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
I doubt it. They would want level to be run as one entity and not share BA's cost base. The only real commonality you would get with the 787's based in the UK, is that they could be maintained by BA at Cardiff. May I suggest that with UK Air Passenger Duty not being a cost anywhere else, the chance...Jump to post
Link/Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/qatar-airways-plans-to-start-airline-in-india/articleshow/63003509.cms "Qatar Airways has plans to launch an airline in India with at least 100 planes, the airline's chief executive Akbar Al Baker sai...Jump to post
If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends th...Jump to post
I’ve no idea where the discussions between HA and the plane suppliers are at present. What intrigues me is the timing of the ‘leak’ from Leeham. The story broke on the day that Airbus delivered their first A350-1000 to QR in TLS. I think Scott Hamilton was being entertained by Airbus in TLS at the t...Jump to post
scouseflyer wrote:Noted the line in the Brexit page "IAG is a Spanish company" always though it had "dual nationality" with HQ in UK and Spain does that mean this has been changed?
By "NMA-7Xs", he means the "MoM" right? Yes, Jon has been using "NMA-7X" to indicate the smaller body longer range "MoM" and "NMA-8X" for the larger body shorter range "MOM". On the other hand, I'm a bit pissy because you left St. Pierre e...Jump to post
Two questions : - How long it takes for airbus to deliver an A330Neo once the order is signed with the client airline? - As far as I understand the A330Neo is using the same production line as the A330CEO. What are the available slots for A330-800/900 for 2018-2019 ? Many thanks, Not much publicly ...Jump to post
800 commercial jet deliveries forecast for 2018, if engine suppliers meet their commitments. Guess that’s a big ‘if’ but it would set a challenging target for Boeing to match. Geoff The higher percentage of WB frames delivered B vs A will keep the keep the crown in Seattle for years to come. If Boe...Jump to post
As to the A330 Freighter and the A330 MRTT, Airbus does not necessarily have to move them to the neo platform. Military operators are generally not too concerned with the fuel economy of their aircraft and depending on the utilization, fuel burn can also not be the most important component of an RF...Jump to post
Although they refer to 20 orders and 16 options the official statements seem to indicate that all 36 will become firm orders soon. Don’t know why they didn’t just order 36. http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/02/emirates-firms-up-order-for-up-to-36-additional-a380s.html Also they t...Jump to post
Deal includes 3 ex-SriLankan A350s. China's Sichuan Airlines has signed a deal with Airbus to buy 10 A350-900 widebody jets worth over 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) at list prices, an Airbus spokeswoman said on Friday. CAAC News, which is affiliated to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, ear...Jump to post
jeffrey0032j wrote:Thread has nothing to do with Airbus, but becomes A vs B, I wonder why......
Boeing just can't be seen as capable to some here I guess.
Although someone will probably reply to me later and tell me why I am wrong and BA must buy the 779. Well given how the 779 is apparently a very good replacement for 747-400s (of which BA is the largest operator), how BA needs large jets generally, how the 777-9 would be bigger than the A350-1000 (...Jump to post
na wrote:With 1545th 747 (748F UPS N608UP) and the 1537th 777 (77W AI VT-ALV) just delivered, likely in April the number 777s produced will pass the 747.
Not true, BA have designated replacements for all their 744s. A mix of A350-1000s and 787-10s. Buying more A380s would represent a change of plan, which IAG is perfectly entitled to do. Geoff I'm still pretty sure some are undecided, the number of 77Ws, 78Xs, A350s and A380s still seems a little to...Jump to post
I wonder what a potential A380 deal would do for the chances of a 777X at BA? I thought BA had roughly 12 or so 744s without a designated replacement so far (due for retirement in 2024), if BA ordered 8 or thereabouts (I realise this is an optimistic estimate) that would make the case for a 777X qu...Jump to post
douwd20 wrote:Aither wrote:That's Boeing propaganda.
Let me know when Airbus's forecast of 1200 VLA market materializes and I will eat my words. The sales figures for the 787 and A350 proves the point. The hub busters have already won.
Just to be clear, I hope BA do change their plans and buy more A380s. I will be interested in how they justify this to their shareholders. It will be more complex than deciding to replace some old 747s.
We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason, with 77W's available already for many years. They have not used the A388 to replace the 747s. They don't have plans for A380 on NYC route (their busiest). A380 too big for that. It seems BA are doing an analysis of where for them freq...Jump to post
From memory I believe the original BA A380 order was for 12 plus 7 options. Could it be that IAG will just exercise these purchase options? I think IAG is cautious about ordering too many A380’s because flying four engine aircraft during recessions can be immensely costly. Having a larger twin engi...Jump to post
There will be decisions to be taken by all VLA operators, both A380 and 747-8, when the replacement cycle is considered. EK and SQ have already ordered A380s to replace some of their A380s.
A cheapskate refusing to pay for his baggage. No story.
DartHerald wrote:I wonder if we have seen all the December orders now or if there are still some to be announced. Only one sleep till we find out!
****Disclaimer: I'm not trying to bash Boeing**** Congratulations to Boeing. Delivering some 700 plus planes is not thinkable a couple years ago. But this achievement is having its price: I've heard endless complaints from mechanics about how the newly delivered birds went tech during 2017. Most of...Jump to post