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by Strato2
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 143
Views: 32058

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

These ULH flights are a travesty against our planet and should ge forbidden at once regardless of the relative efficiency of the plane. The stage length after which carrying fuel to carry fuel is more uneconomical than two separate flights should be the limit.

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by Strato2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 91
Views: 12731

Re: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

As the civil aviation needs to be curtailed due to climate change not expanded there is no need for a plane larger than A350-900 in the future that runs on fossil fuels.

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by Strato2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 207
Views: 32760

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

The A380 isn't large enough. Double decks require 2 staircases, an elevator, plumbing, and a non-optimal cockpit arrangement to work. The A388 needs to be stretched to dilute that added weight per passenger. There is a reason it burns a few percent more fuel per passenger than a 77W. The 779 is pro...

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by Strato2
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 207
Views: 32760

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

That might mean the 747 production would last even longer than the a380 Of that I am certain regardless of how many orders the Superjumbo has. Boeing will prolong 747's death out of pride so that it outlast the A380 whatever it costs be it producing one frame a year or some other craziness but they...

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by Strato2
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35816

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Well I hope we travellers who booked with them can get our money back because when Air Madrid shut down we, a family of 6, never saw 1 dime of the tickets we had booked with them to buenos aires :( That's because you didn't book with a travel company that has a financial protection system in place ...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13142

Re: Lufthansa doesn't operate 777s

musman9853 wrote:
they made the mistake of getting a340s


At least it's not a mistake for their customers like the cramped and noisy 777 is.

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375642

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

2175301 wrote:
I accept 6-8 years is reasonable (especially if focused on not making the worst mistakes of the 787 & A350).


Please what mistakes are there with the XWB?

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by Strato2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375642

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I do have a guess that it will be an aircraft that Airbus cannot match with anything less than a new aircraft. A derivative of existing Airbus aircraft will obviously not be competitive except for small segement on the bottom and possibly the top of the 797 market range. Like 737NG couldn't? Airbus...

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by Strato2
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2809

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

AY is coming back to LAX with 001.

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by Strato2
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17012

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Those engines look huge on that fuselage.

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by Strato2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8123

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Maybe the A350s will do the routes where SQ judges that pax may be more sensitive to the compromised 9 abreast seating in the 7810. Same 18" Y seats as the 787-10 (and new A380 for that matter).[/quote] What's your source? If true the A350 and A380 will have enormous aisles with their wider an...

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by Strato2
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29056

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If they didn't think they could make the A380 work, they wouldn't have bought them. Plain and simple. If DL wasn't about to gain control of Skymark and its HND slots, ANA would have never bought the A380s, plain and simple. ANA is making the best of a bad situation and faces "digestible losses...

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by Strato2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 299
Views: 29838

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Polot wrote:
With the same aisle width as the A350 (1” more than today’s typical 777 10Y layout) and 1.5” armrests the 77X will have 17.8” seats.


Hopefully Boeing is not as circumspect with other aspects of 777X design as Y seat width.

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by Strato2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1034
Views: 125842

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

An airline captain of unknown company and origin has yesterday been caught intoxicated at Helsinki airport. He/she had 1.5 per mille alcohol in the bloodstream which is being properly drunk in practice.

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by Strato2
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19626

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Maybe yes, maybe no, but RR has somewhat less incentive to be flexible on the price of engines & maintenance for A330neo when they're the sole supplier. They're not going to accept lower margins on a contract for T7000 vs. T1000 just to make a sale for Airbus. Like CFM & 737? Like GE & ...

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by Strato2
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10168

Re: Airbus and Southwest

That Southwest even asks Airbus is a win for Airbus. By responding with a cheap price they'll force Boeing to offer dirt cheap planes with low margins to keep Southwest business.

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by Strato2
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28466

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

[ You seem to be struggling with this despite others pointing it out; if you remove *one* airline from the 380 sales books they basically haven't sold enough to bother counting. The story is the same for the 748i (the F may yet do alright). Not this age old "one airline" bs once more. The...

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by Strato2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20723

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Stitch wrote:
Yea it would. But frames are now making money and will be doing so for hundreds, perhaps thousands, to come for years and perhaps decades.



Too little. Too late.

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by Strato2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

MEA-707 wrote:
Air Europa is a bit low costish and drab perhaps.


I don't agree. Even their cheapest tickets have checked in luggage allowance of 23kg at least on the routes I have taken.

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by Strato2
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36383

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo. The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL. In Norwegian: https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter-inn-verdens-storste-for-charterturister-til-oslo/ Wow, those poor pax are just going to be pack...

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28466

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/REC ... gorisation
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Polot wrote:
Again though, A380s won’t really help with that (in fact due to the increased separation required it might make things worse).


No, Just no.

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/REC ... gorisation

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by Strato2
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28466

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

You know I wish airbus would kill the a380 to stop driveling posts on a.net. Considering the venom it has received here over a decade some posters mental health would be in serious jeopardy if they didn't have the A380 to vent their anger and frustration on. So in a way the A380 protects some fragi...

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101855

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus. We have no clue about the discount Air Asia has got. All we know is that Boeing(787) has done v...

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 28466

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Boeing should be more concerned with the Hunchback that had it last passenger unit delivered a year ago and has a backlog of 0 than the A380 with over 100 aircraft left to deliver. Maybe Boeing will keep re-announcing every LOI, MOU, commitment, firm with cargo customers two times like they did with...

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8542

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period. Reporting three year old orders as new is very funky way of doing things. Imagine the reaction on a-net if Airbus did the same with Emirates and their orders for some other aircraft. It isn't ...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8542

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Momo1435 wrote:
Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period.


Reporting three year old orders as new is very funky way of doing things. Imagine the reaction on a-net if Airbus did the same with Emirates and their orders for some other aircraft.

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 48512

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

I'm glad he's not my president. The guy trusts Russians more than his own intelligence agencies.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375642

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Like I have predicted it seems there will not be a "797" and looks like Boeing is slowly coming to the same conclusion. They have the numbers and they know that their every action has a reaction from the competitition. They must shudder at the thought of what a single aisle A321neo and A32...

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 3561

Re: Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X Order Talks

The US/SA symbiosis make this order a foregone conclusion.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114821

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

You are living in fantasy land. Look who's talking. Airbus, RR and EK did their damnedest in the recession-free 2014-6 economic time frame to make a NEO happen, but the business case just wasn't there. Now you are making up facts from thin air. While EK was vocal Airbus never said or promised anyth...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 101583

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

We know Airbus runs the line to produce A380’s at a loss. Taking on an incremental order doesn’t make a lot of sense. It just means losing more money. You have no clue about how many orders Airbus has in the pipeline. You have no clue about possible production rates if these orders materialise. You...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15908

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


If that is the video of the incident then FAA needs to order urgent inspections of all 777's with the same design gear.
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MSNfan wrote:
Here is an apparent video of the incident itself...Ouch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtR4Dnct2iA


If that is the video of the incident then FAA needs to order urgent inspections of all 777's with the same design gear.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 46210

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

I still believe there won't be any MOM. There is no business case. In addition to thinking about possible MOM sales Boeing needs to think what kind of response it will trigger from Airbus. From what has been floated so far there doesn't seem to be a design that wouldn't be severely hurt by a re-wing...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 46210

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

trpmb6 wrote:
You'll be hard pressed to find someone who wants to sit in a single aisle for 10+ hours. I know I'm not one of them.


Says who? I'd rather sit any amount of time in an A320 with 18" seats compared to 777 at 10-abreast.

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 42119

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

travelhound wrote:
At the end of the day the 777X and A350 are competing against an aircraft that is punching above its weight.


The 777x maybe but the A350 is just starting. New wing twist, PIPs, lighter wings and then there is the option of 10-abreast Y which will kill economics of every other widebody out there.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 21352

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

I agree with you 100%! Interest must be very high due to the A350-1000 exceeding expectations. Only thing that will likely hold back orders is the fact that the global 77W fleet is still young, fuel prices are still relatively manageable and the A350 backlog and production ramp-up. After 2020 thoug...

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17052

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Siddar wrote:
Then you would have to replace all of the manufactured goods some of witch only come from the US.


Most of the stuff US produces like automobiles are horrible and easily replaced. They are mainly good at producing things meant to kill people.

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 69936

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

How can it be called A321anything if the fuselage is longer.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.

Unfortunate news. Hopefully it's not start of a trend. The 777X is VLA and as has been seen their market is not exactly rosy. Perhaps BA or some other airline can step in claim the slots. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-d...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16952

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Any attempts to establish a side society need to be outlawed and punished harshly. Too bad most Europeans are like lambs. There are only few exceptions like Hungary and Poland that care about their people.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 4116

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Revelation wrote:
Yet another potential A330neo opportunity is gone though.


Yes Airbus must be crying on their way to the bank after another A350 sale.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 53305

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Slash787 wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
They are significantly taller than the previous 777 windows but not as tall as those on the 787. Boeing's 777X website has a comparative picture somewhere.


This?

Image


A Boeing marketing slide.

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares
Replies: 45
Views: 10740

Re: Two A380s To Be Sold For Spares

There was a thread here just a few days ago where some part-out specialists were sceptical about the A380. Then this happens. Too bad Aviation Week and it's affiliates so often get it wrong on the A380. Wonder why. Also from Reuters: Dr Peters said the deal would yield a positive return for investor...

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 76
Views: 15482

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Must have been asked before but the fading grey cells do not remember . . . Do we have any idea on the weight penalty? And if it's optional? If so, would Boeing charge a premium? As noted, folding wingtips are standard. Daniel Tsang at Aspire Aviation noted the weight of the wingtips will be 800 po...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 101583

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Airbus should try harder to broaden the program customer appeal. It is obviously very clear that the program is now running mainly for one single customer only, however it certainly helps to ring up top up orders from other customers as well. As for IAG, the A380 does have its place primarily at BA...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 101583

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Translation: BA- We want them at Emirates pricing. Airbus- To get that you will have to order more than 10. I would think from an AB prospective 10 is better than none even at Emirates pricing. From well-informed members posts regarding BA`s need for more A380`s why would both parties miss an oppor...

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by Strato2
Wed May 30, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5192

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

What is the news? Majority of the A380 fleet is very young so no surprise it doesn't need million parts to keep it in the air. I see this is another Aviation Week story. Keeping the home crowd happy it seems.

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by Strato2
Sun May 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7776

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

In that respect, advanced electronics are more expensive than before. This has to be one of the most ridiculous statement I've read on this forum and would not be made if one had payed attention for the the last 20 years. On absolute terms electronics have gotten cheaper and when you factor in that...

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by Strato2
Wed May 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12207

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

FAA also approved 787 battery system.

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