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by kaitak744
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 46
Views: 7714

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

Yes it is simple. No one wanted to buy it.

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by kaitak744
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: beluga medium
Replies: 19
Views: 2990

Re: beluga medium

Or Dreamlifter... That said, these type of freighters sit, a lot. So peak optimization is not required. It is better if it can handle a variety of loads. It will carry pairs of wings, engines, and someday a future aircraft. You wouldn't want the business case of a new aircraft dependent upon develo...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL
Replies: 70
Views: 10145

Re: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL

A trade? 16 UA 767-400ERs for 10 DL 777-200LRs?

Of all the UA wide bodies, the 767-400ER is the least likely to return, as the entire fleet hasn't begun Polaris configuration.

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by kaitak744
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 143
Views: 46751

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

Pre covid they were larger in SFO than LAX. How? LAX 21x weekly (14xW nonstop, daily 1stop via NRT) SFO 17x weekly (10xW nonstop, daily 1stop via HKG) LAX was also 10x weekly nonstop, not 14x. It was also operated solely by the A350-900ULR, where some of the SFO non-stops were operated by the regul...

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by kaitak744
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5899

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Concorde...

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by kaitak744
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34175

Re: British Airways 787-10

What’s causing these repeated delays? No official answer. This is however the first Charleston-built 787 that has been produced for BA. Although they have plenty of 788s and 789s, and seem happy with them apart from the usual RR engine issues, all of them were made in Renton. EDITED to say I should...

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by kaitak744
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7466

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

OH relax...... a plane not running on fossil fuels is inevitable. Can't hurt to push for its development. May end up not being hydrogen, but the R&D can still be applied to other things.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 38178

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

alfa164 wrote:

EVA is, arguably, a Chinese airline. And they are the most likely candidate.



Haha..... easy there. EVA is from the country of Taiwan.

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 38178

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

The way the article is worded, it is a new 777X customer (so not ANA) who already has 787s (the article says "additional" 787 orders).

JAL?
Air France?
KLM?
Qantas?
EVA?

(its not any Chinese airline, thats for sure)

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by kaitak744
Thu May 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retires 777 fleet
Replies: 808
Views: 136398

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The dysfunction at Boeing is driving the post NW-merger Delta corporate leaders increasingly to go with Airbus as we've seen with rejections of any 787 models and instead going with A330 next-generation models (A33neo, A339) and now rejecting the 777 in favor of the A350. This is a very incorrect s...

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by kaitak744
Wed May 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15658

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

The UA 767-400ERs are their only fleet type that hasn't had the investment in the new Polaris interior. 777-200ERs are almost complete. 767-300ERs are almost complete.

IF UA wan't to reduce wide body capacity, 767-400ERs would be the most logical thing to cut, in addition to the 777-200As.

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by kaitak744
Tue May 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4445
Views: 671023

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

If UA wants to reduce its wide body fleet, they are in the worst position of the big US3. They just finished investing into refitting nearly all of their 777-200ERs and 767-300ERs (only 2-3 of each type left for refit). I highly doubt they would want to retire / store these aircraft having just put ...

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by kaitak744
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1770
Views: 347668

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Do we know which customers have selected the 5-door configuration vs. the 4-door configuration?

I think some 4-door aircraft have rolled out of the factory.

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by kaitak744
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 100168

Boeing to use 3 747LCF (Dreamlifters) for Covid-19 aid

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-boeing-donating-three-747-dreamlifters-to-aid-distribution-2020-3 Boeing to use 3 747LCF (Dreamlifters) for Covid-19 aid. How is this even possible? I thought the 747 Dreamlifter cannot open its main tail cargo door without a very specific ground support ...

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by kaitak744
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44477

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

For their wide body aircraft, they are just wrapping up refitting the 777-200s. 777-200ERs, and 767-300ERs with new interiors. With this recent investment, I doubt they would want to retire them. Makes me wonder if this means the 767-400ER will be retired soon? These are the only planes (aside from ...

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by kaitak744
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leasing companies in post-corona world
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Leasing companies in post-corona world

"777 value will be zero soon" ...... really? Do you know how economics works? Nothing has zero value. Even a 50 year old Boeing 707 can still have some value. There is no sense in retiring aircraft early. What we may see is large aircraft (777-300ERs, A380s, 747-8s) retired when they come ...

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by kaitak744
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 fleet usage
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Air India 777 fleet usage

AI has 15 777-300ERs officially in their fleet. 3 delivered last year. 2 (of the new 3) are currently at Ft. Worth undergoing VIP modifications. So, with their usable fleet of 13, they fly the following: BOM-DEL-JFK (daily) BOM-JFK (3x weekly) DEL-BOM-EWR (daily) HYD-DEL-ORD (daily) DEL-IAD (3x week...

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by kaitak744
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR Runway to Terminal Distance
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: BUR Runway to Terminal Distance

Burbank is really old, and this was grandfathered in. There is a new terminal that was recently approved, that will be built to modern standards. The old one will be torn down.

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by kaitak744
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 77326

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is it safe to assume the 4 frames for BA are in the UFO x9 frames? BA only have 3 B77W on order. 2 delivered towards the end of 2019 and 1 in early 2020. Will feature new config with new J (debut on A35K next year) and the industry standard 3-4-3 in Economy. The rest of their 77W fleet with be refi...

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by kaitak744
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 62578

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Looks like they are taking 4 777-300ERs in 2020? Are they new builds? Used aircraft coming off of leases? The previous news from IAG said they were taking 3, and not 4.

Also, is it certain all A350s are going to BA? Looks like some could go to Iberia to replace their A340s. (-300s and -600s).

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by kaitak744
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 24707

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Is the plan to still offer an 8 door version of the -9 for airlines with less dense configurations? (As opposed to the 10 door configuration on this test frame).

Or will it be like the 737-900ER, where you get the door anyways, and just block it off?

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by kaitak744
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!
Replies: 53
Views: 4498

Re: All Fifth Freedom Traffic on the North Atlantic -- Ever!

Hello. I am compiling a list of all Fifth Freedom operators on the North Atlantic, in history. I'll kick off with the ones I know about, and would love anyone to contribute their own memories. Here we go. CURRENT LHR-EWR Air-India 787 FRA-JFK Singapore Airlines A380 (777 in winter I think) ATH-EWR ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA aircraft deliveries
Replies: 21
Views: 4414

Re: DELTA aircraft deliveries

They are also in the process of retiring A320s are they not?

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by kaitak744
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ: 10x SIN-LAX direct, additional 3x ULR to SFO, ICN-LAX gone
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: SQ: 10x SIN-LAX direct, additional 3x ULR to SFO, ICN-LAX gone

Technically it is 10 weekly LAX, 7 weekly EWR, and 3 weekly SFO with the A350-900ULR. The current daily SIN-SFO does not seem to be upgraded. So there is room for 1 more route. And glad to see SQ return to operating 3 flights a day at LAX on certain days. At their absolute peak, they had daily A380 ...

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by kaitak744
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 19109

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

LAX E75: 38 717: 13 319: 10 321: 5 738: 41 739: 16 752: 26 753: 8 763: 5 764: 3 332: 1 772: 1 77L: 2 359: 1 As for the long-haul wide-bodies: HND - 777-200ER SYD - 777-200LR CDG / AMS - 777-200LR PVG - A350-900 Are they ending the ATL-LAX 777-200LR flight? There was also a JFK-LAX A330-300 flight. ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 51
Views: 12134

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

On a related question, a lot of AA MD-80s are from the mid-late 90s. They still have many hours and cycles left in them. If they can be acquired for cheap, are they pretty profitable aircraft to operate? Only downside I can see is higher fuel consumption than 737NG, but you are saving money on the f...

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by kaitak744
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TN 787 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: TN 787 Update

So, by end of 2019, they should be all 787-9. At the moment, what do they do with their 5th A340-300? Is it just rotated as a spare? Their schedule at the moment is 2x weekly PPT-NRT, 3x weekly PPT-AKL, daily PPT-LAX-CDG, and 6x weekly PPT-LAX. This utilizes a full 4 aircraft, meaning with 4 787s, t...

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by kaitak744
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only
Replies: 52
Views: 13525

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only

Singapore's A330-300s are RR powered, and relatively new. They are coming off their leases quick, and there are quite a few of them. Plenty for VS to choose from. Also, if they base all their A350s at LHR, they can move LHR-based A330s to LGW/MAN and augment the fleet with those. Make LHR 787/A350 o...

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by kaitak744
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 4413

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

Given they already have the crew and infrastructure set up to operate the Airbus fleet, it would not be cost effective to migrate all that capacity over to new or second hand 737s. The most likely option is Alaska will fly the A320s until the end of their life span, and eventually phase them out for...

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by kaitak744
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 22284

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Is CX still getting 777-300s from Emirates? What at the plans for the existing 777-200/-300 fleet?

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by kaitak744
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27570

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

5 777-300ERs retiring? What about the 777-200s and 777-300s? Are they still planning on getting 777-300s from Emirates?

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by kaitak744
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 8460

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

Basically, in the U.S., no carrier can operate an aircraft without the fuel tank innerting system past 2017. Southwest (and Alaska) chose to not do a retrofit on the classics. Same reason why United and Delta chose to retire the 747s before the end of 2017. These aircraft may have life left, but no-...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120586

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Will it be possible for AA to re-engine the A321ceo to A321neo? That is not something that any airline will do, or can do economically. The NEO is more than just new engines, there are other upgrades to the aircraft as well. The A321 CEOs are still efficient and modern aircraft. They will be flown ...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5489

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5489

Re: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK reconstruction update?
Replies: 27
Views: 4885

Re: JFK reconstruction update?

To be honest, the terminals at JFK are really not bad. Most of them are very modern. T8 is relatively new. T7 is being updated. T5 is new and is being expanded to T7. T4 will be expanded (T4A). T1 is crowded... but will probably expand into the space of T2/T3 once T4A is built and DL moves out. That...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?
Replies: 40
Views: 5489

Is BUR-LHR/LGW a commercially viable possibility?

Los Angeles to London is a huge O/D market. 3 of the 6 big studios are in the Valley, and are within 15 min from Burbank Airport. These, along with several other big business in the valley, can surely warrant a 787-8 flight. The airport has a lot less traffic than LAX. Getting from your car to the g...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97226

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Its a global AD. O...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97226

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Its a global AD. O...

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by kaitak744
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97226

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United is not keeping any 744s operational. They might be on the hook for leases for a period, but aircraft is leaving the fleet and entire pilot cadre has already been awarded other fleet types. 747 Fleet manager only last week sent out a final good-bye note to all fleet pilots. Apart from the USA...

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by kaitak744
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10168

Re: A380 as a Head of State Aircraft

South Korea uses a 747-400 China uses Air China 747-8s, and before Air China 747-400s. India uses Air India 747-400s Brunei uses a 747-8, and used to use a 747-400 Kuwait, UAE, Oman, and Qatar all have 747-8s A huge part of AF1 being huge is the capability it brings as a flying command post. Along w...

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by kaitak744
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today
Replies: 12
Views: 4756

Re: Fiji Go-Around at LAX today

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A very interesting go around. I saw this from Sepulveda, and have never seen an aircraft do that before.

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by kaitak744
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Go Around (OCT 14) Fiji Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 725

LAX Go Around (OCT 14) Fiji Airways

On Saturday, October 14th, I was around LAX when I noticed the Fiji A330 throttle up and begin climbing while it was much further north of the approach path than I have ever seen. https://i.imgur.com/k4dAZfP.png Runway 24R was closed and under construction. Is there a reason why the go around was di...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 56179

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Really wish Burbank (BUR) could see service to LHR. A 787-8 can technically operate from the airport. There is no FIS, but they could do a Shannon stop on the way over to do customs and immigration there. Burbank is so conveniently located to the majority of the film industry studios and offices. I ...

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 38035

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Why would rolls agree to either option? Well with Option #2 they are still getting money/business as the A330neo is RR powered... This would not matter. For single source engine aircraft (777-300ER, A350, A330NEO, etc.) the airline does not have any separate deals with the engine maker (aside from ...

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation billionaires?
Replies: 15
Views: 3135

Re: Aviation billionaires?

Steve Hazy...

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by kaitak744
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10821

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

There is nothing wrong with a dependent parallel runway operation!!!! It will add capacity. Not as much as fully separated parallel runways, but it will come at a much lower cost. And you also generates more jobs, as you will need to start building the 4th one as soon as you finish building the 3rd...

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by kaitak744
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land
Replies: 97
Views: 10821

Re: 3rd runway at LHR without buying more land

There is nothing wrong with a dependent parallel runway operation!!!! It will add capacity. Not as much as fully separated parallel runways, but it will come at a much lower cost.

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by kaitak744
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 37643

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

A more pressing issue before replacing the 777-200ERs is replacing the 767-300ERs, which the A350s will obviously not do.

Also, the domestic 777-200s will be 30 years old by 2025. 787-10s to replace these?

This also opens the possibility for the 777-9 for United.

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