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by NZ321
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

I didn't know that the CEOs were payload restricted on trans tasman flights to SYD / MEL. Interesting that US carriers routinely fly their A320s on routs of 5-6 hours from coast to coast and yet NZ struggles with across the ditch. Is that because of their `1-class high density layout?

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

BTW it's interesting to look at the TAP A321NEO config: 16 Flatbed Business 42 Economy Plus (6 abreast) 117 Economy 175 total And their A339 NEO which features a skycouch 32 flatbed business 96 Economy plus including 12 rows of the 4 middle 4 seats as sky couch 176 Economy Total: 304 Interesting tha...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19222

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Wait till Farnborough, an Asian airline may be ordering a few, not seen them mentioned here either. Could it be SriLankan Airlines, they might be interested in the neo after their failed A350 adventure to replace their oldest A332s. And they still have some A350s on order that they can convert. UL ...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33732

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

The problem is that the fire was burning right underneath the electronics compartment. Even if there weren't serious structural repairs required, it is likely that the extensive electronic systems and wiring damage would make the repair quite expensive. It all depends on how long the fire burned be...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

So it seems OKI won't get a black tail? Have to say would be quite weird to see SQ colours flying around with the Air New Zealand name on the fuselage in it's traditional font but otherwise Singapore Airlines livery. Anyhow this plane will certainly offer a comfy ride to HNL if that's where it's lik...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 46
Views: 5600

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

AI won't be coming here IMHO until the questions regarding their future form / ops are answered. And they are big questions. Indeed, we presume they have a future.

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3211

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

There is no way FRA will be back. Doesn't make sense. They link with LH and SQ in SIN and LH and LX in LAX for continental Europe flights. NZ are focusing on point-to-point long haul flying with the two exceptions being AKL-RAR-LAX and AKL-LAX-LHR. Expect future expansion to be direct into the US (f...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Regardless of 787-10 spec, I would hope that NZ has been burned by the whole 787 grounding thing and want to have a fleet where the eggs aren't all in the same basket for operational integrity. Imagine the chaos if the 772s had already been replaced by 787s when this grounding occurred, Imagine aga...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 274
Views: 23685

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

And HX on HKG-SEA would be an interesting consideration if they have a feed arrangement with AS. Now we're warming up.

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 274
Views: 23685

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

KIX seems like it should work. Delta now offers so many connections at SEA. I think frankly this is a random decision for a carrier non Oneworld and non Star. I fully understand why HKG didn't work. DL have little or no presence in HKG. But why not SEA-CAN? Why not go the the tiger's cave when CZ i...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 112
Views: 19222

Next A330 Neo orders....

So, who will be next? 797 is a way off by all accounts. Neo is by all accounts performing well. We have DL - 25 D7 - 66 TP - 10 GA -14 IZ - 2 IR - 28 ZB- 2 WW - 4 AD - 5 V7 - 2 Leasing - 71 Next among aging fleets? AR ? lots of leased birds SK ? some leased birds AY ? lots of leased birds AF ? lots ...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

What about QF on ADL-AKL-LAX and AA on MEL-AKL-DFW if the JV is approved?

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

I wonder whether NZ would fly to EWR or JFK - the article below seems to suggest JFK, but I'd always thought that EWR would be the front-runner, given UA's comparatively stronger presence there. Thoughts? See: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/104593644/is-nz-home-to-the-next-megaflight-from-auckland-...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

OK Nouflyer So I accept some of your sentiments about PVG. And clearly NZ has to have a toe-hold in China and a link into the CA network. But with DPS - I think it wasn't such a silly idea at the time, frankly. NZ is a seasonal destination both inbound and outbound and somehow NZ has to utilize its ...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Some valid points in the above discussion I have to agree. And yes, the 789 could have been put to work on some higher yield routes. But if its not as if there is an alternative aircraft for the tourist routes to DPS and SGN. And would you really have NZ exit SIN, EZE or PVG? I'd be interested to se...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10758

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Okay so a CI order for A359 or A35K seems a possibility. Anything further? What about KE? What about CZ (they have 10, 4 of which are leased; meanwhile 6 of PR's 77Ws are leased). This is not surely an indication of an order? But given stated goals AR is a possibility for an A350 order; perhaps 4 or...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 285
Views: 52225

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

caflyboy wrote:
Republic is now partially owned by AA. So Technically its 3 wholly owned, 1 partially owned and 2 non-owned.


Please enlighten me. What does this mean?

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 16
Views: 3303

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

This is one sexy looking aircraft, please someone take photos.....

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2018

Wow Mobile is really cooking up a storm. Well done folks!

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26288

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

We have to remember folks we are comparing apples and oranges. The apple - the 787 are a whole new product while the orange - A330 Neo is a product update without the technology of the A350 / 787. Airbus of course is well aware of this and no doubt its design team are progressing plans for the repla...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

BTW nice livery for the inaugural A332 service :) and nice photo thank you!

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

It's great to see the MH 332's at AKL now - hopefully this gives them a bit of a boost here, in light of the 333 being restricted on AKL - KUL. Separately, MH thinks there's a case for Wi-Fi on its AKL service, and is planning to use one of its upgraded 332's here, with that offering. See: - https:...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Where will the new hanger go? Not like there is a huge amount of room. Will the local road (Laurance Stevens Ave) be realigned at the bend to make room for the new facility? Thoughts? Space is getting tight.

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10758

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Not picking any A380 top up orders - QR would be a plus. Indigo A339 order worth watching. How about another from a different carrier? 797 seems a long way off by all reports. Maybe we could see some Airbus action as a result. UAL for example. Maybe a handful of A359 for desiring carriers? Top-ups, ...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Yes I agree the sleeping bed is comfy on NZ. The seat leaves something to be desired particularly the awkwardness of the set up on the 787. But overall it isn't a bad product, just not up there with the best as we have discussed previously in this forum and that is why NZ are now looking at a new bu...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8932

Re: MH to retain A380s

Read some where the reconfguration cost around 20million to be completed hence the Project HOPE is now abandoned. MH years of mismanagement is hitting them hard now. They returned some B737NG and took in A332. Yet the latter are not doing much sitting around KLIA doing nothing. Now with six A380 su...

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Further to above which I couldn't delete and re-send - I mean that SEA has been discussed in the forum but hasn't been announced as on the list by NZ.

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by NZ321
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8932

MH to retain A380s

Latest from various sources is that MH will retain A380s in 3-class configuration rather than opting to set up a high-density configuration under a different brand for flights to Mecca. A Haj unit will be set up but this will lease planes from MH at certain times of the year and the planes will rema...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Do they need a wet runway for the testing to be conclusive and did the WLG weather cooperate?

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9489

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

We don't even know if they will build it yet so a bit premature to be speculating as to where perhaps?

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6502

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

This order is not for VA. It is for HU as discussed in other forums. And NZ's CEO said this week that the order won't be until first quarter next year. So, with regard to VA, it would seem to me that they are not in a financial position to be ordering more widebody aircraft. at present. If anything,...

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by NZ321
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Yes I have no doubt the A350 order is not NZ but where is the order from?

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14843

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I would add this idea is a cheap think tank innovation that hasn't been carefully thought through in terms of passenger rights. I think we have a right to see out the window and have real information about the conditions and what is happening, not what the airline wants us to see through some fake s...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14843

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Agreed, Awful idea. Will surely hit the dust. If it doesn't I won' t be flying no more. End of story.

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7499

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

My initial thought was SIN. The A380 could be swapped out as this could easily be deployed on US routes but from how I understand is that the A380 flight to SIN is very popular. Perhaps 3 daily LHR-SIN but that may be too much. Plus I think the SIN-MEL market is pretty saturated now, especially wit...

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by NZ321
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Agree with the above, Planeman. It is not a goer in the present climate for QF to rebrand without pulling Jetstar out and then what is to gain? QF brand is not needed here to deliver the necessary product provision over the short haul sectors within NZ. And JQ is now not spilling red ink. That signa...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Confirmed that the leased 77E will operate to HNL. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278984/air-new-zealand-july-september-2018-honolulu-aircraft-changes/ Didn’t I read it would be around for several months? If so I wonder what it will do beyond these dates? Seems a lot of effort to...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:11 pm
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: 8029

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

I think it's quite a step to assume that NZ's up-sizing strategy on the domestic / regional fleet equates to an up-sizing on long haul. NZ are now clearly about point to point and there may be those among us who feel the 779x is the right plane but it is a hell of a lot of plane given NZ's current s...

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Re: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal

The details of this deal need scrutiny. How many routes will they open? Who will operate what? What does this mean for the competition? I am not convinced without the detail.

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights
Replies: 21
Views: 4627

Re: Etihad cutting one of two AUH-JFK-AUH flights

One can interpret this as free fall or actually, EY are getting their house in order.

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by NZ321
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air widebody plans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Korean Air widebody plans?

744 on the way out :)

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

British Airways do not lose sleep over market share or number of passengers... all they care about is PROFIT. If they can make the same money flying a more efficient, smaller plane with passengers paying better fares, then as BA are concerned, the less "interesting" Economy class passenge...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Re 787-10, I'm slightly surprised they are looking at it but not entirely. Boeing lists the 787-10 range as 6430 nmi. That's pretty much right on AKL-LAX, AKL-SFO, and within easy range of AKL- PVG,HKG and SIN and LAX-LHR. Could we see a split order, say for 787-10 and 359, with the 787-10 configure...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Could the exciting new route from an established carrier be UA DEN-AKL? They operate 788s from DEN to NRT and LHR (not sure if there is an actual base in DEN or if the aircraft position in from other stations). Here's another: LA on LIM-AKL-SYD with SCL AKL terminating in AKL. Another could be DL or...

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by NZ321
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 27057

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

[/quote] Yes I had heard about BR rather than CX but haven’t had a chance to post til now.[/quote] The BR 77W has 39+56+258 in the layout with 10 abreast economy or 39+56+238 in the layout with 9 abreast economy. NZ has 44+54+244 with 10 abreast economy. In both cases the BR business class is fairly...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19611

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Do you remember what happened when Bethune stepped into the role at CO? It was cultural transformation. He changed the organisation inside and out at a point when everybody thought CO was down the drain. And Continental started to fly high again. If we look at United at the moment what I see is that...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26288

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

I am not so sure. It all comes down to an equation of purchase price and efficiency of operation, surely. You may be right but we will surely see this play out over a time frame longer than some above are inferring. As for Schulz, he is early in the job. We will see how he warms to the position.... ...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways reveals new brand
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: World Airways reveals new brand

I think this has red ink all over it. Good luck to them though. May the force be with them. That map of WO routes from 1986 brings back memories indeed. But unless they can tie in a domestic link (B6 and WN) or similar they will be struggling against AA at MIA for feed, that's for sure. AA is a colo...

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by NZ321
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?

I'm curious about where the A35K fits. 36 744 at the moment. Possible 779x from 2022/23? That's a long time for some of those 744 to be hanging around. So do we see some A35K replacing 744? And possibly another 6 or so A380 if the price is right? Or will the A35K primarily start replacing 772s (a ca...

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