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by Wildlander
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

If for 777W operators it is simpler/more economic to operate the 777F then a 777X/777XF mix logically has the inside track for replacements when needed. But what if the lack of an A350F has been one (admittedly amongst many other more important) reason(s) for not selecting the A350? As pax configure...

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by Wildlander
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The origianl Airbus announcement was, if not publically named as such, an ATO - Authority to Offer, implying that the project had passed various critical internal review steps and been deemed worthy of presentation to potential customers. The LOI and MOU deals imply that commercial terms and conditi...

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by Wildlander
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

No real surprise that the A350F has taken so long to get to ATO/Launch. The - lets be polite - lacklustre A332F sales record must have made it much harder to persuade finance that freighters are good business. A couple of years A350-1000 experience and continued development surely must have helped r...

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by Wildlander
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 175
Views: 65604

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Pragmatic decision, if confirmed. Balancing the cost of removing FTE (wiring etc) and bringing the plane up to saleable standard at a time when new sales are few and far between and doubtless at or close to fire sale prices with the value of what can be recovered for spares. Airbus would, I suspect,...

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by Wildlander
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Highly doubtful that the EK announcement has any impact on A350F prospects. Lessors/Financiers must be falling over each other offering sweet deals on the 300ERs coming off lease in the coming years. Long before the A350F becomes available. No contest.

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by Wildlander
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16327

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

The principle reason Airbus chose to pass on dimmable windows until now was that the technology did not fully obscure daylight (or moonlight). 3rd gen presumably manages to do so. Always been a tough call as to freedom to look out, especially when almost everyone else wants to sleep or watch a movie...

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by Wildlander
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 65277

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Ultra-aggressive pricing, be it from A or B, has potential consequences on existing MFN deals with other customers that call for repricing adjustments if a better deal is later offered to potential competotors elsewhere. I doubt if A has slammed the door and thrown away the key. They simply recognis...

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by Wildlander
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airbus Airlines": Airbus Company Shuttle XFW/TLS
Replies: 47
Views: 8043

Re: "Airbus Airlines": Airbus Company Shuttle XFW/TLS

A bit more insight into the TLS-UK ops. G-ASYD operated (at least) 12/89 to 7/93 probably to end 93, BAC 1-11-500s G-AVMH/I/N/T/W at various times 1994-98, BAe146 G-JEAO/R/V/W 1998-2002. Probably a few more one-off substitutions during these years, such as BAe146-300 G-BTTP in 1993.

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by Wildlander
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airbus Airlines": Airbus Company Shuttle XFW/TLS
Replies: 47
Views: 8043

Re: "Airbus Airlines": Airbus Company Shuttle XFW/TLS

The TLS-Filton-Hawarden ("Chester") flights were operated by BAC 1-11 for many years, notably the prototype G-ASYD until it was retired to Weybridge/Brooklands, then a variety of Air Bristol BAC 1-11 500s, including for a while one that had four-abreast seating. SN601 Corvettes were amongs...

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by Wildlander
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Airbus, having determined internally that a reasonable technical, industrial and business case may exist for an A350F, is now sounding out potential launch customers. Nothing less, nothing more. As already noted in this thread, an A350F was always seen as a possibility, one day. Its not about going ...

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by Wildlander
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 499
Views: 82179

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

Unlikely that Airbus Execs are losing sleep over A319neo sales losses or that the 737-7 will command that market sector (certain US majors apart). The A320 is not a direct competitor in capacity/range. The Airbus focus is doubtless on driving down supplier costs (a repeatedly stated objective) while...

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by Wildlander
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO
Replies: 42
Views: 8972

Re: Volaris acquire 8 additional A320NEO

Points to consider when judging lease rates. The net price of the aircraft, probably somewhere around 50% of the "sticker price", the low cost of capital, and the possibility that the rate steps up after a certain time. I suggest these kinds of deals are short term opportunism rather than ...

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by Wildlander
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Re possible "commercial penalties" I was looking at the bigger picture in terms of guaranteed asset values, buyback support, financing, etc. Plus the residual value hit to the worldwide fleet once a type goes out of production. All of which may, as suggested, add up to a small sum. There m...

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by Wildlander
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Re production cost, assuming Airbus has amortised or written down the R&D of the NEO, then they are down to the cost of production alone, also assuming they can twist supply chain arms to prevent costs from rising despite the mow rate. The choice then becomes one between the marginal cost of bui...

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by Wildlander
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1796
Views: 301064

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

An overly harsh judgement to suggest that Airbus were not pro-freighter post A310F/A300F. There was an enthusiastic team out promoting the A330F. A failure to convince potential operators that one-stop EU-Asia was more advantageous that running a 747F nonstop and, as mentioned in previous posts, an ...

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by Wildlander
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can a pax stand upright in downstairs toilets?
Replies: 10
Views: 4192

Re: Why can a pax stand upright in downstairs toilets?

On the few A330-200s and the DLH A340-600s with lower deck toilets the floor structure was modified to create the necessary standing height. One reason why this feature was not popular was that although there were design schemes (on the A330 at least) to insert a structural plug to bring the floor l...

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by Wildlander
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 over wing exit's deactivated (1980's)
Replies: 21
Views: 4970

Re: Boeing 747 over wing exit's deactivated (1980's)

IIRC the door 3 deactivation authorisation ended (or was reversed) because of the "60 foot" rule, requiring no two exit pairs to be more than 60 apart. Some if not all aircraft had the doors 3 reactivated. Airbus attempted to challenge this with the A340-600 (something like 72 feet if no o...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

I don't want to deviate too far from the core A330 thread subject, but the A300F shutdown arguably handed Boeing monopoly 767F pricing and ultimately helped to keep the line alive while the KC- contest was lost/won. Equally, if I recall correctly, the freight market dynamics evolved and UPS were bac...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Logically low(er) rates should hike costs. Much will depend on supplier contracts, the ability to redeploy labour and to repurpose facilities. Rolls might be expected to be content to stay onboard rather than forego PBTH income downstream and see its global market share further eroded. Airbus ended ...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Insomuch as Airbus found willing buyers for the A330s it "churned out to take advantage of 787 delays" they could hardly be blamed for doing so. If anything it was the subsequent (presumed) 787 commercial aggression applied to raise production rates to 14 pm in an attempt to see off the A3...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 27885

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I would be happy to be proven wrong, but the A332F was a lesson learned the hard way and an A338F would not offer enough more/better to warrant the investment. The 767F, supported by the KC-46 long-term, will always beat it on price, there are oodles of A330s sitting around as A330P2F feedstock and ...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 175
Views: 65604

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Typically, Airbus widebody production works on an 11 month year, so 44 in 2 years, from which there are still A330-200s to build for MRTT completion and & or 2 Beluga XL airframes to come, so NEO output should be somewhere in the mid-30s which is probably just about do-able unless air travel rem...

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by Wildlander
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?

I believe that most of the A380 customers would have bought some/more 747s - maybe not in big numbers but enough to sew up the top end of the market and align better with the Boieng VLA market forecasts. No two ways about it, the 773ER excelled way beyond what the AIrbus crystal ball gazers foresaw....

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by Wildlander
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 9366

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

A variety of circumstances behind these Airbus models. The A318 (a double shrink) was a low development cost attempt to persuade airlines that it was better to complement existing A320 Family fleets than buy a different aircraft type. The A318 probably sold at decent prices to VIP customers and cert...

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by Wildlander
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?

General conclusion summing the opinions in all the many previous posts; that Airbus read the tealeaves wrong, were intent on capturing the high (capacity) ground and oversized the A380 as a result. And clung to unrealistic sales projections. But what if Boeing had executed to plan? Or exceeded targe...

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by Wildlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

My point on "undersizing" being (historically) costly in terms of commercial success is based on the notion of it being potentially much more expensive to resize a design later rather than stretch/extrapolate from the base model. I submit that a smaller A380 would simply have bolstered 777...

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by Wildlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

Fair comment re VC-10 runway performance, but it was undersized as well. Substitute the underpowered BAC 1-11 instead if you wish. Headline ranges are often deceptive, especially with LR widebody craft. Pile in all the amenities tucked into the non-seating areas, allow for the -800 carrying 600+ pax...

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by Wildlander
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

History will record that the A380 was too much 'plane, probably launched at the wrong time, with too much emphasis on "bling" interiors (that Airbus promoted and the airlines welcomed), but for those who adhere to the view that it should have been smaller, lighter and less performant (an A...

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by Wildlander
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

As previously mentioned, Airbus saw the A380 as the next 747, a product (family) with a 50 year production life. Recall that the original 747 had WAY more capacity than the 707/DC-8 types it sat above. It was range deficient and (relatively) quickly evolved into higher weiight/higher thrust -200B mo...

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by Wildlander
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

Staying with the engine "blame game" theme, who knows how much better the A380 might have turned out with a single source supplier. Count GE out (too much riding on Boeing models, with/without exclusivity clauses), PW losing momentum fast and no wilingness to invest what was needed to reco...

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by Wildlander
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

The A380-800 ended up being the base model. The A380F was intended as a stepping stone/catalyst for the A380-900 in terms of higher design weights and associated structural reinforcements. The -900 would have taken the length overall to the limit of the 80m box. A double stretch would have required ...

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by Wildlander
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61046

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

The A380 came about because Airbus believed (or convinced itself) that growth rates were such that another 747-like leap in aircraft seating capacity was going to needed. Anticipating (hoping) for a production life (with incremental imrovements) similar to that of the 747 (think 747-100 to -400 to -...

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by Wildlander
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?
Replies: 69
Views: 13588

Re: What has become of IAG LOI to order 737MAX ?

IIRC this deal came about at a time when IAG fleet planners had alrteady identified the need for extra/replacement single-aisle aircraft, IAG Management had had its fill of delivery delays and/or quality issues with Airbus and was sharp enough to figure that the MAX difficulties meant that Boeing wa...

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by Wildlander
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20247

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

Engine development and performance vs promises played its part in the relative successes of the MD-11, A340 and the 777 models. The MD-11, notably the PW4000 powered models required a whole orange full of PIPs and MTOW increases to get close to expectations. Who knows the SuperFan would have worked ...

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by Wildlander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 12378

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

The A380 like the A300 and other "foundation" AIrbus models was a strategic choice, based on the premise that air travel would continue to grow strongly (which it did) but not fragment to the extent it did (the fate that befell the A300 in Europe). The size/layout was a commercial/technica...

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by Wildlander
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?
Replies: 68
Views: 12378

Re: What made Airbus make the a300 as a twinjet, and why couldnt McDonnell Douglas do the same with the DC-10?

The previous posts pretty much answer the original question, but it's worth recalling that the A300 was aimed at filling a market need not occupied by US products. Going head to head would have been a recipe for failure. New kid on the block, no worthy history (sorry to anyone who views the Caravell...

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by Wildlander
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would a stretched A330neo have fared?
Replies: 60
Views: 7542

Re: How would a stretched A330neo have fared?

The A330-500 (alias A330-100) was a shorter fuselage A330-200. The A330-400 was mooted and market tested back in the 1990s as a stretch of the A330-300. Despite some interest, Airbus concluded there to be too small a market due to its limited range. The 777-300, although higher capacity (recall that...

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by Wildlander
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 11150

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

A bit adrift from the original A310-200 question, but to complete the story... Delta ordered the new-build -325s in a deal that was structured in such a way that they could return the planes early (as, it transpired, was the case for the ex PA A310-300s). Airbus saw this a securing the existing A310...

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by Wildlander
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 11150

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

From (fading) memory, Delta only really wanted the PA Transatlantic route network and needed the A310s to operate it until such time as they could organise or grow their own fleet. The A300s didn't have Transatlantic range and so were of no interest. I doubt if Delta management realised (or cared?) ...

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by Wildlander
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 11150

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

I too recall PA using reclearance. Flight plan to (say) Boston, fill the tanks, set off and if the winds were not worse than forecast and the desired track/flight level were assigned reclear to JFK before reaching the initial flight plan destination...or stop for a splash and dash at the original de...

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by Wildlander
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 11150

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

If memory serves me well the first four PA A310-200s started life as -221s with 138.6t MTOW and 49klb 74RD1 engines, these being NTU by VASP. The last three were destined for Kuwait AW but bought out by Boeing pre delivery. These were A310-222s with 142t MTOW and 50k 7R4E1 engines. I believe all wer...

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by Wildlander
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 41181

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I believe the KU fin mentioned by Devilfish is an A320neo MSN10082. The second KU A338 MSN1969 was towed back to the main Airbus ramp last week, with the fuselage still unpainted. I do not believe there will be a market for a freighter variant of any A330neo. With the prospect of cheap(er) A330P2F c...

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by Wildlander
Fri May 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13695

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Anyone managed to figure out what is culled from the single aisle delivery stream. The Airbus O&D tables list a total of 70 outstanding A320 Family deliveries for BA, EI, IB and VY to which add the 3 aircraft delivered to BA earlier this year. No idea how many of any were due post 2022. The IAG ...

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by Wildlander
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 63639

Re: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread

Alas no, headed towards Teruel. Have to doubt if this one will ever fly again after today, given the lack of investment in the cabin over the years.

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by Wildlander
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 138
Views: 24737

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

The original A350 XWB Family line-up included a Freighter and a -900R, which would have had the centre section of the -1000 so the basic building blocks were envisaged way back then. Performance considerations aside, the question becomes "can Airbus develop/build an A350F so as to be in a posit...

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by Wildlander
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 18329

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

D7 have modified or deferred A330 deliveries more than once in the past so no surprise that they wish (or need) to do so again. Perhaps they will favour running down the existing fleet to make way for the more efficient A330-900s. Either way I would be astonished if they were to take anything like t...

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by Wildlander
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A330(-300) fuel burn improvements 1994 to 2015?
Replies: 9
Views: 6038

Re: Airbus A330(-300) fuel burn improvements 1994 to 2015?

Airbus quoted a net 12% fuel/trip improvement for the -900 (11% T7000, 4% aero less 3% extra weight and engine installation drag) vs the late model -300, at equal seat count, another 2% improvement from a 10 seat gain from cabin layout changes. Prior to this the -300 likely gained 1-3% efficiency du...

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by Wildlander
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 555073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I suspect it was the publication of future MSN allocations that has led to such sites being closed or "pruned" either because Airbus acted on its own account or because a customer had complained to them. Such data is, and has always been, confidential and therefore leaked by one or more pe...

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by Wildlander
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 555073

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

MSN 320 (FJ#2) lurking on the Air France Industries ramp, suggesting it has been handed over. MSN359 F-HTYC had been parked there for some days. (post 30/11?)
MSN 370 (JL#5) Wearing its final reg JA05XJ so almost ready to go

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by Wildlander
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 59640

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A340-600 was foreseen as a 747 replacement at a time when Boeing had appeared to be unable to develop the 777-300 into a range-capable challenger. Boeing went on the develop the 300ER more than was deemed possible and the rest is history.

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