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by scotron11
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 7378

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Kinda typical under the government of Najib Razak, one of the worlds biggest kleptocrat! I guess there was a lot of fallout over Najibs fawning over Donald Trump and his proclaiming MAS would be ordering 787s over A330neos.

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170021

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/10/16/lufthansa-offers-500-million-euro-for-alitalia-planes-staff-paper.html "Lufthansa reportedly offers 500 million euros ($590 million) to acquire the planes, airport runway slots and air crew of Italy's ailing national carrier Alitalia"...

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170021

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Despite what some may say, AZ will never fail. If no airline will buy it, eventually some rich italian billionaire will get paid by the government to buy AZ and “turn it around.” Well, according to WIKI, AZ has had only 1 profitable year (1998) since their founding in 1946! Pretty incredible. Certa...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170021

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The cash flow atm is actually ok given that they have protection from creditors and they've been selling dirt cheap advance tickets. LHR to DEL sells for 900£ in J. FCO to DEL is a little over 400 eur both return. Right now the MD is the former Head of EK in Italy so he's pushing for new destinatio...

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by scotron11
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170021

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Italy can manipulate it as much as it likes to, but Alitalia is a defacto government-owned and controlled airline. So no one in their right minds would buy it as it is, and the government cannot give it away without a lot of the staff, with the remaining staff on much less generous contracts, somet...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170021

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Every time I see a new post in this thread I keep thinking it'll be some definite news about a last flight or something. Well I guess I'll have to wait a few more days/weeks. Your agony is confirmed! http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2017/10/13/alitalia-to-get-300-mn-more-3_afe401a1-38ea-46e...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60086

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

I believe the 787 fiasco was all PM Najib Razak showing off to Donald Trump as the DOJ has named him as a crook! I believe the MOU with Boeing will not be firmed up as the A350 will do the same job and as mentioned, delivery is expected soon.

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by scotron11
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 5070

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

MH is owned by a government investment fund. SQ is also owned by their government investment fund, Temasek Holdings. So no, I do not see SQ being interested in MH.

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11620

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Where have you guys been? Manufacturer loans, financing, and equity participation into airlines, particularly distressed ones is quite common. In US alone manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer have participated easily in dozen plus such deals. I dont think there has been a singl...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11620

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I’m pretty sure Airbus did the same back when US and HP merged, 250 million dollar loan and they lined up to be a customer for the original A350. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/05/20/business/us-airways-and-america-west-plan-to-merge.html?referer= This was not a loan,,this was paid "off shore...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11620

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

I’m pretty sure Airbus did the same back when US and HP merged, 250 million dollar loan and they lined up to be a customer for the original A350. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/05/20/business/us-airways-and-america-west-plan-to-merge.html?referer= This was not a loan,,this was paid "off shore...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11620

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Nothing odd about it. Obviously Boeing wanted the airline to succeed so it could take on its rather large 737 order. Considering 737s are popular and in demand, and $135 million is basically pocket change to Boeing, it is a low risk deal for Boeing with a lot of potential reward if successful (whic...

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 28384

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

They already have A350-900's on order so it seems logical that they might convert some or all of the neos to the A359. I don't see the 787 ending up in their fleet. Yes, AirAsia Group is all-Airbus, or should I say Airbus #1 customer, alongside with IndiGo. The 787 was thrown in to squeeze some dis...

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by scotron11
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8756

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

In my view that big MAX order and the murky financial dealings from Greybull Capital securing it must have contributed hugely to ZB's downfall. Forever changing strategies can't have helped - ordering 787's then cancelling them, pulling off long-haul then announcing an intention to return just a we...

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 11493

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

The A330neo order was a replacement for their earlier A350 order

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by scotron11
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58518

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

It makes sense Airbus would want to have a DPA (Deferred Prosecution Agreement) encompassing all instances and pay a one off fine. RR paid £671M in theirs earlier this year. The fine represented corruption charges in 7 countries ( Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia.) :wh...

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by scotron11
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert
Replies: 16
Views: 3035

Re: SAA said to be hiring Peter Davies as turnaround expert

dredgy wrote:
Only if he’s given real power to make change, but yes, a promising step


From what I've read, not if Dudu Myemi is still in charge! Zumas favorite pet

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by scotron11
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 30519

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

The trouble with gov't bailout's is there is a tendency (whatever country) for corporations to just carry on expecting the inevitable next bailout further down the line. I would emagine that SA has enough business to create a workable business model.But if they can't/won't you just have to be prepa...

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by scotron11
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20052

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

Airbus must have quite a few productions slots open what with the AA and UA deferrals, if JAL wanted either the 359 or 351 earlier.

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by scotron11
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2925
Views: 353183

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... sh-441667/
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Walsh at IAG says the NMA could be too late to market. IAG is taking delivery in 2019 of the A321LR for EI, and could be deployed to other carriers in the group.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... sh-441667/

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by scotron11
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60086

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

But surely so can the A350 do the job quoted above for the same reasons that the 789 can. Since MH would own their 787s, I expect they're being careful and conservative in their analysis before they decide whether or not to commit to taking them and, if so, deploying them on such routes. MH does wa...

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by scotron11
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY appoints Tony Douglas as new CEO
Replies: 12
Views: 2760

Re: EY appoints Tony Douglas as new CEO

PerfectGriffin wrote:
From the ministry of defence? Intereating decision for a commercial airline.


Seeing they were responsible for the RAF MRTT cockup! But he did work for Abu Dhabi ports b4,.so maybe they know him,

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by scotron11
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27866

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

My guess of potential 787 orders for delivery in the 2020-2025 period. 10 each - Air Canada 20 each - Air China 10 each - Air Europa 30 each - Air France / KLM 10 each - Air India 30 each - ANA 50 each - American Airlines 10 each - Avianca 20 each - British Airways 20 each - China Eastern 30 each -...

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by scotron11
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27866

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Another scenario is that there is an unwriiten understanding with EK that they will take the 787 with a reduction or big deferral on their 779s. Just my :twocents:

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by scotron11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals
Replies: 31
Views: 6203

Re: ME3 carriers enter talk about aircraft deferrals

https://www.ft.com/content/c8334df6-8da ... 6f43c5825d
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It had been predicted that something had to give as their growth could not be sustained.

https://www.ft.com/content/c8334df6-8da ... 6f43c5825d

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by scotron11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7916

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

Wonder what this means for their 777X orders?

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by scotron11
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 60086

Re: MH orders 787s

I'm kind of surprised the A330neo did not win. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, lots of trained pilots around, lots of spare parts, etc. Good range, good capacity, good economy. What am I missing? Well a new a.net narrative appearing to be forming is that it's a move to get the US Departme...

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by scotron11
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 6049

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

At first they did not order the B777-300ER. Instead they changed the A350-900 order to A350-1000. Why did they switch back to the A350-900? I suppose the A350-1000 was going to replace the B747-400? Why did the plan change? The A350-1000 is probably more advanced than the B777-300ER. In that case t...

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by scotron11
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40666

Re: Future of 777X

Should the 777X be cancelled now before they cut metal? It's too big and too heavy and there are fewer carriers big enough to order it. At the moment it looks very much like a 747-8i that simply won't sell, but production carries on regardless. How many of those current orders could actually be pai...

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by scotron11
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40666

Re: Future of 777X

LH reducing their 779 orders was a mention, not definite. It could happen or it could not. However, we should know more on their intention sometime this month

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by scotron11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18506

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

scotron11 wrote:
If any ME3 is going to cancel or defer I would think it more so EY than EK, According to the EY website, they have 62 A350s and 25 777X on order. And they have certainly racked up some big losses recently. Plus right now no replacement for Horton et al



Oops!! Should be HOGAN..........apologies!!

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by scotron11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18506

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

If any ME3 is going to cancel or defer I would think it more so EY than EK, According to the EY website, they have 62 A350s and 25 777X on order. And they have certainly racked up some big losses recently. Plus right now no replacement for Horton et al

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by scotron11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?
Replies: 28
Views: 4663

Re: EK going 11 abreast on 777X. Feasibility?

EK stated they had no interest in the A380 at 11 abreast, so I see no reason they would then take an 11 abreast 779!

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by scotron11
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16419

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

richardw wrote:
mig17 wrote:
richardw wrote:
.... BA and they will not go 3-4-3 on A350, only 3-3-3.


We don't know yet, 3-4-3 is not unlikely on an XWB aircraft in Economy.


Their 773ers are all 9 across in Y. Only the LGW 777 fleet will be getting 10 across in Y, so unlikely their 350-1000 will be.

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by scotron11
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16419

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

And you guys love to talk about commonality, but I guess you forgot BA has like, I don't know, the biggest 777/787 fleet in Europe? Why couldn't they get the 777-9 in 6-8 years to retire the last 747s? Sad that the title on topic is about IAG globally, not BA. Of course BA is, and will doubtless be...

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by scotron11
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16419

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Although a-net members keep telling us the 779 is perfect for BA, so far IAG is displaying very little interest in them. BA are very conservative on their 744s and 773ers in that their seating is less than 300 in total. Even their A380s only have 469 seats, which is a lot less than the high density...

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by scotron11
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 16419

IAG A350 Orders/Options

On IAGs website, they currently show 43 A350s as future deliveries with 57 options. I know 18 x A350-1000 are for BA, but where are the remaining 25 A350s going? And if their options are firmed, IAG would end up operating a total of 100 x A350s as a group, which would swamp their orders/options on t...

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by scotron11
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5535

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

Even though CX reported a loss, they will not stop getting new aircraft, as quoted by South China Moring Post: In addition to an ongoing ­restructuring drive to stem losses, the airline said it would continue to invest in more new aircraft, add in-flight Wi-fi in long-haul planes and upgrade dining ...

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by scotron11
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8819

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

EK is the only ME3 carrier that flies Europe to USA. I really do not see what the big deal is against the ME3....there are no complaints from UK against them...and they operate to more UK airports than BA! (Yes Im aware that QR is a shareholder in IAG) Let's be honest here. I have a choice of all ME...

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by scotron11
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 8717

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

Polot wrote:
scotron11 wrote:
BTW....can the A359 do EWR-HKG ok?

Obviously, or else CX would not put the plane on the route.


Seeing the rumor that DL wouldn't use it on LAX-SYD...just wondered.

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by scotron11
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 8717

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

Pretty cool...they did the same with LGW using the A359. Now MAN and TLV too, BTW....can the A359 do EWR-HKG ok?

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by scotron11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36404

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

Lufthansa's disclosures from 2013 to 2016 all show 34 FIRM orders for the 777X, plus twenty something options disclosed separately. This does not seem to be an option expiration at all. So there are a few possibilities now: 1) Boeing messed up with their order book (more likely because backlog disc...

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by scotron11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19701

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

[quote="B777LRF"]There is currently no way around the 49% ownership rules. The only way Etihad could circumvent that, would be by starting an EU based company, with directors of EU nationality, and prove to the authorities the BoD have full autonomy without interference from Abu Dhabi. Goo...

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by scotron11
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19701

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Kinda confusing...article says deadline was 6pm (I assume today) for all interested to submit non-binding offers, then goes on to say they have until Occtober to submit binding offers? What is the difference? Or is that the 6 month timeline on the bridge loan of the 600euros?

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by scotron11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26211

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Do a google search on Boeing 787 production costs....some are claiming Boeing will still have production costs exceeding $5Bn even after 2000 frames are produced, Sure...it's all sunk money...but Im scratching my head trying to understand why they are sticking to the 1300 accounting block when they ...

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by scotron11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26211

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Boeing previously said they needed an average profit of $70M per 787 to break even in the 1300 accounting block IIRC.

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by scotron11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27045

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

Also, remember that the A350 had a 2 year delay! Was supposed to be ready for delivery in 2015 but Airbus pushed it back. If not for that, who knows if UA or AA would be flying it already!

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by scotron11
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces an extensive partnership with Flydubai
Replies: 17
Views: 4546

Re: Emirates announces an extensive partnership with Flydubai

Seeing as they already have MAX8 on order (75 according to WIKI) I guess no need to order more

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by scotron11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 21524

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

[\quote] Unless DL moves to the A330/A350 having a single crew (right now I think they are separate at DL) the training benefits between the two are minimal. Who gets placed on the A350 will be dependent on seniority not prior equipment and the training will likely be more rigorous than the theoret...

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by scotron11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 21524

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Look at the weights. Newer engines can't change the laws of physics. I know I am probably going to regret this.....but yeah.....you're correct from what I've seen. The 787-9 is more efficient than the A359 on missions under 6000 nm. At extreme range missions the A359 has the edge. The heavier frame...

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