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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5166

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

ZK-NBT wrote:

Presumably may be right, I didn’t think QF had announced mainline were getting any? At least yet.


IIRC Joyce did say that some of the A321XLRs were "earmarked" for Qantas Mainline, but that's all we know. Most likely is that the orders will be split between QF and Jetstar.

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5166

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

While I don’t disagree that QF may well end up with 2 789 sub fleets I think the A351 will replace it on several current routes in time like PER-LHR and possibly DFW which up till now atleast was an A380, MEL-DFW will likely still happen in time which may need an A350 plus an A350 ex SYD. I honestl...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5166

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

Joyce's comments shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Sunrise is at the heart of his strategy for Qantas long-haul operations – and not just for ULH. Restore competitiveness on Australia-Europe and Americas by offering non-stop service no other carrier can match. Earn a premium on those routes that o...

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by StudiodeKadent
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13422

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

The 777-300ER was too big for V-Oz even though they run it in a 9-abreast config. This means that the A350-1000 should be declared out of the running, so the only jets capable of VA's performance requirements (I'm presuming they're going for a single fleet, and the longest route they'll have to fly ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7332

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

I would generally agree with the idea that Boeing has, this year, inflicted many wounds on itself (primarily the 737 MAX issue), and Airbus will capitalize. But specific predictions, and any "Boeing Is Dooooooomed" speculation, are questionable. For one, the US government won't let Boeing ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR realistic range?
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: A321LR realistic range?

I found this article that may be a helpful starting point for what you want to discuss. https://epsilonaviation.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/what-can-and-cant-the-a321xlr-do/ It speaks about both the LR and XLR. The LR, according to the author, seems to have ~3,000nm range at 23.5t payload (~232 pax an...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR realistic range?
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

A321LR realistic range?

I was wondering, what would the A321LR's range be if it were configured to carry 232 passengers? Presumably quite a bit lower than the 4100nmi figure Airbus gives. Would it be around 3500nmi or?

Note: I'm speaking of the LR specifically, not the XLR.

Thanks in advance.

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1927

Re: Adopt an Airline

Virgin Australia. Replace the 737s with 737 MAXes, and the 777s and A330-200s with A350-900s. This should allow a relatively consistent Economy product. A350-900s should have a 3.5 class config (Economy, EconomyX, Premium, The Business), and perhaps so should some of the 737-10s (the ones used for T...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Find it difficult to see how they will fly a 275pax B787-9 AKL-EWR when UA cannot fly LAX-SIN with their 787-9 which only seats 252pax? They might not use the 275pax 787-9. They may go for a subfleet for EWR and ORD. Also, there's probably the issue of the winds. UA need to deal with a lot of westb...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21337

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

My question is: is the 781 a possible 777 killer and also a real long-hauler like the A350-1000 is ? Absolutely not. The 7810 is great for 777-200 and less-demanding 777-200ER missions. If you need the top-end of the 777-200ER's range or even more range, there's the A350-900. Air NZ are geographica...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Are any of Air Canada's hubs slot-restricted? If not, I'd expect the general trend of fragmentation and more point-to-point-oriented networks to influence AC. 787-10s could be their "big jet" for TATL services and integrate nicely with the current 787 fleet they have. The 777-200LR could p...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31241

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

Airbus' weakest program is the A330neo. In addition most are wagering that Boeing's next project will be the MoM, and Airbus already has some market penetration in the lower part of that market segment (with the A321LR/XLR). So I don't think Airbus will do a MoM (that risks direct competition with B...

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by StudiodeKadent
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential orders for A35KULR?
Replies: 91
Views: 12142

Re: Potential orders for A35KULR?

Singapore Airlines is a no-brainer. They could have direct four-class service to LAX, SFO and JFK on an A35KULR (or just A350-1000 with extra fuel and weight), and then reconfigure their A359ULRs back to a normal configuration. They also have a huge number of 777-300ERs which will need replacing and...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254313

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Qantas has previously stated that the aircraft will be four classes which includes first class. They have also mentioned recently they will add extra legroom to some economy seats, some thing similar to Virgin's EconomyX Do you have some thoughts on the number of F seats they would consider ? Do yo...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16068

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

I wonder if we’ll also see an AF order for the A350-1000? AF were the launch customer for the 777-300ER. They're replacing 777-200s with A350-900s. The A350-1000 is the perfect 777-300ER replacement for AF, and AF have a very large 773 fleet in need of the replacement. I would be exceptionally shoc...

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by StudiodeKadent
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Neo/Max - The Next Clean Sheet Need
Replies: 58
Views: 7043

Re: After Neo/Max - The Next Clean Sheet Need

Honestly I think with the commonality fixes to the 787-8 and the oncoming GEnx PIP to include CMC components in the hot sections, the fuel economics will make the 788 the natural fit where the A321XLR isn't sufficient. We're going to see that market pinched from both sides as PW & GE both impro...

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by StudiodeKadent
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Neo/Max - The Next Clean Sheet Need
Replies: 58
Views: 7043

Re: After Neo/Max - The Next Clean Sheet Need

Boeing and Airbus operate in what we might call a "monopolistic duopoly" (except with workhorse narrowbodies) - their widebody families tend to serve different market segments, so as to be able to extract monopoly-like rents even in a duopoly framework. So we can expect Boeing to address t...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16027

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

With the airline has no replacement for the CRJ (Originally the MAX was due to replace the CRJ's until it got cancelled in March from 2 accidents), what will be the best aircraft for GA to replace the CRJ? The choices are A220, SpaceJet and E2. A220 is probably the simplest solution - the -100 work...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13166

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

But their SAS Plus will be 2+2 seating - that must be a first on a narrowbody. The article mentions that this is much better than the 2+3+2 on the A333/A343 and 2+4+2 on the A359. Indeed -- this is nice to see, and I hope it sets a trend for narrowbody Y+ service. The question is if this 2+2 in SAS...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 7179

Re: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?

The A350-900 is the size of a 787-10 but with the range of a 787-9 (well a little bit more).

The A350-1000 is bigger and longer-ranged than any 787.

They're not direct competitors. They're very different jets.

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by StudiodeKadent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53204

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Pure speculation on my part. But here's my suggestion: Airbus's strongest programs are the A321neo/LR/XLR, the A220, and the A350. Their weakest program which they still have is the A330neo. In addition, whilst Airbus and Boeing are a duopoly, they're a "monopolistic duopoly." They sort of...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38921

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

I think Airbus isn't too worried that an A220-500 will cannibalize the A320neo. A220-500 will be shorter range and have less takeoff performance. Much like how the A220-300 did to the A319neo? The A319neo had such awful economics that only one airline got it. The A320neo has far better economics th...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43033

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Sir Tim Clark is obviously an highly-intelligent man but I simply think that the A380 just doesn't work for any airline which isn't Emirates or perhaps Singapore Airlines. The only other airlines I know of which should've seriously been looking at A380s are Cathay, VS and BA (to deal with their cent...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126029

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

The A350-1000 may simply be the more efficient solution for QF. Its roughly the size of the 777-8, but would have better economics (and still quite a bit of useful cargo capacity if QF need/want that) on the Pacific Trunk Routes. And if it allows a single fleet, that could save a lot of money for Q...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126029

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

If QF are going to make these extra long haul flights work, they will need to choose the aircraft with the best economics. Considering the size of the potential market, I suspect that will be the 777X range of aircraft. That's certainly a possibility, but we need to keep certain things in mind. A p...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38921

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

I think Airbus isn't too worried that an A220-500 will cannibalize the A320neo. A220-500 will be shorter range and have less takeoff performance. As I see it the A320neo with that SHARP package they were discussing a few years ago will give the A320neo similar takeoff characteristics to the A319neo ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Positive news from Prague and Czech Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

Re: Positive news from Prague and Czech Airlines

Also, what aircraft are these replacing - just the 73/319 or the ATRs as well? The A220s are allegedly meant to replace the ATRs (although they're a more natural replacement for the 319s, but that's another story). The A321XLRs could in theory help them expand transatlantic service and even replace...

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by StudiodeKadent
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR
Replies: 38
Views: 10338

Re: Updated: Czech Airlines converting from 7 A320neo to 4 A220-300 and 3 A321XLR

So those A321XLRs will allow them somewhat of more TATL activity from PRG or that they wish to expand those elsewhere? In purely theoretical terms, a fleet of 3 x A321XLRs could allow them to serve, at daily frequencies, JFK and ATL and ICN (ICN will push the limits of the XLR though, but its theor...

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by StudiodeKadent
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23070

Re: A New 797 Hypothesis? Could this be possible?

be taken. A single aircraft family could not cover 737, 757 and small-767 duties. Its simply impossible. Why is this impossible? not in anyway arguing just wondering :) We're dealing with an excessively large scope of missions. The 737 is a workhorse, mostly domestic/regional, narrowbody. The 767 a...

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by StudiodeKadent
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23070

Re: A New 797 Hypothesis? Could this be possible?

Boeing's further aircraft developments will always be "families," but I think you're overstating how far a "family" can be taken. A single aircraft family could not cover 737, 757 and small-767 duties. Its simply impossible. What we could get is a family that covers the 737-800 t...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 29984

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

This is nothing more than meaningless tokenism and it shall do absolutely nothing. Transwomen are included under "ladies" and transmen are included under "gentlemen" so I don't see how "ladies and gentlemen" isn't inclusive. By the same token, this won't 'destroy societ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254313

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I'm sure this is for winning plane efficiency; I reiterate my theory that QF is doing a major fleet buy and not say just ten project sunrise aircraft. Lightsaber Just from the combination of Australian ports (SYD, MEL, BNE, PER) and destinations that have been discussed it's easy to arrive at a fle...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6958

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

If Thai want to be sane, they should reduce their fleet down to just 787s and A350s. Phase out all of the quadjets. The A350s could be used for shorter-haul high-density routes between long-haul flights, or 787-10s could be used for that, but in all cases they'd still have better CASM than the 777-...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6958

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

If Thai want to be sane, they should reduce their fleet down to just 787s and A350s. Phase out all of the quadjets. The A350s could be used for shorter-haul high-density routes between long-haul flights, or 787-10s could be used for that, but in all cases they'd still have better CASM than the 777-2...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18751

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

One World still owns the world's biggest business centers. London, NY, LA, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney etc... I'd rather own places like London and Honk Kong than Paris, Frankfurt etc.. Partially correct. London is dominated by OneWorld although Virgin Atlantic have proposed to challenge that. NY and ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18751

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Oneworld is hardly some innocent, fragile flower going down the tubes. BA and Qantas are hardly floundering. Finnair is going quite nicely from what I've heard. JAL aren't in a bad state any more. Cathay is still a very good airline even though its home is suffering, but that's because of political ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19409

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

Surprised about CGK being on the roadmap. Isn't Garuda struggling on that route (which may or may not be their fault)? Yes. But VS have better jets than GA (787-9, A350-1000, and the A330-900 might be able to make the route). And since VS is de facto Skyteam it is possible that VS could plug in wit...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 60
Views: 20248

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

I know that the Qantas CEO, who is a big proponent of Boeing, believed that they should concentrate on improving the deficiencies of the B788 instead of developing a new design for the NMA. Probably because Qantas has relatively high range requirements, unlike most airlines. Not to mention, a "...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13071

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

This emotional support bullshit has gone too far. We can't go a single day without this being in the news now. Our entire society has become emotionally incontinent. 100% AGREE! Emotional support dogs are BS - and I love my dog more than anything, but I would NOT do that to another passenger. I add...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9114

Re: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's

In theory, if Garuda actually go through with this, they could replace their entire fleet with A330neos and do reasonably well. They could even serve the USA (although would probably be limited to Seattle) with A330-800s. They could also actually have a viable First Class product if they go for Thom...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 12714

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Give NZ a few years, and they'll be flying 787-9s to EWR (to take advantage of their alliance partner's ground service and get extra feed/connections). The 787-9 can do it in a low-density config. Just give it time and maybe a PiP or two. I know what you mean by PiP but what does it stand for? Than...

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by StudiodeKadent
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 12714

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Give NZ a few years, and they'll be flying 787-9s to EWR (to take advantage of their alliance partner's ground service and get extra feed/connections). The 787-9 can do it in a low-density config.

Just give it time and maybe a PiP or two.

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by StudiodeKadent
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 12802

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

When I was looking at NYC-SFO/LAX Flights I noticed that a lot of DL and UA flights are widebodies and all AA transcons are all A321 can you tell me why AA is the only US3 that doesn’t fly widebodies on Transcon? They'd rather have a high-frequency high-yield operation. The use of relatively small ...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta
Replies: 26
Views: 4694

Re: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta

Some have suggested that Chinese government could ask Swire group to surrender their stake in Cathay to Air China using their power and money. So basically nationalization. This would be an immense breach of the Sino-British Declaration of 1997. Not to mention, doing so would make China much less a...

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by StudiodeKadent
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 53204

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

They can use the A220 and expand it to an A220-500 and an A220neo, so that could cover all of the small narrowbodies and reduce their need to develop a cleansheet narrowbody. Not to mention, the A321neo/LR/XLR has sold exceptionally well and will have much success. So I think their next cleansheet w...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287961

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

The problem is if Qantas waits for the 778, another carrier might steal their limelight and get the a350-1000ulr and start operating the Lhr-syd route before them. Another airline getting in before them could effect the viability for them. The only airlines in a position to do this are VA, VX and B...

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by StudiodeKadent
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287961

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

There is no question that Boeing could offer QF an very interesting option as compensation to keep them in the competition, but the question then still remains if QF will want to delay the London/Paris flights? Would getting the 797, which apparently has also been mothballed until the MAX is back i...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287961

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

That would be some weird thinking from Boeing. You want to launch in 2022, well we can provide the aircraft you need in 2024 (maybe) but in the meantime have some short range smaller aircraft that has nothing to do with the order you are asking about. Let's hope that another airline doesn't use the...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287961

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

So any ideas what this option would be? Better deals on future Dreamliners (since QF are probably going to order a bunch to replace some of their A330 fleet), or perhaps deals on being an early MoM/797 customer (Qantas could use it on Transcon/Trans-Tasman and also on flights to lower-yield Asian c...

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by StudiodeKadent
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 30802

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

I would not be surprized if Boeing prefers to invest in a bigger, more capable 787 version over time than put it bets on the heavy, expensive 777-8. There is a gab in the portfolio, between 787-9 and 777-9. And the 787-10 in its current form isn't the solution.. You mean an A350-900? Because that's...

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