Not sure its been mentioned here, but Bloomberg reported on June 6 that both JAL and ANA are in advanced talk with manufacturers for new orders. JAL is looking for A321neo and 787s while ANA is negotiating for a substantial A321neo order. 50 aircraft was mentioned for the ANA order, which ANA decli...Jump to post
Heavierthanair wrote:eagleheart87 wrote:Any idea about static/flying display? Nothing mentioned on website yet.
An A350 in Air India colors to counter Boeings B787 for Riyadh Air maybe?
With the A380 in finite numbers and the trend away from them, I was wondering if the airlines that invested in having a first class lounge would find room on the future 777-9? Also, will future 777-X have apartments? Well, Qatar Airways CEO said just a few days ago that QR would not have First Clas...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:It appears development work is mostly complete on the IGW 787s, just a matter of adjusting production and getting regulatory approval.
https://theaircurrent.com/feed/dispatch ... rovements/
Latest movements for 5 June 2023: MSN 409 Qatar Airways A35K F-WZND/A7-AOA, seventeenth test flight/second CAF at TLS: https://aviation.flights/aib/A350/409 MSN 616 Air France A359 F-WZFD/F-HUVC, spotted at TLS in full livery without engines installed: https://aviation.flights/aib/A350/616 MSN 617 ...Jump to post
AAB, before the IATA meeting kicking off tomorrow in Instanbul, states that there will be no F Class on their 777X aircraft because their Q Suites are more than enough. Once they retire their A380s ( 8F seats), F Class will be gone.
Interview from Bloomberg. Maybe behind paywall.
So we have an answer why NZ has switched its order from -10s to -9s. The -10 is not a solution for trunk routes from west coast USA to AKL. Looks as if they are now left with a longer-term issue of how to replace the 77Ws on trunk routes. The 787-10, in its current form can fly LAX-AKL with full pa...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:pabloeing wrote:IAG widebody order
Really? Which subsidiary?
Boeing can't satisfy demand with the current MTOW's so probably not feeling pushed. Better to await an engine PIP, and then make minimal changes. IMO the higher MTOW variants will not be pushed or labelled ER simply an IGW version. I do think an ER version will come, probably only the 10ER, and wil...Jump to post
Just did a comparison on airfares LHR-SYD....random dates (of course when PS arrives, fares will be vastly different. First Class: 11,398 Business: 8,558 Premium Y: 3,722 Economy: 2,256 These are all EK & QF current rates, in GBP, taking approx 23hrs each way. And I have only listed full fare, ...Jump to post
Just did a comparison on airfares LHR-SYD....random dates (of course when PS arrives, fares will be vastly different. First Class: 11,398 Business: 8,558 Premium Y: 3,722 Economy: 2,256 These are all EK & QF current rates, in GBP, taking approx 23hrs each way. And I have only listed full fare, f...Jump to post
Not sure how well those sage and gray tones are going to hold up over time. That being said, I appreciate the fact that it is a subtle but bright palette, far too many other carriers go for darker tones or striking bright tones that don't hold up to longer flights and increased exposure to them. Ki...Jump to post
RR were due an enhancement to their XWB-84 in 2020, delayed until 2025 :banghead: (Flightglobal..behind paywall) Final fix on the Trent TEN is supposed to happen later this year. Not a great position to be in if no frame to apply the Ultrafan to. Nothing on the horizon from AB, and Boeing stating no...Jump to post
So no pictures of premium economy or economy, where the most of us will fly in. Also the squib of the business seat, will it fold out to give about 1.8M of lie flat goodness? Still an improvement on the Dreamliner premium economy seat but not necessarily better than business in the 787/330/380. 40&...Jump to post
Article on the interior design for the QF A350s that will feature on their Project Sunrise flights. Everything from layout to actual color schemes.
Looks amazing IMHO!
https://www.wallpaper.com/travel/qantas ... david-caon
If this order takes place during the Paris Airshow June 19-25, then along with the possible WB order from TK being placed at the same time, it will be a very successful show for Airbus.
Same probably holds for Boeing too.
Well this is definitely big news for TK, they usually are behind in ordering planes for their growth plans. They just announced on KAP (the public announcement platform for public companies in Turkey) to their shareholders that they are officially in talks to purchase 600 jets with the manufacturer...Jump to post
Any word on the 787HGW? Searched high and low but only info is way back last year.
Unless they're wanting to.clear the backlog first?
May be we can look at it from the fleet availability perspective? To fly to anywhere in East Asia (SIN, BKK, HKG, ICN, TYO, PVG, etc.), the only type that can do it in IB's fleet is A359. It only has 16 in the fleet. If these 16 are well used and needed already now in key routes such as those to So...Jump to post
Is the 787HGW on sale yet? Air New Zealand is sxpecting 1st delivery on their 78X order next year, so Boeing must be close to full details on build specs, no?Jump to post
Aviation week interview with Tim Clark is a good read on some of the mid-term plans at Emirates. The key points, summarized by me: - First 777-9 delivery is expected sometime between July and October 2025 - All 50 A350-900s will be delivered in an accelerated 36 month timeframe starting August 2024...Jump to post
British Airways must be close to their original order of 18. Will be interestjng to see if they will exercise any of their 18 options?Jump to post
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