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by sadiqutp
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 566
Views: 158894

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

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First a330neo with installed engines

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by sadiqutp
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359
Replies: 28
Views: 3297

Re: Rumour: UA about to announce switch from A35K to A359

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/905405313062498304

well... That's a long time
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$UAL says A350s will arrive from 2022-2027, replacing 777-200s.

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/905405313062498304

well... That's a long time

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by sadiqutp
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

NeBaNi wrote:
What happened to painting the A350s in a special livery, as was discussed earlier? IIRC, there were also some images floating around of artist interpretatons.

My understanding is that it's a special one-off livery and it will only be applied to one frame of each type

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by sadiqutp
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 3972

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

Thinning the walls of the 777x is never intended to introduce 11 abreast. It's merely to make 10 abreast more comfortable compared to the previous generation!

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by sadiqutp
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 971
Views: 156927

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

PhilDur wrote:
Hi all,
According to FR24 Delta's A359 N501DN is in Tokyo since the 19th august. What did hapen ?
Did she went tech ?

I read somewhere that it is planned to remain there for approx. a week for training

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by sadiqutp
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian video justifies shooting QR aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: Saudi Arabia puts out video justifying why it is ok to SHOOT QR aircraft

The video itself isn't justifying anything. It's just an explanation on what the Saudi government would do should its airspace is intruded. I have to agree with you about the video. It is just explaining that qr is not allowed into the territories of ksa and if they entered anyway, the plane would ...

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by sadiqutp
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17
Replies: 22
Views: 3030

Re: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17

Despite MIA being ~200 miles longer than ATL, AAB a year ago said Al Baker said their current Airbus A350s do not have the range to serve Atlanta, but that they will reevaluate it once the longer range A350-1000s enter service. I wonder what changed this time? lighter new frames, low load factors, o...

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by sadiqutp
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35993

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Great debate about the various types relative merits, as I said previously unlikely to be anything other than 787's, the FCOM has been produced and the differences courses are being written as we speak. The decision has already been made, it just hasnt been announced, nor will it till the airshow. ...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We don't have the production delay problems with Boeing that we have with Airbus," says ALC chief Plueger
Replies: 2
Views: 741

"We don't have the production delay problems with Boeing that we have with Airbus," says ALC chief Plueger

In the Air Lease (ALC) 2Q17 earnings announcements Airbus received a generous amount of blame for the delays caused primarily by PW powered A320neo and A330neo. Here are some highlights from the remarks John L. Plueger, the Chief Executive Officer: We don't have the production delay problems with Bo...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 34025

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

If it's daily then the capacity has been reduced to 770 seats per week and the overall reduction would be 265 seats which I suppose isn't that much. To clear it up then, QR will operate a daily A319 to Krabi from the 1st of December this year. EDIT: Found out the source of this mixup... Routesonlin...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 34025

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

QR downgrades Krabi from A330/B787 to A319 That is a huge downgrade! If it were to be downgraded then I would've guessed to an A321, maybe an A320. and from 4 weekly to 3 weekly flights according to the link, it going daily from 1 dec ?! https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2017/Aug/qatar...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 35993

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Here is how I see it ... Back when EK canceled the 70 A350s and simultaneously added 50 A380s, they took advantage of a leverage they had over Airbus to optimize the fleet for the crowded DXB. I feel it will be a similar story with the new order, though in the opposite direction of decreasing capaci...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB10FN/e4f91b7


10 tests flights so far? I guess the thirty-odd technicians from LH really earned their money :lol:
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KarelXWB wrote:
And yet another CAF for MSN 127 LH #4:

https://fr24.com/AIB10FN/e4f91b7


10 tests flights so far? I guess the thirty-odd technicians from LH really earned their money :lol:

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/890662102628794369
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Looks like Airbus had to go up the ladder in Qatar to sort their issues with QR

.@Airbus President Fabrice Brégier had talks with #Qatar Emir, and Prime Minister, @QatarAirways will be launch customer of #A350-1000 XWB


https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/890662102628794369

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYnPPwrVMRE


Excellent figures from the video:
- Dispatch reliability of 99% (One of the most successful launches of a new frame)
- Average utilization for those in service of 13.5 hours/day
- More than 110 routes at the moment
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LoganTheBogan wrote:


Excellent figures from the video:
- Dispatch reliability of 99% (One of the most successful launches of a new frame)
- Average utilization for those in service of 13.5 hours/day
- More than 110 routes at the moment

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19210

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

That is the most rational response in recognizing AZ is a basket case. Either it is majorly restructured, or let it fold. If wound down slowly, there would be no disruption to other parts of the Italian economy. Lightsaber I don't disagree with you. I find Etihad's further adventures to be bizarre....

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by sadiqutp
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again
Replies: 27
Views: 8126

Re: Malaysia Airlines revises A350 operations, alters European plans once again

9+ hour meaty route? Almost impossible to achieve from the get go! They have to give up either.

Meaty? PEK, MEL, SYD, NRT .. But all around 4k nm and better upgraded with frequencies rather than equipment if needed
9+ hour? CDG, AMS .. requires patience at first

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by sadiqutp
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 4793

Re: British Airspace Full?

StTim wrote:
So maybe another runway at LHR would not help!


I disagree. A third runway may help reduce the holding time. So, planes will have to spend less time flying to establish an approach

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 9346139136
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The issue wasn't weight or fuel, it was a high speed landing on a wet runway. The wait was for weather to improve. I found I video of captain's announcement to pax about the delay

https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 9346139136

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by sadiqutp
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1957
Views: 153968

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

https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/ ... 0558148608
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The reveal of the wrapped 748?

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https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/ ... 0558148608

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12460

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit

Was wondering how many A350s was UA supposed to get and Karel directed me to ATDB where it mentioned that 8 were scheduled for 2018 !

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 22449

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

I just read the Q2 reports for UA and they mention deferral of 4 A350s out of 2018. How much were they supposed to receive previously? With regards to future deliveries, UAL deferred four Airbus A350 aircraft out of 2018 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-airlines-reports-second-quarter-...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 22449

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

Interesting topic ! To be honest, I was surprised the A350 sold that much in NA in the first place. I am sure the airliners at the time saw that the A350 would play an important role in their fleets. I think the deferrals, cancellations and possible future cancellations are due to a number of factor...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 20449

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

..... on a 4600nm mission the 787-9 burn about 3% less fuel per mile than the A359. That is very significant over the life of the frame. On a 6542nm mission the A359 burns about 1.6% less fuel per mile than a 787-9. But since obviously the vast majority of missions for either aircraft will be well ...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 34025

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

dubaiamman243 wrote:
Air Canada will launch flights to Beirut and MEA will codeshare.


AC ceo just tweeted that the federal government didn't approve the route for security reasons

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by sadiqutp
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 190
Views: 26258

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

Eyad89 wrote:
I mean, if those birds were delivered much later than expected, then you would be angry that your plans and schedules would be disturbed. Does that mean you make things worse by cancelling those deliveries altogether?

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by sadiqutp
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 190
Views: 26258

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

What keeps me thinking is why four? Is it the number of frames they can contractually cancel ? Is it a coincidence that it's the same number as the leased frames from Latam ? Yes, Airbus has no one to blame but themselves, but to think that the blockade on Qatar didn't influence the decision is a bi...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

QR to refuse 4 A350-900s/ cancel the order? Just appeard on aero.de Must be a mistake. Qatar Airways CEO says no plans to cancel Airbus A350 order The article mentions AAB saying the delays are purely from Airbus, which makes me wonder, why would Airbus pick on Qatar, one of the main customers of A...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK routing Egypt-Jordan-KSA why not Egypt-KSA?
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: EK routing Egypt-Jordan-KSA why not Egypt-KSA?

You can hardly draw a pattern from some selected flights. The six flights in the link, for example, remain in KSA airspace until they enter Egypt or vice-versa. I don't think it has to do with preferred routes as much as slots, traffic, weather ... etc https://www.flightradar24.com/multiview/dfb2a64...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 9709

Re: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights

http://www.qatarairways.com/us/en/travel-alerts.page
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Add QR and DOH to the list ..
http://www.qatarairways.com/us/en/travel-alerts.page

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC in China: Planes doing circles at cruise altitude
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Re: ATC in China: Planes doing circles at cruise altitude

Man, any random flight in the Chines airspace has ~50% chance of a absurd route or very low altitude .. Just found this right now https://scontent.fszb1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19665379_10154771181022934_4581506908055478670_n.jpg?oh=72f157ea3db0317dc6d70b3b47210159&oe=5A10DE1D

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 9709

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 5115436032
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There are news from SV as well.. In a memo, it mentioned that the ban will be lifted 19 Jul at the latest and that they working on the formalities to address the new security guidelines

Link in Arabic
https://twitter.com/AviationWG/status/8 ... 5115436032

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by sadiqutp
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2447
Views: 159214

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 6469749760
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Boeing published a short montage of the composite wing factory

https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 6469749760

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 9709

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

Interesting !!

My guess is that the other two will follow shortly

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL
Replies: 16
Views: 7217

Re: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL

What's up with planes being hit on ground the past 24 hrs ?

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SV A333 regional at Cairo

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Nok Air at bangkok

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 34025

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

EY announce summer expansion Between AUH and ME and North African as follows: DMM: 3x daily to 4x daily from 9Jul with A320 AMM: 1x daily to 2x daily between 25Jun-30Sep with A320 BEY: additional 4x weekly between 1Aug-10Sep with A320 and other flights upgrades to 787 CAI: 4x daily to 5x daily betwe...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aeroflot order A350
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: New Aeroflot order A350

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1364667
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Already discussed

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1364667

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by sadiqutp
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems
Replies: 87
Views: 18180

Re: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems

Astronage wrote:
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zeke wrote:
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Thank you, everything is clear know :)

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by sadiqutp
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems
Replies: 87
Views: 18180

Re: AirAsia X D7237 PER-KUL returns to PER (A333 9M-XXE) after engine problems

Can someone clarify this to me? This is my understanding of what happened: a rotating component failed ( turbine blade?) causing an imbalance in the rotating motion, hence the the shaking that continued till landing ... What I don't understand, if the engine is shut off, which is what I assume happe...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition
Replies: 34
Views: 6015

Re: Qatar Airways planning another acquisition

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1366441
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RalXWB wrote:
They should invest in one of the US3 :stirthepot:


When your pot-stirring turns to be quite accurate :rotfl:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1366441

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 637
Views: 82970

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

Too confident ? Airbus sales chief John Leahy said on Thursday Airbus would probably respond if Boeing launches a jet in the middle of the market and makes it a sales success, but that he did not think either of these things would happen. Boeing has been talking about an aircraft seating around 220-...

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by sadiqutp
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5221

Re: Ethiopian Airlines' order of A350s and its future fleet+growth

Rumor is that ET is taking a close look at A350-1000 as well. Chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam, speaking at the Paris air show as he confirmed an agreement to take 10 more A350-900s, said the airline was still examining the -1000's capabilities. He points out that Ethiopian is in the "uniqu...

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by sadiqutp
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 67936

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Stunning !!
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by sadiqutp
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70972

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Leahy interview on day 3 of PAS17 Speaking to Reuters on day three of the June 19-25 show, Leahy said: "We will have some orders today, but today's isn't going to be one of our record air shows." Regarding orders that Airbus could get over the rest of the show, Leahy added that such deals ...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 halfway, a very safe year for Airliners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2514

Re: 2017 halfway, a very safe year for Airliners?

http://on.rt.com/8ffj


https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/877204999964643328
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I am not a superstitious person, but didn't someone "knock on wood" ?

URGENT: #Plane battling #wildfire crashes in #Portugal - local media http://on.rt.com/8ffj


https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/877204999964643328

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3602
Views: 1157399

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 87238

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

This has been a great show for Boeing and we are only on day 2. All the naysayers are shocked at how well the 737 MAX-10 has done so far, always shooting it down, yada yada. You are going to find that it really holds its own against the A321NEO. It will very efficiently move people from coast to co...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76698

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show- ... s-emerging


I found this on twitter
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KarelXWB wrote:


I found this on twitter
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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70972

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Airbus to reveal at 1030am "How we pioneer to reinvent aviation" https://mobile.twitter.com/Airbus/status/877052037577486336?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Any idea what this could be? Is it the reveal of "Skywise"? data analysis solutions https://www.yout...

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by sadiqutp
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 964
Views: 159125

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Interesting!
In their new market forecast, Boeing eliminated the VLA category compared to their previous forecasts

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