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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:33 pm

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Tell me since you are so good in criticizing, what percent higher block fuel will the 779 burn compared to the A350-1000 ?

You obviously must know to make the statements you are making ?


Aaah a.net...

I innocently challenged your statements. I made every effort to do so with humility, respect and admiration. In return, passive aggressive, sarcastic, snark remarks are thrown my way. This is a place to debate, discuss, challenge, educate, learn, and inform.

I am disappointed that you misread, misinterpreted and misrepresented my responses to your posts on this thread.

My respect and admiration for the knowledge you share here with all of us still stands.

Have a great day.

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As Moka777 mentioned, the issue I have is with 25% difference between the A35K and 779. If this was the case, no decent airline would have ordered the 779, LH, QR and CX amongst will have done their maths and concluded it was worth ordering the 779 next to the A35K already on order.

@Moka777, thank you, you've kindly explained in detail the point I was trying to make, most likely a lot better than I could :)


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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:40 am

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You neglect to mention the (at least) 30 more Y seats from 10-abreast seating vs 9 abreast seating in the A35J.

And as per load factor, and 80% load factor on yearly average means that there are plenty of times where the plane is filled to the last seat.


What is the yield are those seats going to achieve ?

History has shown that you can replace 744 with a 77W, yet we are to believe that an A350-1000 which is nearly exactly the same size of the 77W with much lower operating costs cannot do the job. I just cannot get over the logic (or lack of) some people apply here.

What I find amazing is there were MANY operators that replaced the 744 with the 77W profitably as many of the passengers they dropped were the low yield cheap fares. The lower operating costs of the 77W more than made up for the loss of revenue with fewer seats giving operators better overall yield.

Now I have stated I think the A350-1000 would be a very good 350 seat replacement for the LH 744 and A346 routes that need 350 seat aircraft, and I am being told it is too small. The opposite view is they should operate a larger aircraft with higher costs.

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Par for par, which is the only thing that matters here, the 779 is significantly (as in more than a 10% total seats difference) larger than the A35J in a Lufthansa configuration. That's just a fact that no amount of squealing will turn invalid.


You do realize the ZFW of an A350-1000 with 350 passengers loaded is about the same weight as a 779 DOW ?

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I innocently challenged your statements. I made every effort to do so with humility, respect and admiration. In return, passive aggressive, sarcastic, snark remarks are thrown my way. This is a place to debate, discuss, challenge, educate, learn, and inform.

I am disappointed that you misread, misinterpreted and misrepresented my responses to your posts on this thread.


To challenge the statements you MUST have a different idea of what the fuel burn will be, if you don’t think it will be different we would be agreement.

All I asked you for is what you idea of the fuel burn will be, I am asking you to justify the claim you were making. I didn’t “misread, misinterpreted and misrepresented” your post, I wanted you to justify the position you took by stating what you think the fuel burn will be.

It is a very reasonable request, as you raised the point.


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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am

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You do realize the ZFW of an A350-1000 with 350 passengers loaded is about the same weight as a 779 DOW ?


We were discussing total passenger capacity, where exactly does ZFW/DOW/Any other weight metric go into that equation?
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 pm

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We were discussing total passenger capacity, where exactly does ZFW/DOW/Any other weight metric go into that equation?


Because history repeats itself. Many operators replaced the 744 with the 77W despite the 744 lifting 14% more passengers. The 744 was always at a disadvantage as it had around 9% higher empty weight, you could load around 150 passengers on 77W before you got the the empty weight of the 744.

Airlines just didn’t fly around with 100% full 744s, many were being used in the 350 seat market, and were easily replaced by the 77W and airlines generated more yield by doing so (however maybe lower passenger revenue). Airlines also found the 77W more flexible as it used less fuel than the 744 when low factors were low.

Now we have the A350-1000 in the 350 seat market, and the 777-9 in the 375 seat market, however you can basilly put 350 passengers into the A350-1000 before you get to the 777-9 empty weight. It means the fuel burn on the 777-9 will be higher than the A350-1000.

What airlines will need to decide is if the 350 or 375 seat aircraft is the correct size for their route structure, and if they will generate more yield from a 350 or 375 seat aircraft, and which provides them with more flexibility.
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:17 pm

I looked at the aircraft characteristics pdf of the A35K and 779. The 779 is just 26cm longer between D1 and D2 and 21cm D2-D3 but has 196cm more in the rear cabin D3-D4. Then I took the only A35K seat map we have from cathay pacific at 46C 32W 256Y = 334.
https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/ ... /1000.html

Now I changed nothing for C and W from D1 to D3 for the 779, went 10 abreast and added 2 rows of Y in the back. I got 48 more Y seats because the last two rows on the 779 are 2-4-2. Total is 46C 32W 304Y = 382. That is almost the difference from cathay's A359 (280) to A35K (334). A small C cabin (8 seats) aft D2 would cost 4 rows of Y and you get 54C 32W 264Y = 350. I you add 6F you end up way below the A35K at about 300-320. Cathay's 779 will either be one step up from the A35K or have F, more C or both.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 pm

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I you add 6F you end up way below the A35K at about 300-320. Cathay's 779 will either be one step up from the A35K or have F, more C or both.


The current 4 class 77W seats fewer than the 3 class A350-900, I would also expect a 4 class 779 to seat fewer than a 3 class A350-1000.
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:51 pm

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Now we have the A350-1000 in the 350 seat market, and the 777-9 in the 375 seat market, however you can basilly put 350 passengers into the A350-1000 before you get to the 777-9 empty weight. It means the fuel burn on the 777-9 will be higher than the A350-1000.


So where exactly are we disagreeing? I said Lufthansa is rather likely to order the A35J at some point (or convert existing orders). You seem to agree that this would be rather a smart choice. But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779, so this is already past being an "or" choice, and bound to be an "and" decision.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:55 pm

AF's CEO makes it clear that the a35k is very much an option for both AF and KL down the road...

http://zakenreis.nl/artikelen/jean-marc ... tief-zijn/
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:06 pm

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AF's CEO makes it clear that the a35k is very much an option for both AF and KL down the road...

http://zakenreis.nl/artikelen/jean-marc ... tief-zijn/


Just a matter of time that LH and BA get to the same conclusion.
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:23 pm

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ap305 wrote:
AF's CEO makes it clear that the a35k is very much an option for both AF and KL down the road...

http://zakenreis.nl/artikelen/jean-marc ... tief-zijn/


Just a matter of time that LH and BA get to the same conclusion.


BA reached that conclusion a while back :)
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:27 pm

I think the A35K will do OK, the A359 has taken up the bulk of the orders and revenue but that's OK.

I think the scope of the A359's base offers some optimism, there's a solid chance that plenty of A359 operators will want to grow traffic and the A35K fits perfectly. The massive 77W replacement market will take off in the future and Airbus will get its share, the A35K actually has a solid stable of customers even if the numbers aren't impressive.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:28 pm

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I you add 6F you end up way below the A35K at about 300-320. Cathay's 779 will either be one step up from the A35K or have F, more C or both.


The current 4 class 77W seats fewer than the 3 class A350-900, I would also expect a 4 class 779 to seat fewer than a 3 class A350-1000.

It will be fairly close. The current 4 class 77W is 9Y. I would not expect CX to stick to 9Y for the 779. Converting the current layout on the 77W to 10Y would add somewhere in the area of 15-20 seats alone, then there is the 779’s extra length and lack of overwong exits.
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:30 pm

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If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's.

Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (also to replace its A330s), a few of which might be A350-1000s. Also, Airbus A330neo is possible.
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Polot wrote:
zeke wrote:
mat66 wrote:
I you add 6F you end up way below the A35K at about 300-320. Cathay's 779 will either be one step up from the A35K or have F, more C or both.


The current 4 class 77W seats fewer than the 3 class A350-900, I would also expect a 4 class 779 to seat fewer than a 3 class A350-1000.

It will be fairly close. The current 4 class 77W is 9Y. I would not expect CX to stick to 9Y for the 779. Converting the current layout on the 77W to 10Y would add somewhere in the area of 15-20 seats alone, then there is the 779’s extra length and lack of overwong exits.


current 4class 77W : 6F 53C 34W 182Y = 275
my guess for 779 : 6F 54C 32W 224Y = 316

But my point was of course to show that in 3class the 779 for Cathay compliments the 45-50 pax smaller 3 class A35K. Probably the same for any airline.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:26 pm

G'day

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But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779


By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected the 779 at the time without the 748 issue at hand. Since LH ordered the 779 the specs have been "improved" to suit the ME3 airline requirements, so it will remain to be seen if LH will actually take delivery of those. :duck:

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Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:30 pm

We shouldn't drift into making believe that ordering the 779 or the A35J is an anomaly, Cathay has done it and other airlines will follow.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:43 pm

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By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected the 779 at the time without the 748 issue at hand. Since LH ordered the 779 the specs have been "improved" to suit the ME3 airline requirements, so it will remain to be seen if LH will actually take delivery of those.


I don’t see LH operating both the 747-8i and the 779 side by side, either one or the other.

The LH 787-8i routes are not the long, except for FRA-EZE

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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm

QuawerAir wrote:
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If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's.

Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (also to replace its A330s), a few of which might be A350-1000s. Also, Airbus A330neo is possible.


Where did you get the info that any decision has been made?
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Strato2 wrote:
QuawerAir wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
If their traffic continues to grow I expect AY to convert some of the remaining 900's to 1000's.

Finnair considered A350-1000 last year but decided to keep the orders for only A350-900. Quite surely the traffic will continue growing for next years so I expect AY to order more A350s in the future (also to replace its A330s), a few of which might be A350-1000s. Also, Airbus A330neo is possible.


Where did you get the info that any decision has been made?

Here, but unfortunately, it is in German:


Sie könnten die Kapazitäten auch erhöhen, indem Sie bei den acht bestellten, aber noch nicht ausgelieferten Airbus A350 von der kleineren Variante -900 auf die größere -1000 wechseln würden. Ist das ein Thema?
Wir haben diese Option geprüft. Wir haben uns aber entschieden, dass wir beim A350-900 bleiben. Wir haben zwei unterschiedlich konfigurierte Versionen im Einsatz, eine mit 297 und eine mit 336 Plätzen. Das ist ideal für unsere Bedürfnisse. Wir haben damit genug Alternativen.

aerotelegraph.com

In English:
You could also increase capacity by switching from the smaller version -900 to the larger -1000 for the eight ordered but not yet delivered Airbus A350s. Is that an issue?
"We have checked this option. But we decided to stay with the A350-900. We have two differently configured versions in use, one with 297 and one with 336 seats. This is ideal for our needs. We have enough alternatives."

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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm

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AF's CEO makes it clear that the a35k is very much an option for both AF and KL down the road...

http://zakenreis.nl/artikelen/jean-marc ... tief-zijn/

Thank you for that article. I'll try to translate into English the part regarding the A350:

"Q: KLM has the 787-9 in its fleet, AF will receive the A350 in 2019. Will this be the fixed distribution between the airlines?
J.M. Janaillac: We haven't reached this conclusion yet, because the orders are not yet complete. Concerning Airbus, in the future we may opt for the A350-1000 too, next to the -900. KLM will get the 787-10 in 2019 as planned now. But the A350-1000 is considerably larger than the 787-10, and then the Airbus is certainly an option for KLM too."

If these were his exact words (and you never know with these interviews, certainly with the possibilty of something getting lost in translation), coupled with a recent interview wit P. Elbers, CEO of KLM where he indicated the timing of the A350 deliveries may become different, my conclusion is that KLM will NOT get the A350-900 anytime soon. Certainly not starting in 2020, as was planned earlier. I believe KL will eventually get the A35K instead, with A359s initially destined for KL going to Joon. But AF/KL will have to exercise some A350 options before we will see A35K's going to KL.
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day

aviationaware wrote:
But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779


By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected the 779 at the time without the 748 issue at hand. Since LH ordered the 779 the specs have been "improved" to suit the ME3 airline requirements, so it will remain to be seen if LH will actually take delivery of those. :duck:

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I'd imagine LH will still take delivery of the 779s. They need to replace the 744s, and eventually the 748s and A380s. The 779 is the perfect bird to replace those Jumbo's. In addition, they already came out with a new business class seat that will debut on the 779.
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:21 pm

frigatebird wrote:
ap305 wrote:
AF's CEO makes it clear that the a35k is very much an option for both AF and KL down the road...

http://zakenreis.nl/artikelen/jean-marc ... tief-zijn/

Thank you for that article. I'll try to translate into English the part regarding the A350:

"Q: KLM has the 787-9 in its fleet, AF will receive the A350 in 2019. Will this be the fixed distribution between the airlines?
J.M. Janaillac: We haven't reached this conclusion yet, because the orders are not yet complete. Concerning Airbus, in the future we may opt for the A350-1000 too, next to the -900. KLM will get the 787-10 in 2019 as planned now. But the A350-1000 is considerably larger than the 787-10, and then the Airbus is certainly an option for KLM too."

If these were his exact words (and you never know with these interviews, certainly with the possibilty of something getting lost in translation), coupled with a recent interview wit P. Elbers, CEO of KLM where he indicated the timing of the A350 deliveries may become different, my conclusion is that KLM will NOT get the A350-900 anytime soon. Certainly not starting in 2020, as was planned earlier. I believe KL will eventually get the A35K instead, with A359s initially destined for KL going to Joon. But AF/KL will have to exercise some A350 options before we will see A35K's going to KL.

AF is phasing out it's 9 remaining A343, replacing them with 789. Then, the oldest widebodies in AF fleet will be the 25 772 (all between 16 and 19 years now) which will be replaced by the 3 more 789 and 21 A359 (I know, that is only 24 ...) they have on order. At least 4 of those A359 being transfered to Joon in the process.
KLM right now is replacing 747 by 789 and 781 and it's 772 are a little younger.

It is only after 2024-2025 that the AF A332, the firsts AF 77W, the KLM 772 and the firsts KLM A333 will need replacement if we considere a 20 years old limit. Then we will see more 787 -9 and -10 and A350 900 and 1000 ordered.

2 notes:
- Both AF and KLM have some "brand new" 77W so the type is not living soon but will be gradually replaced over a 10 to 15 year period.
- Is the 789 not to big to replace A332 at AF?
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm

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Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day

aviationaware wrote:
But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779


By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected the 779 at the time without the 748 issue at hand. Since LH ordered the 779 the specs have been "improved" to suit the ME3 airline requirements, so it will remain to be seen if LH will actually take delivery of those. :duck:

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I'd imagine LH will still take delivery of the 779s. They need to replace the 744s, and eventually the 748s and A380s. The 779 is the perfect bird to replace those Jumbo's. In addition, they already came out with a new business class seat that will debut on the 779.


Probably, else there'd be penalties to pay.
779 will be a big step down in terms of capacity from the 748 and A380s though. By no means perfect if they need the capacity.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Slug71 wrote:
Continental767 wrote:
Heavierthanair wrote:
G'day



By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected the 779 at the time without the 748 issue at hand. Since LH ordered the 779 the specs have been "improved" to suit the ME3 airline requirements, so it will remain to be seen if LH will actually take delivery of those. :duck:

Cheers

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I'd imagine LH will still take delivery of the 779s. They need to replace the 744s, and eventually the 748s and A380s. The 779 is the perfect bird to replace those Jumbo's. In addition, they already came out with a new business class seat that will debut on the 779.


Probably, else there'd be penalties to pay.
779 will be a big step down in terms of capacity from the 748 and A380s though. By no means perfect if they need the capacity.

Or convert into 787 -9 and -10 to replace 17 A343 then some of the 19 A333. But the 779 is close to the 748 as a replacement. Not the capacity of an A380 so.
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 pm

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Air Caraïbes has three A350-1000 coming in 2020, each with a whopping 439 seats :O

That may entice Thomas Cook, TUI, Condor etc to order a few for heavy charter destinations...

I'd say Thomas Cook would go for the A330 900 rather than the A350. I just think the A350 1000 would be too big an aircraft for them.
For TUI they seem to be happily an all Boeing fleet so more than likely they'd go for the 787 10 but I think they'll stick with the 789.
The operators that do high density to the sun in the UK is Virgin Atlantic and BA and both have the 1000 on order but I don't think we'll see a high density BA one though imo.


+1. I think Thomas Cook will like the fleet commonality of the 330neo, and the 350 will be a bit large, agree with your point on the 787 too. I think we might see more TUI 787-9s, but the -10, probably not. I think they'd have too much of a challenge filling it in the down season, though it might work at LGW. I believe VS are splitting their 350 to a business & leisure fleet, the latter with more economy (as long as they don't go 10-abreast, though I don't see this happening)
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:56 pm

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Slug71 wrote:
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I'd imagine LH will still take delivery of the 779s. They need to replace the 744s, and eventually the 748s and A380s. The 779 is the perfect bird to replace those Jumbo's. In addition, they already came out with a new business class seat that will debut on the 779.


Probably, else there'd be penalties to pay.
779 will be a big step down in terms of capacity from the 748 and A380s though. By no means perfect if they need the capacity.

Or convert into 787 -9 and -10 to replace 17 A343 then some of the 19 A333. But the 779 is close to the 748 as a replacement. Not the capacity of an A380 so.


Their 748s and A380s have plenty of mileage left in them. It wouldn't surprise me if at least part of the order is converted to 787s though. For exactly as you mention.

And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks.
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:32 pm

Slug71 wrote:
mig17 wrote:
Slug71 wrote:

Probably, else there'd be penalties to pay.
779 will be a big step down in terms of capacity from the 748 and A380s though. By no means perfect if they need the capacity.

Or convert into 787 -9 and -10 to replace 17 A343 then some of the 19 A333. But the 779 is close to the 748 as a replacement. Not the capacity of an A380 so.


Their 748s and A380s have plenty of mileage left in them. It wouldn't surprise me if at least part of the order is converted to 787s though. For exactly as you mention.

And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks.

"And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks" => The A359 is replacing A346. The A35K would be better replacing the 744. But we are in agrement.
 
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:37 pm

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Or convert into 787 -9 and -10 to replace 17 A343 then some of the 19 A333. But the 779 is close to the 748 as a replacement. Not the capacity of an A380 so.


Their 748s and A380s have plenty of mileage left in them. It wouldn't surprise me if at least part of the order is converted to 787s though. For exactly as you mention.

And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks.

"And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks" => The A359 is replacing A346. The A35K would be better replacing the 744. But we are in agrement.


I thought the A359s were only partially replacing the A346 with the 779 replacing the rest and the 744s?
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52 pm

Slug71 wrote:
mig17 wrote:
Slug71 wrote:

Their 748s and A380s have plenty of mileage left in them. It wouldn't surprise me if at least part of the order is converted to 787s though. For exactly as you mention.

And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks.

"And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks" => The A359 is replacing A346. The A35K would be better replacing the 744. But we are in agrement.


I thought the A359s were only partially replacing the A346 with the 779 replacing the rest and the 744s?

Yes that is the current plan. Even if I don't understand the partially since they have more A359 on order than A346 ...
What I mean is if they would swap their 20 779 to 35-40 787, some A35K would be a better fit to replace the 744. Their futur fleet would be 787, A350, 748 & A380. (4 types, only 2 with 4 engine)
With the current plan, it will be A333, A343, A359, 748, A388 & 779. (6 types, 3 with 4 engine)
Except to replace the 748 if they want to keep a 1st class, the 779 doesn't make sense and since the 748 will still be flying for a wile I don't see LH need.
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:56 am

What about VN?
I read somewhere that they were working on their CAT 1 rating and planned to fly to the US by the end of this year.I am sure that their -900's can handle SGN-LAX. But is there any chance that they will firm on their options and convert some or all of them to -1000?
 
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Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:21 am

mig17 wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
mig17 wrote:
"And replace the rest of the A346s with A35Ks" => The A359 is replacing A346. The A35K would be better replacing the 744. But we are in agrement.


I thought the A359s were only partially replacing the A346 with the 779 replacing the rest and the 744s?

Yes that is the current plan. Even if I don't understand the partially since they have more A359 on order than A346 ...
What I mean is if they would swap their 20 779 to 35-40 787, some A35K would be a better fit to replace the 744. Their futur fleet would be 787, A350, 748 & A380. (4 types, only 2 with 4 engine)
With the current plan, it will be A333, A343, A359, 748, A388 & 779. (6 types, 3 with 4 engine)
Except to replace the 748 if they want to keep a 1st class, the 779 doesn't make sense and since the 748 will still be flying for a wile I don't see LH need.


Agreed.

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