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by ewt340
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 8737

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Maybe they could drop the numbering system and goes for name code. You know, Boeing Yellowstone Project and their Boeing Y1, Y2, and Y3 are pretty nice. So Boeing Y11, or Y22, something like that. I mean Y2 project are B787 and Y3 project are B777X. But the public doesn't really hear about the Y1 Y2...

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by ewt340
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 8737

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Now that's a theory worth unpacking !! :o I'm skeptical of whether the government would let Boeing fail. I can imagine another "bailout" which the taxpayers will pay for.. Not fail. They will be a military and space company, where the government subsidies that allow them to sell their com...

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by ewt340
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1101
Views: 150699

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The product design is wrong – I think that is a mis-representation of the debate. Some people's opinions of what the product design might be are likely to be wrong – Boeing themselves are fairly tight lipped on this one. But we have posters who variously think the 797 will be:- A 787 lite A reincar...

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by ewt340
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1101
Views: 150699

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The A380 was too big. If configured to a similar seating standard as a 777W or 787 it would carry well north of 600 passengers. In the end the high trip costs killed the A380, as you could not keep the load factors high enough to sell so many seats or would have problems selling all those premium s...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6790

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

What I wondering now though. There is still capacity jump from Q400 to E195 or A320. So since the domestic routes are unprofitable, this seems a bit counter intuitive. Wouldn't smaller turboprops would make more sense or are they really gonna cut of all of the domestic flights and replaced those wit...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 13720

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Interestingly enough, if you see at the LOPAS Airbus provided for their A321 file. It look like the seats are covering half of the exit door. 2L/2R alongside 3L/3R labeled as Emergency exit instead of Passengers Doors. So I guess they are treated similarly to Emergency Windows. https://i.imgur.com/k...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 10389

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

These B767 are really old though, especially the -300ER. Since they are putting the new seats here. Are they gonna really operate these aircraft for 10 more years? Or the new polaris seats have the same dimension as the one in B787 and B777 so they could just ripped it out and refitted it to other a...

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by ewt340
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4897

Re: 737-8200?

The official name for the model and the config is B737MAX200. So it doesn't really make sense to changed it to -8200. Either way, they should just replaced it with "That horrible plane on the news" False, that is the marketing name. 737-8200 is and has always been the model name that has ...

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by ewt340
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4897

Re: 737-8200?

The official name for the model and the config is B737MAX200. So it doesn't really make sense to changed it to -8200.

Either way, they should just replaced it with "That horrible plane on the news"

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by ewt340
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 174
Views: 33302

Re: AF to order A220

Based on what? Based on that AF's biggest aircraft would be a a359... AF has a completely different model to say the US3. AF has one big hub and they aren't focused on frequency. The operate out of one of the largest and popular cities in the world so given their model, their largest aircraft being...

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by ewt340
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57098

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

oh and stumbled across this on my travels: https://leehamnews.com/2010/12/10/737ng-vs-a320neo-an-interesting-chess-game/ Interesting to see how the opinion aged. It funny how they compared a 158 seat NEO to a 170 seat -800. So the NEO you can fill up with 158 seats and still have better CASM vs a N...

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by ewt340
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8027

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

The madam slammed those pax using phones during taxiing as potential danger to flight safety ... She would have been very busy, if she would continued her campaign....Whenever landing in China on a domestic flight you can hear “bings” and “beeps” or even phone calls once the plane is close to the r...

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by ewt340
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57098

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

To think about this. The best seller is -800 from the B737 series and the -200 from B757 series. Seems like it's better for Boeing to capture the lower end of the MoM with new narrow-body that have the size of 189 pax and 250 pax (with standard version and LR version) in a single narrow-body aircraf...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 174
Views: 33302

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

Presumably they are downsizing their capacity and stop selling much discounted fares to focus on profitability. Make total sense for them to go with smaller aircraft. Also seems like they are keeping their aging A330-200 and refurbished them with new cabin, so maybe A330neo would be on the table sin...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98561

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Emirates needs the 777X as a substitute for A380, and expansion of some long haul, crowded and profitable routes like LHR-DXB. Some old A380 will be put in retirement/scrapped. For sure they don't need 150 777X, maybe 50-70 units will be enough. To be fair, they only need -9X. They don't necessaril...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14283

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by the US is over and it's a good thing. They need permission to buy F35s, and that is contingent on what other stuff they buy..... But ...

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by ewt340
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14512

Re: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?

A more profitable routes would subsidized those $100 airfares.

Also in that flight, for many full service airlines, premium cabin like Business class, premium economy/economy + would bring in extra revenue.

Those $100 airfares tend to be the breakeven number for them.

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98561

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I continue to believe that the 777x program is in trouble. Its too big and too heavy for most "real" airlines. Most of its orders are from ME3 and they're in trouble financially. What a tragedy Boeing did 777x and the 747-8 instead of MOM and a 737 replacement. Yes they got their priority...

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9415

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Well, I’d for one like to call the EU’s bluff. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. As someone else said above, the biggest losers would be the EU airlines, and consequently, the EU itself. So, if they want to shoot themselves, and all the actual EU airlines in the foot, in order to p...

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by ewt340
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19310

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

This is a good thing. BA get extremely lazy since early 2000. They refused to improve their services because they got no competition. With VS growing, BA would be forced to be more competitive.

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19182

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Jesus Christ. The fact that it's AC responsibility to check their aircraft and y'all still trying to blame her.... I don't think rational person would think like you two. It's too illogical. I don't think a rational person would believe this story. It's too illogical. And yet AC believes it. How il...

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5810

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

I think they would keep some A350-900 and convert some to A321XLR. Mix and match could be a big probability.

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by ewt340
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5841

Re: KE removing First Class from entire fleet, upgrading business class (DL management at work!?)

Sounds good to me. Their First class on some of their aircraft are just business class seat on a different separate cabin!

Their new business class is great already. They don't actually need first class.

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by ewt340
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19182

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark," Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money. Of course she couldn’t just find humor in the situation, have a good laugh and ap...

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by ewt340
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19182

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark," Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money. Of course she couldn’t just find humor in the situation, have a good laugh and ap...

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by ewt340
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy
Replies: 15
Views: 11704

Re: Shocking Catering - Etihad 787-9 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (EY833) in economy

AEROFAN wrote:
You were in economy... exactly what did you expect?


Getting feed after 4-6 hours would be nice. You know, since they can't stop the plane at McDonalds.

A small packet of nuts for 2nd meal is horrible. At least give them a sandwich.

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13042

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Just smoke some weed man. Don't do other drugs cause it makes you erratic.

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Top ten anime plot twists. I genuinely could not foresee this coming. We should have known something was up when we saw the low order numbers for NEOs. My guess is BAs short haul fleet will focus on 737 MAX9s on the lower end as LHR is famously crowded, and perhaps to give some spread between the A...

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes? One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max. probably around -50 million a plane. Closer to $30m would be my guess. Yeah, between $30 - $...

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by ewt340
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43552

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

That Heavy heavy Discount though, LOL. I get how these dirt cheap plane going to their LCC like Level and Vueling. Cause they needed it. I mean, look at Ryanair. The MAX problems is the exact same opportunity for many airlines to get heavy discount, just like back in the day during 9/11. And since A...

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230487

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

I forgot about the neo project in 2025. Maybe Airbus would include conversion deals for airlines to change their engines after 2025.

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by ewt340
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8788

Re: European LCC

Yeah, I also wonder about Pegasus. Looks like solid LCC to me. And their market doesn't seem to intertwine with other big LCC. So it would be easy for them to grow. And their order book look quite big with 75 new aircraft coming in.

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23623

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Here is the thing though. If any airlines doesn't operate any B787 then it wouldn't really enticed them that much. But if the airlines uses other version of B787 then you know it's a big win for them.

But the range would probably came closer to A330-200's range at lower end 7000nmi.

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18626

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

They really utilized this aircraft don't they, lol.

The cycle must be pretty low. Let's see if we could find one that reach 35-40 years of age in couple years.

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by ewt340
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230487

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

... meanwhile, Seattle Times, quoting Boeing CFO, is reporting possible delay for the 778: In addition, demand for the 777X, and, in particular for the smaller 777-8X version, has been soft and recent sales have been sparse. Boeing will build the 777-9X first and was expected to deliver the -8X mod...

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230487

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

How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Quick question: would an A339neo be capable of hauling a full passenger and cargo load from the UK to/from places like the west coast of the US, JNB, DEL,BOM, BKK? DEL and BOM are extremely close to London. They could cover that. Major cities in West Coast US and JNB aren't that far, they're less t...

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by ewt340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

If true DL is basically getting the A339 at or below the planes production cost . The same goes for the A359 which the Wall Street Journal says costs 115 million to produce. The production cost which is $...? The A333 CEO costs 80-85 million per plane to build after years of Airbus aggressively bri...

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by ewt340
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44743

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

The 787 has a higher humidity than the old A321neoXLR, larger window, more luggage compartment, twin aisle for more freedom and mobility ... But compare apples to apples. Maybe the NMA / 797 VS A321neo / LR game in a few weeks at PAS'19 we'll know a little more.. :bigthumbsup: Haha, funny how 9ab, ...

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by ewt340
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44743

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..? A range boost of 500-700NM over the A321LR (4000NM), revised fuel system, MTOW of 101t. Capability for 200 seats on 3500-4000NM flights, year round reliably, at NB cost levels, opens...

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Again you reference lower purchase price for the A330 Neo yet present zero evidence to support your claim. I have presented evidence that exactly contradicts what you are saying. Also, there is zero evidence the A330 Neo works better on 8-10 hour mission s than the 789. In fact, there is substantia...

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

If it's true what you say (and it's possible) Airbus can do the same thing to airlines in Europe? Not really, because the competition laws are quite different. In the USA the law against dumping does only apply to foreign competition. In the EU the dumping laws does not make a distinction between f...

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by ewt340
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Highly unlikely. But it would be useful to do the bait-and-switch tactics. You see those airlines that sold their own aircraft to leasing companies and then leased those sold aircraft right away again? They could do that, and then after couple years they could terminated the contract. And B787 are ...

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Should VS phase out all b787 in favour of A350-A330neo fleet? No why would they do that. (Then again, why would Seattle turn Vashon Island into an airport...) Highly unlikely. But it would be useful to do the bait-and-switch tactics. You see those airlines that sold their own aircraft to leasing co...

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Seems like they are hooked by A330 low leasing and purchasing prices and efficiency for TATL and European Leisure network. I think many airlines would started to realized how efficient A330neo is compared to the expensive B787. The problems with B787 would definitely be the main factor for these pu...

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32516

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Seems like they are hooked by A330 low leasing and purchasing prices and efficiency for TATL and European Leisure network. I think many airlines would started to realized how efficient A330neo is compared to the expensive B787. The problems with B787 would definitely be the main factor for these pur...

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by ewt340
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53867

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

This is wrong 9-abreast 787 is more comfortable than the 777ER and 737. The 787 seat width is 17.2 inches. Also the pitch between the knees and the seat is the most decisive factor in a trip but also the multimedia and service offered by the airline.. It's not much of an achievement isn't it? Serio...

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by ewt340
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53867

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

9AB on a 787 is perfectly fine for me, at 6' and 250 lbs, but now it seems like your beloved OEM is racing faster to the bottom. But hey, you can crow about the "unparalleledeconomics" now. :thumbsup: https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2019/05/27/airbus-pushes-10-abreast-a350-beyond-leisure-ch...

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by ewt340
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42842

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

That's not the number Airbus gave, which stands at $16 billions. When/where did Airbus give this number? On the article provided by previous commenters. It states that Airbus provide the $16 billions price tag while Analyst estimated the cost to be around $25-$26 billions but with no actual data, i...

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