Although it there was an intrensic performance issue, surely Qatari Al would have said something about it? Although suggesting an NEO is on the way could make airlines defer orders until that is available.Jump to post
Needing 2-300 orders for a launch seems a lot, although creating 'orders' via conversions from other orders does helpJump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Why do ITV news state it "finishes in October 2019" ?
Agreed about DL and LH about being big on maintenance contracts. But neither are a likely candidates for the NMA. Both have the A321 already.
Actually Delta is quite interested....
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet
Jump to postAgreed about DL and LH about being big on maintenance contracts. But neither are a likely candidates for the NMA. Both have the A321 already.
I think Boeing definitely needs some 'new tech' in addition to the 787, as the current lineup is dated in its origins. A 7K7/797 would be an excellent start but the concern is over the B777X and its ability to compete with the lighter competition. Hopefully new engine tech on all models will maintai...Jump to post
]From Leeham Airbus new A220 is more of a match for the A320neo than Airbus says https://leehamnews.com/2019/01/17/airbus-new-a220-is-more-of-a-match-for-a320neo-than-airbus-says/ While the tour presents the A220 in the best of lights, it can’t shine brighter than Airbus’ own A320neo. The graph from...Jump to post
Around 15 flights have slots to land before 0601 utc, the Qantas is probably one of them. Otherwise they have to hold until after 0600, however early they are. Then for an hour landings are permitted on both runways to clear the stacks, possible as departures are less in the first hour. Then they re...Jump to post
Much too much local opposition to anything at Biggin or Northolt. The owners of Biggin recently set up a surropticious campaign against Northolt under the guise of being a local NIMBY group, claiming that the forthcoming runway resurfacing is to allow for commercial operations by Flybe, something th...Jump to post
Better than 'El Prat' which has all kinds of connotations in English....Jump to post
DobboDobbo wrote:The truth is that whenever a slot pair is required at LHR, one is found at LHR.
Telegraph is saying that IAG are up or it too https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/11/24/branson-walsh-braced-clash-flybe-rescue/ Multiple industry sources have told The Sunday Telegraph that British Airways owner IAG is in pole position to buy Flybe, with its regional network providing a usefu...Jump to post
Those going on about who could acquire the aircraft should read the article - no parties want them....: =============== (Google translate) The fact that Air France is holding on to five super jumbo's for the time being, according to the newspaper, also has to do with the fact that there are no parti...Jump to post
The third runway will come with Terminal 6. So far the planning is for the new runway to be shorter, and used for shorthaul operations only. The idea of a new terminal is scrapped, the plan is to expand the current ones https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/heathrow-drops-new-terminal-6-from-exp...Jump to post
Page 167 onwards talks about fleets, but is IAG totals rather than BA. Lots of 'to be decided's Plenty to feast on here, with huge influx of new aircraft , many of which have not been ordered yet ... http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NDEyOTk5fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&...Jump to post
I cant see the article mention Xiamen, but it does suggest an order may be announced early November ======== While a final deal may not be reached, President Xi Jinping is keen to parade the purchase at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai from Nov. 5, where a series of deals demonstratin...Jump to post
The vast majority of these flights are at weekends using the spare capacity released by fewer 'business' destinations at weekends. BA does/originally did these flights for one particular travel agent (Mark Warner I think), so presumably they decide where they want the flights to go.Jump to post
Kuwait had 10 x A350s on order so presumably 5 are now cancelled, replaced by the A330s
https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corp ... ist-EN.pdf
Not in too much of a hurry for them, delivery over 7 years. Does this replace any other orders?
Kuwait Airways expects the deliveries to take place between March 2019 and the end of 2026, the Gulf carrier said on its Twitter account.
The 300km/h Shanghai Pudong Maglev train must beat them all! 8 minutes to do 30km
http://www.shanghai-airport-transfer.co ... -train.htm
Presumably replaces A350 order too?Jump to post
Did anyone know the 66 wasn't firm up to now?Jump to post
Emirates messing about again?!Jump to post
Rate increasing to 3 per month then maybe up to 4
https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/25/boein ... f-several/
He says it at 3 mins 8 secs into the facebook live stream
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... uk%2F&_rdr
The Reuters article has been updated
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mala ... SKBN1HH0IJ
The deferral of 40 x 737max would have merited its own thread were there no 787 order!! Sure, but in the great scheme of things they already operate 300+ 738 CEO and aren't deferring the first 60 738 MAX so it does get lost in the wake of the massive 787 order. I think it means that some 738 CEO mi...Jump to post
Before this order was placed AA had 58 options for the 787. Assuming that they have converted 47 options into firm orders there is 11 left. There was another 28 options added to this order so there should be a total of 39 options in total left. For more refer to http://nyc787.blogspot.com.au/ -----...Jump to post
From Flightglobal https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-orders-rise-but-deliveries-fall-over-first-qu-447390/ Airbus secured an order for six A320neo jets from an undisclosed customer in March, along with a deal for two A321s from VietJet. The agreements were the only orders placed with ...Jump to post
6 x B787-9 for BOC
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 9s-447186/
The Greek carrier will also acquire a "significant number" of new A320neo-family aircraft from leasing companies, Airbus says, in detailing the commitment.Jump to post
bigjku wrote:Airbus said in a statement. “We look forward to the next opportunity to compete with what we know is a superior product.
The big square white BA 'cathedral' hangar will be eventually demolished to make way a new north/south taxiway linking 27R and 27L thresholds (you can see the start of them on Google earth. This will make space for a new T2 pier on the current B taxiway...or at least that was the plan last I heardJump to post
I personally think that building over the top of 05/23 was short sighted. When you have an airport running at maximum capacity, resilience is an important factor. Take high winds as an example; flights are cancelled in order to allow for adequate separation distances when landing. Now, consider alt...Jump to post
Yes, the A338 will become a niche aircraft because airlines will only buy it if no other aircraft in the market will meet their requirements. So the A338 is for airlines that need the ultra long range or long range mid sized capacity. Why is having a niche aircraft a good thing when the B788 pretty...Jump to post
Airbus fights to defend A330 as order decisions loom
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-airbu ... KKCN1GI289
Walsh has been talking about the A380 today, In Flightglobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/more-a380s-of-interest-to-iag-but-prices-ridiculou-446484/ "We're not negotiating – we've said very clearly to Airbus, if they want to sell A380s they need to be aggressive on pricing."...Jump to post
Some quotes from the Southwest CEO in a Leeham article: - Southwest Airlines needs about 100 more Boeing 737-8s before turning its.attention to the 737-7 - he expects that perhaps 60% of the fleet will eventually be the MAX 7 - Southwest looks at all aircraft, including the Bombardier CSeries—but he...Jump to post