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by Polot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 942
Views: 140759

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I haven't looked at the A380 engines, they might be okay, they were meeting the LHR requirements by some margin. I didn't mention them as there is no freighter. The GE90-110/115 does not meet the requirement. I’m trying to find a source, but I seem to recall reading the A380 does not meet the stand...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 942
Views: 140759

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Ah. So are engines like Trent 900 and 2nd gen GE90 considered modern still or do they barely miss the mark? The 2nd gen GE90 only flew first in 2002 for example. I haven't looked at the A380 engines, they might be okay, they were meeting the LHR requirements by some margin. I didn't mention them as...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2
Replies: 17
Views: 1717

Re: Boeing Reports Profit in Q2

Revenue per delivered aircraft actually sunk, in Q1 the 20 deliveries produced an income of $1.7bn, with 79 deliveries the income was $6bn what resulted in around $10m less average sales price per aircraft. Note the 20 deliveries is Q2 2020, not Q1 2021. Boeing had 77 deliveries in Q1 2021. It make...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

If DL has the expertise to bring back long stored Saudi MD-90s, then they can buy 739s cheap enough to overhaul them and still have a better business case than buying new. DL did not bring back the Saudi MD-90s and put them in service. They were used exclusively for parts (via Aersale, who are tech...

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by Polot
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 88870

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Since BOM/DEL is so successful why not start SFO-BOM or EWR-BLR? SFO-BOM/ EWR-BLR are mostly only low yield VFR traffic. SFO/EWR/ORD-DEL work because the O&D demand is very high. SFO-DEL also works because DEL is also a pretty big tech hub with connections on Air India/Vistara. For BOM, I think...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet & A330-900neo
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: SpiceJet & A330-900neo

Spicejet last year wet leased a A339 from Hifly (CS-TKY). Unsure if the wet lease is still on going or if it was seasonal.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 88870

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

What's going to happen to the PW-powered 777 fleet? With the engine type being troublesome and the subfleet grounded for some time (for the most part at least) and the planes being very much advanced in age for a respectable major airline is there any news if, and when those are being retired for g...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Azimuth airlines has ordered 6 A220: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/russias-azimuth-airlines-orders-six-airbus-a220-300-jets-2021-07-21/ Deliveries will start next year, Airbus said, and the Azimuth will become the first Russian buyer of the narrow-body A220 aircraft. Good news....

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by Polot
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

According to Skyliner, A350 MSN 79 (PR-XTG) is going to Delta. I believe this is not one of the AerCap frames. https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 Are Delta taking all of LATAM's A350s? So ... PR-XTF (msn 064) becomes N571DZ and PR-XTK (msn 282) becomes N575DZ. Both are l...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1051
Views: 213986

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Speaking of...anyone know why they have the A350 do these weird hops between ICN and PVG when they're over there? Cargo? For example (on July 21) : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N515DN China bound flights have been stopping in ICN and switching out crews so they don’t have to disembark in Chi...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 248
Views: 60174

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Excuse my ignorance, but what was the advantage to CX to have foreign bases when their flying is over and back to HKG? Save costs not having to hotel crews in expensive cities. But on longhaul it is pretty irrelevant if they go to hotel in HK instead of LON. In times of 5th freedom it makes sense t...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 248
Views: 60174

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Prost wrote:
Excuse my ignorance, but what was the advantage to CX to have foreign bases when their flying is over and back to HKG?

Save costs not having to hotel crews in expensive cities.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at PNS and VPS
Replies: 41
Views: 5218

Re: Delta at PNS and VPS

There is no need with the ATL mega hub right next door and no competitors on the listed routes.

DL is now a smaller carrier. That means fewer hub overflying flights as DL bolsters their hubs with clear defined spheres of influence. Smaller Southeast cities is ATL’s role.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first A350 jet from Chinese completion plant
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Re: Airbus delivers first A350 jet from Chinese completion plant

scbriml wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
So is it a fitting out or a final assembly in the case of the A350?


It’s just a completion centre. The planes are flown ‘green’ to TSN for cabin and galley installation, painting, flight testing and delivery.

Yes, it is the supplement the A330 completion center and keep it busy.

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by Polot
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM and UA early 80s
Replies: 27
Views: 3801

Re: MEM and UA early 80s

Can't help but wonder if any of these same nonstop routes, which were served by UA in the early '80s but unserved today, are on the radar for Avelo & Breeze. MEM-TYS, MEM-BHM, MEM-RIC, MEM-SAN (heck, no one even flies MEM-SFO these days) but I don't have passenger data handy to see if these are...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 21541

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

Reminds me of the AB6's and the ex-QQ MD-90's that went through this evolution in the 1969-2013 livery. It was the opposite situation with those birds. White tails and grey bodies as opposed to this. No, he was right, grey tails and white body. 0063709 0610695 The Reno air MD-80/90s were white with...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 years Fokker bankrupt
Replies: 33
Views: 4309

Re: 25 years Fokker bankcrupt

The F100 was too big to farm out to regional airlines. It would have never achieved the success of the CRJ or E-jets for that reason alone. That's precisely why the Fokker 70 had a very promising future at the time of Fokker's demise. It was the only real airliner for regional airlines at the time....

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 years Fokker bankrupt
Replies: 33
Views: 4309

Re: 25 years Fokker bankcrupt

I think Fokker’s biggest error was introducing an airplane in the F100 to the market ten years early. The F28 and F100 were better airplanes than the CRJ. Too bad that the APA was less gullible than the Delta MEC. The F100 was too big to farm out to regional airlines. It would have never achieved t...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 years Fokker bankrupt
Replies: 33
Views: 4309

Re: 25 years Fokker bankcrupt

I think Fokker’s biggest error was introducing an airplane in the F100 to the market ten years early. The F28 and F100 were better airplanes than the CRJ. Too bad that the APA was less gullible than the Delta MEC. The F100 was too big to farm out to regional airlines. It would have never achieved t...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13525

Re: American suspends Sydney

Australia has done well during COVID (much better than the U.S.), but they may not reopen to U.S. travel until 2023 or beyond which is fine. Demand will take years to return to pre COVID levels with higher airfares and restrictions. Delta has much better inflight service than American so I could se...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia presence (absence) in BCN
Replies: 39
Views: 5219

Re: Iberia presence (absence) in BCN

I remember when I was in BCN in 2001, there were IB planes everywhere at the airport… Times change… In 2006 Iberia decided to abandon Barcelona, except for the MAD-BCN shuttle. All production was transferred to Clickair (80% owned by IB), which later merged with Vueling in 2009 (Vueling started ope...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 21541

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

I agree with Max Q. It IS one of the worst in the industry. The tail logo is meaningless. It doesn’t represent anything, only an American carrier. Seems pretty fitting for a carrier named American Airlines then, no? A lot of airlines have logos that don’t “represent” anything, with association only...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13525

Re: American suspends Sydney

I don’t know why this is getting so much attention. With Australia’s borders almost completely closed there is currently no traffic on this route. Flight restart will continue to be constantly pushed back until borders open again. As more international flights are opening up (whether filled with pa...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13525

Re: American suspends Sydney

If we are to believe your point of view, why then is American planning on resuming their flight in November of 2021 when traffic on the route will still be where it is today because Australia has no plans on reopening this year? Due to Covid US airlines frequently currently don’t even have their do...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 max safety card question
Replies: 19
Views: 3371

Re: 737 max safety card question

As long as exit/emergency operation is the same it doesn’t matter. There are operators that combine(d) -700 and -800 into one card despite the difference in number of overwing exits. For the -900ER/Max9 it depends on if the mid aft cabin doors are activated or not, as I believe use of those doors is...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13525

Re: American suspends Sydney

I don’t know why this is getting so much attention. With Australia’s borders almost completely closed there is currently no traffic on this route. Flight restart will continue to be constantly pushed back until borders open again. As more international flights are opening up (whether filled with pas...

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by Polot
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 412
Views: 65622

Re: Latest AA Fleet Rumors (July 2021)

Will the 787-9 replace the 777-200ER fleet? Seems a bit small to cover growth in Asian, cargo heavy markets. It would reduce up to 10t of payload per flight on many routes. https://epsilonaviation.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/payloadrange_midsizewidebody.jpg I think eventually AA will order the 787-...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 238
Views: 38806

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

737-700’s?? I thought that they were only going the -800 route. 147 seats is not STUFFED sardines, so respectable. They have to be dirt cheap to acquire right now Well, 147 pax on the -700 is almost exactly maximum capacity (just shy of 2), so I don't see how that would different to a 189 pax -800?...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 220
Views: 32011

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

With no JV currently in place AA is not going to lease (because they would be fools to sell) precious slots to Porter. There's a Oneworld airline with hubs at both airports and no Canadian partner :bouncy: There is, but AA has a plurality of slots at DCA. DL and WestJet killed their mooted JV when t...

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by Polot
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1502
Views: 281067

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Is it just me, or is Breeze’s marketing gimmick of “We are more of a tech company that happens to fly airplanes” the worst marketing gimmick of all time? Because you have an app to buy tickets, you are now a tech company? So like every airline? I agree this is strange. Perhaps if they had onboard W...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 220
Views: 32011

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

The biggest benefit would actually be YTZ-LGA and YTZ-DCA. If US Pre-Clearance were to be offered at YTZ, (required for flights to LGA and DCA) then rest assured, Air Canada Express (Jazz), Westjet Encore, American Eagle, etc. would all be applying and flying the routes. With Porter baulking at pay...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

My question is, are airlines like KLM who have retrofitted the Sky interior to some of the older fleet able to install the entire product? Will Delta retrofit thse used 737-900ER planes with a complete Sky Interior, side panels included? Depending on which 739ERs from Lionair DL is getting they mig...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 94393

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

MH has tried multiple times to sell/get rid of the A380s in the past, dating back to 2015. There has never been any takers as MH always had extremely unrealistic expectations in terms of asking price that they were unwilling to budge from. Then they were going to spin the planes off to a new high d...

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by Polot
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16203

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

armagnac2010 wrote:
Transport Canada is in charge of the Airbus A220, not EASA.

That doesn’t prevent EASA from grounding the plane if they want (they are not going to).

Transport Canada just has the lead over certification. EASA is still in charge of the A220’s airworthiness in Europe.

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by Polot
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 341
Views: 94393

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Malaysia Airlines has officially put their six A380s up for sale: I bid 1 MYR. Wouldn't surprise me if that's enough to win. The timing of this tender is horrendous. If they were quicker out of the blocks, say maybe 2 years ago-when they then didn't need them, I could see BA/IAG making a low ball b...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

Will the B739ER reconfiguered to full DL standards with Personal Video and Satellite TV?! Will they block out/uninstall the doors 3L/3R?! Nah, they're going to keep the LionAir interior, but install a mural of Biggie Smalls and play "Juicy" perpetually during the boarding. Just kidding. A...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

What if the airline does not have A320neo and does not want to get yet another engine for cost containment? After all you still need some spare engines for each aircraft. The answer still is not very convincing in my opinion. Then the airline has to suck it up and deal with it. They have no other a...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa
Replies: 61
Views: 6497

Re: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa

The difference with Las Vegas is there are not really many nearby alternatives to LAS that you can commercially operate a 737 from.

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Is there any possibility that airline executives use the potential stretch of the A220-300 (often speculated as A220-500) to put pressure on Airbus Canada in their negotiations for A220-300 orders? Just imagine a big airline CEO who says, " I am very interested to order 50 A220-300 if you can ...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

Delta outsources most of their own heavy maintenance above a C-Check and insources third party work. Delta outsources their cabin upgrades and redos. These airplanes will be reconfigured by a MRO. Delta even ferries planes to Asia to have their cabin’s upgraded, refurbished and reconfigured. What h...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Is there any possibility that airline executives use the potential stretch of the A220-300 (often speculated as A220-500) to put pressure on Airbus Canada in their negotiations for A220-300 orders? Just imagine a big airline CEO who says, " I am very interested to order 50 A220-300 if you can ...

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by Polot
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

* It appears DL's order for 25 A321 NEO earlier this year was a new order, rather than an exercise of options (options remain at 100, but orders grew to 125). Option pricing is usually pre negotiated and part of the contract. At this time the pricing negotiated for a new order is almost certainly b...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5747

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

People in this thread are acting like the government is keeping DL (and other airlines) afloat, but the reality is that their airline operations have been self-sustaining for the past few months . It will only get better from this point forward. No it hasn’t. The government has been bankrolling mos...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5747

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

People in this thread are acting like the government is keeping DL (and other airlines) afloat, but the reality is that their airline operations have been self-sustaining for the past few months . It will only get better from this point forward. No it hasn’t. The government has been bankrolling mos...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 353
Views: 71362

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Delta is famous for setting record low prices on aircraft , and they really do, much to the annoyance of the suppliers, lessors, and competitors Does it apply to A220 too? Absolutely. Delta got their A220s for a super good price at a time that program needed a big sale. BBD knowingly priced the DL ...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

The number of seats on-board not always reflect available capacity. Air Baltic's are 148Y, however they've been blocking 3 seats since they took delivery in 2016. It's been quite a while for an "in-progress" certification. And AF’s A220s will have some blocked middle seats up front for bu...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

... If an airline is considering the 146 seat E2-195, Airbus will offer the A223 in 160 seats. If Embraer wins a few orders in a row, we will know. 10 seats is enough to pay for the 4th FA. 5 seats is not. ... So you think Airbus Canada would be willing to develop and certify the second overwing em...

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by Polot
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 368
Views: 60569

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

why are they offering existing equity anything.... first rule of bankruptcy equity is the first loser, they should be taking 100% losses before any creditors or lessors are asked to lose a penny Because they need capital. sure then don't give away any equity to people not paying their way into the ...

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by Polot
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 345
Views: 48569

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

9252fly wrote:
Polot wrote:
VV wrote:

Airbus Canada needs to do the second overwing exit door.

To be honest I don’t see Airbus doing it until the A225 is launched.


I wonder how many seats a hypothetical A225 could have in an ULCC configuration?

Depends on the size of the aircraft. Assuming ~180-190 seats similar to A320.

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by Polot
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 683
Views: 157575

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Thanks for sharing. Interesting that 27 of the 29 739ERs are being purchased. DL surely has some favorable interest rates. Delivery by 1Q 2022. It sounds like all 29 737s are being purchased, just two financed in a slightly different way. Good catch. I wonder why the special financing from Castlela...

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