The thing has not even flown yet and they want it delivered next March :crazy: It's built. Remember, >90% of the aircraft other than the engines is just an A330-200. The valves for the pneumatic system are new. The winglets are new. The engine pylons are new. Some of the interior fittings are new. ...Jump to post
unrave wrote:According to a320archive MSN 8206 has been ferried to DRS. Does Airbus have any facility there?
They said this every year about KEF and it grew and grew and everyone seems to be coexisting rather well. Praying the bubble doesn't burst before Detroit get's added. I think KEF is a bit different than DUB. I mean in Iceland you have basically two airlines getting people to transfer there. In Dubl...Jump to post
Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, Boeing could shut down the line at any point? In general, yes. Those charges were to clear the remaining Deferred Production costs as Boeing assumed they would not receive any meaningful new orders and therefore were now in a forward-loss position...Jump to post
I think it’s moreless a tactical response to 778 and 779. Especially the 778 as at launch it had superior payload range ability over 35K. These “improvements” have significantly closed that gap. The interesting component will be engine durability at these higher weights (power settings). It’ll like...Jump to post
September numbers for KEF (Keflavik Airport) Departing: 290,249 Arriving 269,986 Transfer 422,593 together 982.828 increase over 2017 13% growth, mainly in transfer passengers Year including September: Departing: 2,021,962 Arriving 2,029,176 Transfer 2,685,929 together 6,737,067 increase over 2017 1...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ge-452407/
The main point I take from this article is, that Qatar will receive frames with an MTOW increase of 3 to 4 metrical ton. That brings the MTOW for the A350-1000 to 319 or 320 t.
Why is this thread not closed down? I thought that to open a thread you would need some kind of corroboration, an article or something else.Jump to post
The problem is brainwashed passengers. If you fly only a few flights a year, you should anyway stop thinking of status. If you fly a lot, a few flights on a different airline should not kill your status. If UA does not have a direct flight, why not use another airline, that does have a direct flight?Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:I don't see why we cannot all come to the reasonable conclusion that getting drunk in a small enclosed space with hundreds of other people and no way to be escorted out is not a good idea.
To be honest, it's probably best if AZ didn't fail. People on here take airline collapses way too lightly; they're gigantic companies that have routes to all kinds of places which requires tons of agreements and paperwork worth years in one of the most heavily regulated and difficult industries in ...Jump to post
United, Delta and American all went into chapter 11.Jump to post
So what does that mean for total mix of 900/1000 Qatar will have? I believe the original order was a 40/40 split. But then QR cancelled 4? Originally they had decided to cancel 4 900s that were on the flight line but after one of the Airbus execs flew to Qatar and had a private meeting with the Emi...Jump to post
The first point, Icelandair has not lost money, they make less profit than expected. That is a huge difference. WOW did loose money over now a quite long period. To be honest, you could be right. I made my statement based on an article headline - "Iceandair CEO resigns as crisis deepens" ...Jump to post
the governments of nations that get a lot of British tourists will be under huge pressure from the affected regions to get the EU to come to an arrangement that allows flights to resume regardless of the rhetoric about the ball being in the UK's court (which in many ways it is). ....and if that dea...Jump to post
This Bloomberg article compares interest rates on European airlines bond issues. WOW’s while highest is less than 3% higher than Air France’s. So the sky is not falling yet. They are shooting to raise $200-$300 million for less than 50% of the company at the IPO. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:My guess is that the order is:
Anyone have numbers?
Boeing has been working on the business case for years. John O says decision will be taken soon. Apparently something has changed versus 2 years ago, the need for the NMA has grown. Or perhaps It is a latent demand and you didn't see it? I disagree with that: What has changed in the last 2 years is...Jump to post
How many A350 are expected to be delivered in 2018? What quantity are A35K? Lightsaber Airbus has not mentioned any fixed numbers for the single families. The only declaration was 800 frames for all families together. There has been a few guestimates around and most common is 100 frames in all, -90...Jump to post
Someone above mentioned the A300.... Can anyone explain to me why the A300 didn't seem to do anywhere near as well as the 767? I know the A300 came out first, but what made the 767 more successful? I know it was early off in the game for Airbus, did that have anything to do with it? My understandin...Jump to post
From Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/wow-air-ipo-plan-a-rarity-in-europe-s-barren-airline-market Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects. That is a bad deal for WoW. I agree wi...Jump to post
And my opinion is that Scott Hamilton is definitive slanted towards Boeing and is getting a lot of direct information. And yet you have no problem making his claim of a "difficult business case" your new Boeing-is-bad mantra. So which is it? I do not make anything my mantra. My point is t...Jump to post
mbmbos wrote:And it looks like they earned it.
Delta is my carrier of choice, but this kind of customer service interaction is unacceptable.
Do we really have to hash out every situation where two people interact and get offended at each other? This doesn't get any traction if the agent doesn't call the State Police over a trivial matter. Seems like overkill for just wanting the manager's name. This should be moved of off civil aviation...Jump to post
This 2025 EIS apparently triggered some history rewriting :biggrin: Yes, aircraft development takes about 7-8 years, so they started 2017. Wasn't there a program office or something ? .. See !? And if you don't buy that, you disrespect engineers and better proof it's not 2025. :rotfl: It might be 2...Jump to post
We can now effecticely design and digitally test in parallel, 10 years ago everything was done in series. A high tech company like Boeing would have experienced this flood of data 5-10 years ago. They would now plan for it and have procedures in place. Sounds like your program office needs to clear...Jump to post
Sure it would be a major engineering effort and major investment. Airbus would need to run the numbers to see how the economics of a rewinged/re-engined A310/300 making heavy use of A330 systems would work out. But I can't understand all the hysteria about the concept. The closest modern parallel h...Jump to post
By definition , a "Combi" combi aircraftcombines passenger and cargo space on the main deck.. Belly capacity dooe not count Semantics. Frames with limited belly space had to put cargo on the main deck, to carry both a significant amount of cargo together with the passengers.. So we had na...Jump to post
It would need a new wing and a modernized systems architecture since many of those components are all out of production and with obsolete designs. If Airbus is going through that effort, it might as well be clean sheet. There is no point trying to preserve a 40 year old aluminum fuselage design tha...Jump to post
There are combi aircraft build and in use today. A330, A350, 787 and 777. Wide body frames with a big cargo capacity in the belly.
If some airline would like to use a A380 for fewer passengers and more cargo, one could imagine moving the passengers luggage to the main deck.
Revelation wrote:I know. Why would we give credence to a knowledgeable corporate officer instead of a journo looking for clicks?
What's the MTOW for the US A333s ? I assume 215 tons ? Thanks, The EIS of the 230t version of the A330-300 was 1999 after the A330-200 was introduced with 230 t in 1998, no 212t version off that bird. The oldest A330-300 at American Airlines is from March 2000, the newest is from March 2001. I assu...Jump to post
One of the 787 marketing hype that did not work out. If the engine pylon would have been the the same, and if you would only have to inform the software what engine is fitted. But the reality came out different. That Boeing has moved some frames from one engine to another is no proof for anything, t...Jump to post
AA hasn’t replaced any 77Es yet. Sure you can lease cheap A330s but why? They just ordered more 787s to eventually replace the 767s and A333s. Yes they could maybe replace them faster with leased A330s, but you guys don’t seem to get that AA wants to cut (future) capacity some. They don’t want ~25 ...Jump to post
If I understood correctly winglet are more efficient at cruise and for such an LR bird I'd think you don't want a "flat" wing once folding tips are deployed, right ? Or the tip device is just missing as not needed for fatigue testing ? The raked wingtip (while flat) adds 85% of the wingti...Jump to post
Interesting is the position of Icelandair, flying mainly old 757 and 767, and only 3 737-8. Still they manage to be right on the industry average.Jump to post
One must remember that this same 60 year old design is able to be competitive even using a lower bypass engine Definitely not an engineer, but would raising the plane a few inches permit a good deal of advancements on engine options? I've never quite understood why the 737 is so low to the ground. ...Jump to post
Of course they could, but ARN would be more likely considering SAS is leaving and it’s a significantly bigger city. Just be careful when using the "Stockholm is a much bigger city" line - yes, it is bigger but airports also serve a wider region, which in the case of CPH includes Skåne in ...Jump to post
And defining catchment areas for airports is hard. Sjælland + Skåne = 3,655,000 inhabitants, Stockholms län, Uppsala län, Södermanlands län, Västmanlands län + Gävle kommun = 3,363,000 inhabitants. It's all about where you draw the borders. Also frequence of travel. I would guess a inhabitant of Co...Jump to post
When A330neo are starting to come into the market, the price for the current used A330ceo will lower. AA could add used A330 to expedite the removal of 767 out of the fleet. They could also replace the old P&W A330-300 with newer GE or RR A330-300. I look at the 24 A330 at AA as one fleet, as l...Jump to post
Are posters still at this stupid game? 80% inside 2 hours from ATL is an advertising lie, perhaps true some decades ago. Today more than 20% of the USA population live more than 2 hours flying time away from ATL. Trying to pad the statement with including flights of 2 hours 30 or more, shows some de...Jump to post
When A330neo are starting to come into the market, the price for the current used A330ceo will lower. AA could add used A330 to expedite the removal of 767 out of the fleet. They could also replace the old P&W A330-300 with newer GE or RR A330-300. I look at the 24 A330 at AA as one fleet, as lo...Jump to post
jfk777 wrote:Anything Aviation related at GE is a Crown Jewel at the center of the future. Almost everything else is for sale potentially. GE is not selling the Health division they are spinning it off.
Correct me if I am wrong, if the sales goes through does it mean GECAS will no longer has the obligation to order GE-engines only for their purchase? Or I am wrong? Btw, GE has been busy offloading their assets for cash and seeks to ally investors' concern. They have sold off their health care busi...Jump to post
Selling GECAS would be like PanAm selling the Intercontinental hotel chain, a really bad long term move. Aircraft leasing does well attached to another business to help make bond sales easier. A wise investment. Will GE sell? Lightsaber GE needs capital. They have to sell something that they get pa...Jump to post
Keflavik Airport August 2018 numbers: Departing 340,623 Arriving 335,012 Transfer/Transit 513,615 together 1,189,250 10% increase over August 2017. Transfer passenger numbers growing faster than O&D. Third month with more than a million passengers this year. Juni, July and August. Year 2018 til ...Jump to post
Icelandair is confirming the second bank in this article today: https://turisti.is/2018/09/nyir-timar-hja-icelandair-a-keflavikurflugvelli/ Confirmed routes for the second bank: Europe: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich North Amer...Jump to post