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by ssreekanth2000
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?
Replies: 16
Views: 10410

Re: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?

Guys that's very obviously a parody website

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Indigo Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Future of Indigo Airlines

Wrong Indigo

anshabhi wrote:
Indigo Partners have several airlines under them. Which airline would you like to discuss about?

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu May 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1938
Views: 236378

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble....... Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be...

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on 787 deffered cost
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Question on 787 deffered cost

I have a couple of doubts regarding the 787 program's deferred cost. Is it a cost overrun during the development which is reduced with the profit from each plane, or is it equal to (total cost of program) - (total revenue generated by the program). The second case would mean the value of the invento...

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 41931

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
ssreekanth2000 wrote:
Are you sure it's not ex fuel?

I am

That's impressive then.

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 41931

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
In a quarter where fuel prices where 60% higher, an airline's CASK was 15% higher. Very insightful indeed.

Are you sure it's not ex fuel?

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by ssreekanth2000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 41931

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

avier wrote:
VTCIE wrote:
Yet Trujet continues to carry on. Why has it been the only success in the South?


Good political connections with the state govt. I presume.

That is true. I have heard they are making losses but the owners have extremely deep pockets and this is just a fun project for them.

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by ssreekanth2000
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 404807

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

So the competition wish will never come true. Bangalore may be the sore loser if 9W drops the station in this mess. I would HATE for that to happen. Bangalore will be key to Jet recovery in the future. If they have to withdraw from some bases to survice, I hope it will be AMD, HYD and CCU in that o...

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 2910

Re: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ

The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 Delta shines in a ranking of measures including delays, mishandled baggage and complaints, while American lags behind its largest competitors, its basically a measure of how airlines perform operationally. 7 categories, 1 overall winner. 1st category, On Tim...

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by ssreekanth2000
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 173336

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

That would make sense for long haul but I am sure the 240 config can easily do 1500nm which is the longest domestic route. The plan is to employ A321neos on both medium haul international routes and high capacity domestic routes. Having different seat configurations for both would complicate schedu...

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by ssreekanth2000
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 173336

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
ssreekanth2000 wrote:
Why did indigo go with 222 seat config over the 240 seat limit? Is this a long haul config? Or their standard one for the a321?

240 seats would restrict range

That would make sense for long haul but I am sure the 240 config can easily do 1500nm which is the longest domestic route.

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by ssreekanth2000
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 173336

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Why did indigo go with 222 seat config over the 240 seat limit? Is this a long haul config? Or their standard one for the a321?

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by ssreekanth2000
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 173336

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Last time I checked UDAN wasn't funded by taxpayers. AI meanwhile has gobbled up $7b of Indian taxpayer funds since 2012 alone without anything to show for it. And about that VGA-SIN flight, let us separate facts from the myths: AP government called a tender for the VGF IndiGo quoted the lowest VGF...

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 404807

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Just to make a comparison - Jet airways total debt till date - approx 8000 cr which is 1.1 b usd. Uber total debt estimated - 4 b usd , with them taking on even more debt in the range of 1.5 to 2 b usd , and have never had a profit since starting. Do we throw Indian companies under the bus too read...

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by ssreekanth2000
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28972

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

No doubt the 787-10 is very efficient and it of course has great 787 commonality. Thing is, the 777-200ER and A359 have the additional network flexibility to fly in/out of Asia too. Little advantage in not having that. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXJfUmnW4AAra_y.jpg Does the 787-9 have greater rang...

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by ssreekanth2000
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: How many engines

The a340 is more economical than the Md-11 but it's nowhere close to the most efficient plane build. You might have confused it with the A350

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 173336

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

fiestyemus wrote:
A few major new routes from AI, including those previously announced along with new ones, are now confirmed. These include BOM-FRA, BOM-JFK, BLR-LHR, BLR-BKK, and CCU-BKK.

Where is AI getting planes for these new long hauls? no new 787s entered service recently right?

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by ssreekanth2000
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6536

Re: Punchiest airliners

I think 2 engine planes are more overpowered than 4 engine ones as they need to be able to take off with one engine as opposed to 3.

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 221369

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First Max frames for Kunming, Primera Air, Globus, 9 Air, Lucky Air and Enter Air all coming within the next couple of months. Towards the end of the year first ones for Air Pacific, Royal Air Maroc, Comair and Azerbaijan. Also the first frames for Zhoushan begin in Q4, starting off with an Air Chi...

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by ssreekanth2000
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

O'Leary wasted a lot of time shopping around, he was probably not happy with the first dozen of quotes he received from Boeing, so while he was devising strategies to save some money, other airlines just came and bought the first available slots and paid Boeing what they were asking for. Some inter...

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by ssreekanth2000
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Why is Ryanair taking delivery of the 737-Max so late?

I heard the 737-Max200 won't be taken up till late 2019. Will this not affect Ryanair's competitiveness against other LCCs like easyJet who already have next generation narrowbodies? I am sure Boeing can certify the 200 faster if Ryanair wanted it to.

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by ssreekanth2000
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 6283

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

The 747-100 is a particularly troublesome comparison, as the industry moved rather quickly to the 747-200 in order to include a number of improvements. The -100 included early versions of powerplants from all three engine OEs, and they were more problematic. Maintenance itself would have been very ...

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by ssreekanth2000
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 6283

Re: 747-100 vs 777-9

If not the 777-9 then the A350-1000

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by ssreekanth2000
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 vs 777-9
Replies: 19
Views: 6283

747-100 vs 777-9

I was just curious about how much airplanes have progressed in approximately the last 50 years. How would the operating costs of the 747-100 compare with 777-9? Both of these planes have similar seating capacities(within 10-20%). It would be great of someone has any idea of how much cheaper it is to...

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by ssreekanth2000
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5766

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

I have heard about Emirates 747-8 but don't know how serious it was.

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by ssreekanth2000
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 43901

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

But the 779 should save about 7% or so versus flying a passenger on the A359. Is that worth the risk of not filling the plane? That will be an airline decision. I also think GE and Boeing underpromised with the 779, but that is a hunch and not fact. Re the GE9X I hope you're right. I always found i...

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by ssreekanth2000
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 48060

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

@BawliBooch Why do you say indigo is not well run? I have heard/seen nothing but good things about them and none of them seem unfounded. Honest question.

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How can IndiGo mitigate impact on its brand image with NEO fiasco?
Replies: 33
Views: 4505

Re: How can IndiGo mitigate impact on its brand image with NEO fiasco?

Not 60-70% of the air traffic in India though

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Efficiency over the lifetime of a model
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Efficiency over the lifetime of a model

How much more efficient is a 737-800 rolling out the line now compared to LN001 737-800? Taking into account both the PIPs and loss of efficiency as the planes become older and maintenance costs creep up. I know the question is very vague but are there any examples of models where the efficiency has...

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by ssreekanth2000
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 773 vs 77W short and medium haul trip cost.
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

773 vs 77W short and medium haul trip cost.

The 77W obviously is far more capable and economical for long-haul but I was curious about which would make more sense for medium haul distances like ME-India. I can't see an obvious answer as the 773 is lighter while the 77W has the more efficient GE-90-115B.

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