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by AsiaTravel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61864

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

I think JNB and LAX are certain to stay until the A380 stops flying completely for AF. LAX has been 3x daily 777 during a few seasons. I'd say JFK, MEX and PVG would be the last place the A380 goes to. A380 won't be flying to PVG in NS20 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287075/air-...

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 537180

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

patschinger wrote:
Dear Folks,
is anybody aware which Variant or Variants (MTOW, engine type etc.) EK has ordered ?


I'll bet my house on RR for the engine.

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39474

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

dcaviation wrote:
Air France fleet will be Simplified. LOL
They will add 2 more types to call it even at 21


Going from 11 to 8 is simplification in my book.

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by AsiaTravel
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: fleet simplifications in the future
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: fleet simplifications in the future

Russia and China are constructing railway line from China to Europe. All those plane crashes have put fear in the minds of people. Giant planes Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 will survive. 3000 to 4000 kilometers travel can be done by high speed trains worldwide travelling at 300 to 400 kmph. Bad years...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 71
Views: 10439

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

flyguy1 wrote:
No love for JFK, unfortunately.


You mean no slot at JFK, unfortunately

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 71
Views: 10439

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

French Bee has also just announced that it will fly daily to EWR with its A350. https://twitter.com/BrunoTrevidic/status/1172129050728501249?s=20 Interesting development. Norwegian vs French blue: 787-9: 35W/309Y=344 seats A350-900: 36W/376Y=411 seats Everything else equal I'm guessing French Blue ...

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by AsiaTravel
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 15623

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

Due to Aigle Azur shutdown operations, AF will increase seat capacity to Algiers (ALG) and Bamako (BKO) - Mali: AF is also offering special fares to Aigle Azur ticket holders: Saturday 7 September : AF4158 Paris Orly (ORY) 4.00 pm Algiers (ALG) 5.20 pm AF4159 Algiers (ALG) 7.30pm Paris Orly (ORY) 1...

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82683

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

FL420FT wrote:
Maybe as a result of the two extra HND slots made available to Australian based aisles announced a few days ago ?


This or they want to use the upcoming 787-9s to open new routes. Maybe an agreement with Perth Airport has been found?

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM unveils new Premium Business
Replies: 8
Views: 2770

Re: LATAM unveils new Premium Business

Are you sure it's Vantage XL? There are couple seats. I have never seen Vantage XL with this arrangement. It's surprising because they refreshed their cabins very recently. Now the are refurbishing the fleet again. I wonder why they did not choose 1-2-1 seats in their recent business refresh. Yes i...

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS
Replies: 20
Views: 4568

Re: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS

CanadianRedneck wrote:
Was hoping for a 787 on this route, LOL. Why did they decide against Rouge for this service?


Probably to capture the premium traffic out of TLS, notably: Airbus.

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 10297

Re: Algerian Aviation Thread - 2019

My understanding is a foreigner can’t really walk around unescorted without fear of kidnap, violence etc. The things you read. I did not feel that at all last time I was in Algiers and Oran a couple of months ago. Some areas aren't safe but unless you are working in Oil and Gas you don't have any r...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257827

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Starting Sunrise one year earlier but at what cost? I see the following cons: -The risk that the 777-8X will never be built. EY order is gone, QR is looking at the 35K and EK is negotiating its order. -Does QF need the 777-9X? A380s are here until 2029 at least. -Operating a plane that isn't the mo...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257827

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Starting Sunrise one year earlier but at what cost? I see the following cons: -The risk that the 777-8X will never be built. EY order is gone, QR is looking at the 35K and EK is negotiating its order. -Does QF need the 777-9X? A380s are here until 2029 at least. -Operating a plane that isn't the mos...

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 290973

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

QF introducing those flights + Indian carriers developing range to Europe will really hit EK hard. QF needs to keep as much premium traffic out of the JV with EK. The Pearth flight helped, but isn't, from the numbers I recall, taking enough from Sydney, but excellent from Pearth/Melbourne. It will ...

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83923

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I don't know what to make of this but perhaps someone else can, this rumour (that's what I will refer to it as of now until something more solid comes of it, though the source of this had been fairly reliable in the past) posted on Executive Traveller (formally AusBT) forum and is related to the te...

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 157074

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

as far as EK's interest in the 339 or 359- they had none. Zero. They would not have these aircraft if not for the sunk cost in the 380 program. It's as simple as that Non-sens. When EK ordered the 787-10 they obviously had an offer for Airbus for a comparable airplane, or should I say airplanes. Wh...

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 157074

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

In the same seating density, the A388 has a lower CASM and fuel burn per seat of any new generation twin, including the B777X whether you like it or not. If that was true, then why did EK order any 77X? Also, if that was true, why did Airbus spended years to attract the business to A380neo and A380...

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119849

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

VV wrote:
So Air France decided to remove the A380 from its fleet.
Why? Isn't A380 the right and the only aircraft that could solve issues in congested airports like Paris?


Paris-CDG really isn't congested at all.

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

No it's not, price/demand isn't a straight line as demand is quite elastic in aviation. You are maximizing revenues by maximizing volumes and prices. Sorry but you're wrong. Pretty much every airline in the world runs on a similar yield management model, and having an average load factor of 98% is ...

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

aviationaware wrote:
98% average load sounds like terrible yield management. They have left plenty of money on the table.


No it's not, price/demand isn't a straight line as demand is quite elastic in aviation. You are maximizing revenues by maximizing volumes and prices.

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 28831

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

T4thH wrote:
KLM orders some 15 E195 E2 and 20 purchase rights additional.
https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1141353903314939904


Nice! Was expecting something from AF-KLM but not that.

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by AsiaTravel
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 28112

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

LY777 wrote:
AsiaTravel wrote:
I sense an A350 order. Their fleet clearly lacks diversity!


Their widebody fleet consists of A330s, A380s, 777-200/300(ER), 747-8, 787s.
I think it is already a wide variety of a/c


I am aware. You missed the sarcasm.

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 28112

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I sense an A350 order. Their fleet clearly lacks diversity!

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Declining loads on QR's IAD route
Replies: 22
Views: 4701

Re: Declining yields on QR's IAD route

So the title should be "Declining loads"

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by AsiaTravel
Mon May 20, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46987

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
AsiaTravel wrote:
We don't really know if it is for the 777X or 787s. CFO recently said the competition was between A350s and 787s.


We don’t really no? but the CFO said it would be the 787 or A359 I guess that rules out the 777X then? No?


Well there is nothing official for now so we don't really know.

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by AsiaTravel
Mon May 20, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46987

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

jimmyah wrote:
Let's be honest here, Boeing was the obvious choice. They already have 787's, and the potential 77E replacement (accounting for a bit of growth) is the 777X.


We don't really know if it is for the 777X or 787s. CFO recently said the competition was between A350s and 787s.

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by AsiaTravel
Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66230

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

People need to remember Syd-Mel is second busiest flight path in the world. It’s one of the most lucrative travel path in one of the most wealthiest countries. And people need to take in the effect that HSR will help to mitigate of our overcrowded cities. This is a project that can’t be simply judg...

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 58446

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

You nonsensically try to refute people posting statements based on published documents and people that actually fly the aircraft. :shakehead: As a non pilot, it looks to me based on documents I've reviewed that a A359 WV010 could transport almost 31 metric tons 8,100 nautical miles. A lot of what y...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 315
Views: 58446

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

As I suspected, a DL A359 on this route would have had a really poor average load factor and generate less revenue due to its lower number of premium seats. This route is all about the premium passenger for DL, hence why they use the aircraft with the most amount of premium (or non-Y) seats. Better...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72587

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just thinking out loud: could the opening of KIX and CTS be a preemptive measure to maintain capacity to Japan before HND switches to a smaller frame?

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 87512

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://youtu.be/avHxrSMNPxo


Can't even bother to find a plane with the new livery for an inaugural. PR: 0/10
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Ishrion wrote:
Not the best footage, but here’s the inaugural landing of Air France: https://youtu.be/avHxrSMNPxo


Can't even bother to find a plane with the new livery for an inaugural. PR: 0/10

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81772

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I find it hard to believe that pilots and employees already know about the selection... I am not too surprise that some info leaks from top management. Leaking out of the company on the other hand is more worrisome. Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but ...

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by AsiaTravel
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81772

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I find it hard to believe that pilots and employees already know about the selection... I am not too surprise that some info leaks from top management. Leaking out of the company on the other hand is more worrisome. Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but ...

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by AsiaTravel
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81772

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I find it hard to believe that pilots and employees already know about the selection... I am not too surprise that some info leaks from top management. Leaking out of the company on the other hand is more worrisome. Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but ...

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by AsiaTravel
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 45519

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

So let me get this straight? Ostrower thinks RR can help Airbus do a neo to the a350 by 2025, yet RR seemingly can't use that same ultrafarcefan to power 797? Either Ostrower is royally wrong yet again, he has a superb track record for faux pa's - or RR really isn't in a position like he claims to ...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 49689

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

30 new ones offset by a reduction of 42. A grand total of -12 orders so far this year. Etihad have/ are cancelling 20 of their 26 777x orders. Well, Boeing's press release suggests otherwise. 358 orders/comms. It was 340 o/c before the BA order. EY may cancel later I guess, but right now it doesn't...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 49689

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

2019 will be the year of the 777. Not good news for the A350 though. Let us now see 18 new orders for the 777-9 and 30 new ones for the A350. A really bad start for the A350 this year. :sarcastic: :biggrin: 30 new ones offset by a reduction of 42. A grand total of -12 orders so far this year. And h...

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Analyst: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 15237

Re: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement

I don't think it's an accident EK ordered 150 777x's and has about that many 380's to replace as their leases expire. They would need twice the number of 777x for this to be true. The 777 will have to be retired too. Not quite. The right ratio would be about 3 777X for every 2 A380. I meant to say ...

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Analyst: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 15237

Re: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement

Sooner787 wrote:
I don't think it's an accident EK ordered 150 777x's and has about that many
380's to replace as their leases expire.


They would need twice the number of 777x for this to be true. The 777 will have to be retired too.

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

Disagree. The article is extremely clear she knows the challenges ahead but hopes to find a solution. The last paragraph is clear: Le plan d'investissement de la compagnie française est aujourd'hui focalisé sur l'A350 et le Boeing 787. Elle possède déjà sept appareils de l'américain et en attend tr...

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by AsiaTravel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

In an interview in today's Le Journal du Dimanche, Anne Rigail revealed that Air France will place an order at Le Bourget. No additional details given. Ahem, nowhere it is said that Air France will place a new order. The journalist just says in his conclusion : "if Air France placed a new orde...

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

AF doesn't need an additional WB order for now. 21 A359 + 11 789 is enough to cover 25 772 and 2(+4 Joon) A343. My bet is on narrow-body, something like: 15 A220-100 30 A220-300 50 A320NEO 25 A321NEO 15 A321LR (will free up A332 from some African routes, increasing overhaul long-haul capacity). Of c...

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

RichardWelling wrote:
Forgive my igornace, Ben Smith is no longer the CEO if Air France; correct?


Chief Executive Officer Air France-KLM: Ben Smith
Chief Executive Officer Air France: Anne Rigail
President and CEO, KLM: Pieter Elbers

https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/group-executive-committee

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

FlyRow wrote:
must be the narrowbody order.
Is this AF or AF-KLM?


The interview is of AF's CEO. But considering Ben Smith wants a group approach to orders then it might be for AF-KLM.

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by AsiaTravel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23704

Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

In an interview in today's Le Journal du Dimanche, Anne Rigail revealed that Air France will place an order at Le Bourget. No additional details given. Also in the interview: - 7 A380s will be refurbished while 3 will be returned to lessor. - First A350 is due in September, AF is already committed f...

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by AsiaTravel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 143325

Re: EK considering 787 cancellation in favor of 777-9

But neighboring Etihad with its dense 2class 787-10s with genX engines is having no troubles at all....go figure! You are assuming two things: -Emirates have the same requirements as Etihad. -Etihad is having no troubles at all ( by troubles I guess you mean payload/range/hub bank restrictions). We...

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by AsiaTravel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85812

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

EK413 wrote:
AsiaTravel wrote:
What is the deal with VH-OQA in AUH since the 25th of last month? Maintenance?


Heavy maintenance & sources have indicated the aircraft is there for reconfiguration too.

EK413


Thanks. Looking forward to the new cabin if that is the case.

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