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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico

What happened with the fifth freedom via BCN? I believe that even if Spain/Barcelona has given their blessing, Mexico has to pass their own judgement on the route and that is the sticking point. What makes things worse is that a nonstop flight will be even longer than DXB-AKL so EK really needs Mex...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question

This is interesting to me because I was wondering about many of the same things. I am especially interested to see what full J-class seats airlines will use for longer missions.

Is there a seat map (even amateur) of an ACF cabin with the one overwing exit configuration?

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 12
Views: 2572

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

How sensible is it to rebrand a cabin class? I know some airlines already offer Business Class not named such. The US carriers and VS maybe get away with it because they have a high number of O/D pax who are familiar with things now. Then again, Canada is a bit restrictive on foreign carrier access ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 8574

Re: Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?

"Korean Airlines ordering A330, A350, 787 or 777 ?" Well, given that it is KE you're talking about, all of the above! They are like Oprah when ordering aircraft - You get one! You get one! EVERYBODY GETS ONE! I kid... haha Seriously speaking, though, some of their aircraft are young so the...

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by MoKa777
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Driverless Snowplows Are Clearing Runways In Norway

Wow! Haven't watched the video yet but this sounds awesome!

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by MoKa777
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Stitch wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
I mean to ask, before the cancellation, was that order initially deferred? If it was deferred at some point before being cancelled today, for when were deliveries tentatively planned?


It was deferred multiple times, the most recent to Q4 2020.


Thank you.

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by MoKa777
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Congrats to AA and Boeing! Nice order. Reasonable and sensible decision. Were the A350s deferred? If so, to when were they deferred? No the A350 order has been cancelled My apologies, I was not clear. I mean to ask, before the cancellation, was that order initially deferred? If it was deferred at s...

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by MoKa777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Congrats to AA and Boeing! Nice order. Reasonable and sensible decision.

Were the A350s deferred? If so, to when were they deferred?

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by MoKa777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 5997

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Themotionman wrote:
klakzky123 wrote:
Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia.


I didn't count them as a European carrier, I classed them as one of the ME3+1... prepare for the debate of whether TK is European or not :white:


Oh no, not that again...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrow body hot and high performance
Replies: 17
Views: 2590

Re: Narrow body hot and high performance

LOL my previous post was deleted! For those of you who didn't see it, it was earth-shatteringly offensive... I kid! Did you see the one immediately after yours? :bigthumbsup: :checkeredflag: ^^ I find this particularly interesting and informative! Glad I could help. It's rather nice (and unfortunat...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrow body hot and high performance
Replies: 17
Views: 2590

Re: Narrow body hot and high performance

LOL my previous post was deleted! For those of you who didn't see it, it was earth-shatteringly offensive... I kid! The A320/321 are quite a bit better than their counterparts where field (runway/takeoff) performance is concerned. 737-800 climb performance (not synonymous with takeoff performance) i...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 103
Views: 22409

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Looks really, really good! They appear to be using the B/E Aerospace Apex Suites (like Oman Air). Excellent choice.

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More EK 77Ws retire
Replies: 22
Views: 6577

Re: More EK 77Ws retire

Maybe we can make this an "EK 77W retirement thread"..? It will be interesting to see how retirement progresses because the EK fleet is special in that it is HUGE! Or we can use the existing 777 Retirement thread at http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20303755#p20303755 where w...

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More EK 77Ws retire
Replies: 22
Views: 6577

Re: More EK 77Ws retire

Maybe we can make this an "EK 77W retirement thread"..?

It will be interesting to see how retirement progresses because the EK fleet is special in that it is HUGE!

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6390

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

I think you're showing the B787-9 is good, but just not quite as good as the A359 for ULH out of JNB. At 15C, the B789 is taking a 20t to 25t hit on an already lower MTOW, while the A350-900 is taking a 5t to 10t hit. http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/tec...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6390

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

... The 787 is the right size but I doubt it is capable enough out of JNB. 788 probably is, 789 may possibly be and 78J definitely will not be the right fit for the majority of SAA's long-haul routes. ... I have a feeling that the A338 will be a bit more robust in hot/high conditions than the 789, ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6390

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

About the A321neoLR, I am not so sure it will work for SAA. Routes between SA and other African nations are either really thin (so would do better with smaller equipment so good frequency can be offered), heavy (see LOS, ACC, LUN) or restricted in some way (see LAD. Therefore, a combination of small...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6390

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

No matter what good management they may find in the world to run the company they can not stop themselves from interfering, they are like crack addicts. Alitalia's twin down south. :checkmark: Well said! The A340 is not a bad aircraft for SAA. It is one of the few aircraft built that can actually d...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air China A332
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Air China A332

According to planespotters, B-6451 was 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Sept. 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/B-6541-Air-China/9YOpfMb B-6549 was also 283 (12/271) but was reconfigured in Nov 2016 to 265 (18/247). https://m.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 251t 339 vs 332
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: 251t 339 vs 332

For some reason I am still awake. The 5,900kg/hour figure for an A332 seems high... Based on these 2 links... http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1372649 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1375365 ...I will adjust things. Again, I am using best estimates derive...

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by MoKa777
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 251t 339 vs 332
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: 251t 339 vs 332

I'm just still a little miffed as to why it isn't selling better Me too. Seems like a powerful rival to 787-9. I am guessing the 789 has has much more range, and, on the same mission (like the one we talked about, on the edge of 332's and 339's range capabilities) it would carry more cargo than the...

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by MoKa777
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops Ho Chi Minh
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Etihad drops Ho Chi Minh

First Edinburgh and now this. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1390527 Clearly they're cutting loss-making routes, even the ME3 can't be profitable everywhere. About the aircraft on order, maybe they can sell these outstanding orders to another airline. There's always demand f...

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by MoKa777
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops Ho Chi Minh
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Etihad drops Ho Chi Minh

Good. That is what they need to do - cut routes that are not profitable for them. Now they need to cut orders. They have too many aircraft on order. Large and highly expensive ones at that... If I were them, I'd swallow the loss on the deposits instead of going through with unnecessary orders. Time ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

I was looking at Singapore Airlines 787-10 seat map. Seatguru says the economy seats have a width of 19 inches and a 32 inch pitch. United’s 787-9’s seats have the same pitch but a width of 17.3 inches. How does Singapore do that? How narrow are the aisles? They are actually 18 inches on the 787-10...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Possibly a silly question that may have already been answered in the relevant thread: do the RR engine issues delay new-build deliveries in any way? We know the Trent 1000 TEN is unaffected as they implemented the change during design and the affected in-service Trent 1000 Package C engines are bei...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 171
Views: 28089

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

How much of that is at the top of the chain, with fat paychecks(part of the corruption) though? That is true. Undeniable. SAA has a lot of problems. A LOT. These problems run deep and require the kind of action that no one in the current government will allow. Sad. SAA can be better than this... Ag...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 48281

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Also, do we know how the CSeries does in hot conditions yet (i.e. Middle East)? Is it a robust little rocket ship? airBaltic have been using the CS300 on Abu Dhabi this winter, have not seen any published problems. Abu Dhabi - Riga is about 6hrs30mins nonstop. That is interesting. Thank you for tha...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 171
Views: 28089

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Smh... "Staff costs" are the least of their concerns. 2021 is also extremely unlikely/unrealistic. I suppose a lot will hinge on next year's election and whether more will be done to curb the corruption though. I believe staff costs are a very big concern. How much of that is at the top o...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 171
Views: 28089

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

"Jarana said a news conference that the airline was in talks with unions about reducing staff costs and expected the airline to break even by 2021." Really, is there anyone here that believes that? :rotfl: Smh... "Staff costs" are the least of their concerns. 2021 is also extrem...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft runs over mans foot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: Aircraft runs over mans foot.

According to avherald the aircraft "was being pushed back for departure when the aircraft was stopped". I can't imagine why there is somebody so close to the front/main gear during push back sequence. I could imagine that this might happen when the chocks are being removed and the parking...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft runs over mans foot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: Aircraft runs over mans foot.

Am I missing something? Granted - the thought of rolling BACK over or continuing over my foot doesn't sound good - but stopping directly on top of the guy? We are only talking a couple inches here. Seems random to not only run over the guys foot, but stop directly on top of it, requiring an elabora...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 464
Views: 105384

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Possibly a silly question that may have already been answered in the relevant thread: do the RR engine issues delay new-build deliveries in any way?

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 185
Views: 48281

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Will DL be the next new airline to take delivery?

Also, do we know how the CSeries does in hot conditions yet (i.e. Middle East)? Is it a robust little rocket ship?

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 158
Views: 36934

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

TriniA340 wrote:
Love it! The splash of colour is nice (even though the fuse is predominantly white), and the cockpit mask looks great (way better than AC).


I agree, their cockpit mask does look way better than AC's.

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32973

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Balerit wrote:
Goodyear wrote:
The only way this livery can be saved is by adding yellow to the crane on the tail.


My thoughts too and also make the outer ring yellow.


100% agree. My thoughts exactly.

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10702

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

There is a special distinction for JNB, and now LHR, (that I have mentioned before but people don't seem to get what I mean). These are the only airports with nonstop service provided to all main 6 inhabited continents by at least one home carrier from each of these respective continents . DOH and ...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21667

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The first 777-9 is coming together in the factory building. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY6sq4FX0AEivbK?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/status/976908024404172801?s=21 I had not realised that the programme is at this stage already! Great to see this bird coming together...

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by MoKa777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC

It is worth a shot, I guess... LOL

Love their livery.

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by MoKa777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21667

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The first 777-9 is coming together in the factory building. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY6sq4FX0AEivbK?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/status/976908024404172801?s=21 I had not realised that the programme is at this stage already! Great to see this bird coming together...

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by MoKa777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 52
Views: 8589

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

prchan wrote:
And this comes with the reduction of frequencies on the LAX-GRU route (from daily to 4x weekly)


I am surprised that they will reduce GRU that much and I am also surprised that LAX-EZE did not have nonstop service until this...

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by MoKa777
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10
Replies: 13
Views: 3879

Re: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10

That is the best 787 Y cabin I have seen.

Overall, both J and Y look good. Colors in J look better than on the A350/A380/777. Looks more elegant.

What is the size of the PTV in Y?

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10702

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

With the latest launch of PER-LHR route by QF, a new member is added to the highly exclusive club of the world's airports that lay claim to have non-stop intercontinental services to all other five populated continents on earth, as indicated by the maps below. So far, the accolades go to: JNB, DOH,...

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 21881

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Took this right before engine start. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/822/41043790771_4ecd13920a_h.jpg Not a terrible looking aircraft but the 787 (all models) does look better in the air than on the ground. Love the wings, not too crazy about the nose (at all) and the 4-wheel bogies do look a bit on...

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

Re: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.

I am very interested in the A339 performance in hot/high conditions. I assume the A338 will be a stellar performer in this regard but I am yet to conclude anything on the A339.

Does anyone have any idea of how the A339 will do in these conditions? I assume the larger wing helps a lot with this..?

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by MoKa777
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 658
Views: 226025

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thanks @Slug71 and @fernousdu972!

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24602

Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Hi everyone. Exciting news! https://leehamnews.com/2018/03/20/airbus-launches-the-longest-range-widebody-in-the-below-300-seat-market/#more-26650 Airbus has today officially launched the much anticipated 251t version of the A330neo. Reading the linked article and going through the slides, I remain i...

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 658
Views: 226025

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When will the next -1000 be delivered? How many planned -1000 deliveries for this year?

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by MoKa777
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2177
Views: 273649

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't think it will be really the 767/777 cockpit section 41, scaling that up proved possible, with an intermediate section. Shrinking is possible not a smart thing.. https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2014/2/14/364884.jpg That is one gorgeous bird, the 777... What if the pe...

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by MoKa777
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways is in the wrong alliance?
Replies: 20
Views: 5142

Re: South African Airways is in the wrong alliance?

The problem with running A340s isn't the wrong alliance - it's the wrong long-haul airplane. Look at used market values of A340-600s vs. 777-300ERs and ask if Iberia bought the right plane 15 years ago. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1047243854826319840 For SAA, the A340 is far from being the wrong...

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