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by MileHFL400
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105616

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First 787-10 for Vietnam Airlines on the flightline at CHS https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-PYe9fW4AE64Zj?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/status/1144996761041342464?s=21 Have VN released any configuration info for the 78J? According to this article: https://thanhnien.vn/tai...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10191

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Intersting piece of information from the LA TImes article linked above: Federal Aviation Administration records show that of the 105 people known to have stowed away on flights around the world over the last 67 years, only 25 lived through the ordeal, a survival rate of 23.8%. I would have thought ...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105616

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I'm not sure if this has been posted before but I found this on Saudia's website about the 78J (includes link to pdf seat map) https://www.saudia.com/experience/about-us/our-fleet/boeing-b787-9 Choose the 787-10 tab. 24J and 333Y Edit: I've still not been able to find any configuration information ...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 17009

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Club World https://www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BA-A350-1-400x225.jpg My guess is that they wanted a nice clean/lean/sophisticated look and it ended up very sterile. I had to read it twice because I thought it was "Cube", because it looked like a row of office cubicles...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10191

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Ziyulu wrote:
Since this happened in Kenya, many here will argue how security is lax over there.

Surprising. You can’t even take a photo of an aircraft from the terminal building without being questioned.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10191

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

aviatorcraig wrote:
...and the chances of the stowaway being alive prior to the fall after cruising at up to 40,000 ft for over eight hours would have been somewhere no greater than zero. :tombstone:


Meaning he’d have been dead shortly after take off ?!

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by MileHFL400
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10191

KQ100 drops a stowaway

Apparently there was a stowaway which dropped from KQ100 on approach to LHR this afternoon as the landing gear came down. Police informed KQ later on as it was identified that he dropped from that flight. RIP

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by MileHFL400
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Flying is more efficient than ever. Both Boeing and Airbus are making huge strides in the efficiency department. The green lobby has chosen the wrong target entirely. You are completely missing the point. As long as air traffic growth outpaces the fuel efficiency gains in flight, the overall CO2 co...

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105616

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 42464?s=21


That’s gorgeous!! I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful aircraft
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qf789 wrote:
First 787-10 for Vietnam Airlines on the flightline at CHS

Image

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 42464?s=21


That’s gorgeous!! I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautiful aircraft

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9431

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

This is way too sensationalist to warrant a thread

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86895

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

AirwayBill wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:

Yeah, because airlines are in the business of spending billions of dollars for votes of confidence


Pretty sure they haven't spent a single dime on this LOI yet.


I’ve never heard of IAG not firming up one

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86895

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

Absolutely astonished by this IAG order. Absolitely out of nowhere, seemingly. I don't see these going to BA but I could absolutely see EI replacing their A320, 752 and A321 fleet with 738/A321XLR. Also Level and Vuelling. Struggling to see IB going 737 for the narrowbody fleet but stranger things ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

pabloeing wrote:
Today taxi test in PAE for the B777X


Does this mean we ll see first flight soon?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86895

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

China Airlines signed LoI for up to 6 777Fs: https://www.twitter.com/DjsAviation/status/1141258993827864577 This order was already announced by China Airlines on 8 May. It's for 3 firm + 3 options. https://www.china-airlines.com/us/en/discover/news/press-release/20190508-1 Cheers! :wave: Glad to se...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26018

Re: Korean Air orders further 787’s

Miquel787 wrote:
Congrats to Boeing! Good news for them.


And indeed the -10 which had a dry period uptill the recent ANZ order

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26018

Korean Air orders further 787’s

Looks like Korean went for the 787 instead of 777-9 as expected?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124034

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

Guys these threads have become too long. Can’t we just have announcements on these threads and individual threads to discuss each order please?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66568

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Seems to be a strong rumor circulating that KQ will order/ lease up to 25 E190 E2’s.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23416

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

KQs inaugural flight to FCO and GVA just landed in GVA.

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by MileHFL400
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Is it just me or does it seem like XW and XX will have their first flight within weeks of each other?

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by MileHFL400
Fri May 31, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6436

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

Hope they see some jail time for endangering lives

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by MileHFL400
Mon May 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53857

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I’m glad the -10 is picking up a few orders here and there. A very nice looking aircraft. My count is 9 on the number of current/ future operators.

- SQ
- KLM
- ANA
- ANZ
- Vietnam
- BA
- UA
- EY
- Saudia

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by MileHFL400
Sun May 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105616

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

When is EVA’s first -10 going to be delivered?

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by MileHFL400
Sat May 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95452

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

Any news on a name change for the E jets?

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by MileHFL400
Sat May 25, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways CEO resigns
Replies: 11
Views: 3155

Re: Kenya Airways CEO resigns

Time for DL (+ AF/KLM?) to create a plan to reorganize KQ with support from the Kenyan government. Africa is an important market for them all. There is a tremendous opportunity for both Kenya the country and KQ the airline. Kenya needs a stable and profitable national carrier, but first the bribery...

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by MileHFL400
Fri May 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95452

Re: Boeing Brasil – Commercial is the new name of Embraer

The fact that this is legal shows what a "free" economy really is. Boeing is probably the most predatory company in the Business. Frankly at this point no matter how much I love their heritage or aircraft I want them to fail as a corporation. Ok and Airbuses take over of the CS program wa...

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by MileHFL400
Wed May 22, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Shouldn’t first flight have happened by now?!

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by MileHFL400
Thu May 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 51
Views: 8889

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

And as predicted, the route is a loss maker for KQ. Per CEO: Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz has admitted that nonstop flights to the United States have failed to meet the expected results. Although the direct flights between Nairobi and New York were part of the airline's recovery strategy, Mik...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23416

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

nairobby wrote:
KQ's 77W to remain on lease at TK till 2025/26


Source?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67466

Stratolaunch

Hey guys

I don’t know if this has been discussed yet,

But I literally hadn’t heard of this before today. It’s the largest all composite aircraft in the world and it seems to have completely escaped me. Is this aircraft even real?! How did it completely escape me?!

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10050

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Glad it’s safe. What a beautiful creature!

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by MileHFL400
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Embraer E195-E2 receives type certification.

When do we expect to see first delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: LH 590 odd routing?

readytotaxi wrote:
The BA flight appears to have taken the detour while over Egypt, LH appears to have done the same but then turned around and appears to heading for Cairo now. A few upset holidaymakers.


Weird thing is they seems to have stopped their decent at 28,800ft

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: LH 590 odd routing?

Landing in Cairo passing through 31,000ft now

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: LH 590 odd routing?

jensona6 wrote:
Sudan Airspace closure might be the reason.


True but I can see the daily BA flight coming through despite that.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 590 odd routing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

LH 590 odd routing?

Just following this flight LH590 from FRA to NBO. It was flying down the Red Sea where it made a U turn around Jeddah and seems to be flying back up to Egypt at 38,000ft. Seems odd. Anyone know why? Or is it an FR24 error?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

How soon before taxi tests?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Nice looking aircraft It is unusual to see a new version of an aircraft with significantly less thrust at the same MGTOW The 777-300ER is like a cage fighter, compact with a lot of power. The 777-9 is like a ballerina, elegant and graceful with a minimum of obvious effort. The 200LR is the real cag...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17734

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

When can we expect body join and roll out?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK to down gauge India
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

TK to down gauge India

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-changes/
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Just noticed that from q3 2019 Turkish will replace the 777-300ER to Mumbai and New Delhi to A330’s and 787’s. Does this mean Kq are taking them back?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t-changes/

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by MileHFL400
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 5782

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

Super80Fan wrote:
I must admit, I am enjoying Boeing being knocked down a peg.


Having maturity issues are you?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 35
Views: 7619

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

Add KQ to that list.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105616

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Wasn’t ANA’s first -10 supposed to have been delivered by now?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15153

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Yeah, I see A320neo and A321neo in the mix for them. Even A321XLR for regional growth. As for the long-haul fleet, B787-8 is a perfect aircraft for them. They didn't have as much traffic as other African competitors. Besides, B787-9 and B787-10 is in the corner. I think you ll find KQ has far more ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15153

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Could just be to create more leverage for the negotiations with Boeing. I guess Boeing has to prepare for arguments such as "We really like the MAX, but you know, the public perception is that it is a death trap so we face a commercial risk buying your hardware. What is your best offer, Boeing...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46900

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

When is ground testing likely to start?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15153

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

musman9853 wrote:
Don't think there's gonna be many long term impacts for Boeing. How many 737s were lost by rudder hardovers? Like 3? And now no one cares


Yes but now there’s a worldwide grounding with no end in sight.

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