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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 79
Views: 10490

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

It's not exactly a clean sheet, but I think that we are going to see something really weird based on the A380. It will look like an A380, but it won't at the same time and will pave the way for future models. It may not even sell in in numbers or be built from new and just be retrofitted with a bun...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170483

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

So for the 797 to work, they would need to do the 797, re-engine the 787 and in that way make it more capable and take it closer to the 777X or the A350. What is the advantage in this? Re-engine the 787, pushes Airbus to re-engine the A350, which will hurt the 777-9 badly. Consider the 777X dead by...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 79
Views: 10490

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Strangely the one thing A300/A310 operators always wanted, was more range...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170483

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The big problem for Boeing is to keep the 797 from eating 787 sales. The "do nothing" scenario will be the most challenging to beat for the MoM. In the end the question has to be asked: What would airlines buy if there is no 797? At least the remaining 767s should be prime targets for 787...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

After that they would curb the market and Boeing are left with MAX8/MAX10 and B787-9/-10. Or they push Boeing to launch a clean-sheet NLA (New Large Aircraft) to "kill" the A350-1000 and above. What's good for the goose, after all. We are talking about a duopol. Both make the most money i...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170483

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The big problem for Boeing is to keep the 797 from eating 787 sales. The "do nothing" scenario will be the most challenging to beat for the MoM. In the end the question has to be asked: What would airlines buy if there is no 797? At least the remaining 767s should be prime targets for 787 ...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 79
Views: 10490

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Is the industry ready to take more planes that cost more? We are entering a global recession and airlines have already replaced the old gas guzzlers or have at least ordered the replacements. A recession means less demand and lower fuel prices - not the best enviroment for ordering planes.

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by seahawk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

How ironic, Airbius launches an aircraft that leads to more international flying (a321LR) and it’s home continent is trying to discourage more flights. If these green taxes go to the general treasury what is the point? Less flying? How many Europeans flew on LCCs to vacation spots or home to famili...

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by seahawk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Maybe people should not go on holiday in Spain or Greece. It would be better if they stay at home and explore the local area with a bike.

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by seahawk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Good move! We see a lot of flights from Switzerland to leisure destinations (too often for very short trip) which make less ecological sense. Such a tax could help to reduce this kind of traffic, promote more ecological transport solutions and provide fundings for these ecological alternatives. How...

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by seahawk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

nconvenience is acceptable and after that the joys of being sovereign again will be felt by all. Exactly. Spontaneous street celebrations are to be expected. In the end the debate is pointless, as the Brits voted for Brexit 2 times already and even in a new election a majority prefers the hard Brex...

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by seahawk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Well, Boris Government seems to think a no deal Brexit is a bad idea too... Britain faces shortages of fuel, food and medicine, a three-month meltdown at its ports, a hard border with Ireland and rising costs in social care in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to an unprecedented leak of gov...

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by seahawk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Don't know if this is a norm or just a random observation but every time I try to book a flight via lh.com, the option via ZRH is always the most expensive. Such moves won't help and will only encourage LH Group to invest more resources into MUC. If the government wants more charging stations then ...

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by seahawk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Don't know if this is a norm or just a random observation but every time I try to book a flight via lh.com, the option via ZRH is always the most expensive. Such moves won't help and will only encourage LH Group to invest more resources into MUC. If the government wants more charging stations then ...

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by seahawk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6461

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

Good news, hope more countries follow.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I always wonder why people think a election would not be won by pro-Brexit forces again? When forced to vote, the Brits have preferred Unicorns over facts for 2 times now, why should they vote differently the third time? Especially when one side can promise unicorns after the real Brexit ("if w...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 108
Views: 3699

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Clever idea, with the ice melting it could become a prime farmland for development.

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2467
Views: 322534

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some actual grounding/ungrounding news/rumours from Bloomberg: FAA Poised to Say Pilots Don’t Need Fresh 737 Max Simulator Training : Not sure how well the following will go down with the A.Net faithfull. "The need for additional training following the accidents isn’t in dispute. In both cases...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 153
Views: 24889

Re: 778x mothballed?

If the 779 was doing better than expected that would probably help the case for the 778, not hurt it. History tells us a consistently different story. BR was for a long time the launch customer for the 77L, however when the 77W turned out to be a better/longer ranged performer than predicted, BR fe...

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by seahawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 153
Views: 24889

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

The 777-8 got delayed not cancelled. They simply need the engineers for the 797.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

Re: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.

The Deep state strikes again. Epstein was probably the person most unpleasantly surprised by his "suicide".

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 153
Views: 24889

Re: 778x mothballed?

It is simply a matter of resources. The 777-9 will dominate the upper end of the market unchallenged and the manpower saved from not doing the 777-8 right now, will help to keep the 797 on track and reach the 2025 EiS. Boeing is only getting stronger.

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by seahawk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Or all A350s cancelled in favour of more A339s and 778 converted to 787-1000 and some 777-9 also converted to 787-1000. Drop the ultra long routes.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 88
Views: 13830

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Comparing the 753 to the A321 misses the main problem of the 753, it was way too late to the market. The A321-200 flew 9 years after the first flight of the baseline version, the 753 flew 16 years after the baseline version.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

UK citizens are also citizens of the EU and as long as the UK has not left in a constitutional and legal way, they deserve the same protection by EU institutions as anybody else within the EU.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Well, imho if the UK court rules the withdrawal without consent by parliament unconstitutional all EU members are bound by Article 2 and 9 of the treaty, Article 2: "The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for hu...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 88
Views: 13830

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

What do you expect from a version that appears 16 years after the baseline was launched and still uses the engines of the same technological standard and the same wing? But interestingly all 55 made, are still flying 20 years after the first flight of the type. In the end if was a victim of the arro...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And her point is valid, but not in regard to EU law, but to British law. Any withdrawal decision would need to be ratified by parliament, but it is not up to the EU to oversee the constitutional aspects of the leaving member state. British courts would need to step in and order an extension until pa...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Article 50 is quite clear on that. "The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member S...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 61
Views: 7191

Re: A320neo vs B737max

737-8 has more seats at maximum density and the OEW is really close as is the MTOW. Range is also close. Everything else being similar and if you are planning on a high density configuration the extra seats of the 737-8 should give it a notch, but in reality everything else is not similar. In a 2 cl...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10520

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

The deep state strikes again.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 79
Views: 10490

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Not much need for a clean sheet a the moment. They can stretch the A350-1000 a bit, they can stretch the A321 a bit and maybe add a new wing, the A220-500 is obvious. Depending on how the A330NEO does, I think the next project will be aiming to replace it, although a bit smaller and less range proba...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I think that has been covered in depth when the question came up if the UK could revoke or not, and the EU court pointed out that the leaving country is fully in control of the process. It was made clear that triggering Article 50 was a sovereign decision of the leaving country, revoking was a sover...

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Regarding the A380, the last thing that would make it more popular is more seats. The A380 does not have a CASM problem when full, it has a revenue / yield management problem when full.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 372
Views: 60339

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Any MTOW increase makes a stretch more likely.

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by seahawk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

@Dutchy Looks like you will get a ruling on prorogue parliament, and perhaps whether final Brexit needs an act of parliament. Not sure if it’s just a poor choice of words but we already know that parliament has to ratify the withdrawl agreement that is beyond doubt, but if there is not agreement to...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Not disagreeing with you, but all those news are a product of the British press.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2859
Views: 138500

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A majority in the UK wants the real Brexit with no deal: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-poll/majority-of-britons-support-brexit-by-any-means-poll-idUSKCN1V21YQ USA will fully support the UK in a hard Brexit: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/bolton-us-would-enthusiastically-support-a-no...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 54
Views: 2519

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

777F would also work, just take a bit of pressure from the C5/C-17 when hauling normal cargo to and from established airfields. The 748F with the nose door, is a bit more flexible though when it comes to outsized cargo.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Well German tour operators did overplay it this year quite a bit, especially for the areas popular with Germans. Mallorca has some form of cult status and attracts the wealthier customers. You can see that SPC is not affected, as it also caters to different customers than the rest of the Canaries -...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Well, I think many tourists got tired of the Canaries even selling you dog sheds for a quite high price. I have a few favourite places to stay on each Canary island, but when 3 Star places on Fuerteventura cost more than a 4 Star near Girona, it is no decision at all - especially if you are not goi...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Well, I think many tourists got tired of the Canaries even selling you dog sheds for a quite high price. I have a few favourite places to stay on each Canary island, but when 3 Star places on Fuerteventura cost more than a 4 Star near Girona, it is no decision at all - especially if you are not goin...

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 54
Views: 2519

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

You could strengthen the fleet with a some 747-8Fs. The palletized cargo they work fine.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1018

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

They already do. Fresh tomatoes or frozen tomatoes have a 7% VAT, if they are dried it is 19%. The whole reduced tax rate is bullshit and everything should be taxed with 19%.

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by seahawk
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

They say they aren't replacing the 380s with 777X. But their order pattern means that this is exactly what will happen as some A380s get parted out in the 2020s and the A380 fleet count starts dropping early next decade. I think the 777X buy was genuinely aimed at replacing the 777 fleet. But event...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

But not in 4 class layout. The Caribbean configuration will probably defeat the A380 in CASM, probably not in revenue though. Fleet planing at EK will be a hard job at the moment anyway. The 787 allowed many more new connections and the A321XLR also open many new options from European hubs to Africa...

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Which is realistic given the cabin configurations used by AF.

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by seahawk
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 131759

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The A380 will leave the fleet quickly and they will order more 777-9s.

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