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by mig17
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 114
Views: 18668

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Going forward, the 777-9 weakness is it's high selling price. You can get 3 787-9 or A350-900 instead of 2 777-9. And despite the 777-9 being the larger frame, it's cost per seat advantage does not seem to be enough to justify the higher investment Only traffic saturation of some airport will favor...

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by mig17
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 114
Views: 18668

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Going forward, the 777-9 weakness is it's high selling price. You can get 3 787-9 or A350-900 instead of 2 777-9. And despite the 777-9 being the larger frame, it's cost per seat advantage does not seem to be enough to justify the higher investment Only traffic saturation of some airport will favor ...

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by mig17
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8416

Re: Emirates Orders

Last DAS pre-covid alteady was a wake-up call withe 30 A388 converted into 50 A359 and 30 777 (W and X) converted into 30 789. Now with covid, EK would like to not take delivery of the last few A380 which are comming soon. A350, 77X and 787 are safe for now since no aircraft are comming soon. But in...

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by mig17
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 403
Views: 81762

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Opus99 wrote:
They are not cancelling any orders for the 777X for those who are speculating from thin air.

Not currently at least since Boeing seems to be delaying deliveries by itself.

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by mig17
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38688

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

The way I see it, the CSerie programm is 3 things in 1 : - A plane design - A factory line with it's supply chain - A commercial offering for airlines Bombardier succeded in designing both CS100 and CS300 as very efficient aircraft when compared to smaller the versions of A320 and 737. But Bombardie...

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by mig17
Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60472

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

AirFrance La Premiere can be fited into more 77W and also in new A359 if needed.
They can also increase number of F in some config like BA.

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by mig17
Wed May 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 212
Views: 44575

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

Simplifying Thai Airways fleet is easy. 25 aircraft are leaving already : 7 747-400, 6 777-200, 6 777-200ER and 6 777-300. And TG avoided an order of 38 planes last year whitch was put on stand-by for financial difficulties. Staying are : 6 A380-800 (all owned), 14 777-300ER (6 owned and 8 leased), ...

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by mig17
Tue May 19, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55952

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

For instance the A350-1000 155t with 124t of fuel and 40t payload hits the MTOW of 319t. The 777LR can carry 35t more fuel or 159t or 29% more fuel. The 777LR engines do not burn 29% more. The thing is they do ... You said it yourself in another post "A350, Sydney/London, 3/4 of 77L fuel."...

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by mig17
Mon May 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55952

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

If the 77L burns less fuel per kilogram then shouldn't it be uber popular? Burning less fuel on LAX-SYD than a 25+ year newer design, even one specifically designed for the longest routes combined with a low price of fuel should mean airlines will be falling over themselves to buy it. I know the re...

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by mig17
Fri May 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30040

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Interesting statements from MOL. 'Ryanair confirmed that it favoured EU government supports for airlines that are transparent and available to all carriers, and thus are not state aid. This includes payroll support schemes and UK government loans.' (FR must be one of the biggest beneficiaries of UK...

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by mig17
Tue May 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30040

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

This is exactly what you see in France. They tie state support to whether the business in in France. They do it in the automotive market, they do it now in aviation as well. Moreover, you see this logic in more countries. Why support companies who either don't (or barely) pay taxes in the respectiv...

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by mig17
Tue May 12, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30040

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

Ryanair is filing a lawsuit against the state aids for Air France. "The Irish airline said Monday it filed a lawsuit at the European Union’s General Court seeking to topple the EU’s approval for a program delaying aviation tax payments for companies with a French license. The tax break will mo...

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by mig17
Fri May 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 298
Views: 44658

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

If Ryanair wanted to fly CDG-LYS (and obtained slots), it would likely be illegal for the French Govt to prevent this. If Air France "of its own choice out of concern for the environment" decides to sell CDG-LYS only in conjunction with a connecting flight, then that is a decision for Air...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 298
Views: 44658

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Also yes, what will other airline be allowed to do? That's the question. Will other airlines not receiving government help not be required to fly less domestically ? I think not. FR, U2, VY and possibly some other EU players will fill the gap and pollute in lieu of AF. Possibly hiring the staff tha...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90388

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

Great idea from Boeing, the 737MAX, A330NEO and 777-X being tremendous succes, lets also revamp 757 and 767.

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by mig17
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Are you forgetting a fleet of 787s? AF doesn't have any 787s on order (any more). They still have 10 787s which isn't large enough a fleet to have a common type rating for the AF pilots, they just won't have enough practise with the 787s. So AF had a decision to make, order additional 787s as A332 ...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 298
Views: 44658

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

When you look more closely at the "less than 2h30 in TGV", you'll see that Nice, Toulouse, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse or Pau are not concerned. The only 3 large line really concerned are Lyon, Bordeaux and Nantes. Strasbourg already not being serviced. From those 4 last town, you can...

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by mig17
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Bruno Le Maire, french finance minister said about Air France (in french https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/air-france-laide-de-letat-conditionnee-a-une-reduction-des-vols-interieurs-1199282) that the massive support they were receiving comes with two commitments from Air ...

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by mig17
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/wie-zijn-de-aandeelhouders-van-air-france-klm The Air France-KLM holding company, in turn, owns 49 percent of KLM's shares. The other 51 percent is in Dutch hands in connection with the retention of landing rights. The Dutch state has a 5....

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by mig17
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Those countries can also do what Holland and Germany do. Not being teamplayers? Official stats: “Netherlands largest net contributor EU this century” https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/news/2016/50/netherlands-largest-net-contributor-eu-this-century If thats not being a team player then I dont know what is A...

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by mig17
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

The crazy thing is that the French also want eurobonds just like Italy, so they can lend money cheaper to for example put in AF and Alitalia. And that means Holland will have to pay more interest than it does now on its own loans aka pay for others countries to put money into AF and Alitalia and a ...

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by mig17
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23476

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

The crazy thing is that the French also want eurobonds just like Italy, so they can lend money cheaper to for example put in AF and Alitalia. And that means Holland will have to pay more interest than it does now on its own loans aka pay for others countries to put money into AF and Alitalia and a ...

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by mig17
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14478

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

I actually think they will cancel the A350 and 777X orders or defer them for a very long time. The current fleet being flown at half the rate will now last twice as long. The retirement dates will be pushed out significantly. Selling the 777W or A380's will be difficult as there are no buyers. I kn...

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by mig17
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26616

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Hong Kong to Europe as well as Hong Kong tp US are all above 12 hours flights. Hong Kong to Tokio is 4h50m, Tokio to San Francisco 9 hours. Is belly cargo desired for flights above 12 hours? How does Cathay Pacific transport cargo to the US? Cathay Pacific Cargo flights to the US and other North Am...

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by mig17
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26616

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Can you give a logical reason why anyone would extend leases on aircraft they cannot fly now ? Airline management have to focus on surviving now, but they also have to be ready to restart and have a short, medium and long term plan. Keeping some leased 77W allow them to defer new A350 and swap 777-...

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by mig17
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26616

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

If CX wants to rid itself of 777X orders and go for 787, here’s an idea: go away from Boeing and go for A330neo. It is a cheaper aircraft, a direct 1:1 replacement. Pilot pools will be unified with a A350/A330/A330N fleet. Go all Airbus CX it’s the smart thing to do. They could have done that if th...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 243
Views: 55477

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Leasers like ALAFCO are using the delays (that started over a year ago) as an excuse to cancel orders for aircraft that due to COVID-19 nobody will want to lease. It is one way to look at it. The other is there would have been lots of 737 cancellation earlier following the MAX crisis if there wasn'...

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by mig17
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41170

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

In 2025 when we have adjusted to the new reality A330NEOs and probably 777X will be compared to 787max and 350Neo. Will they survive that comparison or will they get next gen engines? I would say for the A330Neo no. Perhaps 777X will? The 777X is already the 777 "MAX". It is supposed to h...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41170

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

You do not need a small subfleet of 777-9 when you already have A35K... Yet three customers ordered both.... Guess they are seeing something you do not see.... Given where we are now at, I'd say both 779 and A35K orders are at high risk of deferment. It's hard to see an airline wanting either for t...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41170

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Going back to CX's 779 order, do remember that the 779 order is mainly to replace the 4-class 77W, so it's premium-seat heavy. The 3-class 77W are replaced by A350-1000 in the original scheme. If CX realizes that premium business travel will suffer permanently, it is not impossible that they find i...

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by mig17
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41170

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Separately from the Covid, I would like to know since when CX is negociating with Boeing and GE "to walk away" from the -X. Because the -X was in troubles before the virus hit. I would also like to know how much exactly would it cost them, also taking into account Boeing compensation for t...

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by mig17
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 298
Views: 44658

Re: Air France & KLM - Master Thread

What wold it mean for AF is the government was to nationalize it? What would change and why is Ben Smith against it? Also, is KL still flying seasonally into SLC? Nationalization would mean the french government would impose rules like no job cut, no route cut in France interest and may even altera...

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by mig17
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71186

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This LOI was an opportunistic move by IAG: - it was free advertisement for BA during the airshow (we still speack of it today) - it was a warning to Airbus - it was BA keeping good relations with Boeing by endorsing MAX (Boeing owe them one now) - it was BA keeping it's options and ambitions open Bu...

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by mig17
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13195

Re: Future demand for widebodies

Is it plausible that only the A350 and 787 will be in production widebody pax aircraft in 2 years, at around 8 per month each? It is a possibility, not the most likely tho. The 777 is still a cargo and unless EK drop the X entirely, it will be produced. Same for the A330 as long as Air Asia and Del...

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by mig17
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13195

Re: Future demand for widebodies

This may be a bitter pill to swallow, but the above got me thinking. In view of the downtrend , can we expect Boeing to shift focus to the 778X despite the billions already spent on the bigger model's development :?: They could "incentivise" vacillating customers to opt for the 778X inste...

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by mig17
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57024

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

With covid-19, half of the narrowbody orderbook is now uncertained to be delivered. That situation will hit all OEM, but because of the previous MAX crisis, Boeing will be struck even more. COVID is a way out for customers who do not need new planes fast anymore. I am not sure MAX FAL will ever res...

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by mig17
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57024

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

AA is still assuming that people are going to want to fly on the MAX if it does RTS. The coronavirus has put the MAX out of anybody's mind except avgeeks. As somebody else said in some thread, people will be much more concerned about the aircraft being sanitized than they will be about it being a M...

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by mig17
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 55952

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Qantas is like any other airlines or any other business for what maters. All investment are suspended until further notice. The priority, after avoiding propagation, is to go through the COVID-19 "lockdown" without running out of cash. Then, it will be to restart with residual cash. And on...

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by mig17
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50603

Re: KLM mulls A321 order

Who would want a grounded, not well born, bad pr, futur uncertain airplane over the A321n which is also the supperior product? Here's your answer: My two cents: * [...]Because KLM nor Transavia has ever flown with the A320-series aircraft (maybe a lease once of 1 plane?) they don't have trained pil...

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by mig17
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50603

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Do anyone think that not KL alone but the AFR-KLM Group will place the order instead, for both AF and KL? Especially when AF is operating a damn old fleet of A321s (average 17.4 years old); including five A321 -100 s. 5857049 I also think it will be a group order. https://aviationweek.com/air-trans...

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by mig17
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50603

Re: KLM considers A321 order

I know that this is a bit off-topic, but it looks like Boeing has screwed up again, and I can’t judge how serious these problems are . There is a problem with the engine nacelles, you will get a single or dual engine failure if the engine nacelles get hit by lightning if I understand correctly. htt...

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by mig17
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50603

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Sorry - I do not think fleet diversity is the issue here. Actually, I do not think it is the MAX present demise either. I feel the issue here is what the A321XLR can do and the fact that Boeing does not have anything like it to offer at the moment. I know people here hate all those B757s lovers but...

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by mig17
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA Airlines Green Doors
Replies: 34
Views: 5261

Re: UTA Airlines Green Doors

The best airline ever. I flew several times between Paris and Singapore with them as a child before they integrate AF.

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by mig17
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50603

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Sorry - I do not think fleet diversity is the issue here. Actually, I do not think it is the MAX present demise either. I feel the issue here is what the A321XLR can do and the fact that Boeing does not have anything like it to offer at the moment. I know people here hate all those B757s lovers but...

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by mig17
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60017

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Actually, I think the 737 MAX cancellations we've seen since 1/1/20 are just the beginning: between COVID-19 (weak airlines going under) and the (still) uncertainly as to when the 737 MAX will get back in the air, there will be more cancellations. There will be more cancellations and deferrals of e...

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by mig17
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13464

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

"Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?" Maybe some are not having paid for useless capacity in those difficult times. But overall that is bad for everyone. Demand of airtravel is in freefall, some airline will not pull through and some will take years to get...

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by mig17
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6439

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

777x is too big and too capable for JAL. A350-1000 is the perfect replacement for their 77W. We are being told that the A350-1000 is more capable than the 777X, so........... Based on available data for both frame, especially advertised range and advertised MTOW directly from Boeing website, yes it...

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