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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 168
Views: 27207

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

SGAviation wrote:
SQ872 (SIN-HKG) diverted to Guangzhou (CAN).
SQ2 (SIN-HKG-SFO) is cancelled.

SQ2 (77W) is flying SFO direct.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6519

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

flyingclrs727 wrote:
airportugal310 wrote:
A 777 with 400 seats is hardly a "palace", but more power to them


Not just a 777, a 77E. How is it possible to put 400 seats in that plane?

If you can squeeze in 440 people in an A330 (460 for a neo), I don't see how it cannot be done for a 777.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19015

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Wow, the constant threats against this guy are phenomenal! How many of you guys will pledge a hand written apology to this guy if he turns out being credible? I had no idea Boeing had a social media hit-squad. Threat? I think you need to maybe read the definition of threat. Hit squad? Oh brother. H...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

It is possible to come very close to a old and dated 6W with a modern and efficient 7W. The NMA will be a huge hit if they do not overspec it. It needs to be a A321 killer, not a small brother of the 787. I have full confidence Boeing will deliver. A321 killer is not gonna happen. Contrary the A321...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6307

Re: 737-8200?

Point to note, some airlines already had 737-8/9 without the Max printed on the safety cards, so this is not a precedent.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6307

Re: 737-8200?

The official name for the model and the config is B737MAX200. So it doesn't really make sense to changed it to -8200. Either way, they should just replaced it with "That horrible plane on the news" False, that is the marketing name. 737-8200 is and has always been the model name that has ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19493

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

In the 737NG thread the following was stated by RobK last week : "Ref the KLM, an interesting development has caught my attention. It's original msn has now been changed on internal documents to one starting with a 9 ! I've never seen this happen before with an msn but I do know that Boeing us...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6307

Re: 737-8200?

The official name for the model and the config is B737MAX200. So it doesn't really make sense to changed it to -8200. Either way, they should just replaced it with "That horrible plane on the news" False, that is the marketing name. 737-8200 is and has always been the model name that has ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6307

Re: 737-8200?

The official name for the model and the config is B737MAX200. So it doesn't really make sense to changed it to -8200. Either way, they should just replaced it with "That horrible plane on the news" False, that is the marketing name. 737-8200 is and has always been the model name that has ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

This whole argument about Airbus offering wider seats has been blown apart when they decided to more actively chase the 9 abreast A330/10 abreast A350 market than before, as Leeham explains: https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/01/pontifications-busting-the-xwb-brand-and-more-about-the-boeing-iag-deal/ W...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Give me a wide seat in a narrowbody aircraft over a narrow seat in a wide body aircraft everyday. The 787 at 9 abreast and 77W at 10 abreast stink, It's a natural reaction to confuse, to claim it's the trend / un-avoidable / acceptable. But the newest aircraft entering service have wider seats: A35...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164660

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I thought the GE 9x needed to put out less thrust? 77x does need a lot less thrust. GE just wanted to have a go at setting a record for some bragging rights, and they did. They're not saying you could run at that level with a production GE9x engine, nor how long it would last at that level if you t...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The 17.2 "seat width is very good, and even more so on the 787 and 777-X combo due to the entirely new cabin environment of the 787's and 777-X's with larger portholes and a better air humidity with a lower altitude to reduce traveler fatigue compared to older planes like the A330, and 777 (no...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The weird thing with Boeing is how they keep spinning (wasting?) resources but releasing new aircraft that overlap so much with their previous products. This all started with the 767. The next one was a bit larger and had some more range - 777. The one after that they decided that they needed somet...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165660

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The weird thing with Boeing is how they keep spinning (wasting?) resources but releasing new aircraft that overlap so much with their previous products. This all started with the 767. The next one was a bit larger and had some more range - 777. The one after that they decided that they needed somet...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23086

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Some here have compared the duration of the Airbus delays and the magnitude and duration of the Max groundings. This is missing the point, I would interpret it as WW being unhappy with the way Airbus dealt with their delays vs Boeing. He had issues with both the A320neo and 787 at the same time, and...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14096

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Could it be a by product of a work around of a Trent 1000 used on the 787 to make it work on the A330 as the T7000?

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34054

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

It's such inefficient that Boeing basically copied the process for the 787: subcontract the subassemblies to suppliers all over the world and fly all those to 2 places for final assembly... Boeing took the Airbus process and improved upon it. Airbus admits they need to cut costs to compete. Why is ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11185

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

na wrote:
After the 743 and the A343 another aging plane which won´t last longer than the next D-check.

May be different in this case, as Boeing is doing the maintenance for them, with the ultimate aim of them getting a 787.

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45776

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

A lot of people seem to be missing the point of the NMA, this as much about the market itself as Boeing's own exercise to improve their production methods and technologies for an eventual NSA (737 replacement). Assuming that both the NMA and NSA will be using composite fuselages - this is no mans la...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34054

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

In reality, deferred production costs would inflate the cost of producing each 787 as that translates to Boeing's profit & loss (P&L) statement. If they actually spend, hypothetically, $80 million to manufacture a 787 and want to write off $20 million in deferred production costs per frame,...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45776

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

You keep pounding on about AKH containers - but a 7W NMA/NSA would have more than enough production volume to make a new container for which would have 50-60% more capacity per meter of length than an AKH - an AKH would still fit in the belly easily. I foresee a reduced height LD8 given the talk ab...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34054

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Lets not forget that Boeing also has a different treatment for its costs. It is still carrying deferred production costs which have to be written off against each new frame of B787 produced. Airbus costs include all costs incurred. So that may help to explain why Boeing costs are apparently lower. ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16754

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

They are probably still sore that the A320 parts supply contract went to Boeing. Plus the 777X and now the Max.

I don't think their reaction to the Max order is going to help , in fact quite the opposite.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87225

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

I'm going to bet that part of this LOI will be converted into 797s.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45776

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I think your answer is in your question. If they "know everything there is know to make a decision" and yet haven't launched, what should that be telling you? Rgds Because the launch was originally planned to be 2020 and it isn't 2020 yet. That is something a lot of people have forgotten.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2276

Re: Will engine choice continue?

When the dust had settled, PW managed to get their engines on just 245 A330s. They must therefore have built more than 500 engines so they probably made a profit but was it ultimately worth it? Would they do it again for less than 20% of the market? GE are on 325. Theoretically, there may still be ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. If the 5th freedom flights were at DMK, TG would have a harder time. DMK is c...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 6199

Re: FedEx 757’s

o Boeing has already said NMA will not be optimized for cargo This is more in context of a pax NMA, where they are likely to forgo trying to fit current LD3 containers in the underbelly. There is nothing about the main deck freight capabilities so it makes the NMA somewhat a status quo in terms of ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 6199

Re: FedEx 757’s

Thinking completely outside of the box, FEDEX runs the 757s until the late 2020s/early 2030s. Then acts as the launch customer for the Boeing NMA freighter. It should have about 3-5 years of service by then, have any kinks worked out and FEDEX will get a nice discount for ordering 100+. o Boeing ha...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-800 lease rates increasing
Replies: 33
Views: 6362

Re: 737-800 lease rates increasing

Good answer aemoreira1981. I agree the -700 is just too heavy for the mission. Without WN's panic buying to replace the classics, it's resale would be like the A319, hovering at scrap. Lightsaber If an airline intends to purchase aircraft for use of the aircraft's useful life, why isn't buying thes...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32655

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Continental767 wrote:
The RR engine issues on the 787 clearly spooked them.

I bet they got a killer deal on the NEO. Good for fleet commonality as well.

The same RR engines are on the A330neo, just without bleed air.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue May 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18028

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I would want this thread to be passed down to future generations as a reminder of how people today predict their times. Perhaps some laughter over outright backwards views such as "there will never be a single pilot/pilotless plane because manufacturer X crashed 2 planes" and praise for th...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue May 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13509

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Then that world's largest business center should support that flight and not cause it to lose $20 million a year. They will be out of all TPAC that does not terminate in a hub for KE, MU, or VA. Except for Tokyo which will be all operate out of HND by late Spring 2020. I think PEK, SIN, MNL are all...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon May 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13509

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Crazy that they don't fly to the world's largest business center along with New York and London. Then that world's largest business center should support that flight and not cause it to lose $20 million a year. They will be out of all TPAC that does not terminate in a hub for KE, MU, or VA. Except ...

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 9119

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

Mat1776 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
808, 818, 828, etc.

I think China has already taken the lead with Comac C919.
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Heck, Boeing already has the 929 for 40 years.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25922

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Strange there hasn't been any complaints about the Seattle lines, it is always CHS that cops "news" of such issues. Union shops are staffed by angels it seems.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 357867

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Here is a still from the video showing, presumably, the reference image the painters used. https://i.imgur.com/K0KeO9P.png My guess: 1) Tail stays the same, save for the removal of gold from the globe 2) Billboard titles on the fuselage (based on the Her Art Here and Star Wars schemes we've seen) 3...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3379

Re: Air Austral 787

I saw it on another site, I guess that they guessed it was for sale as per this- NEW BOEING B787-8 with Warranties ready for immediate delivery at a fantastic low price.; ; IFR FlightRules; 18 Business, 244 Economy :FWD, MID & AFT Galleys Interior; 2017 Year Interior; 2017 Year Painted; White T...

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by jeffrey0032j
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 7119

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

This is a shopping centre attached to the airport. This is not a terminal. If you can check-in for your flight then it sure sounds like a terminal. It’s a shopping centre with a baggage belt. No aircraft gates, no security, no lounges, no immigration. It’s as much a ‘terminal’ aaa the HKG Kowloon r...

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by jeffrey0032j
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 122453

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It usually takes a week. LN828 is in the normal livery The one in FTW (LN 548) will take a longer time to do as it was a Boeing test plane used in certification of the 787-10. Luckily it was just the standard white color with a small Boeing logo on the side. I'm not sure if they are removing all of...

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 122453

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

smittythepirate wrote:
It usually takes a week. LN828 is in the normal livery

The one in FTW (LN 548) will take a longer time to do as it was a Boeing test plane used in certification of the 787-10.

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by jeffrey0032j
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company
Replies: 33
Views: 6767

Re: Wow Air to relaunch as new company

I'm afraid the market won't be on his side this time round, its too soon to do such a thing that it looks like its done for personal gain or simply to fill his ego.

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17926

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers? Not a big deal. (depending on what deal they have; 'power by the hour' kind of stuff usually ) RR support is nearest in SIN GE support is just across the ditch (QF and NZ have a long history of mutual support in engineering and flt ops stuff. Being tha...

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by jeffrey0032j
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17926

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

Motorhussy wrote:
jeffrey0032j wrote:
Motorhussy wrote:
I wonder how many airlines are reviewing their fleet plans now in light of this. Air NZ is analysing the type.

Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines.


And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers?

Not too hard to make a switch for any new orders.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17926

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

A less hysterical read of the situation https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/two-sia-787s-grounded-owing-to-trent-1000-ten-hpt-i-457105/ RR is already testing an enhanced HPT blade to increase durability. Their statement seems to imply that the working environment on the 787-10 is causing pre...

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17926

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

Motorhussy wrote:
I wonder how many airlines are reviewing their fleet plans now in light of this. Air NZ is analysing the type.

Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines.

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by jeffrey0032j
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17926

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

flee wrote:
I wonder if there will be any issues on the Trent 7000 as well. These engines are derived from the Trent 1000-TEN.

Or the Trent XWB, which RR proudly said the TEN got its improvements from.

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by jeffrey0032j
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 370
Views: 103944

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

SamYeager2016 wrote:
WoodysAeroimag wrote:
6798 42569 N7202U 737-7 Southwest Airlines - Rudder removed

Is this because a fault was identified with it?

No, new or repainted rudders in WN's livery will be installed as part of test frame change incorporation/rework to bring it up to production standard.

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by jeffrey0032j
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 140
Views: 44583

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

SteelChair wrote:
More 380s looking for a home.

Tarbes seems to be a good place for them to live in.

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