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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 16006

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

UA947 wrote:
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
How many A380 jets are left to role out?

3, msn 270, 271, 272


It seems like only yesterday that our A380 Development thread was re-titled as A380 Production / Delivery. I guess it will soon be A380 Retirement / Scrapping!

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 236
Views: 87597

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

That is interesting as it seems to solidify A332 production into the next few years, #232. I sort of assumed at some point France would be the transition order to an A338 derivative MRTT. Probably not though if those 15 are confirmed/finalized. I seem to remember someone posting why the A338 wasn’t...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 63
Views: 17486

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/aeroflot- ... raft-only/
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Aeroflot to become Airbus-only by 2028, including 80 A35x and 94 A32x.

I wonder if they will be able get hold of any (cheap) ntus or maybe a whole fleet from Etihad?

http://www.rusaviainsider.com/aeroflot- ... raft-only/

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16542

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

It should have been done long ago (some 40+ years back). Wonder why they called it China Airlines in the first place. The name has always confused me. Because, as many already said, Taiwan = Republic of China? For years (Basically up until 1990-ish), Taiwan's identity is that they ARE China, and th...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29216

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

I spent a pleasant Sunday in 1999 flying from HKG to DXB. Top deck of a 747 in business class. The only "direct" route available but stopping at BKK and BOM. Meal and drinks on each leg! CX service all the way.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112124

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Some encouraging news about "replacing Flybe": 1 GBP 10 million loan from Jersey's government to Blue Islands, they will establish a base in Jersey for 10 years. 2 Blue Islands will continue the Flybe routes between and from Jersey JER and Guernsey GCI which they used to operate as a Flybe...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 119014

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

qf789 wrote:
Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 MSN 071, seventh test flight TLS-TLS (7 Jul)


With its low MSN this must be a re-worked test frame. Are there any more in the pipeline or is this the last?

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A321XLR MRTT
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: A321XLR MRTT

Airbus has offered SAR concepts based on its A320 family in the past, so some sort of military application may be on the cards. The XLR would bring enhanced endurance, but would that be of interest?

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 67
Views: 8700

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

An update on the new rear fuel tank - its well past the design phase! "At the end of June, Airbus subsidiary and supplier Premium Aerotec in Germany began construction of the first rear centre tank, as the aircraft manufacturer announced on Monday (July, 6). Earlier this year, Airbus and Safran...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6304

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

I wonder if Airbus is taking some of the risk in this - the A346's may be some of their guaranteed buyback frames.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8474

Re: Emirates Orders

330's would do all those as well. Not sure if the 330 order is no longer . Regardless STC has stated they need something smaller but not single isles. Leave that to FZ and their more involved relationship. Correct, the A330neo order is gone, and IMO no satisfactory explanation was given. I have a f...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5032

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

I see the recovery starting with the most profitable trunk routes at lower frequencies than before. Airlines need the most revenue at least cost before filling out their networks with more marginal routes. They will right size to achieve that depending on demand but offer fewer cheap seats than pre_...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117358

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DL operated 2 sub-types of 777 in small numbers of each for years quite happily, so I see no problem about a similar mix of 35X, the overall number of frames will be higher.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117358

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Knowing DL's form for oportunistic purchasing, I wonder if the recently ordered 10 A350s, arising from their LATAM deal, may arrive sooner rather than later. Airbus have other airlines demanding deferred delivery, thus freeing up near term slots for any airline with available cash.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6079

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

Airlines restrict the availability of flights booked by Miles to ensure they incur only marginal costs in actually flying those pax.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8061

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

All the rumors are for a custom length a little longer than the 778 with custom structure to increase payload. Obviously an increase in OEW would result. ..... I see many posts here saying drop the 778. However, for long haul where field performance is of concern, there will be no competition unles...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88899

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

A6-EDB was the first EK A380 to visit the UK. Doesn't seem that long ago! https://flic.kr/p/2jboZJ1 I flew PER - DXB - LHR in early Decenber 2008, the DXB - LHR leg upstairs on one of EK's first two, maybe three, A380s. May well have been this one, unfortunately I do not remember the reg. EK kept p...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7276

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

This states that an objective of the funding is to support Airbus purchases from AF and the French state: "The bailout will help push through Air France orders of new Airbus planes, while it also includes new defence spending by the government on Airbus military products." https://www.theg...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87623

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

The HK government may simply sell their new CX shares at a profit when conditions normalise.

In 1998 they bought massive stakes in many companies on the HK stock exchange to stop an investor rout. Later these stakes were sold at a profit.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34067

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

EVA Air's parent company Evergreen has deep pockets so this could be seen as a good buying opportunity by them, which they are able to afford.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34067

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

This suggests either ANA, EVA or China and the order will fill delivery slots cancelled by other airlines: "Some customers dropped their existing orders with Boeing due to the ongoing global health crisis that slumped the demand for Air travel. But some new customers want to take these jets and...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34067

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

More here: "Squirreled away in a court document relating to an issue with cargo airline Volga-Dnepr, Boeing inadvertently announced an order for its giant widebody the 777X. The court documents suggest that a mystery airline has ordered a couple of 777F, an unnamed quantity of Dreamliners, and ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5158

Qantas Project Sunrise developments

The previous thread is locked for going off-topic, but the subject will develop over the coming months and years so I thought a new thread was needed. Currently dormant, Sunrise is most certainly not dead. This from Simple Flying quoting an Alan Joyce webcast: "During a Friday webcast discussin...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Confirmation that EY wants to continue operating its A380s and also take delivery of the 20 A3510s remaining on order. "Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) remains committed to the further operation of its A380-800 quadjets and does not want to cancel its forthcoming A350-1000s, a spokesperson...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 10706

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/a4 ... 70.article
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FG has picked this up also. Maximum of 116 paratroopers can now be deployed, 58 from each side door:

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/a4 ... 70.article

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

A new 245T MTOW option was announced yesterday, I guess this adds a cheaper way to get more than 242T without going all the way to 251T. Interesting to understand the performance / efficiency at 245T vs. equivalent 787s. https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a330neo-approved-with-intermediate-t...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 29, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24703

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Does anyone know if the 330neo will have a wider fuselage than the 332 or 333? Will it have 2-4-2 seating? The same externally and internally. For some reason, probably cost, Airbus did not implement the wider internal width to be achieved by "sculpting" proposed for the A350 Mk 1 on the ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

We may still see an EK / EY merger. Say a sort of reverse takeover to save face. EY buys EK (Abu Dhabi has the cash whereas Dubai does not) but EK mangement runs the combined unit. The EK strategy would then drive a combined UAE airline business strategy going forward.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu May 21, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26415

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

I guess the 5 Etihad 3510s are paid for. Hence the term "abandon". Or "fly tipped" maybe??!!

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88899

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

ADent wrote:
If they can get out of the RR contract not buying 20 engines would save a good chunk of cash.


They have yet to select engines for the 7810s

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 18, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56004

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

If QF wants a A350-1000-sized frame, why would they downsize to a 77L? They specifically chose 35K over 359.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 98
Views: 7904

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

The only reason for the USAF to order anything other than more KC 46s is because they need more capacity or more endurance or more flexibility - e.g as a troop transport per the RAF model of leasing out MRTT surge capacity to the private sector. Were Airbus to win a competition the planes would be b...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed May 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 250
Views: 59049

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Boeing is booking cancellations whereas Airbus is predominantly acknowledging "deferrals" - which may morph into cancellations (ntu) in due time.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue May 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.
Replies: 45
Views: 10711

Re: Ryanair back to all Boeing, cancelling leases for Airbus A320s.

Ryanair has excess capacity for the immediate future so it makes sense to redistribute to Lauda

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56004

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

I think post-covid there will remain a latent fear of crowded places. People will avoid them if they sensibly can. That includes intermediate stops on long haul flights, especially where an aircraft change is involved.

This will strengthen the business case for long non-stops.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon May 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11366

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

I recall comments at the time of the TK crash that were at best patronising and at worst racist. Along the lines that DC 10 technology was too advanced for third world countries like Turkey. That all disappeared after AA and UA, but similar arose last year regarding Indonesia and the MAX. Any plane ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13180

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

iAG will receive 3 fewer aircraft in 2020 - there were 4 77W's due to be delivered. It's much more likely that IAG has come to an agreement with Airbus and Boeing over the deferral of some A350s and B787s as an overall package rather than an agreement with the lessor, who is likely to be more punit...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26748

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

CX may now choose 7810s in replacement of its 779 orders. But not for the same missions, they need to retain 777Ws for that (or post-covid, addtional 3510s). New 7810s would primarily replace 333s. Absent covid, 333 replacement was a near term issue, and may have led CX to acquire 7810s anyway. In t...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71227

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG decided that strategic diversification trumped competitive tendering - but no doubt would not have overpaid for the MAXes. The issue now is how many frames they will need going forward. Certainly fewer if the competitor landscape were to remain unchanged after COVID, but that will not happen bec...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9112

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

As April 1st 2020 draws to a close it is worth contemplating what we would have thought of a thread title like this one year ago:

"Virus spreads globally, kills thousands, whole airline fleets indefinitely grounded"

We would have all called out "April Fool"

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9112

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

WesternDC6B wrote:
Antaras wrote:
2 meters for a better life :D
Image
Picture edited by me :D


So, are folks in metric counries 8.49% safer than countries (country?) on customary measure? 6 feet is only 91,44cm,not 100.


Only if up-wind of the spreader

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162368

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

The UK government could loan against assets or with shareholder guarantees to ensure they keep skin in the game

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years of the RR Trent
Replies: 42
Views: 6399

Re: 25 Years of the RR Trent

Note also the BA 777 order with GE engines was to get out of a 747 order and they were frames that were already in manufacture spec'd for GE engines. My recollection is that the GE 777s ordered by BA were rumoured to be tied to GE buying BA's engine maintenance shop in Cardiff. Their later order fo...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56004

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

The slots they asked for will probably still be available in 6 months time, but if not QF will need to wait 6 months to start PS.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11458

Re: UK leaves european aerospacesafety agency

This is essentially a symbolic political move, to reinforce the UK government's desire to demonstrate a complete divorce from the EU. I don't see the CAA taking a substantially different line fron EASA in practice

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24649

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

I wonder, if they could fitted A330-800 with Trent 1000-E with 62,264 lbf (276.96 kN) rather than the current Trent 7000-72 with 324.0 kN / 72,834 lbf. Both engines are extremely similar and came from the same manufacturer with similar specs. This would help -800 to be a bit more fuel efficient. Ca...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will replace Flybe?
Replies: 33
Views: 4556

Re: Who will replace Flybe?

The train. How about Jersey? Some help from Blue Islands (SI) for pax stranded today "Flybe’s franchise partner Blue Islands has since pledged to cover cancelled routes to and from Exeter and Birmingham today for free to help affected travellers." And Easyjet has offered a costed solution...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17756

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

AAX has proved there is demand in Asia for its offerings. If it gets killed by coronavirus, someone will pick over the carcass and resurrect an equivalent airline. I can't see all the 330neos being cancelled, some routes require it for the volume and it was planning to return to KL - Europe with the...

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