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by Polot
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 4127

Re: Effect on 717 of B-52 Upgrades

It depends on how different the engine overhaul is. Remember the MD-90 shared the same basic V2500 as found on thousands of A320s, but it is different enough that ultimately by the end only one shop was qualified to work on it.

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by Polot
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 795
Views: 205186

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

But that was a marketing slogan for Virgin Atlantic......not Airbus. It was originally an Airbus slogan: https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/airbus-sparks-fresh-controversy-four-engines-better-two-ad/153735 Airbus quickly dropped it after it pissed off everyone- Boeing for obvious reasons, Airli...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Danair a proper airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3499

Re: Was Danair a proper airline?

Can I ask what's the point of the Danair, given that the shareholder's basically the three airlines operating into Denmark? So Danair competes with its own shareholders? As mentioned in the first sentence Danair had a monopoly on the Danish domestic market. It was so the three major Danish airlines...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Just as a point of correction, not every legacy has filed bankruptcy in the 2000s. Alaska and Hawaiian are two of the remaining five legacies which have not to my knowledge gone through reorganization this century. HA was in chapter 11 bankruptcy from May 2003-spring 2005. Thanks for the correction...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

In the 2000's, you have every one of the legacies filing bankruptcy - EVERY one. And, please understand, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy actually usually totally wipes out the shareholders of these publicly held companies. They are not something you dive into willy nilly. Just as a point of correction, not...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16872

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

If Boeing - Collins - Airlines crosses a line with 737 MAX cabin optimization, it wouldn't be hard to make the side cabin lavatories a few inch, 5-7, wider, at the cost of cabin space. For all their efficiency efforts Delta seem sto have bottom levels for passenger comfort they won't cross, also if...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 68030

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Obviously they're making the same mistakes Norwegian made. A base in Gatwick, they must be utterly crazy! Flying out of Gatwick, or anywhere in the UK for that matter, is just asking for high fares. Anywhere in the US is over 2000 miles, therefor the long haul APD rate applies. That's £84 in econom...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16872

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Delta A320 and 737-800 both seat 150 in 3 classes. Probably determined by cabin crew rstes. The A320NEO is used with same seatnumbers, is a little lighter and has better engines. Still I give the 737-8 a good chance. Long term dual source policy DL has ~160 seats in both, with the 738 having double...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6172

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

I wonder how much of that 99% recycling is true recycling and how much is look-good stuff. Primary structure of A320 is composites - aramid fibre (AFRP), glass fibre (GFRP) and carbon fibre (CFRP) reinforced plastics. With thermoset matrix, those alone would be a challenge for a meaningful recyclin...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 16872

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

Article sums it up: https://airlineweekly.com/2021/09/delta-ceo-says-place-for-boeings-737-max-in-fleet/ I still doubt they'll do it without getting MRO on that specific engine variant from CFM. Personally hope that neither happens, as it's nice to have a major airline option that allows avoidance ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6172

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

TC957 wrote:
Begs the question why don't more airlines scrap their own planes, keep the parts and recycle the rest.

That’s exactly what most airlines do…

(If they own the plane)

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2057
Views: 390990

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I couldn’t agree more with you there. DL had to build its own network and maintain it while AA can almost do whatever with much much less risk compared to DL. I am also curious about AA opening a crew base in SEA and what we can look forward to once Asia reopens fully I tend to agree, but DL had th...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

It's not just aesthetics, the "sunglasses" design serves a purpose (maintenance & temperature harmonization). https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/a-little-more-about-the-a350s-zorro-racoon-mask-and-nose-geometry/385805 That’s Airbus’s official PR line. Does not necessarily mean it ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Why can't we let the likes of B6/F9/NK and yes even SW replace companies that are poorly run? How do you define “poorly run”? In some cases the legacies were performing better than the companies you mentioned pre covid. By your own comments F9 should be dead because they were in terrible shape unti...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26349

Re: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets

I must applaud Lightsaber for the mental gymnastics which leads to the conclusion, that the prices are better now (when Boeing have started to amass Max orders again, to the point they flatly refused Ryanair's "offer") than they were in 2020 when Boeing hadn't received a single Max order ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Why can't we let the likes of B6/F9/NK and yes even SW replace companies that are poorly run? How do you define “poorly run”? In some cases the legacies were performing better than the companies you mentioned pre covid. By your own comments F9 should be dead because they were in terrible shape unti...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6790

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

I think the bias of the author was indicated by identifying the 737-800/MAX 8 as being the perfect length. Since the length of the 737-8 isn't optimised for ULCC operation, Boeing had to add the 737-8-200 variant. The space needed for the extra exit door removes the length difference vs the A320. T...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Air Canada decided that all his planes (even the Boeing ones...) should have it... Wasn’t that through a livery change, not thru airbus delivery’s.?? Yes. The mask isn’t even the same design as Airbus’s. AC doesn’t and didn’t have any new Airbus’s on order that use the mask anyways. The raccoon mas...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 41730

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Couple of things one Since Silk Merged with Singapore what happens to Silk routes does Singapore keep them and does Singapore keep the 737;s in SIlks Fleet and IS Scoot apart of Silk or how does Scoot fit in I saw that Scott took over a lot of Silks routes. SQ is operating the former Silk air route...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13763

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

lh346 wrote:
Iberia, Cubana, FedEx, UPS

Iberia’s livery is only 8 years old.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 58
Views: 9132

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

The dim will also certainly be controllable by the crew like the 787. Many airlines view that as plus, not just for getting passengers to sleep but I know some that like it so they can easily dim all the windows to help keep plane cool if it is going to be sitting in hot sun for an extended period o...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV
Replies: 22
Views: 6592

Re: Iceland Air asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV

It's likely demand from the Icelandic side for Cuba that is driving the request since their government doesn't slap its people with the same restrictions the US government imposes on its people. Currently, there are only about two flights a day from the US to Havana, so it will be interesting to se...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I think this is a very important graphic: https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20210921006083/en/908349/4/JBLU_2.jpg?download=1 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210921006083/en/ The fact that a similar graphic is missing for Boston is telling... NEA covers more than NYC, but that is where AA/...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Abeam79 wrote:
I dunno, I'm no lawyer, but this DOJ smells like it may backfire.

It can’t “backfire”. Worse case scenario it is determined that DOJ has no case and status quo is kept.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

All this talk about adds is acting like NYC airports have all this available capacity for other airlines to start all these new proposed competitive flights. I mean NK had to go to federal court to get 16 former WN EWR slots reinstated.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Blumenthal is on both the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Judiciary Committee which oversees the DOJ. His timing can easily be from information he knows that we might not, and to serve as a warning. Where there is smoke… Well, looks like DOJ is going to chal...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 882
Views: 136066

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Again, NK has been complaining about this for months. They filed their objections many months ago. Why does Blumenthal only object now. The biden administration has been in power for 8 months. He could've said this at any point, but he did not. It's just so curious this came so soon after it was kn...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13763

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

The livery has been around since 1969. It has indeed had some minor tweaks over the years, so one has to agree whether they count. I'd say that the overall appearance has been the same. At this point I’d say the livery has moved beyond “minor tweaks”: 6547381,6534331 Cheatline is gone, fuselage is ...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13763

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

TAAG has had the same basic livery since the early 70s. They were going to change it in the late 00s with the introduction of their 777s and 737NGs but got new management who reverted back to old livery before the planes were delivered. Their Q400s wear an updated livery but has not filtered to res...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13763

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

airzim wrote:
Royal Air Maroc?

Another contender, although it should be noted they have a new livery as well:

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13763

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

TAAG has had the same basic livery since the early 70s. They were going to change it in the late 00s with the introduction of their 777s and 737NGs but got new management who reverted back to old livery before the planes were delivered. Their Q400s wear an updated livery but has not filtered to rest...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 737-800 Retrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: American 737-800 Retrojet

The original 737 Astrojet (N951AA) was painted over with the standard livery, but a new one was painted (N905NN, which you rode) around the same time. This was done 4-5 years ago. As you mentioned a 757 retro jet also existed but they painted that plane back to standard AA livery a long time ago (>1...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin
Replies: 20
Views: 10500

Re: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin

Ive worked 777s, likely a APU pneumatic duct clamp let go and caused a burst of air. No explosion, just a large burst of air. Leave it to the media and very uneducated passengers to overhype it The pictures and descriptions sound like an explosion. A burst of high pressure air can easily cause one....

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by Polot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4863

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment. Similar situation was unfortunately quite routine back in the early 2000s. Back then, non-stop flight between East Coast and East Asia...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19631

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

With Spirit going for A320/A321NEO's, China Southern apparently also having converted their A319NEO order, Air Cote d'Ivor taking a A320NEO and the rest of the backlog being Undisclosed, the chances w'll ever see an airline operating A319NEO's seems small. The A319NEO was launched in 2010, the mark...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3730

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

AA adding ELP-JFK nonstop service might be a possibility with AA having nonstop service to JFK (on at least a seasonal basis) from a few beyond-LGA domestic perimeter destinations not currently served by B6 such as EGE, JAC, and SNA, along with the FF base that AA has in both the ELP and NYC market...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3730

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

ELP doesn't even get service by UA to the hub at EWR, nor by DL to JFK. ISP seems like quite a stretch. AA adding ELP-JFK nonstop service might be a possibility with AA having nonstop service to JFK (on at least a seasonal basis) from a few beyond-LGA domestic perimeter destinations not currently s...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3730

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

a318 wrote:
I could see WN starting ELP-ISP nonstop in the near future.

WN does not fly anywhere east of Texas from ELP, including any of their eastern “hubs” (MDW, BWI, etc). They will not be starting ISP in the near future. There are far more eastern destinations they would launch first.

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by Polot
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4863

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

Almost 20 hours on a French Bee A350 without any ability to get off the plane must be pure torture, although I’m sure they are not filled to capacity at the moment.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 41730

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore. No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't thi...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3911

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

To add to Ikolkyo's response, what market would the A358 serve that isn't already competitively served by the A338, A339, A359, or A35K? It would not be competitive with the 787-10 or even 787-9 within those planes range and only Project Sunrise and the ME3 are likely to buy ULH aircraft. Most Airb...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3531

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

I still do not understand why the very first move by Airbus was to build the second assembly line in Mobile when the delivery late is still so slow. In addition, the A220-100 is not so popular and it would most likely be paused once the VIP aircraft and the remaining Delta orders are delivered (if ...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3531

Re: Airbus Mobile Question

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
And since then, Boeing has increased the size of its 737Max7, making the A221 even further away.

Boeing’s Max7 change predates their price dumping suit that they lost (former was July 2016, later started April 2017).

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by Polot
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3911

Re: Should Airbus consider the Airbus 350-800 again ?

Perhaps the fuselage could form the basis of a future small WB, but it would need an entirely new wing to be competitive.. Airlines, especially the US3 want a 767 replacement but it's too small of a market to justify a clean sheet solution. They will just have to settle for the XLR and abusing 787s...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19631

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO and the 737-7MAX face the same issue, they are application based and not market based? Hardly. Other than Spirit, there are no meaningful orders for 319neos, and only orders for 73 total. There are 234 orders for the 737-7 from WN alone, the bluest of blue chip customers, which ordered ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19631

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Sense already seems to catch up with us, with Frontier this week retiring all their A319s and converting all their A319NEO's to bigger NEO versions. Not many orders left without Frontier, mostly unidentifieds.. Apparently someone must update the orders overview.. Frontier hasn’t had the A319Neo on ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 34
Views: 2390

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

A few cargo MD-11s and that is it. Already the only passenger MD planes still flying are a few MD-80s scattered around various operators.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 59
Views: 1957

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Only ever flown on a CO 764 and DL 763A/ER (many times) that I know for certain. It’s possible (and probable) that I have flown on DL 762s when I was a child.

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by Polot
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 19631

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

IIRC there were long time plans to use the A319 as a platform for some military P-8 style aircraft. Maybe this ship has sailed but at least for the ACJ business the A319neo might come in handy. The most recent proposal from 2018 used the A320neo as a basis for a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Both...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3730

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2021

While DL currently serves only ATL nonstop from ELP, DL adding ELP-DTW/LAX/JFK nonstop service are possibilities with DTW, LAX, and JFK being three of the top domestic destinations traveled to from ELP that DL doesn't currently serve nonstop from ELP along with the international connecting opportun...

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