Tatas in talks to pick up stake in struggling Jet Airways - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tatas-in-talks-to-pick-up-stake-in-struggling-jet/articleshow/66267478.cms?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=iOSapp&utm_source=sms Now I didn’t see that coming. Very exciti...Jump to post
According to Boeing and Airbus websites, the A350 has more range than the 787. 787-9 has a range of 14,100km while the A350-900 has 15,000km and the A350-1000 has a range of 15,557km. So why is it that the 787 is praised as a game changing aircraft that opens up the ability for ultra long routes (s...Jump to post
Please edit the title to reflect the partial nature of the cancellation. Sad but expected news. I predict it will be all the 900s. Next up the 77Xs. *edit* thanks Actually it looks like all of the A350's are going. Per the article they will probably keep their relationship (AKA the A321 neo) with s...Jump to post
Nice results. Interesting how they trashed IAH over the last few years about the O&G market in decline yet they are now praising it. Probably has to do with re-banking it entirely. HOU and to a lesser extent DEN do well with high oil. As others noted, natural hedging. But some is good execution...Jump to post
I hope they can turn it around. FlyBe is the only large independent regional airline I know of. But it's certainly a difficult business model. I currently have to go from Scotland to Birmingham weekly for a morning meeting; I've tried same day driving (need to leave at 3:30am, and get back about 10...Jump to post
Will the tech stops on ADD-ORD and ADD-IAD still be at DUB? I'd assume so since they're keeping as a destination. Too bad LAX will no longer have carriers from all 6 inhabited continents, but it isn't a surprise this flight struggled once EI entered the LAX-DUB market. I'm sad LAX lost its one Afri...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:Great airframe, limited orders, tougher financing. Otherwise, what’s there to get into over?
The possible translations of that statement range from GE thinks Boeing is nuts and is only catering to their fantasies to indulge a critical long term partner, to GE is falling all over themselves to be on this program, but can't decide how much they're willing to invest to clinch a deal. The trut...Jump to post
Brexit. Boeing UK was the entity that did the business of its parent in Europe. Expanding the French division makes a lot of sense. As mentioned above, Toulouse and the surrounding region is a centre of excellence for the important top tier suppliers. The UK division will still exist for suppliers ...Jump to post
Sigh... Pratt issue, per old PR they bought PW1135s.
http://www.deagel.com/news/Air-Transat- ... 18007.aspx
Just wondering how the government could aid development of Indian airlines and Manage bilaterals in an unbiased manner ( leave aside bucket loads of cash finding way to babu’s accounts) . Here is a list of ideas 1. Bilateral capacity allowed to grow to infinity as long as not more than 25 percent p...Jump to post
Jet offers up to 50 days of leave without pay to flight attendants https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/jet-airways-offers-up-to-50-days-of-leave-without-pay-to-flight-attendants-118101501112_1.html That implies the company is shrinking... Thread Title "_ _ _ _ _ _ " airway...Jump to post
$6 million per engine is well pedigreed engines and nacelles! Not for power by the hour. Interior refurbished is costly:. $40 million per this link: https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-a380-superjumbo-scrapped-for-parts-history-2018-6 The issue for the A380 is that it will be easy to swamp the us...Jump to post
Fleet crunch may put Air India’s Mumbai-New York non-stop flight on hold https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/fleet-crunch-may-put-air-india-s-mumbai-new-york-non-stop-flight-on-hold/story-YiC2PyFSQrb07zKKCO7xCN.html It's telling if 4 77W's are grounded currently. What is AIs 777 utilization?...Jump to post
even with these orders the a338 is still far from resurrected. it's still an orphan frame I really don't understand why people keep calling the A330-800 an orphan frame. It has, what, 90+% commonality as far as parts vetrsus the A330-900? It's not an orphan, it's the read-headed step child of the A...Jump to post
Looks like a nice aircraft. NOT a fan of the cheesy, bean counter driven visual cabin divider. Bring back the hard wall and make F respectable again! What is Y seat pitch? I agree that they look cheesy, until you sit in that first row of Economy. I feel like you get more legroom in those seats than...Jump to post
Can someone dig up the HA A338 cancellation of thread? I think some A.nutters have to order some crow... :stirthepot: Well, it's still early in the day in the US, so give it time... :duck: Deafening silence.... one should think that the ressurection of the A338 would be newsworthy. It is exciting t...Jump to post
Finally, a fit replacement for the MDs. A220s will more likely be subbing for CR9/E75s, which themselves will go into service on CR2 routes. Some of the first routes announced have heavy E75/CR9 rotations today. Actually, the A220-300 is an excellent MD-80 replacement. The A229-100 (rumor only the ...Jump to post
Makes the Superjet look spectacular from a reliability point of view ;) :rotfl: No. Sadly, the Superjet is competing with the MA-60 for how fast planes could be parked. Air Baltic kept flying. Deliveries were delayed to ensure a spares pool, but the SSJ is in far worse shape. The ARJ-21 is bad too....Jump to post
There is a line in the banking industry that applies here, and is the reason why I still think EK will pull the trigger here - even without the performance improvement that Airbus and RR promised. When you loan someone a little money, and they default - they have a problem. When you loan someone a ...Jump to post
50 engine swaps.... Good god. Makes the Superjet look spectacular from a reliability point of view ;) :rotfl: No. Sadly, the Superjet is competing with the MA-60 for how fast planes could be parked. Air Baltic kept flying. Deliveries were delayed to ensure a spares pool, but the SSJ is in far worse...Jump to post
Answering my own question, Silvercrest for the Hemisphere. Later PR from Cesdna notes. Darn, I wanted PW812: https://www.flyingmag.com/netjets-inks-massive-deal-for-cessna-citation-jets There are issues with the silvercrest, Safran has been struggling with it. They really need to figure it out sinc...Jump to post
The Praetor 500 is $17 million. That competes in Price with the latitude, but with 500nm more range. The 600 is only $21 million. Oh, that fits nicely under the Longitude's ~$27 million price. https://www.businessinsider.com/embraer-praetor-500-praetor-600-private-jet-2018-10 The G280 lack winter TA...Jump to post
Answering my own question, Silvercrest for the Hemisphere. Later PR from Cesdna notes.
Darn, I wanted PW812:
https://www.flyingmag.com/netjets-inks- ... ation-jets
From what I understand, the goal of a mature fleet management and safety program for a twin jet is for every aircraft to have engines of different ages and different manufacturing lots. On a new fleet this will involve a lot of swapping and checking engines. But it prevents double engine out situat...Jump to post
Keep the posts civil, on topic, and free of cuss words. Due to the dynamics of the Indian market these discussions can get lively. But leave political accusations for non-aviation. The only politics that belong are bilaterals. For example, it was noted any expansion of Dubai bilaterals should have s...Jump to post
Hemisphere?!? Wow. Which engine? The Longitude isn't a surprise. In particular as Netjets firm=options until they firm. My two cents is the new Embraers forced Cesdnas hand on the Hemisphere. Either develop or Netjets walks over to the Embraer booth. There also needs to be a Hemisphere thrust bump I...Jump to post
Air Baltic has two 737 variants to measure it against. The 737-300 and worst of all the 737-500 which is the closest to the A220-300 in capacity but will be well over on fuel burn. The 735 was designed and built for performance after all, not its ability to sip fuel. As to the original post and the...Jump to post
sibibom wrote:Air India has a sugar daddy that will never allow it to die, so someone else will have to die instead.
raylee67 wrote:This is huge. 5 mths of negotiations... I suppose KU is driving hard bargains for the A338.
Hopefully with a credible order and the plane actually in service, other orders will come in.
would the added maintenance costs of the engine swaps outweigh the fuel burn savings? might this be why the a220 isnt selling all that well? Engine swaps are paid by Pratt. What matters is the cost to Air Baltic. If the engine swaps could wait for A checks, there is practically no impact. Air Balti...Jump to post
With the... Silvercrest issues, there is a gap in the market at this price point and range.Jump to post
http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/ceo-airbaltic-a220-300-delivers-higher-expected-fuel-savings 22% fuel savings (vs. what?), But a downside of 50 engine swaps. Personally, without dispatch reliability (a significant cost multiplier if bad) and maintenance vs. expectations... This doesn't tell us enoug...Jump to post
Honeywell 7500E engines: https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/honeywell-engines-power-embraers-latest-170500477.html Wow, incredible range for 7500 engines. Personally, the PW812 is incredibly expensive and a bit too much thrust. I expected a custom Silvercrest... This is a good choice. Time t...Jump to post
Hope the carpet is up to standard. :roll: That said, one to watch will be CX... this is similar to what they said they wanted, in order to make HKG-MIA economically feasible. Obviously QR is hedging carpet quality. :duck: I'm more impressed when profitable airlines order a type. Yes, QR did well wi...Jump to post
Is it hypothetically possible that if a potential A220-500 exists in design that DL could find good use for it? Yes and yes. Imho, this is why Boeing did their dumping claim. Fear. CS500/A220-500 will be a fantastic 149 seat aircraft when (not if) it appears. I expect Delta to order another 100-150...Jump to post
That wall does not appear to be more than 8ft tall and they seem to have taken 2ft out of it. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/C99D/production/_103831615_photo-2018-10-12-11-04-13.jpg So at this point just 6ft off the ground? Glad it ended safely. If you look closely at the signage on th...Jump to post
brindabella wrote:xwb777 wrote:Sir Tim has stated that the deal will be signed by the end of October. Emirates won't let the deal slip from its hands.
Must have misread it.
Thought he said something like "the decision will be made by the end of October".
Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either. It could be as simple as they themselves still not yet knowing which one they'll finalize on. And/or knowing their going to lose their shirt on whichever gateway they choose, they probably want to minimize losses. That would be amusing if DL d...Jump to post
I calculate 14% more profit per flight with a 779. I have seen you say this in a few threads, but I still don't see how you reached that conclusion. There's no doubt that 779 will have the higher profit per seat, but it wouldn't make sense that it would generate more profit per flight. profit per f...Jump to post
unrave wrote:This could have ended very very badly.
Well PR hatchet jobs are part of the perception becomes reality problem they now face. You can complain all you like that it is unfair but if it persuades enough people.... Grounding aircraft to save money in such a competitive market place seems kind of futile, as the competition will just swoop i...Jump to post
Airbus, RR, EA, ANA and leasors must be having sleepless nights reading and re-reading the fine print in respect to orders delivered and still to be delivered, including penalties and buyback activation. Boeing and GE laughed at the EK A350 cancellation and Airbus single customer exposure to the A3...Jump to post
What JVs has QR signed? That is where they need to start.Jump to post
One thought, Everyone is accounting for how the global market doubles ever 15 to 20 years?
https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/ ... ecast.html
I'm just not seeing the growth at EU airports to support their share.
DUB isn’t a bubble so long as the London airports don’t open a ton of capacity and slots. A good example is BDL which has DUB because they can justify a LHR slot for a flight so DUB is their one world gateway. That is great point. Until a London airport gains a runway for connections, DUB is fillin...Jump to post
You don't seem to be considering how much money they will be giving away by flying A380s while their competitors fly A350-1000/777-9. A380 is worse on cash operating costs than the big new twins but basically even when acquisition cost comes in. A380 gets you ~52% more capacity than 779 for maybe 1...Jump to post
Accessory gearboxes fail. .
They are a problem component for most engines.