it is a bitter pill to swallow and even if Boeing gets to address the MAX issues, it will persist still to get confidence back both from operators, flight operations and the public. It will take a long time and will be haunted by its past each time there will be glitches. Close to saying - Boeing wi...Jump to post
i have this sense on the 777X that they are still have plans for a bigger engine in the future just like the 777 to the 77W given the main gear height and the nose gear swing allowance ---- just a speculation.
p.s. wandering why it is not selling well
PAL for the time being is too conservative from fleet expansion to network expansion - for some reason, they need to poke the executive who are seated at the board for the convenience more than what is needed to be done. Objectively opportunities abound for PAL but ..... they opt to miss the rideJump to post
i think the changes which they say is minor will just be on the FONT, it will be slightly bigger as that layed out on the B77Ws of PAL since the font on the current airbuses in their fleet does not look proportionate to the size of the aircraft.Jump to post
let us be honest here, given the subsidies - US Airlines need to polish on their Inter-personal skills. I have had the chance to work for a ME carrier and behavior towards ones passengers are their topmost priority alongside their amenities. Likewise the hire from all over the world, as a Trainer fo...Jump to post
hello all, mind you the A330 you are all discussing about were acquired by then Ramon S Ang who brought the airline to an identity crisis of wanting to compete head on with a LCC and yet be a premium carrier at the same time. These A330s are just about to be reconfigured this 2017 and the first ones...Jump to post
I believe Emirates had its plan way up to its head to a point it has expansively bubbled close to bursting. They are flying all over the world with mammoth capacity and frequency. I agree it will eventually hit their Boeing orders as well.Jump to post
that is one aircraft that made me think why Philippine Airlines did not consider to order for the ULR like New York and for its European expansion instead of (moot and academic) the A350s considering the former's commonality to its current 77W?
can anyone enlighten me on this one? thanks
All good things must come to an end. The era of the TWINS has established its grounds performing the same missions. The B747s have become iconic, not easy to see it end but it has served its purpose to propel aviation to innovate. Though I was counting on the Iran Boeing Deal to somehow give the B74...Jump to post
L1011 and the original MD11 lower deck concepts? very original what a milestone!Jump to post
just a thought - why was the B777LR not offered to <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> as additional fleet to its long haul? the commonality would have fast tracked its route expansions as compared to waiting for another aircraft type like the 350 in three years period? just wandering ...Jump to post
aercap can always offer to philippine airlines as interim to its hgw 350s. perhaps these 4 350s can be warmed up for pal's european ambitions. when will the 350s be free? as of press time airbus people are pushing the 350 to cebu pacific, could this unit be it?Jump to post
based on the philippineblogspot.airspace.com <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> will be acquiring the A350 900ULR, stating that it is the second operator of its kind in Asia obviously referring to <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> being the first on the ...Jump to post
it is official <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com" target="_blank">www.flightglobal.com</a> Thought Airbus was planning to give the ones canceled by TAP but unfortunately <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> will be getting their 350s starting end of 2018 and the 2nd a...Jump to post
i flew with on <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> last November/ December <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> <acronym title...Jump to post
any update yet if the leakage on the A350 order is engraved in stone already or these are the aspirations and desired recommendation of prominent executives at Philippine Airlines since there are no official announcement from the airline President himself yet.Jump to post
what is interesting in all these discussion is first, Mr Bautista has yet to announce, given that the leak is truly gospel truth then congratulations to airbus, but what seem not to be consistent is, Mr Bautista reiterated that future Long Haul acquisitions will not seat more than 300 pax since thei...Jump to post
Hope Boeing offers it to Philippine AirlinesJump to post
it is a fact, the B748i is a settled issue. let us all let the aircraft queen of the skies rest. Its predecessors had its days and era of the twins is at hand even Airbus for that matter is milking its 330s and 350s base model to its last drop of productivity. I suggest lets give the B748i its deser...Jump to post
Philippine Airlines apart from confirming two (2) B77W arriving next year, an insider has also confirmed that an additional two (2) of the aircraft types were added totalling to Four (4) B77W bringing the airlines fleet to ten (10) of the type. Another information re Philippine Airlines having been ...Jump to post
The A350 will be doing a sales call in Manila on the 20th of May.
This is a visit to Airbus country, something that Boeing never gets to do, not even a desperate sales pitch of the 748i anywhere in asia to that matter.
There is news too that something really big is happening at Cebu Pacific.
It makes me wander why Boeing has totally missed out to close a deal with the Philippine carriers (excluding the B777 of <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> which is not significant when it counts to the aircraft population count) this is in reference to the post that Maniia is an airb...Jump to post
WISHful thinking................ I hope Philippine Airlines would consider Thai's A346 for the east coast expansion to expedite replacement of their A340s and to serve as an interim fleet since they are a long way to finalizing a replacement. Anyone with direct line to CEO Bautista, call him up ASAP...Jump to post
I hope Boeing can still pitch it to <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> the initial interest of the airline on their B748i for their east coast operations at least or for the west coast and leave the eastcoast operations to the 77Ws. As for <acronym title="Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines...Jump to post
Another update on the Philippine Air Carriers movements: Philippine Airlines taking over PALEXs' Dubai Flights come anniversary of the former. Palex uniform will be reverted to the shirts and a more on the casual look aka LCC look ones again. Speaking of LCC, Cebu Pacific has finalised its A321neo t...Jump to post
in reference to reply no 48 which I have posted on the Airbus and Boeing 2015 order thread which unfortunately was not posted is connection to not just a rumour but a fact, there is a <acronym title="Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines)">5J</acronym> team at Boeing as we speak, yes discussing about a poss...Jump to post
Give it to the A380, the B748i missed the train right from the very start of its launch. Airlines are basically settled with the A380. It is one aircraft that can flexibly configure from a luxury modelled to a very high capacity passenger carrier. I believe the opportunity for the B748i has already ...Jump to post
If there is one corporate action that Boeing needs to do on an ASAP status, that will be to beef up its marketing team, it has been lagging big time. With all due credit to Airbus, they know their marketing skills to the letter and sharply at that, they basically attained a majority market share. Bo...Jump to post
it has been quite a common knowledge that <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> under the TANs gets to wear out their aircrafts and order of new ones happens only every after a turn of a century figuratively speaking not to mention they are not so keen to entertain upgrad...Jump to post
Interesting exchanges we have on here, but the way I look at it, somebody has been cashing in for those aircraft acquisition with really burning the night lamp studying what is indeed ideal for the routes they (PR) are considering to operate on. Next, I do not understand such ideas on aircrafts that...Jump to post
So it is confirmed <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> leased from Boeing Capital 5 B757s, just wandering if this will be equipped with the winglets. As for flight over Russian airspace it will serve a great advancement for <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> to finally i...Jump to post
for the interim if <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> is seriously looking at the 7779x then most likely they will order the 77Ws for now but I am personally hoping that <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> orders the B748i - 4 to 6 frames....Jump to post
so many changes happening in <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> and COO RSA for the meantime opted to defer disclosing future WB acquisition, I am wandering if his think tanks are sensitive enough to look at their positively growing load on the London route when downgr...Jump to post
Likewise Europe will be deployed with the A340s most likely the ones from Iberia and so with <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> and <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</ac...Jump to post
Given all these turn of events - I'd like to solicit for all of you here as to the best possible prediction on the <acronym title="El Palomar (PAL / SADP), Argentina">PAL</acronym> future aircraft acquisition (refer to philippineflightnetwork.com write up) - who will get it this time A or B and what...Jump to post
a more comprehensive write up on the current upgrade may be viewed at philippineflightnetwork.comJump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Nothing beats a d...Jump to post