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by swallow
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Delays B747-8F Roll-Out
Replies: 33
Views: 13012

RE: Boeing Delays B747-8F Roll-Out

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Details Of A350F
Replies: 35
Views: 9542

RE: Airbus Reveals Details Of A350F

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Route On A340-600
Replies: 31
Views: 14240

RE: Longest Route On A340-600

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Route On A340-600
Replies: 31
Views: 14240

RE: Longest Route On A340-600

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilfc Orders Trents For A350XWB
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

RE: Ilfc Orders Trents For A350XWB

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Completes Firm Config Of 747-8I
Replies: 95
Views: 18293

RE: Boeing Completes Firm Config Of 747-8I

The 748F is due for delivery in 08 and the 748i in 2010. The 787 test flight delay means six months less flight test data for the GEnx1B if 748 schedules remain unchanged. <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and Boeing may need to generate some additional data for the GEnx-2B f...

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Prepares For B787 Delay, Prepares A350 Order
Replies: 66
Views: 15997

RE: QF Prepares For B787 Delay, Prepares A350 Order

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by swallow
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilfc Orders Trents For A350XWB
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

RE: Ilfc Orders Trents For A350XWB

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by swallow
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightblogger Is On Flight International
Replies: 8
Views: 3478

RE: Flightblogger Is On Flight International

A well deserved upgrade to the big league.

Congratulations and best wishes to Jon  Smile

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by swallow
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aboulafia Comments On Bair
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

RE: Aboulafia Comments On Bair

Scott Hamilton thinks Bair's comments may be preparing the ground for a Dec 5th announcement of more centralization and a further delay. -Bair did not have a prepared speech -It is unusual for Boeing execs to vent in public -Boeing <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> were present and c...

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by swallow
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s
Replies: 93
Views: 19907

RE: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s

Scott Hamilton says Airbus may get up to 100 A350 orders at the show including the Emirates order. He thinks they will order the 3510 variant. He is also predicting an order from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a new leasing company, for the A350 at the Dubai Air show <a href="http://www.leeham.net/file...

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by swallow
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Agree To EK Request On Shorter 747-8i?
Replies: 154
Views: 35490

RE: Boeing To Agree To EK Request On Shorter 747-8i?

Well, well... back to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. Scott Hamilton has his doubts about <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> ordering the 748. Quote: 'We’re also hearing it is no better than 50-50 the airline will order the 747; it doesn’t ha...

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by swallow
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers
Replies: 24
Views: 6189

RE: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers

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by swallow
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers
Replies: 24
Views: 6189

Boeing And Underperforming 787 Suppliers

According to Flight global, some suppliers may be excluded from 787 work in the future. This is a follow on from Mike Bair's speech last week. Quote: 'Boeing also learned that certain key suppliers were not prepared for the integrator-level responsibilities that are the hallmark of the 787's distrib...

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by swallow
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please Enforce Carry-on Size Rules
Replies: 117
Views: 8341

RE: Please Enforce Carry-on Size Rules

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by swallow
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver-Uganda And Back Via ORD LHR NBO On UA KQ BA
Replies: 18
Views: 12340

RE: Denver-Uganda And Back Via ORD LHR NBO On UA KQ BA

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by swallow
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380/744 Real Photo Comparison
Replies: 92
Views: 33014

RE: A380/744 Real Photo Comparison

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by swallow
Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 748i Announcement At Dubai Airshow?
Replies: 36
Views: 10729

RE: EK 748i Announcement At Dubai Airshow?

According to Flight, Tim Clark is looking for tight performance guarantees although it does not specify exactly what he wants. <acronym title="Air Tanzania">TC</acronym> plays hardball and often gets what he wants. That said, sometimes he may come across as 'lots of froth and no beer!'  <img sr...

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Boeing To Be Bold
Replies: 65
Views: 11991

RE: Time For Boeing To Be Bold

The priority after the 787 program should be Y1. I do not see Boeing commiting the resources to build a BWB ahead of Y1 since the airlines have started pushing for a new generation single aisle plane. The VLA market is fragmenting anyway with the 388 the platform of choice for pax and the 748 for fr...

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Airbus As Birthday Present
Replies: 49
Views: 10941

RE: An Airbus As Birthday Present

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s
Replies: 93
Views: 19907

RE: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town International Closed
Replies: 12
Views: 4748

RE: Cape Town International Closed

Considering that <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> is busiest on Friday and Sunday afternoons, this is quite a major disruption. I do recall landing on a shorter secondary runway at <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) ...

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330/A340 Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 117
Views: 19430

RE: Airbus A330/A340 Thread (Part 2)

There is a rumour about Emirates ordering 30X A330 on another thread. The variant is not yet specified. I guess all will be revealed at the Dubai Air Show

If true, it will be another feather in the cap of the A330.

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Living Up To Expectations?
Replies: 42
Views: 12410

RE: A380 - Living Up To Expectations?

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Ever SAA B747 Flight Today
Replies: 81
Views: 18442

RE: Last Ever SAA B747 Flight Today

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s
Replies: 93
Views: 19907

RE: A&C: Emirates - 50 A350XWB + 30 A330s

Do we know which engines Emirates will sign for? RR seems likely but another thread mentions that GE is coming on board the 350 project.

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by swallow
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE Near To Jump On The A350XWB
Replies: 45
Views: 9847

RE: GE Near To Jump On The A350XWB

GE come on board just in time to potentially grab the Emirates 350 engine contract.

And Tim Clark gets what he asked for; a higher thrust engine for the 7810. He wanted at least 83,000 lb thrust. Whether that will influence his decision on the large twin order remains to be seen.

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Status
Replies: 47
Views: 11705

RE: 787 Status

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777F Update?
Replies: 16
Views: 5010

RE: Boeing 777F Update?

I believe that they are also training pilots from QF and EK

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Nears Order For A350 Or B787
Replies: 17
Views: 7504

RE: Turkish Airlines Nears Order For A350 Or B787

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain
Replies: 68
Views: 9940

RE: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain
Replies: 68
Views: 9940

RE: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain

Quote, "That whole production system is built for 1,200 pieces. ... Everything about it was designed for 1,200 parts," he said. "We threw 30,000 at it." More clarity about why things have bogged down at the Everett factory. His disappointment is palpable and understandable. Supply chain management i...

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsiaX To Buy 50 Airbus A350s Or 50 Boeing 787s
Replies: 8
Views: 5191

RE: AirAsiaX To Buy 50 Airbus A350s Or 50 Boeing 787s

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World
Replies: 69
Views: 11849

RE: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World

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by swallow
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsiaX To Buy 50 Airbus A350s Or 50 Boeing 787s
Replies: 8
Views: 5191

RE: AirAsiaX To Buy 50 Airbus A350s Or 50 Boeing 787s

Hmm, Tony Fernandez is expanding fast. He has 150 320s on order and wants to convert 25 options into orders, not to mention 15 333s on order. After <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and <acronym title="British Airways">BA<...

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by swallow
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World
Replies: 69
Views: 11849

RE: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World

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by swallow
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments
Replies: 71
Views: 21546

RE: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments

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by swallow
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments
Replies: 71
Views: 21546

RE: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments

According to Scott Leeham and as Stitch has pointed out above, the cessation of shipments is designed to reduce travel work. Quote: '...this is part of the rescheduling to reduce travel work. Major components for only two aircraft have been received and the travel work has been a huge problem for Bo...

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by swallow
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World
Replies: 69
Views: 11849

RE: Emirates Wants To Be NO. 1 In The World

Yep. They are aiming for the top of the tree using their point-hub-point business model and will probably become the largest 777, 787/350 and 380 operator in the world . One hopes they can look after their crew better and improve staff retention, given the stories on A.net of staff dissatisfaction a...

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by swallow
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments
Replies: 71
Views: 21546

RE: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments

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by swallow
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments
Replies: 71
Views: 21546

RE: 787: Alenia Suspending Shipments

Quote: Finmeccanica SpA has suspended shipments to Boeing until the U.S. planemaker is ready to fix a new schedule for production of the aircraft I thought Boeing had already communicated a new production schedule on Oct 24th with first delivery in late 2008 and 109 or so deliveries in 2009. Are the...

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by swallow
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aboulafia's Comments On A380 And 787
Replies: 34
Views: 9184

RE: Aboulafia's Comments On A380 And 787

Quote from the article, 'I’m hearing news that the A350-1000 may yet go the way of the A340-600 and fall short on projected performance promises' Aviation Week recently reported that Airbus had reduced the thrust rating for the Trent XWB for the 3510 from 95,000 lb to 92,000 lb with MTOW at 295t bec...

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by swallow
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Program Leadership Change
Replies: 39
Views: 7430

RE: 787 Program Leadership Change

IMHO, being appointed vice president Business Strategy and Marketing for Commercial Airplanes or advisor to Airbus CEO is corporate speak for being sent to sit on the 'naughty step'. Supernanny showed up and both Charles Champion and Mike Bair had make way  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smili...

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by swallow
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy Predicts 800 A380 Sales?
Replies: 126
Views: 13633

RE: Leahy Predicts 800 A380 Sales?

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by swallow
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown.
Replies: 203
Views: 29752

RE: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown.

Does anyone know who will be on the delivery flight to Changi? I suppose Mr Chew Choon Seng will be in one of the first class suites. Have <acronym title="Xian - Xiguan (SIA / ZLXG) (closed), China">SIA</acronym> resumed their "First to fly the 380' advertising? I recall seeing a banner at <acronym ...

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by swallow
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Airways In Final A350XWB Talks
Replies: 9
Views: 4482

RE: Bangkok Airways In Final A350XWB Talks

That leaves Air Europa, Eurofly, GECAS, ILFC, TAP and Yemenia of the original 350 customers not to sign up for the XWB. . Between them they had ordered 51 frames, incidentally all 358s except for 6 359s ordered by ILFC. GECAS look unlikely to convert unless <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan...

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by swallow
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Cold Weather Testing
Replies: 44
Views: 12949

RE: 787 Cold Weather Testing

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by swallow
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Cold Weather Testing
Replies: 44
Views: 12949

RE: 787 Cold Weather Testing

Apparently temperature in Iqaluit, Canada only reaches -30 degrees in January. So presumably, the cold soak trials will be done in early 2009 further delaying certification and deliveries. Williams Field in Antartica may not be a suitable alternative given the fact that even Embraer do their cold we...

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by swallow
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two More Carriers Select GEnx For 787
Replies: 10
Views: 3505

RE: Two More Carriers Select GEnx For 787

RR also got the bulk of the ILFC order. According to Wikipedia, the current split is <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> 329 and <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> 199 Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_787_orders" target=_b...

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by swallow
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787- 6 Months Late - It's Official
Replies: 293
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RE: 787- 6 Months Late - It's Official

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