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by MileHFL400
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 24333

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When’s the first A330 neo delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: African Aviation Thread 2018

What happened to the main thread?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

FlyRow wrote:
One would think this is belly cargo.


Right, but wouldn’t they just start belly cargo right from the inaugural flight?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

So I came across this one link that states that KQ Cargo will start flights to New York on 1st December. This is the only link that alludes to this. This is presumably in addition to the daily 787 flights starting next month? I don’t think KQ has a dedicated freighter capable of this? https://www.mw...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 13805

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Air India is only utilising only 21 of 27 788's due to crew shortages and spare parts https://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/companies/120918/air-india-utilising-just-21-of-27-dreamliners-for-daily-operations.html Absolute joke of an airline. On another note would I be correct in thinking that NB...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13323

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

This thread has gone completely off topic.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: African Aviation Thread

Just over a month before KQ starts it’s direct flights to NYC.

Anyone have any idea why A4O-SY was ferried to BHX? Repainting prior to return to KQ?

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by MileHFL400
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50825

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

rj777 wrote:
ok, so we've got the static test frame roll out..... soo......... when is the BIG roll out gonna happen? Probably pretty soon, right?


Not till end year

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by MileHFL400
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1351
Views: 469838

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How many 1000’s delivered so far? Who’s getting one next?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

All airplanes are designed to the same certification standard for take-off thru enroute OEI climb profile. With fuel efficiency as a key parameter, at design TOGW, there’s not a lot of difference between types. Put them at their WAT limits, they’re all dogs even over powered bizjets. Operationally,...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

evank516 wrote:
Having flown in/out of EYW in the past with DL, I have to endorse the 73W (73G for others). Then there was my oddly empty Saturday morning flight on the 739ER from LGA-MSP that was airborne rather fast for that variant.


I think that planes main limitation is its rotation angle

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

Concorde lightly loaded was also a real rocket. MD-11 is also very famous for that, 747-400 also decent when light. The 777F can also be very quick to get away lightly loaded. I often see the departures from Nairobi and once in a while there’s a LH A340-300 departure to FRA followed by an MD 11F af...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

iRISH251 wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!


Only in noise terms, though.


Runway performance? Climb performance?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

Redwood839 wrote:
I once had a flight on a DL flight which was probably about 30% full during x-mas day out of SAN. We got off the ground in about 10 seconds and that thing climb like a monster.


Remember the airliner type?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

I understand that the Boeing 720B (JT3D refan) was quite the performer, with the JT3D replacement adding the equivalent of a fifth JT3C. I've also heard that the DC-9-10 and -20 series are quite sporty. I was surprised to learn this- the worst takeoff and climb performance I've ever experienced was...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

The A330-200 seems also very powerful to me. I've also have had several flights with A332 with light fuel load (up to 3 hours) and light passenger load (up to 30) and we were airborne after what felt like less than 800 meters with an initial climb right up to FL400. Thats insane! 800m is almost not...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Re: Punchiest airliners

I flew on a Easyjet A319 a couple of years back & it seemed very spritely compared to my usual Ryanair B737-800 flights. I`d suggest the power-to-weight-ratio would be pretty good judging by the take-off & probably as nimble as the B757 which I`ve also flown. I'd go further and say the B737...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4844

Punchiest airliners

It’s been a while since I’ve seen one of these threads on the forums but I was wondering how the latest jets compare in terms of power to weight. Which of the latest have the greatest power to weight and how do they compare to the old champion the B757? How powerful are the new kids on the block suc...

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by MileHFL400
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 886
Views: 219668

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Any updates on Etihads and United’s first B787-10,s?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

For all of those bashing Israel, permit one observation. 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel. How many Jews are able to live in the Arab countries that border Israel? Arabs were there first That gives them the right to persecute Jews? I’m not seeing the logic there. You love playing the victim don’t y...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

VTKillarney wrote:
For all of those bashing Israel, permit one observation. 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel. How many Jews are able to live in the Arab countries that border Israel?


Arabs were there first

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

mods close thread pls.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Ah, OK. So, destroying Israel = bad, destroying Iran = good. Hilarious. :sarcastic: I know you like to put words in peoples' mouths. Please don't expect them to play along. I said as a last resort. How you can equate that to being good is beyond me. Also, please stop comparing Israel with Iran. Isr...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

londonistan wrote:
Gawd, I didn't mean to widen this topic like that. Is it me or are correspondents becoming more vicious? Sad...


Well the short of is that Iran aint getting no more A330's.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

I heard a rumour recently that Trump was open to having a meeting with Rouhani, or did this fall by the wayside after Trump's capital letter twitter rant a few weeks back. Trump did say he was open to meeting with Rouhani. Or anyone for that matter. But Rouhani quickly responded saying that would n...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?
Replies: 50
Views: 9455

Re: 737-10MAX serves a different role to the A321NEO?

Airbus has been very effective selling A320s and A321s into the European market. The 737 has arguably been a better fit for European LCCs in particular since the NG came onto the market, but Boeing has had a difficult time selling it to anyone but Ryanair. Well the A321NEO has been an orderable pro...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 33
Views: 4778

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

The other thing is...this flight is proposed to be daily. KQ has some frames coming back from sub-lease, but this is a route that should be 3x weekly. I don't see how it can be sustained daily. The flight times appear perfect, but I don't get 7 days a week. I’m sure KQ’s management knows it’s marke...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken window on El Al 787-9 at LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 5409

Re: Broken window on El Al 787-9 at LHR

Wow what luck

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by MileHFL400
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7641

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Why did they order them in the first place? A good B777-300ER fleet seems like a better fit!

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by MileHFL400
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

Having talked to many Kenyan pilots I was under the impression the Embraer was not the right airplane vs the Boeing. Seems a lot of corruption in play, many of the public ministers / board members bought Embraers, leased them back to company at very high rates, while getting rid of 777. With the hi...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366677

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

qf789 wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
UAEflyer wrote:
Does EY have 2 class cabin on their Dreamliners ? Or is it a 3 class ?


Both.


3 class configured 8F26J195Y
2 class configured 28J271Y

There are 5 in the 3 class config (A6-BLA to BLE) the rest are 2 class


Was there a change in heart or something?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366677

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

How long until the 787-10 finishes it’s test campaign?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

Though slightly off-topic; Why not just have KQ go to the Chinese for financing? 1). It is not as if the current Kenyan regime is opposed to broad-ranging Chinese 'investment' (even at the implication of political mismanagement and/or corruption); http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/15/africa/kenya-railway-...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

If I've calculated it correctly, KQ's debt of Sh142.34 billion is equivalent to US$1.38billion. Even allowing for the terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre and the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, this is still an astonishing debt. I'll bet that Air France-KLM which has a 26.7 per ce...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks
Replies: 50
Views: 13760

Re: Kenya Airways faces repossession of aircraft by banks

I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake but clearly, the expensive fleet and network expansion has come back to haunt it the last several years with deepening losses since 2013. Sad. Kenya Airways has been around since 1946, formed after the dissolution of East African Airways. I'm no economi...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250639

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Looks like Boeing is making good progress with MAX deliveries. Really fast ramp up!

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by MileHFL400
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520882

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Well, the 747 is certainly the best looking in the photo

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by MileHFL400
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6942

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Follow on order 4 x 777-300ER 2 x 747-8F Qatar orders two 747-8Fs, boosts 777 orderbook https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qatar-orders-two-747-8fs-boosts-777-orderbook-441484/ = Small but still meaningful order for both programs I think you ll find that these planes are part of an old orde...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250639

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Anyone got a count on how many have been delivered so far? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GDXsmPyPoA2fyGBNbteM1-R8Rmn8axg1N8DFMLwhs2w/edit#gid=0 Great stuff...by this time next week WN will be the largest operator of 737 MAX - a title I imagine they will never let go of. Norwegian can enjo...

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong

Surprising, I was under the impression that HAN was doing quite well and that they were looking at increasing frequencies! I suppose this will free up capacity for the US and using the Dreamliner regionally.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 250639

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Anyone got a count on how many have been delivered so far?

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KarelXWB wrote:


Very good looking bird!

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA

Perhaps they should start redesigning those tow-truck cabins so as to have rounded and padded edges. Of course,whether it scrapes or bends the surface, the damage is the same. This should take a month to repair and what amazes me is that it happened "amidships": the truck barely missed th...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 4049

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

EK does operate 3 daily flights into nbo (they were allowed the increased frequency this month and the 3rd flight launched on 1st july instead of 1st june) Oh wow. I didn't know that it had gone through, there was much fanfare about the refusal to grant additional frequency. This leads me to really...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France resumes service to Nairobi
Replies: 21
Views: 4049

Re: Air France resumes service to Nairobi

Shul89 wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
Man Nairobi seems like a saturated market with KLM and BA already serving daily.

Not forgetting lufthansa and swiss.



Seems like the right strategy though going in with the smallest wide body available

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA

It'll buff out..... Certainly looks like it hit quite hard and then scraped against it for a bit. Doesn't look like a quick fix but then again, I'm not an aircraft engineer. How long would an aircraft with this kind of damage be out of service for? Does KQ have spare capacity to cover this plane wh...

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