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by airzona11
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1152
Views: 195857

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

I would have to disagree a bit on Boeing getting it right lately. Other than the 787 all those programs were launched decades ago. In recent history they have been mostly been doing derivatives and they have not turned as good as one would hope. 757-3 - Failure 767-4 - Failure 748i - Failure 737 Ma...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 336
Views: 36550

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Maybe HA has been so thrilled with the A321NEO that they are rolling that deposit money into more A321s?

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 51
Views: 6073

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

Makes sense. The MD11s buy them 6 more years. Maybe even some end of the line 777Fs? With the focus on East Asia, the more capable and larger 778XF would no doubt be best for that role.

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6693

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

The triple bogie landing gear is great. Excited to see what it in BAs livery. The Q Suites look great. The red mood lighting tho, not a fan.

Great looking plane.

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

From the article: 'The road to success for a new airline, let alone sustainability, isn't easy. Bankruptcies and mergers have wiped out nearly every newcomer in the last twenty years. The last all-new large airline in the U.S. not swallowed up by consolidation was JetBlue Airways, which started fly...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 336
Views: 36550

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. Read again what was tweeted. Aggressive pricing, taking out 3 767-300ERs that are going to United involved. Aggressive pricing--sounds like complaints in @Bombardier trad...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11535

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

DL announced its Business suites in late 2016 to much fanfare, and as of now only the A350s have it. How many other new long-haul aircraft has DL received since then though? That's the issue I see. Continuing to receive new aircraft with old seats means there was very little forward thinking. The b...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 49
Views: 7573

Re: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)

They are a high growth airline. As a passenger and aviation fan, hope that they can hit critical mass. Longhaul and domestic, shouldn't be the domain exclusive to legacy carriers. Disruption is a good thing for markets. Nice little dumpster fire they’re stoking over in Oslo. Selling a product below ...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 23
Views: 4603

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

How many "revenue" passengers were on board? Inaugural high profile flights like these will always be full. They have to be. Norwegian doesn't want media reports of half empty planes. I'll bet there were all sorts of "friends and family" on that flight for a quick 24 hr visit to...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7561

Re: Southwest to Europe

can we first dispense with the myth that WN is an LCC ? they aren't. could they do it? sure. but TATL seems way outside WN's core business model of identifying underserved and low competition markets and reaping high margins thru low cost structure and high frequency. doesn't sound like TATL to me....

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8134

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

Hopefully B6 will jump in now. It would be sad if they did not. The cseries still beats it and delivers a better transcon performances than the E2. Jfk-abq/rno/oak/Pdx/psp/slc or bos-slc/Dfw/msy/Pdx on the cseries offers better range and better cost per seat vs the E2. I still think the cseries wil...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6857

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

The 737-10 would be a great addition to the Alaska fleet. Due to the Virgin merger they ended up with A320, even becoming launching customer for the A321NEO. Now that wouldn't be a big problem, as these aircraft could be replaced overtime by 737s. Small detail is that it's A321 though. A type all A...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%
Replies: 31
Views: 3849

Re: Ryanair has best passenger load factor of 96%

96% LF is actually not something to be happy about at all - it means you are either leaving pax behind or you are leaving yield behind, or both. You and others are 100% assuming FR isnt using cost modeling and yield management like all the other airlines. FR has pretty much written the book on anci...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Delta knows if they sour the relationship with Boeing much more, it will ruin any negotiation advantage they have with Airbus. Airbus has a captive audience with Delta on anything larger than a C-Series and will price accordingly. I would offer a different rationale: they think 788s and 338/339 are...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 76
Views: 11898

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

From what I have heard, current delivery estimate is either AUG 18 or NOV 18. I think economy will be 2-3 seating "Parenthetically, the Delta testimony revealed that its transaction with BBD priced the CS100 as a 1,000-mile airplane. Should Delta begin using the aircraft on longer routes, addi...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 8827

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I honestly think that, if SQ would ever launch a new ulr flight to America, it will probably be ORD or if economy recovers maybe GRU because the only way to compete with M.E. carriers in South America is non-stops. On the other hand, it is not a secret that Brazil has a lot of businesses with the S...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Yes, but as I am sure you are familiar, cash is king. You can throw shade all you want, Boeing is a very profitable / performing well business. Absolutely! It performs brilliantly. Just like the Ponzi scheme. Forget the debts, make cash NOW and think about the rest later. Trouble is, "the rest...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 75
Views: 11392

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Regarding FX, 77F added the range that FX wanted to use the A380 for, but also covered the MD11 size replace. Less expensive to fly around, thus easy to flow across the network. Would have been a large size increase for FX that doesn't operate 747s. What would an upper deck passenger, lower deck car...

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 8827

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

LAX and NYC? Weren't those mentioned a while back as the routes?

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

News - Boeing is flush with cash. A.net "popular opinion" Boeing is nearly Broke!! American financial laws allow this kind of accounting acrobatics. Boeing is actually IN DEBT for 32 billion. But that debt is "deferred". So instead of having to pay that debt, Boeing is allowed t...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8752

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Very cool. that is a long route. The logistics of the air freight market are great. EK has such a great advantage for time-sensitive express freight.

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5494

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

WN simply won over customers with a better business model than their competitors. UA and arguably F9 have recovered and are doing well there. DEN is one of the best-positioned hubs in the US. As a company, they maintained profitability throughout. I bet you could even look at their financials to see...

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by airzona11
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19929

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

I feel that there are some people here making comments about QF and the market it is looking to tap into that do not have any real understanding of said market and QF's strategy. I recommend you come read the Australian Aviation threads for the past 12 months or so and understand more about it. I d...

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by airzona11
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11249

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

This same discussion comes up every quarter when they release numbers. If their yield fell and traffic fell, that would maybe be grounds for the frenzy to decry them dead, but that is not the case. How else is an airline supposed to grow? When every airline starts routes, the routes take time to dev...

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 34062

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Love the look of the MAX7.

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by airzona11
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11060

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Runway28L wrote:
I'll add: Good way to boost utilization of a 752 that would otherwise likely sit on the ground not doing much.


Frequency is what the high-value customers want. Airlines are all about managing yield. If they can fill a 757 with high yielding O/D, there is no need to fill the plane with low yields.

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by airzona11
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1082
Views: 194611

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It will be interesting to see how they rebrand the website among other design changes (if any).

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8701

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

^WN will be fine. They have a huge cult following. Stop the nonsense :P That's a good way of describing it. Every time you're on a US legacy carrier complaining about the dwindling legroom, how drinks and meals used to be free, how IFE options are garbage, etc., remember that WN started it. Every m...

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by airzona11
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8701

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

It is a new logistical operation for them. Reading these forums tho, you would think WN has a constient profitability problem. EA CO AS with the SPIN! Hardly; this is something I've heard repeatedly from locals I know on multiple islands. Dismiss it if you wish, and understand that I'm not hoping fo...

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24132

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

The 748 and 763F/winglets look amazing in the UPS livery. Great to see orders for both.

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by airzona11
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 46
Views: 7086

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

Are all the 77Ls getting the 2 class?

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16785

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

Uh no, you are sticking your head in the sand. The 787 was a disaster due to mismanagent. The KC-46 is late and over budget for the same reasons. The 777X is going to be a train wreck for the same reason. Clueless Bean-counters cutting costs up front and causing far more cost and schedule delay lat...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

At least Virgin America has the widest First Class seat of any airline in the US. "had" :( JetBlue has a seat wider by 1 inch only in the suite rows and if you measure from the bottom, but a few inches up the Virgin America seat is much wider. For the non-suite rows, VX is 1/2 inch wider ...

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16785

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

You can have an engineer first attitude or business first that is fine. But the fact is they have this past year delivered the most amount of planes ever, have a wildly successful non-commercial aviation arm and have a stock that is performing very well. Are they really doing that bad? All business...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

At least Virgin America has the widest First Class seat of any airline in the US. "had" :( How did that work out for them? It didn't. VX did not have a competitive trans-con premium product. They liked to be thought of as competing for that business, but they didn't. Rolling VX into AS, t...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?
Replies: 270
Views: 29725

Re: Why has Boeing ceded the 777-200 / 300 replacement to Airbus ?

This thread is splitting hairs and makes sense why. Airlines have 2 options. Boeing or Airbus. They do not make widebody planes that go head to head. They are either slightly larger, smaller, lighter, etc. It does neither any good to make a plane with the same specs. 777/A330/787/A350 are making bil...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16785

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

Boeing has morphed into a bean-counting and financial engineering company. Only that: shortsighted financial engineering company they don't get the bean-counting right either. ( as the results will incur higher cost.) You can have an engineer first attitude or business first that is fine. But the f...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 4972

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

What grinds my gears is when people put up small bags in the overhead that should be under the seat. If I bring on only one small bag, why should I have to keep it at my feet. If I bring on a roll aboard and a small bag, I agree -big one up, little one at my feet. But if I plan ahead to have just o...

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2466

Re: PAE service thread

I think this service will be successful for all 3 carriers. Lots of easy O/D to capture. Looks like they’ll have 12 hours to get 11 flights out of one gate and 13 flights out of the other. WN can turn their jets in <45 min. UA will be running E175s which I assume can turn in 45 min. Same with AS. It...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 4972

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

It is a problem of their own making. So they will continually try and make changes. The new planes with larger bins are noticeably better. What grinds my gears is when people put up small bags in the overhead that should be under the seat.

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16365

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Really wish EK would operate Lon > NYC BA is just as dreadful as the US3 these days :-( What aspect is EK better at LON - NYC? They wouldn't have frequency so it would be trivial. I am not bashing EK, just not sure EK has anything better than US3/BA. I think EK is going to do really well EWR, that ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 4699

Re: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

Austin787 wrote:
airplaneboy wrote:
Wow! 45 *consecutive years* of profitability.


Even more impressive is Southwest achieved consistent profits without charging change fees or 1st/2nd checked baggage fees.


Or reducing costs via BK.

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who else will order the 787-10?
Replies: 19
Views: 4245

Re: Who else will order the 787-10?

I think AC has a lot of potential. Higher capacity from YVR-Asia Rim and YYZ-Europe

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by airzona11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5820

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

I love all the people on here just brushing this off as crumbs. Well, 170k gallons is a lot. And also, procurement costs will more than likely be cheaper as well. That money will easily renovate a lounge. All by reducing the weight of paper used. Very interesting. And yes, it is important. Let's no...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57105

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

It is a global market. If EK didn't have 100 A380s and 150 77W's , BA would have more than 12 A380's. Why? BA is profitable. They have ~1 A380 for every 4 747s. The A380 works for them where they are deployed. Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size. BA is replacing 747s currently with sm...

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by airzona11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57105

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

keesje wrote:
We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason, with 77W's available already for many years.


They have not used the A388 to replace the 747s. They don't have plans for A380 on NYC route (their busiest). A380 too big for that. A350s/787s are replacing those.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2871

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

It has happened before, nothing then, don't expect anything this go round.

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by airzona11
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 14925

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...

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