I have to wonder why Airbus didn't can the A319neo completely...at hot and high, the A320neo is just as capable as the A319 is at hot and high airports. That would make the A220-300 basically unchallenged in the 150-seat market. Airbus is competing against itself, especially since the range differe...Jump to post
Oh yeah, good point. Surprised I didn't think of it. How come it was only stored in BSL rather than VCV or Pinal Airpark? The aircraft was stored inside a hangar at BSL for most of the time, sometimes spotted outside, for (tyre) movement, APU run, etc. ? How come it had to do all those runs if it w...Jump to post
The 3 largest A220 orders so far: DL - competition between c-series and 737-700 B6 - competition between A220 and E2 Breeze - most list competition between A220 and E2 None of these airlines wanted A319/A320NEO. Our CS order at Delta was to replace a used E190 order. It had nothing to do with the 7...Jump to post
Is there any particular meaning to those high numbers of customer acceptance flights? And the 13 test flights of MSN 414? Airlines are not clamoring for new A350s (or any wide body really) at the moment so they are stalling delivery as much as possible. Which means more test flights as customers fi...Jump to post
Still will be interesting to see how they find routes that don't have competition from these airports. TPA-CHS has Silver on it for example. Again, how in the hell are any of these cities underserved? I always took it to mean that the routes themselves were underserved, as opposed to the cities. Co...Jump to post
What do you mean by common cockpit? Other than the side stick, an A220 flight deck more closely resembles the 787 displays and interface architecture than the A320neo. A common cockpit with other Airbus planes would be hundreds of millions of dollars changing the architecture of the avionics system...Jump to post
This is what they ordered the KC-46 for. No, the USAF ordered the KC-46 for the KC-X program, which was replacement of the KC-135. The KC-Y program is for a larger tanker to replace the KC-10. Personally I'd rather see the 789 get the freighter treatment for this program instead of the 777X Boeing ...Jump to post
A 748BCF would still have more volume than a 744BCF despite the longer upper deck. And the 747-8i has a MTOW ~50t higher than the 744 (I don’t believe any of QF’s 744ERs were ever converted) so I wouldn’t expect the increased fuselage mass to have much more of a hit on cargo than the 744BCF. From m...Jump to post
That's correct, but almost all (modified) calculations can be based upon the 744BCF STC and have only to be checked by the FAA, the only new to be "life"demonstated system is the maindeck fire/smoke detection system, only when the SUD will be retained and more tension ties are installed. ...Jump to post
Why do you think A220 is less capable? Have you look into how economical it is vs A320NEO? Now, I can see that if you are a single fleet operator, that you'd stick with your A320 or B737. But if you are already operating multiple fleet types, A220's economics really shine. It will replace a lot of ...Jump to post
I think American Airlnes will open a MNL-SFO/LAX/JFK service. It can be a codeshare or joint venture with Philippine Airlines, AA can pave the way for PR to join Oneworld when the pandemic is over anytime soon. Why would AA do that when they can just codeshare on PR’s existing MNL-SFO/LAX/JFK servi...Jump to post
Does anyone know what this means technically? Realtime inflight tracking (I thought that's not possible over large water areas)? And if yes, for what purpose? Most 737Maxs are not being operated over large water areas- it is not a long range intercontinental widebody. The FAA is making sure there a...Jump to post
You are assuming that in the absence of a A220 airlines like B6 and DL would never ever order the A320neo. I would not be so confident- I certainly would not say that DL is not looking at the A320neo. Obviously if an airline wants a smaller aircraft Airbus will pitch a A220 against a E2 or max7 or ...Jump to post
Abeam79 wrote:Basically just replacing the retiring Airbuses. Barely a "growth" order, unless your Horizon/Skywest
FLALEFTY wrote:Is the new (running) total of B737-MAX9's 64, or 77 as a result of this option conversion?
I don't get the pessimism for this aircraft or the segment that it occupies. A220-300 is not only an A319/B737 replacement. It is also a A320/B738 replacement. An ULCC can squeeze in 160 seats into A220 by going 28 inch pitch. It's CASM is better than A320NEO despite having fewer seat to fill. Ther...Jump to post
787-10: 0 (6) Still no 787-10's? Technical issue or Covid related deferrals? Just a reflection on what is built and who is willing to accept deliveries. Total variant deliveries is usually more insightful in year or year comparisons than individual variants, as the individual models built will diff...Jump to post
nicode wrote:Shouldn't be possible to do JFK-DCA instead of IAD, as this is a "domestic" flight ?
nicode wrote:And what about the 787 of TUI doing SXM-AMS ?
Thanks for the information, I always thought that up until Hurricane Irma KLM was flying non stop to and from AMS and the change to the triangle routing had more to do with dwindling passenger numbers rather than technical restrictions. The runway/heat isn’t the biggest issue, it is terrain clearan...Jump to post
OlympicATH wrote:LAXintl wrote:trash Europe markets like ATH
Excuse me?? How much time have you spent in Greece and Europe?
Your comment is borderline, to say the least.
Why would KL have any issues with flying non-stop from SXM to AMS? Short runway, combined with hotter temps, makes it hard/impossible to fly back to AMS without restrictions, especially on a twin engine aircraft. KL789, operated by an A332, is operating AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS for this very reason. Thanks ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:its the same floor space/passenger, that is the context i called it equivalent for.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
AVLAirlineFreq wrote:Can a fully loaded 737-700 headed for Florida make it off the runway at HVN?
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post