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by Geoff1947
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 34
Views: 9487

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

More state aid for the US aviation sector then !!

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by Geoff1947
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I'm guessing the slower deliveries this year are due to -1000 and -ULR certification, introduction of the new wing twist and winglets, and supply of engines? Next year should see a good ramp up. There have been customer specific issues with HNA and Qatar which have caused a build up of assembled fr...

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by Geoff1947
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Wizz Air to close Poznan base in Polish reshuffle

Yes, used them a few times. Very much like a Pink and Purple EasyJet.

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by Geoff1947
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:
Do you know which airline is due to get MSN275 ?Geoff

My information shows it is a QR frame (359).


Thanks you’re a star hkcanadaexpat.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Etihad's first A35K is still listed as MSN 290 as far as my info goes. With MSN 275 currently in FAL, it should enter FAL well before year-end assuming (1) it is built in MSN order (not all of them are at Airbus - unlike at Boeing) and (2) Etihad hasn't had a change of heart on this order as some r...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When is the first A35K for Etihad going into production. Etihad's first A35K is still listed as MSN 290 as far as my info goes. With MSN 275 currently in FAL, it should enter FAL well before year-end assuming (1) it is built in MSN order (not all of them are at Airbus - unlike at Boeing) and (2) Et...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 25950

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

xwb777 wrote:
Emirates has confirmed its order for 20 A380s. Deliveries will start 2020.


Airbus booked these 20 on the 11th February.

Emirates have 57 more on order, 105 delivered. Deliveries of the last 20 won’t be until the mid 2020s with the production rate at 6 per year.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5689

Re: How will BA expand?

Why expand if it will just dilute profit margins and yields. What profitable opportunities are they missing ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50917

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Some exciting new developments: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-boeing-reveals-first-assembled-777x-ahead-451693/ I am assuming that the new wing will have more flex than previous 777s, correct? Interesting note: first delivery is to NH in 2020..? "That aircraft will first ...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29723

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone know about an airline restarting the route between San Jose ( SYQ ) and Bocas del Toro ( BOC ), thanks. Geoff Don't think you'll see it soon. SYQ only has one airline which is Aerobell Airlines which recently started scheduled operations, SANSA does not serve it or see them serving it s...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29723

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone know about an airline restarting the route between San Jose ( SYQ ) and Bocas del Toro ( BOC ), thanks.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

And so the delivery target for this year is 105, and since the program is expected to start generating a positive cash flow sometime this year, 120 frames for 2019 all generating a positive cash flow should be good news for Airbus. Airbus current target is Rate10 which equates to 110 per year as th...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes thanks, I know delivery is the wrong word but we all tend to use it. I really meant entry into service. Geoff Delivery is either "Contractual Delivery" when the aircraft is paid/signed for, vs "Physical Delivery" when the aircraft takes off on its delivery flight. Entry into...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery. Geoff Agreed. Especially since mid 250s are rolling out of the FAL now. Things seems really quiet/slow on the -1000 sti...

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by Geoff1947
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery. Geoff Technically 55 was delivered in December 2016. Yes thanks, I know delivery is the wrong word but we all tend to u...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI
MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run
MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ


Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 50414

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Someone83 wrote:
Zero delivered in July. When did this happen the last time?


Zero 777-300ERs delivered in October 2017. There may have been a freighter or two.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97595

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Personally I ignore all announcements before they are included in the published order books. Even then some of these never get fulfilled. Both Airbus and Boeing have hyperactive PR departments which must drive the real workers mad !!

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How long before the ULRs get delivered to SQ ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 402
Views: 97595

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

So Boeing also had some more orders that were already booked. Plus some that are still a commitment / MoU. That evens it out with Airbus in a true duopoly style. Both should be more clear in their press releases. The most surprising thing from Boeing's update is that Jet now 150 737 MAX on the orde...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 50414

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Four cancellations from the Unidentified category in this month’s Boeing figures. Now 48 unfilled orders for the 777-300ER with 13 Unidentified. Geoff Three more cancellations in the Unidentified category in the July figures. Now down to 10. More cancellations to come as Boeing tidies up their orde...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12082

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Max Q wrote:
Are there aircraft already built that cannot be delivered ?


No this has been likely ever since the US election in 2016.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 208
Views: 50414

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

What about ANA ? They had 6 remaining until recently at least. Did they cancel or convert to other models ? The777Man Not sure about this 2014 order, based on Boeing O&D website, all ANA orders have been fulfilled. However I find it strange though, the 777-9X figure is wrong and the two B772FLR...

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by Geoff1947
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I noticed on the unofficial A350 delivery website: https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list that MSN 98, 112 and 226 are now due for delivery to Hainan Airlines rather than Beijing Capital Airlines. I know HNA are the majority owner of JD, but are they now taking them for the...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1373
Views: 477382

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Will MSN 71 be one of the 8 Virgin Atlantic has on direct order from Airbus or a 9th ? Or maybe it could be a 5th from Air Lease. Anyone know.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 7380

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

qf789 wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:
Good , perhaps they’ll keep the A380s on the LHR schedule now.

Geoff


Now why would they do that when they have A350's coming very shortly


Because it was a decision made by Bellew when he tried to make an impact. The A380s are great for that route and the A350s could be used elsewhere.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR
Replies: 23
Views: 7380

Re: CEO Peter Bellew leaves MAS, to re-join FR

Good , perhaps they’ll keep the A380s on the LHR schedule now.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234910

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

Anyone know when Iran Air's next A330 will be ready? Could we see one next year? Nothing in the short term, see this list : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ff2DA4QRsnyx6Og6UREgvDckpdF2Iu7o4Vcj6m7EM_I/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html Looks like politics may have stopped the order be...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter
Replies: 10
Views: 3733

Re: Boeing delivers the 100th 767-300 Freighter

Puzzled by this, Boeing’s figures show 129 deliveries by the end of September.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
Below is a first glimpse of MSN 98 after cabin/engine fit. The winglets are not in Azul colors anymore.

Image
By Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks, on Flickr


Any news about when the CAAC might certify the A350 ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234910

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 1828 is getting prepared for its first flight.

Image
Thai Lion Air A330-343 msn 1828 by dn280tls, on Flickr


Is it confirmed that it will be painted in Thai Lion livery not Batik ?

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

NZ321 wrote:
So when does SQ get number 20? And when do they get their first ULR?


Thought the first ULR was going to be SQ #22.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters
Replies: 8
Views: 4219

Re: Silk Way to add additional 747-8 freighters

Ha - not happening! Nice try. 747 is on the way out except for freighter IMHO. We can all imagine.... .also the rumoured TK order. Just a no-go given what will likely be happening to fuel in 10 years. I am surprised though that nobody has yet jumped on the 777-200ER/ and 777-200LR/ F freighter conv...

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by Geoff1947
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

If the orderbook is not updated then the cancellations stand. Which frames QR eventually takes is a separate issue. Airbus seems to think that the much delayed frames will be delivered but QR is still not taking them. Interesting. Geoff You seem to be mixing up a few things. QR canceled 4 aircraft ...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Yes, exactly, the cancellations have not been reversed in the Airbus orderbook as per the update on the 6th October : As mentioned above, it doesn't have to be reversed in the order book. If the orderbook is not updated then the cancellations stand. Which frames QR eventually takes is a separate is...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I think there is still more to be told of this QR deferral story. Interesting that their 4 A350 cancellations have not been reversed as some had expected. Geoff Last update was about 2 weeks ago. You mean that nothing has happened after that? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59911-qatar-airw...

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by Geoff1947
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I think there is still more to be told of this QR deferral story. Interesting that their 4 A350 cancellations have not been reversed as some had expected.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45111

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I can see IAG buying the A330-800 for Iberia / LEVEL. They have expansion plans are are still placing orders for A330-200s.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

gatibosgru wrote:
When is the first A35J supposed to be delivered? Is QR still the launch customer?


QR will be first in December based on current plans. Launch was years ago and is different from Entry Into Service.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66378

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA. Geoff Theres a few thousand stranded in the UK this morning who were expecting to go on holiday. Not all have been able to quickly change t...

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by Geoff1947
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66378

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Just to say that nobody has been stranded. All those abroad can finish their holiday and travel back pretty much as scheduled thanks to the actions of the CAA.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

There is so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin. - So far 50 aircraft have been delivered, without the QR aircraft at the delivery centre. - Delivery sheet shows 7 deliveries in August, not 6. - MSN 52 and 55 were counted as 2016 by Airbus, not 2017. Oops sorry for the error...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbu...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbu...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1521014

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

Don’t know if Airbus will count either of the QR frames at the delivery centre as delivered. Putting those aside, I make it 49 so far in 2017 with 6 in August. The spreadsheet counts three frames in September that Airbus counted as August. MSNs 52 and 55 were counted as 2017 by Airbus. Latest Airbus...

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by Geoff1947
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234910

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

kelual wrote:
pabloeing wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:

Wonder if it will go to LEVEL.

Geoff

No..this is for IB, delivery in december.Level have 3 on order.....first delivery in June 2018.

Level has none on order. IAG/IB has...


LEVEL is part of Iberia which is part of IAG. The first two A330s for LEVEL were ordered for Iberia.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234910

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

KarelXWB wrote:
kelual wrote:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKHQSkBUMAANKG6.jpg

Is this IB A330 new?


Should be MSN 1835.


Wonder if it will go to LEVEL.

Geoff

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by Geoff1947
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 193023

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Wow, where are you getting those 747 sales figures from ?The big deal with UPS for freighters has kept the production line open but they have finished making the passenger model. Geoff Feb -14 CargoLux 1 Oct - 14 Airbridge Cargo 1 Feb - 15 SilkWays 3 June - 15 Atlas Air 1 Nov - 15 Airbridge Cargo 2...

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