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by AECM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 37365

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

Given the topic and points under discussion, I think this article (published 2 days ago) may offer some insight or be a springboard for more discussion: Aer Lingus to use A321neos to Newark + Toronto, with its A330-300s having 50% higher costs, RDC Apex platform shows https://www.anna.aero/2020/08/...

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by AECM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight
Replies: 39
Views: 7226

Re: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight

Congrats to FedEx. With 19,600 pound of useful payload and great short field performance, the ATR is the perfect Caribbean island hopper. More than likely this plane will be able to accept small containers and half pallets. I doubt your loading full 125’ PMC’s According to ATR ULD capability • 7x L...

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by AECM
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 231
Views: 37365

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

In the XLR Airbus is changing from a double-slotted to single-slotted inboard flap design due to the combination of the new engines and sharklets.

https://www.flightglobal.com/analysis-how-airbus-is-redesigning-the-a321xlr-high-lift-system/133241.article

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by AECM
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9890

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

As a side note the first A330-200 MSN181 was retired in November 2018 after flying for around 22 years, It was also the prototype and started flying with RR and then shifted to PW engines, then went to Austrian Airlines for 7 years with the Star Alliance c/s and in 2007 went to TAP Portugal also wea...

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by AECM
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29556

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

The biggest part of the fuselage that melted is near the vertical fin (probably ignition point?) and looking at the extension of the damages in the fuselage it seems to have happen near the final stage of the cargo loading and then the fire spread to other goods inside.... Plastic wrapping and cardb...

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by AECM
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

Could we see Airbus or a separate company later on offer a program to plug the 2LR door and have the option to add another OWWE (like on the 319) on current 321CEOs and early NEOs to match the cabin flex option? Technically its not impossible but the associated costs for certification will be high ...

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by AECM
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

The ACF is lighter and offers more flexibility regarding cabin layout, American currently has four different cabin versions of the A321: A321CEO (no sharklets) = C16Y171 A321CEO (with sharklets) = F10C20W36Y36 A321CEO (with sharklets) = C16W33Y132 A321NEO = C20Y176 We can even compare to the cabin ...

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by AECM
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Exit Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: A321Neo Exit Configurations

The ACF is lighter and offers more flexibility regarding cabin layout, American currently has four different cabin versions of the A321: A321CEO (no sharklets) = C16Y171 A321CEO (with sharklets) = F10C20W36Y36 A321CEO (with sharklets) = C16W33Y132 A321NEO = C20Y176 We can even compare to the cabin l...

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by AECM
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 434
Views: 150596

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 G-VRNB MSN 415, second test flight TLS-TLS (6 Jul)

SIDEBAR:
I totally forgot that VS was getting rid of their Flying Lady. Did they standardize on a single replacement, or will there be multiple iterations?


Multiple

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by AECM
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12115

Re: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCVif-9lqK ... vfqo2apmc6
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Hifly posted today on Instagram the conversion of their A380 to cargo (removal of economy seats) to a total of 300 m3 and up to 60 tons of cargo

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCVif-9lqK ... vfqo2apmc6

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by AECM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

The PT Government intend to contract an external company to hire a new independent and international management team. TAP will shrink in order to survive and grow again in the future.

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by AECM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23827

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Talking about Norwegian B787 and TAP A321LR we can do a layout comparison TAP A321LR C16Y155 Norwegian B788 W32Y259 Norwegian B789 W35Y309 So if Norwegian would ever operate a A321XLR I think they could go for something like W20Y155. Their current B738 is Y186 and their B7M8 is Y189 so this type of ...

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by AECM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which all-white A330 seen parked at YUL on a video?
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Which all-white A330 seen parked at YUL on a video?

That bird is CS-TQP, A332

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by AECM
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: A380 into Heathrow - 01 July 2020

Hi, first time post, apologies if its in the incorrect place. My son and I are looking to watch some A380 landings at Heathrow. There is one scheduled to land today at 2:17pm. Can anybody help us with what runway / area we can view? Thanks A useful link with information about LHR https://www.spotte...

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by AECM
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

SEPilot wrote:
What is the longest regularly scheduled 789 flight?


Looking at FR24 AVG flight duration i think the top 3 are:

UA101 - IAD - SYD AVG 17h17
QF9 - PER - LHR AVG 16h59
UA29 - SIN - SFO AVG 16h19

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by AECM
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

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. And they did it with a complete different type of engine manufacture when in the case of the A350 its the same manufacture an...

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by AECM
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 XWB's wing weight
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Re: A350 XWB's wing weight

I have posted this before on another topic, I found a picture in Twitter from a Finnair Captain flying one of their lastest A359 (OH-LWO) from DUB to HEL after a cargo flight. In the return leg to HEL the plane was empty (probably only two pilots on board) and in one of the pictures if we take into ...

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by AECM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 3754

Re: A321NEO and A321XLR Structural and System Changes

Pretty big change to the flaps, going from double slotted to a new single slot design (apparently different from the single design on the A319/A320) Interesting they went from double to single slotted flaps. I always thought the double slot on the A321 was to increase the lift capability at low spe...

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by AECM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The A350 received some updates in the past and since a certain point in time all the A359 are produced with the new winglets, correspondent wing twist, door frames and nose landing gear from the A35K. These upgrades translate in the capability to reach 280ton MTOW. Looking at them from the outside t...

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by AECM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17127

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

The way I read that would be an actual tow of approx 285t. That explains the low fuel burn compared to the usual 6.8t at higher weights. That 6.3t per hour would be only .3t per hour more than an a359 for a similar payload. Airbus can just sit on this bird and wait for the market to come to it once...

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by AECM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: A339 performance for AirAsia X on KUL-Europe

The A330 Aircraft Characteristics document was updated this month and now there is a Payload x Range graph for the A339


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by AECM
Fri May 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24889

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

If I understand well, current A330's gear is maxed out on weight. If you need more, you'd need to add a central leg, like on the A340. Airbus is certifying A330NEO with MTOW up to 251 ton without any central leg. Additionally a new 245ton MTOW variant was added to EASA A330NEO TCDS I think he meant...

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by AECM
Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24889

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

Yes, the A330 started around 212t but it was never really optimized for that weight. Early A330s are just severely gimped planes, hence why most have been scrapped or just sitting in storage. If I understand well, current A330's gear is maxed out on weight. If you need more, you'd need to add a cen...

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by AECM
Fri May 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24889

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

Sokes wrote:
The A330 started IIRC with 212 t. Did it ever got a new landing gear?


The A330 and A340 programs are very similar so probably the A330 gear is capable of higher weights because it was developed thinking of A340 weights

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by AECM
Wed May 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18375

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

I'm guessing you mean ZFW limited. No. MZFW (Maximum Zero Fuel Weight) of A359ULR is similar/close to standard A359. I said ZFW and not MZFW for a reason. And the MZFW of the -ULR is several tonnes lower than that of an equivalent weight option standard bird, and actually, most of the lower-WV sele...

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by AECM
Tue May 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Informations on the resumption of their flights is rather confusing on the TAP website, with no precise date, and with a search engine that runs empty without giving any result (neither positive nor negative) for the destinations still suspended. I find it surprising that, while Portugal is less af...

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by AECM
Mon May 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

GoncaloRibas wrote:
TP will fly 2xw between Lisbon and Newark in June


It's the current plan, lets see if nothing changes...

Current plan has of today:

https://www.flytap.com/en-pt/promo/ready-to-go?accordionid=deeb1b68-b897-4829-beea-87b3f684b398-content

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by AECM
Sun May 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

BOS should be quick to resume as well, from both PDL and LIS. At least CS-TJM/N should be ETOPS equipped, as they were with Primera Air previously and TP kept the Primera Air configuration, giving TP currently six ETOPS-equipped A21Ns (two non-LR and four-LR)...CS-TJM/N and CS-TXA/B/C/D, with -E/F ...

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by AECM
Sun May 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

For the time being TAP Air Portugal operates some pretty interesting routes like: May 24, 2020: XMN - OPO TP9192 A339 CS-TUQ non-stop 13hrs49min: https://www.flightradar24.com/TAP9192/248e067f TAP has been doing almost every week flights to China to bring medical equipment. Today there was a flight...

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by AECM
Sat May 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

The last two i think were only to be deliver later this year or in 2021 and if this is the case they can try to delay or even change for more A321LR, who knows. I would hope they wait for the XLR. The LR isn't quite what they expected it to be. This past Winter it had to make quite a few refueling ...

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by AECM
Fri May 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

The plan must be to retire the 7 A330-200 and keep both the 19 (+2 orders) A330neo’s and all the A321neoLR and respective orders for long haul. For medium/ short haul, we may see a big part of the A320 CEO family going away, only keeping NEO aircrafts and respective orders. Basically it’s speeding ...

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 447
Views: 30201

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

If possible i think the reduction of the fleet will be made by accelerating the retirement of the older aircraft, TAP currently has 17 x A319 with an average age of 20,5 years and 10 x A320CEO that are between 16 and 21 years old. Also the 4 x EMB195 were also planned to leave, the 8 x AT72 will pro...

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

777 Mech ...... didn't DAL team up with a tire company to have some special tires made a few yrs back to aid performance out of Jo'Burg or I'm dreaming that happened JNB's longest runway is 14,495ft/4,421m long - that is 2,105ft/645m longer than the longest runway at ATL. Is that enough to overcome...

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Not anymore they don’t. Not for quite a while. With the 777’s retired, they don’t think so either. The timing of the retirements suggests that DL believes it can get 278t or 280t A359s in time to support WFU 77Ls They have 4 on property now, N512DN, N513DZ, N514DN,N515DN. These 4 have the latest wi...

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61002

Re: SAA Leasing A350

evanb wrote:
AECM wrote:
evanb wrote:

Lifts 270t to 275t (depending on temperature) on the JNB-JFK sector carrying roughly 90t of fuel.


90t of fuel is for the trip or also including reserves?


Yes. Carrying 90t, not burning.
So payloads were 35 ton up? Full passenger plus some cargo?

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61002

Re: SAA Leasing A350

evanb wrote:
AECM wrote:
While the A359 was on the JNB-JFK routes does anyone have and can share some info about payload and fuel burns?


Lifts 270t to 275t (depending on temperature) on the JNB-JFK sector carrying roughly 90t of fuel.


90t of fuel is for the trip or also including reserves?

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by AECM
Thu May 21, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61002

Re: SAA Leasing A350

While the A359 was on the JNB-JFK routes does anyone have and can share some info about payload and fuel burns?

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by AECM
Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10745

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Currently from the 13 A359 that Delta has only 2 have the new Sharklets, correspondent wing twist and probably 280 ton MTOW while the remaining should be 275 ton birds. This combined with the decrease in bookings will probably make a more efficient route and increase the revenue by doing ATL-JNB-CPT...

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by AECM
Wed May 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10745

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

I found a picture in Twitter from a Finnair Captain flying one of their lastest A359 (OH-LWO) from DUB to HEL after a cargo flight. In the return leg to HEL the plane was empty (probably only two pilots on board) and in one of the pictures if we take into account the GW and FOB the OEW = 135,500 Kg....

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by AECM
Tue May 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: engine derivatives
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: engine derivatives

It's a balancing act at the end taking into account thrust requirements, maximum dimensions of the engine, weight, etc All of the current Trent engines are based on a 3 shaft architecture Trent 7000 Bypass ratio 10:1 Overall Pressure 50:1 Fan 112 in (284 cm) and 20 blades 8 IPC, 6 HPC, 1 HPT, 1 IPT,...

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by AECM
Mon May 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?
Replies: 98
Views: 10745

Re: Can the A359 Do JNB-ATL for DL With Meaningful Cargo?

Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L?

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by AECM
Sun May 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24889

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

Hifly operates two A339 and according to their website:

CS-TKY - C18Y353 - DOW = 126 ton
9H-SZN - C32W21Y237 - DOW =132,505 ton

For comparison they also have a former Singapore A333 that is 6,5 years old

9H-TAJ - C30Y255 - DOW = 123,860 ton

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by AECM
Thu May 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123064

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Anyone has an idea of the average payload Delta was flying in the ATL-JNB-ATL?

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by AECM
Tue May 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24889

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

The A330P2F was possible without the need to raise the nose section like in the A332F, so if there is an opportunity and interest i think Airbus can think about a A332F interior floor and reinforcements in a A338 with up to 251 ton MTOW (the current A330 Freighter has a 233 ton MTOW). This possible ...

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by AECM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 515
Views: 64731

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Airbus has EASA approved pallet conversion for main deck 20 airlines interested https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a350s-become-freighters-through-airbus-pallet-for-seat-swap/138161.article Is this what LOT is trying to get Boeing to do on the 787s? One thing I can’t figure out is how does ...

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by AECM
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757-200 range
Replies: 15
Views: 2864

Re: 757-200 range

Out of curiosity how do they compare regarding fuel performance decrease over time? Does one get more wing time than the other?

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by AECM
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 434
Views: 150596

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

What's with these talks I'm hearing about an A350F? It was part of the original presentation back in 2006, but I have not heard anything about Airbus starting serious discussions with potential customers or dedicating serious design resources to it's development. EDIT : Cargo Facts is reporting Air...

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by AECM
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28241

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

I think that in certain companies the B779 extra cabin volume will be used more has 4 a class layout with First and the A35K has a 3 class layout without First

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by AECM
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR closes 27R
Replies: 23
Views: 4622

Re: LHR closes 27R

BA B789 EWR-LHR makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW188/23e945be LOT Polish Airlines B737-800 makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/LOT2HR/23e9a04a The BA 789 actually made missed approaches on both runways and ended up declaring a mayday due to low fuel. A350 XWB...

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