbored
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

Based on my personal experience, I'm pretty sure that the main factor keeping pricing "honest" is the airlines.

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by speedbored
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

There is no way Virgin can pay off a brand new A380 with the low yielding holidag traffic, Why not? If they can fill the seats, even to a slightly lower load factor (and there is no reason to suppose that they could not manage this on some of their holiday routes), the cost per seat would be lower ...

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by speedbored
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predicting those CVS checkout coupons...
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Predicting those CVS checkout coupons...

This is not a game you will ever win at. There is a huge amount of data and clever decision making behind which coupons will get printed, and when, and it is all based on analysis of your detailed spending history, including your usage of previously issued coupons. By using the coupons, you will sim...

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by speedbored
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 202326

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

the B757. which was a better airplane and a more capable airplane than the A321 was even in it's outdated analog design. With the B797 digitally reworked from the B767 a digitally reworked B757 would STILL be a winner. because it's NOT like Airbus had an airplane that was "so good" they c...

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by speedbored
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

douwd20 wrote:
Had there been no Emirates and it's unique place geographically the A380 would already be in the cemetery.

If EK had never existed, what aircraft would the rest of the world's airlines be using to carry the 60million extra passengers that EK would no longer be transporting?

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

The quads burn a lot of fuel, far more then the twins. Of course the A380 burns a lot more fuel. Just about the same as TWO 787s burn. If you have more load than a 777, you'll be flying TWO planes (= four engines) if you aren't using a quad . . . (or leaving the balance to the competition). Oh stop...

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

frmrCapCadet wrote:
res that last dozen posts: smaller planes get bigger, very large planes get fewer.

Pretty sure that is simply not true.

The number of very large planes is increasing. What most people don't seem willing to accept is that many of the big twins [b]are[/] VLAs.

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I am not sure that the west wind is so much problem for a direct flight from SYD to LHR. The great circle route in a direct flight is hundreds of miles north of the conventional route stopping in DXB or SIN. The great circle takes you over Urumqi in China and Moscow, so in a direct flight should st...

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

Since I've never been at Terminal 7, I got curious about it's layout, so I had a look at Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Terminal+7,+Jamaica,+NY+11430,+USA/@40.650103,-73.7838324,438m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c266f787005f39:0xd1b3608e88ec275e!8m2!3d40.6495623!4d-73.7827185 I know ...

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

Hub and spoke is fading ????? Except for a couple of occasions due to major global events, passenger traffic through hubs has been growing year-on-year for over 30 years. The worlds major hubs are busier than ever and there are more major hubs than ever before. A quick look at any IATA annual repor...

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by speedbored
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 64291

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

So are you saying that crew and passengers prefer the A321 to the 737-10? That is a bold claim. Where is your source? For me as a passenger, the 737 feels exactly like the A321.You are just saying that because you are a Airbus fanboy I never made any claim as to what the passengers prefer (though t...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

Just an arithmetic note: For EK to have a hundred 380s flying, but buying 6 a year it needs to fly each 380 16.5+ years. I believe that the 6-rate is currently just a study, rather than a definite decision - they have announced a cut to rate 8 from next year and, with one or two additional top-up o...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 64291

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simil...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I know what I talk about. Perhaps, but you are forgetting a few things ... By the way, SYD-LHR is 9200NM great circle. ... that is still air, straight line distance. In reality, flying that route will require to take into account the ability to cope with winds/weather year-round, and the fact that ...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

While an airline replacing 747s with smaller, more efficient planes grabs the headlines here, the growth in average plane size is being driven from the bottom end up. MD-80s, 737-300s & 700s are being replaced by A320s, 737-800s or MAX8s, 767s are making way for 787s and the ever-increasing num...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 64291

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

My own opinion, based on the data that I have seen is that the MAX-10 has up-to a couple of % advantage on short missions and that the 321neo has up-to 5% advantage on longer missions. But let's just go with the opinion of the article in the opening post, that the operating economics are very simila...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 59602

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

And some of the finest aircraft I've ever flown have been financial disasters - the VC-10, for example. The ultimate example being Concorde - an amazing achievement, awesome aircraft to fly in, but a huge financial disaster. Very glad they did it though. I'm also not certain that any of these "...

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by speedbored
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80236

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

airzona11 wrote:
Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size.

No they are not - average aircraft size has been increasing every year for ~30 years now.

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by speedbored
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8986

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

Except the OP was specifically asking why it doesn't sell in "more densely populated countries". Why specifically ask for "Densely Populated Country" if not for short-haul "shuttle-type" operation? No, I'm pretty sure that the OP was asking why it didn't sell in more o...

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by speedbored
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8986

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

I've read somewhere India has already passed China... But they are very poor and you can't transport pax on the roof of a plane like they do on their trains. Sure Chinese will buy them and India too when their aviation will develop. On the roof? Don't give Ryanair or Spirit any ideas. Ryanair would...

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