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by AECM
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 95428

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

AECM wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Airbus A330 -343 1012 C-GEGI Air Canada at GIG 11aug19, CS-reg, Star Alliance cs prior delivery ex CS-TOW (skyliner)


C-GEGI might fly to Canada tomorrow


One week after... C-GEGI it's flying home

https://fr24.com/ACA2317/2219fbea

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by AECM
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34295

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Rumor mill is Emirates will defer about half their 777x orders for 787 planes


They have on order 35 B778 and 115 B779, total 150, if they change about half for B787 combo its a significant it for the total B77X order book

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by AECM
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 95428

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

Good move by AC; a very fine aircraft. I doubt if they'll be the AB aircraft, as they're (mostly) -200s. I think they'll be looking for RR powered -300s. Cathay springs to mind? I thought Cathay too, but some of those birds are old. Real old. Well taken care of, but old. Depends on the amount of ti...

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qf789 wrote:
TAP A330-900 CS-TUO at the delivery center in TLS

Image

https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 70081?s=20
It was delivered yesterday to TAP

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by AECM
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 942
Views: 177159

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Does anyone have some information's regarding the A339 performance?

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by AECM
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34295

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

OMG, I missed quotes, STC is playing hardball! “if there is one cent missing from the final payment” yet airlines are often willing to accept a machine they know has problems. He said Emirates will do not do so any longer. “Is that not unreasonable?” he asked. “We have 615 people on 15 or 20 of the...

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by AECM
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 95428

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Airbus A330 -343 1012 C-GEGI Air Canada at GIG 11aug19, CS-reg, Star Alliance cs prior delivery ex CS-TOW (skyliner)


C-GEGI might fly to Canada tomorrow

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by AECM
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34295

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Pellegrine wrote:
Are there problems with the RR T1000-TENs or was it just the original packages?


Around April 2019 premature blade deterioration of the HPT was found on SIA B78X with RR1000 TEN.

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by AECM
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34295

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

The a330 portion of the order, could definitely be in danger because the t1000 is not performing as promised. Lightsaber Excuse me, but the T1000 is not powering any a330. The T7000 is. What are the performance issues with the T7000? Which promise has not been kept? So far there is no report of pro...

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by AECM
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 86059

Re: 787 vs A350 range

xwb565 wrote:
AECM wrote:
xwb565 wrote:

New frame a359- full payload(i.e mzfw), 13.5hrs and 5.9t/hr.


:D How about Qatar A35K in IAH and DFW flights?


I only have general figures for the a35k. No idea about the QR frames on those sectors.


I see, do you have some figures for a MZFW flight of an A35K?

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by AECM
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 86059

Re: 787 vs A350 range

4.8t-5.0t/hour depending on trip length. I am somewhat skeptical but perhaps you have a better idea. Hi, Any new figures for payload / fuel burn regarding A339 or A35K? :scratchchin: :spin: New frame a359- full payload(i.e mzfw), 13.5hrs and 5.9t/hr. :D How about Qatar A35K in IAH and DFW flights?

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by AECM
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

Reported Asiana reducing its LHR frequencies to 5x weekly effective October 28, and leased the 2x weekly slots to Kuwait Airways https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/08/30/asiana-cuts-flight-frequency-at-london-heathrow/ Seems Kuwait-London will see quite some capacity growth with...

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by AECM
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 942
Views: 177159

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

With the weight increase on the 339, there is almost no need for the A359 anymore. Delta will fly the 339 to it's limits, trans pacific, everywhere. Let me know when the A339neo can fly ATL-ICN a 13+ hour flight in a 359, same with DTW-PVG with passenger and a good cargo load. The 251T 339 can easi...

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by AECM
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47458

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

MTOW increase on the 777-9? Not necessarily, additional fuel tanks and reduced payload can work with the current MTOW A 352t MTOW and 181t OEW 777-9 takes 414pax on 7525nm with 129t of fuel (352-181-41=129). London Sydney is what >9300nm, you will need 129*9300/7525=160t of fuel for the same 352t T...

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by AECM
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47458

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Boeing to offer 777-9x’ with palletized extra fuel tanks as stopgap until 778? https://www.airlineratings.com/news/boeing-offer-qantas-special-777x-9s-project-sunrise/ “Apparently the Boeing strategy of offering the larger 777X-9 will also enable Qantas to operate the flights a little earlier than ...

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by AECM
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 318
Views: 70681

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

The GE90 can be disassembled to a fan section and core section and I believe both will fit on a 747 freighter. I have seen the two sections being trucked up I-405 from the SEA area to PAE. Complete GE90 units need to be delivered via an An-124 and I have seen those "drop-shipped" via such...

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by AECM
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78648

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

There seems to be confusion as to whether the -900 and -1000 center tanks are the same size, the ACAP doesn't give tank sizes just total load, could you point us to public information on if this is true or not. According to Leeham.net, in an interview with Airbus about the fuel system of the A350 f...

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by AECM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78648

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

319 tonne A350-1000 was released in the Airbus product brochure in April of this year. I thought it was only a rumor. In this case a possible ULR should be based on this 319 ton or can the MTOW increase more? It was published for some time now, see page 24 https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corpora...

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by AECM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78648

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

zeke wrote:
319 tonne A350-1000 was released in the Airbus product brochure in April of this year.


I thought it was only a rumor. In this case a possible ULR should be based on this 319 ton or can the MTOW increase more?

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by AECM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78648

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Why would all these airlines suddenly be interested in this frame when they were not in the base 35K? Extra range via increased tankage does not improve economics nor reduce the apparently excessive cost of the aircraft. Flying UULR is a niche endeavor. If there is an MTOW bump, then the payload-ra...

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by AECM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78648

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

FrenchBee (I hope that's what you meant) are a low cost leisure airlines and they fill their aircrafts to the brim with seats. As of now, their upcoming A35Ks are supposed to be 488 seats. That might barely get them to HNL from CDG, not PPT. The currently certified maximum Exit Limit for the A350-1...

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by AECM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 133
Views: 25919

Re: SAA Leasing A350

The longest route for SAA A333 is LHR. I think PER is doable with the A333 (ETOPS of SAA A333?) but HKG should only be possible with payload restrictions

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by AECM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 86059

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hearing some silly fuel burn numbers for the a330-900. Neither the 787-9/10 and a359 are even close but both are faster to the tune of an hour on really long flights. The much narrower fuselage probably helps a lot. Care to share some numbers? I have flown both the 330-ceo and 787, would love to se...

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by AECM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 30
Views: 4778

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Ostrower reports the trip fuel burn is just about the same with the neo carrying 70 more passengers. It has to be said that the difference goes beyond just seat count though. The neo carries a substantially more modern and heavier interior. Interesting. The a330 in general is a larger and heavier a...

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by AECM
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 68273

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

TAP Portugal is conducting CAF on the future CS-TUK (A339 with Star Alliance cs)

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by AECM
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A350 on cargo ramp at LAX?
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Qatar A350 on cargo ramp at LAX?

Think it was a charter flight for FC Bayern football club.

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by AECM
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 92
Views: 19831

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

In the 737NG production/delivery thread I see some odd comment regarding the last NG to be delivered to KLM. l/n 7542 seems to have serious issues during final assembly and there are even comments made that the l/n has changed internally at Boeing and even that a wrong set of wings was attached.......

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by AECM
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 16757

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Thanks for the info V/F. Ref the KLM, an interesting development has caught my attention. It's original msn has now been changed on internal documents to one starting with a 9 ! I've never seen this happen before with an msn but I do know that Boeing uses line numbers starting with a 9 for static a...

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by AECM
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 886
Views: 206919

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

RJMAZ wrote:
Enough thrust headroom for a 777-10


How about engine wear? Does it also has enough headroom for a overall thrust increase?

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by AECM
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10250

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Not going to happen as A350-1000 is exit-limited to 440 pax. Michael Currently yes but maybe in the future the number could rise... The A330-900 has had an exit-limit of 440...has had recently...and than Cebu Pacific has asked Airbus for more. And now the exit limit is uprated to 460 PAX and tthe n...

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by AECM
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10250

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

eamondzhang wrote:
T4thH wrote:
A Cebu Pacific A350-1000....we would see them with 500 PAX.

Not going to happen as A350-1000 is exit-limited to 440 pax.

Michael


Currently yes but maybe in the future the number could rise...

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by AECM
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9497

Re: A351 Lite

Regarding exit door limits...

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-modified-exit-doors-key-to-460-seat-cebu-a330-459203/

If each pair of this Type A-Plus exit door can provide emergency exit capability for 120 passengers, then 4 pairs can achieve a maximum of 480

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by AECM
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9497

Re: A351 Lite

According to EASA the current lowest weight variant is 005 with a MTOW of 270 Ton

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by AECM
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19562

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

zkojq wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
So therefore certainly superior to the 10 abreast A350 as that camel's nose is now squarely under the tent.


Would you care to remind us all of how many individual A350 airframes are in the ten abreast configuration?


According to SeatGuru Air Caraibes and French Bee both have A350 with 10 abreast

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by AECM
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 134888

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

According to SeatuGuru Air Caraibes A359 seat x10 in economy with 16,5 inch width I think that Airbus can change the cabin in order to allow for x10 with 17 inch width that is similar to the current Emirates B777

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by AECM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27661

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

With the first batch of A350 having 3-class without First they will probably fly to destinations currently served by similar cabin aircraft. With this what is the longest BA flight with a 3-class aircraft with no First?

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by AECM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27661

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Who decides on the registration? The first BA A350 XWB getting G-XWBA - seems like more than coincidence to me. Looking at British Airways latest Airbus registrations: A380 = G-XLE... XL being the A380 the biggest passenger jets A320NEO = G-TTN... TTN = Three Twenty Neo A321NEO = G- NEO... NEO A350...

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by AECM
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14148

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

And this has been an issue with RR powered T700 A332s & A333s. Has nothing to do with fabrics or interior materials. More below. . . Not significantly. The most likely cause would be oil entering the the pneumatic bleeds at the engine end. There's a few reasons why that could happen, but the mo...

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by AECM
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14148

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

the a330neo uses bleed air right? maybe that's a contributing factor So does the a332 and 333. My hunch is that this has nothing to do with the aircraft and could be the interiors. Something relating to the fabric or adhesive. And this has been an issue with RR powered T700 A332s & A333s. Has n...

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by AECM
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 445
Views: 86059

Re: 787 vs A350 range

xwb565 wrote:
From a lightly loaded a350 - 20t payload, 9.5hr trip, avg fuel burn only 5.1t per hour. What a difference getting higher sooner makes.
This was with one of the lower MSN A359? Original Sharklets?

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by AECM
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124956

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Kikko19 wrote:
i would expect some order of the xlr from AY, SK, and why not TP and maybe even BT that could be positioned to be a small hub in the baltics. of course these orders can happen anytime during the year.
TP will probably also get some A321XLR but probably it would be a new order or by a lessor

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by AECM
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19159

Re: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase

Airbus has formalized the expected mtow increase to 319t. Range has increased to 16,100km. Airbus has also revised the 3 class seating figures giving a seating range similar to what Boeing publishes. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Airbus-Family-Figure...

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6468

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

xwb565 wrote:
Extrapolating from a slightly shorter sector, max payload should be around 55t for the iah sector with fuel burn working out to approximately 6.7t per hour.
Out of curiosity what would be the fuel burn with a payload of 40 ton? [emoji848]

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: TAP and the A340

theobcman wrote:
AECM wrote:
theobcman wrote:
Any chance of LHR seeing the A339 ??? Would love to try !!
It's a possibility [emoji6]


Sounds like you have insider information ?!?!? I’m really hoping !
I think it's a matter of time... Someday a TAP A339 will go to LHR its just a matter of having enough planes on the fleet

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: TAP and the A340

AZa346 wrote:
Duartelmatos wrote:

I think TAP’s A340s don’t have the “license” to operate in the US anymore.

Does anyone know how to elaborate this? Could it be noise driven?
I think it's because TAP A343 don't have Controller Pilot Data Link Comumications - CPDLC installed.

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: TAP and the A340

theobcman wrote:
Any chance of LHR seeing the A339 ??? Would love to try !!
It's a possibility [emoji6]

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: TAP and the A340

LHR get a A332 more regularly but the A343 only goes there from time to time

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6468

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

:scratchchin: Any numbers regarding Payload and Fuel Burn for a specific flight?

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by AECM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: TAP and the A340

Basically TAP is keeping the A343 until the end of 2019 as a precaution in case they have some issue with the A339. The 4 aircraft were delivered in 1994 and all have more than 100.000 hours, they have been great machines :airplane:

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