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by RL777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on the 777X flight deck?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Thoughts on the 777X flight deck?

TWA772LR wrote:
The demand for Sight Saver wipes will increase dramatically.

Touch screens will make the cockpit more intuitive. Smart move IMO. Does the A350 have touch screens?


Touchscreens are optional on the 350, I'm not aware of any airline that has taken delivery with them installed though.

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by RL777
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103536

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

So let me post a somewhat silly question, if they really wanted to send a message about the A380 why not order the next largest a/c available, if they had placed an order for 40 748i rather than 40 787-10 which in no way compete with the A380 what would the message have been? After all, they alread...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 91
Views: 9761

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

a bit off topic, but noticed Korean Air low cost carrier JIN AIR, are using B777-200ER's to fly to HNL with 393 seats all Y class in a 3-4-3 arrangement(apparently some seats up front have more legroom). They also fly seasonally to CNS. Couldn't they fly Australia/USA as long as they stopped in som...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 91
Views: 9761

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

blooc350 wrote:
Id rather pay a full fare on a real airline than to fly something like Allegiant, frontier or Southwest across the pond.


Unfortunately and increasingly many travelers have shifted towards the opposite line of thinking.

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by RL777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32202

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Tip of the cap to Mr. Leahy, what a profound impact he's had on the industry. Fitting way to pass the torch

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by RL777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69862

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

5. ravished the title of "Queen of the Skies" ! Call the A380 "Whale of the Heavens" or "Pig of the Skies" if you will & lipsticked if you so prefer, but in everybody's right mind the crowning masterpiece is now produced by Airbus with all the added luxury airlines...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 91
Views: 20344

Re: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed

EK have done an excellent job with the F cabin, excellent balance of functionality and innovation without changing too much. The Y cabin also looks good despite the tight width. I understand why they prefer the 7 abreast J product from a business perspective but from a consumer perspective it makes ...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32336

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Excellent news for both Emirates and Boeing, I always had the feeling an order would be tabled at the Airshow despite TC straying the masses otherwise. The 78J is the ideal aircraft for the shorter high density routes that are currently operated by aircraft either too large or misused on those route...

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by RL777
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69862

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

The future of the A380 is on the stage here. Let's hope it works out, as the big bird hopefully still has her best years to come. :checkmark: :checkmark: Would love see some China orders, but the Chinese are not big on ordering at Air Shows. Cannot think of any other Asian carrier that would order ...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new First class revealed, business and economy class refreshed
Replies: 91
Views: 20344

Re: First glimpses of Emirates new First class

maortega15 wrote:
I guess controlling your own temperature and lighting to adjust to your mood is something revolutionary?!


No the revolutionary bit is the authentic rope tied on the curtains!

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21222

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

I generally enjoy Leeham articles but I have to disagree on the direction of this piece. I believe with the added support both financially and logistically from the Airbus group that the C Series will become very successful and will essentially replace the A319NEO size bracket. The comparisons to th...

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8539

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Very sad, eerie reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident.

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by RL777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20766

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Partially due to delivery slot availability in the wide body market but also simply because DL felt the Airbus offering fit it's RFP the best.

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by RL777
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 5491

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

I am referring to the banking industry. Houston is weak in that sector. Texas hasn't had much of a banking sector since its banks went belly-up in the late '80s. Houston has a large delegation of foreign banks, for whatever that's worth. But Hong Kong is more than just finance. HKG is a global hub ...

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by RL777
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 6187

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

Kingboard never had any intention of keeping its shares long term, a quick turnaround investment for them. In terms of what this means I wouldn't read into very much. QR is attempting to diversify it's income as the political situation remains unclear.

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 3600

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Nobody will truly be able to step into Leahy's shoes, he was one of the driving forces that transformed Airbus into the company it is today however I don't believe that to be necessary. The commercial aircraft product line is the most competitive it's ever been, JL fought through periods where its o...

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 16659

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

The 744 replacements are already either in the fleet or on order. The 77W, A35J and A388 will share the role for the longer range routes to NA and Asia whilst I believe the 787-10 is the perfect replacement for TATL routes especially JFK & BOS. It would not surprise me to see BA add some more 78...

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by RL777
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10239

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I would love to see more 777X orders specifically the 779 but amongst the US3 I find it to be unlikely, at least not anytime soon. AA: Not too many routes in the network that would work with that size of aircraft and their 77Ws at the top end of the fleet are still very young. The A350s will take c...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 10239

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I would love to see more 777X orders specifically the 779 but amongst the US3 I find it to be unlikely, at least not anytime soon. AA: Not too many routes in the network that would work with that size of aircraft and their 77Ws at the top end of the fleet are still very young. The A350s will take ca...

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103536

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

The Emirates discussions on this board seem to go in cycles, sometimes they have too many aircraft and are failed to doom and other times ordering more A380s is sound logic ;)

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by RL777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15596

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

I'm confident these new generation aircraft will eventually operate their fair share of uncommon p2p routes in the near future, however for airlines replacing older less efficient aircraft on competitive routes takes priority. When Boeing was using that logic as a marketing tactic people needed to r...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9708

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

None of those products look particularly great, the color scheme is far too cold when compared with the current style which is inviting and warm. I am happy to see they have finally dropped the flip down style bed in J, but the new product looks quite cramped width wise (that might just be the photo...

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by RL777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?
Replies: 32
Views: 4246

Re: Will DL base any A350's at SEA?

I think it's likely we will see some DL A359 ops from Seattle, however it will be limited. The A339 will be able to work on almost every TPAC route from SEA save for HKG.

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by RL777
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)
Replies: 17
Views: 3093

Re: Air New Zealand considering long-haul LCC (LHLC)

It's very difficult to draw proper comparisons and conclusions between this proposed LCC startup and Jetstar or Slikair. The latter two benefit from a much better geographic location with and massive population base to tap into. If NZ are serious about this, it won't be limited to NZ basing unless t...

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by RL777
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Hires new CEO
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: YVR Hires new CEO

Any idea if the 3rd parallel runway out into the bay is going to be built? I'd also seen a drawing that had the international concourse being expanded. The proposed third parallel if built will be located South of 8R/26L on land currently utilized by the South Terminal and various FBOs. There have ...

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by RL777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14410

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Difficult to draw a good impression based off those photos but my initial thoughts were I liked the current suites better. The color scheme isn't as pleasing to the eyes either and those photos are too sterile looking even for my minimalist enjoyment.

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by RL777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13208

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Do you think there may me a new AC Asian destination from YVR in 2018? AC have been looking at SIN, I think it could work 3x weekly with the 789. There is a fair amount of Singapore bound passengers out of YVR currently forced to connect through Hong Kong or Tokyo etc.. SQ served YVR as 1 stop thro...

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by RL777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13208

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

Do you think there may me a new AC Asian destination from YVR in 2018? AC have been looking at SIN, I think it could work 3x weekly with the 789. There is a fair amount of Singapore bound passengers out of YVR currently forced to connect through Hong Kong or Tokyo etc.. SQ served YVR as 1 stop thro...

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by RL777
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was DC10 better than L1011?
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: Why was DC10 better than L1011?

The biggest issue the L1011 faced was being late to market behind the DC10 and just before the first wide body twins entered the fold. The Rolls Royce engine debacle didn't do it much favors either. It's unfortunate because the L1011 was an exceptional aircraft that was generally well liked by most ...

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by RL777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 25643

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Nobody can deny that Airbus has traditionally been more proactive when it comes to improving it's aircraft families throughout their life span, but its difficult to speculate what advantage these new gains will add to the A350 when compared with the 777X when we still know relatively little about wh...

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by RL777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100343

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Personally I believe this will quickly turn out to be a non story. Unless there is serious demand that we haven't heard about, I don't see Boeing wasting it's time and resources to retool the production lines for a dated aircraft. No retooling is needed as the production line is still in operation....

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by RL777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100343

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Personally I believe this will quickly turn out to be a non story. Unless there is serious demand that we haven't heard about, I don't see Boeing wasting it's time and resources to retool the production lines for a dated aircraft.

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by RL777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 24283

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

I think this is getting blown out of proportion, surely some of you can't be serious. According to what I've seen the captain informed the passengers onboard and let the tower know about a left hand turn "should" they need to go around. This was nothing more than a low level bank that is w...

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by RL777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 28
Views: 7832

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

Richard Anderson said 3 years ago, when the Delta/Boeing relationship was going downhill fast, that there was a widebody glut coming and Boeing poo-pooed the idea. Who is laughing now? And just think, 75% of 777x sales are to ME3...I would classify that program as at risk now.. Let's not get ahead ...

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by RL777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116584

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm really not sure what to make of this. Very interesting from all accounts and not something anybody likely expected. The bureaucrats will be busy tonight!

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by RL777
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines announces flights to HKG-SFO
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Hong Kong Airlines announces flights to HKG-SFO

The North American expansion was inevitable, and like other current routes in their network they don't really need to turn a profit, just continue to help erode market share from CX and put more pressure on them in the "regional" market where they really overlap.

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by RL777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2337

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

I think LAX has reached its prime for A380 operations, QR & EY seem quite unlikely to send their premium heavy configurations and the remaining A380 operators aren't likely either.

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by RL777
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA
Replies: 24
Views: 4271

Re: Update on Hawaiian - Interview of Dunkerley in SA

HKG has the potential, 3-4x weekly is likely all thats needed. I'm still skeptical about going forward with the A330NEO, a 787 fleet would give them more flexibility for growth.

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by RL777
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 4727

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

That sounds like a horrible idea, engaging in a trade war with the United States is not what Canada needs. Bombardier has been gifted life from the Canadian government for years, the hypocrisy in this ordeal is high.

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by RL777
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40457

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

Jayafe wrote:
787fan8 wrote:
My favorite aircraft is on an order roll. Who's next? Emirates perhaps?


Which article are you reading? Order? Which order?


I believe he's referencing the recent TK order as well as the JL 788 top-up.

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by RL777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 14498

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

¿LHR first destination? I'll bet SEA will be the first destination. I read here sometime ago that EK has not sent the A380 to SEA so as to avoid pissing-off Boeing. It would make sense that they use the 777x DXB - SEA as the first route. SEA can't accept the A380 for scheduled service, it hasn't in...

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by RL777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 8584

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

SQ is inevitably going to be squeezed the same way CX is by the Asian LCC boom, fortunately for SQ they've reacted quite well and have strong regional subsidiaries to help ease that pressure in the regional market. Silkair has been posting solid numbers for a number of years now, I would expect more...

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by RL777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 14228

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

I'm not sure another merger is the direction United should be heading in. With fuel/oil prices low, this is the time for UA to keep posting good numbers and rebuild its brand rather than be mired in the financial and logistical nightmare that can be large scale company mergers.

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by RL777
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 11443

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I'm at a loss for words, the frustration of knowing that despite this nothing could change. It's absolutely appalling that the United States hasn't done something to restrict firearm accessibility. I'm not going to get into the whole 2nd amendment argument, but anybody with a shred of common sense a...

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by RL777
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 71
Views: 8726

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

I came into this thread expecting to see him being misquoted or represented but apparently not. Would like to see more context but either way that is a very odd statement for any business leader to make in any industry.

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by RL777
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 23412

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

I wonder if SEA could be in lieu of YVR going forward, with AC launching CDG.

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by RL777
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 23993

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

A 789 top-up order seems likely at this stage for 77E replacement, The real interest will be what NZ decide to in regards to the A350/777X RFP.

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