This dispute is between QR and Airbus. Even tho QR holds an 25% stake in IAG, it does NOT give them any control of any part of the airline group.Jump to post
IAG had 9 orders for the A359 originally intended for EI. 4 of those went to IB but they never cancelled the other 5. It's quite possible those 5 frames end up at BA. IAG also hold 18 options on the A350-1000. Then again, their original order on the A380 was 12 with 7 options, never exercised. AFAIR...Jump to post
I guess Forkner is the low hanging fruit they believe is the easiest to get an conviction. Thing is, if the DPA is overturned, what happens then? Interesting that a few days ago, when Deal was intervied by ST, any and all questions regarding MCAS on the MAX was a no go. Boeing PR folks were on hand ...Jump to post
I would only look at defense counsel. David Gerger does not come cheap. I find it incredible that Mark Forkner, out of all this carnage, is THE only one facing criminal charges. But that is only my opinion.
Has SQ restarted SIN-EWR flights?? Couldn't find any.Jump to post
Will start off with the Club Suite refit progress: Currently 36 aircraft in the fleet have the new seat: 21 Boeing 777-200ER (15 are GE powered and configured 8F 49J 40W 138Y and 6 are RR powered and configured 48J 40W 184Y). 5 Boeing 777-300ER configured 8F 76J 40W 130Y 2 Boeing 787-10 configured ...Jump to post
Well...maybe so. The details, which I hope will show, who actually was the driver in this sorry saga. With $Billions at stake, it's in Boeings best interest to deflect away from the company.
Which raises the question of who is funding Forkners legal team. They are not cheap!
How could Forkner be a fall guy when the government investigated Boeing extensively? This would require prosecutors to be stupid or Boeing to withhold evidence. Well, Forkner certainly did not do anything for personal gain. If you read the charges, he is accused of fraud. The only benefactor, if tr...Jump to post
Brilliant how Boeing can just "write off" the development cost, and "Hey Presto" we have an profitable airplane! Does anyone have an idea how much the costs are? Last I recall they took a charge of $6.5B earlier this year. With EIS delay, those development costs must be big. Coup...Jump to post
Opus mentioned that BAs B779 will replace 4 B772s leaving the fleet in 2025. BA have a ton of 772s to replace, so we'll see a mix of both the A350 and B779 taking over. I always felt the A359 would be a good fit at BA. They still hold 18 options on the bigger sibling, and retained the order for EI r...Jump to post
To take BA as an example is a good idea. Their home base LHR being one of the most congested and slot constrained in Europe. Yet they will operate their B779s with only 325 seats! Even their B744s were configured with only 297 seats, albeit with a hefty Club section. But their A350s are configured w...Jump to post
I really don't get all this quibbling about LOI vs MOU vs order and when is a launch not a launch? Does anyone seriously doubt that the A350F will fly? And, when it does, isn't that a GOOD THING for aviation enthusiasts? Good question, but it's never strsightforward. Look at all the posts against t...Jump to post
A bit far to equate the B779 with the A380. EK has many A380s in a 2 class total of 615 seats. Even adding Y+ they will still have at least 500 if not more on those. Was mentioned on the EK thread, EK will have 350 seats on their 779s. Huge difference. Heck, even BA will only configure their 779s wi...Jump to post
If anything, I was expecting TC to announce an accelerated delivery schedule on their A350s and B787s. But, all we have is a comfirmation of an UFO for 2 x B777Fs. Talk about a damp squid!!Jump to post
PM wrote:Fantastic news about the the A350F but I'm almost as happy to see the order for 4 A330neos. ALC seem to think the A330 has a future.
Could be true and that Boeing figured to cut a deal with the DOJ, hence the DPA. Throw enough money to squash any deep scruitiny on the B737MAX.Jump to post
It will be interesting to learn what Forkner says during his trial. Will the DPA that Boeing has with the DOJ still stand if he provides incriminating evidence of higher up direction? As mentioned previously, his lawyer, David Gerger, is no dummy. Some of his past cases are complete exoneration of t...Jump to post
Initially, back in September 2019, Forkner invoked his 5th ammendment right, by refusing to turnover any notes/documents on the 737MAX to federal prosecutors investigating Boeing over the cause of ther MAX crashes. His lawyer?? David Gerger, one of the most prominent legal defense attorney you can g...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:So about $100 million going to lawyers?
BA will install their new (ish) Club Suites on all LHR based 777s by end of 2022. Their F cabin will reduce from 14 to 8.
Guess this is a sign their 777s will be around for quite a while then?
https://onemileatatime.com/news/british ... oeing-777/
No dispute...just that the original "plan" was a lot sooner than 2024. Let's see...another 3yrs until then. January 2024 is much closer to two years away than three years. Oh well, call me a pessimist then. Could be they do indeed start deliveries by Jan 2024. All depends on FAA certifica...Jump to post
The plan? What plan? When did Boeing state that their plan was to deliver in 2024?? Maybe now, but never before. Original so called plan was 2019...slipped to 2020.
We'll see what actually is the delivery of the 1st 779. Let's hope it's not a repeat of the 787 fiasco. FFS!!
Whatever! An order is an order...especially in these crazy times
Congrats to AIRBUS and ITA.
Guess IAG can easily spread the 737MAX over the whole group. Same as they kept 5 x A359s initally earmarked for EI, they'll either deploy them to BA or IB, even to UX, if that acquistion goes thru.
Seems IAG are in talks with both Boeing and Airbus regarding their narrowbody fleet. Could we see the 2019 LOI with Boeing come to fruition? Article headline is on the A350F, but further in the article is mention of IAGs opening of competition. Rgds https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airbus-talks-s...Jump to post
At a meeting on August 2, between QA at Boeing and the FAA, Boeing told the FAA that 3 787s of the 106 undelivered, were REPRESENTATIVE of how the entire batch were produced.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deliv ... 1630884959
All A350-1000 orders were pre-Covid. Even the LATAM birds that DL is taking, DL converted to A359s. Current operators of the A359 with orders for the 35K are OS and JAL. IAG has 5 A359s that could go to BA or IB. Right now LH is content with their A359s, not to say they couldn't convert to the large...Jump to post
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/bo ... NewsSearch
Targeting late October. FAA rejected Boeing proposal of 3 aircraft represntative of all 787s parked.
Are there any published definitively increase on the 787 capibility? Would seem a quite easy enhancement to do, in that no huge investment is required. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Are there constraints or limitations that prevent these being made, or are they dependent on engine PIPs only??
Caledonian Airways charter/long haul holiday devision was sold by BA Airtours in 1995 when they exited the long haul holiday market. Originally to a company called Inspiration, part of US Carlson Group. They sold it to Thomas Cook in 1999, and merged Caledonian with Flying Colours to form JMC, which...Jump to post
It's all well and good they are simplfying their fleet, seeing as there is no other option. OTOH, what if any are the modifications that the FAA will require on the 787s already flying?
Right now no 787s are being delivered, much less ordered!
So ITA is literally just scaled down Alitalia under a new name. I don’t understand the point in setting up a whole different company for this. Such a shame that the Alitalia brand will be gone, loved the name and brand. Yeah, I suppose it is indeed a scaled down version of Alitalia. But!! If I am r...Jump to post
Looks like there may be something to this A330 rumour. Airbus are reported to have filed data for low takeoff weight A330neo variants with EASA and are rumoured to be doing so for the likes of American, Delta and United, according to the German article: https://www.aero.de/news-40551/Airbus-schneid...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iag-retaining-former-aer-lingus-a350-order-to-gain-flexibility/144861.article The 5 A350s are now being held centrally at IAG and will be placed at an airline in the group later in the future. My two cents: I believe BA will get them and I think it will be the ...Jump to post
All Airbus has done is launched the A350F varient. It will be interesting to see which if any Cargo carriers order it. We're in the middle of a pandemic which has boosted cargo over pax. Once pax travel rebounds, which it will, then we will see the true demand. When that will happen is open right no...Jump to post
Having watched some of the Zondo Commission enquiry into State Capture, and the trial of Chair Dudu Myemi (2012-2017) where she was found guilty of being a rogue director and disqualified for life to ever serving on any company again, it's tragic what happened to SAA. The corruption was just astound...Jump to post
As the title says, SQ will restart flights to LAX via TPE from 25th August, serving 3 weekly onboard the long haul A350s. But due to Covid restrictions on transiting passengers, one can’t fly this route between Singapore and Los Angeles. It’s currently filed till 30th October 2021. This is the thir...Jump to post
Delta are getting A350s from LATAM, and Lufthansa has taken some from PAL. Both will require repainting.Jump to post
Can you imagine, of course with a bit of 20/20 hindsight, if Boeing had come clean from the outset on MCAS, and that SIM training would be required?? Notwithstanding the so called $1M per plane deal with SW, it would have cost Boeing money, yeah, a lot of money, but certainly a lot lot less than the...Jump to post
It cannot be a paint issue. LH changed their paint scheme and AFAIK has had no issues. How many times has the Airbus A350 prototypes had their paint scheme changed?
Lack of specific issue from QR and nothing from Airbus is a bit weird. IMO
British Airways reported a 95% increase in bookings from the US to London following the lifting of quarantine restrictions yesterday. Overall, IAG as a group, expects to fly around 75% of 2019 capacity by the end of 2021. Still not an 100% recovery, but does show that there is a lot of pent up deman...Jump to post