Yes, 40 787-10s for delivery from 2022:
https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... i-airshow#
I think it's around 9-10h before they start adding a third crewmember, so I would imagine that the third pilot is a check or safety pilot.Jump to post
Not much effect, at least on aviation sales. It won't change the fact that Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved. It also won't stop the US imposing sanctions on those companies which engage in trade with Iran, especially if they have business links wit...Jump to post
QR is a very convenient source for EI to obtain A330s; plenty of A332s and A333s, similar config, GE engines, IFE equipped and QR is anxious to standardise its medium sized WB fleet on 787s and A350s, so there is plenty of scope there to increase the fleet.Jump to post
Two new EI t/a routes to be announced within the next 2-3 weeks. DEN a strong possibility to be one of them. The other ... ?
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/tra ... -1.3585382
2019 will be very interesting at DUB. Between the IAPA/Forsa industrial action and the disappointment of IAG in the DAA's plans for improvements and changes at DUB, it is by no means clear that the expected capacity growth will materialise. IAG might well decide that EI's first few A321neoLRs might ...Jump to post
That's great; good to hear that. Maybe this will help EI to justify investment in fleet roll-over. I understand that they were hoping to increase LF on short haul, so we'll need to see a deeper dive into the figures to see how short haul is performing (I suspect that long haul was the best performer...Jump to post
- Norwegian axes ORK-PVD, but increases SNN-PVD to five weekly ORK-PVD is not being axed, its just going seasonal, its bookable at 3x weekly from April 2019 onward. SNN is 4x and DUB is daily for a total of 14 weekly flights between PVD and Ireland for Spring/Summer 2019. Good; thanks for clarifyin...Jump to post
Hello my Irish (and non-Irish) aviation buddies! Welcome to August at your favourite aviation forum. For what would normally be a quiet time of the year, with holidays and everything else, this August has seen quite a few interesting (albeit not all positive) developments: Here's a few, looking back...Jump to post
First off a flight he was supposed to take from London to Dublin was cancelled on March 18th and – he says – passengers were left to fend for themselves after the cancellation was confirmed with the service desk in the airport closing swiftly once they saw the crowd of disgruntled passengers approa...Jump to post
I missed all that (I didn't start flying commercially until 1993, age 18, and my first 747 flight was in 1994 on TWA, at age 19). But I was always fascinated by the 747s back in my childhood in the 1980s and always wanted to fly one. My childhood home was full of old National Geographic magazines, ...Jump to post
ThrottleHold - fairly safe to say that Jesus is keeping out of this one and perhaps I should too!!!! :bigthumbsup: Well, Jesus only has experience of TLV only; and he's probably tired of being harassed by security there, too. To be honest, I've always found DUB ok. Sure, there are better airports a...Jump to post
I have only experienced it once before, and that was on an NW DC10 in Shannon, back in '87 ... it was a greaser. (Probably an autoland, in retrospect). I've seen this meme go around on Facebook ... "the perfect date, but she claps on landing". I couldn't resist adding a little comment. &qu...Jump to post
Aer Lingus had a lounge upstairs until the mid 1980s; I remember doing a school trip down to Shannon (a 25 minute flight) and there was a lounge there; they changed it to passenger seating (I think about 12-16 J seats) in the late 1980s. (I am told that at least one had been converted to J class sea...Jump to post
It's quite a while since IR received its A330s and A321s; I know there have been a few ATR72s, but what are the next aircraft scheduled to be delivered to IR (or other Iranian carriers), under the deals agreed? after the nuclear agreement?Jump to post
Any more rumors on the rumored Cityet announcement?
My personal view is that DUB is one of the better airports. Are there improvements that could be made? Of course, but as airports go, it's definitely in the "upper half" if not "upper third" of airports I have used. There are better ones of course - ZRH, SIN, AMS - but as Shamroc...Jump to post
Hmm ... I was hoping it would be Beijing. Presumably they're trying to tout Shenzhen as a back door to HKG (it's just over the border); don't know if that's going to work and what is more worrying is that it might only result in undermining the CX route and we'll end up losing both. Not impressed. :-(Jump to post
Disappointing; I thought this had already been approved, not by Dart but by mainline link.
If DUB is going to be a viable alternative as a major business centre after Brexit, a fast rail link to the airport is essential and this really should not be put on the long finger.
I wonder if EI talk about routes from other EU countries to the US is part of EI's ongoing (and intensifying) battle with the DAA ... a little message to say that DUB is not integral or essential to EI's growth plans. (Of course, the danger here is that the DAA could go out and reel in some new carr...Jump to post
Thanks for the info ... the 757 fleet is going to be stretched next year! A321NeoLR can't come soon enough!
Incidentally, does anyone know if 'GCF is the last EI 333 to come, or are they expecting more?
I think you make very good points; I think, however, that this is a non-runner politically, as the flight paths would cross many crucial constituencies and no party would want to do that.
It was strongly considered a few years back, but nothing came of it. I don't think anything will.
It's all politics; this decision will not have been made by Egyptair. They would have had an input to the extent of stating that they like the 789 and that being the case, politics dictates that the airline takes Airbuses as well. It could just as easily have been A350s and 737-Maxes. I agree that t...Jump to post
Well, the good news keeps rolling in. Delighted to welcome FI; glad they're operating 752s, because I'm sure they'll move it to 737-Maxes within a year.Jump to post
Good evening folks! As the sun is now setting on September, it's time for our tenth thread of 2017. We've had quite an interesting month in Irish aviation! - Hainan all but ready to go; just waiting for the green light for the Chinese govt - ORK is now Ireland's fastest growing airport - and Norwegi...Jump to post
Bombardier ruling risks thousands of Belfast jobs Very disappointing, but not unexpected; the UK government has now told Boeing that its contracts with the RAF (which also include the new Poseidon surveillance aircraft) are at risk; Canada is expected to decide in the next year or two about a new je...Jump to post
It was to be expected. The economy is growing, the shortage of jobs is shrinking. Ryanair lived on that job shortage. A system that works fine in times of crisis, but less good in financially good times. When there hardly are any jobs available and you can get a job at Ryanair, you take it. Anythin...Jump to post
I was just curious about landings at HKG, in particularly from the 07 end; most airlines use 07L and some (particularly cargo, but some CX) use 07R. However, landings on 07R can be treacherous in windy conditions, due to the nearby hills. My question is this: is there a windspeed/conditions above wh...Jump to post
Taipei isn't new either. Indeed. Also years ago Air France, BA, Lufthansa (Condor) and Swiss all started Taipei services. They all used modified names so as not to annoy the Beijing govt. But after a couple of years they all axed their Taipei flights presumably because of lack of profits. KLM is th...Jump to post
When are the first A330 Neos coming? Weren't they ordered at the same time as the A350s?Jump to post
Any idea when the first 777 will appear in the new c/s?
Will they do the 767 at all, given that it is probably not going to be in the fleet for too long more? (More likely to be repainted in Rouge c/s than new AC?)
For an airline of that size, maintaining load factor of 78% is pretty impressive. And a 6% increase in pax numbers is pretty good too I don't put much trust in the 748i rumours, but it will certainly be interesting to see which of the 787/350 TK goes for. That said, I suspect politics will dictate t...Jump to post
So actually more -900 order may mean CX is looking at more secondary destination opportunities. This is what I was thinking; the 359 has longer legs than the 359; there's no reduction in the numbers being ordered, just a greater emphasis on the longer range model. As to the A350-1000, does that mea...Jump to post
Air Canada have announced DUB=YUL (4 weekly) and increase YVR from 3 to 5 weekly and new 4 weekly SNN-YYZ wtih new B737 MAX. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-09-13-Air-Canada-Deepens-Embrace-of-the-Emerald-Isle-with-Expanded-Non-Stop-Services-to-Ireland-from-Toronto-and-Montreal It's terrific n...Jump to post
The same poster who referred to to SNN-Canada service has now said DIUB will also get an announcement and it will be AC or AC Rouge. Has to be YUL if they are correct from DUB. They've been expanding a bit at YUL; they recently announced a Tokyo flight and just to fly a little maple leaf kite, they...Jump to post
T3 plans are still kicking around. How good or bad is having an independent terminal at the airport or should it be another DAA controlled or at least owned one? Aviation entrepreneurs Ulick and Des McEvaddy are aiming to exit Nama by the end of the year after securing money from a small US bank th...Jump to post
Oh to be a fly on the wall when the crew has to explain this to their flight ops chief.Jump to post
Worth noting that Aer Lingus actually dismissed the A330neo as unsuitable for them. Shortly before the IAG takeover management at Aer Lingus pitted their current A350 order against the newly launched A330neo but came to the conclusion that it offered little advantage over the A350. In a financial p...Jump to post
Good morning folks and welcome to our September thread! Here's a link to the last thread - http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1369971&start=150. Of course, there's one item of fantastic news which pretty much instantly put everything else in the shade. The Cathay route, as an...Jump to post
Just wanted to add a few words on the HKG flight. I am delighted! I'm actually quite surprised, but that only makes the news all the more special and welcome. And a 350 too ... and unlike ET, decent schedules from a photography viewpoint! The sight of a 350 taking off from 10 at a high weight will b...Jump to post
As I said on that thread, none of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one of the 3 cities. Also on another website, Cathay crew are saying it's BRU, CPH and DFW that they're launching. Hope I'm wrong though. It surprises me that CX is looking at expansion at all, given thei...Jump to post
I think Stephen Miller may be next. Next as chief strategist or next out the door? (It may not necessarily be one or the other!) It's just a nightmare now and I am just wondering what part Pence is playing in this ... other than waiting? It seems to me that Pence knew all along - right from the mom...Jump to post
It's just hard to believe ... If someone wrote a book two or three years ago about an American President who did even a fraction of what Trump has done (and said), it would be laughed out of a publisher's office. It's just frightening that we are in such uncharted territory. And then, after the pres...Jump to post