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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 164
Views: 12525

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Will it be possible to add the A350-1000 to the graph with what is known about its performance so far..? As I explained up in the thread the A350 data is all digital, there is no performance books for it, to get the data out I have to use the onboard performance software. The version I have is the ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 52
Views: 11670

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

How much does it really cost to paint a plane the size of an A332?

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 46239

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Nomadd wrote:
and the few remaining members of species that are near extinction because idiots think they're the key to bigger wangs.


This always breaks my heart into a million pieces...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018

In truth this Y+ business is really a red herring.Of course they can do it as (relative to others) they have low load factors (circa low 70%'s).And spacing out existing seats costs nothing. The real elephant in the room is the 2016 losses ($1.87 billion) and 2017 (1.52 billion) not million - billio...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 164
Views: 12525

Re: 787 vs A350 range

What you do not realise is I sent my spreadsheets to the thepinkmachine and oldaeroguy by PM. I didn’t publish that data in this thread, just the graphs from the resulting information. The manufacturers data includes data points beyond MTOW which is why the A330 data is like that. I since added dyn...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 62
Views: 18775

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I have found the art...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 62
Views: 18775

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I believe the Apex S...

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic
Replies: 35
Views: 2544

Re: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic

JRWilliams wrote:
Thank you MoKa777 for taking time out to comment on my post. I'll definitely keep your advice in mind as I proceed forward.


It's a pleasure.

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic
Replies: 35
Views: 2544

Re: Discouraged Aircraft Mechanic

Hi! Welcome to the forums. It is understandable that what you are experiencing is very frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes, taking a short-term pay cut (even a rather extreme one) may be worthwhile if it is a stepping-stone to something greater and more meaningful in the future. It is not ideal ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: Etihad to add Premium Economy from December 2018

Yeah, sounds very Y+ to me.

Does anyone think EY not fitting a real PE is a missed opportunity?

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos
Replies: 14
Views: 2703

Re: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos

memphiX wrote:
It doesn't mean that they will have and operate all of them at the same time.


Hence the "If..."

MoKa777 wrote:
If...

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos
Replies: 14
Views: 2703

Re: VietJet orders 50 more A321neos

If VietJet, AirAsia and Lion Air (all including their respective subsidiaries) take all the aircraft they have on order and operate all at the same time, that is enough aircraft to transport 350-400 million people a year in that region alone! This is obviously a rudimentary calculation but it still ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!

SAA should reduce, they are not in a position to fight for the lowest priced seats. SAA has already reduced service to LHR. Service used to be twice daily. Now just once daily on the A333. Really sad to see but nice to have more VS and BA service. It proves that there is demand. SAA is just not abl...

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by MoKa777
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: British Airways increasing frequencies between London and Johannesburg!

Doesn't this happen seasonally every year..? In the past it may have been additional frequencies on the 747 or 772 but I believe it has happened before.

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by MoKa777
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers
Replies: 29
Views: 3616

Re: ME3 joined by other Middle Eastern carriers

Oman Air has the greatest potential. Gulf Air seems to want to give it another try. I always consider Kuwait Airways as a dark horse but their government does not seem as interested in building into a major network carrier. I seem to always bring this up, but I always wonder how the ultra-high sumne...

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by MoKa777
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11471

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

IMO, yes there would be “limitations.” Utilizing a B747 400 assuming a flight in September 2018 KJFK-VHHH, with a (as currently flown by the B777 300ER) route over the poles (with RESUM WP as highest latitude flown), estimate 14 hrs. 40 min. (w/ winds aloft), M.850 avg., FL290 initial and typ. S/C,...

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by MoKa777
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet in talks with Airbus to buy wide-bodied A330neo aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2756

Re: SpiceJet in talks with Airbus to buy wide-bodied A330neo aircraft

For an LCC, a 9-abreast A330neo or 10-abreast A350 are probably the most efficient aircraft out there. The A330neo will most likely be cheaper, though, and with the latest MTOW increase, it is more than enough aircraft for almost any LCC.

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 29013

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I wonder if the aircraft will be able to make it to SIN without a fuel stop... haha

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by MoKa777
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angled Lie Flat J Seats to Fully Lie Flat
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Angled Lie Flat J Seats to Fully Lie Flat

Interesting question. I would also be keen to know.

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

dcajet wrote:
Effective next year, TK will fly IST-BOG (5,805 nm) and PTY-IST (5,857 nm) with the A333.


What payload restrictions, if any, will TK have on the BOG-IST route..? BOG is over 8000ft AMSL.

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 22225

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

I'm sure the wing will offer significant improvement on field performance as well.

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by MoKa777
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 3421

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

The 787-9 burns approximately 1.5% to 2% less fuel than the A350-900 with the same payload weight. This is because the 787-9 is a lighter frame with slightly less cabin area, less wetted area and less drag. However with the same payload weight in both aircraft the A350-900 would be less dense and m...

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by MoKa777
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Re: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?

I found this thread from a few years ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=769733 No 748, though. However, if we add on the area for the lengthened fuselage to Ferpe's 744 figures, I get +-428 sq.m. As member CM mentions in that thread, these figures may not account for fuselage taper...

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by MoKa777
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5813

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Also, the airline and/or airport staff will need to manage any racist tendencies to avoid an incident like the one that occured recently with the American/Indian pax transiting Moscow...

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 72
Views: 24388

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

How will the A321neoLR cope in a place like KWI where summer temperatures are 45-50°C?

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by MoKa777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 58166

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 1073645568


Are those the folding wingtips I see?!
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817Dreamliiner wrote:
Static test frame has been rolled out:

Image

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 1073645568


Are those the folding wingtips I see?!

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by MoKa777
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 58166

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Some exciting new developments: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-boeing-reveals-first-assembled-777x-ahead-451693/ I am assuming that the new wing will have more flex than previous 777s, correct? Interesting note: first delivery is to NH in 2020..? "That aircraft will first f...

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 77048

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

787 supplemented by a 330 PER-JNB would be possible, But subject to CASA ETOPS approval and Perth Airport Are CASA ETOPS rules still so strict for the SYD-JNB-SYD route? I believe this is something that killed (then) V Australia’s MEL-JNB-MEL route a few years back..? I am sure PER-JNB-PER is doabl...

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by MoKa777
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 77048

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

787 supplemented by a 330 PER-JNB would be possible, But subject to CASA ETOPS approval and Perth Airport Are CASA ETOPS rules still so strict for the SYD-JNB-SYD route? I believe this is something that killed (then) V Australia’s MEL-JNB-MEL route a few years back..? I am sure PER-JNB-PER is doabl...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air A320 Neo
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Gulf Air A320 Neo

Off-topic, I know, but one of the ME airlines with the best aircraft type and config pages is Oman Air.

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by MoKa777
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: New QR Route Thread

ahj2000 wrote:
How about the routes they’ve announced but not launched?


QR routes can be the first topic in a new "Fiction Forum" here on a.net hahaha

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by MoKa777
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HKG to LHR flights
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: HKG to LHR flights

I recall booking CX LHR-HKG in 2008 and there being 4 flights, a mix of 747 and A346. There was a late flight departing LHR that got into HKG around 8pm the next day, that was an A346. The CX252 was a 747 I took that departed at 12.30pm, landing around 7am the following morning, even wrote a trip r...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

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

The best plane is the one that will carry the payload to the planned destination. It could be a J-3 to Basra or a B777 to LON. GF True but if you look at the A359 and 78J (similarly sized aircraft), both possibly have the ability to fly their max payload on a flight as long as KWI-LHR. A flight of ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best aircraft for an airport (like KWI) that sees 45-50 degrees celcius summer temperatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

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

More Moka777, Like your flag... Besides Performance etc, one thing I was told a few weeks ago was to keep in mind the temperature reported by the specific airport mentioned, Kuwait, might not always be reported accurately on purpose, as the airport would be closed if reported conditions were above ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1543
Views: 554456

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How did that damage happen?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 11476

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2018

I noticed today that a 77W is on TK's IST-JNB-DUR return route.

Is this once off, seasonal (possibly for Hajj season) or a permanent adjustment? If it seasonal or permanent, when did it come into effect?

It was not long ago (maybe a few days or a weeks) that I saw the A333 still on the route.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19827

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

I believe the average A359 OEW is more around 135t. With the pax+bags weights you use, that should be good for ~238 pax.

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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: 76
Views: 18734

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: 137
Views: 25613

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: 13
Views: 2997

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: 137
Views: 25613

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: 137
Views: 25613

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: 43
Views: 8840

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: 516

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: 4
Views: 1369

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: 70
Views: 7693

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: 4154

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: 1543
Views: 554456

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: 2071

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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