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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 116
Views: 31252

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Revelation wrote:
xxcr wrote:
have they released the seating layout?

They are staying with a nautical theme for that too:

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Have you any idea how spacious a 500 passenger A380 is ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 4727

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

qf789 wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:
Good , perhaps they’ll keep the A380s on the LHR schedule now.

Geoff


Now why would they do that when they have A350's coming very shortly


Because it was a decision made by Bellew when he tried to make an impact. The A380s are great for that route and the A350s could be used elsewhere.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 4727

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Good , perhaps they’ll keep the A380s on the LHR schedule now.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206224

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Anyone know when Iran Air's next A330 will be ready? Could we see one next year? Nothing in the short term, see this list : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ff2DA4QRsnyx6Og6UREgvDckpdF2Iu7o4Vcj6m7EM_I/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html Looks like politics may have stopped the order be...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter

Puzzled by this, Boeing’s figures show 129 deliveries by the end of September.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Below is a first glimpse of MSN 98 after cabin/engine fit. The winglets are not in Azul colors anymore.

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By Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks, on Flickr


Any news about when the CAAC might certify the A350 ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206224

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 1828 is getting prepared for its first flight.

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Thai Lion Air A330-343 msn 1828 by dn280tls, on Flickr


Is it confirmed that it will be painted in Thai Lion livery not Batik ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

NZ321 wrote:
So when does SQ get number 20? And when do they get their first ULR?


Thought the first ULR was going to be SQ #22.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters

Ha - not happening! Nice try. 747 is on the way out except for freighter IMHO. We can all imagine.... .also the rumoured TK order. Just a no-go given what will likely be happening to fuel in 10 years. I am surprised though that nobody has yet jumped on the 777-200ER/ and 777-200LR/ F freighter conv...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

If the orderbook is not updated then the cancellations stand. Which frames QR eventually takes is a separate issue. Airbus seems to think that the much delayed frames will be delivered but QR is still not taking them. Interesting. Geoff You seem to be mixing up a few things. QR canceled 4 aircraft ...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Yes, exactly, the cancellations have not been reversed in the Airbus orderbook as per the update on the 6th October : As mentioned above, it doesn't have to be reversed in the order book. If the orderbook is not updated then the cancellations stand. Which frames QR eventually takes is a separate is...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I think there is still more to be told of this QR deferral story. Interesting that their 4 A350 cancellations have not been reversed as some had expected. Geoff Last update was about 2 weeks ago. You mean that nothing has happened after that? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59911-qatar-airw...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I think there is still more to be told of this QR deferral story. Interesting that their 4 A350 cancellations have not been reversed as some had expected.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 39692

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I can see IAG buying the A330-800 for Iberia / LEVEL. They have expansion plans are are still placing orders for A330-200s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

gatibosgru wrote:
When is the first A35J supposed to be delivered? Is QR still the launch customer?


QR will be first in December based on current plans. Launch was years ago and is different from Entry Into Service.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 393
Views: 59120

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA. Geoff Theres a few thousand stranded in the UK this morning who were expecting to go on holiday. Not all have been able to quickly change t...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 393
Views: 59120

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

There is so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin. - So far 50 aircraft have been delivered, without the QR aircraft at the delivery centre. - Delivery sheet shows 7 deliveries in August, not 6. - MSN 52 and 55 were counted as 2016 by Airbus, not 2017. Oops sorry for the error...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbu...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbu...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbus...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206224

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

kelual wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:

Wonder if it will go to LEVEL.

Geoff

No..this is for IB, delivery in december.Level have 3 on order.....first delivery in June 2018.

Level has none on order. IAG/IB has...


LEVEL is part of Iberia which is part of IAG. The first two A330s for LEVEL were ordered for Iberia.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1257
Views: 206224

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
kelual wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKHQSkBUMAANKG6.jpg

Is this IB A330 new?


Should be MSN 1835.


Wonder if it will go to LEVEL.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 173950

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Wow, where are you getting those 747 sales figures from ?The big deal with UPS for freighters has kept the production line open but they have finished making the passenger model. Geoff Feb -14 CargoLux 1 Oct - 14 Airbridge Cargo 1 Feb - 15 SilkWays 3 June - 15 Atlas Air 1 Nov - 15 Airbridge Cargo 2...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 173950

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I am starting to believe the 747 just may out live the A380, as a previous poster posited. Other than Emirates the A380 has only booked one sale in the last (5) years to ANA for three frames. (I do not consider Amedeo a sale because it is not). In the same time frame the 747 has garnered 31 sales f...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Two A350-1000s have been showing online today. When will we see the first customer A350-1000 fully painted? Qatar's (launch customer) first is already painted. Not sure if theres any pics floating around. Try this https://mobile.twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/902620704977428480/photo/1?ref_src=tw...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188815

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I am not sure about this, but I think Airbus have pushed forward first A330-800 NEO. Now production list shows MSN 1888 to first frame, I think it was lower before. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ff2DA4QRsnyx6Og6UREgvDckpdF2Iu7o4Vcj6m7EM_I/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html Don't th...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9013

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

A quick reality check needed. The 757 is the least successful of all Boeing's commercial jetliner families and is long out of production. It is much loved by pilots and plane spotters. The Boeing MOM is a concept that has yet to get near to formal launch. I think your opening premise is flawed. Boe...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9013

Re: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?

A quick reality check needed. The 757 is the least successful of all Boeing's commercial jetliner families and is long out of production. It is much loved by pilots and plane spotters. The Boeing MOM is a concept that has yet to get near to formal launch. I think your opening premise is flawed.

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport terminal transformation and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: London Luton Airport terminal transformation and pics

I have seen hold ups where drivers stop as soon as they enter the drop off area not realising there is plenty of space if they drive on past the u -bend.

Good luck next time.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Luton Airport terminal transformation and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: London Luton Airport terminal transformation and pics

It's been a long process and there's a long way to go yet but I seriously hope it results in improvements for passengers. Currently it can be unbearable in peak summer months, morning traffic jams regularly result in people getting out of their cars and walking along the dual carriageway to the ter...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5264

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

This seems strange, A350-1000 is too big to start any operation, so is B787-10! They would be better with -9, - 8 or even A339. Seems they will only focus on Delhi or maybe Mumbai with these aircrafts, which is not the smartest move. While it might seem strange to mix A350-1000 into this, I guess t...

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That should be MSN 155 CX #22.
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Slug71 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 148 CX #20 first flight today (unpainted):

https://fr24.com/AIB01GT/ec23107


Final -900 for CX?


That should be MSN 155 CX #22.

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by Geoff1947
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188815

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

So assuming Airbus doesn't get further orders for the -800 and the programme is canned what will replace all those A332s and 767-300ERs? 797 is a long way off. Some of those domestic 763s and A332s are getting pretty long in the tooth. Is this where Airbus response to 797 comes in? We're talking a ...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4395

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

I have to say that Luton Airport has improved markedly when I visited last week (although it still has a long way to go improvement wise). The past few summers, when they were doing all the construction/improvement works, it was a complete dump and a nightmare to use. Huge traffic queues to get int...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48762

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

SQ789 wrote:
Where will it be base at? Lisbon don't have the A380 fitted to land there, so I suspect it will be either in MAD or BCN.


The base will be determined by who the end customer is. This will be announced in October.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48762

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

I'm intrigued that the quote from HiFly says the identity of the end customer operator will be announced in October. Sounds like they are signing a long-term contract.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48762

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Could these be MH frames being funded by HiFly for the new Malaysian subsidiary rather than SQ frames ?

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by Geoff1947
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188815

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

And the A330-800 will be perfect.

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by Geoff1947
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB01FJ/e9c63bf


So it looks like the rumour that QR will still take this frame is true, unless Airbus found another buyer.

Geoff
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KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 63 QR airborne on its first flight: https://fr24.com/AIB01FJ/e9c63bf


So it looks like the rumour that QR will still take this frame is true, unless Airbus found another buyer.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Good that the first -1000 for CX has entered assembly. They are a much more reasonable customer when it comes to taking delivery of A350s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I'm told by a reliable source (within the airline) that QR are delaying plans to go daily to WDH (where I live) because of shortage of frames. I suppose that's not incompatible with cancelling four planes down the line but I still don't get it. I didn't intend any criticism of you. Personally I don...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I'm told by a reliable source (within the airline) that QR are delaying plans to go daily to WDH (where I live) because of shortage of frames. I suppose that's not incompatible with cancelling four planes down the line but I still don't get it. I didn't intend any criticism of you. Personally I don...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

That's why we have seen activity on MSN 63 recently. Aircraft came suddenly out of storage. And so QR doesn't need to increase its order book to re-take the 4 canceled aircraft. Just cancel 4 aircraft further down the road. Sounds reasonable. I notice MSN 161, 163 and 172 for Quatar have still not ...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249144

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Tkfan wrote:
What is the latest news on 4 Qatar A350 ntu.
Didn't heard anything recently?

Are they allocated to another Airline or will Qatar take them?


Neither, Airbus needs to find a new buyer.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 9130

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

I've flown the route several times and the flights are usually about 50% or so. It's an easy alternative to SFO for certain, but I did find the nearly empty Y on a Friday to be a sign that I'd better enjoy this while I can. On one flight, they could have pretty much filled premium economy and busin...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News: routes and fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

Re: Wizz Air News: routes and fleet

Surprised they don't fly to Estonia at all. I needed them last year when I wanted to fly TLL-LTN. Nobody does that route anymore.

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 55627

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

A350 wrote:
Cool. I would have expected them to use it on a shorter route for the first weeks until the crew is more familiar with it and the second frame has arrived.


Second frame ready now and already handed to DL in TLS.

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188815

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

So assuming Airbus doesn't get further orders for the -800 and the programme is canned what will replace all those A332s and 767-300ERs? 797 is a long way off. Some of those domestic 763s and A332s are getting pretty long in the tooth. Is this where Airbus response to 797 comes in? We're talking a ...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj

Antarius wrote:
MH has some 380s lying around...


Not true their A380s are in very productive use.

Geoff

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