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by george77300
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 39
Views: 5977

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

eirflot wrote:
Intetesting how SWISS can be quoted as having higher reliability on other aircraft namely rhe A380 and B787, when they operate neither aircraft! And the A320NEO has only just been delivered!
Fake news or alternate facts????


Swiss don't have any A320neos either. :rotfl:

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by george77300
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 21
Views: 1826

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Just wondering if anyone on the forum has a subscription to The Air Current that could summarise the figures in this article? They've apparently published fuel comparison figures on Delta's first route Seatle to Shanghai between the a330neo and the 767-300er. It's behind paywall though. Cheers! htt...

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by george77300
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11913

Re: Delta at LHR

lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
What is the busiest European airport by International passenger numbers not served by US3?


Seeing as VIE has been mentioned in this thread I would imagine if that isn’t Number 1 it would be up there. Certainly much larger than some airports that have US3 service from one or the other.

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by george77300
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36814

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Firstly - a BACF order for either (E2 or A221 - A223 is completely off) will be a sole order for them. Very specific operations on a restricted airport (by size, park standards as well as BA Pilots Regulations). This means that, hypotetically, you could see, for example an order for 26 E2190s for B...

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by george77300
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36814

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Firstly - a BACF order for either (E2 or A221 - A223 is completely off) will be a sole order for them. Very specific operations on a restricted airport (by size, park standards as well as BA Pilots Regulations). This means that, hypotetically, you could see, for example an order for 26 E2190s for B...

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by george77300
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36814

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Larger varients will be a bit of an issue. Any British Airways flying, anywhere in the UK, in aircraft purchased or leased with 100 seats or more, will be flown by mainline BA pilots. Removing seats from an aircraft normally fitted with 100+ seats will not qualify (hence why the A318 is flown by ma...

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by george77300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 40550

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
Do we know how close Aer Lingus is to receiving their first LR? News has been quiet as of recently!


Planned Delivery to DUB is 19th July.

First planned flight in service is EI131 (DUB-BDL) on Friday 2nd August.

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by george77300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

I think this is a very cool thread idea. The best I can do is about 20 of 60 of BAs A320s which is a bit pathetic compared to most on here!

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by george77300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4685

Re: Euro Business Seats

So if the C and Y have exactly the same seat, then what is the selling point/advantage of paying much more money to fly in Euro-style C? Is it justified by the extra miles/better catering/lounge access? I'm genuinely asking and didn't mean to troll/start a war. Please explain it like I'm 5 :D Loung...

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by george77300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 4685

Re: Euro Business Seats

How often do narrow body planes flying in Europe change the number of business seats offered for different routes? Would the same A320 plane for BA LHR-FRA have more business seats than say LHR-AGP? If the seats are fluid and demand high, couple/would an airline sell 50 business seats on a short ha...

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by george77300
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16997

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Does anyone know where the flight crew for the A350 will be drawn from? Will it be ex-Boeing 747/777 pilots or will ex A32x pilots be more suitable? Whoever wants to transfer. With seniority playing a large part in who’s accepted. A number of 747 conversions and also A320/A380. I’m sure some are co...

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by george77300
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16997

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

AFAIK, the 350 will be daily on the MAD route from 1st Aug, maybe a day or two earlier , then double daily prior to the YYZ and DXB services... I don't know where you heard that but that is 100% incorrect. The delivery is 26th July. There is then a few days for IFE and software updates and modifica...

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by george77300
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4559

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

In my opinion, there is no such "least favourite aircraft type"! Only "least favourite airline" - a B767 can be wonderful, but if you have 3-4-3 seating it's a nightmare, same goes to the A330 with a 3-3-3 configuration. I don't think 3-4-3 is physically possible on the 767! :D ...

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by george77300
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28447

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

No major additions, just a MAN hop, but a whole lot of equipment swaps... As always for the worst... :mad: :banghead: A35K > A332 A318 > A319 E175 > A319 Still got my 757-300 successfully, another time for the AF A318 no doubt. Some additions. Got my A318 and 737-900 (non-ER). Missed out on the 737...

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by george77300
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 86
Views: 16997

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

I think they're starting off on LHR-MAD? Correct but nothing has been filed in there timetable. Assuming they will run from July to Sep? Not July. Delivery until 26th July. Then a few days for maintenance and IFE fit. Then Chateauroux training for just crew. Then MAD and other Euro/Domestic runs. L...

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by george77300
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1736
Views: 308570

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Because Delta's domestic operation in Atlanta is almost as big as United's entire domestic operation there is a much higher chance of turning a passenger on a small jet from TINYTOWN into a connecting domestic flight or an interntional flight. domestic + intern. = total (millions of air passengers ...

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by george77300
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43464

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Wow, well this came as a shock. The likely price reductions probably gave IAG incentive to place this LOI. This order gives me more reason to believe that IAG have their eyes/plan set on a big European aviation shake up. Personally, I think that Vueling will be merged with LEVEL and potentially BA ...

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by george77300
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43464

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Am I being silly in thinking.. These can’t go to BA at Heathrow as they can’t take containers? You are correct. Mainly Vueling and Level. Also BA at LGW. It seems the smallish (all Airbus) Aer Lingus and Iberia won’t get them. Understandably. Level will go MAX in Europe. Possibly 787 longhaul optio...

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by george77300
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11110

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Another exit was rumoured I believe for the A330neo.

Also 194 seats on the A320neo is also above current limit by only 5. It's very possible they will re-certify for higher number or another exit, like the high capacity MAX 8 will have.

Interesting to see which way they go.

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by george77300
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123974

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

All you lot on about 460 in the A330neo but also 194 in the A320neo.

Both very cramped indeed.

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by george77300
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 27525

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

Where are the 3 new BA 77W coming from and when will they be delivered? There are 4 new build 77W for BA. (Not 3). They are on the order book as Novus Aviation Corporation, a leading company. Three showed in November 2018 orders and the 4th in December 2018. First delivery (G-STBM) is in Q3 2020. T...

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by george77300
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge 1911 diverted to GLA
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Air Canada Rouge 1911 diverted to GLA

SabresDoc wrote:
Anyone know any other information? AC1911 from BUD-YYZ diverted to GLA. I assume probably medical but wasn’t sure if anyone had any other info. FR24 shows it’s C-GSCA, a 28 year old 767-375ER. Thanks!


On the ground for about 1 hour and took off again for YYZ. Reports are indeed medical emergency.

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by george77300
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51467

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

British Airways have converted 3 x A320neo to 3 x A321neo. There are still 35 on order but the split is now 22 A320 and 13 A321 rather than the previous 25 A320 and 10 A321.

Edit: This has been reflected in the latest May spreadsheet from Airbus.

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by george77300
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13844

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

opticalilyushin wrote:
I got a ticket booked on the GLA-LHR sector just before the prices went insane..hoping for the Landor or BOAC livery


GLA is the BOAC.

MAN/NCL will be Landor/Negus.

I’m on both NCL legs so will have two flights on one of them. :D

Very excited...

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by george77300
Fri May 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4907

Re: European Widebodies 2019

I'm hoping to do LCY-DUB RJ85, DUB-FRA A343, FRA-LHR A320. A shame the return to London isn't something exciting.. Maybe FRA-MAD LATAM B787 and MAD-LHR IB A330/A340?! Or MAD-LHR BA A350 effectivr July 1st. Not July 1st for BA A350. BA are receiving the first mid-July. Likely to MAD from mid-August ...

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by george77300
Wed May 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New Livery Painting Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 3682

Re: United New Livery Painting Progress

https://sites.google.com/view/unitednewlivery/home This website is intended to show what aircraft are in United's new livery. This is intended for personal uses, and to keep the community updated. To help keep this site and community updated, if a new aircraft is put in the new livery, post the tai...

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by george77300
Wed May 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New Livery Painting Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 3682

Re: United New Livery Painting Progress

https://sites.google.com/view/unitednewlivery/home This website is intended to show what aircraft are in United's new livery. This is intended for personal uses, and to keep the community updated. To help keep this site and community updated, if a new aircraft is put in the new livery, post the tai...

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by george77300
Wed May 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 747 Passenger Routes in 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: Longest 747 Passenger Routes in 2019

Gemuser wrote:
SierraPacific wrote:
Its good to see SFO still sees 1 long haul PAX 747 over the Pacific still. I still really miss seeing the United 747's passing through SFO.

Only until 4/12/19, then it becomes a B789.

Gemuser


It gets the CA 748 to PEK too.

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by george77300
Thu May 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4374

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

CrimsonNL wrote:
I think Air France's FGMZA is still in the "old" livery, as only one in the fleet. The remainder of the fleet have been painted for ages!

Martijn


I don’t think so. There is definitely at least one 777 still wearing the old livery. A number of A321 recently too at the very least.

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by george77300
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4907

Re: European Widebodies 2019

I wonder if BA or AF will run any training flights on their A350s when they arrive? On past form with their A380s and B787s they have, so fingers crossed. Bit late but to answer this as the thread has been posted in again. Both carriers will. BA will be operating A350-1000 with the new Club Suites ...

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by george77300
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319NEO PW First Flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5580

Re: A319NEO PW First Flight

Commonality with the large global A320 fleets & infrastructure is a plus. But e.g. the A220-300 is much lighter & cheaper, which will probably limit aircraft sales. The former is the key. For airlines that want the size of the A319 but don't want a new type of A220 for simplicity. A major s...

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by george77300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

myself and the person I'm traveling with merely have debit cards and WS will not accept those. You seem to have done the pros and cons of all. But I don't understand the above about debit cards. I have never had a problem booking any airline, including WS, with a debit card. Even just done a dummy ...

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by george77300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51467

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Boeing CEO also announced 364 x 777X on order. (Website currently only showing 344.)

Therefore an unknown order for 20 frames has been booked by someone.

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by george77300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51467

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Q1 Update (up to MARCH 2019)

Airbus Orders up to March 2019

62 Gross Orders
-58 Net Orders (-1 x A220, -22 A320, -4 x A350, -31 x A380)

Boeing Orders up to March 2019

95 Gross Orders
-119 Net Orders (-171 x B737, 4 x B767, 20 x B777, 28 x B787)

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by george77300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51467

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Boeing has just cut
-200 x 737 MAX orders and -10 787 orders.

Jet Airways had 225 x 737 MAX and 10 787 on order (but with some 737 MAX delivered)

This is likely just Jet Airways' orders in their entirety due to ASC606.

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by george77300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28447

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

No major additions, just a MAN hop, but a whole lot of equipment swaps... As always for the worst... :mad: :banghead: A35K > A332 A318 > A319 E175 > A319 Still got my 757-300 successfully, another time for the AF A318 no doubt. Some additions. Got my A318 and 737-900 (non-ER). Missed out on the 737...

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by george77300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1736
Views: 308570

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

They are dual overwing exit A319s as well, meaning they could put more seats in. I wonder if they will configure them different and use them on specific routes I think I heard they are just blocking one of them and standard config. It’s very easy to block those over-wing exits and you would even kn...

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by george77300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12330

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

Let's say Boeing does understate the range. But that is the certified range, right? Authorities are not going to approve any flight plans that exceed that published/certified range, are they? There is no “certified” range. There is a range stated that the plane can fly with a given load. Merely an ...

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by george77300
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12330

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

UA has flown the 78J on IAD-PEK before. We may see more of this on the TPAC market than anticipated at first. With a significant load reduction. Similarly to how SQ would operate 772ERs on the eastbound SIN-LAX when A345s were down for mtx. Neither is realistically a gauge for aircraft performance ...

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by george77300
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12330

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

787-10's role in trans-Pacific will probably be limited. It has about the same range as A330-300. 787-10's range is greatly understated by Boeing; in real world 78J can comfortably fly with full passengers and bags from US east coast to Japan, Korea or PEK, or from US west coast to anywhere in the ...

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by george77300
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 40550

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
Clydenairways wrote:
Has the first EI A321 LR started assembly yet? It must be on the production line by now.


Someone has posted a photo in the Irish 4/19 thread.


Here:

Image

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by george77300
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16696

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Very interested and sent an email but got an automated reply saying: Your email to group [email protected].net was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choose to enable message moderation instead of bouncing these emails. Seems to have failed. Don’t know why? Mods, Any...

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by george77300
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16696

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Very interested and sent an email but got an automated reply saying: Your email to group [email protected].net was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choose to enable message moderation instead of bouncing these emails. Seems to have failed. Don’t know why? Mods, Any ...

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by george77300
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8271

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Boeing’s widebody lead this year is likely to be largely due to freighters and military variants. Geoff i mean 787 alone is going to rate 14. a350 is at rate 10, and a330neo is being cut to rate 3.5. so the 787 alone is gonna be outproducing the entire airbus widebody lineup. (a380 production is so...

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by george77300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2389

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

Gin and tonics at 40000’ while looking out the window. BEST Being in a flight that’s too short to serve a gin and tonic. WORST Favorite: When you are hyped to log a new aircraft type. NOT Favorite: When the aircraft that you are hyped to log a flight on gets swapped to a beat up aircraft. You two c...

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by george77300
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

The reason Russian airlines don't register Airbus and Boeing to the RA- register is because there is a huge import duty/tax on non-russian aircraft. I've heard about this a lot. Any reason behind it and is it applied to all type of aircraft? Because if it is only applied to Non-Russian aircraft tha...

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by george77300
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

I believe Italy is unusual in that it requires the aircraft to be registered in the country of ownership, rather than operation. Hence the EI- Registrations, you might see EJ-xxx in the near future, between Ryanair and the leasing industry we’re running out of EI. Italy has its own registration blo...

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by george77300
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates seat maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Emirates seat maps

klakzky123 wrote:
They still have it. I just tried it. You can select a seat before payment.


Agreed. I just did the same. :bigthumbsup:

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by george77300
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates seat maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Emirates seat maps

Since when did EK do away with their seat maps? It seems you are now forced to purchase a ticket first, THEN you are able to select a seat. No matter the booking class. Nope. You can select seat in all Classes pre-Booking. Not changed. You do have to put a name. email and phone number in (just use ...

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by george77300
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 180
Views: 51467

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Airbus Orders up to March 2019

62 Gross Orders
-58 Net Orders (-1 x A220, -22 A320, -4 x A350, -31 x A380)

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