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by chiki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 53
Views: 6470

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Well confirmed
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by chiki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 936
Views: 133046

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Latest article from Leeham says the NMA 7 will be launched first based on rumours from PAS, Image

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7746

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

So KLM has made money transporting these cars wished if the flap had fallen on just one of these cars and not into a poor neighbourhood. Well still enjoy a VLA flying into HRE once in a while for us avgeeks. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/186bd898eaf1bb855deddb8124405db2.jpg https://uploa...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7746

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

Well the 747 has been busy carrying luxury cars for politicians in Harare, all these came over the past 12 months. All for Zanu connections including Moti who is a millionaire based in SA. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/a818e9caed55e2dbc6ed298b3297b192.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7746

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

... I'm astonished that the two large pieces of metal just snapped like that. Corrosion probably. I'm more astonished that they send a 744 to Harare. Sometimes they fly Lamborghini, Rolls Royce Phantoms and Cullans, Maybachs, a couple of Bugattis all in the past 12 months. Sent from my SM-J415F usi...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7746

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://twitter.com/hati_G/status/11485 ... 67648?s=19


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Good thing is noone was injured,
https://twitter.com/hati_G/status/11485 ... 67648?s=19


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by chiki
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X Record Breaker
Replies: 53
Views: 6470

Re: GE9X Record Breaker

Farsight wrote:
Well...i can’t wait to see the new record figures, im going with 131,000lbs
Seen a record of 134k on Twitter Image

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by chiki
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 545
Views: 90358

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

85m stretch is below 6000nm and the engines would need 10% more thrust which might be difficult. Didn't someone link a post that said the ge9x had reached 137klbs thrust? That's more then the 10% needed. I think boeing might find it easier and cheaper to reconfigure the exit doors and raise capasit...

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by chiki
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137282

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 11328?s=19

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A total of 4 777x on the flight line, has anyone done this before a first flight, seems they will be able to build up test flight hours real quick https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 11328?s=19

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by chiki
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137282

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://www.king5.com/amp/article/tech/ ... ssion=true

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https://www.king5.com/amp/article/tech/ ... ssion=true

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by chiki
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 228096

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

Over to Airbus, from Boeing PAS presentation Image

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by chiki
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 545
Views: 90358

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/11 ... 38560?s=19

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I came see 777-10 loading here with the higher thrust
https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/11 ... 38560?s=19

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by chiki
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 228096

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

Sorry if this has been discussed before, based rumours on another thread that EK might not be taking the 778, can the 779 be suitable for sunrise with blocked seats or lower density?.

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by chiki
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1TC0WI-OCABS

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An update from Reuters on how they see the PAS
https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKCN1TC0WI-OCABS

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by chiki
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18404

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

What happened with the 4 777-200ER? At least 2 are expected to be delivered as the gvt claims to have paid for them but we never know with Zim Glad you see it as a move forward. Just to be sure, are the Embraer ER145 now painted with the Zimbabwe Airways livery or still wear the "former" ...

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by chiki
Tue May 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Will Boeing give an update on the NMA?

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by chiki
Fri May 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 464
Views: 104132

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The spreadsheets have now been updated to LN1000 now with SQ to take the 1000th produced 787. This will mark the second time SQ have taken delivery of a 1000th frame of a Boeing model, the first was 9V-SMU the 1000th 747 produced back in 1993 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPk...

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by chiki
Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 169
Views: 18404

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Once my AF/KL Amex card spends reset to zero (soon) for the next month, tickets with Air Tanzania to JNB will be purchased. Would you suggest to fly in business or economy class in order to publish - if possible/subject to local regulations - a comprehensive trip report in the appropriate section! ...

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by chiki
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 4053

Re: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?

does anyone have an idea of UM 732 and 762 bet those should have low hours for their age

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by chiki
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways 2018 loss widens
Replies: 50
Views: 7511

Re: Thai Airways 2018 loss widens

Well I think 7810 for regional. 779 for their quads and more A359 will simplify their fleet.

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by chiki
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7197

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

Looks like a Boeing 797 client to me

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by chiki
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7197

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

Looks like a Boeing 797 client to me

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by chiki
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84433

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The later said "We have ordered 20 aircraft and firmly reserved 14 more (reconfirmable)" .

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by chiki
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29194

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

If the EY 350 order cancellation comes to fruition, Airbus would no doubt make LH an offer on those frames I think EY might also not mind delaying delivery of their 787 with them having a young A330 fleet, i see this going either way. But who will be prepared to take the A340's ?, that company will...

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by chiki
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29194

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

gatibosgru wrote:
Nice way to get a deal on A350s ;)

I think thy are might be interested the the 7810 again, will do well for their trans Atlantic routes and Asia,

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by chiki
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg
Replies: 171
Views: 29194

Lufthansa looking at buying 20 A350 or 787 according to Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -body-deal
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Seems Lufthansa has given the 787 a shot again as it looks at adding 20 more widebodies to replace A340,

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -body-deal

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by chiki
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 12692

Re: Thai Airways on the market for jets, looking at 777X, A350

They have A350-900, 787-8/9, more A350 seem reasonable for me but since they need to restart flights to USA they will most probably need Boeing help with FAA , so expect both.

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by chiki
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways expected to order 23 aircraft soon.
Replies: 58
Views: 12692

Thai Airways on the market for jets, looking at 777X, A350

Thai Airways according to Reuters is looking for up to 23 widebodies to replace 747s, 777 -200/300. Looking at both the A350 and 777x and is planning on opening routes to USA https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-airlines-thai-airways/thai-airways-looks-at-a350-777x-for-fleet-renewal-executive-idU...

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by chiki
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kulula and Comair
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Kulula and Comair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comair_(South_Africa)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comair_(South_Africa)

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by chiki
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7219

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

Very good exercise, its just shows how much more pollution you contribute when you flies First or Bus, really wonder how it compares with pvt jets, trains

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by chiki
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.
Replies: 44
Views: 7068

Re: Boeing awarded MQ-25A carrier drone tanker contract.

Makes sense they have several lessons learnt already with KC

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by chiki
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 27313

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

That means Boeing does dictate the game. If they can force Airbus to act, Boeing will also be the one to decide when the next signle ailse generation will arrive. Also buts Airbus into an awkward situation in terms of how they focus commonality on the new jet. Boeing’s NSA will probably share a lot...

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by chiki
Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe aviation woes continue
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Re: Zimbabwe aviation woes continue

Air Zimbabwe is in shambles thats why SAA BA SAAirlink Fastjet have dominated HRE/BUQ/VFA-JNB route. SAA/SAAirlink 5 daily flights, Fastjet 4 daily flights and UM only 1 (from 2) on the HRE-JNB route. i dont even know the JNB-BUQ route i theink its twice weekly vs twice daily by Airlink who have eve...

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by chiki
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429773

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-448642/
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Analysis of NMA by Flightglobal
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-448642/

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by chiki
Wed May 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s
Replies: 20
Views: 4855

Re: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s

$13,000 per year here in Africa goes a long way so they can take advantage of these rates whilst they last.

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by chiki
Mon May 07, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 38986

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

the 787-10 will stay will cover most of their Europe and Asia and Africa routes

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by chiki
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 10031

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Don't forget some of BA's African network gets a seasonal boost. In late Feb, on certain days, one can see four BA tails parked up at FACT....three LHR 744's and one LGW 772. Out of season its a single daily LHR 744. In SA, BA's franchise Comair/Kulula also do rather well internally and sub-regiona...

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by chiki
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to start PER-JNB from 7 December 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 6429

Re: Qantas to start PER-JNB from 7 December 2018

george77300 wrote:
chiki wrote:
Is this the re-introduction of twins between SA and Aus


No. South African operate the A330-200 on this route occasionally as mentioned above.

Thanks only flown 4 holers with SA and QF to PER and SYD

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by chiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8906

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.

There is now plenty of sources saying that the aircarft might be impound in Harare due to possible taxpayers money being use to pay for it. Still according to Bloomberg the deal still include four 777, of which two are already paid for and up to 8 Embraer aircrafts. Anyone has any info on which typ...

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by chiki
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing

Zimbabwe has just bought 4 13year old Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER for US$70 million ie 17.5 million a piece. That justifies Delta pricing of $20 million and these are hardly used aircraft as there were mainly long haul. Does anyone have an idea of the rest of the market and the Saudia parked ones. At thi...

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by chiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8906

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

https://twitter.com/BrezhMalaba/status/ ... 9806267392
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Can moderators change the topic

Some photos of aarival below from Brez, please note Mugabe's Daughter and Son in Law rumored to be owners of Zimbabwe airways

https://twitter.com/BrezhMalaba/status/ ... 9806267392

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by chiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8906

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

The deal has finally happened the 1st 777 delivered today and registered Z-RGM (Robert gabriel Mugabe) . Cry My beloved Country. The interesting thing is that they bought the 4 777-200ER for 70Million ie 17.5 Mil each. Then the price of 20Mil by Delta CEO is true. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...

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by chiki
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to start PER-JNB from 7 December 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 6429

Re: Qantas to start PER-JNB from 7 December 2018

Is this the re-introduction of twins between SA and Aus

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by chiki
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6512

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Also, I was surprised to find only 10 African nations have no European service at all. Botswana Comoros Lesotho Malawi Somalia South Sudan Swaziland Zambia Zimbabwe Please correct me if I have missed any out... I think the nations in bold could support some sort of connection to Europe. That’s good...

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by chiki
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6739

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

Given their financial situation, how are they going to pay for a new fleet? Is the S.A. government going to bail them out yet again? They have no option but to get rid of the fuel guzzlers and revamp their management and workers. The market is there its huge and they can make profit with proper man...

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by chiki
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309105

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Good month for with 15 787 deliveries to date according to Uresh 787 blog

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by chiki
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8749

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

Lufhtnasa CEO Spohr last week went on the record that Austrian is the least profitable of the group's airlines, so I suppose they will have to get their act together before Lufthansa will invest (instead of using another platform to produce longhaul capacity from Vienna) Not suprising considering t...

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by chiki
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429773

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

To prove your point, point me to a seatmap that has any 788 with around 30 lie flat Js and with even close to 300 passengers. Surely, if fitting that much seats and reducing CASM just meant removing toilets and galleys, wouldn't at least one airline have tried it? Not a single airline has tried it ...

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by chiki
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info please B767 ZS-NEX
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Info please B767 ZS-NEX

https://aeronexus.aero/
owner's website, flight was returning from Miami
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https://aeronexus.aero/
owner's website, flight was returning from Miami

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by chiki
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84433

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/973904829956358144
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The engine is huge, wonder if you cant run the 747 on just 2 of these.
https://twitter.com/R_Wall/status/973904829956358144

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