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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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 10729

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: 326
Views: 38368

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: 10729

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: 234
Views: 36732

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: 11
Views: 3058

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: 23250

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: 17102

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: 32035

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: 65609

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: 53369

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: 32035

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: 32035

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: 1327
Views: 226264

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: 65609

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: 65609

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: 724
Views: 283805

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: 53369

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: 63
Views: 20383

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: 3246
Views: 323688

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: 16692

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: 16441

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: 1327
Views: 226264

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: 1327
Views: 226264

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: 270
Views: 30137

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: 10673

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: 3264

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: 54
Views: 9333

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: 22643

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: 10095

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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by JerseyFlyer
Sat May 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3246
Views: 323688

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Before the grounding is lifted, I think it's very important to have a good understanding of what happens when MCAS is deactived. If I understand correctly, in case of "AoA disagree" MCAS will now deactivate. So, following a sensor failure, e.g., a bird strike, a MAX might be in a flaps up...

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by JerseyFlyer
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7282

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Would a 339 make more sense as a domestic widebody than the 359? The 359 does seem like overkill for anything under 6-8 hours. A330ceo would be better - “for 2-3 hour missions the A330ceos are still more efficient than a neo,” - Airbus Executive Vice President Strategy and Marketing Kiran Rao | htt...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54945

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

moyangmm wrote:

The lack of range is a real issue for A350. It is reported by multiple airlines.


Airbus must be paying massive compensation to airlines "duped" by their sales team!!!

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 43939

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Are they going to keep the A330-800 prototype and made 10 brand new A338 for their customers (KU and Uganda Airlines now) or are they gonna sell it off? It might be quite an involved process to bring the prototype to the same specifications as the ordered new-build frames. Possibly, Airbus could se...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30636

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

The cost of reconfiguring the interior will surely depend on how far away the used frame is from BA's standard configuration. It may well be that MH's 6 (say) are further away than LH's 6 which it will soon trade back to Airbus. We shall see.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13165

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

The next widebody selection at IAG will be tied to expansion of LEVEL.

Whether for 338s or 788s or larger, LEVEL will want a single-model fleet and their 332s will be RE-shuffled within IAG, including maybe EI.

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by JerseyFlyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53911

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Next interesting statement: After 2023 777-9 will replace 747-8 on some routes and 747-8 will replace A380. https://slidesync.com/XoAW1l1vbZ?locale=en but as we are talking about things more than 4 years in the future, things may change until then... Indeed they may, but the frequent a.net punching...

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by JerseyFlyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24893

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

When an airline "owner" speculates publicly about shutting it down, it is likely to happen, not necessarily because the owner wants it. After this news, I for one would not make an advance booking. If everyone feels as I do, cash flow will dry up and commercial pressures will force closure...

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?
Replies: 26
Views: 3843

Re: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?

Some "Western" airlines also have 9-abreast: Air Transat, Air Caraibes come to mind.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14235

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

If Airbus were to delay working on the proposal for a few years they could get the ultrafan engines on them with some aero improvements could result in an aircraft with more payload,range, floor area than the -1000, with a lower TOW and lower thrust required. The trade off for Airbus is between: 1 ...

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713497

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Two crashes could be a coincidence, we should know soon assuming the recorders are readable - they are not under the sea this time.

Three would look more like a trend - let's hope we don't get to that point.

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by JerseyFlyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?
Replies: 29
Views: 5016

Re: Possible future airlines for the A350-900ULR?

It was developed in response to an SQ requirement and they may top up from their initial 7. It can readily be converted back to an almost regular 350. Any new airline order would probably be from an existing 350 customer.

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by JerseyFlyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47314

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

On reflection the thing I am most surprised about is the large number of options (24).

When IAG was still considering more A380s, there was talk of a couple flying for IB, to MEX as I recall, crewed by BA. Maybe some 779s will find their way to IB.

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