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.
Please lock this thread.
He died after falling from the terminal building.
Most people don’t distinguish between a ticket and a boarding pass.
BOAC1966 wrote:What is happening with SQ ULH and the various -1000 already built. All seems very very slow just now!
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
This might help
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... tatistics/
Also shows that amongst the US3, Delta leads from United from American.
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...Jump to post
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 !!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Could I have LGW-STL please ?!!
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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 ...Jump to post