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by MoKa777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 379
Views: 65930

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: 939

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: 125
Views: 12803

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: 408
Views: 90860

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: 408
Views: 90860

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: 10721

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: 122106

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: 2205

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: 224
Views: 33979

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: 14821

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: 4594

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: 1327
Views: 226253

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: 65598

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: 147
Views: 24931

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: 1799

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: 6194

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: 1397

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: 44359

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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by MoKa777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44359

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..?

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by MoKa777
Thu May 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June

It would have been nice for the 779 to be at PAS but better not to rush things if they aren't ready yet.

Hopefully there will still be some other positive news about the 779 during the show.

And besides, end of June/early July (if it slips) isn't that far away so I'll be patient...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 29, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65598

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I would like to see a lot of positive activity with the E2 and A220. These aircraft need more love. It will be relatively boring to hear another A32Xneo or 737 Max order (although the latter will be surprising for other reasons...) On the WB side I'd like to see more orders for the A35K and 779. The...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 28, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

You great at making all sorts of lofty claims. Please produce the QANTAS policy which states they do not observe positive passenger bag-match, and they will send checked luggage ahead of passengers. From https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2015L01809 The operator of a prescribed air service com...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53367

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

A few things worth mentioning. The landing gear limits the landing weight. The greatest force is when landing. The wingbox and wing limits the MTOW. The wings lifts up and the fuselage down. The 787-9 does not then require a stronger landing gear for a small MTOW increase. The 787-10 already has a ...

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by MoKa777
Sun May 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3579

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

I'm actually surprised that they don't already operate these routes... you learn something every day.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2407

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

LY777 wrote:
Is is weird that their 767s are 2-4-2 while their 777s are 3-3-3!


LOL! That is crazy weird!

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by MoKa777
Sat May 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12.000th Airbus delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 7034

Re: 12.000th Airbus delivery

I'm really happy to see the new baby in the Airbus family getting some love. Aside from it being the 12,000th Airbus aircraft, it is also a marvellous one and can do really well once fully integrated into the Airbus portfolio with their production methodology. And this display (using the A220) is a ...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

Moka, Did you apply to be a moderator? I'm serious. No, no, I considered applying but worried that it may be time-consuming... It is facinating to see the differences, but users become obsessed with little differences. For example, A350 weight, yet the A320NEO, A330NEO, and E2 all gained substantia...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 23, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3096

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

Wow! I actually missed the news of LH ordering the 789! (And 20 more A359 to boot!) The rock I was under was clearly very comfortable... I had to do a quick Google search because I was having a "huh?!" moment... https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/english/newsroom/lufthansa-group-orders-40...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! ^ This! The cheerleading is annoying. It would be nice if we could all just have a normal discussion and learn from each other but it always degenerates into this mine-...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53367

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

You can all stop wringing your hands with worry on USA West Coast to NZ 787-10 capacity. A decent MTOW increase, combined with additional engine thrust, will make this a/c a pretty universal Pacific rim winner. According to more knowledgeable members here on a.net, a 787 MTOW increase will be quite...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 36743

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

It should be noted that the A220-100 gets a 450nm increase in range BUT the A220-300 only receives a 150nm bump. Still great though!

I am very pleased to see the CS100/300 improving this way. I just hope more airlines can see how great these aircraft are and increase the order book.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53367

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

You can all stop wringing your hands with worry on USA West Coast to NZ 787-10 capacity. A decent MTOW increase, combined with additional engine thrust, will make this a/c a pretty universal Pacific rim winner. According to more knowledgeable members here on a.net, a 787 MTOW increase will be quite...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Re: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

Consistency, larger pool of replacement parts, cabin space constraints, etc. may be considerations. I'm not so sure, maybe someone with greater knowledge on the subject can weigh in, but will something like this complicate certification - two different seat designs sharing the same space? Sounds lik...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

Well not really, us avgeeks are really getting a rough time to be honest, aircraft getting smaller, less diversity, erasing of the quads and extinction of the tri-holers and the just about every aircraft looks the same 100 below and above in seat capacity, we've gone from L1011, DC-10, A346's, B744...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 379
Views: 65930

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Good maths-fu there, but 6.1/hour on such a short trip with such a low TOW seems quite high tbh. I'd expect it to be well below 6 tons/hour. Correct me if I'm wrong but if we assume a DOW of +-135t (may be high but ET does have a high density config), this flight looks like it was carrying quite a ...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27797

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

ME720 wrote:
I guess EK and EY must Be on an edge will the drums of war beating in the Persian Gulf.
Air space will be closed, and with all the US bases in the region, cities in the region might not be spared from missile attacks.


I sincerely hope this does not happen.

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 379
Views: 65930

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hey guys, today I came across this video on the YouTube. Ethiopian 602 flight from Addis Ababa to Dubai. Allow me to share with you fuel page screen shot and a link to the video. Maybe you will find it useful and it may act as another real world data on the fuel consumption. https://i.imgur.com/wDl...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

RJMAZ wrote:
they can leave the poor customers to Scoot


Wow, that is a tad bit patronizing, don't you think..?

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11605

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

It's been a looooong wait for TK to take next-gen wide-bodies.

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15975

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So long as DOH-AKL is a route they will fly, the B777-8X is a plane they will need, as that requires at least 3 frames all by itself. In fact, until SQ resumed Flights 22 and 21, that was the world's longest flight, blocked at 18:20 on the return. I believe DOH-AKL-DOH to be perfectly doable with t...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7763

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

Putting in place the infrastructure required by the A380 was expensive and time-consuming. However, the cost and time that it involved will offer flexibility for the OEMs, airlines and airports for the future, to be able to evolve as the world does. If VLAs become necessary in future, the infrastruc...

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by MoKa777
Thu May 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15975

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

So long as DOH-AKL is a route they will fly, the B777-8X is a plane they will need, as that requires at least 3 frames all by itself. In fact, until SQ resumed Flights 22 and 21, that was the world's longest flight, blocked at 18:20 on the return. I believe DOH-AKL-DOH to be perfectly doable with t...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 789 Western Europe to Southeast Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: 789 Western Europe to Southeast Asia

I think the answer is demand rather than capability. Traditionally the flights were nearly certain to be 744s, but airlines then went for the A380 or 77W when they retired/sold them on. The A350 is more likely to tap-into this particular market as it's closer in capacity to the aircraft used, and a...

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by MoKa777
Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

And QF runs 789s BNE-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-SFO and soon SYD-SFO But that's means nothing for a 777 v 350 decision. The logic is thus With a 787 / 77X family you cover a wider span of payload / range performance using a common type. With a 787 / 350 combined fleet, you have two type ratings to support a...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 59
Views: 15975

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Slash787 wrote:
so I am sure the CEO will retire


If only...

Haha!

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by MoKa777
Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

You did the calculations for the A350 and 777X a few posts up but may I ask you to break-down the calculation for the 787 effective span? Please. I just followed the rule of thumb that a raked wingtip adds 80% of the wingtip's length to the physical wingspan, and I roughly assumed a 787's wingtip i...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226253

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

sigh, you made the same mistake again. You are looking at the physical span, which is useless in air, actually air simply doesn't see the wing that way. Add the effect of each wingtip device and you will see what you have missed. Otherwise, poor Boeing and Airbus are wasting their time and capital ...

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by MoKa777
Sun May 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 23874

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

817Dreamliiner wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
Do you know how many lavs there are on the BA A35K?

I counted 7 on the map available when choosing a seat on the booking page, but it may be more than that as you can't see the area before row 1 in J.


Yep, there may be more ahead of row 1. Seems about right.

Thanks again for this.

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by MoKa777
Sun May 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

Korean Air? They have a little of everything.

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by MoKa777
Sat May 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 23874

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

According to reports, BA's A35K will have the following seat configuration: 331 | 56J / 56W / 219Y For comparison, CX (with a similar J seat type) has the following configuration: 334 | 46J / 32W / 256Y My question is, how is BA managing to fit so many more premium seats into their A35K? BA will ha...

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