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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 33
Views: 4796

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Their A359 aircraft are allegedly rated at 268t, now good enoug for ULH routes.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights
Replies: 28
Views: 3451

Re: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights

Longest 772 route might be one of Delta's or El Al's. So my guess would be ATL-JNB or TLV-LAX. ATL JNB is further. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ATL-JNB,+TLV-LAX&MS=wls&MR=1200&MX=720x360&PM=* You are referencing 77L and 77E routes. OP is speaking of the basic 777-200 and 777-300 aircr...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 gets Chinese CAAC type certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: A350 gets Chinese CAAC type certification

Can’t believe it took this long, ridiculous.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Boeing 757s ETOPs planes - Original vs New Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Delta Boeing 757s ETOPs planes - Original vs New Parts

That’s an interesting retrofit on the 757, do you have a picture? See the article here: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2017/05/09/ups-upgrade-boeing-757-767-cockpits/ We've already got one flying. Interesting, seems to indicate to me that those 757s are gonna be around for awhile. Any 763s expected ...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81951

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

One is a new customer while the other is adding to an existing order, once these deals are finalised the 787 will surpass 1400 frames sold http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-19-Boeing-Announces-New-Commitments-with-Two-Airlines-for-15-787-Dreamliners Wondering if one of these is Ethiopian. There w...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 81951

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Wow, the 737-10 is really proving to be more popular than the -9. GOL and VietJet signing up for thr aircraft and TUI says they will most likely order more.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic. ? It’s a tactic used by everyone. Yes, hence the word "mostly" You basically said it was a Boeing tactic, every OEM does it. Most of the time it'...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

crimsonchin wrote:
Is this a post-Leahy thing or does Airbus seem to be booking more "UFO" orders lately? Thought it was mostly a rubbish Boeing tactic.


? It’s a tactic used by everyone.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11871

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Such a shame, if only EMB made the E2 within scope that thing would be racking in orders from the US airlines.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12840

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

About the supposed rebrand of the E-Jets family: Source: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=83f0afe7-369e-4e45-9614-d03581b9bc63 http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h263/modelismo1/Name_zpssznghyhd.jpg I like that, makes much more sense ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 100998

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Bricktop wrote:
Asiaflyer wrote:
IAG orders 2 more A330 for delivery in 2019

Neos, presumably the A339?


Most definitely ceo aircraft.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319125

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Only on A.net is an airplane with 4500 orders and 43% market share vs its prime competitor seen as struggling to sell. Other than you not liking Boeing, how do you explain all the airlines quoted in news articles saying they are interested in the NMA? This is a big thread so I will forgive you for ...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Livery?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: New Qantas Livery?

Yeah you’re a bit late on this one..... have you not seen a picture of their 787-9s?

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 3809

Re: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

Because that's the timeline Boeing and Ryanair agreed to. I think it's obvious that the question being asked is why did Ryanair choose those terms, not a question of the mechanics of ordering aircraft. Well I think you have to look at Boeing, they probably wanted to get the whole MAX family at the ...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 126258

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Passedv1 wrote:
In my estimation, it is looking like Alaska is going to be the last 737 operator actively taking deliveries to get their first Max. True?


Or Virgin Australia depending on when they take their first aircraft.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 136271

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So how is A319neo flight testing progressing? Almost a year since its first flight now, also who is expected to take the first aircraft? FR? Is it still in flight testing? Yes, A319-151N D-AVWA. Although it hasn’t flown in about 10 days. First flight was over a year ago so Inwouldnt too shocked if ...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319125

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The problem is the nature of composite properties. You really only need a couple plies to take the pr/t strains of a fuselage at altitude. The problem is all the accidental damage and other problems like hail strike. There is a crossover point for the crown skins where at certain radiuses and frame...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?
Replies: 21
Views: 6349

Re: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?

Any chance that the two-tone blue cheatline will be applied as well? That would be lovely. It would be a bit disappointing if the plane were to remain all-white except for this nice classic blue tail. Am I missing something or is the plane just white? Are people just excited for the final product? ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?
Replies: 21
Views: 6349

Re: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?

Am I missing something or is the plane just white? Are people just excited for the final product?

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 69
Views: 6764

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

Hell no, far too iconic.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.
Replies: 19
Views: 5637

Re: Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.

I’d say brake cooling Brake cooling of the nose gear, which has no brakes? I think we can rule that out. I actually don't think it's necessarily an "issue;" sometimes, actuators get sluggish with age, so it's possible that until the main gear was up and locked, the nose gear or nose gear ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.
Replies: 19
Views: 5637

Interesting photos of 77Es departing with only MLG retracted.

Anyone able to explain this practice as the tweet asks? I’d say brake cooling but the MLGs are up, hydraulic related? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhynrvNWAAMIsVM.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhynrvNWkAkrsTm.jpg https://twitter.com/airlinegeeks/status/1016871989557022720?s=21

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46860

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

scbriml wrote:
globetrotter94 wrote:
I thought they were buying E2s...


So did a number of Brazilian posters. First the World Cup, now this.

Frankly, it’s a massive kick in the balls for Embraer.

Congrats to JetBlue and Airbus for the first of what I expect to be many new orders.


Haha, too soon too soon.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46860

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Your move now Embraer. Congrats to JB and I guess now Airbus.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Long live the CSeries!

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 5833

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

It’s be hard to know solid numbers since the 777-9 hasn’t even been built yet but I know the numbers would be quite high.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28413

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

I think this is a period when Boeing is becoming more Airbus and Airbus is becoming more Boeing (or McDonnell Douglas if the rumor that the MD culture was the one which survived the merger). People would be laughing at you 5 years ago if you said Boeing was more innovative and aggressive on sales t...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 44
Views: 2541

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

Boeing727 wrote:
Airbus A300-B1...never understood why Airbus did not preserve their first aircraft.


This one bothers me, absolutely criminal of them to scrap it.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10MAX Landing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 4480

Re: 737-10MAX Landing gear

Watching the gear retraction of the F-18, and I'm curious wouldn't actual landing gear doors be required on the Max 10. Embraer went with full landing gear doors for the E2 when switched to trailing link landing gear just wondering if the Max 10 would have to do the same. It won’t have gear doors. ...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 20954

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

I feel 10 abreast on the 77W is a bit overblown. I flew on one of the newer AF 77Ws and I found it perfectly acceptable. It’s economy for crying out loud.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10MAX Landing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 4480

Re: 737-10MAX Landing gear

INFINITI329 wrote:
Watching the gear retraction of the F-18, and I'm curious wouldn't actual landing gear doors be required on the Max 10. Embraer went with full landing gear doors for the E2 when switched to trailing link landing gear just wondering if the Max 10 would have to do the same.

It won’t have gear doors.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released
Replies: 24
Views: 4142

Re: Piedmont airlines Dash 8 documentary just released

Really good video, they really care for this old bird.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?
Replies: 31
Views: 5096

Re: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?

That was the plan with the A339neo.

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by ikolkyo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9528

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

BTW, I really like the Boeing House Colours! And they even made a little bit cooler yesterday by giving them a a slight modern update, here is the news on Boeings' website: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/newlivery/index.page New: http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/newlivery/a...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28413

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Looks like talks have not gone well Airbus fails to break deadlock on AirAsia A330neo jet order PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus has failed to break an impasse with AirAsia over the fate of a multi-billion-dollar order seen as key to the future of its A330neo passenger jet, people familiar with the matter s...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool behind the scenes video of AC 737 MAX photo shoot.
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Cool behind the scenes video of AC 737 MAX photo shoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf2W84jrGqs
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Cool little behind scenes video by AC showing their work with Wolfe Air on a photo shoot of their 737 MAX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf2W84jrGqs

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17295

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

Probably a top up from TAP, move their whole WB fleet tonjust A339neo.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75375

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

PPVRA wrote:
Minor issue, but any word on the Lineage 1000? Stays with Embraer or goes to Joint Venture?


As said many times and in the article, just commercial aircraft.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final
Replies: 34
Views: 2189

Re: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final

Sounds like an S-turn and it is indeed to create some space. Definitely not unique to WN however.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75375

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

https://t.co/umA02wGrlE
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Looks like things are starting get moving.

Embraer and Boeing ready to unveil commercial joint venture
https://t.co/umA02wGrlE

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Hmmm.... I would be surprised if the initial version of the 797 has folding wingtips. However, I suspect that Boeing will design in the ability to make it a folding wingtip for future models. I suspect the 1st offered model will be as cheap as possible to produce... to gain market share. The foldin...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

I wonder why you would buy Economy Plus when it is still 10 abreast, rubbing shoulder to shoulder, not getting that armrest and being pushed into the narrow aisle. Apparently nothing forbids them naming it "Plus". Marketing. Maybe they lowered their fares to compensate product degradation...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Hmmm.... I would be surprised if the initial version of the 797 has folding wingtips. However, I suspect that Boeing will design in the ability to make it a folding wingtip for future models. I suspect the 1st offered model will be as cheap as possible to produce... to gain market share. The foldin...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

I predict the 797 will have folding wingtips as real estate is getting very expensive. Lightsaber Hmmm.... I would be surprised if the initial version of the 797 has folding wingtips. However, I suspect that Boeing will design in the ability to make it a folding wingtip for future models. I suspect...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28413

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Interesting that they wouldn’t wait for the air show, but they could just be signing the papers and announce it then. Who knows.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?

Anyone know the status of this aircraft ? The program was cancelled 6-7 months ago.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 6595

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

The latest Oman Air 789 A4O-SF is in a new configuration, the first 3 class 789 for Oman Air, 8F24J232Y First Class https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=74101 Business https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=74103 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictu...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10536

Re: A330-800 status

There is a prototype, but AFAIK, the frame was completed as that was the low cost way to get it off the production line. That's right, it's MSN1888. Have there been any flights? No. I doubt it has engines (someone would have seen and photograph it if it was the case). I personally think a high MTOW...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187230

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A338neo is not a 767 replacement whatsoever. Bingo. A338neo is 252 seats in a typical two class configuration. United 763s are 214 seats, 788s are 219 seats, and 789s are 252 seats. For the right price anything is possible but 38 more seats – a 15% increase – is a lot. The A338neo is a 789-class ai...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187230

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A338neo is not a 767 replacement whatsoever.

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