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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 129
Views: 16025

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

While it's possible the refreshed MRJ70 might include a CFRP wing, it appears the engineering focus is on increasing the number of seats within the aircraft's current dimensions. Here's the pertinent quote from a FlightGlobal article (May 22, 2018): In a future regional market without scope clause ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 129
Views: 16025

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The CFRP wing was as good as ready when they decided to take it back to aluminum. The reason for the switch was time to market and cost, while CFRP did not offer major weight benefits because of the small size if the wings. “We realised that the projected weight savings were not there for such a sma...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 129
Views: 16025

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The MRJ kills the business case for the Q400 as it can do everything the Q400 does, faster and at the same fuel burn per seat. LOL. The E170 killed the case for the Q400 a long time ago. The Q400 has been on life support for years. The MRJ has nothing to do with its situation. You'd have a better a...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 10766

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I'm an OW member, based in UK and really like BA, but when looking at flight results to presumably popular destinations like the US and Middle East, the aircraft scheduled seem to be really, really old. Why is it so? Is there some kind of intentional decision made there? Do they not care about the ...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 129
Views: 16025

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Yes freedom to fail, but the MRJ brings a whole new dimension to the equation. 80-90 seaters cruising up high with the big boys, 50% faster than the Q400, but at a fuel flow of 1250kg per hour or about 40% more than the Q400. The MRJ kills the business case for the Q400 as it can do everything the Q...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 129
Views: 16025

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

This thread focusses a lot on scope clauses. However, have any of you done the actual math? A derated version of the MR70 would have 4 to 5 hour flying range, as for the MR90, 2 to 3 hours should be possible. That's plenty of range for most RJ missions. The problem with the E175-E2 is that range wou...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 746
Views: 128989

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

Pretty obvious to see those who understand aerodynamics and those who are fluid dynamics challenged. If the A350 had such a large effective wingspan advantage it would burn less fuel less per hour than the 787 on all flights. 58.8m versus 67.95m effectice wingspan is a massive advantage. The lift t...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 122
Views: 11615

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

You know there is something odd about trade figures. In theory if you summed up the trade figures for all the countries in the world it should sum to zero - but it doesn't and never has. The world has an innate trade deficit. For that I am blaming those protectionist martians! The reason for this a...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65517

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I'm curious which LH A380's are being returned and when : by MSN they have 38, 41, 44, 48, 61, 66, 69, 70, 72, 73, 146, 149, 175, 177 delivered from May 2012 to Oct 2015. 6 are to be phased out by 2023. Original order was for 15 +5 options in 2001, exercised 2 options in 2011, cancelled 3 in 2013, ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65517

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I'm curious which LH A380's are being returned and when : by MSN they have 38, 41, 44, 48, 61, 66, 69, 70, 72, 73, 146, 149, 175, 177 delivered from May 2012 to Oct 2015. 6 are to be phased out by 2023. Original order was for 15 +5 options in 2001, exercised 2 options in 2011, cancelled 3 in 2013, ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16204

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

I think a startup company fighting to develop a market from zero against a well known company (alitalia) only able to stay afloat thanks to billions of italian taxpayers euros should deserve a better treatment on a forum of aviation fans. Because a company being subsidized by a large sovereign weal...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 746
Views: 128989

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

Interesting information. My takeaway from all the excellent information provided is that the fuel burn for both frames is very very close for the Project Sunrise mission. The 778 can carry a bit more payload which theoretically can translate into more revenue or fuel reserve. Qantas initially said ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 10997

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Or failing to sign the check/cheque. I have seen many many posts over the years suggesting/claiming that airline ratings from skytrax and others are "bought," but where is the evidence for this? It's not that I don't trust you and the others who have posted this, I'm just looking for data...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 11, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 746
Views: 128989

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

If the TSFC was the same for the Bus what sort of difference would it make? Irrelevant because these are purely ballpark theoretical numbers. On the same test bench, the TSFC would be different between morning and evening. When yoh run 20 hour flights, reliability and durability becomes more import...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16204

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Air Italy certainly have style and social media wrapped up. They are all over instagram and clearly getting coverage in the airline press too, their branding looks great and the soft product seems of a high quality, with a. little Italian style. If that translates to good loads with decent yields i...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16204

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

I started reading this article with a lot of scepticism. The title is not reflecting Air Italy's reality. The reference to the Air Italy and Meridiana merger into Air Italy is essentially wrong. At the corporate level, they have been one and the same airline for a while already before QR joined. The...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 746
Views: 128989

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

As you say, wingflex only results in waste, due to unnecessarily increased dihedral. It may reduce wing tip induced drag to some extent, but it will be punished by a much larger additional profile drag and general induced drag components. The A350 wing isn't that straight either. If you draw the int...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1217
Views: 122267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Air Force and NASA?
That's weird, especially the USAF as they have no experience with civil aircraft certification standards.

Perhaps this may be related to intellectual property rights? NASA and USAF have veto power on pending patents through the invention secrecy act.

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Re: TP781 ARN-LIS Late go around

Second recording at around 25.50 minutes.
No mention of cause, probably because it s the approach frequency, we need the arrival frequency.

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 09, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 746
Views: 128989

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

Not sure it's been answered or not, but what would happen to SYD-SIN-LHR? Would it be cancelled? QF have indicated previously it will stay as is If that remains true it will be good to see that Qantas is growing again! Could you please state what part of replacing B744's/A380's one for one with B78...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 09, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1217
Views: 122267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yes, they could have gone to the "Airspeed Unreliable" drill immediately at Flaps 5 if they were willing to do it at about 1000' AGL. Cutting thrust back to 80% N1 and setting pitch at 10 deg would have kept them from overrunning the Flaps 5 placard It was an option and part of good "...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed May 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

Look at the PSU in the upper-right corner of the image. There’s what appears to be a quarter inch or so hole. That’s where a mechanic would insert a tool...a swizzle stick worked just fine...to open the door and access the masks. Looking at it a little closer, there is another hole, looks like a di...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed May 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks
Replies: 27
Views: 3663

Re: How did O2 work on early 747 upper decks

Not he's talking about the rectangular white plastic units next to the thing you indicated. They are located above each seat. If you look closely, there is a small hole on those plastic covers, they contain a manual unlock mechanism for maintenance access and for FA's to unlock the cover if it fails...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was El Al 1862 doomed to crash?
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Re: Why was El Al 1862 doomed to crash?

I have read many books about this crash back in my flight trainig days, including some controversial ones about "men in white" appearing at night in hazmat suits to clear what is thought to have been uranium debris of either military origin or the ballast. The pilots were not doomed initia...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1217
Views: 122267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So you're arguing that ignoring the Boeing Procedure of not raising Flaps with an active stick shaker is OK, but changing power or pitch is not OK because it doesn't follow the Boeing Procedure for Flaps down "Unreliable Airspeed" to the letter? How about some consistency of thought. Firs...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65517

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

A small spike in demand for the A380 and A380 values are going to skyrocket. Except... that's just not going to happen. AF plans to dump their leased A380s (five of their fleet of ten) and LH will sell six of its A380s back to Airbus. MH can't figure out what to do with its six whales if the airlin...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue May 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65517

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

When Dr. Peters entered these leases I do not believe that they thought it was even remotely likely that the aircraft would end up being scrapped at the end of them. But they had to consider that possibility, and from the figures quoted, it seems they will at least not lose money outright. But I am...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28681

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Quoting myself from the Nordstar overrun thread. The rate at which the B737NGs are overrunning contaminated runways is concerning. We are seeing a rate of over one per month. Garuda in November, Southwest in December, United in January, Ethiopian in January, Lion Air in February, Westjet in April, S...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway
Replies: 13
Views: 3766

Re: NORDSTAR 737 slides off runway

The rate at which the B737NGs are overrunning contaminated runways is concerning. We are seeing a rate of over one per month. Garuda in November, Southwest in December, United in January, Ethiopian in January, Lion Air in February, Westjet in April, Spicejet in April, Miami Air in April, Nordstar in...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65517

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

London Heathrow Airport authority have asked airlines who fly there to consider using larger types to ease the capacity problem at the airport. The 2nd hand A380 market I believe won't be a dead duck in water as airports can't cope now with the worlds capacity problems! It might start off slow but ...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 780
Views: 123257

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

I can say comfortably that the wings didn't fail in the landing impact, or at least if they did, they failed safely. When wings fail, they rarely do so at the exact same time on both sides, creating a twisting moment. A look at the FX80 video and you can see what that gives. It's very clear that the...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 780
Views: 123257

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The rear fuselage was burned through around the 0:40 mark, the last 3 persons to evacuate all wear dark clothing, that look like crew uniforms, probably the FA and the pilots after checking for any remaining passengers in the accessible area. Imho anybody sitting behind the engines had no chance at...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 780
Views: 123257

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

My condolences to the dead and wish a speedy recovery to the survivors. A faster rescue response from the fire engines would have saved lives in this scenario. We can't blame it on the fire engines, we have to see what ATC was doing as well. I see most people coming out without any bags. Some have t...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 05, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13729

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

This NMA/A321XLR must be keeping Keesje awake. A 2025 EIS for a NMA is not realistic anymore, we're sliding into 2026 at the earliest. The thing is, I would like to see Airbus sell more A330neos or A380's. Increasing the unit margin after the aircraft is going to cost hundreds of millions to certif...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1217
Views: 122267

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The grounding is reaching towards 2 months now. This means that the heap of undelivered jets should be reaching the hundreds pretty soon. Anybody can update us on how the situation looks on the ground? Also, where is the transparency that the public needs. What has Boeing done so far and what is the...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River
Replies: 25
Views: 6186

Re: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River

Indeed, it's like two different dimensions or two different worlds. Since I don't work for an airline or at an airport, I've rarely seen such spare power in action, but I remember watching a fully laden DC-10 cargo suffer an engine failure at VR, with not much runway left, still lifting off and cli...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 04, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40679

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

The B737's wing is closer to the ground, increasing ground effect. This probably causes the aircraft to be floaty and the main gear wheels to have less weight on them to grip the ground. This by itself decreases the braking effect, but could be exacerbated on wet runways by the activation of anti-sk...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat May 04, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 13729

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

This NMA/A321XLR must be keeping Keesje awake. A 2025 EIS for a NMA is not realistic anymore, we're sliding into 2026 at the earliest. The thing is, I would like to see Airbus sell more A330neos or A380's. Increasing the unit margin after the aircraft is going to cost hundreds of millions to certify...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17751

Re: SAS on strike

CPH-R wrote:
Danish public broadcaster DR is reporting that a pay rise has been agreed to: 3,5% this year, 3% in 2020 and 4% in 2021.


At the rate that the Euro has been dropping versus the dollar and other currencies, this doesn't even cover inflation.

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL announces first A350 route
Replies: 119
Views: 30413

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

If you want to cheer for Boeing, you can suggest that JL orders additional B787's. The next contest will be for a fleet of B767's that are up for replacement in the next 10 years. They will need another 20+ copies, and some for Zipair. Unless they opt for A330neo's that is... If JL likes their A350...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL announces first A350 route
Replies: 119
Views: 30413

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

B and his fan won’t be too happy seeing this. Especially when the -1000 goes long-haul in future. All in all, nice looking aircraft and livery. But A350-1000 doesn’t have first class. All current A35J operators use 35J on less premium markets with low-J, no-F configurations, compared with 77W. If J...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed May 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: Wny hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

DL is making the big bucks so it's difficult to question their decisions. If it's working, don't fix it. One area that can be expanded is JFK-LHR and TATL. They're working on it with VS but I'd like to see more aggressivity from DL. BA is a sitting duck, time to make a move. Surely with all that BE ...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18954

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

We were all wondering at what point EK's network would no longer absorb A380s, and we've found it at around 109 frames or so. I think the A380 drop off will be swifter than many predict: :arrow: EK's profits are already down so the pressure is on to do better :arrow: RR's earlier PIPs came up short...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18954

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I just don't see how frequency over capacity is sustainable. That is a totally non-sensical statement that flies in the face of economics across the industry. Frequency always generate better revenue results (equalizing for differences in connections on different flights and undesirable flight time...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18954

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I just don't see how frequency over capacity is sustainable. The biggest hubs are the biggest hubs for a reason: They are in the largest markets. Cities like London,Beijing, New York, and the like do not show any signs of slowing their growth, and you can only expand airports so far before it becom...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 5800

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

How does cutting the diversion fuel not compromise safety?
What if they need to divert? Ask pax to flap their arms all at the same time?

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20168

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It may well be that Norwegian has already sold most of its capacity at a loss. Or they're simply not selling at the higher fares. We don't know for sure. But while BA powers along with nearly a £2bn operating profit and 14% margins Norwegian stilk can't turn a profit. They're financing 787s at high...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15629

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

I think the 779s are mainly there for the extra payload (CX does a lot of freight). They might like the few extra passengers, but I think they probably would have kept to the a35k if their main concern was passengers. Without an MTOW increase over the 77W or a lower empty weight over the current pr...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20168

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

It may well be that Norwegian has already sold most of its capacity at a loss. Or they're simply not selling at the higher fares. We don't know for sure. But while BA powers along with nearly a £2bn operating profit and 14% margins Norwegian stilk can't turn a profit. They're financing 787s at high...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 96
Views: 20168

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Wait a minute. Where is all the point to point mantra from the BA A380 thread? Smaller aircraft make every route possible and more profitable, wasn't it? But at the end of the day, BA crawls back to MIA where they're running a VLA-centered operation. Come to think of it, it looks like BA is profitab...

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