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by StTim
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Ryanair accused of inaction over racist incident on FR9015 flight from BCN to STN

He should have been thrown off and left to his own devices to get home. Awful inaction by the Ryanair crew.

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by StTim
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 122
Views: 22853

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

I would get on a plane with folding wingtips and I expect them to become the norm.

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by StTim
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 122
Views: 22853

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

I find the concept of a folding wing intriguing and wonder if Airbus will introduce their version to give the A321 the extra wing that is necessary to turn it into a real TATL (plus a bit) frame.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Some way off entry to the FAL yet.

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by StTim
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37854

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

There are no additional tanks. It is additional volume being made available in the belly tank that allowed the increased tankerage.

Indeed I have read even at the ULR volumes the tanks are still not full.

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by StTim
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 6846

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

Also as the engine is the biggest single impact on fuel burn the manufacturers are being driven to improve economy. This requires pushing the boundaries. Every time you push the boundaries you run the risk that the unexpected will happen. How you deal with those is what requires the $millions of dol...

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by StTim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37854

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpTHxVdUcAAe2TT.jpg 101.4 ton of fuel used, landed with 10 ton remaining ... Not bad https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/status/1050684281213747200 111t of fuel, 20t of pax and bags, 5t of catering to keep Zeke happy = 136t. Empty aircraft = 135t 271t TOW leaving another ...

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by StTim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14700

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

Without doubt a very lucky escape for those on board.

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by StTim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37854

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I wonder if they will be conservative with loads initially. As far as I can tell the ULR has never flown this distance even in test. Yes I know they have lots of tests and can extrapolate for the ULR’s on known A350 performance but still interesting. Didn't they test on the delivery flight by takin...

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by StTim
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 37854

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I wonder if they will be conservative with loads initially. As far as I can tell the ULR has never flown this distance even in test.

Yes I know they have lots of tests and can extrapolate for the ULR’s on known A350 performance but still interesting.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thank you hkcanadaexpat for the excellent updates

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by StTim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 MTOW increase
Replies: 20
Views: 4695

Re: A350-1000 MTOW increase

I do remember they said the fuel tanks were not fully used with the current max fuel levels.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: 777-9 Unfinished Interior Pics?

Ruscoe wrote:
Externally it is the same but internally the circular frames which go around the fuselage have been narrowed to increase internal diameter.
Ruscoe


I suspect the changes are really only at the seat to shoulder level as this will add the least weight.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE not out of the woods yet
Replies: 0
Views: 513

GE not out of the woods yet

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45711740
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Changes at the top are however viewed positively.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45711740

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by StTim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS and VIRGIN ATLANTIC A350-1000 DELIVERY DATES

VS#1 is in final assembly now so I would think Q1, unless it is a complex cabin, could be acheived.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

May be the wrong thread but I read on Twitter that Qatar are converting some -900's to -1000's

This would be a good vote of confidence in the -1000

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by StTim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes
Replies: 24
Views: 2650

Re: Ryanair closes EIN and BRE bases due to strikes

Yes the subsidy by local authorities offered to Ryanair to use their airport are obscene. They should in the name of competition be offered to all people who use the airport. This is why Ryanair rarely use the big airports. They charge not subsidize per passenger.

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by StTim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?

I don't see them ordering the A220. Too different from the A32x so increase in parts etc.

But maybe they see an opportunity for smaller cities and a growth process. The A319 was 156 passengers so a good route opener. The A320 at 186 is significantly more for the purpose.

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by StTim
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Good to see CAT3 and autoland added to the certified capability.

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by StTim
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What repair work did MSN 225 require?

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by StTim
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388068

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I also hear that for the LEAP operators it isn't all plain sailing either.

Every time you push the envelope there can be unexpected issues.

The worrying one really is the PW as it looks like all the issues are in areas where the envelope is not being pushed.

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by StTim
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28663

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

It looks like a draft seat plan. If you look at the standard A350-900 for Singapore on Seatguru there is no taper. It is also a different style of diagram.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28663

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I watched two cathy flights last week (the first A350-1000 return flight from Washington DC and a standard -900 from NewYork). The NY one went east. The Washington DC one went west.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 219
Views: 48665

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Most popular engine on the A330-200 nwhich is the base frame.

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What's going on with the 3rd 35K? Production list says they're doing rework and it's going to Virgin but without a delivery date. Further down they marked another 35K as "VS#1". Is the list not up to date on that one, or are the needed rework so extensive that this frame has to spend anot...

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

[twoid][/twoid] The production list does not properly show which MSN are in FAL.Its very hard to get a proper picture from that list https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list.How do we know which MSN are in FAL. I suspect that the spreadsheet does not get all frames going into ...

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

But I do think 279 is in the FAL

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by StTim
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Eyad89 wrote:
IB got the first version of the modified winglet for the A359, does that mean all other deliveries will get that automatically as well?

Depends if it becomes the standard. I suspect it will but that they will only be on wings with the revised wing twist.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29742

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I am not one saying it has been shelved. I think they continue to work it in the background. But it does not mean it will definitely go ahead - yet. The mood music has gone quiet hence the speculation - especially as Beoing have been playing that mood music quite loudly up to now.

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by StTim
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 14015

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Not for the majority of the fleet it won't be the 779. At the maximu...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 14015

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. That would be the 779 that they haven't ordered and would not have o...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It is the new low rider version.

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by StTim
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29742

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

There may (probably is) a market but very few of these will be additional frames. Airlines and people are flying those routes now. So the question is also what current frames will not be sold because this new one is now available?

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by StTim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future widebody delivery composition
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Future widebody delivery composition

I cannot see the 777X getting to that rate - but then your deliveries per year and rate do not tally. I suspect it will be a niche aircraft. I could see rate 6 being acheived.

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by StTim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22484

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

I was in Japan (Kyoto) a couple of weeks ago and a typhoon made landfall about the Osaka region then (there have been lots this year) and apart from a windy night in the hotel and some rail disruptions it was not disruptive.

Japan is very prepared for such weather incidents.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29742

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Why would they focus on a new narrowbody when the 737 is sold out for 6+ years with around 5000MAX commitments/orders? how solid are those actually? They appear to have been sold under bargain conditions (.. including low barriers to cancel?). We say sold out for 6+ years as a barrier - but if Boei...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
How many 1000’s delivered so far? Who’s getting one next?

Two to QR... A7-ANA and A7-ANB
Three to CX...B-LXA, B-LXB and B-LXC
I don't have as much insider information as others on here, but possibly A7-ANC for QR will be next.


Still no autoland capability in the EASA documents.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29742

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I do think the very aggressive approach to take over the after market activity from the suppliers was going to hit Boeing hard. Many companies rely on the after market to actually make money. I am not sure if they have got to the point where they will walk away but it is possible. They are in busine...

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by StTim
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11129

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Scary as it looked the go around was initiated at a good height.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37462

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2

- whether the A35K can make the trip without auxiliary tanks (which add weight and take up cargo space on flights where they aren’t required) I don’t think that’s possible, unless the payload is significantly reduced. The A35K is optimistically at 8000 nm for about 360 pax and 41000gal. At 95 kg / ...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 14185

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

According to the tracker many of us use the first Ethiad frame is 290. This hadn’t hit the FAL yet but it will be in production and stage payments should have started.

Cancellation won’t be cheap.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6408

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

So they would force me to put my laptop in the hold if I didn’t book a priority seat. I think not.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29899

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Is it possible to respond without being snide? No wonder professionals are leaving this board.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1457
Views: 515062

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Geoff1947 wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI
MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run
MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ


Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery.

Geoff

Technically 55 was delivered in December 2016.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29899

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Wow - so much speculation (on both sides) treated as fact. When facts are stated by someone who flies production frames these are discounted by those where they do not fit their view. I reality we do not know if the reduced thrust loads will cancel out the engine mass changes, we do not know if the ...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15143

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

IMHO Just stupid putting people with firearms on planes.

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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29899

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Strikes me that as ever we dance around on the head of a pin here. Matt bangs on about which is more efficient BUT there is no industry standard definition on that - as Zeke points out. Also the real world is much more complex and routes etc etc plus individual frame variances can make a huge differ...

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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29899

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I would agree with Ferpe’s analysis and what has been stated up the thread. At the best passenger load factor for the 779 it will burn (and should cost) less per seat than the 350-1000. I also agree with the snippet for Ferpe above that the advantage disappears very quickly as you move away from tha...

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