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by tvh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 566
Views: 159293

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Peeter wrote:
Stunning with the new engines, but I really prefer the old winglets…


They will look better in the air when air pressure puts them up a bit.

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by tvh
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 31
Views: 6104

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

bgm wrote:

8 hours in a narrowbody isn't unheard of, just ask the 757 ;)


Ever heard of a 707 or a DC8

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by tvh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

ap305 wrote:
The next Airbus Orders and Delivery update may make for interesting reading....

Do you know something we don't

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by tvh
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Qatar continue to be a mystery to me - progress is so slow compared to all other airlines. This includes airlines first frames. So little noise from either AAB or Airbus on this situation. It must be customer supplied equipment that is late if AAB is silent. Do you mean to say that the aircraft on ...

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by tvh
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

What is with qatar's 161msn and 163msn. I looks like they have skiped starting to build them. Bij the way, those on the flightline are not making much progress either.

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by tvh
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 39332

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

SQ could start the route non-stop using there new A380.

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by tvh
Thu May 18, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?
Replies: 28
Views: 2205

Re: What are the shortest widebody flights regularly operated?

Quint1 wrote:
Both TUI and KLM fly from Bonaire to Curacao with 787-8 and 747-400 aicraft, it takes around 15 minutes.

the winner, just 76 km.

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by tvh
Wed May 03, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 new configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: LH a350 new configuration

if it can be quickely changed it still works like two configurations and with lower risks.

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by tvh
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3545

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

eta unknown wrote:
tvh wrote:
Luisvalero wrote:
Wow, 3 Daily flights are too much, I'm sure KLM Will feel the deeply the pain

Then KLM should offer a none stop.


Runway too short, lah.


Also for a B789?

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by tvh
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TransAsia Airways sells A321, A330 fleets
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: TransAsia Airways sells A321, A330 fleets

Hongkong airlines?
1 a330 is going to Hongkong airlines according to airfleets.net on 1-5-2017

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by tvh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3545

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

Luisvalero wrote:
tvh wrote:
Luisvalero wrote:
Wow, 3 Daily flights are too much, I'm sure KLM Will feel the deeply the pain

Then KLM should offer a none stop.


I Doubt it, first it should launch nonstop AMS-CGK, which is currently served via KUL

agree

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by tvh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3545

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

Luisvalero wrote:
Wow, 3 Daily flights are too much, I'm sure KLM Will feel the deeply the pain

Then KLM should offer a none stop.

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by tvh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

People also forget that A350 production remains in a ramp-up phase and will continue to do until the end of 2018. So if you look at the curve, there will always be more deliveries in the second half of the year. Therefore it's pointless to look at average deliveries so early in the year. And when t...

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by tvh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 6844

Re: Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero aircraft

There are other 747's aviable at low cost.

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by tvh
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 8830

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

Softaero wrote:
QR has a stake in LATAM, right?

10 %

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by tvh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

While that is the old configuration, interesting how the A350-1000 is almost a true 77W replacement! I'm sure if 42 J seats were placed instead of 46 J seats the plane would eventually have more pax than the old 77W configuration. Well the A350-1000 is basically the exact same size as the 77W excep...

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by tvh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow
Replies: 47
Views: 12246

Re: KLM has to scrap flights in order to grow

If my math is correct, that totals 707 daily departures approximately by KLM. I know AMS is a big hub but I highly doubt KLM has that many departures a day.


No it is in- and outbound. so 354 departures and 354 landings.

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by tvh
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: Wizz Air remains fastest growing European airline, Ryanair trails
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: CAPA: Wizz Air remains fastest growing European airline, Ryanair trails

It is from central europe to western europe only. Rynair is bigger if you also count passengers within western europe. Interesting that they have data to 26th of juni 2017 ????

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by tvh
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44613

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of the year

Would it not be easer and cheaper to extend the lease on the current aircraft. In that case they need to order only 10 new aircraft.

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by tvh
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 279
Views: 94891

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

tvh, It's not just looking at the number of years, new routes and number of aircraft in the fleet. You forget the most important factor which is their load factors through all these years and what their expected forecast is. This determines how many aircraft (how many seats) they need. Looking at t...

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by tvh
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 279
Views: 94891

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

[quote="Iemand91"So when you don't look at the total number of seats they will retire 26 planes and gain 27. It's also not very unlikely they will get one or some more 777-300ER's.[/quote] So an increase of 1 plane in a period of 6 years and a lot of new destinations.Thats not whopy. I sti...

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by tvh
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 279
Views: 94891

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

There are 20 747's left and only 2 77W and max 6 787 excepted before 2020. The 7 B787-10 and 7 A350 all come from 2020. How can KLM handle this, how many 747 will remain into the next decade? They also want to grow there fleet so I would think they need to order more aircraft or step up the deliveri...

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by tvh
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 566
Views: 159293

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

“for 2-3 hour missions the A330ceos are still more efficient than a neo,” What are the reasons for that? Higher OEW, which offsets the increased efficiency of the new engines? Higher burn in climb? Must be higher price for the neo as the weight difference is minimal. One's the neo development has b...

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by tvh
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Any particular reason why the engines are installed after the aircraft has been painted... They are installed at the latest possible date. It's useless to have to pay for them earlier. Those engines are very expansive ! Then why are the A330s and A380s painted with their engines already installed? ...

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by tvh
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow
Replies: 50
Views: 8389

Re: Flybe announces flights from London Heathrow

Are these the slots of little Red.

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by tvh
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

They will be delivered to there final customer in early 2017. No real need to store them. Is there already a customer? I would imagine finding someone can take a while. That's exactly my point. If they had found a customer, the frames would be painted by now (presumably). As far as I know, the fina...

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by tvh
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

flee wrote:
StTim wrote:
The question is where will AerCap store them.

Perhaps at LDE?


They will be delivered to there final customer in early 2017. No real need to store them.

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by tvh
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 79 (LATAM #7) lining up for its first CAF this morning. Sure looks and smells like Airbus will hit 49 deliveries this year! Number 50 will have to be MSN 70/72 (CX #11), the former being in paint for the moment. msn 47 is at the flightline for weeks now, doing nothing, why ? It's still in cabin...

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by tvh
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

A few statistics on A350 time between FF and actual delivery, as derived from Starbuck's spreadsheet: No wonder why so few of QR's planes are on flight tests, as Airbus is going through its end-of-year deliveries rush. Only AY has had (two) deliveries taking longer than QR's average delay from FF t...

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by tvh
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Seems CX and SQ cannot get enough....as soon as they're ready they're taking them and flying them! Indeed. QR's situation may well be the exact reverse. In the A380 thread (IIRC), someone posted that Tim Clark told about the economic woes of EK. I guess QR may well be in comparably dire straits (?)...

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by tvh
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

G'day Could there be financing issues? Maybe a case where His Majesty Al U-Turn gave Airbus the choice to deliver the next two A380'ies or some more A350'ies but not both There does not appear to be any activity around those Qatar A350'ies. The issue seems to be more than a bent carpet fiber or a s...

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by tvh
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Qatar deliveries continue to slip. MSN 42 now scheduled for delivery mid-December rather than November. MSN 47 still showing Dec but looks likely to slip as well. This could mean only 6 deliveries to Qatar in 2016 rather than the original 12 planned. If MSN 47 slips, it could also spell the end for...

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by tvh
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 79854

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders - Part 2

jetstream96 wrote:
Transasia just creased operation yesterday. Looks like 6 A320neo and 4 A330neo are cancelled.


You mean will be cancelled, For it may take a long time to legaly cancel the order in such an event. Look at the Kingfisher order. It is not going to happen this year.

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by tvh
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 44613

Re: Rumor: Malaysia Airlines new order

I find it very strange as there current fleet of A330 is not that old and does not need to be replaced.

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by tvh
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased
Replies: 84
Views: 17137

Re: RE: A321 Output Will Be Further Increased

Quoting seahawk (Reply 17):I get the feeling there is a A322 growing. That's pointless. Turnaround times would be ridiculous. A derated A332, or A337neo is a much better choice, offering carriers flexibility and more overhead bin space- not to mention the impression a wide-body makes vs a single-ai...

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by tvh
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on A350-2000/777-10?
Replies: 31
Views: 5765

Re: Any news on A350-2000/777-10?

I would have thought that Boeing should look at a 787-10 ER if such an aircraft were possible.Far more orders to pick up in that segment IMHO. Airbus are far too busy with the 320neo,the 350-1000 and 330neo to add anything else on their plate at the mo' . They are busy to get them in the air. But e...

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by tvh
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Msn32 has gone home, which makes 31. I think airbus will count msn32 as delivered in Oktober. Looks like they wil come close to the 50 number. There are 10 900's painted not yet on the flightline. Most off them could make it in 2016. 8 on the flightline. That makes 49 max as I see it. It's not that...

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by tvh
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

So, we have 30 delivered so far this year with 8 behind schedule and two months of the year left, I wonder if they'll reach 45 deliveries? Msn32 has gone home, which makes 31. I think airbus will count msn32 as delivered in Oktober. Looks like they wil come close to the 50 number. There are 10 900'...

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by tvh
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2200
Views: 283609

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Looks like the LEAP-1A has a similar issue with startup times than the GTF... https://airwaysmag.com/traveler/onboard ... ue-flight/ http://aeroturbopower.blogspot.de/2016/ ... times.html Sounds like pure speculation, off a report for first revenue flight for an airline. If there were issues I thin...

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by tvh
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Those numbers are not quite right. We're already @ 29. will end Oct @ 31 or 32 depending on whether LATAM sneaks in MSN 64. That means an average of ~9 for each of November/December vs. an average of 6 in the last few months . So number of deliveries were: Sep 4, Aug 6, Jul 4, Jun 2 That's hardly a...

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by tvh
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?
Replies: 150
Views: 35365

Re: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?

Nobdy is saying it, but even the 767-400 would have sold beter.

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by tvh
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17


A318 adn 747SP are good examples, but the 762 has the same stab as the 763 no? Both 15.8 m high? 764 is 1m taller but probably due to larger main landing gear?


Due to a larger wing and wingspan.

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by tvh
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UPS ever buy the 777
Replies: 30
Views: 6263

Re: Will UPS ever buy the 777

an A330 freighter could be a better match in size as an md11 replacement. In terms of volume, a new-build A330-300F would be within about 7% of an MD-11, but it would fall short some 30% on payload weight (based on Airbus statements on projected design payload). It's also a bit lower on range, but ...

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by tvh
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM adds Minneapolis
Replies: 57
Views: 9646

Re: KLM adds Minneapolis

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... =hootsuite


How can KLM add that many flights without expanding her fleet. They are adding B77W and B789 but they have released 4x A332's and a number B747's and all their MD11's.
Am I missing something.
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ANA787 wrote:
From March 27, 2017. Last served MSP-AMS in 2001.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... =hootsuite


How can KLM add that many flights without expanding her fleet. They are adding B77W and B789 but they have released 4x A332's and a number B747's and all their MD11's.
Am I missing something.

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by tvh
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 102
Views: 27881

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

raylee67 wrote:
Unfortunately for Airbus, I don't think ANA would need more A380 though.


They could use more if they are allowed to use them from HND.

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by tvh
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UPS ever buy the 777
Replies: 30
Views: 6263

Re: Will UPS ever buy the 777

an A330 freighter could be a better match in size as an md11 replacement.

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by tvh
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 14215

Re: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

The fact that Russia was not included in this joint comission makes it illagitimate at best. Why should Russia be included. - The plane was not shot down in Russia. - It was not a Russian build aircraft. - It was not a Russian airline. - Depature and denstination were not Russian. - There were no R...

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by tvh
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16017

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

Erebus wrote:
"Since launching the program at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus has collected orders for more than 300 A330neos from 13 new customers"

Where did they get 300 from???


300 A330 orders. Yes, but they are not all neo, but if you include the ceo's....

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by tvh
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162735

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

A350 flight line last week: - MSN 50 TG #2 (to be delivered this month) - MSN 54 SQ #6 (to be delivered next month) - MSN 48 JJ #5 (now moved to delivery centre) - MSN 36 QR #12 (to be delivered next month) - MSN 56 VN #5 (to be delivered next month) - MSN 46 CX #6 (to be delivered next month) http...

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by tvh
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN
Replies: 33
Views: 5954

Re: Jet Airways converts AMS to all Boeing B777 op eff 14JAN

Dutchy wrote:
Interesting. Jet Airways seems to be doing well. What will happen to Air India?

about time, jet airways never made a profit.

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