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.
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!
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?
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
[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
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
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
EKs Tim Clark threatens to cancel B777X orders if not certified by July 2023. Will not accept A350s if paint issue not resolved.
https://www.airlineratings.com/news/emi ... -of-777-9/
Similar results in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. No executives were prosecuted. Only one BP engineer was charged but was found not guilty. (Same defense that is representing Mark Folkner).
But the penalties BP paid out was over $$65Billion. The tragedy resulted in 11 deaths.
A case of their power is their insistance on certifying all grounded 787s to their own satisfaction, not giving that authority to Boeing itself. Also. Boeing was repeatedly asking for TIA on the 777X, for which the FAA denied until certain qualifications were met.Jump to post
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:WOW!! I can’t blame him…. Dealt with a lot and everyone wants to enjoy retirement and not work forever. I wonder who is on the horizon as this is only 2 weeks notice
7 A350F for Etihad. https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-02-new-generation-a350f-freighter-to-join-etihad-airways-fleet I do suspect this is in reality a conversion of existing -1000 on order Whatever. Still a plus for the A350F, seems to be well received in the market. Congrats A...Jump to post
Defazio not happy and puzzled why the FAA did not persue civil penalties against Boeing for omitting any reference to MCAS on the B737MAX. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/lawmakers-demand-fresh-investigation-into-faa-decision-not-to-penalize-boeing-for-max-failures/?utm_source...Jump to post
Here is the Airbus press release on their products display at the show. https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-02-airbus-to-showcase-its-latest-products-and-sustainable-aerospace I wonder if the Cebu air A330neo will create horror visions at Asian airlines or visions of $$$... You h...Jump to post