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by Elshad
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed
Replies: 19
Views: 6949

Re: Potential Heathrow expansion revealed

It should have been built years ago. But unfortunately nothing gets built in Britain due to the treacherous behaviour of the NIMBYs and the spineless politicians who pander to them.

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by Elshad
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18882

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on.

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by Elshad
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Every time I see that Muilenberg scumbag on TV I want to punch him in the face. He keeps repeating, in an obviously insincere voice, that “safety is our number one priority” when it is demonstrably false. He can’t even fake empathy properly.

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by Elshad
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19272

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Hopefully the runway actually gets built. The NIMBY mafia need to be defeated.

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by Elshad
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86838

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I suppose it makes sense for BA to use them at Gatwick as they used to operate the -400 from there to places like Morocco. They should shift all current Gatwick A320s to Heathrow to simplify things e.g. Heathrow all A319/320/321 and Gatwick all 737

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by Elshad
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 27211

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2019

Lufthansa Cargo 777F D-ALFG returning to PAE after a test flight, RAT deployed (25 Mar) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2is1jzUgAAq45v?format=jpg https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status/1110327357598920705?s=20 Are new 777s still being built with halogen bulbs? I thought they would have moved to LED b...

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by Elshad
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Probably Muilenburg at one of his bizarre press conferences where he claims everything is fine.

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by Elshad
Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382626

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It really sucks that it seems like Boeing is going to get away with murder, perhaps with a slap on the wrist. Really unfair for the victims etc.

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by Elshad
Mon May 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 35
Views: 3845

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

I would assume the MAX 7 needs it the most and the MAX 10 the least, due to length counteracting nose-up attitude etc.

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by Elshad
Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11722

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

I think the black font will look better. Blue didn’t really make sense for Turkey, given their national colours etc.

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by Elshad
Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 83
Views: 15354

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

Apparently two of the five will be built from used frames: https://www.janes.com/article/88545/uk-to-buy-second-hand-737s-for-wedgetail-aew-c-project I think this is much easier for the E-7 than the P-8 as all E-7 were built as commercial 737-700s, before being modified, rather than being built as d...

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by Elshad
Wed May 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 38704

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Understood. But there is a new certified flightdeck already. Why didn't UPS and the others adapt it? For that matter, why didn't Boeing offer it on the 763s once they got it done for the KC46? The design adopted by FedEx and UPS is designed for both the 757 and 767 and uses three displays. The KC-4...

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by Elshad
Tue May 07, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Most politicians in London (at least those running London-wide or SW London) feel the need to pander to the treacherous NIMBY mafia. They are a real disgrace.

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by Elshad
Sun May 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 38704

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Are new build 767s now being fitted with LCDs at the factory? I saw a video of one being built a only a few years ago and it was still being fitted with CRTs.

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by Elshad
Wed May 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11903

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Excellent. This so called legal challenge was a time wasting stunt by NIMBYs and politicians seeking votes. Britain is an international laughing stock in terms of how long it takes to build things.

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1922
Views: 102933

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

in the meantime in Germany: https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x300/slider-airlines/lufthansa-europaclufthansa-950.png?itok=j1Ngx5Zm Newest poll: 76% in Germany are in favor of EU membership https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/umfrage-drei-vi...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 5753

Re: Eyebrow windows

The E7 doesn’t have a low level mission but it can be refueled in flight, they would be useful for that as well This is very geeky, but technically the E-7 *did* have eyebrow windows; because the two actual E-7 were based on 707 airframes. They were later redesignated EC-18B and later became part o...

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356324

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think Copa will be forced to update otherwise it will look weird. They should do the same basic livery but with a Panama red cheatline. I think it will look neat and match their national colours (red, white and blue)

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by Elshad
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: So-called "Guide to Planespotting"
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

So-called "Guide to Planespotting"

I was searching for some sort of guide to plane spotting for a non-enthusiast friend and this came up as one of the first hits on Google: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/04/beginners-guide-to-plane-spotting/ What the hell is this article talking about? For one thing, it keeps making misleading claims ...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19058

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! Agree. Websites on liveries is very outdated and reminds me of the late 90s...

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8923

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Maybe they can call it the 737X? It would match the 777X and could use the same numbering system e.g. 737-7,-8,-9 and -10.

Although technically the MAX is already just a brand name and the type certificate already states 737-8 etc.

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by Elshad
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20566

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Recline should be banned in economy class completely in my opinion. It's unfair on those sitting behind.

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by Elshad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4668

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

Excellent news.

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by Elshad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14189

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

Taller gear would be a real problem in terms of space. Just look at what they had to do for the MAX 10 to fit the gear in the wheel well, with the lever action etc. Keep in mind that even the MAX 10 landing gear only provides additional height on rotation, not all the time. It would be easier (in my...

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2139

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

The later 737-700s with no eyebrows and fitted with winglets and the MAX 7 are my favourite because unlike the longer versions they don’t have a tail skid and look more cleaner as a result. I also really like the look of the 737 AEW&C.

That being said, the MAX has been permanently tainted.

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Would a small increase in horizontal stabiliser area make MCAS redundant? Obviously all frames would need to be retrofitted at great cost but it would be a real solution as opposed to an MCAS patch.

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by Elshad
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Why isn’t removing MCAS completely being considered as a solution? The only problem would be a tendency to pitch up in a small portion of the flight envelope, which can easily be countered by pushing forward on the yoke or using electric trim. Seems a lot more logical and also easier to train pilots...

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by Elshad
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5252

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

HBJZA wrote:
Elshad wrote:
HBJZA wrote:
Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.

A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series

Really sorry but 318 wingspan is 34,10 meters while 319 is 35,80 meters.

Sorry, my mistake.

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by Elshad
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?
Replies: 25
Views: 5252

Re: Airbus A319 at LCY? What's the issue?

HBJZA wrote:
Appart from the approach path, there might be parking and ground manoeuvring issues due to the length and wingspan of the 319 compared to the 318.

A318 wingspan is the same as A319 and all other A320 series

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by Elshad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

How many examples in commercial aviation exist where the plane has a control system to correct an inherently unstable aerodynamic situation (by design) ? Don’t know about commercial but I think a lot of fighter aircraft are like that e.g. Eurofighter Typhoon. But they are all FBW. The problem with ...

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by Elshad
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108181

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Britain was supposed to leave the EU 35 minutes ago. Thank god it hasn't. Britain has been saved. Very soon we will permanently defeat the miserable Brexit project.

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by Elshad
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 110
Views: 16008

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

I think this whole Tempest thing is going to be merged with various other European projects and eventually become the replacement / “next” Eurofighter.

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by Elshad
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47818

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix. Not sure how you tie all that together, but here's what we have: Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets were heading to Boeing Co’s factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upg...

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by Elshad
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47818

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Good sign. Means the authorities won’t accept a quick software patch or other half-assed fix.

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by Elshad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 14189

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

The best solution is to retrofit the airframe with new structures e.g. tail. Would be expensive but much better than a software patch which doesn't address the underlying aerodynamic problem.

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by Elshad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713673

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

IMHO the FAA (if not corrupted) and EASA etc. should refuse to certify the MAX until major structural changes are made to address the instability, and should not accept software patches. Even if it means the MAX having to be certified on a different certificate than the NG.

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by Elshad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C
Replies: 83
Views: 15354

Re: Britain Considers Boeing 737 AEW&C

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mult ... r-aircraft

Strange that they are using the E-7 Wedgetail name, given that it’s specific to Australia.
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Official confirmation of five aircraft on order: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mult ... r-aircraft

Strange that they are using the E-7 Wedgetail name, given that it’s specific to Australia.

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by Elshad
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 28
Views: 6355

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

They should launch their own website as well. Currently they are hosted on ryanair.com

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by Elshad
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713673

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If U.S. authorities are unwilling to take legal (criminal) actions against Boeing executives e.g. Muilenburg maybe other countries can act? Maybe put out a European Arrest Warrant or something. It would prevent him visiting Paris / Farnborough etc.

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by Elshad
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14324

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

What about the A320Neo? Certified as a derivative? Granted, less change was required on A32x to add a larger engine, which goes back to the question of, has Boeing taken the 737 as far as it can go? A clean sheet design probably wouldn't have needed supplementary control systems to push the nose do...

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by Elshad
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.
Replies: 46
Views: 7163

Re: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.

Livery looks very old-fashioned. Like something from the 90s

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by Elshad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54198

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I think Austrian needs the 789 the most. Their 763 and 77E are old (average age 23 and 18 years)

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by Elshad
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Both those witnesses mention smoke or fire coming from the tail. Interesting.

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by Elshad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Isn’t the best solution to remove all the software etc. designed to make the MAX feel like the NG and get a new certification. Obviously there would be a lot of distruption and pilot training issues, and Boeing would probably lose a lot of money. But it’s better than this patchy solution where we’re...

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by Elshad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716325

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Could the co-pilot who was very new on type, have retracted the flaps instead of selecting gear up? The fact that the aircraft appears to have remained within 1000’ of the ground, could mean there were no flaps during the critical climb out. Something similar to the BEA Trident crash at Staines, ne...

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by Elshad
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47468

Re: British Airways orders 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

What stood out to me is four of the -9’s will replace much smaller -200’s. And that they will only be configured with 325 seats?! Maybe it's an indirect replacement. So the four -9s are used to replace four existing -200ERs, which are then used to replace the three non-ER 200s and one older -200ER ...

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by Elshad
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47468

Re: British Airways orders 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

MileHFL400 wrote:
What stood out to me is four of the -9’s will replace much smaller -200’s.

And that they will only be configured with 325 seats?!


Maybe it's an indirect replacement. So the four -9s are used to replace four existing -200ERs, which are then used to replace the three non-ER 200s and one older -200ER

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by Elshad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 129
Views: 18757

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

No, there are 4 777-300ER on order. Look at page 167 of this: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NDEyOTk5fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636767387686116875 It clearly shows a total of 16 300ER expected in 2020, compared to 12 now. So 4 on order. Not the case. It’s th...

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