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by jagraham
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Last I checked, MCO and TPA drive a far greater share of DL revenue than RDU, BNA, AUS. Delta breaks down revenue by market and makes it public? Where did you find this? I’ve only seen it broken down by geographic markets/regions: domestic, Atlantic, Latin America and Pacific. It's publicly availab...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11718

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Will SIN be enough for DL to dedicate some 77Ls to it like they did with JFK-BOM?

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by jagraham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus does it too; no major carrier has 316 seats on an A359; yet that is the number Airbus uses to figure out seat-mile fuel consumption. There is a little airline in Asia called Thai that has 321 seats in their A350-900 There is also this airline that operates out of a particularly high altitude...

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by jagraham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

That's a pretty low bar..... 3x daily service to 5 hubs is 15 daily flights..... Yes. But like MSY, there will be a hub or two with much more than 3 flights. MSY has 11 flights to ATL at this time; add 12 flights to 4 other hubs and 1 flight to 2 hubs, you have 25 flights. Which is what MSY has. No...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

You are missing the 3 daily LAX, 3 daily JFK, 3 daily LGA, 3 daily DTW, daily SLC, and weekly seasonal CUN. Just FYI. One would think 3x or more service to 5 hubs would be a focus city . . That's a pretty low bar..... 3x daily service to 5 hubs is 15 daily flights..... Yes. But like MSY, there will...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

I agree with you. My point is that the definition of focus city can't just mean frequency of flights to hubs... there has to be something else to it, either P2P or a much larger number of flights or both. As for proximity to ATL, I agree with you on that also, but note that the distance between DFW...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How many aircraft is this requirement and how many other customers will jump on it? ~25 aircraft 3 operators over 15 years? Technically there are possibilities. Airbus and Boeing however don't want to go deeply non recurring & Qantas doesn't want to pay the price.. A350-900 XLR, merging A350-10...

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by jagraham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Boeing's website says the 778 will be 4% better than the A35J. I guess it must be true then. But what if Airbus's website says the A35J is more efficient than the 778? Who to believe then? :spin: So 777-8 is both more efficient and more capable than A35J. Sure, if you only read Boeing's website and...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If 9500 nmi is the range required for LHR <-> SYD, I don't see 35K could ever possibly meet this requirement. What kind of MTOW it needs? Seems to be more than 330 t, which I doubt it is technically possible. 778 is the only player in the game now. Airbus does not agree with your assessment: See ​A...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is building a club that will be larger than DL's SkyClub, which I guess means they intend to add service once the ne...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL views focus cities as having frequent service to most hubs. P2P doesn't factor into Delta calculations. By that measure, wouldn't MSY be a focus city? It has multi-frequencies to all hubs except SEA.... DL is falling behind, though, as AA is now the largest legacy carrier at MSY and UA is buildi...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Once upon a time, US airlines were regional. Strong in some places, weak in others. Since all the mergers, there are now 4 mega airlines (AA, DL, UA, WN). They compete with each other everywhere. Corporate consolidation has increased this competition since fewer, larger corporations mean business tr...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Delta’s use of the term, “focus city” is not what people on here want it to be. It is not a “mini hub” with lots of flights to Delta hubs, a bunch of non-hub flights and a handful of international routes. From Delta’s perspective it is a “focus city” because it’s a market where Delta believes there...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The 779 is 181,400 kg QEW and 77 m The 77W is 167829 kg OEW and 74 m long, while the 77L is 145150 kg OEW and 64 m long. 22769 kg for 10 m, or 2277 kg / m The 778 is 7 m shorter than the 779. At 2277 kg / m, the 778 will be 15939 kg less, or 165461 kg. Approximately. But in any case, about 10000 kg...

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by jagraham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The 779 is 181,400 kg QEW and 77 m The 77W is 167829 kg OEW and 74 m long, while the 77L is 145150 kg OEW and 64 m long. 22769 kg for 10 m, or 2277 kg / m The 778 is 7 m shorter than the 779. At 2277 kg / m, the 778 will be 15939 kg less, or 165461 kg. Approximately. But in any case, about 10000 kg...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Because JFK is slot restricted, I’d be surprised if all of the thinner JFK routes didn’t move to BOS, with BOS-JFK moving to all mainline. This is a case of: we love NY but it’s crowded. This is similar to UA at EWR (except gate constraints), where that’s becoming increasingly mainline. DL can't mo...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40316

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

"Delta is also reclassifying some of its smaller cities as focus cities. Nashville and San Jose, California, have joined its list of domestic focus operations that also includes Austin, Cincinnati and Raleigh/Durham" Much ado about nothing... I'm curious as to DL's definition of "foc...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51958

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Google search, A321lr range That’s a MAX range, not a practical range hence why I said IF they operate that route on an A321lr, which obviously, I doubt they will. It was an example of how far it can reach as that guy was asking... Ranges less than 3000 nm don't need an A321LR and its deactivated f...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51958

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

With a max 4,000 nmi, it can reach up to CLT-ZRH, but with winds it would need to be weight restricted IF they operate something that long. Where did you come up with 4,000nm as practical range? Here it's generally accepted that LRs have less range than 757s (the can cover about 95% of missions lan...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Declining loads on QR's IAD route
Replies: 22
Views: 4414

Re: Declining loads on QR's IAD route

What makes QR so dubious on filling the paid J class? I thought this would be a relatively easy task, given that the US economy is booming at the moment, and that the DC metro area is currently the fifth largest economy in the nation. And I did notice that pattern on their other US routes. But the ...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Assuming the A350-1000ULR's fuel capacity is raised to the 165,000 liters of the A350-900ULR, that is 129,500kg using Airbus' 0.7855kg per liter value from their ACAPs. That leaves 186,500kg for structure and payload at a 316,000kg TOW. If we're thinking a 30,000kg payload, then that leaves 156,500...

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by jagraham
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Where can I find the updated range figure? Boeing website still shows the 8,690 nmi figure... For now, the increased range is in the Aircurrent reporting. If 9500 nmi is the range required for LHR <-> SYD, I don't see 35K could ever possibly meet this requirement. What kind of MTOW it needs? Seems ...

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by jagraham
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Boeing upped the fuel from about 48900 gal (185000 l) to 52300 gal (198000 l) several months back without fanfare. And without changing the range spec. Until now. Where can I find the updated range figure? Boeing website still shows the 8,690 nmi figure... For now, the increased range is in the Air...

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by jagraham
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

What improvement does it mention for a 778? More than 9500nm in the new B778 range...... Back in 2012, Boeing was considering adding a third member to the 777X family: the 777-8LX with a mission range of 17,500km / 9500nm. This originally would have been done by giving the 777-8LX the same MTOW (34...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round. :-) The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improved the 787s they are buying; of course a.netters are hotly disputing any improvement https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

They've been saying for a while now there won't be an announcement this year. If they do announce, it's next year. Eventually Boeing will figure out the market will only wait so long . . . if the Ultrafan is ported / scaled back to the A330, Airbus can squeeze the NMA market to a sliver. Sort of li...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9325

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

From the AA S19 Departures thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1420609 Post #19 FSDan Topic Author Posts: 2398 Joined: 8 years ago #19 one month ago iyerhari wrote: IMO, BOS may have more departures than JFK at this time. Is that true? Yes. I believe BOS was just over 90 departure...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9325

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

Recognizing a hub is easy - it has spokes. And a high percentage of connecting traffic. Spokes only have flights to one or two hubs for a given airline. Focus cities are harder to pin down; some say that a focus city has multiple connections to most hubs, while others say that focus cities have a lo...

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by jagraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I can see Boeing pushing for plenty of 777X/787 orders plus a NMA announcement. They need all the good press they can get, and that's a good way to get it. They've been saying for a while now there won't be an announcement this year. If they do announce, it's next year. Eventually Boeing will figur...

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by jagraham
Fri May 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Spot market” for new Boeing and Airbus planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: “Spot market” for new Boeing and Airbus planes

As Phosphorus said, leasing companies provide the nearest attainable to "readily available" airplanes. For now, neither Airbus or Boeing is caught up on their production to where they could set aside a whitetail if they wanted to. Some of this is kinida sorta happening with the ME3 having ...

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by jagraham
Fri May 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15580

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Lots of DL 744 pilots went to the 359. If you read the APC forums, there's lots of sour grapes about it - allegedly many (most?) are hitting retirement age shortly after transition, including some aging out while still in training. Who's upset about it? Senior pilots are exercising their seniority ...

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by jagraham
Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-deve ... tas-deals/


I don't have a subscription. Can somebody who does summarize the 77X and 78x changes?
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pabloeing wrote:
B777-8X update to win Project sunrise
https://theaircurrent.com/aircraft-deve ... tas-deals/


I don't have a subscription. Can somebody who does summarize the 77X and 78x changes?

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by jagraham
Fri May 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round. :-) The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improved the 787s they are buying; of course a.netters are hotly disputing any improvement https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422...

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by jagraham
Fri May 31, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65627

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

787-10ER authority to offer will be announced by Boeing. Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up? I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round. :-) The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improv...

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by jagraham
Wed May 29, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10076

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

I think AA is getting that it's current approach is not working, which is part of the reason OASIS is getting delayed. AA has a lot of good assets. It has plenty of time to turn around. It's premium product is good on the times I've flown with them. I think AAL is quite underpriced compared to some...

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by jagraham
Sun May 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5716

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

With the current orders Delta is going to 131 with 109 or 110 seats (40 A221 & 71 B717) 117 with 124, 130, or 132 seats (10 B737-700, 50 A223, 57 A319) 139 with 157 or 160 seats (62 A320 & 77 B737-800) 130 with 180 seats (130 B737-900) 227 with 192 or 197 seats (127 A321 & 100A321neo) ?...

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by jagraham
Sun May 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5716

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

With the current orders Delta is going to 131 with 109 or 110 seats (40 A221 & 71 B717) 117 with 124, 130, or 132 seats (10 B737-700, 50 A223, 57 A319) 139 with 157 or 160 seats (62 A320 & 77 B737-800) 130 with 180 seats (130 B737-900) 227 with 192 or 197 seats (127 A321 & 100A321neo) ?...

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by jagraham
Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

But what lower payload argument and how does it apply when the payload in this case, passengers and bags, is actually in favour of the 777X (lesser capacity than the A350)? Unless Qantas orders a A359ULR enhanced version The position being put forward above with the 778 having less floor area than ...

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by jagraham
Sat May 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

But what lower payload argument and how does it apply when the payload in this case, passengers and bags, is actually in favour of the 777X (lesser capacity than the A350)? Unless Qantas orders a A359ULR enhanced version The position being put forward above with the 778 having less floor area than ...

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by jagraham
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Can't they simply reconfigure a 787 to do the job? [email protected] would probably make it. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Boeing is redoing the 788 to be built like the 789. Starting with the AA 787 order, with new 788s being delivered in 2020. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/flee...

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by jagraham
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Sorry that does not say what you claimed. Again to be explicit, where is the reference to your claim the GE9X is 5% better than the Trent XWB I was in error when I said both engines first flew at the same time. Stop it Zeke. My statement is that GE claims the GE9X will be 5% better than the best ex...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Polot gave the reference in post #789. I chose not to duplicate him. There are other reports that say the same thing, but since they say the same thing from the same source (GE), the other reports add very little. Please refer to post #789. Sorry that does not say what you claimed. Again to be expl...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

At this point it is up to you Zeke to provide references stating how much better the XWB94 is than the XWB84. We are waiting for your source to backup your claims that the GE9X is “5% better than the Trent XWB”. You have stated this on several threads before, and I have corrected every time I have ...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8502

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

This kind of thing happened once already. US Navy sunk half of the Iran Navy in one day (Operation Praying Mantis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Praying_Mantis). Complete air dominance would take 24 to 48 hours, primarily to neutralize S-300 and S-400 SAMs. There would be no air threat t...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8502

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Don't think anyone is going to start a war unless Iram fires on a US Navy ship, and even this would be nothing more than a small skirmish at tihis point in time. The cable news networks are stirring this pot for their own agendas. Unfortunately both Trump and the Iranians have their own agendas. Th...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

As the 777-8 is a simple shrink of the 777-9 the flight test data in the coming months should give a very accurate idea of the performance of the 777-8. Qantas will soon know exactly how many passengers can fly non stop to London. Qantas probably already knows. GE has flight test data on the GE9X s...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

GE claims 10% better than GE90-115b. See bottom of this press release: That contradicts what they have said elsewhere, in any case 10% better than the GE90-115B is well behind the Trent XWB 94, When I look at fuel burns top of climb on a 777-300ER they are 25% higher than an A350-1000. At this poin...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8502

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

This kind of thing happened once already. US Navy sunk half of the Iran Navy in one day (Operation Praying Mantis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Praying_Mantis). Complete air dominance would take 24 to 48 hours, primarily to neutralize S-300 and S-400 SAMs. There would be no air threat to...

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by jagraham
Wed May 22, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226322

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

And moving the decision to the end of 2019 to me indicates, that Joyce wants to see what margins Boeing will be able to release after flight testing for a few months. And for both fanboys: This could be in favor of the 777-8 as much as it could be for keeping negotiating pressure on AB. Remotely, b...

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