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by MrHMSH
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

The World Cup fixture, the avgeek way https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df5UQJ8X4AAQX1p.jpg https://twitter.com/FOHeming/status/1008336120990625793 Much appreciated, very nicely done! That's the 1st round officially concluded, although not all the games have been exciting, I love that there have been a l...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Another busy day, we've had a fair few upsets this tournament so far. Mexico's win was brilliant, I was in a bar in Manchester for the buildup but had to leave early. Lots of Mexican fans there so I hope that bar was suitably bouncing! Iceland yesterday were excellent in frustrating Argentina, and a...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Well, well, well, what a scintillating match of football, had absolutely everything, and what a series of goals from Costa, Nacho and Ronaldo. The only way from here is down, gentlemen.

I'm very excited for the 4 matches tomorrow even if I'll miss France vs the Aussies.

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by MrHMSH
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

A high-scoring game of football where both teams were pretty poor. scbriml is pretty much spot on. Tomorrow we have Egypt vs Uruguay, Morocco vs Iran and one of the only real blockbuster games in this group stage: Portugal vs Spain. I'm very excited for the latter, but it has all the hallmarks of a ...

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by MrHMSH
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Relatives of the murdered stated a silent protest at the Russian Embassy in The Hague, calling on Putin to work with the JIT. Relatives MH17 places 298 empty seats for Russian embassy In a silent protest for the Russian embassy in The Hague, the relatives of the victims of the MH17 flight have plac...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

As the good 'ole US of A decided (totally by choice) to sit this one out, I need a team to get behind. My instinct is England as I lived there for a little while many years ago, but I'm open to suggestions. Any ideas? Do not under any circumstances root for England. They will not be exciting and wi...

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by MrHMSH
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 2333

FIFA World Cup Thread

The FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, so now is the time to get hyped, ready for the inevitable disappointment. I'm really looking forward to it personally, and I think we should have a thread for developments, discussion and updates. First match is a political onlooker's wet dream: Russia vs Saudi ...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9340

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

zeke wrote:
Royal Brunei had a double engine failure on departure from MNL. Got next to zero coverage.


BI's 788s are RR-powered, so perhaps that's a 'good' thing...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 949
Views: 325766

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

That's odd, everything else I've seen points to 280t non-ULR not being available until 2020 Yes, this is soemhow a surprise. Airbus has previously mentioned it is only avaialbe from 2020 onwards. No official source from IB nor Airbus seems to list it at that, appears to only be a Leeham article.......

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by MrHMSH
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8029

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

The A350 is a mighty fine plane, but the 789 is extremely robust. It's flying distances that the 350 is not, currently. The 789 has amazing range and payload capabilities and if look 5-10 years down the road (likely when NZ would be taking delivery of these replacement planes), it's very likely the...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10183

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

There isn’t a replacement for the seven short haul 763 fleet cepting to Madrid and Moscow where they already use a 77E on some flights. Tel Aviv has the 77w already and Cairo Is upgraded to a 789 with the first cabin. Amman and Beirut will both probably go 788 through. They were deployed around Eur...

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by MrHMSH
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 65
Views: 1696

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

I joined in 2013, 5 years ago, but I'm pretty certain I was a lurker before that.

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by MrHMSH
Tue May 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 7585

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

seahawk wrote:
787s would be awesome. But finding used ones will be difficult.


Is there ever a time when you think the 787 might not be the best option for an airline?

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

1) Do we know the variants involved? Discussions appear to have been for the 737-9 on the MAX side. No word on what the 777X model would be. 2) What type of airline is Bamboo? Full-service, hybrid or LCC? If it's an LCC the 777X seems very bold... They are a new startup owned by Vietnamese construc...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

There are pictures of BUK supposedly being hauled around Eastern Ukraine. But there is no evidence of it actually crossing the border. And no photographic evidence of it ever being seen in Russia. Here is the photo evidence you are looking for from the JIT MH17 Investigation: Enjoy, https://www.you...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

California, here we come. That would be very silly. VN aren't ready yet and they have aircraft better suited to opening up California. And they don't even have to make a profit. It's about Bamboo Airlines, not Vietnam Airlines (VN) Also VN is easily ready for US service with the 11 787-9's * 11 A35...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

A MAX order is quite unsurprising... but the 777X is very ambitious. Will be interesting to see how they use it, either they really need the capacity or they're flying quite far... California, here we come. That would be very silly. VN aren't ready yet and they have aircraft better suited to openin...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 25, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4799

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

A MAX order is quite unsurprising... but the 777X is very ambitious. Will be interesting to see how they use it, either they really need the capacity or they're flying quite far...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 25, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22005

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Very happy with that. Loses none of the charm of the previous livery but adds a few small and appreciated details. I can’t wait to see it on a real 787.

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by MrHMSH
Thu May 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Go on then mate: who did it, and where's your evidence. We’ve been waiting for exactly that for 4 years now. All we have is a set up stage (first with that 777 cockpit, now with a piece of a missile), and “pictures from social media”. You didn't answer my question. The evidence is absolutely overwh...

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by MrHMSH
Thu May 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Gentlemen, most probably it was by accident. The commander of the BUK crew sent a tweet about just having shot a (ukrainian air force) „birdie“. Shortly after they noticed their tragic mistake he cancelled his tweet. You sound like a Russian troll. There never has been any indication that the tweet...

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by MrHMSH
Thu May 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

TWA-800, IRA-655, MH-17 the list goes on. Maybe Ukrainian fighter plane tried to avoid missile system by hiding in the massive shadow of B777. In which case the radar return of the fighter should be very easily picked up by Russian radar stations, and the evidence is very easily supplied, no one's ...

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by MrHMSH
Thu May 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18721

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Not surprised at all. It's a shame that politics mean it has taken this long, but no one can really say they didn't expect some sort of dealing with Russia, be it they operated the launcher or supplied it knowingly or unknowingly to the wrong people. I don't expect any action or justice for the perp...

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by MrHMSH
Tue May 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 37
Views: 1382

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

I propose we give EVERYONE guns. It's the only way to keep people safe, as demonstrated by the evidence.

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by MrHMSH
Sun May 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21209

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

The A320 and 737-8 both have quicker turn around times when compared to their bigger cousins. Where an A320 maybe to fly 7 500-750nm stages in a 14 hour period, an A321 may only be able to fly 5. As such any economic advantage won with the larger aircraft is lost when trying to disembark and board ...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25606

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I should rephrase it with that in mind, when will Airbus IN MODERN TIMES be the first one again to step out on a limb (A380 was to outdo the 747, A330 was to outdo the Trijets and 767(i think), A340 was a failure, A320 was to outdo the 737, A350 was to outdo the 787 AND smaller 777's. Did i miss so...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 19, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29325

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

If Boeing secures the United order this year, the 787 will have may well have secured more orders in the five years (2014 - 2018) than all (3) Airbus WB programs combined. Unbelievable!!!! As we’ve seen in such comparisons in the past, there are many ways to slice and dice the numbers. No slicing a...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 19, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25606

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

767(All Varients): 1,106 through December 2017 A300/310: 561/255 Total=816 I'd say that the 767 was more successful. Sure, the 767 is probably more successful (although absolute sales aren't the whole story, the A300 established Airbus in a US-dominated market). However, your original contention wa...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25606

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

And how successful would you call the A300/310 compared to the 767? Not to mention it doesn't fit Airbus's FBW style, it barely even counts. The A300/A310 were very successful, launched into an unoccupied space, had a number of innovations (2 man cockpit for widebody, first widebody twin) and force...

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6714

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Let's save ourselves the bother:

FROM. MY. COLD. DEAD. HANDS.

Thoughts and prayers, let's wait for the next one.

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 18, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8561

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Monarch, Royal Brunei's old livery, Malaysia's old livery, Air 2000, United's rising blue.

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by MrHMSH
Fri May 18, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

They need the 787 to improve their network. The 3 versions available can cover their needs and works perfectly with the 737 fleet. What makes you say the 787 works 'perfectly' with their 737 fleet? The 787 is a very different aircraft at all levels, very little synergy . Seems like a widebody Airbu...

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by MrHMSH
Wed May 16, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7680

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

This could open the way for UA, DL and AA to get rid of their Airbus contracts without having to pay a penalty. I assume Boeing will be ready to meet all the fleet supply demands in the timespan Airbus had planned to deliver them in? It would be strange for DL and AA to cancel their orders in favou...

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by MrHMSH
Wed May 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25606

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

What I don't get is why do people not realize that the company that waits and copies the other will always be able to learn from the mistakes and make a better product. The 737 Max is hampered by its low landing gear, otherwise it would be right up there with the A32* Neo aircraft. On that same not...

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by MrHMSH
Sun May 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5288

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

I don't think so, they've run the numbers, if the 787's smaller capacity was a hindrance they would have ordered more A350s by now, and for that matter, more A321s, 777Xs and more A380s in respective size classes. I think the 78X should get a few more orders as a 77E replacement, and the A359 may ge...

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by MrHMSH
Sun May 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22511

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

And yet, actual airline route decisions seem to run contrary to your "real world figures" (None of those figures are real world unless taken directly out of internal operating data) . -SQ's reluctance to open SIN-LAX on their normal A350, despite said A350s being the same seating capacity...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 12, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22511

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Obviously I'm not qualified enough to really explain why, but to make the 78X competitive to the A359 in terms of range/capability would require a fair few changes, which make it less efficient and lowers commonality. I imagine Boeing could make it pretty much par in terms of capability and efficien...

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by MrHMSH
Tue May 08, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6095

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

From the article: "Together, the two nations teamed up to build the Concorde. To this date, the Concorde remains the world's first and only commercially viable supersonic airliner." http://speedreaders.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tupolev-Tu144-sinsheim.jpg https://www.nytimes.com/2003...

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by MrHMSH
Mon May 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

BA and RR is a family affair. I don't think that the B777X has any advantages over the A350 in this campaign. RR and Airbus should prevail. If BA could use any Boeing aircraft, it's definitely the B787-10. The perfect aircraft for TATL and sufficient range to cover a lot of Asian routes and sized p...

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by MrHMSH
Mon May 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Pardon me, I had meant the fleet larger than the 787-10. The 787-10 will be there but it will not be suitable for many routes to Asia. So the last option would mean a combo of 787-10 for shorter flights and 777-9 for anything too far for the -10. Of course it all depends on the airline, which model...

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by MrHMSH
Mon May 07, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Makes me wonder ... If BA order only 12 779, they'd have two "orphan" fleets of 12 each, the 779 and the A380. Additionally, they'll also have 18 A350-1000 and 12 77W. Quite a departure from their old fleet of only the 77E and 744. One would think that the fleet could be streamlined to ei...

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by MrHMSH
Sun May 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

My guess is that BA is preparing to buy a big 779 order--somewhere between 35 and 50 planes. That will allow BA to completely phase out the well-maintained, but long in the tooth, 744 fleet. That's far too optimistic, the 747s are slated to be gone entirely by 2024, too soon to be replaced entirely...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 05, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

If BA is really this unsatisfied with 787 engine issues then ordering a plane like the 777x whose engines are completely unproven and aren't even certified seems like an odd response. B777-9X is a perfect plane for BA and IB Please explain how the B777-9x is the perfect plane for Iberia? Better Sti...

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by MrHMSH
Sat May 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33456

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Looks like a 777X order to me, would be shocked if the -8 is there in any form.

Not sure why they're upset at Airbus over the A320neo problems: surely they should take up the issue with the engine manufacturer?

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by MrHMSH
Wed May 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26656

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

The 777X will continue even if the largest customers back out. If EK and QR cancelled their 777X orders the remaining orderbook would be just over 100. That would be a bit catastrophic. The A330neo may not have many large orders but it does have a lot of airline customers (including leased aircraft).

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by MrHMSH
Tue May 01, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26656

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

I think many are waiting on A330neo orders from China. Most of the A330s delivered in the last year went to China. So why no A330neo orders from China? Your 2nd sentence is a solid reason, why do you need to replace brand new A333s? They're good on the shortest (domestic) legs, and in a lower fuel ...

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by MrHMSH
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26656

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

I know that the A330MRTTs are build as regular A330-200 and converted in Spain. But the conversion takes a long time. And AFAIK Airbus isn't counting A330-200 delivered to the MRTT conversion program as delivered airplanes. I counted nine A330 frames in the conversion MRTT conversion program. In th...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39483

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

If I was forced to put exact numbers on it I believe we will get only 20-30 more passenger A330NEO sales total. Over the next 2-3 years time we will see around 50 orders get outright cancelled or deferred and swapped to A359's. The production rate will then drop down to around 30 aircraft per year ...

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by MrHMSH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39483

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

If I was forced to put exact numbers on it I believe we will get only 20-30 more passenger A330NEO sales total. Over the next 2-3 years time we will see around 50 orders get outright cancelled or deferred and swapped to A359's. The production rate will then drop down to around 30 aircraft per year ...

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by MrHMSH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39483

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I have a hunch we'll only see around 200 passenger A330NEO built in total for the life of the program. A big part of the 787's success is from its high production rate to help bring costs down. This drives further sales through better pricing. These sales then allows another increase in production ...

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