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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Thanks LAXintl! These lists are always interesting.Jump to post
There is this thread from last year:
A bit controversial because, obviously, fuel burn can be different for even the same aircraft in different conditions and scenarios but interesting nonetheless.
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...Jump to post
KWI is apparently operating well above its capacity.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Don't ET have the "terrible teens" 788s that have different engines compared to their originally ordered fleet?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Oh yeah, and, SAA should never give up the rainbow colours. I may be biased though... HahaJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
So, in essence, a hybrid product.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post