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by BAorAB
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15727

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

I think in the end, the 787-10 will end up being the best plane of this renewal cycle/ generation of WB aircraft. I think this will be the aircraft airlines keep around 25-30 years. The range and size fits well for so many markets. It's exceeded performance expectations and regular routes include ov...

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by BAorAB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15727

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

i think the airline leasing game will change to a more traditional frame financing game with higher interest rates and carriers holding onto frames for longer until they are paid off at least with more traditional banks carrying the paper. Low returns and high risk is what the aircraft leasing busin...

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by BAorAB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry
Replies: 56
Views: 15727

Re: Inching towards a collapse of the leasing industry

Its going to be tough going for sure, I'd go as far as saying most will collapse when widebodies start to be returned in the coming years. Just look at the simple math. Airbus A380- Typical cost was $250M to most airlines and lessors/ holding companies Lease rates were $1.7M per month = $20.4M per y...

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by BAorAB
Sat May 16, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11580

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

It'll be no difference in the US come September 30th! Canadians are managing it better, facing the realities early, as is BA. It'll be interested to see what the pilot resolution will be, that's undoubtedly the cash drainer from the salary pool. Tough times. A reality check for the Industry. Goodbye...

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by BAorAB
Sun May 03, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68849

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

As much as many including the UK regulatory authorities may not like it, If VS does fail, then BA & IAG would make the mot sense to swoop in and take over it's assets, routes and slots. Somehow circumstance has always benefited BA, and it could again. No other airline could as quickly bring VS's...

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by BAorAB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68849

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I just confirmed with a friend in London who works at BA Waterside HQ. 12,000 jobs will be at BA alone, hence why Cruz made the announcement. Cruz does not lead IAG only BA. Looks to be approx. 720 pilots, with focus on legacy contracts and 3000 cabin crew with high priority on "world wide"...

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by BAorAB
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26958

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Makes perfect sense! Can't think of a better regional aircraft for inter Asia routes. Its the most efficient aircraft on the market for 5-8hr flights, yet capable of flying 12hrs with full passenger load. Super versatile! Cathay have a total of 51 A330-300's in service (25 @ Cathay & 26 @ Cathay...

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by BAorAB
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85445

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

The Biggest news here is another deferral of the A350, what was initially 2017 EIS, after a series of deferrals is now suddenly 2027. I now more than ever highly doubt United will ever take or intend to take anything close to 45 A350's, especially given what the talk inside UAL seems to be regarding...

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by BAorAB
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"
Replies: 15
Views: 5716

Re: Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"

EK001 DXB to LHR EY001 AUH to FRA QR001 DOH to LHR QF1 SYD-SIN-LHR DL1 JFK-LHR I'm pretty sure LHR is going to knock this out of the park. So actually It's a tie. I'm talking about originating flights not arrivals, Arrivals are nothing to boast about neither are Defacto 1001 flights. SFO has 3 and ...

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by BAorAB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"
Replies: 15
Views: 5716

Airports with most Flagship flights E.g "001"

Was wondering which airport has the most Flagship numbers originating with Flight number 001. I know that SFO has at least 3.

SQ001 to HKG
UA001 to SIN
JAL001 to HND

Heathrow has at least 2.

VS001 to EWR
MH001 to KUL

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by BAorAB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 9966

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Nope! If BA's history tells you anything, they will run these A380"s into the ground then scrap them! BA was the longest end to end operator for the 747-200, will be for the 747-400 and the 772, and I don't expect the philosophy to change going forward! Buy New, Utilize hard and until the very ...

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by BAorAB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 9966

Re: BA and the A350-1000

huh? They fly an A380 daily to YVR, so I don't think premium cabin yields are an issue at YVR! [quote="leftcoast8"]The 777-9X, 787-9 and 777-300ER (plus most Heathrow-based 777-200ERs) are 4-class. The A350-1000 and 787-8 do not have a First cabin. Therefore, I think you're onto something ...

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by BAorAB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71771

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

BA never placed a LOI and didn't take the order. This isn't Lion Air or Emirates! Expect every one of them to be delivered! Since the order isn't firm, not quite. Not all LOIs turn into orders. (See indecisive ME3 carriers, or carriers gated by their respective governments.) But if you think an LOI ...

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by BAorAB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

........but as cheap as BA has been behaving in recent years under Alex Cruz........ Cheap??????? Wow....... Have a serious look at the levels of investment BA have input over the last few years, and re-calibrate your use of the word 'cheap'. Believe me, there is nothing 'cheap' about running an ai...

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by BAorAB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Because planes might already be planned, schedules made and staff placed. it's a thing if planes arrive hours earlier, or later, it requires time to adjust. it's not a simple snap of the fingers and lets fly straight again. Planning is made in advance, as soon as a new "roster" is made fo...

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by BAorAB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Because planes might already be planned, schedules made and staff placed. it's a thing if planes arrive hours earlier, or later, it requires time to adjust. it's not a simple snap of the fingers and lets fly straight again. Planning is made in advance, as soon as a new "roster" is made fo...

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by BAorAB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Why is BA so cautious?

Just noticed that Pakistan officially opened all airspace again after being closed to east/west traffic for 5 months, A NOTAM was sent out sunday this week. I saw that airlines wasted no time jumping on this NOTAM and started flying over Pakistan again especially routes to/from Europe and Delhi. Inc...

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by BAorAB
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 285 - 8 hr Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

BA 285 - 8 hr Delay

Noticed today's BA 285 - LHR to SFO was delayed 8hr 15mins from Heathrow. Return flight also delayed 8hrs. What causes such delay? Surely at Heathrow BA could shift some 744 frames around to get it out close to schedule? Assuming it was a tech issue with the aircraft.

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by BAorAB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 8422

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Seems like Atlas Air is operating. Going for Freighter conversion?

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by BAorAB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 8422

Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

Just saw on FR24 that an ex united 744 (N119UA) was ferried from VCV to LAX today and now on it's way from LAX to HKG as Flight 5Y9223 /GTI9223. Anyone know what's going on?

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by BAorAB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71771

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

So even in their darkest times Boeing manages to outsell Airbus by about $100M in the first 2 days! LOL Who saw this coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nd=premium To add insult to injury, most of IAG narrow body fleet had been Airbus A320 in recent decades. Great wrestle back for B...

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by BAorAB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71771

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

So even in their darkest times Boeing manages to outsell Airbus by about $100M in the first 2 days! LOL Who saw this coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nd=premium To add insult to injury, most of IAG narrow body fleet had been Airbus A320 in recent decades. Great wrestle back for Bo...

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by BAorAB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Order 200 -Boeing 737MAX
Replies: 3
Views: 708

IAG Order 200 -Boeing 737MAX

So even in their darkest times Boeing manages to outsell Airbus by about $100M in the first 2 days! LOL Who saw this coming? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/british-airways-parent-signs-accord-to-buy-200-boeing-max-jets?srnd=premium To add insult to injury, most of IAG narrow body...

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by BAorAB
Tue May 21, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Re: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?

www.airfleets.net
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speedbird52 wrote:
BAorAB wrote:
MSN 24322
L/N 733
Model 747-422
Delivery 30/06/1989
Reg N171UA
Service 04/08/1989
Stored 08/10/2015
Scrapped 06/04/2018

Thanks! For future reference may I ask where you got the info from?


some public, some internal UA.

www.airfleets.net

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by BAorAB
Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?
Replies: 12
Views: 3169

Re: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?

MSN 24322
L/N 733
Model 747-422
Delivery 30/06/1989
Reg N171UA
Service 04/08/1989
Stored 08/10/2015
Scrapped 06/04/2018

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by BAorAB
Thu May 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 29347

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Emirates will be just fine! The mere fact that they can turn a profit with current oil prices and without their optimal planned fleet in place is a testament in itself. Flying around 100+ A380's and being a profitable airline should be worth commending itself. Imagine where profits will go once the ...

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by BAorAB
Tue May 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 8677

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

Australian Business Traveler reporting that Qantas will switch from the 747-400ER to the 787-9 on the SFO-SYD-SFO rotation (QF 74/73) starting December 4th 2019. This is not entirely unexpected, given the 747 at QF is being phased out from 2020. Significant capacity reduction but a much improved pr...

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by BAorAB
Tue May 07, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 5045

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

Given history of using aircraft to end of life efficiently i'd say BA would be last in service (only because they received last frames after Qantas) followed by Qantas and Lufthansa. I believe all these 3 also own their frames rather than lease. Given EK's massive 779x order, I think we'll see them ...

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by BAorAB
Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 6227

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

He stated the A350's are definitely coming because the contract cancellation cost is simply too steep. He stated its common agreement within United leadership that the A350 order was a small mistake that started in 2009 and just kept growing, however given it's solid performance and suitability to r...

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by BAorAB
Mon May 06, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 95712

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I believe SQ leased each of these frames at approx. $1.6M per month for 10 years for a total return of $192M per plane. It was rumored that Dr Peters paid just over $200 per plane, so as long as they recover $8M or so for the scrap parts per plane they'd break even. I'm sure their vision was to turn...

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by BAorAB
Sun May 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 6227

787-10 In service Performance

We've heard so many mixed views about the actual performance and capability of the 78X. One of my friends at United Fleet Operations stated the aircraft performance, capability and economics have far exceed the expectations of everyone at the airline and they continue to look for ways to push the ai...

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