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by CX Flyboy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review
Replies: 73
Views: 23546

Re: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review

Had two great flights on CX in September to Japan and back. Fly CI / BR to save a few hundred and get a hot meal... no way. Just look at BR and their ridiculous attitude towards typhoons. Safety for me thanks. Fly SQ ... haha, no way. I value my life thanks. Fly a US carrier to the states... no tha...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vrigin A340-642 @Manila?
Replies: 12
Views: 3211

Re: Vrigin A340-642 @Manila?

Virgin used to swap their A346s out in HKG after they arrived from LHR. They would ferry for maintenance in MNL and the returning aircraft would ferry to HKG the same night to operate that night's flight back to LHR. HKG is now served by the 787 so how do the 346s get to MNL now? Ferry non-stop from...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-LRF due for handover on the 19th Oct...although given the track record of the previous 5 deliveries, this one may slip also.

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 777 tail strike at MEL continues to SIN
Replies: 23
Views: 8808

Re: SQ 777 tail strike at MEL continues to SIN

SQ at it again..... will these guys ever learn?? Just shocking. Don't evacuate when your plane has a fire ball on the wing...... Run off the runway on landing.... and try to get back on.... Send a plane to Hong Kong when everything else is cancelled due to a serious typhoon.... reported tail strike...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Almost, they haven't used the A320 but all of the widebodies of Airbus I belive. Silkair fly A320s, although they are replacing them with 737s. More appropriately, SQ placed the first order which launched the current A350, although they were not the launch customer in terms of flying it. I actually...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 777 tail strike at MEL continues to SIN
Replies: 23
Views: 8808

Re: SQ 777 tail strike at MEL continues to SIN

I thought the 773 had tail-strike protections. Or is that just the ER? The ER has a feature which helps when a tail strike is imminent but it is not full protection. If the pilot pulls back enough, the tail will still contact the runway. It is not Boeing's style to take ultimate control away from t...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Just flew into HKG on EK372 from BKK. Just taxied past a Finnair A359, it's not on a gate? Is there an issue? Totally normal for it to get towed away to an outer gate the the hours it sits on the ground here. Gate space is precious here in HKG so towing is normal for any plane that stays more than ...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Twitter reports indicate TG a350 had a incident at Phuket ... The Aircraft is damaged. Must have been one rough landing here are pictures. Source: http://www.twitter.com/A350blog That looks like vegetation in the photos, did the aircraft come off the runway or collect a tree on approach ? Looks lik...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Given the improved performance of the A350 relative to the 777W, what will be the role of the large CX fleet of 777Ws when all the A350's arrive (incl the A350-1000)? Are there routes which are still done better by the 777W? Some of CX's 777Ws are still quite new. Of the 50+ 77Ws CX operate, only a...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

tacobell101 wrote:
Anybody know what the deal is with MSN38 CX5. latest rumour was that it was supposed to be delivered yesterday?

Delivery has slowly slipped day by day for the last few CX deliveries. Latest is now 24th Sep for B-LRD

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 fuel burn versus 777
Replies: 194
Views: 14331

Re: A350 fuel burn versus 777

Without knowing the yield of those two comparisons and all the associated costs of operating those two aircraft types along with repayment schedules, lease costs etc etc, any talk of profit is nothing more than a wild guess. neither Zeke or I have any accurate numbers to vouch for profitability.

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

The aircraft (B-LRE) was ferried back to HKG yesterday. Then it should soon return back to service. I'm sure if it was an establish plane it would be back in service sooner but being a new type for the airline with composites etc they are taking care. One engineer told me the damage is quite bad bu...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

The preliminary report says the captain (pilot flying) was 34 years old with about 7,500 hours. That seems very young to be captain of a large widebody. The first officer was 37 with slightly less than 8,000 hours. I'm guessing it would be very unusual for a major U.S., Canadian or European carrier...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

My source is the fanfare about CX sending it's A350s to DUS and you can check out Flightradar to see that a 777 has been subbed onto it. One of the A350s was pulled out of service in Manila following some lightning strikes. Not sure how bad they were but perhaps they were being cautious with the new...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

CX has put the 77W back on the DUS route temporarily because of unavailability of it's A350s to do it.

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed
Replies: 71
Views: 16571

Re: London City Airport ( LCY ) closed

scbriml wrote:
downtown273 wrote:
Apparently, the average salary of a London City Airport user is €136k (£114k, $152k)


Given LCY's location, I'd be amazed if the average salary of pax using it was that low. :shock:


Daily wage?

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to CPH and TLV?
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: CX to CPH and TLV?

Slots are a problem as well, although right not there are still some slots available at certain times of day that CX is unable to capitalise on because of a lack of crew and aircraft. Has the 3rd runway's approval been finalized, or is that still in negotiation? I believe they have the final go-ahe...

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to CPH and TLV?
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: CX to CPH and TLV?

CX is dragging its feet on all expansion because we are short of aircraft and crew. Is runway scarcity at Chek Lap Kok contributing to that as well? Slots are a problem as well, although right not there are still some slots available at certain times of day that CX is unable to capitalise on becaus...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to CPH and TLV?
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: CX to CPH and TLV?

CX is struggling to crew all our current scheduled flights so do not expect to see significant expansion until this is resolved.

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

When does CX begin flying the A350 on the HKG>LHR>HKG route? Presumably when B-LRB and B-LRE have entered service? As it stands they will only go to Gatwick and Dusseldorf. LHR might get a 350 service once the -1000 come out. - I'm taking the assumption CX will fit F class to the 35K, if not, likel...

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 32 has been applied with its final registration, suggesting delivery is imminent.

Image
Msn32 B-LRB 19/8/2016 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


24th I believe.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific is considering the 'A350-8000'
Replies: 113
Views: 22102

Re: Cathay Pacific is considering the 'A350-8000'

trex8 wrote:
Why would they be interested when they have 77X on order?



The 777-9 would be far too big to launch new long thin routes.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

KarelXWB wrote:
B-LRE won't enter service until September. As far as I know, it was delivered without business class seats that will be installed by CX themselves.


This will happen to a small number of CX A350s because of the seat delays.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX New Livery Aircraft list
Replies: 20
Views: 6111

Re: CX Repainted list

No more as of yet.
Also technically, the A350s and B-LJN were not repainted as they were obviously never in the old colours. Perhaps a change of title in order?

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to CPH and TLV?
Replies: 16
Views: 5084

Re: CX to CPH and TLV?

For TLV, doesn't LY operate TLV-HKG several days per week? Yes, TLV-HKG daily except Friday with 777-200ER. I just can't seem to understand why CX are dragging their feet with opening TLV. LY is pretty well enternched in this route with passengers travelling onwards with QF (with miles earned on th...

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA
Replies: 26
Views: 6798

Re: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA

KA is being used as a vehicle for expansion right now because CX is unable to expand at the rate they would like and management are not prepared to fix the issues which would help them to expand faster. Do you think there is any legitimacy to rumors that CX is going to transfer the freighter fleet ...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA
Replies: 26
Views: 6798

Re: CX to axe KUL flights, hand them over to KA

As Zeke says, KA do not really have much of a lower cost base. Many of their pilots are paid more than their counterparts at CX. KA is being used as a vehicle for expansion right now because CX is unable to expand at the rate they would like and management are not prepared to fix the issues which wo...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I have been looking at the Captains history a little bit. His seniority No. 2***** would suggest around 16/17 years with Emirates starting as a Cadet trainee. Let's say 4 years Flight school and Advanced training, that would be 12/13 years line operations? 12/13 years I would have thought around 12...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO make crosswind landings look easy
Replies: 15
Views: 6139

Re: A321 NEO make crosswind landings look easy

It looks windy and gusty but I don't see much of a crosswind though.

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Noted on another forum (PPRUNE) that 'EMW was one of a number of 773s sold by EK to CX, to replace the latter's fleet of 772s. Anyone heard more about this. It would make sense; EK could get rid of its last RR powered 777s and standardise on the GE powered -300ERs, while CX would have more RR power...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for Belavia
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Re: New livery for Belavia

BestWestern wrote:
No Air Berlin ownership. State owned carrier. I flew them to Minsk a few years back, and the service was quite good. For a country that calls its main airport "Minsk 2" the airline was quite innovative with food and service.


Could have fooled me with that scheme.

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 377362

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

seabosdca wrote:
Tough call whether that Uzbekistan bird or the Scoot 50th Anniversary one is the ugliest 787 yet painted.



One of the best looking 787s so far!

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for Belavia
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Re: New livery for Belavia

Are they owned by AirBerlin?

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

A lot of false statements in this thread about engine acceleration and hot weather. Jet engines will accelerate from approach (flight) idle to maximum thrust in 6 seconds. Maximum thrust at 50 deg C is lower than at ISA, but it is still maximum. If you are approaching the runway, six seconds is a v...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Everything I have heard about the ME3 says to me that they have no compassion at all for individuals, and I would be very, very surprised if these pilots ever fly an airliner again, anywhere, even if it turns out that they were not at fault at all. Rumour has it that the FO was one of those that Qa...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I am no pilot but 50C and windshear sounds like sub optimal conditions under which to attempt a hairy go-around. It sounds like it was already quite hairy because the gear had a problem, and destabilized the aircraft. Sound accurate? It sounds like there was no problem with the gear. It was a norma...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

The 773 is not very powerful at all. With the temperature almost 50 (Celsius), a pressure of 993mb, there would not have been a very impressive climb performance. If they did a bounced landing, with thrust at idle, the speed would have continued to bleed off as they either decided immediately to go ...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight numbers Equal to Aircraft Types
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

Re: Flight numbers Equal to Aircraft Types

CX777 to CGK is often a 777.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 172829

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Just a wild guess that CX won't be taking this frame anymore.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Zeke, you are putting words in my mouth. Have a look back at the battery posts. It is you that was saying misleading things about the aircraft being stuck in Manila because of a lack of qualified engineers. Remember that or have you conveniently forgotten? When I mentioned the battery issue I was no...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

I should have known better than to post anything which could be construed as negative here. What was I thinking? perhaps you should have the thread all to yourselves. Only pro-A350 posts here please.

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

It wasn't an overhead locker, it was the ceiling. A passenger who I won't need you to guess the nationality thought the ceiling was an overhead locker and literally broke it. It is not a problem with the aircraft. LRC is not going anywhere because the maintenance provider did not install the Englis...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Oh I'm sorry I thought a big part of this thread was to monitor delays and issues which are affecting the A350 in service, teething problems included. A broken overhead locker does happen but if it causes a 2-3hour delay then it isn't simple a speed tape/ZADD fix. Also the only way of identifying a ...

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by CX Flyboy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Both CX A350s delayed today. LRC has had its first flights cancelled and LRA is delayed several hours as they're trying to fix a broken overhead locker apparently.

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543373

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

For info some of the A350s for CX may be delivered without a full interior, which will be installed by HAECO here in Hong Kong prior to entering service.

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

Thanks. Any stats for aircraft like the A330, A340, 737NG ETC?

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2015-2017
Replies: 1036
Views: 187385

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 3

EPA001 wrote:
ap305 wrote:
a350 dispatch reliability now at 98.5% barely 18 months after entering service...


That is an impressive number for sure! :)


Does anyone have any other reliability stats for other modern aircraft types that have entered service?

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID aircraft at TPE please
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Help ID aircraft at TPE please

That is a JetAsia 767-200. It is a thai carrier. that aircraft has been there for a few months as far as i know although it does get moved around.

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orient Thai 747 Seized by creditors
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Orient Thai 747 Seized by creditors

With all the full service and low cost carriers operating between HKG and Thailand why would anyone risk flying on Orient Thai? Many of the general public know nothing about safety and only look at cabin service. Some just look at price and those are the ones who flew Orient Thai. They were the che...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL signs A330 P2F contract
Replies: 103
Views: 18807

Re: DHL signs A330 P2F contract

b747400erf wrote:
These A330's would be a good replacement for Air Hong Kong's 747BCF's.



There are rumours about the whole AHK future and the future of the CX/DHL partnership. Until that is cleared up, no new aircraft will be introduced.

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