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by PDPsol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'
Replies: 24
Views: 3505

Re: AV ends BOG-MVD as of Mar 19'

AV may very well have LIM as its hub serving MVD, but BOG is its headquarters-hub, with much greater connectivity, including European markets like LHR and even MUC! I imagine developing BOG, enhancing connections throughout S. America, including smaller, yet important, business, tourist, and O&D...

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by PDPsol
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23838

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Regardless of if a mega city as Mexico City is better served with one or multiple airports, this about face is in the best Latin American tradition of zero respect for legal continuity and security. And paves the way for all sorts of speculation about what really is behind this decision. Reducing s...

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by PDPsol
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19311

Re: Mexico City new Airport

This sounds like absolutely dreadful news: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-airport/in-blow-to-business-mexicans-spurn-new-mexico-city-airport-idUSKCN1N30EE What in the world has this president-elect done in Mexico? What will happen to the new airport project in Mexico City. If this is any ...

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by PDPsol
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries
Replies: 93
Views: 19179

Re: La Tribune: Several Future A330neo Operators Have Asked Airbus To Delay Deliveries

It's always unbelievable to read how people here advise to just throw away a cash cow and simply leave the market segment. The reality is the A330neo was a half cocked program Airbus appears to have not gotten right. I think they learned some wrong lessons from the A320neo and thought it would appl...

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by PDPsol
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 68
Views: 15111

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

The Bloomberg article says KE isn’t keen on the A330NEO. I’d like to hear what it is that doesn’t interest them. Poor market traction, difficult to find financing for, cost of introducing yet another widebody with abysmal delivery rate, residual values, outperformed by the 789s they already have/fa...

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by PDPsol
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4512

Re: B6 A321LR South America

Based on Airbus published range for the A321NEO LR, EZE is within reach of FLL & MIA, and so are COR, ROS, MDZ or SCL. Watch this space with Norwegian Argentina - before they bring 787s to Argentina. https://i.postimg.cc/jSHyMkkd/Airbus.jpg Fascinating! Do you know whether Norwegian is already ...

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by PDPsol
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4512

Re: B6 A321neoLR South America

Great responses here, fascinating topic! Should have caveated DEEP S. America, beyond just northern markets like Colombia, Ecuador, and Northeast Brazil, referring to 'mega-markets' in the South Atlantic region, GRU, GIG, EZE, plus other large metro areas in Southeast Brazil, CNF, POA, CWB, as well ...

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by PDPsol
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321LR South America
Replies: 25
Views: 4512

B6 A321LR South America

Lots of posters have noted B6's potential TATL service launch with the A321neoLR. jetBlue has a whopping 85 A321neo's ordered and its most recent 2016 Airbus top-off announcement included the following interesting tidbit: Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure the New Engine Opt...

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by PDPsol
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 213006

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Will CM install J class flat beds on its MAX 10 fleet? They just received their first MAX 9, do they have plans for J class on the 9?

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by PDPsol
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

Hello all, please excuse the title but I can not think in a better way to ask this. Maybe dcajet and other members here with a deep knowledge about the aviation sector in Argentina can suggest a better way to discuss this. Bottom line, after years of growing and many new actors going to the country...

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

Hello all, please excuse the title but I can not think in a better way to ask this. Maybe dcajet and other members here with a deep knowledge about the aviation sector in Argentina can suggest a better way to discuss this. Bottom line, after years of growing and many new actors going to the country...

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by PDPsol
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 3775

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

According to thedesignnair the new interiors are also for the A350s. Plus the promotional pictures show an A350 cabin. https://thedesignair.net/2018/08/23/latam-impresses-with-new-cabin-interiors-as-part-of-us400m-investment/ Nope, the existing and to-be-delivered A350-900 fleet not listed to have ...

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by PDPsol
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM posts 2Q loss. Fleet updates
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: LATAM posts 2Q loss. Fleet updates

Also announced they are introducing 1-2-1 J class to all 9 77W and 10 (only) of their 767-300ER. All newly delivered A350s and 787s will have the new layout, but no mention of upgrades for their existing fleet.

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I would like to know why a logical investor should give a damn about Boeings past investments when finance 101 states that any financial valuations should be based on its projected FUTURE cash flows and earnings, and they've been way better at the former than Airbus over the last couple of years, t...

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Even IF Boeing's FALs in Washington and Carolina pump out 14 Dreamliners per month with a lower direct marginal cost (meaning just the cash labor and component costs), there is still the matter of $20+ billion in capitalized costs Boeing needs to make up for. Investors know these were indeed paid o...

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The assumption has been the A330neo would be cheaper because it is based on an established design, but as has been noted, Boeing has significantly reduced the production cost of the 787 and it has generally been a more capable airframe for most of their respective RFPs. So even if it costs Boeing m...

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Thanks both FlyHappy and sabby for your input. I agree it's an ironic story, the A330 neo is basically what the original A350 was supposed to be, and when clients made it clear they weren't interested and wanted an all-new design, Airbus dragged their feet for a couple of years before finally doing...

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by PDPsol
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Identifying those 'critical areas', developing strengthened engineering solutions, testing those solutions and having everything certified by relevant aviation authorities is no small feat! The variant development work is certainly impressive and speaks to this airframer's engineering prowess. The ...

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by PDPsol
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Identifying those 'critical areas', developing strengthened engineering solutions, testing those solutions and having everything certified by relevant aviation authorities is no small feat! The variant development work is certainly impressive and speaks to this airframer's engineering prowess. The i...

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by PDPsol
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20881

Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

They have 'formally' listed the variants to their airport planning documentation, illustrating the higher-weight versions will be found on tarmacs soon: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-formally-lists-251t-a330neo-as-new-weight-var-450991/ The 251t A330-900 can do 7,200 nautical mil...

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by PDPsol
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to enter the GRU-EZE route
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Avianca to enter the GRU-EZE route

Now would also be the time to determine when/how O6 and Avianca Brasil will finally merger with AV Holdings and inform about its longer term plan for A0 in Argentina. They ALSO need to finalize the UA joint-venture negotiations and announce how they intend to work together.

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by PDPsol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19311

Re: Mexico City new Airport

A 5 year delay is drastic, but not deadly for the project. I suspect the New administration will want LOTS of ‘benefits’ from the commercial aviation and engineering/infrastructure sectors in exchange for the president’s acquiescence. We shall see. This project is the most important infrastructure i...

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by PDPsol
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95705

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Very interesting indeed. From the Brazilians perspective, I am surprised about Boeing getting 80%. A 50/50 joint venture makes sense, but 80% seems very high, considering that commercial airplanes is Embraer's bred and butter, so to speak. Nevertheless, I wish both parties all the best. I believe 8...

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by PDPsol
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3477

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

Really good to hear. I've been trying to add Argentina as the last country to visit in SA but it's just too damn expensive to travel domestically. Hopefully this will make my trip to Ushuia possible. Even w/o this deregulation, I find that airfares in Argentina are quite affordable actually, You ca...

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by PDPsol
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19311

Re: Mexico City new Airport

The latest presidential election polls place AMLO as Mexico's next president; the elections are a scant 2.5 weeks away. This apparently delusional man will rule the nation, representing Mexico's almost 125 million people, North America's second-largest after the U.S. (!) and attempt to slow-down, d...

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by PDPsol
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19311

Re: Mexico City new Airport

The latest presidential election polls place AMLO as Mexico's next president; the elections are a scant 2.5 weeks away. This apparently delusional man will rule the nation, representing Mexico's almost 125 million people, North America's second-largest after the U.S. (!) and attempt to slow-down, de...

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by PDPsol
Thu May 31, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6036

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The difference with Finnair is that while the livery is terribly basic, it somehow works very, very well. It comes to life in the snowy landscapes of Finland and in winter sunlight but looks clean and sharp in almost any environment, they've also done a wonderful job in coupling the livery with the...

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by PDPsol
Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33134

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Why doesn’t EK focus on hiring local Emeraties, rather than depending on foreign pilots and scouring the planet for flying talent? How difficult would it be for EK to set up a massive local training center capable of training hundreds of pilots on an annual basis?

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by PDPsol
Fri May 18, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Airbus offering the A330NEO/A350 to AR

Why is 251t necessary ..... A332 has range rating 6850 nmi while A339 (242t) has range 6550 nmi and A338 (242t) has 7500 nmi. While the distance between EZE and JFK is only 5300 nmi for GC distance. I don't see any reason to buy higher MTOW as it increases landing fee ...... even the longest route ...

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by PDPsol
Wed May 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 132121

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The A330-900 looks great in TP livery. Hoping the entire A330neo program sells well, offering real competition to the Dreamliner and providing passengers great travel experiences!

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by PDPsol
Mon May 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9621

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

The A330-900 251t MTOW variant can do whopping 7,200 nm, or c. 13,300 km, while the A330-800 higher-weight variant offers the longest range of ANY wide body in the sub-300 seat market, with 8,150 nm, or almost 15,100 km. AR should 'take the plunge' and order the A330neo, offering easy transition fro...

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by PDPsol
Sun May 06, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina domestic market share
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Re: Argentina domestic market share

What do we know about Norwegian and its plans to start operations in Argentina this EU summer? I read they have flown back the only 737 which had AR registration. However, I wonder what impact could have the IAG bid for Norwegian when it comes to its plans for Argentina? Norwegian has/had really bi...

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by PDPsol
Wed May 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27751

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Let us now see, cutting A330 production to 50 a year in 2019 is catastrophic, a sure sign of the soon to be demise of the A330. Cutting the production of the 777 to about 40 frames this year is acceptable, normal ..? 777 production is slowing down because the 777X is being phased into the productio...

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by PDPsol
Tue May 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 10282

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

The next question relates to aircraft layouts. AR only offers 'premium economy/domestic F-type' seating, rather than a full-flat J-class seating on their new MAX 8. NO carrier in Latin America, not even CM, has launched J-class-type seating on single-aisle aircraft. All these players would need to ...

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by PDPsol
Tue May 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 10282

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

BTW, one more observation: AV also has the A321neo on order. Should its affiliate, Avianca Brasil decide to launch a route like this, it could lease examples directly from Avianca. Both carriers have swapped aircraft in the past, I believe. Finally, MAX operators, like AR, AM and CM also have lots o...

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by PDPsol
Tue May 01, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 10282

Re: 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

Anything more than 5 hours on a narrow body drives me crazy, this would be torture for me haha. Better get used to it. This is the future. Indeed. Daily MAX 8 service on this route replaces a 4x w A332. AR and its amazing MAX 8 are starting something important in South America! I believe this is ju...

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by PDPsol
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares

How can the stake in Azul have an influence in the Avianca - United relationship in the future? Neither Azul nor AV are sufficient for be the partner that *A needs in Brazil. AV does not get in a lot of cities that are necessary to connect to the *A connecting point (GRU). AD is very weak in GRU an...

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by PDPsol
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27751

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Defending market share, for a market that has been clearly unprofitable for all the incumbents involved for over a decade....is many things, but it very much doesn't fit the mould of economic rationality. At this current juncture, the A380 is the only pax VLA that's being seriously marketed and it'...

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by PDPsol
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27751

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

defending the market share ..... is EGO. Nope - it is being a competitive player in the market. You cannot give up potential orders without trying to fight for them. That would be lazy! By your logic, Boeing would also be having a massive EGO too - trying to compete with Airbus so that it can kill ...

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by PDPsol
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27751

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Actually 2-3 years ago was an ideal time for the A330ceo to have some order momentum, and it actually did. It’s possible that that momentum, while having short term gain for the ceo, did long term hard to the Neo program. In this low fuel price environment it set very low price expectations for the...

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by PDPsol
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 27751

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

It’s all part of the cycle really, IMHO. Boeing had its struggles a few years ago where so much seemed to be heading off course for them, and Airbus is currently experiencing some pain. The product range is strong and orders are still significant, so once it has ironed out its issues (mainly with e...

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by PDPsol
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9621

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Aerolineas Argentinas has made Argentina 10-20 years behind the rest of Latin America in the aviation sector (just see airport numbers in Latin America...), extremely unprofitable, inneficient and badly managed by politics. IS there really anyone in a.net that believes it is beneficial for Argentin...

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by PDPsol
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)
Replies: 17
Views: 3594

Re: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)

From what is has been said at WTTC. GIG Is no longer on Air Europa's plans. Routing for the flight would be MAD-IGR-MVD-IGR-MAD, 2x week. The hotels that Globalia is planning to build in Iguazu are 2 all inclusive resorts (plus 1 - not a resort - in Buenos Aires) http://www.pulso.cl/fueradeserie/ai...

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by PDPsol
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 9621

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Posters here appear to be discounting the a330neo as a viable option for AR. The 330-800 251t variant available 2020 has a whopping 8,150nm, or circa 15,000km, range easily capable of doing EZE-AKL, or even EZE-SYD. All here should remember AR already operates an all-Airbus wide body fleet, making t...

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by PDPsol
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17247

Re: Future of the A338

The costs of keeping a program for a decade just praying someone will come in and revive it temporarily aren't justified to get a few freighters and tankers. The cost of keeping the -800 on offer is zero. It is the same airplane as the -900, minus a couple fuselage frames, produced on the same line...

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by PDPsol
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17247

Re: Future of the A338

Don´t think there is much to worry about at the moment. The A330-300 was out in the market much earlier than the -200 was, thus the replacement cycle has started much earlier, which is reflected in the orders. And: even if the -800neo is not (commercially) not taking off: taking risks is part of ev...

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by PDPsol
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 11302

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I don’t know how large this ac actually is, but does Avianca Brasil operate GIG/NYC non-stop at all ever? If not, does anyone think that would even happen? If so would they do JFK or EWR for UA connections? No, O6 does not operate GIG-JFK. GRU-JKF is a completely different story, as it has joined D...

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by PDPsol
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17247

Re: Future of the A338

Rather surprised no one has commented on Malaysian's decision to reopen its wide body bid to Airbus and Boeing: https://www.reuters.com/article/malaysia-airlines-boeing/malaysia-airlines-launches-widebody-tender-process-could-oust-boeing-787-deal-source-idUSL4N1RF32W MH is assessing the 787, 330neo,...

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by PDPsol
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-Latin America Air Links Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 2382

Re: China-Latin America Air Links Thread

Perhaps the best, most commercially-viable non-stop alternative is from GRU, not EZE or SCL, to Southeast Asia, specifically SIN. Nonstop GRU-SIN clocks out at 16,000 kilometers, approximately 650 kilometers over the to-be-launched SIN-JFK/EWR flight. Can the A350-900 ULR variant do a GRU-SIN nonsto...

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