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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 74
Views: 8389

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220

A220 has zero impact on Airbus's decisions on the A321neo, IMO. Have you heard of Airbus cabin flex? The entire fuselage got redesigned for the A321neo. They can only do this because they have something modern covering their former A319 segment. The two are completely unrelated. Airbus announced th...

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 83
Views: 16302

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Wouldn’t surprise me if the DAE order is taking over white tails or another lessor’s order as well.

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5264

Re: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijani Airlines

Shame, but inevitable, the A345 was too much of a niche aircraft. Hope the two Azerbaijani examples find new homes. Saw the Sands one depart LHR recently, looked amazing. Yeah sad to see it go for sure. Genuine question.. is it a niche aircraft or did the 77LR just destroy it? The 77LR destroyed it...

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by Polot
Tue May 11, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 83
Views: 16302

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

The orders are:

3x 737Max Air Lease Corporation
14x 737Max Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
5x 777F Silk Way West
3x 737Max Unidentified.

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57144

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Thank you, Polot. That makes a lot of sense. I didn't know 779s with only 4 sets of doors existed, either. You only need the fifth door if you intend to have more than 440 seats. Adding the fifth door allows up to 495 seats. Are there any 773s or especially 77Ws (which typically have fewer seats) w...

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 74
Views: 8389

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

So cost overruns put the A220 in this position? Is that the only issue? No, the plane is just currently too expensive to build so Airbus loses money every time one goes out the door- that is independent of development costs (which Airbus did not pay). The cost overruns just meant that BBD couldn’t ...

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by Polot
Mon May 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 57144

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Question: why on the 779 are doors L3/R3 located more aft than that of the 77W? It appears as if doors L4/R4 were kept in roughly the same position relative to the 77W while the 3rd doors were "forced" aft. I realize looks aren't that important, but the last 3 sets of doors appear awkward...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

majano wrote:
Not to take this thread any further off-topic but this tossing and hurling of bags around can cause damage to the bags as well as their contents.

Eh, I wouldn’t say the bags are always being placed gently into the containers either.

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Apart from that I assume, that the A321XLR will be available equipped for container as well as equipped for bulk. I fail to understand, why airlines would want to bulk load, when container are available. Weight. Ability to put in more cargo. Containers do have their cons which is why they are optio...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

This is flawed reasoning re AA 321. The proportion of seats remains the same. [/quote] My point was there are enough total Y seats available across AA and all other airlines to satisfy demand enough that some airlines (AA, and previously UA) are willing to push passengers away. There is also enough...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Those markets need more volume than 126 seats. QF doesn’t want to put a 126 seat A321neo against CX’s A35J for example. I don't think so. A narrowbody allows direct flights to Asia from small Australian cities such as Adelaide. Qantas is forced to push traffic into the Sydney hub fill widebody airc...

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by Polot
Sat May 08, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 104431

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I find the comparisons to Indy air interesting. The difference is the lack of a hub. Honestly, their issue is awareness. Avelo is, in my social circle, not known among casual flyers. Breeze seems to have done better word of mouth. I wish them luck, but BUR isn't convenient for myself. Lightsaber No...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 337
Views: 83198

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I actually like the new Caribbean livery, I just wish the titles were larger with a more interesting font. Anything is better than their current one in which it looks like someone just discovered Microsoft Word WordArt circa 2000 though.

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 234
Views: 36464

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

The best parallel for multiple engine types is ET which took a mix when they acquired "terrible teen" 787s. I think LH will prefer to avoid complexity by sticking with RR - but that may be influenced by what they are paying for the whitetails. Agreed. Money talks and they could be getting...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 83
Views: 16302

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

Airbus April https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/orders-deliveries.html new orders Delta: 25x A321neo Avolon: 14x A320neo Avolon: 8x A321neo Private: 1x A319neo Cancellations: A320neo: 16x A321neo: 6x Net total 2021 so far: -35 Details of cancellations and conversions: -16x 320neo Avolon -6x 321...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 602
Views: 68184

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

More transatlantic changes: Another daily JFK-TLV flight starting September so there will be 3x daily JFK-TLV! That's impressive, but I'm a little surprised they're going with 3 JFK flights before resuming ATL. Maybe it's because AA is in the market now? ATL would require a A339 or A350. Less of th...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Seems like the XLR would be an killer plane for Qantas, wonder why they haven’t ordered 100+ of them. Maybe they are waiting on real world results… Because QF (and other airlines) do not have that many routes that need that low density. Keep in mind 112 passengers is only 10 more seats than AA’s A3...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

So, would a 30J + 96Y/Y+ configure A321XLR be able to fly JFK-EZE or LAX-NRT year round? Would it be able to do JFK-TLV in the summer time? If it can do all this, I don't see any reason for B6 to get widebody aircraft. You need to knock off 5-10% of the brochure range for real world conditions. One...

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

tommy1808 wrote:
its the same floor space/passenger, that is the context i called it equivalent for.

Except a 787/A330s have two aisles instead of one. So you have to be careful with floor space/passenger. Ratio of premium to Y is better metric.

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by Polot
Fri May 07, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 10221

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Frontier/Spirit and those that pack the A321s dense will love this for getting full planes transcon.. A vanilla A321classic with Sharklets and 1x ACT will do that just fine, and has been doing holiday flights like HEL-TFS without trouble. And that is an extra 400nm over JFK-LAX. On airlines like Fi...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

So OK - an aircraft that is 35 years newer - that seats 20% less - Floor space difference is much less than 20%. a MTOW 55T less - uses carbon for the Wing and tail and somehow weighs 6T more in OEW weight. probably some of the same reasons that had the 748 gain 42tons over the 744 for a small stre...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 146
Views: 17412

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Favre4 wrote:
EX - DELTA BIRDS

Would make sense. DL optioned them for take off performance so they would work well out of HVN.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 104431

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Can a fully loaded 737-700 headed for Florida make it off the runway at HVN?

Probably. 73Gs fly trans con from SNA and that runway is only 100’ longer. If they are exDL birds as stated in the other thread they are optioned for great take off performance.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves
Replies: 21
Views: 4378

Re: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves

I mean it’s been long known that the path the aircraft made across Malaysia and the Malacca Strait had to be the result of deliberate action. Why (and where the plane ended up after that) is the mystery.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 146
Views: 17412

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially if only serving a few times a week). are they even using their own ground staff? I ...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 146
Views: 17412

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Seems odd to start a second base so far away and disconnected from your first base. Their HQ isn't connected to either of the bases. That’s more common. With closer bases however you can share out stations using same ground personnel and equipment, making the station more cost effective (especially...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 146
Views: 17412

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

Seems odd to start a second base so far away and disconnected from your first base.

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the A320 family Sharklets
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: Qjuestion about the A320 family Sharklets

Early A320s to a certain MSN (can’t remember what, it’s in the 1000/) cannot be retrofitted at all. From there to another MSN (again can’t remember, I think it’s in the 4000-5000 range) requires some structural rework. After that MSN it is essentially plug and play. Shortly after the rework for the ...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11
Replies: 16
Views: 3488

Re: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11

Any idea how this bankruptcy would affect passengers holding credits for future flights? I'm not a lawyer but I believe a Ch 11 filing would allow PAL to reject these obligations. That generates a lot of ill-will among many so they may not choose to reject. The reason most companies don’t usually r...

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by Polot
Thu May 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

According to wikipedia (I know it is not a reliable source but it has easy access), the A339 gained 6.2% OEW over the A333. yeah, and that weight is not supported by the sources linked, but there is one user that always edits the A339 weight back up when it is corrected. Hifly has registration spec...

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by Polot
Wed May 05, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

JayinKitsap wrote:
FedEx could be interested.

I imagine FedEx would rather wait and see how the 77Wp2F shakes out and performs. If it meets specs it would be very attractive to them, and fit in perfectly with their large 777F fleet.

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by Polot
Tue May 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 234
Views: 36464

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

That would line up with LH's comments stating that some would arrive in winter and the rest would arrive in early 2022. LH claims that these aircraft will be used to replace A340 aircraft. However, as a2b7 pointed out, there is a possibility that " in the short term, the 5 B787-9 are acquired ...

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by Polot
Tue May 04, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 234
Views: 36464

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

The Lufthansa A340 fleet is a couple of years older than the Swiss A340 fleet. Lufthansa's are from between 1996 and 2001. Swiss' were delivered between 2003 and 2004. Further, Swiss just refurbished its A340s with the new interior on the 777. Personally I don't get the rush from enthusiasts to rep...

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by Polot
Tue May 04, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 234
Views: 36464

Re: LH: 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

787-9 are already built: white tails and will arrive in 2022 Why so long? If they're already built? Or does LH just not want them on the property yet because they don't have a use for them at the current time? Need to get LH interior ordered and outfitted and crews trained. Remember this is a brand...

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by Polot
Tue May 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline
Replies: 61
Views: 8032

Re: Lion Air creates Super Air Jet, a new airline

https://www.instagram.com/p/COZ2FHJBMMr ... 6ba16r0hk5

Doesn't exude any millennials' vibes... AT ALL...lol

Stick an airfone in the back of the middle seat and you can pitch it to millennials as a nostalgic taste of their childhood flights in the 90s!
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RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Cabin photo here: https://www.instagram.com/p/COZ2FHJBMMr ... 6ba16r0hk5

Doesn't exude any millennials' vibes... AT ALL...lol

Stick an airfone in the back of the middle seat and you can pitch it to millennials as a nostalgic taste of their childhood flights in the 90s!

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by Polot
Tue May 04, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Odyssey still plan on running?
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Does Odyssey still plan on running?

Odyssey has been effectively dead for some time, long before Covid. I doubt Airbus has them on the production schedule.

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by Polot
Mon May 03, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 715
Views: 146046

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I realize you cannot sell tickets in GDS without an IATA code. Do you realize that? Actually you can sell thru GDS without a code by piggy backing on Hahn Air's code and using their electronic ticketing platform! They have built an entire business around such arrangements for "off beat" a...

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by Polot
Mon May 03, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 337
Views: 83198

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

The plane is also likely lighter than usual (eg may be lacking a full interior, and obviously not loaded down with pax and fuel) so it would be sitting up higher.

It really doesn’t look like its height is any different than the Malta Air Max in the same post though.

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by Polot
Sun May 02, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

That depends on factors such as cargo density. Yes a 789 can always lift up more payload than a 787-10 on the same route. Doesn’t really do you any good if you have run out space to put that payload first though. Use say a typical 789 seating of 290 pax, that’s 29 tonne of payload, 25 bags per LD3,...

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by Polot
Sun May 02, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

The 787-10 can carry a lot of cargo on a transatlantic hop It will always carry less than what the 789 can. That depends on factors such as cargo density. Yes a 789 can always lift up more payload than a 787-10 on the same route. Doesn’t really do you any good if you have run out space to put that ...

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by Polot
Sun May 02, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

Why is it often said that the B787-10 would become the transatlantic workhorse? Its fine if you dont want to carry cargo, most of the NA carriers dont carry a lot of cargo. The 787-10 can carry a lot of cargo on a transatlantic hop- at max payload the plane has about the same range as the A321LR’s ...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18563

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

LTD = Long term Debt From 2011 to 2018 pre-MAX/Covid LTD barely budged. They financed the share buybacks from excess cash flow they didn't need. ...didn't need, because they booked their B787 losses as an asset. So if debt is short term it's better? Not using program accounting doesn’t mean 787 los...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18563

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

After spending more than $43bn on stock buybacks, handing out enormous dividends, and paying insanely huge bonuses to the large executive crowd, Boeing will tap into the pockets of the US taxpayers once again. My prediction is that Boeing will launch new clean-sheet families, both a new narrowbody ...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

I think Airbus at the same time should consider an A321F, based on the XLR 101 t MTOW. An A321F would have significant difference in capabilities than an A321P2F. Airbus doesn’t really have available production to offer a A321F. Not when passenger demand was asking for 70+ per month. But now? A cou...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

reidar76 wrote:
I think Airbus at the same time should consider an A321F, based on the XLR 101 t MTOW. An A321F would have significant difference in capabilities than an A321P2F.

Airbus doesn’t really have available production to offer a A321F.

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Concourse C update?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: DTW Concourse C update?

The concourse was built out to support CRJs way back in 2004. NW/DL has always regularly been using the concourse, although not always the entire building.

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

Re: Embraer E2 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Once again you guys are thinking the disclosure rules are far stricter than they actually are. Airlines don’t have to immediately disclose as soon as they signed. Just this year UA signed an order with Boeing for 25 737maxes on February 26 but didn’t publicly disclose until March 1. There are plenty...

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by Polot
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 77775

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

but EG why would Boeing then not launch the 778/778F to stymie the Airbus strategem? in that specific case because they´d lack economy of scale, and hence pricing power. With a 787 based cargo aircraft on the other hand.... best regards Thomas A 787 based freighter would play in the same market as ...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to navigate this conversation with DL
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

Re: How to navigate this conversation with DL

You could even try to get your second dose in your destination city rather than going back to the same place you got your first dose. I wouldn’t recommend that if it is just a quick weekend trip. The second dose tends to hit you harder than your first. You don’t really want to put yourself in a sit...

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by Polot
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 47137

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Aircellist wrote:
Would those 833 copies of the 777-300ER make it the most successful single widebody version yet?

In terms of number built thus far I believe so but the 789 has more on order (886). I would expect the A359 to eventually surpass it as well (745 right now).

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