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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4569

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Since when is QR unprofitable? Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago. The current blockade is having an impact; I don't want to dismiss it, but QR must be run as a business. Reports 2013 and earlier were sketchy. There is also an overall problem with the ME3. EY is losing money by the ship lo...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65426

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Oh man, possibly 120 orders for A220! Sweet! Spirit: Potential order of one hundred (100) A220 aircraft by Spirit Airlines of the US. Air France: Rumours for a potential order of twenty (20) A220 aircraft plus options for twenty (20) more by Air France, subsidiary of the Air France KLM Group. https...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

:arrow: 40% of regional aircraft demand is in the America's :arrow: E175 has been succesfull with US regionals in recent years :arrow: E175-E2 doesn't meet scope clause MTOW for 76 passengers restrictions All of these apply to the American market only, but the world is bigger than America. So what ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Well, if the 175-E2 can take 90 pax and is 15-16% more efficient, is that not enough to make it economical to be operated by mainline crews? What improvements can Boeing add to make it more economically viable to be operated by mainline? How much of the E175/190 is made of carbon fiber? Mainline is...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 100
Views: 13605

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

We know AF has held off buying A350 for years till it could get permission to service the RR engine itself. We read in our current KE thread that KE is staying away from A350 for the same reason Certain airlines only buy if they can feed their engine service division. AF, KE, SQ, and DL. Is LH serv...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 100
Views: 13605

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

I've heard rumors from vendors that RR didn't leave enough early delivery slots available for new orders. That Airbus must produce through the current block.

The 787 delivery delays are quite impressive. Instead the slope dropped.

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by lightsaber
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Widebody Engine Timing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: New Widebody Engine Timing?

A new high tech engine costs $5 to $7 billion USD to put into mass production. This is why so many RR Trent's were heavily related (stopped with the T1000 and TXWB). Why the PW4000 line was so related. Or CF6 on the A330, or.... Airframes want new engines that do not weight more, cost less, and are ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

There are multiple problems with the E2-175. 1) It should be called the E2-180 or E2-185. It’s stretched one row over the E1-175, which itself is already a bit too long for a true 76 seater (hence 12F seats). 2) Airlines could de-rate an E2-175 to 76 seats and an appropriate MTOW (above 76k) such t...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65426

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

That'd be interesting, and perhaps a bit surprising, given that they are said to be interested in exercising A220 options. I think you're mixing up your airlines codes: KQ = Kenya Airways. KE = Korean Air. As a Pratt fan, both are great news! The E2 needs a good sale. But how many are Aircastle? Li...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225938

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Folks, this is a project sunrise topic. If you keep posting so much A vs. B, users will be banned. Avoid trigger words, discussing other users, or projecting emotions.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Now to be a normal user of a.net. In this size category, the US market is too much of the market scale. My opinion is that pilots are not in the mood to open up scope. So the E2-175 has no US market. Thus it is extremely high risk of having zero resale market. This will impact financing. 86,000 lb f...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Folks, please read the forum rules. It is the sticky post at the start of the forums.

Do not discuss other users.
It even points out not to be pedantic on gramer.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 113815

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Cool presentation about GE9x testing at: https://aviationweek.com/pictures-flight-testing-ge9x-worlds-largest-engine My favorite part: https://d3cdtxx03omvla.cloudfront.net/41375675_1560165816343.jpg The power of the single GE9X is such that for certain slower-speed test conditions, the big engine ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225938

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This recent interview with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests that the primary Project Sunrise routes to be served from MEL and SYD are: ⋅ London ⋅ New York ⋅ Chicago ⋅ Rio de Janeiro ⋅ Cape Town Why are Project Sunsrise aircraft required for Rio or Cap...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2468

Re: New VC-25 livery

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by lightsaber
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

I'm excited about the order, but announced at Farnborough and not final until just before Paris?!?

I'm getting tired if multiple announcements for an order.

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by lightsaber
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11418

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

The new livery seems... Leasing company inspired, ready to fly for the next airline with a few decals... Silly question but is that the wingtip position or is it in the "folded" position... Almost looks like it is folded up. It is folded. Psolk makes a good point, despite all the noise mad...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 36679

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Thanks Lightsaber for bringing this extremely relevant/interesting article. FWIW, yesterday I also brought to vv the part where Rob Dewar says "customer demand prompted the improvements that resulted in a range increase of some 450 nm..." (But I suspect VV did not see it...). Regards http...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP bearing issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3429

LEAP bearing issue

There is a leap bearing (or is it a seal? Hard to tell) issue: http://m.aviationweek.com/[primary-term]/cfm-tackles-drive-shaft-bearing-issue-leap-1b-engine How does LEAP have 5 in flight shutdowns and not get the attention other engines did? Does anyone have information not behind a paywalk? I susp...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6670

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

While it would be nice to have seats available (not to mention room for upgrades), that airline business model is from days past. DL has been outspoken about wanting to grow and growing paid premium cabin seats. They seem to have no problem selling the seats, and that far out, probably at healthy f...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65426

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

We can expect the Mobil FAL for the A220 to go on line in the middle of next year, reaching 2 frames per month at the end of that year. 2021 we could see 24 frames coming out of Mobil, ramping to about 48 frames a year in 2024/5. Mirabel should also ramp up, Airbus is talking about streamlining the...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 600
Views: 27595

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara announces several new flights from Mumbai. Go Vistara, go! https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/06/12/vistara-adds-new-flights-mumbai/ I get that Vistara didn't get too many slots. I just wish their network out of BOM would be larger (meaning more city pairs). I fear that in the en...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

2. CF-34 (first 'high bypass') Lightsaber, Um, TF-39 first ran in 1964, TF34/CF34 first run is 1971. I'd always regarded TF39 as the "first high bypass", which led for the CF6 first models and the JT9D a couple years later. (Granted, I got those dates from Wikipedia). Can you clarify ? Wh...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34991

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Peripheral to this thread, Airbus hasn't sold an A319 in 5 years! https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-will-keep-a319-in-production-faury-455130/ Personally, time to ready Toulouse for A321 production. Lightsaber TLS has not build the A319 in the last years and the A320 share is far ab...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 29
Views: 8621

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

You seem to be projecting a lot of unknowable things, but just a few. What if there's a 2nd mishap: Who can know that answer? What if another vendor's product has a mishap, will people lose all confidence in manufacturers, regulators and operators: Who can know that answer? The public has lost conf...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 34991

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-455130/

Personally, time to ready Toulouse for A321 production.

Lightsaber
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Peripheral to this thread, Airbus hasn't sold an A319 in 5 years!

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-455130/

Personally, time to ready Toulouse for A321 production.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 68351

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

After a few years in passenger service, it seems the CSeries / A220 is doing pretty well in service with regards to reliability, fuel efficiency & passenger feed-back. We now have to see how the hours are going to work on the aircraft (engines, SB, AD's, checks) but all is still under warrantly...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 68351

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

After a few years in passenger service, it seems the CSeries / A220 is doing pretty well in service with regards to reliability, fuel efficiency & passenger feed-back. We now have to see how the hours are going to work on the aircraft (engines, SB, AD's, checks) but all is still under warrantly...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 36679

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

In a PR discussion, Airbus notes the A220 MTOW increase was due to customer demand: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-11/airbus-commits-ensuring-a220-meets-full-potential?amp The link notes Korean Air and AirBaltic either want to or are flying the aircraft on long mission...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

RR simplifies engines to reduce development cost, reduce development time, and reduce overhaul costs. These simplified engines burn more fuel. E.g., GENx vs. T1000. Not enough to stop sales, but there is a cost. Lightsaber Wrong here too. Trent 1000 has much lower takeoff and climb burn, no differe...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 29
Views: 8621

Re: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production

I have to think we have to prepare for the very real possibility that it might not be back in the air for a long time or if at all. The public have lost confidence in Boeing. One more mishap.... no matter how small or what the causes is will be all it takes. Americans may have some kind of loyalty ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737NG: Nearing The End Of Final Commercial Production
Replies: 29
Views: 8621

Re: Last Ever 737 NG Rolls Off The Line

So it isn't physically the last NG to "roll off the line"? :confused: Ahh, ya got me there. It has the highest serial number so most accounts will show it as the last ever, but in fact the KLM will roll out later. Feel free to update us when the KLM actually "rolls off the line"...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225938

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Might there be a MTOW bump in the offing for a potential 789LR? Ie: incorporating the MTOW bump they have apparently found for the 78X? It nearly could. The biggest problem is the 787-9 hits maximum fuel capacity at exactly 8200nm. So it can not use any of that extra MTOW increase for fuel without ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I’m pretty sure he is referring to major parts like the HPT that are completely CMC.re What about the rest of his points? No they have made repeated false claims on multiple threads like the GE9X is the first to feature CMCs. Am aware 5 areas in the GE9X is seeing CMCs beings used, but it is not th...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: How airline choose Acfts Equipments (Engines, Seats, IFE)

As noted, by bid. There are dozens of seats. Cost, weight, IFW, knee room, and comfort play a role. The Paris Airshow has rented hotel ballrooms or in the pavilions seats for sale. Engine type isn't as big of a deal if the airline selects power by the hour, it is cheap to add a 2nd type. For example...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

[ 1. CMCs, first engine with the tech in commercial service. Nope, not by a long way. CMC parts were EASA certified for service on the CFM56 in 2015, the turbine shroud on the LEAP is also CMC. 3D printed parts from CMCs were used in the Advance3. Advance3 technology is used in the Trent 1000 TEN a...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? 1. CMCs, first engine with the tech in commercial service. 2. High Mach # compressor. 3. Enhanced variable cycle tech. For certain the variable turbine cooling of the LEAP. I see actua...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? 1. CMCs, first engine with the tech in commercial service. 2. High Mach # compressor. 3. Enhanced variable cycle tech. For certain the variable turbine cooling of the LEAP. I see actua...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1576
Views: 157732

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Vistara needs to find A US and EU airline that is willing to do a deep partnership like DL/AF/KL/VS did with 9W What is the "deep partnership" that you speak ok? Either a virtual JV (like 9W and Delta had) or a real metal neutral JV. Indian airlines need much more than code shares. They n...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1576
Views: 157732

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

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Please continue to discuss here.
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edealinfo wrote:
I have created a new thread in the link below to discuss a “potential” revival as opposed to comments in this thread that reflect a “shutdown”


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Please continue to discuss here.

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9181

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

Agreed. I'm not convinced that C will remain a half circle as well. $500M is not going to change the shape of C. They said up to 24 gates which is about what you'd expected with a horseshoe. If it had fingers (ala new IST) it would have many more gates than 24. I do think it’s possible that there i...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Indian Government Approved Jet Airways Reboot Version 3.0

Please discuss on the existing Jet thread. Banks may... Is not a green light when there are multiple stage gates.

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

The GE9X is the mist ambitious engine ever. It is a full generation ahead of anything else. So delays are a risk of that level of technology. Lightsaber Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? 1. CMCs, first engine with the ...

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29766

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

The GE9X is the most ambitious engine ever. It is a full generation ahead of anything else. So delays are a risk of that level of technology.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2289

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Are there even 16 different commercial aircraft being produced? A320neo 737 MAX A220 MRJ E-jet E2 SSJ MC21 C919 737NG A320ceo CRJ Welp that’s 12. Most of which are completely unrealistic. Just read between the lines... They have been checked 16 from 4 companies, which are now reduced to two compani...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1576
Views: 157732

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

2. About LHR, I think BA can arrange some slots for Vistara. India - LHR has a lot of opportunity with 9W closure. Thus BA will like to have a code share partner feeding from India. I am not sure I follow the logic. If, for instance, BA has some extra slots, when wouldn’t it use it to start its own...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40085

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Rumor over at SNA is that DL will add 1 Daily SNA-BNA A220 and 1 Daily SNA-BOS Red eye A220 in April 2020. (Why April? SNA calendar year seat Allocation is April-April) I'm gonna guess same aircraft with daily rotation. Morning departure BOS-SNA-BNA-SNA-BOS(Red Eye). Flyguy BNA-SNA on DL would be a...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 80
Views: 17742

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 80
Views: 17742

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Several people have made reference to the increasing costs of HMVs as an airplane ages. My response: so what? Its still several tens of millions of dollars less than a new airplane and the engines/fuel burn are essentially unchanged comoared to a new CFM56 powered variant. I find myself wondering w...

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by lightsaber
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23202

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

... And there are many operators who have used more A330 since the launch of the A350-900. And as the 787-10 is getting closer to the design range of the A330-300/-900's The 787-10 is certainly between the 777-200ER and A330-300 / -900 in range today So, I see a potential market of 1,200 aircrafts ...

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