Well, for a man that has done so much business with both suppliers, then so what?
Sure, he maybe a pain in the neck but he does buy lots of aircraft. Remember, when he cancelled the order for A350s the 1st time, he then ordered 50 A380s, with RR engines.
Further to my post above Chairman Ahmet Bolat has this to say “Australia is the last continent which Turkish Airlines is not flying to,” For Turkish Airlines, the nonstop flying time from Istanbul (IST) to Sydney (SYD) and Melbourne (MEL) would be approximately 17 hours. Services could start in 202...Jump to post
A tad early, but Im curious what layout EK will choose for their A350s and B787s. Right now their B772LRs are lowest F8C42Y216 total 266. No clue if EK will keep these aircraft or phase them out as the A350s and B787a start to enter the fleet. Also, cannot see EK installing Y+ if these frames are go...Jump to post
What's the current B787 production? Once they receive clearance, how many per month will they ramp up to? And, more importantly, clearing the backlog already there!
Same as with the B737MAX, still a huge backlog of parked frames.
Watch next month. Big announcement at Farnborough ordering more A350s and walking on the B787s.
There was never a feeling of excitement on the B787 order anyhow. This is my opinion only...so I could be 100% wrong.
Well, Farnborough is one month away. Will he walk on the 787s? If he does then the only option is more A350s. But, Airbus has their own bugbears on supply issues. Not guaranteed.Jump to post
Can someone give a rundown on the process Boeing has to do once they obtain clearance for deliveries? They have 120 B787s parked. Do these frames need any work before they are cleared? And if so, geez...seems will take a while to get rid??
ikolkyo wrote:I have a hard time not seeing the 787-10 involved in this order, high capacity aircraft with good range. Seems to be working very well for SQ.
Congratulations QF & AB!! And yes, indeed, a shot in the arm for the A350-1000. Curious to see the layout and color scheme.
Could spark interest in the A350-1000 from other carriers, namely EK. Airbus has history in constantly improving weight gains, so 319t maybe just for starters for Sunrise.
Case in point would be DXB-MNL. EK uses 385 seat B777ERs 3x daily on the route. Plus there are service from PR and the "cattle car" 5J.Jump to post
12 for EK alone. IIRC a total of 21 overall. By the time 2025 rolls around, will those already built B777x's be marketable. As STC commented, those are 7 year old used aircraft!!Jump to post
Can the DPA be overturned? DOJ refused to do so before, but would be a great day for the families and relatives lost if it happened.
Crikey! As if Boeing needs another headache!
Will be interesting to see what EK does now with the reported EIS of 2025?
A few weeks ago STC was saying that if the 777X was delayed longer than 2024, he'd be looking to cancel.
chrisnh wrote:I am noticing a fair number of BOS flights recently are using the 77W. Despite being a ‘bigger’ plane, does it have a smaller capacity than some of the 777s normally used?
Have a relative recently hired by BA. Supposed to start on April 18, but has been pushed back to 9 May due to Covid. Was offered to start on original date, but as a check-in agent at T5.
If it was me, I would do it. Just for the experience.
How is the service nowadays on EY ? I stopped flying them and changed to QR because of having rather bad experiences flying them in business and aweful ones flying them in Economy ? Have they improved ? Was on the ORD flight yesterday. Hell is other people, and that was nearly 15 hours of hell in t...Jump to post
Seeing as it's the longest rota on BAs route system, does cabin crew prefer or would rather LON-USA or LON-Africa??Jump to post
Seeing as SQ has now restored their full schedule LHR-SIN, I wonder why BA resorted to a B789 when pre-Covid they ran an A380 LHR-SIN-LHR and an B777ER LHR-SIN-SYD?? A big drop in capacity, unless they plan to increase frequency later this year? As to Australia, big difference in their offering, ser...Jump to post
So what's the scenario here?? FAA inspects the planes, signs ok, then what?? Boeing then calls the airlines to let them know their aircraft is ready, come pick up the keys? There are in excess of 100 x 787s parked. How lomg will it take for FAA inspection and release for delivery? Steven Udvar-Hazy ...Jump to post
So all STCs moaning on the B777Xs were genuine frustration with Boeing for when EKs orders were to begin delivery. He has a valid point and frustration notwithstanding, he is caught between a rock and a hard place, coz EK wants and needs the B779s. The B787 order seems in the same boat. Nice placeme...Jump to post
What I find truly shocking is that Boeing did not take into account that a certification slip could happen and started develop the alerting system and have it ready just in case. They knew the new regulation is comming and gave away all control by hoping on politics to solve their stuff. Having it ...Jump to post
Keep looking but cannot find any information on a rumored AF/KLM B787 order. Anyone got any updates?
Guess AF are not too happy with their A350s if an B787 order is being contemplated??
Add Cebu Pacific, Starlux,Kuwait & Garuda to the list. No clue what happened at Hawaiian, probably Boeing needed a win...how well that turned out eh? Current depressed market conditions are not the best for selling WBs. But I think Airbus are happy to have the A330neo in their offering and pick...Jump to post
Taking into account all circumstances, I can see Emirates adding some A350-1000s in their WB fleet mix. Fine tuning capacity & managing risk for specific network applications as they move forward. Ironic that they had 70 x A350-1000s on order which they turned around and cancelled!! The A350-10...Jump to post
Add Cebu Pacific, Starlux,Kuwait & Garuda to the list. No clue what happened at Hawaiian, probably Boeing needed a win...how well that turned out eh? Current depressed market conditions are not the best for selling WBs. But I think Airbus are happy to have the A330neo in their offering and pick ...Jump to post
Who hired A. Cruz in the 1st place? He seems to have caused quite a bit of damage
What were his redeeming features that qualified his hiring? AFAIK, he made money at Click, that's,about it. So why was he deemed suitable for the main carrier of IAG???
Seeing as F on BA is only 8 seats, high premiun demand is marginal. Why run your 787-9s and 787-10s with F, but not your supposedly "flagship" aircraft? Additionally, 787-9s at BA only have a total of 216 seats, their 787-10s clock in at 256. Even their 773s are only 275, and this is a mod...Jump to post
BA just took delivery of an A350-1000 this past weekend. They were speaking of changing the layout of "future" builds to make them more crew friendly. Anyone know what that means?? Right now they have a total of 331 seats on their A350s (IMO probably influenced by A. Cruz..cram as much as ...Jump to post
OK, so, final tally is that DL will operate 37 A330-900s, 35 owned and 2 leased; 13 already delivered, 1 in delivery process; 23 more to go. Is that correct? At which point Delta could operate 79 A330s. :faint: Or are some of the -900s going to replace older frames? Wouldn't be the 1st airline to o...Jump to post
BA15 will be the first resumption of LHR -SYD tonite. Routing LHR-SIN-SYD, is the first flight LHR-SYD in almost 2yrs. Service is a B787-9.Jump to post
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:There is no mention of the MAX7 in the letter, but it is not certified.
Bigger impact on the B737MAX-10, but a letter sent to Boeing by the FAA, they cast doubt that the MAX-10 and the 777-9 will meet their certification deadlines as projected by Boeing. Unless they get an extension by Congress on the 737. No clue how long the 777X will now take. https://www.seattletime...Jump to post
BTW, the same letter addresses not only the B737MAX-10, but the B777-9 as well.Jump to post
Looks like the BMAX10 will not make it's December 31 certification. This is according to a letter sent to Boeing by the FAA. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-tells-boeing-it-doubts-max-10-will-meet-safety-standard-deadline/ They can ask Congress for an extension, like they ...Jump to post
A jury has found former Boeing Test Pilot Not Guilty on four counts of Fraud. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-test-pilot-mark-forkner-not-guilty-of-deceiving-faa/ So it seems the whole thing was a big sham :( Something seems a bit off. But, hasn't stopped the big bucks being paid to the same fo...Jump to post
Yeah right, Mark just decided on his own accord to do what he did. Who is their right mind is ignorant enough to believe this? I knew him. He was under a lot of pressure from leadership and stressed all the time. So, you have evidence you are withholding? I know Mark as well. He has always talked l...Jump to post
CanukinUSA wrote:The trial for Captain Forkner begins tomorrow in the North Texas Court.
As with the pax versions, the Boeing for now is benefiting from a current base of operators, and a half generation newer engine, while the Airbus is lighter and carries more gas (but a little less cargo). The 777X can accually carry more fuel, about 25 % more. The 777X can carry 198,000 liter (52,3...Jump to post
Me thinks it stinks because it seems Boeing is asking for special treatment as opposed to having a product that stands on it's own merit. My most humble opinion, of course!Jump to post
AA maybe regretting cancelling their A350 orders seeing as they might be waiting a long time to receive any 787s soon! Udvar-Hazy's comments that any of the 787s awaiting FAA approval for delivery could take 2yrs!! :rotfl: https://airlineweekly.com/2022/03/airbus-boeing-aircraft-delayed-by-supply-ch...Jump to post
Boeing looking for exemption on MAX 10 development. Is asking for either an exemption or 6 month extension. Here we go again!! :banghead: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-seeks-exemption-from-safety-rule-extended-for-max-10/?utm_source=news.google.com&utm_medium=Refe...Jump to post
Steven Udvar-Hazy is not too happy with both Boeing and Airbus because of mounting delays on deliveries of mainly B737 and A320neos. But, he also comments that the 110 B787s currently waiting FAA approval to begin delivery will take approx 2yrs! :banghead: https://airlineweekly.com/2022/03/airbus-bo...Jump to post
Parity? Far from it, for now. But, this is the 1st time, apart from conversions, that Boeing has a direct competitor in the freighter segment.
All Airbus wants is to be in with a shout. The A350F gives them that shout, IMO, of course.
[list=][/list] surprising given that they have six 772LRs available for conversion and limited utility-need for the 77xf, makes one wonder if this is a negotiating tactic for the a35K for which they have a material utility and symbiotic need Pure economics I would wonder. If they are sitting on a cr...Jump to post
There was an order AFAIR, for 9xA359s placed by IAG supposed to go to EI. 4 of those were transferred to IB. Are the remaining 5 still on order/option for IAG??
Well, random search on BA in April is around UK£5100 one way in C...F around UK£6000. Not essential, but certainly lucrative to offer an F cabin. Either 6F or 8F, im sure QF would have no problem selling it.Jump to post
Two rows of 1-2-1...or 1-1-1 depending. CX only has 6 x F on their 777s even.Jump to post
A nice shot in the arm for the A350. Will also give a big capacity jump on PER-LHRJump to post
Does anyone know how much FAA certification flying Boeing needs to fly once they are allowed to start? The 787-8 got TIA late April 2010 and finished test flights early April 2011. Type Certification was completed in August 2011. That's the $64000 question. How long will it take the FAA to individu...Jump to post
Does anyone know the total of B787s parked awaiting FAA approval? And how long it takes the FAA to approve each one once they start??