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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: 165
Views: 23385

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: 26440

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: 227
Views: 28145

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: 556
Views: 70748

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: 2222
Views: 278671

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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by Strato2
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Congrats to AA and Boeing. The A330Neo is a bust. Airbus should cut their losses while ahead. Is Boeing selling its aircraft at a loss to make sales? :box: :praise: :stirthepot: Well apparently Boeing made HA an offer Airbus would not be willing to compete on anymore. Don't know if that's the case ...

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

bigjku wrote:
The 8 is getting the 9’s tail.


That's only going to make the hole bigger for Boeing to dig themselves out. They truly need all these orders.

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by Strato2
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70748

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Good for Boeing. Good also for Airbus that they get money from AA without having to give anything in return.

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by Strato2
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30123

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

The last two paragraphs of the article imply that the -800neo is still in the running as 767 replacements, however unlikely that may be. Very unlikely, I imagine. Especially if NMA is also in play. In this case the price has to be low enough to compensate the cancellation fees if the A350 is being ...

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by Strato2
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30123

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

PlanesNTrains wrote:
WIederling wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:

It means “sour grapes”.


It means that Boeing has sacrificed lots of revenue in trying to kill the A330NEO.
Will be interesting to see how often they are willing to do that.


As I said - sour grapes.


Read the Leeham story which basically confirmes that Boeing is giving them away.

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by Strato2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15606

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

The plane (A330neo) is not in service. Trying to make it appear that these problems are equal to what Boeing is experiencing with the 787 is ridiculous.

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by Strato2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30123

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

bigjku wrote:
If the 787 can be priced low enough to where Airbus can’t follow with the A330neo it’s a dead duck.


Can as well be Airbus is pricing it's products responsibly vs. the competition.

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by Strato2
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 52149

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Finnair has decided to bring forward the deliveries two A350's. One from 2023 to 2019 and the other from 2022 to 2020. The eight aircraft still on order will be delivered as follows:

2018 Q4 (one)
2019 (two)
2020 (two)
2021 (two)
2022 (one)

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by Strato2
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12411

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

DALCE wrote:
My $ 0.02 is that AY will start leasing some 320/321 NEO's in combination with C-series for the thinner routes in their network.
Both types could fly direct from HEL to the likes of TFS/LPA without any payload restrictions.


C-series is too small for the demand of the Canaries.

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by Strato2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13231

Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

[Most 600 customers were offered three options - retrospective buybacks, compensation, no cost HGW replacement. Some selected more than one. RR recently offered more attractive low use PBTH terms and pricing which might see the A340 live on a little longer for executive, government and ad hoc chart...

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by Strato2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 9205

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

gatibosgru wrote:
TK keeping everyone happy lol.


Well Boeing might not be so happy when they "lost" 15 orders for the 787 and Airbus gained five orders for the A350. The original intent for TK was 40 787's and 20 A350's.

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by Strato2
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 24455

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

xdlx wrote:
They could order 6 748


They better hurry before the 747-8i supply chain breaks apart since there are zero planes in the backlog and the last delivery was last summer.

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by Strato2
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 12919

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

Air Asia might like the plane not sure they like the price as the 787-10 is a very expensive proposition and Boeing can't give them away when they are in a hole nearly 30 billion deep.

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by Strato2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66339

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

Airbus tells us they now have the orders they need to keep the production line up and running for another decade when they'll finally admit that the A380 was a bad idea. Therefore there's no need for them to lose any more money then they already are losing. Your "argument" makes no sense....

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by Strato2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10459

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

Quick, someone find Schulz and ask him if Airbus will restart the A300 line! :biggrin: I'd love to kill that one dead before we spend any more time talking about it here on a.net... Totally different circumstances as the A300 is not produced in any shape or form and presumably the tooling has been ...

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by Strato2
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 7646

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

Dutchy wrote:
The title is wrong, it should be: Trump starts a trade war and thus will weaken the world's economy.


So Trump cares about the environment after all. :P

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by Strato2
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12411

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

Could Finnair do something really unexpected and look seriously at the SSJ ? Note - I am aware that this would surprise everyone but just wondering if this has been ruled out yet As we are not living in the 1970's or the 80's anymore I'd give a snowball better odds at a very warm place than AY buyi...

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by Strato2
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 3758

Re: A350 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

Was there ? because it was already a customer option on the A350 before the 77X was launched. Can to show us the source for the “swath of obvious Airbus fanboys” comment you stated ass fact ? Here you go http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1354923 Huh! That thread did not back yo...

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by Strato2
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21115

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

Would be fun to read the dimwit Said Ahmed's tweets if EK cancelled the 777X. :D

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by Strato2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95548

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Not too bad for Airbus when Boeing will end up paying them the cancellation penalties from the A330-800neo deal. :D

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by Strato2
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 681
Views: 92256

Re: A400M Update

Revelation wrote:
[Sounds like the old A380 "blame the customer" line.


Where and when has Airbus blamed the customer for anything related to the A380? And they have not done that here either.

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by Strato2
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 662
Views: 228420

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Stitch wrote:
144,000kg for one of Finnair's A350-900 configurations.


Did some digging and the source for this is some a-net member and nothing else or am I wrong?

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by Strato2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13282

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Right from the beginning there is small distortion in the video due to vibrations coming from the drone. If it was a flight simulator it would obviously be absolutely stable

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by Strato2
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 19334

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Exactly. "Twins good, quads baaad" is baloney - it's about what's right for the job when you consider engines and aircraft optimised together as a system.


Yup. Reading this site it seems people think Airbus has been making quads just because they can.

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Grounds A330 Frieghters-Offers Pilots Unpaid Leave
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: EY Grounds A330 Frieghters-Offers Pilots Unpaid Leave

I never understood why Airbus made the F from -200. IMO they would have been far more successful with a freighter based on the A330-300.

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by Strato2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Re: Ryanair fares going up while searching, then down again

Some years ago I noticed the same with Air France, looking for a GRU-CDG flight, the most I returned to their website, more expensive the fare was. Then I cleaned the cookies of my navigator and wow! I got the old fares! Hear hear. Exactly the same experience with AF. Looked at flight and then went...

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by Strato2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 385
Views: 66339

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

The 777-300ER can fly almost as many passengers as 748 for similar distances with more efficiency, and the A380 can fly far more passengers with similar efficiency. You displaced "more efficiency" and "similar efficiency". It's an apples to space shuttles comparison if you put 1...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58950

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Fantastic news for the flying public, Emirates and Airbus! Also the reaction of certain posters did not disappoint. :mrgreen: Gotta love that this will make few heads explode also in the blogosphere. :hyper:

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by Strato2
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 46
Views: 10827

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

mercure1 wrote:
Articles talk about USED frames, not new.


Any purchase would be from "the used market because it presents value for the airline," Forson said.


Maybe they'll buy the Lufthansa 747-8i frames and convert them.

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by Strato2
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Jayafe wrote:
Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to!


Game, set and match. Well played!

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. If you buy one, you can expect the airframer to be there the next 20 years if you need spare-parts or service. Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts g...

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by Strato2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14346

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's. Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (a...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14346

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's.

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

It's pretty audacious of EK to demand that Airbus deliver them a plane with ~820 passenger capacity that is so efficient that they can put ~520-615 into it instead. That worked for a while but then the 77W reset the bar economically. You do realise 77W preceded the A380 and it's economics were full...

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by Strato2
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

And between October 2007 and October 2017, 654 773ER's were delivered. So what? 773ER is a lower capacity plane. One could also then argue that Airbus sold thousands of A320-series planes during the same timeframe. A smaller plane will nearly always sell better than the bigger one. Almost the only ...

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5433

Re: Why no praise for Boeing Widebody Sales in 2017 ?

ElroyJetson wrote:
The fact the 787 has outsold the A350 2:1 makes my point.


That is a lie. 787 1287 orders. A350 858 orders. Figures from Wikipedia.

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8430

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

Carlos01 wrote:
Well, personally I would prefer short connection and one ULH. I hate these 6-9 hour flights, not enough time for making yourself comfortable.


6-9 hours is plenty of time to make yourself miserable when flying in Y.

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by Strato2
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8430

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

747-8i is dead. Nobody in their right mind would invest in a plane which has a global fleet of ~50 and which last example was delivered half a year ago.

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by Strato2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archiv ... f_p2p.html
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Matt6461 wrote:
The whole P2P thing was just MSM-speak for the real phenomenon: market fragmentation (the term Boeing actually used).


So Randy is not Boeing

http://www.boeingblogs.com/randy/archiv ... f_p2p.html

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by Strato2
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

But in the end passenger comfort boils down to how the airline chooses to configure the aircraft. If the airlines thought they'd make more money with their 787s, 777s, and A350s by not cramming in as many seats, they'd configure the seating to be less tight. Don't know if you're serious or joking w...

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

~868 is a theoretical limit, an upper bound, but not reality. It's just another number that shows us where Airbus's mindset was when they designed the A380. Creating the best possible double decker they could with the tech available in 2000 that is not some crazy flying saucer form factor, no cargo...

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

WIederling wrote:
779X is not a better A380 at all. vice versa neither.


The 779X will be a POS compared to the A380 as far as pax comfort is concerned especially in Y.

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by Strato2
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7258

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

Buying the XWB when it was still defined as the old A350 has been a masterstroke. They got the launch discounts and as I understood from their then CEO speaking at the time the upgrade to XWB was essentially free. So they got a vastly better plane for the price of the original A350. This has been sh...

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by Strato2
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 86543

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about.

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