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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 87
Views: 15330

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Now that you mention charts. Page 2 Dec 01/16 and onwards. Considering sea level, on 2250m it won't be lifting more than 500Ts You doooo realize that an A380 at 500T would be more than capable of flying 2970nm, do you not? ....EK initially started their DXB-LAX at ~569T, and that's a route nearly t...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 223
Views: 19371

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Topic title should be corrected. The "replacement route" is Seattle/Kansai, not Seattle/Osaka. The Osaka airport is Itami, ITM (or city code, OSA), which has no international service. KIX is not "Osaka International" (which ITM was until 1994), it is Kansai International. Give i...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 87
Views: 15330

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on takeoff) would have it even easier. Can't speak for terminals and taxiways, but neither airport's runway would be an impediment. And let's face it, those...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 34
Views: 1376

Re: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

Just built his kid a multi-million custom horse farm near Calabasas... be a shame if it has to get a "for sale" sign before they even move in. He will still get royalties for the songs he wrote, I doubt not touring is going to cause too much financial hardship. Everything is in touring no...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 41
Views: 4882

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 73
Views: 17265

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What if they install economy 3-seaters that can be converted into a "bed" by raising the elbow rests in part of the cabin? I've seen some concepts like this for families traveling together. At take off/landing, all three seats are occupied, but for most of the trip, two of the passengers ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: ViaAir adds BTR and AMA

I'll be shocked if it lasts longer than a year.

BTR has never fared well for much of anything beyond the Atlanta, Texas, and occasionally Tennessee hub connections.

I do however think F9 could find a niche there if they tried. Especially if they beat NK in. Doubt WN would ever care.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 87
Views: 15330

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 41
Views: 4882

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

These type of flights are a joke. No for profit airline would attempt these routes. Leaving L.A. proper out of the picture: the San Gabriel Valley is still 1.5million people, with 8 of its cities having the highest percentage of Asian Americans for cities over 25,000 people, and nearly a half dozen...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today
Replies: 27
Views: 6820

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 54
Views: 4031

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

If CX can find an extra 1.5 A350 hanging around, it seems like a good opportunity. The 77W is probably too big. I can’t see any other airline for which HKG-SEA would make sense (other than maybe Delta again once they have more A350s, and don’t have to use the comparatively guzzling 772). Hong Kong ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36492

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Nothing changed at all that would somehow make either route profitable.

You mean OTHER than factors like new fleet options, joint venture with a large Indian partner, far lower cost of fuel than the previous nonstop attempts, etc? :roll:

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

What difference does it make to mission planning if the 77Ls are "paid for" and the A359s aren't? Specific to performance? None. Specific to fleet/asset utilization? Cost. You are comparing capacity for different seating. 168 business ( lie flat too? ) seats take more room than 300+ econo...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

TS-IOR wrote:
There is not a single word about Tunisia on the DoT portal. Not in the Open Skies and not in the bilaterals lists of signing countries.

Tough to envision them starting any time soon, in light of such.

Is Tunis even FAA category1?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 116
Views: 13487

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Well basically the answer to any post could be "well, the airline's gonna do what the airline wants to do". No, the airline's going to do what's in the best interest of its shareholders. That includes acquisitions. Sure it's not very exciting, but it's the only way to realistically addres...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26079

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I think the 777 has certainly started to build a bad rep among many, not just because of seat width, but because of noise, and number of pax in close proximity. I think the 787's slightly narrower seat issues are offset by the fancy PR and new cabin features, whilst staying so quiet. Good thing for...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR?
Replies: 27
Views: 5870

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

EvanWSFO wrote:
The individual to whom you are referring has a long reputations of having a condescending attitude coupled with an overly inflated sense of worth. Easy to skip his postings thanks to his avatar.

Um, ya might wanna investigate that one again Sherlock... seeing as he's referring to B6JFKH81. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justify wins the Triple Crown
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Justify wins the Triple Crown

Only the 13th horse in 99yrs to do it, and only the 2nd (after Seattle Slew in 1977) to do it while undefeated. He led the pack from start to finish. https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/gettyimages-955118006-e1526738829907.jpg?quality=65&strip=all&w=780 Bob Baffert becomes onl...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather than constraint. It's 161 seats. And SQ has also said just 5days ago that they expect payload restrictions during winter... so...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

First of all -DL has the 275t not the 268t. Seems DL's aircraft are still 268T aircraft. They're easily capable of being 275T (or actually, 277T) but the airline wasn't operating them at that at the beginning of this year, and I'm unable to find any external evidence that they've uprated them. What...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 116
Views: 13487

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Here, one of these may help: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7169H6OzyrL.png But until those become available en masse, the answer's the same it was yesterday and the same as it'll be tomorrow: The airline will order what best suits their needs + is available at the time it's needed...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 457
Views: 35791

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Just curious, but could you talk about how two carriers came to own jetbridges, with the airport owning the rest? Um, with words? Was modernization needed when the airport didn’t have necessary funds? Or did the carriers just decide they didn’t like existing jetbridges and/or they weren’t appropria...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15609

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

bland That's an opinion, not a fact. really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come. But none of them will have the historical significance of the first... many examples of which were placed in museums when there were plenty of other such models still in...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR 787 Engine retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: RR 787 Engine retrofit

Not without an entirely new certification process. We're talking different diameters, different thrust, different pylon, different weight (and ensuing characteristics), different stresses, different drag, different fuel economy, different software, etc etc..... so yeah, definitely not something that...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15609

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Great to see. Though, wondering where they're going to find the space to position it?

Seems pretty tight "across the street" with Concorde/747/787/etc.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 2349

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Makes sense.

Both are alternative gateways for a larger market, both are 789s, and both require more than 1 aircraft per 24hrs....

...seems to be facially logical factors for them being selected.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: CA, MU launch Beijing-Copenhagen, Shanghai-Stockholm respectively

Zoedyn wrote:
It also shows Hainan Airlines has failed in getting approval for its PEK-OSL application from CAAC

Any reason given?

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR?
Replies: 27
Views: 5870

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

B6JFKH81 wrote:
boxeebox wrote:
I heard it from the CEO today at a company forum.

Soooooo.....you took internal information and made it public? Someone didn't read the Blue Book or Social Media/Forum policy....

Soooooo, is this like your first time on an AvGeek forum or something? That happens all the time.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 457
Views: 35791

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

msycajun wrote:
Someone can probably elaborate, but a lot of the current jetways are owned by the airlines, not the airport.

:shakehead: The airport owns 29 of the 35 existing bridges.

Only two airlines own any of them: WN (4) and DL (2).

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11324

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

Around the time that BA launched MSY-LHR, MSY-PAR was hovering around 50PDEW. Using 2015-2016 numbers traffic to France was about 77 PDEW based on this: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/21/british-airways-announces-us-destination-23-new-orleans-anna-aero-we-told-you-it-was-coming/ I mentioned Paris. Th...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 913
Views: 318222

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The 280 t will be certified, by the time the first Singapore A350-900ULR will be delivered. I make you a bet, that the normal frame 280 t will be certified at the same time. Possibly, but until that time, with at least SOME official documentation, it's still jumping the gun to say that anyone other...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3941

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Balloonchaser wrote:
Why would they get rid of the A330s and not just expand or increase service?!?
Zidane wrote:
Those A330s are quite young, ~9 yrs old. Strange they chose not to expand with them.

That's one way to look at it.

Another would be: "sell/return them, while their value is still high"

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11324

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

They should send it over to MSY. We could use a LCC to Europe in the fall/winter/spring. It's got to be one of the largest unserved CDG markets in the US. Everyone here is mentionning MSY as one of the Most underserved plateform with CDG. Does someone here as some MIDT datas about it? Around the ti...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 913
Views: 318222

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

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

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 913
Views: 318222

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The non-stop A345 flight was very gruelling. Only selected crew get to assign to such flight. Most crew were dead tired by the end of flight but still need to maintain poise and smile. That was then. Nowadays, you have QR, EK, QF, DL, CX, UA, CZ, EY, SV, CI, BR, AI and soon PR and NZ... all operati...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12618

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

I sort of asked in this in the other thread, Why didn't SQ start LAX non-stop with A380 ? I understand LAX is a premium trunk route and clearly the whale has the range. Their early 380s were very lightly configured (~380) too. They have dedicated freighters to LAX so it can't be for lack of cargo p...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9888

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

And it could simply be down to BA wanting to utilize that slot at Heathrow for a route in which they can make more money "could be"....? Just out of interest what do you do? Funny thing is, if you knew anything about Calgary, you'd be able to figure that out based on what (or more realist...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9888

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

And your post was pretty much around Canadians traveling, you didn’t really do much research into the large expat community, the military operations in and out of YYC along with tourist traffic in and out of YYC. You just said your suprised they have sustained it, Canadians travel more than America...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9888

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

You know YYC is a really heavy tourist destination for Europeans right?, especially during winter when Ski Season hits! Your basing YYC’s traffic all on Canadians.... And yet you wonder how it’s sustained those routes for so long, traffic isn’t one way! Lol Um, where did I write anything asking &qu...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36492

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

IPFreely wrote:
The logical reason for DL to consider DTW is that they have tried and failed with JFK-India and ATL-India, and have not tried DTW

The funny thing is that you probably wrote that with a straight face. :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2139

Re: JAL, Boeing discuss ways to expand 2020 LLC launch

From my point of view they don't want to risk too What real risk would you foresee though? The aircraft are already in their fleet, already in that configuration, already likely fully amortized, etc... and it's not like there's an end to to the demand between Japan and Hawaii. On the face of it, it...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17889

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

ap305 wrote:
137t oew (probably even lighter)

Where's that figure from? I thought the OEW for the current A359 was 145T?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12618

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Pardon my ignorance, why does SQ need the A359ULR for routes like LAX or SFO when they are within range of the standard A350s ? They clearly don't need the -ULR on SIN-SFO, as they're already on the route without it. And while they physically don't *need* it on LAX, it seems they clearly prefer it-...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17889

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

ap305 wrote:
seat blocks in the winter- The PR will not

I sincerely doubt that that'll be the case, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8007

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

CARST wrote:
AKL-ORD is not a LONG route by 787-9 standards...

AKL-DOH 7,848 nm 16:28 hours
LHR-PER 7,829 nm 16:26 hours
AKL-NYC 7,665 nm 16:05 hours
AKL-ORD 7,111 nm 14:56 hours

AKL-DOH is a 772LR, not a 789

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Re-Launches FNJ
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Air China Re-Launches FNJ

Anyone know what EQP they plan to use?

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 17889

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

The 278 ton PR a350(for all purposes a ULR in standard config except for the fuel tank software Huh? They aren't any more so than CX's 277T birds or several other aircrafts'. will shortly face the toughest long range challenge that either the 787 or the a350 has faced. That's also not true, as UA's...

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