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by ZEDZAG
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12274

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

More details on when this bribe took place, the orders were for 55 Airbus A330neos unveiled in 2014 plus earlier agreements for 25 A330s, 64 A320neos and 36 A320s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/court-describes-endemic-bribery-aimed-at-securing-airbus-orders/136482.article Logicaly, this has not...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14456

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

zeke wrote:

Keep in mind JNB is a "hot and high" airport so the fuel load maybe dictated by the TOW that can be achieved on the day with the prevailing conditions.


Could you estimate the average TOW for DEC out of JNB for 77L? Same for 359?

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298807

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If a missile destroys an engine, there's no accessory box turning, with no accessory box, there's nothing driving the generator. If transponder one is running off ACBUS1 then the transponder is offline. Linking GEN2 to the system requires manual intervention, and I'd imagine they'd also need to rem...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298807

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Except a few times at the start of the thread, why does everyone stick with the theory of a missile? Bomb or sabotage would stick better in this story... As a lot of people here noted that an uncontained engine failure would not cut power to transponder, I would like to ask how is it then possible t...

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by ZEDZAG
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291882

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

As the 777-8 and 777-9 now have a common MTOW of 351,000kg (which allowed the 777-8's mission range to rise from 8000nm to 8700nm), to get another 800nm out of the frame likely means either another MTOW boost (which Boeing was looking into in 2017 for Project Sunrise) or if the 777-8 has the same 1...

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by ZEDZAG
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 9723

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

Look under specs for both aircraft. The 788 has an OEW of 264,500 lbs. The A338 Neo is 291,000 OEW. The 789 is listed at 284,000 OEW. The A339 Nei is listed at 302,000 OEW. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_787_Dreamliner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330neo LOL There is a huge differenc...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 9723

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

The primary competition for the A330 Neo seems to be the 788 and the 789. The 788 is almost identically sized to the 338, and they have similar range. However, the OEW of the 788 is 27,000 lbs lighter than the 338 which probably explains why the 338 has sold so poorly. I do not see any business cas...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 35046

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

EChid wrote:
But deep in our hearts, I think we all know this is an announcement of the first A380 in LH's bland new livery.


Doubt it.

I just checked, and all of LHs 380 are operational in last 7 days, and I dont think that you can repaint 380 overnight. Does someone actually know how long?

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by ZEDZAG
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 43383

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

So judging on these two flights it seems the flight does not need the tankage capability of an ULR, a standard bird would do

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 34796

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Engine choice will probably be announced with firming of 787 order. EK is likely tying the two engine deals together for maximum leverage. When EK canceled the original 350 order, and ordered the first tranche of RR powered 380 there was word that whom ever wins their RFP for regional jet( in that ...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 12230

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

While all of you are discussing weights, I would like to know if anyone knows the following: OEW- Is this figure summed up as the following; MEW+furnishings+galleys+..... or is an aircraft actualy weighed upon completion? TOW- How does a Captain or FO know its actual TOW at the start of the flight? ...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?
Replies: 63
Views: 9284

Re: Possibility of Lufthansa Group returning to Australasia?

The QF 789's are configured premium heavy so I think a PER-FRA option is a wet dream. A PER-FRA would work, but a MEL-FRA could also be a winner once possible. Melbourne is home to the Australian HQ's for BMW, Mercedes, Siemens & Bosch, among others. These 4 companies alone run substantial oper...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 189219

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Point me to one 777-200LR that is used for ULH, using its whole capabilities, were no other frame would do. 4401789 V/F EK flies A380 on flight to AKL, its 150nm shorter then from DOH, but that doesent make any difference, and UA 787 on LAX-SIN, also some 160nm shorter. QR also has a plan to switch...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 241650

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

Looking at the numbers Leeham provides I find it hard to believe that on the same trip the A330-800 would only burn (total fuel burn, not per seat) 9% less than the -200... If you count engine SFC plus aerodynamic improvents... SFC Difference T700vsT7000 is 11-12% And the whole NEO frame is heavier...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 8418

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

zeke wrote:
Because you have not factored in the winds, the west bound trip in winter can have 300+ kt jetstreams.


I did, but that is occasional.

People here tend to talk that the flight always has blocked seats.

Heck, how much of a hit would UA take on a LAX-SIN 787 flight in thesse conditions?

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route
Replies: 42
Views: 8418

Re: Inaugural CX A359 HKG-EWR en route

Seems the 359 is not the best for this flight.... offloaded pax, no luggage and no cargo!!! But they saved fuel.. What do you mean ? The A359 can easily do HKG-MIA with full pax and some cargo. Nice, so could you enlighten us on this topic, regarding 359? HKG-MIA is 7800nm, so if you say 359 can do...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 20643

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

EK413 wrote:

From what I’ve heard their not happy with the RR A380 performance.

EK413


so unhappy? so why did EK switch to?

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169750

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

AirCal737 wrote:
The RB211 is also a ton or two heavier than the CF6. The GEnX-2B67 is 11 in larger than a PW4062 and the 764 has a 46cm longer MLG vs. 763. Should be fine.

Dont compare RB211-xxx to CF6-xxx please

We are talking about 767 engines, so CF6-80C2 and RB211-254H, and both wey the same

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169750

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

It could borrow from the 747-8. In its discussions with GE about the MoM, it's plausible that Boeing had enquired about a less powerful or a derated GEnx2B. There is no existing engine that can serve as a 767MAX engine and no time or money or even interest in developing one. The 767 can't support a...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 169750

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Only problem for a MAXed 767 are engines, 5+ years to develop.
While A330NEo had the luxury to borrow from 787, 767 has not got that luxury...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 9239

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

As per the earlier Alitalia thread, this offer is not at all likely to be accepted by the state commissioners who are managing the carrier while it is being sold. In short, it's some sort of distraction or posturing play. This is a smart move for Italian tax payers. Just now I read on BBC that gove...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 9239

Re: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia

Stay away from AZ if you don't want to get burned, Alitalia is still a state run airline (although officially private) , a reservoir of votes and favours and the political toy of many subject who have their own particular interests at heart and not those of the airline or the Country. I really hope...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 5934

Re: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet

And what about QF order for 100 32xNeo? Cant imagine all will go to JQ

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 43587

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Why so much fuss about FR, They are another kind of a Gorilla then LH, As sehawk noted, FR always wants special airport deals, thin crew contracts .... And if this is not met then they dont do business. heck FR is an ULCC and people question why FR is not/could not be a competiton to LH. U2 tried to...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 28627

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

I believe the B787-10 will mostly replace their A330-300s whereas the A350-900s will replace their B777-200ERs. SQ expressed plans that A350 Regional will replace the A330s, and 787-10 will replace the regional 777s. Why have two frames for same missions when one will be enough? Both A330 and 772 a...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31613

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Airbus chose not to submit a bid. It would have required Airbus to set up an A380 FAL in the United States and ship all the major components by ship/rail/air to it. The costs involved for two airframes would have been tremendous and there would be no way they could offer a bid anywhere near what Bo...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31613

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Ive forgotten why A380 was discarded as a presidental transport(AF1). Can someone explain?

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 197744

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. Also on my mind is DL 777 Is this a co...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 39641

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

KarelXWB wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
I’m surprised it’s even worthwhile to convert an A330 to a freighter with all that reinforcement.


It's still much cheaper than buying a brand new A330 freighter.


And some specs of weights?

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 442617

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

How best would Airbus be able to respond if Boeing launches the 797 as a suitable MOM? Is a potential A322 the only thing they can do? How well would that stack up against a cleansheet 797? For a 4-5m stretched 4750 NM rewinged A322, about 7-10t lighter I guess. With all this talk about MOM and 322...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 4176

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

Possibly all TPAC routes out of SEA, the following HKG, ICN, PVG, PEK, NRT, because all thesse routes are now 763 except HKG, and that is rangewise, NEO can do HKG so this is my bet.

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 36758

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The planing was for selling significantly more 747-8i than 747-8F. Indeed. Boeing's expectation at launch was for a sales ratio of 3:1 in favour of the passenger model. Airbus expected to sell 1200 A380... AT launch of 748, what were the launch orders, pax vs freight?? I did not say that 748 was la...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 24630

Re: A340-300 BLADE makes first flight

I am all about technology, but nowadays why don't invest into renewable energy like cryo-hydrogen to power our jet instead of saving 5% of gaz with such things? Maybe because Airbus is not it energy business, at least not directly. This is the field where they benefit the most, in their field of ex...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 36758

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

I think the A330neo is the right thing to do, but the logic is the kind that led Boeing to do the 747-8... There still is some risk in A330neo having a trajectory more like 747-8 than A320neo or 737NG or 737MAX... You cannot compare 330NEO to 748. Last 744 pax was delivered in 2005, the same year b...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 36758

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

All the talk about a330/NEO MTOW makes me wonder the following:
as a sibling to A340, in this case 343, witch had the same box/wing/thrust, only center MLG was the difference, are these resources mentioned in first post related to MLG and/or something else???

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 240755

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:



This sheet shows AB as a customer, dont remember them ordering, and highly doubtful the airline will take delivery.

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 33235

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

Airbus has a sales strategy of overselling production slots as it assumes some carriers will defer deliveries An latest example, UA, changed and postponed its order to 2022. I dont know when UA should have exactly recived its first frame but sometime late 2018 so there are your slots, as Karel expl...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 42452

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

. So we're all assuming Airbus will incorporate the A350-1000's undercarriage and engines to increase operating weights substantially. At a 308,000kg TOW, the payload doubles to around 30,000kg which would be enough for passengers and baggage, but no revenue cargo. For that, we'd need to be looking...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67137

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

I know with the 747s. The Rolls Royce RB211 engines can be placed on the 757, and 767. The Pratt PW2040 engines can go on the 767 and A330, same goes for the GE CF6 engines that can go on the 767 and A330 as well. I know engines are exteremly reliable and have top notch maintenance on them so that'...

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine
Replies: 66
Views: 15035

Re: Pratt's $10 billion bet stumbles as buyers turn to CFM jet engine

European weather, especially where Lufthansa, Swiss and airBaltic operate, is pretty nice compared to the USA and India. That's why we need more airlines to operate CSeries across the entire world before we can say something meaningful about the PW1500G engine. Regarding to PW1500G, is that the sam...

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 27582

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

From the point of commonality, if DL orders 320neo with PW power, how much of a technology is shared between PW1100 and PW1500, since it has C series on order?

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by ZEDZAG
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 19571

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

So how old are these news? This was published yesturday in 320neo production thread. so we have opposite stories.... P&W deliveries should increase sharply: Pratt & Whitney has resolved a supplier quality problem that limited deliveries of geared turbofan-powered Airbus A320neos to six aircr...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9819

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

How many passengers would have needed to be rebooked? Did EK have sufficient vacant seats to accommodate them all or would seats only have become available later? Perha[s if the loading on QF was 35% and EK had a loading of 65%, they might have managed. But are those loadings typical for both airli...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9819

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

Desperately trying to avoid flying an empty A380 on such a long sector just to reposition it. My guess. Really? If they charteried A380 from EK, it could have done the return leg from SYD to DXB where QF frame could have taken over, so no need for reposition. Or, if pax were stranded in DXB for 2 d...

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by ZEDZAG
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Croatia Airlines split their operations across LHR and LGW when so few flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1666

Re: Why does Croatia Airlines split their operations across LHR and LGW when so few flights?

You have to factor in that BA flyes daily, from LHR, and that OU is a *A member, not oneworld, so not much connections for OU there. Only O/D traffic remains. And add that DY, U2 and FR cover much of Croatia.

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by ZEDZAG
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66886

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

I'd imagine something like this, but with less length on the trailing segment: if Boeing makes something like this, dont they have to redesign MLG bays? Or would this solution fit in the existing ones? So this could have been done earlier and help MAX 9 in its real weaknes against 321neo and that i...

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by ZEDZAG
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts Zagreb, 1JUNN2017
Replies: 19
Views: 8624

Re: Emirates starts Zagreb, 1JUNN2017

I agree with you, I think Ek made a mistake retiring the A332 without any replacement, I think they should have order some replacement for that missions, maybe B787 or A350, and we could have seen many more routes, I think some places in the western Europe could work with something smaller, places ...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts Zagreb, 1JUNN2017
Replies: 19
Views: 8624

Re: Emirates starts Zagreb, 1JUNN2017

I think it is a big deal for Zagreb because this flight will open plenty of new possibilities for people and business in Croacia, I don't know about the local market or about connecting traffic, but I am sure some people can give some info about it. TK is present here with 14/w, and QR with 10/w, w...

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by ZEDZAG
Fri May 26, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 36555

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

However, the differences between the 787-10 and the A350-900 are not small. I would consider 7% lower seat mile costs to be very significant. A 4.5% lower trip cost is roughly $3,000 to $5,000 dollars savings in fuel per 5,000nm flight. Over the operational life of an aircraft that is huge. Granted...

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by ZEDZAG
Tue May 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 406868

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

maybe going LR? and TATL? would be more and more crowded across the pond. I remember that when LR was launched, Airbus stated that was only possible cause of 2% SFC cut that Pratt would deliver by 2019. Since U2 is CFM operator, im curious if there will be an LR with CFM engines, since no statement...

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