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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 6462

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

Anybody knows if there is any other reason for dropping the early morning 2:00 AM departure out of BOM? It is in the dead of the night. Humans are not owls. Between 12 AM and 2 AM is around the time most North American and European airlines are departing back to Europe if they only operate one dail...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 17
Views: 4273

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Those frames sat in storage for more than 2 years after W3 was taken over by Nigeria's state-owned "bad bank". I'm surprised that Standard Chartered couldn't find a lessee sooner. Was being powered by PW engines what hurt their value?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA RR powered 777 with 10 across in Y
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

Re: First BA 777 with 10 across in Y

I'm confused, was it not 10 abreast previously? Isn't that std for the 772 (3-4-3)? For BA, the standard had been 3-3-3. However, BA is going 3-4-3 on any B772 that doesn't have first class (basically, all of the Gatwick fleet). This will produce 2 configurations: one with 224 seats in 4 classes an...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 175
Views: 22641

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I would be surprised if this deal gets approved without significant concessions at YUL. There would be virtually no domestic competition in Francophone Canada with this. Out of YYZ, you have a duopoly with WS and AC. If TS then has to turn to Onex, you would at least still have the duopoly situation...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 116630

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

United needed HND and got it. I would not be surprised if UA moves the B77W that goes to NRT to HND and put a B789 or B77E on the NRT flight. It's telling that only United among US carriers even tries for the NYC to Asia market. The one gap for UA from EWR might be ICN, but DL and KE have a JV out o...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 35
Views: 6459

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

I think it's time to sunset the line. Instead, a narrower jet that is 4-abreast---a shrink of the 5-abreast A220---should be developed that meets scope clauses without a T-tail. Embraer has this market segment virtually unchallenged right now. The problem is that Bombardier doesn't have money becaus...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 768
Views: 135176

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I see five airlines with a need for this type of plane, and I'll give the specific routes. QF: SYD to LHR, CDG, and JFK nonstop. (The longest route currently flown nonstop is PER-LHR on the B789.) DL: ATL to JNB nonstop (currently operated on the B77L) EK: DXB to AKL nonstop (currently operated on t...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15657

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So long as DOH-AKL is a route they will fly, the B777-8X is a plane they will need, as that requires at least 3 frames all by itself. In fact, until SQ resumed Flights 22 and 21, that was the world's longest flight, blocked at 18:20 on the return. I believe DOH-AKL-DOH to be perfectly doable with t...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 16, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15657

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So unless more orders are taken QR could end up with following fleet in 2025 Airbus A321neo/LR - 50 Airbus A350-9/1000 - 76 Boeing 777-8/9 - 60 Boeing 787-8/9 - 60 Total - 246 Looks like a good plan to me. Add some 77Ws to that. It's kind of a crazy plan if you consider the fact that the oldest 77W...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 93
Views: 15968

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

And the pitot tubes on F-GZCP were scheduled to be replaced upon arrival, but the plane crashed on the final flight before that.

Also, until an Afriqiyah A332 crashed, that was the only A330 crash with loss of life.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15657

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

chiad wrote:
So unless more orders are taken QR could end up with following fleet in 2025
Airbus A321neo/LR - 50
Airbus A350-9/1000 - 76
Boeing 777-8/9 - 60
Boeing 787-8/9 - 60
Total - 246

Looks like a good plan to me.


Also add in the dedicated cargo fleet.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15657

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Also if cargo is so important to QR,aren't the A333s better cargowise than the 789s? QR also has a pretty good sized dedicated cargo operation of 748, 777 and 330s. I can't see those A330 freighters remaining. I see the freighter fleet being 777 and 747, especially if QAF also gets rid of its A330/...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17460

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

God I hope they go all Airbus A320 Family fleet now HAHAHAHA Is Onex still the principle owner of 737 fuselage manufacturer Spirit Aerospace? Not anymore. Onex after 9 years took Spirit AeroSystems public in 2014. Now, as for acquiring Transat A.T., Onex has the money to do it, but would they? Thei...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15657

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

QR should also take this opportunity to renew its QAF fleet as well. The A340s at QAF aren't getting any younger. That fleet could be simplified around the A321ceo from QR (converted to a VIP configuration with sharklets added), the B748s, and 5 B789s from the QR order (replacing the A332s and A340s...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12156

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Bringing it to aviation, with the MAX having the problems it is (CAAC was the first civil aviation authority to order the MAX 8 grounded in what would become a worldwide grounding), I could honestly see CAAC shifting orders for the major state-owned carriers (CA, CZ, and MU - and their subsidiaries)...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue May 14, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bulletin Board Material: B6 Bruins plane goes to Raleigh
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Bulletin Board Material: B6 Bruins plane goes to Raleigh

Until the series is over, that plane should do RDU to BOS just for that. After what the Hurricanes did to end Game 2, that is schadenfreude. Upon landing, the Bruins' goal horn should also be played.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11502

Re: A220 question

The real issue is that it was delayed so long. In the Americas, the A220 needed that B6 order badly, and I suspect that the BCS1 could still be ordered by B6 for current E190 routes, in addition to the BCS3. As for UA, consider that: Their original 55 A319s are 17-21 years old, The pmCO 737-700 fle...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11502

Re: A220 question

As for UA, consider that: Ultimately, that will be about 140 aircraft in the 125-seat class needing replacement. Could UA be enticed if Airbus offered a good deal for 150 A220-300s with 75 options once the second FAL opens? American appears to have gone all-in on the A319, UA also has in their scop...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 13, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11502

Re: A220 question

The real issue is that it was delayed so long. In the Americas, the A220 needed that B6 order badly, and I suspect that the BCS1 could still be ordered by B6 for current E190 routes, in addition to the BCS3. As for UA, consider that: Their original 55 A319s are 17-21 years old, The pmCO 737-700 flee...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 12, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21455

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

No one has mentioned that AA has unions and Delta mostly doesn't. Of course, with their management, AA employees are probably in greater need of representation. But still, it seems like unions in the Unites States coddle those who underperform and incite those who complain, leading to lower morale ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun May 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6354

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

for gods sake just demolish the whole terminal and build a new one it will take less time and cost less ... In the time its taken so far, they probably could have demolished the terminal, rebuilt it, demolish it again and rebuilt it a third time and it probably would have taken less time and cost l...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6015

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

When it’s retired, will Jack Edwards scream: It flew one time too many?

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 10, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 3965

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

I wonder what countries have seen the investment. I believe RAM's African network is focused on western Africa. There's a Brookings study. The big money went to Nigeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia... What does Morocco have for energy, metals or minerals? This is not in support of a Chinese ind...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri May 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31518

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

According to the AWL document, the LOV of a 767-300BCF is 75,000 Flight Cycles and 180,000 Flight Hours The LOV of a 767-300F is 60,000 Flight Cycles and 180,000 Flight Hours. So, it a bit closer to 70,000 flight hours left. Quite a bit of life for a freighter. Can you provide proof of 180,000 hour...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22233

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

This is a detailed breakdown of their fleet ages taken from Airfleets. TF-FIA 18.8 TF-FIC 18.9 TF-FIR 25.3 TF-FIG 29.8 Cargo TF-FIH 29.1 Cargo TF-FIK 19.4 TF-FIN 21.4 TF-FIO 20.1 TF-FIP 19.2 TF-FIS 24.8 TF-FIT 24.8 TF-FIU 25.1 TF-FIV 18.2 TF-FIW 28.8 TF-FIX 17.2 TF-ISD 28.3 TF-ISF 28.4 TF-ISJ 19.8 ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 3965

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

I would think that CAN would make more sense with CZ out of SkyTeam and more than willing to work with oneworld. AT joins oneworld next year.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 2497

Re: A340-500/600

My apologies if this has been discussed before, however are there any A340-500’s still flying commercially? I’ve seen a few private/corporate out and about. Are Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, and Lufthansa the only three that fly the A340-600 now? Right now, just 4K-AZ85/6 for J2, and they're generally w...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 71
Views: 12674

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

The other thing to consider is: this now allows an airline like UA to code-share with VN. Even though UA is in a different alliance from VN, UA is a JV partner with NH, which cooperates with VN on Japan to Vietnam routes. Could one see VN placing its code on a route like NRT to EWR? If an airline is...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31518

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Scheduled into TLV for freighter conversion on Friday morning if all goes according to plan. Given that N409AZ has less than 40,000 hours left of time, I'm surprised it didn't get scrapped. Then again, this could fly for about 10 years as a freighter before it ends up timing out. I wouldn't be surp...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Re: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

Perhaps, but I was always of the impression that, given the runway length at SDU, route opportunities were severely limited. Perhaps with the A319NEO’s lighter weight (relative to the A320), it may be able to perform longer routes from SDU than its CEO siblings. Purely speculation on my part, with ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 2497

Re: A340-500/600

My apologies if this has been discussed before, however are there any A340-500’s still flying commercially? I’ve seen a few private/corporate out and about. Are Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, and Lufthansa the only three that fly the A340-600 now? Right now, just 4K-AZ85/6 for J2, and they're generally w...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22233

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

I have to wonder if Airbus approached FI (including VR) and not the other way around. They know that FI needs a plane that can reach the west coast of the USA without restriction in northern winter (similar to a Lufthansa spec of wanting to reach JFK from anywhere in Germany on a narrow-body), and m...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31518

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

An ex-DL B763ER, N1501P, is now on the move after it's retirement from DL's fleet, and will become a freighter. I wonder why it was retired in the first place if it wasn't ready to be scrapped? (info from skyliner-aviation.de). Boeing 767-3P6 24983 334 N409AZ Cargo Aircraft Management delivery 30 A...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10001

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

Not really, as the B763 has the same range, if not more, than most A330-300s on the market (only the 240 and 242t A333 and 238t and 242t A332s have significantly more range). That said, the main drawback against the B763 now is that the B763 cannot take two LD3 containers side-by-side, while the A33...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31518

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

El Al is selling used 767-300ER to a foreign airline https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-al-sells-boeing-767-300-1001282185 That might be 4x-eak, AFAIK the only 767 owned by ElAl and not leased. The one they owned was 4X-EAP, which is an 8-door frame. That was sold to the co-owner of Eastern Airl...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

JJ begins A320neo operations at SDU

(Not sure if it belongs here or in TechOps.) Keep in mind that SDU has the shortest runways in the world on which Boeing and Airbus aircraft...the longer 2R/20L is just 4,340 feet (1,323 meters). This would basically kill whatever business case remains for an A319neo as the A320neo can operate from ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 08, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7833

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

Not enough of a true business case to not have United fly passengers to Chicago to connect with Air New Zealand at ORD. It works for Singapore Airlines because New York and Singapore are huge financial centers, and that's also why New York to Shanghai can support 3 (soon to be 4) daily flights and w...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon May 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 6686

Re: Airline owning a airport

I believe that jetBlue, British Airways and American all own their respective terminals at JFK and rent the ground under them from the Port Authority. Terminal 1 also is owned by 4 airlines as a group. The original post deals with owning, or holding a master lease on, the actual aerodrome (runways ...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat May 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9108

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Isn't JetBlue a leisure airline? They have announced flying to London in the near future. Yes I know they have their Mint product, which is meant for business travelers, but there are still a lot of vacationers that currently fly JetBlue from JFK and BOS to Carribean destinations. When JetBlue star...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5750

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

I’m surprised it took this long. OZ dropped F on all its non-A380 fleets (F being sold as J elsewhere). The trend is toward J/W/Y*/Y. A lot of ultra long haul doesn’t have F (such as DOH to AKL, SIN to EWR, SFO to SIN, and PER to LHR). Q-Suite, the J on QR, is better than traditional F.

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by aemoreira1981
Thu May 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 14815

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Probably as better cargo haulers. The A330s are likely restricted to SFO.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136758

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Official Nonstop to Mumbai: New Delta service from New York to begin Dec. 22 https://news.delta.com/nonstop-mumbai-new-delta-service-new-york-begin-dec-22 = 777LR JFK-BOM 0915-2250 BOM-JFK 0050-0635 Correct me if wrong, but that schedule will connect to little in JFK. Strange choice. If I told you ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Seasons to acquire A321NEO-LR Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 5091

Re: Four Seasons to acquire A321NEO-LR Private Jet

Looking at the render of the 321LR here I noticed there was no 3L door behind the wings. Just two over wing exits. I wasn’t aware that was an option on the 321. Is that a configuration Airbus will make ? Perhaps it’s just a plug? 77H Turkish Airlines has configured its A321-200NX frames like that, ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Icelandair 757 question
Replies: 31
Views: 3307

Re: Icelandair 757 question

3,829 statute miles and 3,327 nautical miles are one and the same. Slightly different units. Guys, I realize it is the same distance. However, the 752's range should be around 3900nmi. Can she do it westbound with a reasonable load? Yes CO and later UA flew TXL (Berlin) - EWR (Newark) for years usi...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5211

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

What about Boeing 787 Dreamliners with Trent 1000 engines? Even some of the Trent 1000 TEN frames are having engine issues; SQ recently grounded two of their B78Xs with the engines.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12100

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

downdata wrote:
Oh man, i’ve seen it all in this thread: 787-10, 78J, 78X, 781(?), 7810(??), 787-1000(???). What’s next? 787-ten-1thousand-XXX?


The full name is: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, or Boeing 787-10. IATA and ICAO abreviations are B78X and 781, respectively.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations

Also, the Boeing 747-400 is an expensive plane to fly. By contrast, if Oasis Hong Kong tried today, they would probably be using the Boeing 787-9, which is used by Chinese operators to second-tier destinations or from second-tier Chinese cities. At 254.5t MTOW, that is much lighter than the Boeing 7...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7387

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

The problem for PHL-TLV is that UA is double daily less than an hour away, operating a B77W and a B78X to TLV, plus up to 2x daily (excluding the Sabbath) on LY on the B789...over 1300 seats to TLV at EWR on select days. PHL is largely a connecting airport, and while UA likely has connecting passeng...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 109377

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Might be part of the confusion have to do with who is going to fly the ex-9W planes for which SG is assuming the leases? (Many of these were sale-leasebacks when 9W had better footing.)

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1052
Views: 109377

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

On finance and operating leases, isn't an aircraft on a finance lease (or a Japanese operating lease with a call option, or JOLCO for short) considered an asset of the lessee, while an operating lease (not JOLCO) is an asset of the lessor? That said, an operating lease can have a built-in buyout whe...

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