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by SQ317
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123574

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Varsity1 wrote:
timf wrote:
0newair0 wrote:
359 cannot to ATLJNBATL, that is why Cape Town approval is being sought. Final routing will be ATLJNBCPTATL.

It could operate with restrictions, but the routing through Cape Town will allow for unrestricted return flights.


Negative, even Cape Town will operate with restrictions.


Source?

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by SQ317
Thu May 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123574

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Couldn't a handful of the A350's on order be converted to A350ULR's to make JNB-ATL and LAX-SYD (which really isn't THAT long) no problem? No need to add a separate fleet type for those routes, after all SQ flew those things on SFO/LAX-SIN (albeit with only 161 seats). I imagine an A350ULR in somet...

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by SQ317
Tue May 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 14081

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

What aircraft do you guys think the "new" saa will use after it gets back? There will be a lot of cheap 2nd hand A350,787s and new stored A350,787. BTW,why doesn't SAA consider the 787 as an aircraft to use. I could be wrong, but I'm not sure the B789 has the takeoff performance they requ...

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by SQ317
Mon May 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 129
Views: 14081

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

What aircraft do you guys think the "new" saa will use after it gets back? There will be a lot of cheap 2nd hand A350,787s and new stored A350,787. BTW,why doesn't SAA consider the 787 as an aircraft to use. I could be wrong, but I'm not sure the B789 has the takeoff performance they requ...

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by SQ317
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?
Replies: 19
Views: 8546

Re: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?

NZ has just flown 4 planes LAX-AKL too - 2 just arrived, 2 a few hours away. 3 77W and a 789 This is confusing. Did they not on April 7 announce longhaul staff layoffs, and on April 9 clarify that all 777 pilots would be among them? Has that been delayed, or when was it supposed to take effect? Fro...

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by SQ317
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11222

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

How many of Easyjet flights are less than 300nm ? I wonder if electric plane companies are not simply banking on batteries getting better and better, trying to have an airframe and engines ready when the batteries are. What would be really interesting would be a normal ranged airplane, with an hybr...

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by SQ317
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13879

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

On the bright side, is it possible that no longer having a path to third runway could encourage BA to pick up some cheap A380s? Perhaps the ones leaving LH? I know this is a pipe dream but I badly want this to happen. I would hope so too but I think their widebody fleet requirement is spoken for un...

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by SQ317
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13879

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

uta999 wrote:
SQ317 wrote:
uta999 wrote:

UK HS2 is costing £106B for a little over 100 miles FYI.


330 miles but ok


Actually only 115 miles has been agreed so far, at a cost of £106B


The £106bn costing is for the full network. If they only build phase 1 it's not going to be £106bn.

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by SQ317
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13879

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

However, often overlooked is the fact that high speed rail costs around £100B per 100 miles of track, takes 20 years to build, and demolishes more houses, communities, fields, woodland and decimates more AONB than a few extra flights at LHR. The electricity used is a very minor matter when it comes...

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by SQ317
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Will an aircraft struggle with demand if its size exceeds the “80 metre box limit”?

Amiga500 wrote:
The 777X exceeds the box limit when it doesn't matter - and falls within the box limit when it does.


No it's wingspan is 71.8m unfolded so is within the box limit. Just goes from a Code E to a Code F.

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by SQ317
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Dust Storms affecting LPA, FUE and ACE airports

It is totally pointless to close "airspace" with dozens of flights on their way for weather which is not more complicated than a bit of a low visibility for fog. It should be like always: report the weather, keep airports available and leave the decision to the crews/operators whether the...

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by SQ317
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5920

Re: Ontario's airport Future

In terms of runway capacity LAX is far below its 2000 peak of 783,000

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by SQ317
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11222

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

I don't mean to 'rain on the parade' here, but batteries will need to move on somewhat before this becomes viable. Don't get me wrong, I applaud EasyJet here for actively seeking an alternative . From me very limited knowledge, it is only EasyJet that I've ever heard of that is dedicating money to ...

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by SQ317
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 80
Views: 11222

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

How many of Easyjet flights are less than 300nm ? I wonder if electric plane companies are not simply banking on batteries getting better and better, trying to have an airframe and engines ready when the batteries are. What would be really interesting would be a normal ranged airplane, with an hybr...

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by SQ317
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61852

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

A388 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
Same as every other aircraft operating out of there... Take off from the inners, land on the outers (most of the time).


But the outer runways are only about 2600-2700 meters long (09L/27R and 08R/26L). I don't think that is sufficient for an A380(?)

A388


It's plenty for landing

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by SQ317
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1564
Views: 22772

Re: Emirates Fleet Status - 2020

EK have 8 A380s left on order

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by SQ317
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 81102

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

How long do the tips take to stow and be checked? Do the pilots have small checklist or is it just a switch and warning light going out? About 20s, it's just flipping a switch and the pre-flight checks then show "extended". https://theaircurrent.com/technology/how-the-777xs-folding-wing-t...

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by SQ317
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9416

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

I see that QF9 flying PER-LHR is having to divert around Iraq/Iran to make it to London, and as a result a result needs to bump 90 passengers from each flight to make it. The flight is approx 50 mins longer. A few questions: - How do the choose who gets bumped and where do they get bumped to? - Doe...

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by SQ317
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9416

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

Where’s your source that 90 passengers will be bumped? That’s extreme. Looking at past flight paths doesn’t appear QF9 ever transited Iranian or Iraqi airspace. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-could-add-singapore-stopover-to-perth-london-boeing-787-flight Source is QF spokesperson. A...

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by SQ317
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25753

Re: FAA suspends US carrier overflights over entire Gulf Region

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-could-add-singapore-stopover-to-perth-london-boeing-787-flight?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share QF9 badly affected - blocking 90 seats on PER-LHR to allow for a ~50 minute diversion across Afghanistan, may tech stop in SI...

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by SQ317
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11358

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

Where are the frames coming from to facilitate this PR expansion? Presumably the seasonal reduction of MNL-LAX from 17 to 14 weekly (https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287124/philippine-airlines-1q20-los-angeles-frequency-changes/?highlight=philippine%20airlines) is being made permane...

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by SQ317
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11678

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

here's a fantastic idea..........go watch the video On a related note I do think a flight to Accra or Windhoek might be feasible as well but more SA frequencies would be ultimately very beneficial to the island. The current flight is actually via Windhoek to Johannesburg. In fact not anymore. The v...

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by SQ317
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India announces BOM - STN
Replies: 26
Views: 4174

Re: Air India announces BOM - STN

vadodara wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
STN is perfect for Air India , handy for London , Birmingham and the Midlands ...


Any ideas on the size of this market?


In a word, huge

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by SQ317
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21760

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

Very? What's the seating difference? More than 50%? Because that's the only way it could be defined as "very light". The 787-10 gets a lot of hate around here. That must mean they perceive it as a threat. Fine, a 787-9 pax payload on a 787-10, if I must spell it out. EY 789 is 235 pax (I ...

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by SQ317
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21760

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

EY operated a 787-10 AUH-BNE on November 19. Whether weight restricted...light load..I have no clue. Just over 7400m It was an equipment swap from the regular B789 so yes would've been a very light load Very? What's the seating difference? More than 50%? Because that's the only way it could be defi...

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by SQ317
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21760

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

Scotron12 wrote:
EY operated a 787-10 AUH-BNE on November 19. Whether weight restricted...light load..I have no clue. Just over 7400m


It was an equipment swap from the regular B789 so yes would've been a very light load

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by SQ317
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Cape Town
Replies: 32
Views: 7882

Re: United airlines Cape Town

So you are saying that Boeing intentionally undersells the range of the 788? What is the point of this? The 788 looks like it should have more range than the 789. Why does it look like it should have more range? The 788s MTOW is 26t less than the 789. Therefore, with a full payload, it can carry si...

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by SQ317
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221453

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

When BA retires the 744s, what aircraft will replace them on ORD-LHR? Will we see A35Ks? 77Ws? A380s or a combo of them? Just curious :) During northern summer I think I'm right in saying they currently operate A380 and ultra-high J 744; to maintain premium capacity this will probably go to A380 an...

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by SQ317
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Cape Town
Replies: 32
Views: 7882

Re: United airlines Cape Town

More than enough at 8785 mi and distance needed being 7817 mi. I'm guessing demand requires the bigger B787-9. Don't believe that being the case with 788 having a shorter range than 789. Published range by manufacturers is always unreal.... Michael So you are saying that Boeing intentionally unders...

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by SQ317
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15908

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

zeke wrote:
SQ317 wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Seems like a huge waste of capability. Wouldn't a 787-10 make more sense for such short flights?


Well the 787-10 is smaller, and they clearly want the capacity, so no it's not a waste


To be clear on the term capacity, I think you are referring to floor area to put seats on.


Correct

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by SQ317
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15908

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

TTailedTiger wrote:
Seems like a huge waste of capability. Wouldn't a 787-10 make more sense for such short flights?


Well the 787-10 is smaller, and they clearly want the capacity, so no it's not a waste

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by SQ317
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 248885

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

62735 / 924 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Bamboo Airways 62736 / 936 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Bamboo Airways Source: Twitter, Planespotters.net Except for Planespotters.net and some unofficial tweets, do any other official/reliable sources confirmed those 2 Bamboo airframes? P/s: Bamboo silently delayed t...

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by SQ317
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8482

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

So now the Day is here, and this is the slide presentation: https://www.iairgroup.com/~/media/Files/I/IAG/documents/CMD%202019%20Final_PRINT.pdf Masses of information there. No announcements about management changes, or route changes, but then they are never announced at this event. In fleet news o...

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by SQ317
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8482

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

Strange they have F in their 787-9 and 787-10 but not in their A350s? I think the future of F is an ongoing debate. They fly quite a few F equipped frames where F is not sold. If Club is full, gold card holders get moved forward. Called "FLUB" flights colloquially, First flown as cLUB. I'...

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by SQ317
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

What was alarming was also from the Australian thread. That EK's load factor on the SYD to CHC route is just below 40% they must be losing a fortune. If it remains this low for much longer can see them pulling out of Christchurch and park up the A380 in Sydney for the day will be cheaper than flyin...

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by SQ317
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125913

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

With the schedule change, BA's PHX flights are back in Terminal 5 at LHR. I am curious, what is the big difference between T3 & T5 at LHR? T5 is where the majority of BA flights depart. It’s the newest terminal at LHR and quite nice. T3 is the one world terminal with AA also serving it T3 is a ...

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by SQ317
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125913

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

acentauri wrote:
colemcandrew wrote:
And just like that its gone. No more 747 operating BA289. Sad, good for a chance, but i’ll miss it. The 77W will be nice, though.

I believe it's a 789, not a 77W.


789 winter, 77W summer

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by SQ317
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question
Replies: 27
Views: 8072

Re: Delta A330NEO MTOW Question

As far as I am aware, the 251t MTOW option includes some physical reinforcements in the wing & wing box. It will be very difficult to go from 242t to 251t version (read: impossible without an Airbus modification SB, which is currently not in the planning as it will be very complicated to do thi...

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by SQ317
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Midlands Airport Movements
Replies: 68
Views: 10815

Re: East Midlands Airport Movements

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It's a shame we're losing the TUI B788 soon, a rare pax widebody at EMA! https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... es-in-s20/

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by SQ317
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257746

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

I agree with other's comments that this is all a big PR stunt. When it comes down to it, Business Class is not the place to conduct your research. They need to instead be studying back in the Premium Economy or Economy cabins. Anyone wanting to do 19-20 hours nonstop is either crazy, or is willing ...

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by SQ317
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29540

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

It makes sense, I remember in the thread when the MTOW bump got announced a few months back that the A220 was now fuel capacity limited?

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by SQ317
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32624

Re: EK supposedly starts A380 retirement

Pleasantly surprised that the right-sized fleet will still be about 90 by 2025. Hard to believe that they're not going to fit the new First class given the fleet will last until at least 2035?

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by SQ317
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Range HNL-DEN
Replies: 31
Views: 7390

Re: A321 Range HNL-DEN

Here's an airline that believes they can fly DEN to Hawaii with the A321NEO https://onemileatatime.com/frontier-a321xlr/ Note that the XLR merely has more fuel capacity which does nothing to improve takeoff performance from DEN compared to the plain NEO. In fact it should be worse because fully loa...

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by SQ317
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 65948

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

It's been deleted now, but earlier today John Slattery (Embraer CEO) tweeted a picture of an E2 in BA livery to congratulate BA on their centenary..

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by SQ317
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 4 A330-800's
Replies: 36
Views: 9203

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

Seems obvious to me that the intention behind this is a subfleet of 4x A338s, alongside the 14x A339s, to rightsize the Europe operation and get CGK-AMS and CGK-LHR on a solid footing. The 787 and A350 LOIs will lapse if they haven't already, so on that basis the only widebodies on order are A330neos

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by SQ317
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 5200

Re: New queen v old queen max alt

A few months back, when BA flew one of their 744s LHR-DUB for painting into a retro livery, it went straight up to FL450 (for all of about 2 minutes) before descending into DUB..

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by SQ317
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 119807

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Great news about the A220s - they'll be great for AF mainline as well as the regional stuff. The savings over the A318 and 19 are pretty compelling and it is a much nicer hard product which will help them solidify business yields like Swiss have. Re the A380s I took an AF A380 recently for the firs...

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by SQ317
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 290887

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

Either Qantas delays the targeted Project Sunrise debut by two years The 777-8 is two years behind schedule?? No, but if the 777-8 entered into service in 2022 it would not be with Qantas first. If it is delayed by, say one year then Qantas might have to push the Project Sunrise further if they wan...

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