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by fcogafa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 25349

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

How long can Boeing continue to produce the current 777 freighter. Is the line compatible with the -9?

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by fcogafa
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 301
Views: 49376

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

Presumably it takes proportionately longer to build an A321 than an A320 so all the orders and conversions to A321 just exacerbate the current delay problems for Airbus

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by fcogafa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)
Replies: 75
Views: 12724

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

?? KLM is therefore happy to be able to expand the 787 fleet via this 'order swap'. These extra Boeing 787-10s help KLM further develop its route network in the coming years and bring the total number of Dreamliners to 28 (13 B787-9s and 15 B787s). Until we have a source other than another forum let...

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by fcogafa
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats

PEK will be split soon so will go right down

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by fcogafa
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight over London just now.
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: Odd flight over London just now.

A Be200 is regularly used as a TV relay platform during live sports events such as the London marathon, this is certainly the same thing

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by fcogafa
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94729

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

[quote]Air France will not have ordered the A319 Neo, the old A319ceo would have had a bigger benefit. Even AF will have learned of the A318 "disaster."[/unquote]

With the A319CEO no longer available, what other 150 seaters are there?

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by fcogafa
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94729

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

If the A220 wasn't around, AFR would have ordered A319NEOs at a higher cost, so is it really a great gain for Airbus?

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by fcogafa
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10257

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

if you travel round the South side of LHR, you would quickly see that whilst your 2% or so of revenue from cargo may be correct for the airlines you state, it is certainlynot the norm. There is no conceivable way that an airport with asuch a shortage of space as LHR would have so much area devoted ...

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by fcogafa
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43700

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... on-city-la
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The Global Express is certified for LCY also, recently one flew LCY to Los Angeles with an 11 pax load , amazing off a short runway

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... on-city-la

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43700

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

I seem to recall hearing that some seats are 'Block booked' by the big banks so BA get the money if the seats are filled or not

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10226

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

RalXWB wrote:
Congratulations, quite a revelation this order...


Yes, A350 operator orders more A350s.....

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 7020

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bori ... -22xg2bhtb
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RickNRoll wrote:
Third runway will be cancelled when Boris becomes PM.


Boris Johnson drops opposition to Heathrow third runway....
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bori ... -22xg2bhtb

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by fcogafa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43700

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

[Didn't they put the LCY-JFK operations under a subsidiary company, although passengers can still amass miles in their BA account? I may be mistaken. Yes, it is/was 'British Airways Ltd' as per this article https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ba-to-operate-premium-a318s-under-new-subsidiary-...

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by fcogafa
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 28
Views: 4425

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Farnborough would never be used for sceduled traffic, apart from the vociferous locals, the actual runway is quite short due to the surrounding obstructions. Have a look at it on Google Earth.

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by fcogafa
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: Is there any reason to believe IAG would be interested by NMA?

Walsh wasn't impressed in 2017, although in the same article, to illustrate how things can change, he also said: Willie Walsh is lukewarm to the prospect of Boeing’s proposed all-new middle-of-the-market aircraft, which he believes is coming late .....Walsh dismisses Boeing’s 737 Max as it “doesn’t ...

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by fcogafa
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43818

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

WW was vocal in criticising Airbus over neo delivery delays, which may play into the non-competitive LOI. But there was nothing in IAG's most recent capital markets presentation about 200 737s on the immediate horizon. Don't think there was anything in there about B779s either so its not an indicator

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by fcogafa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87244

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Who saw that coming? https://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/news/market/6466784/IAG-signs-letter-of-intent-for-200-B737-8-B737-10 IAG SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR 200 BOEING 737-8 AND 737-10 International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 B737 aircraft to join its fleet....

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by fcogafa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87244

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Air Lease has new ordered 5 more B787-9. These are top on the KA 787. https://twitter.com/airwaysmagazine/status/1140942625777704960 The Twitter from SUH suggests the KAL aircraft are new orders? '@AirLeaseCorp is placing an order for 5 787-9s in additions to 10 798-10s we purchased to lease for Ko...

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by fcogafa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Ishrion wrote:
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airasia-upsizes-a320neo-order-to-larger-a321neo.html

AirAsia converts 253 A320neo to A321neos.


Surprising no mention of XLRs

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by fcogafa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Awkward way of wording it, so 15 A320NEO and 15 A321XLR firm plus 35 options

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Strato2 wrote:
Airbus stock hit ATH today.


What has Athens got to do with it?

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

fcogafa wrote:
So 12 firm orders on the first day, 8 x A330NEO for VIR and 4 x A321XLR for MEA?


OK, with the MEA info, make that 8 new firm orders today then.....

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

So 12 firm orders on the first day, 8 x A330NEO for VIR and 4 x A321XLR for MEA?

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124541

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

It reads like an LOI for GECAS to purchase 9 of the current order and lease them back.

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131797

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

There never was an order. It was an MoU which per numerous Emirates statements remains active with Boeing and which includes conversion rights between the 787-9 and 787-10. You’re right... so how can they convert a lapsed LoI? Do we actually know that the LOI is lapsed? We just assume it has. The S...

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131797

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

How can they convert an order that doesn't exist anymore? There never was an order. It was an MoU which per numerous Emirates statements remains active with Boeing and which includes conversion rights between the 787-9 and 787-10. The Seattle Times article quotes Clark saying says the -10 LOI has n...

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13265

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

6 Boeing company jets arrived in LBG today so they are not hiding from the show.

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by fcogafa
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F2TH on FR24
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: F2TH on FR24

PH-CTH was due into Brize at that time

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by fcogafa
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"
Replies: 17
Views: 2391

Re: AviationAnalyst: "Royal Jordanian Assess A220, E2 & will announce this month"

Hardly going to be a big order whatever. They already operate Embraers

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by fcogafa
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44892

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

With multiple quotes about operators intending to replace current orders with the XLR it sounds like they are willing to wait for the quoted 2023-24 timescale before taking delivery, rather than getting the LR sooner

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by fcogafa
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37530

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I truly believe many aircraft aren't selling due to long lead times. Airbus is blaming tariffs for the lack of sales, from Leeham: ......Tuesday at the Airbus Innovation Days, Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer said the threat of tariffs in the US and the lack of certification in China effe...

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by fcogafa
Wed May 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66891

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

The A321XLR will be launched with great fanfare although with 'orders' that mostly consist of conversions from the A321LR

Otherwise, as per last Farnborough, many orders will be announced that are not actually orders or are ones that have already been announced

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by fcogafa
Sat May 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104576

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What is happening with the MAX10, the shell was delivered some time ago?

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by fcogafa
Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 108
Views: 15693

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

LHR to Nigeria used to be BA's most profitable routes, I don't know about now but fares were high and there were lots of customers willing to pay them. High cargo loads too. Welcome competition on LON-LOS. Must be a strong market as VS has kept it's presence and deployed it's newest aircraft there, ...

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by fcogafa
Wed May 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7746

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

I bet the hotels attitude will quickly change once you get spotters up there with telescopes and cameras - they will be banned due to security....

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by fcogafa
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19323

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

Why hasn't the press asked Sir Tim about the B787 order, it seems strange

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by fcogafa
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Firefly Singapore Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Firefly Singapore Ops

Presumably as GPS approaches can be curved or dog legged to avoid 'obsticles' rather than a straight in ILS "Singapore and Malaysia will instead work together to develop GPS-based instrument approach procedures for Seletar Airport." https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/seletar-ai...

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by fcogafa
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2210

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

Not the point I know, but it was really nice walking around the sights of London this week with no traffic on the roads!

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by fcogafa
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 232
Views: 53233

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Not necessarily LHR though unless they can get more slots

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by fcogafa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142031

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

[quote=]Wow, they really don't want to mess with Lufthansa. No Germany or Switzerland routes.[/quote]

Looking at the map they provided it doesn't look like the A321LR has the range, Madrid looks a stretch

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by fcogafa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142031

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

rlwynn wrote:
"It is going to feel like a private experience, flight on a private plane to London. On JetBlue. This is truly our next defining moment."


And private planes go to Stansted or Luton, not Heathrow or Gatwick!

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by fcogafa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142031

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

How would they get an 0450 slot into LHR? There are only 16 slots available before 0600 so are gold plated. It cost Oman Air squillions to get one a couple of years ago

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by fcogafa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 165966

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Will they need to do the wing bendy test to 150% or whatever for this version or has it been done?

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by fcogafa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104576

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

You would expect there to be more in storage than that if they are still building at rate 52, presumably many are stored at Renton.

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by fcogafa
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170952

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

At 1042UTC Planefinder shows B777 TC-LJC THY2295 is doing a go around/flypast at the new airport after departing the old airport

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by fcogafa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271721

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Maybe Vietnam and Brunei too From memory there are fourteen airlines that offer a SYD-LAX service. In effect, QANTAS are betting one in fourteen passengers will consider direct flights as an option. Considering Sydney is a premium heavy market, I suspect there could be demand for such a service. I a...

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by fcogafa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21781

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Not an order but a General Terms Agreement, yet another one to add to the growing list of orders but not yet really orders phraseology

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