For those who say that the A330 replacement market hasn't come yet, when that market comes in say, the mid-2020s where late Model A330s are gonna get replaced, what additional advantages would the A330neo gain over the 787 that it doesn't currently possess now? -Capex? That argument is getting shak...Jump to post
If there was some confusion inside Airbus 15 years ago over which wide body market segment its products were ‘supposed’ to compete with, that confusion is certainly over now. The A350 was burdened with some cognitive dissonance over whether it was supposed to address the Dreamliner market, or the 7...Jump to post
6 month visitor visa for UK from China is UK89.00 (US125)...European visa an additional 60 euros. UK nationals single trip tourist to China is UK30.00. No visa fee for HK or MacauJump to post
When a Chinese tourist makes a once in a lifetime trip to Europe they need a visa. They get themselves an EU visa for the Schengen zone. If they want to visit the UK, they need a separate UK visa. Most don't bother, and only visit mainland Europe. This cannot improve with Brexit unless the UK gover...Jump to post
From what I’ve been told by contacts at QF there is no love for RR at the moment. The a380 engines were particularly susceptible to sand going through Dubai which caused engineering grief. However others have said the relationship between QF and RR is good. So who knows !! Just curious, is there an...Jump to post
Tell those living near the airport to bugger off. I'm sure 99% moved there after there was any form of airport there anyway!!! You move next to an airport then expert it to be quiet.... Totally agree 100%. I remember when DFW was 1st built. There was practically nothing around the airport. Look at ...Jump to post
Sky TV being owned by foreign companies itself probably doesn't have much problem, but then what if other US companies also own iTV and BBC and such? While there might not be laws against such situation, it would most likely still be undesirable to population of the UK As you say, there are no spec...Jump to post
I fear you have just opened a can of worms here.... And what's with the all capital case in the title? Basically, the answer to your question is that it is partly for historical reasons (remember the period of the flag carriers, where SABENA, for example, was synonymous with Belgium?), and partly b...Jump to post
News is that COMCAST has bid over $30B to take ownership of SKY TV here in UK. Now SKY TV, itself 39% controlled by 21st Century Fox, is also subject to a bid by DISNEY to takeover 21st Century Fox. All 3 entities are US corporations. It got me thinking why cannot an airline do the same, be it USA, ...Jump to post
I don’t disagree with this course of action by EK. Playing the diplomatic and calm approach has just seen the US3 try and gain more of the headlines. What has to be made clear is that for every action there is a reaction, and UAE have a few very strong cards in their deck to play if the US3 continu...Jump to post
The aero engine part of GE is very valuable (approx $100BN) on its own. So I do not see a negative going forward. In fact, with the huge backlogs at both A & B, its value should increase as more and more single aisle jets are sold, not to mention the widebody side.Jump to post
Is it me or things @ Eithad is moving south rather quickly When you dramatically over-grow beyond break even, getting to break even is a long way down. While cargo is recovering, EY lacks scale as already noted. If EY is getting rid of A330Fs, I bet the 777Fs are sold. To others: EY is abandoning b...Jump to post
EY has grounded their 5xA330 Frieghters, including the newest one delivered less than 1yr ago. They will concentrate their cargo ops on their 5x777Fs. Options under consideration are either selling or leasing the A330Fs. Additionally, been reported they have offered their pilots unpaid leave from on...Jump to post
From Boeing, they are due an additional 4x787-9s from an ititial order of 23. The 777X order is made up of 8x778s and 17x779s and 30x 787-10s. From Airbus they are due 40x359s and 22x35Ks. Deliveries on the on the A350s and B787-10s supposedly to start this year.Jump to post
I do not think EY will consider giving more investment to AZ seeing as they already lost their initial 1.7B euro stake from 2014. Far less give them new aircraft!Jump to post
One remaining legacy of the Hogan-lead expansion policy is an incredible order backlog of wide body aircraft - I think new management will be wondering quite what to do with that! 787, 350, 778 and 779, and all in not-very-modest quantities! It will be interesting to see what happens with these ord...Jump to post
Guess I got the wrong end of the stick...AFAIK EA were not interested in doing further PIPs but RR were. Otherwise, why did EK order RR for their 50 A380s? You would think they would have stayed with the EA...gee...they already running 90 of them! EK was also hoping to butter up RR in regards to an...Jump to post
I’ve heard of EK having issues with the on wing time of the Trent 900s. oooh.....from where??? There were articles about EK being unhappy with the engine and there was a recent discussion where a few users mentioned issues. Guess I got the wrong end of the stick...AFAIK EA were not interested in do...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:I’ve heard of EK having issues with the on wing time of the Trent 900s.
I never attached much likelyhood to the used A380s idea, unlike many others here. Just tactics to get the price down. BA never bought used WB's as far as I know. Replacing 50 747s with 12 A380s and a bunch of twins.. equally unlikely. BA replacing a 747 by a 777 fro LHR means cutting capacity from ...Jump to post
Curious as to why there are issues with the blades on this one engine....seems a major cock-up by RR and a costly one to boot!Jump to post
I do not see any UK airline complaining about the so called ME3 or CN3-4-5-6! In fact, WW at IAG has been pushing and pushing the UK government to make it easier for citizens of China to obtain visas to visit UK! The problem for Willie Walsh is that QR is by far the biggest shareholder in IAG with ...Jump to post
I do not see any UK airline complaining about the so called ME3 or CN3-4-5-6! In fact, WW at IAG has been pushing and pushing the UK government to make it easier for citizens of China to obtain visas to visit UK! It is kinda weird that the US3 has taken a stand against the ME3, but not against any C...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I've been waiting 30+ years for another runway at LHR. The BANANAs are winning...
A359 LAX-HKG, how will that affect their loads? So is A359 replaces all 77W? It’s a 35K or 1000 for LAX. The 35K won’t have F so it will be probably 1 at most 2 daily with atleast 2 daily remaining 4 class 77W. Just curious why CX would not put an F cabin on the 35K? If they are sending it to LAX a...Jump to post
Cannot wait to see the 1st CX A350-1000 roll out and 1st flight! Their livery on the A350 looks great!Jump to post
Well, I was going to comment that DY made IAG respond with LEVEL, but I don't think LEVEL was created just to compete with DY. Main reason being they have chosen ORY to be their next base as opposed to LGW, even after obtaining those slots from Monarch. So maybe there is a method to DYs madness and ...Jump to post
If BA had a gate capable of handling the A380 in T7 they would use it. It's the flagship of their fleet and is configured with the right size of F,J,Y+ and Y. With all due respect, the A350 and B787-10 are just another 2 twinjets. Nothing really premium about them, unless they configure them ala SQ ...Jump to post
Well...even £14BN does seem very expensive for just one runway and expanded terminals, considering the all new Instanbul Airport has been built from scratch for not much more! If it does happen, will be looking 2030, if ever!! So I don't think IAG have much to worry about slot wise right now.Jump to post
I agree that their J class seat is awful. Mind you, I last flew their J class in 2003 JFK-LHR, but seems in almost 15yrs it hasn't changed. Compared to other carriers it certainly needs an upgrade. Im sure people who run BA are aware of the negative ratings given to BA by various surveys but as long...Jump to post
Of course Boeing uses middlemen too. That's not a problem as long as you report it. The issue here is that Airbus used middlemen without reporting it. And since the CEO is warning of "significant impact from corruption probes" one would think it probably is not the case that they simply f...Jump to post
Reuters: Kuwait orders investigation into Airbus helicopter deal tells us: Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA quoted Minister of Cabinet Affairs Anas al-Saleh as saying that Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah had ordered the Caracal deal to be investigated. “It has been decided to...Jump to post
Gee.. they could have ordered 100 x A321neos as a celebrationJump to post
AVHerald article on same incidence
last quote from the Forbes article:
Now that Dreamliner battery failures have been deemed "non-reportable" by aviation safety authorities, it is impossible gauge the size or the scope of the problem and that's how some folks seem to want it. The question is "why?"
They tried resurrecting Laker in the 80's but never worked. I flew them FLL-LGW and they were'nt bad. Just short lived.Jump to post
Now that the DAS is over,and EK and FZ have both made big Boeing orders, should this silence the US3 on their attacks against EK et al?? Also kinda hard to believe Airbus only scored one WB order, from V7 for two A330neos. Is the corruption probe currently ongoing at Airbus effecting their sales cam...Jump to post
Are we to assume that the EK A380 order did not materialize because of this investigation? Or that the B787 deal was announced as a "slap" in the face to Airbus for past mis-deeds?
I'm not paranoid, it's just me!
MileHFL400 wrote:Wow, 59 posts and no orders to announce so far!