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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 187
Views: 16072

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Revenues for A&B will take a further hit from the parts market when excess planes eventually get parted out. Boeing's announcement of additional BCF lines is probably to support a viable secondary market for Boeing frames to cushion this impact.

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54860

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

TG should opt for an all-Airbus fleet. Will help in their pilot upgrades too. A fleet of A320/321Neo , A339neo, A359/A350-1000. This fleet mix would help meet capacity and range issues for regional and long haul int’l. However, I’ve noticed many state-run carriers opt for some Boeing’s for politica...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54860

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

788 and 789 replace a330 The a380 should go immediately and the a333 and 77W eventually. The a380, it's issues have been hashed out ad nauseum, and the 77W overlaps with the newer A350, while the 787 can slot in for the a333. If they didn't have the 787 already, the a350 + a330neo would make sense....

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 187
Views: 16072

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

JonesNL wrote: I can't understand they do not understand that demand is dead for the next 18 months. The only reason that airliners are accepting deliveries are contractual obligations, not because they need it. Shoving your products in your customers throats when they do not want them is never a g...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 187
Views: 16072

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts

Maybe time for a revival of the famous 1971 billboard 'Will the last person leaving Seattle turn off the lights'. https://mynorthwest.com/25015/turn-out-the-lights-remembering-the-boeing-bust-billboard/ Seattle has grown a lot more diverse since then, there is Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon now ba...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8059

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

I hold SQ in the highest regard. Best crew and service I've ever experienced. However, I think a bit of SQs grandeur will be chipped away by incorporating Silk Air and going NB. As a fellow poster had already mentioned the livery looks compressed on NB. Secondly, what was the point to incorporate S...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 21411

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

Sokes wrote:
Did the -8 stop selling because market is saturated or because Boeing realised they sold it too cheap earlier?

Because the 789 is a lot more capable for just a little bit more money.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37362

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Again, let us not discuss what other users may or may not be feeling, that only leads to flame wars. The point about the Airbus AD was only raised in post #63, after we had many posts suggesting there was some generic broad issue with Boeing's QA. It shows something that should be obvious, that whi...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 21411

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

Noshow wrote:
Didn't they standardize the -8 on the basis of the -9 mods already some time ago? So would this be some ULR-8 for some reason or "a rich man's" NMA?

That was the tail section only I believe.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37362

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Agreed, and nobody pointed out that the FAA has just issued an AD for 1000+ frames for the best selling narrowbody product from a giant European aircraft maker, with similar precautions. Must be fun for news outlets to bash Boeing even if its doing the right thing. This is such weird logic, because...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37362

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Then again no other OEM in recent history has had over 300 people die in a year due to crashes due to the same problem which they refused to acknowledge initially. Anything you say or do after that is going to be looked at in a different light. Using that logic, can we bring up the bribery scandal ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues
Replies: 179
Views: 37362

Re: Boeing Removes 8 x 787 From Service over Structural Issues

Wow, I got type 2 diabetes just by reading the Boeing sugarcoating that's going on this thread. You mean it didn't line up with the standard a.net refrain so you panicked? Let's see, boeing finds issue, it's a problem. Doesn't find issue and someone else does, its a problem. No one finds an issue, ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the 17 a340 bought by Boeing?
Replies: 13
Views: 8134

Re: What ever happened to the 17 a340 bought by Boeing?

chunhimlai wrote:
Boeing can restart their airline business with A380/340/320/220

And they will build new terminals and hub in ORD, SEA, LAX and CHS

Air Mail Act of 1934 prevents Boeing from doing so.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27950

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

As explained above, the 787 has managed to erase the A330 cost advantage, the 787 is also a mature product with almost all the teething problems resolved for quite a few years now, plus production issues have been ironed out long ago - the 787 is more available than the A330 now if you ordered a br...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27950

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

I think the A330neo is a lot better than most think. Covid is not helping, but most airframes, not just the A330neo, are effected. I wouldn't be surprised if EK take 40 A330neos seeing as the 779 is now delayed until 2022, and EK seems to be assessing their fleet away from 777 & A380s. Why woul...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27950

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

The old A330/A340 line must be written off? So it should be cheap to build new A330neos compared to new high tech lines with expensive technologies and teething troubles.. Experienced final assembly staff is available as well that is far down the learning curve. It doesn't get much better than this...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27950

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

ewt340 wrote:
What are the chance that they would re-update A330neo with composite materials instead?

They did that and its now the A350 XWB.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27950

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

acavpics wrote:
Didn't the A330 CEO take about a decade to actually sell successfully? I wouldn't give up on this just yet.

That was without a more efficient competitor. The 787 now sits in the A330 space as comfortably as a king.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 157
Views: 23529

Re: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)

A slightly interesting plane out there is 3K's 9V-JSW, which was transferred from BL, this plane wears BL's gray Jetstar logo on its tail and a displaced Jetstar title on the starboard side. This may eventually be the last plane to spot the BL variation livery.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11058

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

According to the Thomson Reuters article, Airbus says that the cracks were discovered on a few Trent XWB-84 engines (not the -75, -79, -79B, or -97), and that there are about 50 of these engines currently in service. Let's hope that the scope of the problem is limited to that model. Although I've g...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 69
Views: 25706

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

They're flying LAX-SIN with the "basic" A359, right now. :checkmark: And funnily enough, that actually offers them an advantage : Cargo is still going strong, and SQ's freighter fleet is stretched to the max worldwide, trying to make up for the decline in belly capacity... so having the s...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo
Replies: 69
Views: 25706

Re: SIA to review fleet plan; future of A380 in limbo

I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people? Belly cargo is what is helping some airlines get by in these times. Even in good times, belly cargo can sometimes cover the cost of the flight itself...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29529

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Probably DG related.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19473

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Bricktop wrote:
N47 wrote:
Didnt they gift one of their 748 to turkey. So all together they had 4 at one time.

I think it was Morocco.

Edit: That was the Emiratis that gave it to Morocco.

The Emiratis gave a used VIP 744 to Morocco.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2612

Re: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon

klm617 wrote:
Which retro livery. The one worn by the CL-44s.

Yes, the one worn by the CL-44 but with current logo and typeface.

Link to picture on Cargolux's facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/108800259165828/posts/3212709318774891/

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 22339

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

VSMUT wrote:
UA444 wrote:
Boeing should get the tooling back so they can build a real 717 derivative


It would only be the fuselages. The wings are new.

The wings were designed by Antonov.

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6897

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Thanks for the explanation. But one more question, is the market even there for at least one large charter operator? I don't know, considering COVID changing things, but I still am wondering. Omni Air is still around. I got to sample their 762ERs a couple times for military charter. I wouldn't be s...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57790

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, May 2020

Opus99 wrote:
So what happens after certification flight?

Change incorporation on the production line and training of customer pilots in simulators and on actual planes (can be done concurrently), and then change incorporation of stored planes.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20311

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

I understand there is a need for posturing, but it seems there should be a better way to work through the current crisis. I disagree. Contract is contract. Customers have to take their planes. Sure, force them to take those planes and see a number of them fold while they pay their last cents to you...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20311

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

I would think otherwise. Why go all out to the media to deal with small airlines with a few planes. There has to be customers with significant orders doing this for Airbus to make such a statement. Although IMO this will worsen the relationship with customers, whether or not they are affected or no...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1313
Views: 151841

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Wonder how the warehouse fire would disrupt or change Amazon's operations.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20311

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Airbus mentioned a few dozen letters (?) so anyone have ideas which airlines? Airbus has hundreds of customers. While it is easy to point at large airlines like Air Asia or QR, there must be many smaller airlines in equally dire situations. There are fewer examples for the A350 (Asiana or Evelop) b...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20311

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

While this discussion focuses on Airbus’ choice to make the demands (as an in-house lawyer, legal doesn’t just issue demands without business sign off), I think it would be interesting to consider which airlines. Earlier I looked at A330 and A350 production and the only real airline that would prob...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13875

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

With demand for 767s through the roof, at least they’ll continue flying most likely The AC 767’s are pretty old, so I doubt that most planes will continue flying. The demand for 767 will most likely be lower because the economic downturn. The AC Mainline ones are a bit on the old side, but older fr...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146411

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Unless it can cross an ocean at/near max payload (which it's doubtful it'll be able to) then that's unlikely. Best it can hope for at that point is intra-Asian freight; but the A330F hasn't been a stellar seller at all there either. 767F has a wingspan that can fit in far more common parking spaces...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146411

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The reason why the 767 is in high demand and the A330 is not for the cargo market is because the 767 is a smaller plane, meaning cargo consolidators like FedEx and UPS can fit in more planes on the ramp. The 767 is popular because it is cheap, not because of its size. But it's not like you need to ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146411

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

I honestly expect A330P2Fs to take the lions share of the market, not new build freighters. Unless it can cross an ocean at/near max payload (which it's doubtful it'll be able to) then that's unlikely. Best it can hope for at that point is intra-Asian freight; but the A330F hasn't been a stellar se...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 794
Views: 146411

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

IMO, it is just as likely that Boeing will just cede the market to Airbus for the next decade until the 787 secondhand market matures to a point that will justify conversions of that type. None of the current new-build freighters from Airbus or Boeing appear to meet the 2028 ICAO standards, so they...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue May 19, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 262
Views: 54860

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The governments of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and alike need to realise they don't need state backed airlines. The airline groups like Lion, AirAsia, SQ group, Jetstar, some strong Vietnam holdings(VietJet), etc can well serve all these markets and countries more efficiently and p...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun May 17, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24862

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Airbus was very successful with the A300, A310, and A300-600 freighters both new builds and conversions. In 2020, UPS and FedEX have nearly 120 still flying out of 212 total in service. Successful enough the cockpits are being upgraded to fly them for over a decade more. When I look at the A330 spe...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat May 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24862

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Airbus needs to keep the A330 line open for at least two years to produce the remaining 3 A330-700 Beluga XL and 12x A330-200 for MRTT conversion. Airbus has no choice than to push through. After Covid-19 I expect higher demand for smaller aircraft. The A330NEO with 251mT MTOW hasn't been certified...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat May 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24862

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

So I agree time cannot be turned back, the A330NEO could have really impaled Boeing if it arrived earlier. Ironically, COVID-19 could either be the NEO 's savior or the final nail in its coffin. For the time being, this seems to be the most plane that many airlines would need..... :airplane: ..... ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat May 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63438

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

. And finally, isn't delta flying the LEAP engine already on the NEOS? So really, if Boeing can come to terms. Delta would remove one more type (717) and will have an aircraft that can work with current pilot base and the engine type that will be already in fleet. To me, it's Timing, not if but whe...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122980

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DL future longhaul widebody fleet will be 330/350. It seems many people cannot Accept that. Re the alleged killer deal. Airbus could even offer a better deal as Proven by Boeing - UA. Delta's future longhaul widebody fleet back in 2001 was to be 777s, look what happened? Realities change in a crisi...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122980

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DL is in survival mode. Simplifying their fleet saves money. The older aircraft not only burn more fuel, they cost more to maintain. The HGW 350s won't lift as much cargo to places like SYD as the 77L but they are cheaper to fly down to SYD which in a challenging revenue environment makes them comp...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122980

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

But before the Pandemic cargo prices were in the gutter so using a more expensive aircraft to transport cheap cargo doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. There has to be something else in this equation that I'm missing. I suspect it was merely a case of having spare 77L's and putting them where they...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122980

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Removing the 777 removes an entire fleet type from the equation. Pilots, tech ops, scheduling. There’s 18 777s while over 100 combined 757/767s. Totally more sense to eliminate the odd one out, especially when 288 seats and ULH range isn’t needed for a long time. If they want to restart that route,...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122980

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

global1 wrote:
Could the 777 and 717's be part of a bigger deal that Delta and Boeing may be cooking up for Max's and perhaps other models?

There are speculation of 787s somewhere in another thread.

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri May 15, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380916

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I see these US global airlines being less global in years ahead. In case of Delta probably rely even more on partners to do the international lifting. That is if its partners are still around. The only one I can think of that is on less shaky ground is AFKL, specifically KL and possibly LATAM. As f...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu May 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1668
Views: 316925

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EX2h2nQVcAAZJk4.jpg Original uploaded by Matt cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1260341576682754049 Just another question about this pic. I watched some doco years ago about 737 production and it showed all the fuselages coming in by train and ...

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