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.Jump to post
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?
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!
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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 ...Jump to post
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 reasonJump to post
SQ wehsite showing estimated departure 0430Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 MacauJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:I’ve heard of EK having issues with the on wing time of the Trent 900s.
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 ...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I've been waiting 30+ years for another runway at LHR. The BANANAs are winning...
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...Jump to post
Cannot wait to see the 1st CX A350-1000 roll out and 1st flight! Their livery on the A350 looks great!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post