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by reidar76
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 213
Views: 27600

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Obviously an A321XLR will benefit some situations and capture some market share. But it's not going to wipe out the 797 by itself . . make life a little harder, perhaps. I am assuming that Airbus worked the numbers and has figured out how to get the extra 3 to 5 tons of fuel over an A321LR or they ...

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by reidar76
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14528

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

If Airbus ever develops an A380neo, could it be a tri-jet? Three GE9X provides significantly more thrust combined than the current four engines.

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by reidar76
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7637

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

I see lots of fuel stops. TXL-JFK is 3450 nmi. The advertised range on the B39M is 3550 nmi (with 1 auxiliary tank), and I presume that that's at 180 passengers. (Primera Air is acquiring 16 - 8 direct and 8 from ALC, with purchase rights for 4 more.) Primera Air is likely seeking out P2P routes, b...

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by reidar76
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 190
Views: 12695

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Irony? Enjoying the four freedoms and at the same time having the freedom to do your own trade deals, is called the "Norway option". EU has offered this option to the UK, but the UK turned it down. Following the news in British media, I'm puzzled and amazed of the UK focus on trade and ta...

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by reidar76
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 190
Views: 12695

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Amazing how the EU is a big organisation for “freedom” yet there’s no freedom to do your own trade deals or control your borders. Irony. Irony? Enjoying the four freedoms and at the same time having the freedom to do your own trade deals, is called the "Norway option". EU has offered this...

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by reidar76
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 190
Views: 12695

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The European Aviation Safety Agency or EASA is an agency of the European Union. So that means that when Brittian has left the EU, they are also out of all its agencies, thus also the EASA. They aren't kicked out, they decided to leave. And that's why there will be administrative problems with real-...

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by reidar76
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 190
Views: 12695

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Would there be able to be air service between the UK and the EU27? Are the old bilaterals still on the books? Would certification from UK CAA be acceptable for allowing flights to third countries rather than EASA? Is there any inclination about how the structure of IAG will have to change as it's a...

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by reidar76
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 9081

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

With Airbus soon to launch the A321LR and already talking about building a 4500nm capable LR, one starts to wonder about it opening up secondary markets in Asia from at least Seattle, with the most likely single mission application being Delta using them to secondary Japanese markets. A 4500nm capa...

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by reidar76
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The A321XLR project doesn't include the new wing. The A321 plus, plus comes later. The Guardian interviews employee at the Airbus wing design centre: “We’re developing a folding wing tip,” he said. “On a single-aisle jet like the A320, this gives a longer wing and is more aerodynamic, but it will al...

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by reidar76
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

We still don’t have clarity on the core question: Where are they going to put the extra 4t of fuel? There seem to be two theories: - Airbus can find unused space to expand the current wing box/centre tank (a little over 8000 litres) to accommodate the extra fuel; or - they will replace the three AC...

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by reidar76
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 39543

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

I just did a dummy booking at norwegian.com between LGW and JFK. Some departures are listed as operated by HiFly. Selecting one of those departures makes it impossible to display the seat map. I guess that by selecting Norwegian premium cabin and a flight operated by HiFly, you would get a ex-SIA li...

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by reidar76
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27895

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Isn't discrimination a criminal offence in the US? Why hasn't the FA in question been brought in to a Police station for questioning? In this country the law says: Any person who, in a commercial or similar business, denies a person goods or services due to the person's gender expression or orienta...

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by reidar76
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27895

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Isn't discrimination a criminal offence in the US? Why hasn't the FA in question been brought in to a Police station for questioning? In this country the law says: Any person who, in a commercial or similar business, denies a person goods or services due to the person's gender expression or orientat...

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by reidar76
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?
Replies: 50
Views: 9590

Re: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?

Boeing 737-8, 737-9 and 737-10 are all sized in between the A320 and A321. The 737-9/-900 can in a LCC configuration have 214 seats (17 inch wide @ 29 pitch). Lion Air is an example of that: https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Lion_Air/Lion_Air_Boeing_737-900ER.php. The 737-10 is a two row stretch of ...

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by reidar76
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

The A321XLR is reported to have 4500 nm or more nominal range (still air range). If we take into account reserve fuel etc. and strong headwind westbound over the Atlantic, we might have an actual, commercial operating range of approximately 3700 nm. Interesting fact: With a range of about 3700 nm a ...

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by reidar76
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

But you can not offer new customers delivery slots, when the existing lines are clogged with normal NEOs. True, but there is a lot of money to be made from existing customers upgrading their A320 delivery slots to the more expensive A321XLR. Keep in mind that Airbus' total single aisle production c...

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by reidar76
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

it [...] leaves 18 t [for] payload. I do not see the need to increase MTOW for the A321XLR. Then the A321XLR will not appeal to LCC. Even a LCC, with high charges for hold luggage and enforced restrictions for hand luggage, can't assume a lower weight per pax lower than 100 kg on long haul. (18 t =...

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by reidar76
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

A market spoiler most definitely is a competitor. A competitor is something with a lot more overlap of capabilities, a spoiler is an alternate that can only be used with noticeable compromises. In this case an A321XLR is specifically being aimed at narrowing the order base potential upon which a MO...

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by reidar76
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

That space looks like it is around where the landing gear stow. We know the A320 family has enough space there for two 4-wheel bogies. Maybe this space can be used for an expanded center tank? http://www.avioesemusicas.com/wp-content/gallery/geral/air_india_a320-231_vt-esj_cn490_old_livery_vobl_14m...

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by reidar76
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Jens Flottau/Guy Norris have more detail in Aviation Week: The range increase can be achieved by enlarging the center fuel tank, according to Schulz. It is integrated with the fuselage structure to save weight. About 200-300 nm of the range increase has been secured already, but Airbus still needs ...

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by reidar76
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 30099

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

Remember that when we compare the A330-900 to the 787-9 in an AirAsia configuration, where the A330 also has a 9 abreast economy class seating, the A330-900 with its longer cabin will have more seats onboard than the 787-9. This fact may well change which aircraft that is the most fuel efficient per...

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by reidar76
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70669

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

In https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-may-build-its-797-with-a-metal-fuselage-to-keep-costs-down-and-that-could-favor-everett/ we read: [...] So we see an A321XLR that will move the extra fuel storage out of aux tanks and into an expanded center wing box The A321neo, with...

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by reidar76
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SK moving towards an all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Is SK moving towards an all-Airbus fleet

SK has already ordered enough A320neo/A321neo to replace all their 737's. The 737 fleet is decreasing almost every month as new A320neo are delivered. SK has updated the cabins on their A340-300, and have in the last few years taken delivery of a few new A333. SK has the A350 on order, which will re...

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by reidar76
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 102007

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Uganda Airlines orders two A330neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/uganda-airlines-orders-two-a330neo.html Just saw this in the PR link: Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the be...

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by reidar76
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 102007

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Good news for the A330 and it sounds like it could include A338s. Why does everyone seem to think it includes A338’s? Because of the Airbus press release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/07/undisclosed-customer-orders-six-a330neo-family-aircraft.html Notice that Airbus at the...

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by reidar76
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 7565

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

not sure what easyJet’s strategy is exactly ... maybe as a feeder to BA at Gatwick ... funniest thing I've read all day. easyJet have something like 80 aircraft based at LGW.. BA have less than half that at LGW. easyJet are by fare the largest carrier at LGW with around 40% off all capacity at that...

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by reidar76
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Receive their First A321neo
Replies: 42
Views: 7565

Re: easyJet Receive their First A321neo

I have read that easyJet have 235 seats in their A321neo, that's three less seats than WizzAir. Is this difference because easyJet have an extra fourth toilette, or it the missing half row used for additional galley trolleys?

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by reidar76
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 48016

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Almost all airlines that have ordered the A220 and also have A320 family aircraft on order, have chosen P&W engines for the latter. This includes JetBlue, Delta, Korean, Swiss. EgyptAir is an exception. I think Airbus should consider offering engine choice on the A220 family as well. The LEAP 1b...

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by reidar76
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 16422

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Why discontinue anything that is selling, and especially an aircraft that has several thousands unfulfilled orders? I think that we some day will see an A220-400 (simple, slight stretch with reduced range). Since the A220 and A320 families can't easily share the same pilot pool and support services ...

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by reidar76
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 13496

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

To me a regional jet is an aircraft that is optimized to operate to/from regional airports. A regional airport is defined by the length of the runway (more than 840 m / 2800 Ft and less than 1500 m / 5000 Ft). The definition probably varies from country to country. The A220-300 is of the same length...

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by reidar76
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3167

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

In the mid 80's, I flew several times with NW between GEN (now OSL) and MSP. Equipment was 747.

From SVG to FBU with Braathens SAFE, then bus to GEN.

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by reidar76
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 666
Views: 76703

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

This will bring Boeing back into the bizjet market and Embraer further into the .mil market. I would have rather seen Northrop/Lockheed partner with Embraer. It would have created another well capitalized civil av group. As the article says: the Business Jet market is excluded from the deal. Flyglo...

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by reidar76
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 146724

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Airbus is expected to announce a rebranding of the C Series at its July 10 pre-Farnborough Air Show media briefing. An aircraft is in the process of being repainted in Airbus colors for display at the event. https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/02/pontifications-c-series-to-airbus-10-years-since-program-...

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by reidar76
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future of trijets
Replies: 49
Views: 3253

Re: Future of trijets

I think we will see clean sheet aircraft designed with more than two engines again, if electric engines take off.

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by reidar76
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?
Replies: 46
Views: 5227

Re: Which European airlines do not connect their capitals to the European Capital Brussels?

On topic: - I consider CDG and AMS as airports near Brussels. From CDG it is about 80 minutes on the airport train until you are downtown Brussels. There is a Air France/KLM lounge and check-in service at Brussels main train station. From LGW or LHR it is about 60 to 80 minutes to downtown London by...

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by reidar76
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX
Replies: 29
Views: 5760

Re: Will Ryanair order 737-9/10 MAX

Ryanair often operates from secondary airports with relatively short runways. I have always assumed the lack of sales of the 737-900 in the EU is due to its pore runway performance. Only KLM has a few 737-900. I question if the 737-9/-10 is suitable for Ryanair? Would it create a subfleet only suita...

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by reidar76
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10829

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

I'm not sure these routes qualify as "mid-haul", even thought BA might use that term. They are all shorter than US trancon, where the A321 over the years has replaced almost all widebody aircraft. The longest route discussed in this tread is to Amman, less than 2000 nm and with a flight ti...

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by reidar76
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 39104

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I think people expect way to many coming A330 orders. I think it is reasonable to assume that Airbus with the current order backlog, and with coming orders, will be able to maintain the A330 production at 5 to 6 aircraft per months for many years to come. It is unlikely that the A330 ever again will...

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by reidar76
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Potential MOM Customers

Carriers with large fleets of 757-300 and 767 will be MOM/NMA launch customers. In others words, United and Delta. Every carrier who used 752s to the limits of their range, across an economic number of frames, will be candidates, too. Maybe, but it looks like Boeing is positioning the MOM/NMA above...

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by reidar76
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Potential MOM Customers

Carriers with large fleets of 757-300 and 767 will be MOM/NMA launch customers. In others words, United and Delta. American has opted to replace the 767 on an one-on-one basis with the 787-8. Very few other airlines still operate a significant number of 757/767. Discussed in Flight Global today: htt...

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by reidar76
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 17348

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

An order from Air France / KLM group for narrowbody aircraft will probably be announced at the show.

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by reidar76
Mon May 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16888

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The Boeing 767-200 entered service in 1982, just a couple of years after the Airbus A300. I wouldn't call 8 to 10 years between the debut of both aircraft "just a couple of years". :roll: True Airbus had a few early versions of the A300. I would call those prototypes from a company launch...

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by reidar76
Mon May 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16888

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

After upgrading the 737, why do you think Boeing decided to just say forget it with the 757 and 767? Or were there upgrades done that we may or may not know about? After upgrading the 737 to 737NG it was probably to late to do a significant new derivative of the 757 and 767. Should Boeing pursued t...

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by reidar76
Mon May 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16888

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The Boeing 767-200 entered service in 1982, just a couple of years after the Airbus A300. The latter was the first twin-engined widebody, and the first with two crew members on the flight deck. (The engineer position was removed.) The A300 was in 1983 joined by the A310, a 12 frames shorter derivate...

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by reidar76
Mon May 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21411

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

I will note that while I believe all A320 family operators have chosen 18" wide seats with a 19" aisle, an operator could choose 17" wide seats with a 25" wide aisle and that extra six inches might be enough to allow people to pass each other in the aisle. Easyjet, one of Europe...

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by reidar76
Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6970

Re: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?

The problem is their A320neos order is PW powered. They are having issues finding airlines wanting to lease from them at high prices until PW has their problems worked out. Everyone wants to wait (especially when who knows when they will actually get the plane) which puts DY in a bind. To my knowle...

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by reidar76
Wed May 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6970

Re: What's going on with a likely dispose of 140 aircraft out of Norwegian's fleet?

Norwegian was one of the few airlines that placed early large orders for the A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. They ordered 100 A320 family and more than 100 Boeing 737 MAX. There is now a huge backlog for both. Norwegian has good production slots at good prices. This is worth a lot and is one of the reas...

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by reidar76
Sun May 06, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self-service bagdrop and boading
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Self-service bagdrop and boading

You are missing the point. At some point in the check-in process, your ID is checked. I don't you are checking in without someone verifying your ID. If so, please tell me where it is. ID is only checked when leaving the EU passport area (Schengen). When leaving, checking is done by the Police durin...

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by reidar76
Sat May 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self-service bagdrop and boading
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: Self-service bagdrop and boading

There would have to be facial recognition at the gate to match your face with the photo on the ID used. That is the main reason. It also helps to monitor the boarding process, so those groups board as they are requested to do so. Otherwise, you would have a free for all at the time of boarding. ID ...

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by reidar76
Sat May 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Self-service bagdrop and boading
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Self-service bagdrop and boading

Every time I travel internationally I'm puzzled as to why not all airports offer self-service baggage drop and boarding. Often I find myself standing in what seems like endless queues. At my local airport there isn't any manned check-in desks. It's now about a decade since we got self-service baggag...

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