United will be taking delivery of another batch of 787-9s (13 air frames) beginning next year, plus 5 additional -10s remain to be delivered. Where will these frames be used? Will they be for expansion or replacement of older fleet aircraft? Heard that United are going to be bringing the 787-9 and -...Jump to post
Good news for AF. It’s a great addition to the fleet. What I don’t get is the 787s not transferring to KL. AF will have 3 LH and 2 S/MH cockpits. Total 5. Whereas KL will be on 3. If AF would get rid of the 78s that would be 4 which is acceptable given their size. Air France would be getting the ba...Jump to post
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. So in terms of Airbus products the 747 was covered, inde...Jump to post
KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 25 airplanes in need of replacement with nothing on order for KLM Air France needs to replace: 15 a330 with nothing on order 10 a380 with some of 28 a350 orders 25 772 with some of 28 a350 or...Jump to post
I think if they had stayed in business, Northwest would have eventually taken a mix of 77W and 787-9 to replace their 747 fleet. Then they would have a TPAC fleet of 77W, 789, and 788, plus A330s covering TATL and Hawaii. What's an even more interesting what-if, is NW and the A340. If NW had taken t...Jump to post
To the UA A350 naysayers: United have 74 x 772s, most of which are 15-24 years old. If you subtract the 45 x A350s, United have only 22 widebodies on firm order (18 787s + 4 773s), so if UA didn't want the A350s, would they not have already placed another large order for 787/777s?? The 787-9 is sold...Jump to post
It must be really telling that AA can't make ORD-Asia work even with 787 Dreamliner technology. Shame, but at least their ORD-Europe expansion seems to be going well.Jump to post
If it is mothballed, Boeing would be better off using the extra resources on improving the 787-10 instead. This. I don't think there's even room for 2 competitors (actually 4 if you count A359ULR and the 789) in the ULR market for this generation. Boeing 77L and Airbus A345 combined sold what? 80 u...Jump to post
The whole point of Oasis is to increase seat density, seeing as it isn't changing, the 320s aren't planning to be Oasifyed. As far as I know, there are currently no plans to add power to the LUS 320s (despite bridge saying otherwise) and if they were going to be done by Fall, they would need to be ...Jump to post
Is it just me, or is Trump the first President who seems to be involved in every major airline deal??
Why does everything have to be political nowadays???
And when can we expect to hear Bernie Sanders' and AOC's opinions on this QR-US3 meeting?
I'm looking for an online source that allows you to pick an airport and year, and see what airlines and what aircraft type(s) they flew into that airport. I had stumbled across it once before but couldn't remember the link. Can anyone help me out?
Thank you in advance.
Oh one Boeing mechanic and a qa inspector stamped something false and the news says the whole company is responsible.. just wonderful. Both people were fired. I wonder what's next I’m sorry but the company is responsible. It’s still their airplane and most importantly the “error” was made by Boeing...Jump to post
I would assume one can assume that this is good news for the 40x Boeing 787-10 order coming to fruition?Jump to post
texl1649 wrote:Has the OP ever been to Philadelphia?
Cathay Pacific have been taking delivery of a lot of new equipment lately, and still have more than 30 new A350/777X aircraft coming online over the new few years. What are they doing with all these planes? I know they've opened up some new OW connections in North America and Europe, do they have fu...Jump to post
keesje wrote:2175301 wrote:
Boeing will align with Embraer. Re-opening the <150 segment, where Boeing missed out in recent years.
Why do so few international airlines serve PHL/Philadelphia? BOS, JFK, EWR, and IAD all have strong presence of European flag carriers and a few others. Is PHL just the 5th wheel of the Northeast for international traffic? I would think a metropolitan area of 6 million would have more options for TA...Jump to post
Whatever happened to Northwest's SEA-HKG route? I flew that in 1990 on a 742.Jump to post
If none of these 789s end up going to LH, I wonder if we'll still see another 789 order (or A339) to replace some of the A343s on the long-thin routes. I would think the A359 is overkill for several of the A343s routes: FRA - SAN/TPA/NKG/MAA.Jump to post
If the guidelines for the women's art contest are an indicator, looks like bigger font U N I T E D on the fuselage with a tail design already picked out. Hope it's not another lame eurowhite w/ tail stripes me-too-ism a la Aer Lingus/Lufthansa.Jump to post
With some people going as far as speculating that Delta CEO Ed Bastian may be playing Boeing on launching the 797, to get a better deal from Airbus for more aircraft, why is it that many have suspected a Delta/Boeing feud in recent years? What started this rumor of poor business relations in the fir...Jump to post
...but Joon is supposedly going away, so???? They are. A320 and A321 will be painted back in Air France colors but A340 won't. As they leave the fleet in 2021, AF stated that it was not worth to send them back to the paint shop. Link: https://bit.ly/2Maq09B In that case, hold the Ceremony until 202...Jump to post
Frankly, I think the new branding is awful. The riot of green on an Aer Lingus A330 signals you are in Ireland even before you leave your home airport. There is no other airline like it. The b-o-o-o-ring Eurowhite and lighter green of the shamrock signals that Ireland is experiencing a major drough...Jump to post
Polot wrote:My guess is with an early hub in DEN (Stapleton) the 727-100’s performance may have been very attractive to them.
United Airlines operated a massive fleet of 727-100s, more than 727-200s, which goes against the trend of most other US major carriers and international operators who ultimately operated more -200s than the baseline -100 model. My dad had an air fleets book from 1976 that showed UA having a fleet of...Jump to post
American Airlines always had a close relationship with Douglas in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. AA worked with Douglas to develop airplanes and launched the DC-3, DC-6, and the DC-7. So, why did American break for the 707 over the DC-8? They also did not buy the DC-9, opting for the British BAC-111 instead...Jump to post
Takes like this have no basis in reality. Each of the US3 will make the deal that makes the most financial sense for it. None of them is "all in" for any OEM. If the 797 is as expected, DL will order a shedload of them. Boeing and UA weren't able to arrive at a price that made sense for a...Jump to post
With the increased frequencies, will this require the addition of more aircraft? (besides the A350s that are coming)? I assumed the A350s would replace the A340s on a 1-for-1 basis, but perhaps they'll be keeping the 340s for a little bit longer now?Jump to post
Any possibility of United adding an ORD-PRG service? CSA used to come to ORD, since then nothing. Sorry but CSA never operated ORD. Only JFK, EWR, YYZ and YUL. No, they also went to ORD, though it's been many years. Some of my ORD photography friends were recently posting some old pics of CSA plane...Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:devron wrote:Its a A340-600 they always look lovely even though LH is trying its best to destroy its grace
Agreed. What a bland livery, can't think of a worse one out there. The A346 is definitely still a looker, though.
Now I remember seeing an Air France Asie A340 when I was at CDG. Also, found in a book I have on the A340/A330 that AF introduced the A340 on the CDG-IAD route in March 1993, followed by Houston, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Recife, and Sao Paulo all from Paris via A340s by the end of 1993.Jump to post
I like where United are going with the new pallet based on various shades of blue. Hopefully they've got a new livery in the works that will feature some beautiful shades of blue, maybe a new take on the Globe, or a whole new logo. The only problem with a new paint scheme will be the same group of ...Jump to post
Air France are down to just 2x A340s in service: F-GLZJ and F-GLZU. Are there any plans for a last flight ceremony for 25 years of service and a launch customer of the type? Wow, I cannot believe AF are down to just 2 A340s. I am dumb-founded...how time has flown by. I remember when they were as ub...Jump to post
When they were at the high point in the AF fleet, how many did AF have? Where were the sent? Mostly states or a bit of Asia too? AF operated 24 A343s and 6 A342s, all factory ordered to my knowledge. They ditched the A342s quickly in the mid-90s (I believe a few went to LH), I believe the A343 flee...Jump to post