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by Jefford717
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5093

Re: United A350 orders

I personally don’t see United operating the A350 unfortunately. They seem very happy with their 787. Additional there isn’t that many route that requires the capability of A359 particularly the 280t variant. (ULH flight such as UAs IAH-SYD/SFO-SIN gets all the publicity but are actually very rare an...

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by Jefford717
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL8102
Replies: 5
Views: 2422

Re: PAL8102

seafarers repatriation?

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by Jefford717
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2869

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

QR & AA recently resumed their partnership beside both being OW members. DL & EK partnership doesn't make much sense as they had bloody fights in the past. UA & EK partnership makes the most sense as they've worked well together in the past. Airlines make decisions based on what makes t...

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by Jefford717
Wed May 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17092

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Looks very disappointing to me. 787-10 can do much better. If I recall correctly the fuel burn number for a fully loaded 787-10 is around 5.4t/hour. Let me make it simple for you. These are some general rule regarding 787 vs A350 payload range. 787-9: 250-285 pax for flights < 15 hours, <250 pax fo...

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by Jefford717
Wed May 27, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18366

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

A359ULR is usually MTOW limited since it’s carrying so much fuel to make the trip possible. I'm guessing you mean ZFW limited. No. MZFW (Maximum Zero Fuel Weight) of A359ULR is similar/close to standard A359. With the exception of maybe the 777-200LR and a340-500, most flights greater than 10-11 hr...

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by Jefford717
Wed May 27, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18366

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

There's no physical difference between an A359ULR and an A359HGW right? Does that mean that technically, all A359s with the new wingtips are A359ULRs? You're mixing up about three different things. "A359HGW" was an unofficial (AvGeek) designation given to PR's order for standard A359s del...

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by Jefford717
Tue May 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19
Replies: 80
Views: 13780

Re: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19

I completely forgot Russia, which is weird as I know how crazy they are for CXR and PHH (didn't know they were building an airport there, but makes complete sense). Well VN said that there might not be too much high demand on VN-US route, so an A321XLR is enough :D Here's something completely out o...

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by Jefford717
Thu May 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26500

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Understandable. Why add another type of aircraft in your fleet when demand isn’t there?

Any idea what’s going to happen to the 5 A350-1000 that are already built but never put to service?

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by Jefford717
Thu May 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61569

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Who would have predicted that more 747 will be flying into 2020s? Unlike many here on A.net, the 747-8 program is very successful one financially. Infrastructure was already paid for from prior 747 program and newer technology was inherited from the 787. I.e. engines. This is how I see it, 50% less ...

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by Jefford717
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 2869

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I wouldn’t be surprised if EK retires its entire EA powered A380 and just operate the newer RR powered A380 to streamline maintenance to further reduce cost. Unlike many here on A.net, I think the 779 has a place in EK’s future and wouldn’t be surprised of a top up order when traffic picks up around...

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by Jefford717
Sat May 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1662
Views: 314417

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Can someone please expand on the maximum passengers for each door configuration on the B779? The 777-9 can be ordered with one of four exit door configurations: A-A-A-A (440 passenger Exit Limit) C-A-A-A (385 passenger Exit Limit) C-A-A-C-A (440 passenger Exit Limit)) A-A-A-C-A (495 passenger Exit ...

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by Jefford717
Wed May 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31133

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Anyone know what will happen to the 8 or so frame that is yet to be delivered? Are they going to be canceled? I know both airline and manufacturers have very strict contracts when it comes to orders and one party cannot just simply walk away from it but it seems like due to this pandemic everything ...

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by Jefford717
Tue May 05, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56448

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Specifically in the case of PS - video or voice conferencing is far from ideal when you've got such a large time difference. That large time difference also means when flying for a business trip recovering at both ends before optimally sleeping well or thinking well - upwards of two days lost. I wa...

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by Jefford717
Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56448

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Leisure travelers will eventually come back but business travelers might take a little longer. This Covid crisis is a strong evidence that over the web conference is as good as in person. Specifically in the case of PS - video or voice conferencing is far from ideal when you've got such a large tim...

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by Jefford717
Tue May 05, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56448

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Leisure travelers will eventually come back but business travelers might take a little longer. This Covid crisis is a strong evidence that over the web conference is as good as in person.

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by Jefford717
Mon May 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25144

Re: United orders 7 787-10s

The airline says that the 787 will serve as their workhorse of their long haul fleet in the future. I wonder what that means for the A350s... I wonder the same thing. I think it will eventually be canceled. In terms of range the 787-9 can pretty much cover all of UA’s ULR route and it’s much easier...

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by Jefford717
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 67959

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

When will Airbus (if ever) remove those Iran Air orders from its order book? Any guess?

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by Jefford717
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5568

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

What a milestone. Fastest widebody to hit 1000 unit!

Am I the only one who thinks that the 787-10 has the best proportion, better than A35K, B77W and even the B748.

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by Jefford717
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6467

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

777x is too big and too capable for JAL. A350-1000 is the perfect replacement for their 77W. JAL also wants to diversify its fleet; hence the Airbus order. Their current longest route is HND-JFK, which is less than 5,900nmi. A 78X at JAL’s premium heavy layout with some cargo could make that trip. H...

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by Jefford717
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

[photoid][/photoid] Would the rumored 787-10 with an increased MTOW of about 10-15k lb, 1-3% PIP, and with about 300 seats (some cargo?) have long enough leg to fly west from LAX-BNE/SYD/MEL all year? Please the link the Boeing article for this. No official word from Boeing yet. It’s just a rumor at...

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by Jefford717
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Would the rumored 787-10 with an increased MTOW of about 10-15k lb, 1-3% PIP, and with about 300 seats (some cargo?) have long enough leg to fly west from LAX-BNE/SYD/MEL all year?

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by Jefford717
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9445

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

Are all the undelivered A330NEO to date firmed that they will be all powered by RR? Will any of the airline that currently has an order for the NEO switch if GE engine becomes an option? I don’t see the business case for GE, maybe they got some extra money to burn? I don’t think the A330neo market i...

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by Jefford717
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9722

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

Personally, I think it was a successful model. In the end, Boeing sold more 77L than A345, which was its direct competitor. ULR aircraft was, is and will be a niche product. From business case standpoint, the development cost of the 77L was really cheap. Fuselage was based off the -200, and -200ER, ...

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by Jefford717
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1662
Views: 314417

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

What will be the cabin pressure of the 777X on cruise? 8,000 feet like all other 777s or 6,000 feet like the 787s?

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by Jefford717
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80752

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

777GE90 wrote:
Jefford717 wrote:
Greta Thunberg be like, “How dare you for idling there for 3 hours”


I thought the beacon lights were off? Have they not shut down?

APU is running for sure

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by Jefford717
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Engine Deliveries 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2004

Re: Widebody Engine Deliveries 2019

Widebody engine deliveries 2019 882 engines were delivered (not counting spares). That’s the second highest total ever. (904 deliveries in 2015.) GEnx 248 TXWB 224 T1000 96 GE90 90 T7000 82 CF6 46 PW4000 46 T900 32 T700 18 RR 452 (51.2%) GE 384 (43.5%) PW 46 (5.2%) This is the second year running w...

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by Jefford717
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85449

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

This announcement tells me 2 things:
1. High probably that Boeing NMA is dead.
2. The 45 A350 on order might eventually be canceled.

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by Jefford717
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161891

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

IIRC unlike the other member of the 737 max, the Max 10 will not have MCAS?

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by Jefford717
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19606

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

So it seems like the flight lasted 30 minutes and it doesn’t appear that fuel dump was performed at all based on the videos I’ve seen all over the internet. With 15 hours of fuel onboard and with landing weight close to MTOW, I’m assuming would be very dangerous (I’m aware that margins are incorpor...

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by Jefford717
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19606

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

So it seems like the flight lasted 30 minutes and it doesn’t appear that fuel dump was performed at all based on the videos I’ve seen all over the internet. With 15 hours of fuel onboard and with landing weight close to MTOW, I’m assuming would be very dangerous (I’m aware that margins are incorpora...

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by Jefford717
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177799

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

PR has released preliminary Winter timetable. Not all new frequencies/routes are available for booking though... I've compiled some of the highlights. Starting Oct 28 TPE-KIX segment axed. 896/897 flight numbers withdrawn. Seasonal increases; MNL-JFK/YYZ/YVR returns to daily service (Nov 26 - March...

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by Jefford717
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 148666

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

If Boeing can keep the cost under control, putting the GEnX on a 767-400 for both freighter and passenger makes sense because the R&D of the engine, tooling and newer cabin are already paid for. With updated cabin similar to those from 777x, lower cabin altitude and wider cabin via wall thinning...

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by Jefford717
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 45314

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

It seems like EK wants the 787 over the A330neo or A350 but hesitant to commit due to RR Trent 1000 issue that plagued the program for many years now, at least the 787 has GE as another engine. IDK why can’t they just commit to 787 with GE engines instead. It’s getting the job done for QR and EY in...

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by Jefford717
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 45314

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

It seems like EK wants the 787 over the A330neo or A350 but hesitant to commit due to RR Trent 1000 issue that plagued the program for many years now, at least the 787 has GE as another engine. IDK why can’t they just commit to 787 with GE engines instead. It’s getting the job done for QR and EY in ...

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by Jefford717
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34691

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

The rise of points-to-point travel since the introduction of 787 and A350, IMHO is a major culprit of their recent struggle. Their smallest plane, 77W is just way too big. If the trend of point-to-point travel continues then they might have to retire their A380s a lot sooner than originally planned.

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by Jefford717
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256450

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

To be honest, I don’t know what QF is trying to achieve with this research test flight aside from publicity. SQ has been flying a 19-hour flight (SIN-EWR-SIN) for many years now with A345 with 8000 ft cabin elevation and now the A350 with 6000 ft cabin elevation.

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by Jefford717
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the B777-200/200ER/300 still in production?
Replies: 11
Views: 3160

Re: Are the B777-200/200ER/300 still in production?

I don’t think so.
I believe the 777 variant in production are -200LR/F, -300ER and soon the -9. The -8 IMHO is in doubt, but hopefully I’m wrong.

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by Jefford717
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156119

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Emirates will accept every last 777X it has ordered. The 777X order was placed when there was still a possibility of the A380NEO replacing the current A380's. Now Emirates have has 120 A380's with no direct replacement. They would need 180 777-9's just to keep the same capacity. The 777-9's being t...

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by Jefford717
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 23
Views: 3454

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

Both B748 and A380 have poor sales because of economics and 9/11 has nothing to do with it. Air traffic slowed down years following 9/11 due to fears of flying but the trend was industry wide and not a specific type of aircraft (or future aircrafts I.e. B748 or A380 at that time) that caused it. Tec...

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by Jefford717
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 3235

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

Well, unlike the US, where its population are somewhat evenly dispersed between west and east coast while at the same time a much bigger country physically. I am not surprised that LHR dominates the list since UKs population are centered in London.

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by Jefford717
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50573

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Dropping the 787-3 was a massive mistake. I believe that slight improvement that is natural on every product maturity would increase its original range around 500nmi and would attract customers outside of Japan.

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by Jefford717
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373070

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Boeing just can’t catch a break. 2019 is a year to forget for the company. It all started with 737 MAX crash, 787 manufacturing safety concern, recent 737 airworthiness directives, lawsuit from left, right and center and now a possible delay for 777x EIS.

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by Jefford717
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 26050

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

If the rumors are true it could bring a lot of sales and could potentially sway swing operators to buy the 787-10 instead of the A359. Many here on Anet believe that the current 787-10 has very close payload range to that of the 268t A359 so the improve -10 available starting 2022 could pretty much ...

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by Jefford717
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71093

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I think this recent improve 787-10 rumors is truly incredible if true. The current 787-10 has identical payload-range to that of 268t A359. Improving -10 could be a huge sale since it could pretty much do most of A359 missions (keeping in mind that most plane don’t take off at MTOW.) while being li...

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by Jefford717
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56331

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I think this recent improve 787-10 rumors is truly incredible if true. The current 787-10 has identical payload-range to that of 268t A359. Improving -10 could be a huge sale. It could pretty much do most of the A359 missions (FYI most flight do not take off at MTOW) while being lighter frame which...

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by Jefford717
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56331

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I think this recent improve 787-10 rumors is truly incredible if true. The current 787-10 has identical payload-range to that of 268t A359. Improving -10 could be a huge sale. It could pretty much do most of the A359 missions (FYI most flight do not take off at MTOW) while being lighter frame which ...

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by Jefford717
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71093

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I think this recent improve 787-10 rumors is truly incredible if true. The current 787-10 has identical payload-range to that of 268t A359. Improving -10 could be a huge sale since it could pretty much do most of A359 missions (keeping in mind that most plane don’t take off at MTOW.) while being lig...

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by Jefford717
Sun May 26, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6473

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

This is a huge blow to RR. Please correct me if I’m wrong, aside from the leasing company, NZ will be the first 787 customer to switch from one engine supplier to another. I believed Ethiopian Airlines has a mixture of GE and RR 787 in their fleet, but IIRC their RR 787 are the so called “terrible t...

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by Jefford717
Mon May 20, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56331

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I can see them ordering 787-9/10 and/or 777-9. I wouldn’t be surprise if they order 787 with GE, since GEnx has slight margin in fuel burn than RR and even more on longer missions. I don’t think 777-8 makes sense (hopefully I’m wrong) since AKL-NYC market isn’t really that big. lower density 789 wit...

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by Jefford717
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 60
Views: 12714

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

All things equal (sum of passenger for the 2 narrow body = total pax for 1 widebody), 2 narrow body cost less to operate than 1 widebody assuming the narrow body aircraft is not compromising payload for distance. Prior to year 2000, approximately over 90% for US trans continental flights (pretty clo...

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