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by trex8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24702

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Going back to the other point, bearing in mind you consider the 78X to be 'flying off shelves', do you consider the A330neo to be doing the same? No. The A330-900 does not have an Airbus aircraft within 10% of its size or weight stealing/sharing sales. So to get just over 200 sales is quite poor. A...

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by trex8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 82
Views: 8944

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I used to for years declare cookies chocolates , preserved fruits , meats etc and every time would be told they don’t care about that, only fresh fruit, plants, meat etc and get waived through so I don’t declare that sort of ‘food’ anymore. I’ve crossed back by land from Canada with fruit I’d purcha...

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by trex8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 82
Views: 8944

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

This is the same CBP/USDA people who when they had foot and mouth disease in cows in the UK were disinfecting the shoes of arriving passengers who had been in an affected area in the UK a few years back?? They asked me if I had been near a farm in an affected area. Yes I replied. Got sent to the sid...

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by trex8
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul

So pretty much a flying gas tank then? Does that 5 tons count both passengers and their baggage? @100kg per person and baggage is pretty standard, so 50 pax, 5000kg, 50 metric tons, I think airbus actually use 90 or 95kg . @100kg per person and baggage is pretty standard, so 50 pax, 5000kg, 5 metri...

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by trex8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: A330-200 Ultra Long Haul

bhill wrote:
So pretty much a flying gas tank then? Does that 5 tons count both passengers and their baggage?

@100kg per person and baggage is pretty standard, so 50 pax, 5000kg, 50 metric tons, I think airbus actually use 90 or 95kg .

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by trex8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24702

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Air Asia will run 9AB in the A339 for sure, they will not run more than 9AB in a 789. They will run pretty much a full Y cabin with minimal premium seats, they have only 12 angled lie flats on their present A333 and 35 rows minimum Y. Even if you somehow squeeze an extra row or two or three into a 7...

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by trex8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 170
Views: 24702

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

What would the 787 offer that the A330neo would not? Nothing. Both would be configured at 9-abreast so there would be virtually no CASM advantage for the 787. The 787 offers significantly better CASM at equal comfort levels. The 787 offers better comfort at equal CASM level. The 9 abreast A330's ru...

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by trex8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 21
Views: 2460

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

[ Whether this will harm BBD and the CS Project remains to be seen since this project has not really taken off although many want to believe it. LX and BT are happy with their planes and there's a DL order on sight but nobody else has ordered the plane and Paris was extremely quiet for BBD. . There...

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by trex8
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10728

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

The carbon fiber construction, bleedless engines was supposed to make a big difference too in operating costs. LAN has said they see only that improvement to be expected from the new generation engines. There was very little advantage from bleedless engine or CFRP compared to their latest build win...

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by trex8
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10728

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Why people think an a330 is cheaper to build than a 787 is beyond me. The 787 is built with a design that was created specifically to bring construction cost down. There's no reason to think a 330 is cheaper to build. Thats why Boeing has taken charges of 25 billion + building it to date? Airbus ha...

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by trex8
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10728

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

Someone who works for VS posted on another thread a year or more ago that their relatively new 233K A333ceos costs less to operate when including capital costs than their 787-9s. Except for a few routes, like LHR-HKG, they could run the A333 rather than the 789 and be ahead cost wise . When the 788s...

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by trex8
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16135

Re: Future of the A338

Believe posters are jumping to conclusions way too early to determine whether the A330-800 will actually succeed as a long haul passenger aircraft, or not. The A330-800 offers many advantages over the comparable Dreamliner, while offering the same efficiency, or cost-per-average seat-mile/kilometer...

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by trex8
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 218
Views: 27890

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

You just know someone from the Far East will book this thinking they will get to Toronto

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by trex8
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16135

Re: Future of the A338

I believe the 339 will do OK, but something is amiss on the 338 market viability study before launching. Having just 6 from HA and they were sort of pushed there by AB not doing the 358 isn't encouraging. It amazes me how a new model looks great on the drawing board, but just doesn't catch on in th...

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by trex8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 218
Views: 27890

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

So any news of how its all working out, as it started Mar 25. Any issues with customs/immigration etc. Anyone working there notice if they are loading lots of cargo?

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by trex8
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 19912

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

strfyr51 wrote:
More than likely Boeing is awaiting new engines from Pratt, GE, and Rolls to begin their design around and I'll aso bet that whatever engines they go with will be maximized for Their airplane IF not exclusive TO their airplane.

Then EIS is almost certainly after 2025!

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by trex8
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 19912

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

I am pretty sure with the benefit of hindsight Airbus may have chosen different investment options - BUT remember also that Boeing also thought the VLA market important enough to invest in the 747-8. And Boeing also approached the Airbus GIE parent companies to co develop a VLA. https://www.deseret...

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by trex8
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16135

Re: Future of the A338

Everyone seems to forget Transasia ordered the A338 few years before it went bankrupt after their two ATR crashes. This wasn’t a A358 conversion etc it was a straight up order. This even after taking delivery of A333s. While A will almost certainly not see every A332 replaced with an A338 there will...

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by trex8
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 2818

Re: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?

Does the 242T A333 have the same overhead pilot crew rest module that the A359 has? I think the 251T A339 will be a great plane, I too can see DL convert the deferred A359 orders into the A339 if the A339 can do 90% of A359 routes at 20 tonnes less MTOW. There is no space in the ceiling for crew re...

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by trex8
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6046

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

What makes the BR engines on the 717 so much better for these short hops than a CFM ( or IAE) on a 737 or A320 etc

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by trex8
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations
Replies: 28
Views: 7787

Re: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations

When are the last of the DL neos due for delivery?

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by trex8
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why did the 4 b747-400 from china airlines, delivered between 2004 and 2005, come with GE engines instead of PW engines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: why did the 4 b747-400 from china airlines, delivered between 2004 and 2005, come with GE engines instead of PW engi

They actually ordered a slew of GE powered 747-400 freighters around the same time, 21 in all besides these 4 pax ones. Their pre 2000 deliveries for 744s were all Pratt (and actually ordered by the Taiwan government/CAA and not CI directly and then leased to CI). Everything delivered after was GE. ...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 2906

Re: Better way to load freighters

do we need to flip the engines over the top of the wing, or is this only for aircraft with tail mounted engines or ones on the top of the wing?

watching planes being loaded Ive never felt the up/down of the loaders added that much time

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by trex8
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 15811

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

I loved flying the 767. It is a great aircraft to fly, but that 1970s cockpit is a little dated, although with updates still very capable Still beats the 737 Max cockpit, in my opinion. We are in 2018, and still no EICAS on that plane....unbelievable ! That overhead panel is straight from the 60s. ...

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by trex8
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15609

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

Also of course TXWB hasn't been in service as long so durability issues are less likely to have arisen in this point of its service life in any case. The Scoot 787-9 (V-OJF)which had an IFSD was only a year old when it happened, If the XWB has an issue some likely should have presented already by n...

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by trex8
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15609

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

An engine durability issue on a not yet delivered aircraft is not a large issue. RR has the time to manage the problem so that there is no downside for the customer, they'll just swap engines 6 or 12 months into their life and be done with it. Tell this to the 787 customers waiting for their engine...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22224

Re: Boeing Sells 2 - 777 Freighters to ANA

Delivery date??

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by trex8
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330
Replies: 93
Views: 15609

Re: Rolls-Royce 787 Engine Snag Extends to Airbus A330

http://atwonline.com/engines/trent-1000 ... al-service
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Polot wrote:
I thought the Trent 1000 TEN (and by extension the Trent 7000) had changes so that the durability issue wasn’t a problem for them.

Scoot, Norwegian and ANZ have the TEN since late last year. Have they had issues yet?
http://atwonline.com/engines/trent-1000 ... al-service

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by trex8
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 11978

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

I read somewhere that not all customers have opted for the wider middle seat. Its available but optional. Seems it would be nice though. Usually I avoid middle seats unless im with my family but in this situation it may be ok.

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by trex8
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6752

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Why dont they make the 4 seat section (on the 777) the couch rather than the 3. Then you really could lie and stretch. Or are the CI 77W center 4seats two twins??

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by trex8
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2223
Views: 278851

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

There was another thread where the cargo capacity of the A320/7337 series was compared. I actually calculated the likely Max10 capacity by looking at increased length of the various certified versions and known underfloor capacity and extrapolating for the max10 increased length and and it is indeed...

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by trex8
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37422

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Trent 7000 has a list price of $37.9 million. GEnX is $28.7 million. Those are list prices. The Trent 1000 has a list price basically the same as the 7000 last time I looked. Yes the 700 is cheaper but not relevant goinrg forward. Have to compare whole of life cost, including hours, cycles and spec...

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by trex8
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 669
Views: 230059

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Are all the A350s after IB #219 or (SQ#216 , first ULR), getting the new winglets?

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by trex8
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 48434

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Everyone seems to forget that Transasia ordered the A338. If they didn’t have the ATR crash and went bankrupt they would still probably be taking delivery even with A333 in the fleet. If GE thought the A338 was a decent plane fir their operations I could see CI picking up some. They have nothing in ...

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by trex8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 206
Views: 48434

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Slightly OT but according to this Leeham article the neon will have an 8 bed underfloor care rest rather than the 2 bed behind the cockpit and a 6 bed underfloor. IIRC the 6 bed underfloor ld36 was the size of 2 ld3s. So this new crew rest will take up more than 2 ld3?? So the new could lose ?4 ld3 ...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 37813

Re: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-Max

I dont know if the AA max8 have same lav as the WN ones but yes they are tighter than the older toilets but not worse than regional jets. Admittedly you hopefully wont be in a RJ much more than 2 hours. Havent tried the new Airbi spaceflex yet. The United mid cabin lavs arent exactly ideal either bu...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45893

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Its mentioned here because UA mentions it, even if you want to pretend that they don't/are not actually considering it. You realize that UA may decide to just work with what they have, maybe pick up a few more used 767s, and wait right? It is not like UA could get the A338 before ~2020 anyways. A33...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45893

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

I do not really understand why the 797 or NMA is mentioned here. It is not offer as it is. It will perhaps be launched some day and perhaps EIS ten years from now, if launched soon and the right engines become available. It is not a solution today, if you need a new frame for mid haul bigger and mo...

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by trex8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 194
Views: 50328

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list
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How many test flights do other narrowbodies do?? For at least for widebodies 4 doesnt seem unusual, see the A350 , even if you count out the QR frames!
https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbpr ... ction-list

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by trex8
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A359ULR rolls out, new winglet design
Replies: 56
Views: 21598

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

https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/01/new-p ... lets-a350/
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wingflex744 wrote:
Does anyone here have any comparison (either data or picture) about the different sets of winglets to the standard 359?
Thanks!

https://leehamnews.com/2017/11/01/new-p ... lets-a350/

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by trex8
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 669
Views: 230059

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hey guys. Does anybody know which different MTOW SQ is operating on the 359 ? I'm especially interested about the frames will be used on regional routes. Original reports show 250k was offered to EY and SQ.Last acaps shows variants from 210, 235, 240 and 250 available http://aviationweek.com/commer...

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by trex8
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45893

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

A will give you a regional A333 with 199K MTOW so if you dont need a 242K MTOW A338 I'm sure you can get a discount for a @200K one. I guess its just a question of how much that lower capital cost is vs possibly higher operating costs thru its life due to its higher OEW. Some airlines are operating...

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by trex8
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45893

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

A will give you a regional A333 with 199K MTOW so if you dont need a 242K MTOW A338 I'm sure you can get a discount for a @200K one. I guess its just a question of how much that lower capital cost is vs possibly higher operating costs thru its life due to its higher OEW. Some airlines are operating ...

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by trex8
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95562

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

A firm order of 6 A330-800 is a fact. The first frames are in Production. There must have been payments, both when the order was firmed (down payments moved from A350-800 to A330-800), and progress payments should have been made, as the first two frames entered production. Together with the 787 Haw...

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by trex8
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17238

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends th...

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by trex8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?
Replies: 7
Views: 1604

Re: Why isn't the Trent 1000 an option on the B748?

Historically, many engines could be fit on different frames such as the RB211 and the CF6. Why isn't the RR Trent 1000 an option on the B748 just like the GEnx is? Finally, is it possible to fit a B748 GEnx-2B to a B788? According to GE, albeit having identical core and similar materials the -2B fe...

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by trex8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8162

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

AFAIK the airline discount was only for NRA members going to their annual meeting. Not uncommon for organziations to arrange discounted airfares with one or two airlines for their members , like cheaper block rates at hotels too.

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