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by trex8
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 147
Views: 18809

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

With only 61 A350's delivered by 30 Sept (about 7 per month), Airbus would seem to have a fair way to go to get to 156 (13 per month) in the near term. I think this has been discussed before on other threads, 13/month is at best for 11 months of the year. And they always seem to deliver more in the...

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by trex8
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between Trent 1000 PK C and TEN
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Difference between Trent 1000 PK C and TEN

Trent XWB core tech https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/customers/civil-aerospace/Trent-1000-TEN.pdf However, the TEN programme is not an improvement package, rather it is a step change in design and performance. It embodies a combination of latest design architectures ...

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by trex8
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 342
Views: 96820

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting to see how long it takes to certify, googling the A332 first flight was Aug 97 and EASA certification Mar 98 and first delivery April 98.

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by trex8
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23541

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

There must be a clause in the contract that if they cancel the A350, they must also cancel the 777X. Doesnt make sense for them to cancel the A350 without also cancelling the much bigger and fuel guzzling 777X. How on earth will that work? One OEM cant put a clause in a contract affecting another O...

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by trex8
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 52 (3U#2) is back at the delivery centre

MSN 239 (CI#14) sporting its final reg (B-18918) - delivery imminent


two 18s in the reg, very very lucky!

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by trex8
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13684

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

My prediction for an A338 customer. CI as part of their A333 replacement. With 24 A333s in service , 6 A343 retired and their 14th A359 due for imminent delivery I can see a 250 seat plane as being useful . They already have the infrastructure for the A359 so more A359s will be ordered, they have 6 ...

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by trex8
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 20284

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

Dd they opt for the wider center seat in the triple seat?

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by trex8
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787-9 suffers from an engine failure while on approach to Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 4888

Re: Scoot 787-9 suffers from an engine failure while on approach to Perth

I heard (from an admittedly non-unbiased source) that the GEnx has suffered as much (Ethiopia having over 200 engine removals on their 10 or so 787s over 4 years). However, GE has been much better at a) supplying spare engines; b) keeping it quiet/out of the public eye and c) many of these problems...

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by trex8
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13887

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

It didnt look like they were aiming the water for a prolonged period at the door, shouldnt that door be "waterproof" anyway??

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by trex8
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 5368

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

You'd be surprised some horses (race horses I'm talking about here) are frequent flyers, those cargo planes look like a stable inside. The animals also need to be fed during the flight, and made sure they're allright. Do the horse-configured a/c have horse lavs? [/humour] Lots of smelly freighters ...

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by trex8
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I suspect CI #14 will be delivered on the Double Tenth, the ROC national day 10/10. Hopefully there will be news on their options being exercised, CEO had said in past they had to do it 2018.

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by trex8
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fixed Shell Economy/ Premium Economy Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 2352

Re: Fixed Shell Economy/ Premium Economy Seats

AFAIK the PE fixed shell seats simply prevent you reclining into the row behind and given they all have high 30s to 40 inch pitch there is ample space to allow to allow the seat to slide forward and recline and "be comfortable". The CX Y seats really didnt let you recline much the seat bas...

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by trex8
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2593

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

Does Taiwan and Australia and NZ have an open skies agreement?

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by trex8
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 6749

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

Fume events have increased substantially . Is the air becoming less safe. Crew on these planes are breathing a lot of fumes from the bleed air. I would be concerned if I was the crew. I would love to see a source on this claim. There is no bleed air on a 787 as already noted. The engines generate e...

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by trex8
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3906

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

I am confused. Taiwan is a part of China according to the government policy of every western country in the whole world. The thread title is like asking 'More traffic from New York to France than the United States?' A fair comparison here would be the province of Taiwan versus the province of Sichu...

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by trex8
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I know of some airlines that simply change the official MTOW of an aircraft depending on the sector. A placard is kept in the cockpit which states the aircraft MTOW. For certain sectors it is changed and the aircraft is now magically recertified to a lower MTOW. It's a way to pay lower airport fees...

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by trex8
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

I can see a few 747s coming in regularly. That would be pretty sweet, but couldn't they just use existing services that are provided by FedEx or UPS? Or would it be too much of a hassle routing the cargo through MEM/SDF? I’m sure FedEx/UPS will get some increased business. But remember, they are ma...

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by trex8
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16449

Re: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan

Why doesn't China declare Guam and the Philippines their own too Did you know China discovered every island in the Pacific and even discovered the Americas well before the first Native Americans did and has the maps to prove it? In fact, China discovered Africa before many Africans did too. Oh, wel...

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by trex8
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hey Folks Is anybody aware about the technical figures from the 942 Version for JAL ? I mean such as MTOW, Engine thrust/type, Range etc. Couldn't find anything under https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS_EASA%20_A_151_Airbus350_Iss14_2018-07-09.pdf From what i heard it will be a ...

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by trex8
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

Foxcon is Taiwanese and while it has huge assembly facilities for its products in mainland China most components are from Taiwan. It will be China Airlines and Eva if it’s anyone flying in not Air China or any mainland Chinese carrier. CI run over a dozen 744F flights to ORD weekly already

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by trex8
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 improvements
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: A350 improvements

why would you not want to put them on the -1000? Is it because the wing is that different from the -900? They increased the area and some other stuff on the -1000 didnt they?

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by trex8
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6087

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Show me your proof when normal A333 can do LAX-HND easily already, heck they even do YVR-PVG now. Michael The DL flight from LAX has been operated by a 772 the last 6 months , maybe for a reason???? Plus any Air Asia flight will have 100+ more pax and 10 tons more payload than any DL flight. The MU...

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by trex8
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6087

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

An a339 is not flying westbound against the jetstream from the us east coast or midwest to Japan with any worthwhile payload. oh maybe they will need some a338s for that! theres always ANC or HNL to stop, doubt the people flying them will care if trip takes 2 hours longer. Show me your proof when n...

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by trex8
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6087

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

An a339 is not flying westbound against the jetstream from the us east coast or midwest to Japan with any worthwhile payload. oh maybe they will need some a338s for that! theres always ANC or HNL to stop, doubt the people flying them will care if trip takes 2 hours longer. Show me your proof when n...

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by trex8
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6087

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

An a339 is not flying westbound against the jetstream from the us east coast or midwest to Japan with any worthwhile payload. oh maybe they will need some a338s for that! theres always ANC or HNL to stop, doubt the people flying them will care if trip takes 2 hours longer.

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by trex8
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 6535

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Getting back at least somewhat on topic. Was this crash like the CI A306 TPE and NGO crashes, I vaguely recall issues with the auto pilot/auto thrust too.

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by trex8
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

That is in addition to the A330-330 P2F MSN231 D-AAEC at EAT one more A330-300P2F is on the way, MSN346 and will become D-AAED. My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (...

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by trex8
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I only know the side of the passenger's story and based off of what I've read and the picture that the passenger posted of the Cello, the case was too large to safely fit in the seat. You can tell from the picture that it doesn't fit in a 737? If it doesn't fit in the window seat of a 737, how's it...

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by trex8
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 110 (QR#30) out on another test flight #AIB02GM MSN 163 (QR#29) out on another test flight #AIB03GF MSN 169 (CX#25) engine replacement and new RTO MSN 172 (QR#32) active on the flightline MSN 228 (PR#2) has completed post-delivery customer installations. Should fly home soon do we know why CX25...

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by trex8
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19677

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

There is no evidence whatsoever that Boeing offered 787s at or below cost. There would be forward losses declared or deferred costs would be increasing if they were selling below cost. Opinions based on generalizations and anecdotes are not evidence. If the 787 is more efficient, more capable or ha...

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by trex8
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2801

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

why does a wing spar failure make you flip?

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by trex8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Well talk about a small world. I sent the TVnews link to my daughter and she finally replied. She actually knows this girl! They had the same cello teacher when they were undergrads at the Chicago College Performing Arts at Roosevelt but my daughter was more senior. My daughter went on to the Peabod...

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by trex8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

How often are arm rests no longer retractable these days?. As I mentioned in a post higher up my daughter did have issues on a MD80 seat some years ago and it was an arm rest issue but she easily overcame it by letting the cello spill over into her seat by putting the arm rest up. No more of a safet...

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by trex8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

IPFreely wrote:
trex8 wrote:
The WN boarding system can be an issue sometimes.


Does the cello like group A, B, or C?

A list! The issue is getting a window seat with ideally an adjacent one for the human and not an exit row. Being C50 is not going to work!

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by trex8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Any mainline narrowbody plane, A320/737/757 etc and any widebody is going to fit a cello case in a Y seat, in any location, an E190 does also as my daughter has done it numerous times. Someone trying to recline their seat in front could be an issue in a regular Y seat but certainly not a UA Y+ . I c...

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by trex8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

FWIW pre-9/11 this was in some ways easier because you could buy a ticket for “Cello Smith,” so the airline knew ahead of time what they were getting in the second seat. That’s no longer possible. My daughter is a professional cellist and you can still book "cello surname" at least on UA,...

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by trex8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16344

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

FWIW pre-9/11 this was in some ways easier because you could buy a ticket for “Cello Smith,” so the airline knew ahead of time what they were getting in the second seat. That’s no longer possible. My daughter is a professional cellist and you can still book "cello surname" at least on UA,...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet
Replies: 7
Views: 3836

Re: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet

Im pretty sure there was a knifing in the 70s on some Asian carrier. I seem to remember someone got shot in an altercation in the cockpit too, and not a hijack etc.

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by trex8
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?
Replies: 41
Views: 3087

Re: [speculation] EVA air at SJC?

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 81083.html
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legacyins wrote:
If there is a possibility of a new Taiwanese carrier to SJC, I would put my money on Starlux.

well its going to be a while because they dont get their A350s , if ever, till end 2021!
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 81083.html

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by trex8
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517790

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

817Dreamliiner wrote:
Title covers have been removed finally:
ImageChina Airlines Airbus A350-941 cn 239 F-WZFU / B-18918 by Clément Alloing, on Flickr

B18918
Two 18s in the reg, very auspicious for good fortune

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by trex8
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines incident Ohare
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

Re: China Airlines incident Ohare

litz wrote:
trex8 wrote:
So the wing hit the ground???


If not the ground, at least the windsock ...

or was the landing gear ?

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by trex8
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines incident Ohare
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

Re: China Airlines incident Ohare

So the wing hit the ground???

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by trex8
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines incident Ohare
Replies: 18
Views: 7947

Re: China Airlines incident Ohare

Is a glancing blow by the MLG on grass better or worse than a heavy landing on tarmac for the plane?

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by trex8
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28526

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

I don't understand why some people think this was all a VLA hub- hub vs smaller frame point- point battle from the beginning when the origins of the A380 go back to designs from 10 years, some would say even longer, before the 7E7/787 program start. In fact if Boeing had its way they would have deve...

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by trex8
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 342
Views: 96820

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

JerseyFlyer wrote:
Will the AirAsia X confirmation of 100 frames allow Airbus to increase production rates, or are the deliveries spread over too many years to enable that?

Not aware theres been any public announcement of delivery timeframe

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by trex8
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3426

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

BR went a decade and half + bleeding money and being propped up by the parent companies very (at the time) profitable maritime operations, CI has the governments back. This is going to flop. CI will always be the opposition and with BR, well nothing gets nastier than a family feud .

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by trex8
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3426

Re: Airbus near deal with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-airshow-starlux/airbus-near-deal-to-sell-a350s-to-taiwans-starlux-sources-idUSL8N1UB0Q2 thought they were leaning towards Boeing for widebodies but perhaps may be due to the A350-1000 world tour which took a stop at Taipei. Well anything could happen soo Anyw...

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by trex8
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7115

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

mdavies - thanks for the link. I know in times past the search function wasn't always quite up to speed. Also, a knowledgeable user of the site may know just which thread would best answer an OP request for a link. A short answer to the OP is that the 777, 787, 350 can carry so much freight along w...

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