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by Strato2
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 751
Views: 129714

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The A380 will leave the fleet quickly and they will order more 777-9s. If what AF indicated is true that fuel burn per seat is 20 25% then the latest WB it will send many A380 to the desert https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/evolution-air-france-klm-fleet It means Air France puts the A380 and 777-300E...

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by Strato2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15680

Re: Tower Air

I flew with them in December 1990 from Helsinki to Miami and back for two weeks pre-Christmas family vacation in Florida. I remember the 747's being pretty outdated already then and on the return flight there was this chiming sound in the cabin during the take-off roll. The crew was super nice and ...

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by Strato2
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11841

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

This plane looks less crazy than a B2 and the latter has flown before there was WWW or GSM.

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1216
Views: 165763

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing will not launch the "797". They know that at the moment they pull the trigger Airbus will announce an A321 stretch with a re-wing for a fraction of the cost of a clean sheet new aircraft together with the production efficiences that 60 planes per month brings. This will make the bus...

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by Strato2
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 636
Views: 164877

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Boeing says GE9X engine development issues will delay 777X first flight to “early 2020.” GE had previously expected the engine to be ready for flying “later in the fall. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1153994966181396480 Wow. Surely this means no certification in 2020? Another billion, two ...

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by Strato2
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 751
Views: 129714

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Otherwise the 777-9 will have unbeatable economics. If you can fill it. 779 economics are NOT unbeatable. The very fact that 779 exist in its current form proves that. Boeing felt the need to stretch the current plane instead of just slapping new engines and wings on it because they knew that is th...

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by Strato2
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice
Replies: 27
Views: 10293

Re: AF66: missing engine part found in Greenlandic ice

Maybe the French should be asked to help with the MH370.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13520

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

texdravid wrote:
Sorry won’t miss them one bit. Will look forward to going back to Tahiti in their 789’s!


This old A340 has nicer more spacious seating than a brand new 789.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12822

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

748 must also be getting a very close examination, yet it looks like it didn't get cut during this round of decision making. The fact that Boeing keeps making 748F and has no real competition in that space is a positive factor for it. On the contrary. LH must be itching to sell them to be converted...

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12822

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

Will be interesting to see how long they will keep B747-800I. Will be interesting to see how soon they order the Boeing NMA. :stirthepot: :relieved: Pheeew :relieved: when I saw the thread title I thought "oh no, so LH envisages an early retirement of its A380's as well?" 6 of 14 A380s ar...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27573

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

My big problems with "pilot did it" are - no convincing rationale for doing it - if it was deliberate, no convincing rationale for such a bizarre sequence of events instead of e.g. just crashing into the sea or some building to make a statement In my former neighborhood a guy threw his ne...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22102

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

It makes me wonder if they would be doing this if they knew how quickly the production line would be shutting down. In 2017 we were still thinking EK's order of 20+16 would keep the A380 in production through the mid 2020s. It seems that 14th frame will need to fly a long time to earn back what the...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22102

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

The way Airlinesnes have responded to the A380 is a huge sample of humanity's failure to take care of our only habitable planet as well. The A380 (and Neo beyond the current) should be lapped up by many airlines and multi daily flights combined, limiting carbon. However, until we dismantle the curr...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22102

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

The way Airlines have responded to the A380 is a huge sample of humanity's failure to take care of our only habitable planet as well. The A380 (and Neo beyond the current) should be lapped up by many airlines and multi daily flights combined, limiting carbon. However, until we dismantle the current...

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by Strato2
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 3165

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

Oykie wrote:
Thank you for sharing. I have not yet tried Aeroflot and their long haul product.


I might be wrong but studied their longhaul after using Momondo to search for flights. Apparently transfer at Sheremetjevo requires you to go landside and thus you need a visa so Aeroflot is out of the question.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16913

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Not going to happen ANA never wanted the A380 however they had to take delivery of 3 of them as a result of their acquisition of Skymark Airlines. This lie has been peddled ad nauseaum on a-net by the usual suspects without anybody being able to provide a shred of evidence and I suspect you cannot ...

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34058

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Revelation wrote:

If Boeing wants to do like Airbus and wait till production ends and do a reckoning then, they very well could.


Except that is not how Airbus does it and you should know that. Airbus takes the hits as they come.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7922

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

Nepalese restaurant worker express.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16755

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Isn't predatory pricing illegal?

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34058

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

So this explains the slow reduction of the 787 deferred cost. Boeing seems to be throwing those planes out the door with very little profit and that is hurting Airbus. So a race to a bottom it seems.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12928

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Why do you say that I'm going out on a limb here: Because it is his opinion. I, too, see absolutely no need - economically and ecologically - for this project. How much money will have to be spent on the development? How many units will have to be sold to even recoup the development costs, let alon...

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12928

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

This is Smintair part 2. Also these kind of wasteful projects need to be shutdown anyway because of climate change. There is absolutely no need for humans to go supersonic in this day and age. What a gobsmacking ridiculous statement; unless of course sarcasm was the intent. If not, I don't even kno...

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53103

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Congrats to AA, Airbus and flying pax! Another nail in the MOM/NMA/whatever coffin.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12928

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

This is Smintair part 2. Also these kind of wasteful projects need to be shutdown anyway because of climate change. There is absolutely no need for humans to go supersonic in this day and age.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4085

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Just going by the posting style of some self-claimed pilots in this thread the rest I'd rather be piloted by the C64 when travelling on an airplane.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

lightsaber wrote:
The xLR is a far better configuration for high density. IMHO it will enable the most miserable TATL experience yet! :devil:


Any A320 has wider seats than your regular 10-ab 777 and 9-ab 787.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11256

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Absolutely horrible aircraft right there and even beyond the usual cramped "Boeing standard". The only good thing is that unlike 777 and 787 this is still an anomaly.

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by Strato2
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 22102

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Well AF is a lowcost-tier airline anyway with their horrible 777-300ER's it will be less confusing for their customers if the too good Superjumbo's are not there to make some uncomfortable comparisons.

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43805

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

IAG is a big group in Europe. This is a very significant endorsement. And one that knows how to get a very meaningful discount from Boeing... You would be surprised by how expensive 737 MAX are. In addition the guys in Seattle are quite disciplined managing the backlog thus protecting 737's value i...

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43805

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes?

One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max.

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124507

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Airbus stock hit ATH today.

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2282

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

The A380 any day of the week and twice on sundays. Nothing else comes even close as far as pax comfort is concerned.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15322

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

What is most important is profitability. These graphs do nothing to help with this situation.

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by Strato2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1474
Views: 266786

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

Back to the topic from baseless anti-A380 drivel. What is the approximate cut-off point for modern airlines where it is more economical fuel burn wise to fly in two separate stages like SYD-SIN-LHR rather than SYD-LHR. I'm predicting the whole concept of ULR to be outlawed or ar least becoming socia...

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19024

Re: a350-1000 range increase

ITSTours wrote:
How can you squeeze 410 seats on A350-1000? This means 10 abreast?


Should be easy as you can put that amount of pax on a A330-300/900.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19024

Re: a350-1000 range increase

If the 779 takes off gives them flebixility for a simple stretch.

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 870
Views: 138419

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

«Old» photo as it has even been painted You're right, I didn't check the date of the photo. It looks a lot better with paint! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48024173722_58400201f7_c.jpg F-WWCE by Luc Verkoyen , on Flickr Those two-tone engines make it look like they have replaced cowling with ...

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23792

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with this stunning 6t MTOW increase will the landing gear crumble at the gate and everybody will laugh or at V1?

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by Strato2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43079

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Boeing developed the 748 first and foremost as a passenger aircraft to answer the A380. It was shopped to customers and launched as such. The design and budgets also reflected this. This idea that it was intended for cargo and the passenger version was a "cheap" extension has only been sp...

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by Strato2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26482

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

A350-1000 to replace 747-8i. :duck:

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by Strato2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7696

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

The question is still about 10 years out I think; which will have the last passenger flight, the A380 or 748? LH I could see outlasting EK certainly. Is it? The 748 is less efficient than the A380, has passenger appeal like a A320 and an orphan fleet of about 30 worldwide. Also need to remember LH ...

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by Strato2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53103

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

sxf24 wrote:
There is truth to this rumor, but it will be a conversion of 10-15 existing A321neos at no additional cost to AA.


If there is a conversion to a more capable aircraft you can bet It won't be at no additional cost.

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by Strato2
Thu May 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12542

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Gr8Circle wrote:
Olddog wrote:
The A220 looks like a toy put here just for the joke :)


...but will end up selling better than the big guy at the end of the line :lol:


Normally always the smaller plane outsells the larger one with the exception of 747-8i that got trounced by the A380.

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by Strato2
Mon May 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43079

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

VV wrote:
The A380 has always triggered a very emotional response. It is an extremely interesting phenomenon that could potentially be the subject of a psychological research.


You are writing a blog that is obviously very emotionally driven so I'm not surprised you say this however wrong you are.

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by Strato2
Mon May 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43079

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some...

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by Strato2
Tue May 21, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54042

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

My condolences to the Y pax of NZ who have more narrow seats to endure now.

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by Strato2
Fri May 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 870
Views: 138419

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing tension in the Swedish government. The social democrats want to expand Arlanda and make it the biggest airport in the nordics, including the construction of a 4th runway and preparations for a 5th. Their coalition partner, the greens, are not too fond of the plans. Link...

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by Strato2
Thu May 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 28070

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

lightsaber wrote:
It used a tiny amount more fuel than a 77W.


Not in an apples to apples configuration. The 77W needs to be crammed with seats (10-abreast) to be able to live with the Superjumbo.

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by Strato2
Tue May 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66300

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

A small spike in demand for the A380 and A380 values are going to skyrocket. Except... that's just not going to happen. AF plans to dump their leased A380s (five of their fleet of ten) and LH will sell six of its A380s back to Airbus. MH can't figure out what to do with its six whales if the airlin...

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by Strato2
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44547

Re: WN looking at A220

I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? If WN was to invest in another aircraft type than the 737 (especially in ...

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