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Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 6884

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?

That's old. It complies to the already delivered A330-300E's. A lot of the then 80 A320Neo have also been delivered If you say so. But it must be very old since the first of those five A330s was delivered four years ago. It also follows a statement about the new livery. But what do I know? *shrug* ...

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 6884

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?

That's old. It complies to the already delivered A330-300E's. A lot of the then 80 A320Neo have also been delivered If you say so. But it must be very old since the first of those five A330s was delivered four years ago. It also follows a statement about the new livery. But what do I know? *shrug*

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 6884

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?

Take a look at reply #77 in the SAS livery thread and make your own minds up... New extensive fleet In total, as a part the modernization of the short and long-haul fleet, SAS will take delivery of 80 new Airbus A320neo, 5 new Airbus A330 Enhanced, 8 new Airbus A350, and 3 new Airbus A321LR aircraft...

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 6884

Re: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong AirlinesA330-343E?

In the SAS livery thread, SAS appear to confirm that they are adding five (5) "new" A330-300E.

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour SAS take over 4 stored Hong Kong Airlines A330-343E?
Replies: 23
Views: 6884

Re: RUMOUR.SAS take over4stored Hong Kong AirlinesA330-343E?

MSN 1863 first flew in March 2018. Since then it has been shuttled between Toulouse and Chateauroux a few times but it has never left France as far as I can tell. It flew most recently in July of this year and is now in Toulouse. Might it be having an SAS cabin installed? MSN 1865 first flew in Apri...

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Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34309

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Scotron12 wrote:
Only RR engine EK operate is the T900 on their latest A380s. All the rest are GE.

There are NO GE powered A380s... :shakehead:

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7176

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

This fills me with concern. The thought of mass tourism coming to what is arguably one of the world’s last undiscovered natural paradises is deeply worrying. I'm afraid it may already be too late. Have you been there? There's not much left. And it's the locals, not tourists, that are destroying it.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25321

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

The A330neo won't last forever and it's a big jump from the A321 to the A350. Just saying...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 209
Views: 63058

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Not a new order, but Citilink will be taking two WW ntu A330-900 for launching long haul low cost service. Not sure if these two will reduce Garuda Indonesia's order for 14 A330-900neo. Accordingly to Flight Global it is, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/garudas-lcc-citilink-to-start-long...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 209
Views: 63058

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Not a new order, but Citilink will be taking two WW ntu A330-900 for launching long haul low cost service. Not sure if these two will reduce Garuda Indonesia's order for 14 A330-900neo. Accordingly to Flight Global it is, https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/garudas-lcc-citilink-to-start-long...

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Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 209
Views: 63058

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Momo1435 wrote:
Airbus July order update:



orders:
DAE CAPITAL: 2x A350-900


Cancellations:
2x A350-900 (HONG KONG AIRLINES)



One and the same?

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Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Namibia "On Death Row" https://www.namibian.com.na/81687/read/Air-Namibia-on-death-row If Windhoek decides to shut Air Namibia down will it mean a duopoly between SA airlink and SA Express for SA or Namibian destinations? British Airways (i.e. Comair) fly once a day between JNB and WD...

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Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.

Iguazu is a sensational place. I hope this route does well for Air Europa.

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 118
Views: 21192

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Do you think that Ethiopian Airlines will made Addis Ababa a global hub similar to what Emirates did with Dubai, Turkish Airlines with Istanbul, and Qatar Airways with Doha. Also, do you think that Ethiopia including Addis Ababa itself will become the next hot tourist destination Addis and Ehtiopia...

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 68605

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

In 2018 there were three deliveries, all to TAP. MSNs 1836, 1850, 1892. This year we've had sixteen, nine (9) to TAP (six leased), two to Delta, two to Air Mauritius, and one each to Azul, Lion Air and Air Senegal. MSNs 1819, 1876, 1884, 1890, 1897, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1913, 1914, 19...

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10251

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

I wondered if this is old news. But Air China ordered - and have taken delivery of - 10 A350-900s.

My Mandarin is a bit non-existent. Does the press release say Air China or CAAC (or whatever it's called these days)?

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19477

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I've lived in Asia for the past 6 years or so. Sweeping generalisations but... the cultures here will not change, mainly because they don't see the need for change. They are right, others are wrong. They will pay lip service to the "international community" when they have to, but the unde...

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4728

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

Slightly OT, but a treat for me in April 1996 was flying on an AR 747-200 (LV-OPA) from Iguazu (IGR) to EZE. A domestic flight of just 670 miles.

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

They are facing court cases in both Germany and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe too? what's this about? If I remember rightly, a family from Zim went to WDH to fly to FRA but were denied boarding. I think Germany told Namibia they didn't want the family. Anyway, they are well-connected and, back in Zim, file...

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

mr02 wrote:
PM wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Do they code share with SAA?

They do not.

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

I think Air Namibia's fleet should be 100% ERJs. Its cheaper and they can expand regionally with them. Does anyone know how is their WDH-FRA route doing? WDH-FRA is usually half empty and is heavily loss-making. The A330-200 is too big and / or there is now too much competition. (I'm flying to Euro...

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it still the case that only the A319 (V5-ANL, msn 3346) operates on regional flights? Hence the company was forced to reduce its flights over its entire network due to ongoing European court case. Will the operations be back to normal anytime soon? Regional flights are flown by a mixture of A319...

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Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 26891

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Namibia is ranked, 3rd best regional in Africa according to Skytrax. Very frustrating. I live in Namibia. When Air Namibia fly, they are good but their cancellation record is atrocious and getting worse. I'm sending a dozen people to Cape Town in November. SW is cheaper than SA but we can't ris...

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Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F on the cards soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Re: A350F on the cards soon?

Not much to this and an obvious mistake by the journalist (777X freighters). I doubt if we'll see an A350 freighter for many years.

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Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2574

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

LAX772LR wrote:
KE was the only airline to take delivery, after that engine severely missed its performance specs. It generated the trust, but at far worse fuel burn than promised.


:lol:

I know it's an unintentional typo but "trust" is one thing the 4098 did not generate!

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387452

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

It would be likely devastating to Airbus and the European aerospace industry if the EU holds this up more than a few days to validate paperwork, typical of past certification processes. EU doesn't want to timely approve the 737Max8. Then, why should the FAA timely approve any new Airbus aircraft or...

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25008

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

I have no idea how revolutionary the XLR will be but the answer has little or nothing to do with it being a narrowbody. What nonsense. Three seats - an aisle - and three more seats is the same (uncomfortable) experience whether it's on an A320 or a 787. He must know he's talking rubbish.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124961

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

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... cific.aspx

Confirmed by RR.
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https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... cific.aspx

Confirmed by RR.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26790

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

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... craft.aspx

Six of the A330s will be leased but the other eight are new orders.
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A small but worthwhile bit of business for RR.

https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press ... craft.aspx

Six of the A330s will be leased but the other eight are new orders.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Will engine choice continue?

zeke wrote:
Trent 1700 never built

Oops. Meant T7000.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Will engine choice continue?

When the dust had settled, PW managed to get their engines on just 245 A330s. They must therefore have built more than 500 engines so they probably made a profit but was it ultimately worth it? Would they do it again for less than 20% of the market? GE are on 325. Theoretically, there may still be ...

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Market share however in the 250 seat area is much closer as RR is supplying engines to the A330neo, 787, and A350. Indeed. I think a lot of people assume that RR is on the slide while GE clean up. But consider this. In 2018 RR delivered more widebody engines than GE, PW and EA combined. They had 54...

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Didn't UA have an order for the 350? Or did I mis-read sowhere along the line. If they did, what happened or is happening? They ordered 25 -900s in 2010. In 2013 they changed the order to the -1000 and increased it to 35. Then in 2017 they changed back to the -900 and ordered yet another ten. So, a...

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Will engine choice continue?

When the dust had settled, PW managed to get their engines on just 245 A330s. They must therefore have built more than 500 engines so they probably made a profit but was it ultimately worth it? Would they do it again for less than 20% of the market? GE are on 325. Theoretically, there may still be a...

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

musman9853 wrote:

interesting, thanks! i'm honestly surprised the RR held on as well as they did considering how badly the messed up. you'd think airlines would be a lot more hesitant.


Well, RR won the Lufthansa Group order for 20 (surely with more to come) in March. There's life in the programme yet.

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Per 2018 data the 787 is 53% GE, 33% RR, and 14% undecided. I'll give you even better data. Not all of the first 1,000 787s have been built but we do now know which engines each and every one will have. The answer is 629 with the GEnx and 371 with the T1000. That's 63% GE and 37% RR. (Much as it pa...

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Per 2018 data the 787 is 53% GE, 33% RR, and 14% undecided. I'll give you even better data. Not all of the first 1,000 787s have been built but we do now know which engines each and every one will have. The answer is 629 with the GEnx and 371 with the T1000. That's 63% GE and 37% RR. (Much as it pa...

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CF6, JD9D and RB211
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: CF6, JD9D and RB211

I don't think you'll find many JT9Ds on the 747-400. Try the PW4000.

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 ANA (Emirates)?
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

A380 ANA (Emirates)?

Have I missed something somewhere? On all Airbus delivery Excel sheets they list the customer (ie whoever bought the plane) first and then the actual operator in brackets. eg (from this month) BOC Aviation (TAP Air Portugal) . On 15th May Airbus say they delivered an A380 to ... All Nippon Airways (...

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Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 20
Views: 4028

Re: 1978 vintage 737-200 suffers uncontained engine failure

41 years old. First delivered to Frontier in April 1978. Spent most of its life with United. There can't be a lot of these still flying.

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Sun May 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates take delivery of a new plane
Replies: 12
Views: 6198

Emirates take delivery of a new plane

Yesterday (11th May) EK took delivery of A380 MSN 248.

Ordinarily, this would hardly be news. But this is the first delivery for EK in 2019. Seriously? The second week of May and this is their first new plane this year? Things have changed...

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Thu May 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 93
Views: 11986

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Twenty-one 1-11 flights from 1966 to 1993. Aer Lingus, BCAL, BUA, Monarch, Dan-Air, British Airways. First ever jet flight. A wonderful plane. Sorely missed.

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Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 909
Views: 374274

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

900s for domestic roles. Helluva plane for 90-minute domestic ops. :o Yeah kind of surprised they did not go with A330-900s, but they may want the flexibility the A35-900 offers to move them between domestic and international operations long-term. I hardly think JAL will need 31 A359's all for dome...

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Thu May 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15334

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

It’s going to be a gorgeous A350, that’s for sure. We need our resident experts to confirm whether it has the range to reach LAX... Just heard there will be tech stops at TRW and HNL. The U.S. Coast Guard will also be placing a ship on standby in case of fuel exhaustion and possible ditching betwee...

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Thu May 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15334

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

From the Airbus Press Release... Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer. So, that would imply tha...

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