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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air outlines CS300 routes
Replies: 7
Views: 1806

Re: Korean Air outlines CS300 routes

Maybe it's just me, but flying low-density jet aircraft on routes that take half an hour at best seems like an inefficient use of assets. I know that it'd be assigned to some longer routings later, but KE might benefit from buying prop planes for domestic shuttle use and rerouting the CSs to expand ...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Relative Fuel Efficiency Aircraft - Transpac

Using "passengers" as the numerator for examining an airlines efficiency is problematic in some ways: -It doesn't account for individual passenger weights and luggage payloads, let's be honest, Americans/Westerners are statistically significantly larger than their East Asian counterparts, ...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 51
Views: 6801

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

Considering there literally is wearable carry-on baggage, I don't see the problem with his behaviour.... http://www.jaktogo.com/public/images/gallery/products/6c991eac273d2db0cd584b065fe0ca80.jpg Considering that Obesity rates are only going up globally, people might not even notice the extra girth...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6965

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

Battery technology is improving faster than it used to, especially since Li-ion batteries are now used in cars and consumer electronics. Both of those are large, weight sensitive industries and they throw a lot of money at battery research. Signs are encouraging! https://www.digitaltonto.com/wp-con...

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81520

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I think the main error is that Airbus didnt forecast the markets correctly ..... - Passengers want direct flights from point to point and no the old wheel and spoke model airbus thought would still work - flight frequency is wanted .... and not less flights with a bigger plane - Still uses too much...

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by JustSomeDood
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6510

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

but allow for an upgrade in comfort over Y. While still leaving revenue on the table compared to competitors.... and when airlines have to choose between more revenue and Economy pax's comfort, guess which one wins? A 9 abreast 787 has 17.0" seats. That's narrower than the seats on a 737 but f...

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by JustSomeDood
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)

zeke wrote:
If your going windowless, why stick with a tube with wings ?

The implied assumption is that A/B/somebody else don't have the sort of risktaking appetite to make a design that radically deviates from tube + wings.

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by JustSomeDood
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)

Actually, how feasible would it be to "hollow out" much of the crown space above the main deck to be used as flat beds for premium class? from this picture of an A350, the crew rest areas only take up a small amount of a widebody's fuselage length, have J/F passengers sit on much smaller f...

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by JustSomeDood
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166824

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

And one of the biggest demands of airlines when the A300 was replaced by the A330 was more range. We may see this issue resolved by a new family of large narrowbodies ranging from 739 size to 753 (and above) size, using the same wing but with more range at the bottom than at the top end. Perhaps we...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6965

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

solar panel on wings, than small electric Motor for use this power time to time. it will be a first step next question is how we can improve jet turbine using small extra power. anything for better fuel mix or better fuel burn? may be a small lightning inside chamber can do something) or somehow el...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 6965

Re: Is it time for Three Engine Hybrid Aircraft?

A big problem with such an aircraft, at least with battery tech that is even close to what is feasible today, is the massive size of the battery that is inevitably needed just for take-off, which then becomes dead weight through the rest of the trip. Just some back of the envelope calculation here, ...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34281

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Add to the fact they have hinted that want so start services to New York in the longer term, could be an good 'testing aircraft' with out having to layout major captail costs. Certainly in the past I think previous CEO said the 77L is a flying fuel tank, is Luxon any different in his views? NZ want...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4245

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

Are you referring to SZX (instead of SHX)? Unlike CAN up north (Although it was not as big as it was a few years ago after the local government more or less "clean" things up (aka disguised racism if you want to go there)) or HKG (Just go to somewhat infamous Chungking Mansion :scratchchi...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Hypothetical windowless airliner questions (technical)

Hi, first post here so I hope this is the right section to post this: Say, hypothetically, if A/B can make a window-less version of any model of their aircraft lineup (e.g Windowless A350/787), while re-optimizing the aircraft's structure for window-less design (i.e taking out reinforcements, less ...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 10965

Re: Emirates will start SCL

US airlines never stood a chance on Asia-South America to begin with because nobody has the patience to go through US customs just to connect back out of the country. I don't know how well Euro carriers do to South America, but I doubt even they can beat EK at its own game. I work in a mining compa...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14461

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Bad wording on my part..I was wondering if hub to hub traffic has declined after all the mergers. More capacity control management, A321s that can carry 2/3s the pax of a DC-10 more efficiently and this again, no "efficient" WB aircraft built for domestic use. Aren't 764/773/783/33R suppo...

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3066

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

Add HKG-AMS/JNB/YVR/LHR/MAD/Australia soon for CX, they seem to love their A359s for rightsizing lots of formerly 77W long-haul routes.

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10417

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

I think Thai Airways needs Boeing 777-9X, there are high demand destinations like Munich, Zurich and Scandinavia where capacity is needed High demand yes, but low (borderline very low) yield. That's why their second LHR flight is now operated by A359 - less seats and significantly lower operating c...

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25169

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Ultrafan technology is something for the MoM, A322 or A380NEO if they want to do that.(Obviously that would not be the same engine) And for the A322 I think that the PW GTF has enough growth potential left so that they won´t need a new engine. The A321 is significantly under-winged as it is now and...

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by JustSomeDood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: Potential with A321neoLR/B737-M8/CS300 in the Middle East (especially for smaller carriers)

The A321LR can easily make it between Dubai and London. The 737-8 and CS300 would probably not be profitable due to both of them requiring very low density cabins to make the trip westbound. The middle east is located half way between Europe and South East Asia with most of it within range of the A...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 421
Views: 32877

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

Jokes aside, the best chance that I see the C929 succeeding with places other than China is making it a 757-sized and capable frame, instead of trying to compete against the 787/A350/A330.

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25169

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

More than half of the narrowbody flights are under 500nm and the amount of airports accepting commercial jets is increasing every year. If fuel and noise restrictions get worse a large turboprop would work very well. The 8000hp next gen regional turboprop that is in development would suit this desi...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights
Replies: 8
Views: 3336

Re: Business class seats a weight issue on longhaul flights

Finally, a component within the aircraft that will fully leverage CFRPs advantages :lol:

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81520

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I do not see the A380 as dead yet, Emirates will order the next batch and a few additional A380 will go to other airlines. I agree. It will get a NEO and keep selling. The worldwide passenger market is predicted to increase by 50% in the next 10 years. So A380 sales will pick up eventually. I expec...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16264

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The fact that 77Hs specifically have been chosen for the glue factory, to be replaced by A359/K means that CX really don't see much F demand on their routes, if they're putting money on 10-abreasting the rest of the 77W fleet, that points to them using the 77Ws for a good while yet, supplemented by ...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166824

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Bernstein Research thinks Boeing will abandon the NMA, keeping the basic twin-aisle, ovoid concept but down-sizing the range from 4,500nm-5,000nm to no more than 4,000nm to become the 737 replacement. There have been debates ad nauseum about whether the MoM should be a narrowbody or a widebody, and...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81520

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Does the average passenger even know the difference? Most people look at timings for flights over aircraft type. Moreover, EK pricing is very smart - they price the better timed/ better aircraft flights higher. I read this quote here often and I don't think people could be more wrong if they think ...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25169

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

The gap between the A320 series and the A330 series would seem to be the most obvious need imho. If the A330-800neo does garner some sales, although with the 787-8, that may be difficult since it's lighter, one has the gap between a 225-seater (A321neo) and a 275-seater taken care of. The real gap ...

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats
Replies: 23
Views: 6537

Re: United's 757-300s to go to 234 seats

Proliferation of slim-line seats + longer range narrowbodies are gonna put serious pressure on widebody sales in the next decade or so. It's easier to manage yields brought on by the extra ~20 seats this puts on an A321 sized plane than the extra ~35 seats an A350 might gain. Putting up with the wei...

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by JustSomeDood
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25169

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

The A300/310/330/340 fuselage has a kind of just right cross section. Will CRFP make it uneconomical from a life cycle perspective, and when? When a 5 inch increase in width from the A330 enables an extra seat per row in Y (787), it's difficult to say that the cross section is "just right".

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by JustSomeDood
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25169

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see images of outside protected on the interior of the airplane. Until someone invents clear CFRP, I wouldn’t expect much more in the form of windows. Once the 787 novelty wears off, I think we might start seeing smaller windows again since they weigh less. Unless there's...

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by JustSomeDood
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Average weight + volume of check-in luggage on flights.
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Average weight + volume of check-in luggage on flights.

Hopefully some people in the know (preferably Airport ops) can weigh in on this: What would be a good ballpark estimate for a "typical range" of total weights and volume taken by Passenger check-in luggage in these scenarios: ⋅ TPAC on a non-LCC carrier (i.e 50-70lb/person check-...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19427

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

Much of what needs to be said on this topic has been said already, the "Air travel as jetsetter" age has long past, and the people who can pay for J prefer convenience above all else. With that in mind, how much does BA actually benefit from putting F in near all their widebody fleet? As i...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 672
Views: 81520

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

This seems like some good 'ole fashioned salesmanship. Taking a step back, is it a bad thing if the A380 shuts down for Airbus? They aren't going to cede any market share because of it. All of the A380 customers have large established Airbus footprints and are loyal customers. Regardless if the A38...

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by JustSomeDood
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10263

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

Interesting that an Asian mainline carrier is the one that gets the C-series before the numerous LCCs in the region.

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai orders 175 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 6217

Re: FlyDubai orders 175 MAX

At this point, is there even any regional-only/LCC airline that doesn't have more planes on order than they are currently operating? How much continuous growth in air traffic do they expect there will be, especially in developed regions like US and Europe?

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21172

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Good to see that the A350 is capable of reaching down the Eastern coast of the US from East Asia, maybe, just maybe, we'd see Delta use their incoming A350s for direct flights to Chinese cities (PVG, PEK, HKG) from their ATL hub, one can dream right?

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21172

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Good news (not least because I didn't think the A35K had the legs for a route of that length!) Any idea as to what existing routes they're planning to send the 35K to? One of the LHR flights, perhaps? Or LGW I am gonna guess that since range isn't a big issue, any route where they regularly fly 3-c...

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by JustSomeDood
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for a 787-8 re-launch by Boeing
Replies: 168
Views: 34473

Re: The case for a 787-8 re-launch by Boeing

Not a lot of discussion about the value of the 788 for LCCs. It's doing quite well at Norwegian and Jetstar. I look at an outfit like Air Canada Rouge and I see great potential for the 788 there. Someday the 763s will have to be replaced. And the 788 is the perfect replacement. This is where the 78...

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain signs openskies with China
Replies: 12
Views: 4736

Re: Spain signs openskies with China

Oh boy, prepare for Chinese airlines to start flooding Spanish cities with capacity, bringing Chinese group tourists (and their...quirks) with them then.

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by JustSomeDood
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 56
Views: 15742

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

So HX finally has enough routes long-haul to be a somewhat decent alternative to CX ex-HKG and now its parent company is defaulting on payments? Sigh :cry:

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21343

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

Very strange... I can't believe SFO-PPT could be run protitably. But may be there will be some subsidies available, from a tourist board, an airport or whoever. We shall know if the route really starts but ends after two years... I also don't understand this one either. Not with a 787 and not given...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 62
Views: 20821

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Just don’t see CAN-DFW/ORD as viable. Would love to see it, but makes just about economic sense as CTU-ORD on HU. The Pearl River Delta (and Guangdong) is both the most populated and wealthiest province in China, for lots of them HKG is a suboptimal solution due to the need to cross borders, openin...

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82476

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

Well, there goes a potential major customer for Boeing's MOM, Congrats to Airbus for pulling this off, I wonder how much of those options might be converted to A320NEO/CSeries/"A322" when it all pans out.

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by JustSomeDood
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?

LPSHobby wrote:
how are the loads on the London routes? Do you think these London flights are sustainable?


If London can't support A380 capacities for MH then I doubt there are many other places that can.

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166824

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The problem with this is that according to the known market research less than 15% of all interested airlines want more than 250 seats, while over 50% asked for less than 200 seats. And those 50% of airlines would find that the A321NEO and it's LR version are available now and fit their needs for a...

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by JustSomeDood
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 41
Views: 8625

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Before you start trying to make comparisons, around 10k a month rent will get you around 1000 sq.ft in HKG. HKG is the most expensive city in the world to live in. Unless one has a perverse need to rent in or around Central (and as a pilot you certainly don't), a 1000sqft apartment doesn't cost any...

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166824

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Imho the big problem is that there seem to be 2 camps of interested airline when it comes to range. One looks at something with around 3000nm range, the other at something at 5000nm+ as a 763ER replacement. The problem is both seem to prefer a similar seat number, yet with very different cabin spac...

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by JustSomeDood
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4938

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

hayzel777 wrote:
Offloading people's bags for freight? Not exactly a smooth smart...


Yeah, imagine that you've paid good money as a passenger on the flight and then being told your luggage is...not present due to some cargo. I hope they got compensated really well for this.

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by JustSomeDood
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 931
Views: 166824

Re: Qantas 'excited' about NMA and assisting Boeing with definition

Agree with the sentiment re Qantas importance. If you are going to do his aircraft for anywhere if should be China and India your talking too. Only benefit of talking to Qantas is good for scoping the issues Asia will hit more and more between multiple city's . A "transcon + some SEA" peo...

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