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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23409

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

It is not in the strategic interest of the Emirates to cancel a Boeing order. You got it wrong. It is not in the strategic interest of boeing for Emirates to cancel 787 order. Emirates will go after the best deal available and if Airbus offers one, Emirates won't hesitate a bit to take over the one...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23409

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Things could turn out in a very interesting way. EK could end up picking up all of EY's A350 order and cancel their own LOI for 787s, if Airbus and Rolls Royce offer the deal EK cannot refuse. I won't be surprised if the EK's A380 "order at risk" report is just a smokescreen to hide a much...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 325
Views: 48397

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

seahawk wrote:
Or just the 777-9.


...or A380neo. :twisted:

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone collision test (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 3181

Re: Drone collision test (video)

Maybe the solution should be to equip airports with commercial traffic with "drone killer" devices to keep the perimeter safe for aircraft on departure and approach patterns? This way any unauthorized UAV would be instantly disabled and eliminated. And the idiot who flies it there would le...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 13640

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

musman9853 wrote:


even with these orders the a338 is still far from resurrected. it's still an orphan frame


Ridiculous statement, far from the truth. A330-800 is as much "orphan" as is the 787-8.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9484

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Delta is the only reputable airline currently on the 330neo order book. That's BS. Plain and simple BS. Try telling to all A330neo buyer's faces their company isn't reputable. They'll laugh you out. Every buyer is legit as long as the money's in the bank. "Blue Chip customer" is a.net's m...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 9484

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

TTailedTiger wrote:

Take a look at the 330neo order book. It's more dried up than last year's fruitcake.


Delta, Air Asia, TAP Portugal and multiple others will disagree with you. And there are more to come.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12104

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Absolutely terrible and tasteless. The outgoing one was classy and one of best looking liveries out there.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Re: F-35B crashes in Beaufort County,SC

Yikes... I hope the pilot is fine...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3330
Views: 389286

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This time line would make for an interesting next 12 months here on a.net! :D BCA CEO said they could announce in '19 and still keep '25 EIS. Sounds very familiar to Boeing from 2004: "WE NEED ONLY 4 YEARS FROM LAUNCH TO EIS FOR OUR NEW PLANE, THE AWESOME DREAMLINER!!!" Some people will n...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17035

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Wonderful! She's a beauty!

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37464

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

My fingers are crossed for Airbus winning this one. A350-1000ULR will be stunning, capable and efficient machine!

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5434

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

OB1504 wrote:
Didn’t they fly to MIA recently? I recall a LOT 787 being a fairly regular visitor a few years ago.


They did - as a holiday charter flight.
This one will be operated as a part of their regular network.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9386

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

I like it.
It's got a bit of the original LaudaAir feeling to it.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 29985

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Airbus needed a decision by Air Asia before they had any hopes of getting other airlines to order larger numbers. From Airbus point of view: - give the other customer the same or a lower price than Air Asia and Air Asia will ask for an even lower price or switch - offer the other customer a higher ...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11359

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

It's a shame 717 wasn't developed further, really. It was (and still is) better short-hauler than 737-600 and 737-700. I've read somewhere (AirInternational monthly magazine, most likely) that AirTran wanted more 717-200s and was willing to even commit to 717-300 as long as Boeing would find another...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28512

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Let's face it: the only chance A380 has is if - and that's a BIG IF - Airbus puts new engines on it. Which seems very unlikely at the moment. For aesthetics sake, I hope it clears its backlog and then flies into oblivion. Airbus should devote itself to making A350s even better than they are now. Hel...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 76
Views: 18661

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

This tells me that IAG got better deal on leased 777-300ERs than 787-10s, as those would be a much more suitable as a direct replacement for the outgoing non-ER 777-200s.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101877

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I'm sure they will announce on the final press/industry day of the show. If I remember correctly, Tony Fernandes did that already last few times...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 24
Views: 4612

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

Told ya.
Nothing will replace those aging 747 rustbuckets better than the cargo-converted 777-300ER.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 10300

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Also the overhead bins of the boeing sky interior on the ERs are really well done. https://preview.ibb.co/dP28UJ/B8_E6_AEE6_C7_E5_43_B6_8_CC3_7_F6_D3_C3_FA649.jpg I think you're confusing sky interior with "signature" interior, which Boeing introduced on the 777-200 and later adapted to t...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 29985

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

But anybody flying on Air Asia (an increasing amount of people given how much growth they project) is, and would be flying on 9-abreast A330s instead of 9-abreast 787s had a Boeing order materialised.... You do realize there are other A330 operators in Asia who use normal, 8-abreast, comfortable la...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 29985

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

There isn't a 10 across 787 around, though, I don't even think it is possible to go beyond the absurdity of the A330 9 abreast, and thats coming from a person who has sat in one such Airbus. Thing is - while you still can avoid the few carriers that use 9-abreast A330, you CAN'T avoid the uncomfort...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8149

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Contrary to what some are writing here, especially one member with "Delta" and abbreviated 767-400 type in his nickname, famous for sending letters/emails his local congressman, Delta always ends up buying from the manufacturer that gives the best deal. Many forget their 737-900s were chos...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3330
Views: 389286

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

From the AW&ST article: "And of concern for Boeing, executives of 72% of the surveyed airlines say aircraft other than the NMA would best meet their midmarket requirements. Among them are the A321neo, the proposed A321neo-plus-plus (more capacity, more range), the 737-10, and even the A330n...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47781

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Finally! Congratulations to JetBlue, Bombardier for designing and building such superior and magnificent aircraft and to Airbus for successful sale.

Here's to many more orders for CSeries, er... A220!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9669

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

FCOTSTW wrote:
It begs for a lawsuit


Has anyone even try to give a tiny bit of a thought that they could use the livery with permission from Boeing, perhaps?

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 4100

Re: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)

I've always said that 777-300ER is a prime candidate for cargo conversion. It will happen - the question is "when", not "if".

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4108

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

I have to say this: PC-24 is absolutely THE MOST BEAUTIFUL business jet out there.
If I were a multibillionaire, I'd buy one without a second of hesitation.

Gulfstreams are for wussies.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 range
Replies: 58
Views: 9137

Re: 787-10 range

Boeing's "brochure" range is around 7200nm. Real life range (aircraft at MTOW) will be closer to 4900 - 5000nm, depending on thrust settings, weather, etc.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 48
Views: 9157

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

They will need upgrades though - the 328s are aging planes with old technology. I dont think this will happen. What? Check your facts again. Do-328 is more modern, lighter and faster design than any ATR or Dash. Its near-jet speed wasn't matched until Q400 came around. It was the best turboprop at ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Potential MOM Customers

This one is easy: American, Delta, United, Norwegian = a given. FlyDubai (Emirates???), British Airways, Lufthansa Group, QANTAS, Icelandair = very likely. Maybe some charter outfit like TUI Group may be among the first to fly, too.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

No eagle probably because it can only go on government aircraft That's not correct. All of Lot's 767s that were owned had the White Eagle next to their given names and city emblems (SP-LOA "Gniezno", SP-LOB "Kraków", SP-LPA "Warszawa", SP-LPB "Gdańsk" and SP-...

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9657

Re: Trouble with the GEnx on the 787-10

ikolkyo wrote:
What a poorly worded article title from Flight Global, I expect better from them.


I read it. Explain how exactly is the wording "poor"? Is it because it's bad news for boeing? Kudos to FAA for not giving in to their demands. Safety first!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

From Lot's facebook: https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34841729_10155209909250938_2117338397830807552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=2609ddb464aba1d7e51905e8c424e99a&oe=5BC03CA5 https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34984536_10155209909400938_3945488525838778368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&o...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10627

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Expect CS500 aka A250 announcement by LeBourget 2019's along with larger, rewinged A32x family members at the latest.

A duo of perfect 737 annihilators.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

These are going to replace the obsolete 737-400s and 737-800s wet leased from Blue Air, actually.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Lot announced a deal with ALAFCO to lease 6 more 737-8s for a period of 9 years. All to be delivered in 2019. This brings total of "firm" 737 MAX orders from LO to 12 frames.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Janecki wrote:

Latest rumours claim the start date for this might be as early as October this year!


That won't happen. October could be the month they announce the route and begin selling tickets for it, though.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon May 28, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14692

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Excellent news for EXCELLENT aircraft!

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by BlueSky1976
Sun May 27, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31594

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Just a wild guess, LOT Polish Airlines. Same tail color, could just be it.


Nope.

1) Lot is biased towards boeing.
2) Lot had their livery updated in 2012 already.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20614

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

He's shooting blanks.
Putin's troll farms are all over subjects like these. Creating information chaos is their specialty.

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by BlueSky1976
Fri May 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9465

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

British Airways "Landor".
TWA black, red and gold - their final and the best one, before takeover by AA.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 154
Views: 20620

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Apparently, there's a rumor of LO being in talks to finally bring back WAW-DEL from next year. We'll see...

Meanwhile, inaugural flight to SIN took place already.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7787

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

seahawk wrote:
Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.


...and when he does, a nice chance for Europe to retaliate twofold with tariffs on everything made by boeing. Pun intended.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun May 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29743

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I don’t in any way deny that the competition makes outstanding airplanes, but the feedback I hear is that Boeing and Douglas airplanes are more durable and longer lasting. The feedback I hear is that you can beat up Boeing aircraft just as easily and contrary to the popular gospel, Airbus planes do...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29743

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus will HAVE to low ball the sale price if they want the order Especially because they can't offer the GE Engine, Airbus may have the availability Boeing may not have any longer, AFAIK first available 787 delivery slots are in 2022 or somewhere around that time. Also, Airbus may be able to offe...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29743

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

This one is easy to predict: boeing will offer 787-8 at a dumping price, just like they did with 737-700 earlier. United will bite. End of story, unfortunately.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12794

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Farewell, Virgin America! You and your beautiful A320s will be missed!

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3330
Views: 389286

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Interest from airlines is easy. Ask any airline: "Would you like a plane with 270 single class seats, that has a fuel burn per seat mile lower than the A321, a range of 5000nm and will have a list price of 160 million dollars?" ...now add those three lovely "neo" letters at the ...

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