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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1533
Views: 552414

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 202 LH #9 emerged from cabin fit and got its tail cover removed. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4780/25841324147_dd4ba3e0d2_z.jpg Lufthansa A350-941 msn 202 by dn280tls , on Flickr MSN 106 QR xx emerged from cabin fit as well. Should be painted soon. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4794/389030356...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 667
Views: 189224

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Skye the Blue Jay has been delivered.

Airbus A320 -251N 8102 N326FR Frontier Airlines delivery 07mar18 TLS-YYR-TPA "Skye the Blue Jay“ ex F-WWDX


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Frontier A320-251N msn 8102 by dn280tls, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 47
Views: 62445

Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

https://twitter.com/ty_how/status/971888989312401408
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A quite strange sight for plane spotters as a 787 suffered a nose gear collapse at Grant County International Airport.

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https://twitter.com/ty_how/status/971888989312401408

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 21343

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

50 A330 for an airline whose operation is relative all short haul now is a bit too much ain't it? Feeling de javu (KF, the old days of Jet Airways), I hope they don't get canned down by India government. 500 + A320's was a bit much for Indigo 7 years ago If there is one airline you would bet on pul...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Signals Job Cuts for A380 and A400M Projects
Replies: 26
Views: 4041

Re: Airbus Signals Job Cuts for A380 and A400M Projects

It seems mjoelnir has it closest to right: the French workers will make out the best: lowest number impacted, best odds of finding more work. The German workers are impacted heavily but seems they have reasonable opportunities to find a different position. The statement about Spain and Britain is w...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 21343

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

juliuswong wrote:
50 A330 for an airline whose operation is relative all short haul now is a bit too much ain't it? Feeling de javu (KF, the old days of Jet Airways), I hope they don't get canned down by India government.


I suspect that figure would include options as well.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 25060

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

Revelation wrote:
PW100 wrote:
You drive 12 Tesla X's ??? :eyepopping:

You don't ??? :confused:


Of course not.

I have my private hyperloop project, electric cars are so 2017.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

I also think we have to acknowledge the possibility that the original manufacturing savings promise of the 787 methods are finally being realized. If that is the case it’s far worse for Airbus than any short term issue. It's interesting how much of a.net rejected much of the Leeham HA report, and i...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Here is the source link. https://airwaysmag.com/industry/analysis-delta-order-for-a350-a330neo-hinged-on-pricing-availability/ Feel free to critique their aaaumptions and go ahead and adjust for fuel cost being what it is today. But the fundamental question is this. Is there any data point that wou...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 881
Views: 120219

Re: A400M Update

In that context then, what point is there to slow production to 8 a year? Is it to keep the workforce, slow customer delivery, meet the capability delivery required through slow incremental improvement? Shutting down production would result in large write offs, nobody wants to be that guy that puts...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

So I was wrong HA would go for the A359. Fundamentally IMO what won this order for the 789 over the 350 was that the 787 is competitive in the medium range area as well as long range area, because of it's lighter weight for similar performance. Ruscoe The A350-900 offers 10% larger cabin and accord...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

It is entirely feasible that at some point the 787 will be at about parity with the A330 in terms of production costs, or maybe even slightly cheaper. It is possible that day is closer than many initially realized due to Boeing’s aggressiveness towards cutting costs (squeezing suppliers, increasing...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 881
Views: 120219

Re: A400M Update

As I pointed out earlier, I think it's time to accept that the A400M market is not much bigger than the current order book, thus we should not expect much export orders.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1533
Views: 552414

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 200 JJ #8 is online at the flight line, must have rolled out from paint.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seriously looking into CSeries and Embraer E2
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: United seriously looking into CSeries and Embraer E2

^^ Please continue in the existing thread.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 56648

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Comac confirms that the first aircraft has undergone some upgrades: Since making its first x-country flight to Yanliang on Nov.10, the 1st #C919 has kept busy with rigorous flight tests, logging 35 hours 56 min over 13 test flights at its new home. AC101 was also fitted with water weight tanks, a tr...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 21343

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

Does the article suggest that some -800s may be part of the deal?

The deal would be worth $13 billion at list prices for the smaller of two variants, though some of the aircraft are likely to options to be confirmed later.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 26378

Re: HNA's financial woes

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwyd
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Another undelivered A330 on the way to LDE for storage:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwyd

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 27644

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Due to HNA's financial woes, Airbus has ferried 2 undelivered A330s to LDE for (short term?) storage.

These are MSN 1840 (Tianjin Airlines), and MSN 1847 (Capital Airlines).

More aircraft may follow.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1533
Views: 552414

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 100 QR #23 completed a RTO today.

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RTO msn100 F-WZFV 8/3/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1533
Views: 552414

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

CI #12 should be flying home tonight.

Airbus A350 -941 191 B-18916 China Airlines delivery 08mar18 TLS-TPE ex F-WZGP

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 21343

IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

As reported in 2017, IndiGo may order widebody aircraft at some point. According to Bloomberg, the A330neo may be the RFP front runner. IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, plans to order as many as 50 Airbus SE A330 wide-body jets as it seeks to expand beyond short-haul flights, people with knowledge o...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

It is entirely plausible that this was put out by Airbus via intermediaries as a controlled leak. Haven't we heard this rumour just a few months back, and why is it being rehashed? Why the timing of this leak when they could done it last week or next? Looks like a medium for Airbus to cushion the P...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 13424

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

william wrote:
a negotiation ploy to keep Airbus honest,


Honest about what exactly? Aside from the fact that Air Asia got A330neo at launch price, nobody is going to change a contract that was signed years ago. Are you referring to a potential new order?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

VS will most likely have transferred the down payments to the A350 order. And in the end even if HA had a walk away option that they could use, Based on interviews with airline executives over the years, and people familiar with aircraft deals, walk away clauses are pretty much the norm in the indu...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 25060

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

It does cross my mind if Branson ever intended to take delivery in the first place...he was a king of publicity stunts which have been wound in in recent years. As much as I respect SRB this was one big publicity stunt at the time. I guess SRB will have to himself another wing to play with the ladi...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

It will reach a point where Airbus will just increase the A350 production rate allowing them to make better deals due to lower production costs. I doubt such thing is possible. The A350 engines alone are much more expensive than the T700 and will remain so. New aircraft like the A350 and 787 use mo...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 13424

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

I just can't see AirAsiaX getting 787s, doesn't make sense to me. Well, they will have to switch completely over because they are still adamant that they will only operate one type of aircraft. :confused: Aside from the fact that Air Asia X will be adding A350s to its A330 fleet, and thus having 2 ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

[I hope we agree that the deal must have been pretty good to compensate the cancellation penalties HA will have to pay Airbus and RR. However the RR penalty might be avoidable if HA would order the Trent Ten on the 787, which they did not. Imho Boeing and GE must have worked together to make the de...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

But more importantly it sends a message to RR that GE is the preferred partner on the 787 for Boeing. I'm always stunned when people arrive at such conclusions, based on an airplane order of just 10 aircraft. Engine deals can be a key factor. We have seen plenty other examples in the past. But Boei...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?
Replies: 60
Views: 1900

Re: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?

BawliBooch wrote:
Leaving the EU but remaining in the common market would be like having the cake and eating it too!


So Norway and Switzerland are eating a lot of cake then.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?
Replies: 25
Views: 5499

Re: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?

Wow, this, HA, and VS cancelling A380 all in rapid succession. It'd be terrible news if it wasn't so underwhelming! :D Seems like Airbus should avoid -800 in model numbers, none of them do so good. A350-800. A330-800. A380-800. We need a new headline "new sales chief finds skeletons in closet&...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?
Replies: 25
Views: 5499

Re: Asiana converted A350-800 to -900, -800 officially cancelled?

Technically the -800 was cancelled couple years ago when Airbus stated it won't build the smallest A350 member.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO says considering A321LR, but range not enough
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Lufthansa CEO says considering A321LR, but range not enough

^^ Please continue in the existing thread.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to report very large loss for current fiscal year: CEO
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: Qatar Airways to report very large loss for current fiscal year: CEO

Al Baker also believes Chapter 11 would be an "luxery" to have. Or he just saw an opportunity to throw some mud at the US3. He adds: "Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of Chapter 11 [US bankruptcy protection] so we have to persevere and find additional financial streams and inv...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 4936

Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

Another uncontained engine failure, this time on an Avro RJ85. Luckily, engine parts did not penetrate the cabin. Tez Jet Avro RJ85 powered by Lycoming / Honeywell ALF 502R-5 engines suffered uncontained engine failure and made an emergency landing at Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan. The four engine air...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 25060

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

What took them so long? Firming up of the latest EK order. Notice that every A380 cancellation over the past years was reported in Airbus' orders spreadsheet at the same time an A380 order was booked... When EK firms up their 16 options, we'll probably see a cancellation of the Amedeo A380 'order',...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 410223

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I say leave the cargo alone, the a/c cannot be all things to all persons especially when the target market at present is being served by a/c above or below. In my opinion, this a/c claim to fame has to be efficiency as a people mover. But then airlines will continue using 787s and A330s on short ha...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Transat A320 out of paint
Replies: 27
Views: 7182

First Air Transat A320 out of paint

https://twitter.com/Mark__Brandon/statu ... 6677137408
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Here it is: Air Transat's first A320 emerged from paint and is due to enter service later this month.

Image
https://twitter.com/Mark__Brandon/statu ... 6677137408

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 410223

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Lessor Avolon points out another business decision Boeing will have to make: Boeing may need to rethink one of the most distinctive features of its proposed new mid-range jet — a small freight hold — to win over customers in Asia, potentially the plane's largest market. The planemaker faces a "...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3427

Re: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018

Any idea why LGW was dropped before? As per article in the start post: Al Baker said “Gatwick to us became less attractive due to the fact that all the American feed we used to get there evaporated with the Open Skies [agreement] between the US and Europe which meant that all the American carriers ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to report very large loss for current fiscal year: CEO
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: Qatar Airways to report very large loss for current fiscal year: CEO

Yes Al Baker warned about a loss couple months ago. It was expected. QR claims it lost 20% of its revenue due to the blockade.

Revelation wrote:
Doesn't give a number, though..


Because the report has not been released yet.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38396

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Stitch wrote:
Six frames a month on a fully mature and amortized production line can still comfortably make money so as long as Airbus can maintain a neutral or positive Book to Build ratio things should be fine.


And within the industry, rate 6 is still considered to be "high" for a widebody aircraft.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 109
Views: 25060

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

A long awaited move after the A350-1000 deal was announced.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 119079

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Airbus' sales summary of February: Headlining the new business was Emirates’ firm order for 20 A380s, reaffirming this United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s commitment to the jetliner programme and underscoring its role as the aircraft’s largest customer. Deliveries of these latest-ordered A380s for ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Still the used value of such a small fleet would be limited. So they would be stuck with flying the wings of those A330. On the contrary. In case of orphans, Airbus tend to make buyback guarantees. That's why LDE is parked with A340s and early A380s. As such financing the a/c should not be an issue...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 97929

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

I agree no one owes him an apology, nor does he owe us an apology. His original story said "no agreements were signed" which to me tells us that the situation was not 100% firm. It's regrettable that he said the A338 deal was already cancelled when it really was not, but his update just s...

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