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by RalXWB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10185

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Congratulations, quite a revelation this order...

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by RalXWB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6102

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

A 727 with 2 engines already exists...it is called 737.

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by RalXWB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7614

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

So he cancelled most Airbus orders and none of the Boeing orders? Interesting. You're likely thinking of Etihad Airlines of the UAE, who have cancelled a significant number of Airbus orders and are widely rumored to eventually do the same with a significant portion of their currently outstanding Bo...

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by RalXWB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7614

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

So he cancelled most Airbus orders and none of the Boeing orders? Interesting.

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by RalXWB
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10196

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

I remember that sad picture of a boy falling out of the plane in Japan in the 70s if i remember correctly.

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by RalXWB
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24755

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425571 UA seems not interested in the XLR as well ,they need bigger planes tu fill the MOM needs There I have now my doubts to this "story". If I just verify the UA fleet and the UA orders... They are flying A320 ceo and A319 ceo an...

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by RalXWB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24755

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Or they Stick with one supplier... Like UA? :spin:

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by RalXWB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24755

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

And He says this while having hundreds of Airbus NBs including NEOs in his fleet. He just wants to have a better price. #bargaining

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by RalXWB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5811

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

I think its funny that people always state that an airline should buy from both manufacturers to keep them honest, but here we have United...they have been buying Boeing-only for many years now.

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by RalXWB
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR Integration Challenges
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: A321XLR Integration Challenges

If I remember correctly, the Cabin Flex configuration ACF will become standard in 2020...

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by RalXWB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66620

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Only 3 of the 9 767s AF operated were -328s.

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by RalXWB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66620

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

They never ordered the 767, too so the comparison is void.

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by RalXWB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4798

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

IWMBH wrote:
I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.


Mercure not Mirage...

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by RalXWB
Fri May 31, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8263

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

The most funny part was: Im sorry to hear that your plane was delayed. Nicely done video though.

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by RalXWB
Thu May 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12493

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

I do not know how to respond to statements like "the entire Airbus widebody strategy is its greatest failure" while having a look at the sales figures of the A300, A340, A330 and A350. #lalaland

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by RalXWB
Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12493

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

Congratulations to Airbus for 50 years of making certain Teammembers sweat...

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by RalXWB
Wed May 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42850

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

This turned into another A380 bashing... As expected.

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by RalXWB
Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16865

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

I never understood this comparison with the A330 and by now it sounds a lot like "But her E-mails". The question of this topic should be "Why were other planes not grounded after a crash?"

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35322

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

It is stated in the article that this order presumably is for replacement of A319 and CRJ. Without illegal price dumping the 220/320 combo is hard to beat considering that the Group has over 400 of them.

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35322

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Lufthansa Group has 78 x A321, 18 x A320NEO, 211 x A320 and 116 x A319. They currently have about 100 NEO orders already. Airbus will just offer the A32X/A220 combo and that´s it. LH ordering 737 will only happen in Boeing La-La-Land.

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by RalXWB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35322

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

The Chance of LH ordering 737 is as high as UA ordering any Airbus.

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by RalXWB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21723

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

You mean lika a giant 321 and not a757 :white:

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by RalXWB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21723

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

People seem to ignore - or want to - how many A350s Airbus has sold in the first 3 months of 2019. Not to mention another 290 A320s. But yes it is all about the problems Airbus is supposedly facing. #doomed

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by RalXWB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12905

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Shocking? Really. They are except for a couple of E190s all-Airbus. They operate the 340, 330 and now the 350.

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by RalXWB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 19628

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The product line, for now, will be open until 2021 so Airbus does not need to reopen it.

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9382

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

I wonder where all the sceptical persons were when Bamboo Airways (also a start-up) recently ordered 10+20 787s :white:

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by RalXWB
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9382

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Congratulations to Airbus and Starlux. A new order for the 351...what a Revelation.

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54228

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The CEO publicly stated that they bought too many 779s and too few 350s so no surprise here. With 20 additional orders, will LH be the largest 350 customer worldwide? Taking in account orders for the A350 Qatar (76) will be the largest followed by Singapore (67) and Cathay (46). Lufthansa with the ...

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54228

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

The CEO publicly stated that they bought too many 779s and too few 350s so no surprise here. With 20 additional orders, will LH be the largest 350 customer worldwide?

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by RalXWB
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714228

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With an increasing number of authorities and airlines grounding this type I have to think that they have more information which justifies the grounding...

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by RalXWB
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Re: AA A321Neo N400AN on tour

Pilots receive training as regards to differences. The engines take much longer to start as they generally have a “cooldown” cycle of anywhere from 40 seconds to a full minute and a half. There are other limitation differences (weights, speeds, ECAM actions) and display differences (no EPR settings ...

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by RalXWB
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716745

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

colingally wrote:
I find it weird the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines can stand in the middle of an active investigation area...


Nikki Lauda did the same after one of his 767s crashed in Thailand back in 1991.

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by RalXWB
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9588

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

Ah.. looks like I answered my own question: https://www.airfleets.net/listing/l10-5.htm If this list is accurate (I've checked it against another site database), there are just slightly under half of total production remaining, about 116. That's not bad. I wonder what a complete plane would go for ...

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by RalXWB
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 81
Views: 13850

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

You could also ask what soured relations between Airbus and United or insert any airline/manufacturer combination. They are businesses and go for the best deal...

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by RalXWB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47490

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

The A350-1000 and B777-300 are almost identical in size so the statement it is not even as big is not correct. #justsaying

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by RalXWB
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141687

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Calling an airline with a fleet of 253 plus orders of 151 a niche airline is...I don´t know...sad, funny, hillarious...

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by RalXWB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24182

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Looks like the pilot is waving with the wings...Was it a retirement flight?

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by RalXWB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 85941

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Airbus will be out of business soon according to the new Anet-myth that the 78X has more payload and range than the 359. I really wonder why this thread is still open...

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by RalXWB
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International Future
Replies: 28
Views: 3901

Re: EWR International Future

Flying into EWR from Europe is much more comfortable and faster than JFK. My choice for a trip to NY.

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by RalXWB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14160

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

Mr. Aboulafia is certainly NOT a reputable source. He is perhaps one of the biggest Team B-extremists out there. #justsaying

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by RalXWB
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 22836

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

The B737MAX was indeed the preferred choice by KLM. But, since the arrival of Smith it seems the CEO's of KLM and Air France have less influence and that Smith really wants to push a further integration within the Group, including simplified brands and fleets. That's why the Airbus-rumours are gett...

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by RalXWB
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6420

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

Production ended in 2004...

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by RalXWB
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM MD-11 Scrapped
Replies: 21
Views: 4835

Re: KLM MD-11 Scrapped

They did not have plenty live left, the oldest one was from 1993. I also think that cycles had something to do since KLM was flying them from the beginning...

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by RalXWB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Safety Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 22098

Re: MD-11 Safety Discussion

One can praise or curse this type but fact is that the MD-11 failed to meet its targets for range and fuel burn in the beginning...

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by RalXWB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why CX do not order B747-8I
Replies: 16
Views: 2572

Re: Why CX do not order B747-8I

A better thread title would be: Why did only 3 airlines worldwide order the 748i. Instead of a single thread for each airline...

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by RalXWB
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell Douglas make the MD-11 a twinjet?
Replies: 14
Views: 2273

Re: Why didn't McDonnell Douglas make the MD-11 a twinjet?

So a stretched DC-10 was/is still ahead of its time? Sorry, but that put a smile on my face...

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by RalXWB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NZ CEO hints longer range 787
Replies: 56
Views: 9989

Re: NZ CEO hints longer range 787

Whew. 77W replacement? I think you're being a bit ambitious mate. Not ambitious at all. Three quarters of the 777-300ER's routes used by Air New Zealand the 787-10 can comfortably fly with the same passenger load. So on three quarters of the routes they will have a massive per seat efficiency gain....

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by RalXWB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30438

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

Ah, there is the myth of the 346 being a gas guzzler again...

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