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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477486

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Delta's next 359 (MSN 267) has rolled out of FAL. Q1/2019 delivery.


Will this be built to the latest "IB" standard?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8082

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Why dedicate some A359s on short routes if you have a big fleet of 787-10? It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying mos...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8082

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

How does this seat count compare with SQ 7810s, presumably slightly fewer in both classes?

I am intrigued as to how they will optimise deployment of regional 350s and 7810s across their network given how close they are in size

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8194

Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Sale to include potentially all A320neos on order, according to this: https://www.reuters.com/article/norwegian-air-fleet/norwegian-air-sees-possible-airbus-aircraft-sales-before-year-end-idUSL8N1VQ3J1 The numbers quoted are confusing. My recollection was that they ordered 100 A320s then converted 3...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477486

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If lower MTOW means that a frame can fly 3x more cycles, as suggested re JAL above, due presumably to less wear and tear from lighter take-offs, that is a huge gain. Yes, lower TOWs and LWs will help with the wear and tear, though I fully expect Airbus and suppliers will be performing strengthening...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8474

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... scow-sochi

Rather worse than getting wheels stuck in the grass verge - definitely an accident.
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Another photo

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... scow-sochi

Rather worse than getting wheels stuck in the grass verge - definitely an accident.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35132

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

The plan seems to be working so far for HiFly

There was talk originally that they planned to acquire 2 A380s - any news on that?

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477486

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I have a small question about that, what's the point of reducing the MTOW? If it's a maximum number. Airport and Navigation fees are calculated at least in part based on the listed Operating Weights of the frame, so by de-rating them to lower values, and airline can save money on those fees. If low...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37078

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

For cargo, would QF need to carry much cargo from SYD to JFK? Such could be placed on Atlas Air planes flying via China and Alaska (which use QF callsigns). What freight is of such urgency that it needs to go non-stop? There are many one-stop options on pax aircraft every day, plus of course the fr...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3199

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

I don't have children so my eco footprint will end with me, not persist for generations to come.

That makes me feel better about seeing as much of the world as I can while I can!

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43413

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

As for big orders, the original 787 order BA placed was for 24 aircraft and 18 options that were later exercised. The A350 order was similar (18 firm, 18 options). As far as long-haul aircraft are concerned, I'd say those orders are of a decent size - would you agree? The 787 order was announced co...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43413

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

If the A380 "does not work for BA", why did WW say he would buy more at the right price?

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43413

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

IF Airbus launches a 350-1000 ULR, that could the base for a stretch with similar capabilty to the standard -1000.

What are the chances of a launch order for the stretch from IAG for BA?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27191

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

I would like to know the percentage of pax that fly all the way MEL - PER - LHR.

As stated above they might as well transition via Dubai or HKG - is the same seat all the way the differentiator?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37078

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

I think QF needs a fleet of maybe 30+ aircraft in this category, including these ULH frames. So the efficiency / flexiblity on e.g. Asian and US flights is as important. The more frames required, the more likely this order will go to Airbus IMO. Because they will be deployed on routes not requiring...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET re-considering A220 / C-series purchase following Airbus acquisition
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

ET re-considering A220 / C-series purchase following Airbus acquisition

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... cquisition
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Rather strange.

Looks like Airbus may have withdrawn an offer not yet accepted by ET in order to re-price it higher (or simply allowed a time-limited offer to lapse).

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... cquisition

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Unfortunately the Airbus A3five0 1000 is heavy for a stretch. The 900 is a much better optimized model. Airbus must get out weight. Our A35Ks have about a 4% higher empty weight than the A359, and will carry 28% more payload than a A359, or about 6% more payload than a 77W. That is fairly amazing. ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12597

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

So what of the rumors of BA purchasing a couple of A220-100 aircraft? Seems this could revitalize this service with its ability to carry more passengers non stop in either direction I don't see BA ordering "a couple". Maybe a fleet closer to a dozen to replace the Ejets at LCY eventually

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69425

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

If we assume that, with reasonable limits, a meter of A320 fuselage adds about .5-.7t per meter, 2 meters combined with the 97t MTOW, such a minor stretch could help solve the fuel space / luggage capacity problem a bit. It could create the badly needed additional luggage / ACT cargo hold space. Th...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53811

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -of-spares
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"Up to 19" aircraft grounded for spares" per ch aviation.

(17 currently, MSNs quoted. The A320 MSNs are early, these may be double-bogey airframes not scheduled to fly again)

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -of-spares

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12597

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

I wonder why they do not plan to borrow EUNB from Titan as scheduled mx cover.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19494

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Airbus launched the 330neo in response to customer demand, primarily from Delta and Air Asia. Its prospects depend on how well it meets their expectations and the evolving competitive environment. The increased capability at 351t can only help UNLESS it comes with associated weight increases - like ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35132

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

Any confirmation yet of a second ex SQ bird for Hi Fly?

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19679

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

BA are to keep their 772s for 30 years. Who knows what will be available once DLs 77Ls are 30?

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?
Replies: 50
Views: 9462

Re: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?

Do I expect big/esablished Airbus customers to build stand-alone MAX10 fleets? No, naturally not. The 321neo (LR) is a more flexible offering that provides an operator with a capability no other (current) NB offers. The MAX10 will most likely go to established Boeing customers, but I see the differ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

But since Airbus now have and only have 50.1% stack at CSeries, as oppose to the 100% airbus-owned A320 series, any CSeries sold by them would only give them half the profit as oppose to any A320 sold by them that would give them full profit. Therefore I can't see Airbus authorizing the development...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

- Because the CS500 could be sold as 150 seater to regional airlines and the A320NEO as 150-170 seater to mainline airlines. As CS300 already stretches to 160 seats in charter airline configuration, CS500 would clearly hold 170 to 180 seats in regional cabin configurations. That is A320 territory. ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 28394

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

This could be helpful to AA if they are considering the opposite swap.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45111

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Perhaps the proposed 351t A338 is not available for their early agreed delivery date. If all subsequent A338s are 351t, that would leave them uncomfortably with the only 342t A338s.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11268

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

Will these domestic 788s have 9-abreast Y, in contrast to the international fleet?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35401

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If true, I think this kills any potential freighter / tanker development from the A 350 frame. (A potential F version was included in the original XWB plan). The development cost for producing an F / MRTT from this enhanced A330neo must be hugely lower than from the A350, as most of the work is deri...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35401

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Intrigued that the ad is specifically for WING engineering, not, for example, MLG.

This is more than an incremental increase, we may see something like a 245T option first.

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 10015

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

These are 12 year leases, some airlines that buy direct do not keep them that long. Bound to be cheaper than shorter duration leases.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus
Replies: 25
Views: 6955

Re: IAG's plans for Aer Lingus

I can see very successful feeds from the UK outside the London area through DUB to the Americas. Although one-stop, that is true for connecting via LHR / LGW also. Fares would benefit through the UK Air Passenger Duty being charged only on the short UK - DUB sector, not the full length of the flight...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 394509

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

george77300 wrote:
winterlight wrote:
What engines will BA's have?


And also to clarify before someone corrects. IAG have ordered both CFM and P&W for A320neo family aircraft.

BA, IB and EI will have CFM and Vueling will take the P&W engines.


Is this simply IAG hedging its bets, or is there a cost-effectiveness rationale?

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35923

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Perhaps the PMUS pricing was so low that Airbus would welcome cancellation??

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60095

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

As for additional A330s, perhaps Air Berlin's A330s will be placed at MH: Malaysia Airlines Bhd. (MAB) still wants to lease additional Airbus A330s to cover short-term needs, despite the carrier’s new commitment to order Boeing 787-9s. Following the announcement of the 787 deal this week, the carri...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60095

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Quoting PM A couple of years back Air Asia X did order GE CF6 on a handful (3?) of A330-200s. That order was later swallowed up into a big A330neo order with, of course, RR. But something dodgy was going on. I remember that, it did seem odd. But Air Asia cannot hang GE on their large 333neo order! I...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60095

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

This is a "package deal" by Malaysia Inc. The Bloomberg article says the Malaysian government pension fund will invest USD3 to 4 billion in US infrastructure development. It also strangely says the Malaysian govt will try to persuade Air Asia to use GE engines! That said, the 789s will be ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4675

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Mine was a DC 3 from JER to SOU at 4 years old

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7567

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

IIRC the Air Europe order would have launched a RB211 version - never happened

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR storing new 77W's ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7156

Re: QR storing new 77W's ?

Melb94 wrote:
I thought it was a loss of capacity due to the Arab blockade of Qatar. Could this be a reason?


This is affecting primarily local / regional flying rather than long haul which can overfly Iran and Turkey

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?
Replies: 19
Views: 7567

Re: Finnair and Swiss - why MD-11 and not A340-300?

dcajet wrote:
Also because the MD11 was available a good 4 years before the A340. The 340 had a rocky start before it even first flew when RR decided no to go ahead with the engines the 340 was designed with. Then came the CFM ones - the infamous hair dryers...


Not RR but P&W!

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234910

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

gatibosgru wrote:
China sure has and is getting plenty of A330s!


I assume all or most of the recent deliveries are the "regional" models late off the line to bridge the gap to A330 neo production.

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by JerseyFlyer
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus
Replies: 48
Views: 7800

Re: MoM Trans-Pacific Markets 2025-2040, Boeing & Airbus

The 339 looks as if will be OK (early days) but the 338 is in uber trouble even before it has taken off.Either way it is a warmed over old a/c it's roots lie in the A300.So it has to be an interim solution IMHO. In that sense for Airbus the 'MOM' gap is/ will be a large one to fill when the day com...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40803

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

I wonder what the development cost to Airbus of the "A350-1000 shrink" concept for Qantas is, how many commitments they would want to spread it over in order for a business case to work, and how many Qantas might actually take. Sure they need the development for a freighter (maybe even an ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114444

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Jayafe wrote:
So the problem with the MH birds was indeed not lack of market, but abusive pricing for used planes, as many were suspecting. Oh, the whale is not dead ;)


It may have been too politically difficult for a government owned airline to crystallise a book loss by selling at a realistic price.

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 173
Views: 53831

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Are they also retiring the A343s? Looking a little broader than just Lufthansa, it seems to me that although the A340 as a whole is fading fast, a few of the 300 series might still be around for years yet with such airlines as Air Mauritius and Surinam Airways, when all the 500 and 600 series have ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40803

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

How far could a A350 1000 fly at 316t and 300 pax with realistic extra tankage?

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