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by Vladex
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 326
Views: 38405

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Boeing has the 200 order hole in its production calendar due to Jet Airways departing the scene and Airbus has customers scurrying for slots due to the value that the A321XLR offers. Airbus simply might not be able to match schedule / price / performance. I think you are right. It’s not only a matt...

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by Vladex
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16247

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

QR is always losing money and they have bigger problems so he is just scapegoating . Benching a380 will not help

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by Vladex
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122200

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-cebu-idUSKCN1TI1UZ?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d07dc5cb1a3150001dd6f74&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Cebu to buy over two dozen Airbus jets: The deal involves 16 A330neo wide-body jets and around 10 o...

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by Vladex
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 14829

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

A350 only had 1 delivery in 2014 and it took its time after that A lot of airlines that are under Boeing spell from a long past ordered 787. JAL had to apologize for ordering A350, so 787 is definitely more ordered and produced but the victory is temporary and pyrhic.I believe A350 has a larger grou...

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by Vladex
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing like A380 out there. It was the wrong airlines that got it and most established airlines didn't because of the short term financial ideology. How long is long enough for Airbus and their customers to lose money ...

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by Vladex
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3263
Views: 325612

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They bought a 50 year old plane, They should live and die with it. It would be like someone buying a 10 year old smartphone or 30 year old car and seeking compensation from it.

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13408

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The issue with the max was when there is a system failure there was not a back up. If anything the FAA must be more careful about system backups. The question before certification is “If this part fails will the plane crash and if it does what back ups are in place to ensure that a crash doesn’t ha...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5275

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. I’ve heard their burn is...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5275

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

SEA wrote:
Vladex wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:

Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.


Any other operator that has problems ?


Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.


Show me inactive planes. It sounds like FUD.

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5275

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

ikolkyo wrote:
Vladex wrote:
GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.


Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.


Any other operator that has problems ?

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3263
Views: 325612

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing CEO interview on CBS yesterday is a lesson in body language talk. He is shaking his head while trying to show emotion and doubling down on affirmative statements.

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Although I am a Fan of Airbus, I am hard to tell A380 had commercial success...... Probably, experience from A380 design, development, manufacturing is important for Airbus, however, A380 came out at wrong-age. Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing ...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12326

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Just read on a.net's front page that AA stock hits a 3-year low , interesting coincidence! They don't have any A380, A350 and maybe 2 A...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5275

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.

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by Vladex
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 284143

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana...

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by Vladex
Wed May 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 284143

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana ...

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by Vladex
Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...

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by Vladex
Sun May 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some...

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Yes, they managed it. One can also manage divorce, broken bones, and tornadoes. And I don't know if you think Airbus loss $15B or $25B, but emotional support and wiring issues ... Think what Airbus could have done instead. Answer this question directly: Which would be better, the A380 program they ...

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

enzo011 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Two 787-9 aircraft can fly the same route as am A380 with more passengers and more freight at lower operating cost and more frequency.



And A380 has higher yields and fills more seats if there is a choice.

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You are talking about made up financials , not any flaws. The flaws would be passengers and crews revolting and planes crashing from time to time. So the fact that the A380 will end production after selling only 251 is made up? Are you saying the financial implications of that are made up? Why do y...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

This turned into another A380 bashing... As expected. Recognizing that the A380 has flaws is not “bashing” as you love to portray. It is an analytical review of reality. It barely reached break even on a per frame basis let alone recover its development costs. To dismiss any critique whatsoever as ...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14936

Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

How bad can Etihad get ? This is an airline with a very big identity crisis as they seem to be pushing into extremes from top to bottom, going from apartments to no passengers at all. https://youtu.be/ImYXj7Y-yv0?t=439 Another video by a starving passenger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

In a recent Airways Magazine article, it said Airbus saw a market for 1000 Airbus A380s. In the end, only about 250 of them will actually be delivered and flown by customers. I'd say that's falling short of the target goal. That's only the failures of the airlines , not the manufacturer, the same a...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42274

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The only success of A380 is that Airbus will go down in history of aviation as the builder of the biggest commercial aircraft - that's all. Marketwise, it failed and the only profit for Airbus Industrie comes from maintenance contracts... Agreed! Lets not forget that EK sales is perhaps the most su...

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by Vladex
Sat May 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3263
Views: 325612

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Some people in Boeing should be behind bars. We could explore that, where do you suggest we start, engineers who coded, supervisors who approved, FAA inspectors who certified, Boeing CEO because the buck stops there? In is probably the shareholders/investors and probably something like Southwest an...

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by Vladex
Tue May 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3263
Views: 325612

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDCDC36J3s
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Ethiopian Airlines CEO : If we fly it , we will be the last one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDCDC36J3s

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by Vladex
Thu May 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10382

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choice I can see how the A330ceo looks a bit dated, but the A330neo I think looks very modern and A350/B787-like with the bigger engines and new...

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by Vladex
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10382

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choice

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by Vladex
Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5552

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

Title says it all. https://youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY Pretty stupid explanation from Vox, with even worse graphs. Although knowing them this should be expected. But yes, Boeing should face legal action for cocking up MCAS. That’s a given. But Airbus would’ve done the same in Boeing’s case to fix the stab...

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by Vladex
Sat May 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR
Replies: 23
Views: 6252

Re: Delivery of first Air Transat A321LR

mchei wrote:
OccupiedLav wrote:

Side note, those A321s look much better with the larger engines.


It’s the opposite to me :) I love the “skinny” engines on the old 321s. That’s why the 340 also is my favorite plane, just from the outward appearance.


You probably just like the noise that comes out of it.

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by Vladex
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321neo non-LR range
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

Re: A321neo non-LR range

that's a good think and I think PW have said that they will improve performance over time as well.

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by Vladex
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321neo non-LR range
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

Re: A321neo non-LR range

I really want to know the minute difference between PW GTF and LEAP engined A321neo in terms of range?
I think there is some but it's not mentioned anywhere

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by Vladex
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710167

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If I try to understand the essence of this, the intention is to have more MCAS sensors to initiate more MCAS activations but then to have MCAS be quickly shut off as it pitches the nose down. . Or if the intentions is that different sensors check and cancel each other out , then when sensors activat...

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by Vladex
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30637

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Business prices are totally made up and most people don't pay them so it's not relevant

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by Vladex
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the 737 Max a bridge too far?
Replies: 12
Views: 2377

Re: Was the 787 Max a bridge too far?

Yes, it was too far, it's an ancient design in its 4th iteration. Boeing and its executives and investors used and abused its position in duopoly or monopoly for short term gain , being unable to end something and to handle any lean times will lead anyone to inflated thinking and big delusions Now t...

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by Vladex
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14061

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is probably the most anonymous big city in the USA for people outside of USA. Most have never even heard about it unless you are into US constitution .

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by Vladex
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30637

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

Airbus hopes you are right, nothing out there can compete with A321 NEO

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by Vladex
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30637

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLGq9GUSa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNbBhQg-qv8
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He may or may not be right but whose airplanes would he take ?
BA is not really taking care of A380 anyway so why do would they bother taking more of them?
See for your self.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKLGq9GUSa4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNbBhQg-qv8

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140847

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

fcogafa wrote:
[quote=]Wow, they really don't want to mess with Lufthansa. No Germany or Switzerland routes.


Looking at the map they provided it doesn't look like the A321LR has the range, Madrid looks a stretch[/quote]

Madrid - NY is only 3100NM much like Paris and Amsterdam

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Solidus wrote:
HeyTK wrote:
It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..


Check here

http://www.ataturkairport.com/flightInf ... anguage=EN



Website is out or wiped out.

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by Vladex
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3310

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

It’s probably for crew familiarisation first and later on be sent for international routes. Clearly this is a domestic configuration, with recliner F seats. I can't imagine JL would use it for intl routes other than ultra short-haul routes to Korea or China. Plus theirs are de-rated A350-942 which ...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19998

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Understandable. I wonder if AC's management regrets choosing the MAX over the NEO. I mean its pretty obvious... Given the engine problems with the NEO, it isn't quite so obvious to me. The MAX seemed to be beating expectations until the first crash. Hopefully the fix will be effective, it will be p...

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by Vladex
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 32285

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

YYZORD wrote:
Many are coming to YYZ this year, Lufthansa A350, British Airways A350, Ethiopian Airlines A350, Phillippine Airlines A350, and Cathay Pacific A350.

it was about time

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by Vladex
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 32285

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

I can see probably JAL when they get A350 JAL would be a 787 to start if it were to happen. JAL is the first customer of the A350-942, which is a significantly lower weight model, they will be used domestically on short haul routes, and don't have nearly enough range for North America. I was daydre...

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by Vladex
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 32285

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

So is there any A350, A330 NEO , A320 NEO at YYZ? I know there is one A380 at least.
YYZ must be the most populous anti Airbus airport in the world

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by Vladex
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 32285

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

I can see probably JAL when they get A350

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by Vladex
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16711

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Boeing had the new narrowbody in development farther down than today's NMA. It was nearing authority to offer decision. EIS was planned for 2018. Then, American issued RFP for replacement of 300 old aircraft, Airbus was winning it, Boeing panicked and rushed 737 reengine to meet 2016 EIS. The rest ...

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