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by MD80MKE
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 19669

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Sounds like a LOI to me.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7487

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

So actually more -900 order may mean CX is looking at more secondary destination opportunities. This is what I was thinking; the 359 has longer legs than the 359; there's no reduction in the numbers being ordered, just a greater emphasis on the longer range model. As to the A350-1000, does that mea...

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by MD80MKE
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7286

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

Pe@rson wrote:
raylee67 wrote:
Does the 359 have the range to fly DOH-GIG?


No, a major airline intentionally schedules it with a plane with inadequate range. ;-)

LMAO

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by MD80MKE
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4403

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

mercure1 wrote:
Whats going on with SJC?

We have LH suspend for winter, now HU cutting flights, and we had in another thread discussion that airlines like BA had weak loads also at SJC.

CA is definately doing the worst in San Jose with constantly below 50% load factor.

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by MD80MKE
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 67967

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Welcome to USA! A350!

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by MD80MKE
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/ ... wth-359292
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A more in-depth article for United's Hangzhou exit if your interested.
https://centreforaviation.com/insights/ ... wth-359292

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by MD80MKE
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I know slightly off-topic, but how poorly is CA SJC-PVG doing? What are the load factors? You imply it's the worst performing US-China route. Is HU SJC-PEK doing better? Below 60% for CA's SJC-PVG. HU's SJC-PEK doing slightly better with 77.3% load factor. The problem with SJC is its proximity to S...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

ICYMI, MSN 127 (LH #6) performed her 6th (!!) CAF on sunday.

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by MD80MKE
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

China is rapidly losing its tarnish amongst corporations. Gone are the 'must be there strategically' positions, replaced more with an 'only if we can make profit' risk appetite. This is a difficult question. I had dinner with two aviation execs in HK on Wednesday last - both major corporations, bot...

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by MD80MKE
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Indeed UA had a hard time to gain ground in secondary China market. From the most recent DOT published figure, in the relatively hot month of January, HGH - SFO only had a combined load factor of 69%, one of the worst in China - US market, only better than CA's PVG - SJC. In contrast, 3U's HGH - LA...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State
Replies: 11
Views: 2936

Re: Vietnam Airlines 777-200 off Washington State

Just landed in SFO.

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by MD80MKE
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 33108

Re: LH apparently cancel 14 of 34 779s

I could def see LH firming up some of the 30 options for A350 and putting them also in Frankfurt.

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I was on UA's SFO-XIY flight last fall and it was fairly full both in front and back, but I know nothing about how much everyone paid for their ticket. I was in paid J and the price was similar to what I'd pay to fly to PEK instead. One possible issue is the flight was not daily, and the FAs I talk...

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8775

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Indeed UA had a hard time to gain ground in secondary China market. From the most recent DOT published figure, in the relatively hot month of January, HGH - SFO only had a combined load factor of 69%, one of the worst in China - US market, only better than CA's PVG - SJC. In contrast, 3U's HGH - LAX...

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by MD80MKE
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Who will get the 100th A350? I think we are at 97 now although the tracking sheet says 94. I add on the two ntu frames that were delivered to the lessor but remain at TLS and the Delta first frame which is delivered but having post delivery installs done also at TLS. MSN 117 is getting delivered in...

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 11979

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Side note on A350s - most carriers who started with (relatively) low numbers of A350, are now topping up, as is probably with this order as well (CI). An indication of happy customers? Cheers, Adam For sure they have proven to be extraordinary airliners. But one thing to note that CAS is a Chinese ...

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by MD80MKE
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 11979

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

I can definitely see part of this A350 order going to CA as they currently only has ten on order.

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by MD80MKE
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
StTim wrote:
If MSN 5 also heads off today that will make 7 deliveries for the Month.


MSN 5, 101, 104, 109, 111, 113, 116, 119 and 120 makes 9 deliveries.

MSN119 will not be june delivery since the test registration is still applied.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1216
Views: 194563

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Double delivery today:

Airbus A330 -302 1794 B-16339 Eva Air delivery 28jun17 TLS-TPE ex F-WWCC

Airbus A330 -343 1801 B-8971 China Eastern delivery 28jun17 TLS-PVG ex F-WWYH

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by MD80MKE
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 117 (OZ #2) RTO this afternoon.
MSN 121 (CI #7) first engine run this afternoon.

MSN128 (CX #18) also completed its RTO.

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by MD80MKE
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://fr24.com/AIB04GW/dd9256a
MSN 117 (OZ #2) first engine run today.
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MSN 119 (CX #17) is in the air for the first CAF.
https://fr24.com/AIB04GW/dd9256a
MSN 117 (OZ #2) first engine run today.

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70973

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

"We don't see the MAX10 as a competitor (net firm orders for the MAX 10 are +43 airplanes so far)" J. Leahy #PAS17

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70973

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Zargos Airlines of Iran signs a MoU for 20 A320neos and 8 A330neos https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC5_jIKXcAAZYy1.jpg https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/877779352187838464 Maybe more like "Zagros" Airlines. I was curious to see which variant they chose for A330 neos. Definitely good choice ...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48855

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

UA's 789 takes a full load of passengers and some cargo on nearly every flight. Rarely (occasionally in the winter), does it need to block a few seats. Most days, it won't even need to block seats on the upcoming LAX-SIN leg. Airbus fans never want to admit how great the 787 is. I work for UA in op...

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by MD80MKE
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU744 26 turbulence injuries
Replies: 14
Views: 4345

Re: MU744 26 turbulence injuries

Yeah you gotta buckle up. Can't see the injuries this serious if everybody does their part. But definitely, there's no "rule" for a good number of Chinese passengers.

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by MD80MKE
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 192
Views: 48855

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Fact check.....the SIN to SFO flight has zero cargo and limited pax and bags. . Who told you that? I often depart from SFO in the morning. I can tell you from my observation that a good amout of cargo were unloaded after arrival from SIN. Westbound could be a little worse but no way like what you s...

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by MD80MKE
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70973

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Ethiopian to order 10 A359: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-18/ethiopian-air-said-to-plan-3-billion-deal-for-airbus-a350s?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social Obviously ET can't ge...

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by MD80MKE
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A320NEOs and 737Max have been delivered so far?
Replies: 14
Views: 2883

Re: How many A320NEOs and 737Max have been delivered so far?

NEOs are delivered almost daily now. There's no point to keep track of the exact number of deliveries otherwise this is gonna be a delivery thread.

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by MD80MKE
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Boy does she look good. Looking forward to seeing pictures of her flying.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 83 (QR) and MSN 113 (AY #10) did their RTOs as well. THREE RTOs in totall today.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 1216
Views: 194563

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Balerit wrote:
Any news on SAA's 1792?

At the delivery Center right now. Shouldn't be long before this one is delivered.

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by MD80MKE
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air to order 15 more widebody aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 10143

Re: Oman Air to order 15 more widebody aircraft

Great news if this is indeed confirmed. More capacity on the A350 and the right price might be the factor of this deal.

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by MD80MKE
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 16724

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

787 is a no in the foreseeable future as they just cancelled their entire order for 787 not a while ago. Given that the order was inherited from NW as a launch order, the price must have been awesome. But it's well known that over-capacity is the problem for most carriers including DL. There might b...

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by MD80MKE
Wed May 31, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

CX Flyboy wrote:
CX are expecting 3 deliveries this June.

Any insight about the delays of MSN 101 and MSN 109?

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by MD80MKE
Sun May 28, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 9970

Re: Allegiant's first ever new build aircraft

Next A320 for Allegiant:
ImageAllegiant_A320_N247NV_20170526_XFW by Dirk Grothe | Aviation Photography, on Flickr

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by MD80MKE
Tue May 23, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 113 (Finnair #10) made it to the flightline Monday evening.

As well as MSN 83 (QR whatever).

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by MD80MKE
Mon May 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 105 (CI #6) got her final registration applied. Will fly home in the coming days.

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by MD80MKE
Fri May 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 120 ET #5 active on the flight line last night.

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by MD80MKE
Thu May 18, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 105 (China Airlines #60 just returned from a third test flight #AIB03FB. Should transfer to delivery centre shortly.
MSN 107 (Singapore #14) just departed on its first CAF #AIB04GC.
And now MSN 69 (Qatar #15) departing on its second CAF #AIB05GZ.

Yep, MSN 105 is online at DC.

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by MD80MKE
Wed May 17, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

First engine run for MSN 115 (Delta #1) this afternoon. Good to finally get some more regional diversity. What other non-Asian airline has had A350s powered/flying now? LATAM, Air Caraibes, Delta, Finnair, Ethiopian, and ______? LH! With almost all of the legacy European carriers getting them. I wo...

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by MD80MKE
Fri May 12, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/CPA3493/d5d5207
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Armodeen wrote:
MSN 93 B-LRO is taxing out - probably heading home?

Yep, can confirm.
https://www.flightradar24.com/CPA3493/d5d5207

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by MD80MKE
Fri May 05, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 43691

Re: DL Considering Deferring 10 A350s

Richard28 wrote:
Would help airbus by speeding up other deliveries or creating slots for new orders... but you have to question the reasoning for delta operating a fleet of only 5 frames for 3 years...

DL has a total of 25 A350 on order. The first 15 should not be influenced.

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by MD80MKE
Wed May 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 34395

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/03/news/ch ... en-flight/
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C919 to make its first flight on May 5th at PVG.
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/03/news/ch ... en-flight/

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by MD80MKE
Tue May 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 105 CI #6 completed its RTO. First flight should follow soon.

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by MD80MKE
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3614
Views: 1162100

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 111 (TG #4) just finished its RTO.

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by MD80MKE
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern buys 20 A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6998

Re: China Southern buys 20 A350s

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
That looks a lot like United Airlines' delivery slots if you ask me...

It could be. But also keep in mind that the two latest customers: China Eastern has slots in 2018 and VS in 2019. So it's also possible Airbus reserves some slots for new customers especially in China.

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