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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:34 pm

F-HNET TX #2 entered revenue service:

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:03 am

SQ will operate a one-off service to PER on Wednesday (5th April) to celebrate 50 years of flying PER-SIN. Will operate as SQ213/226. On departure from PER SQ226 will do a low flyover at 1500 feet of Perth city

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:55 pm

Finnair OH-LWH entered revenue service to BKK.

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:04 am

Today's QR 149 Doha Madrid is flown by an A350 (previously it was an 788). Will it stay operated by an A350 ?
What are the next destinations for QR A350s?
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:05 am

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Today's QR 149 Doha Madrid is flown by an A350 (previously it was an 788). Will it stay operated by an A350 ?
What are the next destinations for QR A350s?

Effective May 1st, both DOH-MAD flights will be run by LATAM A350s, operated by QTR.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:03 am

What happened to A7-ALF yesterday in Philadelphia ? Did she went tech, or was it a passenger issue ? According to FR24 she is now flying home as QR3252. https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR3252/d0c2e79
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:32 am

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What happened to A7-ALF yesterday in Philadelphia ? Did she went tech, or was it a passenger issue ? According to FR24 she is now flying home as QR3252. https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR3252/d0c2e79


Yes QR728 (PHL-DOH) was cancelled due to a technical issue

http://www.theqatarsource.com/qatar-air ... cal-issue/
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 am

But resolved quite quickly at an outstation. I still think this is an amazing EiS for a new frame.
 
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:14 am

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:57 am

D-AIXC LH #3 entered revenue service today.

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:26 am

Firrst major delay for SQ31 ex SFO ...any details?
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:42 pm

SQ 9V-SML still seems to be AOG in SFO ....
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 am

SQ 3 days AOG in SFO now en route home as SQ31D
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:36 am

B-18901 (China Airlines #1) has gone tech since Friday evening. Flights to SIN/PEK/HKG/PVG affected.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:48 am

A bad week for the a350...another SQ 350 AOG at sfo for the past few days...
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:33 am

How do you it always the aircraft and not the crew ? When flying at the maximum permissible flight duty periods it takes next to nothing for crew to time out and unable to complete the flight.

Looking at flightaware the only recent flight that was delayed was the 17th https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA31 that went on the 19th.

Flightaware is saying the flight of the 24th left early and is due to land on time in a little over 2 hrs. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KSFO/WSSS
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 am

Zeke, 9v-SMJ is at SFO since the 22nd....
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:01 pm

My apologies, I thought SML was being discussed.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 pm

SMJ just back in SIN ...it would be interesting to know cause of both this and SML extended turnarounds in SFO ...must play havoc with crewing
 
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Does anyone know why only the first CI A359 has a bird painted on, there were reports they would all get a special paint scheme with a local Taiwanese bird painted on like the pheasant with the first one.
https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016 ... interiors/
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:39 pm

The third Latam leased A350 to join Qatar airways fleet was registred A7-AMC (ex PR-XTE) entered service on 26th of April as flight QR59 to Munich.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 pm

New AD requiring replacement of water tank brackets in some msns.... http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_PAD_ ... D_17-053_1
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue May 02, 2017 7:35 pm

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New AD requiring replacement of water tank brackets in some msns.... http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_PAD_ ... D_17-053_1


Wonder why all the exceptions seem to be SQ frames?
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue May 02, 2017 7:38 pm

rufusmi wrote:
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New AD requiring replacement of water tank brackets in some msns.... http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_PAD_ ... D_17-053_1


Wonder why all the exceptions seem to be SQ frames?

Maybe SQ specified a different water tank with higher capacity for their ULH routes? That would require stronger brackets.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed May 03, 2017 1:18 pm

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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed May 03, 2017 4:08 pm

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Does anyone know why only the first CI A359 has a bird painted on, there were reports they would all get a special paint scheme with a local Taiwanese bird painted on like the pheasant with the first one.
https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016 ... interiors/

The previous CEO had planned on drawing a bird on every A350 but ever since he was replaced, they have put that program on hold. The first plane was already scheduled to be painted so they just went ahead with it. They also received a lot of backlash over the bird's name on the front of the plane since it looked ugly and tacky.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 10:30 pm

B-LRE experienced an issue today:

Cathay #CX676 Tel Aviv-Hong Kong (A350 B-LRE) dep. 3h22m late today, burned/dumped fuel & ret to TLV. Reason not yet known


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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sun May 07, 2017 10:50 pm

SQs 9V-SMH had what one Instagram user claimed to be a "hard landing" at IAH and was stuck on the ground for over a day before returning to MAN and SIN.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon May 08, 2017 1:35 am

KarelXWB wrote:
B-LRE experienced an issue today:

Cathay #CX676 Tel Aviv-Hong Kong (A350 B-LRE) dep. 3h22m late today, burned/dumped fuel & ret to TLV. Reason not yet known


https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 9698039808


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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sun May 14, 2017 6:52 am

Inaugural TPE-SFO service on A350 begins later today. Will be carried by B-18901. 10-weekly flight.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-18901
Due to the late delivery of China Airlines' 6th frame, schedule for other routes will temporarily be affected. KUL/SIN/PEK/PVG/KIX/HKG/NKG
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sun May 14, 2017 10:36 pm

Whats the issue with CI #6?? I did notice significant delays after 1st test flight to next flight compared to previous deliveries last year.

I saw somewhere that CI are not selling PE seats on the A359 as PE on China flights, if not other regional flights. Anyone know why?

Also they are refitting the J cabin in the 14 self owned A333s and they have 10 leased ones , mostly with the newer J seats already. All 14 A359s are due for delivery by end 2018. Only 1 leased A333 is up for possible return at end 12 year lease in 2018, one in 2019, one 2020 and the others are spread through to 2026. The first owned A333s went through their 12 year heavy check just last year so could be around at least maybe 6 years more. All 6 A343s are obviously going/gone already- only 1 still in service per planespottersnet. The 10 77Ws go mostly to replace the 13 744s they had before the 77Ws came, and they are down to 6 744s presently , and I believe they only intend to keep the 4 Ge powered pax 744s (the last 4 manufactured) for at least a few more years. Are they essentially expanding the fleet (above the 24 A333 and 6 A343 they had and 13 744s) by at least maybe a dozen planes if the A333 lease returns this decade are returned? Even if the A359s eventually replace the last 744s, they are still up a good 6 or more. Not a huge growth by any means though.
Interesting to see what they will do to replace the A333s, the oldest will be 18 in 2022. They have till 2018 to firm up their 6 A359 options per the CEO last year.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon May 15, 2017 7:20 am

A7-AMD (ex Latam PR-XTD) entered service with Qatar Airways yesterday as QR57 to MUC, it is the 4th and last Latam A350 to be leased to QR.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue May 16, 2017 6:00 am

Asiana's 1st A350 HL8078 entered service yesterday

https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/hl8078
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Tue May 23, 2017 6:46 am

Singapore Airlines 9V-SMN entered commercial service this morning on the SIN-CGK-SIN route.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sat May 27, 2017 2:58 am

B-LRC is the first of 3 CX A359s to go back into the shop to fix and replace the faulty business class zodiac seats that have been well documented. Its been in the hangar since May 18th. B-LRA and B-LRB will follow.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Sun May 28, 2017 2:20 am

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B-LRC is the first of 3 CX A359s to go back into the shop to fix and replace the faulty business class zodiac seats that have been well documented. Its been in the hangar since May 18th. B-LRA and B-LRB will follow.


The spot they normally do the seats is actually outdoors behind one of the hangars. Each new A350 has sat here after delivery having work done prior to entering service. When LRO was completed, LRA sat there for a couple of weeks so are you sure that they did not do LRA already? LRC is sitting in that spot now.
 
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Sun May 28, 2017 2:44 am

B-LRO (Cathay #14) entered commercial service on May 27th. HKG-SGN-HKG.
 
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Mon May 29, 2017 3:11 am

B-18907 (China Airlines #6) entered commercial service on May 29th. TPE-AMS-TPE.
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 am

Inaugural HKG-MAN-HKG on Cathay A359 departed yesterday (June 1st). First flight operated by B-LRI.
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:47 pm

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B-18907 (China Airlines #6) entered commercial service on May 29th. TPE-AMS-TPE.

Is that unusual to send a brand new plane on a long route instead of a few short shuttles like HKG/KIX-TPE like they seem to have done for their earlier ones? Or growing confidence in the airframe?
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:25 pm

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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
B-18907 (China Airlines #6) entered commercial service on May 29th. TPE-AMS-TPE.

Is that unusual to send a brand new plane on a long route instead of a few short shuttles like HKG/KIX-TPE like they seem to have done for their earlier ones? Or growing confidence in the airframe?


Early short-haul flights are generally more for crew familiarization than they are worries about an airframe's robustness (and therefore wanting to keep them close to MROs), are they not? I am guessing CI has enough "seasoned" crews now that they can send new frames on their intended long-haul missions right from delivery.
 
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Stitch wrote:
trex8 wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
B-18907 (China Airlines #6) entered commercial service on May 29th. TPE-AMS-TPE.

Is that unusual to send a brand new plane on a long route instead of a few short shuttles like HKG/KIX-TPE like they seem to have done for their earlier ones? Or growing confidence in the airframe?


Early short-haul flights are generally more for crew familiarization than they are worries about an airframe's robustness (and therefore wanting to keep them close to MROs), are they not? I am guessing CI has enough "seasoned" crews now that they can send new frames on their intended long-haul missions right from delivery.

That first flight got diverted to BRU, Was it weather??? https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/b-18907
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Finnair OH-LWI entered revenue service HEL-BKK.
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:03 pm

Stitch wrote:
trex8 wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
B-18907 (China Airlines #6) entered commercial service on May 29th. TPE-AMS-TPE.

Is that unusual to send a brand new plane on a long route instead of a few short shuttles like HKG/KIX-TPE like they seem to have done for their earlier ones? Or growing confidence in the airframe?


Early short-haul flights are generally more for crew familiarization than they are worries about an airframe's robustness (and therefore wanting to keep them close to MROs), are they not? I am guessing CI has enough "seasoned" crews now that they can send new frames on their intended long-haul missions right from delivery.

I don't think they are only for crew familiarization. CI did short runs for their previous A350s/777s. I think its probably because they are tight on planes and they were already short a frame with the new SFO route. BR runs the new 777s to SGN and back a couple times before they start any long haul missions.
 
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Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:13 pm

I was looking at the SQ A350 fleet and was surprised to see how low the utilization rate of fleet is. SQ has 16x A359s yet their schedule requires only 13 frames. Everyday, at least 2, most often 3, frames remain grounded.

Quite surprising. QR/CX use their fleets to the fullest for similar size fleets, albeit CX seems to spend a lot of time sending them in their regional network rather than spread their wings long haul.
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:06 pm

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I was looking at the SQ A350 fleet and was surprised to see how low the utilization rate of fleet is. SQ has 16x A359s yet their schedule requires only 13 frames. Everyday, at least 2, most often 3, frames remain grounded.

Quite surprising. QR/CX use their fleets to the fullest for similar size fleets, albeit CX seems to spend a lot of time sending them in their regional network rather than spread their wings long haul.


That is quite typical of SQ, they are not ones to have a high utilisation on their fleet. If you look at the 77W and A388 you will find it to be similar to the A350's
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:43 pm

Air China's CEO seems to be happy with the operational availability of its A359 new fleet.
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Air China's CEO seems to be happy with the operational availability of its A359 new fleet.
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Air China(CA), based in Beijing, and China Airlines(CI), based in Taipei, are two completely different airlines. Only CI has the A350 in service!
 
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Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:58 pm

hayzel777 wrote:
PhilDur wrote:
Air China's CEO seems to be happy with the operational availability of its A359 new fleet.
See the full report from Av Week.
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Air China(CA), based in Beijing, and China Airlines(CI), based in Taipei, are two completely different airlines. Only CI has the A350 in service!


The article says China Airlines, Air China is not expected to put the A359 into service until December

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ce-in-w17/
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:06 pm

A post on a different forum (easy to guess which one) appears to suggest Airbus is about to increase a350 cruise speeds as operational data suggests the bird is more efficient at those higher speeds
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