This is surprising. I guess they got a really good deal out of Boeing.
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-relea ... tem=130724
Also interesting is they referred to the MAX 8 as just “737-8”
When these five 744's get to leave LHR, they should each fly a couple of circuits and simultaneously do a few touch and goes off 27L and 27R. The BOAC 744 flying from Cardiff could join, straight down the middle over the tower waving her wings. The goodwill and PR would more than make up for the co...Jump to post
Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but BA retired their final 2 A market 777-200 (G-ZZZB & G-ZZZA) on the 19 & 20th of March last year. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1476013-ba-fleet-new-aircraft-arrivals-retirements-master-tracker-276.html Nope, ...Jump to post
Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but BA retired their final 2 A market 777-200 (G-ZZZB & G-ZZZA) on the 19 & 20th of March last year.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... r-276.html
I don't think the pessimism is misplaced, while I don't think it will be a disaster, it's a perfectly valid question to ask how big a market there really is for it, as smaller aircraft are more flexible. The A350 and 787 will eat/have eaten a lot of market that otherwise may have gone to the 777X. ...Jump to post
Agreed. I find the pessimism regarding the 779 as humorous and fairly ridiculous. The plane is still in flight testing. :). History has shown some aircraft exceed market expectations and go on to sell very well (77W, A330), and some are underwhelming (A340, MD-11). The 779 meets a necessary market ...Jump to post
Taxi tests occurred. (There’s also a top beacon light haha):
As result of Storm Ciara, BA112 took approximately 4 hours and 56 minutes (according to Flightradar24) which breaks the previous record held by Norwegian 787-9 which took 5 hours and 13 minutes roughly two years ago. Also VS4 was close too (flight time of 4 hours and 58 minutes).Jump to post
It’s so windy, damnJump to post
ikolkyo wrote:Wonder where the Beacon light is at...
I can’t see the top beacon light. Am I blind or something. Can anyone else see itJump to post
Wow it’s so windy, the wings and wingtips are flutteringJump to post
https://twitter.com/alihashem_tv/status ... 77250?s=21
A friend thinks she sees the strobe light flash between 00:03 & 00:05 which is different to 00:06 which may potentially show pieces coming off the aircraft. Point is does anyone see it too?
Came across this on Twitter, not sure if it’s accurate or not:
https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/stat ... 60256?s=21
https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/stat ... 24480?s=21
The aircraft apparently had 180 passengers & crew onboard.
The more interesting question, and one I don't think BA has even considered yet, is what will replace the 772 at LGW when the need arises in 7-10 years time. The A35K is likely too large, the 787-9 too small and the 787-10 lacking the range (and perhaps performance) for the likes of SJO, MRU, CPT o...Jump to post
Think B78K as a replacement for B777-200 and A35K as a replacement as B777-300ER and B744. 2 different market and capacity. The 777-300ERs aren’t being replaced yet. The current 12 are being reconfigured (8F/76J/40W/130Y) to operate 747 Hi-J routes with a further 4 on order. According to another fo...Jump to post
Should Boeing drop the 777X knowing that all orders are shrinked? Will Boeing make some profit with less and less orders? There’s no need to. The aircraft has 300+ orders which may not be as high as Boeing wants, but is good enough till the aircraft enters service. I personally expect the 777X to r...Jump to post
[/quote] Boeing’s is more specific: “As part of the agreement, Emirates will update a portion of its large order book by exercising substitution rights and converting 30 777 airplanes into 30 787-9s. With this conversion, Emirates remains the world's biggest 777X customer with 126 airplanes on order...Jump to post
Just read the PR link. If worded correctly, I find it hard to believe Boeing would lose 54 777X orders just for 30 787-9 Dreamliners. Hopefully more information comes out soon regarding the ordersJump to post
Apparently with the 30 ordered Dreamliners, the 777X order has been reduced to 126 aircraft (not sure how accurate this is).
Source: https://twitter.com/trade_the_news/stat ... 37920?s=21
Anyone know how much fuel the aircraft landed with?Jump to post
Hey guys!! I'm studying my Masters in Air Transport Management at the University of Surrey in the U.K.; and doing a dissertation which focuses on passenger comfort on long-haul flights on narrow-body & wide-body aircraft. The aim is to determine whether there is a business case for the Boeing 79...Jump to post