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by PHBVF
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 100
Views: 19523

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

flyabr wrote:
I still think an A225 might be in the plans, which would be a nice filler between the A223 and A321!


Read this as "I still thin an Antonov An22 might be in the plans", made me chuckle.

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by PHBVF
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11107

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

Not mine, but that'll be a fine looking 777
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by PHBVF
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 issues with the fire suppression system
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

Re: 787 issues with the fire suppression system

They should consider a manual override then. I'm a little stunned at how the aerospace industry is handling increased automation without manual backups for everything except absolutely non-essential stuff. Well yeah but that is kind of the point, there is a manual override switch below the engine f...

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by PHBVF
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7578

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I don't think a regulatory body needs to approve a livery change, but (for search and rescue) the color markings of the aircraft do need to be filed on the flightplan...

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by PHBVF
Wed May 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66520

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

This has been flying under the radar but the prototype for the Eviation Alice all-electric commuter plane is set to be unveiled at the airshow. They have enough funds to last for the duration of the flight test program, so they have a shot at success. https://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationwee...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4764

Re: KLM launches LIR

I know that once, on a one-off, KL sent the 77W to SJO, plus AF sends 77Es during the summer and 77W during the winter. How would the 77E/77W compare to the 787-9 in terms of engine-out performance here in SJO? I'm not mentioning BA because they use RR powered 777Es and AF-KL use the GE90. The diff...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4764

Re: KLM launches LIR

This issue with terrain, while I can understand the concerns, seems a bit overblown IMO (but I'm not a dispatcher, I may be wrong) since aircraft usually make a right turn (pretty much a U turn) after like 2-3 nm when departing RW 07 (I see them all the time from my window here near SYQ). If in dou...

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by PHBVF
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 freighter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3461

Re: A380 freighter?

Noshow wrote:
Combis are dead due to fire protection rules.

Aren't the combi rules in place for a split deck (e.g. both cargo and passengers on the same level)?
Thought I read something about that on here and it would open up a niche for the A380 (only passengers on the upper deck)

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by PHBVF
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 5072

Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

cedarjet wrote:
vhqpa wrote:
Still on the ground at FAOR

What’s a FAOR?

ICAO code for Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport (JNB)

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by PHBVF
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17513

Re: KLM will not get A350s at all

Could someone explain to me the following reasoning: We want AF to be leaner and more efficient. So what we do is go for an all 777/787 long haul fleet at KLM and a 777/787/330/350/380 fleet at AF. I just don’t get it. Someone at KLM is pulling some interesting strings. Two different companies of a...

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by PHBVF
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: KLM will not get A350s at all
Replies: 46
Views: 17513

Re: KLM will not get A350s at all

Agree this make sense. KLM doctrine used to be subfleets of less then 10 aircraft of a type doesn't make sense. That could mean a few more 787-10's are coming in. Though I would not rule out more 787-10s it is not as much of an oddball. Mx wise they have a high commonality with the 789 and pilots/c...

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by PHBVF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35046

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

Looking at the data from the 787 airport planning document the 787 will be able to carry a payload of slightly more than 50,000kg on a route such as AMS-SFO (4756nm acc GCmap.com). Given standard passenger weights and KLM's planned config with 344 passengers, that would mean about 35,000kg would be ...

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by PHBVF
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 49443

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Did they cut off a nose section of a 787? Better call it Comac 787...Not very creative from the guys at Comac.. But the main thing is..Who.s gonna order it? Are they trying to beat A and B on price? Will they build an engine to compete with Rolls and GE..Or is it gonna be a Brabazon project? A huge...

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by PHBVF
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44757

Re: HiFly A380 after a successful Summer

Thanks in part to Rolls Royce's misfortune with the Trent 1000 engines. Is it in any way relevant? Very, they are using the aircraft to cover for carriers affected by the issue. Look at Norwegian, using an A380 to replace their 787 service, because of the engine issues. Air Austral also used the A3...

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by PHBVF
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 4144

Re: KLM Boeing 737-900

The 737-900 is nearly pointless without a proper C-class up front, it just doesn't add any extra seats compared to a -800 and the extra length eats the range compared to the -800 as the -900's MTOW is the same. Don't be surprised if KLM just orders 5 more 737-800's when the -900's lease ends. That,...

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by PHBVF
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18490

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

As a pilot, I never understood intersection takeoffs. An old adage in aviation says the three most useless things in aviation are runway behind you, altitude above you, and fuel in the fuel truck. My old Beech C23 which I sold last year had a takeoff requirement at MGTOW of something like 1600 ft i...

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by PHBVF
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21

Fair enough. Hopefully for them the delivery times won't be a problem. If not I expect them to do just fine with the ARJ

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by PHBVF
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21

Starting up an airline with ARJ21s is probably not the wisest business decision. I would say it is a strategic mistake so bad that even in the most restrictive and protectionist market conditions will bankrupt you and fast. Unless of course you have near unlimited cash to burn. Considering Chengdu ...

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by PHBVF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84433

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

...."Long Dong" lol If that ever catches on you will have the Boeing PR people wring their hands to no end. As long as it's unofficial, I think they'd love it. The connotation is good and there is no bad PR. Besides, wasn't "LONGER" one of the A340-600's catch words painted on t...

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by PHBVF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9940

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there. This has also got in part to do with altitude. The difference between IAS and TAS at Quito (7910ft) would ...

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by PHBVF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5249

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Relief pilots can be added for other reasons than flight duration. - One reason as mentioned might be biorythm though I doubt that on this one... - During a disruption a third pilot may be called out of standby to extend flight duty period. - Or the pilot's duty is longer than JFK-EDI. Perhaps for s...

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by PHBVF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 28944

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

As someone mentioned DL at AMS:
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by PHBVF
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429771

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

My (not very educated) guess would be that with the recent Embraer dealings Boeing will "ramp up" NSA development earlier than previously anticipated. In the US resources are being freed up with the MAX and 781 rounding up, leaving only the 777X in development and Embraer is also pretty mu...

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by PHBVF
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air applies for Swedish AOC
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: Norwegian Air applies for Swedish AOC

Norwegian Air is applying for another AOC this time in Sweden. Norwegians current AOC's are: Norwegian Air Argentina - NAA Norwegian Air International - NAI Norwegian Air Norway - NAN Norwegian Air Shuttle - NAS Norwegian Air UK - NUK https://newsroom.aviator.aero/norwegian-air-shuttle-seeks-swedis...

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by PHBVF
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2809

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

LA s 787 SCL to AKL/SYD service is even worse in terms of risk. Half way between there really is no place to land. No Shemya island to land your 777 at and no Azores to glide your A330 to. 330 minutes can get very long. I believe the Arctic Pacific/south polar route should not be allowed to be flow...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18259

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

(De)boarding a 747 with stairs is still a thing with KLM at PBM (Surinam) https://www.airportcheck.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/klm-op-paramaribo-airoprt.png All of KLM's aircraft types can be boarded via stairs: http://theskillsfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2559.jpg Kilimanjaro http://ww...

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by PHBVF
Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 162
Views: 36587

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Not really. The MAX/NEO order will be made on a group level. This order has been made on a company level.
This indicates KLM has a requirement sooner rather than later to receive these birds.

I am assuming the -700 leases are ending before they can receive their first MAX aircraft...

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by PHBVF
Wed May 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 162
Views: 36587

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

KLM will add 4 new 737-800s next year, (rumored as replacement of 4 737-700s, but that's unconfirmed): PH-BCG 62578 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCH 62579 Op. Lease Mar 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCK 62580 Op. Lease Apr 2019 CFM56-7B24 30C 6Y 150M PH-BCL 63624 Op. Lease Apr 2019...

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by PHBVF
Fri May 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34830

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

The new livery has been revealed and I think it provides a modern touch to a classic livery! Very curious to see this when it rolls out of the factory [url]https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/status/999906112865353728 [/url] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeBfi-qUwAAKtvL.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D...

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by PHBVF
Sat May 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 13197

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

If you look into the actual list it gives the criteria: 1. Noise quota/seat 2. Chapter number (noise certification) 3. NOx emissions/seat 4. CAEP standard (engine emissions certification) 5. Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) violations 6. Track keeping (TK) violations 7. Early or late movements betw...

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by PHBVF
Sat May 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 85894

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

I would not be surprised if this would happen, be it in a bit different matter:
787-9ER will be presented together with a 787-9ERF
787-9ER upgrades will be offered on the 787-10, making a 787-10ER

This obviously won't happen in the coming years, more like the mid 2020's or so., but I believe it will

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by PHBVF
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 8218

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

Wouldn't a ANC-FUK/CTS/KIX/NGO make more sense?
The flights would be fed on the US side from the many airports that have service to ANC and would be a one stop option for the secondary Japanese cities...
NRT/HND are easily reached using existing hubs...

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by PHBVF
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rebooting a 787
Replies: 23
Views: 5164

Re: Rebooting a 787

The 787 is VERY sensitive regarding power switches. If after the engine start you turn off the APU too soon (and the aircraft has not properly switched to engine generators) it can mean a three hour delay! A while back I actually had the ground power fail at an outstation, that resulted in a serious...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4370

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

From the 9/11 Commission report, page 245: "Atta told Binalshibh he wanted to select planes departing on long flights because they would be full of fuel, and that he wanted to hijack Boeing aircraft because he believed them easier to fly than Airbus aircraft, which he understood had an autopil...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 7279

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

Thanks for the clarification Iemand! I was under the impression that reverse herringbone meant people facing the rear of the plane, not facing the windows. Though I agree that Europe business class can not have the same seat as say an A330, I do think the product is far below the level of the long h...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10
Replies: 24
Views: 7279

Re: KLM to introduce JAMCO Business Class Seats on the Boeing 787-10

@DexSwart: where did you see reverse herringbone? I can not seem to find it... I like the seats themselves. I wonder if KLM will involve Hella Jongerius and how these seat will look stylized for KLM. Having said that KLM should really do something to get a consistent customer experience. When these ...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 6043

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Wouldn't FlyBe be the prime example of an RJ driven LCC? They mainly fly dash 8-Q400s with a small number of ATRs and E-Jets flybe is a high-cost airline - on a unit basis (cost per available seat mile, so the cost to fly one seat one mile) - because of their smaller aircraft and short average sect...

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by PHBVF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 6043

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Wouldn't FlyBe be the prime example of an RJ driven LCC? They mainly fly dash 8-Q400s with a small number of ATRs and E-Jets. I think the only other airline that might qualify would be AZUL, though they have been moving out of RJ territory with the addition of NEO's and A330s. Before that they opera...

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by PHBVF
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 10068

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

I think this concept (mind you not necessarily on the A330) has two potential customers: 1. Airlines that do not require a large amount of cargo space 2. Airlines that operate flights that are too long for any heavy cargo, but still could fit these modules. For the first option I think it is a no br...

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by PHBVF
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: KLM proposes Colombia service increase in April 2019

I think they found "El Dorado" since they changed the stopover from CLO to CTG.
From what I understand this is a very popular destination for tourists and service increases have only started after the "swap"

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by PHBVF
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 8634

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

IMO Delta isn't the type of airline that is too worried about streamlining their fleet: B717 B737 B757 B767 B777 A320 A330 A350 MD80 MD90 CSeries Delta is more worried about having the right aircraft for each route. Though the A330NEO/A350 combination is a potent one the 787 family definitely has so...

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by PHBVF
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71507

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Just curious does anyone know the crew schedule for this flight? How much time in London? How many off days?

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by PHBVF
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilot Question
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Commercial Pilot Question

Depending on prior experience and (new) function line training may take up to 70 or so stretches. Perhaps the instructor wanted to see the candidate hand fly for a bit, but what might be more likely is an item on the dispatch deviation list, a fault which allows you to fly under certain conditions. ...

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by PHBVF
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 5019

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

Bricktop wrote:
AAB = The very last person I would want as a launch customer.

Why not?
If he complains about your aircraft, no one is going to care, as he always complains
If he doesn't complain, your aircraft must be pretty good, because AAB is not complaining about it.

Simply can't lose.

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by PHBVF
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Potable water ex-CPT?
Replies: 18
Views: 3188

Re: Potable water ex-CPT?

Cape Town has a NOTAM out: A0237/18 NOTAMR A4056/17 Q) FACA/QFAXX/IV/BO/A/000/999/3358S01836E005 A) FACT B) 1801180921 C) 1804172200 EST E) AD IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A SERIOUS WATER CRISIS AS A RESULT OF AN EXTENDED DROUGHT. ALL ROLE PLAYERS ARE TAKING IMMEDIATE MEASURES TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTI...

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by PHBVF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797
Replies: 51
Views: 6510

Re: Could Boeing work with Embraer on 737 replacement alongside the 797

I already know the answer that will be given, but the 737 has over 4000 orders and 43% market share in the order backlog compared to the A320neo family. With possibly the NMA/797 addressing the Strength Airbus has with the A321LR at the top end of the 737 lineup, why should Boeing be in a rush to s...

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by PHBVF
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429771

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I guess it will be a battle as to whether the MOM market is mainly at the bottom end or the top end - unless of course it's both. If the 797 is launched this year I really don't give the 338 much of a chance in the marketplace. But if a 250 seat (simple stretch)322 'plus' is launched I am not sure ...

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by PHBVF
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 19304

Re: French Blue to change its name

New name will be French Bee. Obligée de changer de marque afin d'éviter un procès avec Jetblue aux Etats-Unis, French Blue se rebaptise French Bee (Abeille française) pour pouvoir desservir San Francisco, sur la route de Papeete, à partir du 6 février. https://imagr.eu/up/XM0ml_DUx-YRdWkAA46BI.jpg ...

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by PHBVF
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 162
Views: 36587

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

AFKLM are not generating for shareholders a rate of return which supports new investment. Controlled shrinkage would be a wise move. If IAG were in charge they would likely say "no more investment in anything and particularly no new aeroplanes, until you bunch of clowns get your act together&q...

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by PHBVF
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 162
Views: 36587

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

And I think AF/Joon/Transavia FR would benefit from a similar construction, hence the fourth option. Though as said by no means a given.

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