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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 31
Views: 5115

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

My employer received an offer last year for 5 A330-900 (2018 deliveries, also from a "launch"-lessor) that was about 10% less than the rate above. A330neo lease rates could easily go below $700k/month for larger commitments. I think it was rather unusual for the A330neo to launch with so ...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 31
Views: 5115

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft

Not that surprising, the A350 was always quite ambitious, especially since there don't seem to be many routes that the A330s can't do.

What shape are Azul in financially, and are their existing long haul flights doing well?

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 19
Views: 3946

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

Then next week, ultra long haul, week after, no routes longer than 500nm. Strange one for me, they've had experience of long haul and decided it wasn't worth keeping, so I wonder what's changed so much that they want to retry it? That European short haul is a bit of a bloodbath doesn't strike me as ...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Big SOU fan here, what little news there is has already been threaded on here, but still quite exciting news that EZY are starting flights, albeit only seasonal and to one destination. Not much room for expansion.

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Mm, indeed. Still, I suppose I can be open minded about it... ...But I can't help but point out...I thought this was BAs Flagship! :wave: http://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2013/7/4/301598.jpg So unless us "Yankees" are building whales now......Oops.. The whale is BA'...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Simple indeed. I wouldn't be surprised if the A330 gets retired completely next decade. Assuming that happened, AA would need 30-45x more A350s, -900s and -1000s. The A35K and 779 are not mutually exclusive. An airline like AA could potentially benefit from both. It's either that or: A332 A330neo 7...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Alright, let's assume the A350 goes through, no conversions. 22x is a good start to replace some 77Es, with additional 789s as well. Now, eventually, if they want the extra capacity, and to replace the 77Ws, perhaps the A35K and 779 with Flagship First would work. A332 788 789 A359 A35K 779 Good co...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 45
Views: 6739

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

Stunning aircraft, but a bit of a strange decision to only order 2, I feel they could easily make do with more. They've already made the decision to have a batsh*t crazy fleet, so why not roll with it?

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 101
Views: 14954

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Very sharp! The new AC livery has grown on me as time's gone on.

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by MrHMSH
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15387

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Will AUS continue to operate from T5 at Heathrow or would it move to T3 like many of the other BA 747 destinations? I don't think the choice to operate from T5 or T3 is determined by the flight being a 747, plenty of 747 flights at T5. Does anyone know the reasoning behind which routes get operated...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

According to fuel consumption data posted here and elsewhere the 789 burns 5400-5600kg per hour. The 359 burns 5800kg per hour. That works out to 4-5% lower fuel burn for the 789. That equates to tens of millions of dollars over the life of the frame. If the 789 is the right size for AA between the...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15387

BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

http://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/status ... 8496675841
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According to BA 747 pilot Scott Bateman, BA are going to introduce the 747 onto the LHR-AUS route, a dummy booking confirms that it is indeed the case.

Quite a rapid growth from the 787-8!

http://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/status ... 8496675841

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The 789 has considerably lower trip cost and than the 359. Second, cargo is less than 2% of AA's revenue. They clearly do not need a cargo/pax jet trans-pacific. The 789 obviously seems to work well for them. I fully expect AA to use most if not all of their remaining 50 + options with Boeing for a...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The 789 has considerably lower trip cost and than the 359. Second, cargo is less than 2% of AA's revenue. They clearly do not need a cargo/pax jet trans-pacific. The 789 obviously seems to work well for them. I fully expect AA to use most if not all of their remaining 50 + options with Boeing for a...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 564
Views: 158155

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I can't believe that Airbus didn't release any pictures after roll-out. It's still an important type of aircraft for them, so I would expect some more PR stuff... anyhow, what do I know... TLS spotters to the rescue https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4359/37226719875_a2e1d97cbf_b.jpg F-WTTN by cliper31...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43968

Re: MH orders 787s

KarelXWB wrote:
MrHMSH wrote:
You sure? CDG-LAX is only 4927nm, it's only marginally longer than NAN-LAX which is flown with the A333. PPT-LAX is even shorter.


ESAD range would be longer. CDG-LAX and PPT-NRT are 12-hour routes, the A330neo cannot do that with the A340 payload.


I see. Thanks for clarifying.

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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 43968

Re: MH orders 787s

I think more recent 787 orders like this one along with Westjet and Air Tahiti Nui demonstrate that the 787 is coming closer to the A330neo in pricing and maintenance costs. The A330neo was not part of the RFP. Air Tahiti Nui is an A340 operator and the A330neo cannot perform routes like CDG-LAX an...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 8159

Re: Alaska new livery update

I love the AS livery, it doesn't lose any of the Alaskan identity from the previous livery, but it's more colourful, more slick, more modern. Whether intentional or not, the colours remind me of the Aurora Borealis in a night sky, and overall I really, really like it.

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Certainly a significant portion of the millions who voted the current trash into the White House. It was part of his platform to discriminate against Muslims. “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Also I'm not sure you know this, but your president does talk a load of bollocks. The problem is when that "load of bollocks" is taken as approval to follow through. Then when something happens because of that "load of bollocks" the excuse is "Oh, he was just joking. You ca...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

The guy in Portland who stabbed a couple of people because they are Muslim and the comments on MSM sites about how the Muslims deserved it and "go back home" and such. People wanting to ban burqas because they are seen as a threat. People demanding everyone speak English. People on this b...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

large swaths of the country going from "are Muslims a thing in the United States?" to sheer hatred of every last one of them. That's overstated. It's true that those people exist, but to assign them to be "large swaths" of the country gives the wrong impression to any reader who...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick American Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3403

Re: Gatwick American Routes

What is it that makes Gatwick less desirable for business travel than Heathrow? When I was planning a business trip to London (later canceled), I actually thought that Gatwick seemed more convenient due to having the Thames-Link train right to it. What demographic mechanism makes Gatwick more suita...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 70
Views: 3196

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I note the day, but today was just another day for me, for some of us, the USA is a far away place, an occasional holiday destination for some. For me personally I was 7 years old, living in South East Asia, I've never met anyone who was involved, or anyone whose relatives/friends were involved, it ...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34597

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I'm not really sure what the big news is. Basically, they slightly changed the terms of an existing order and pushed off delivery of their items from 5 to 10 years into the future. A lot can happen in that time. Just look at what's happened at United, (and the industry), over the past 5 to 10 years...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 89
Views: 1617

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Mine was probably an A310-200 of SQ, but I'm asking for what people think the most common first-time plane is for every single person who's ever flown on an airliner. It is pure guesswork, but interesting to see what your thinking is.

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 89
Views: 1617

On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

While I realise there is absolutely zero way of gathering enough evidence for this, it's an interesting idea to discuss, on which airliner across all history have most people taken their first flight? I would be surprised if it's not the 737 to be honest, but the largest number of first-time fliers ...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6018

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Happy retirement to her, while an A320 may not seem exciting in a museum, just think of how many people will have flown on them, and how much it has changed how we fly today.

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by MrHMSH
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37784

Re: Future of 777X

I think it will end up with 500-600 orders in the end, it's main problem is that there are so many competitors, at least in terms of range. I've noticed there has been the start of a trend where some 77W routes are being swapped to the A350-900, and I can imagine there are several examples for the e...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)
Replies: 13
Views: 2512

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 at LHR tomorrow (Sat 2/09)

JannEejit wrote:
It does make me chuckle to hear LHR spotters get excited about a 747 again ! ;-)


In truth there aren't really that many 747 operators, BA fortunately still has many, but a different 744 is always welcome.

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by MrHMSH
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13174

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

BA having the A350-1000 is perfect, but they are also the perfect airline for the 777-9 as well. I find it funny how the Airbus crowd on this thread say "BA is not interested" in the type. Huh...While we're rewriting history, I heard BA will place the Concorde back into service next year ...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 19044

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

So QF won't fly to DXB at all? In a way I'd be quite happy about that if I were flying to Oz, I've always loved SIN, and it's nice to have a little more variety into LHR. I am a little surprised EK is happy with this, but I suppose they will still be gaining traffic going to other cities besides LHR...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38540

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

The 321neo is a good plane & those carriers that need the capacity of such an aircraft, should buy it, HA will surely enjoy theirs. But because AS is smart enough to see the 321neo & it's performance isn't going to bring much value to their particular network, they are making good choices? ...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Re: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman

'Quick, check the carpets!'

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by MrHMSH
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 196
Views: 42944

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Didn't see that coming. Maybe the A380 can have a role in the lease market, but I'd be surprised if it was anything other than a niche.

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by MrHMSH
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)
Replies: 144
Views: 25202

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

Interesting discussion. It's worth remembering when debating the A350 and 777 what qantas needs from this plane. The holy grail of non stop to London is one requirement. Another requirement is an eventual replacement for the A380 that offers more capacity than the 789. IMHO the A380s will not be re...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)
Replies: 144
Views: 25202

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

It makes sense from the point of view that it gets a redundant order off Airbus' books while creating a new one, but I'm not convinced the A359LR is the best option for QF, though I do believe it can fly the routes they want it to. Easy to see that the A350 as a whole could be useful for them, but Q...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 42
Views: 10495

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

What seemed like an exciting new development is really just a ho-hum replacement. Thread title should probably be updated. 'Cathay Pacific reaches MoU with Airbus to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft to be flown by Cathay Dragon ( mostly )' Ordering the A321neo for KA isn't surprising, but there's an imp...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 1747

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

EK at NCL. Not true. Thomson flies to Orlando-Sanford and Cancun from Newcastle, so that makes two. I didn't know that, but I read the question as which airports only had 1 long haul routes from a foreign carrier. I was close at least! In that case then BWN is an answer, only BI does long haul rout...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 42
Views: 10495

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

'Cathay Pacific reaches MoU with Airbus to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft to be flown by Cathay Dragon (mostly)'

Ordering the A321neo for KA isn't surprising, but there's an implication that CX will use them as well. Didn't see that coming.

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by MrHMSH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25099

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

He will not be viewed as unpatriotic if he doesn't buy Boeing. Airbus makes great aircraft and you need American workers to support those aircraft. Yes he will...by me, at least. American companies have an obligation to purchase American products unless it's absurdly fiscally irresponsible not to. ...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van attack in Barcelona
Replies: 67
Views: 2753

Re: Van attack in Barcelona

The country with the most invested in "something needs to be done" has to be Israel. Israel experiences many more attacks than all of Europe and the US combined. "Something" is clearly not working. Islam's ability to coexist with other cultures, but that's not what socialists wa...

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by MrHMSH
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van attack in Barcelona
Replies: 67
Views: 2753

Re: Van attack in Barcelona

As sad as it makes me to say it, I'm just not surprised. I feel for the victims and people of Barcelona, as I do the victims of all terror attacks, but this is the norm.

I propose we light candles, hold vigils and tweet with hashtags to make ourselves feel better.

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by MrHMSH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats
Replies: 114
Views: 3298

Re: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats

Christianity is not a peaceful religion, either. People use Christianity to beat and kill others all the time. Look at violence and hatred toward LGBTQ+ and the Latino community. 1. I agree. But I never claimed it was. 2. It would be nice if you could actually respond to my point without just sayin...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats
Replies: 114
Views: 3298

Re: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats

Amusingly, a few cagey Muslims have figured out how to turn widespread fear of "muslamic writing" to their advantage: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-40530656 Good for them. Maybe some day those donuts will give them courage to fight radical elements in European Islamic communities...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48838

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

I'm not sure how accurate that source is though, it seems like its estimate for the 787-9 and 787-10 are quite optimistic. It is using now very old data ripped probably from Wikipedia. The 787-9/-10 ranges and seating configurations match Boeing's old numbers before they revised their standard seat...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48838

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

I'm a bit confused, because DL have also publicly said during an earnings call that the DL A350 would be unable to serve LAXSYD, which stands at 7471. While I'm not sure how much credibility I should put into it, the Aviator Joe aircraft comparison tool pegs the 359 at 7749. This seems to have beco...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48838

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia? yes. Delta spec says 8000 statute miles. Seems conservative vs Airbus specs. I'm a bit confused, because DL have also publicly said during an earnings call that the DL A350 would be unable to serve LAXSYD, which stands at 7471. While I'm not sure ho...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35979

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

To date, the lessors are not particularly positive on the A330-900. In the context of this discussion, it doesn't really matter since EK is not ordering the A330-900. Really? 50 of the A330neo's 200 odd orders are from lessors, and there are already 4 takers. I guess one might consider that "n...

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