Also, it wasn't until the ATRs arrived that AV found out how severely limited they were out of BOG (stories of flights having to go back to the gate while at taxi because conditions wouldn't be suitable for the aircraft to take off were common). Nonetheless, they kept the aircraft as a way to maint...Jump to post
Let's look at this objectively. There is no reason if they are picked up that they will for sure be 767s. Could be, could be a new type. The 16xx number sequence might or might not be significant too. Truth is we probably won't know for a while. Ironically the fist orders of the A321P2F program is ...Jump to post
^ Good analysis. Yes, all signs point to Airbus as the one whispering in Leeham's ear, which he's quick to parrot. Interesting though how Airbus didn't fight tooth an nail to keep HA. Changing of the guards? It definitely has been defensive... Order switches are a big deal. But I think the news is ...Jump to post
There are two things to consider: 1. The A330NEO is very dependent on AirAsia. With delays moving deliveries out of contract, the order is open. 2. The 787 line increase to 14/month (168/year) means the A330NEO advantage of availability is gone. 3. If the rumored $90 million production price on the ...Jump to post
Programs go in phases. People are right that deferred cost mean Boeing needed to and wanted to keep 787 prices high as long as possible. But at some point the 787 is in the same place as older programs and the buildup is paid for. As of now Boeing says that happens at 1,400 units. They are about th...Jump to post
Will surely miss those nice mainline 2-3-2 and 2-2 Y configs. What are the main reasons behind AC's decision of phasing out the E90s? Economics is killing the E190. With so many efficient used narrowbody available, the ones with worse economics are retired. It has to do with the fuel and maintenanc...Jump to post
The 748F is on its last legs. Kill it off. I love the 747, but the maintenance Andrew fuel bills are an impediment. Lightsaber Typical a.net myth. Exaggerate the shortfalls of the 747, inflate the positive aspects of the 777. Then why isn't the 747 selling better? The 777 has quantifiable economic ...Jump to post
Interesting, the A332F is too small, an A350F is not confirmed yet, so they hope for a T7XF. I wonder why the B748F isn't an option. It's bigger than an A330, probably still a bit bigger than a 778F or even a 779F, is currently available and I assume Boeing would give GEC a good discount to keep th...Jump to post
aircountry wrote:Update, its coming back to IAH again is June 21, 2018. https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/e ... o-houston#
Please point me to one Airbus or Boeing study that over predicted demand. All I've seen significantly underpredicted demand. I'll give you a segment -- I did mention the VLA (A380, 747-8) forecasts of Airbus...and even Boeing were way on the high side and B was downplaying VLA. They can get it wron...Jump to post
Now this is interesting... I'll agree with others the A321NEO is replacing many potential A330 missions. So the questions I have, if this order does happen (late edit): 1. When first delivery? Is HA an early beneficiary of the 787 rate increase? 2. How long is the 767 in HA's fleet? #1 at risk of A3...Jump to post
Emirates from June 2018 is adjusting operational schedule for Dubai – Toronto route, effective 01JUN18. This 3 weekly Airbus A380 service will be moving departure time from Dubai to overnight, instead of morning, while Toronto departure moves from evening hours to afternoon hours. EK241 DXB0330 – 0...Jump to post
All my childhood and still regularly today I do road trips for my vacations : 550Km to my parents' vacation home, 1200Km to my family in Italy. More if we go to southern Italy. As for "more taxes", that's not a given. You could replace revenue from other taxes by revenues from a carbon ta...Jump to post
A carbon tax will not solve anything. A carbon tax is all about money and government control. Climate change is best addressed by the private sector. Agreed. Carbon tax is about control. One group or another thinks they can gain funds to build a dynasty. Global warming is real, but we also need to ...Jump to post
Emirates has announced the resumption of a second daily service to LIS using a 3 class 777-300/ER Schedule EK193 DXB1425-1940LIS 77W D EK194 LIS2115-805+1DXB 77W D https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-increases-capacity-to-lisbon# Great news but I patiently await the announcement of DXB-O...Jump to post
I’ve heard that traffic declines in AUH of around 16% for January. Give the new CEO some time to decide a strategy. Midfield is 2020 at the earliest too by the way. 2019 just isn’t happening The midfield terminal does seem to be behind schedule for 2019... aero.de quotes a forecast which shows a de...Jump to post
SFOtoORD wrote:I’m surprised to hear they don’t have one already.
FA pay is extremely low. Send them to a fancy hotel with a pier diem at company expense, combined with being very young, and unfortunately sometimes that's what you get. On the other hand, given how many FA's there are flying every day, not sure a few incidents should be made into a bigger story. I...Jump to post
To think that a decade ago the solid benchmark for a successful aircraft was 1,000 copies. That is still a successful aircraft! A decade ago only 400 aircraft were needed for good maintenance be economics of scale. Now a widebody is ok at that level. Narrowbody aircraft need 800+! :faint: LightsaberJump to post
The first builds... need custom wire bundles built in the aircraft because the ports for the wires are too small for the connectors due to the Catia IV/Catia V error. (oops...) HOW in the name of everything that's holy do you know that!? I mean I've heard about the CATIA mishap. But where do people...Jump to post
I'm with others, you should read the depreciation policy of a company. This... puts Norwegian's losses in a new light... Not a pretty light. 25yrs to 30% is quite high. Using "straight line" depreciation with a 25yr useful life and residual value of 15% of initial value is fairly common am...Jump to post
Normally I don't listen much to MoL, but he has a point here. A hard Brexit will force a sharp amount of selling in the EU and UK markets. That will disrupt the economy of both the EU and UK. My opinion is the EU, in particular Spain and Greece, will have the sharpest drop in air Travel. There is so...Jump to post
Is there really demand (high enough yield) for transcon flights in 100 seaters? According to FlightGlobal, 95% of flights between city pairs are under 1.500nm. JetBlue needs 2,950 nm to get between pilot bases. The E2-195 would be the only contender from Embraer. The issue is it looks like the CS30...Jump to post
I think it would be well advanced and already presented to the FAA That sums it up. IIRC, the FAA demanded and analysis and more iron bird level testing. This is typical of out of the box. To others: For the JSF, FAA regulators were brought in. Real estate is getting very expensive. The A321 is beg...Jump to post
Oh, I just looked at Boeing's CMO, 41,030 or over 2,000 aircraft per year! When will we see that production rate? http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/current-market-outlook-2017/ Airbus is predicting only 35,000 new aircraft: http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/global-market-forecast.htmlLigh...Jump to post
Norwegian needs a reboot: 1. Get the 738s off TATL. They just aren't built for that range. 2. Get out of the aircraft leasing business. They made too large a bet of PW1100G powered NEOs. Sorry, but Pratt screwed up and deeper pockets are needed. The Chinese will buy, so sell. 3. Get up aircraft uti...Jump to post
I've controlled test flights from a screen lined cave. With the muti-spectrum cameras (visual, IR, and sometimes UV), you see far more! If course redundant routing paths, severs, and screens are required. It improves throughput in aircraft in all weather's. This technology was mature in 2004. It is ...Jump to post
Latvian Airline AirBaltic has been ranked No 1 globally in punctuality: http://baltic-review.com/latvia-airbaltic-atw/ My comment: Now, if this isn't good news for the C-series, I don't know what is. Fellow mods, please delete if I missed another thread on the topic. Lightsaber ps: Late edit, they j...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Wow, well done, and look at that Cargo operation, up 15 fold on last time. Someone is doing thing right.
Also worth noting from the graph that the A330NEO is basically getting the same engines as the B787, just with bleed air and a different marketing name. You do realize the A330NEO was such a bad business case that no one was willing to put an engine on it without an exclusive and no one was willing...Jump to post
I know on the RR site the T900 are slightly compromised to meet the stringent LHR nght noise restrictions. Anyway I guess it is less relevant because the A380 is mostly about capacity & CASM and has little competition. Even the 747-8 (with GENX engines) proved incapable of matching that. All th...Jump to post
Date of hire seems simple and appropriate. Why in other airline mergers have work groups had such a difficult time with this? (Note: please exclude reference to AA/TWA) Because with other airlines, when the successful airline is taking over an older airline, the employees do not feel they should be...Jump to post
Wizz is impressive. Indigo partners seems to know what they are doing. I wonder when (not if) they will go TATL. The passenger numbers are impressive. To put it in perspective, FR flies about 120million pax/year or just under 10 million per month (although the highest I found for January was 9.3 mil...Jump to post
The situation is really very simple, you have customers that order merchandise and you run a production to fulfill those orders. It makes more sense for Airbus to go to 70 frames a month on the A320 family, than it is for Boeing to go to 14 a month on the 787 family. It makes sense for both to expa...Jump to post
The ramp rate will be determined by engines. But after 2019, the ramp is DONE. At that point both CFM and Pratt will be looking for new customers. Why wouldn't Airbus want to be that customer? I wander what all of these NBs A and B does to the lease market. After Indigo finishes using its A320s for ...Jump to post
I suspect the next watershed moment for AZ will be after the upcoming election. You are correct. The decision about who gets to clean up AZ has been postponed until after the upcoming elections - to be held in April, IIRC. Considering the shear ability to avoid reform, I bet little happens for a ye...Jump to post
clrd4t8koff wrote:It’s interesting that this is the second post this week speculating poor performance on a UK-MIA route. The other being the recently launched EI DUB-MIA not doing well.
Let me see if I understand this. AF effectively has a monopoly type position in France which is hurting their ability to compete in the larger market. Is this am accurate description of the situation? If so, is their a will within France to fix it? Yes, by being protected, the Airline has not broug...Jump to post
It isn’t most orders will be cancelled, deferred, etc. The reality is that Airbus has had a 17% cancellation rate over the past three years when looking at net in year of cancellation. (I averaged three years since last year’s 23% cancellation rate was a bit of an anomaly and some may want to look ...Jump to post
Both are competitive. I think JetBlue will go with the CS300. The E2-195 is a great improvement. The issue is the CS100 and CS300 are also. It will come down to pricing vs. revenue. Bombardier has talked to JetBlue, as has Embraer. JetBlue will not be the fleet leader again. With the E-190 JetBlue ...Jump to post
More efficient and more capable narrowbodies means new routes are possible, and with cheaper tickets. This could drive a growth in PAX numbers that seemed impossible not long ago. We'll see growth. quote="Planesmart"] If the market is going to burst due to oversupply, it's probably wise t...Jump to post
I tend to think that Embraer is going to do EVERYTHING it can to keep B6 as a customer, so I agree with your bet. The C-series is an interesting plane and would fill the niche, but I think the E2s will be the way to go presuming the price is right. My guess is that B6 turns over some of its current...Jump to post
How in the world they're able to find enough pax (and airports) for that amount of new planes every month? Even with ultra-rapid growth of LCC in Asia and other places, I don't see enough pax to fill them up. The market will soak up eventually, and the growth will slow down. And let's not talk abou...Jump to post
Hopefully B6 will jump in now. It would be sad if they did not. If I was a betting man, I think they will order 195s I tend to think that Embraer is going to do EVERYTHING it can to keep B6 as a customer, so I agree with your bet. The C-series is an interesting plane and would fill the niche, but I...Jump to post
Not my fault the A380 didn't sell better, it was the engine manufacturers fault, it's not fair.... I must have missed him saying that. Can you point to him saying that is the reason it didn't sell? I think he is just voicing his disappointment that the engine OEMs told him there is no new engine te...Jump to post
Norwegian have cut their short haul capacity by 25% from London Gatwick Capacity on routes from Gatwick to Ibiza, Dubrovnik and Fuerteventura have been reduced by 50% whilst Larnaca, Chania and Lanzarote have been reduced by 10%. Tenerifefe capacity is cut by 10%. Full article/details below http://...Jump to post
Maybe this has to do with their equipment choice? Looking at flightaware data for their flights, their A321s regularly stopped at BGR for fuel for the past month and maybe the A330 is just too big. FI and their 757s could be just fine: long enough range and suitable size. Just my guess. Time for th...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:skipness1E wrote:1) My child has behavioral issues.
2) Should I book him on a long haul flight?
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo. Who DOES that?
the same screwed up people who travel with an emotional support animal.
This ‘behavioural issues’ is just a modern fall back for poor and weak parenting, a society that looks for problems that aren’t there and people who seek as many oppression points as possible just like the allergy brigade. This is nothing a good slap or two wouldn’t solve but that’s not the modern ...Jump to post