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by Slug71
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25139

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

It sounds like the engine issue referred to in the above article, is perhaps more of a supply issue of the new PGB that is being made to address those issues. Not necessarily a new or ongoing issue with that updated PGB.

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25139

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

"The German air force’s fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A400M tactical transports will soon have improved protection against surface-to-air heat-seeking missiles, with the service set to integrate directed-infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) technology from Elbit Systems." https://www.flig...

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by Slug71
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A351 Lite
Replies: 22
Views: 9421

Re: A351 Lite

Maybe a stretch of the -900 to around 70m?

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by Slug71
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

Dutchy wrote:
Does the J-31 have the same restrictions? Seems like a cheaper aircraft to me.


It shouldn't. The J-31 was initially intended for export. I dont see why that would change. The J-31 actually has export potential, but not sure if that would include NK. At least not yet.

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

Highly doubt that.

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6925

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

The biggest reason for me to question it, would be a major PR stunt missed by United for not making it public.

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by Slug71
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5760

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

If I'm not mistaken, a little over 100 A380s were affected by the wing rib cracks and had to get new redesigned ones fitted. Given that roughly the first quarter of those are the ones to be checked, these probably didnt get the final fix. Most likely "prototype" fixes. If these were refitt...

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by Slug71
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10234

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

The budget already contains funds to repaint the VC-25As as part of their ongoing maintenance. Who says the President can’t tell them what color it has to be? Nonsense. The President does not have the authority to do so. The President does not control budgets, nor does he make or change laws. He ca...

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by Slug71
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10234

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Not if it’s already in the budget. Congress ie the House controls the budget, I have provided the link to the bill, you have provided no facts to refute it, your opinion means nothing President Trump managed to re-allocate billions of dollars around Congress. Do you honestly think he couldn't do a ...

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by Slug71
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10234

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

trauha wrote:


Some of those concepts are actually pretty nice.
The one at the bottom needs a cheat line though. The 2nd and 3rd from the bottom are probably my favourites.

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by Slug71
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16749

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

QR never needed them in the first place. It was an ambitious buy (like Etihad), like most of the aircraft (numbers) they have on order. Too many orders and too much capacity.

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by Slug71
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 49
Views: 3627

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

It looks a lot more like the Tempest design now. I can't imagine the intakes will remain like that?
Definitely see some F-35 resemblance in the front too.

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by Slug71
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98464

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

JerseyFlyer wrote:
I was expecting similar news about EY before EK


EY already spoke months ago. They are only taking 6 out of the 25.

I would expect similar news from QR though.

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by Slug71
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98464

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

No surprise. EK is feeling the pressure from other airlines and they simply dont need the capacity. That can be said for all the ME3 airlines. Following EY, the surprising part is probably that this didnt come from QR before EK.

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by Slug71
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313166

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

trex8 wrote:
Im sorry if this has been covered earlier but can the new winglets be retrofitted to old frames?


I think the general consensus is that they could be, but serves no benefit without the modified wing twist.

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by Slug71
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian An-32 disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Indian An-32 disappeared

Are these being replaced with the C-295s India ordered not too long ago?

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by Slug71
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25139

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Sales of the A-400 have been so brisk that there is a decade long backlog, how could any be available for the USN. << Hasn't actual orders been stuck at 174 since 2005? Since 2013 it appears that 79 are delivered. That is nearly 1 per month. >>> It's bad, but the project is currently going through ...

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by Slug71
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. They are rumored to get 2 A350s. But the A340 is the smallest of their problems. The government is keeping all the money for themselves. They are insanely corrupt.Everything has been run into the ground. The military has been stripped of their budget and become a clown ...

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by Slug71
Tue May 28, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53858

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

No surprise here, especially with the switch to GE. Maybe some longterm plans to acquire the 777X.
I think RR lost this order for Airbus. But more 787s make more sense than a small fleet of A350s. If it doesn't work for the business model, then it just doesn't work.

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B21 RAIDER delivery dates
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: B21 RAIDER delivery dates

I think the design has only just been finalized.

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India to buy 62 C-295 tactical airlifters
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: India to buy 62 C-295 tactical airlifters

could a C-295 land at Lukla in Nepal? India conducts regular joint exercises, and it would be quite something to see, at twice the size of the normal Do-228. I doubt it. The airfield is only 527m long and that would likely be below the min runway length for the C-295 with any type of meaningful pay...

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25139

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

South Africa's Denel may wind down manufacturing for Airbus A400M https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/af/idUSKCN1RB0N5 And another article on it, http://m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/denel-to-end-manufacture-of-parts-for-airbus-a400m-aircraft-2019-04-01 The second article is pretty definitive,...

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by Slug71
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21749

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

I do not see a problem with this at all. It is completely voluntary, and both parties are presumably satisfied. Those that object are just looking to control other people. Airlines have to establish a pecking order for trip bidding, and nobody has come up with a better or fairer one than seniority....

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by Slug71
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313166

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I mean sure the changes are somewhat minimal, but it's kind of odd that they didn't seem to promote it to any other airline. Is Airbus really fine with SQ being the sole customer? Years from now we might have "Airliner Flops" threads and (rightly-or-wrongly) there might be mentions of the...

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by Slug71
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313166

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I never really understood why they made the A359ULR if they knew that only one airline would ever order it. I mean sure it's a relatively inexpensive variant and so the development costs weren't so much, but I would have expected that either they made a higher GW version available earlier (which pr...

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by Slug71
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12900

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Why do we have threads like this?
They obviously don't see the need for it in their fleet....

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by Slug71
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 18098

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

airnorth wrote:
This has probably been asked and answered before, but will ANA be the last new operator of the 380?
Amazing livery, very cool!


Yes

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by Slug71
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14288

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

No real surprise really. The sales numbers of the A35J and 777X dont really justify it. If they demand arises, they'd be better off doing another type utilizing the extra volume of the Beluga XL.

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by Slug71
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313166

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Seems like Feb has been a slower month.

What's happening with MSNs 257 and 275 for QR?

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by Slug71
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next
Replies: 42
Views: 5941

Re: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next

I think it will be mostly the same as today with the possibility of a A220-500 and A350-1100/2000.
I think the 2030s might bring us a A320 replacement.

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by Slug71
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 111
Views: 16134

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

I think the Tempest and FCAS will have a lot of commonality. What do you mean by commonality? Unless the programs merge into one there is absolutely no reason these two airframes will share any commonality except perhaps a common NATO datalink standard. They will have different engines, avionics, r...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 111
Views: 16134

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

how much more will the Tempest offer that a future F-35 can't? ...besides a nostalgic name? Work for BAE, Saab and whoever else wants a piece of the cake. This could potentially merge with the US PCA but US protectionism will probably prevent this. I think the Tempest and FCAS will have a lot of co...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14157

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

Deferred production cost is the production cost exceeding revenue Sorry but this is pure BS. Where did you get such nonsense and why don‘t you inform yourself before you try to post „facts“. It is the difference between real and a mean planned cost! Revenue should be much higher, because revenue mi...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104660

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

considering airbus invested like 25B+ in the a380, it's pretty bad. airbus is gonna lose so much money over this. While there definitely is losses (Airbus has said so themselves), $440 million x 250 = $110 billion. It's not going to be as bad as the armchair a.net haters like to think. Where do you...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104660

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Lost in all of this is the fact that she's been in commercial ops for 12 years and it has at least that many more years ahead. A ~25 year lifespan isn't too shabby even if it didn't sell that many. considering airbus invested like 25B+ in the a380, it's pretty bad. airbus is gonna lose so much mone...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14157

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

These threads are just all so sad. There are now 5+ threads open and more opening every few hours to mostly $hit on Airbus. Is all this really necessary? And very little facts are presented along the way. Mostly personal opinions, and in many cases provable falsehoods (some clearly intentional). It...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

So did Emirates finally decide the A380 was not working for them and reduce the order and did this lead to Airbus cancelling the programme? Or did Airbus decide the A380 was not worth continuing production so it impacted Emirates' future orders. Or did both of them influence each others decision. T...

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by Slug71
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34286

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

TTailedTiger wrote:
So what is going to happen to the 787 and 779 order? I'm sure Boeing is blowing up the phone at EK.


The 787 MoU (not order) will expire.

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

The fact that all the A350s are -900s pretty much confirms that more 777X will be coming. There are a staggering number of 77Ws and 388s to replace over time, and the 777-9X is going to be the backbone of the future EK fleet. I guess I’m not totally convinced. A359 deliveries don’t even begin until...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25139

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Airbus today announced its taking another charge on the A400 program, this time EUR 436mil. Enders also stated talks are ongoing with customers about restructuring the order terms, and hope to have things better clarified in coming months. Enders should can both the A380 and the A400 before he leav...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Boeing will not sit on their hands till Airbus put the Ultrafan on the 350 in 2025...I guess Rolls would put it also on the 787..And GE will be not sitting still...Plenty of new action in the future..Boeing will reengin it.s Dreamliner..So let.s see what happens the coming years..The 777X will be t...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34286

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

olle wrote:
2024 for A350 is very close to 2025 with upgraded engines.

Is this the start for A350-2000 with new engines?


Very possible. Airbus will also have new Beluga XLs that can fit a fuselage with a diameter roughly 1m larger than the current Beluga.

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137960

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

The fact that all the A350s are -900s pretty much confirms that more 777X will be coming. There are a staggering number of 77Ws and 388s to replace over time, and the 777-9X is going to be the backbone of the future EK fleet. Yes. If this order also replaces the 40 78J, then there is essentially 10...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42178

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

A350NEO, especially with a stretch, means Airbus sets the 777X expiration date prior to its EIS. That means long-term planners may opt into the A350 family in the interim rather than ordering 777X. Not sure I agree with this. The 777X has a weight problem, but it also has a wing advantage over the ...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34286

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Projected delivery timings for these frames would be something to watch, DXB is crowded as it is and DWC has faced many delays, I don't see the bulk of them getting delivered until well into the 2020s. Given EK's past actions, it would be a serious test of how firm these orders actually are. There ...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34286

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Welp I guess that’s curtains for the A380 and EK 787-10. Yes, I expect we will see the expiration of the 787-10 MoU and a 20 or more frame increase in their 777X order in the near future. I dont think they'll order more 777X. Most of the A380s wont be going anywhere soon. With the Ultrafan coming i...

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34286

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

c933103 wrote:
Why would EK need A330neo?


I lieu of the 787s. The A359s will probably supplement the capacity and replace the oldest 777s. Or used for rotation.

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by Slug71
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2025ish A380-900NEO
Replies: 177
Views: 26049

Re: 2025ish A380-900NEO

A rumor I heard this past weekend was that -800 production was ending.
Too many changes to use a lot of the tooling and production/manufacturing methods for the new variant.

But that's just a rumor and I have my doubts.

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