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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 31116

Re: Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

It's not rocket science to understand why. It's not the existence of the Space Flex interior itself that is causing the CoG issues. Rather it's the ability to have more rows installed, which equals more passenger and hand baggage weight, which then has the potential to cause a CoG issue if not dist...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80933

Re: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded

Just curios, according to the report "Contributing factors were: - inconsistencies in crew training" and "In particular no records were available demonstrating that the pilots had undergone recovery from unusual attitudes training.". Would this crash be avertible? I mean, was th...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 37621

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

DALCE wrote:
any sights already on the next LX 77W's?


Should be ready to see daylight in early October.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 80933

Re: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded

Did they figure out what caused the initial right roll? Did I miss that part? It seems pretty weird. I know the 737-800 has a right roll tendency but idk if the same is true for other variants, plus its a very slight tendency so it really shouldn't cause such a rapid turn... As far as I understand ...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 7955

Re: AC 788 and LH A343 to YOW

YZFOO7F wrote:
Finally I can travel to Europe directly from YOW in a modern aircraft!


Even better: You have the choice between a modern aircraft and a comfortable aircraft. :yes:

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by trijetsonly
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 893
Views: 208327

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Huh? The 4th or 5th Emirates 777x is getting final body join right now


That doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to be the first to be delivered.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many DC-3's are still operational?
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: How many DC-3's are still operational?

There is one at PAE in Pan Am colors that is airworthy and flies in air shows. Probably this one ... https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/22085883/1945-douglas-dc-3 It's on my Christmas List, but ... I'm not holding my breath! ;) I know one of the primary pilots for that DC-3. She ...

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by trijetsonly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29835

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

A321Lufthansa wrote:
D-AIZO came yesterday from repaint, now it's turn of D-AIZP. Does anybody know which name AIZO got?


Probably none

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by trijetsonly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 238
Views: 29835

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

All E195 will move to Air Dolomiti. Fate of the E190 has to be decided yet. There is a good chance both will never feature the new livery... Thanks for the insight. If I see it correctly, then there are currently just 3 E195 left with Lufthansa, plus 9 E190. What would they be replaced with if they...

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by trijetsonly
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8797

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

The only thing that I can think of in this topic would be a revival of the ground effect vehicles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Pelican https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasatel https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/ Or maybe there will be a time again where Zeppelins rule...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 3848

Re: Weighting passenger

Apart from what I wrote last time my two cents on this specific topic: - I tend to say that the average passenger today is heavier than the used standard weights of 84 kg (88 for male, 70 for female). Keep in mind that those weights include cabin baggage that is usually between 5 and 15 kg. Using re...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airworthy 727 List, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Airworthy 727 List, 2019

From my list of former LH frames I can add:

727-130
9Q-CDC
TY-FSJ

727-230
EW-494TT
FAE620

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Primera Transatlantic
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Primera Transatlantic

There is a trip report about this here:

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1395383&p=20443531

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by trijetsonly
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19424

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Iemand91 wrote:
One of the JASDF 747-400's is for sale for $28,000,000. It's N7474C, former JA8091/20-1101.


I'm pretty sure that the second picture doesn't belong there. I already noticed that on controller.com.
The colours, the layout and that painting with the guy on the camel simply don't fit :D

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by trijetsonly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28851

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

It is said that United 292 slid into a similar type of cornfield reducing impact and injuries too.. If you're referring to United 232 in Sioux City, the cornfield at the end really didn't do much. The DC-10 was already cartwheeling and broke to bits. In my opinion the only help the cornfield gave w...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28851

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

This is indeed the Russian version of the Hudson miracle. Hudson miracle, Soviet-style, actually happened in 1963, with Tu-124 ditching in Neva River in St.Pete: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_Aeroflot_Tupolev_Tu-124_Neva_river_ditching I wouldn't call it a miracle when it's caused by bad judge...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8549

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

crownvic wrote:
TurboJet707 thank you...that answers it.. EuroAtlantic it is!


For Europe it is.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8549

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

There have been some football charter flights with the L-1011 by Rollins Air in 2011. 2303493 I have a hard time finding a source but as far as I remember during one of these flights there has been a significant error in navigating and the operator has been banned in Europe what marked the end of op...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Small Cockpit Device On All Passenger Planes

I may have asked this question long ago but I don't remember the answer. When I see pics or videos taken of the cockpit, on the bar between the captain and first officer's window, there is like a rod with three balls on it. Usually they are one black one in the middle and a white one on either side...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I am looking for a specific photo / appreciate help
Replies: 17
Views: 1606

Re: I am looking for a specific photo / appreciate help

Did it also include a plane, like in this one?

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 1620

Re: Fuel Quantity indication and unusable fuel

Opposed to Airbus, Boeing is quite detailed about the definition of all the different fuel quantities: Unusable Fuel: Fuel remaining after a fuel runout test has been completed in accordance with government regulations. (It includes drainable unusable fuel plus unusable portion of trapped fuel.) Dra...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 6637

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

Thailand flood in 2011 comes into my mind:






But I don't know how many of there were actually write offs.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4793

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

Vasu wrote:
What’s the new cabin like?


It's a seat by manufacturer Geven, supposed to be better upholstered than the Recaro one, fixed recline in most rows and added in-seat USB power.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6196

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

I wonder why Airbus chose to delete 2L/R instead of 3L/R? While boarding at 2L is rare, when done, it offers a little extra exclusivity for customers in F/J. Additionally 2L creates a little buffer between F/J and Y. Lastly, keeping 3L/R disrupts the Y cabin where are 2L/R usually separate the 2. 7...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 400
Views: 113867

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I wonder how many of these stored frames will never see the light of the day in their current paint scheme as the operator goes belly up before delivery.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3398

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

It does make sense with the AA A300 tow bar config. There are many different towbar connection configs and of course weight ratings. Usually most airlines have at least one of every possible diversion available for a given station. Why they didn't have one is a big mystery. Also throwing one for a ...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Interesting - yeah, that seems to fit. It did return to the airport like many suspected, but otherwise it's a Pan Am 747 engine explosion out of JFK around that time. My searches *should* have come up with that, but I had a feeling my filters weren't being reset when I tried to reset them, so not a...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11697

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Let's see if it gets another doomed basic airline livery with no titles, as with the 747-8 prototype (LN 1435) or a Boeing livery.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

I was on a DC-10 in 1980 at the age of 8 that experienced a compressor stall followed by a fire that certainly looked and felt like an explosion, and we turned around and landed back at EWR. I feel like the entire event is seared in my memory, but it's been 40 years and I know that memory is fluid....

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by trijetsonly
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5160

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

You could buy your 747 with a berth section in the crown.
https://www.greenpoint.com/747-8-aeroloft/

Though this is a cool offer, the operational penality for airlines is probably not worth it.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11204

Re: New Russian SST

Speaking of the Superjet...are they seeing any technical flaws with the landing gear, wing interface, fuel tank layout? Well, since the second bounce during that crash landing in SVO occured at +5,85G and the aircraft structure failed only during the third bounce, that even exceeded the measurabili...

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by trijetsonly
Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5994

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

That is the flight manger's office, if I'm not mistaken. Someone can correct me, if I got it wrong. Personally, I like the one on the EK A380 better, more privacy. Flight Manager's office? Geez, never heard about it... is this something new?? We call it the Purser Work Station (PWS). Basically a se...

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by trijetsonly
Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 5994

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

Those two windows provide daylight to the stairs.

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by trijetsonly
Mon May 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 910
Views: 374736

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Fist A350 ACJ msn/427 German Air Force msn/443 Private Unknown I show 443 as the first ACJ. To become D-AKAY for the German Government. Interesting that the bird for the government will wear a civilian registration. KA as in “Konrad Adenauer?” The German Airforce aircraft usually have civilian regi...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 910
Views: 374736

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Croden wrote:
Is it just me or are the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways A350's taking forever to roll out???


They just don't know if they should paint an EU flag on the fuselage or not.... :duck:

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by trijetsonly
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chasing the An-225
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Chasing the An-225

The An-225 is trackable on flightradar https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ur-82060 However, according to that site it hasn't flown during the last seven months. There have been rumors and stories that with the current political tensions between Russia and Ukraine the spare parts availabilit...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 4093

Re: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?

That golden striped TriStar in VCV with the Saudi registration is said to have a low 4-digit number of hours and cycles.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 5790

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

Didn't Red Wings just retire their Tu-204? Air Koryo already got one of those. Maybe they will take the other frames now as well.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

They've just added the draft of the A320 over a picture with a completely different airplane.
You can even see parts of the former vertical stabilizer in front of the A320 tail.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?
Replies: 33
Views: 9336

Re: Does the A320 have a MCAS like system?

Airbus has had more than one instances where their FBW system has overtrimmed due yo false AoA readings. In a recent incident (this decade) the pilots had no knowledge of how to turn it off but hecause they were able go keep things level (after initial dive of 4000 feet) they had lots of time for g...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35482

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Well , I might have missed one step , but I wish 737-700 Max shall be launched by LUFTHANSA ! Or The LH GROUP . No such thing as the 737-700 Max; it's the 737-700 or 737 MAX 7. To continue the nitpicking: There is no such thing as the 737 MAX 7. It's only the 737-800 and the 737-8. That'll probably...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka
Replies: 9
Views: 3196

Re: Lufthansa’s upcoming route change in Osaka

I've read somewhere that the plan is to route the Asian connections more via MUC and the American connections more via FRA.
The rerouting of KIX backs that up.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 30426

Re: Lufthansa Fleet Thread - 2019

However, those two Tangos will be on their way out around the 13th incoming 779. Better some congestion for a limited amount of time, than skipping the system altogether. So I'd opt for T [riple] ango, then Victor [good for 52 consecutive frames], with Charlie for the 789, or going Golf or Hotel wi...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

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

They can probably bring it down to three aircraft families in a couple of years: A350, 777 and 787. Although there may be a business case to add the A330-900. And what would that business case be? What does the A339 do better than the 789? Please inform me; I am not aware of any type of route where...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

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

LH779 wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
- LH was the first non-ME3-B77X-customer

Didn't they order the 77X even before the ME3?


Yes, Lufthansa was the launching customer for the 777X (first ever customer to order that type of aircraft). Even though that doesn't necessarily mean, that they are going to be the first operator.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

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

I don’t see Boeing going through that expense. They would probably prefer to just buy the planes back and sell more 779s if LH was no longer interested in the heavy 748s. My mistake, I wasnt focused on the current fleet just the future fleet which apparently did not change much from end of year 201...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

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

I don’t see Boeing going through that expense. They would probably prefer to just buy the planes back and sell more 779s if LH was no longer interested in the heavy 748s. Looking at their annual report it is actually what they state in their FY2018 report. But that was probably prepared before the ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54441

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

Next interesting statement:
After 2023
777-9 will replace 747-8 on some routes and 747-8 will replace A380.

https://slidesync.com/XoAW1l1vbZ?locale=en


but as we are talking about things more than 4 years in the future, things may change until then...

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