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by Asiaflyer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order
Replies: 57
Views: 9898

Re: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order

The lawsuit chicken race has just started. To run a fierce fight against customers is never a winning concept. There will for sure be mutual settlements and this will drag out for years to come.
Pass me the popcorns please.

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 9820

Re: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX

There won't be a lot of demand in the next 5 years. There'll be no demand this year or next. And only small demand in the following years, which Airbus could easily fill. Wait and you'll see a ton of A32x cancellations as well, as the time of 200+ plane orders are over for a while. I still don't th...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 70834

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

BA can also take MAX -10s to replace old Airbus aircraft. They only have to switch back to bulk loading. On the flip side, that will create a lot of extra jobs! KL can also take on the MAX10. It'll be great to see the wonderful KL livery on a MAX10 and it'll help support the AMS labor market too! T...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, April 2020

Boeing announcing voluntary buyouts for all 161000 enployees today. No word where they will occur. Guess RTS on the B737MAX will not happen this year?? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-02/boeing-expected-to-announce-voluntary-buyouts-to-all-employees This artikel talks in specific mo...

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by Asiaflyer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Why are we bringing people back from other countries? Isn't it better to make them stay there instead of taking more infected people coming in the US? People were warned weeks ago to go home. US is the most infected country and having least control of the virus so everyone else should ban people fr...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

It would send very strange signals if the financial house of cards, which Norwegian is, would be saved by taxpayers money. Norwegian must go to their shareholders for more money or die. No reason to spend taxpayers money here.

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How do you all think the Singapore Airlines group (SQ and MI) will handle the following measures that enter in place on Monday 23:59h? - All Singaporeans, residents and long-term visa holders traveling from any ASEAN country will need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival to Singapore - All tr...

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by Asiaflyer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Norwegian CEO Jacob Schram gives SOS signal: “We Need Help Now”. Schram admits that Norwegian is “weeks, not months” away from collapse unless they receive a cash injection. He says the company is now doing everything they can to get through what he describes as the biggest crisis in the company's ...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59915

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Worst possible timing for Boeing to go into another crisis just as they are about to solve the MAX grounding. Many arilines have already started to look into their planned deliveres for 2020 and 2021 and both Airbus and Boeing can expect deferrals and order cancellations. Dont expect many airlines t...

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by Asiaflyer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY about to go bust?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-norwegian-air/norwegian-air-dives-again-on-liquidity-worries-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN20T1H5 "ABG Sundal Collier forecasts Norwegian will have a cash balance at the end of the first quarter of 1.2 billion crowns and at the end of the s...

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182179

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I find it selfish and irresponsible by airlines to encourage travel by dumping prices. Travel should now be limited to what only is absolute neccessary. The company I work for has banned all international business travel since one week ago. The only way to stop the virus to further spread and cause ...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY about to go bust?

They have lost half of their market value in 15 days. Will they survive another two weeks? February/March is usually a prime time of the year for bankruptcies. It has actually lost half of the market value in only 4 days now as the share closed around 36 NOK last friday and is trading below 18 NOK ...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146542

Re: DY about to go bust?

Norwegian share down another 10-12% today, now trading around 20 NOK/share.
The stockmarket clearly has som serious concerns about the companys future.

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by Asiaflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95193

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Calhoun took his first test flight this week on the new 737 MAX 7 jet, which is expected to show the FAA that the jets are ready to be back in the air. "It went beautifully, I couldn't have been happier," said Calhoun. "The airplane is incredibly safe -- the flying public is going to...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 190
Views: 47813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Lagos based Green Africa Airways has signed a MoU with Airbus for 50 A220-300. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2020/02/airbus-and-green-africa-announce-strategic-partnership-with-mou-for-50-a220s.html Singapore – Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline, has signed a Mem...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95193

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

The FAA chief was talking to the Aviation Club of the UK on Thursday and said 737 certification flight was within weeks. This is per a FT article. So still plenty of time for Boeing to screw up multiple times and further delay the certification and RTS. They better get that house of cards through t...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4392

Re: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

Not really, it will take around 3 to 4 hour and cost you even more than taking the plane Where do you get that from? A 1st class TGV train normally cost between 90 and 150 Eur with a travel time between 3h 5min and 3h.25min. 2nd class TGV starts at 19 EUR. You dont fly faster between the cities tha...

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19579

Re: Ariana Afghan crash?!

Ariana Airlines CEO denies that one of its planes has crashed.
A lot of confusion at this stage it seems. Lets hope its not a passenger plane.

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

This is going to make a hell of a Harvard Business Review Case Study series one day. Yes, but it won't make an iota of difference so long as the Market rewards quarterly performance. It is soon enough of bad stuff for a whole MBA program and its getting worse by the week. Too easy to balme on quart...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53768

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Hmmmm... Can Ben Smith possibly be referring to the NB fleet? 17-Jan-2020 15:52:52 Adds details, additional quotes from CEO PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Air France KLM chief executive Ben Smith said on Friday an order swap last year had simplified the two airlines' fleets and would reduce costs, but ac...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 190
Views: 47813

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

China Aircraft Leasing has placed an order for 40 A321 neo. "Chief executive, Mike Poon says: “We see enormous market appetite for this single-aisle aircraft with lower operational cost, and the order is in line with our portfolio strategy of investing in the most in-demand modern technology ai...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed
Replies: 85
Views: 8146

Re: Boeing orders from China could resume now that trade deal is signed

c933103 wrote:
If anything they can also order a brunch of American made A220

As well as A320s from Mobile...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, more and more shocking revelations are released. I’m stunned that Boeing would discourage customers from buying sims purely based on how it would look to other regional airlines, and thus effect their chances of further sales. If this was Lion, and one of...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Boeing Max 737 "A plane designed by clowns" Pretty much sums the whole situation up You can add "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys". And also And in a May 2018 message, an unnamed Boeing employee said: "I still haven't been forgiven by god for the cov...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

Aviance has agreeed to reduce its firm commitments with Airbus from 108 A320neo to 88 A320 neo. Remaining 88 A320neo will be delivered between 2025 and 2029. In addition, Avianca has agreed a 12 year operational lease with BOC for 12 A320neo. Source?? Headlines on Reuters so far. No story to link y...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

Aviance has agreeed to reduce its firm commitments with Airbus from 108 A320neo to 88 A320 neo.
Remaining 88 A320neo will be delivered between 2025 and 2029.
In addition, Avianca has agreed a 12 year operational lease with BOC for 12 A320neo.

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53768

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Delivery slots and price are the problems for a NEO order imho. Even if Airbus would match the price of the MAX (which imho they won´t as Boeing needs a big deal much more than they do) they would not have the delivery slots available in a realistic time frame. BOC avaition just ordered 28 A320neo ...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53768

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Ordering the MAX right now is clever. We knew from the time it flew that it is competitive in economics and you will probably never get a higher discount from Boeing. I doubt so, Dutch media had the MAX disaster covered on a regular basis. If they would order it the media would be all over it. Apar...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

BOC aviation has announced an order for 20 A320neo for delivery in 2023 and 2024. This order comes in addition to the order announced on Dec 31 for 18 A320neo with delivery 2022 and 2023. From Reuters: "Jan 7 (Reuters) - BOC Aviation Ltd 2588.HK: COMPANY ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AIRBUS S....

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189942

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

No it's not rose tinted glasses - its reality. The simple fact is that right now with the spread on there fixed income only 80 basis points over treasuries and share price where it is they would zero problems raising 10's of Billions of Capital right now even if they needed to do so which at this p...

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 15916

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

The A321 has to be Airbus's darling aircraft at the moment and is outselling everything in its category. But I don't remember it always been like that, in the late 90's up until maybe 2010. The A321 didn't seem to be as popular, even in the A320 series most orders seemed to be for the A319/A320. Wh...

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38917

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

After working for a global American corporation for 34 years on multi-billion $ projects, I'm very familiar, thank you. And no, I didn't need to resign. :wink2: I don't need any help sleeping, but it seems quite a few here need to see him punished. I'm not defending him, just reading what Boeing wr...

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38917

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Seems you’re quite unfamiliar with the way executive departures work. After working for a global American corporation for 34 years on multi-billion $ projects, I'm very familiar, thank you. And no, I didn't need to resign. :wink2: But if it helps you sleep at night to tell yourself he wasn’t fired ...

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531418

Re: Google A350 production & delivery website shutdown

In case anybody is wondering where the unofficial A350 production & delivery website has gone: https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list Apparently the owners of the site were "asked" to remove the spreadsheet from the website: https://twitter.com/A350_Production...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 30
Views: 4692

Re: Cebu Air orders 15 A320neo

tommy1808 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
So how far would an XLR go in full 240 seat Cebu configuration?


~4300nm, or however far they get before Passengers revolt and rather crash their plane.

best regards
Thomas

How is that even relevant in this thread?
People can fly with another airlines if they dont like Cebu and their planes.

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Reuters reports that AF/KL has firmed uip an order for 60 A220s.

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I am afraid that other problems have surfaced when the MAX was scrutinized, and the remedy of these issues are a lot more demanding than the MCAS issue. It seems a lot of people are running with this theory, without any form of evidence other than circumstance. I've been reading the aviation media ...

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 84936

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Fantastic news for Airbus. Another major airline selecting A321neo. Congrats to UA and Airbus for this order.

As Randy said some years ago, the A321 is catching up. Even better than he might have anticipated..

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 14897

Re: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN

I am afraid Norwegian has to soon give up the long haul market compleately to save the company from going bust.

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 531418

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Speaking of Qatar... What’s up with them now? Looks like deliveries are on hold again with MSN 332, 346 and 350 being ready for delivery and MSN 313 soon ready as well. Is their financial situation tight again?

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 205
Views: 54059

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Airbus Orders, announcements and discussion thread

At the end of the press conference held today morning btw Airbus and Emirates, a media reporter has asked Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed whether Flydubai will order the A320NEO to replace the B737MAX on order and in the fleet, the sheikh reply was “we could order” Sounds just like a barganing tool against ...

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by Asiaflyer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders
Replies: 114
Views: 16624

Re: A320 family overtakes 737 family in total orders

Congrats to Airbus! A truly great achievement.

As long as Boeing doesn’t launch a 737 successor, the A320 family will continue to outsell the 737.

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by Asiaflyer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

GECAS is supposed to be the buyer of the 13 A321XLR and 12 A330-900 although not yet confirmed.
Possible that Air Asia X will be the final user though.

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53768

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

The whole B737NG replacement of KLM is being dragged out. Sometimes I think the KLM-ers do it just for us so we can keep talking about it. My personal feeling is that the dynamics of this has changed a bit. If Boeing is go ahead with the 737-replacement strategy, which seems more and more likely, t...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 53768

Re: KLM 737 replacement options, A321XLR inevitable?

The whole B737NG replacement of KLM is being dragged out. Sometimes I think the KLM-ers do it just for us so we can keep talking about it. My personal feeling is that the dynamics of this has changed a bit. If Boeing is go ahead with the 737-replacement strategy, which seems more and more likely, t...

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by Asiaflyer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

... So for the Forkner messages we got the excuse that it was an unfinished version of the simulator that they were referring to... will be interesting to see if there's an excuse for this one. That is anticipated. DM didn't know which team Forkner belongs to, Hamilton has to correct him. Both were...

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by Asiaflyer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

Rumor in the market says Indigo is close to an order for at laeast 300 Airbus A320 family...

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by Asiaflyer
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

According to Reuters, Czech Airlines has orderd four Airbus A220-300 and upsized and existing order for three A320neo to A321XLR.

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by Asiaflyer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10240

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

EY said in a statement less than a month ago that they have taken delivery of two A350. Hence the other frame must belong to someone else.

I bet Airbus is grumbling about EY accepting 787 but not A350 straight from factory.

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by Asiaflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 135704

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Airbus and Air Austral has signed a purchase agreement for three A220 From Reuters below: "Oct 14 (Reuters) - Airbus Group AIR.PA: AIRBUS AND AIR AUSTRAL SIGN A PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR THREE A220S. WITH THIS ORDER AIR AUSTRAL BECOMES THE FIRST A220 CUSTOMER BASED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION."

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