A321neo are probably the safest among them all. Given the fact that they already have a decent size of 787 fleet, it would be logical to take deliveries for this year and defer all of the rest on order. Part of A350-900 order would probably be cancelled as they are overlapped with 787-9 a little bit...Jump to post
This move is NOT surprising at all. I've taken AA186 for three of the past four years and the load and yield have been dropping significantly. Back when it was a 777-200ER in 2015, It was a 1000+ dollars plus economy in january and it was at least 85% full the flight I took. Now AA186 has been const...Jump to post
Now here is the first a321neo with regular Alaska livery. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/27696172208_a68923e4d6_k.jpg Alaska Airlines, D-AVXY,Reg.N828VA,MSN 8246,Airbus A 321-253N, 19.04.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Henryk Konrad , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/39757646...Jump to post
3040 to be ferried from XFW tomorrow.
That's three A321 deliveries in 4 days.
The biggest order wave for A330neo has yet to come. China is at the top of my head in terms of future A330neo customers. A330ceo has historically been working SO well in China-Europe markets. It has just about the right range from Beijing and Shanghai to western Europe. After the MTOW increase on th...Jump to post
CA 777-200, LN 173, B-2060 (the one with the Red Phoenix livery) has left PEK heading to desert.
In addition, I know there are some raised eyebrows regarding this being the second year in a row Airbus has to finalize a large order that is questionable (Iran for 2016) in order to "win" one of the orders/deliveries crowns. From a complete orders perspective, it does the heart good to s...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:CALC order confirmed by Airbus (with a nice picture of some sky!)
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... craft.html
That's some December for Airbus.
777Mech wrote:DL #5 should deliver to ATL tomorrow (12/12) in time for an investor's day walkthrough.
I thought I'd put this here. Kinda iconic and tells us how far we've come in the short time with the A350. At SFO it seems all the Asian carriers are switching to the A350k from the 777w. As shown in this picture: Asiana, Cathay Pacific and China Airlines; all next to each other at SFO. Sorry no re...Jump to post
Dr Peters chief confirms BA talks on ex-Singapore Airlines A380s
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -a-443294/
CZ might have close to 20 at one point, but that's as high as a number you can get in China. The problem of 757 in China is that the range is not needed as most of the trunk routes that can justify a 757 is less than 3 hours. You can fly a A321 with similar passenger number but with a lot lower oper...Jump to post
audidudi wrote:hkcanadaexpat wrote:Initial engine run for MSN 164 (DL #4/5) this morning.
Just curious why you have written this as DL #4/5 twice now... replies #3969 and above? It's #5, with #4 being MSN 160.
Don't think 777X has a chance at DL. They will opt to A35k if the capacity is needed. UA, not in the near future. With 14 77W recently on property and 4 more on order, no need to think about replacement just yet. Also from the rumour and move recently from UA, CAPEX is put at a high priority right n...Jump to post
I just don't understand that obsession with AF ? They have a ton of Boeing planes.... They do have a lot of Boeing aircraft. However there's a pretty clear divide in the fleet. The longhaul work horse is the 777, supplemented by a380s, and some a330/a340s. (There are 43 77w alone, versus 45 total A...Jump to post
Don't think it's been discussed here yet. United is getting "30-40" used A319/A320. It looks like they liked their previous China Southern A319 deal. The carrier is looking at A319 and A320 single-aisle aircraft, the Chicago chapter of the United pilots union said in an Oct. 10 memo to its...Jump to post
In the air now:
A live deom onboard from TPG if you were wondering how the door closes.
https://twitter.com/thepointsguy/status ... 0036665344
The EWR flight with the A359 is planned at over 33 tonnes less fuel and about half hour quicker than the 77W (over that range it lifts about 5 tonnes more total payload than a 77W). The SFO flight is 23 tonnes less fuel. Wow that payload is impressive. It's a sure thing that fuel burn would be sign...Jump to post
SFO inaugural also on the way. And I believe CX892 will land ealier than CX890.
If you are slot restricted to a degree that you are looking for a widebody to replace A321, you probably want something bigger than a 767-300. Hence why mainline Asian carriers use 777-300 and A330 on these kind of routes connecting major hubs. Very true. 767-300 is not very ideal in Asian market. ...Jump to post
I wonder if China Southern can be counted on by AB to order Neo`s in the near future, or will they go plastic AB or Boeing? They already went plastic with substantial amount of 787-9 and A350-900 on order. As for NEO, I think China 3 (CA, MU, CZ) ordering them is extremely likely. CA and MU's Europ...Jump to post
MSN 145 (MK #1) is on her delivery flight.
This probably means a long time before MOM gets built.Jump to post
Save the date! The #A330neo maiden flight is scheduled for Oct 19th pending several factors incl. weather. Stay tuned for more! #A330neoFF
Revelation wrote:Airbus ( https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/919931268120436736 ) says:Save the date! The #A330neo maiden flight is scheduled for Oct 19th pending several factors incl. weather. Stay tuned for more! #A330neoFF
Like what other posters said, I think it's definitely not a sure thing yet. Delta is a buyer that is well-known to be price-sensitve. If Boeing offers a killer-price which Airbus is not willing to match, it will be a no brainer for DL. But with all the recent top-up orders for A321CEOs, the momentum...Jump to post
Just a FYI, a CS300 test aircraft has just landed in Toulouse today.Jump to post
I'm still not getting PMs. People must not like beer. My wager offer is for the end of 2018. Either: 1) Deal with JetBlue. 2) 15% larger order book for the CSeries. As per quick Wiki, that means selling 54 more frames. I am in California at the moment. Great craft brew here. How 'bout UAL getting a...Jump to post
Not trying to say they are one family but now Airbus can sell the aircraft as package from as low as 100 seats to as many as 240 seats in a High Density A321neo. For example JetBlue, I'm willing to be their interest in the CSeries has skyrocketed over the E2 since its now basically Airbus's program...Jump to post
That is not disproving what I said. The point remains. Saying they are one family is not true. There is nothing shared between the 2 frames. If Airbus bought 50% in Boeing, the 737 and A320 would not all of a sudden be in the same family. I wasn't saying that CS100/CS300 are the same family with A3...Jump to post
This is exciting, I hope DL decides to order even more CSeries as a result of this decision, it is a great sized aircraft for many of their routes. I cannot wait to see them in DL's fleet next year! True. But I think it also depends on how soon Airbus can get thier Mobile assembly line ready for C ...Jump to post
f4f3a wrote:Is it going to be possible to combine c series type rating with the a320 series?
Idk why it doesn't allow me to modify the the first post anymore. But according to LeahamNews, Delta could wait for the Modile Assembly line to finish before taking delivery.
@Bombardier: @Delta has option to wait for Mobile
And also this CS100/CS300/A320neo/A321neo lineup will be scary in the NB market.Jump to post
· Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership · Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years · Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale w...Jump to post
And a production line for C Series in Mobile, Alabama!Jump to post
TC957 wrote:So with these two now gone from TLS, what's the status of the remaining QR 359's overdue for delivery ?
Sorry, I've not kept up...
Although I'm a big fan of A350 in AA colors, I have to admit that I don't see the necessity of AA buying A350 for their TPAC operations. Compared to UA and DL and China3, AA is a small player capacity wise. Most of the chinese routes coming out of LAX, ORD and DFW are on 787-8 which plays their role...Jump to post