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by holzmann
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 18850

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

The (remaining) 343 are newly refurbished and will not be replaced any time soon. There will be a group-wide order for 2022-2026 for all of LH Group 343, 772(OS), maybe the oldest 333 and EW's 332 (they are leased). Yes, that way they will get a much better price and also they can standarize the di...

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by holzmann
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 21873

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Too bad. The core of this project was more than restoration but rather the German-American relationship. I wonder why they decided to remove Americans from the project and continue in Germany?

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by holzmann
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 18850

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

Will be part of a larger LH Group order to address future fleet needs at LH, LX, OS, etc. I predict a split order of B789/J and A359/K, about 15-20 each for all three airlines.

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 85409

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

tvarad wrote:
Video of the GE9X test flight has been posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsY5g3iV1rg

Damn, the thing is huge.


It is one of funniest, most disproportionate things I have ever seen in aviation.

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37379

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Boeing updated their LH product page to feature the revised livery (just not on the header image): http://www.boeing.com/commercial/customers/lufthansa/ Boeing seem to have misplaced the Kranich in those renderings - too high on the tail, like the previous livery. Lufthansa have some nice rendering...

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37379

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/customers/lufthansa/
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Boeing updated their LH product page to feature the revised livery (just not on the header image): http://www.boeing.com/commercial/customers/lufthansa/

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%

I must say, LH is one of the most welly managed airlines in the world. Their success is definitely reflected on their product. Teutonic efficiency. It's almost scary! I mean, look at their product and compare it to BA, KL, DL, and other flag carriers. Nothing compares. Not sure what you are getting...

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by holzmann
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432066

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

That's the intriguing engine question for Boeing. Sure GE wants to be exclusive on the 797, why not? But what if PW gets it right on the geared turbo fan and starts doing their PiP's and upgrade in terms of temperatures, pressures, lighter fan blades etc. GE / RR are behind on geared fans. And ther...

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by holzmann
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18279

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

FlyRow wrote:
Really great that people say: LH and MoM aircraft would work great... but how can we say that.. The MoM-specs aren't even officially announced.


To you they're not.

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47932

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

I think the subtext is that the 797 design is more or less firmed and internally the US3 (primarily) are jockeying for launch customer pricing and terms. Hence, UA's appeal to the public and the general chatter we are hearing from CEOs considering the 797.

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doubts about the use of LH long-haul fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 16534

Re: Doubts of the use of Lufthansa long-haul flotation

I contend LH group will do a split order: About 30 B789/78J for LX and OS. About 30 A339/A359/A35K for LH mainline. They will stick with 20 B779 as a 1:1 B744 replacement but don't expect more in the short term until they retire the B748/A388 if there is no NEO for the latter. LH might be a launch c...

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by holzmann
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12040

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

I hope people are getting some interesting video footage of these Xwind attempts, etc.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC
Replies: 33
Views: 7044

Re: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC

I am sure FRA will be the B779 base.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432066

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

If we look at the key engine suppliers: who has the capacity to develop and deliver what the 797 needs within 5-10 years? PW: Pretty stuck in a rut with GTF. Supply and quality issues. RR: Seem to also be having issues churning out the volume. See also Trent-1000 issues. Of course, according to Airb...

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by holzmann
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 135
Views: 15155

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

The A320/A321neo is turning out to be a blessing and curse. All those orders are useless if the planes can't fly. I suppose Boeing is likely to face similar issues from CFM.

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by holzmann
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group?
Replies: 43
Views: 10602

Re: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group

with a relatively small fleet size of 20 on order ...... with your type rating argument, I don't think this make any sense at all plus the superior argument is by airlines basis as we've heard argument about the capital spending on the plane isn't competitive enough compare to ceos already one good...

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by holzmann
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group?
Replies: 43
Views: 10602

Re: A330neo for the Lufthansa Group?

LH has a long history of a degree of loyalty to Boeing. I think they won't make the political mistake of going all Airbus. I also don't think a decision is imminent as they maintain and fly their AC for quite a while. I think Brussels and Eurowings will morph into one LCC and will get any second han...

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432066

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Does anyone know if this is some sort of official concept rendering from Boeing?

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432066

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I am thinking, at a minimum, Boeing is gathering QF, DL, if not the entire US3 to make them all launch customers. If Boeing is going to commit to this project, it is going to be with big names attached. Conversely, the ball will then be in Boeing's court to deliver or fail miserably.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7537

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

Read between the lines fellas: LH has too big of a 777-9 order on their hands and are looking for a way out. Converting part of the order to a freighter variant would provide an excellent opportunity to right-size the order without penalties. People keep repeating this as if it is fact. I guess if ...

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal
Replies: 37
Views: 4076

Re: Trump to oppose Boeing-Iran deal

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/20/553007/Iran-Boeing-US-government-Trump If this has been posted before, feel free to delete this. Would be really sad to see this deal not go through. Also would kinda go against Trump's ''America First'' policy, and could endanger lives if he re-imposes sanc...

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...
Replies: 137
Views: 18302

Re: Lets say Airbus kill the A330neo...

Is the biggest order still up for grabs: what will LH Group do? Austrian:6x 763Er and 6x772ER (need replacing before too long) Swiss: 7x A343 and 14x A333 (the former need replacing before the latter) Brussels/Eurowings: 6x A333 (seem to taking used frames only) LH: 17x A343, 13x A346, and 19x A333 ...

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 7111

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

Beautiful plane. Prefer it to the -900. My bet is that this will be their next "A321LR" product.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 100362

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

What about a real press release from HA or B? Otherwise, this is all a bunch of speculation.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 16890

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

Could be someone's attempt (Airbus) to promote the brand to younger audiences? Can't hurt. Meaning, you/we old people of A.net aren't the target here.

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by holzmann
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 5657

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

The most unique aircraft flying today. And what power! Nothing else pushes you back in your seat. Happy birthday!

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by holzmann
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 9095

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

Is it too early to congratulate Boeing, the 777X program, and Ethiopian?

So many A fans here on this A.net consider this frame to be stillborn. Obvious bias is obvious.

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432066

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The market, and Boeing, have to wait until there is a suitable engine for the job, offering the mix of thrust and efficiency. As for MOM not covering the 737/757: makes perfect sense to me. The 737 is a cash cow with over 4,000 in backlog. Meanwhile, Boeing will cede the 757 market to the A321/LR......

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by holzmann
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 9749

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

The CIA. No joke.

This has been asked many times. Consider using the search function.

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by holzmann
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Though I am curious why we didn't add yellow to these fine examples...

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by holzmann
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I think the official draft designs shown here gave them plenty to work with which is why I'm even more disappointed with what they eventually produced. https://imagr.eu/up/N4Hyj_lufty.png The branding itself seems to have been done well, making yellow an accent colour, refining the Kranich and deep...

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: LH introduces revised livery

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/custom ... nsa/#/777x
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Any idea when Boeing will update this page and/or release 777-9 models in new LH livery?

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/custom ... nsa/#/777x

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by holzmann
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 213972

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Two questions:

1. When is the -10 supposed to have its first flight if design was firmed up today? Late 2018? Early 2019?
2. Does anyone else think that the -7 could be a star for BBJ?

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Slightly different rendering:

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

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Step in the right direction.

What if we continued that yellow line and ran it forward in a wavy fashion towards the nose, maybe with some blue accents, like United? And then put yellow cranes on the engines?

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by holzmann
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Snooze job. Atlas is indeed a better version lol

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by holzmann
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 49162

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

Would this not spell doom for the MOM/NSA? I was thinking UAL would be its launch customer as it was for the 777. I guess they can't wait that long. Boeing may be taking too long to pull the trigger on this one. But if the case isn't there it just isn't there. It may also be waiting to test new manu...

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by holzmann
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Maybe there is a reason we only got a tail shot? Maybe LH will pull a Norwegian and go with a silver nose/forward section/condom? Or maybe yellow? Or dark blue?

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by holzmann
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212326

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Sorry, but as a LH fan and former employee, I find this unimaginative, uninspiring, boring, and frankly too conservative. A smaller, silver crane sitting lower on the tail, a darker blue (almost black) background, and boring white everywhere else. Yawn.

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by holzmann
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61610

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

BTW, for those of you who are grabbing the Kleenex in ecstasy over this, be careful next time you accuse Boeing of being too dependable on one client (777X and Emirates). A message to fans in either camp: one customer does not a successful program make. The A380 is neither "saved" nor is t...

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by holzmann
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61610

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

So what is the total backlog now? This order for 20-36 more examples buys say at least another 6 years of manufacturing? By then, Boeing will announce MOM/NSA as well as the engine manufacturer for said aircraft. I wonder if such engines could also NEO the A380 along with an overall diet, sharklets,...

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by holzmann
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 11345

Re: Turkish Airlines orders 25 A350s

Why isn't the 787 deal not listed on the TK wikipedia page? Is it not firm or just an LOI at this point?

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by holzmann
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 25 A350s
Replies: 47
Views: 11345

Re: Turkish Airlines orders 25 A350s

^ Order(s) in China likely I would say.

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by holzmann
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 16484

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Congratulations to Airbus for continuing to fine-tune a fine product. NSA/MOM has a high bar to surpass.

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by holzmann
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight Returns to Hartsfield Jackson Int. Twice
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: Delta Flight Returns to Hartsfield Jackson Int. Twice

Um. Lightning can strike twice, despite the odds. The first iteration of DL 284 was a B763. What about the second iteration? Now if it was the exact same MX problem on two different AC, then that would be a little spooky. Unless we assume foul play, like a hack job.

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by holzmann
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I have some questions about the BR700 engines
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: I have some questions about the BR700 engines

To what extent was BMW involved in the R&D of this engine?

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by holzmann
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 86010

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

Congratulations to Airbus and especially JL. What a lovely way to go out with a bang. Thanks to him, we at least have a "healthy" duopoly and I am sure that has, in some way, benefited the traveling public. This order will produce American jobs, and I hope it will send a clear message to B...

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