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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 32062

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

CW has one of the narrowest J seats out there. Not denying the window is nice and private (apart from takeoff and landing when you awkwardly eyeball a stranger!). If you add direct aisle access then this is a good seat. The rest of the cabin not so much :lol: 8-abreast J seating is indeed cramped. ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 21964

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

DL ordering the A330-800neo makes no sense, either to replace the 767 fleet or otherwise. It is looking more and more as if the market has spoken and it seems the market does not want the A330-800neo. Like many people on this board, I am fully expecting DL to place a very large 797 order as replace...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 21964

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

DL ordering the A330-800neo makes no sense, either to replace the 767 fleet or otherwise. It is looking more and more as if the market has spoken and it seems the market does not want the A330-800neo. Like many people on this board, I am fully expecting DL to place a very large 797 order as replace...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 34075

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet should had gone with Embraer and gotten some Erj-190s and saved itself the trouble they're having at the moment with the SSJ fleet. Seeing they risked by going with Sukhoi, they should had contemplated or gone with Bombardier with the CS100. Well is too late now. Let's see what happens fro...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 21964

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Identifying those 'critical areas', developing strengthened engineering solutions, testing those solutions and having everything certified by relevant aviation authorities is no small feat! The variant development work is certainly impressive and speaks to this airframer's engineering prowess. The ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Market share is a big issue for any commercial enterprise. Market share is the only indicator of a product strength. Absolute numbers change all the time but the market share is a constant. And if you're losing the percentage, you're losing the race and will be pushed out of the market segment. Exa...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing has an (come on, honestly!) vintage machine that even their sales people struggle to sell. And that's the reason why 797 will never exist. The program is postponed for the press and the people to forget about it. I think it is already cancelled by the Boeing Board. They realized that they'll...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

We have pretty clear evidence that the NMA is a 220 and 270 2-class configuration widebody. That is not shrinking into NSA territory. You keep trying to flip NMA conversations towards the A321 family, yet it is closer in capacity to all those A330-200s flying around in China. The NMA capacity is ve...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

.......So the 737 is close to par with the A320 in the airlines preference but the A320 is going to slaughter new clean sheet designs. Can't you just leave that guy alone to live his fantasy and his own twisted definition of facts? ;) I think that would be a good advice, in my opinion. The situatio...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Well, of course it will exist! One way or the other. Problem is, will Boeing live long enough, and what kind of aircraft will it be? It's similar to saying, there will be more effective automobile engines one way or the other. My point is very different. Boeing made a very loud announcement that th...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Well, I still think that the 797 will exist one way or other (either as the NMA or a combination between the NMA and the NSA, replacing the 737 in the way). There's opportunities for both Airbus and Boeing in the 180-240 seat (and Boeing likely won't wait such amount of time to compete with Airbus'...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 444757

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Seriously, though, it will never be an amazing aircraft. Because there will never be a new Boeing mid-market aircraft. Boeing knows that Airbus can quickly respond to ANYTHING. They can make their A321 longer, heavier, lighter, or build the A322. And it'll be cheaper and sooner. Boeing needs to wai...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 119525

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

On a per-seat basis, yes, since you can better restrict supply to demand. But in terms of premium cabins, which is where the real money is made on a flight, the sheer size of the A380 is a benefit, not a hindrance, since it can fit so many premium seats. That being said, you can have capacity disci...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35015

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Maybe they'll regurgitate their own ipsum and rebrand it the 7E7... Eventually Boeing will run out of numbers, after the 797, then the best option would be to use letters 7A7,7B7...... all the way to 7Z7 It could be another alternative. Maybe re-using the 7E7 for the Embraer E2 would be a nice idea...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 119525

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So in simple erms: 1. The A380 is not selling well because other airline CEO's are not aggressive enough 2. Slot restricted airports have not hit their stride as yet, when they do the A380 will come into its own 3. Now that we are approaching the second hand market, the benefits of flying the most ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35015

Re: Airbus A220

I wonder how Boeing will rename the ejets after the merger with Embraer. B616/B636? Perhaps B 010? I don't think there'll be a merger between Boeing and Embraer (it is just a JV, nothing more). But if is possible to make possible scenarios: - The E175-E2 could be renamed as Boeing 712-7; - The E190...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35015

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Boeing just sped the process along, BBD was not going to make the C series work alone. Remember Quebec had to bail out the program before the Boeing saga, and BBD was already shopping around for a partner (including offering part of the program to Airbus before the Quebec bailout). A healthy and st...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 119525

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Don't confuse Boeing and 787 with Airbus. More sales opportunities for the Boeing 787 (and for Airbus's A350XWB) exist in the aviation market, in comparison to those of the Airbus A380. Therefore, the situation of the Airbus A380 is becoming dangerous, because the sales have been nonexistant since ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35015

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Too much baggage for the A210 or A218! Lol Boeing’s equivalent would be the 637. 537 for the 4 Abrest E2s, Keep 637 as a reserve for a potential 5 abrest Body. Flyglobal I'd rather rename the E2 as the Boeing 710 (instead of 537, since 5xx was the designation of Boeing for the turbine engines they ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 9017

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

CA's livery is highly classic and resonates to the CAAC livery. It is our flag carrier, the carrier of our President and representative of our aviation culture since the jetliner age. I know a lot of people who like this classic look here. Well, I'm not a fan of CA's livery (since of all of the Chi...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 9017

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

It strikes me how one of the world's biggest avition nations only has extremely ugly, old-fashioned airlines, design-wise: China. Air China, China Eastern and China Southern have designs that look like they are straight out of a tacky 1970's children's book in North Korea. But also the second-tier ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 48581

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

The tender screams CFM LEAP all the way. I think that the Boeing 797 will rather have two engine options: A version of the CFM LEAP and the Rolls-Royce UltraFan, with a likelihood of the UltraFan being the second option and the LEAP the first one. Sadly, Pratt & Whitney won't have a chance to p...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 22532

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

UA changed their original A359 order to A35J and then again back to A359. Ok. I only made here a suggestion for a potential replacement for their 777-300ERs, but that won't happen soon. Completely agree with everything you said except UA, considering it's way too early to be talking about a 77W rep...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 111
Views: 22532

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Why do people insist on all this? Airlines like ET will probably standardize at 789/359 to avoid taking risks. Aer Lingus is nowhere near a 35K customer, possibly not even an A350 customer at all. QF has the 778 available, which, for its ULH missions will be a better fit, as good as the A350 is. LH...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17807

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

I wonder whether bland modern airliners really merit a place in a museum. There will be loads of these about for many years to come. And in my opinion displaying an aircraft with no engines is just gross. 1. The Boeing 777 itself is not a bland aircraft like many people like to claim. It can't have...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11902

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

I don't know why I am continually surprised by these threads to find so many bigots, homophobes, antisemites, misogynists, gun nuts, xenophobes, China-haters, Indian-haters, US-haters, Arab-haters, pilot-haters, union-haters. Just so many haters in general. I suppose one shouldn't be at all surpris...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11902

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

flyguy84 wrote:
Anyone defending this mans bigoted comments should be ashamed.


Agreed. Al Baker hit a new low with these retrograde remarks about gender equality. But, the problem is that most of the Middle East countries have limited gender equality.

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu May 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 25855

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

People are overcomplicating this system, it's pretty much just the aerodynamically shaped raked wingtip that folds up. There are no flight controls or fuel systems in this part of the wing, just wiring for wing tip lights and maybe anti-ice ducts. Maybe? I think you are oversimplifying the system w...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu May 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5477

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

The owner first has to agree to a price to sell it to a scrapper though (or another deal like split any profits from the scrapping). That seems to be the sticking point at the moment as owners appear to still want too much money for the plane. Planes don’t scrap themselves and scrappers won’t touch...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu May 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.
Replies: 33
Views: 5477

Re: The A380 from a Part-Out perspective.

Or their saying that the cost of the airframe plus the cost of the labor is to high. It could be that A380s are harder to tear down. It could also be that the used parts market is under developed. It won't be too long till the first one gets scrapped. Even desert storage has a cost, and if there's ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu May 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 13041

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Boeing tried to offer it decades ago on the initial 777s and nobody bit. Now it’s a forced feature and yet another thing that can break. The proposed 777-200 folding wing and the 777X folding wingtip are two different beasts. As I previously said, the proposed 777-200 folding wing was much more com...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 13041

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Boeing tried to offer it decades ago on the initial 777s and nobody bit. Now it’s a forced feature and yet another thing that can break. So how many things can break on a 777 now? I’m just curious how this is different than any other flight control surface? I do believe that if you compare the 90s ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed May 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 26982

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

EK has the same costs as any other airline. Yet they love the A380. Something doesn't add up. You can't just say "well, EK is special, so there!". You have to understand that EK is interested in increasing their market share in certain segments (including the connection between certain re...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

Delta's going to order a plane no one wants or is showing interest in? That also goes completely against what Delta does. (At least new) It makes finding cheap parts (and airplanes to buy for parts) a struggle later My money is on Boeing offering a great deal on 788s to tide Delta (and American/Uni...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

So the airline that prides it self on operating planes for 25-30 years and having the right plane for the right route (and one of the largest MROs in the world and the largest in North America) is going to completely change because......why? Short of a drastic management change the above has as muc...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

While DL does have A321neo and CS100 planes on order, but DL hasn't yet ordered any 737 MAX or A320neo planes. I could see DL possibly ordering 737 MAX 8 planes since DL has more 737-800 planes than A320ceo planes, since DL was a Boeing customer prior to the DL-NW merger, since DL still has Boeing ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Tue May 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 26982

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

The VLA market is disappearing. Hmmm then why did EK just buy like 50 more A380s? Because as I've said, the A380 works for EK's plans for market growth, but for no one else (because is hard to fill an A380 at full capacity). So, the VLA market is indeed disappearing because of that fact. Discounts ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 26982

Re: 777-10 to be Boeing's 747 replacement?

The market for VLAs wasn't nearly as large as expected. With smaller planes flying further, fragmentation happened. Also, everyone does realize the 779 is an awesome 744 replacement, right? So if an airline needs growth from the A35K or 77W, it is low risk. Yes. Even the A35K itself is a good B744 ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun May 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 35033

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Captain77W wrote:
PIA isn’t leasing A380s

I know that PIA is not leasing A380s (not even wet-leasing as far as I know), unlike many people speculate.

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun May 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 35033

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Here is my take on the livery, I agree, the right concepts and elements are there but the execution simply failed the livery. Please note that its a 10 minute job so don't be too harsh haha https://78.media.tumblr.com/bcef4804daf0ec54e887dd4ff85ade45/tumblr_p8m3vhV5ic1s12f1yo1_1280.png This is a mu...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 43045

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

You don't, but others do (me as well) As well pointed before, the lack of ability to decide what to do with your window (a majority of window passenger choose or pay for being seated there) is an erosion to in-flight comfort. And a pretty annoying one from my personal pov. There are several reasons...

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by O530CarrisPT
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 43045

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Why not a competitively priced 787 with RR engines ? It'd be a better incentive for both Boeing and Rolls-Royce (specially for RR, which could see here a point to regain confidence on the Trent 1000 engine), while still being a good decision for the airline. Well, I think I made here a (small) mist...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 43045

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline. Competitively priced A330-900 with RR engines remains absolutely as a better incentive for AirAsia and is still the best decision for the airline. Why not a competitively p...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 44677

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Well, say the A321LR can do 90% of what the proposed 797 can do. Being as it is already developed it will be cheaper than the 797. It will also be cheaper to operate, as it is smaller, single aisle and up to date with latest engine technology etc. The Airbus A321LR can do right now 90% of the fligh...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 44677

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

However, for what I've read in this thread (sorry for repeating some things), the Boeing 797 may not happen as it was expected (as a 757 replacement). It could be a lightweight derivative of the 787-8 with a lower MTOW and slightly less range which can be produced in the same tooling of the current...

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by O530CarrisPT
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 44677

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

So now we know that Boeing will not be doing the 797 Uh, we really don't know that. Well, never say never. There's market and interest on the potential Boeing 797. Airbus, by suspending the A320neo-plus study is likely waiting to see what Boeing will do with the 797, to launch a competitor (which c...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79913

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Exactly. The fleet streamlining has also the part of the maintenance. Concentrating the maintenance needs of the widebody fleet in only two aircraft types with a common rating between each other (787 and 777), instead of going for a third type without that commonality, at least in AA (A350XWB or A3...

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by O530CarrisPT
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79913

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Boeing778X , I think the Airbus A350XWB could've been at AA (although not the -1000, but the -900 and to replace a portion of the Boeing 777-200ERs) IF AA did not pursue a strategy of streamlining the fleet training and operations - much because I see the 359 as a better 772 replacement in some AA ...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79913

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Disagree. This "779 is too big" argument is very tiring one, considering that the 779 isn't that much bigger compared to the 77W. It's a perfect 77W replacement, especially if said 77Ws are 10-across Y, which AA has. It's a nice fit for AA, and it seems like it will go that way. The 779 h...

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by O530CarrisPT
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79913

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

When there are only 2 providers and pissing off one would mean paying higher prices as an alternative, your market logic fails dramatically. The customer is not always right (I know this is hard to understand from a US pov), specially in situations like this one. AA is indeed an Airbus customer, bu...

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