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by Polot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 301
Views: 84715

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

so how many months delay? are the others delayed as much? engine problems? I don't think there are delays, the plan was always to take first delivery in October. I'm pretty sure the plan was to have the first one delivered last March. In fact there were strong rumors that TP was going to launch SFO...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787s at Birmingham (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Norwegian 787s at Birmingham (UK)

Probably related to RR engine issues. Parked waiting for good engines.

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by Polot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 112
Views: 21522

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I know it is a highly specialised cabin, but any prospects of this aircraft being used on short haul rotations for making the most of it? I suppose it will take after the previous A345's practice of doing Jkt-Sin-Jkt in-between its primary missions, chiefly for the pilots to put in more rotations a...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9229

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

So the “Emirates cancel ISB A380” non-thread attracts 11 replies, but a brand new route launch attracts zero? a.net what’s going on? You might want to consider time zones, and when this thread was posted here versus what time it was for a large population of users on this site, especially ones who ...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6945

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

That was in my mind very often too. Would a new wing really be necassary? AFAIK the A310 already had some kind of a very advanced wing? Wouldnt new engines, modern flight deck and avionics, a new cabin and as much CFK as possible do a great job? Advanced or not it is still a ~40 year old wing design.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 653
Views: 156268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

7216 737-9 Flydubai - 1st 737-9 MAX for Flydubai Interesting, Is this the first time we've found out Flydubai has 9's on order, I had it down as their order was all 8's and some unidentified. I'd been wondering when we would first get some surprise 9's on the line, and it appears we're getting our ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Market recognition stateside being a major factor in why it may not be such a fab idea to enter into that market. Market already flooded with competition being another. LS have a different business model than Norwegian (regardless of AOC), in fact their business model has often been described as sc...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should jet2 start long haul ops?
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Should jet2 start long haul ops?

Doesn’t Jet2 do seasonal wetleases with A330s for flights to New York and or other vacation destinations?

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by Polot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5083

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Joon is lower cost (cheaper cabin crew). That is the entire point of Joon. If AF staff had accepted cuts there would be no Joon. Making Joon a separate airline makes the lower cabin crew pay more palatable for the unions, as they will be able to get fleet caps in place.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO
Replies: 45
Views: 6945

Re: Should AB launch A310-300 based on A330NEO

The A310 weighs an amazing 25% less then the lightest A330/340, the A330-200. OEW's - A300-600 : 89t (195k lb) - A310-300 : 79t (175k lb) - A330-200 : 120t (265k lb) http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/A330%20wingroot_zpsysveha9g.jpg It has smaller, lighter, wings, wing-box, landing...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4073

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

The A380 is too large to be an effective combi. How many routes out there do you think can handle a ~A330 load of passengers plus ~77F volume of cargo (or v/v) each way approximately every day? The A380 is too expensive (in both acquisition costs and operating costs) to be lugging around an empty to...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4882

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Aesma wrote:
Factory built freighters make money for aircraft makers, conversions, not so much.

Will that depends on who is doing the conversion. There are OEM options. Planes flying also continue to make money on support. Parked ones don’t.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 13152

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

B764er wrote:
UA owns 777# 2,3,4,5 &7. Don't know about #6.

#6 is with BA.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: Brussels Airlines looks at wet-lease options for Sukhoi aircraft

Why doesn't Brussels Airlines add its own jets to the fleet, but instead wet leases this capacity? Seems like an expensive solution to use over a number of years. Because flying it with their own fleet with their own crews would be too expensive. It is essentially the same as farmed out regional fl...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3880

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

I still prefer a time in the air with no one addicted to their cell phones and laptops. Ahh those days are past now. I dread the day when a loud person next to me is on their phone bragging about his/her feats at altitude while I’m trying to sleep. How did you survive the 20-yr GTE Airfone era? How...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477287

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Didn't know that; is Airbus not entering this race at all, in which case can we take it that the 778X has it "in the bag" as far as Qantas is concerned? Airbus is in the running, but proposing a modified -1000 ULR or a ULH -900 more akin to the original -900R (basically a -1000 shrink), I...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477287

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

QR has caught up a lot but is still behind. To put it in perspective, Airbus is delivering MSNs in the 230 range right now. There are still 8 QR frames undelivered of MSN 215 or lower. The QR 359 backlog should clear by year end. The QR 35J backlog should clear by Q1-2019. On the A35J front, CX has...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 3890

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

You always have to be careful, sometimes it is personal & few analists apologize later on. Wut? ( ref: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=analist ) Yes, that can be a personal reason to leave. Specially if they even didn't apologized after. Maybe, but the optics don’t look good (no...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16125

Re: American A333s

Well, they fitted the B773ER with heavy premium though. A333 only have business, economy + and economy normal. The A333s don’t even have economy +, AA just gave the Y+ designation to the seats that always have more legroom (bulkhead and exit rows). Personally speaking, since they have houng A332, t...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90729

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors. https://i.imgur.com/pBNlSvE.png The Airbus fleet is being repainted at an average of 2 per week now; they'll all be done in short order. So they’ll all be repainted by the beginning of the summer season. Th...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13358

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

By the way, how do you "force" an airline to order 737-900ER? I guess make them an offer they cannot refuse (speculation was they received a 51% discount, though considering the massive and long-term backlogs for both families (old and new engines) from both OEMs, this might very well be ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

Interestingly I don't think Southwest is as cheap as it used to be. It’s not but they are still fairly in expensive for most trans cons and near transcon. People in the East coast/Midwest primarily go to Southern California for the “SoCal” experience- ie Venice beach, Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo drive...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

There are fewer people in the western US, hence the smaller presence. Long flights with low fares is not a great recipe for success so the ULCC minimize the amount they fly. Spirit hits many of the major eastern US cities from LAX. Also it is not like the eastern US is lacking in theme parks and bea...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16125

Re: American A333s

AA hasn’t replaced any 77Es yet. Sure you can lease cheap A330s but why? They just ordered more 787s to eventually replace the 767s and A333s. Yes they could maybe replace them faster with leased A330s, but you guys don’t seem to get that AA wants to cut (future) capacity some. They don’t want ~25 ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16125

Re: American A333s

I think the original plan was to get rid of the 333s quickly because of the small fleet however the plans got reshuffled earlier this year with the expanded 788/789 order, instead of rushing out the 333, they decided to fast track the 763 retirements with 788 replacements and later replace the 333 ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16125

Re: American A333s

Granted, the benefits of fleet standardization seem to be overstated, but i would think there would be benefit to keeping them given the large number of new narrowbody Airbii that AA has placed into service recently. A320 series Captain to A330 series Captain is probably much quicker than A320 seri...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16125

Re: American A333s

To be fair though, the -300 fits their European routes pretty nicely. The 3000nm-4000nm operations between JFK/PHL/MIA and Europe/South America seems more viable with A330-300 or B767-300ER. It also probably doesn't hurt that the A333 seats 13 less pax than the 77W. Must have quite a good casm. Wel...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9746

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9746

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7076

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

How accurate is FlightAware showing only 7 SSJs (all Aeroflot) currently flying? https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/SU9 This seems really, really bad... We are talking about 7 at a time in the air aircraft. According to statistics, for example, for 08.09.2018 (per day: https://ssj-aeroflot.b...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4539

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

GM and Chrysler didn’t go into Chapter 11 until June and April 2009 respectively. September 2007 is a year before the fall of Lehman Brothers that really ushered the start of the global financial crisis in September 2008. DTW was not able to stand on its own even when the times were good, and BA cut...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4539

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

4. BA considered IAH to be the stronger originating market but were suffering because of the stop in DTW. BA wanted to serve IAH nonstop but didn't want to grow capacity in the face of a recession and knew DTW couldn't stand on its own (there's a reason that DTW was ALWAYS either a tag-on or tag-th...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 85
Views: 14493

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Hybrid is a jack of all trades master of none technique. Great in limited competition market namely one sided competition ie no premium carrier or no ULCC. When there is heavy competition it falls apart. Hybrids don’t have the CASM to compete with ULCCs on price for price sensitive travelers, and d...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 85
Views: 14493

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Hybrid is a jack of all trades master of none technique. Great in limited competition market namely one sided competition ie no premium carrier or no ULCC. When there is heavy competition it falls apart. Hybrids don’t have the CASM to compete with ULCCs on price for price sensitive travelers, and do...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37073

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

The -9 is also only 3 rows longer than the 300, not five, and that would be 30 passengers, 3t. The 779 is only three rows longer but do remember that the overwing exits are also being deleted which frees up space in the cabin for at least another row (assuming the operator doesn’t go for the option...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 85
Views: 14493

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Interjet needs to figure out what it wants to be- a ULCC or a proper full service carrier. Right now it is trying to be both and it’s not working as their financial results show. A 93 seat jet has no place in their fleet, and as comfortable as the A320s/A321 are Interjet really needs to densify the...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 85
Views: 14493

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Interjet needs to figure out what it wants to be- a ULCC or a proper full service carrier. Right now it is trying to be both and it’s not working as their financial results show. A 93 seat jet has no place in their fleet, and as comfortable as the A320s/A321 are Interjet really needs to densify them...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8082

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

I don't thnk that's even mathematically possible and not in line with anything I've read e.g. And that's your issue. People such as yourself focus too much on what the "PaxEx experts" say without looking at the actual numbers, because it is mathematically possible using the the same exact...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8082

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Why dedicate some A359s on short routes if you have a big fleet of 787-10? It could be that the difference is cargo. ADL-SIN is a cargo heavy route with especially food flying from ADL to SIN while I presume SIN-ADL is equipment. SQ is merging the cargo business with pax business and now flying mos...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50917

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The 777X has 263 orders when you forget to look at the -8 and unidentified orders.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6006

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

sunking737 wrote:
Why do folks keep talking about Republic.?? I thought that order was long since cancelled in Chap 11??

Nope, it is still on the books. Not that anyone expects Republic to take the plane.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29379

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The 787 and A380, the last all-new frames, were YEARS late and way over budget Boeing has made it clear that this won't be a "moon shot" like 787 (CFRP barrels, CFRP wing, barrel stuffing production line, more-electric architecture) and A380 (very large structures, 5000 psi systems, CFRP ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings
Replies: 15
Views: 6940

Re: Lufthansa transferring its A330-300 to Eurowings

If they become OO registered wouldn’t they be used by Eurowings from BRU? Nope. There are already Eurowings A340s registered in Belgium flown by Brussel Airlines that are flying long haul from Germany. I think the intention is for SN to eventually take over all Eurowings long haul flying (still und...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29379

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The 787 cost over $30 billion. Not to design it didn't. Deferred Production Cost is different from R&D spend. For what we are looking at here, that is irrelevant. It is money Boeing now has to make back by charging on top of build cost (and that is after you get well up the learning curve). It’...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6006

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

More delivery slots available for real airlines Half these airlines probably never had delivery slots assigned/secured in the first place, especially in regards to the LOIs. Airbus and Boeing would have let a 7+ year old LOI expire years ago, BBD only kept them around because they were desperate fo...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13455

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Why would it be dumb to get the 70-100 seat "jet" range covered as complement to the <100 seat ATR segment? There are plenty opportunities to upgrade the CRJ as in "real nextgen" with a GTF, some composite upgrade, etc. Not sure even a new wing would be needed. That would furthe...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2201

Re: NK coming to ELP?

No, NW flew ELP -MSP for a short time with a CRJ-200. Does anybody like being in a CRJ for 3 hours? Nobody flew n/s to DTW. It should work because of the automotive industry. A lot of components aré manufactured in Mexico and get into the US through ELP, LRD, and maybe MFE and BRO. Components for r...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10956

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Yeah JetMagic, I forgot about them. Pretty close resemblance. So how many airlines have had three liveries in operation at the same time ? Delta Air Lines famously had three at once (Ron Allen, Song, and Wavy Gravy. Around 2006 when I was based in JFK, I had seen all of them at once along with a fe...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8194

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

That's the whole point behind leasing companies and financial organizations ordering planes! Its extremely common for airlines to order frames to only turn around and sell them at profits. Its actually quite good business practice by locking in low discount price, and turning around and reselling f...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8194

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

It is difficult to be both an airline and leasing company. Competitors will not be keen to lease from you giving you money, and you have to have a solid financial base. Nobody is going to lease from you if they fear you are going to go under or in bankruptcy before the planes get delivered leaving t...

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