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by behramjee
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Air Peace 777 - what's the plan ?

this will hurt their cash flow rapidly

are they really scheduled to take delivery of this aircraft soon?

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by behramjee
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 46
Views: 8481

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

^ Currently ET has 6 B77Ls and 4 B77Ws

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by behramjee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.
Replies: 14
Views: 2446

Re: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.

I suppose they would look at London as their first European destination. Wouldn't a B767 be more suitable for an airline like this? LON is roughly nine hours away which isn't that far. Good luck to Sudan Airways, they'll need it given that they are sandwiched between Egyptair and Ethiopian. FYI LHR...

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by behramjee
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 6081

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Hello Turkish Aviations fans from a very warm Istanbul evening; You can find last month’s thread here : http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20132465#p20132465 Please continue here: --There were news that Canada offered 3 weekly slots to TK for YVR, but TK insisting on daily slots. As alw...

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by behramjee
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways to launch second BLR-SIN flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: Jet Airways to launch second BLR-SIN flight

Please tell me which Indian businessman flies from BLR to SIN landing in the morning and flies back to BLR that same day? I know some big shots in BOM and MAA do it but only out of extreme necessity as they always spend one night minimum in order to enjoy themselves. Those that do this same day retu...

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by behramjee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15941

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

This will unfortunately rapidly lead to higher losses overall for KQ.

There is no way this flight can fly nonstop year round with a full payload. They should have flown it via ACC in order to allow convenient two way connections via ACC to ROB + FNA hence diversifying their passenger portfolio base.

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by behramjee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

So it's 2 new EU destinations ie BCN and GVA from S18...correct?

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by behramjee
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai orders 175 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 6250

Re: FlyDubai orders 175 MAX

I will not be surprised at all to see in the future many of these 225 Max's being used to set up franchises around the globe especially in Africa such as Fly Nigeria, Fly Tanzania etc

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by behramjee
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21377

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Does anyone have the cabin configuration of CXs A351s?

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by behramjee
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3372

Re: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes

Starting 2/1 DOH-PHL Dep 8am Arr 2:10pm PHL-DOH 8:15pm Arr 4:35pm PHL will gain 25 additional destinations via better connections through DOH. PHL local paxs are likely supporting this flight. I can't imagine there are a ton of connections from cities like CVG, JAX, BDL, PVD to non-India destinatio...

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by behramjee
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6392

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

Are these A332s or A333s ? And are they coming off QR?

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by behramjee
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 12757

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

LAX MXP LAX 94,000 pax flew in 2016 p2p and nobody offers nonstop flights so this is a good niche market for DY to hopefully exploit and stimulate.

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by behramjee
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network
Replies: 46
Views: 9953

Re: SAS planning order for Scandinavian and European network

CS3 is ideal to replace their entire B736/737 fleet with A320neos replacing B738s.

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by behramjee
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US
Replies: 38
Views: 8725

Re: Vietnam Airlines studying A350-1000 and 777X for non stop flights to the US

The A351 wont be able to fly 15-16.5 hours nonstop with a full payload no matter what Airbus tells VN. The A359 can do it for VN as can the B789 but neither will the B781 nor A351 ! Cant VN order the A359ULR and just focus its WB fleet around the A350/B787 families rather than add a 3rd variant i.e....

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by behramjee
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Milan and Rome flights
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Qatar Airways increases Milan and Rome flights

Hello, Qatar Airways has officially published across all major GDS systems an increase to its overall capacity offering to Italy effective late December 2017 onwards: FCO - effective 21DEC, frequencies increased from 14 to 17 weekly flights i.e. daily A346 + 10 weekly B788 MXP - effective 25DEC, fre...

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by behramjee
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series
Replies: 15
Views: 6189

Re: Tunisair in for A330neo, C-Series

Tunisair currently has a fleet of 16 A320s + 4 A319s + 7 B736s + 2 A332s. For the long term 2020-2030, I suggest their fleet look like this: 6 A339s dedicated for JFK YUL CDG JED DXB 15 A321Neos for high demand African Middle East and EU routes 11 Bombardier C300s for medium demand regional routes 4...

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by behramjee
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4257

Re: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE

CTU ORD and SHE VIE will just bleed heavily for Hainan and die a slow death. I really don't understand their overall strategy as it's purely P2P as they don't have a single proper network hub airport. ORD does not have that high demand to BKK KUL CGK SIN ORD SGN to warrant a new service. SQ is bette...

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by behramjee
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Re: IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane

On a more serious note, 6Es CEO did mention in sept that they were actually looking towards the A332 mainly and replicating the same business model as that of Level for their long haul operations.

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by behramjee
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 9327

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

In reality, the B797 for TK can fly 6,700km nonstop from IST with a full payload of pax (210-220) + cargo (7-8 tons) and not 9,000km. So this means it can fly maximum: Southbound to Lusaka Eastbound up to Dhaka or Colombo Westbound up to Greenland The main usefulness of the B797 for TK initially is ...

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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: 43
Views: 16554

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: 66594

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: 1136
Views: 193308

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: 710

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: 6658

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: 5227

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: 5227

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: 7678

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: 199
Views: 23207

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: 4610

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: 56
Views: 8891

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: 610

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: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

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: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

Confirmed: 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: 3734

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: 13570

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: 11765

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: 44112

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: 13490

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: 22950

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: 22950

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: 6003

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: 3336

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: 148
Views: 27515

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: 29
Views: 12285

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: 44112

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: 4394

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: 4394

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: 4394

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: 6622

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: 7803

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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