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by columba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5052

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

What issues make the Baltic Sea a difficult environment for the P-8 or correspondingly the A320MPA? If we believe that one of the enemies is Russia and we know that the P-8 is optimized to operate at medium to high altitude, the plane would be on Russian radar the moment it enters the area. In addi...

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by columba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5052

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

German Military is often looking for multinatinal solutions: C130J with France and the A330MRTT. Why not the P8 together with UK......??

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by columba
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6094

Re: KLM A310 Questions

I flew with KLM from TXL-AMS-LIS in the early 90s. AMS-LIS was operated by the A310-200

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by columba
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15502

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

How about LOT or LH getting some for AUA/LX??

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by columba
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7604

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

Looks like the De Haviland Comet 2.0..............

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by columba
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 38921

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go. What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well... 4922629 Sometimes history does repeat itself, when LH retired another trijet the Boeing 727 there was als...

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by columba
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the a220
Replies: 35
Views: 9136

Re: LH and the a220

According to an interview with Lufthansa´s CEO Carsten Spohr from June 2018 he said that they are satisfied with the CSeries/A220 and that they could be an option for Lufthansa City Line (but no plans so far). Early this year he also said that the 737 Max is an option for LH Group. So far I have not...

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by columba
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13671

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Buying Condor and using the Condor brand for leisure longhaul flights...... With Air Berlin gone and a large part of its short haul swallowed up by the Lufthansa Group, I cannot see a reacquisition of Condor being allowed. Yes, Lufthansa said so today themselves that it is unlikely that they would ...

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by columba
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13671

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Buying Condor and using the Condor brand for leisure longhaul flights......

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by columba
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71389

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Wonder if Lufthansa Group will follow IAG/BA, Spohr said similar things as Willie Walsh regarding the 737. I can imagine that it would work well with Eurowings or AUA which so far have no NEOs on order.

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by columba
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 183
Views: 15154

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

Guess the first domestic routes are for crew training. Afterall it is the first fly by wire, sidestick Airbus in JAL´s fleet.

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by columba
Thu May 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3397

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

At the moment everything is possible: OS and LX will get the 787-9s LH gets all LH and LX get 787s Additional orders to replace the groups A330s in the long term. Just a thought: LH has 45 A350 on order and only 20 787s (so far). So it would make more sense to split the A350s within the group rather...

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by columba
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36994

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

WDL is getting Ejets the first ones are already delivered

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by columba
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36994

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Why would LH want to replace their CRJ-900s? They are very good little jets for thin routes,esp. in the winter and for frequency..They have good range, they're lightweight which means cheaper landing/takeoff fees and the new Atmosphere cabin provided by Bombardier makes for a nice on-board experien...

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by columba
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36994

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

In an updated article on the German website Aero.de it is said that a LH spokesman said to them that also the Embraer E2 and the A220 are being considered: "Neben der 737 MAX und der A320neo kommen auch die Embraer E2 und der Airbus A220 für den nächsten Auftrag in Frage, sagte der Sprecher.&qu...

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by columba
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36994

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

GCT64 wrote:
columba wrote:
GCT64 wrote:

That's not totally true: Eurowings is currently operating 7(?) 738s (ex-AB aircraft)


Also don´t forget Sun Express which is also owned by LH.


I thought Sun Express was a JV with LH not having 100% control?

You are right I should have written partly owned......

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by columba
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 36994

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Not too many carriers in the 500+ airplanes' league seem to "commit to" one singular manufacturer only. I don't disagree with that assessment, but LH Group has no 737s among any of their brands. That's why I made the observation. That's not totally true: Eurowings is currently operating 7...

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by columba
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

seabosdca wrote:
Did not expect Eurowings 332s to be leaving the fleet anytime soon. There's nothing obvious to replace them given current orders.

They are already getting A330-300s from Lufthansa.

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by columba
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16648

Re: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order

Well since Boeing is hands to wall with the 737Max and the backlog of the A320NEO is enormous a third model would help to fill the demand. Also it might force Boeing to come up earlier with a modern 737 successor. Indeed, an A220-500 right now would be just perfect in the light of the 737MAX groudi...

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by columba
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16648

Re: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order

Well since Boeing is hands to wall with the 737Max and the backlog of the A320NEO is enormous a third model would help to fill the demand. Also it might force Boeing to come up earlier with a modern 737 successor.

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by columba
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

So, yes, 34 779 are coming. No, 14 779 options were NOT used to buy 20 789. I am also willing to bet my participation/membership on this forum that the order for 20 789 is only an initial order for the group. I expect at least one more order for 15-30 copies for the group to follow. Safe bet with L...

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by columba
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

LH usually only orders around 20 aircraft at a time and places additional orders later.

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by columba
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

My conclusion: LH plans with a 787-9, A350-900, 777-9X longhaul fleet in the future. 747s will be phased out first the -400, the -8I at a later date. A380s will also see early retirement. The 787s, A350s and 777X will be switched between groups depending on demand and will like the A320s equipped wi...

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by columba
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

If you read the press release in full: "With the Airbus A350-900, the Boeing 777-9 and the Boeing 787-9, Lufthansa Group will own the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft of their class in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger and 100 kilometers flown." "In addition to this, L...

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by columba
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Interesting the order of the 787 would have been announced on the day of the 777X roll out.........

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by columba
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

P.S. Lufthansa on Twitter (German): A350 will primarily replace older 4 engine aircraft in the long haul fleets (in the English version they have left out "fleets")

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by columba
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56229

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Great news, we will see who will get the 787s. Hoping for LH getting some but OS is also in dire need to replace the 767s. We will see, I doubt it will stay with only 20 787s for the LH group. It is a perfect fit for LH, OS, LX and EW.

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by columba
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022
Replies: 26
Views: 11771

Re: Luftwaffe A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019-2022

According to a tweet from aviation journalist Andreas Spaeth the Luftwaffe might take over an A350 delivery slot from Air Mauritius.

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by columba
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46129

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

I think A321XLR will be a Widebody/Super Hub killer. Completely different approach Airbus had with the A380........ Oh god what terror, a company changed vision in 10/20 years... 20 years ago people thought they'd never needed a mobile phone and it was for business only, situations and opinions cha...

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by columba
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46129

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

dtw2hyd wrote:
I think A321XLR will be a Widebody/Super Hub killer.

Completely different approach Airbus had with the A380........

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by columba
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 37791

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

Why does the A333neo not fit into their future plans,considering how well the current A333s have been serving them? The 777X and the A350s can sometimes be too big for some tatl routes where frequency and flexibility are more important.. If they decide to order more A350 to replace the A343 I think...

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by columba
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 37791

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

It is not quite clear yet were the 777Xs will be based and which aircraft they will replace: http://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-entscheidung-boeing-777-stationierung/48601 (Source in German) Spohr said recently regarding the 787 that if they would order them they would not be based them together with...

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by columba
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 37791

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

zkojq wrote:
Lufthansa has had fifteen years to order the 787, yet still hasn't bitten...

It took them longer to order the 777 but yet they did. Currently they are evaluating to order the 787 although they have options for more A350s. A 777X/787 combo makes sense as both have the same type rating.

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by columba
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 37791

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread 2019

The biggest question about LH and the LH Group is the future of their A333 replacement. The 77X is replacing their 744s (and likely their A388 and 748s within 10-15 years, assuming no A380neo). A359 are replacing their A343 and A346. I could see some A22X being added to bolster their A32X fleet on ...

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by columba
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 59022

Re: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

At the moment I would bet my money on the CH 47 for various reasons anyway.....

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by columba
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cars in Airlines Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 3564

Re: Cars in Airlines Livery

In Berlin I saw an old Honda Civic from the late 1980 still painted in Pan Am colors.......brought back childhood memories from TXL (sadly no picture)

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by columba
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9805

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

I always thought that with CETA being ratified now and Airbus investing in the CSeries and the Mirabel plant that they plan to work closer together with Canada, Maybe the Mirabel plant can produce parts for future Airbus airliners. Canada and Europa can work together on military programs such as a n...

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by columba
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20905

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Is this just me but the cockpit windows take away the appearance of a turtle.....it does not fit in the paint scheme

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by columba
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350
Replies: 49
Views: 6928

Re: Germany considers buying an A330 or A350

Better spend the money on more Crews....the 2nd A340 was available but there were no Crews. Also we are getting an A321 for Government use lets try things out with the things we already have instead of wasting tax payers money.... P.S. Usually I am a guy that cheers for new aircraft but this is nuts...

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by columba
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7612

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

I believe the new order will be for the whole TC Group. In a German Forum was a photo of a banner with a 787 in Condor colors a while ago. It seemed to be no fake. Also it was reported in the same thread that the announcement of the decision what will become the 767 successor was posponed because of...

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by columba
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 9199

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

According to Berlin Newspaper "Der Tagespiegel" it is not clear whether it was a technical error or not. Security authorities are skeptical since not only all communication systems broke down but also the ability to dumb fuel. They also got hint from a befriended country Link in German: ht...

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by columba
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 16250

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

UA will be using the 787-10 to Frankfurt from Newark......I believe LH will take a close look at the numbers....

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by columba
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage
Replies: 7
Views: 3862

Re: Failure of German Air Force A340 could be sabotage

The pilot is also quoted with a total loss of communications which is unusual

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by columba
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1485
Views: 209771

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It will be split buy. Eufis to replace the non nuclear Tornados and first Batch Eurofighters and about 36-40 F-35s for the nuke role. There is a strong desire to keep 2 types in the fleet, so that you are less likely to have all fighters grounded in case of a technical problem. I do hope so but sti...

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by columba
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 56127

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Hoping for these to be for Swiss... Longshot but one can hope. Lufthansa Group? Does this mean they made their minds regarding A350 vs B787? I mean logically speaking, they would probably buy more A350 if they gonna order A330neo. The chance for B787 would be quite small after that. I think the Luf...

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by columba
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24152

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

The article is not 100 % correcht e.g. the German Air Force has a replacement plan, they will join OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en Matière d’ Armement/Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) and use A330MRTTs.

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by columba
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28408

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I can imagine that Lufthansa will also order some in addition to their A350 fleet. Hmm any thing that points to this? They just send out a reguest of proposal to Airbus and Boeing for 20 aircraft either more A350s or Dreamliners: More information can be found here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/vi...

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