Ishrion wrote:Osaka will be on an A330 and Washington D.C. an A340 starting March 2020.
Already swiss will soon announce its new routes! Apparently there are 2! https://twitter.com/FlySWISS/status/1157576841378459648 Hopefully ZRH-KIX will be one of them. Up-gauging ZRH-TYO (they might get their HND slot one day) to 77W is long overdue, but if a new route to Japan comes to pass, it wo...Jump to post
A321Lufthansa wrote:DALCE wrote:HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back!
The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak.
Nevertheless, JMB headed to AMM today.
Swiss expect their last two CS100 until Summer 2019: https://swiss.newsmarket.com/german/press-releases/all/swiss-reports-new-record-chf-636-million-adjusted-ebit-result/s/d88cacea-c670-4df4-b099-c2dad5fdc3b1 (I included the German version of the press release, the English one is ambiguous over the ...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Or we see follow up orders. I doubt in the end the LH group will be operating just 20 787s. This is just the initial tranche, we will see more 787s and probably A350s ordered in the future.
*note how this almost exactly matches the needs of OS and LX. If LH wants some 787 for themselves they'll have to order more. Actually the 77Ws for LX are for growth, not fleet renewal. Also, 20 787s are not even enough for the A340/767/777 replacement at LX, WK and OS, there are 21 frames total at...Jump to post
Swiss is finally introducing a new premium economy product on their longhaul fleet starting with their 777s in spring 2021.
https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/pr ... c22406234d
The first one of 5 remaining A340s at Swiss has finally finished refurbishment with updated products in all three classes (Economy, Business and First) and is currently on its way to Tokio. https://swiss.newsmarket.com/english/press-releases/all/first-refurbished-swiss-airbus-a340-returns-to-revenue...Jump to post
Since there are only a handful of 737NGs left to be delivered, does anybody know when the last frame is going to be delivered?Jump to post
Hello, I was just thinking if we have any news or planning update for the retrofit of the LX A343 ? The latest I heard was that the first one (HB-JMH) is currently being retrofitted in Dresden and should be done within the next two weeks. They expect to be finished with the 5 A340s by summer. Sourc...Jump to post
How many of those deliverys were the A220? They were not part of the count when airbus first projected 800 deliverys but are counted in the 790. The "real" miss is more than 10. From the 2018 delivery thread it seems that there were 33 A220 contractually delivered last year. So there are ...Jump to post
It's MSN 55046 for Swiss that is included in the list but actually is still in YMX. Probably it has officially been handed over to LX and is now registered in Switzerland but simply has not made the flight to Zurich yet. According to the Swiss Aircraft Register the official handover occurred on Dec...Jump to post
An article from early 2017 (only in German, see link below) states that they confirmed their intentions of offering WiFi onboard starting 2018. So far nothing happened, does anybody (maybe from within the company) if the plans are still on track? Their most current deliveries (A220s) do not offer an...Jump to post
If I remember correctly, the A319s are still flying because Air Berlin went under. With the demise of them and Belair, there was a significant void to fill at ZRH, Swiss even took some of their pilots. Considering this, I could see them order another 5-10 frames, but then again, they also have 25 A3...Jump to post
In the A320ceo production thread it was mentioned that the last Delta deliveries are scheduled for 2021, so it'll take a couple more years until the legacy A320 disappears from production lists.Jump to post
I think the explanation is an economical one:
They took over the airplanes from Swiss which means they had to remove the F cabin anyway. All in all it was cheaper to then just rebuild the forward third of the airplane over putting business in front and economy seats after the L2 door.
A220-300 already loaded into Flightradar's system
pdp wrote:So this will - technically - be the first aircraft delivered under their new French overlords?
I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. https://imgur.com/uDz7jPU Copy and paste, currently doing the social media rounds :-) This picture doesn't explain the reason for the aircraft ...Jump to post
This is what capitalism is about. Under normal circumstances anyone can choose their business partners. Absolutely not true. Hostile takeovers. And what would be the reason for BBD to reject a Boeing counter-offer besides bad blood? There is none. Yes but then you had to talk to the shareholders, n...Jump to post
What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder. There is no obligation at all. It's as if you were saying any company could be forced to be sold to the highest bidder even if they didn't want to. T...Jump to post
Can anyone give some insight on which regulatory approvals are required for this deal to go through? For sure there are some Canadian government bodies involved, but what about the EU and the US? Exactly Love to know There really can't be much in regulatory hurdles. Airbus is buying the CSeries. No...Jump to post
German air traffic authorities (Luftfahrtbundesamt) are already looking into this
http://www.aero.de/news-27712/LBA-untersucht--Air-Berlin-Flugmanoever-in-Duesseldorf.html (in German)
Can anyone give some insight on which regulatory approvals are required for this deal to go through? For sure there are some Canadian government bodies involved, but what about the EU and the US?Jump to post
So I found this: https://www.travelnews.ch/tourismuswelt/6896-nur-die-belair-piloten-duerfen-wieder-hoffen.html (in German) While Edelweiss is getting 2 additional A320s, Swiss is keeping 3 A319s that originally were meant to go back to the lessor early next year because of CS300 deliveries. Swiss i...Jump to post
LXA340 wrote:Due to the take over of the majority of Air Berlin by Lufthansa it is rumored that SWISS is supposed to add 3 and Edelweiss 2 aircraft for the purpose to serve routes / frequencies that were offered by Air Berlin until now within the next months.
KarelXWB wrote:hkcanadaexpat wrote:New A350 rolled out to the flightline today. Reg is F-WZHF. Not sure which one it is though.
Another one with test registration F-WZNZ rolled out three days ago.
2 out of the 7 remaining ones will join Edelweiss next year, the other 5 are getting a new cabin (including Wi-Fi) and will stay with Swiss for another couple of years.Jump to post
After a long period of storage, former testbed MSN 3 has been on the move today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/36789868234_2a973af49b_z.jpg F-WZGG Airbus A350 Airbus by cliper31 , on Flickr Do you know what's gonna happen to the test airframes next? I've seen somewhere that MSN3 is supposed t...Jump to post
So the CS300 currently en route to Zurich as LX5201 is HB-JCE? Flightradar doesn't show the registration.Jump to post
JulietteBravo wrote:They are really slow. The long expected next (no. 4) CS300 for SWISS, HB-JBD is now finally en route on her ferry flight to Switzerland.
Does anyone know why that took so long?
A 77W is a 777-300ER (extended range) variant, which will have extra Fuel tanks (and therefore different operating weights) than a regular 777-300. That doesn't answer the original question though: Why is a 777-300 often referred to as a 77W? I don't remember where I read this, but the 777-300ER ge...Jump to post
LN 10 performed its first flight yesterday: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4257/34524543254_44388036f0_z.jpg ET-ATG Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 C/N 38464 / LN 10 by Woodys Aeroimages , on Flickr Well that was just a test flight, first flight was on May 3rd :) And since then it has also flown to ...Jump to post
Zurich might fit the bill. ZRH being the large airport, and the former military base Dübendorf which serves some private, rescue and business aviation. While the city of Zurich has just 400'000 inhabitants, when including neighbouring communities, Zurich would clock in at about 1.3 million people, ...Jump to post
Swiss will start to introduce CS100 in LSGG next month: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54472-swiss-begins-geneva-base-fleet-transformation They also confirm the transfert to lager CS300: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54307-swiss-confirms-another-c-series-order-revision Actually t...Jump to post
And there's an order change: Swiss is converting its last 5 CS100 into CS300. This is according to their last financial statement. So in the end the will be operating 10 CS100 and 20 CS300. https://www.swiss.com/CMSContent/corporate/EN/media/newsroom/financial-reports/Documents/20170316-media-releas...Jump to post
An eventual A330 replacement is due 2030-2035. The A340s are being refurbished to the 77W cabin until spring 2018 and they are all going to get WiFi during refurbishment. And with 2 77W being delivered each this and next year we currently have a pretty up-to-date fleet. So I think this is it on the ...Jump to post
Well the big windows finally have a downside: A barely readable company name!
Other than that, this machine looks amazing
It seems they experienced an air conditioning issue. One of the two systems on board stopped working in-flight and for safety reasons they decided to turn around. http://www.watson.ch/Schweiz/articles/880437770-Belüftungssystem-ausgefallen--Brandneuer-Swiss-Jet-aus-Zürich-muss-über-Paris-umkehren (G...Jump to post
The past couple of days the first aircraft experienced a lot of delays and was diverted back to ZRH this morning. Does anyone know what the reason for that is? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hb-jba#a62e0ffJump to post
Yes, in fact it was actually two Swiss fighters who were ordered to accompany that jet. http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/KampfjetEinsatz-wegen-Bombendrohung/story/29834799Jump to post