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by frigatebird
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25179

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

today must be serious magtetic fluctuations. https://ura.news/news/1052395321 Global Jet plane return to SVO by hydraulic failure https://twitter.com/66ru/status/1161901711537180673 drone area video. looks like they lucky to jump over ditch from aviaforum.ru https://static.aviaforum.ru/attachment-f...

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by frigatebird
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 141
Views: 21965

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

The 300-350 seat 8000NM segment was dominated by Boeing (777-200ER,-300ER) for 20 years. I think it has been clear for some time (& furiously denied) the 787-10 / 777-8 combo wasn't well placed against the A350-900 and -1000 on typical heavy flights from Asia. https://www.airliners.net/forum/vi...

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by frigatebird
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 141
Views: 21965

Re: 778x mothballed?

The initial thought was the -8 would be a bit longer than the 77L so maybe fill a market need for something almost as big as 77W but with longer range, but the market did not support the product very strongly so now it's time for mothballs. Apparently the 777-8 was designed specifically for EK, the...

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by frigatebird
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)
Replies: 75
Views: 12705

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

If the 787 isn't exactly quiet, then the 350 must not be that quiet either, right?, may I suggest if the noise bothers you SO much, perhaps if you ask kindly, the cockpit crew can shutdown the engines just for you!, doesnt the 350 come with those rollback engines,? Have a nice day vSMUT I am talkin...

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by frigatebird
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)
Replies: 75
Views: 12705

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

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426877&start=473
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Yes, this was mentioned last week on Dutch aviation site Scramble by a very reliable source. He also mentioned the regs of the new 77W: PH-BVV and PH-BVW. I added the news in the thread about AF A220 order / A380 retirement: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426877&start=473

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by frigatebird
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:18 am
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: 94640

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

Note also that BA said it is using some 787-10s for 744 replacement, so the a.net idea of like kind substitution is not holding up very well these days. KLM will also replace their remaining 744s with 787-10s, including the full pax ones. OK, I need to make correction on that statement. Just read i...

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by frigatebird
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:21 am
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: 94640

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

https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-08-02-air-france-les-capacites-de-la380-ne-seront-pas-compensees-5214117.html Ben Smith says in interview : (....) => the 9 A/C for A380 replacement order will be associated with a larger one aiming to replacement more older A/C in AF and KLM fleet if an acceptable o...

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by frigatebird
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:15 am
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: 94640

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

Actually, the 779 can carry as many passengers as a 747. I typo"d. 789 will make more profit per flight for AF (or A359). What is telling is the A35K isn't being discussed nor 777x. This is a significant intentional down gauge. Lightsaber ? are yields really that bad on the a380 that it's wort...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:12 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: 94640

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

https://www.airfranceklm.com/sites/default/files/styles/articles/public/actualite/a220-klm.jpg?itok=LWGqd-KW What a beauty, congrats to Airbus, Bombardier and AF! Should be even more beautiful in KLM livery :hissyfit: It would for sure. I do understand KLM's choice for the E2-195 though. And that o...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 123478

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

From Leeham, suggests the 14 per month rate may prove over-optimistic soon: "There are clear signs of challenges, both near- and medium-term for the 787. Summary Weak customers threaten to create deferred deliveries near-term. There will be about 20 A330s and 777s coming off lease each year fr...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

Only BOG and EZE have the A350......JFK and ORD lost the plane.....maybe LIM and MEX are the next destinations... Makes sense for JFK/ORD to lose the plane and move it to EZE/BOG. JFK is the shorttest long-haul in IB network needing that capacity. Once LHR "test flights" were completed, i...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?
Replies: 18
Views: 2989

Re: Could KLM have the 3 variants of Boeing 787?

KL will not order 787-8s, remember they had the 787-9 as replacement for their A330 fleet in mind before KL decided to keep them longer. Only 4 of their A332s were returned to the lessor and replaced by 789s, the other A332s are now owned by KLM. When it’s time to replace the remaining A330s, it’s g...

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by frigatebird
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19498

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

@WoodysAeroimag https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1152596479111864320 Just for your info, as the order book currently stands, the replacement frame will not be the last NG built (ignoring the P-8s). There are still 2x UNID B738 NG to come. Assuming Boeing has indexed them correctly they wi...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19498

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 am
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: 94640

Re: AF to order A220

Big blow to Embraer, IMO; with AF being an existing Emb customer. I agree that A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380. AF loves the 77W so maybe they'll come around and sniff around Boeing for the 779. Not at all! Not even losing the HOP order would be because Cityhopper is already a future E2 cu...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19498

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

In the KLM thread on Dutch aviation forum Scramble it has been mentioned the aircraft has returned to the FAL, back to the beginning of the line. EIS has been delayed by 8 months, now expected December this year.

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by frigatebird
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25761

Re: SAA Leasing A350

I’d be interested too see if the higher fuel saving costs outweigh the higher lease costs of the A350 for the A350. If you can lease a A340 for, perhaps, 20/30% of the cost of a new A350, does this really give any form of hue saving? OMAA As this is just a 3 year lease, I think this is just testing...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14675

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

Replacement of KL's 77E fleet has not been decided, but there is a rumor on a Dutch aviation forum that KL is crunching the numbers with a study to replace their 77E fleet with the 777X :wideeyed: Of course they are. If KLMs board is sensible they will be studying all options. But if replacing the ...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14675

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

The 777X is too big for KLM, as they run their fleet economy heavy.. A 777-9 would be pushing 450 seats in their layout. The A350 is the proper replacement but KLM love themselves some GE, so without that being an option on the A350 it's possible we could see the 777X to replace the 777Ws. 777Es wo...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14675

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

What, phased out early? Disagree. More 787s will, like the A350 for KLM, come at some point - just later. Like the A350, the group has many options for that type too. PH-BKA, KL's 14th 787, will only be their #5 from the AF/KL order of 25 (and 25 options). The other 9 are leased so even more option...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 852
Views: 345331

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://www.aero.de/news-31963/South-Af ... -A350.html . Has this been confirmed?
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Apologies if this has been mentioned in this thread earlier and I missed it, but MSN226 and MSN245 seem to be heading for South African in H2 2019: https://www.aero.de/news-31963/South-Af ... -A350.html . Has this been confirmed?

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by frigatebird
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15849

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Problem with such statements is always that one doesn’t know if he is talking about an existing order with pending deliveries or an additional order.... :checkmark: Exactly. When I look at wiki I can see TK has ordered 75x 737MAX (12 delivered, and probably quite a few sitting on a parking lot in R...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14675

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

What about the 9 or so 789 already in the AF fleet? Anyone care to speculate? No speculation necessary, AF will continue to operate them, and will eventually have a fleet of 10 787-9. Makes sense, as it prevents a subfleet op a mere seven 350-900’. Unless I’m mistaken, the 787-10 and 359 in KLM’sfl...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 56
Views: 17651

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

The 6 A380s which LH will return are going back to Airbus, aren't they? So I believe these were already part of the package Airbus offered as used A380s to BA, and were too expensive still. Of course, Airbus may try to sell these again, for a lower price, and not as part of a total package including...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.
Replies: 23
Views: 5414

Re: LH chooses new Premium Economy Product.

Just did 4 segments in PY split between the hardshell JL and the domestic F style AA, all on 787s or 77s, and there wasn't a huge difference. Those seats they chose look great! I agree the hard-shell slider on JL is great, however I think it only really works due to their very generous pitch of 42”...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9683

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

What are the retirement date for the rest of the 700s? If more go before the E2s arrive, then they will have to do something otherwise face a capacity cut. They've transferred over from Transavia before (HSD/HSE) - could this be an option? (Right now, 4x700s leave this year (2 gone) and 4 new 738s ...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9683

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

But the priority was 73G replacement, they are not economical to operate anymore with 4 FA's demanded by the unions. I have a hard time believing that. What are the salary costs for a flight attendant per flight? Divide that by the average number of passengers per flight and I am sure you will end ...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87226

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

Several of those (included the prized 200 MAX) are NOT orders, but LOIs. Big difference. By your standard, most of the orders announced by Boeing, Airbus and others are "NOT" orders but nothing more than just bunch of LOIs. Or this only applies to Boeing or specifically to the IAG 200 737...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9683

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

I posted this in the PAS thread, but if it's OK I'll add it in here: The E-195 E2 are to replace the 737-700 at KLM. 4 of the 18x 73G are being replaced with the last 4 738s delivered by Boeing. Leases of the remaining 73Gs expire between now and 2023. The MAX-8 wasn't available in these numbers on ...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26629

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

737s to be replaced with E-jets? Thats sweet music to my ears! :cloudnine: I assume this will mean moving KLM mainline business to Cityhopper? What about crews? I must say I don't know about details, so I can only offer my opinion here. But yes, I expect the number of destinations served by Cityhop...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26629

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

I read that the oldest E190 in KLM’s fleet is 11 years old. I’m curious as to their reasoning on replacing them. Up-gauging capacity. They have done the same by replacing 11 year old 737-700's for 737-800's. Yes, the oldest is 11 years old: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/KLM%20Cityhopper-activ...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

Indigo Partners has ordered 50x A321Xlr,. "Huge stuff for Airbus once again! A total of 50 A321XLRs have been ordered for Wizz Air, Frontier and JetSmart - They’re all a part of Indigo Partners! The A321XLR is killing it! #PAS19" https://twitter.com/DjsAviation/status/1141257861302898688 ...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43805

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/british-airways-parent-company-delivers-a-massive-vote-of-confidence-in-the-boeing-737-max/ "Boeing said the deal is worth just over $24 billion at list prices. The real value of the planes after standard discounts in the industry, accordi...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26482

Re: Korean Air orders further 787’s

MileHFL400 wrote:
Looks like Korean went for the 787 instead of 777-9 as expected?

Well, many of their 77E and A330 were close to 20 years old, so these were up for replacement. So this 787 order (20x 787-10, of which 10 leased from ALC, and 10x 787-9) makes sense.

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by frigatebird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

How is it a steal if they are going to replace older A330? Well they could have replaced them with 787s given they have them in the fleet already but they chose not to and ordered A330Neos. More to come for expansion potentially too. I’d say that was a win for Airbus. Another interesting little bit...

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by frigatebird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

VS Airbus order expected shortly, I would suspect A330neo. EDIT - Now official 14 A330-900neo plus 6 options. Deliveries between 2021-24 A really good steal for Airbus - placing A330neos with an existing 787 customer. DIdn’t expect that ( yes I heard the rumors of the VS order). How is it a steal i...

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by frigatebird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330-900neos + 6 options https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1140555271816785920 https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1140555780304900096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QRbpGXkAEjXKP.jpg Looks like 8 firm with 6 options though? Or have I misread the press release?

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by frigatebird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

B742 wrote:
VS Airbus order expected shortly, I would suspect A330neo.

EDIT - Now official 14 A330-900neo plus 6 options. Deliveries between 2021-24

A really good steal for Airbus - placing A330neos with an existing 787 customer. DIdn’t expect that ( yes I heard the rumors of the VS order).

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by frigatebird
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

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

MEA has been rumored to be the XLR launch customer with 4 orders. I wonder if they are converts. Interesting one. What routes do they have that require the extra range of the XLR over an LR? Beirut to all of Europe and the Middle East no problem with a vanilla A321, LR maybe lifts a little more car...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6461

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Oh, I seem to have stumbled into pedants.net. Anyway, congratulations to JAL on taking delivery of their first Airbus A350. I hope that's OK for everyone? :sarcastic: Yes, I think we'd better stick with that! Leaving aside the A300, which was quite different technology from the A350, this must be a...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7087

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

That pic looks like blue engines and new flag design on nose, new livery? It does doesn't it? I didn't notice it until you mentioned it - I like the new strip of national colours. I guess they'll reveal the livery on another aircraft type first - I remember back to 1998 when they revealed the curre...

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by frigatebird
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3351

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

Only BOG and EZE have the A350......JFK and ORD lost the plane.....maybe LIM and MEX are the next destinations... Makes sense for JFK/ORD to lose the plane and move it to EZE/BOG. JFK is the shorttest long-haul in IB network needing that capacity. Once LHR "test flights" were completed, i...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66874

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Bricktop wrote:
My remembery may be off, but I thought QR had a rocky relationship with Airbus over the A350, particularly taking them timely. I recall some drama over carpets.

I recall it was about toilet seats... Probably both :crazy:

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9815

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Any indication of what config it will have ? 38 Business, 27 economy comfort, 279 economy. Quite a bit more than KL's 77E (34/40/242). Even though on the 787-10 KL can only use 34 of the 38 business seats as the unions demand an extra FA for 38 business class seats. Edit: link to seatmap: https://w...

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by frigatebird
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9815

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Any indication of what config it will have ? 38 Business, 27 economy comfort, 279 economy. Quite a bit more than KL's 77E (34/40/242). Even though on the 787-10 KL can only use 34 of the 38 business seats as the unions demand an extra FA for 38 business class seats. Edit: link to seatmap: https://w...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54041

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

It's not really what happened... So they didn’t order the A330neo and A350 and did order the 787-10 ? You got a source for that ? EK hasn't ordered the 787-10, nor the A350/A330neo. They reached an agreement with Airbus to cancel part of their A380 order, taking 40x A330neo and 30x A350 instead. It...

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by frigatebird
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26482

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

A350-1000 to replace 747-8i. :duck: That (if it ever happened) actually be a fairly sound decision. Not quite as much of an even-match as a 779 order would be, but then again, who says it has to be even. If KE wants to reduce the number of widebody types they use, dumping their A380s and 747s would...

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26482

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

They have some older A330s and 777s to replace, both -200s and 300s. Boeing should have the upper hand, especially the 787-9 already in KE's fleet and a longer range 787-10 now on the horizon. But I won't rule a split A350/787 order. Indeed depending on the size of the order.

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43623

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

The article mentions the E2-190, but not which A220 variant. Is the -300 suitable for LCY ops?

This battle will be hard fought. The E2 should have an advantage with Citiflyer already operating E-jets. Will be interesting to see how much Airbus can discount the A220.

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by frigatebird
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32668

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Nice order for Airbus. Any time it can place A330neos with a current 787 operator, that has to count as a win. It may be a sign that they are succeeding in answering Boeing's reduced production costs in kind. Availability and access to Delta maintenance, as already pointed out, could also have put ...

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