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by flee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 46673

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

346fetish wrote:
Who will take delivery of the A330-900neo in 2019?

Not a complete list but here are some airlines:

TAP Air Portugal - will be taking delivery of a lot of frames
RwandAir
WOW Air
Delta
Azul
Air Mauritius
Air Senegal
Thai AirAsia X
Hi Fly

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by flee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 29
Views: 6486

Re: Middle East Airlines Air Liban Airbus A330-900Neo Orders

Boeing was probably not interested in getting just a handful 787 on order. From 5 A332 to 4 A339, this probably ends-up with the same capacity but less flexibility? I guess MEA will keep the most recent A332 (OD-MEE) in parallel of the A330 I think Boeing shareholders won't be pleased if their comp...

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by flee
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 5835

Re: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina

One major weakness of Russian exports is the lack of after sales service and supply of spare parts at reasonable cost. This will be the first item I will be asking of any Russian company even before I look at their products.

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by flee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 46673

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

updated version A350neo and possibly A350neo Freighter. Drop A330neo and A380 in mid 2025. I don't think the A350 alone is enough, if they drop the A380. There might be a need to have a larger aircraft (than the A350-1000) in the A350 family. That is why they are beginning to market the A330Neo/A35...

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by flee
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 155
Views: 27850

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

The Lion Air founder has now weighed in and it seems like they are serious with their threat, even though they will suffer penalties: See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lion-group-founder-threatens-to-cancel-max-order-re-454238/ I think people in this thread are focusing on the technic...

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by flee
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 155
Views: 27850

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-454238/
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The Lion Air founder has now weighed in and it seems like they are serious with their threat, even though they will suffer penalties:

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-454238/

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by flee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 90274

Re: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

It is increasingly difficult for the engine manufacturers to improve fuel burn these days as the baseline has shifted to modern high bypass ratio turbofans. We are not going to get the same kind of improvements that we saw in the past. So even if there was a Neo for the A380, the most we can expect ...

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Fil ... raphic.pdf
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Here is the infographic about the Trent 7000 from RR so that we are not misled by unofficial and erroneous "facts":
https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Fil ... raphic.pdf

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

jeffrey0032j wrote:
That said, FedEx has managed to make non stop Pacific 777F operations work to their payload requirements, this will remain a 777F only territory for the forseeable future.

FedEx tends to carry more volume than weight - so the 777F would not be carrying so much weight, just a lot of bulk.

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

c933103 wrote:
I don't think many freighter operators would skip ANC on their trans-Pacific flights?

Yes, we see many B744s stopping at ANC. They'd rather lift more cargo and stop there to refuel.

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A21N Suffers Accessory Gearbox Failure (PW)
Replies: 8
Views: 2836

Re: Turkish A21N Suffers Gearbox Failure(PW)

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It would appear that this is becoming to be a problem for PW engine users. Here is another reported failure:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1405893

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46206

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

No, the A380 is quite efficient. The issue is that there are now smaller airliners on the market which offer similar or lower unit costs, and outside of slot/bilateral-restricted markets, it's preferable to operate smaller aircraft in order to capture higher yields (thanks to frequency and/or less ...

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by flee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

What would be the cost to develop and certify an A330neo? They already have a freighter version of the base airframe, so there's not much more development needed there. And the new engine integration work is completed with the passenger side of things. I'd imagine it would mostly be about testing a...

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by flee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

current 330 has a big problem of not having a leveled cabin on the ground. Not a big problem as the cargo deck will be equipped with motorised equipment to move the cargo loads into place. If it wasn't a big problem, why did Airbus go to the trouble of making the 330F with a higher standing nose to...

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by flee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly. current 330 has a big problem of not having...

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by flee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24432

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

A350 made his first flight in 2013 - already looking for a new engine option? They have to be really unsatisfied with the current engines! I think they want to provide different engines such as GE The A350Neo plan is for post 2025 introduction - as we all know, there is a long lead time between con...

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by flee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10480

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly.

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10500

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ap-453899/
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Lisbon to São Paulo in Brazil will be the first route.

TAP are also planning A321 LR transatlantic services.

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ap-453899/

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10500

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

IMHO, the "first to fly" claim is more for the airline, TAP.

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10500

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

I'm a bit confused between CS-TUA and CS-TUB. It seems that both frames used to wear the "First to fly" sticker... Am I right ? CS-TUA was a test frame and needs to be refurbished and reconfigured before delivery. CS-TUB is the second frame built for TAP but the first to be delivered. It ...

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 51
Views: 10500

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

Here is the Airbus Press Release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/11/airbus-delivers-first-a330-900-to-launch-operator-tap-air-portug.html TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 is leased from Avolon. It features 298 seats in a comfortable three-class lay-out with 34 full-flat busi...

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

The Airbus that we have today is the culmination of the lessons learnt since the day of their incorporation. Now that the management is transitioning to a new, younger team who may not have been around in their formative years, it would be interesting to see how this new management will steer Airbus...

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24432

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

The Trent 1000 TEN is a Trent 1000 souped up by incorporating Trent XWB tech, isn't it?.

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by flee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Revelation wrote:
And here we are in the late 2010s and Airbus has finally enabled the center fuel tank and added bigger engines and MTOW bumps to A330, go figure

However, there is no increase in thrust - this is more an efficiency update to improve the economics of the aircraft.

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by flee
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24432

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

I am wondering if the A350neo is being considered because the Trent 7000/XWB simply has too many problems for Airbus to base its future widebody lineup on just one engine. That engine has been a nightmare for the 787, A330 and A350 with delays and grounded planes. Given the problems at RR, I assume...

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by flee
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24432

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Is the A322 the right response to the Boeing MOM aircraft? The 757-300 is said to take too long to load and unload, so a wide body (Boeing MOM) is their proposed answer. An A322 will certainly offer unrivaled economics but will airlines trade this for turn time? We've seen a few hints already as De...

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by flee
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46206

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

I think AF is just taking a short term decision because they needed to decide what to do with the leased aircraft as they come up for renewal. They also know that if the market grows and they need more A380s again in 5 or 6 years, Airbus will be more than willing to cut another deal for new ones.

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by flee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46206

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I recall reading a few years ago AF publicly stated they wished they had never bought the A380's- too big for their type of operation. Don't tell that to Airbus, as they believe that the 380 is the perfect plane for high volume, long haul hub to hub markets. Airbus believes that if an airline can't...

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by flee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service
Replies: 45
Views: 7704

Re: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service

eta unknown wrote:
I'm also wondering how long Air Asia X's KIX-HNL sector will last...

They have done quite well - the Japanese are filling most of their KIX-HNL flights. As a result, they increased their frequency from 4X to 7X weekly in August 2018.

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by flee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46206

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I wonder why cruise ship operators don't lease them for their fly-cruise operations?

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by flee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service
Replies: 45
Views: 7704

Re: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service

The destinations replaced with Scoot are mostly the least premium heavy as the routes previously sustained on tourist and leisure travellers than the business travellers even for SilkAir. They could always bring in the Dreamliners configured with ScootBiz if they had to which IMO is definitely bett...

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by flee
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 24432

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

Airbus has it's own skunk works, where there are staff which could be migrated to visible projects, so why recruit? Perhaps they want Airbus outsiders to join them so as to give a wider perspective. When you are already on board, you tend to be consumed by the corporate culture and your views and i...

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by flee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

The cost of the conversion certification would be a nonstarter. The new engines would be multiple times more expensive than the host airframe. Lastly any nation that needs that reach has a tanker capable air transport. No way would there be a viable conversion program. A340s are a parts source for ...

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by flee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Would Airbus make more competitive a340 with four CFM Leap 1A same as the on A321neo. What do you think? Would save a lot of fuel, but still wouldn't be competitive with the A350 overall. But reengined A340-300's might be useful for special military and scientific applications. NASA has a DC-72 tha...

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by flee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Your line of thought is interesting, but I highly question the large gap in purchase price. It doesn't jive with the purchases we're seeing in the industry, or the clues available about the 787 price. The A339 has been a slow seller, and nearly half the orders are from an airline that uses 9-across...

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by flee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Coronado, the data, assumptions, analysis, and unbiased observations you have brought to this thread are much appreciated. This is the type of stuff that keeps me reading this forum and is a much needed relief from all the other bluster and fanboyism throughout the website. I second that! Most of u...

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by flee
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Would Airbus make more competitive a340 with four CFM Leap 1A same as the on A321neo. What do you think? Would save a lot of fuel, but still wouldn't be competitive with the A350 overall. The most powerful LEAP currently available for the A321Neo is still a little short on the thrust needed for the...

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by flee
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 19855

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

FlightLevel360 wrote:
The A340 also angles its nose down on the ground for some reason, while the 777 doesn't.

It re-used the A300's nose gear.

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by flee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

tealnz wrote:
I don’t know whether Delta is marketing the additional space of its 2-4-2 A330s but I would actively go for this aircraft if I was travelling in Y and the A330 was an option.

In your case, choosing an aisle seat on the left or right row of seats on a 2-4-2 A330 should adequately solve that problem!

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by flee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14556

Re: Rewinged a320 family

I used to imagine an A322 with a new wing… and as a response to a future Boeing, this kind of things could possibly happen. But, for now, it's not needed, and the cost does not justify the benefit. Well, cost-benefit analysis will play a big part in determining whether a new wing design will go ahe...

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by flee
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14556

Re: Rewinged a320 family

strfyr51 wrote:
Boeing is already building composite wings so Airbus cannot be that far behind.

Airbus already has CFRP wings flying on the A350.

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by flee
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 229
Views: 34334

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Would a 100+ tonne MTOW variant appeal to ULCCs who want to carry a full load of ~240 passengers out to farther points? They just don't have to go all the way to 4700 nm. Or perhaps, by putting more fuel into an integral structure, more luggage/cargo can be carried where the ACTs used to take up sp...

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by flee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 12708

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

And what exactly is so interesting about an MD80? It was made by a company who built planes superior to Airbus or Boeing. Obviously not the case since that was literally their downfall. Yes, there is absolutely no point making the best product if you cannot sustain it profitably and end up in bankr...

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by flee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 40
Views: 10300

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

MH did consider deploying the A359 on the KUL-AKL route but as the yields on that route is low, they diverted to plane to higher yielding ones. So AKL will be stuck with the A332 for some time, I am afraid.

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by flee
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Delta has such a strong buyer position with Airbus, they can and will adjust as suits them, unpunished. Airbus will play along. In terms of portfolio, Airbus might even not dislike this; the A350 is a success while the delayed A330NEO needs some support. The now open Delta A350 slots will be filled...

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by flee
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

And this is the official Delta announcement: https://news.delta.com/delta-orders-10-additional-a330-900neos-replace-older-widebody-jets-facilitate-measured-growth Simultaneously, Delta has agreed to terms with Airbus to reduce its near-term A350-900 purchase commitment to a total of 15 aircraft from...

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by flee
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14556

Re: Rewinged a320 family

If we look at how the B737 evolved over the decades, one can safely assume that after the NEO, Airbus will have to seriously consider improving the efficiency and weight of the A320 family wing. However, there is no need to rush this as the A320Neo is still new in the market and production is still ...

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by flee
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61271

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

[list=][/list]Airlines' fleet choices can only be understood by those who made the decisions. Keyboard warriors can only guess why. So I would say all those who express their opinion is correct (in some ways) and wrong (in some ways). But it is interesting to see the fanboys argue on an order that i...

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by flee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 9238

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

Because of the great number of orders for the A320/321 Neo, keeping the A319 Neo in the family is relatively low cost. So it will be offered as long as the A320 Neo family is in production. I am sure it makes an excellent ACJ or a platform for long range military use. Lets wait and see...

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by flee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 25200

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

But how weird. Airplane purchase is a small part of airline cost, much less than fuel. So I'm surprised that they would use any widebody, even one available in this way. I would have thought that the extra fuel and mx costs of using a widebody would be more than the cost of buying new narrow body a...

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