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by wrongwayup
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

In my previous post I showed the rendering of the compleated A220 & A320 Mobile FAL facilities. I was refering to the three flight line hangars that will be available. On May 9 Airbus Mobile Final Assembly Line GM Daryl Taylor Facebook showed this image from the last structural steel being moun...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?

There's no doubt that any airline flying to LCY would be interested in more capacity at some point. Also no doubt that there is a technical solution to getting an A220-300 into LCY (engineers are really good at this kind of stuff when provided appropriate amounts of time and money). The question is ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

lightsaber wrote:
As we say at work, present solutions, not problems.


A great professional mantra and an attitude missing in many work cultures.

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by wrongwayup
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

VV wrote:
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You seem awfully confident that no one is interested. Presumably you have experience to justify this position - please elaborate for the rest of our benefit.

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49785

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

So that leaves Canada with two major players, Air Canada and WestJet? Well, on sun routes, there's still three with Sunwing. To Europe, I'd argue not much as changed as since Zoom's demise, it's been an AC/TS duopoly, while now it'll still be a duopoly, but WS will be the 2nd Canadian player. Who k...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

[quote="compensateme"][/quote] Re: the XLR, it's a lot easier to convince an airline to order a slightly modified type of an aircraft they already fly (A32xNEO), to serve a market that they already serve (757), when it is starting to look more and more like there will be nothing else in th...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

It is the same. The same users (like yourself) who insist DL "needs" the 787 are the same users who insist UA "needs" the 220. The DL fanboys on here have created a faux image of the 220 as a breakthrough, game changing aircraft. Yet absolutely nothing stops AA or UA from purcha...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Lease vs. Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: A380 Lease vs. Purchase

A hair under 30% are leased. Leases range from ~10yrs to 15yrs with 12 being typical. Many leases are blind / undisclosed, depending on ownership, management, funding participants, and disclosure requirements. More than 30% are leased. Fair enough. Also depends on the type of "lease" you'...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

airlineguy1234 wrote:
I hope to see the A220 with scheduled service to Chicago because it beats the Project Oasis 737s from AA and the cramped RJs from UA


I think that's the idea. They're putting it on a lot of routes into AA/UA hubs - DFW, IAH, SFO...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Lease vs. Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: A380 Lease vs. Purchase

A hair under 30% are leased. Leases range from ~10yrs to 15yrs with 12 being typical.

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by wrongwayup
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

probably around -50 million a plane. Closer to $30m would be my guess. Yeah, between $30 - $40 millions at max sounds reasonable to me for MAX8 and MAX10. There is no way IAG would purchase 200 of them at $50 millions. Curious if you could expand on why that price range "sounds reasonable"...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Airbus will no doubt be pleased to get a higher selling price for the extra capability.

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21913

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43458

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG is a big group in Europe. This is a very significant endorsement. And one that knows how to get a very meaningful discount from Boeing... You would be surprised by how expensive 737 MAX are. In addition the guys in Seattle are quite disciplined managing the backlog thus protecting 737's value i...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61967

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Am I the only one who thinks A.net seems a bit too bullish on this potential airline? I mean generally the site seems skeptical of startups, regardless of who or which groups are behind them, but for this one, it's been mostly praise and optimism. Not even the analysts sites or industry bloggers li...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61967

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Am I the only one who thinks A.net seems a bit too bullish on this potential airline? I mean generally the site seems skeptical of startups, regardless of who or which groups are behind them, but for this one, it's been mostly praise and optimism. Not even the analysts sites or industry bloggers li...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

With 50018 to be delivered this month, 50030 delivered earlier this month to Delta and 50034-37 also to be delivered to Delta, there should be 6 A221 this month. A A223 is whitetail and parked due to Redwings. Production uptick? From what I can tell, there is always a production surge near the end ...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49785

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

As much as AC is “based” in Montreal, people might be surprised at how much of the real decisions and infrastructure are actually based about 300 miles west. It’s been that way for years. Sure, you put operational decisions close to the operation, and there is a LOT more of the operation based west...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

basspaul wrote:
keesje wrote:
It seems at this stage BBD engineers / supply chain did a pretty good job on the A220.


Thanks, many of us worked hard on it and we're proud about it.


You should be.

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by wrongwayup
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

My money's on a small top-up from Delta. Single digit number of airframes.

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by wrongwayup
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I've been trying to find a source for this but for the life of me I can't...so it's possible I'm remembering something from A.net that isn't solid fact. I know I distinctly remeber reading that the first A220s from Mobile would be built in Mirabel and sent to Mobile for paint/interior installation ...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

T4thH wrote:
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Yes, you're right, that should read first delivery in 2020. Production will have started up the supply chain long ago.

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

... If looking at overall production it's probably worth splitting out the US-bound A223s (Delta, Moxy, JetBlue) to be built in Alabama versus the balance from Mirabel. Might paint an interesting picture of production capacity - I suspect you'll find Mobile to be "full" rather quickly and...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

... If looking at overall production it's probably worth splitting out the US-bound A223s (Delta, Moxy, JetBlue) to be built in Alabama versus the balance from Mirabel. Might paint an interesting picture of production capacity - I suspect you'll find Mobile to be "full" rather quickly and...

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by wrongwayup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Air Canada reports fleet plan quarterly, through the end of the next calendar year. Current plan is 1 between now and Dec 2019 (I have it on good authority it's scheduled for December) and 14 more through end of Dec 2020. See page 19 here: https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/aircanada/portal/docum...

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by wrongwayup
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies
Replies: 86
Views: 12030

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

https://dehavilland.com/en

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Q400 appears to have been removed from Bombardier website.
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https://dehavilland.com/en

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Q400 appears to have been removed from Bombardier website.

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Nobody needs the range really. I think once airlines start realizing the markets a transcon-capable, mainland-Hawaii capable, US-Brazil capable, AKL-PER capable, Europe-ME3-SE Asia capable, 100-seat category aircraft with next generation economics and passenger comfort will mean in terms of new mar...

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by wrongwayup
Wed May 29, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Duties were rejected and never progressed beyond preliminary: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-bombardier-itc/u-s-itc-details-why-it-rejected-cseries-duties-says-boeing-not-hurt-idUSKCN1FY382 US airlines could accept Canadian built A220. -100 only. The threat of a follow-up challenge on th...

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by wrongwayup
Wed May 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I truly believe many aircraft aren't selling due to long lead times. Airbus is blaming tariffs for the lack of sales, from Leeham: ......Tuesday at the Airbus Innovation Days, Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer said the threat of tariffs in the US and the lack of certification in China effe...

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by wrongwayup
Tue May 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24164

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Speedalive wrote:
I hope these guys pull off a miracle and get going successfully. There planes look so slick.


I understand Boeing's in-house marketing department put that livery together back when they were planning launch with 737s. Quite ironic if so.

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by wrongwayup
Fri May 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

No MZFW/MLW increase that I am aware of.

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

One has to wonder if the whole trade dispute brought on by Boeing, which caused BBD to bow out and give the CSeries to Airbus, might have remotely had something to do with knowledge within Boeing of issues with their model. Something we will likely never know. I would say they absolutely knew their...

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by wrongwayup
Tue May 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Doesn't this also mean that the A220 is much more economic than previously thought and for shorter hops like those done by Swiss Air or Air Baltic it is burning less fuel and needs to onload less fuel than previously proscribed which still further compounds the improved fuel economy. this implies t...

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by wrongwayup
Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37265

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Doesn't this also mean that the A220 is much more economic than previously thought and for shorter hops like those done by Swiss Air or Air Baltic it is burning less fuel and needs to onload less fuel than previously proscribed which still further compounds the improved fuel economy. Not necessaril...

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by wrongwayup
Mon May 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49785

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The TS A330-300s have the high-density door configurations which allow for significantly higher seat counts. ("AAAA" vs "AA1A" on the AC aircraft which gives 440 vs 375 max seats respectively, if I'm not mistaken. Still a big jump over AC's ~265 seats but something to consider wh...

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by wrongwayup
Mon May 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49785

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

It may not be a short term solution if the TS A330’s have significantly less cycles than similar age Rouge 767s. Even if they did - there's still the 1988 Factor. Educate me - what is the 1988 Factor? (Particularly interested in hearing it from a guy whose username is "1989worstyear"!!! :...

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8849

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

It's worth mentioning that a320 and 737-800 lease rates have reached parity at the moment but are probably going to trend higher for the 320. This holds true for the neo and max models too... Why is that? More leasing companies with available delivery positions in the Boeing skyline than airlines w...

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8849

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Interesting that it doesn't split out the A220 by type. That said there aren't a lot of datapoints (particularly on lease data) for the 100s - I believe AirBaltic and Moxy are the only ones who have put anything on paper with respect to leases thus far, and both are 300s.

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by wrongwayup
Fri May 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7031

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

marcogr12 wrote:
Yeah,the E-jets are supposedly more expensive to operate than the Q400s,esp.for short hops, so why the shift to Ejets?


More seats, more range, bigger seats & cabin dimensions, faster.

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by wrongwayup
Fri May 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12566

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

Blueknows wrote:
Maybe JETLINES comes in with a buyout


With all of what, $1.2M in the bank?

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Tomsixty2 wrote:
Update....Msn# 50027 and reg# N108DQ


She's a 100.

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by wrongwayup
Thu May 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 7031

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

Heaps of 190s coming available in the next little while - Air Canada, Jetblue, American Airlines are all working their way out of theirs.

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by wrongwayup
Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twinjet podded engine ferry?
Replies: 16
Views: 2127

Re: Twinjet podded engine ferry?

Dutchy wrote:
Why can't it be done with modern aircraft? Seems like a more economical solution than to put an engine on a freighter.


Having a fleet of thousands of airplanes carrying a bunch of extra weight for a feature they rarely use would be inefficient.

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by wrongwayup
Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12566

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

yulexpansion wrote:
Don't think it's fair for the Quebec government to be subsidizing a Quebec based company for a bid. Especially considering the Prime Minister's ties to Transat.


What ties does he have? Genuine question.

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by wrongwayup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

ODwyerPW wrote:
How is this plane even affordable to produce? Wow.


I think that's one of the major problems Airbus is dealing with now, and why BBD couldn't make a go of it themselves.

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by wrongwayup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Seasons to acquire A321NEO-LR Private Jet
Replies: 22
Views: 5213

Re: Four Seasons to acquire A321NEO-LR Private Jet

The current Four Seasons jet is G-TCSX, 757-200 MSN 26330 operated by TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd and leased to them by AerCap. Had 51,000FH and 15,500FC as of end 2012, which is the last available data I can find.

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by wrongwayup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101079

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Can parts/components that are not manufactured by Airbus go directly to Moblie? Or must all parts go thru Mirabel first? Rail seems the most efficient way to move these parts. Hardly any "Airbus" parts on the A220. There are about 600 suppliers, mainly based in Canada, US. I assume most p...

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by wrongwayup
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44357

Re: WN looking at A220

There is a great chance if a smaller type is introduced, the pay scale will be lower than that of the 737; which actually goes against your argument. And that still doesn't discount the fuel saving, which is the only thing zeke was talking about. Why would the SWA pilots union vote yes to lower pay...

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by wrongwayup
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44357

Re: WN looking at A220

I can recall an analysis I did a few years back showing all the nonstop routes Southwest had dropped since the induction of the NG. There were a few hundred if memory serves. Stands to reason that between a modicum of economic growth from then to now plus a more efficient airplane on the route,many ...

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by wrongwayup
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44357

Re: WN looking at A220

It would be irresponsible of Southwest leadership not to look at the A220. Whether for themselves or to understand what their competitors will have. That said Southwest will be a tough (not impossible though) nut for Airbus to crack - a lot of infrastructure built around the 737.

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