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by flee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to get 787s?
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Re: Level to get 787s?

They have 2 A332 currently with 3 more orders. Why would they get another type now? The A330s are here to stay... I think he was referring to leased and USED A332s being more economic at the moment, even with fuel prices at the USD 650 per tonne level. So that means they should continue to lease A3...

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by flee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 5922

Re: Batir Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I guess that's why I thought Space Flex and Long Range were kind of mutually exclusive.... Not necessarily - an airline can still configure a Spaceflex aircraft for additional legroom and come up with something like 180-200 pax in a 2 class config. Bottom line is that there is a great deal of flexi...

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by flee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group
Replies: 20
Views: 3977

Re: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group

IAG chief Willie Walsh says: even at fuel prices of $650 per tonne, the fuel-efficiency cost of the Boeing 787 is "not enough" to offset the ownership cost, compared with the A330. But he points out that IAG has access to 787s and the "flexibility to use them". The population of ...

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by flee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 426
Views: 48278

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

People here are waaaayyy too focused on the accounting block and whether Boeing will actually be at $0 at the end of it or not. Boeing is not going to dictate their entire 787 sales strategy around it, especially since they can always extend it. We are talking about sunk costs here, not actual debt...

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by flee
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 426
Views: 48278

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Because if they do not pay down the deferred costs within the block they will have to take a loss. That is something on a successful project they are desperate not to do. It is face saving. limited returns. low ball sales for more overall sales to extend the accounting block. stretches consumation ...

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by flee
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 5922

Re: Batir Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

Very interesting points - let us not forget about the price of oil and how much fuel savings can a clean sheet MoM aircraft offer. If oil prices remain below US$ 100, airlines will have to think long and hard about the CAPEX on a new MoM aircraft. If that is the case, the existing aircraft being del...

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by flee
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16263

Re: Qantas Group confirms 18 A321LR aircraft for Jetstar

tayser wrote:
A321LR likely to be around 200 seats.

In a single class configuration, the A321neo can have up to 236 seats.

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by flee
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X suspends Tehran (IIKA) route again
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: AirAsia X suspends Tehran (IIKA) route again

Airasia X is now highly focussed on profits - no more flying on flights of fancy! They have worked out that with their limited aircraft, any route that can make more profits will get priority. I am sure they are now planning to redeploy those aircraft on their more lucrative services to Korea, Japan...

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by flee
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 426
Views: 48278

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

WIederling wrote:
We all know Boeing has the much higher margins.

What kind of margins are Boeing carrying after they write off the deferred costs to each 787 frame?

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by flee
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 426
Views: 48278

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Ironically, if HA had ordered 787 instead of A358 way back, they would be getting their planes now (probably even earlier) instead of waiting for a few more years. Not necessarily a good thing since the 787 has been suffering from a multitude of problems, the most serious of these being the lithium...

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by flee
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 119
Views: 11554

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

However if you have orders that won't be delivered for 6 or 7 years...it is fair to question if economic, fuel prices, interest rates or even geopolitical events may affect deliveries that far out....which may never be delivered and probably can be cancelled or deferred easily. I also believe there...

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by flee
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 119
Views: 11554

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/40340147121_5616d059c0_b.jpg Airbus Ten Year Deliveries Presso Slide by f lee , on Flickr This is a slide John Leahy loves to use when people asks him about "bubbles". He will say that there is no bubble. He will say that the Airbus delivery numbers are...

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by flee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10483

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

keesje wrote:

You might want to change the thread title to LBG - JFK.

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by flee
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40669

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321lr-prepares-for-paris-new-york-test-flight-445830/ A321LR going ORY-JFK tomorrow. Are there any details on times? Interestingly, this test flight is done with only two out of three ACT installed, but Airbus will do test flights with all three ACT at a ...

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by flee
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14035

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

ZAK380 wrote:
11 event and it is not frequent ?

How many flights have the Trent 700 made from 2003 to 2018 that resulted in those failures?

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by flee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 39011

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

JU241 wrote:
What about AK and the likes of FD etc.. ?
They are ETOPS too, are they all CFM-equipped?

Airasia's Neos are fitted with CFM LEAP-1A26.

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by flee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 206
Views: 39011

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

At least the A320NEO didn't have a sole source engine maker and Airbus can be gratified they didn't go that route. But it's still going to be a monumental worry for them if Pratt doesn't get this sorted out fairly soon. There is sufficient volume in the A320 family to have more than one engine make...

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by flee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14035

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

Looks similar to the Airasia X Perth incident.

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by flee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered
Replies: 33
Views: 14430

Re: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered

if China isn't going to "allow" these deliveries, couldn't Airbus sell them to other customers? Build China's planes later.... Negative. They probably already have Customer Furnished parts in them like interior items. It would be cost prohibitive to replace these. Airbus should just stop ...

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by flee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

Fernandes IS a salesman! But not an Airbus salesman who would only try to sell the good stuff. If the A330neo was underperforming, Fernandes wouldn't lie about that. Yes, he wouldn't lie about it - but AIrasia changes its plans constantly too. Just look at the number of times they deferred deliveri...

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by flee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

Fernandes IS a salesman!

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by flee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

If range was such a problem, why don't they take the A359 which they have on order?

I think that they are just testing out what Schulz is made of...

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by flee
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

Still no reason for exchanging A330-900 for A350. Also in 2019 and 2020 it will be easier to get A330 than A350. The Airasia Group has very flexible arrangements with Airbus - they can take their A330 and A350 order book interchangeably. I am sure they can work something out with Airbus, given the ...

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by flee
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

In what way should that help Air Asia? Airbus should start delivering A330-900 the middle of this year.and add additional frames. There are even the Air Berlin frames that could be re designated for example. The A350 is solidly booked the next few years and it would difficult to get additional earl...

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by flee
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I think the almost one year delay in A339 deliveries has caused an aircraft shortage at D7, just as it is embarking on its expansion programme. That is why it is now looking long and hard at its fleet requirements. It still holds an order for 10 A359s and the very smooth introduction of that aircraf...

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by flee
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 27562

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I doubt that this is any news at all - the media usually asks questions at event press conferences and he is merely answering them. It isn't an Airasia press conference to announce something. D7 should begin taking delivery of some used A330-300s later this year.

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by flee
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 28525

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Most of the certification work for the A330Neo has been done on the A330-900 - so the A330-800's test programme should be short and sweet. I am sure Hawaiian will receive some discount for taking the test frame!

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by flee
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 28525

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is there any chance of a A330-1000? The fuselage looks stubby by now , It could probably happen in 10 years. There is of course A350 and they are not going to compete with themselves but in time there may be a differentiation. Airbus wanted to save costs and time to market - so the Neo is a straigh...

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by flee
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38591

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Congratulations to Airbus/Bombardier/Delta and the ITC. Finally, common sense prevailed. Over 50% of the C series is made in America and I find it hard to believe that a trade complaint can be made against a largely American made product by another American company. It sounds more like one American ...

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by flee
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

In isolation, it doesn't make sense for EA to PIP the engine just to win 36 orders. They have all the evidence they need to show that investing in the engine does not guarantee future business, since RR would be getting the board to the face after investing in a PIP. It'd make more sense if it was ...

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by flee
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14511

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

If she is disgusted, why not try flying another airline? No one is forcing her to fly on AirAsia.

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by flee
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Had it not been for one airline, Emirate, the A380 would have died years ago. But - happily - there was that airline and the A380 didn't die. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mariner Whatever it is, the travelling public are richer for it. The A380 is good for passengers. It is just a sh...

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by flee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 332
Views: 57149

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I am beginning to think that future A380 orders by IAG/BA and other airlines will not be large orders - an order for 3-5 frames is more likely than one for 10 or more. These "small" orders will allow airlines to fine tune their VLA capacity at lower business risk from time to time. It also...

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by flee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8583

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

First, is it just me, or is all these A380 threads just plain annoying. And I don't really understand the original point - what does the density of the country has to do with whether they got A380 or not? A380 is a terrible short-haul plane, period. Why not India as well? They're going to pass Chin...

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by flee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

It is not about personal legacy, it is about LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY & INDUSTRY CONSISTENCY. It is also about the "vision thing" : it was Leahy who talked Airbus into becoming No.1, the Europeans were happy with their 18% & found themselves lucky to even get to 20%. Take Steve J...

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by flee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

The one airline the A380 works for signs up for more. Not a shocker really. The inevitable is just kicked down the road. I believe that is what Airbus needs precisely for the market to catch up. By 2025-2030, more and more airports will run out of slots and frequencies cannot be increased. The only...

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by flee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6590

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

When need to stop encouraging aircraft flying around on just one fully functional engine. They had a 10,000 foot runway underneath them What's the point of ETOPS then? Yes, I was about to ask the same question - these twins flying around are ETOPS certified. So there should be no question flying th...

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

FlyRow wrote:
^^
They'll say a 747-8 order by Emirates is next!

Why would EK need a 747-8 when it is already getting the 777-9?

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85722

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Good to see both sides came to their senses (as most here in fairness predicted they would). A good gulp of air for the program, but any objective observer would like to see other carriers step up. Now they have a few years more to do so. Well, aircraft like the A321, B77W, etc. postponed the need ...

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

gokmengs wrote:
With top up orders from few airlines -which I’m expecting from AF, LH and Especially BA, I wonder if Airbus would commit to a NEO?

This order will enable Airbus to tick over until new engine technology is available. I think we should get an answer in about 3 to 5 years.

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58083

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

This is an MoU and there was no mention of engine selection - its more than likely going to be RR.

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57958

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

KarelXWB wrote:
The MoU is for 8 787s, not 25. The 737 MAX was included in that order.

Oops, my bad... memory is failing me!

Yes, the conversion is for firm order 737 Maxs to 787-9s. They then added more options for the 737 Max.

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by flee
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 260
Views: 57958

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

We are now well into 2018 and that 25 widebody order is still not firmed up. All we have is a MoU for 25 Boeing 787-9s and these are actually conversions from their Boeing 737-8 Max orders. Will the MoU be made into a firm order? We shall have to wait and see!

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by flee
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85722

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

Airbus has one big advantage when negotiating with EK - it does not have a program accounting number to amortise. All the development costs for the A380 have been written off. To keep the programme going is actually detrimental to Airbus as more losses will be incurred and Airbus will need to charge...

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by flee
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14478

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

Bregier also said that Airbus will focus on developing the A350-900 and A350-1000 in the coming years as they are brand new aircraft with a lot of development potential. So the A350 family will have the same constant development as other Airbuses. Right now, A350 sales might be slow because near ter...

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by flee
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85722

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

RR isn't doing particularly well financially - so all programmes need to be commercially viable. There are less than 150 A380s with Trent 900 engines - that makes further PIPs extremely expensive. Unless Airbus (and EK) can give RR some clarity with regards to future sales, how can RR justify develo...

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by flee
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 374
Views: 120622

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If I may mention the backlog of 7 built and parked QR A350-900 with a lower MSN than long delivered ones, we are already at 11. If only it wasn't QR... :banghead: My point here is that 2018 could see 100+11 deliveries. Just my guess of course. What do you guys think. Time for delivery projections? ...

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by flee
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7340

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

Say it quietly, but total A320 family sales is now getting very close to total 737 family sales - 14,120 to 14,532. :eek: Have to apologize to you, Sir. I couldn't believe this, so I checked the numbers. You are absolutely correct. Those are the exact numbers end of 2017. OMG :shock: It is astoundi...

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by flee
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7340

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

More than whatever new ( and improbable ) orders may be announced, I am in line for Leahy's last show. And if he pulls some unexpected bunny out of his hat. He mentioned that two or three campaigns should conclude in the next 30 days (and max of 60 days). So we may be hearing something in the Singa...

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