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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 215
Views: 23723

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

All the talk of different sizes are a red herring, because production costs don't vary much by size within the family. IMO, it’s just too easy to compare the B789 versus the A359 and ignore the differences. Calling it a red herring, state an opinion as a fact and don’t come with the numbers don’t c...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 215
Views: 23723

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

So to summarize...... According to Leeham a 789 costs Boeing roughly $90 million to build. An A359 costs Airbus roughly $110 million to build. Okay people, mystery solved. The reason A359 new orders have dried up is that one of its chief competing aircraft costs $20 million less at the start. Obvio...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 465
Views: 126291

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Future 777X operators have their tails painted on the side of the first 779 fuselage https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9ihkS8UcAAjjuK?format=jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/1141840157244395525?s=20 There is some space for a few more :bigthumbsup: Looking at the pictures and movies, my first imp...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38589

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

VV wrote:
N1KE wrote:
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containers closed.

Fixed that for you :mrgreen:

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by marcelh
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38589

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

https://amp.independent.ie/business/irish/big-bet-on-737-max-a-sign-of-willie-walshs-loyalty-38241793.html An article painting Willie Walsh as a Boeing loyalist. When Ray Conner retired as head of Boeing's commercial aircraft business in 2017, the company threw a farewell party for its lifelong emp...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 122
Views: 15508

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

In almost all European publicly traded companies you can hardly buy anything over 100k Euros without going through a tender process. This protects shareholder interests and prevents shady deals. People are fired and sometimes go to jail for not following these rules all the time. Airbus says they n...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 122
Views: 15508

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

BA777FO wrote:
Now IAG can, going forward, play them off against each other.


IAG can also play it too hard. According to Airbus, they weren’t aware of the 200 NB IAG wanted.

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 122
Views: 15508

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 122
Views: 15508

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

If there is one thing you never do in business, is go publicly to they press to tell it what your customer told you. Or didn't tell you. The public butthurt reaction by Airbus will cost them a lot more than just this order. If there is one thing Willie Walsh did not need when taking a gamble like t...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85593

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

@Stitch: a “next to nothing” offer from Boeing smells like dumping...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 363
Views: 37787

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

At PAS Randy T described A321 as holding a "sliver" of the market NMA is targeting If you look at the whole range of the NMA, it may be just a “sliver”. But why shouldn’t the NMA also be able to replace the B757 or in new routes a “757-ish” plane could do the job? In real life we often Se...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51953

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Congrats to AA, Airbus and flying pax! Another nail in the MOM/NMA/whatever coffin. Why wouldn't you want to see a new aircraft? I don't want to see any aircraft disappear or not make it into production. What a strange/sad view you have. Maybe the same view of those who want to see the Airbus WB fa...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 145
Views: 20553

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1415
Views: 81394

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The media haven’t mentioned it as it is not news and just nonsense. Life would be far better in the UK had we not joined up all those years back. No bloody uncontrolled EU migration, billions of pounds wasted. Life would be better. True, EU would be far better without the UK. So why are you still p...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1415
Views: 81394

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I am not a Labour supporter, but since nothing was on TV last night I was trawling the channels when I stumbled across Tom Watson (Labour deputy) making a long speech that very strongly - and very convincingly - put the case of the EU being a very good thing indeed and that British values and stand...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38589

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order gives me more reason to believe that IAG have their eyes/plan set on a big European aviation shake up. Personally, I think that Vueling will be merged with LEVEL and potentially BA LGW Shorthaul joining the fray. This order facilitates a easy take over of Norwegian later down the line al...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38589

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Well done by IAG and Boeing. Tomorrow AF-KLM?

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38589

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG as a group is like all other large airlines / groups. They operate a mixed fleet of nearly all types. Will be a great win for Boeing. I am not sure this is really even a blow for Airbus, the A320 family is selling like hotcakes. Airlines are not proBoeing or Airbus, the reality is the arbitrage...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 363
Views: 37787

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

With the introduction of the A321XLR Boeing knows exactly what the gap is they can fill with the NMA. More interesting is what they will do with the NSA in terms of capacity and range and how this will (or won’t) eat into NMA territory.

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85593

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

76er wrote:
Wait a minute: did they actually mean B777BCF? That would be HUGE news.

Indeed. And will it be a conversion of the -77E or the -77W?

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 237
Views: 37877

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

LOL!!! It should probably have kept the old aluminum wing is that? :roll: The GE9X TRUSTS LESS than the GE-90-115B you know what THAT IMPLIES ? That the 777-9X is not overweight as you claim to say. This means that it is as good as the 777-300ER while having the potential to carry 20 more passenger...

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 237
Views: 37877

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

There is nothing in the market today to replace vast number of EK A380. Closest being the 777-9x. Anything smaller will severely impact EK operation. The same applies to the other A380-operators. More than 100 A380s will have to be replaced sooner or later. Maybe 2 smaller planes (B789) and doublin...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1415
Views: 81394

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I vote for BoJo. At least it should be entertaining and the EU knows him and how to deal with him. Entertaining, yes, but I doubt that the EU knows how to deal with him, or to be more precise, does he know how to get parliament behind a deal or a roadmap? Why bother? The 31st October is “Kick them ...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226316

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

yeah, this tender looks like it'll be decided on fractions of a percent of efficiency. doubt oem preference will factor in at all. hope this is sarcasm analysts don't make decisions, they make recommendations. executives make decisions. dl buys airbus-only now (for the most part) in big jets. and a...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226316

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

reason I think boing gets this is because of the way business works. when you have a good relationship with a vendor, you stick with that vendor. that's just how business is. like it or not the 787 has delivered for QF in spades. The 380 hasn't. 779s for replacement of those bundled with 778s for t...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

And for all those other questions I don’t have the answers, maybe you should try DuckDuckGo. Good luck! :bigthumbsup: Sorry. It's not my job to do your research for you. The burden of proof is on you. Good luck! :wave: Hahaha, you’re funny. YOU are eager to get the answers, not me. Actually, I don’...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You only forget to mention that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent and that all parties involved agreed to lower the fee. How do you know that Airbus had already paid a lot more than they originally had lent to them? (And it's not a loan if you don't have to pay it bac...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

So what? Both OEMs receive nice “tax based incentives” from the government. Ah, the old everybody does it, so what argument. Weak. Mommy, Jimmy's doing it too! Silly reaction. I believed you have stepped up.... . For the A320, Airbus paid more than they received (and IIRC are still paying for every...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether or not Airbus paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. So what? Both OEMs receive nice “tax based incentives” from the government. Ah, the old everybody does it, so what argument. Weak. No, not weak. I’m just realistic. For the A320, Airbus p...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

But that's irrelevant to the discussion of whether Airbus has paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. And what do you want to prove? Whether or not Airbus paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years. So w...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

9Patch wrote:
But that's irrelevant to the discussion of whether Airbus has paid back more in interest and royalties than they've taken in launch aid over the years.

And what do you want to prove?

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

We see one member who thinks his 10 years on a.net confers some sort of special status and therefore he must not be challenged. His reasonable argumentation excludes a lot of RLI prior to 1992, doesn't have the interest rate or royalty numbers or how they're calculated, but nonetheless he's able to...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42278

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

We can all see one member providing reasonable argumentation, followed up by reasonable background resources. And one member rather full of himself. We see one member who thinks his 10 years on a.net confers some sort of special status and therefore he must not be challenged. His reasonable argumen...

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 191
Views: 32545

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Reading a lot of comments, I get the impression that the 779 won’t sell. If an airline needs the capacity and is able to fill it, they will buy the plane. And how “superior” it will be to the A35K remains to be seen. Time will tell.

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by marcelh
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 191
Views: 32545

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

downdata wrote:
What does fuel burn or Genx or RR have anything to do with the GE9X issues?

Probably trying to deviate from the rumors about the GE9X issues, I guess. I only hope that the 779 flies asap.

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23257

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

When you look into the fuel efficiency on per seat basis of the 787-10, you can see there are not so many aircraft with a better efficiency for routes up to about 6,600 nm. It is however interesting to note that the total order of the 787-10 hovers at around 175 aircraft since its launch in 2013. O...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23257

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

When you look into the fuel efficiency on per seat basis of the 787-10, you can see there are not so many aircraft with a better efficiency for routes up to about 6,600 nm. It is however interesting to note that the total order of the 787-10 hovers at around 175 aircraft since its launch in 2013. O...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4634

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

I believe that Tony Fernandes is speaking to investors - this is a finance trip. The only aircraft they have on order that can do KUL/DMK/DPS to New York comfortably and making profits is the A359 (10 orders are still on Airbus' books). Delivery of this order is postponed indefinitely. If they plan...

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by marcelh
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1415
Views: 81394

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Sorry I forgot to say my piece about smart border 2.0, it can only work if both sides want to make it work, why wasn’t border infrastructure mentioned within the document “Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019” for toad transport? I’ll give you ...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23257

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Do not take your case for a generality. Show me a comment that proves my friend :bigthumbsup: Easy: your statement about the commonality between the A359 and A35K. Sorry, but it's sadly true. These are not the same wings or the same engines between the two versions since the CEO of Qatar Airways ha...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23257

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

If it can be done with 6T of extra fuel, the 787-10 would IMHO seriously reduce the A359's appeal... IMHO it will also reduce the appeal of the 789 for those airlines which don’t need the max. range of the 789. Unfortunately the OP only focussed at the A359 (for obvious reasons), but a more capable...

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by marcelh
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23257

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

If it can be done with 6T of extra fuel, the 787-10 would IMHO seriously reduce the A359's appeal... IMHO it will also reduce the appeal of the 789 for those airlines which don’t need the max. range of the 789. Unfortunately the OP only focussed at the A359 (for obvious reasons), but a more capable...

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by marcelh
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32043

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The RR engine issues on the 787 clearly spooked them. I bet they got a killer deal on the NEO. Good for fleet commonality as well. Doesn't RR makes the engines for the A330neo?Maybe VS should have looked past national pride when making engine selections for the 787. :rotfl: And HA went all “Stars &...

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by marcelh
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32043

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

You have presented zero evidence that the 787 costs less in general than an A330neo, your only evidence when pressed is that in one case Boeing undercut the price to clinch a switch, at HA. Outside this you have presented zero evidence. Can you please supply any if this has changed? If the old A330...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18204

Re: EU elections

The EC commission president is first selected by the council (itself elected, since it's the heads of state of each member state) then ratified by the parliament. Then each member state government (elected) appoints their own Commissioner, which are again confirmed by the Parliament. Yea. Jointly. ...

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by marcelh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit
Replies: 51
Views: 2893

Re: White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Visit

scbriml wrote:
Magog wrote:
So to recap, Trump knew nothing about it. People are outraged at Trump over something he knew nothing about. Sounds like a typical news cycle lately.


Way to go missing the bigger picture.


Some folks aren’t able to see and understand the bigger picture. For those MAGA is all that matters....

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by marcelh
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53376

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

What does the improvement of the MTOW to 260T bring in additional range? About an extra hour (so about 900km). Couple that with any other weight reduction (rumoured to be about 1t) and a lower density configuration (could save another 3t) then you end up with about 1500km more range - so AKL-LAX/SF...

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by marcelh
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53376

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

What does the improvement of the MTOW to 260T bring in additional range?

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by marcelh
Mon May 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18204

Re: EU elections

aviationaware wrote:
Disprove me. Logic is on my side.

No, your bias is in your side

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