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by Strato2
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 71953

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Does anyone else find it interesting that the 747 retirement announcements were all done with some fanfare and had a sad tone to them, but Air France retiring the A380 and other airlines reducing their fleets seemed less personal? British Airways and QANTAS in their announcements gave this feeling ...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110675

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

Boeing rehashing the 757 would be a gift from the heavens to Airbus.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22208

Re: Revisiting MH370

If there is evidence it will be contained in the Australian ATSB report, please quote the evidence. Your assertion without any evidence is the Malaysian Government is covering things up, however both Australian and US agencies have looked into the captains home situation including his PC and have n...

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by Strato2
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 12933

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

LOL at the used car salesman rhetoric: "FANTASTIC LOW PRICE AND QUICK DELIVERY!!!!
YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER DEAL LIKE THIS ONE!!!!

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 6979

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/21/hotr- ... more-34005

Interesting summary of the situation. In addition to 1bn in compensation NAS also wants to return 18 MAXes already delivered.
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https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/21/hotr- ... more-34005

Interesting summary of the situation. In addition to 1bn in compensation NAS also wants to return 18 MAXes already delivered.

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by Strato2
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75643

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

This will decimate dedicated freighter sales as there are now an ample supply of nearly free feedstock for P2F conversion.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33994

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

This is the most flawed argument. Given over 600 77Ws are flying and out of storage and will continue to fly for another 10-20 years. (BA getting some next month and they keep planes that king) Meanwhile no A380s are and probably less than 100 will come back. That aircraft won’t see the end of 2025...

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23730

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

This might end up Airbus getting Boeings compensation money for a breach of contract.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread

Do we know the eventual fate of their A380s apart from storage? Any chance that any of them will see a second life with another operation, or is it certain that all of them will be scrapped? Of course there is. These are quite new aircraft with plenty of life left in them. The real trouble is with ...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22208

Re: Revisiting MH370

If there is evidence it will be contained in the Australian ATSB report, please quote the evidence. Your assertion without any evidence is the Malaysian Government is covering things up, however both Australian and US agencies have looked into the captains home situation including his PC and have n...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91621

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

A380's pain is 777x's amputation. If EK is fighting for survival how are they gonna finance 115 new VLA's? They don't. Add in QR woes and it's not out of realm of possibility 777x's orderbook will be slashed in half before EIS.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7871

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

Hope springs eternal.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17882

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Covered by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways-idUSKBN23O22V with more details: Al-Baker repeated a warning to the planemakers that a refusal to comply with the airline’s request could jeopardise future business between them. “If they don’t oblige to our req...

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91621

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Opus99 wrote:
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I think going forward the 777x should be used as the 380 replacement and the 350 and 787 should go to the 777-300er replacement program. I think their returns would be more favourable


Getting 777X as a replacement for the A380 is like treating a broken leg by amputation.

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58919

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Back in 2015, Triumph and Vought wanted to get out of the 747 supplier business because they were losing money with the low production rate and Boeing publicly announced via the media plans to purchase their equipment and set up shop in a company-owned facility in Georgia. In 2016, Boeing then subs...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91621

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

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-01/emirates-says-crisis-has-cast-doubt-over-entire-jet-orderbook Unfortunately for some the Superjumbo is here to stay: The executive said the model still has a future with the carrier and will come into its own again in a few years. The same might not...

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by Strato2
Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Thanks for the perspective. It'd be a very different world if we had a A305 and A320neo in 2000-ish rather than A380. I think we'd have seen an A350 aimed right at 777 much earlier, instead of going through that A350 MkI/II/III stuff, the A358 that didn't sell, the first A3510 that didn't sell with...

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by Strato2
Fri May 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23491

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

seahawk wrote:
So 300 jobs lost in a crisis due to some unions not wanting to give in. #sad But is a good chance for Ryanair, take the slots and use them with Malta Air with has an even lower cost base.


Would you work your ass off and still not be able to pay your bills?

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by Strato2
Fri May 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23491

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

It's a tremendously sad situation for the employees, but accepting such terms (from union side) would be devasting for the entire industry. MOL is generally known for pushing the limits further and further; however, there is a point when terms and conditions somehow still "acceptable" are...

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by Strato2
Thu May 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61316

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Jefford717 wrote:

Unlike many here on A.net, the 747-8 program is very successful one financially.


Uh no it's not. Boeing has taken several charges on the 747-8 for all the financial pain it has put Boeing into.

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by Strato2
Thu May 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41976

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

No 777-300ER deliveries in April and no changes to the unfilled orderbook. LNs 1652 and 1654 for Aeroflot have both flown but are not delivered. Unfilled orders at the end of April still stand at 18, according to Boeing figures released today ; Aeroflot - 3 BOC - 3 KLM - 2 Novus ( for British ? ) -...

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by Strato2
Thu May 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51016

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Used to leave SFO weekly in the afternoons on WN and would look across at the AF380. Such a great looking plane, shame to see it leave. No reason to ever set a foot on an AF plane ever again. I've had both the best and the worst flight on AF. The best was A380 to MIA and the worst 77W to FDF both i...

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by Strato2
Wed May 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51016

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

No reason to ever set a foot on an AF plane ever again. I've had both the best and the worst flight on AF. The best was A380 to MIA and the worst 77W to FDF both in Y. It's amazing to have such a polar opposite level of travelling comfort on a long haul plane on the same carrier.

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by Strato2
Tue May 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91621

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

If these numbers are in anyway correct it is a doomday scenario for the 777X. EK will not replace their A380's with brand new planes for billions of dollars if their business contracts. They will keep whatever amount of A380's and 777-300ER's they need and that's it. The only replacement will be the...

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by Strato2
Mon May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Get over yourself. The 777 was a game changer in terms of cabin architecture and design. The 10 across seating is a relatively (last 3-5 years) new phenomenon, implemented by the airlines, not ...

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by Strato2
Mon May 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

How true is that .... any aircraft type can be cramped ..... nothing to do with the manufacturer !!!! The airline operating the aircraft determines the * crampiness* .... gets your facts straight before making such a ridiculous comment. Boeing has chosen the width of the plane as such that it has e...

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by Strato2
Sun May 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91621

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

Story written by an unknown flight attendant no sources mentioned whatsoever on an obscure website. Yeah legit 100%!

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by Strato2
Sun May 17, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Always one complainer:) The "cramped" issue if because of the operator, not Boeing. How true is that .... any aircraft type can be cramped ..... nothing to do with the manufacturer !!...

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by Strato2
Sat May 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14282

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped.

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by Strato2
Mon May 11, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56350

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Specifically in the case of PS - video or voice conferencing is far from ideal when you've got such a large time difference. That large time difference also means when flying for a business trip recovering at both ends before optimally sleeping well or thinking well - upwards of two days lost. True...

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by Strato2
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31073

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen ...

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by Strato2
Wed May 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31073

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

It's pretty clear that what Clark is meaning is the fact that the A380 was discontinued in 02/2019. So don't get too excited.

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by Strato2
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26886

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

jfk777 wrote:
Now may not be Cathay's time for the 777-9, in five years they will need them.


In five years the re-engined A350 will bury the 777X.

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by Strato2
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16980

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Aceme wrote:
Id say this Might happen in 15-20 years time. Def not 2024 - though we can dream...


If the climate deteriorates like it has this thing will not be allowed to take off in 15-20 years.

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by Strato2
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41396

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

777X vs A35K is a bad comparison. The 777X is bigger and if airlines think A35K is too big itself they can convert to/order the A359. Boeing doesn't have that option since the 777-8 is not really in the game at all.

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2845

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

Just let it be.

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by Strato2
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13951

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

And that's not all that hard to understand, since an A380 is not really a convenient VVIP aircraft since each airport it flies to needs to have been approved for A380 operation and many are not. This is a red herring. You could use any airport that is A380 diversion ready for VVIP operations and th...

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by Strato2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Return of the A380 after airline consolidation
Replies: 11
Views: 1838

Re: Return of the A380 after airline consolidation

748i is worthless with so few examples ever built.

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by Strato2
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53278

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Any concept with an aisle wider than is standard/required that does not allow additional seating is DOA. If you have 6-abreast cabin the A320-series has a perfect width for all applications. Wider than that and you are lifting more plane and more drag than is needed and an easy target for Boeing to ...

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?
Replies: 43
Views: 8643

Re: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?

travelhound wrote:
If my reasoning is correct, the limitations of the 737 airframe may end up benefiting Boeing (less cancellations).


ROFL. You think Airbus will not accommodate their customers choosing whatever they have on the menu on the A320-series. Instead they will flock to the grounded MAX like no tomorrow.

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by Strato2
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5540

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

SCP - Covid19 containment breach.

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by Strato2
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12128

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

VV wrote:
Embraer has been very prudent with its E2 production ramp-up. Perhaps the Brazilians were right (or lucky) to be so.


They don't have orders. That's why they are "prudent".

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by Strato2
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4431

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

The 747's were bought as much for their range as capacity. The analysts missed on separating the effects of this in the market. Actually there are relatively few city pairs that needs larger than the 779 serves well. For decades the 747 churned out 40 to 50 per year, now it will be the 779 churning...

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by Strato2
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18144

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

I have never been an A380 fan. But then it's a difference if one buys a new plane or if one scraps an existing plane before time. British Airways still flies around with B747-400. I'm not qualified to judge. It's just hard for me to imagine that A380s get retired in quantity. People are so much dro...

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by Strato2
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18144

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

Chemist wrote:
I'm wondering if this virus crisis is another big acceleration of the death of the A380?
Glad I got my first flight on one a few weeks ago.


The virus is the death of the 777X. Nobody will want such a large plane with the risks of another pandemic. Luckily almost all Superjumbos have been delivered.

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by Strato2
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24666

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

I did not mean to say that Boeing as a company would get into trouble with a reduced 787 production, Boeing is way too big to fail and way too good to fail. Yes, it points out the issue with some wordings used here. There's a big difference between break even and survive. Yes, I realize that eventu...

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by Strato2
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13476

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

flee wrote:
I think Boeing is secretly glad that this is happening - it will help to reduce compensation payments to airlines.


Why would it?

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by Strato2
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26123

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

VV wrote:
And also they should have mentioned the average reliability of the whole fleet.


Are they somehow accountable to you?

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by Strato2
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211175

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Someone rational would almost say the outbreak is a "blessing in disguise" for Boeing and 737 MAX when air travel may go down significantly in the first half of 2020. How is it a blessing when Boeing still has to pay penalties for being late with delivery. Airlines might be happy that the...

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by Strato2
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?
Replies: 161
Views: 18262

Re: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?

The A321XLR is going to be a great plane, but it won't be taking 181-183 seats in with J/Y+/Y across the Atlantic, maybe to the UK, Ireland and AMS, OPO, LIS and maybe CDG. I think that's what people are getting at when they say it's not a great 757 replacement. XLR will run circles around the 757.

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