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by MD80MKE
Sun May 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 138
Views: 27773

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

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...

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by MD80MKE
Wed May 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 137
Views: 17734

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

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...

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by MD80MKE
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19020

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

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...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 9313

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

So 787 is firm deal but A350 is MOU?

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by MD80MKE
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 40568

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n340dn
That's three A321 deliveries in 4 days.
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3040 to be ferried from XFW tomorrow.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n340dn
That's three A321 deliveries in 4 days.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37738

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

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...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubts about the use of LH long-haul fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 15600

Re: Doubts about the use of LH long-haul fleet

Is there any update about how many 777X Lufthansa is going to cancel on their order? There was a thread several months ago where LH's CEO said they have too much 777X on order but too few A350. But haven't heard too much ever since.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 202
Views: 41093

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-2060
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CA 777-200, LN 173, B-2060 (the one with the Red Phoenix livery) has left PEK heading to desert.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-2060

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by MD80MKE
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

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...

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by MD80MKE
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... craft.html

That's some December for Airbus. :shock:

Oh well are the Airbus PR too busy on posting orders today to make a rendering or what? :lol:
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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. :shock:

Oh well are the Airbus PR too busy on posting orders today to make a rendering or what? :lol:

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by MD80MKE
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515013

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

777Mech wrote:
DL #5 should deliver to ATL tomorrow (12/12) in time for an investor's day walkthrough.

Would it also carry some of the Airbus executives to announce somthing big with Delta?? :stirthepot:

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by MD80MKE
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 40
Views: 9746

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

S7 Airlines' Novosibirsk-Bankok flight can sometimes reach 8 hours, on A320 NEO.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 65371

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Indigo Partners, which is a U.S. firm, has nothing to do with India's IndiGo airlines. They are completely unrelated.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515013

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

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...

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by MD80MKE
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who was the largest 757 carrier in Asia ?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Who was the largest 757 carrier in Asia ?

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...

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by MD80MKE
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515013

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

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.

MSN 164 could be delivered before MSN 160. If this is the case, MSN 164 will be DL #4.

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by MD80MKE
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 192818

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE5GT/f72e19d
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EK #100, A6-EUV heading home,
https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE5GT/f72e19d

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by MD80MKE
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12698

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

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...

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by MD80MKE
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19148

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Love the idea of putting the ranks on there. You know it's CFB playoff time.

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by MD80MKE
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 60403

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

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...

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by MD80MKE
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 167122

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

A320 N310NW 3210 scheduled ferry flight to SBD (MSP-SBD) today for part-out & scrap.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22763

Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

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...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 18111

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL275/f60b6fe
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In the air now:
https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL275/f60b6fe

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 18111

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

https://twitter.com/thepointsguy/status ... 0036665344
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A live deom onboard from TPG if you were wondering how the door closes.
https://twitter.com/thepointsguy/status ... 0036665344

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by MD80MKE
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 8089

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

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...

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by MD80MKE
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25077

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

The Browns obviously have no mood to stay in London any longer. :spin: I was wondering when and on which plane Vikings will head back to Minnesota.

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by MD80MKE
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 8089

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

https://www.flightradar24.com/CPA892/f5d6b76
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SFO inaugural also on the way. And I believe CX892 will land ealier than CX890. :D
https://www.flightradar24.com/CPA892/f5d6b76

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by MD80MKE
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2901

Re: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?

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. ...

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by MD80MKE
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX HKG-EWR A359 effective 29OCT17
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: CX HKG-EWR A359 effective 29OCT17

This has been reported a long time ago. Also one of three SFO flights will be A350 starting on the same day.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 233454

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

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...

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by MD80MKE
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515013

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/MAU07/f43d8b7
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MSN 145 (MK #1) is on her delivery flight.
https://www.flightradar24.com/MAU07/f43d8b7

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by MD80MKE
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 163484

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This probably means a long time before MOM gets built.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 233352

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

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

:checkmark:
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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

:checkmark:

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 61
Views: 12619

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Great addition for SFO. Could see the route being upgauged to A359 if doing well in the coming years.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89853

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

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...

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Just a FYI, a CS300 test aircraft has just landed in Toulouse today.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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...

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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...

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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 ...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

f4f3a wrote:
Is it going to be possible to combine c series type rating with the a320 series?

I'm not sure but that would be HUGE if happens.

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/9 ... 9951094784
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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

https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/9 ... 9951094784

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And also this CS100/CS300/A320neo/A321neo lineup will be scary in the NB market.

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178128

Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

· 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...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21135

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

And a production line for C Series in Mobile, Alabama!

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by MD80MKE
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 233454

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

IranianMan123 wrote:
Anyone know when Iran Air's next A330 will be ready? Could we see one next year?

They are not in the production list yet. I would say it's going to be a surprise if we see one next year.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1515013

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

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...

MSN63 just moved to DC today. MSN78 had 3 flights so far, still at flight line. MSN90 completed its RTO several days ago, still not fully painted.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35265

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

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...

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