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by Scotron12
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 213
Views: 47689

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

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.

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 26320

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 550
Views: 177926

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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.

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by Scotron12
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

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.

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by Scotron12
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering
Replies: 213
Views: 47689

Re: Tim Clark: A350-1000 too small to be largest Airbus offering

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.

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by Scotron12
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 550
Views: 177926

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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??

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program
Replies: 40
Views: 9806

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch regional fleet renewal program

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.


They already have so many A350s, they might as well go for the A350 regional or the A339. Unless the offer is too good to refuse from Boeing.

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by Scotron12
Sun May 01, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 81611

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

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.

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by Scotron12
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 32346

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

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.

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by Scotron12
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 89360

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

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!!

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by Scotron12
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 93044

Re: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted

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!

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by Scotron12
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 32346

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

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.

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by Scotron12
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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?


Premium heavy config. F14 C56 Y+44 Y185....total 299. But is also big cargo hauler

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by Scotron12
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA will offer new cabin crews £1000 bonus
Replies: 28
Views: 7256

Re: BA will offer new cabin crews £1000 bonus

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.

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by Scotron12
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 156
Views: 29359

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Seeing as it's the longest rota on BAs route system, does cabin crew prefer or would rather LON-USA or LON-Africa??

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by Scotron12
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 550
Views: 177926

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by Scotron12
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by Scotron12
Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 476
Views: 127668

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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??

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 43260

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

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...

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by Scotron12
Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 43260

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

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 ...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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???

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by Scotron12
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by Scotron12
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 311
Views: 126467

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 797
Views: 208676

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

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.

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by Scotron12
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
There is no mention of the MAX7 in the letter, but it is not certified.


Not the MAX7...but the 777-9.

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 347
Views: 89360

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

BTW, the same letter addresses not only the B737MAX-10, but the B777-9 as well.

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by Scotron12
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by Scotron12
Thu Mar 24, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 93044

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 93044

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

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...

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by Scotron12
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 93044

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

CanukinUSA wrote:
The trial for Captain Forkner begins tomorrow in the North Texas Court.


Im very interested in the presentation of this case. Will be good to know the defense arguments against the charges being made against Forkner. Wonder if he will testify??

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion on Potential 777XF Specs
Replies: 489
Views: 56065

Re: Discussion on Potential 777XF Specs

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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

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!

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2423
Views: 530287

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 695
Views: 169836

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 550
Views: 177926

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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...

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by Scotron12
Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Signing MoU for 777-8 Freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 12289

Re: Ethiopian Signing MoU for 777-8 Freighter

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.

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Signing MoU for 777-8 Freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 12289

Re: Ethiopian Signing MoU for 777-8 Freighter

[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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 215921

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

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??

Rgds

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by Scotron12
Mon Feb 28, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 23238

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

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.

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by Scotron12
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 64621

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2022

Two rows of 1-2-1...or 1-1-1 depending. CX only has 6 x F on their 777s even.

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by Scotron12
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year
Replies: 84
Views: 23238

Re: Qantas to firm up A350-1000’s for Project Sunrise by mid year

A nice shot in the arm for the A350. Will also give a big capacity jump on PER-LHR

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by Scotron12
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: EK threatens to cancel B777X and delay 350s

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...

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by Scotron12
Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 457
Views: 120290

Re: EK threatens to cancel B777X and delay 350s

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??

Rgds

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