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by AngMoh
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 60
Views: 15306

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

They're flying LAX-SIN with the "basic" A359, right now. :checkmark: And funnily enough, that actually offers them an advantage : Cargo is still going strong, and SQ's freighter fleet is stretched to the max worldwide, trying to make up for the decline in belly capacity... so having the s...

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by AngMoh
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 60
Views: 15306

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Regarding engines, how much commonality is there between the RR Trent 900 (A380), 1000 (B788/B789/B78X), and XWB (A359), with all of those in the SQ/TR fleet? Not a lot. There is some commonality in technology but very little by way of parts. The Trent XWB engine is made in Singapore. The 787 engin...

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by AngMoh
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 60
Views: 15306

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

The funny thing is that if you look at the fleet pages on their website, all 772/77Es are gone as expected, but the 773 is still listed. I thought the 773 would be gone first. I think 777x on track but delayed: the will replace A380. Some 77Ws are also very new and keep in mind A380, 77W and 779 all...

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by AngMoh
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4275

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

As michael said, transiting at Changi is restricted. Believe only those travelling on SQ group airlines can at the moment. Transit has been allowed on certain flights since beginning of June, and has been expanded slightly. But still limited. As its fairly fluid the best info is both on the Changi ...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Singapore Airlines reports S$1.12 billion net loss in Q1 amid COVID-19 pandemic (note financial Q1 is 1 Apr - 30 Jun) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore-airlines-first-quarter-1-billion-net-loss-covid-19-12973458 Drop of 99.5% passenger volume. Drop of 79.3% in revenue as cargo ...

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by AngMoh
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110559

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Whilst I’d agree there is a certainly an apparent gap in the capability continuum between the A321XLR and the 788/A338 it isn’t clear that this gap is desired by the market or there because of s lack of an offering. If I were to say what I would like to see it would be a sort of 757+. A 250 seat ( ...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11312

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus-completes-autonomous-taxi-take-off-and-landing-tests-2020-7 It will be interesting to see how this develops over ten , twenty years from now . Will there be a reduction in pilots onboard? Could society be persuaded to welcome a pilotless flight deck? Time will...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... g-12952062
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Cathay reaches agreement to defer Airbus deliveries. Still in negotiation to defer Boeing deliveries.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... g-12952062

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by AngMoh
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71812

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

In regards to scheduled service, you could get a ride on Air India, Asiana, China Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa with reasonable confidence. Air India stored, might never fly again, Asiana has 1 left, Korean Air Stored, Lufthansa stored and who knows if will return. The only airline flying pas...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... 9-12935062
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SIA group results for Q2: SQ load factor 12.2% and a 99.3% drop in passengers. Recovery slower than projected with a loss forecasted for FY2021.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... 9-12935062

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13434

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I think those of you in support of this are thinking like angry consumers and not informed airline enthusiasts. You guys do understand that this model would not allow for the very cheap ULCC flights to work, right? ... Now, I do 100% agree with the notion that Lufthansa and the other airlines shoul...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13434

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

What is the proposed new solution? Pay on day of departure or at check in but what happens to no show or cancellations outside a certain window or whatever that carry a penalty? How does that get collected? Send the customer an invoice and then end up chasing it when it doesn’t get paid? There is a...

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by AngMoh
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13434

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Given that there would be no payment until check in, presumably the price would be set at that point. More importantly, you could get to check in, and be told there are no tickets available. Not a terribly good outcome for the corporates. They are aware of that argument and have suggested that an a...

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... t-12912720
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AirAsia in trading halt after auditor notes 'going concern' doubts

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... t-12912720

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by AngMoh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 258
Views: 60558

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Airbus stated last week that they see a "pipeline" reduction of about 40%, whatever that means. Production for A32x series down to 40pm for the next 2 years with the A321neo no longer having a demand exceeding supply. Component orders down to 25% of last year as they need to clear excess i...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 344
Views: 42139

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I feel like we just in a weeks time or so just reverted back to where we were in April. We pissed away are frickin half assed quarentine(except In a handful of states) :checkmark: The U.S. should have adopted a strict extended nationwide lockdown. Basically put the nation in hibernation for 3 month...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More SQ 380s to Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 5615

Re: More SQ 380s to Storage

So long term storage in the USA is cheaper? The increasing amount of a/c in Asia and the vast spaces available, is a large a/c boneyard a business option for Australia? I am not sure why we are talking about boneyards. The tweet mentioned in this thread clearly states that all SQ A380s are schedule...

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by AngMoh
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Singapore to open up for business and government travellers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, mainland China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam under strict rules. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-phase-2-border-controls-testing-stay-...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits

Korean Air and Taiwan's China Airlines are both expected to turn at least an operational profit for Q2 2020. Various factors are at play, but major ones include skyrocketing freight rates, low oil prices, recovering domestic market, and (unfortunate) staff pay-cuts/ furloughs. ... Any other airline...

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by AngMoh
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20241

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

I am not sure why everyone points to QR. Airbus talks about airlines who don't even want to answer the phone, and that is definitely not QR. QR will have very clear demands which are a start of negotiation. There are many smaller and younger airlines who bought A32x on speculative orders. The big bo...

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by AngMoh
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... s-12792872

Still a fraction of the total routes.
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SQ/MI to resume some services in June/July.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... s-12792872

Still a fraction of the total routes.

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by AngMoh
Sun May 31, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 9-12784946
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Singapore and China to restart passenger flights with "fast lane" between selected cities in June

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 9-12784946

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by AngMoh
Wed May 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 2-12753104
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Changi Airport will allow transit passengers again from 2 June onward.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 2-12753104

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by AngMoh
Sat May 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6661

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

Should SQ really wish to serve IAH via another US point I would have thought HNL would be better than ANC. Unless you think there's some big demand SIN-HNL (?), a little time with Great Circle Mapper will explain why HNL isn't a great stop between SE Asia and much of the US-48. I think Scoot used t...

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by AngMoh
Thu May 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... s-12732134
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SIA reports its first loss in its 48 year history:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/bu ... s-12732134

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by AngMoh
Tue May 12, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... s-12723918

This will be a shorter suspension than Terminal 2 as the terminal 2 shutdown will be used to renovate the terminal.
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Changi Airport suspends operation of Terminal 4.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... s-12723918

This will be a shorter suspension than Terminal 2 as the terminal 2 shutdown will be used to renovate the terminal.

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by AngMoh
Sat May 09, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Seeks Hong Kong Singapore Fifth Freedom Approval
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: United Airlines Seeks Hong Kong Singapore Fifth Freedom Approval

Interesting. UA's SIN-HKG was a fifth freedom for a very long time until the non-stops from SFO and LAX (later only SFO, but double daily) started with 789s. I suppose they are thinking demand on SFO-SIN won't return as quickly and they want to now spread capacity over HKG and SIN? As far as I reme...

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by AngMoh
Thu May 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 459
Views: 221782

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Qatar to add new flights and open up more cities: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/qatar-airways-to-add-more-flights--rebuild-network-to-80-destinations-by-june-12708654 SQ and QF team up with Australian government to restart food exports to key markets. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/...

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by AngMoh
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's unique position in pandemic
Replies: 15
Views: 6293

Re: Qatar's unique position in pandemic

DOH O/D % is one of the smallest in the world. If i remember correctly 95% passenger through DOH is transit pax Doha is closed to foreigners. Now it is 100% transit. My daughter flew back last week from University in Europe to home in Singapore with Qatar. The load AMS to Doha was ~60-70% on a A359...

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by AngMoh
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 264
Views: 32724

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 24.article

It was reported first July 2019 but now upgraded to cat 1.
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A new category 1 issue has been reported:

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 24.article

It was reported first July 2019 but now upgraded to cat 1.

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by AngMoh
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56050

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

* International air travel will not recover meaningfully until there is a vaccine and people can travel without fear of being contaminated by fellow passengers. I suspect that a vaccination certificate will be required by many countries before you're even allowed to board a flight to that country. ...

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by AngMoh
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56050

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

The three consecutive years were devastating and shifted the traffic volume curve by about 2.5 years to the right. Basically you got back to 2000 traffic level in 2004. Define “devastating” - global traffic post 2001 levelled off for two years before 2004 saw it climbing on the same trajectory it w...

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by AngMoh
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

SQ will stop flying to Europe from 1 April till 1st May. People residing in Europe and registered with the Singapore embassy have received an email on Friday afternoon telling them to make their way back to Singapore by 31 March or prepare to stay until it gets better. There is a special web site f...

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by AngMoh
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How are Singapore Airlines coping with this virus? Does anyone have updated route cancellations for SQ? SQ will stop flying to Europe from 1 April till 1st May. People residing in Europe and registered with the Singapore embassy have received an email on Friday afternoon telling them to make their ...

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by AngMoh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Singapore just added 14-days isolation requirements to people coming back from UK, Switzerland, Japan and all of ASEAN. One top of existing restrictions, there are only a few flights left. I expect USA next to be on the list as we see way too many imported case from US (small in absolute number but...

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by AngMoh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Singapore just added 14-days isolation requirements to people coming back from UK, Switzerland, Japan and all of ASEAN. One top of existing restrictions, there are only a few flights left. I expect USA next to be on the list as we see way too many imported case from US (small in absolute number but...

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by AngMoh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Singapore just added 14-days isolation requirements to people coming back from UK, Switzerland, Japan and all of ASEAN. One top of existing restrictions, there are only a few flights left. I expect USA next to be on the list as we see way too many imported case from US (small in absolute number but ...

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by AngMoh
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336805

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... n-12534476
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Singapore adds travel restrictions to people coming from Germany, France and Spain:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... n-12534476

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by AngMoh
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11714

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I flew a DC-10 in 1999 on SIN-NRT. It had been pulled out of the desert and replaced a 747 after the Asian financial crisis. It was a pile of garbage and the door could not open on arrival in SIN on the way back. Had to wait for 1 hour for temperatures to settle before we could get out. Still lucky ...

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by AngMoh
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17760

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

Despite the number of LCC widebodies in operation and on order, still not sure if the model actually works in Asia. Two factors play a role: 1) There are a lot of routes with a distance past the optimum for narrowbodies although that changes with the A321XLR 2) In general, there are slot restrictio...

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by AngMoh
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211145

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

A more direct and concrete impact: AirAsiaX defers A330neo deliveries due to the coronavirus situation: https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/malaysias-airasia-x-defers-a330neo-deliveries-as-coronavirus-hits-demand? Not unexpected. Even without the virus situation there would be do...

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by AngMoh
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211145

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I'm predicting a fairly significant collapse in the airline industry in the next couple of months. My prediction is that 25% of the US domestic carriers will fail and the rest will be deep in the red. Overseas airlines will see the same fate. this reads like too much doom and gloom end of the world...

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by AngMoh
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26116

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

So I'm not familiar with this website, but this article is terribly written. First, they don't attribute any of their information. Where did they pull this from? There's no response from Delta and the author appears to be drawing their own conclusions without any company statement. While they menti...

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by AngMoh
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27969

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

Industrial experts are able to arrive a ball park figure, especially airlines planners, having proxy to confidential data points provided by AB. Reason why SQ chosen chosen 787-10 despite having ordered A359R, both playing the same regional role. Planners are convinced that 787-10 have better econo...

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by AngMoh
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13786

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

My reading of this: Avatar sends an LOI to Boeing without ever having spoken to Boeing. Boeing is having a good laugh, and ignores the LOI knowing very well that Avatar will never find the money to fund such a fleet. In the near future, Boeing will shut down the line out of common sense. Once shut d...

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by AngMoh
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50872

Re: KLM considers A321 order

It would be breaking with current trends if they go for the Max. Other than US carriers, LOT, and (inexplicably) Air Canada, no first world flag carrier has ordered the Max. If you look at the myriad liveries stacked up in Boeing’s parking lot, they’re all LCCs, second tier Chinese airlines, SCAT (...

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by AngMoh
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50872

Re: KLM considers A321 order

They publish a lot of rubbish, but their financial articles are usually quite good actually, like this one. I think it's a great idea, a combination of 320neo/321neo to replace the whole 737NG fleet. All -700's, -900's, and the older -800's can go to the scrapper, while the newer -800's can go to T...

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by AngMoh
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155193

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

This is sort of related to the NMA and cross section discussions. How did the 767 end up designed as 7 abreast? It was designed in the late 70's with the oil crisis issues. Fuel efficiency was a key goal of the design. How did they end up with 7 abreast, which, in the context of the NMA discussion,...

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