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by trex8
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 30
Views: 7576

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

There are 6 400F’s currently available If they buy from the used market, the 744F would be the most likely candidate for fleet commonality and logistics. What 400Fs are available? CI has 3 parked in the desert since 2012. All were delivered @2000/2001.May need a heavy check, probably why those part...

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by trex8
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I hope they are in good condition. CI/AE purchased new build ATRs and turned down bidding for GEs ATRs as they weren't allowed to do detailed inspection before the auction!

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by trex8
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 engine issues status
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Boeing 787 engine issues status

Hi guys, Some airlines (VS, NZ) have grounded their RR-engine powered 787s due to engine issues, while other airlines continue to operate their a/c as normal. If someone could explain me the situation Thanks :) manufacturing issue with the turbine blades, they changed the manufacturng process at so...

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by trex8
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9074

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Question. My understanding is that the lower hold as far as containers and pallets are limited to 64in height. Even allowing a few more inches for the container itself those lavs seem tall enough for a tall person or are they lower than the main deck ones in height? I cant believe they made the floo...

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by trex8
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 250
Views: 49092

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Here's one that I didn't see coming, probably because the events happened in 1992: Airbus ordered to pay 104 million euros to settle Taiwan missile dispute The arbitration fine comes three months after Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA), radar supplier Thales (TCFP.PA) and engine maker Safran (SAF.PA) sai...

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by trex8
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13777

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

LH has the 779 on order (but that's arguably in a different class, so maybe), CI's 77W's are brand new, and I can't see SAA buying any plane right now. I'd say IB is the most likely because of the A340-600 fleet they have no replacement planned for. CIs 77Ws are indeed brand new, 2014-16 delivery b...

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by trex8
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13777

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

LH has the 779 on order (but that's arguably in a different class, so maybe), CI's 77W's are brand new, and I can't see SAA buying any plane right now. I'd say IB is the most likely because of the A340-600 fleet they have no replacement planned for. CIs 77Ws are indeed brand new, 2014-16 delivery b...

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by trex8
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13777

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

In a recent interview with a CI VP on another thread he said CI internal review of the A350-1000 was quite favorable. They were talking about the A350 operations. They have 6 A359 options which in previous reports need to be exercised in 2018). Could see CI order more -900s or -1000s this year. http...

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by trex8
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China new order for 184 Airbus A320 delivery 2019-2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6719

Re: China new order for 184 Airbus A320 delivery 2019-2020

I wonder whether some of these will be CEOs given the short delivery timeframe? I was wondering the same thing, and concluded that it is highly likely that delivery delays and problems with the neo-engines opens up new ceo production slots. It is mentioned that they are in talks with CFM, which cou...

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by trex8
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3928

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

B-LRA diverted to Toronto due to snow storm in Newark. People were offloaded by buses. https://imagr.eu/up/d3sNr_DSwQCwqVAAAYr6t.jpg https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/949151268773097474 How does that work in terms of immigration laws - i.e. People have obtained VISA's etc to enter the US, but a...

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by trex8
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.
Replies: 25
Views: 2695

Re: Is a Airbus and Boeing joint venture possible.

Pre A380 and 747X IIRC Boeing approached all the Airbus principals- Aerospatiale, BAe etc about a VLA, I thought if my ancient memory is correct they were willing to work with the component companies of Airbus while it was still a GIE and not a single corporate entity but not with Airbus per se.

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by trex8
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3067

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

CI replaced 77W on SFO with A359

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by trex8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

I’ve always wondered.... can one book Skycouch as a single traveller? If so, what is the uptick above an Economy ticket? NZ I dont see prices for a single person but for 2 or 3 https://www.airnewzealand.com/optional-fees#SkyCouch CI https://www.china-airlines.com/us/en/booking/manage-booking/addon-...

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by trex8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Skycouch seats ? are they making money

Typically only half are SkyCouch rows are allocated as SkyCouch on Long-Haul services on NZ, then the other half are just used as Frequent Flyer seating (e.g. *Gold) with 3 people allocated as per normal rows. Most of the allocated SkyCouch rows seem to be used, commonly with 1 Adult and Two small ...

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by trex8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10840

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

Corporate Tax, like saying Boeing is hearquartered in Chicago, IL. You probably know that all Airbus production facilities are anywhere but in the Netherlands & that Airbus top management live & work in TLS, right ? But the Boeing corporate CEO and other high level management team are actua...

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by trex8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycouch seats ? are they making money
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Skycouch seats ? are they making money

ANZ came up with the Skycouch seat over 5 years ago and China Airlines has adopted it as well. AirAstana have a version (well its just really blocking off the triple seat unit and doesnt have the foot rests increasing the width of the bed). NZ has put them on the 787 also after initially putting the...

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by trex8
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 24088

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

UPDATE: It seems they've retired a GE powered bird, too. First, a pilot told me (I know, I know), but second, planefinder lists just three, and third, B-18210 hasn't flown in November at all. Of note, this was previously the aircraft gorgeously adorned with the Boeing Dreamliner livery. Update to t...

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by trex8
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 24088

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Last Pratt powered CI 744 went to VCV last week B-18208 (delivered 98) . That leaves them with an active fleet of all GE powered 744s now comprising the last 4 pax 744s manufactured and 18 of the 21 freighters they took delivery of. UPDATE: It seems they've retired a GE powered bird, too. First, a ...

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by trex8
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 71
Views: 10198

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

So are passengers from China allowed to connect in TPE? Are passengers from Taiwan allowed to connect in China? Kind of confused because I've heard they can't but only from a few cities. I may be wrong. I don't see why not. I'm personally not sure whether they need all the paperwork (i.e. Taiwan En...

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by trex8
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 71
Views: 9635

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

Like I said before, I'd rule out A350 due to engine type. Correct me if I'm wrong, guys, but I'd say a few frames with RR engines are not compensated by a closer crew commonality with A332. Which is a shame as I prefer Airbus. One can only hope with a split Boeing n/b, Airbus w/b fleet, but It soun...

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by trex8
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1306
Views: 80885

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

[ Bombardier does supply 4000 jobs in Northern Ireland alone. So as far as I can see Bombardier has more than double the employees than Boeing and is thus more important. Take into consideration that the jobs are in a critical area for the UK as well. Losing say 4000 jobs in London would not have s...

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by trex8
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359064

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

I am sure Boeing receives a substantial tax benefit as a "donation" to a Non Profit for giving the frames to a museum. Probably more than they could ever realize by actually selling it. Well if the rules are anything like giving cars to charities, they can only claim the market value the ...

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by trex8
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 77W Top Off Orders
Replies: 46
Views: 8506

Re: 2018 77W Top Off Orders

Not a 77W order but a dozen plus 777Fs for CI to replace their 18 744Fs.

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by trex8
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5005

Re: UK Releases Brexit Aerospace Sector Report

normie999 wrote:
In the UK the disrespect our politicians show their electorate is mind-boggling. They obviously take us for total idiots. (Perhaps 52% of us are.)

Never forget by definition, half the population are below average

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by trex8
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10266

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

Anyone know how the cabin is fitted out?

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by trex8
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 146
Views: 17844

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I think CI probably chose to do it this way for couple benefits. 1. There are some passengers whom already booked CI 6/5 and are now forced to take CI 24/23, which will help the load factors unless they change flights to CI 8/7. 2. The current time slot allows CI to operate ONT/LAX jointly using ju...

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by trex8
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 146
Views: 17844

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

It is also note worthy that for the longest time China Airlines was the only international airline serving HND But they didnt have a choice because of the political issues with Beijing/Tokyo/Taipei and mainland China not wanting to be at same airport as Taiwan carriers in Tokyo. When NRT opened and...

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by trex8
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers the 50th plane built in US
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Airbus delivers the 50th plane built in US

With the DL A321neo order, are they likely to go to 8/month? IIRC the plant is designed for that though they only planned on 4/month. Then of course theres the C series issue, will they actually get built in Mobile.

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by trex8
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160422

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

UA relationship with Boeing goes back to its mail days. When co came in, they wanted no part of the Airbus in the fleet. Ummmm, didnt the original UA buy the A320/319 because B would only offer them 734s which were a joke, even to an always Boeing airline like United?? The CO guys may be running th...

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by trex8
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 124
Views: 34574

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Hello all, It is my first post here, so.please don not be harsh with me. 737 vs 32x is a bitter and long dispute. In the years that I have working with both AC I can say that from a ramp operator point of view, the 32x gain over 737. First ar the cargo holds. On 737 cramped, just one, and can not h...

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by trex8
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 147
Views: 31373

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

Facts: - AA management has stated they like the simplest fleet possible and do not want small batches of airplanes. - AA flies few very long haul routes - The order currently stands and no one that knows the details of if it will stay or not has said anything With that, the only answers are purely ...

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by trex8
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 12982

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

No, that's not what I said. I buy foreign-made products all the time, I would be naive to only buy "Made in the USA" products, since there are very few items that are entirely made in the US. What I was referring to there was since Boeing creates/supports more American jobs when their pla...

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by trex8
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82499

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

With the A330-900 NEOs range reaching 6550 nm, it can cover all present SEA-Asia flying, LAX-HND/PVG, and MSP-HND. No need for such a long range aircraft as the A350-900. Combo of the 77L and A350 can handle everything 13+ hours. Think the talk of the A350-1000 is premature and will be made relevan...

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by trex8
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 124
Views: 34574

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

So, that 6" difference at the at the cushion becomes 3" at the shoulder on the A320. Although the fuselage of the 737 is narrower, it's more oval, so the seats can be pushed further outboard than the A320, lessening the width disadvantage. You still end up with either a larger aisle or sl...

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by trex8
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82499

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. That's funny, because this is a quote from WSJ from Bastian- "He also said Delt...

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by trex8
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 82499

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

I was a little surprised to see the quote from JL in the Delta news post saying that many of these planes would be built in Mobile. I would've expected all, or at least most. Is it the shear size of the order and timeframe for delivery dictating using multiple FALs to complete the order? The press ...

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by trex8
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 cabin flex door configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: A321 cabin flex door configuration

VirginFlyer wrote:
It's an error in the slide and article. It will be door 3 being deactivated for lower density configurations.

V/F

Well that makes far more sense. Thanks.

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by trex8
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 cabin flex door configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

A321 cabin flex door configuration

In this article on the new A321 door configuration they talk about deactivating door 4, the rear most one. Does anyone ever deactivate the rear doors ?? What about supplying the galley etc, they will do that thru door 3 in the 195 seat layout???? https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2016...

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by trex8
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88884

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

[But even in that case, the actual financial costs of the CSeries tariffs still wouldn't change between a 737 or A320 order. Im not saying it changes, tariffs or anything, its just one OEM is causing DL to cough up more money on another program they need to advance. So why would you "reward&qu...

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by trex8
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88884

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

The C series issue is going to cost DL money. Either because of delays or there does end up being some sort of tariff. These costs cannot be totally divorced from this RFP. While costs of acquiring and running a 737 or A320 fleet may be a wash. These additional costs in another part of DLs books st...

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by trex8
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88884

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

The C series issue is going to cost DL money. Either because of delays or there does end up being some sort of tariff. These costs cannot be totally divorced from this RFP. While costs of acquiring and running a 737 or A320 fleet may be a wash. These additional costs in another part of DLs books sti...

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by trex8
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters
Replies: 30
Views: 7576

Re: Cargolux considers adding more 747 freighters

Who could possibly be offloading 748Fs??? Must be 744Fs being considered.

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by trex8
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 124
Views: 28224

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

bwvilla wrote:
Lilienthal wrote:
So the nose-down angle is not an issue for the operators or is it just not possible to reconfigure the nose gear section?


Has a mechanised cargo handling system and the incline is no issue

So the factory A330-200F has no powered floor system?????

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by trex8
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 89556

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

Publication of the actual 787 main battery failure rate, the required failure rate and a comparison with other main battery failure rates at other aircraft types would restore the confidence in this important "back up system". The main failure rate to be tracked is that of the containment...

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by trex8
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4938

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Otherwise, how did CI fail LHR several years ago? Needing to use an A343 nonstop and not being allowed to overfly Xinjiang/Tibet like other airlines.(They still cant do that on nonstops to Europe- eastbound they go south of the Himalayas then can enter Chinese airspace to HK and the across the stra...

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by trex8
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13203

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

I understand how frustrated passengers could be because of the reduced legroom in the new 737MAX, but one positive aspect of the new airplane is how quiet it is on take off, even quieter than on current 737 NG variants. I haven't flown on the MAX yet, I just read in the posted article about the qui...

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by trex8
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505186

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://twitter.com/qatarairways/status ... 2144490496

I'm surprised a Chinese carrier didnt get 88. I'm sure they would have paid a premium for it. 88 sounds like double fortune in Chinese!
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KarelXWB wrote:

I'm surprised a Chinese carrier didnt get 88. I'm sure they would have paid a premium for it. 88 sounds like double fortune in Chinese!

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by trex8
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CI upgrade the remaining B747-400s?
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

Re: Will CI upgrade the remaining B747-400s?

OA940 wrote:
Why would they replace the 77W's for another 15 years at least?

They were always considered "interim lift" due to the delays in the A350s and the price of fuel and 747 costs earlier this decade and they are on 12 year leases, so they could be gone starting 2026.

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