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
MSN 88 has been on the move this morning. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/37389361261_5c9fb88270_z.jpg 1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways A7-ANA by Jujug Spotting , on Flickr Going for engine fit? Or cabin fit, unless that's already been done? Does a fully painted bird necessarily mean that the...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Next flight for MSN 142 TG #7 after paint.
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.
Ready to fly home from Toulouse.
A more in-depth article for United's Hangzhou exit if your interested.
https://centreforaviation.com/insights/ ... wth-359292
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...Jump to post