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by wangjm777
Tue May 28, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ A359 MTOWs.
Replies: 19
Views: 2249

Re: SQ A359 MTOWs.

It could also be “variable". There is really no public information. There are no "variable" weight versions. They tend to fly their regular 268T A359s to places slightly closer to main base and the regular 275T A359s further away, including to SFO. However, in the early days, they al...

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by wangjm777
Tue May 28, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PER-LHR%3B ... =wls&DU=km


Note that PER-LHR doesn’t require MTOW increase on 787-9. 787-9 can do AKL-EWR as is now. The MTOW increase is more useful on 78X.
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x1234 wrote:
AKL-EWR WILL HAPPEN! AKL-EWR is actually shorter than PER-LHR so there you go:
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PER-LHR%3B ... =wls&DU=km


Note that PER-LHR doesn’t require MTOW increase on 787-9. 787-9 can do AKL-EWR as is now. The MTOW increase is more useful on 78X.

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

So if the B789 will be the aircraft for Auckland to New York, and if these birds get the rumored 2.5T MTOW increase, what type of seat capacity would Air New Zealand have? Currently they have two type of seat layout in the B789 C18W21Y263 and C27W33Y215 If they indeed plan to use 787-9 for AKL-NYC,...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

So if the B789 will be the aircraft for Auckland to New York, and if these birds get the rumored 2.5T MTOW increase, what type of seat capacity would Air New Zealand have? Currently they have two type of seat layout in the B789 C18W21Y263 and C27W33Y215 If they indeed plan to use 787-9 for AKL-NYC,...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

Sure just change the wing body join, modify the wing for triple bogey gear, new nose gear, and throw an extra 10 klb of thrust on each wing. Simple, cheap stuff really, should be ready next week, delivery by Christmas (year not specified). Surely it won’t be a paper MTOW increase. But 10t is much, ...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The 77E doesn’t fly to JFK from AKL, at present nothing does. I think you underestimate how much it would take to make the 78X capable of reaching JFK with an economically viable payload. There were indeed rumours of an increased MTOW, it from 6430nmi to 7600nmi? No chance. That would mean nearly n...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 16005

Re: NZ CEO hints longer range 787

As I said previously the 787 will also replace the 777-300ER's based on the options. The 787-10 can easily do 75% of the 777-300ER routes. The longest routes and the new ultra long haul routes will go to the 787-9. I hear it time and time that a certain aircraft won't get purchased because it will ...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 276095

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

Does the recent NZ order indicate that the “ER” version of 787-9/-10 is back in the competition for Project Sunrise?

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

In the article, they stated they would like to fly their newly ordered aircraft on the hypothetical AKL-NYC flight. Meaning, they want to place the Boeing 78J on the route, but it needs quite a bit of a range boost. This could be the end of the A350 program. The ER version of 787-10 has a range of ...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

In the article, they stated they would like to fly their newly ordered aircraft on the hypothetical AKL-NYC flight. Meaning, they want to place the Boeing 78J on the route, but it needs quite a bit of a range boost. This could be the end of the A350 program. The ER version of 787-10 has a range of ...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54326

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I never expected to see the words ''long range'' and ''787-10'' in the same sentence :P Jokes aside, it'll be interesting to see how much they extend its range by. It should also help compete with the A350-900 more and could potentially attract more customers. But the question is what will they use...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3821

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

I wonder what aircraft type they will use on the route(s)... The Vladivostok route is likely to be shipping industry based, and/or may be interesting for the purposes of cargo. I wonder how they will go on the capacity vs frequency debate - considering that the route can be served by so many aircra...

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by wangjm777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6054

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Can the 787-10 do AKL-IAH full payload!? I know it can do SFO, LAX & YVR. Unless these are 787-10ERs (which right now don't exist) I don't see these aircraft being capable of handling a mission like AKL-IAH-AKL. For reference only currently UA's longest nonstop on a 78J is EWR-TLV-EWR, at 4949 ...

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by wangjm777
Sun May 26, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37914

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

VV wrote:
Does anyone know what the exact reason of this MTOW increase?

It is quite confusing to see such an effort is done on the A220 when the nearest competitor E195-E2 has only about 2,400 nm of range.


Maybe just by reducing payload margin it could take more fuel, so no changes are needed at all.

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by wangjm777
Sun May 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ A359 MTOWs.
Replies: 19
Views: 2249

Re: SQ A359 MTOWs.

It could also be “variable". There is really no public information.

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by wangjm777
Sun May 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2527
Views: 455778

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

We are down to just 10 IPTE PW 77Es which is great news, however according to the revised overall 77E Polaris/PE installation schedule it looks as if for the summer UA will only run 1 line at XMN for the PW frames with the next frame not entering XMN till after N218UA exits. Once the summer season ...

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by wangjm777
Sun May 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6054

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

TWA772LR wrote:
Can these make it on AKL-IAH?


Shouldn’t be a problem. The UA 787-10 has proven to be a reliable 12-hour plane. With a less dense confit it can easily fly farther than that.

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