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by Airlines0613
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.
Replies: 48
Views: 5103

Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.

It has been reported that UA plans to upgrade the software in a sub-fleet and eventually all 789s. This software upgrade will increase thrust and improve the fuel management systems, thus increasing the range and capabilities of the aircraft. The software update is what will allow SFO-BLR and EWR-JN...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3102
Views: 540440

UA increases 789’s range.

It has been reported that UA plans to upgrade the software in a sub-fleet and eventually all 789s. This software upgrade will increase thrust and improve the fuel management systems, thus increasing the range and capabilities of the aircraft. The software update is what will allow SFO-BLR and EWR-JN...

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by Airlines0613
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 cash burn
Replies: 22
Views: 5687

Re: US Airlines Q2 cash burn

One thing to note about United's lower cash burn, they have been by far the stingiest of the network career with refunds (they have relaxed some). Delta has still been refunding a significant amount of tickets, which is why United has lower cash burn - it's done on the backs of their customers. Any...

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by Airlines0613
Wed May 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 65
Views: 14876

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

If I’m correct, I remember hearing the SAL operations were the only profitable market for AV, pre-COVID of course. I think they both would fare better with a demerger. Also, UA, CM, and AV were planning to have a JV throughout all of Latin America, so I believe they can prosper if they can make it o...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2944

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It must be for expansion , maybe to restart A380 production. EK hasn't really lost money and is losing minimal amounts now, in fact they restarted some flights. define minimal amounts. There is no way that EK is different from other airlines that are losing millions every day. It's widely known tha...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad announces its Financial results for 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2907

Re: Etihad announces its Financial results for 2019

Etihad will be taking delivery of their stored A350-1000s in 2022. Thats if they didn't lease or sell them to another airline. I think that a fleet of 5/6 A350s is uneconomical. Only coz Boeing is stuffing 787s down their throat! Must be some though contract to get out of unless there are other fac...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will new engine models arrive?
Replies: 14
Views: 2413

Re: When will new engine models arrive?

Probably the most significant widebody engine currently in development is the new Rolls-Royce Ultrafan, which will probably be looking to enter service around 2025, perhaps on a re-engined A350(neo): https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/our-stories/innovation/2016/advance-and-ultrafan.aspx It’s delaye...

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by Airlines0613
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11927

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

The most efficient turbofan currently built and in testing is the GE9X which has 5-10% lower TSFC than the Trent XWB. Literally the engine, along with the wing to a smaller extent, is what makes the Boeing 777X efficient. There is zero evidence anywhere to show the GE9X TSFC found during testing, l...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 14995

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

I think the first development will be the relaxing of rules requiring 2 pilots (people) in cockpit at all times. For example, it seems awful redundant that the DL flight to China has 4 pilots aboard considering the level of automation onboard. There are plenty of examples of extra people in the coc...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11927

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Nope, is already FBW. No need for a pinch of FBW for the edges of the envelope. Best regards Thomas Very well, But a question comes to my mind ... How further would fly the A350-900 neo concept with these new engines? Well, the UltraFan engine should have a 10 percent lower Thrust Specific Fuel Con...

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by Airlines0613
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 15214

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

On a positive note Houston passed the 10 million mark for international passengers. This puts IAH just behind JFK, LAX, MIA, SFO, ORD, EWR and ATL. There is a 2 million gap between it and the next in line which is DFW. However it is only behind ATL 700k. IAH passed the 10 million international pass...

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by Airlines0613
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 15214

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Another year passes by as 2019 draws to a close and 2020 is on the approach. 2019 has been a pretty successful year for both IAH and HOU as both have had growth and had new destinations added. Highlights from 2019: Ethiopian Airlines launches IAH The Terminal D Renovation/Rebuild finally breaks gro...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3102
Views: 540440

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Could this mean the 737 fleet will be fully updated to the new first class seats? Sounds like it, which is great to hear. Consistency is key, and it seems the current team has been very good about stepping up that delivery. I have never seen an airline turn around so fast - the 800lb gorilla has fi...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 15214

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if AV will decide to run BOG-IAH on their own metal anytime soon? If it were timed for connections to deep South America, I think they could attract passengers. As it is right now at IAH, if you aren't flying UA to South America, you are connecting over MIA, which most people try to avoid,...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 15214

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if AV will decide to run BOG-IAH on their own metal anytime soon? If it were timed for connections to deep South America, I think they could attract passengers. As it is right now at IAH, if you aren't flying UA to South America, you are connecting over MIA, which most people try to avoid,...

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by Airlines0613
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3102
Views: 540440

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

With all these new 787s and 77Ws coming on board it seems like there should be some significant slack in the 777-200ER fleet. I think we will see some markets go daily like IAD-TLV and might see some new markets announced soon. Might also see some more ERs go for the domestic seating. There are sti...

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by Airlines0613
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708859

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

My vote is we do whatever calpsafltskeds wants...he does all the work and whatever is easier for a truly thankless job that our moderator atcsundevil wants. UA continues to plow through the mods at a great clip. 50% of the 319's done (on one in two days), promise that all 789's will be done in 2020...

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by Airlines0613
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29303

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

There’s a ton more domestic and international service that BOS doesn’t have. There’s a reason why IAH is one of the largest hubs in the US, while BOS isn’t. There are also a lot more business class seats available at IAH than BOS and don’t get me started with the vast amount of destinations that ar...

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by Airlines0613
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29303

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

IAH may be larger, but it is NOT more premium than BOS. IAH has no service to Western Africa and BOS has service to both RAI and CMN. IAH has a lot more premium markets than BOS by a long shot. More premium markets by a long shot? You clearly have no clue what constitutes a premium market. Let me g...

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by Airlines0613
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29303

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Well, good luck, but it is doomed to fail. If LA can not make the service work, what shot does Houston have? They'd been wiser to serve BOS. IAH is a more premium route than LAX and BOS to Africa, due to the energy sector. Plus, Houston has a larger diaspora than BOS, so IAH has more potential than...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29303

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Inaugural flight just took off from LFW, scheduled to land around 7:30 tonight, Houston time. Too bad I'm not back in town until later this week - would have definitely been nice to see it. Good for the airport to get back into the six continent club as well. Well, good luck, but it is doomed to fa...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767MAX as the (N)MA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: 767MAX as the (N)MA?

I wouldn’t say the Boeing 787 is in a state of flux, nor the Boeing 777X. The Boeing 787 is still the best selling wide body and the Boeing 777X is still in testing, so no hits from there.

Now, the Boeing 737 MAX is a huge fiasco, but should be endings soon.

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by Airlines0613
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9956

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

More international, in my opinion. Possibly a return to MEX with adds to PTY, GDL, SAL, GUA, MGA, and TGU.

A few adds on the domestic side, with most of the destinations going from seasonal to year round and a few adds like SFO, DTW, and MSP, along with others.

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by Airlines0613
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA TPAC Expansion
Replies: 19
Views: 5436

Re: UA TPAC Expansion

For all of you attacking the thread may I ask what information or sources you have to counter the argument because so far I have seen none. Thank you. Everything I stated was fact backed up by sources. I don’t see any sources on your posts either. If you want sources, here you go: http://www.united...

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by Airlines0613
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA TPAC Expansion
Replies: 19
Views: 5436

Re: UA TPAC Expansion

Aside from the new LAX/EWR-HND flights, UA hasn't added a new TPAC route since SFO-SIN in 2016. IAD/ORD-HND were switched from NRT, and the second SFO-SIN flight replaced the LAX flight. Meanwhile, they have downgauged multiple routes such as IAD-PEK (from 772 to 788), ORD-NRT/PEK/PVG (744 to 772) ...

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by Airlines0613
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 9003

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

Seriously, nothing but wild speculation and wishful thinking. Houston should be happy and thankful for what it has and move on. It’s not speculation when the Director of Houston Airport System stated they are in talks with airlines from those locations, whom want to operate to IAH. It may not be th...

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by Airlines0613
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 9003

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

Diaz said airport officials are talking with India about the possibility of a direct flight, looking at a new flight to a major city in China, and possibly another two to Southeast Asia. “And of course, secondary cities in Europe: Barcelona, Madrid, Vienna.” Diaz said. Looks like Air India coming a...

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by Airlines0613
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 9003

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

So, Terminal E and D are to become one terminal. E will be South and D will be North, so that clarifies the total wide-body gates. All check-in will be consolidated at Terminal E and FIS is already at Terminal E, along with baggage claim. Currently, only the old C North is being torn down and rebui...

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by Airlines0613
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 9003

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

So, Terminal E and D are to become one terminal. E will be South and D will be North, so that clarifies the total wide-body gates. All check-in will be consolidated at Terminal E and FIS is already at Terminal E, along with baggage claim. Currently, only the old C North is being torn down and rebuil...

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by Airlines0613
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40762

Re: United Airlines A350 update

It should be a Boeing 787-9, which is UA’s only aircraft with the legs. The Boeing 787-10 doesn’t have the range to make it without significant payload restrictions. As for the Airbus A350, it won’t be on the grounds until 2022 and yes, they will be delivered with Polaris. Currently, the Boeing 787-...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership
Replies: 46
Views: 8622

Re: Azul to join Avianca, Copa and United's partnership

Amazing how buying a 20% share in 1 airline can have such a big domino effect on these Latin markets. DL and their Sky Team alliance were the smallest of the 3 alliances and AA with their One World Alliance was the biggest. With LATAM now joining DL (and Sky Team), they will become the biggest now ...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13221

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

2.) This thread demonstrates some really, really shallow thinking on what actually stimulates traffic between two destinations. Particularly business traffic. Virtually every major oil & gas project these days has scope split between Houston and South Asia. For example, an offshore platform in ...

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by Airlines0613
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 10046

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-will-ta ... g-737-max/
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Garuda didn’t cancel their order, instead, they kept their order and added Boeing 787s.

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-will-ta ... g-737-max/

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 5195

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I feel like this would be Boeing’s order to lose if Airbus wins the narrow-body order.

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6821

Re: UA’s cash position

Delta is $2 billion cash, but long term debt only $7.7 billion. American is much worse with $337 million, cash and Long-term debt and finance leases at $20.66 billion. (1Q quarterly report) You're ignoring $4 Billion of short-term investments by AA. 'Cash and short-term investments' is the common U...

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by Airlines0613
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 15090

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Source please.

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 12216

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

TC957 wrote:
Is this not the 1st for EK rather than LH ?

No, LH is the launch customer.

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 21054

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Airbus numbers tend to be too optimistic, I doubt it can actually reach that range with full pax and bags.

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by Airlines0613
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71115

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Here's a pretty good forecast of what's coming ahead at the show: https://airwaysmag.com/paris-air-show/pas19/analysis-what-to-expect/ Boeing will have a terrible time. I wouldn't want to be sitting in front of hundreds of headline-hungry journalists asking about 737 MAX and 777X delay. I don’t see...

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by Airlines0613
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77660

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

1. CMCs, first engine with the tech in commercial service. 2. High Mach # compressor. 3. Enhanced variable cycle tech. For certain the variable turbine cooling of the LEAP. I see actuators being bought for more, but I do not know the specifics. 4. Far more cooling systems than I've ever seen. The t...

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 10444

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Houston was announced about a year ago. Should be one of the first routes to use Boeing 787-10 equipment.

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by Airlines0613
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289705

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

No, but they do have them for freight, which was cpd’s statement. No he said QF have the 744 for freight soon to be replaced by the 748, they have no 747 freighters, only 737 and 767. They just lease capacity on 747s from Altas. That would be like Fedex saying they have 737s based in Australia beca...

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by Airlines0613
Thu May 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 35
Views: 7889

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. I’ve heard their burn is...

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by Airlines0613
Mon May 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56352

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

etoile wrote:
Airlines0613 wrote:
etoile wrote:

The article doesn't say that at all.

It did, but was edited out hours later and replaced with the 789 operating the flight.


The article does not at all say that the newly ordered aircraft - of any subtype - would be used on the AKL-NYC route.

It did, that why other posters believed it as well.

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by Airlines0613
Mon May 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56352

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I never expected to see the words ''long range'' and ''787-10'' in the same sentence :P Jokes aside, it'll be interesting to see how much they extend its range by. It should also help compete with the A350-900 more and could potentially attract more customers. But the question is what will they use...

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by Airlines0613
Mon May 27, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56352

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I never expected to see the words ''long range'' and ''787-10'' in the same sentence :P Jokes aside, it'll be interesting to see how much they extend its range by. It should also help compete with the A350-900 more and could potentially attract more customers. But the question is what will they use...

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by Airlines0613
Mon May 27, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56352

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I never expected to see the words ''long range'' and ''787-10'' in the same sentence :P Jokes aside, it'll be interesting to see how much they extend its range by. It should also help compete with the A350-900 more and could potentially attract more customers. But the question is what will they use...

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by Airlines0613
Sun May 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289705

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Question specific to zeke or to flipdewaf. The numbers posted (namely the simulation run by flipdewaf) and zeke's overall comments indicate that the A35K is the more capable plane on this route with the intended specifications. What exactly, or on which routes, would the 778 have an advantage? I'm ...

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by Airlines0613
Sun May 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289705

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If we're talking RR Ultrafan for an A350neo the fuel burn improvement won't be anything like that much. But I don't see the problem. If QF go for the A350 the timetable for neo availability is likely to work for an eventual A380 replacement programme. At which point neo airframes take on ULH and th...

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by Airlines0613
Wed May 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57177

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

IIRC, the Boeing 787 is a cash cow for Boeing now and has been profitable for a couple of years already. Nothing compared to the Airbus A380, which has been reported as a money loser in all its years in production. The 787 is a cash cow due to the deferred cost (a.k.a. Damocles sword); if Airbus wa...

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