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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46860

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

AA94 wrote:
JetBlue will order 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, for delivery beginning 2020, replacing the Embraer 190 fleet.

http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=55200

Wow!!

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Interesting. Also Airbus states the CSeries (A220) production line will be able to do 50-60 aircraft a month. The deliveries and backlog numbers are expected to change soon. 50-60 PER MONTH? That has me thinking they are really thinking of ...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31286

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO I'm very pleased it doesn't have the 'racoon mask'. On the A350 it's ok as long as the tube is white. With other non-white liveries like QR and VN it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it ...

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by Peterwk146
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15680

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

INHO, it may be a fatigue failure due to a material defect in the axle. Under these circumstances, an undetected crack would have been created. Then the impact load due to the landing (I've seen worse and it would have been within the design capability of the axle) would have finally caused the crac...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373407

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

http://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A350-900-1000.pdf The acap is updated with loads of new info.... The front page states: "The content of this document is the property of Airbus. It is s...

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by Peterwk146
Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5842

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The difference with Finnair is that while the livery is terribly basic, it somehow works very, very well. It comes to life in the snowy landscapes of Finland and in winter sunlight but looks clean and sharp in almost any environment, they've also done a wonderful job in coupling the livery with the...

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by Peterwk146
Sun May 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13236

Re: A310 - too early?

In one word, the wing. The 767-200 had a very ample wing dictated by the necessity to take off from LGA and fly transcontinental to the US western seaboard. This helped give the later 767-300 very long and capable legs when it came to developing a higher-capacity model. The A310 had a wing optimise...

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by Peterwk146
Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373407

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
ttm wrote:
Any chance that any of the Sichuan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines or Air China frames might make it home before year end?

yes

Please provide the official information that backs this up.

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by Peterwk146
Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 73516

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Jayafe wrote:
Its winglets still look quite horrible in the distance, just aesthetic I know, but still.

In your opinion ...

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by Peterwk146
Wed May 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3926

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

FatCat wrote:
Volotea's 717s do not have an encorauging safety record...


You need to provide facts to back up your statement - how many crashes, fatalities, etc.?

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 18944

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

3 days short of two months in service and not a single service disruption for the -1000... Perhaps best EIS for a derivative. Indeed. But the first -1000 to be delivered must feel quite lonely in the air; the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it ...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39654

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Source: @TonyFernandes (CEO Air Asia) has just confirmed the airline has no plans to buy the Airbus #A350 XWB — despite having 10 of them on (firm) order. • AirAsiaX also has 66 #A330neo aircraft on firm order • Final decision on AirAsiaX’s future fleet is expected later this year So by the looks o...

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by Peterwk146
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39654

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

Source: @TonyFernandes (CEO Air Asia) has just confirmed the airline has no plans to buy the Airbus #A350 XWB — despite having 10 of them on (firm) order. • AirAsiaX also has 66 #A330neo aircraft on firm order • Final decision on AirAsiaX’s future fleet is expected later this year So by the looks o...

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by Peterwk146
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26958

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I think Timmy left out a lot of fine print. A380 is profitable only on 6hr:30m to 8hr missions and PLF is higher than BELF. To everywhere else you will be burning cash. That limits A380 pretty much to DXB-Europe routes A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fi...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26958

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy. I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. Simple business...If it was a profit machine everyone would own them. They don't because it is tough to make profit with them...same goes for the 747-8 Have you got the facts behind your stat...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26958

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy. Everybody knows the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. :) May I ask on what basis do you make that statement? Do you have firm evidence from A380 operators? I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. The smiley face was to deno...

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by Peterwk146
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26958

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Kindanew wrote:
Sir Tim is simply an Airbus fanboy.
Everybody knows the A380 is impossible to make a profit with. :)

May I ask on what basis do you make that statement?
Do you have firm evidence from A380 operators?
I for one don't know that the A380 is impossible to make a profit with.

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by Peterwk146
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74617

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

To me it sounds like AA exercised their purchase rights based on 2013 order. Many people here claim that AA didn't used their options and I disagree that. The use of the word "amended" implies that this is based on the original 2011 purchase agreement. So it could just be a case of Corpor...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 40335

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

It may be as simple as the airlines not wanting what Airbus is offering, so Airbus is having a rethink of their programme strategy for SA developments.

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373407

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Doesn't look too awful on the A359s Sorry to disagree, but it doesn't look right in my opinion. There's too much white and the little that is not coloured is too small and is the wrong colour. I think that getting rid of the yellow on the fin was a mistake. If you look at the Air France colours, th...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22269

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

fishmeal wrote:
I totally disagree about he look of the nose of the 787. I think it's fine and never have I ever thought it looked like a mini-van! And the 350 looks quite similar to me: a clone as it were.

The Boeing 787 nose reminds me of the DH 106 Comet nose.

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 25244

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Did this MTOW increase came with any MZFW or MLW increase? A 9T jump is quite a lot for this airframe, so is this all for fuel/range, or will it allow operators to squeeze a bit more payload in it? If you ask me, I find it a bit fruitless to only add range without adding payload, as you just end up...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21972

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

"Electric actuation" is electric actuation and not hydraulic. Even an EHA thingy would have been tagged differently. (IMHO) OK, let's be clear about this. The landing gear doors are extended and retracted in flight, under normal operating conditions, by hydraulically powered actuators. If...

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by Peterwk146
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21972

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

Sorry, my error - I just wanted to make the point that the landing gear doors are powered hydraulically, not electrically which I believe was what somebody was claiming.. "Electric actuation" is electric actuation and not hydraulic. Even an EHA thingy would have been tagged differently. (...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5267

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

P.S. I don't eat cornflakes and I haven't had a humour bypass. I just think that to make fun out of a situation which would have caused a lot of distress to a lot of innocent people isn't on. Elevating the "distress of those innocents" too much is not a god idea. every case reduces trigge...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5267

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

Excuse my ignorance but in the majority of cases where doors open outwards what stops them from being opened inflight? Do the rubber seals expand and hold it in place? I always assumed with a 737 it can never work since the door moves inwards a little bit before outwards? On a lighter note if there...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5267

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

Is UA's onboard service THAT bad? ;) SmithAir747 Not funny my friend, particularly for those in the aircraft. You can't really open a pressurized door on an aircraft. Considering that there was no threat, I think it's a funny way to add humor to an otherwise frustrating and bizarre situation. I am ...

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by Peterwk146
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5267

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

SmithAir747 wrote:
Is UA's onboard service THAT bad? ;)

SmithAir747

Not funny my friend, particularly for those in the aircraft.

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by Peterwk146
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Signals Job Cuts for A380 and A400M Projects
Replies: 26
Views: 3960

Re: Airbus Signals Job Cuts for A380 and A400M Projects

seahawk wrote:
As it effects only the non-core factories outside France it is a good step to making the company leaner.

Please advise what you mean by "non-core"?

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by Peterwk146
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21972

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

Found the post and I'm copying it here. Not sure if the -ULR incorporates all of these improvements now, but all -900s will in the near future. " Thanks for posting. I ran what I think is the important paragraph through google translate. "Iberia será la primera compañía en recibir una nue...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89694

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Ronaldo747 wrote:
It is a fact, four acceptances flight suggesting issues to sort out. Period.


Sorry, you are contradicting yourself - "suggesting" - "fact".

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by Peterwk146
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21972

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

Does this one have the composite door frames from the 1000 which Airbus planned to incorporate later into the 900 aswell? I wonder if the new winglets can be retrofitted on to early aircrafts. Yes it has the composite door frames from the -1000, as well as some structural improvements in the cargo ...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89694

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

No it most likely means there were so many issues with the aircraft that it took that much before all the bugs were sorted out. Do you have facts to make this statement? Do you have a contact at BBD who has told you? Otherwise, it's just your opinion. WTF?!? Relax yourself. No need to jump down his...

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by Peterwk146
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 332
Views: 89694

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Canuck600 wrote:
No it most likely means there were so many issues with the aircraft that it took that much before all the bugs were sorted out.

Do you have facts to make this statement? Do you have a contact at BBD who has told you? Otherwise, it's just your opinion.

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by Peterwk146
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21972

Re: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design

I wonder what is allowing the PR birds to only gain 3t and be 2t short of 280t. The post-2020 A359s will have additional differences beyond just the 280T MTOW, including different materials around the doors, exits, empennage, etc. IINM, the electric gear doors will be included as well. Not sure abo...

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by Peterwk146
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 27802

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

I suspect that there will only be a limited number of airlines who will operate the A319NEO. It will make a great ACJ. However, as Airbus will make more money selling the larger variants, I'm not sure how concerned they are about the limited number of A319NEO sales, particularly when airlines up sca...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42586

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

May I ask how a presentation marked confidential and proprietary information is posted on this website? Presumably the person who did this has authorization from Airbus? I wouldn't consider this old information confidential. There are zillions of Airbus with this confidential and proprietary templa...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42586

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A340 based Beluga had several challenges. Landing in Broughton was not possible without runway extension, and the aircraft wouldn't fit into existing infrastructure. https://imagr.eu/up/QWbBq_0011.png May I ask how a presentation marked confidential and proprietary information is posted on this web...

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by Peterwk146
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 199
Views: 42586

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Plans to reach Mobile were dropped during the development phase. Nice info, thanks. So the range to Mobile would have required the A340-300? But wasn't there then a problem with the Broughten runway? One had to give, I suppose ;) A340 based Beluga had several challenges. Landing in Broughton was no...

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by Peterwk146
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1517989

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 155 CX #22 was delivered last Friday.

Airbus A350 -941 155 B-LRX Cathay Pacific delivery 08dec17 TLS-HKG ex F-WZNO

A beautiful photograph of two beautiful aircraft.

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