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by Qantas94Heavy
Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 154
Views: 18498

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Perhaps if you read the EASA TYPE-CERTIFICATE DATA SHEET for the A330 you would not confuse the facts. Your assuming that 4 doors on the airframe mean it can legally be configured for 440 seats. Same on the 787 series the FAA limits the capacity allowed, not the 4 doors. Before you tell someone the...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Tue May 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6361

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Airports like HKG, SIN, DXB etc etc are able to have 24 hour operations because the countries they are located in have no democracy and as such any opposition is silenced or ignored. Airports (in Western democracies at least) have a responsibility to their surrounding communities, which includes li...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2275
Views: 286423

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

2-3-2 just seems so crazy to add an aisle for just one more seat, plus there is seating awkwardness when you want to scale up to premium seats. Going from 2-3-2 Economy to 2-2-2 might be good for US-style International Premium Economy class, but not good for US domestic 1st class nor Asian Regional...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 22970

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Eirules wrote:
As there’s no proper business class on the MAX, if you book “premium economy” do you get lounge access?


No, you'll have to pay extra. When I made a dummy booking, I was offered lounge access for 28.75 + 25.00 CAD (YHZ/LHR respectively).

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by Qantas94Heavy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The CSeries' middle seat
Replies: 61
Views: 12059

Re: The CSeries' middle seat

Any suggestion of 6 abreast in a CSeries is highly misleading. Any such ideas are complete fantasy. Specifications: * BAe146: https://www.regional-services.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/146-technical-data-at-a-glance-2015.pdf * CSeries: https://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/content/dam/Websites...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8264

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

Width of aisle depends on the seat width, but a rough average of aisle width looks something like: 10 abreast 777: 17" 9 abreast 787: 18" 9 abreast A350: 18.5" 8 abreast A330: 19" 7 abreast 767: 20" 10 abreast A380: 21" For current narrowbody aircraft the 737 is about 1...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?
Replies: 115
Views: 8264

Re: Aircraft 2-3-2 Cabin, more space & speed?

Okay, let's make things a bit more clear with aircraft cross sections, as well as discussing a bit about boarding times. Cabin cross section and number of seats Let's make a few assumptions so that we can do a fair comparison across different sizes: ⋅  Seat width: 17" (aisle/window), ...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20749

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

I wouldn't read that as implying they'd take any -800 aircraft, though it hasn't explicitly been ruled out. As it's unclear which model they're going to take, I'd assume they're just picking the smaller variant to not overestimate the value of the deal.

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2275
Views: 286423

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

Another poster has made a fairly compelling case that 8 abreast with a modern fuselage optimized for passengers could be aerodynamically and weight wise equal to a narrow body plane on a per passenger basis. And that a 7 abreast cannot. It is of course speculation. In terms of weight, perhaps so pu...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters
Replies: 24
Views: 2102

Re: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters

My statement was that installing jump seats would be more productive than having empty floor space. Presumably, the five seats of revenue would not offset the expense of a fourth FA. Most airlines use the space for extra legroom seats or business class for more revenue. It's usually cheaper to kick...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group?
Replies: 43
Views: 9506

Re: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group

Blerg wrote:
I don't know about Austrian, I think the B788 would be a much better replacement for their ageing B763s.

Would the A330 neo be an adequate replacement for their B772s though?


Unlikely. The 777-200ER (with 10 abreast) has roughly the capacity of a 787-10 or an A350-900.

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by Qantas94Heavy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2275
Views: 286423

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

It's been said that the 767-300ER fleet offered quicker turnarounds than the A330-200 on QF domestic runs so perhaps QF is looking for that "efficiency" but with the better economics of a new, lighter airframe, better aerodynamics and better propulsive systems. Curious why the 767 would h...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 29388

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

When I spoke with CX cabin crew about their A350 fleet transition, those I spoke with loved it with the exception of the rear galley which they didn't like as passenger walked right through it at the end of the aeroplane (compare with the A330 and 777) . I wonder if DL crew will have the same issue...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56512

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

From memory I think CX originally went for 5 rows of premium economy on the A330s they fitted with premium, and then realised that was too many so went back to 3 rows (21 seats). Now with a lot of the A330s progressively coming off the AU routes and being replaced with A350s, the number of premium ...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41489

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Remembering interviews when Norwegian converted to A321LRs, they said single configuration and 220 seats. It was also billed with 4,000nm range. The general armchair concensuse of ANET has been 3500 based on past assumptions. The Leeman stuff seems full of last assumptions. Now Airbus is touting 5,...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41489

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Question. Can somebody take a rough stab from the range-payload chart at practical range in an LCC configuration. Would airlines plan around 3000nm or closer to 3500nm? For example, if AC Rouge stuff 200 pax into a 321LR can they reach mainland Europe from YYZ or just the British Isles? Or from YUL...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 88
Views: 18567

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Well I wonder what all the people on here who always s*&^ on the US and EU 3 for having 10 abreast will have to say about it now. I guess we won't be hearing the "well CX doesn't have 10 abreast blah blah blah blah" anymore. I think CX switching to 10 abreast has really tipped the sca...

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by Qantas94Heavy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81322

Re: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread

May I make my MoM predictions? We know it will be a small 7-abreast twin-aisle and there will be 2 jets in the family. As I see it this means there will be a small jet, optimized with longer range, and a bigger jet which will be a simple stretch of the smaller jet. Also, airlines have really gone i...

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