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by MoKa777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4882

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

Flanker7 wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Wow! Awesome!

One thing, the aircraft appears to have an access to a cabin crew rest area at the rear.

That's correct that is for cabin crew. Forward is for cockpit crew.


Thank you for pointing this out. I was not aware that the 78J would be used on flights that make crew rest areas necessary.

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by MoKa777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4882

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

Wow! Awesome!

One thing, the aircraft appears to have an access to a cabin crew rest area at the rear.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10179

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Congratulations to Airbus and Air China (or CAAC). This is wonderful news.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9024

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Oh no, they've gone 10 across in Y. I think they have been 10 across in Y for a few months now on the 77W. I could be wrong. F looks uninspiring as most 4 across F looks nowadays. J, well, it appears they may encounter the same issues that SQ had with the ultra-wide seat, somewhere to rest one are ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9419

Re: A351 Lite

My counter point would be to look at the capability comparisons of the above examples and the capability comparison between an ULTRAFAN A350-1000 at 280t MTOW and one at 319t. We would be talking about a wholly different payload-range bracket. Al the given examples are within range of what many air...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9419

Re: A351 Lite

My counter point would be to look at the capability comparisons of the above examples and the capability comparison between an ULTRAFAN A350-1000 at 280t MTOW and one at 319t. We would be talking about a wholly different payload-range bracket. Al the given examples are within range of what many air...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9419

Re: A351 Lite

I am sure it is lighter (just the additional strengthening to support the higher A350-1000 operating weights would do that even if the wings were effectively identical). According to a briefing from one of the major wing suppliers, the A350-1000 wing has the same span of the A350-900, but 90% of th...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6411

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Boeing will not be able to instantly deliver all of these parked airplanes regardless of how many pilots they hire. Delivering built airplanes is a business within the business. It involves many people and requires a lot planning from both the manufacturer and the operator. Boeing will no doubt try...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19271

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Regarding flight times, how much longer will an A321LR take compared with an A330/787 on a 3000nm-4000nm route?

Will it be significant enough to become a problem? (Especially if 2 airlines operate the same route - one with an A321LR and the other with an A330/787)

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14621

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

The A350 will replace the 77E at AF. This is a certainty. Replacement of KL's 77E fleet has not been decided, but there is a rumor on a Dutch aviation forum that KL is crunching the numbers with a study to replace their 77E fleet with the 777X Which would be quite a jump in capacity indeed, but wit...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98411

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I believe that 11-abreast is the limit with 2 aisles.

A clean sheet, 80m long twin with 80m folding wings, 11-abreast Y, 9-abreast W and something like UA Polaris J may be quite compelling. I can imagine a configuration like this: 432 (64J45W323Y)

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 312248

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Great to see G-XWBA finally take to the skies!

Yay A350-1000!

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14276

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Would be awesome if it could be 100 NMA... awesome but not likely.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I'm not sure if this has been posted before but I found this on Saudia's website about the 78J (includes link to pdf seat map) https://www.saudia.com/experience/about-us/our-fleet/boeing-b787-9 Choose the 787-10 tab. 24J and 333Y Edit: I've still not been able to find any configuration information ...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I'm not sure if this has been posted before but I found this on Saudia's website about the 78J (includes link to pdf seat map) https://www.saudia.com/experience/about-us/our-fleet/boeing-b787-9 Choose the 787-10 tab. 24J and 333Y Edit: I've still not been able to find any configuration information f...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The 787 is growing and maturing into an amazing programme. It's wonderful to watch.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15639

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15639

Re: SAA Leasing A350

I believe Hong Kong Airlines config is 334 with 33 in J and 301 in Y.

SAA may have had to reconfigure downwards because of the length of flight planned but wouldn't they want to maximise premium capacity because of that (IF they can fill it of course...)

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15639

Re: SAA Leasing A350

LAXintl wrote:
Reported config is C30Y246 which if correct is quite low density.


That does seem too low. Especially in J.

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15639

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 80
Views: 15639

Re: SAA Leasing A350

https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/30/saa-acquir ... -its-fleet
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I found this. Published 40 minutes ago from one of SA's more reliable independent news outlets.

https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/30/saa-acquir ... -its-fleet

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wizz Air cadet programme
Replies: 3
Views: 1262

Re: Wizz Air cadet programme

Good luck! I wish you success!

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18923

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

You can find these kind of things at all super large companies. It's just Boeing is under the microscoperight now Indeed. Complaining employees? OMG! Outsourcing? OMG! Stuff that happens at every big company every day. Lots of outrage being vented, it's just Boeing's turn to be the target. I agree ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18923

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Site

Boeing will never change unless one of the following happens A. 737 MAX never gets the go ahead to fly again by any regulator B. Stock price plummets C. A preferred customer publicly cancels an order and takes their money straight to Europe D. US government throws them the book with heavy fines and...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 42464?s=21


Have VN released any configuration info for the 78J?
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qf789 wrote:
First 787-10 for Vietnam Airlines on the flightline at CHS

Image

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 42464?s=21


Have VN released any configuration info for the 78J?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 38762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

I can't give you an exact answer to if UPS flights are longer than FedEx flights. What I can speak to. UPS uses their 763F on a wide variety of flights. They are used for domestic US, TATL, TPAC, European, Americas and Asian flights. FedEx bought their 763F primarily as replacements for their older...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14621

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

What about the 9 or so 789 already in the AF fleet? Anyone care to speculate?

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16999

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

True, although they could do red stitching, inserts or pillows. Just something to liven up the cabin. But I get your point.

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 38762

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Just a quick question... Would winglets to these aircraft get bolted on as such by Boeing before delivery or is it entirely down to the operator to fit them? Just seems bizarre in today's climate, a newly built 767 wouldn't have winglets fitted. I don't think they are a factory option. FedEx is not...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16999

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

They just need to add a little colour to the cabins. The basic colour palette does look very elegant but it needs something to bring it to life.

What is the seat pitch in Y+?

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Justification of the shifting from a smaller to bigger aircraft model?

Remember also that aircraft are extraordinary capital expenditures. They cost a lot and remain in a fleet for 10-12 years at the least or even up to 20-25 years for some airlines. Just because you may not need the capacity this year does not mean you won't require it 3, 5 or 10 years from now. An ai...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6122

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

I did a quick flight search on Google (I may still be wrong) and I believe there are still no non-stop flights between Saudi Arabia and Thailand. I read some time ago on here that there is some weird spat between the Saudis and Thailand and therefore, no ties and consequently no flights between the ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70497

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Do us a favor and go back over this thread. At Ma .85 TAS is more or less 500kts. Range over 5000 is more or less 10hrs. Payload 40t, DOW 135t, ZFW 175, fuel required 56.3t. TOW 231.3t. Average: 5.63 t/hr. Not even close to 5.4, not even close to MTOW. For your info: it's based on thepinkmachine da...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 10 question
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: 737 Max 10 question

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... ochure.pdf

Seat map is on Page 6 of the document.

Hope this helps!
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This is a preliminary Airport Compatibility Brochure for the Max 10 from the Boeing ACAP page (size only 498kB)

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingd ... ochure.pdf

Seat map is on Page 6 of the document.

Hope this helps!

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by MoKa777
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18656

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Zukiswa "Zuks" Ramasia has been appointed as the Acting CEO while the board tries to secure the services of a full time executive. Zuks has a solid background in operations as an SAA lifer, starting as cabin crew and rising through the ranks to GM - Operations. She can be a formidable opp...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

The “high speed taxi test” is done to check takeoff thrust which is not checked during normal preflight engine runs. As soon as takeoff thrust is established about 60 to 70 kts the thrust levers are returned to idle. The ground speed does not exceed the RTO threshold which is checked at the end of ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 105195

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Singapore Airlines 787-10 9V-SCL doing a high speed taxi test https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9PH5AjXsAAXlhn?format=jpg https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/status/1140474958482694145?s=20 What speeds are reached during high speed taxi test? Also, looking at the KLM 787-10 images posted above, I feel ner...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11120

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

tommy1808 wrote:
there are plenty of A330ceo flying with a downstairs lav, the same LH has on the A346.


I know about LH and the A346 lower deck lavs but I don't know of any A330ceo with lower deck lavs. Who currently flies with this configuration on the A330ceo?

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124007

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

Guys these threads have become too long. Can’t we just have announcements on these threads and individual threads to discuss each order please? Yes please! I have to scroll and skim through so much to find the actual orders. There have only been a dozen firm Airbus orders so far (+100 other commitm...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

The A330 progressively grew in capability in a way the 767 just didn't. Don't get me wrong, the 767 is a great aircraft that sold very well and worked very well for many airlines BUT the A330 (specifically the A330-300) has managed to stay more relevant. In my opinion it is a combination of the prog...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98411

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The pedantry that has permeated this forum of late has really lowered my interest in even reading it, much less continue to participate. It was bad enough when it was just the newbies and fanboys, but now that more established and respected members are starting to willfully engage in it as well... ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

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

I think the order books of both 787 and A350 speak of the tremendous success they have. We have hundreds of orders to be delivered and nearby slots are all full. Boeing did a good job increasing the production rate and hence both the reduced production cost as well as better slot availability. Airb...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4702

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

This makes sense. If pax numbers are dropping and QR is STILL loss making, there most certainly will be no ROI on any further expansion of the airport...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230335

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

Folks, this is a project sunrise topic. If you keep posting so much A vs. B, users will be banned. Avoid trigger words, discussing other users, or projecting emotions. In the older days, when topics started going in circles they were locked - usually with the wording like "the discussion has r...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66555

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I also bet on Korean`s 777X order. They said there is a high possibility to expand their fleet of 787s, but I think they`ll stick to the 777X with a 3-3-3 seating which is also on their current 777s and offer wider seats. Also, their oldest 777 and A330 is expected to be phased out soon because the...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 25997

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

For some people who are not familiar with Korean Air: 1) KE is known for a wide seat pitch. Their widebodies have 34" for economy class. 2) Thus, most of the configurations are low density. Except for 787-9. But the seat pitch is still 33-34" as their 787-9 has very low numbers of premium...

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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

lightsaber wrote:
I'm excited about the order, but announced at Farnborough and not final until just before Paris?!?

I'm getting tired if multiple announcements for an order.

Lightsaber


I agree.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 6477

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

sonicruiser wrote:
Can't believe it took them this long to connect the dots


I am thinking the same thing!

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by MoKa777
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircrafts parked at RUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Aircrafts parked at RUH

Ramadhaan is not yet over. Almost over.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44710

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

May someone please provide a brief summary of what the latest A321XLR specs and design changes are rumoured to be..? A range boost of 500-700NM over the A321LR (4000NM), revised fuel system, MTOW of 101t. Capability for 200 seats on 3500-4000NM flights, year round reliably, at NB cost levels, opens...

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