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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

His topic comes up frequently. I think it is because the QF airplanes are out in an open area all day. They aren't the worst for long ground times. UA has its brand new 77W sit for 21 hours overnight in PEK. The ground time in China for UA are some of the longest in the industry waiting 18-21 hours ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

The Boeing and Embraer partnership started around 2011 and has been growing https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2012-04-16/boeing-embraer-explore-new-areas-cooperation http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-07-11-Embraer-and-Boeing-to-Collaborate-on-Worldwide-Sales-Support-of-KC-390-Medium-A...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 112
Views: 10741

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

The intellectual property of a recently certified type design like the CSeries is probably more valuable to China than the actual physical assets. Buying the program would get COMAC the knowledge needed to be able to get their airplanes certified by the FAA and EASA in my opinion. THe C919 depends o...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 28
Views: 7055

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

The early 777s are next to useless unless they have already had the AIMS upgrade, otherwise Honeywell will not support them. I think the low 77W rates will result in deferrals of A350-1000 and 77X aircraft, and accelerate 744 retirement. I thought every 777-300ER had AIMS 2, so that isn't really a ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

any real perspective of when will this very expected project be launched? I'd hazard a guess at the Farnborough Air Show, 2018. Perhaps then they'll have garnered orders ready to launch with the most pre orders for an aircraft ever... Or, maybe not. Either way, I can't wait for a new type to spot. ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

Regardless of what the 797 is, I expect Airbus will find a way to respond. We have a thread for that topic already http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1374459 I expect Boeing has already thought about how Airbus can respond. That might be why the airplane is looking to be bigger than a A3...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

It reminds of 2010. Everybody was focussing on the Boeing NSA that was going to change everything. Airbus pre-empted with the NEO & quickly sold 1000. At that stage Boeing couldn't start a 7 year development process no more. It also reminds me of 2003 when Airbus was focused 4 engines 4 long ha...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

A 797 won't show up at the gate before 2025. That means A has some time to see, review, discuss and position. The key is how much time they will take "to see, review, discuss and position". One year? Four years Eight years? Who knows! It is hard to know. The A350/A330neo response to the 7...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2751

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

U.S. airlines can operate freighters if they want to. They just don't want to. There's no money in dedicated freighters in the U.S. market – there's enough belly cargo space on existing passenger aircraft to meet the demand of the cargo market. Amazon intends to have a fleet of 40 767 freighters. D...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 2751

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

I don't think American wants to be in the dedicated freighter business. ATSG/ABX/Atlas have the Amazon and DHL cargo contracts and UPS and FedEx operate their own fleets. I am not sure if AA can get its operating costs as low as ATSG or Atlas. I think some of Americans 767s may be converted to freig...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Re: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter

The 767 freighter market is hot right now when it comes to freighter conversions. I think there is an outside chance that we could see some more new build freighter orders.

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

Seems like the MoM is a done deal. I'm hearing rumblings of further details coming, and a few sources have even said the 797 may actually be launched formally at Dubai next month. Not ready to put money on that just yet, but the 797 seems to be beyond just a concept at this point regardless :) The ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a "737-5 MAX"?
Replies: 20
Views: 3582

Re: How about a "737-5 MAX"?

I don't see a business case for adding the production capability of a second smaller 737 wing. That wing factory has been almost entirely automated. Building smaller wings for an airplane that will sell for less money doesn't sound profitable.

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

The tenor was the other way around, not finding a leasing company leasing you an A330neo for an acceptable price, because it would be so risky. Well we will have to agree to disagree. We are clearly reading/interpreting posts differently. Regarding the financing of the A330-900 I think one does not...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

Three leasing companies have A330neo on order, that should inspire some confidence. If the customer base for the A330neo is thin, what is than with the customer base for the 777-8 or the 787-10? One leasing company, ALC, has both the A330-900 and 787-10 on order. The potential customers for the A33...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7353

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Southwest Airlines has a network that still slightly resembles Morris Air from when they did their takeover in the 1990s https://i.pinimg.com/originals/41/2b/94/412b948bc83ce41e6d91e3268a6ca90b.jpg Morris Air didn't serve those states. I think Billings probably could work, but Southwest hasn't been ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 199
Views: 34032

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Where on earth are you getting the idea that we are saying they did a hold on the way to HYD? All others are sayin is that they were TOLD to and REFUSED to do it, very different than actually doing it so of course you don’t see a hold on your flightaware replay because it never happened. I think yo...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 199
Views: 34032

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

As it was reported, they tried to go to their planned alternate first after holding for BOM to reopen, but their planned alternate was unable to accept them. Only then did they decide to go to HYD, and only when HYD refused to accept them did they declare their fuel emergency and insisted on landin...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 28
Views: 5667

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

In the latest round of High Density vs You, high density wins again, their 767-300ERs are 2-4-2 seating which is UNBELIEVABLY tight. No prizes for guessing the configuration of the 777s. And yes I fully expect YYZ, Aerosvit used to, half of Canada has Ukrainian ancestry. As an aside, PS is a pretty...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 83
Views: 11213

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

kimimm19 wrote:
That would be because they seem to be going 10 abreast like their new 77Ws...


They are also getting rid of first class and reducing economy plus on the 3 class planes.

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

10 customers isn't that small a customer base, it's OK for a widebody that is yet to fly, and there will be more orders for it. If the above quote is true is means that maybe a few more airlines do want the A330neo, but for some reason the lessor is fulfilling their own prophecy by not allowing an ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 85
Views: 12464

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I think there is to much weight put in a comment of Tony Fernandes in this interview. There is some difference between what he says and how it is interpreted in the text. Yes they mule the future fleet, but I assume that is done all the time. Yes there is speculation about moving to more A350, but ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disk checks on LEAP powered A320neos imminent
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Disk checks on LEAP powered A320neos imminent

A boroscope inspection required within 1200 cycles (6-9 months of operation) isn't too difficult or outrageous. GEnx has similar requirements. Boroscopes can be done in 4-8 hours of ground time. The risk is if the boroscope findings start driving engines to shops for overhaul or maintenance. That wi...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

This is probably the closest concept to a plausible design that I have seen posted. Where did it come from? A few comments, MTOW doesn't need to be identical for all three planes. I would expect some variability. Also I would not focus too heavily on LD3-45s. Boeing is probably not afraid to requir...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

I just learned from a personal source that one airline (not Hawaiian) that wants to buy A330-900neo is forced to buy A350-900 instead. The reason he stated was that the creditors would not secure the loans with A330neo as the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. While I don'...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

Scores of thousands of kilograms less weight is what justifies it. The 787-8 has an OEM OEW of 118,000kg. I expect MoM to come in around the 85,000 kilogram mark (around a 767-300ER). That is over 50,000 kilograms lighter and that is going to be huge in terms of trip fuel savings. That will also al...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

Does this new office have discretion over the most important issue (maybe only here on A.net ! )? Will the new 797-MoM have a yoke or side-stick? Or maybe this decision is made by some engineering team or customers...or already has been made? Anyhow it may be the job of this new office to flesh-out...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

I just learned from a personal source that one airline (not Hawaiian) that wants to buy A330-900neo is forced to buy A350-900 instead. The reason he stated was that the creditors would not secure the loans with A330neo as the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. While I don'...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4455

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Polot wrote:
I’m confused by this thread and what exactly its point is?


Sounds like the premise for an A vs B thread.

The term LCC came about as airlines started copying Southwest Airlines, who was a 737 operator.

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

I feel that Jet2's expansion really hurt Monarch, especially when they started flying from London. Jet2 has been expanding rapidly and has over 50 737s by now. I expect they'll be going heavily after the markets and passengers that Monarch had. I doubt they have any interest in A320s or any shreds o...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 199
Views: 34032

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

The person not accepting facts is you. The story was that AC46 declared MAYDAY FUEL on the way to HYD as ATC wanted to put them on hold. AC46 had to repeat MAYDAY FUEL 3 times before ACT gave them the clearance to land. Yes AC46 did not go on hold, but ATC tried to put them on hold. Not one of your...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 10644

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin. Capacity constraints at major city airports, high cost of capital for entry, multi year back logs for available equipment and an acute shortage of emplo...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 10644

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin.

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 31
Views: 6131

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

It was pretty simple. Back in the late 1980s the main US TransPacific carriers were United who took over the Pan Am network and Northwest. Both UA and NW needed the 747-400 for range and capacity. American and Delta didn't operate transpacific networks. Through the 1990s, their only transpacific des...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 380
Views: 46350

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

In many ways it is easy to over complicate Boeing's thinking.This MOM only turned up after the A321NEO LR .This aircraft has has incredibly positive reviews.Only v recently from Air Asia CEO and a few weeks ago from Walsh(IAG) others CEO's have said similar things.It after all effectively a 757 les...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

I may be called a fanboy for saying it, but I think the 787 has a good chance at getting an order from Hawaiian. Even though they operate A330s now I think the 787 is a better option for them than being the only A338 operator. Hawaiian doesn't have to be the sole A338 operator if Airbus sells more ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 645
Views: 180995

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

MSN 1795 has again moved to the engine test area today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/36903966004_a239091200_z.jpg F-WTTN Airbus A330 Neo, ground engines test continues before 1st flight by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks , on Flickr That paintjob under the tail is really amazing.....

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 85
Views: 12464

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I am wondering why we have seen so many threads recently with airlines reconsidering widebody orders. I know there was a bubble, but all these rumor threads make it seem like airplane orders are written and signed in chalk.

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soaring over the Tasman Sea on LATAM's Boeing 787 between Auckland and Sydney
Replies: 6
Views: 5772

Re: Soaring over the Tasman Sea on LATAM's Boeing 787 between Auckland and Sydney

The cups are for rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth or whatever. That didn't even cross my mind as I don't tend to brush my teeth when I'm flying. Makes perfect sense and it is pretty obvious haha! Thanks for that! I don't think many people are aware of how often people brush their teeth ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Consumption Comparison B787-900 / A350-900 LFPG / KJFK / LFPG
Replies: 24
Views: 2321

Re: Fuel Consumption Comparison B787-900 / A350-900 LFPG / KJFK / LFPG

Hi Everyone, I was wondering the fuel consumption of the new generation aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. I would like to compare the TRIP fuel needed of both B789 & A359 on a the following case : - Route : LFPG / KJFK / LFPG - Acfts : B787-900 & A350-900 - Payload : 32 tons - FL 400 LFPG =>...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48520

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

An incredibly ignorant remark. I've worked with Hifly on a professional level. They're every bit as competent as their competitors. It's an informed not ignorant comment. You may disagree with it, but I would have higher expectations for success if we were talking about a larger and more establishe...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48520

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

People paint Hi Fly as amateurs because they are compared to most airlines. If it was Atlas, Air Atlanta Icelandic, or TUI, who all are veterans in the ACMI charter market I would have a different opinion. This doesn't mean that they can't operate A380s, but it will be a challenge for the company. ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

[Wow, that is some accusation that you are making. Airbus is lying about the A330 and is using 9-abreast seating for economics but is marketing the aircraft at 8-abreast for comfort. Do I have that right?. Yes. Its the only explanation. The A330 is sold and marketed with 9 abreast. Its CASM advanta...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Airbus maintenance manuals on mobile devices

You should be using mobile devices that are approved by, and provided to you, by your employer. Anything else may be outside the regulations. As for the time constraints in getting paper, it is up to your employer to determine whether or not it is worth the resources to invest in portable manuals t...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

Negotiating in public seems the most likely here. HA won't want the problems of a new aircraft family in the fleet, but if they can still take the aircraft they ordered with some cast-iron John Leahy style guarantees than why would they not just go forward? The parts tree has probably been active f...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

I'm guessing no as I expect the market for 787-8 frames will become less and less over time. As with most stretches, the 787-9 likely offers similar trip costs so the extra seats become extra revenue if sold, but are not much of a penalty if they do not. This is also probably a major contributing f...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4694

Re: Future of former newly delivered Finnair's A340s ?

Well maintained A340 will find a home in these times of cheap fuel and economic growth. Iran Air would be a good airline for such planes. There are quite a few 777-200ERs and 777-300ERs along with A330s available on the used market. I don't know many airlines eager to add A340-300s even if they are...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

It seems the 787-8 size wise would be good for HA, but Boeing chose not optimize the -8 to -9 standards. Is this a decision Boeing is likely to revisit? I'm guessing no as I expect the market for 787-8 frames will become less and less over time. As with most stretches, the 787-9 likely offers simil...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 259
Views: 37246

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

It seems the 787-8 size wise would be good for HA, but Boeing chose not optimize the -8 to -9 standards. Is this a decision Boeing is likely to revisit? 787-8 fuel burn numbers compared to A330-800 estimates that I have seen show the 787-8 having a considerable fuel burn advantage (I have seen numb...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 199
Views: 34032

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

I probably shouldn't have taken the bait. As they teach you in ground school, emergencies are almost always a series of events with multiple causes.

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