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by trex8
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Even though the flight lengths / routes are different, I am a bit surprised by some of the differences. In particular, I see the A330-200 burns much more than the much, much larger A350-900, although its data is on a much shorter flight (and it seems to me that longer flights incur a penalty, as a ...

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by trex8
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 124
Views: 12133

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Duh fake news by Trump again. Obama admin never refused Patriots, Turks initially selected Chinese FH2000 over Patriot and Euro SAMP/T and S300 (which incidentally was far more expensive than the US or Euro proposal!!), then when US/Nato kicked up fuss about Chinese selection, they decided to try de...

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by trex8
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8106

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Lots of people I've seen on hawaiian interisland planes need to be deboarded!!'

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by trex8
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace

Beijing will try save face by "sanctioning" small fry like Gulfstream and those who do little business with PRC like Raytheon. When the Boeings get involved, Beijing will have to look the other way . And Boeing will have no say, 99.99% arms sales by US to Taiwan are Pentagon Foreign Milita...

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by trex8
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 64
Views: 12745

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

I travel DL a lot and my favorite seat is 13 F. I promise you there is tons of room to get out of that door. You compare this to window exits or the 1R "baby door" on the 717 and there is plenty of room to get out of the aircraft. Also, if you do not like this then you will really not lik...

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by trex8
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 12326

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

- According to Skyliner, one of the ex- JASDF 747-400 will be ferried to TLV for freighter conversion. This will be the first freighter conversion of a 747-400 in years, right? Not counting the Asiana B747-400M which was converted recently (that was already a Combi frame). Any more info about this?...

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by trex8
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98487

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-signs-deal-for-40-a330-900s-30-a350-900s "announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of agreement signed with Airbus. The deal is worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices." WTH does "announce an order &...

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by trex8
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26017

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. According to my buddy who works at Airbus' Hamburg facility, it happens to both major airlines, and more than either would care to publicly admit. They ...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98487

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I would assume the 777-8 is on the way out with Emirates, maybe all together. Too heavy & expensive for EK long routes like LAX. 787-9s, A350’s can do the job at (significant) lower costs, risks Smith said that Boeing is “looking at the timing and demand for the 777-8. the next variant, to see ...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's

EK 349 MTOW from JP Fleets 13/14

EBY, ECA, , ECG, ECH, ECI, EGD,EGG,EGQ,

oh how I miss JP Fleets!!!

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by trex8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's

The 1H is the Boeing customer code for Emirates, while 6N is GECAS. The weights should be the same. They may well be and they may well not be. CIs GECAS leased 77Ws have higher MTOW than the ones they ordered directly from Boeing. I suspect GECAS orders the highest weight variants as future lessors...

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by trex8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 or WN?
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: B6 or WN?

WN=Walmart
B6=Target

But I fly WN more so I dont have the change fees and free bags etc

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by trex8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Re: Operating Weights of Emirates 777-300ER's

The 1H is the Boeing customer code for Emirates, while 6N is GECAS. The weights should be the same. They may well be and they may well not be. CIs GECAS leased 77Ws have higher MTOW than the ones they ordered directly from Boeing. I suspect GECAS orders the highest weight variants as future lessors...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 82
Views: 12837

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Taiwan could take 66 F16V, there have been reports they may even take another 6 attrition replacements. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3655421 That swings back and forth every few years. At the moment I believe they are happy to take the Vs as refurbished from their existing fleet but the Mi...

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by trex8
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 82
Views: 12837

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3655421
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Taiwan could take 66 F16V, there have been reports they may even take another 6 attrition replacements.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3655421

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by trex8
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F on the cards soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: A350F on the cards soon?

Could you even put 10 ft high pallets in an A350? Even on the 777F they are sculpted. Seems the A350 main cabin is more MD11/DC10 sized.

If they do launch it, I could see CI getting some if they dont pick up more than the 3+3 777Fs they just committed to as replacements for their 18 744Fs.

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by trex8
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 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: 3232

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

They've actually been avoiding Ukrainian airspace since MH17. Flying over Xinjiang is whats new. The eastbound flights usually went Hungary, Romania, south Black Sea, Turkey, Iran and then various ways over India and south of the Himalayas into Yunnan and HK FIR and then across the straits. Now they...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 10968

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

OT but if you are type rated on a 772, do you only need a differences course for flying 77W/LR? And is three a separate type rating for flying a 777F or is it only a company sop issue?

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by trex8
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:50 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: 3232

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

BR just like CI regularly fly north thru Japan/ROK and then across Russian FarEast and Siberia on westbound flights. This may be something new though. Looking at flightradar24 the BR67 TPE CDG starts doing this from June11. BR65 TPE- VIE they start routing through Xinjiang mid May , before that its ...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15228

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

also if RR engines are doing so bad in the 87, why is anyone even ordering them? they've got to be costing airlines a lot of cash Maybe that explains why Air NZ switched from RR to GE on their last 787 order. Or maybe they just got better financing (albeit maybe because its a better risk). The days...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313314

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Im sorry if this has been covered earlier but can the new winglets be retrofitted to old frames?

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66576

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

CI 1.converting their MOU from last month for 3+ 3 777Fs to 6 orders . I'm giving up on them replacing their 18 744Fs with 747-8F. :frown: 2. If they still have their 6 A359 options , converting those to firm orders. Those last of the line 744s gotta go in the next few years. 3. Some A330neos to sta...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?

there are lots of things done which sound reasonable and may even actually pan out, and then there's marketing

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?

This is only answerable with a blinded controlled study with many flights and many many passengers/crew where no one on board , or at least in the cabin, know what the altitude was set at and thats not likely to ever happen. Till then its all anecdotal.

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?

This is only answerable with a blinded controlled study with many flights and many many passengers where no one on board , or at least in the cabin, know what the altitude was set at and thats not likely to ever happen. Till then its all anecdotal.

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

Crews flying the Berlin airlift and CNAC crews flying the Hump were awarded the Air Medal for just flying x number of missions, regardless of what "heroic" activity they did.

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP bearing issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3512

Re: LEAP bearing issue

Why isnt the IA affected also?? Isnt the fan size the only major difference??

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by trex8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15228

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

I wonder what the distribution is for the first 500 vs the next. I'd imagine a lot more ge in the latter block Good question. The answer is 302 GE and 198 RR or 60% v 40%. So the second batch of 500 is 327 GE and 173 RR or 65% v 35%. interesting, thanks! i'm honestly surprised the RR held on as wel...

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by trex8
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If Airbus managed to steal 250 744/747X/748 sales from Boeing, stopped them launching the 747X and any other iteration before the 748. It was a success for Airbus.

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by trex8
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13522

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

[ Airbus has an A320 FAL and an A330 Completion Center in China and Boeing opened a 737 Completion Center there. Neither did so because they were hurting for space in their current CCs and FALs. They did so because it had direct business benefit to them in generating orders for those families place...

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by trex8
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32508

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

I have presented plenty of evidence. :D Airbus admitted it could not match Boeing on price in the HA deal . Per Leeham, Boeing sold the 789 for 115 million per plane to HA. They still made a healthy profit if production costs are roughly 90 million per frame. However, if you have any evidence to co...

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by trex8
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 19015

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJWCHL7XM6c Interesting comments on cargo, they flew 2000 tons out of ONT first year and its increasing. A rep for a company which claims to be the largest cargo expeditor out of the US and top 5 in the world claims TPE-ONT is saving some of their customers a day in t...

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by trex8
Fri May 31, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. Not total apples and ora...

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by trex8
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179667

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I was at a jury selection and the judge said that an indictment is merely an accusation of impropriety against the defendant, by the Government , and it was the Government that had to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the person was guilty (as opposed to the defendant proving he is innocent.) ...

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by trex8
Sat May 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20102

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

[list=][/list] They are winning A330 orders simply by selling it extremely cheap. And they lost the HA order. Both OEM sell planes dirt cheap when it’s in their interest. Let's assume HA paid a high price to be allowed to order the 787 & cancel their A330NEO.. or Boeing offered 787s at a price t...

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by trex8
Thu May 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10693

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

The seats are forcing the withdrawal of the aircraft? I get if they have set an internal deadline to be rid of an old design by a certain date, but those can always be pushed back and the tickets sold for less. Its probably a combination of the seats AND the need for the 3rd heavy check which shoul...

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by trex8
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16399

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

They have become accustomed to just selling goods to us and not buying anything in return. Its called TRADE. I buy something from you, you buy something back of relatively equal value. There are lots of issues with "unfair trade practices" by the Chinese, having balanced trade accounts is...

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by trex8
Mon May 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10693

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

Some slots available or at least some line numbers not used https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list Well, from the website the options are no longer there. I think it's easier to just ask the updater the question about the options? If they are retiring them by 2021 (is this ...

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by trex8
Mon May 13, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 40608

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Is there a site where they list which A321neos are ACF door configuration? When is the permanent transition to ACF, beginning or end 2020?

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by trex8
Mon May 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000
Replies: 24
Views: 5303

Re: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000

IIRC the early rumors about the A330neo being launched prior to actual acknowledgement of its existence by A had the GEnx as the engine as the pundits saw it as a way for GE to increase sales of the bleed 2B variant which was only on the 747-8 and that wasnt exactly selling like hot cakes. When Roll...

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by trex8
Mon May 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000
Replies: 24
Views: 5303

Re: Airbus a330neo possible versions with GEnx and Trent 1000

GEnx was launch engine for the A350 Mk1 which is effectively the early itineration of the A330neo.

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by trex8
Sun May 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10693

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Of the 25 new A321neos, would some of them be allocated to their LCC subsidiary Tigerair Taiwan? It may be a strong possibility that they're focusing more towards Airbus aircraft. Mandarin Airlines' E190 fleet may be replaced by the A220-300 aircraft, given that JetBlue and Air Canada are doing tha...

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by trex8
Sun May 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 52683

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

So from the FG article the cockpit layout of the neo and ceo are identical?

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by trex8
Sat May 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs

What is the difference in cost for labor? Those figures should be more readily available and I thought the primary reason Boeing opened the CHS plant was to tap into a cheaper labor market. But was it simply for lower labor rates or the lower likelihood of production stops in future from strikes etc?

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by trex8
Thu May 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10693

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Of the 25 new A321neos, would some of them be allocated to their LCC subsidiary Tigerair Taiwan? It may be a strong possibility that they're focusing more towards Airbus aircraft. Mandarin Airlines' E190 fleet may be replaced by the A220-300 aircraft, given that JetBlue and Air Canada are doing tha...

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by trex8
Wed May 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737Max Storage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: 737Max Storage Question

kalvado wrote:
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There are many stored MAX photos taken by the same guy, some are with purge, some are without. I wonder if there is any difference with engine type.

Arent they all LEAP 1B???

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by trex8
Wed May 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10693

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Originally the decision is to be made between A320/NEO or MAX 8/MAX 9, but the recent crashes of the MAX has led to the NEO winning. Sorry, I do not believe this. A professional organization will not be led by feelings of temporary problems with the MAX8/9. The technical/economic decision between a...

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