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by Strato2
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2904
Views: 351217

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: 32
Views: 2229

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: 16764

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: 8052

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: 143
Views: 27592

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: 29390

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: 939
Views: 114017

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: 19426

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: 10055

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: 28279

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: 20376

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: 2621

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: 268
Views: 34514

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
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15599

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

Good riddance. The Hunchback of Seattle had it's best before date expire a decade ago so finally some progress for civil aviation.

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by Strato2
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11620

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Other European Boeing customers must be mad that their business partner has been giving their aircraft money to their competition and distorting the competition.

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by Strato2
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45070

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

Varsity1 wrote:
It goes without saying that the 787's wing is 30 years newer than the A330's.


A330 was designed in the 70's?

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by Strato2
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16154

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

Matt6461 wrote:
A380 is bleeding cash and will only continue to do so.


That is simply not true for the moment.

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by Strato2
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45070

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

jupiter2 wrote:
But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph.


Hint it's not Airbus whose cash is burning because of the existence of A330NEO.

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by Strato2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 16419

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

jayunited wrote:
According to Kirby AA pay a pretty penny for their Airbus's


So another a-net myth that Airbus only ever sold any planes because they were almost free is busted.

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190274

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Because flying for 2 more hours in an abnormally vibrating plane with the engine blown off, was a soothing event for them? I can understand AF's desire not to put down in a remote place; but as pax, I'm actually sorta partial to the idea of getting to the nearest airport no matter what, when there'...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190274

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Yes, the failure occurred over Greenland. However judging from the screenshot you posted in your opening message, they continued from the point of failure all the way to Goose Bay for what appears (per your screenshot) to be a more or less straight in approach. That implies that the pilots were abl...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 20934

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

Or possibly VS may have sufficient contractual flexibility to force return of the deposits if Airbus cancels the program in future at a time before VS is willing to accept delivery (i.e. Airbus ends the program in 2025 but VS says they cannot possibly accept delivery before 2035). Gee those stupid ...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 8122

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

sgbroimp wrote:
A380 beats all I have tried (never flew A350, though).


Hear hear. During the takeoff there is a phase after they retract the gears and before aerodynamic noise sets in that you need to look out of the window to know you are airborne and moving.

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by Strato2
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777
Replies: 52
Views: 8122

Re: Cabin noise comparision A330 / B787 / B777

The 777 is horrible. I got tinnitus on a AF 777-300ER while sitting next to the engine. When the engines got started there was infernally loud sound from the procedure. Having flown both the A330 & A340 the latter is quieter.

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by Strato2
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35296

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Polot wrote:
Why would it be in Airbus's interest to offer DL a great price?


Airbus would never piss on Delta considering how important customer they are and would offer them a fair price even if they got orders By default.

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by Strato2
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97495

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Glad to see some progress made against illegal subsidies. I'm sure Boeing calculated the long term risk and went forward. You can't allow another company to get it's place at the table with government backing like Airbus. You do realise Boeing gets massive handouts from the US government in the for...

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by Strato2
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520810

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

https://www.flightradar24.com/FIN8961/ef58759


Took her ~14 mins to get to FL340. Now drawing a red line at Flightradar.
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lvs wrote:
MSN 134 AY #11 Departing on its delivery flight:
https://www.flightradar24.com/FIN8961/ef58759


Took her ~14 mins to get to FL340. Now drawing a red line at Flightradar.

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by Strato2
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6948

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth

pabloeing wrote:
Months ago NYC777blog said that TK choose the B787 and the B777X for his new long haul planes............


Of course since the guy is friends with Strategic Aero with the same credibility too.

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by Strato2
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27863

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

[quote="Stitch] Happened right before you posted. I don't know if it's deliberate obtuseness or just trolling now.[/quote] Why should Boeing get a free "get out of jail" card for a financial disaster that is the 787 program when Airbus has been shred to pieces here on A380 and A400 pr...

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by Strato2
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 25762

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

And 8 additional frames would increase the size of the active 747-8 fleet by almost a fifth, which would help with the spares market (which is already being helped by the USAF taking two as they and LH will be operating the type for decades) . I seem to recall a respected member here having said th...

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by Strato2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 126
Views: 18505

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

This is just a gut feeling but Emirates will do with Boeing what it did when it axed the A350 in favor of more A380's but this time it will reduce the massive 777X order and convert them to 787's.

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by Strato2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8243

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Yeah before opening this thread I pretty much beforehand knew what to expect and from whom. So this time it's that it cannot be possible to Hi Fly to operate these aircraft profitably because maintaining them is so expensive and Airbus must be paying it from their own pocket. Obviously as is a rule ...

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by Strato2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Revelation wrote:
The situation reminds me of how ANA outbid DL during Skymark's bankruptcy by agreeing to take 3 A380s that it had no use for.


You and other anti-Airbus/A380 peeps keep drumming this as a fact but when asked for evidence you have none.

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by Strato2
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520810

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN 134 (AY #11) soon to depart on maiden flight. #AIB01GY => https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36713603656_fb005584dc_z.jpg Finnair A350-941 msn 134 by dn280tls , on Flickr This Marimekko thing is getting old. Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and AY should commemorate t...

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by Strato2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26618

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

If people are worried about American jobs they should hope Airbus wins these orders: https://leehamnews.com/2017/08/21/airbus-looks-increase-us-canada-spending/ "Airbus continues its drive to purchase goods from suppliers outside Europe, encouraging development of an aerospace cluster around it...

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by Strato2
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 32267

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

Revelation wrote:
Airbus is tired of losing money every year except one on the A380.


Not true as they already had break even in both 2015 and 2016.

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by Strato2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747 for an airline delivered?
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Last passenger 747 for an airline delivered?

On 31th of July Korean Air received their final 747-8i on order and which was most probably the last ever passenger 747 produced for an airline customer. 747-8i customers are: Lufthansa 19 Korean Air 10 Air China 7 For a total of only 36 aircraft. The first 747-8i was delivered in 2012 so the produc...

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by Strato2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36401

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

jagraham wrote:
OEW is the same. Trent XWB weighs 17000 lb dry. 124 inch metal blades are heavy, even if they're titanium.


No the A350 is about 5t lighter.

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by Strato2
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Accord A380
Replies: 9
Views: 6998

Re: Air Accord A380

Due to the A380s weak order book Airbus is hesitant to cancel orders unless they absolutely have to (for contractual reasons) or if they got a replacement order lined up. They are happy to let effectively dead orders sit to make the A380 order book look better in PR. Really? You present this as a f...

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues
Replies: 85
Views: 18780

Re: Airbus CEO Calls Out PW on Engine Issues

JoeCanuck wrote:
Not so long ago, the GTF was the star of the single aisle airliner world, and the LEAP was, at best, playing catch up.


It still is. GTF is beating promised fuel burn and will only get better. Once they cure the reliability LEAP will eat dust.

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26210

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Boeing data shows it has 1275 orders and 565 deliveries for the 787. That means that to get the deferred cost to zero By the end of current accounting block (1300) they need a profit of about 36 million on average for a plane delivered. Not gonna happen especially considering there are 85 787-8's le...

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by Strato2
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45430

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

keesje wrote:
ANA extra A380s, voluntary ? Noooooooooo


Hey we have heard already in this thread now that Airbus should NOT sell A380's to EK even if EK wants. :D :white:

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by Strato2
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520810

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

HELyes wrote:
Looking something like this:


Meh. Still holding out hope that AY would one day make a A350 retrojet with the classic DC-10 livery.

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by Strato2
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36401

Re: LH apparently cancel 14 of 34 779s

Leeham is never pro-Boeing. Every Boeing aircraft will do much worse than it does... That is perception problem borne out from the plethora of diehard Boeing fanatics like Strategic aero research pushing out their agenda. When the blogosphere is full of that stuff more balanced views like Leeham's ...

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by Strato2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 36401

Re: LH apparently cancel 14 of 34 779s

Lufthansa never firmed up 34 777-9 aircraft; Boeing's order book always showed 20 aircraft. I guess it means LH just let those 14 purchase options expire. Maybe but every news story from 2013 talks about 34 aircraft. Even Lufthansa's own press release: "Following a recommendation by the Deutsc...

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by Strato2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520810

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

That livery literally rocks.

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 26210

Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Leeham thinks Boeing is not managing to make production of the 787 efficient enough to be able to make money on production with the accounting block at 1300. "Within two quarters we also reach half time for deliveries at 650 aircraft. Production cost improvements must now create a margin, so th...

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dead In North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 27045

Re: A350 Dead In North America?

Newbiepilot wrote:
This perfect storm is pushing out demand for the A350.


With 700+ orders on the books who cares. The market will have plenty of time to rebound and by then Airbus is sitting pretty to capture that with a shorter backlog.

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 14808

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

http://sajahmadfactcheck.blogspot.fi/

This is a much more informative site. Too bad it's not been updated for a long time.
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http://sajahmadfactcheck.blogspot.fi/

This is a much more informative site. Too bad it's not been updated for a long time.

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