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by KarelXWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1572
Views: 70109

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

CFM is behind schedule in terms of production ramp-up. Do you have more information? I've seen some stats on completed airframes sans engines. We know EIS was a bit delayed and the It's now out in the open. According to GE, only 77 LEAP engines were shipped in 2016, instead of 100 planned. https://...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 98
Views: 17596

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

According to the latest schedule, first delivery to ANA was planned for mid-2018.

With 4 test aircraft in the air, what on earth could they have discovered that needs to delay the program for another 2 years?

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by KarelXWB
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 98
Views: 17596

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is expected to announce another MRJ delay. Entry into service to be postponed until mid-2020. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has confirmed that the delivery of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet will be postponed yet again, this time to mid-2020. The delivery deadline was scheduled...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 1743
Views: 526019

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 88, Qatar's first A350-1000, has been moved to the A380 site. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/454/32251266412_0c302a7600_z.jpg 1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways by Jujug Spotting , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/379/32362052116_0ecc613371_z.jpg 1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways by Jujug...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?
Replies: 21
Views: 3899

Re: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?

KarelXWB, you didn't answer my question. Who is getting A330-200s at that price? I did answer the question. It's the price everyone pays for a brand new A330-200. I also don't understand why you find that low. You may want to take a look at this thread . The market values between the A330 and 787 s...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map
Replies: 33
Views: 4649

Re: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map

timpdx wrote:
I would gladly trade 17.2" wide seats for 34" pitch on long haul


:checkmark:

Agreed. Not many 787s offer 34" pitch in Y, good move from Korean Air.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 1743
Views: 526019

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

A350-1000 MSN 59 flew to Istres this morning.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 1743
Views: 526019

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

N837MH wrote:
Do you have some news for Asiana Airlines's A350?
From Korea
N837MH


The first one (MSN 94) is currently undergoing cabin installation. The second one (MSN 117) is entering final assembly.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1572
Views: 70109

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Azul receives its 6th A320neo today:

Airbus A320 -251N 7409 PR-YRF Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 19jan17 TLS-SID-CNF ex F-WWBN

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by KarelXWB
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Indonesia orders 5 A400M aircraft

The Indonesian government has approved the acquisition of 5 new A400M aircraft: Indonesia has approved a sum of USD2 billion for the acquisition of five Airbus A400M Atlas multirole aircraft to boost the country's military airlift capabilities, multiple sources from within Indonesia's government and...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 180
Views: 15463

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

TK787 wrote:
Now these:
TK's A330-203 TC-JNG cn 504 and TC-JNF cn 463 to Eurowings
also A330-203 TC-JIL cn 882, A330-203 TC-JIM cn 901, A330-203 TC-JIN cn 932 to Jet Airways


Thanks for sharing.

Didn't take long before those aircraft found a new home.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG
Replies: 32
Views: 8185

Re: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG

Did they need to deploy the slides? If they did then the frame will definitely not be used on the next flight. Deploy the slides??? Are you serious? Looks like a staircase, no slides. https://imagr.eu/up/72OXP_fgdfgfdgfdf.png https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/821834284021547008

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 27497

Re: UA A350's

CONTACREW wrote:
Can you provide a source that there is no issue with the crew rest area specifically FAR117 and the UA pilot contract?


May I ask, what is the source that claims there is an issue with the crew rest area?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map
Replies: 33
Views: 4649

Korean Air releases 787-9 seat map

Korean Air will soon receive its first 787-9 aircraft and released the corresponding seat map: - F class cabin 20.8" seats, 2-2-2, 75-86" pitch, 6 seats - C class cabin 20.8" seats, 2-2-2, 75-86" pitch, 18 seats - Y class cabin 17.2" seats, 3-3-3, 33-34" pitch, 245 seat...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese finished A330s ready for delivery in Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Airbus China Site to Deliver First A330 in 2017

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
According to Airbus China, by 2019, the Airbus China site will reach stable production capacity, completing and delivering two A330 wide-body aircraft per month.


If they want to keep the rate at 2 aircraft per month, China will have to buy a lot more A330s.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata
Replies: 43
Views: 4691

Re: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata

Also note that Finnair's A350 feature a "flex compartment": the business seats behind the second door can be swapped for economy seats within 24 hours inside the maintenance hangar. For that you would need to have those extra Y seats lying somewhere at that hangar. I don't think Finnair h...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 3532

Re: Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft

Someone83 wrote:
If I remember correctly, it is not the first time this happens


Not in these quantities, AFAIK.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata
Replies: 43
Views: 4691

Re: Finnair launching Goa, Havana, Puerto Vallarta & Puerto Plata

Finnair A350-900 have 46 J class seats which is hardly "too premium" look at the British Airways 744 86J and the Lufthansa 748 to see what Premium heavy is. When the entire plane seats under 300 people, having 46 business class seats is quite a heavy premium configuration. Also Finland an...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 3532

Several Chinese carriers won't take their aircraft

Last year Airbus delivered several A320 family aircraft to Chinese carriers: > MSN 6993 A320 @TSN Qingdao Airlines > MSN 6995 A320 @TLS Qingdao Airlines > MSN 7082 A320 @TSN Qingdao Airlines > MSN 7229 A321 @XFW Juneyao Airlines > MSN 7303 A321 @XFW Juneyao Airlines > MSN 7314 A320 @TSN Chengdu Airl...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1572
Views: 70109

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

PW is still in the low 73xx, this is 100 MSNs lower e.g. 2 months delay to CFM and 3 months to standard. Compared to where they came from, that's a rather small delay. About 12 months ago Airbus had close to 30 A320neo aircraft in storage. Today most of them are gone. More important, Airbus doesn't...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 6685

Re: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017

Don't be surprised if SAA places an order for A350-900/1000's. Their entire A340 fleet will need to be replaced within 5yrs, and they don't have a single widebody on order. The A333's (without center tanks) they have just received are not suitable for many of the routes (PER, HKG, JFK, LHR) they fl...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?
Replies: 21
Views: 3899

Re: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?

Who is Airbus selling A332s to for 63% off list price? Everyone who wants to buy a vanilla A332. Of course there is little reason to order the A332 because the larger A333 sells for just +- $100 million and allows more revenue for the customer. I thought the only wide body priced that low was the 7...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1572
Views: 70109

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

MSN 7459 made its first flight today.

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1st Airbus A320 neo Air India by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 1572
Views: 70109

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

I guess the "one month delay" says it all. There is no real issue. Nobody claimed there was a real issue. Just that engine deliveries do not match Airbus' assembly schedule, which is not unusual for a new engine. Of course, the LEAP still flies with an open compressor, but that shouldn't ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 973
Views: 107789

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

MSN 1767 (Eva Air) during a test flight today:

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Airbus A330 neo Eva Air by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1195
Views: 35640

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Once the KC-46 enters the fleet in significant numbers, the KC-10 becomes redundant. There are over 500 KC-135's to replace. At 2 per month that's over 20 years of production. There are 59 KC-10's. That's another 2.5 years of production. Are the KC46's going to have the capacity to replace the KC-1...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG
Replies: 32
Views: 8185

Re: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG

anshabhi wrote:
Looks similar to recent 9W 2374 incident, which resulted in a write-off.


The wheel got stuck in the grass, doesn't look like 9W 2374 at all.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG
Replies: 32
Views: 8185

Re: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG

On taxiing to the terminal, the left main gear wheel rolled off the tarmac and onto the grass, he added.


It's freezing today, the taxiway was probably a bit slippery.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 13144

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

Only one person was right: The article only states that their sources point to some sort of announcement.... the rest of it is pure speculation on their part. Per Levy: "Our fleet review is a work in progress and we will update you later this year," says United CFO Levy. No fleet update to...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 13144

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

rotating14 wrote:
I agree with most of your post but the notion that the 777x is built solely for the Middle East carriers is non sense since carriers outside that region have ordered it.


Indeed. Only 76% of the 777X backlog belongs to the ME3.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 33
Views: 6105

Re: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape

For who missed it, the E195-E2 features a larger wing span. Embraer has announced a major design revamp for the E195-E2, adding up to 450nm range by increasing take-off weight by 2t and a 1.4m wingspan extension. By adding to the lifting power of the wing with span extension, the E195-E2 can fly up ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of the year
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

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

If they place an order at the end of 2017, deliveries in 2018 are basically impossible. Even for the A330. The lead time is 12 to 18 months.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 13144

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

Since the first order I already said that the A350 cannot replace the 747. Good to see United got it, at least with the first order of the 77W. But ... sad to see the 747 go. Sure it can. Without first class A350-1000 seating capacity would be similar to the 747. The 77W too is smaller yet it can p...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 1743
Views: 526019

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

An interesting piece of information regarding wing production: The site is currently working on wings for 10 A350s at a time as Airbus ramps up production to what will be its highest ever level for a wide-body plane. The factory handed over 72 A350 wingsets last year, and is now working on aircraft ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines: recovery is going better than expected
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Malaysia Airlines: recovery is going better than expected

Some positive news regarding Malaysia Airlines: Nearly three years after twin disasters took it to the brink of financial collapse, Malaysia Airlines’ new CEO says the airline’s recovery is going better than expected. ... He said the airline is on track to meet key performance goals, including turni...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out
Replies: 36
Views: 8895

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

7 359 (2020) I don't mean to take the discussion off-topic, but I meant to ask whether KL will indeed receive A359s in addition to the 789s and 78Js that it is slated to receive. My question is because I have read on these forums twice that AF will take all the A350s that the Air France KLM Groupe ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to fly the longest regular non stop service for the A330
Replies: 31
Views: 11344

Re: AR to fly the longest regular non stop service for the A330

raggi wrote:
How many of their A330s are of the 242t variant? All of their GE-powered ones? I believe the PW birds are older, no?


Only the factory new A330s are rated at 242t (LV-FVH, LV-FVI, LV-GHQ and LV-GIF).

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 13144

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

BlueSky1976 wrote:
Boeing cheergirls will have their wet dream come true, I guess...


:D

A nice compensation for DL canceling their 787s in favor of A330s/A350s I guess :stirthepot:

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 6685

Re: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017

Almost every A350-900 customer is a potential A350-1000 customer. With the A350-1000 coming closer to EIS, conversions might happen.

We already witnessed LATAM converting A350-900s into the larger model, and now Finnair may follow suit.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congressman renews push that could kill Iran jet deals
Replies: 54
Views: 6264

Re: Congressman renews push that could kill Iran jet deals

Ammad wrote:
IR took delivery of first brand new Airbus Aircraft. Wondering how many brand new Aircraft they will be getting in current month. Any idea?


AFAIK no further deliveries are planned this month.

The first ATR should join the fleet in February, followed by an A330 in March.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape
Replies: 33
Views: 6105

First Embraer E195-E2 takes shape

https://twitter.com/embraer/status/821441208522260480/
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While the E190-E2 fleet clocks up flying hours, the first E195-E2 is being assembled inside one of Embraer's hangars.

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https://twitter.com/embraer/status/821441208522260480/

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flynas Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Flynas Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

This order was placed in December 2016.

Hardly a surprise to see them ordering A320neo metal, even when the 737 MAX was part of the RFP.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of the year
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

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

Sydscott wrote:
I would have thought within an order for 25 aircraft a few of those would be topup A350's.


They already have A350s incoming.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?
Replies: 21
Views: 3899

Re: Why does Airbus charge 50% more for a A339 vs A333 compared to A338 vs A332?

That means to win a sales campaign, the A338 sales price has to be really low to offset higher fuel burn per seat. A nice theory, except the A332/A338 already sells significant cheaper than the 787-8. A brand new A332 goes for $85 million, versus $117 million for the 787-8. That makes the A332 some...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad, Lufthansa in talks to merge airlines: Report
Replies: 45
Views: 10295

Re: Rumor: Etihad, Lufthansa in talks to merge airlines: Report

April Fools' Day already? This simply isn't possibly by law.

Lufthansa just denied these rumors.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing
Replies: 973
Views: 107789

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

MSN 1769 - Delta Airlines next A333 - performed a test flight yesterday.

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Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-302 cn 1769 F-WWYS // N830NW by Clément Alloing, on Flickr

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