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by GalebG4
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 72211

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

All things taken into account, I think Boeing will get this deal firmed!

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by GalebG4
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9749

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

If you have 4.3 billion passengers and same problem for everyone in industry, then simply by putting real information in front of your passengers you can change public opinion of flight shaming! Whole industry must take measures in order to show real greenwashing intentions of green politicians!

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by GalebG4
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74657

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

If Europeans wants another mega hub, like CDG, AMS, FRA and MUC they should approve this merger. Yes they will unfortunately need to do some changes and sacrifices, but in my opinion it is possible.

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by GalebG4
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8560

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

https://ibb.co/9p42mJw

(One of the OP links).

Lightsaber

Similar thing happened 5 years ago.
viewtopic.php?t=576457#0
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lightsaber wrote:
Let me first admit I do not know A319 jack points,
But doesn't this photo show a body jack point shifted and pierced the body?

https://ibb.co/9p42mJw

(One of the OP links).

Lightsaber

Similar thing happened 5 years ago.
viewtopic.php?t=576457#0

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by GalebG4
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8560

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

Similar thing happened to FedEx a300. Also I remember similar thing at MRO when they have started lifting a319 on the tail. Unfortunately structural damage happened, but airplane was fixed and it is still flying!

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by GalebG4
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7180

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

JetBlue is super profitable so buying it would mean paying premium. But even if Delta and JetBlue agree on price, they would still need regulatory approval. Also this would mean getting rid of some important slots on JFK and BOS so merger would not be “cost effective”. Also need to take into conside...

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by GalebG4
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85677

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR

American- 50XLR
United- 50XLR
Frontier- 18XLR
JetBlue- 13XLR
a321XLR NA orders= 131
I think it is about 400 to 500 world wide orders for XLR.

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by GalebG4
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL
Replies: 63
Views: 11762

Re: Branson Changes Mind on Selling VS stake to AFKL

Remember Delta is also a owner of 49% of Aeroméxico and that isn’t problem for Delta. I can see this SRB move, as a way to make money selling it or staying onboard taking 51% of profits. With possible expansion of Heathrow, looks like SRB wants his baby in his hands. But if we look at their VS Heath...

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by GalebG4
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12971

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

We need to remember European densification of narrow body’s of a320’s from 154-162 to all economy 174-180 or 737 from 160 to 186, this means inevitable for wide body’s like 787 or a350. Why is it inevitable? Intra-Europe narrowbodies are, almost by definition (due to common route length) short-haul...

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by GalebG4
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5134

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

They've operated the 747-100/200/300 But Why Didn't they order The -400 varient? Belgians and Swiss had a drink of more so decided to order something less “glamorous”!!! Changes of world market, consolidation in US, fall of iron curtain, free skies and more competition made their life more complica...

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by GalebG4
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not this for Boeing's line up?
Replies: 100
Views: 16208

Re: Why not this for Boeing's line up?

Here's my armchair CEO offer for Boeing product line up: - 757 next-gen (will easily accommodate LEAP and future engines) - 767 next-gen (love how light that frame is) - 787 - 777X Simple and relatively inexpensive. Comments? - 737 MAX= expensive money drain, really hurt Boeing future investments a...

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by GalebG4
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12971

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

Do any airlines currently run twin-engines with capacity like that? (Outside of Japan’s domestic network) 5J 's ordered A339N s will have 460 seats in an all-Y configuration..... :crowded: ..... https://mk0runwaygirl0t0gjwt.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The-airlines-A330-300-aircraft-sea...

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by GalebG4
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 12971

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

We need to remember European densification of narrow body’s of a320’s from 154-162 to all economy 174-180 or 737 from 160 to 186, this means inevitable for wide body’s like 787 or a350. Also we need to take into consideration congested airports limited by slots or limited passenger numbers, so densi...

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by GalebG4
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16721

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

Globalization at its worst for small companies !!!

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by GalebG4
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7606

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

This is a great idea, only problem is that we live in capitalism and there is something that called “return of investment”. So yes in theory idea is perfect, in practice means that we would need to change everything just for 1,5 or 2 percent of green house gases emitted on the planet. 1.5 or 2 of gr...

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by GalebG4
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

In conclusion Lufthansa is more efficient, sustainable and offers cheaper prices with new product range. They are world leading airline group with most modern, efficient and sustainable fleet. Lufthansa group priority is sustainability, and vegetarian food is just one of their important steps towar...

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by GalebG4
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15655

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

Once I was in MRO and there was ATR 72, it was about 15 years old aircraft. I spoke with engineer and he told me, “we made mistake, we should decommissioned it”. I asked him why? He told me, when they have asset the aircraft and they didn’t realize amount of corrosion that aircraft had. They already...

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Blerg wrote:
BEG2IAH wrote:
How did we get from lousy LH offering to big oil?


Or Greta Thurnberg.

Both of you represent planet destroying “big oil”.

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

:talktothehand: :checkmark: Sustainable is most important step in our future development of every individual, company or government is responsible for important steps of lowering carbon footprint. That also means doing steps that people are unfortunately not fan of but represent important step towa...

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Whole point of Lufthansa measures is not lowering costs but making flights more sustainable. Vegan food is important part of human digestive system so that means that Lufthansa cares about it’s passengers health and their quality of life. Sure thing buddy. And desserts will be replaced by an option...

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

In conclusion Lufthansa is more efficient, sustainable and offers cheaper prices with new product range. They are world leading airline group with most modern, efficient and sustainable fleet. Lufthansa group priority is sustainability, and vegetarian food is just one of their important steps towar...

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

And how many people around Skopje, Tirana, Sibiu, Iasi, Sarajevo, Kosice ... can afford to treat their grandma to a business class ticket she deserves? Your comment is arrogant and makes little sense. For many the choice is all about LH Group which is reducing onboard quality while keeping the same...

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by GalebG4
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Please read more carefully what I wrote. I was referring to secondary destinations in eastern Europe, most of the airlines you mentioned don't even fly to all the primary ones. Why would they fly somewhere where there is no demand (selo), anyway tickets are going to be expensive irrelevant of flyin...

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by GalebG4
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

But how do we know passengers don't have a problem with the product? Personally most people I know look forward to a pre-arrival meal especially on longer flights. For many passengers especially in secondary eastern European airports, LH is the only option when flying to north America or Asia. But ...

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by GalebG4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

But is that really the case with LH? Their long-haul flights depart from MUC and FRA, two airports with limited (or none?) LCC long-haul flights. Furthermore, most transfers they carry on these flights come from Italy, Balkans, eastern Europe and the Middle East ... all areas with little to none LC...

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by GalebG4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Well, the long haul LCC's are finally eating into the legacies and the product degradation has begun! But is that really the case with LH? Their long-haul flights depart from MUC and FRA, two airports with limited (or none?) LCC long-haul flights. Furthermore, most transfers they carry on these fli...

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by GalebG4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

dcajet wrote:
GalebG4 wrote:
I think they are first Legacy in Europe to make this move when it comes to long haul.


BA did it last year.

Then it is just evolution of the product, nothing new if BA already did it.

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by GalebG4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22930

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

I think they are first Legacy in Europe to make this move when it comes to long haul.

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 13 more 787-10 and 2 77W coming up. 25 787's on option for KL/AF. The presentation also mentions a net increase of 5-7 widebody aircraft for KL by 2025. That means they have to order or use o...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39460

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

To me a220 looks like a perfect new change for a320ceo family. A220-300 for a318,319 and a320 while a220-500 for a320 and a321. With more and more low cost competition market fragmentation in Europe is more than obvious so getting smaller more efficient and capable machines is must. Air France a320 ...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 13 more 787-10 and 2 77W coming up. 25 787's on option for KL/AF. 777X to be certified by 2021. I agree my mistake 747 with 77W and some 787 orders and a330 with some* 787 orders. Looks like ...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5826

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

Remember Air Italy Qatari investment move and plans! Could you please elaborate? No ;) After rebranding of the airline as Air Italy, Boeing 737 aircraft previously operated by Meridiana were initially used to operate the airline's route network. Air Italy planned to develop its fleet by operating 5...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 25 airplanes in need of replacement with nothing on order for KLM Air France needs to replace: 15 a330 with nothing on order 10 a380 with some of 28 a350 orders 25 772 with some of 28 a350 or...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5826

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

Code share plus most probably investment in Indigo. These might mean for Indigo transfer of some Qatari 787’s to Indigo future long haul fleet plus a lot more Indigo flights to second and third tier cities in India from Doha. Great move done by Qatar by getting rid of some 787 orders and making Doha...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 25 airplanes in need of replacement with nothing on order for KLM Air France needs to replace: 15 a330 with nothing on order 10 a380 with some of 28 a350 orders 25 772 with some of 28 a350 ord...

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by GalebG4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350358

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In order to be Alitalia problem solved somebody is going to take the consequences and nobody wants that in italian society. That is a problem, not Alitalia. I don’t understand why Alitalia is a problem when it is not that big burden for Italian economy. EC is ok with Alitalia so why would anybody ca...

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by GalebG4
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74657

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Now 737 max order( commitment) for IAG makes sense since with UX and IB will make MAD as significant South American hub. UX and IB will have over 100 narrow body airplanes and over 70 wide body’s.

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

You could fit in a 2-4-2 seats even if you sculpt the interior but it will not be comfortable at all. You would at best get to the same "comfort" as the A330 in 9-abreast and that is in no way comfortable and should be avoided. 5” of additional space is more than enough. 17” seat is extre...

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

With thinner fuselage walls, 777X has a comfortable 3-4-3 economy class with 18' seats. Could Boeing use similar upgrades to make 767X spacious enough for a comfortable (i.e. at least 17.5' wide) 2-4-2 seating? That would give 767X a clear advantage over A330neo. And it should have more range than ...

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

VV wrote:
GalebG4 wrote:
VV wrote:
Define comfortable.

17” seat width with 2” on the sides for elbows and 16” in between seat aisles (what is on the 777 classic 10 abreast).


For 9 hour flight?

Last 10 years on nearly every 777 operator.

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

as the 10 abreast classic 777 which is today standard for long haul economy. I dont really mind the 10 AB 777 seating, but I am not sure it qualifies as "standard", considering the ton of A330/A340/A350/A380/9-AB 777 still flying and those few 8-AB 787s. They may hold more total seats and...

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

VV wrote:
Define comfortable.

17” seat width with 2” on the sides for elbows and 16” in between seat aisles (what is on the 777 classic 10 abreast).

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

VV wrote:
Define 767X.

Imagined paper airplane that is probably never going to fly but is good forum discussion topic.

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
i'm sorry, but why on earth would anyone want a 2-4-2 seating, aside from couples on the window sides

How about 50 seats more and drastically reduced cost per seat km.

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

With thinner fuselage walls, 777X has a comfortable 3-4-3 economy class with 18' seats. Could Boeing use similar upgrades to make 767X spacious enough for a comfortable (i.e. at least 17.5' wide) 2-4-2 seating? That would give 767X a clear advantage over A330neo. And it should have more range than ...

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11842

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

Yes they only need 4” of additional space in order to make 8 abreast work (from 186” fuselage interior diameter to 190” fuselage interior diameter- side wall to side wall). They have managed to make 5” more of interior diameter of space in 777X by making isolation thinner so in “theory” 767 could ha...

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by GalebG4
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 273
Views: 72504

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

What Malaysia Airlines needs is to lower staff, maintenance, aircraft leasing and other airline operating costs. Since they have problems with overcapacity, fleet optimization and getting rid of wide body airplanes in favor of MAX10 would be their plan for their survival. They are actually critical...

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by GalebG4
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 149409

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I guess the "767-400ER based derivative" would be the glass cockpit, system upgrades, 777 style Signature interior, etc. The fuselage lenght(s) capacity would probably more in the 767-200-300 area. The 400ER is serious overlapping the 787-8. As said the USAF replaced a lot of legacy syste...

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by GalebG4
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 39
Views: 7824

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

It is going into parts around the globe for different a320 family airplanes and aluminum cans.

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