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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 15717

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

The difference between UK and DE for air travel is DE is much larger and more spread out. No the difference is the DE protects LH. Just ask EK how long they've been wanting to expand to other airports in Germany. I know, I mentioned it in one of my previous posts. It boggles my mind why DE keeps do...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 402
Views: 42132

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Where is the problem with a 7-Abreast small-widebody 200/220-270 seater?? :roll: :arrow: 7ab = one more aisle needed :arrow: Need for a wider cross section :arrow: Significant drag and weight disadvantage over NB design, higher fuel consumption, and all this just to accomodate 1 more seat per row. ...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 15717

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

LH have historically bought more capable frames to fly routes which could be done by lighter aircraft to carry the passengers and their bags. They are a very cargo heavy airlines. On top of that, they want everyone to connect via FRA and MUC so of course they'd say A321XLR isn't a game changer. I'd...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 15717

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Coming from an airline with rather... atypical fleet decisions (346, 748, etc), I wouldn't take his words as a general mantra for the aviation industry.

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3368
Views: 334614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

More than 400 pilots have joined a class action against American plane manufacturer Boeing, seeking damages in the millions over what they allege was the company's "unprecedented cover-up" of the "known design flaws" of the latest edition of its top-selling jet, the 737 MAX. Sou...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3368
Views: 334614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seattle Times? version of MCAS design and development story, subtly different to the NYT version. Apologies if already posted. https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/the-inside-story-of-mcas-how-boeings-737-max-system-gained-power-and-lost-safeguards#.XQ9DdfZFw2x Ray Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefan...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3368
Views: 334614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seattle Times? version of MCAS design and development story, subtly different to the NYT version. Apologies if already posted. https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/the-inside-story-of-mcas-how-boeings-737-max-system-gained-power-and-lost-safeguards#.XQ9DdfZFw2x Ray Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefan...

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by AirwayBill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5401

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Because Airbus doesn't simply give them away :stirthepot:

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by AirwayBill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38698

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Don’t know if this has been discussed yet, but here we go:

Airbus: did not get chance to bid for the MAX order IAG gave to Boeing

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/airbus--did-not-get-chance-to-bid-for-the-max-order-iag-gave-to-boeing-11645858

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by AirwayBill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85644

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

MileHFL400 wrote:

Yeah, because airlines are in the business of spending billions of dollars for votes of confidence


Pretty sure they haven't spent a single dime on this LOI yet.

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by AirwayBill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85644

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I myself expected NO, or very few 737MAX orders at PAS19. This is quite a plot twist, very interesting development.

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 402
Views: 42132

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

That is your opinion. Many frequent flyers will disagree with you. The magic is S P A C E. When I am shopping for air travel, if there is a widebody option available, I will go out of my way to book it and am even willing to pay a small premium in order to do so. According to Anet wisdom, passenger...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11054

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Emirates above EVA is for sure one of the biggest jokes of this ranking.

Not to mention the punished TK and overrated LH.

Can't believe this scam agency is still getting that much coverage and credibility.

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122333

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

downdata wrote:
Still a long way from the "200" XLR orders hmm


Still a long way before the end of the air Show?

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85644

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Boeing has finally entered the airshow with 10 787-10s (with an additional 10 leased from ALC) and 10 787-9s for Korean Air https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/1140918598346526720 Good, as rumored. The 787-10 will likely prove to be a solid performer for their SE Asia network. Congrats Boeing and ...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85644

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

So are we posting Embraer stuff here? Looks like there's a press conference right now. Embraer-Boeing deal hasn't been closed yet. Embraer is technically still Embraer. So as of today it would be inaccurate and inappropriate to list Embraer sales as Boeing sales. Topic for discussing Embraer orders...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13098

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft prototype is finally unveiled. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/eviation-completes-prototype-alice-electric-aircraft https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2019/06/361_eviationaliceelectricaircraft.jpg ...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68390

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

Slash787 wrote:
I wish they stretched it a little more


Same here. A small +1/2m fuselage stretch (like Boeing did with the 737-10), double bogey MLG, maybe a slightly revised sharklet and it would look even better imho.

Not that I dislike what we've seen so far.

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68390

Re: Airbus Launches A321XLR

Do we know more about the technical differences apart from the modified fuel system? How about the landing gear? double-bogie? And please let the racoon mask be optional... Otherwise a great aircraft complementing the entire A320 family. "Modified landing gear" is what we get for now. Wou...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68390

Re: Airbus Launches A321XLR

The real point-to-point aircraft! Congrats Airbus on yet another iteration of an already highly succesful design.

I hope to see Icelandair order this beauty soon. :crossfingers:

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122333

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

This is outstanding news for the A330neo program, stolen straight from what was seen as a natural win for Boeing. Early delivery possibilities, minimal pilot training, great versatile platform for TATL,... I predict VS will look back on their decision with high satisfaction. Also, the VS colours loo...

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by AirwayBill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3169

Re: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!

EVA still flies the northern route over Siberia very frequently on the westbound flight (BR87), depending on winds. They have been doing this for a good decade at least for most of their direct Europe-SE Asia routes, I doubt any agreement/disagreement with Russian authorities is at play at all, it's...

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by AirwayBill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 159
Views: 34771

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Write off definitely, plus the A321LR are coming soon :stirthepot:

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11463

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Revelation wrote:
Oh well, regardless of the livery squabbles, anyone who thought they'd never see a LH 777 is now proven wrong.


Was that really necessary?

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11463

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Sorry, I had very little tools with me to do it (only ppt), but here is what a Boeing/Lufthansa hybrid livery could look like on the 777-9. Boeing and Lufthansa blue could definitely do a good mash-up. It is of course *entirely* fictional and speculative. https://i.redd.it/ukm2kpon0a431.jpg

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11463

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

I think we could see at least a sticker in addition to the conventional livery.

Probably in the same boring style as the "First to fly A320neo" sticker.

I don't believe we will see anything exciting like a hybrid Boeing x Airline livery ala Lion Air or China Airlines though.

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by AirwayBill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: SAS new livery?

Please, not another boring, dull, monochrome, navy blue livery ala Lufthansa.

I for one really love their current livery, highly distinguishable and quite classy.

Hope it’ll only be a light tweak over it.

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by AirwayBill
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

Could almost be a SAirGroup Airline, with that 1990s type font.

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by AirwayBill
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14529

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

I don’t believe this, there are many reports of passenger injuries at altitude in response to TCAS handling. If you are flying at 470 kts true and pull back it involves very high climb rates. Sorry edited, didn't have the data in front of me and forgot how steep the initial climb coupled with TOGA ...

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by AirwayBill
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14529

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Do you think the passengers knew they were in trouble or was the flat stall undetectable to them? What is mostly felt by the human body during a stall phenomenon is vertical acceleration. The beginning of the stall might have been very noticeable to PAX and crew, because it would quickly go from a ...

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51990

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

For the A321 normal cruse mach 0.78 max cruise mach 0.82. Both numbers are correct. The wing sweep for both the 757 and A321 are 25`, so there should not actually be a difference in optimal cruise speed. Indeed, my point is they are never close to maximum cruise mach during normal ops at all, so co...

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51990

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Does anyone have a comparison chart of the A321LR and 757-200s range/payload capability? https://scontent.fmia1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61956393_10219541060219810_1388694365680959488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQn0KYTWEagZI7Bxt_TUO3AU3waK6lSTWu2IugPpLYXyBJ9EQTCc3O3thO7mBDrI1XLJB3JlBw5UsauV3iOY8X...

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by AirwayBill
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5257

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

Seems like many people who claim not to care at all actually do care quite a bit.

This type subject is a real magnet for... ambiguous comments (to say the least).

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by AirwayBill
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12609

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

everyone here complaining about spacejet and yet no one complained about dreamliner... True, Dreamliner sounds cheesy af. It is now pretty much confirmed as AINonline shows ads for the "SpaceJet". https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8OQIuaVsAIg_kR?format=jpg&name=medium I kind of like the ne...

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by AirwayBill
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24958

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

No surprise that the 777X is definitely ruled out: too heavy, too large, too much range, just plain too much for KE’s current needs. They want to focus on a fleet of reasonable, mid sized wide bodies now. I can see a nice order for 787-10s, to replace late 90s “classic” 777-300 serving the SE Asia m...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: Azerbaijan cancels MAX order due to safety concerns...

Why do you say that? Do you think an order of 10 is a meaningful fraction in a backlog of over 4,000? Unless you consider a 1bn USD contract to be nothing but a drop in the ocean, it does have an Impact. It's nearly what Boeing looses with every month of 737 MAX grounding passing (optimistic estima...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32064

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Checklist787 wrote:

Excuse me but I do not understand what you mean.. :shakehead:


You should have that on a T-shirt :mrgreen:

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44379

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

The 787 has a higher humidity than the old A321neoXLR, larger window, more luggage compartment, twin aisle for more freedom and mobility ... But compare apples to apples. Maybe the NMA / 797 VS A321neo / LR game in a few weeks at PAS'19 we'll know a little more.. :bigthumbsup: Haha, funny how 9ab, ...

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32064

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

TTailedTiger wrote:

Doesn't RR makes the engines for the A330neo? Maybe VS should have looked past national pride when making engine selections for the 787.


Clearly yes, VS' displaced "national pride" when selecting engine must be to blame.

Just look at all their Rolls-Royce powered 747-400s.

... :roll:

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by AirwayBill
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3368
Views: 334614

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So now the optimistic forecast is December 2019 for a possible re-entry in Service... in the US. I think we can easily add - at least - a good 3 months logistics-wise to get things rolling. That means things will probably not get back to normal before March 2020. Again, in the US only, and given the...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 85
Views: 14529

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

Whats more upsetting about this incident is that the crew eventually found the problem as to why the plane was going down, but it was too late for them to do anything, the recording is so sad They never formally identified the stall situation at all, captain might have had an idea when he said &quo...

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by AirwayBill
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32064

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

With the existing fleet of A330s and the upcoming fleet of 35K and almost certainly 339, the 789 really starts to look like an odd duck at VS. :stirthepot:

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by AirwayBill
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51990

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

It's never to late to make the right choice!
An A321LR order would be a logical and reasonable development for AA fleet planning.

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by AirwayBill
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11242

Re: Brussels Airlines' integration into EW

I am interested what will happen to their extensive african Network. I don´t think that they will operate These routes with the EW brand. What is their main clientele on These flight? O&D, VFR or connecting traffic? A lot of VFR. The African diaspora in Belgium is huge, and there’s quite a bit ...

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by AirwayBill
Wed May 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65660

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

well, this time a 737MAX order announcement would not be boring! Unless it's another UFO of course :bored: The only way I'd see an airline getting the MAX this year is either via UFO order or through an agreement with a lessor (which will remain confidential until people forget about the scandal). ...

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by AirwayBill
Wed May 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 5989

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

Well, I am 42, so close... But a silly argument / question. A 'millenial' is a person like every one else. It is not an alien with a complete different palate of tastes. Even a 'millenial' doesn't want to eat gray food, wants a lie-flat bed and a proper meal. JOON is simply a poor product whether y...

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by AirwayBill
Wed May 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 226388

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How pissed would you be if an airline said they had to block 50 seats and you were one of the unlucky psssengers who could not fly? How pissed would you be if it had to make a fuel stop and you missed your connecting flight? This happened fairly often on LAX-SIN with the 787-9. They had to cancel t...

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by AirwayBill
Tue May 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4605

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

hayzel777 wrote:
Delayed because the 5th 77F's forward cargo door had to be replaced and that therefore delayed it's delivery date.


Thanks for the info! Any idea why a cargo door has to be replaced at such an early stage?

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by AirwayBill
Mon May 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42308

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Based on the unreal a.net post count on whatever A380-related topic, I think one can say that the program has been a huge success.

:bigthumbsup:

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by AirwayBill
Mon May 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4605

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

Do we know if the date is still the 29th? Looks like their last one is flying tonight for a Monday morning arrival in ANC. EVA 744F retirement has been postponed to June 4th, 2019. Last commercial flight should be a LAX-TPE on June 2nd. Sources : RoutesOnline: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/a...

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