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by behramjee
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 5726

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

Zimbabwe as some have rightly pointed out doesn't need a national carrier for at least another 10 years. What the Govt can do is let another airline form a de facto national carrier and pay a small royalty to the HRE Govt annually such as 1-2% of total revenue which can be used then on other essenti...

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by behramjee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 52986

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

boefan wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
¿some news about last press conference?


I have been told it was delayed so Egyptair can finish with BBD first but i could be wrong . We have to wait and see :bigthumbsup:


any official update? as the announcement is expected to be MS ordering 6 B789s !

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by behramjee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 512
Views: 67687

Ethiopian interested to order 10-20 Boeing 797s

News link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-ethiopian/ethiopian-could-buy-10-20-of-boeings-proposed-mid-sized-jet-idUSKBN1DE0UF This is the right sized airplane for them on routes that dont require a 270 seater and more expensive B788 to operate on. It will also allow them to open...

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by behramjee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai eyeing A320/321NEO and B737-9/-10
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Flydubai eyeing A320/321NEO and B737-9/-10

This is for "beyond 2023" so I will not be surprised to see FZ a launch customer once the Boeing 797 rolls out as that is the only aircraft that meets their medium haul expansion ambitions as the flying range shall be 7.5-8.5 hours carrying 230-240 pax approximately along with 6-7 tons of ...

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by behramjee
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6401

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

Definitely 12 J class flat beds as that I can see but cant make out how many in Y.

I guess they will lose one-two rows in Y class maximum from the current seat count...most likely one only.

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by behramjee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5051

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

Through my fleet planning experience now with 3 different airlines I have concluded the following : 1. Whatever official stated range of a Boeing aircraft it is to be penalized by -25% to get somewhat of a realistic flying range assumption. 2. However for Airbus that penalty rises to -30% from the o...

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by behramjee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000
Replies: 17
Views: 5051

Re: China Airlines considers ordering A350-1000

Can the A351 fly nonstop in both directions with a full payload to/from LAX SFO YVR year round?

I reckon that these aircraft instead will be used for Asian and Aussie flights mainly.

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by behramjee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7359

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

I would have rather have them do ADD-LOS-IAH 3-4 weekly on the B787/A359 as its way higher yielding + bigger demand.

ORD most likely will also end up being operated via DUB but I reckon it will be on the B789 or A359 as the B788 may not be able to operate with a full payload nonstop from ORD to ADD.

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by behramjee
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 181
Views: 19476

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

In North America it should be YYZ and MIA with WS/AA code share.

In Europe it should be MXP MAN and I agree that DXB can work provided they agree to codeshare/interline with EK or FZ beyond to GCC/Africa.

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by behramjee
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4408

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

P2p demand between YYZ and DXB alone for the past 12 months was 84,000 pax !

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by behramjee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10
Replies: 49
Views: 6793

Re: WestJet shifts 737 MAX 9 order to MAX 10

I expect many airlines who have in the past ordered both the B738M and B739M to switch their B739M orders to the larger -10M variant like how WS has done so here. The difference in capacity between the B7M8 and B7M9 is not that much but versus the 7M1 there is a bit.

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by behramjee
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: MEL Spotter Alert : UL Inaugural CMB-MEL

What are the flight loads in both directions for the first week?

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by behramjee
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft

Yes I agree that upgauging from E70 to CS3 is a bit too much as I also thought that the CS1 would be a better fit. Probably MS realized that the residual value of the CS3 down the road plus its higher capacity would come in handy down the road ? I don't understand why they are ordering A320neo when ...

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by behramjee
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft

Source: https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/10/22/egyptair-agrees-buy-12-c300-aircraft/ As reported in Cairo print media, Egypt Air subsidiary ie Egypt Air Express is looking to dispose off its entire E70 fleet which currently number 12 units by replacing them with the Bombardier C300 series. Hopefully ...

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by behramjee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come no ME3 in Central Asia?
Replies: 32
Views: 3570

Re: How come no ME3 in Central Asia?

They are very bilaterally restricted especially Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Azerbaijan was like that until 2012 when they opened up to everyone hence a huge upsurge in tourism they have managed to get from gcc and EU.

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by behramjee
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 13186

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

ACs incremental orders should be for CS3s and B789s mainly as these are the best aircraft for them in the long run.

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by behramjee
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service
Replies: 53
Views: 11567

Re: Emirates adding 7th LHR Service

The dates of these flights are ultra peak and very high yielding. It is just an extra service for the peak winter travel period so nothing that big to talk about. In fact if EK really wanted to be aggressive and take advantage of the situation, they should have this flight between 14-23DEC and 03-10...

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by behramjee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40401

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Kindly note the following for Hawaii-Europe nonstop: HNL-LHR is 14:45 HNL-CDG is 15:20 ***The return sectors from EU should be 1:00-1:15 hours longer There is no way the A338NEO or the A339NEO would be able to operate either sector with a full payload or even at 90% on a year round basis no matter w...

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by behramjee
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 59
Views: 13125

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

ZRH-KGL is a 7 hours 45 minutes flight so with the heavy baggage Africans like to carry there is no way an A321NEO-LR would be able to perform this flight with a full payload.

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by behramjee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 22019

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

I forgot to add one more prospective client which is BA Cityflier replacing their 6 E70s plus 14 E90s with 20 CS1s all based out of LCY airport. I believe LCY can handle the CS1. Even though Southwest has many B737-700s, I do not forsee them changing to a different manufacturer or airplane type but ...

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by behramjee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 22019

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

The orders I see being the most potential for future C Series are as follows (non US carriers only): BA ordering 50 CS3s to replace 44 A319s CZ ordering 60 CS3s to replace 28 A319s + 26 B737-700s LH Cityline ordering 35 CS1s + 15 CS3s to replace 34 CR9s and 15 E90/95s MU ordering 80 CS3s to replace ...

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by behramjee
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 5890

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

432 seats all Y class on the A359 using what pitch ?

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by behramjee
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3289

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

On FCO-DEL they would be competing against AI's 4 weekly B788 operated service.

FCO-JNB will bleed heavily for them if launched.

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by behramjee
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 85
Views: 12906

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

If D7 only has future expansion plans focused on the Austral-Asia region then it does not need the A359 at all. If D7 wants to make a bit of money on sale-leaseback + lease out its A359s to fellow D7 franchises like Air Asia Thailand who want to launch DMK-EU nonstop then it needs the A359 as the hi...

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by behramjee
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 25
Views: 9811

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

He stands to make more money operating a dozen B77Fs rather than a full service premium pax carrier. He should seriously consider the freighter business model where demand is guaranteed year round + much less intense competition + more liberal bilaterals + can take advantage of 5th freedom traffic r...

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by behramjee
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40401

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Logically, I see HA converting their A338neos to the A359.

The only way I see Boeing winning this order for 25-30 B789s is if they submit a highly attractive price point for such a big B789 order which includes buying off HA's A332 fleet and paying the penalty to cancel their pending Airbus WB order.

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by behramjee
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4000

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

I could see them going for a combo of all 787 variants considering the 789 is smaller than the 77E, and more like an A330, while the 78J has the ideal capacity (then again my judgement isn't the best since anytime I hear replacement I say 35K or 78J). But seriously the 787 is the ideal plane for th...

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by behramjee
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4000

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

By the end of Q1 2018, OS shall have 12 wide body aircraft in its fleet i.e. 6 B772ERs + 6 B763ERs. Their B777s have 48J + 264Y seating 312 pax in total whilst the B763s have 225 (26J + 199Y). It is too small of a fleet to have 2 different variant types and I agree with anyone who suggests that the...

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by behramjee
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 4000

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

By the end of Q1 2018, OS shall have 12 wide body aircraft in its fleet i.e. 6 B772ERs + 6 B763ERs. Their B777s have 48J + 264Y seating 312 pax in total whilst the B763s have 225 (26J + 199Y). It is too small of a fleet to have 2 different variant types and I agree with anyone who suggests that the ...

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by behramjee
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana
Replies: 15
Views: 6386

Re: Qatar Airways to place A330s, 787s at Meridiana

it should just be B787s for WB and B738MAXs for NB...keep it straight and simple

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by behramjee
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7399

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

Really dislike the 787. Would have hoped that MS would go for the A350 instead. MS currently deploys the 77W to JFK, YYZ, LHR, DXB, CAN plus rotations to JED, RUH, DMM and KWI. MS is restarting a weekly CAI-NRT flight on the 77W as well. So they need a 77W type aircraft on a bunch of routes either ...

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by behramjee
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7399

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

EgyptAir Holding chairman Safwat Musallam confirms. Says order represents a large portion of previously planned modernization that calls for 33 planes through 2021. Says company now working on financing methods of the deal. Egypt Air uses Boeing Dreamliner and Airbus A320neo https://dailynewsegypt....

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by behramjee
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 7399

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

IMO MS doesn't need the A320neo for any route as their current and newly ordered B738s can easily satisfy that demand segment. What it needs to order are A321Neos and specifically at least 5-6 A321NEOLRs in order to expand in a low risk manner to cities 6-7.5 hours south of CAI operated nonstop + en...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

Their investment in Meridiana is no where close to the amount EY invested in AZ in $ terms as it's a much smaller airline with far less liabilities on the books.

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka

Am very happy that they are making BCN year round. The route deserves it and can easily sustain a year round 4 weekly A359 service.

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 30060

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If Airbus Sales Chief says 7000nm then realistically you have to take out 20% to be safe so 5600nm. This means the 251T A330NEO from DXB can fly westwards up to YUL and eastwards till PER maximum. From LHR, it can fly up to HKG nonstop eastbound, it can cover the U.S. West Coast easily and southboun...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 23379

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

What are the frequencies for TPE and SEA each please

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20657

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I don't see the "commercial" justification now for TK to order the A359 at all. For what? an extra 30 seats on board versus the B789 plus 3 more tons of cargo.

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20657

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

I don't see the "commercial" justification now for TK to order the A359 at all. For what? an extra 30 seats on board versus the B789 plus 3 more tons of cargo.

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 151
Views: 20657

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

So finally we have officially TK's choice of replacement aircraft for both its A332 and A333 fleet down the road. This is a very smart decision made by TK as: 1. The B789 would likely seat 291 pax in a dual class layout i.e. 30J + 261Y thus enabling it to be used to replace both its 250 seater A332s...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6591

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

TK operates more than 60 A330 aircraft, there is no way all would be retired by 2023. And if a new order is for expansion, the A330s will stay much longer in the fleet. Aren't 10-11 A332s in storeage in Turkey or Germany since IATA W16 due to coup aftermath effect? Or have some returned back to ser...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6591

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

With regards to the previous thread on this topic http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374197 , I do not think at all the B787-10 is right for TK as its flying range capability limits its viability. Since those initial launch orders were placed few years ago, I do not think any ai...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6591

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

Tianjin and Hangzhou can easily support a 3-4 weekly TK A332/A333 service

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11049

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

If these four B788s are for domestic ops then they will be in a high density configuration close to 300 seats.

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by behramjee
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 8641

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

It seems to me that too many airlines these days are guilty of poor resource management, and it costs them real money (how many hotel rooms, meal vouchers?) and customer goodwill. Its one thing when its a small carrier or at a remote station.... but BA, at Heathrow - really? On the other hand, mayb...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Wouldn`t the A350-1000 be an ideal like-for-like replacement for their B777-200`s? I know it`s a little bigger so purchase price would be a consideration, but if AA can realize on expected growth I could see it fitting in well with improved running costs too. It would also directly complement their...

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by behramjee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Thats why I wrote "AA's current A330 fleet numbers 24 units with some already phased out so either they take the easy route by replacing them with B789s for fleet standardization purposes (the smart thing to do) or they take on the A339NEOs and have a sub fleet of 25 aircraft (which the CEO has...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The A338NEO unfortunately has got only one customer so far i.e. Hawaiian hence its future is headed down the same path as the A358. If however, AA really pushed Airbus hard and knowing that the latter is desperate to boost the A338NEO viability to future customers, AA can manage to squeeze 28 A338s ...

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by behramjee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31719

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

There are two options here for AA to choose from: 1. Exchange 22 A359s for 44 A321NEOs 2. Exchange 22 A359s for 25 A330-900NEOs Both options mentioned above are good and have their own respective pros and cons. The safe bet would probably be OP1 as it can also opt for many A321neoLRs and base them o...

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by behramjee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 13882

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

This is an excellent, proactive, low risk move on AC by testing out new markets with a very capable NB aircraft type that has the legs to do it at a competitive cost level.

I hope they try out the MAX8 during winter on YVR-Florida routes too for both p2p and Asia transfer demand.

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