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by scotron11
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50776

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Yes I get that. So where is an official statement? They seem to still accept their 787s.. but nothing on their A350s....kinda weird to me. You would think they would have given an indication which direction they are going...but nothing.

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50776

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Seems plausable ...seems a real crazy situation EY is in right now....to go to nothing from where they were is quite amazing!

Then again...Pan Am...TWA come to mind...remember them?

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50776

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I find it quite remarkable that there has not been any official word from EY..Airbus or Boeing.

Especially Airbus with 62 A350s on the line. Notwithstanding they can place those frames with other carriers, it's a big chunk of their order book!

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by scotron11
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25249

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

They keep deferring the A350s while ordering Boeing widebodies right left and center. I do not see them getting any A350s, otherwise they would be on site already with the A350-1000s.

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133179

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Thatcher's been long gone...is time they resurrected the World Tails...I thought it was great. Not knocking their current livery..but WT was cool IMHO.

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by scotron11
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 9131

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

For what their investment was, I would say Airbus would be happy with 600 copies. Willie Walsh said last year that fuel costs on the 330ceo was not that much vs the 787

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by scotron11
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630717

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to the A350 Production List....the 1st 35K for Etihad is now listed as undergoing final assembly and is at Station 30 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list&ved=2ahUKEwjXz-Wsla7fAhWSDOwKHa1GAQcQFj...

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by scotron11
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630717

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Curious too, has MSN 290 skipped or not being built? Cheers

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by scotron11
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63322

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

[quote="ElroyJetson"]The A339 is fine as a TATL bird for DL. However, I think they made a big mistake cancelling the 787 order. The 788 and 789 would have been perfect out of SEA as an example, and could have opened up some new markets for them. MSP could have also benefited. I agree with ...

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by scotron11
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63322

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

DL is a major customer of both OEMs, surprised Boeing didn't lowball the price on the 787 like they supposedly did with HA, if that was the reason

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by scotron11
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway
Replies: 38
Views: 10708

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

SQ wehsite showing estimated departure 0430

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by scotron11
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR |Trent 7000 delays
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

RR |Trent 7000 delays

RR repoerting problems delivering T7000 engines to Airbus for the A330neo. Only 10 engines delivered thru end of this month. Airbus expected 30 by year end! RR need this like a hole in the head! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-26/rolls-royce-says-it-s-far-short-of-engines-for-new-air...

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by scotron11
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reducing EDI to 5 x weekly
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Emirates reducing EDI to 5 x weekly

Emirates will reduce their EDI-DXB schedule to 5 x weekly eff Oct 28. This on top of Norwegian axing their service to USA. Norwegian cited APD as main culprit Excluding holiday season, EK will resume daily service June 2019. Makes sense as they still have their double daily to GLA. I would expect th...

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by scotron11
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26313

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

So I guess any HKG based crew rostered on BA 31 and BA 27 tonight will be on the flights...but as sacked employees not working crew!

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by scotron11
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26313

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month

Update – 26th September 2018: In a leaked memo from BA’s Area Manager for its ‘Worldwide Fleet’, the airline confirms it is to close the Hong Kong base due to non-specified “commercial reasons” which made it “unviable for us to continue to operate the base”. The airline said in the memo that the ter...

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by scotron11
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17250

Re: Future of the A338

For those who say that the A330 replacement market hasn't come yet, when that market comes in say, the mid-2020s where late Model A330s are gonna get replaced, what additional advantages would the A330neo gain over the 787 that it doesn't currently possess now? -Capex? That argument is getting shak...

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by scotron11
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17250

Re: Future of the A338

If there was some confusion inside Airbus 15 years ago over which wide body market segment its products were ‘supposed’ to compete with, that confusion is certainly over now. The A350 was burdened with some cognitive dissonance over whether it was supposed to address the Dreamliner market, or the 7...

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by scotron11
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4574

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

6 month visitor visa for UK from China is UK89.00 (US125)...European visa an additional 60 euros. UK nationals single trip tourist to China is UK30.00. No visa fee for HK or Macau

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by scotron11
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals
Replies: 28
Views: 4574

Re: British Airways seeks increased presence in China via mainland airline deals to keep pace with European rivals

When a Chinese tourist makes a once in a lifetime trip to Europe they need a visa. They get themselves an EU visa for the Schengen zone. If they want to visit the UK, they need a separate UK visa. Most don't bother, and only visit mainland Europe. This cannot improve with Brexit unless the UK gover...

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by scotron11
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 15540

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

Tell those living near the airport to bugger off. I'm sure 99% moved there after there was any form of airport there anyway!!! You move next to an airport then expert it to be quiet.... Totally agree 100%. I remember when DFW was 1st built. There was practically nothing around the airport. Look at ...

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by scotron11
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archaic ownership rules against airlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: ARCHAIC OWNERSHIP RULES AGAINST AIRLINES

Sky TV being owned by foreign companies itself probably doesn't have much problem, but then what if other US companies also own iTV and BBC and such? While there might not be laws against such situation, it would most likely still be undesirable to population of the UK As you say, there are no spec...

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by scotron11
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archaic ownership rules against airlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: ARCHAIC OWNERSHIP RULES AGAINST AIRLINES

I fear you have just opened a can of worms here.... And what's with the all capital case in the title? Basically, the answer to your question is that it is partly for historical reasons (remember the period of the flag carriers, where SABENA, for example, was synonymous with Belgium?), and partly b...

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by scotron11
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630717

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Very nice looking A359 for Vietnam! Wasn't there supposed to be a QR in OneWorld livery too?

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by scotron11
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archaic ownership rules against airlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Archaic ownership rules against airlines?

News is that COMCAST has bid over $30B to take ownership of SKY TV here in UK. Now SKY TV, itself 39% controlled by 21st Century Fox, is also subject to a bid by DISNEY to takeover 21st Century Fox. All 3 entities are US corporations. It got me thinking why cannot an airline do the same, be it USA, ...

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by scotron11
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21763

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

I don’t disagree with this course of action by EK. Playing the diplomatic and calm approach has just seen the US3 try and gain more of the headlines. What has to be made clear is that for every action there is a reaction, and UAE have a few very strong cards in their deck to play if the US3 continu...

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by scotron11
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 17803

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

AFAIK no one operates the B787-9 out of JNB. Correct me if im wrong

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by scotron11
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation division
Replies: 29
Views: 3366

Re: Will GE's trouble have influence on their aviation devision

The aero engine part of GE is very valuable (approx $100BN) on its own. So I do not see a negative going forward. In fact, with the huge backlogs at both A & B, its value should increase as more and more single aisle jets are sold, not to mention the widebody side.

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by scotron11
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43212

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Love the black...,makes it look a real aggressive

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14752

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Is it me or things @ Eithad is moving south rather quickly When you dramatically over-grow beyond break even, getting to break even is a long way down. While cargo is recovering, EY lacks scale as already noted. If EY is getting rid of A330Fs, I bet the 777Fs are sold. To others: EY is abandoning b...

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY Grounds A330 Frieghters-Offers Pilots Unpaid Leave
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

EY Grounds A330 Frieghters-Offers Pilots Unpaid Leave

EY has grounded their 5xA330 Frieghters, including the newest one delivered less than 1yr ago. They will concentrate their cargo ops on their 5x777Fs. Options under consideration are either selling or leasing the A330Fs. Additionally, been reported they have offered their pilots unpaid leave from on...

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan
Replies: 23
Views: 8797

Re: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan

From Boeing, they are due an additional 4x787-9s from an ititial order of 23. The 777X order is made up of 8x778s and 17x779s and 30x 787-10s. From Airbus they are due 40x359s and 22x35Ks. Deliveries on the on the A350s and B787-10s supposedly to start this year.

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan
Replies: 23
Views: 8797

Re: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan

I do not think EY will consider giving more investment to AZ seeing as they already lost their initial 1.7B euro stake from 2014. Far less give them new aircraft!

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan
Replies: 23
Views: 8797

Re: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan

One remaining legacy of the Hogan-lead expansion policy is an incredible order backlog of wide body aircraft - I think new management will be wondering quite what to do with that! 787, 350, 778 and 779, and all in not-very-modest quantities! It will be interesting to see what happens with these ord...

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract
Replies: 46
Views: 6548

Re: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract

Guess I got the wrong end of the stick...AFAIK EA were not interested in doing further PIPs but RR were. Otherwise, why did EK order RR for their 50 A380s? You would think they would have stayed with the EA...gee...they already running 90 of them! EK was also hoping to butter up RR in regards to an...

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract
Replies: 46
Views: 6548

Re: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract

I’ve heard of EK having issues with the on wing time of the Trent 900s. oooh.....from where??? There were articles about EK being unhappy with the engine and there was a recent discussion where a few users mentioned issues. Guess I got the wrong end of the stick...AFAIK EA were not interested in do...

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by scotron11
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract
Replies: 46
Views: 6548

Re: BBG: GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates A380 Contract

ikolkyo wrote:
I’ve heard of EK having issues with the on wing time of the Trent 900s.



oooh.....from where???

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by scotron11
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103388

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I never attached much likelyhood to the used A380s idea, unlike many others here. Just tactics to get the price down. BA never bought used WB's as far as I know. Replacing 50 747s with 12 A380s and a bunch of twins.. equally unlikely. BA replacing a 747 by a 777 fro LHR means cutting capacity from ...

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT
Replies: 24
Views: 3567

Re: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT

Why not MAD-HKG? CX only flies 4x weekly using a 77W

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21856

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

IAGs BA has 18 firm and 18 options on the 35K. As a group, IAG holds 43 firm and 57 options on the A350.

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11753

Re: Emirates will start SCL

scotron11 wrote:
SQ flew SIN-BCN-GIG 3x weekly but suspended it in 2016 because of weak sales. I guess if the traffic is there they could restart it again, but where would the stop be? BCN again....or?


oops....meant SIN-BCN-GRU :banghead:

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11753

Re: Emirates will start SCL

SQ flew SIN-BCN-GIG 3x weekly but suspended it in 2016 because of weak sales. I guess if the traffic is there they could restart it again, but where would the stop be? BCN again....or?

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by scotron11
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 29333

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

Curious as to why there are issues with the blades on this one engine....seems a major cock-up by RR and a costly one to boot!

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3477

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

SQ does send their A359 to JNB daily. Also their SIN-DME-ARN is now a A359 too,

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 11443

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

I do not see any UK airline complaining about the so called ME3 or CN3-4-5-6! In fact, WW at IAG has been pushing and pushing the UK government to make it easier for citizens of China to obtain visas to visit UK! The problem for Willie Walsh is that QR is by far the biggest shareholder in IAG with ...

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 11443

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

I do not see any UK airline complaining about the so called ME3 or CN3-4-5-6! In fact, WW at IAG has been pushing and pushing the UK government to make it easier for citizens of China to obtain visas to visit UK! It is kinda weird that the US3 has taken a stand against the ME3, but not against any C...

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals
Replies: 26
Views: 6801

Re: London Heathrow Airport: 3rd Runway & New Terminal Proposals

lightsaber wrote:
I've been waiting 30+ years for another runway at LHR. The BANANAs are winning...

Lightsaber


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630717

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Interesting to note that CX has stated their intentions of where their A350-1000s will be flying but not a peep out of QR.

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by scotron11
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27108

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

A359 LAX-HKG, how will that affect their loads? So is A359 replaces all 77W? It’s a 35K or 1000 for LAX. The 35K won’t have F so it will be probably 1 at most 2 daily with atleast 2 daily remaining 4 class 77W. Just curious why CX would not put an F cabin on the 35K? If they are sending it to LAX a...

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by scotron11
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630717

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

Cannot wait to see the 1st CX A350-1000 roll out and 1st flight! Their livery on the A350 looks great!

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by scotron11
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 14219

Re: PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

Well, I was going to comment that DY made IAG respond with LEVEL, but I don't think LEVEL was created just to compete with DY. Main reason being they have chosen ORY to be their next base as opposed to LGW, even after obtaining those slots from Monarch. So maybe there is a method to DYs madness and ...

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