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by StTim
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3104
Views: 366967

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I also hear that for the LEAP operators it isn't all plain sailing either.

Every time you push the envelope there can be unexpected issues.

The worrying one really is the PW as it looks like all the issues are in areas where the envelope is not being pushed.

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by StTim
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 112
Views: 21789

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

It looks like a draft seat plan. If you look at the standard A350-900 for Singapore on Seatguru there is no taper. It is also a different style of diagram.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 112
Views: 21789

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

I watched two cathy flights last week (the first A350-1000 return flight from Washington DC and a standard -900 from NewYork). The NY one went east. The Washington DC one went west.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 210
Views: 46759

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Most popular engine on the A330-200 nwhich is the base frame.

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What's going on with the 3rd 35K? Production list says they're doing rework and it's going to Virgin but without a delivery date. Further down they marked another 35K as "VS#1". Is the list not up to date on that one, or are the needed rework so extensive that this frame has to spend anot...

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

[twoid][/twoid] The production list does not properly show which MSN are in FAL.Its very hard to get a proper picture from that list https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list.How do we know which MSN are in FAL. I suspect that the spreadsheet does not get all frames going into ...

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by StTim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

But I do think 279 is in the FAL

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by StTim
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Eyad89 wrote:
IB got the first version of the modified winglet for the A359, does that mean all other deliveries will get that automatically as well?

Depends if it becomes the standard. I suspect it will but that they will only be on wings with the revised wing twist.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29384

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I am not one saying it has been shelved. I think they continue to work it in the background. But it does not mean it will definitely go ahead - yet. The mood music has gone quiet hence the speculation - especially as Beoing have been playing that mood music quite loudly up to now.

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by StTim
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12186

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Not for the majority of the fleet it won't be the 779. At the maximu...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12186

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. That would be the 779 that they haven't ordered and would not have o...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It is the new low rider version.

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by StTim
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29384

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

There may (probably is) a market but very few of these will be additional frames. Airlines and people are flying those routes now. So the question is also what current frames will not be sold because this new one is now available?

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by StTim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future widebody delivery composition
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Future widebody delivery composition

I cannot see the 777X getting to that rate - but then your deliveries per year and rate do not tally. I suspect it will be a niche aircraft. I could see rate 6 being acheived.

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by StTim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22282

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

I was in Japan (Kyoto) a couple of weeks ago and a typhoon made landfall about the Osaka region then (there have been lots this year) and apart from a windy night in the hotel and some rail disruptions it was not disruptive.

Japan is very prepared for such weather incidents.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29384

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Why would they focus on a new narrowbody when the 737 is sold out for 6+ years with around 5000MAX commitments/orders? how solid are those actually? They appear to have been sold under bargain conditions (.. including low barriers to cancel?). We say sold out for 6+ years as a barrier - but if Boei...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
How many 1000’s delivered so far? Who’s getting one next?

Two to QR... A7-ANA and A7-ANB
Three to CX...B-LXA, B-LXB and B-LXC
I don't have as much insider information as others on here, but possibly A7-ANC for QR will be next.


Still no autoland capability in the EASA documents.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29384

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I do think the very aggressive approach to take over the after market activity from the suppliers was going to hit Boeing hard. Many companies rely on the after market to actually make money. I am not sure if they have got to the point where they will walk away but it is possible. They are in busine...

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by StTim
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11066

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

Scary as it looked the go around was initiated at a good height.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37077

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2

- whether the A35K can make the trip without auxiliary tanks (which add weight and take up cargo space on flights where they aren’t required) I don’t think that’s possible, unless the payload is significantly reduced. The A35K is optimistically at 8000 nm for about 360 pax and 41000gal. At 95 kg / ...

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad
Replies: 65
Views: 13958

Re: Rumour: No A350’s for Etihad

According to the tracker many of us use the first Ethiad frame is 290. This hadn’t hit the FAL yet but it will be in production and stage payments should have started.

Cancellation won’t be cheap.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6344

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

So they would force me to put my laptop in the hold if I didn’t book a priority seat. I think not.

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by StTim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Is it possible to respond without being snide? No wonder professionals are leaving this board.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Geoff1947 wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI
MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run
MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ


Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery.

Geoff

Technically 55 was delivered in December 2016.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Wow - so much speculation (on both sides) treated as fact. When facts are stated by someone who flies production frames these are discounted by those where they do not fit their view. I reality we do not know if the reduced thrust loads will cancel out the engine mass changes, we do not know if the ...

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by StTim
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15018

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

IMHO Just stupid putting people with firearms on planes.

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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Strikes me that as ever we dance around on the head of a pin here. Matt bangs on about which is more efficient BUT there is no industry standard definition on that - as Zeke points out. Also the real world is much more complex and routes etc etc plus individual frame variances can make a huge differ...

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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I would agree with Ferpe’s analysis and what has been stated up the thread. At the best passenger load factor for the 779 it will burn (and should cost) less per seat than the 350-1000. I also agree with the snippet for Ferpe above that the advantage disappears very quickly as you move away from tha...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

DLHAM wrote:
I think it depends on if Airline XY can fill the extra seats the 77X offers.

And actually how many of those extra seats need to be filled to get better profitability

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Re the QR engine changes, I suspect that a close look back at the A330 or Single Aisle deliveries would turn up an above average number of engine changes during the flight test/acceptance process. Its more like an airline policy issue than a problem with a specific engine type. Would it be such a s...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29532

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

No one can yet tell. The 779 hasn’t flown yet so fuel burn is hypothetical. By EIS I suspect there will be further 351 PIPs both engine, aero and weight (mass for the pedants like me).

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by StTim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Lots of engine changes on these frames - but no news of engine problems in service.

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by StTim
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Erebus wrote:
That RAT seems to be putting in a lot of RPMs even during the turn and low speed taxiing.

I presume there was no load on the generator so it was just turning freely.

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by StTim
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 619
Views: 170830

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Won’t they all be cabinflex soon?

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by StTim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19679

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Amazing then how ACAPULCO documents are used to absolutely rate the performance of one plane Vs another.

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by StTim
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5434

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

I am not sure that Airbus wants the additional development investment in the A220 at the moment.

It needs to ramp up and establish a slick supply chain/manufacturing process.

Focus will be on delivery.

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19679

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance?

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3104
Views: 366967

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is cheap to look and let BA know what sort of frame would suit you.

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3104
Views: 366967

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is cheap to look and let BA know what sort of frame would suit you.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20472

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

It is especially useful where state benefits are based on profits so you can claim profit, and hence tax breaks, in years where under other accounting processes these would not be available.

That is real $ benefit.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 24632

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Wow - that is some AOG issue ;)

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by StTim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1374
Views: 477466

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... shop-.html


Do we know if has also been reconfigured from a test aircraft yet - instrumentation removed and cabin fit completed?
-->

BobMUC wrote:
SQ#22 (first ULR) out of the paintshop:
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... shop-.html


Do we know if has also been reconfigured from a test aircraft yet - instrumentation removed and cabin fit completed?

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by StTim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20472

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

This is profit - in addition to the standard profit that Boeing have been booking per plane.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And Boeing and the wider US.

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by StTim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181088

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. What they did would, if anything, have driven Bombardier to accept lesser terms from Airbus. This is hardly what they would...

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