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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 61
Views: 12073

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

jmmadrid wrote:
WOW! An order of THREE planes! That's quite a shopping spree by IAG's standards.
A few days ago they bought TWO Airbus 330s for LEVEL as well.


Haha I know, right?! Someone needs to rein in this crazy!

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 58
Views: 11650

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

I don't see it as a game changer, but more just a specific model tailored to the needs of some select customers that leverages enough of the more popular model to make it worth the effort of offering. That is true, a balanced response. Game changer may have been too strong a term haha. I expect Boe...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?
Replies: 10
Views: 1551

Re: IS the new CX service to IAD the first 350 1000?

I believe it wil be. The only other A350-1000 route at present is DOH-LHR-DOH on QR.

I am not sure if any airline uses the A359 to IAD but I don't think there is any.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 58
Views: 11650

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

The 777-8 brings (9-abreast) 777-300ER capacities with 777-200LR range. About the only operators who really wanted that were the ME3 which is why they make up the totality of the current order-book for the type and likely will remain so. EK has hitched their wagon to the 777X over the A350, but dep...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 58
Views: 11650

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

From what I understand, the 778 is a 77L 2.0. It is a niche aircraft and its orders (so far) prove it. It has been ordered almost entirely as a 1-to-1 replacement for 77L at QR and EY and as an aircraft to further the expansion that the 77L allowed at EK. Other potential customers for the 778 are ET...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Thanks LAXintl! These lists are always interesting.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Relative fuel burn of regional aircraft?
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Relative fuel burn of regional aircraft?

viewtopic.php?t=1355819

A bit controversial because, obviously, fuel burn can be different for even the same aircraft in different conditions and scenarios but interesting nonetheless.
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There is this thread from last year:

viewtopic.php?t=1355819

A bit controversial because, obviously, fuel burn can be different for even the same aircraft in different conditions and scenarios but interesting nonetheless.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures

Hi everyone! I have been wondering about something recently. I have noticed that Kuwait City is a really hot place. One of the hottest places I have found where there is a (relatively) large-ish airline hub with some more potential still. It is a place that is almost always hotter than Doha and with...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6581

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

KWI is apparently operating well above its capacity.

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by MoKa777
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: New Boeing corporate liveries?

Weren't they always all blue besides the 748 (which was orange)?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1069
Views: 372779

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Trent XWB-97 ETOPS approval according to CS-E 1040 (certificate 10065874) for 420 minutes. So 7 hours. What routes will benefit from this that weren’t covered previously. I am sure this will be a huge benefit for Australia/NZ-South Africa/South America flights. Those are some really lonely flights.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: Why Moxy Airways annoys me.

So you would like a European hybrid carrier. New and unburdened by legacy issues, having a lower cost base so thereby offering competitive fares and offering oodles of style, innovation and a strong brand..?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures
Replies: 22
Views: 5549

Re: Ethiopian 787's using different engine manufactures

Don't ET have the "terrible teens" 788s that have different engines compared to their originally ordered fleet?

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21168

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

With the approach of the Farnborough International Airshow, the incorporation of the Airbus A350-1000XWB to the fleets of Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific, what are the next expectations? a pity that United will change again to the A350-900, I see a strong potential in Qantas, China Airlines, Ethio...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 18372

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

About the payload and the range: https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/A350-900-to-90ULR.png And in more recent analyses, Leeham has stated: "Summary: The A350-900ULR is touted as a 9,700nm range airliner. This is with restrictions on the number of seats and passengers, far from the...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7657

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

Will the Qatar-Australia bilateral allow a BA DOH-MEL-DOH flight? From my understanding, QR cannot add any more "main gateway" Australia flights because they have maxed out the bilateral rights. I don't believe QR and/or any other non-Australian carrier would be able to add flights between...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5905

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

Emirates Premium Economy will feature 'sleeperettes' with a 38-40 inch pitch. The PE class will feature 56 seats on the A380 and in the high 20s on the B777. The PE class on a 2-class A380 will be the upper deck and the at the front of the lower deck on a 3-class A380. According to Sir. Tim, the ne...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 5905

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

They may have taken their time about premium economy, but so what,it's a long term decision not a sprint.They have clearly put in a lot of work in getting it right.They will simply become more formidable than they already are -oh and more profitable too. Their only real constraint to further growth...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18679

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

I am really enjoying your contributions on this topic. I agree about increasing the MTOW of the A35K instead of an A359ULR-trade-payload-for-fuel concept. The A35K still seems to have some room to grow so Airbus should go that route. They will have to do both. To get an additional 4.5-5 hours fligh...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: Kenya Airways eyes C-Series order

CSeries!


"...he had been inspired by Air Baltic’s order of up to 60 CS300 jets."

The ball starts rolling...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18679

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

If the 777-8 would be a shoe in for that route Qantas would be ordering it. The 777-8 is over hyped. It is called a payload beast and that it surly will not be. The 777-8 will offer a higher OEW at about the same MTOW as the 777-200LR. Payload plus fuel will be a lower number. The advantage of the ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A345 in JNB
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

A345 in JNB

An A345 just left JNB about 20-25 minutes ago.

Anyone know who it belongs to and where it is off to? Heading East right now.

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by MoKa777
Wed May 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22354

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Very cool to see this flight. Is the J-class going to be the same as the other A350s? Yes. According to the ausbt link in the OP: "Singapore Airlines has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller the pointy end of the A350-900ULR will see the same business class seat as on its regular Airbus ...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31323

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, and, SAA should never give up the rainbow colours. I may be biased though... Haha I love this augmentation concept of the current livery. The fuselage may be getting a touch busy but the red sky sunset and flying Springbok blended into the flag are poetry. http://www.cardatabase.net/modifi...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14571

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

This makes me so happy! Congratulations to AirBaltic, Bombardier and Airbus.

The CSeries is an amazing aircraft and I am happy that an existing operator is confirming it! Hopefully airlines on the fence about the CSeries will be encouraged to take another look and commit.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31323

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, and, SAA should never give up the rainbow colours. I may be biased though... Haha

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by MoKa777
Sat May 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31323

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Maybe a crazy thought but I'm thinking also that it may be United. UA and LH may be working towards more harmonization. This livery looks very similar to LH's and is a highly simplified version of the current UA one. As mentioned a few months back, LH is also planning on introducing a new J seat (on...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 24, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3262

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

Yes, ADD? They need to fix the airport asap btw. I cannot imagine how the airport will cope with all those new ACs they are planning to add. ADD is a nightmare at the moment for connecting flights, Huh... I never knew that ADD was really that bad. I've never flown through there before, but given th...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23390

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Braybuddy wrote:
Would be a perfect chance to update the now-(very) dated Singapore livery! It's the last remaining of my pet livery hates, now that the old Lufthansa one is gone.


Is there a chance you are being sarcastic..?

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by MoKa777
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries
Replies: 22
Views: 3213

Re: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries

I also hope for the CSeries.

I am very happy to see some movement on a proper Zambian airline. Zambia is a wonderful country and I wish them all the best. We need more competition between SA and Zambia.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5188

Re: Airline Dispatchers

Folks, I'm new here and, like Cadet posted earlier, preparing to start DX training. Leaning heavily towards IFOD down at DFW. My previous aviation experience encompasses 4 years of ramp work with Piedmont here in CLT, during their heyday mid 80's. I should never have left because I love aviation. N...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Empty weight of 777x vs 747
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Empty weight of 777x vs 747

I read that the empty weight of a 777-9X is higher than that of a 747. Is that true? Boeing has not formally released OEW figures yet for the 777-9X. Leeham.net projects it will run around 185,000kg and Aspire Aviation states that in four-classes (300 seats) the airframe was at 188,000kg at Revisio...

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by MoKa777
Sat May 19, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17848

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

They should have kept the original blue from the rebrand. It was bland and uninspired but at least it was classy and elegant. This new-new blue looks cheap. Like OJJUNIOR says about us thinking that it couldn't get any worse... Oh, but it did.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 15, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane
Replies: 13
Views: 3670

Re: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane

Please order the CSeries Mr PichLer, you will not regret it.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 3088

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

This just sounds like a really bad idea. Offering better Y and W than home-based competitors but no real J (one of the more profitable cabins for airlines)..? They will not have J to boost the rest of the cabin and will clearly not have enough seats on board to go with the high volume approach. How ...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 3088

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

So, in essence, a hybrid product.

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by MoKa777
Mon May 07, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

It makes more sense to keep the Boeing 777x, EY is going through bad times but a good restructuring, could return to the long-range market and return routes such as Perth, Sao Paulo and San Francisco, the production of the A350 goes as very slow if deferred some of these planes could take longer to...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 07, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

They should keep the 26 A321neo, 22 A35K, 41 789, 30 78J and 10 A388. 129 highly efficient aircraft of differing sizes and capabilities. Cancel the 40 A359 and 25 777X. That will be a very sensible fleet where both manufacturers benefit and take a knock. Personally I think all A350's and 777X's nee...

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by MoKa777
Sun May 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38184

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

They should keep the 26 A321neo, 22 A35K, 41 789, 30 78J and 10 A388. 129 highly efficient aircraft of differing sizes and capabilities.

Cancel the 40 A359 and 25 777X.

That will be a very sensible fleet where both manufacturers benefit and take a knock.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 06, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 6881

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

Doesn't BA also indirectly benefit from there being no third runway at LHR? Don't the slot restrictions and resultant high cost of operations limit competition to an extent?

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by MoKa777
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3878

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

Yes, really remarkable for a country wich in 2016 received 100s of millions $ in food aid. They are putting themselves on the map. ET is like an ambassador for Ethiopia (like many airlines are for their respective nations). Right now they may still be receiving aid but in time to come things can an...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3878

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

It is really exciting! They offer incredible value for money!

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 135684

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So, I assume an airline like LH, for example, will have to go from 30 inch pitch now to 28-29 inches when and if the ACF A321neo joins their fleet. That is disappointing. Either overly generous or really tight. Also, this confit will become the standard for all A321s including the LR. I am pretty s...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question

So, I assume an airline like LH, for example, will have to go from 30 inch pitch now to 28-29 inches when and if the ACF A321neo joins their fleet. That is disappointing. It works for ULCCs. Lufthansa already has 28-29 inch pitch Y seating in their A320NEO, so I think they'll accept that on the A32...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question

I posted this in the A320neo Prod/Del thread and thought it will be relevant here as well. ...Airbus has updated the A321neo ACAP on their website to include the A321neo ACF cabin configuration. http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/support-services/airport-operations-and-technical-data/aircraft-character...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 38339

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeing ... 9_RevA.pdf
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Boeing has a March 2018 update of the 777X ACAP that now includes "Folding Wing Tip Concept of Operations" starting on page 81 of the PDF.

https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeing ... 9_RevA.pdf

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 135684

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Makes sense, really, since the main goal of ACF was to support high-density layouts, which would require limited pitch. And if you operate in a two-class configuration with the forward half of the cabin dedicated to Business Class, then as you noted, there is only enough space for 9 rows at 32"...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 135684

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looks good in some way but surprisingly impractical in other ways. For instance, aft of (pushed back) Door 2, there are 9 rows at 32 inches. In that space, airlines can only have 9 rows at 32 inches or 10 rows at 28-29 inches. The flexibility of 30 inch pitch seems to be lost. Same can be said abou...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: A321 ACF / Long Haul / Cabin conf question

I posted this in the A320neo Prod/Del thread and thought it will be relevant here as well. ...Airbus has updated the A321neo ACAP on their website to include the A321neo ACF cabin configuration. http://www.airbus.com/aircraft/support-services/airport-operations-and-technical-data/aircraft-characteri...

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