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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Copa 737 Missing window?
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Copa 737 Missing window?

There is a section on all 737s where there is an air duct and that takes out a window, looks like you might sitting there.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

1st Garuda 737 MAX is out of paint https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPa5MjBU8AAoiax?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/status/934137605230182400 2nd LOT 737 MAX, is out of paint https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPbAMEhVwAAuh2C?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/aeroimages...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://fr24.com/BOE004/fa1291e
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N8704Q has completed rework and is currently on a test flight. It is the first of the 4 test aircraft to fly since entering rework.

https://fr24.com/BOE004/fa1291e

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10761

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

God damn, just raze the damn thing now and fire anyone who has anything to do with this airport (Should have already been done) and build a new one. They could get it done before then I'd hope. At this rate LaGuardia will be fully redone before this thing opens..... LaGuardia will find a way to out...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10761

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

God damn, just raze the damn thing now and fire anyone who has anything to do with this airport (Should have already been done) and build a new one. They could get it done before then I'd hope. At this rate LaGuardia will be fully redone before this thing opens.....

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 0559308801


Interesting, will that be the WN tail number as well?

First time hearing these would be 72XX airplanes for naming.


Looks like a WN tail number to me.
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737max8 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
The first 737-7 MAX fuselage has begun its trip through the Renton Factory.
https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 0559308801


Interesting, will that be the WN tail number as well?

First time hearing these would be 72XX airplanes for naming.


Looks like a WN tail number to me.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Chris managed to get some L/N numbers for some airlines first aircraft The 1st #737MAX for @qatarairways will be LN6893 1C301 64605. Reg not known at this time. https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/status/932819840431046656 The 1st #737MAX9 for @united will be LN6834 1D101 42430. Reg will be N67501. ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The first 737-7 MAX fuselage has begun its trip through the Renton Factory. https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/status/932751560559308801 Oooo, I'd like to see that... Just to see if I can see where the section joins are... and if the door arrangements have changed. Honestly, I never saw any images...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 0559308801
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The first 737-7 MAX fuselage has begun its trip through the Renton Factory.
https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 0559308801

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Some 737 MAX movement at Renton. 2 Air China 737 MAX aircraft prepping for first flight. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPBbH62VQAApW8u.jpg LN6555 for @airchina getting prepped for its 1st flight at @CityofRenton Airport. https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/932345817209356288 https://pbs.twimg.c...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://www.flightradar24.com/CHH1390/f924d7c
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Hainan Airlines 1st 737 MAX, B-1390, has been delivered https://www.flightradar24.com/CHH1390/f924d7c

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 19186

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

Do you have any explanation as why there is a kind of initial cold welcome for the 787-10 At over 210 orders before Entry Into Service it appears airlines are excited. Other than the 787-8, -9, and A350-9 I am trying to think of an existing widebody model that has entered service with more orders. ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 1366

Re: Southwest 737 MAX Routes

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... perations/


These are October operations.
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jetsetter629 wrote:


These are October operations.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 19186

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

Saj Ahmed at Strategic Aero Research and Daniel Tseng at Seeking Alpha both claimed the 787 was a "done deal" with Emirates over the past year. Once Boeing announced a production rate increase, more both within and without a.net started feeling that EK (amongst others) had chosen the 787 ...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6394

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

PMAA honestly felt like it was stuck in the past compared to its competitors, the merger brought fresh life into everything.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 107
Views: 15773

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Something smells fishy here... Frontier can't sustain that level of growth. That's what some a.netters said when Frontier ordered 80 x Neo family at the Paris Air Show in 2011. They seem to be sustaining that just fine. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mariner They haven’t even gotten a ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

FlyDubai has begun 737 MAX operation after flying A6-MAX from DWC-DXB last night and operated DXB-MCT this morning.

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Man is Indigo aggressive with these orders, I'll be very interested in seeing what happens in the next decade regarding them. Isn't this 'Indigo Partners' and not 'Indigo Airlines', the Bloomberg article seems to differentiate them, is Indigo Partners a separate company to the airline or is it the ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32261

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Man is Indigo aggressive with these orders, I'll be very interested in seeing what happens in the next decade regarding them.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

Not blind hate... Clearly warranted when Boeing’s plan to run their competition to the ground by influencing US gov policy is failing. Anyhow, congrats to MS & BBD. It’s pretty blind if people have no idea what they’re talking about, MS has nothing to do with US orders of the CSeries. And Boein...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

I'm assuming they think Boeing will be upset because Boeing tried to stop their sale to US carriers even though this is to an Egyptian carrier and Boeing wouldn't have cared one bit Just goes to show how some people have no idea what they are talking about in their blind hate towards Boeing, haha. ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s
Replies: 33
Views: 4478

Re: EgyptAir signs LOI for up to 24 CS300s

Keep those orders coming! Poor Boeing. :rotfl: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/egyptair-signs-letter-of-intent-bombardier-cs300s-1.4401108 And Boeing has what to do with this exactly? I'm assuming they think Boeing will be upset because Boeing tried to stop their sale to US carriers even though thi...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

...The 77X is coming to replace the 777-300-ERs on a 1-for-1 basis. That doesn't fit with 787-10 suits 83% routes and 787-10's impeccable economics comment. 787:777 ratio should be 80:20, going forward. Another hypothesis/opinion/theory. EK and RR are the winners. A380 and 777x are the losers. Canc...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Lion Air, #8 PK-LQI has been delivered.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Sources at Airbus said negotiations were continuing and were confident that a solution could ultimately be found. Clark, too, said that Airbus will eventually be willing to give the guarantees. The manufacturer hopes a new Emirates order will stimulate demand with other carriers for general demand ...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2561
Views: 189575

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

There are no takeoff tests performed with the flaps retracted. There are warnings though if a takeoff is attempted with flaps not in a takeoff position. Same thing will apply to the folding wing tips. No takeoff or inflight testing with the tips folded. Warnings if a takeoff is attempted with the t...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2561
Views: 189575

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I could be mistaken, but didn't Boeing at program launch said something like it can fly/take off with the wing tips folded or missing completely ? As the first commercial aircraft with this feature it would be wise to plan very conservatively to that regard. Some warning at take off would of course...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69900

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Don't underestimate this EK-Airbus thing is a two way street. EK without A380s isn't EK. If EK orders no more A380s, eventually A380s will overfly Dubai. And that's not the plan.. I disagree, if the A380 eventually goes I think they could make do with their current fleet + current orders and have t...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53090

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

jbs2886 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Very quiet first day for everyone.


Second day? The first day was Emirates 787-10s.


First day of doors being open to the public is what I was going by.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airbus launch a35k lite
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Should airbus launch a35k lite

How would this beat the 78X? Still a much heavier aircraft for not that many more passengers...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53090

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Very quiet first day for everyone.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4164

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

A320neos being retired in 10 years? Don’t know about that one...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The 1st 737 MAX, N8701Q has completed rework and is awaiting first flight. Will eventually be delivered to WN and is the 1st of the 4 MAX 8 test aircraft to complete rework. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd7HzjUIAAOX2q.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd7HzhUEAAuMoF.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Some close up shots of SP-LVA, LOT's first MAX 8 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd1_IUUEAAgTgr.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd1_IHVQAAddfj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd1_IQUQAAi39-.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd1_IMU8AAgFxn.jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/929842354118209537

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53090

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

RayChuang wrote:
I think the EK 787-10's will operate primarily on regional routes out of DXB. Don't expect to see it flying to Europe, though.


It will most definitely be in Europe..

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32363

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

I’ve always thought a 789/78X combo would work wonders for EK, glad to see it start to come to fruition!

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3605

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Picture Thread

Beautiful cabin,

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by ikolkyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 550
Views: 73923

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

If Boeing goes for a flat 2-3-2 cross section, a bigger flat container design might be considerated retaining commonality with the widely used AKH / LD3-45 series. A container that fits A320's but can use the extra space of a wider NMA fuselage too, opening up extra revenue potential for Cargo. htt...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 397
Views: 77867

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

G'day https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/371020DOPsVuuWkAEXWWz.jpg I knew Turkey was planning to start-up their own car production, but I would never have imagined it could be done that fast and that a Turkish Car would look like that! A job well done :duck: Cheers Peter Exact same photo was posted ...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 397
Views: 77867

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

https://twitter.com/AnalystTK/status/928845826402717696
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1st of 2 777Fs they converted from 77Ws.
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Boair wrote:
Is that a Photoshop ? Never heard about TK getting 777F:
https://twitter.com/AnalystTK/status/928845826402717696
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1st of 2 777Fs they converted from 77Ws.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2
Replies: 35
Views: 6802

Re: Embraer comes of age with the E190-E2

These guys have no idea what they're doing. Scope isn't going to change. Time will tell. Happened the same in the past with E170 and now E175 surpassing it ... And, just to remind, 60% of this market is american. And the Embraer has many others customers around the world ... Those customers aren't ...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

I should have phrased my question more effectively. I understand that these airliners are from a completely different era. I was just wondering if we think that Southwest would have been open to the aircraft. I ask because Southwest is of course not open to the A320 currently. I wonder if they woul...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 746
Views: 207467

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

First flydubai 737 MAX has finished cabin work. The first of 76 x Boeing 737 MAX-8 for @flydubai A6-MAX is finally on delivery to its Dubai home. Delivered from Boeing Field to Amman, Jordan on August 2nd where it has undergone MRO work at Joramco. https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/92895754...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 397
Views: 77867

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

What is the production rate for the 777 at the moment? Five per month as of August 2017, though once the 777X enters the line, the effective delivery rate will be 3.5 per month as the 777X frames will be allowed additional time to complete, effectively negating 1.5 slots per month. Thanks! what has...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 24001

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

What in the world are you on about in the 2nd part of your response there? The point I was making was that you made it seem like the 778 would have a severe fuel burn disadvantage on short hops vs an aircraft like an A350. I really don't think it will be a large penalty to sway the decision for NZ....

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "
Replies: 40
Views: 7926

Re: Alex Cruz " vows to make BA a premium carrier again "

BA's premium product along with just being terrible is also just not visually appealing either, they need a whole make over.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 24001

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

You guys act like the 778 would be the worlds worst aircraft for a 3-4 hour flight. The 778 will be lighter than the 77W since it's a smaller plane and NZ is already using that aircraft for flights like that. I don't think short hops are a deal breaker at all for this competition, it's going to com...

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