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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 36809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
At least there has been one delivery this week!

Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA


And one more for today:

Airbus A320 -251N 7880 VT-TNH Vistara delivery 22feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDE

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1283
Views: 121220

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The second half is not yet equipped with GPS and chutes. This will happen once SpaceX is able to recover the first half.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 1849 has been ferried to TSN for cabin fit & paint.

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F-WWYE Airbus A330 Tianjin Airlines by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 36809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Continuing on the PW1100G powerplant, P&W explains that the knife-edge seal was one of 17 changes the OEM made to improve overall reliability: "We have gone back to an earlier design on a knife-edge seal on the eight-stage compressor," Hayes told attendees at an investor conference. Th...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5774

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

INFINITI329 wrote:
I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay.


If I may ask, why is that? What is wrong with Rouge?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 88
Views: 15404

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

SonOfABeech wrote:
I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.


I guess that must be the reason why N924VA was delivered few months after N925VA?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 36809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hmmm... Everything Pratt says they will do to fix their issues, you usually report as-is. But everything CFM says they will do, you question it. Why the double standard? :?: I guess you haven't visited Specsavers lately: there is no question mark in my post, it was just an observation. This CFM sho...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 115927

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 197 VN #12 has just rolled out in SkyTeam livery.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 115927

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 193 BF #2 made its second flight today.

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AIB02GX msn193 22/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1283
Views: 121220

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848
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Missed it:

Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.


https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966692641533390848

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1283
Views: 121220

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966682218411143169
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Still no word on fairing recovery. Last update was 20 minutes ago:

Made it back from space and fairing parafoil just deployed. Now trying to catch it


https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/966682218411143169

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 249

A350 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958

So what are the benefits of touch screens in the cockpit? Can the crew work faster?
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At the delivery ceremony of the first A350-1000, Airbus mentioned the A350 cockpit will get touch screen monitors in 2018.

Ref https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958

So what are the benefits of touch screens in the cockpit? Can the crew work faster?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 115927

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958
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And it appears that Airbus will upgrade the A350 cockpit by introducing touch screen monitors in the coming months.

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 10012

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

parapente wrote:
I don't think Airbus said the 338NEO was aMOM.I believe that said that they had the MOM area covered with the A321NEO and the 338NEO.


That's just a marketing spin. At the end of the day, it all means the same, isn't?

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 59
Views: 6100

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

Plenty of bitterness & jealousy towards this kid here, stay classy A.net I think much of the criticism against Alex is unfair. He could tone it down a notch with Qatar Airways and the selfies but 95% of his work is quality. Let's be honest, he is participating in inaugural flights and airline e...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5774

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

AC may transfer some 737 MAX aircraft to rouge: Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) has floated the idea of converting Air Canada rouge's narrowbody fleet into a high-density single-class layout, and may decide to move B737 MAX 8 aircraft to the low-cost unit. "rouge is very competitive but now w...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion finalizes AS2 design
Replies: 56
Views: 7742

Re: Aerion finalizes AS2 design

Aerion has given an update regarding the engine and noise of the aircraft: Aerion's concept for the AS2 supersonic trijet assumes no changes in the regulations that ban supersonic travel overland, so the challenge is to design a supersonic engine that meets new noise regulations that will take effec...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 115927

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

PhilDur wrote:
Hi,
MSN#186 HS-THL Thai #10, is climbing out of TLS as Flight TG8916. Flying home ?


That would be MSN 185, and it is indeed flying home.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 36809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Meanwhile at the CFM front: And the alternative supplier, CFM International, is so behind on deliveries that Enders personally brought the matter to the attention of leadership of CFM International joint-venture partners General Electric (GE) and Safran. ... The Airbus CEO also makes clear that Prat...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16957

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Anyway, ignoramuses feel free to stay on superficial articles, there was ample evidence at the time for those who DID follow Airbus management. FG was actually "sacked" ( "limogé", "remercié" ) for very good reasons, I wonder if Leahy will give his opinions on this. ht...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1150
Views: 195371

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

Few months ago Qantas showed public interest for the 797, and is now putting down real money for 18 A321LR aircraft.

I suspect Boeing might want to close the business case in the coming months, instead of next year.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 49
Views: 5690

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

People keep repeating this as if it is fact. I guess if you repeat Airbus fake news enough it becomes fact? While I have the feeling LH wants A35J and probably won't exercise options on additional B779, I think the original order for 20 is safe. Actually it was the LH CEO himself who said the carri...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 15656

Qantas Group confirms 18 A321LR aircraft for Jetstar

https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status ... 1154458624
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Qantas Group has converted 18 A320neo aircraft into the larger A321LR. Aircraft will be operated by Jetstar.

Deliveries between 2020 and 2022.

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https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status ... 1154458624

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Boeing is squeezing its suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Bloomberg Boeing Article

Article sums up my feelings on this ceo. He's no good in the long term and he's quickly acting to make boeing fans ashamed in the current moment. With a long term business like this short term cash grabs are going to do more harm than good. Maybe, maybe not. But it won't be Muilenburg's problem as ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 59
Views: 6100

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

These days everyone can be named "analyst" or "expert" I guess.

At least he got himself on selfie with Al Baker.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3320

Re: Airbus increases profit by 189% in 2017

P&W just communicated that engine deliveries will restart in March, so it won't be a "6 month" delay.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 36809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/966304328624623617
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PW1100G deliveries will restart in March.

@prattandwhitney says Airbus A320neo GTF engine deliveries to resume in early March by going back to earlier seal design


https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/966304328624623617

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 49
Views: 5690

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

conaly wrote:
I wonder why the B748F isn't an option.


Because it is too big and expensive to replace the MD11F?

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 10012

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

The A339 will certainly get built, no question about it. Actually, the first production aircraft are already rolling off the assembly line. Of course, Airbus does not suggest A339 is a MOM aircraft, it clearly pitches the A338 for that role, hence Boeing targets the latter. https://farm5.staticflic...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 10012

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Airbus made it clear it would rather stretch the A321. Airbus makes those comments with the A330neo in their line up. If Airbus has the kill/replace the A330neo their response will likely be different. As Airbus and Boeing avoid direct competition, chances that the former will develop another wideb...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY
Replies: 24
Views: 6002

Re: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY

The A340s will not go to the scrapyard: EA MD Trevor Whetter told ATW: “We plan to get the aircraft back in the air again. We see all of them going back into service.” Whetter said two may be converted into executive layouts—typically with 100 business-class, lie-flat seats. http://atwonline.com/air...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 81
Views: 10012

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Airbus made it clear it would rather stretch the A321.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82188

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Revelation wrote:
IIRC when SQ ordered the last five frames people felt they might actually be for growth whereas it seems that was either never in the cards or highly unlikely.


Considering the fact that these 5 aircaft have more seats, there is actually some truth in that statement :spin:

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16957

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Revelation wrote:
With better marketing the A380 that now exists would not have been built.


I doubt Leahy could have changed the A380 design that much. It was already on the drawing board before he arrived in Toulouse in 1994. During those days, lots of other people were making the decisions.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34370

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

If HA has indeed chosen the 787-9, I find it not a major surprise in as much there have been what could be called credible reports by Leeham and ch-aviation that Hawaiian has had an RFP out on both the 787-9 and the A350-900 because they were worried that they would end up the only operator of the ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34370

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

Revelation wrote:
Interesting how he didn't say "until we have the A330-800neo" and then provided the 15 hour figure? :stirthepot:


The A330-800, and in particular the 251t version, is capable of flying > 15 hour missions.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham
Replies: 316
Views: 34370

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

The story is now online: https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/boeing-displaces-airbus-hawaiian-wins-787-9-deal-airline-cancels-a330-800-order/ Apparently Boeing wants to avoid the A330-800 from entering service as it prepares the launch of the 797: Boeing’s effort to displace Airbus A330neo at Hawaiian...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6667

Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

Qatar Airways today has taken delivery of the first A350-1000. Aircraft is equipped with the new Qsuite product and has 44 additional seats over the smaller A350-900. At the delivery ceremony in Toulouse, Al Baker mentioned converting existing -900s on order to the larger -1000, and might even order...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 196
Views: 55170

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

First Singapore A330 MRTT has been painted:

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Singapore Air Force KC-30A by Rami Khanna-Prade, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 107
Views: 26433

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Two A340s have been registered: Airbus A340 -313 835 OO-ABA Air Belgium regd 16feb18 prior delivery ex LDE (+ 844 OO-ABB ) ex F-WXAB The A340s will face some payload restrictions: "We will be operating temporarily at reduced lower deck cargo uplift Eastbound from Charleroi and essentially only ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 362
Views: 115927

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/AIB03AW/107ce6a1
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MSN 187 HX #4 is on a CAF: https://fr24.com/AIB03AW/107ce6a1

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82188

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Planesmart wrote:
and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ.


Except the shell companies have been created after the aircraft returned from lease.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82188

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

And Dr Peters Group created shell companies for MSN003 and MSN005, registered in London, for tax reasons.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82188

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

With early SQ A380's, Airbus offered a more generous buyback for weight and cabling issues. As for many A346's, Airbus is the effective owner of these aircraft when the buyback is triggered. But unlike the A340s, the first 2 A380s don't have a F- registration. Apparently some shell company has been...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Air Europa first 787-9 delivered; upgauges EZE, 787-8 to GRU

https://twitter.com/AirEuropa/status/964479471972646912
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Few photos of the cabin can be found at https://twitter.com/AirEuropa/status/964479471972646912

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 219
Views: 82188

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Truly astounding...We still have hundreds of 744's in service, with carriers flying them until they are 25 years old... but A380's getting parked after barely 12 years. Why won't SQ sign a lease for another 12-years? I'm sure a great leasing deal is to be had... The world wide 747 fleet is decreasi...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 33829

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/965678865216692226
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United's first 737 MAX 9 is undergoing final assembly:

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/965678865216692226

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