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by mffoda
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 226
Views: 64582

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

"Does anyone know if the low level and and terrain-following capabilities have been certified now?"

NO... It has not.

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by mffoda
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 207552

Re: F-35 news thread

"Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan, who took over in the wake of former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, spent over 30 years at Boeing before he joined the Department of Defence in 2017 as the deputy secretary of defence." Really? Ex- Boeing Exec against LM? Talk abou...

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by mffoda
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Data: scrap value of an A380
Replies: 41
Views: 11225

Re: Data: scrap value of an A380

If the engines/APU are PBH? Then this $45 Million dollar figure is wishful thinking... Once you get past the engines, landing gear, apu and avionics, the meat of the aircraft is gone. Others have mentioned upgrading rotable's (avionics and such) to current/desired part numbers, but doing so is very ...

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291548

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/qantas- ... 04714.html

We now timeframe/year for the from Qantas...

Coincidence? That is the year the 778 will debut....
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"Qantas promises 20-hour direct flights from London to Sydney by 2022"

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/qantas- ... 04714.html

We now timeframe/year for the from Qantas...

Coincidence? That is the year the 778 will debut....

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by mffoda
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 14027

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

The 739ER is on SEA-RDU route as well..

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2504

Re: Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?

TWA772LR wrote:
A while ago, some group was wanting to set one up in the Miami area. I guess it fell through. I wouldnt want to go to an air show anyway in Miami, wayyyyy too humid.



Not in the Winter months... :spin:

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 31525

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Once again thanks for the update. Seems consistent with previous years.

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103908

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

At the bottom of the press release they have this: "2018 list price A330neo: US$259.9m".

That's the list price for the A338.

Seems that they might all be A338's.

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by mffoda
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money
Replies: 49
Views: 18205

Re: HNA and A330 delivery problems.. no money

https://ca.reuters.com/article/business ... 12GU-OCABS

It doesn't look pretty for the group.

Maybe Wang's fall in southern France wasn't an accident... :scratchchin: :lol:
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here is a piece from reuters on the HNA Group.

https://ca.reuters.com/article/business ... 12GU-OCABS

It doesn't look pretty for the group.

Maybe Wang's fall in southern France wasn't an accident... :scratchchin: :lol:

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by mffoda
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43809

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

"If only we knew what "guaranteed" meant and more importantly what the terms are." Wingman, your linked article does show a possible number though. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/21/airbus-seeks-cut-repayments-government-controversial-launch/ "How much is paid b...

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by mffoda
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 48313

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0g-449852/
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More PW GTF problems...

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0g-449852/

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by mffoda
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 48313

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

This is an interesting note in Jon's article... :scratchchin: "Historically, picking a power plant has closely preceded the formal launch of the aircraft. Boeing made its pick of General Electric and Rolls-Royce engines for the 787 (then-7E7) just 20 days before All Nippon Airways placed the je...

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by mffoda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5445

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/a-decad ... en-up.html
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The Part-out process has already began.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/05/a-decad ... en-up.html

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by mffoda
Wed May 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5445

The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

Here's a piece form MRO-Network.com regarding the A380's aftermarket opportunities. Article title: "Part-Out Specialists Lukewarm On Second Hand A380s" So A380 lovers beware... :talktothehand: My first thought when seeing the article title, I was a bit surprised. I would have thought that ...

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by mffoda
Wed May 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes

From the washington Post/AP... https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/report-india-launches-corruption-probe-of-airline-airasia/2018/05/29/9d813c66-635a-11e8-81ca-bb14593acaa6_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3ddbf01b5460 "NEW DELHI — Indian investigators reportedly filed a cor...

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by mffoda
Wed May 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 442278

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Here's one of the articles for FG regarding the potential CFM Leap derivative... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/leap-derivative-likely-in-cfms-bid-for-nma-engine-446993/ "A CFM International engine for Boeing’s New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) would be a growth version of the Leap seri...

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by mffoda
Sun May 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 146395

Re: A400M Update

And then there's this from FG: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/state-department-approves-sale-of-six-c-130j-super-h-448358/ "The US State Department approved the sale of six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport and tanker aircraft to Germany for an estimated $1.4 billion, ...

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by mffoda
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 442278

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Why are you so sensitive when I suggest that for an NMA from launch to service it might be a good idea to conservatively assume 7-8 years, like recent programs (787, 777X) ? There's an on-going narrative here that NMA must be as big a project as 787 yet when you look at it with any sort of objectiv...

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by mffoda
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 17810

Re: Future of the A338

Leeham believes 789 costs are down to about $80 million. They also estimate price of the AA 787s at $88 million. Not a lot of profit, but not dumping either. I hadn't seen that. Do you have a link? Rgds 787 production costs https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/boeing-displaces-airbus-hawaiian-wins-787...

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by mffoda
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NetJets Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 4070

Re: NetJets Fleet

Thank you all for the responses very insightful. Interesting to me that they have really jumped on the Bombardier Global Express bandwagon at the expense of the Gulfstreams. Completely understand it from a comfort standpoint the Globals having a much wider cabin than the Gulfstream however so many ...

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by mffoda
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 33
Views: 11571

Re: 777 P2F program has launch customer

amdiesen "What the article omits is the comparatively substantial performance penalty of the converted frames." According to the chart in the article you quoted, there is a 1,200 pound payload difference between the 767F and 767BCF (1% in favor of 767F). And a range increase of 45 nm (1.5%...

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by mffoda
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 9319

Re: American A320 Retirement

mjoelnir wrote:
Perhaps the early A320 hold better up to usage than theearly 737-800.


And that's reflected in the lease rates right?

Or perhaps what many a mechanic who work on both types have said on a-net right?

:banghead:

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by mffoda
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102828

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Scott at leehamnews has updated his comments on this matter... https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/26/pontifications-oems-hike-list-prices/#more-26421 "Subsequently, the airline said the A330-800 contract is still in place. I’ll concede I should have written that Hawaiian is “to” cancel the order (f...

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by mffoda
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-46 over downtown Miami
Replies: 18
Views: 4921

Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

https://www.facebook.com/c46tinkerbelle/
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Could have been Tinker Belle, she's still on the circuit. I saw her at Moore County Airport a while back...

https://www.facebook.com/c46tinkerbelle/

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by mffoda
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102828

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Why does my cynical old brain get the impression someone at Airbus might have planted this story to get Leeham to broadcast this rumour, in order to flush Boeing and Hawaiian out? Now that Hawaiian have had to publicly comment https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-rema...

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by mffoda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 9233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

Don't forget the 311t & 316t variants of the A350-1000. :wave:

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by mffoda
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 57455

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... ends-video
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Sounds like AJ is going with less seats in this recent interview.

From Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... ends-video

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by mffoda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163800

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Boeings weekly update: "Changes since last update: One new order (Unidentified Customer(s) for one 747). In the changes category, reduced 737 orders by one and 787 orders by one." Also saw this from reuters... "PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech airline Travel Service said on Thursday it had si...

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by mffoda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1664
Views: 231712

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

So, after several hundred replies on this thread... We end up with pictures of Emmanuel Macron and (the "late")Angela Merkel promising a euro f-35?

Seems like a wonderful use of tax payers money...

Loving this! :spin:

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by mffoda
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709999

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The following article states more reasons why this A380 deal is harder to get done. The second hand market view is particularly interesting... https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/airbus-faces-tricky-hurdles-over-stalled-a380-emirates-183035355--sector.html "For Emirates, the problem runs deeper ...

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by mffoda
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163800

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

The breakdown is: "The Dublin-based leasing group, founded by Chief Executive Domhnal Slattery, agreed to buy 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 20 of the higher-capacity Boeing 737 MAX 10, Bohai said in a filing. It may order an additional 20 of the main 737 MAX 8 version, it added." https:...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 15378

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-asia-china-deals-boeing/boeing-signs-deal-to-sell-300-planes-worth-37-billion-to-china-idUSKBN1D91BZ Check out the link! It says: State-run China Aviation Supplies, which leases planes to Chinese airlines, said the order was for 260 B-737s as well as 40 B777s...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 56
Views: 10195

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

I don't see any airline or aviation experience in the groups core businesses. :scratchchin: That doesn't bode well for a start up... From the article: About 777 Partners 777 Partners is a Miami based investment firm focused on a broad spectrum of specialty finance businesses, asset originators and f...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 111% increase in profits
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: Emirates reports 111% increase in profits

As a point of reference, Emirates Airlines recent annual profits were:

2014 - $1.3B
2015 - $1.9B
2016 - $340m

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by mffoda
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 62145

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

From NYTimes.... It looks like this could a lot worse from the US side. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/business/airbus-us-arms.html "The aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday that it may have violated United States rules on arms exports, potentially expanding a corruption investigati...

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by mffoda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163800

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Boeing's weekly update...

Changes since last update: 40 new orders (Unidentified Customer(s) for 30 737s and ten 777s). Identified Singapore Airlines for 20 777s and 19 787s previously listed as unidentified.

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by mffoda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163800

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Here is a different article: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ggSWkShqe4I5RW2mBDy31O/Jet-Airways-to-buy-100-narrowbody-aircraft-as-India-demand.html "The carrier is in talks with planemakers to buy 75 to 100 single-aisle jets in the current fiscal year, chief executive officer Vinay Dube said ...

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by mffoda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 163800

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO
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Jet Airways added 75 737 Max 10's to there existing order...

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO

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by mffoda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106969

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

A little crack in the armor of the UK/Canada team... Form bloomberg: "The U.K. is said to see Canada as primarily responsible for the trade dispute between Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. because of the level of its state aid to the aerospace company. Publicly, the British government has said th...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 63295

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

I wonder what this will do with Brazil's separate complaint with the World Trade Organization focused on what it claims amount to $4 billion in illegal subsidies from the Canadian government.??

WTO will take longer, but not looking good for C-Series.

Too early for popcorn? :scratchchin:

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 7226

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Bloomberg has this piece on the matter... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/qatar-air-mulls-new-boeing-747-freighter-order-as-cargo-booms Unintended Boon "“I’m pleased to tell you today that in fact the blockade has quite the opposite impact on our business to the one intended,...

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by mffoda
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 29586

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

In the last quarterly report, deferred production costs really started to drop in earnest after Boeing went through some significant cost cutting efforts. Let's wait and see how much they drop in the coming quarters and once the rate hits 14 a month to see if charges are even necessary. A bigger ac...

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by mffoda
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 36747

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

BTW I saw the MEO prototype a few hrs ago at TLS Massive Engine Option? :D This is how you can tell that this is Fake news... "This new variant requires a significant increase in resources to achieve the programme targets of first Flight in 2019." https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/ai...

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by mffoda
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11534

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

It also mentions using them on the domestic network so the shorter, lighter aircraft could be just what they need. In addition no delivery dates mentioned except the airline wants them in the fleet and working "by 2020". Could these four be 788 cancellations or deferments from another car...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 8152

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

What was the original delivery target for these swapped and deferred A35k's?

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 71638

Re: RE: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

And yet amazingly France and Germany continue with plans for a joint C-130 squadron... Not for tankering helos though. IMU they want a C160 comparable platform for special forces insertion. The extended hose is a very poor substitute. While it may help the A400M prop wash issue somewhat, it makes t...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 42856

Re: Future of 777X

The just announced United deal opens the possibility of the 779 filling the role of 773ER/747 replacement... Can't wait for Keesje's spin on the loss of 35 of his beloved A350-1000s... :spin:

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