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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... scow-sochi
Rather worse than getting wheels stuck in the grass verge - definitely an accident.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
If the A380 "does not work for BA", why did WW say he would buy more at the right price?Jump to post
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?
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?
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...Jump to post
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
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. ...Jump to post
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 eventuallyJump to post
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...Jump to post
"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
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 ...Jump to post
BA are to keep their 772s for 30 years. Who knows what will be available once DLs 77Ls are 30?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
- 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. ...Jump to post
This could be helpful to AA if they are considering the opposite swap.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
These are 12 year leases, some airlines that buy direct do not keep them that long. Bound to be cheaper than shorter duration leases.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Perhaps the PMUS pricing was so low that Airbus would welcome cancellation??Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Mine was a DC 3 from JER to SOU at 4 years oldJump to post
IIRC the Air Europe order would have launched a RB211 version - never happenedJump to post
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...
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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
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 ...Jump to post
How far could a A350 1000 fly at 316t and 300 pax with realistic extra tankage?Jump to post