Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer have been very high. The trunk routes packed. US this summer difficult to get on with STBY tickets. Weekly updates from Flight Ops mgt indicate “higher than expected” performance. The Group target for FY 19/20 is $2.8bn. If the mid year resul...Jump to post
digitalcloud wrote:Scotron12 wrote:Do you mean A330? It has certainly never been an A380.digitalcloud wrote:
Their Newcastle-Dubai was an A380 for awhile.
digitalcloud wrote:Scotron12 wrote:Their NCL was a A380 and now a 777.
I am absolutely shocked by this...how on earth can a prestigious, blue chip company as RR simply skip a test that proved to be critical to endurance and reliability?...a poor design decision or late qualification testing can happen to any manufacturer, but simply skipping a development test?...inco...Jump to post
iMeh, and I suppose it comes down to some unknowns about the maintenance required for composite frames vs. aluminum long-term, but I would think the deferred C and D checks for metal fatigue by a good 5-10 years pending FAA and EASA reviews in the next half decade would make up the 30 million USD d...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:This thread needs a photo.
Source: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... d=00007371
This is all rumor...totally! Where has STC said he doesn't want the A339/A350?
And that all he wants is Boeing?
Who cares..if they do not like a thread..do not partake...simple!! I miss Pan Am...maybe cause it was my 1st 747 flight...way back in 1973! I'm not trying to one-up you but mine was in 1972; LHR to JFK. I'll never forget my astonishment at the size of that cabin! The year before that I flew on one ...Jump to post
Huh... I was wrong. EK is expecting better profit: https://amp.thenational.ae/business/aviation/despite-brexit-uk-remains-emirates-airline-s-most-profitable-market-1.906990 Huh... I'm willing to admit when my assumptions are wrong. Lightsaber Most EK flight deck will tell you, the loads this summer...Jump to post
From UK it certainly will. EK is running A380 from MAN (3× daily) BHX..(2× daily) GLA. (1× A380 & 777 daily) Not to mention their ops from LHR & LGW. Their NCL was a A380 and now a 777. Plus daily x-EDI on 777 too. Plus not long ago they added STN!Jump to post
I don't think a freighter version in any form is the number one priority right now.
The 748F and 777F are still being produced and selling.
As Lightsaber rightly mentions, BA..UA and AA were late operators of the 77W. In fact, WW at BA says he would have ordered more at the time if he had known just how good an airplane it turned out to be. Having said that..AA and UA would be a long time from considering the 779 seeing as they are all ...Jump to post
Who else are candidates for the 779 apart from the airlines that have already ordered it??
Unless airlines can fill it, and EK is certainly one of them, I cannot see any that would need it.
Great looking plane...love the raccoon mask!Jump to post
RR skipped high sulfer fuel testing. A standard test at Pratt. This is on RR. The sand wear is due to pushing existing compressor design rules and pushing efficiency by reducing the compressor FOD bleed. A poor design decision. GE, CFM, and T700 set the global standards. Pratt performed hot/ high t...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Scotron12 wrote:My bad...should have been particular and said GE/PRATT on their other A380s...
You should have been even more particular - you mean Engine Alliance!
PM wrote:Scotron12 wrote:Only RR engine EK operate is the T900 on their latest A380s. All the rest are GE.
There are NO GE powered A380s...
Only RR engine EK operate is the T900 on their latest A380s. All the rest are GE.
What is the specific issue with the T900 that he doesn't like? Seems to be no issues for BA..LH & SQ??
Can anyone explain why RR and Airbus are singled out in this thread?? It is quite fascinating to see.
Yes...I am an Airbus fan...but also Boeing too...but the bias is not very pleasant from a so called aviation website.
It did not stop LH ordering the T1000 for their recent order for 20 787-9s, did it?
And can anyone point to any issue that any airline operating the A350 has with the XWB??
Airbus is criminally negligent if it lets EK walk away from 39 A380s based on RR's inability to perform to STC's satisfaction, I'm not buying it. STC cannot walk away, EK need to serve all EU destinations to make money & balance their eastern banks. With EK/EY downsizing & the EU3 appetite ...Jump to post
:lol: Cannot believe this thread was started over 2yrs ago and seems no end is in sight. I'm surprised the thread is going. No end to AZ? That is a given. During that time the rest of the airline world moved on with little to no concern. During that time, the new IST opened. It wouldn't surprise me ...Jump to post
AZ woes have been a constant on this site from before I joined over 15yrs ago. Im sure they will continue for many more years going forward.
I wish they finally become a success so all this mess can stop. Either that or shoot it to end it's misery!
If they love Boeing that much (778) they will wait.
Im past caring at this point!
One great looking airplane...the mask does lend a sense if drama..no matter the technical reasons!Jump to post
It's been a publicity stunt right from the 1st announcement they were looking to start non stop flights SYD-LHR.
It's the last frontier in aviation that has yet to be conquered...so they're doing it with a little bit of showbiz.
Understood...but it's amazing how much politics influence commercial aviation like no other industry.
This is just one trade deal...in fact AFAIR is only the 4th such deal since Article 50 was invoked for the UK to leave the EU.
More flights? Not by new entrants
Wouldn't surprise me if the data gathered from these test flights would also go back to Boeing to give a measurment for upgrades to both 787-9 and 787-10.
Although Joyce has stated only the A350 and 777X are being considered...it doesn't hurt to get information for future use.
Anyone figured out the flying time a 787-9 will take LHR/JFK to SYD?Jump to post
Holy cow! Looks bad...Jump to post
Yes this current batch of 18 are not premium heavy. There will likely be more A350s coming in seeing as there 36 options for the product. They may come premium heavy. Alex has said if the A350 performs well they will certainly look to take on more Yes, A350 has a big role in the future BA and IAG f...Jump to post
FAA are requiring all operators to inspect and repair all GP7200 engines on their A380s that enter US air space. This stems from the AF incident in 2017 of which parts have recently been retrieved. Costs will range anywhere from approx 1200 to over 700K depending on fix required. Big bill for EK if ...Jump to post
Agreement with AIPA surely should't impact the choice of aircraft, no?Jump to post
As a lot have changed since the order announcement back in 2013 and the changing EK strategy, I think we might see Emirates ordering additional B777Xs beside the B787, if they do agree on a suitable delivery schedule. From Airbus side, I feel that EK will order more A339s and cancel the A350s. Why ...Jump to post
Well..I don't think Airbus has much to lose here as much as Boeing does if they end up cancelling/deferring their 777x order.
Sure it would be a hit to the 339/350 order book...but Airbus will survive!
If EK for some reason do not firm the 330 / 350 deal, they will owe Airbus and RR a lot of cash instead for the cancelled 380s. I expect it will be firmed at Dubai air show - maybe with some changes from the announced LoI. Maybe you're right...quite maddening the silence coming from all ME3 carrier...Jump to post
Current 380 s @ + 120 reducing to 100 including remaining orders., @40 being "parted out" . Remaining 100 around for some time as there is a market need . Think what you want but watch what reading happens . I wonder if the A380/A350/A33neo deal has lasped because it's been almost six mon...Jump to post
AFAIK there is no city in Asia that requires 2 stops...at least from here in UK. The ME3 have most of Asia covered either using EK..QR or EY. Unless you are going to some obscure point off the beaten track. We have already seen what EK has done in the past with cancelling orders. Rumors.. and that i...Jump to post
Cannot believe this thread was started over 2yrs ago and seems no end is in sight.Jump to post