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by Strato2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100642

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus. We have no clue about the discount Air Asia has got. All we know is that Boeing(787) has done v...

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 75
Views: 10572

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Boeing should be more concerned with the Hunchback that had it last passenger unit delivered a year ago and has a backlog of 0 than the A380 with over 100 aircraft left to deliver. Maybe Boeing will keep re-announcing every LOI, MOU, commitment, firm with cargo customers two times like they did with...

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 54
Views: 8239

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period. Reporting three year old orders as new is very funky way of doing things. Imagine the reaction on a-net if Airbus did the same with Emirates and their orders for some other aircraft. It isn't ...

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100642

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

not a single A380 has been ordered? How....disappointing. Not to me. Face it, if they get any new orders it would be a surprise. It's too much airplane for most every airline that isn't based in Dubai. At least they don't resort to Boeing tactic of announcing an order from 2015 three years later as...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 54
Views: 8239

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Momo1435 wrote:
Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period.


Reporting three year old orders as new is very funky way of doing things. Imagine the reaction on a-net if Airbus did the same with Emirates and their orders for some other aircraft.

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 47637

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

I'm glad he's not my president. The guy trusts Russians more than his own intelligence agencies.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317097

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Like I have predicted it seems there will not be a "797" and looks like Boeing is slowly coming to the same conclusion. They have the numbers and they know that their every action has a reaction from the competitition. They must shudder at the thought of what a single aisle A321neo and A32...

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks

The US/SA symbiosis make this order a foregone conclusion.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 113697

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

You are living in fantasy land. Look who's talking. Airbus, RR and EK did their damnedest in the recession-free 2014-6 economic time frame to make a NEO happen, but the business case just wasn't there. Now you are making up facts from thin air. While EK was vocal Airbus never said or promised anyth...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100624

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

We know Airbus runs the line to produce A380’s at a loss. Taking on an incremental order doesn’t make a lot of sense. It just means losing more money. You have no clue about how many orders Airbus has in the pipeline. You have no clue about possible production rates if these orders materialise. You...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15674

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


If that is the video of the incident then FAA needs to order urgent inspections of all 777's with the same design gear.
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MSNfan wrote:
Here is an apparent video of the incident itself...Ouch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


If that is the video of the incident then FAA needs to order urgent inspections of all 777's with the same design gear.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45566

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

I still believe there won't be any MOM. There is no business case. In addition to thinking about possible MOM sales Boeing needs to think what kind of response it will trigger from Airbus. From what has been floated so far there doesn't seem to be a design that wouldn't be severely hurt by a re-wing...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45566

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

trpmb6 wrote:
You'll be hard pressed to find someone who wants to sit in a single aisle for 10+ hours. I know I'm not one of them.


Says who? I'd rather sit any amount of time in an A320 with 18" seats compared to 777 at 10-abreast.

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 41573

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

travelhound wrote:
At the end of the day the 777X and A350 are competing against an aircraft that is punching above its weight.


The 777x maybe but the A350 is just starting. New wing twist, PIPs, lighter wings and then there is the option of 10-abreast Y which will kill economics of every other widebody out there.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21168

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

I agree with you 100%! Interest must be very high due to the A350-1000 exceeding expectations. Only thing that will likely hold back orders is the fact that the global 77W fleet is still young, fuel prices are still relatively manageable and the A350 backlog and production ramp-up. After 2020 thoug...

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 16834

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Siddar wrote:
Then you would have to replace all of the manufactured goods some of witch only come from the US.


Most of the stuff US produces like automobiles are horrible and easily replaced. They are mainly good at producing things meant to kill people.

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 328
Views: 44994

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How can it be called A321anything if the fuselage is longer.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.

Unfortunate news. Hopefully it's not start of a trend. The 777X is VLA and as has been seen their market is not exactly rosy. Perhaps BA or some other airline can step in claim the slots. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-d...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16774

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Any attempts to establish a side society need to be outlawed and punished harshly. Too bad most Europeans are like lambs. There are only few exceptions like Hungary and Poland that care about their people.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3987

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Revelation wrote:
Yet another potential A330neo opportunity is gone though.


Yes Airbus must be crying on their way to the bank after another A350 sale.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38340

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Slash787 wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
They are significantly taller than the previous 777 windows but not as tall as those on the 787. Boeing's 777X website has a comparative picture somewhere.


This?

Image


A Boeing marketing slide.

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10660

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

There was a thread here just a few days ago where some part-out specialists were sceptical about the A380. Then this happens. Too bad Aviation Week and it's affiliates so often get it wrong on the A380. Wonder why. Also from Reuters: Dr Peters said the deal would yield a positive return for investor...

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15379

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Must have been asked before but the fading grey cells do not remember . . . Do we have any idea on the weight penalty? And if it's optional? If so, would Boeing charge a premium? As noted, folding wingtips are standard. Daniel Tsang at Aspire Aviation noted the weight of the wingtips will be 800 po...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100624

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Airbus should try harder to broaden the program customer appeal. It is obviously very clear that the program is now running mainly for one single customer only, however it certainly helps to ring up top up orders from other customers as well. As for IAG, the A380 does have its place primarily at BA...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100624

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Translation: BA- We want them at Emirates pricing. Airbus- To get that you will have to order more than 10. I would think from an AB prospective 10 is better than none even at Emirates pricing. From well-informed members posts regarding BA`s need for more A380`s why would both parties miss an oppor...

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by Strato2
Wed May 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5105

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

What is the news? Majority of the A380 fleet is very young so no surprise it doesn't need million parts to keep it in the air. I see this is another Aviation Week story. Keeping the home crowd happy it seems.

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by Strato2
Sun May 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7675

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

In that respect, advanced electronics are more expensive than before. This has to be one of the most ridiculous statement I've read on this forum and would not be made if one had payed attention for the the last 20 years. On absolute terms electronics have gotten cheaper and when you factor in that...

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by Strato2
Wed May 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12072

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

FAA also approved 787 battery system.

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by Strato2
Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 7479

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Another predatory pricing deal for Boeing?

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by Strato2
Tue May 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7675

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

739er wrote:
Tickets can be bought on an airliner on some routes that are cheaper than the cost of putting gas in your car on the same trip.


Well aviation fuel is tax free so no surprise.

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by Strato2
Tue May 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 21985

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

bigjku wrote:
There is good money to be made on the freighter which is unchallenged.


If there ever was an airliner term for "pyrrhic victory" then it is to the 747F and it's gargantuan production rate of 6/year.

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by Strato2
Mon May 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2202

Re: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020

A330neo at 9-abreast would be the perfect aircraft for any LCC including JAL.

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by Strato2
Sun May 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30163

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Sure. Whatever you say. Shall we queue up a DeHavilland Comet for you, then? Meant more the alternatives which are around today. I fly an awful lot and if I can avoid the 787, I’ll do. Sorry to hurt your feelings but that’s just my opinion. Lack of power choices is always an issue. :checkmark: Then...

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by Strato2
Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17848

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Crappy livery on an ugly plane.

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by Strato2
Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30163

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

As an AY shareholder I hope the next time you get caught for vandalizing their aircraft.

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by Strato2
Mon May 07, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

It seems the predictions to what will be cancelled and what will be kept are based on fanboyism towards ones chosen manufacturer. Almost like "analysis" at few blogs out there.

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by Strato2
Sun May 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6122

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Another BS article with Abulafia comments. Nice pics though.

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by Strato2
Fri May 04, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33672

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

On BA ordering additional A380-800[/b]: I have it on what I consider good authority that one of the reasons BA went for the A388 over the 747-8 was the deal offered to them by Airbus and, especially, Rolls-Royce. As such, I do not think BA needs to do any arm-twisting to get a fantastic deal on mor...

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by Strato2
Fri May 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33672

Re: British Airways close to ordering Boeing Widebodies

"We have had very constructive dialogue with Boeing on wide-body aircraft. We will be meeting them in the next few days,"

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British Airways close to ordering Boeing Widebodies

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by Strato2
Thu May 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26798

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Nobody cares about what orders were like 6-9 years ago. Most have those have been fulfilled (by both Airbus and Boeing) and are just history at this point. They care about what orders are like now. What is significant is that the 787 was posting negative sales during the boom years in widebody orde...

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by Strato2
Thu May 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25350

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Let's see if this thread can make the 24 hour mark before someone says. "yeah, but deferred production cost"... How ironic considering your history with the Superjumbo, the A400M and their respective financials. Boeing dearly needs every order it can get to get out of the hole but unfortu...

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by Strato2
Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10667

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

What's the problem here? Venezuela can do whatever it likes. So does AA and every other airline. If AA continues to fly there I guess they see a point in doing so. In the end it's a business decision if it's worth it.

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by Strato2
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26798

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

The A330neo is doing just fine. Having it in portfolio ensures Boeing needs to price the 787 so low they will never recoup the deferred costs (about 25 billion now) on that program. So if nothing else it's the best spoiler in town.

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by Strato2
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10367

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

So how many billions is the 787 deferred cost now? 25? 30?

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by Strato2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39652

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

What would the 787 offer that the A330neo would not? Nothing. Both would be configured at 9-abreast so there would be virtually no CASM advantage for the 787. Air Asia X is an LCC so customer comfort is secondary. Heck so called traditional carriers are flying 9-abreast 787's and 10-abreast 777's wh...

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26955

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

IF you can fill it, it’s a money maker up to 10hrs or so....beyond that it in EK service it merely covers costs, as been confirmed numerous times to me, and it’s why there are more 777s than 380s in service at EK and across the planet. "If you can fill it" is a red herring that applies eq...

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by Strato2
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47859

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Can't see this flying with the EU authorities.

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by Strato2
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74615

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

And yet Singapore Airlines and SCOOT can fit 18" seats into their 787s at 3x3x3 despite Boeing's villainy... :scratchchin: Non sequitur. What is the armrest width? What is the aisle width? Something always gives when you travel with Boeing comfort standards. Mind you I never had any problems f...

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2565
Views: 317097

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

And depending on the size of these new engines, the optimum diameter might be greater than what the A321's clearance can handle. It would be somewhat ironic / karmic if Airbus finds themselves in the same position with GTF2 and UF with what Boeing found themselves with GTF1 and LEAP-X. I think Airb...

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