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by Heavierthanair
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158159

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

G'day

Commencing with the firm orders of JetBlue and Moxy for 60 each of the A220-300 model it appears we have firmly arrived in the fifth quarter. I just wonder if we will also see further orders for "original" Airbus aircraft :bigthumbsup:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25768

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

G'day I guess if you tell people they will be working on improving the Caravelle and if they get promoted in maybe ten years time they may get a chance at working on A300 projects how much talent are you going to attract? :banghead: :drool: A total of 100 narrow bodies a month and 20 wide bodies doe...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158159

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -900s.html

Cheers

Peter
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G'day

Delta order for an additional 10 A330-900 confirmed :bigthumbsup:

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -900s.html

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?
Replies: 34
Views: 7044

Re: Update on KLM Fleet Plans?

G'day KLM will stay with 737’s plus they want more seats in their 737’s KLM has no room and time for training all their 737 pilots to airbusses, no way even if they wanted to, they have a hard time already training regular flow They will stick with the 737 and thats good And Dutch companies often do...

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29243

Re: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

G'day Since the the orders for the A350 and the B777-9 were placed years ago in a competition where the B787 lost out and was considered unsuitable, requirements may have changed. There now seems to be a distinction between Lufthansa as the premium carrier and the other group members Swiss, Austrian...

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 15073

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

G'day The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March :crazy: I know it is just a derivative, but doesn't the paperwork alone take more time than this to complete? :rotfl: Some tell me miracles happen, but in aviation? I take it the initial aircraft are the former Air Berlin u...

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93333

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

G'day if these 36 are cancelled, there's what, like 25 frames left on order? that means that the line could theoretically be shut down as early as 2023. That might mean the 747 production would last even longer than the a380 If those additional aircraft are not taken Airbus may as well cancel the A3...

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by Heavierthanair
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 7146

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

G'day Closing an airport 3 months for runway work is a joke, at first I was going to file it away as typical Italian efficiency. If that were a military airfield would they expect to pause a possible war for 3 months while runways and hangars are being renovated? :crazy: But then I recalled just hav...

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158159

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

G'day Nothing unexpected or exciting, but still :wave: - Lufthansa converted options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo aircraft into firm orders, delivery in 2023 and 2024. 7 A320neos and 3 A321neos are destined for Swiss. http://atwonline.com/airframes/lufthansa-firms-airbus-a320321neo-option...

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4223

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

G'day

I have been grounded for several years now since airlines refuse to take me along with my rhino. I am still trying to teach my emotional support rhino to bark so it can pass as a dog, no success though so far. I guess I will have to rely on surface transport for the time being.

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240148

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

G'day

hinckley wrote:
And this statement is why all this is just more empty rhetoric. There is no professional foreign money that is going to accept yet another minority stake in that airline mess.


Corrected that for you :wave:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12243

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

G'day Lord have mercy. If all people that ever masturbated on public transport were arrested and locked behind bars I guess there would be only half as many travellers. :rotfl: For as long as it is done without disturbing others so what? :banghead: Presumably flight attendants see a lot of that, so ...

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/chinese-carriers-start-taking-delivery-a350s-july Chinese approval appears to be imminent, allowing deliveries to Chinese carriers to commence. Anything to do with the French Prime Minister's visit there this week? I wonder why Chinese approval took so long a...

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by Heavierthanair
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day

I just heard that this aircraft has been hit and delivery has been postponed, any info?


Hit by an angry wife? a tow truck? a meteorite? a ...? :boggled:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3432

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

G'day

Samrnpage wrote:
At least the NHS gets 300mill a week.


someone actually appears to believe this :rotfl:

Lord have mercy :banghead:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50732

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

G'day

I checked AirportTugs.net and nothing. I also checked AirportTugs.com and nothing.


They share the site with Firefighters.net, Bagloaders.net and BarkeepersFRA.net :old:

Hope this helps solving the mystery. Always happy to help out :bigthumbsup:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50732

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

G'day Clearly, duct tape and buffing will not do the job here. :talktothehand: But snap on the front section of one of those A345's or A346's due for scrapping, apply a fresh layer of paint, load the relevant software and the vessel is good for another 10 years of service :bigthumbsup: Cheers Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 18203

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day,

lightsaber wrote:
In the industry, one should assume 20% of orders are ghoast orders (not really firm), so Airbus is on a good track.


Out of the 6 A320s Lufthansa originally wanted they got just 3, so there cannot be too many "ghost" orders left in the CEO backlog :twocents:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 203615

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day,

817Dreamliiner wrote:
First easyjet A321neo MSN8314 in full livery:


Is that the first A321 delivery with the new door configuration? Presumably that new door configuration would need additional certification? If so, has that been obtained?

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Sun May 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 75803

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

G'day They have not even searched the area where a long controlled glide would place the impact point, and as somebody who agrees that the most likely scenario is the rogue pilot secanrio that ends with an attempted ditching, why the heck would I accept the Ocean Infinity 'no 9M-MRO found yet' resul...

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by Heavierthanair
Tue May 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane
Replies: 13
Views: 3753

Re: Royal Jordanian to add 23 new plane

G'day Can Royal Jordanian overfly all neighbouring countries? Yes it can. Jordan is a peace loving nation. Does not have problems with its neighbours.. Syria might be an exception for the moment, I do not think that RJ overflies Syria. Overflying Syria may not be the best of ideas. Remember, the Rus...

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by Heavierthanair
Sat May 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5730

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

G'day Airbus has issue's. They also have a little thing called "bribery" that exec's are going to jail over. Believing that only Airbus used methods that "facilitated" sales is naive. In some countries you will simply not be able to sell a bolt without greasing, paying off, bribe...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri May 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35035

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

G'day In this bit in the Reuters article https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iag-results-delays/iag-ceo-warns-manufacturers-over-plane-delays-engine-issues-idUKKBN1I50L6 Quote: IAG has had to rejig schedules to mitigate delays to A320neo planes built by Airbus (AIR.PA) and because of a Rolls-Royce (RR...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35035

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

G'day I guess these are GE powered 787's destined for Iberia and Level, both these airlines operate GE powered A330'ies. New 787's will be required for expansion and eventual replacement of the A330. The A330NEO only comes with Rollers, that may give the Boeing/GE team the edge. Just my :twocents: C...

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42572

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

G'day Unless I am mistaken or ill informed Airbus is not going to close shop anytime soon. To stay in business and to remain a respected entity they have no choice but to continue further developing their product range to meet future challenges. Be there a 797 or not. Them stopping further A320 deve...

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Maybe it's just a reminder for the paint shop! LOL! Well, in the good olde days those would have been letters cast in bronze that would have been removed before painting and reattached thereafter. The habit was scrapped likely due to less than ideal aerodynamics and maybe weight issues, but go...

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air buys 50 737max
Replies: 19
Views: 3592

Re: Lion Air buys 50 737max

G'day Strange enough Flight International has removed the headline about the Lion Air order from their webpage. The news was on their headlines, but the relevant text message has never been available. Well, stranger things have happened... :stirthepot: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ Cheers Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9997

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rt-447284/

I doubt the Chinese will be losing this battle :crazy:

Cheers

Peter
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G'day

The Chinese tariffs are in response to Trumps 25% tariffs

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rt-447284/

I doubt the Chinese will be losing this battle :crazy:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 18756

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

G'day G'day In addition to replacing the A343 Swiss has an issue with two separate pilot groups with substantially different pay scales. The B77W's are flown by pilots that operated short haul aircraft before transitioning to the B77W whereas the A333 and A343 pilots are the intercontinental pilot g...

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 18756

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

G'day In addition to replacing the A343 Swiss has an issue with two separate pilot groups with substantially different pay scales. The B77W's are flown by pilots that operated short haul aircraft before transitioning to the B77W whereas the A333 and A343 pilots are the intercontinental pilot group t...

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47775

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

G'day As of today the MoM/797 is far from being defined, it appears the main issues remaining are engine selection and freight haulage capability where requirements seem to differ between US airlines and potential Asian customers. Seating capacities and ranges seem to have been pretty much defined. ...

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 110
Views: 26920

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

G'day Presumably we can now expect Richie Branson to announce that he cannot afford the planes ordered with the same glamorous fanfare he used some years back when he ordered the planes :bigthumbsup: Well, we all get older and tend to forget things, Alzheimer may be an issue here .... :rotfl: Cheers...

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by Heavierthanair
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 213098

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Found this pic showing Lot's economy class seat on their new Max's on a Swiss tabloid https://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/ist-das-die-neue-economy-boeing-blamiert-sich-mit-neuer-business-klasse-id7953964.html Why on earth would anyone post a picture like this, communist era marketing maybe? Or m...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 3199

Re: Sichuan Airlines finalizes deal for 10 A350-900 aircraft

G'day According to the article, CAAC started reviewing the A350 in June 2017 and has now reached the 3rd phase. The process usually takes 10 to 12 months. Why on earth did they start this review so late, with all mayor Chinese airlines having ordered the plane they only hurt themselves. Predelivery ...

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by Heavierthanair
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day found this tidbit http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1434602 "The Transport Ministry has instructed Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) to solve the seating and toilet problems in business class in its Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft." presumably the known Zodiac quality iss...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day MSN 182 DL#7's delivery has been pushed back to the 21st of February for unknown reasons.. Late in the handover/acceptance process of this particular aircraft an issue showed up again with the electrically actuated lavatory seat levelling mechanism. Improper adjustment of this device may cause...

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by Heavierthanair
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Press release from Airbus http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/01/a350-1000-begins-demonstration-tour-in-the-middle-east-and-asia-.html The itinerary will see it travel over 30,000 nautical miles / 55,500 kilometres, with stops in Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi,...

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by Heavierthanair
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21858

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

G'day But Lufthansa has already ordered the 779 By the time Lufthansa were taking delivery of their first 747-8's they realized it was a dud. They had 747-8 commitments for 20 firm and 20 options and the easiest way to cancel the options was to order 779's instead. I doubt they would have selected t...

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630754

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

G'day Some insight on what appears to be holding uo Chinese A 350 deliveries https://www.channel3000.com/news/money/airbus-built-a-lot-of-planes-for-china-last-year-but-cant-deliver-them/685299618 Quote: China over the years has asked Airbus to intervene with the European Aviation Safety Agency and ...

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 36544

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

G'day

With the front including the cockpit, the wings and the tailplane left undamaged there is enough undamaged airplane left to turn this into an A 319 :duck:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1531691

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

G'day

After a "short" 9 hr flight from TLS F-WWXL A35K MSN # 71 landed in MKE (Milwaukee, WI) a few minutes ago

Any info on what this is all about? part of ETOPS testing perhaps?

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 185781

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

http://www.anna.aero/2017/11/29/a350-fo ... ong-range/

Cheers

Peter
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G'day

Some good info on general A350 operations by airlines

http://www.anna.aero/2017/11/29/a350-fo ... ong-range/

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3899

Re: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity

G'day

They just introduced the 2 - 3 - 2 seating on their latest 773 as the latest and greatest

https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/1327978-emirates-unveils-new-boeing-777-design

So much for consistency :crazy: :banghead:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 707641

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

G'day As a person with significant negotiation experience, I fundamentally disagree. You will start negotiations with your maximalist Position and gradually negotiate away differences with the other party, with potentially leaving the most difficult issues to be dealt at the very end, some time to b...

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production
Replies: 435
Views: 96117

Re: Official 777 Flight Testing/Production

G'day

Image

I knew Turkey was planning to start-up their own car production, but I would never have imagined it could be done that fast and that a Turkish Car would look like that! A job well done :duck:

Cheers

Peter

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by Heavierthanair
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1531691

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

G'day Was supposed to be delivered in October. Being slightly picky today? :scratchchin: I read this as having been delivered on October 35, this a matter of interpretation. After all Airbus also invented the fifth quarter - coming up soon, interesting times ahead again. :bigthumbsup: Cheers Peter

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