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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19418

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

There is more to the order than price. Look at when the aircraft are to be delivered. Right when LHR runway 3 is to be opened, at present. BA and the rest of the IAG family will be launching LHR to any-number-of-places at huge frequency. They will want to grab any slot that they can. A320s alone ca...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7562

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

flee wrote:
I believe Airbus is advertising the range for its 251 t MTOW version of the A339.

DL probably has the current 242 t machine but it is premium heavy - so it has quite decent range.

The 251t version does not EIS until mid 2020 AIRC.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6147

Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 03636.html
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It's great to see the complainant ejected in one of these altercations, it makes a welcome change!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 03636.html

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19418

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

It is quite clear that three factors fed into the IAG decision: 1 price - in view of Boeing's currently weak position on the MAX 2 strategic diversification from a single narrowbody supplier 3 a message to Airbus that IAG are not happy with some aspects of their relationship. Certainly the neo delay...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5763

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

Of those checked so far, have cracks requiring downtime been found? Per FG, QF's first two checked are clear.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98561

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The A35K is now significantly more capable than in 2013. :roll: The ironic thing is, he didn't like the A350 when it became more capable in 2013. So will he like it now that it is even more capable in 2019? Are you suggesting nothing's changed at EK since 2013? He did not want the additional capabi...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14283

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

I have not seen an English translation of what was said. It could be on the lines of "we have orders now which we could cancel if we don't get F 35s"

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98561

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I am unclear why everyone seems to anticipate a smaller 779 order. When EK was expecting to keep receiving A380s, they ordered 150x 778/9s to replace 77W/Ls. Now they are to stop receiving A380s, should they not need more 779s rather than fewer? I agree the 778 may no longer be needed with A350s com...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F on the cards soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 2342

A350F on the cards soon?

This suggests interest from Qatar and Cargolux in an A350F. We know that the concept was in A350 plans from the beginning - I wonder what combination of numerical orders and purchasers would prompt Airbus to bring these plans forward to launch? https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/qatar-airways-shows-in...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

My conclusion: a strategic decision to diversify linked to a one-time opportunity for cheap early deliveries: “During a webcasted panel session at the ACI Europe annual congress in the Cypriot city of Limassol on 26 June, Walsh noted that there had been ‘concern’ within the airline group for some ti...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This seems to be a test of what happens when a microprocessor is broken, i.e. a test of adequate redundancy, which neither Boeing nor FAA tested for previously. Puts both in a bad light.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The problem is that the processor is an old one that does not appear to have enough power to run more complex time critical calculations. The processor cannot be easily changed. The process to do so would take years since they are tested so thoroughly. You change the processor and ask the code has ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Is a fair deduction from this latest news that the crashed aircraft may have been irrecoverable, whatever the pilots did, because the computer "hung". My layman's language, obviously.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Are they still safe to fly off the production line into storage? If I were a pilot doing that every day, I would now be worried.

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17576

Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

If the purchase and conversion costs are cheap enough, IAG CEO is quoted as saying they would be interested in another 6 for BA. That matches the number of RR 380s to be traded back to Airbus from LH. We know that Airbus's competing offer to IAG when they ordered B779s was a mix of new and used 380s...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Landing performance in Jersey with the Max 8 is going to be a bit of an issue. In theory it’s doable but factor in a wet runway and/or a couple of knots tailwind (ie quartering tailwind across 26 utilizing the lower minima in fog on that runway) and there’s go oning to be problems. That one will be...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

In view of the current MAX issues, IAG may have taken a strategic decision to diversify their fleet, in this case ironically favouring the MAX.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

In view of the current MAX issues, IAG may have taken a strategic decision to diversify their fleet, in this case ironically favouring the MAX.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

WW was vocal in criticising Airbus over neo delivery delays, which may play into the non-competitive LOI.

But there was nothing in IAG's most recent capital markets presentation about 200 737s on the immediate horizon.

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I doubt the 738 will end up as BA's smallest frame at LGW. It is larger than all the 319s and 320s currently based there.

Maybe 220s soon??

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11146

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

I don't like 9-abreast but I think one of the launch customers for the A330, French domestic Air Inter, specified 9-abreast. So not new, more like 30 years old!

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I sense a substantial growth plan for IAG LCCs across Europe is on the cards, LEVEL shorthaul, Vueling, and BA shorthaul at LGW maybe folded into a single entity all flying MAXs

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11146

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

I wonder if the 339s will have lavs downstairs. From flightglobal:

"Chief executive advisor Mike Szucs indicates that the high-density A330neo layout has been achieved with some "clever" reconfiguration of facilities such as the lavatories."

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98561

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I was expecting similar news about EY before EK

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

xwb565 wrote:
An airbus executive at today's delivery celebration for JAL stated that a350 reliability is now "above 99.5%". This is a quite extraordinary achievement and puts the aircraft in the reliability league of even narrow bodies.


That will be why this thread has so few posts in almost 6 months

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23622

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I wonder if stretches to both the A350 -900 and -1000 are pencilled in for the ultrafan versions. The downside from additional weight and drag would be mitigated by lower fuel burn and the current lengths could still be built for ULR and F needs.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17333

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

Has anyone seen any hint there’s an XLR-based A322 in the works? I has been considered since 1997. Range reduction prevented it than. in 2017-18 they looked at Plus and Plus Plus variants. Now the MTOW has grown to 101t and range to 4700NM. By halting the Plus studies, Airbus aimed to force Boeing ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32515

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The A333 CEO costs 80-85 million per plane to build after years of Airbus aggressively bringing down production costs. The A339 has not had that happen yet. My guess would be 90-100 million per plane with such a slow production rate (5-6 planes per month). The neo follows on from the ceo production...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66612

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

That's an interesting line of thinking but DL would be daft to give up even more fleet commonality to replace just eight 777ERs. Now, if they're looking at medium-long range plans and operating ~fifty 788/789/78X, that might be interesting. But I just don't see how the fleet numbers work. The order...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53867

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

RR themselves have stated that the disruptive downtime is unacceptable, so not "normal". But it is individual airframes that have been "grounded" awaiting parts to fix a known problem. That is NZ's experience with their (early) RR789s. The term "grounded" (per MAX curre...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32515

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The 2 4 2 seating in economy will enable VS to offer more comfort in economy than BA (in particular), AA, UA, 787s on TATL.

The same game plan as DL, which is probably not a coincidence.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32515

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

I wonder if the Trent and MAX issues have focused minds on not having all one's eggs in the same basket, as opposed to the "single type for simplicity" mantra that has become common currency in the recent past.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu May 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230485

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I have not seen reference to a gym onboard - I guess on the lower deck, maybe along with the lavs?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu May 30, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66612

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Maybe Phillipines will convert options on another 5 A350s, possibly -1000s for what would be their second batch.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66612

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

There is an Aeroflot top-up A350 order somewhere in the pipeline

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 783
Views: 315933

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Oh no - an "improved" 10-abreast offering for the A350 may be on the cards: "With the trend of slimming the sidewalls, shrinking the armrests and re-measuring the seat pan, the airframer is eyeing seat width of 17” for the 10-abreast A350. This compares to the A350’s standard 9-abreas...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53867

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

This indicates that the later 777W replacement need was not a factor in this order and remains up for grabs. But it would for competitive reasons, whether NZ has any current preference or not: "The 777-200ER decision had been expected by some observers to drive its plans to replace its eight 77...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 27224

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

Football charters to GYD and MAD this week ? There's the niche that HiFly are looking for !! For 1 week a year, they can shuttle football fans around Europe to the Champions and Europa League finals, assuming a home side doesn't make it of course. If a home side made it, would they not fly in the a...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383375

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

1. Additional taining is "not needed" to transfer from NG to MAX
2. Flying NG is "safe"
3. Flying MAX is "unsafe" due to poor training

Please resolve!

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16863

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Pitot tubes are not specific to A330s. All airliners have them AFAIK. Ground them all??

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun May 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16563

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

This is being driven as a "push" from Qatar. Quotes from al-Baker: "Qatar Airways will replace all its Airbus A330s with Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the next three years, group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker has said" "From 2024, our fleet will consist of B...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat May 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230485

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Interesting theory but in such case, there would be a single 777X model. I think 777-8 would still stay. Or if they actually give up 777-8, then 777-10 might come true... Airbus dropped the 358, there is no reason to think Boeing would not do the same to the 778 if orders dried up or converted to t...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230485

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

A few random thoughts about the Airbus solutions to what looks an evenly balanced selection between A and B on sunrise. I think the sunrise fleet may end up being for more frames than generally expected in this thread. The focus is mostly on SYD, but MEL is surely equally valid given the finance hou...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35253

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

https://aviationnews.online/2019/05/07/ ... -delusion/
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This identifies humans' propensity for delusional thinking - paints a negative picture of Boeing and FAA but has lessons everywhere:

https://aviationnews.online/2019/05/07/ ... -delusion/

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10874

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

The BCAL -200s were so noisy that a local protest group persuaded our government to restrict their movements at JER to two a day in the mid-sixties.

I loved watching them take off early morning for LGW.

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3322

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

Aisak wrote:

And saying 156-seat.... I’m pretty confident on which airline they began flying :D


Dual overwing exits??

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 11160

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I guess UTair is now on the doubtful list

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22908

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

There must be a lot of delivery positions opejing up from the clutch of airline failures over the past 12 months - or have they ALL been reallocated already?

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10157

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Again, no comment as to them going CFM. We are told over and over on this board the superiority of GTF engines. Yet, an operator of the P&W GTF engine is willing to go CFM? Are both engines similar in fuel burn then? Does PW GTF have lower fuel burn but CFM's engine have less mx? This is fascin...

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