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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LUX and low fare carriers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: LUX and low fare carriers.

Talking about LCCs and Iceland, I am surprised that neither Icelandair nor WOW offer KEF-LUX. With no direct flights between the US and LUX, they should have a competitive advantage in that market. The reason is probably that FI knows more about the LUX-USA market than anybody else. When FI ran the...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland air 767 300
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Iceland air 767 300

Maybe TF-FIB returning from Air Niugini to it's owner? It's also listed on the website of Loftleidir Iceland http://www.loftleidir.com/fleet/detail/item467201 . So maybe that's where it is going. A tiny observation on P2-PXW (former TF-FIB) is that it is actually owned by Aircastle. P2-PXV the othe...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 54
Views: 9529

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

With all the slot restrictions mentioned on almost every L H thread why is BA so reluctant? I understand premium customers value schedule over ac but how is BA managing the slot restrictions in the face of retiring 747's? As for IB I can't see it. Spain is not a business market and LA is not a cons...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 78
Views: 16366

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Will the A321 be able to cover some of the narrowbody East Coast-Europe flights? This could be beneficial for LCCs who want to break in to the transatlantic market. It seems this market is all mixed up right now, no one way to service. For example, IAD has six flights today to LHR. Every flight use...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: What is next for KEF?

The actual rumors in Iceland are that WOW will start at least two new routes to Asia in 2018, KEF-DEL and KEF-PVG using the new A330-900.
Both routes should have reasonable connection times to the North America bank.

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 57195

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Before the wiki article dropped references to the MC-21-400 in May 2017 it stated the following: A larger 212-seat -400 version is taken under consideration. MC-21-400 Planned stretched model with up to 230 passengers. That is old info from 2011 https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2011/8/22/491/ http:/...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 57195

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the standard configuration? I saw an interview at https://www.aex.ru/docs/3/2017/7/17/2629/ that say MC-21-400 can sit 256 You should assume it is the densest configuration, the previous MC-21-400 design stud...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 57195

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

1. Dmitry Rogozin told journalists that the planned in future version MC-21-400 will get a salon with a capacity of 240 passengers. Clarification on the dates of development and other characteristics yet. Is "240 passengers" the densest configuration supported by MC-21-400? Or is this the...

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by kelvin933
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 84
Views: 6693

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Markie73 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
Birmingham to BOS, JFK, and BWI, .


Primera have announced flights from BHX to BOS and EWR from next year and will base their fleet of A321neoLR's at BHX.

The aircraft that Primera will be using at BHX are A321Neo with ACT not the A321LR thus no increase in MTOW.

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by kelvin933
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 255
Views: 19813

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Jayafe wrote:
WIederling wrote:
nations all over the world added money to that budget ( usually for
some risksharing partner ) reducing the final bill to Boeing.


Are you suggesting foreign governments subsidized Boeing? :twocents: :stirthepot:

Look at the incentives that Japan provided to the 787 program

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

There is not an UAE-EU open skies agreement, traffic from UAE to Europe is subject to bilaterals with each EU country. True - but a quick read of the UK-UAE air transport bilateral seems to me to indicate that the UK can allow non-UK EU airlines to operate UK-UAE (as well as UK airlines). How likel...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

OK, I raised this question a good few years back and most people rubbished the idea and wanted to know what people think now? When I asked the question back then, UK to Sharm El Sheikh was about th/e longest low cost destination the likes of easyJet and Monarch were operating with single aisle high...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 255
Views: 19813

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Estimated costs were much lower when then launched the program. Perhaps the original launch cost was more than enough to justify the program. ...which a lot of folks tend to overlook when they look at the clusterf*** that the program became. The fake roll out is seen as huge, however, the failure o...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 255
Views: 19813

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Some hard truths around for being. List price for a 787-9 circa $290 million. Most on here assume discounts can be 50% but let's assume average is more like 30% giving a sales price of of circa $200 million. Now if Boeing needs to recover $40million of deferred costs plus normal profit then they ne...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 255
Views: 19813

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Therefore, unless the production cost unexpectedly comes down faster than expected the accounting block will not reduce in number. It can only reduce if airlines cancel existing orders and do not place new orders ever. The question is whether Boeing can show a profit with the current accounting blo...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 255
Views: 19813

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Therefore, unless the production cost unexpectedly comes down faster than expected the accounting block will not reduce in number. I don't think anyone expects the accounting block number to reduce. The question is whether Boeing can show a profit with the current accounting block. If not, they hav...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

What about the customer flying TATL in a single aisle? Do you guys think they will be happy of that? Does the cabin noise for instance is the same on a wide body and a single aisle? Considering that FI has been flying TATL using the 757 since 1990 and before that used DC-8-63s and the customers kee...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Whoa...A 90-minute turn-time for a transatlantic flight. That's certainly tight, but WW is blocked at 95 minutes and AB at 105, LH's 2nd daily is also 105 as is AM for a 200 pax flight fully loaded, it's probably doable. But I agree on the tight side for sure, especially if they can't use a contact...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

I wonder whether 'Boston' means Logan or another nearby airport. Providence has been on a roll while Manchester (MHT) to the north has done nothing despite long runways and a beautiful terminal. I just checked with a dummy booking and it's coded as BOS, so it looks like it's actually Logan. for BHX...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

A Scandinavian airline operating UK-US is probably going to be an issue in the future unless they set up a UK division Primera Air is a Latvian airline owned by Icelandic investors. There are actually two operating companies Primera Air Scandinavia based in Denmark and Primera Air Nordic based in L...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8315

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

KarelXWB wrote:
Any idea where the A321LR will be deployed? Primera Air will lease 2 A321LR aircraft from AerCap.

I think the answer to that is none of the routes announced today, the first A321LR is to be delivered in Q4 2018. The A321NEO deliveries are to start in March 2018.

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: What is next for KEF?

One question not asked is where all these vistors arriving by air will stay ?. Iceland is facing a shortage of hotel accommodation. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/growth-tourism-continues-56-increase-year-shortage-accommodations-looms This is the winter schedule there are more tourists in Icela...

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by kelvin933
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: Is WizzAir IAG's next takeover target?

CRJ900 wrote:
Will WizzAir accept being bought by IAG? Do they want to sell the airline?

The largest owner is a US private equity firm, for the right price they will sell.

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by kelvin933
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?
Replies: 24
Views: 2870

Re: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?

Redd wrote:
I think Air Greenland might still have one active on their charter division.

Air Greenland sold the last DHC-7 in 2015

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/41093-air-greenland-ends-dash-7-operations

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by kelvin933
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 9576

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

Isn't Sukhoi working on a longer SSJ? On the SaM146, it may not be the best engine on paper, but it totally optimized for the SSJ. It's not meant to be a catch-all engine. The planned , larger SSJ130 can be fitted with a PW1000G series GTF engine or the Russian Aviadvigatel PD-14 engine, the former...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure
Replies: 8
Views: 3384

Re: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure

Another Dreamliner (G-CJUL) now landing in KEF from OSL. Presumably to pick up the stranded passengers. Seems like it was delivered to them just 4 days ago. This one is registred in UK. How does it work, i guess pilots can't fly both LN- and G- registred planes since it's actually different compani...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 9576

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

How about for example E195 E2? The E195-E2 uses the new PW1000G GTF. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_PW1000G So, the E2 would be a candidate... if it lacks the hot core problem and the root cause of the PW GTF failures in the A320neo is solved. The HI interisland market could be the...

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by kelvin933
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane spotting at KEF?
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Plane spotting at KEF?

One thing that's weird with this airport is that everyone refers to runway 10 and runway 28 while on Google maps it can be clearly seen that the markings are "11" and "29". Has it been renamed and why? Runways 02/20 have also been renamed 01/19 and the reason is the wandering ma...

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by kelvin933
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9151

Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

finnishway wrote:
What is the realistic TATL range for B737MAX8?

About 2700nm after you account for the jetstream at its worst(this is assumes airlines that do not tolerate fuel diversions).

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22500

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

With all due respect any delay is in fact Airbus' fault. I'm a custom home builder that builds high end homes and in my work I'm responsible for all products and sub contractors. It seems like Airbus and ABB both a quick to point fingers at their supplier chain but they (Airbus) were the ones that ...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22500

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

So QR is cancelling MSN# 63,78,90,100 but taking delivery of MSN# 76,88,102 ?
This undermines the argument that it is Airbus delivery delays that are the trouble, it seems more likely that QR is not able to finance their expansion plans.

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13303

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Well where did Mr. Bjorn Kjos suddenly find the huge fortune that launched DY to the heights that it is at now? It's not at all clear where DY's money is coming from and when that happens, you don't need to look any further. Starting and growing an airline requires big money and given the volatile ...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13303

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

If you could just look at their annual reports to get facts versus speculation from aviation enthusiasts, why wouldn't you do that? You can read every annual report from 2002 to 2016 without discovering anything about the profit/loss from the operation of Norwegian Long Haul, since those numbers ar...

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by kelvin933
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18045

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

seahawk wrote:
No airline will be able to afford to miss out on the 797. If you do not have it, you are not competitive - at least if it achieves single aisle economics for a widebody.

That IF is huge. No aircraft has been able to achieve single aisle economics for with wide body ergonomics.

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by kelvin933
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 8465

Re: Norwegian receives first two 737 MAX aircraft

diverdave wrote:
Dahlgardo wrote:
Congrats to Norwegian.
Those engines seem to hang so close to the ground.


That's why they are called the runway sweepers. :D

David

Would they not be FOD sweepers ?

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by kelvin933
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54577

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.traveller-online.at/news/det ... sland.html
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Icelandair is changing its KEF-ZRH route from a summer seasonal to year round in W17.
http://www.traveller-online.at/news/det ... sland.html

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by kelvin933
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3151
Views: 989821

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

StTim wrote:
Qatar continue to be a mystery to me - progress is so slow compared to all other airlines. This includes airlines first frames. So little noise from either AAB or Airbus on this situation.

It must be customer supplied equipment that is late if AAB is silent.

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by kelvin933
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months
Replies: 51
Views: 10443

Re: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months

Agreed limiting yourself to wide bodied aircraft must rule out a fair few destinations Does anyone know of any other airlines which are limited to wide bodies? You mean other than Singapore Airlines and Scoot ? Singapore Air has Silkair/Tigerair. Yes but different airline, different management and ...

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by kelvin933
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months
Replies: 51
Views: 10443

Re: Emirates and Flydubai merger in 18 months

Seems to me like its an implicit admission that EK should have never rid itself of smaller aircraft. There are many potentially lucrative markets that could never handle EK's current minimum of 360 seats per flight... Does anyone know of any other airlines which are limited to wide bodies? You mean...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14608

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

QR is buying from the open market, there is nothing much AA can do about it. Exactly. And this notification to buy more means that QR already owns a small amount of AMR stock (IIRC up to ~4.7%). And the maximum that they can legally own in total as a foreign entity is 24.9%. The less than 25% rule ...

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by kelvin933
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 3767

Re: Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes

WW KEF-TLV route is scheduled to be flown by A321NEO.
The longest NB routes out of KEF all belong to Icelandair and are flown by 757-200s
KEF-PDX 3,249nm
KEF-SEA 3,148nm
KEF-TPA 3,126nm (starts SEPT 2017)
KEF-DEN 3,101nm
KEF-YVR 3,080nm
KEF-MCO 3,071nm



WW
KEF-TLV 2,854nm

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by kelvin933
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333
Replies: 31
Views: 7684

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333

OB1504 wrote:
TF-LUV is still parked at MIA and an Omni 767 operated the KEF-MIA flight today.

TF-LUV now operating flight WW132 MIA-KEF today

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by kelvin933
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54577

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.airleasecorp.com/press/air-l ... to-wow-air

This is the third A321neo with LEAP-1A33 engines, flying to LBE later today for display at PAS17
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Someone83 wrote:
WOW Air has taken delivery of their first A321neo

http://www.airleasecorp.com/press/air-l ... to-wow-air

This is the third A321neo with LEAP-1A33 engines, flying to LBE later today for display at PAS17

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by kelvin933
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54577

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Keflavik Airport traffic figures for May 2017;

KEF total: 659 524 (+22,8%)
YTD: 2 842 341 (+46,7%)

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by kelvin933
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64243

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Amiga500 wrote:
Devilfish wrote:

'It is a geometry that enables single aisle economics and twin-aisle comfort,' says Delaney."



I'd love to see the maths behind that assertion!

Delaney has discovered the ≈ symbol.
Single aisle economics ≈ NMA economics

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by kelvin933
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48656

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Does anyone know how Boeing is going to fit larger brakes on the MAX10 ?

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by kelvin933
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48656

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

rj777 wrote:
But is it still going to be a single or are they switching to a double bogie?

There is no space in the wingbox for a double bogie.

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by kelvin933
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 902
Views: 142572

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Wow, no retrofit? How many airlines does Airbus think are out there that say "now that there are winglets, let's order this thing"? Nothing in the Flightglobal article indicates that the interior optimizations and the winglets can not be retrofitted Reducing fuel-burn by 4% by fitting win...

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by kelvin933
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 64243

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

How about some 767 MAX? Latest cockpit and capabilities, latest engines, robust, lasting, trusted, cheap, metal construction and some airframe that Boeing has experience in building it? That could be made and offered cheap not some new high tech wonder. Look at the OEW of the 767, it is too heavy a...

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