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by godsbeloved
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16296

Re: Future of the A338

Every airliner was an orphan airliner once. Every n the 737 was an orphan airliner in a distant history. So let's wait and see.
With the Trump administration at the controls China might turn out as a major customer foor this model...

The A330neo program as a whole will be just fine.

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by godsbeloved
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30361

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Here's the optimum cruising speed for most aircraft. As you can see, there isn't a whole lot of difference between most twins. Flying at mach .80 vs. .78 is irrelevant especially when often you have to stick to stricter paths with congestion and have to fly at whatever speed the guy in front of you...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly orders 10 A330-900 Neos.
Replies: 34
Views: 6663

Re: Hi Fly orders 10 A330-900 Neos.

Fabulous news for the A330neo program, and congratulations to this wet-lease operator providing 'quick lift' to carriers world wide. This commitment will likely not increase the program's order book as the frames are likely lessor-owned. However, if lessors start signing more deals like this one wi...

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by godsbeloved
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30311

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Let's see how low they can price their aircraft outside of the USA...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All KLM flights canceled due to power outage 28/02/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

All KLM flights canceled due to power outage 28/02/2018

https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5154893/schiphol-meldt-alle-klm-vluchten-geschrapt-storing.html (in Dutch only)

Seems like no more KLM flights for now due to power outage. KLM systems have shut down...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96201

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

Savings on maintenance are real. Non flying dreamliners require extremely low amounts of maintenance. The costs are so low that airlines can now afford to fly leased A330's and A340's instead...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 17377

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

If Airbus was to end the A330NEO a new program would be started to fulfill the needs of its customers...

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by godsbeloved
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 311
Views: 91790

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What the status of Alaska's 'More to Love' A321? Is it out of paint yet? Alaska just posted a photo of two A321neos in a paint hangar. Both have been painted in the More to Love livery. http://www.instagram.com/p/BfPWMvVhZKU/ I think that is a mirror, not a 2nd plane. Photoshop maybe, but definitel...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?
Replies: 11
Views: 4587

Re: Virgin A330 is drawing heart?

Check the registration in FR24. G-VMIK

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by godsbeloved
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33376

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

I think to some extent the A330NEO shows the limits of what putting new engines on an airplane can do. The distances you want to fly often don’t change. But as the engines get more efficient you need less fuel. It seems to me that all the range advancement of the A330NEO isn’t necessarily a good th...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33376

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Found myself an answer. Air Transat. Around 350 passengers, 17 inch wide seats and quite a narrow aisle. Compare that to TUI Benelux 788, 309 seats at 17,3 inch wide. Both equipped with a small economy comfort section. And I see how these LCC's can compensate the slightly higher costs for operating ...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33376

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

How many could they fit in an A330-800 with 9 abreast and what impact would that have on CASM? Exit limit on the A330-800 is 440 pax. BTW this is the exact same number than on the A330-900 (and the -200 and -300 too, for that matter). I meant how many would an airline like for example Thomas Cook f...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33376

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

I see LCC's buying A330-800. Many people have travelled around the world flying 8 abreast 767's in the past. I therefore think there will be an oppurtunity for LCC's doing longhaul to supplement legacy carriers on those missions. I believe to these carriers a 9 abreast A330-800 may be very economica...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 397
Views: 94613

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Found this pic showing Lot's economy class seat on their new Max's on a Swiss tabloid https://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/ist-das-die-neue-economy-boeing-blamiert-sich-mit-neuer-business-klasse-id7953964.html Why on earth would anyone post a picture like this, communist era marketing maybe? Or ...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49249

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Are the fluctuations in airspeed as seen in FR24 normal?

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by godsbeloved
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10859

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

In some aspects system architecture is outdated. I once read about wiring and computers inside 737's. The architecture, while modernized still carries with it 50 years of legacy

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by godsbeloved
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?
Replies: 47
Views: 9176

Re: Why choose A321NEO over A321LR?

Would it be an option for Airbus to install fuel tanks in the overhead bins and/or the seatbacks to attract a few orders from Ryanair? Seems to me a lot of space is waisted over there

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by godsbeloved
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets
Replies: 21
Views: 3546

Re: Canadian goverment asks Air Canada to reduce noise on A320 passenger jets

I have been living near AMS for all of my consious life now. I know exactly what sound theymean. But this whistling sound makes the A32X not evena bit noisier than other comparable planes....when you're neurotic the sound can be quite annoying though.

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by godsbeloved
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 11977

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

Personally I believe KLM is leaning towards Boeing because Dutch aviation industry gets many export orders from the USA. They also deliver to Airbus and others. And what has a business decision to add a particular fleet has to do with another unrelated business which happens to be incorporated in t...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 11977

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

Personally I believe KLM is leaning towards Boeing because Dutch aviation industry gets many export orders from the USA.

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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178127

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I'm not sure I understand all the Boeing Bashing going on here. Is it true or not, that the Governments of Canada and or Northern Ireland were subsidizing the cost of this aircraft that Delta is buying? If so, is Boeing's position any different that any other US company or industry that complains t...

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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4901

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

I don't see what Embraer has to offer for Boeing. I don't see the benefits. Embraer is doing fine, sells planes regularly and is financially stable; moreover according to Boeing the Max7 is competetive enough when everyone is playing by their rules, while Airbus is brave enough to admit the babybus ...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44655

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The reason the A330neo sticks with a bleed air system is because to do otherwise would require extensive redesign of many of the A330's systems which would require more time, more money, and result in a plane with less commonality with the Ceo. (Same reason why the 748, 777X, and 737Max have not fo...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44655

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I think many people overstress fuel consumption when comparing economics of different aircraft. I think we can assume that factory new A339 lease cost is about 200000$ lower per month than 789. If 789 fly 15 hours every day, it use about 2500 tons fuel, which cost today 1,25 million$. If A339 use 5...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44655

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

One of the reasons Airbus chose to stay with a bleed air system is lower maintenance costs. Maybe the heavier loads on generators in the 787 engines make maintenance more expensive... The reason the A330neo sticks with a bleed air system is because to do otherwise would require extensive redesign o...

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by godsbeloved
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44655

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Found it https://leehamnews.com/2014/07/15/airbus-a330-800-and-900neo-first-analysis-part-2-engines-and-maintenance-costs/ “It means that an airline ordering an A330ceo or A330neo will be offered similar prices for our Total Care maintenance including Life-Limited Parts.” This is significant as eng...

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by godsbeloved
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 186571

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

It could be me only but unless my eyes trick me there is a massive difference between the two photos and I dont think anyone had the time to photoshop them. On the first one the remains of the engine seems connected to the pylon but on the second one the situation seems much more dire. I checked pi...

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by godsbeloved
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34927

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

So that an airline may have more seats on an A330 than a 787 (and vice-versa) is a matter of choice, not necessity. The only necessity is that you equip the 787 with a 9-abreast economy. I think it is a real shame for Boeing that the 787 only in a 9-abreast lay-out can be competitive against an A33...

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by godsbeloved
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34927

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If they can make the A330-900 within 3% fuel burn of the 787, it's a remarkable achievement considering the tremendous R&D involved with the 787. The A330neo has similar weight, the same engines and a larger wing area than the 787 so that their trip fuel burn is close is not all that surprising...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34927

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Are you suggesting a Bombardier case 2.0? I thought dumpling planes financed with publc money/tax breaks was not decent. Oh well, maybe it does only if Boeing goes with it... Dumping is selling below price. Airbus had a much, much cheaper R&D, and there are no deferred production costs they hav...

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 94998

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

This America first policy reminds me of my history lessons in high school... We should all know what this will bring in the long term... I'd sell my Boeing shares and buy Airbus, Embraër and Comac instead.

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by godsbeloved
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3720

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

SEA-AMS/CDG for sure

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by godsbeloved
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 19546

Re: A340-300 BLADE makes first flight

I don't see this technique being applied on a commercial product just yet, since maximum velocity is around mach .70 if I am correct

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by godsbeloved
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 172
Views: 51733

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

The 346 was the Airbus attempt to polish a turd (i.e. the 340 was not a good design...so you make a derivative that is even worse). For LH the decision makes perfect sense. Why fly a 346 when you can fly a 359 with 30% or more lower operating costs? Why was the A340 not a good design? It was compro...

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by godsbeloved
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 39
Views: 9353

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

From retiring an aircraft type come new opportunities for revision of strategies and routes... Especially when a smaller plane is able to complement your network at lower costs...
e.g. See how B77E replaced B743 at KLM

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