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by Geoff1947
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7125

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

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!

Too excited to sleep ..... !!

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by Geoff1947
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4178

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

****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...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Can anyone help here, which Boeing 747-8i was officially handed over to a customer on the 10th December 2017? Is this MSN 37826 - has it finally been sold? Unidentified Customer(s) Unidentified Unidentified 747-8 GE 10-Dec-2017 1 L/N 1495 a Saudi BBJ NTU which has apparently gone to the Qatar royal...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Can anyone help here, which Boeing 747-8i was officially handed over to a customer on the 10th December 2017? Is this MSN 37826 - has it finally been sold? Unidentified Customer(s) Unidentified Unidentified 747-8 GE 10-Dec-2017 1 L/N 1495 a Saudi BBJ NTU which has apparently gone to the Qatar royal...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10836

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

The French Press on Airbus in China Airbus are headquartered in France as some seem to forget, so the French press may sometimes have prime information not channelled abroad. Interestingly, they pay lip service to the FT's suggestion that Airbus would have another "industrial partnership"...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10836

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

The problems for Airbus are being greatly exaggerated by many on this thread. Two things are being conflated. One is the current sales and production challenges, which are not exceptional and have been managed successfully in the past. The other is the large scale management changes the results of w...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 71
Views: 11176

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

This is the customers leading BA. All their short haul routes are under threat from the big LCCs, they have to get their costs and prices in line with the competition. I suspect they have a fairly elderly loyal customer base but they need to build a younger following.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 20
Views: 4932

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

They’ll need to keep the finishing centre in Tianjin supplied with A330s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7125

Re: Airbus 2017 "5ft Quarter" annual press conference

Boeing seem to be copying Airbus !!

Monthly reporting of orders and their own fifth quarter !!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 13599

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... FCRaT-iqgo

It looks like about 10 787-8s for delivery in 2018. Includes the last 3 for BA and the first 2 for Biman.

Geoff
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Using this excellent source

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... FCRaT-iqgo

It looks like about 10 787-8s for delivery in 2018. Includes the last 3 for BA and the first 2 for Biman.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 13599

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Aeroflot transferred their 22 787 orders to Avia Capital Services in November of 2016. ACS is a lessor and is owned by the Russian Government (as part of Rostec). While I would normally consider it a way for SU to shed the order without paying the penalties for doing so, I am going to hazard a gues...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 13599

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

With 787-8 production declining and an unfilled orderbook of just 63 , I looked to see how many of the remaining orders were candidates for conversion or cancellation. There are 4 orders where delivery has not started which look potentially doubtful. Aeroflot ( 18 frames ), Astana (3), Biman (4) and...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 32302

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

First time I see december not being the best month of the year, which could be seen as progress. Yes, it seems some A350s were offloaded in November already. Still, for Airbus in general, December 2017 is a new record month with more than 110 civil aircraft deliveries. As Airbus are headed for 10/m...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 32302

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

So we no longer have a thread to discuss 2017 deliveries then !

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 32302

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

[photoid][/photoid] I would like to take this brief respite in deliveries to wish our hardworking KarelXWB a Happy New Year! Your contributions are much appreciated and thanks for keeping us informed here on A.Net. Have a great 2018! And from me too. We’d be much poorer without Karel’s great informa...

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by Geoff1947
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25111

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Does this gap exist as far as sales of planes are concerned ? The failure of the 787-3, the demise of the 787-8 and the fate of the A330-800 and the A350-800 suggests it doesn’t. Boeing are trying to make a case fo the NMA because they can’t compete with the A321. If Boeing succeed Airbus will need ...

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by Geoff1947
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156538

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Is there any good news for Boeing this year? A good year regarding 787 and 777 orders and the narrow body order numbers are good in 2017 even if slightly less than Airbus. Delivering quite a few more wide bodies than Airbus and delivering more frames overall. Airbus and Boeing both aim to get order...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156538

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Although having a bad year for widebody orders Airbus are having their best ever year for widebody deliveries. Their unfilled orderbook for passenger widebodies at nearly 1100 ( 1111 at the end of November ) is actually larger than Boeing’s ( 1068 ). Geoff It is easy to have a larger backlog when y...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156538

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Although having a bad year for widebody orders Airbus are having their best ever year for widebody deliveries. Their unfilled orderbook for passenger widebodies at nearly 1100 ( 1111 at the end of November ) is actually larger than Boeing’s ( 1068 ).

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156538

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Anything that Airbus reports after they report their year end figures can be regarded as a 2018 order.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 662
Views: 79511

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

KarelXWB wrote:
VV wrote:
Is there any twin 500-seater on offer?


Yep, and it's called 777.


Yes but on that basis the A380 is a 900 seater.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 34
Views: 5361

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

I wanted to find out what are the biggest short haul markets currently not served by BA but served by other airlines from London area. If I wanted a discussion whether BA is competing effectively against LCCs or whether it should fly from the regions, I would ask for it. Please stick to the topic a...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 34
Views: 5361

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

Geoff no it’s neither feed or contractors combined as this accounts for around 40% - the majority is in fact point to point traffic from and to the London market. Significant leisure markets and some but just small margin of avios redemptions as well. Without actual point to point ticket sales seri...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 34
Views: 5361

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

IAG from London is mainly about long haul they are not the biggest players in short haul. Likely to have ever smaller market share as time goes on. Geoff 97 long haul destinations from LHR 3 of which are also flown from LGW 68 short haul destinations from LHR 14 of which are also flown LGW. 46 shor...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON
Replies: 34
Views: 5361

Re: Biggest short haul markets not served by IAG from LON

IAG from London is mainly about long haul they are not the biggest players in short haul. Likely to have ever smaller market share as time goes on.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 195907

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Almost all final assembly line slots for 2018 are already taken by UPS, so I expect a slight temporally raise in production rate to satisfy new short notice 747-8F orders, with approx 6-8 months delivery time.. Provisional 2018 747-8 FAL allocation (subject to change) : L/N 1545 - 747-8F, RC533, UP...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82471

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Bit of a blow to the NMA/MOM business case. The first objective was to slow sales of the A321neo.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 190897

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

Airbus needs more orders to sustain a rate of 6 per year.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 190897

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

MSN 254 QR #10 has been ferried to XFW for cabin fit and paint. In addition to noting this, the most recent update to http://www.abcdlist.nl/a380f/a380f.html has MSN 255 SQ #24 as being through final assembly and awaiting first flight. That means all of Qatar's and all of Singapore's remaining A380...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.
Replies: 14
Views: 4215

Re: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.

Apparently Fiji Airways managing director Andre Viljoen has "confirmed" that FJ will be getting a new A330 aircraft - and as early as March! Still not sure where it will be coming from. Most probably a lease if it is to be delivered by March. http://fijisun.com.fj/2017/12/11/fiji-airways-...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8642

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

Airports that get infrequent snowfall usually don’t spend on snowploughs, so get hit hard when it does snow.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched
Replies: 69
Views: 16695

Re: Malaysia Airlines to bring back A380's on KUL-LHR, plans for high capacity A380's ditched

LTenEleven wrote:
New CEO, new ideas.
Peter Bellew has some interesting ideas, but with his return to Ryanair....


Exactly they can ditch their stupid plan now Bellew has been pushed out. They need to make full use of their best assets.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88873

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

Investors’ Day is Thursday 14th.

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 31488

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

Searched around for a bit, didn't see an active discussion, and this seemed to be a decent thread to post this in. Looks like Boeing booked an order for 1 747 yesterday. Unidentified customer. I can't tell if it's for a 747-8F or 747-8i. http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/orders-deliveries C...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 10386

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

The opening premise is wrong, apart from the VLAs. In the single aisle and the twin jets widebodies the trend is to bigger planes.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.
Replies: 14
Views: 4215

Re: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.

Pretty sure the 332 will be supplied by one of the leasing companies that still has outstanding orders. Nothing I can see in the orderbook or the production list to suggest they can get a new A330-200 in this timescale. It doesn’t say in the linked articles that they are getting a new A330-200. Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156538

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Boeing changes this week - One new order (Unidentified Customer(s) for one 747). In the changes category, reduced 737 orders by one and 787 orders by one. Any guesses who ordered the Jumbo and cancelled the 787 and 737? Well the 747 is a frieighter, presumably for ABC as it’s Unidentified! Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

StTim wrote:
I don't think so - but I am feeling that 80 or very near is achievable.


The major doubt concerns the 4 frames for QR who are always unpredictable and the 5 frames for ‘mainland’ Chinese airlines which are dependent on CAAC certification.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

http://www.a350-production.com/production-list

Nothing yet scheduled for LATAM -1000s.

Geoff
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LPSHobby wrote:
when will LATAM receive their first A35K ?


Worth checking here regularly

http://www.a350-production.com/production-list

Nothing yet scheduled for LATAM -1000s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 179 CI #11 emerged from cabin/engine fit and should move to paint. This one may be delivered in late December. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/38526531726_29e4ec5847_z.jpg Msn179 22/11/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Who does that tail in front belong to? EDIT: Never mind, I found out it ...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification
Replies: 64
Views: 20161

Re: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification

Slash787 wrote:
After Cathay, is it Etihad for A35K?


...or Virgin Atlantic....

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703465

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Thanks for the Bloomberg link. So Brégier sounds like Airbus is ready to commit to not only build the A380 for at least ten more years but to modernize it for the next "wave of updates" as he put it. Airbus sounds more decided than before to me to go on with the A380. Sort of good news fo...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 703465

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I agree with the theory that the 40x 787-10 MoU could be used to put pressure on RR. Emirates could gain commonality with the A380 when choosing the Trent1000, or with the 777X when they decide to use GEnx. Both the A350 and A330 only have a RR engine option. The realistic A380 order book contains ...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I was checking the A350 production list, only one MSN allocated was "not built", MSN 108 for American Airlines. Can it be concluded that MSN201 is actual MSN200? 108/131/139/152/156/166/171/194 all not built. So the 200th A350 (not A359) to enter the FAL should be MSN 207 or MSN 208 as it...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I have always wondered why Airbus skip MSN's, is there a good reason for doing it? Cancellations and deferrals. Yes ... But why not re-allocate the cancelled MSN's Because it would make no sense to do so ? Airbus assigns MSNs very early in the production process, why create extra work and confusion...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1504938

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

shuck wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 200 is not the 200th A350 however. Airbus skipped several numbers.


I have always wondered why Airbus skip MSN's, is there a good reason for doing it?


Cancellations and deferrals.

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by Geoff1947
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87174

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The A350 vs. B787 order went to Boeing. Almost unbelievable that Airbus couldn't win this one with a package deal eg A350 + A380 Always very unlikely that EK would order the A350 after they cancelled their previous order for 70. Of course they needed to keep Boeing honest by making it a competition...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 66462

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

So 29 posts before there are any orders and the show hasn’t even opened yet. Can we have threads for orders please ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norwegian's market
Replies: 44
Views: 8000

Re: Does BA Have a Chance Competing in Norweigians Market

Lots of information about IAG’s strategy here ; http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzkzMjE1fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636452658710557042 BA will be offering less Y class in future as they downsize from the 747s to A350 and 787 at LHR. LEVEL will be the long haul ...

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