I didn't expect that. The A330-900 is smaller than the 787-10 although it does have marginally more range. The A350-900 is roughly the 787-10's size and with a very large amount of range. I don't see these jets arriving at EK until they're at the new airport, given how slot-restricted DXB is. Maybe...Jump to post
Good move. Now I want to hear some news about the new narrow body and A350-2000. Yeah right. Come on Airbus, what have you done for me lately? Most of our friends in Europe aren't even awake yet. Leave them the chance to at least dance a few jigs before the the new wave of speculative threads start.Jump to post
It's a win-win for Airbus. Clears the decks for the changing of the guard nicely.Jump to post
I was saying that in early 2000s here right around the launch of this monstrocity. Still being right after these years is a wonderful feeling. “Do we have anymore of the ‘I called the failure of the A380 way back in the beginning’ medals left? We’re gonna need another one over here.” Freaking price...Jump to post
Unlike many here, I did not enjoy flying the A380 in the least. From a product management standpoint it clearly missed the mark; I bet the engineers working on it would have liked a second chance to do it a bit differently. Still, it was a remarkable airplane. I agree. It redefined cattle call. Fle...Jump to post
Someone got some 'splainin to do!Jump to post
Let's calm down it's U-Turn Al here. Refurbish announcement coming at PAS19.
One interesting thing is that QR is not the launch customer of the B779. Well done saving yourselves lots of headaches, BCA!
It'll be a sad day when they announce the end of A380 production, but I will still have plenty of time to fly on one I hope. (Me not the A380 in-service).Jump to post
But nor can a 50/70 seat RJ be replaced by a 100+ (116 in "typical seating" per Airbus website) seat A221 either. Just because Airbus has a nice new hammer, not everything is a nail. Certainly the aging AF A319s are an obvious target, but the HOP! fleet? nah. You're right but putting a on...Jump to post
I would love the see the A220-100/300 in AF colours but do the aircraft offer capacity that matches AF's needs? Of course they do. Do you really think that the good idea for AF will be to replace CRJ/ERJ by a MAX10 or an A321NEO ? Lots of domestics routes can't handle large aircrafts such as CFR-LY...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:musman9853 wrote:there's been tons of 767 freighter orders these last few years as well, enough that Boeing considered a rate increase
Taken up on "competitive" pricing only available through the tanker deal supporting/subsidizing the production infrastructure.
AwysBSB wrote:I just cannot understand why China Eastern has no interest in A380, an aircraft that fits well on most of its long-haul routes.
When will people respect my being offended at their being so hair-triggered offended? Why are they so quick to invalidate MY feelings? In pre-social media days, people would rightly not given two poops about this kind of thing. Now, "it's blowing up Twitter" or some other already overdone ...Jump to post
sw733 wrote:MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:sonicruiser wrote:Don’t they still fly to JFK?
Not AFAIK, Uzbekistan Airlines does via RIX with the 788/763
Did Turkmenistan ever fly to JFK? I can't remember it, only Uzbekistan.
keesje wrote:Newbiepilot wrote:Are you saying that Icelandair, Copa, FlyDubai or United are going to imminently retire 737-9s already in service and replace them with 737-10s?
No, you are.
The biggest winner of all of this is gonna be the 747-8. Boeing is not as stupid as Airbus to willingly throw away a massive order, this is Boeing's order to lose. This B747-8 fever is getting worse and worse by day..... Boeing kill B747-8i with B777-9. Just like how Boeing kill the previous B747 w...Jump to post
From the Hamilton article: "Just as the time finally came to end the 787-8 passenger program (though, technically, it still can be ordered), the time has come for Airbus to end the A380." When did that happen? Boeing literally took orders for the plane just last year. That aside, I don't ...Jump to post
First, this has been Airbus' business case since the A3XX days of the late 1990s, but air traffic has nearly tripled since then and yet they've only managed to sell a few hundred A380s. The long-awaited 747-400 replacement cycle is nearly complete and the A380 has captured just a fraction of that m...Jump to post
And they know exactly jack s**t because the plane hasn't flown yet. Boeing, at best, is providing certain data modeling sets. Nothing more. Proof will be in that pudding and not in your asking us to take two leaps of faith: 1) that you think you know someone, and 2) that person or persons know anyt...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:MaverickM11 wrote:Who will take these aircraft when Air Senegal v 7.0 inevitably folds?
Oh please, how about a bit of positivity for a change ? Will this lovely bird just spend it's life going to CDG ?
This will be good. It will be the push Airbus needs to kill the A380 programme and instead focus on their great twins that make more money. It will probably be good for EK to finally move away from their MO of just throwing massive capacity at EVERYTHING. Scrapping the 787 contract and moving away ...Jump to post
olle wrote:Does this increase the chances for 777x to be delivered?
Air Canada 737MAX8 C-GEHI on a test flight, PAE-BFI https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxqO6VRU8AIwFK2?format=jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1088339407348723713?s=20 So here I am, enjoying a bunch of airplane pics and I come across this terrible paint job. Damn. The committee that dreamed this l...Jump to post
Gr8Circle wrote:dtw2hyd wrote:
Maybe he can plead the Judge to deny extradition stating the very fact that India is endangering his life by transporting on AI. There is a lot of evidence on a.net.
Hmmm...you couldn't resist falling into the usual AI bashing, right?
but when their actions impact the lives of millions of travelers each day, there needs to be some accountability. 100% disagree. This is what precisely needs to happen to pressure congress to find a resolution to this clusterf**k. Only when the average American like you starts to feel the pain from...Jump to post
MrBren wrote:In a cramped 737? NO WAY.
Thanks for info regards cargo llading% would have assumed higher based on what I read here. You are very trusting on the numbers without asking for sources. If I told you it is more like 10-15% of revenue, what would you make of it? I don't know either way and it isn't really something I am concern...Jump to post
Boeing and Airbus (and others) will be doing a lot of these sorts of things over the next ten years. What this will lead to commercially is anybody's guess. Exactly. It's R&D. The sort of stuff that they should be doing. I was a Boeing shareholder I'd be irritated if they WEREN'T doing research...Jump to post
The scheme is off to a good start with a BOAC B744. Any of the others by CarbonFibre would be a blast to spot also. That BEA in a red box is so strikingly superb.Jump to post
ABpositive wrote:It was an Unaccompanied Mynah
OA940 wrote:A350 Landor, BOAC 787-10 and BEA A321neo? Pretty solid combo imo. Maybe a BCal too but I doubt they will.
Imagine... Lol... Southwest buying an Airbus. That'll be the day. It took them nearly two decades to make the leap to the 738. No way they are adding another fleet type, especially from the manufacturer they have shown the door for half a century. Ok, you lack the imagination. Hopefully Boeing's ho...Jump to post
The writing's on the wall for that beast. And it's a good thing. Boeing 747 is next, thankfully - whether you like it, or not. Why would it be a good thing? Sometimes I wonder if people here are even aviation enthusiasts... As an aviation enthusiast, the only reason it could be a “good thing” would...Jump to post
The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks ...Jump to post
Given the headwinds they faced this year, that's a pretty good performance. A trivial miss is unimportant compared to getting production issues taken care of.Jump to post
Since you have been here for a whole month and seem to be basing your thoughts on one thread, it's certainly an interesting perspective. Narrow but interesting. Before this thread is moved, locked or deleted let me say as an American that I think you're wrong on counts one, two and three. There is r...Jump to post
btw it seems no one at BA will contemplate a BOAC livery for connotations with the Empire period, (British not Galactic). Couple with the feelings around Brexit and IMHO allegations we're turning the clock back here in the UK, I cannot see how a BOAC retro livery would ever get past senior manageme...Jump to post