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by Geoff1947
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67130

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

An order for 15 x A350-900 booked as undisclosed.

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by Geoff1947
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress
Replies: 97
Views: 9032

Re: Heathrow 3rd runway - Progress

skipness1E wrote:
DobboDobbo wrote:
Assuming these get through, it will likely be 15-20 years before the new runway / terminals are open.

Where did you get that number from?


The airport owners say 7-12 years but it is likely to slip.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is BA's strategy to hold market share at slot congested Heathrow?
Replies: 30
Views: 4036

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

BA in a strong position to exploit their near monopoly situation by reducing capacity and increasing yields. No wonder they are against the third runway.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10359

Re: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft

Please lock this thread.

He died after falling from the terminal building.

Most people don’t distinguish between a ticket and a boarding pass.

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by Geoff1947
Mon May 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BOAC1966 wrote:
What is happening with SQ ULH and the various -1000 already built. All seems very very slow just now!


Two -1000s scheduled for delivery in June, one each for QR and CX. The ULH is undergoing testing, with first delivery likely in August.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sun May 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 204 (DL#10) has been delivered and flown to @ATL. Delivery #30 of 2018. Delivery #5 of May. So, 30+ deliveries by the end of the 5th month. How's that compared to last year? 22 last year, by the end of May. There are a lot ( 20+ ) of finished frames which have been held up , which will hopefull...

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by Geoff1947
Fri May 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 167 (CA#2) was moved to the flightline last night.

MSN 167 is actually CA #1...MSN 178 is CA #2...MSN 217 is CA #3. At least according to the order that they were built. Delivery order is another matter!


Yes, apparently 217 might be delivered first.

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by Geoff1947
Thu May 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

217 is CA#3 , so it rolling out doesn’t indicate any progress with the CAAC, unfortunately.Geoff #3 CA rolling out of FAL does not mean #3 CA delivered. see QR if you need a precedent. This will likely not only be CA#1 delivery but China #1 delivery also. Thanks , good point , it has also been repo...

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by Geoff1947
Wed May 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 205 (ET#9) sporting its final regs (ET-AVD). Delivery imminent. MSN 217 (CA#1) moved to the flightline. So yes. Chinese deliveries should commence soon. And i would bet that politics will make sure CA gets the first one. Thanks for all the great updates. 217 is CA#3 , so it rolling out doesn’t ...

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by Geoff1947
Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 35944

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The latest Boeing unfilled orders report shows there are 60 777-300ERs still to be delivered. I see that 18 of these are shown as for Unidentified Customers. Does anyone know whether these are likely to be built and who for ? Thanks.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu May 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in talks for widebodies with Flynas
Replies: 13
Views: 4677

Re: BOEING in talks for widebodies with British Airways,United and Flynas

BoeingGuy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
c933103 wrote:
NMA launch order?


NMA? or do you mean MOM? Too soon I think, next year in Paris perhaps.


NMA and MOM are the same thing, if it is launched.


Not the same thing, MOMarket and NMAirplane. MOM is the opportunity and NMA is Boeing’s rumoured solution.

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by Geoff1947
Tue May 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7423

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... tatistics/

Also shows that amongst the US3, Delta leads from United from American.

Geoff
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This might help

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... tatistics/

Also shows that amongst the US3, Delta leads from United from American.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri May 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

For most of the 2000s A330 rate was @5/month, then in the second half it went up to 10 by what was it 2013. The A350 comes along and they were talking about a rate of 10 eventually. They decide to launch the neo to keep A330 production going as ceo rate goes down to 7 , the A330 ceo/neo is now goin...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

Re: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)

Don’t think I’d want to be in a competition where ATL is the leader. The place most people go to who don’t wish to be there !!

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Your figures could be pretty close for Airbus this year and next. Boeing are down from their high of 258 in 2015 and will probably be around 220/230 for this year and next, including all their freighters and military variants !!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

SC430 wrote:
Boeing could well be delivering more Dreamliners per year than all (3) Airbus WB programs put together.


That’s very necessary for Boeing because the 787 is all they have as a passenger widebody for the next few years.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26680

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

IIRC the A330 boost to production was to take advantage of a peak in demand and it was always going to drop again. Not really. Rate was supposed to be 84 to 96 a year out the gate and was touted as being up to 120 a year. We are at something like half the original intended rate now. That’s a lot of...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 146812

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

No -8 delivered since early November, but looks like L/Ns 652 and 660 will be soon.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 100 (QR#24) departed on its delivery flight (A7-ALU). Delivery #24 of 2018. MSN 204 (DL#10) did a second RTO this afternoon. First flight tomorrow. MSN 209 (LH#10) did its RTO today. First flight also scheduled for tomorrow. MSN 213 (MH#6) rolled out to the flightline. Thanks for the updates, n...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20233

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

The attached articles are all well and good, except Airbus is not hitting these targets. A330 deliveries the past (5) quarters was 75, not the 90 Airbus said to expect. On the A350 they seem to struggling to hit 10 per month let alone increasing to 13. Sale numbers at present do not support deliver...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67130

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Just a story, no order announced. Geoff Not correct. Hi Fly is taking its first A330-900neo on lease from ALC. http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/hi-fly-leases-a330-900-alc I think what he meant is, that it isn't a new order direct with Airbus, but that Hi Fly are getting the aircraft through l...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47728

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

IAG website says they have bought 4,61 % of shares.... but will NOT make an offer. please read the press release - it is made to correct the press understanding and conclusions http://www.iairgroup.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=240949&p=irol-newsArticle&id=2342211 Did you read it ? A takeover is ment...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39501

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

He said a few weeks ago that the A330-900 test figures were exceeding their expectations and they would want more of them. By implication they no longer need the A350.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47728

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don't see why Brexit would have any particular impact on a Spanish company buying a Norwegian one. It may have an impact for all airlines on a British AOC (mainly BA), plus the fact that despite being registered in Spain, IAG's HQ is in London. Still a Spanish company though. IAG is a large multi...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67130

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Arion640 wrote:
Whats the status of the A330neo order from Hifly? Is it through a lessor and then to them?


Just a story, no order announced.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

UAEflyer wrote:
Is there a A350CJ in the pipeline? For who ?


Yes, there is one in the Airbus orderbook. Don’t know who ordered it or when it will be built.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 195 (MH#4) was out on a second CAF earlier today #AIB05FC. MSN 143 (QR#23) moved to the delivery centre. A flurry of deliveries should occur in the next 10 or so days. MSNs 143, 195, 196, 197, 198 and 199 are going through customer acceptance right now. Many thanks for these daily summaries. Ve...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30469

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Tough for Airbus to sell into the US in this era of protectionism. Hard for US airlines to justify not buying from Boeing. The good news for Airbus is that there are many major markets outside of the US.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

QR said they would only take 4 A35K in 2018 IIRC. Could even be less than 10 A35K deliveries in 2018. If QR takes only 4 A35K (that means only three more), then I have a hard time how they could deliver more than 10. According to the spreadsheet, MSN 233 is the 6th A35K for CS, and its parts are ju...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Chinese deliveries depend on CAAC certification. I've seen nothing about the timescale for that but it could still be a few months. Prospects for some of the frames not helped by HNA apparently running out of money!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

The answer is: "What are unsubstantiated anecdotal statements"... for $500, Alex. You don't think it's possible that human beings are already placing an unacceptable burden on our biosphere? For mileage runs and similar nonsense? Nope, and despite the feigned virtue-signaling, neither do ...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17703

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

In the end it is interesting that he also mentions the MoM which makes LH the first European airline to do so. True, but to me it makes sense. The US3 and some LCCs are looking at NMA for US East Coast - mid Europe flights. It only makes sense that LH would look at NMA for flights to the US East Co...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

If the solution is a third runway at LHR , what is the problem ?!!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

If the solution is a third runway at LHR , what is the problem ?!!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

There is no broad based consensus for more airport capacity in London. Many believe we already fly too often and should be reducing not increasing capacity. People don’t see the need for other than O&D. A transit hub at AMS suits us fine. We on A.net think air travel is a good thing most people ...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Development of LHR sure is slow. The design work on T5 started in 1989 while the terminal opened in 2008. That terminal could just have just as easily been built at a brand new airport with 3 or 4 runways operational with room for more by the time the airport could start passenger service. Hilariou...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 7899

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

Plan B is to stay as they are. All the main London airports are owned by different commercial organisations. They do not have responsibility for overall capacity planning. That rests with the government.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 273
Views: 67130

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

A lot happening in the conversions and cancellations area for Airbus. Virgin’s A380s gone, Hawaiian’s A330-800s gone and the last A350-800s converted to A350-900s by Asiana, who also converted one of their A350-1000s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37929

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle tells us: PARIS (Reuters) - Imminent airline decisions on $10 billion of wide-body plane orders could influence the fate of Airbus’ A330neo even before the recently upgraded jet completes flight trials, industry sources said. I don't agree wit...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96708

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

The most isteresting development regarding this topic is that HA has been allocated 2 production slots according to KarelXWB in the A330neo production/delivery thread. Does that confirm the order, or is it still possible that HA would cancel at this stage? Afraid this just proves that HA has not ca...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10654

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

Maybe you should add the word “passenger” somewhere since they’re still building the 767. Not to be overly pedantic, but Boeing is building the KC-46 Pegasus, a military cargo/tanker variant. The 767 is clearly a passenger plane, so there's really no need to add the word, "passenger." The...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What about the Chinese frames ? Last week it looked like there's some action going on. Now it's quiet again. Any updates ? All are held at TLS pending the CAAC certifying the A350. It has been reported that there are political trade offs involved rather than the delaying factor being the amount of ...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46558

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Its mentioned here because UA mentions it, even if you want to pretend that they don't/are not actually considering it. You realize that UA may decide to just work with what they have, maybe pick up a few more used 767s, and wait right? It is not like UA could get the A338 before ~2020 anyways. A33...

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by Geoff1947
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 978
Views: 335558

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do we know who the -1000 test frames are going to? Secondly do we know if the rework to remove the test instrumentation has started on any of them? I do know MSN59 has been test flying recently but the others have been quiet. Probably still up for sale like two of the -900 prototypes are presumably...

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by Geoff1947
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 19972

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Could I have LGW-STL please ?!!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubts about the use of LH long-haul fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 15742

Re: Doubts of the use of Lufthansa long-haul flotation

So why did most of the Airbus A340-300 operators look for replacement so fast? Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, Iberia, among others, looking for more efficient aircraft? At least Air France has a considerable Boeing 777-200ER fleet and they are still all active after 20 years,...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294799

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

From what I hear Boeing’s NMA is likely to be a twin aisle 7ab. Typical airline configurations with narrow seats, will probably be 8ab, like the 787 became 9ab and the 777 became 10ab. Is the 757/767 replacement market mainly in the US ? Can anyone share the figures for current fleets ? Generally ar...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294799

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It's been said that the 767-300ER fleet offered quicker turnarounds than the A330-200 on QF domestic runs so perhaps QF is looking for that "efficiency" but with the better economics of a new, lighter airframe, better aerodynamics and better propulsive systems. Curious why the 767 would h...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9083

Re: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting

There are always people who expect to pay less than their fellow travellers and will try to break the rules. I’m just annoyed that they let her off the $25!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 46558

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Note that the A330-800 is just one of 5 options being considered to replace the 757/767 fleets. It's not a given that UA will simply select the A330neo. https://imagr.eu/up/W1eWu_yourfile.jpg https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-eyes-a330neo-and-nma-for-fleet-replacement-446322/ Seems ...

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