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by ikolkyo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

It appears that Southwest may have its first commercial Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight tomorrow, September 18, 2017, ahead of schedule. The routing is currently showing WN47 DAL-HOU, WN47 HOU-SAT, WN636 SAT-DAL. (Registration N8705Q) https://preview.ibb.co/iGdctk/WN_MAX.png https://preview.ibb.co/nzcFeQ/W...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

It appears that Southwest may have its first commercial Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight tomorrow, September 18, 2017, ahead of schedule. The routing is currently showing WN47 DAL-HOU, WN47 HOU-SAT, WN636 SAT-DAL. (Registration N8705Q) https://preview.ibb.co/iGdctk/WN_MAX.png https://preview.ibb.co/nzcFeQ/W...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Another shot of AA's first 737 MAX flying after getting a paint job. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4395/36436000643_3dd39c0286_z.jpg N324RA by Tyke's Aero Blog AA's 2nd 737 MAX has also been spotted for the first time, will have registration N304RB https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4427/36412769664_f5...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 189
Views: 18188

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Bet they have some orders in the pipeline.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I'm pretty sure these configurations have all been previously announced except the new standard, ET has had 2 class Q400s, Ryukyu Air has the Combi version in service. Seems the only news here is the new standard configuration at 82 seats coming with the changes in the bottom 2 slides.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 9271543808
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The 2nd 737 MAX 9 has flown for the first time right on schedule, was set to fly at the end of summer. https://twitter.com/aeroimageschris/sta ... 9271543808

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Southwest N8705Q has been delivered https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJJyxFmV4AAzmfB.jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/905912673136717825 Chris also has L/N numbers for the first MAX to be produced for each airline: Note this does not mean the first delivered to each airline. https://pbs.twi...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2447
Views: 159096

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=3008


Wonderful development! Thanks for relaying Karel!

What number are we on currently? (Completed)


Currently around 1516
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Boeing778X wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The first 777-9 line numbers as follows:

- LN 1567
- LN 1574
- LN 1581
- LN 1587

See http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=3008


Wonderful development! Thanks for relaying Karel!

What number are we on currently? (Completed)


Currently around 1516

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 55
Views: 9780

Re: Air Baltic will replace Q400s with jets

but the E2 will be a better Q400 replacement based on its smaller size However the size difference between the CS100 and the larger E2 models isn't that big The C should be a heavier plane though, and is slightly larger than the biggest E2. For the E2, they would have 2 smaller options to choose fr...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6002

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

Very nice to go to such detail to even remove the sharklet! I would love to see how well the cockpit and cabin have held up after all this time. Not related but I wish Boeing kept the first 787 in the US

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 11443

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

QR was saying they had no need for the 777X then at the next air show they go and order up to 100 of them and now 60 are firm. Then again, Tim Clark is not U-Turn Al. You are correct, not the same person at all. Looks like the bottom half of my comment got cut off so I’ll respot here. I think the d...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A350/787 decision off table
Replies: 51
Views: 11443

Re: Emirates A350/787 decision off table

I’ll wait until Dubai Air show to see if anything happens, QR was saying they had no need for the 777X then at the next air show they go and order up to 100 of them and now 60 are firm. But I think it’s likely to be back on the table rather

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 37648

Re: Future of 777X

I think simply "350 orders in 4 years" looks much better then looking at the customer base, timing "and commitments". Big 777 customers BA, AA, GE, JAL, United, ILFC and Air France seem missing in action. Speaking of customer base, big A350-900 customers AA, AF, LH, SQ, SU, MU, ...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3583
Views: 1147787

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Any updates on MSN 149 DL #3? Also, from a pic posted yesterday, it looked like DL #4 and 5 had the tail painted and was fully assembled. Being that 5 DL A350's are expected to be delivered this year, the remaining 3 should be on property relatively soon? Still about 4 months left in the year if yo...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

Revelation wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
I also do wonder if GE is working on a gearbox, one has to think they have to be working on one behind closed doors?

They bought the company that makes Pratt's gear.


Totally forgot about that, pretty big purchase for GE!

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level

I also do wonder if GE is working on a gearbox, one has to think they have to be working on one behind closed doors?

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by ikolkyo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19477

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Embraer does not receive cash from the Brazilian Government since the very old time of the first trade war with Canada on the subject. Why? Simple - there's no cash in the Brazilian Government for anything for quite a long time so even if they wanted to inject anything, they would have to generate ...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 20730

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Caught a picture of one of the A350s next to a 744.

Image

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 3878

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

viewtopic.php?t=1356807

Too tight of a squeeze and too low of an exit limit.
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Your previous thread on 11 abreast in the 777X should answer your question, viewtopic.php?t=1356807

Too tight of a squeeze and too low of an exit limit.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 8123

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

Sounds like they really want to become a player in the US domestic market, best of luck to them!

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by ikolkyo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 10201

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

I. Since the battery issue has been fixed, . How do you fix an issue where the root cause is still not really known??? All they did was "armor" the battery containers and improve the venting so if it happened again it wouldnt be quite the thermal fiasco it would be otherwise. Well it hasn...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 10201

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

Stitch, are you saying all the early 787's were fixed? So the only issue with the early LNs is excess weight? That's exactly what he is saying, why in the world with Boeing deliver a defective aircraft if they know the issues? All the teens went through massive changes to bring them as close to spe...

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by ikolkyo
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 124
Views: 19477

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

Super80Fan wrote:
Has B6 looked at the A319 or is that still "too much airplane"?


In this day in age A319 and 737-700 are done. CSeries and E2s are the way of the future for that segment. Especially the CS300 in my eyes.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?
Replies: 19
Views: 2520

Re: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?

Since the original A321-200, we have updated flight decks, sharklets, higher weights, and vastly different engines. Changes that have happened incrementally, but when you put the first A321-200 next to the latest A321neo, they hardly seem like they should both be called A321-200. Today's A321ceo an...

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?
Replies: 19
Views: 2520

Re: Why aren't the 320neos a new series number?

What are "all the changes" other than the engines and the minor tweaks that stem from adding the larger engines.

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by ikolkyo
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 31
Views: 6090

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

OB1504 wrote:
Doesn't this make WOW the first airline to fly an A320neo series into MIA?


I’m pretty sure F9 would have done that by now.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10213

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

787 seems to be doing wonders at YVR, nice to see some solid growth.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 20730

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Did some research on Deltas website to find a couple of retirement dates for the 747-400. Here are the current results so far. If there is any mistake please do not hesitate to correct me. As of August 31st, 2017: *DTW->ICN (DL159) 12/15/17 (Predecessor: A350-900) *DTW->NRT (DL275) 10/29/17 (Predec...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?
Replies: 20
Views: 2251

Re: Was the nose loader door ever just an option for 747 F?

leleko747 wrote:
QUESTION: Why converted 747s from pax to cargo don't get a nose cargo door? Why is it only available for newbuild freighters?


Far too expensive to start cutting into the nose of a PAX 747 with all the wiring and etc. Only a factory option because there are provisions in place for it.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11283

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

N776AU wrote:
Stupid question: besides the engines is there any way to tell a MAX apart from a regular old 737-800?


Longer nose gear - MAX doesn't have a downward slope towards the front anymore
New tail cone
New AT Winglets
Sound.

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11283

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Not sure if anyone noticed this, but both FlightRadar24 and FlightAware are showing N8710M loaded for WN1770 and WN144 on 9/1. This has to be a mistake, right? Or am I just totally missing something? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N8710M/history/20170901/1325Z/KLAS/KDEN I'm pretty sure WN canno...

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by ikolkyo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38332

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

Another thing to keep in mind is that after the EIS of the A350-1000 and the A330neo, Airbus doesn't have any announced mainline products in development. (Of course, I'm assuming the A321LR will take minimal effort over the standard A321neo, already in service.) Boeing will still have a lot on its ...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: Will Air Canada receive its 737 MAX on time?

For months now, Air Canada says it will receive its 737-MAX in October. In the latest edition of NAVI (september), can see Joining our fleet from October 2017. That means there will be 737 Max in Canada within one to two months... However, no site displays a single Max for AC. Will Boeing be able t...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11283

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

To be honest, IMO, it doesn't look any different than most any WN airplane. However, if it will help WN get to Hawaii, I'm all for it! Bring 'em on!!! bb Sunday afternoon, Southwest MAX 8 N8712L, line number 8712 was sitting at the Renton assembly plant waiting to be towed across the river to Rento...

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 2612936705
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Southwest N8708Q is on its B1 flight
https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 2612936705

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by ikolkyo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11283

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

kalvado wrote:
As far as I remember, WN used slight modifications of livery to indicate type for ramp handling - something along the lines of red canoes on 700, grey on 300. Is that still used? And how would that work with MAX replacing classics?

Probably just put an indication under the nose like most airlines.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?
Replies: 43
Views: 6669

Re: PW 1100G vs CFM LEAP, Can Pratt Make it Right ?

Customers deciding on which engine to get now (for slots which simply have to be several years in the future) would be extremely short-sighted to decide based solely on teething issues It isn't just "teething issues" though... it's a CONSISTENT history of this type of disruption, that pla...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38332

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

How much additional fuel does the A350-1000 wing hold over the -900 if it even does at all? Last I heard was that the -1000 wing was only 4% larger but I think that was more so on trailing edge devices to increase area.

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 6701

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

3 and 8 are worthy of being on airplanes, and would still look fresh to this day. The rest are perhaps experiments of geometry and layout, and had they been applied to planes, would have aged poorly! In my opinion. It seems like someone in the financial office took a look and that wavy one, said &q...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

The first of hundreds of 737 MAX aircraft for WN is out as WN8701 https://www.flightradar24.com/SWA8701/ea9a77c Another WN aircraft (N8706W) is on test flight heading down the west coast currently. This is the aircraft's first flight since April 24th https://www.flightradar24.com/ea9b268 https://doc...

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by ikolkyo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 56
Views: 7117

Re: PAl outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

KarelXWB wrote:
astuteman wrote:

7 400Nm? Another long flight coming into being.



ESAD range would be slightly more.

Note that PAL will operate the A350 at 278t MTOW.


I was thinking they would be inline for the 280t variant, guess they don't wanna wait.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38332

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

Of the 50+ B77Ls sold probably just 25 are doing ULH routes. So one can estimate total order book of 30 real 778 orders, including QF ones. Well there is already 53 orders for the 778. Yes, there are already some 777-8 orders. It seems Boeing offered the long range capability (9,500 nmi) in 2013. T...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38332

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

I think the 777-8 has always been in the plan, so Qantas is not really pushing Boeing to do it. Reading QF tweet and watching Project Sunrise video, I was under the impression QF was asking A & B to do more. Of the 50+ B77Ls sold probably just 25 are doing ULH routes. So one can estimate total ...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 5458

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

Should have been done ages ago.

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 574
Views: 150551

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Malindo Air / Batik Air Malysia is down to 1 Max aircraft (actually 0 operating scheduled service anymore) . 9M-LRC was ferried to SZB today in order to be prepared for Lion Air . LRD is scheduled for a ferry flight to SZB on the 23rd of September 9M-LRF the first one that flew to SZB on the 2nd of...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 51
Views: 12322

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

Not taking anything away from the A340 but there much less of them out there compared to a A330, 747 and etc. To be fair, the 747classics and 744F have had their fair share of fatal mishaps though, even taking into account their ubiquity. Though the 744 pax never had a fatal accident that was the a...

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by ikolkyo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 51
Views: 12322

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

As previously stated, there has never been a single fatal accident involving an A340, unlike A300, A330, MD11, B747, B767, B777...the only other widebodies without fatalities are virtually new (A380, A350, B787).... Wind your neck in A Dog is only as good as it's training... An airliner is only as ...

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by ikolkyo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 321
Views: 38332

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

VC10er wrote:
We really need a suborbital aircraft don't we! I figure I have about 25 years left in me, and therefore will never see one. Heck, I may even be 80 years old and flying on a 787. Maybe the MoM will be my last new airframe:-)


I think there will be much more then a MOM in the next 25 years.

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by ikolkyo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1268
Views: 89084

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

For what it is worth, according to a C-Series program pilot, the latest plan, as of a meeting last week is that of the first 14 aircraft delivered, 7 will be used out of NYC, 5 will be used in LA and 2 will be out of DTW (which will likely be the third crew base after NY and LA).... Makes sense for...

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