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Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I’ve yet to see a picture of the 777X cockpit. Can you post a link that shows it with weight and payload? Opus99 shared this in the 777X testing thread and they calculated a roughly 181.4t OEW. https://www.instagram.com/p/CWgHeC6pPuG/?utm_medium=copy_link We’re using a flight test airplane to deter...

Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I don’t think there’s an authoritative source for 777X OEW yet and it’s probably good to explain your math. It’s also helpful to limit comparison to A350-1000 with highest MTOW, which will weigh more than other models and options. True, but most sources (with pictures weight and payload in cockpit)...

Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 868
Views: 190734

### Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

How much of MTOW gain would be needed for the 779 to operate LHR-SYD-LHR non stop? At 352t MTOW, the 777-9 is given with a design range of 7285nm. 426pax <=> 45t. And OEW is around 184t. So the design fuel onboard is 352-184-45=123t. LHR-SYD is what, 9300nm? So fuel for that would be 123*9300/7285=...

Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 18
Views: 5352

### Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

How does one survive 2 hours in the wheel well of a 737 when it’s not pressurised, and I imagine has very limited room once the wheels come up. It doesn't even have gear doors to remotely shield him from the cold not to mention this flight was at FL330 for 90 minutes with almost no oxygen. He's luc...

Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 228
Views: 47782

### Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/25/uk- ... larms.html
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With concerns over a new Covid variant the UK is pausing routes and I wonder if the US will follow suit.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/25/uk- ... larms.html

Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

That’s what Fred said. He said maximum movement per aircraft that’s why people buy the. 779. Look at BA who are known for very good fleet planning. They already had the 35K, they must be idiots for picking the 779. Bear in mind, what makes you think LH doesn’t like their 748? They’re still flying t...

Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17717

### Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Apparently RR is closely working with Airbus on the geared carbon fan Ultrafan. The Ultrafan engine could be fit under an A350 efficiently because the smaller sized LP turbine makes installation possible. The A350 wing and longitudinal stability (rudder) can handle the bigger heavier engine, which ...

Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

The deliveries are 57 to 0. I would be surprised if the 779 is able to surpass A351 deliveries by 2030. Since the A35K entry into service which model has had more deliveries the 77W or 35K? You cant compare deliveries of the new A350-1000 with recent deliveries of the almost 20 year old 777-300ER w...

Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Yes, the 779 is not larger than any other airliners by as big of a margin as the a380 was. But, by not being explosively larger, does the 779 provide the efficiency in comparison to its smaller competitors? That's the question being asked, not just the size solely by itself. The a35k provides at le...

Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8063

### Re: Security Incident at ATL

So here is my question. How will Delta handle this will they hold flights or will they hold to their schedule to keep the network flowing. No DL cancellations but they do have a couple hundred delayed so it looks like they might be holding aircraft where necessary. https://flightaware.com/live/canc...

Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I guess that’s why we haven’t seen it. New wing = new airplane Just to remind you that Boeing had to develop an all-new, CFRP wing for the B777X. Boeing could have done the same with a B787-10X, as well as adapting 6-wheel main bogies to handle higher weights. And a variant of the GEn9x engine coul...

Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

sxf24 wrote:
I don’t think a 787-10 that flies 7,500nm is possible.

Not without a 6 wheel bogey and larger wing.

Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32332

### Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Really not an interesting discussion as the 777X is still two years away from EIS. Until real world performance numbers come out comments made are pure speculation. As the OP is already calling the 777X "the Boeing A380" we clearly know where his bias lies. Personally, I will wait for the...

Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 868
Views: 190734

### Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

779 arrives in FRA... https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1461337944581545986 Any idea why this flight took nearly an hour longer than other flights on this same route? It didn't appear to deviate from the standard flight path but according to FR24 it was nearly 7 hours vs the standard 6 hour ...

Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

FSDan wrote:
JohanTally wrote:
rjbesikof wrote:

Which would be longer, SEA-BOM or JFK-BOM

JFK is 38nm further

JFK-BOM is also a much, much bigger market.

It is which is why the NYC market is the only direct service to BOM right now. I assume IAD will resume but I am not aware of the timeline.

Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 81
Views: 12517

### Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

Far from beaten? 643 A220s ordered and 179 delivered, vs 205 E2s ordered and 43 delivered; 3:1 ratio for orders. Those numbers are a landslide for the A220. The CS1/3 was launched 8 years before 190/195-E2 OK, the E2 was launched in late 2011; so, 2012-2021 was 205 frames. In the same timeframe, BB...

Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 81
Views: 12517

### Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

Far from beaten? 643 A220s ordered and 179 delivered, vs 205 E2s ordered and 43 delivered; 3:1 ratio for orders. Those numbers are a landslide for the A220. Profit wise though, the E2 was just a newer development while the A220 was a clean sheet and needs to sell way more frames. From an economic s...

Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-india-market/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=echo&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0dARHnKy81mYOcRFntQZTHwqbDcG-TomkNnDjGx3YTAsuTLO6veHw6mrs#Echobox=1636964538 It appears that AA is happy with India bookings so far and is “in...

Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 81
Views: 12517

### Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

In a word... No The E2 may not be the best seller but it's far from beaten. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk Far from beaten? 643 A220s ordered and 179 delivered, vs 205 E2s ordered and 43 delivered; 3:1 ratio for orders. Those numbers are a landslide for the A220. The CS1/3 was launched 8...

Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 29
Views: 6620

### Re: CLT concourse E

is mq going to operate more clt flights when these gates are open? they appear to have cut down clt flying this month. Also, will e5a to e9 be the only gates without bridge when the new gates open? The new extension on E only adds a gate or two and the jet bridges won't be installed for another cou...

Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 868
Views: 190734

### Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

It's exciting to see the program at a point where they can start showcasing the new aircraft. Yes - a chance for more airline staff to get to see it in person. :bigthumbsup: I'm sure the nerdy engineers(joking) at Lufthansa Technik can't wait to get up close with the folding wingtips and those gian...

Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 868
Views: 190734

### Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Opus99 wrote:

Reports coming out that the 777X will stop at FRA and LHR before heading back to Seattle

It's exciting to see the program at a point where they can start showcasing the new aircraft.

Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 361
Views: 78378

### Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

IIRC a design decision on the A350 was to construct the cockpit module from metal rather than composite. Maybe that was because the wear rate of the paint is greater "up front" but the underlying metal better resists damage? It would be interesting to know how near the wear hotspot is to ...

Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21446

### Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-chr ... tions/amp/
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Pi7472000 wrote:
Just avoid flying American or Southwest. Delta and United are good choices as they have not faced this cancellation chaos due to staffing shortages.

Last year it was Delta that couldn't deliver on the busy holiday travel season.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-chr ... tions/amp/

Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 868
Views: 190734

### Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

https://www.flightglobal.com/dubai-2021/ge9x-clears-dust-ingestion-test-milestone/146358.article The GE9X has completed dust ingestion testing and the engine performed very well. Head of the program points to other things as well. He says: “Boeing has brought a 777-9 to the Dubai show and Sheldon s...

Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2129

### Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

In Massachusetts there's nearly a 1 percent mortality rate with vaccinated breakthrough cases which is a similar mortality rate to that of the unvaccinated. From the article you posted: The breakthrough cases represent just a small percentage -- about 1.2% -- of the 4.7 million people who have been...

Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2129

### Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

Only 58% of the country is fully vaccinated - that's not 'so many'. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-percentage-of-population-vaccinated-march-15.html I'm not trying to tinfoil hat anyone but the most vaccinated states in your article have the highest Covid case ...

Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2129

### Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

It gets down to how one weights public safety vs. public convenience. Seeing the data on the 4th wave in Germany - more new infections than at any point previously - I prefer safety. There will be too many unvaccinated people traveling. What's odd is why are we having a fourth wave with so many peo...

Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17717

### Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

I think the challenge is to convince the regulator a new design / interface / communications can make a flight safer, despite 1 pilot in the cockpit seat. From what I read it would include cockpit instrument modifications, enhanced crew monitoring (both automated & ground), crew rests, lav's po...

Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

Gotcha. I personally believe that would be a mistake on management's part to allow pilots to have a say in anything other than flying the plane. The pilots are better off fighting for better quality of life and job protection. Adding any unqualified group to network planning would be a total disast...

Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

Gotcha. I personally believe that would be a mistake on management's part to allow pilots to have a say in anything other than flying the plane. The pilots are better off fighting for better quality of life and job protection. Adding any unqualified group to network planning would be a total disast...

Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

Do you mean the holiday flight schedule? I interpret it as the Pilots wanting to have a say in the schedule throughout the entire year not just holidays. Flight crews want to have input on schedules that are largely driven by software that lack the human variables that can be more unpredictable. Go...

Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

AA pilots Union is refusing the incentive holiday pay and asking to be a part of building the flight schedule. https://onemileatatime.com/news/american-airlines-pilots-reject-extra-holiday-pay/ Do you mean the holiday flight schedule? I interpret it as the Pilots wanting to have a say in the schedu...

Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

https://onemileatatime.com/news/america ... liday-pay/
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AA pilots Union is refusing the incentive holiday pay and asking to be a part of building the flight schedule.

https://onemileatatime.com/news/america ... liday-pay/

Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

Looks like AA might have been experiencing more than just weather related staffing issues last weekend. AA is instituting significant incentives for FAs during the holidays to have perfect attendance. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/05/american-airlines-jacks-up-flight-attendant-holiday-pay-to-avo...

Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34291

### Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Judges put halt to vaccine mandate for private companies. This will effect the airlines, airports, and other entities of air transport. Although at this point, I imagine the vast majority of employees are already fully vaccinated. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/06/us-federal-appeals-court-freezes-bid...

Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8734

### Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

AA has a mix of good and bad facilities for passengers as well stated above. AA does have osprstional issues at serveral hubs due to poor design by modern standards, but none of that is worth the costs of rebuilds. CLT has some improvements in the pipeline, potentially a midfield concourse to repla...

Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8734

### Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

AA has a mix of good and bad facilities for passengers as well stated above. AA does have osprstional issues at serveral hubs due to poor design by modern standards, but none of that is worth the costs of rebuilds. CLT has some improvements in the pipeline, potentially a midfield concourse to repla...

Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Anyone know how the JFK-SNA flight on the 321T is performing? JFK to SNA has been a tricky market for both AA and DL, who have tried it before and then dropped it. AA flew it in the 2000s on a 757 and DL flew it more recently, but not sure what the equipment type was. Loads are pretty full most of ...

Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

This wasn't a weather created event, that's just what AA needs for press releases. It's very clear that weather precipitated the situation. Was AA prepared for crazy weather? Absolutely not. That's on them. Did weather still cause the problem? Yes. I don't see why everyone feels the need to allocat...

Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44077

### Re: AAnother Meltdown

Looks like AA might have been experiencing more than just weather related staffing issues last weekend. AA is instituting significant incentives for FAs during the holidays to have perfect attendance. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/05/american-airlines-jacks-up-flight-attendant-holiday-pay-to-avoi...

Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8734

### Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

You can’t compare RDU to CLT. RDU is way smaller and has only a handful of International flights which LHR and CDG aren’t even operating. You make it sound CLT has a lot more international arrivals. Have you checked international arrivals in CLT last 3-5 years? CLT is bigger but is not that much bi...

Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 361
Views: 78378

### Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

https://fr24.com/data/flights/qr3254#29b8115b
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The mentioned five A380s are getting ready to return to service to fill in for grounded A350s

https://fr24.com/data/flights/qr3254#29b8115b

Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 71
Views: 8734

### Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

OP here: 1. I’m not biased against AA, actually quite the opposite, hence my username. 2. I did forget about JFK, you’re right. T8 is a bright spot. PHX is fine, no complaints there. DCA is nice and will be even better when the improvements are done. For DCA, local travelers don’t care as much abou...

Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I hear SEA-BLR will be pushed back to MARCH end 2022, apparently due to issues related with B789 deliveries. It wouldn't surprise if AA delays SEA-BLR again, but I don't think the 789 deliveries will be the reason why, though I can see AA spinning it as such. The market's likely just not there, yet...

Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70639

### Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

I have been wondering for a while whether the folding wingtip system was actually still needed now that the A380 has pushed many airports to accept Code F aircraft (in limited numbers at a time). Especially now that the number of active A380 is dwindling, the available space and time slots for new ...

Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January? I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route. That's true but AA and QF have a JV and th...

Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January? I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route. That's true but AA and QF have a JV and th...

Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2971
Views: 469524

### Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

rjbesikof wrote:
Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January?

I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route.

Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 70639

### Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

The empty weight of the 777-F is 318K and the 777-300ER is 370K. So what is the maximum landing weight for both? I don't see how the -300ERCF comes close to making up 52Klb of extra airframe weight. One would think the 777-F or 777-200LRCF would have a 25Klb to 30Klb payload advantage over the -300...

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