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by VS11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130385

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

That becomes the fundamental debate in this thread: should the MOM/NMA be an optimized long-narrowbody, like the 757-300 with a new wing/engine, or is it a 7-abreast small widebody. We may get to watch this unfold, if Boeing pursues the small widebody and if Airbus further stretches/re-wings/re-eng...

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by VS11
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves
Replies: 5
Views: 3381

Re: Concerns that DY is running out of cash reserves

The article is actually very informative. It does argue the two sides - one being the airline is expanding too quickly and that the many new planes ordered are eating its cash and forcing it to find places where to fly them i.e. Argentina. The other side is that the strategy is fine (overpriced and ...

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by VS11
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 starts ORH-JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4711

Re: B6 starts ORH-JFK

This flight should do well I think. Central Mass also has tons of students who could use this flight for connections via JFK. Also, Worcester has bid for the Amazon second HQ and the new ILS along with the B6 JFK flight would definitely go a long way for the bid - airport proximity was a key require...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families
Replies: 26
Views: 10246

Re: When will Boeing and Airbus launch the replacements for 737 and A320 families

Maybe there won't be a need for a 737/320 replacement. With population growth, increased air traffic and airport congestion, the next step would be using a small widebody - the higher capacity short range plane that the 797 supposedly is (whose EIS was pushed to 2027 per the other thread). The 737/3...

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by VS11
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130385

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Leeham says that the NMA is being pushed back to 2027: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/04/boeing-moves-eis-target-nma-2027-sources/ Now we have another decade on this thread to speculate! :white: :tombstone: Well, looks like new 767-300s will end up being the most cost effective solution to the whol...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

gatibosgru wrote:

At around $260 RT not a bad deal at all.


That's a pretty amazing fare! Is this going to be a seasonal service tho ?

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by VS11
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 895
Views: 162311

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Why can't they make a double-decker A320? To make the cross section radius shorter, it could be 4 seats per row. You end up having 240 seats in a single-isle aircraft. If the radius needs to be larger then they could possibly fit 300 people (5 seats in a row) or even 360 (6 sears in a row). After al...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 4260

Re: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff

My instructor had told me at the airlines they want you to engage the autopilot at 700 ft. He had trained with Delta in the early 2000s. Obviously, it will vary with airlines but I thought it was too soon after take-off.

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by VS11
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This has been a very interesting thread. To put things into perspective I did some simple number crunching to compare an investment in a B763 vs a B787 using the fuel consumption presented earlier. 1. For the return trips mentioned, the difference in consumed fuel is 29.7k lbs, which is about 14 met...

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by VS11
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 18872

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

This is ridiculous. We finally have a set of pilot requirements that make sense and make it so that airliners have two well qualified, experienced pilots flying them. It is immensely impressive how safe airline flying in the US has become and this rule is a big part of it. And yet, due to the pilot...

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by VS11
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 13848

Re: A300/A310 v 767

Here are some more A300 threads from the archives. They focus more on American Airlines A300s but I am sure will be informative. The post below is by fxramper from this thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=467349 "A Whole Different American Airlines A300 (by 1337Delta764 Jul 3...

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by VS11
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5407

Re: UTair UT588 Loss of Control/Serious Upset Incident, Moscow Vnukovo, 13 October 2017

From my MS Flight Sim experience, same situation happens in Boeing planes when the autopilot is off but the altitude selector is on - the plane still tries to stay at that altitude.

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by VS11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21992

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

UA seems to have one deciding factor behind aircraft acquisition at this time, CAPEX, the greatest number of seats for the lowest price. Used A320 family aircraft, cheap end of line 777-300ER and talk about past end of line 767-300ER, I assume dirt cheap. Low CAPEX and low integration cost is the o...

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by VS11
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21992

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

UA seems to have one deciding factor behind aircraft acquisition at this time, CAPEX, the greatest number of seats for the lowest price. Used A320 family aircraft, cheap end of line 777-300ER and talk about past end of line 767-300ER, I assume dirt cheap. Low CAPEX and low integration cost is the o...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand to run the old 767-300ER until they fall apart, I do not really understand buying new ones. The new ones are to be deployed in missions where the 787 is "too much plane", to use the popular phrase. This issue keeps coming up most often in relation to United Airlines. There wa...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand to run the old 767-300ER until they fall apart, I do not really understand buying new ones. The new ones are to be deployed in missions where the 787 is "too much plane", to use the popular phrase. This issue keeps coming up most often in relation to United Airlines. There wa...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand that Boeing Capitol is generally a stopgap between a quick sale and longer term financing. That being said, could they be injected with the capitol to hold on to new 767s for a decade, selling them to freighters after? Yes, Boeing Capital Corp (BCC) can raise the funds to underwrite su...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So far, it's been working since they have not sold a passenger 767 in almost six years compared to 60 787-8s. I agree that the B763 list price is deliberately set ...

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by VS11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5522

Re: Norwegian 3q results

The sooner this experiment is extinguished the better. If one of the world wide carriers was dumping seats at the way Norwegian (I would use a code but they have so many there is no way to determine who is who) does in an effort to kill off Norwegian, in the way that Norwegian is dumping seats to g...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I wonder what kind of prices Boeing is willing to offer for the B767-300. At $201.4m list price, it is not exactly cheap. The 788 is only $28m more expensive. I would not be surprised if Boeing is offering passenger 767s at near list price to discourage orders and shift customers to the 787-8. So f...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128832

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices
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I wonder what kind of prices Boeing is willing to offer for the B767-300. At $201.4m list price, it is not exactly cheap. The 788 is only $28m more expensive.

http://www.boeing.com/company/about-bca/#/prices

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by VS11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 28498

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

vfw614 wrote:
Tomorrow's flights to/from KEF have also been canceled. So the airberlin chapter at KEF is closed. Isavia will have to deal with the lessor to sort out the mess.


If the lessor pays Isavia, how difficult/easy would it be for the lessor to get reimbursed later by the airberlin estate?

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1482
Views: 157857

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Great news for the Brazil flights!!! Would they use their B767 or 787s?

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 155213

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I don't think Boeing executives did anything wrong here. They were looking after Boeing's interests, which is their job. They were acting in good faith and there is nothing yet to suggest they don't have a case against BBD. I am sorry, but there is not one single word in your whole sentence that is...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1565
Views: 155213

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think we'll be able to tell if this has blown up in Boeings face if a number of executives suddenly retire or get reassigned. Were I a Boeing shareholder, I'd want heads to roll. The Canadian and British governments have said that Boeing is still not off the hook for their defence contracts. And ...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130385

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we've all speculated about. The fact that Joyce doesn't mention the A321LR at all is another thing... I wonder why? Because Qantas is not l...

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by VS11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130385

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Alan Joyce says its a widebody and economics look good https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-boeing-737-max-boeing-797-for-domestic-fleet Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we...

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by VS11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15880

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Call me crazy but United buying JetBlue does not seem far fetched to me. JetBlue could very well become analogous to what Vueling/Level are to IAG. If the presumed JetBlue TATL is happening with A321LR then it would fill in a competitive gap in United's portfolio. Also, JetBlue will help with the ta...

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 268
Views: 38544

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Is air Berlin going to be part of oneworld or star?

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7476

Re: Could BMI have survived?

The fate of bmi was sealed in 1999 when LH bought a stake in bmi. As part of that transaction, Michael Bishop had an option to force LH to buy the rest of bmi for £400m. After playing with the airline unsuccessfully for 10 years, he exercised his option and cashed out leaving LH with a high bill for...

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by VS11
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 10767

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

For the conspiracy theorists, try this for an alternative narrative. Monarch announce an order for 30 Max at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show. This would have been a useful order for a newish aeroplane, from an airline with a long and relatively successful history and, probably most importantly, an Ai...

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by VS11
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best New England airports to fly into
Replies: 20
Views: 1878

Re: Best New England airports to fly into

Congrats on your PPL! It is an achievement. You can also try Chatham, MA on the Cape - KCQX and Provincetown, MA while in the area. Flying over the Cape is pretty amazing and offers some crosswind landings opportunities. :D :airplane:

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by VS11
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

A visual aid on the importance of aiming for the runway centerline.

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by VS11
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 15335

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

We shouldn't overestimate the impact of such a clause. While it is a nifty strategy on AA's part, aircraft manufacturers have a pretty deep and comprehensive market intelligence and know very well what airlines are close to buying new planes (even on a.net there are replacement cycle discussions all...

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by VS11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

This is going to substantially challenge the "Norwegian is a flag of convenience carrier" narrative.

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by VS11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 15335

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Such a clause if it exists in the AA contract would probably have an expiration date and a specific configuration ie probably doesn't apply to the NEO

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18769

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

JAL is part of oneworld so AA starting PHL-NRT just does not seem likely to me. PHL was an AA hub when JAL started the BOS flight yet they chose BOS over PHL. So JAL starting PHL-NRT seems even less likely than AA starting it. However, anything is possible - if there is enough demand and yield. The...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18769

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mo...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18769

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mo...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 148
Views: 25290

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Looking further at that transportation link it looks like this is more of a wish list than valid. Given that there will be only limited terminal facilities for the foreseeable future SXM cannot absorb all of this supply of seats, and I doubt that all of the hotels will be ready. As we get closer th...

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by VS11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18769

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mov...

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by VS11
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 762
Views: 130385

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

parapente wrote:
Don't think 4,200nm is a ten hour flight is it?More 7.5 hours I would have thought?


10 hours is about right. 4,200nm=4833 statute miles @550 mph is around 9 hrs but obviously entire flights are not at cruising speeds.

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by VS11
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worldroutes thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Worldroutes thread

Got to give it to Willie Walsh, he is fighter. His determination to compete and do what it takes to be profitable is remarkable.

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by VS11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11670

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

The market is crying out for a low cost, modern 30-ish seater, look how many airlines still fly the Saab 340, J41, Embraer 120 etc. And yet the market hasn't responded by giving them that, which does suggest that the market is content with current options. With the WSJ behind a paywall I looked to ...

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by VS11
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft
Replies: 96
Views: 11670

Re: Embraer considers building new turboprop aircraft

It's about time someone brings to market a all new turboprop with range from 30 seats all the way to 70 seats......you have some regions like the Caribbean with really need 30 seaters in a lot of markets due to market size and airfield being served..... Totally agree. Many markets in Europe can ben...

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6623

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

I didn't see that coming, the most interesting part for me seems to be the collaboration with Norwegian. Why? They are both LCC and both have an extensive European network. Why would Norwegian "give" this opportunity to Easyjet? Wouldn't it be more logical to work with Air Asia X for inst...

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9219

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

Noshow wrote:
Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Wouldn't this be the exact thing they look for? What needs to be updated compared to some 787-3?


The price. At the right price the model can be economically attractive to serve the thinner routes.

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the Boeing MOM do for the industry?
Replies: 78
Views: 9219

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

RJMAZ wrote:

The MOM will be a carbon fibre A310.


More like a carbon fiber 757. It doesn't make sense to introduce a new widebody type.

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by VS11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6623

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

That's a great step. The easyJet site works very well.

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