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