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by EPA001
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 12397

Re: Thai Airways on the market for jets, looking at 777X, A350

Perhaps an opportunity to start some fleet consolidation around a particular family.... but I’m cynical. They already operate the A350-900, so I expect an order for some Boeing 777-8 to start flights to the USA, only to eventually find out that it's uneconomical and park them in the hot, humid Bang...

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by EPA001
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: When will this website be upgraded to https?
Replies: 46
Views: 4714

Re: When will this website be upgraded to https?

airkas1 wrote:
I manualy changed the A.net links that were stored in my bookmarks from http to https and that did the trick. I'm now on the secure version.


That is a good tip. I did as you said and now also I am on the secure version :)

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by EPA001
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 31933

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Although LH new livery is disappointing, Well, it will always remain a matter of personal opinions. I think the livery, as part of a much larger corporate restyling operation, has turned out to be quite good. Some say if have to explain your choices it is not good, but I think the opposite; the liv...

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by EPA001
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 18401

Re: Mexico City new Airport

^^ Thanks for your reply. :)

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by EPA001
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6778

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

EddieDude wrote:
qf789 wrote:
The A350 for VA is simply too big

As a replacement for the A332s, maybe yes. As a replacement for the 77Ws, A359s would certainly be a good step in the right direction (downsizing).


Are they currently having difficulties to fill their B77W's? Then the A350 could make a lot of sense indeed.

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by EPA001
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 428
Views: 124360

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tedd wrote:
I think the Azul livery looks sharp, particularly the curve of the blue underbelly. I look forward
to seeing it with engines on.


Yeah, that will make a huge difference. To me the livery looks quite sharp as well. :)

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by EPA001
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 510
Views: 129625

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

scouseflyer wrote:
Wow who ordered 15 A359s?


That is the $ 1,000,000,- question. ;) Maybe a Chinese carrier?

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by EPA001
Thu May 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7885

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

The retaliatory tariffs are expected by analysts to amount in the billions and to be the largest ever authorized by the WTO, and more significantly, that the USTR office does not even expect the tariffs to be limited to aircraft imports, using the word "minor" in your summary half a dozen...

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by EPA001
Tue May 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

I must say that it looks quite nice to me. A worthy successor to the Fokker-100. :)

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by EPA001
Tue May 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 26046

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

In terms of deferred production costs, there is no line item in the Boeing accounts to repay the Japanese Government the subsidy, so the deferred production costs in the Boeing accounts are not a true representation of the full production costs. Exactly. And maybe that is why Airbus never 'touched'...

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by EPA001
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 428
Views: 124360

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

WIederling wrote:
"251t now launched"

Does that indicate that some airline already ordered this?


Maybe, but I think there might be some serious interest from possible customers in order for Airbus to launch this further development.

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by EPA001
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 21453

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

unrave wrote:
There aren't many domestic routes that can support an A330 service.


Maybe not yet. But with growing air traffic that might change in the (near) future?

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by EPA001
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders
Replies: 18
Views: 6518

Re: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders

I don't see the 77X in LH fleet somehow. I agree LX will get them but probably not 20. So who knows. Fingers crossed for A35K. Well, they have ordered them for a reason. But imho the combination of the B779 and A35K will be one we are likely to see more and more over the coming decade. So why not a...

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by EPA001
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36751

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

The first aircraft in the new livery 2.0 has left the paint shop. That's the revised new livery? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You read it here first.... Yes we did. ;) I bet 99% of folks won't be able to tell the difference between the "new scheme" and the "revised new scheme". :rotf...

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by EPA001
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sells aircraft leasing unit
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: AirAsia sells up to 182 Airbus jets for $1.2 billion

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Basically it's the usual sale & leaseback deal that other airlines have done previously.

The difference is that in AirAsia's case, they sold a leasing company instead.


Yes, that is remarkable and looks like a very smart move for them indeed. :)

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 18401

Re: Mexico City new Airport

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
The Current MEX airport is as awful as LGA but with an extra 14M passengers/year. A new MEX is long overdue.


Will the new airport replace the current one or will the airports operate together serving Mexico City?

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 18401

Re: Mexico City new Airport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... p44Y6cR-YY

Have a feeling it will spawn a new design theme for airports around the world.


Looks great! I did not know about this one. Thanks for posting! :)
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william wrote:
Being constructed as we speak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... p44Y6cR-YY

Have a feeling it will spawn a new design theme for airports around the world.


Looks great! I did not know about this one. Thanks for posting! :)

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36751

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

People need to realize that it was a complete rebranding and not just a new livery. The livery is of medium importance at best. In the total corporate overhaul of LH presentation to the world of its clients it is probably even less than medium important. And the upcoming tweak is a very minor one m...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36751

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

scbriml wrote:
Another storm in a LH teacup.

I bet 99% of folks won't be able to tell the difference between the "new scheme" and the "revised new scheme". :rotfl:


I think you are spot-on with this remark. :)

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I don't see any major change here, just adjusting the shade of blue. I guess it will be orgasmic here how much it is better now and we were told that from the start lulz. It is indeed only a very minor tweak in the grand overhaul of their corporate identity outings. But they should have tested the ...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 98278

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

Hawaiian Airlines denies A330neo order cancellation Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu) has denied claims circulating in the international media to the effect that it has cancelled an order for six A330-800s. [...] https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/64692-hawaiian-airlines-denies-a330neo-order-ca...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5801

Re: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019

c933103 wrote:
Is the DWC still having only 1 runway?


I would have thought that the construction speed of DWC would have been faster than it currently seems to go. So they are limited in offering some relieve for DXB.

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 98278

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

You've missed the train. As things stand HA seems to not cancel their A338NEO order: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/64692-hawaiian-airlines-denies-a330neo-order-cancellation Indeed, from the horse's mouth. So Hawaiian may go for B787-9 for the next fleet addition but they are not cancellin...

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 98278

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

I read that elsewhere too about the maintenance being lower on the 787. Many here forget going CF wasn't only about weight but also lower maintenance and now its being seen by the airlines in their operating costs. That's better marketing than all the glossy brochures. This presumes that the differ...

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1624
Views: 593838

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958


That seems like a nice new feature. :)
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KarelXWB wrote:
And it appears that Airbus will upgrade the A350 cockpit by introducing touch screen monitors in the coming months.

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/965965366097661958


That seems like a nice new feature. :)

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY
Replies: 24
Views: 6632

Re: European Aviation acquires 10 A340s from EY

http://atwonline.com/airframes/uk-compa ... ihad-a340s


That is great news! Keep those absolute beauties as long in the air as possible and viable. :)
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KarelXWB wrote:
The A340s will not go to the scrapyard:

http://atwonline.com/airframes/uk-compa ... ihad-a340s


That is great news! Keep those absolute beauties as long in the air as possible and viable. :)

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 98278

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

Airbus could match the price but wasn't willing to. And that is all there is to it. Airbus could have easily make the change to the A330-900 or to the A359. They did not. The actions by Boeing are leaving the A330-800 without a customer which is what Boeing was aiming for in this by itself no doubt...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes
Replies: 38
Views: 7299

Re: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes

That's excellent news. This plane really is going to be a game changer. I would not call it that. it is just the next step in the evolution of modern airliners. Also the A380 or B787 are no game changers in that sense to me. All new airplanes are changing the market, and thus the game step by step....

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

Re: Qatar Airways confirmed order Boeing aircraft (updated)

That's a large addition for an airline operating 9 737 and 4 737 today. I wonder if they want to be a sort of Alitalia successor, particularly with the rebrand of Meridiana as Air Italy. Al Baker made it clear Air Italy should become "the star" of Italy and wants to beat Alitalia on every...

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by EPA001
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Frankly, the more I see this livery, the more I think that Lufthansa have absolutely nailed it. When watching the videos on the 'Explore the New' website (https://www.explorethenew.com/de/de), I really got the impression that the designers have a huge amount of respect for the brand and that they w...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 10153

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

You are absolutely right, but I've never claimed Airbus didn't receive subsidies; repayable or low interest it is still their only means of bringing a new product to market with a chance of profitability . But here's the thing, I don't think Boeing are innocent either. And that's what makes this wh...

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by EPA001
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50663

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

sudenmorsian wrote:
According to the BBC, there unfortunately does not seem to be any survivors.


Very sad news to hear this. :( My thoughts are with all the family and friends who are left behind.

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by EPA001
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

MUC and FRA will be quite a dull place in a few years. For sure they will be more lively and classy in few years. :) I didn't like the livery days before. Meanwhile I like it. It is elegant and classic. In my view it is a good idea to give the colour blue a more important role. I completely agree. ...

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by EPA001
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://i.imgur.com/Jfvztuq.jpg I guess this shows that the general public on average has better taste imho than quite a number of posters here. But as always the ones opposing the change are much more vocal than the ones approving a change. Especially where emotions come into play we see this phen...

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
And that's exactly what's shown on the model.


I would suggest to get yourself a pair of good reading glasses if your eyes are telling you that that is exactly what the model shows. ;)

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
I don't think that the winglets of the A380plus would be »much larger« than those shown in the picture in the scale the model has been built.


I beg to differ:

Image

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

FW200 wrote:
That A380 model has the wingtips of the A380 plus. :smile:

What does this tell us? 8-)


No, the winglet on the proposed A380-plus is much larger. So this tells us nothing beside how the A380 will look in the renewed livery.

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by EPA001
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There's a presentation video in the Lufthansa Intranet about the developement of the new livery. In that video they also show other livery drafts that have been considered but disregarded. Many of the drafts from this very forum thread are shown there and obviously lost against the final livery. Ma...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

My money is on a split board within Lufthansa on this one and that it has plenty of opposition from within as well as support. If that were true something would have leaked out to the media very soon. Or the change would not have been put into effect in the company at all. You are just speculating ...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10925

Re: !

You are using deferred costs against Boeing - where is the 30 Billion for the A380 accounted for? Those are already fully written off by Airbus. So these development and ramp-up costs don't play any role anymore in Airbus's financial results. Only the small operational result (which I believe is a ...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Oh, c'mon, please! There's nothing sharp, inventive or innovative in stripping the entire fuselage of any colour, conceptual design, marquees or logos... it's...absolutely empty, it's VOID... The result is hardly phenomenal. It's a pure white fuselage with a dark blue fin. End of story. Even though...

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by EPA001
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Lufthansa must be the first airline to do this. I can't think of any other. It's an interesting approach to corporate branding, and time will tell if it succeeds. Nice to see some creative thinking for once, instead of standard approach of slapping the airline colours over everything. I think so to...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 14643

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

It's undergoing the same sort of continuous improvement, including feedback from the flight test and certification programme that every airliner does. Improvment on what is already the most advanced jetliner ever built :) Rgds Continuously raising the bar, as all aircraft, engines and system manufa...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It's a shame Lufthansa settled on such a lame livery. What a disappointment, what a missed opportunity. -ir The way I see it they succeeded much better than almost everyone to take a very sharp and integral look at their corporate identity. I am very impressed with the results of that strategy so f...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

They've uploaded an English version of the presentation: https://youtu.be/_puSnvKy_ak I think it is very good that they have taken this effort for the non-German speaking world to explain the idea behind the operation. After viewing it I guess now many more people than before will understand and ap...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?
Replies: 123
Views: 10925

Re: Why isn't Airbus more profitable?

I anticipate that over the next few years Airbus profit and cashflow will rebound strongly I'll tell you what isn't happening A lazy workforce :shakehead: Poor efficiency :shakehead: Arcane financial practices :shakehead: Selling its planes too cheaply :shakehead: Ignore those peddling these messag...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Sky blue is not a luxury color in the abstract, but it is when it’s Tiffany. Context is EVERYTHING. The yellow (IMPO) was a crucial part of communications for Lufthansa- could it have been used in a new way: sure. Tossing it out may come as a regret. It does feel as if Lufthansa has Singapore envy ...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 14643

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

A350-1000 airfield performance turns out to be better than anticipated, while weight is on target. Full article http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow These numbers are significantly better than previously thought. I would say a job well done to Air...

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 28732

Re: First A350-1000 Commercial Flight Coming Up

Qatara340 wrote:
Can't wait for the new plane to arrive for the first time to Hamad International Airport, and then off to LHR.


Me neither. It will be a fantastic addition to the QR-fleet. :)

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by EPA001
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208481

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I think one way to look at it is that despite LH being an airline, it realized that most interaction with the airline has very little to do with the outside of the airplane. I wouldn’t be surprised if they worked on digital channels, crew uniforms, airport signage, and cabin items+ interiors first,...

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