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by Theseus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 901
Views: 211421

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

In fact, what makes me the most sad about this is that I do not expect much details to be ever released. Am I wrong ?
Pictures and full stories would be fascinating to read, as about all engineering issues.

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by Theseus
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 77W vs A35K capacity
Replies: 27
Views: 5095

Re: 77W vs A35K capacity

The first 9 & 10 abreast 330's and 350's are already popping up. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot more get "upgraded" to this config on their first D/C04 check (just like what happened to the 777). Low cost airlines have used 3-3-3 configurations on A330s for a very long time, and I d...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19291

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Do you know that?? Never worked A380, but A320 and A330 have a small handle for each gear to open the doors for maintenance ( and B777 B744), but there is basically nothing in the nose gear bay. I am surprised that the A380 has no door handle, and has a multitude of aircraft systems in there. I hav...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380
Replies: 73
Views: 19291

Re: maintenance mishap causes extensive damage to an Emirates Airbus A380

Forgive my ignorance, but why would you select gear retract if the pins don't allow the gear physically retract? So that the gear doors open and allow you to perform maintenance on the multitude of aircraft systems components housed in the gear bays. Interesting! I was wondering the same thing actu...

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by Theseus
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 7761

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

StudiodeKadent wrote:
Only issue is how inefficient the A330-800s would be.


Is it a solid fact that the A330-800 is inefficient ?
(first flight was last year, but I do not remember reading much about the specific data of this variant and its performance in actual use).

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by Theseus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:41 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: 96985

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

You are right. But with almost an 8 year backlog, the A32x family isn't of worry. I personally think the xLR is great for AF's network, it is just when could they be delivered? Lightsaber Indeed, I am not worried for the A32x family, but for AF. While their A320s are on average 9.3 years old, both ...

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by Theseus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:54 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: 96985

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

According to the below article: - AF to confirm the A220 order this Tuesday for about 50 to 70 frames + options - Smith to provide details about the strategy for the fleet https://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/commande-geante-pour-air-france-va-acheter-une-soixantaine-davions-3911796 That is great news? An...

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by Theseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27707

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Can someone help me understand the basic differences between the 787-10 and the A350-1000? Are they both of a similar size, but the 787-10 has much shorter legs than the A350-1000? I think I read somewhere we'd likely see a 787-10 in Boston, but never an A350-1000. Thanks. To add upon the previous ...

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by Theseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3955
Views: 512835

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I think the number that you cite sh...

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by Theseus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3955
Views: 512835

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

# Joint venture with COMAC .. the C-919 is already flying.. a bit far fetched.. but desperate times means desperate measures. How ironic would that be. A US company teaming up with China's aircraft corporation, with the current, not exactly great, political situation between China and the US about ...

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by Theseus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18305

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Interesting conclusion by the witness in the article, who reports she wished the airline would have given free alcohol to everybody to make up for the delayed departure. Let us see. Heated situation, nerves breaking loose... Let us add a bit of liquor on top of that... :eek: :banghead:

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by Theseus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4081

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

I flew many times to and from Seoul and always observed flight paths would avoid North Korea, even though I have recently read here that the North Korean airspace is not closed to other aircraft. I feel bad when I think about all the extra flight time, fuel burn and CO2 emission just on that detour....

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by Theseus
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19236

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape...

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by Theseus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 30
Views: 4793

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Even though the flight lengths / routes are different, I am a bit surprised by some of the differences. In particular, I see the A330-200 burns much more than the much, much larger A350-900, although its data is on a much shorter flight (and it seems to me that longer flights incur a penalty, as a l...

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by Theseus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10321

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Amazing story and pictures! Thanks a lot for sharing. I hope we will hear more on the root cause thanks to this recovery.

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by Theseus
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25037

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

He never said it's a bad aircraft. You guys are all flaming him. He simply said it's not worth it for his airline. A standard NEO will do just fine. Maybe he needs to step a side and let the ANet experts run his airline. Indeed, I do not see A321 XLR helping LH much, as the range increase over the ...

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by Theseus
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 8510

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Great trip report, thanks!
It reminds me that I travelled on the same week from CDG to BOS, on AF 767-300, my first US trip, though I unfortunately do not have any picture left of it. Many of your cabin and terminal pictures remind me this trip.

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by Theseus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 125053

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

Ishrion wrote:
460 seats on the A330neo... have fun.


Surprisingly large order given the size of their current fleet.
But is the exit limit not 440 ?

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by Theseus
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11969

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

Sad to read this. I did three flights on QR's A346, and they are among my best flights. Very smooth and silent to fly. Awesome looking wings. I will not forget the sunrise reflecting on these wings while on approach to DOH. From what I can read on the database, these four planes were delivered in 20...

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by Theseus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9234

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

When they say that they are going to focus more on J and Y+ at the expense of Y, and when one considers how is AF Y class today, it sounds a bit scary...

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by Theseus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 379725

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Slash787 wrote:
I guess I would have missed something but why is a LATAM A350 on its way to China for delivery?


LATAM is not going to operate the plane immediately, and is leasing it to another airline (Hainan) for now. In the past, I think they did the same with Qatar.

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by Theseus
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 10146

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Personally as an aviation enthusiast / plane spotter I am sad when airlines disappear so quickly. I would usually say the same, but in this case, I am not sure it counts as a new airline. It looked to me more like the fragmentation of an existing large airline. I know people who flew via Paris with...

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by Theseus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 11267

Re: Why is Airbus parking large number of A350s in Toulouse?

Could the two bottom one be MSN 245 and 246 ? If so, both have done CAF already, according to the spreadsheet...

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by Theseus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8395

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Amazing videos, thanks for sharing!

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by Theseus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 63430

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Not a surprise that this thread degenerated into a Boeing versus Airbus argument. But fact remains that Airbus just lost a 10-frame A350 sale to itself. Was the A350 order reduced ? I was under the impression that 10 were just "deferred" (which means Airbus trades 10 short term slots for ...

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by Theseus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 63430

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Not a surprise that this thread degenerated into a Boeing versus Airbus argument. But fact remains that Airbus just lost a 10-frame A350 sale to itself. Was the A350 order reduced ? I was under the impression that 10 were just "deferred" (which means Airbus trades 10 short term slots for ...

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by Theseus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93424

Re: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR

marcelh wrote:
smartplane wrote:
EK 787 engine decision can be delayed until late 2020, by which time Boeing and Airbus may have acquired GE and RR respectively


Plot twist: What about a GE/RR merger?


Not an expert, but I imagine anti-trust laws would prevent that.

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by Theseus
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Just forwarding information observed on the google list, but I think it is interesting nonetheless:

Two deliveries for QR today:
- MSN110 (A35K)
- MSN163 (A359)

Also, this is the 6th delivery of an A35K (3 for QR and 3 for CX so far).

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by Theseus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30898

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

United Airline wrote:
3 A380s=very odd.


Very odd indeed. Much more so than 2 or 4. :D

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by Theseus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 33791

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What if we had improvements in biofuels by then? Not sure we should count on that. When oil prices went down, investment in biofuels research has gone down quite a bit, and a lot of companies that were (relatively) likely to make progress went out of business or changed their focus to something els...

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16966

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

chonetsao wrote:
I assume calling sick means when you feel down or unwell for no particular reason or reasons that is could not be medically determined.

Sick Leave means a doctor certify you being sick and need rest.


Thanks, it makes more sense then!

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by Theseus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16966

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I am not living in the US, so I am not fully aware of the regulations there; thus, my comments may be very naive, but I am quite surprised here. I do not understanding how "no show for a flight" even remotely compares to "calling sick" or "personal days". In my country,...

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by Theseus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight

The judge decided yesterday to adjourn the trial until the 6th of September. And that all these fellows should be sent to jail until the trial, so I guess they will have some time to think about their behavior (or about their next song). :)

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by Theseus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5466

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Would it not be easier to have some kind of standard ratings ? A bit like energy consumption ratings on various electrical appliances. Right now, all we have is classes such as Y, Y+, ... the meaning of which is completely airline dependent. Many overlook this when they book, and just look at price,...

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by Theseus
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31029

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

How about the QR A35K ? On the production list, I see no QR A35K that is on the flightline or anywhere close to ready to delivery. I guess that means it is just QR that comes and brings one of its own, already delivered, planes. That seems a bit strange to me, as I would expect them to keep their ne...

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by Theseus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103464

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

bigjku wrote:
We know Airbus runs the line to produce A380’s at a loss. Taking on an incremental order doesn’t make a lot of sense. It just means losing more money.


It also means that they will get to sell maintenance for a few more units for years to come.

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by Theseus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

One CX -1000 is at the delivery center, and seems to have done at least one CAF, so delivery should not be too far.
One QR -1000 has done two flights already.

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by Theseus
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16004

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I am not sure I understand this world where people want to see everything through screens. Everything. I enjoy screens obviously, as I am looking at one while I type this. But I also see the magic in a nice sunrise at 40,000 feet. Or of a view of the Himalayas (or insert your favorite mountain range...

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by Theseus
Thu May 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 8194

Re: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO

I just looked up gate G-91 on google maps, and it is amazingly tight indeed. Almost surprised they park A330s there.

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by Theseus
Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A35k progress in production seems painfully slow despite the one aircraft actually in service seemingly performing well. Test flying with prototypes ground to a halt and the next two production aircraft doing nothing. No doubt cabin fit issues arising but is there more? Also SQ ULH 359 after good w...

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by Theseus
Thu May 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 39813

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

There are so many variables at play (location inside the plane, airline specific things like interior furnishing, thrust setting ---very different depending on flight length, and amount of fuel onboard--- and even other passengers ---are they making noise or not), that it is really hard to make anyt...

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by Theseus
Wed May 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23579

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

N14AZ wrote:
How much Airbus A330s did Iran Air already receive?


According to Wikipedia, two.

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by Theseus
Sat May 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13050

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I agree totally, my niece is purser at KLMs and my nephew is cabin crew at KLMs, and they completely had it with their French counterpart. Does anyone know what the wages are of the French cabin crew/AF personel? As I understand they are very well paid. I think many people have said they "unde...

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by Theseus
Thu May 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GV/113f6345


Airborne... And incorrectly labelled as a -900. ;)
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BobMUC wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 118 (CX#23) completed its RTO this afternoon. First flight scheduled for Thursday.


Now preparing for FF: https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01GV/113f6345


Airborne... And incorrectly labelled as a -900. ;)

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by Theseus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The next 35J will be MSN 102 (QR). It is currently in the paint hangar with its engines installed. Possibly late May/early June delivery. Then it will be MSN 118 (CX). It is painted but has been delayed through cabin fit (customer items - not Airbus issues). MSN 110 (QR) has been in cabin fit for a...

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by Theseus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I am wondering about the -1000 situation. The first -1000 to be delivered quite some time ago yet the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it to the flight line yet... The first one for Cathay was supposed to be delivered in April. It is clearly not ...

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by Theseus
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 30862

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Peterwk146 wrote:
Wrong thread, my friend - there's another one discussing A350 production.


True, I forgot about the separate production and in-service threads. Apologies!

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by Theseus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 30862

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

3 days short of two months in service and not a single service disruption for the -1000... Perhaps best EIS for a derivative. Indeed. But the first -1000 to be delivered must feel quite lonely in the air; the second to be delivered (not sure which one it will be at this point) has not even made it ...

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by Theseus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
Cathay Pacific is CX, not CS!


Sorry for the typo, and thanks for fixing it.

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by Theseus
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 631408

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

QR said they would only take 4 A35K in 2018 IIRC. Could even be less than 10 A35K deliveries in 2018. If QR takes only 4 A35K (that means only three more), then I have a hard time how they could deliver more than 10. According to the spreadsheet, MSN 233 is the 6th A35K for CS, and its parts are ju...

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