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by reidar76
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next
Replies: 42
Views: 5347

Re: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next

Airbus owns 50.01% of the A220 and 50.00% of ATR. Since Airbus doesn't have a majority ownership of ATR everybody seems to forget about this record selling turboprop that is manufactured and assembled in Toulouse. I think that the next clean sheet for Airbus is a new CFRP turboprop, one that comes w...

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by reidar76
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 874
Views: 130455

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Another possibility; Airbus is bringing in the ending of the line possibility once again to put pressure on EK to finally decide if they are willing to pay what it takes to extend the A380 production as long as required before Enders retires. This has never been a deal from heaven. With continous h...

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by reidar76
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 51393

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Most 777 operators had a 9 abreast seating when the 777 got delivered. Many are changing to a 10 abreast seating when the aircraft are been refurbished, in order to keep CASM low.That fact, combined with cabin innovations and reduced standard pitch over the years, and taking into consideration the i...

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by reidar76
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 51393

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

How likely is it that no US carrier orders the 777X before its EIS? Pretty much certain. All of the US3 are now using distributed hub strategies that favor midsize or smaller widebodies. I don't expect any US airline to order anything bigger than a 77W in the foreseeable future, and the great bulk ...

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by reidar76
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 39
Views: 8085

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

I think that the A321LR could be more suitable for long haul LCC operations if a five abreast premium seating was an option. Four abreast waist a lot of space on the A321. Long haul business class should have direct aisle access for all seats, while premium economy don't. Five abreast premium seats ...

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by reidar76
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 39
Views: 8085

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

I wonder if five abreast premium economy seats might be a good option for the A321LR ?

Norwegian could use the same premium economy seats that they have on their 787.

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by reidar76
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 6743

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Well, the latest communications from Airbus seem to indicate that they understand that economy of scale in the current narrow body market is essential and they are taking the rate increase and unit cost reduction really serious despite the fact that taking over the remainder might become more expen...

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by reidar76
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13528

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

Having ridden the jumpseat several times on Southwest I can tell you that during service in the back galley you are required to go to the front of the plane near the L1 door so the crew can do service. Due to overbooking I have ridden twice in a jumpseat on Scandinavian airlines. Both times I was g...

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by reidar76
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 155855

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Here is a calculation I've wanted to make for a while. It seems the best way to measure market share is by passenger (seat) capacity. This is all published data and takes into account aircraft size (more or less) without the vagaries of list price. This model below is quick and dirty as I didn't ha...

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by reidar76
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 17546

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

The choice is actually between the B789 and A338. The A338 I feel here can win as they would be sold at a very heavy discount price which Boeing won’t be able to match. Hence the lower capital purchase costs will end up being the big decider as I expect these planes to be with Level for the next 15...

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by reidar76
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 51393

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Has any A350s been fitted a 3-4-3 abreast for regional routes? Not for regional routes, but for long haul. For example, French bee, operates the A350-900 from Paris to the Caribbean in a 2-class configuration. Premium class at 7 abreast, and economy class at 10 abreast (3-4-3), total of 411 seats i...

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by reidar76
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 9643

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

I think that FR has a hard time making these long flights work out financially. I reckon that flights to/from the Canary Islands, with aircraft based on the islands, are not as popular due to departure and arrival times. Ref. in/out model. Aircraft based there departs early in the morning, thus rui...

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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: 334
Views: 56960

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: 15067

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: 7958

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: 193
Views: 14493

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: 193
Views: 14493

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: 193
Views: 14493

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: 193
Views: 14493

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: 9349

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 293
Views: 43680

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: 28790

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: 28790

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: 9794

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 72087

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: 30509

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: 72087

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: 863

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: 102526

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: 102526

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: 7936

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: 7936

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: 48896

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: 17932

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: 13845

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: 3231

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: 701
Views: 82555

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: 538
Views: 170103

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: 3358

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: 5316

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: 6115

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: 11086

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: 217
Views: 47357

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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