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by CX747
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

Maybe Cargolux picks it up? They have been reported to potentially be looking at expanding their 747-400F fleet.

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by CX747
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 3584

Re: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet

787s, 737NG/MAX and A321s are INBOUND!!!

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by CX747
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2057
Views: 189327

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Not sure if posted yet but - https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/11/30/cargolux-boeing-747-freighters-pilots-routes.html - Boeing latching onto that 747-400F retirement schedule? Scratch that, purchases only from the "used market". Jeez...some of their 747-400Fs are getting on a...

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by CX747
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 122
Views: 20558

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Put me down as wanting a cap. It is a uniform and shows who you are and your postion. If you want to be "accessible" then maybe we can stand you in line with everyone else going through the security check. Why do you need a "crew line"? Seems that separates you from everyone else...

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by CX747
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 28269

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

Hopefully it is new operator. An order for 1 though would seem like someone already entrenched in 747-8F operations. Maybe another frame for ABC?!?!

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by CX747
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 9847

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

I for one am looking forward to the 737 Max arrival. It will be a great addition to the 737NG fleet. Do we know when the first EWR bases birds will come around?

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by CX747
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4486

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

The yellow is very eye catching. Good luck to this new entrant and congrats on the 737's entry into service.

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by CX747
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share
Replies: 26
Views: 9220

Re: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share

Wikipedia has a good source for the overall production numbers of both manufacturers. I don't think my math is off. Boeing has a 54% share of the 2017 deliveries as of 9/30/17 and a 52% share between 2012-2016. Amazing to think final numbers for 2017 will be up in about 2 months. strange: year 737N...

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by CX747
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 27539

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

However it plays out, I'm pretty sure Delta doesn't get a final say as to which tariff it pays and which one it doesn't. Maybe early clues here to the 300% tariff being finalized.

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by CX747
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?

The 757 is a beautiful aircraft. It has more character than the A32X and 737 lines. It's time has come and gone. Let's see what the 797 brings us.

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by CX747
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Now it says Expected delivery date unknown. How did this turn out? Based on your experience, and my experience in the past few days with Target and Walmart, it does appear that UPS is getting bottlenecked. Hard to know whether this is air linehaul, ground linehaul, local delivery, or more than one ...

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by CX747
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Celebrates Milestone with 150th Boeing Aircraft Delivery in 10 years
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Norwegian Celebrates Milestone with 150th Boeing Aircraft Delivery in 10 years

Congratulations to Norwegian and Boeing on a prosperous and productive relationship.

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by CX747
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 30007

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

As others have posted, the BA campaign comment raises eyebrows. Anyway we cut it, in some format their are discussions between Boeing and BA that are serious enough to be front and center.

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by CX747
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 38341

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

If that 767 could talk, the stories it could tell about the places it has been!

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by CX747
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

That is a sharp looking jet. Nice to see the AA metal starting a new life

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by CX747
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Question for the more knowledgeable members: Assume for the moment that Amazon and its airline contractors run the 767F fleet for a few years until the airframes age out, or otherwise become undesirable. How much capital reinvestment would it take at the fixed bases , particularly CVG but also the ...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Question for the more knowledgeable members: Assume for the moment that Amazon and its airline contractors run the 767F fleet for a few years until the airframes age out, or otherwise become undesirable. How much capital reinvestment would it take at the fixed bases , particularly CVG but also the ...

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by CX747
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2286
Views: 342019

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Those AF 787s look sharp. Hopefully, they can keep them clean!

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by CX747
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Thanks for the analysis. What you said all makes sense. I'm hoping for some sort of Christmas Miracle where LN 11 gets converted or takes to the skies on military charters!

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by CX747
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Any word on what CAM is doing with 767-200 LN#11? It is being reported in another thread that it was purchased by them in early Nov of this year.

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by CX747
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 177
Views: 38341

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

According to planespotters.net CAM recently (7 Nov 2017) acquired an ex-Vision Airlines 762 LN 11,1982 build that is currently stored at ILN for the past 6 years . The aircraft is missing an engine only from available photos so that makes me wonder will they use it as a donor frame or convert it in...

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by CX747
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 28269

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

UPS and FEDEX have gone different ways with one going with the 747F while the other chose the 777F. Obviously, each carrier knows what works best for them. Any reason why two similar carriers have opted for their specific steeds?

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by CX747
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Can't see Amazon buying Atlas, ATI/ABX outright. The flying of aircraft etc is just not their business. Atlas for instance does a ton of 747 flying for DHL, Blue Chip Carriers, US Military and other contracts. 747-400F, 400pax conversions, 747-8Fs in addition to 737F and 777F series aircraft. None o...

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by CX747
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 765
Views: 135631

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

... You can't really compare Boeing and Airbus. One is a commercial aircraft manufacture, the other an aerospace giant that also produces a commercial aircraft line. Not sure if you are overestimating or underestimating any of them, but you should read more about both aerospace giants and their dif...

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

Price is not the relevant object here. These are older out of production aircraft. Factory built 747-400 freighters are hard to come by. An overwhelming number of them are still being used or earmarked by carriers. They are the diamond in the rough. Trying to find one that is in good condition and ...

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 28269

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

From a day to day basis, the 747 design fits the bill. How long the industry continues to desire a demand that continues production remains to be seen. This website itself has declared the 747 dead for years but new models and orders keep rolling in.

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

So tight that you can pick a little used one up for just over 20 million Price is not the relevant object here. These are older out of production aircraft. Factory built 747-400 freighters are hard to come by. An overwhelming number of them are still being used or earmarked by carriers. They are th...

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

Re: SF Express buys 2 former Jade 747 freighters.

Na's comments from two years ago where very telling. You wouldn't think it but the 747-400F/ERF market is VERY tight. This could spell good things for the 747-8F line.

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 28269

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

In another thread, it has been reported that Atlas has bought additional 2nd hand 747-400Fs to expand their fleet. 747-8F is fine for now thanks to UPS and ABC. Around 2020 I believe is the next big make or break. PLUS, where are they going to produce the 797? Does the historic 747 line turn the pag...

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 765
Views: 135631

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

I see Boeing downsizing their original 763 sized NMA design concepts. The big assumption that the 737 will be fine is increasingly showing cracks. The backlog number tells far from the complete story. At a second look, it seems much softer than Boeing wants everybody to believe. The definition of a...

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by CX747
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 765
Views: 135631

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

Hey, isn't this post supposed to be about Boeing's possible 797? You can't really compare Boeing and Airbus. One is a commercial aircraft manufacture, the other an aerospace giant that also produces a commercial aircraft line. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/2017/10/25/boeing...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Was blasting out of CLT enroute to EWR on 10/27/17. Happened to catch a Prime 767 in the cargo area. I don't remember seeing CLT as a standard destination. Has that been a recent addition or did I miss the boat on CLT's participation somehow? I flew one of the first flights into CLT when the statio...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 88
Views: 18861

Re: Air Canada new livery update

The new livery looks amazing. The 777 is a head turner.

FYI-Both 737-8s have the entire raccoon eyed cockpit area painted black now. Very sharp indeed.

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by CX747
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Was blasting out of CLT enroute to EWR on 10/27/17. Happened to catch a Prime 767 in the cargo area. I don't remember seeing CLT as a standard destination. Has that been a recent addition or did I miss the boat on CLT's participation somehow?

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by CX747
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 572026

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Several articles today seem to show Airbus folks not knowing what they are doing. Like showing up at the press conference for the EK today thinking it was for the A380 and slinking away when the 787 was announced.

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 48042

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... -1-billion

Bloomberg article describing the on scene breakdown.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti ... -1-billion

Bloomberg article describing the on scene breakdown.

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1808
Views: 280873

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

wjcandee has his finger on the pulse of Amazon. His posts show how the company is operating and getting past the 1 sort a day at CVG. They are effectively bypassing the hub and using their outstations more effectively. This is probably the most interesting post series to read on this forum. It cover...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 132021

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

DUBAI: Proposed 767 revival 'nothing more than a study' – Boeing https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dubai-proposed-767-revival-nothing-more-than-a-stu-443145/ I think this thread can slow down a bit. So even if the 767-300ER is still in the price list, Boeing did neither expect to sell more...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 215
Views: 35858

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

8. 80% for deals are without middlemen, so leaves 20%to screen for any suscpicious deals. And yet Airbus is missing hundreds of orders this year. If only 20% uses middlemen, where are the rest of the aircraft orders? THIS......Awesome sales campaigns, major market blows to a competitor occurred dur...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 64931

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Waiting the EK B787-10 order tomorrow ¡¡¡¡¡ Don't hold your breath... Last we heard, the decision between the A350 and 787 was off the table. https://theworldofaviationblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/emirates-delays-a350787-order-decision/ http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=137319...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 48042

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Congratulations to Boeing and Emirates. A very nice blue chip customer for the 787 to gain. The possibility of 100 787s is astounding. I would assume RR engines but I've been wrong before. I'll pull for the hometown GE folks.

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by CX747
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share
Replies: 26
Views: 9220

Re: 737MAX Surpasses 4000 Orders with 43% Market Share

Wikipedia has a good source for the overall production numbers of both manufacturers. I don't think my math is off. Boeing has a 54% share of the 2017 deliveries as of 9/30/17 and a 52% share between 2012-2016. Amazing to think final numbers for 2017 will be up in about 2 months.

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by CX747
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 8796

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

Adds a different angle to the UA and Boeing conversations regarding the purchase of new build 767s. Adding 3 birds to the fleet isn't a big deal but it does bring more smoke to the potential newbuild 767 purchas fire.

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by CX747
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 30056

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

IF the CSeries was a desirable program, it would have been able to make it on its own without illegal government subsidies. It has not proven that capability. Having Airbus onboard does little to change that. This has a very good possibility of being smoke and mirrors on a company and program that j...

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by CX747
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 83243

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Like it or not, Delta is at loggerheads with the Commerce Dept and the Trump Administration. More than likely, Trump will be President for another 7 years. Ordering Airbus, after being involved in the BBD dumping deal could leave Delta out in the cold for quite some time if it needed political/gove...

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by CX747
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 83243

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Like it or not, Delta is at loggerheads with the Commerce Dept and the Trump Administration. More than likely, Trump will be President for another 7 years. Ordering Airbus, after being involved in the BBD dumping deal could leave Delta out in the cold for quite some time if it needed political/gover...

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by CX747
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 132021

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

After 12 pages, I still would like to know the big negative behind this rumor? Is it because said airlines are inquiring about the 767 over the beloved and most favored status A321 and A330? It's not just that this means a loss of sales for the A321 and a330. People probably wouldn't bat an eye if ...

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by CX747
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 132021

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Do we have any word on Amazon buying new after going used for the first 40 frames?

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by CX747
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 23
Views: 5761

Re: 777 P2F program has launch customer

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bedek-secures-launch-customer-for-777-freighter-conv-436572/ 1: Agreement has been signed with the first 777P2F customer. Contract for the jets was to be signed mid 2017. 2: IAI has an owned 777 which has had work done to it that will form the basis for the...

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by CX747
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 6166

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Airbus could be in big trouble. A New York born, US East Coast educated guy, who sold Piper Aircraft IS Airbus. He took a do nothing company and turned it into what it is today. That is drive, ambition and vision that you can't teach. In fact, the very Airbus that Leahy created at this point, would ...

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