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by mat66
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17552

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

Well.. it's not even 8AM yet over here. Or are you pointing at this from Airbus: "Follow live coverage of the A330neo first flight on Twitter and Facebook on October 19* with the hashtag #A330neoFF, starting at approximately 10 a.m. CET, 8 a.m. GMT " Yes I did. I was trying to figure out,...

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by mat66
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 17552

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

From the Airbus press release. "Follow live coverage of the A330neo first flight on Twitter and Facebook on October 19* with the hashtag #A330neoFF, starting at approximately 10 a.m. CET, 8 a.m. GMT" Good morning, Europe. No real live video again. Same as A350-1000 FF. Really Disappointing...

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by mat66
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I have to admit that I'm a tiny bit anxious about these extensions. Now the winglets really look perfect from any angle. At least they look to be as wide as before on the top. On the other hand they looked a bit stubby on the 1000 since they were wider at the base from the longer trailing edge of th...

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by mat66
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I made to page 10 now, but just want to way in on that tariff question. Maybe it's already mentioned. The trade deal between the US and EU doesn't allow the kind of tariffs that were put on the C-Series recently. Why there isn't a similar deal between Canada and the US, I don't know. Why do you thin...

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by mat66
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7289

Re: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

I'm also in the the opinion that a leisure mini hub for Eurowings long-haul in DUS makes a lot of sense post airberlin. There will also be some long-haul from TXL and probably more if BER ever opens in the future. So LH will have FRA and MUC and EW DUS and some TXL. That is a lot of hubs. Fewer leis...

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by mat66
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

StTim wrote:
Well done Airbus


Yes indeed. I'm just wondering if this is the first time this or any test airplane transports non airbus/customer employees and press. If there is some kind of permit for it, it might have been waivered for this special circumstance.

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by mat66
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10596

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

in the linked Reuters article the CEO talks about "more than 100 seats". I don't understand the talk about the E195-E2. It is way too big. At 31" pitch it seats 132 pax. At AirBaltic that would probably mean 136 at 30". Their C300 have 145. Too close, why bother? Even the C100 at...

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by mat66
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13638

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

meanwhile you hear the repetitive knock, knock, knock of heads meeting table in sales departments in Seattle and Toulouse...

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by mat66
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 4015

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

No one mentioned freight. ULDs are actually weighed before they are loaded. Modern scales take a second to Show the weight, even of heavy items. There is a rule that each and every box must be weighed before loading on a ship. That can be done while on the truck or by a build in scale on a reach st...

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by mat66
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 14487

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to GE jet engine

Airbus originally wanted the GTF to flow through the IAE structure. Pratt and Whitney baulked at this, and this was the main factor in the breakup of the longstanding partnership with Rolls Royce. PW wanted tight control of its engine and patents. As the gearbox seems sound, maybe if Pratt had inst...

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by mat66
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Question re MSN allocations - why is it that when an airline that has A350's on order and MSN's allocated, then defers the order, like AA has, the allocated MSN's are simply cancelled as " not built " and not reallocated to another airline that may be grateful for an earlier production sl...

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by mat66
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft
Replies: 47
Views: 12818

Re: Cathay Pacific to acquire 32 A321neo aircraft

BTW nice big computer illustration of the new door configuration.

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by mat66
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A350's with 348 seats
Replies: 28
Views: 9627

Re: IB A350's with 348 seats

LATAM A350 is also 348 in total (30J/18Y+/300Y) but while they lack a real Premium Economy up to row 21 there's extra legroom. IB A330-200 config fits 269 in Y with 8-abreast so I think with same legroom they should be able to fit 300 with 9-abreast plus the 3 rows of Premium Economy. The sheer num...

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by mat66
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A350's with 348 seats
Replies: 28
Views: 9627

Re: IB A350's with 348 seats

This is the highest density of the A359 so far revealed. Nope, Air Caraïbes features 389 seats and FrenchBlue will have 411 seats. It is the highest density of any 9 abreast configuration. Assuming those 31C are in front of door 2, there are a lot of seats cramped in between door 2 and 4. The 24 PE...

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by mat66
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3788

Re: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020

I could be totally wrong, but isn't the new northern runway mainly used by and restricted to A320/737 and smaller airplanes for takeoff AND landing? Exactly the ones used by LCC's. It is a long way from there to T3. Not particularly good for quick turnarounds. It is restricted to landings only and ...

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by mat66
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3788

Re: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020

I could be totally wrong, but isn't the new northern runway mainly used by and restricted to A320/737 and smaller airplanes for takeoff AND landing? Exactly the ones used by LCC's.
It is a long way from there to T3. Not particularly good for quick turnarounds.

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by mat66
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 184161

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

A post on a different forum (easy to guess which one) appears to suggest Airbus is about to increase a350 cruise speeds as operational data suggests the bird is more efficient at those higher speeds That would be a win win for the airlines. More efficient so less fuel and shorter journey times. Wil...

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by mat66
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A359 and A35K OEW data.
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: A359 and A35K OEW data.

Cathay's first A350 arrived at 137t, later samples are 135t. LATAM A350s are rated around 139t. Finnair A350s float around 136t. I made the hypothesis that the payload/range diagram is made against the most capable weight variant: WV001. That would be incorrect. Airbus uses the baseline model for t...

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by mat66
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

The winglet on the second photo looks really nice from that angle.

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by mat66
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)
Replies: 89
Views: 8518

Re: What *should* Airbus have invested in (year 2000)

About the A340. The mistake to go 4 engines was already done, so a more reasonable stretch to 70-72m and 300-320t MTOW to fit between the 77E and 77W would have made sense to 2017 me. The 77w was and is still too big for a lot of airlines. About the A380. They knew in 2000 that they had a huge weigh...

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by mat66
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 193023

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

It's up to 4% with an updated engine though. Not just for the winglets. I don't know. From the Bloomberg article https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-06-09/airbus-s-a380-superjumbo-could-be-about-to-get-a-bit-bigger : "The so-called winglets, which on the A380 would each measure as...

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by mat66
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 193023

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

This thing really looks different from every angle. It could be 5m though. The ones on the 737MAX are 2.9m high according to Boeing on a LOT smaller wing. The upper part is surely bigger than on the 737. I understand the UP TO 4% mentioned in the articles about new winglets on a A380plus without eng...

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by mat66
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?
Replies: 29
Views: 6319

Re: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?

The longest 757-200 regular route used to be EWR-TXL at 3458nm GC distance, if I'm not mistaken. Had some problems in northern winter, as usually 757 have/had. Airbus claims 100nm more for the 321neoLR. Can we therefor take 3500-3550nm as max real world range? How are winds for Brasil-US/Europe? Nor...

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by mat66
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 new winglets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: A380 new winglets?

Actually, just read that the new winglets add 32' to the span bringing the total to just under 294', surpassing the An-225; wow! It'll be a looker for sure... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/airbus-a380-winglets-bigger-wing-span/ Wonder how the're going to deal with the 80m box? Maybe it won...

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by mat66
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 new winglets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: A380 new winglets?

Interesting find. Thank you, MrHMSH. Two questions : - strange that they didn't cover it up (at least after arriving from Toulouse) until the official announcement at their first press event. - they checked with their lawyers about some Boeing patents? Sure they did. THis was already announced last...

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by mat66
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 new winglets?
Replies: 12
Views: 2959

Re: A380 new winglets?

Interesting find. Thank you, MrHMSH.
Two questions : - strange that they didn't cover it up (at least after arriving from Toulouse) until the official announcement at their first press event.
- they checked with their lawyers about some Boeing patents? Sure they did.

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by mat66
Wed May 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 12567

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

How do you post those maps from GCM? Use Egll-ypph,uuee-yssy Thank you. Try to remember this. The forum doesn't let me edit my post any more. Probably because it was quoted. This would really screw things up. To be honest, it took me a while to understand your post. At first it looked like your cat...

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by mat66
Wed May 31, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 12567

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

KarelXWB wrote:
Aeroflot doesn't want the 787 anymore and ceded the order to a lessor.

Aeroflot ultimately abandons Boeing 787 purchase plans


That is some interesting contract law.

Without 787 and these 20 new WB they are basically planning their needs until 2025. Makes sense, now. Totally believable.

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by mat66
Wed May 31, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 12567

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

Interesting development. Just when I thought Putin didn't look too happy after the schooling he got from Macron ;) (pardon the politics here) Delivery is probably many years away, but Aeroflot would get a lot of new heavy lift there. The 22 787-9 are still in the books as well, are they not? On the ...

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by mat66
Wed May 31, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 93028

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Good observation. I wonder what the fuel capacity looks like, and how much of that big MTOW boost (which is a new info to most of us) can be convcerted to range. The wing does seem rather small and thin... With the base model being almost in A321 territory, a stretch into A322 or MoM territory shou...

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by mat66
Wed May 31, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 93028

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

https://www.aex.ru/news/2015/12/16/147095/ Seems like if engines are available they could also be making MC21-600 and -700, and then there are also MC-21X that could have the range go up to about 9,000-10,000km (about 5000nm)...? Apart from that, the -400 seems to get a serious upgrade. The "o...

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by mat66
Tue May 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 203397

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

scbriml wrote:
N505fx wrote:
A310, new engines - easy done!


You'll see the first A310neo right after you see the first 757MAX. AKA never.



You beat me to it by minutes. I wanted to quote the famous airliners.net "they threw away the tools" :lol:

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by mat66
Tue May 09, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 203397

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I think the 757-300 proved that there is a upper limit of what is practical from a single isle point of view... I don't think stretching the 321 is a good counter idea, even if it's the lowest cost solution. At 54,4m the 757-300 is a whopping 9.9m longer than the A321. I don't see them going there....

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by mat66
Tue May 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 203397

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Really interesting article. Thanks for posting. I am guessing a simple 3-4m stretch for the -plus with the mentioned improvements from Zeke and a maybe 4-6m stretch and new wing for the -plus plus and and the same new wing for the original A321neoLR for +4000nm range without the need for the 3 addit...

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 185131

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

It would frankly be interesting to see what changed to enable the 359 gain 1000nm in range with the same MTOW (max offered is still 280T. That is what sparked all our posts today and I, personally, can't get my head around it. It's worse than the 251t MTOW A330neo thing from a view weeks ago. At le...

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125659

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Well, the social media team behind Leahy is playing hardball. They should have taken those A350 on schedule ;)

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Airbus' shtick with the A350ULR has been that it is a low cost, low risk option for both Airbus and the airlines because if the ULR routes don't work out you can just convert and use it like any other A350, you are not stuck with a dedicated ULR frame with low resale value that is now overkill for ...

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

An A350-1000 with an A350-359 fuselage would be a relatively simple thing to do. It would enable the non-stop Sydney to London. That's the thing, isn't it? A beefed up A359 is hard, but a A3510 with the fuselage of the A359... Isn't that pretty much what the 772LR and the A340-500 was? How much ext...

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

The original concept of a A350-900R from 2010(?) had the MLG from the -1000 at then 298t MTOW.

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by mat66
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

So what happend here, where did this pretty incredulous range bump come from? Just guessing here, but looking at sin-ewr at around 8200nm and already down to 170 Pax the only way I can see 1500nm more is a 308t A350-900trueLR. Just strange that they didn't announce this outright. Maybe at Paris Air...

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by mat66
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
> MSN 272: UA #5, China Eastern Airlines


Is MSN 272 necessarily a -1000 or can that be changed to the -900. China Eastern have no -1000 on order. Otherwise it'd be the first upgrade from an ordered -900

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by mat66
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Seems a lot of weight increase for only 450mls more range? He said over 7000nm. Could be as much as 7200nm. No one knows. My wild guess is about 4-500nm or 1 hour less than the 787-9. that would really be remarkable. Another crazy thought. Would a 339F become possible at 251t MTOW? If I'm not mista...

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by mat66
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 235152

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I was shocked by that tweet. They haven't launched 245t jet and know he talks about 251t. Never thought 9t more is possible. It all comes down to the MLG, doesn't it? Is a minor strengthening doable on the fast and cheap or is that the often rumoured/guessed maximum for this MLG? Somewhere on this f...

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by mat66
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

AsiaTravel wrote:

You must be thinking of SQ, CX doesn't have any 787-10 on order.


Ups, sorry. You're right. It's SQ.

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by mat66
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I have a feeling that CX will order more A359s sometime in the next two years, similar to how they kept topping up 77W orders after they began operating it and got a feel for real world performance. There is a rumour that when they announce an order for the A330 replacement that they will add a few...

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by mat66
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo schedule slides to the right
Replies: 20
Views: 6982

Re: A330neo schedule slides to the right

If Rolls Royce says the engine delays are 6 weeks and TAP says they are taking the first delivery 3 months late, there is a disconnect. Is that a simple contingency or are things worse at Rolls Royce than they are implying? I'd go with contingency. Probably better to announce one 3 month delay than...

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by mat66
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future 787 variants?
Replies: 171
Views: 20388

Re: Future 787 variants?

planning at one time ( ~2008) was 787-3 52m, 787-8 60m, 787-9 64m see the WP:EN_787 page history from Dec 2008: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boeing_787_Dreamliner&oldid=261168043#Specifications With 4m of wing clipped on each side the -3 was much more than "just no wingtips&q...

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by mat66
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A350-900 Seat Map
Replies: 20
Views: 13851

Re: Delta A350-900 Seat Map

Nice concept. You got the 136 Y between door 3 and 4 right, which is pretty much standard on the A359. But with 9 rows Y in front of door 3 you're missing 9 seats for 226 total. I'm sure there is room for 1 more row. In business most airlines have 8 rows of 4 in the first cabin.

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by mat66
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330NEO : The final A330/340 variants. Or not so fast?
Replies: 122
Views: 14264

Re: A330NEO : The final A330/340 variants. Or not so fast?

Probably. But that would only make the gap smaller, A322 - A359. An A350-900 is still twice as big, expensive, heavy, carries twice as much and flies twice as far as a A321 stretch. And can do serious cargo reliably with headwind. The market is still full of (2000?) 767, 757, A300, A310 in differen...

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by mat66
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330NEO : The final A330/340 variants. Or not so fast?
Replies: 122
Views: 14264

Re: A330NEO : The final A330/340 variants. Or not so fast?

I like this thread. IMHO the chances of a stretched (3-4m) A321 with a new wing and range of the 752+200nm are way bigger and would not only be cheaper to build but had more success in the market.

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