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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: 2975

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: 409
Views: 45340

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: 498
Views: 137453

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: 23587

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: 66539

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: 53847

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: 53847

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: 66539

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: 5917

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: 53847

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: 58
Views: 9122

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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by Jefford717
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9365

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I don’t even think their first MAX has rolled out of the FAL yet. You realize there are plenty of other airlines that are also in this situation. When the 787 was grounded 5 years ago, you didn’t see airlines go out and start buying A330s and A350s. Once is the aircraft is back in the air people ar...

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by Jefford717
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6854

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

The last EA-powered A380 for EK (msn 221) was delivered in February 2017. The very last EA-powered A380 (msn 254) was delivered to QR in April 2018. If my numbers are right, 131 A380s flew with EA and RR will fall just short of that with 123. So it is safe to assume at this point that the GP7000 pr...

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by Jefford717
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137453

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Is the improvement at the expense of greater interior noise? It will be a decade or more before folks forget how quite the A380 is and make the comparison. No. Because the engines are positioned further from the fuselage when compared to the classic 777 which will help with noise. It also has a new...

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by Jefford717
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

The 777X is really no different than the 777 in terms of capacity. They share the same MTOW and the 777X has a LOWER exit limit than the 777 and also carries a higher OEW. Given the current order status of the 777X, a 777-10 is unlikely at this time. EK is not near the exit limit in its 777 configu...

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by Jefford717
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137942

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

I’m not being a fanboy, but I see this as a win for Boeing because If they decide to ditch the A380, EK will fully commit to the 777x program and maybe push Boeing for 777-10 as a A380 replacement when their young fleet of A380 needs to be replace in the future. I can’t imagine EK replacing their A3...

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by Jefford717
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 350
Views: 52357

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

I can see most of the current 777-300ER 10 abreast economy and A380 operators as a potential 777X customer. However, I don’t see them placing an order anytime soon since most of the 77W and A388 are relatively new.

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by Jefford717
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108879

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PR's new international timetable is out, and there are a lot of changes afoot: NEW FLIGHTS/RESUMPTIONS MNL-DEL (resumption; 4x weekly) MNL-HAN (new; 4x weekly) MNL-PNH (new; 5x weekly) FREQUENCY CHANGES MNL-BKK (25x weekly from 3x daily) MNL-CGK (10x weekly from 1x daily) MNL-KUL (10x weekly from 1...

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by Jefford717
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6445

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

I'd personally have to agree with this article, I’ve flown on Delta, American, United, Alaska and Jet Blue on economy and Southwest would definitely on my top list. Their Chase rapid rewards credit card also offers one of the best value out there.

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by Jefford717
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-800 status
Replies: 62
Views: 10991

Re: A330-800 status

The introduction of 251t A330-900neo pretty much kills the business case for the standard a330-800neo since the payload-range of the two are somewhat identical.

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