Southwest is rumored to be discussing the A220. WN is also rumored to be looking for a better deal from Boeing in the future by “discussing” something they’re 99 percent unlikely to do. Unless and this is a big unless, a new era at WN is about to dawn. There are times I wish airlines like Southwest...Jump to post
Oh what I'd do to see a Qantas, Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand A220 <3 I just cannot see Qantas not ordering the A220, it's the perfect way to replace all those different types. Also a good opportunity for the A220-100. https://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/qantasslide_3...Jump to post
It seems like pilots are under a tremendous amount of scrutiny. I would like to see how people in other professions would fare under similar scrutiny. How would surgeons or senators do with something as simple as random drug and alcohol testing. I suspect that the numbers of Delta pilots who do not...Jump to post
The time to get on these planes was when they were launched, not now. RR had their chance then and has to wait now for whatever is next. That needs to be emphasized. Engine vendors will not put an engine on an aircraft without a 15 year lock today. RR needs to bid on new airframes. They will. Light...Jump to post
Is there any chance other airlines will follow this trick? They are only second. Lufthansa will sell back 6 between 2022 and 2023 to Airbus. Don't forget the Emirates deal which is similar if not identical Is the EK deal identical? I expect that will be an incredibly interesting web to unweave. Lig...Jump to post
Spirit is headquartered in Miramar, FL. Coincidence? :scratchchin: (Although they actually did bring the Cseries in Swiss colors to FLL on a sales pitch for Spirit a while back.) Ok, I took the autocorrect without thinking! Phhhhht That said, I think there is a good chance that the A220 will end up...Jump to post
From the OP link, 60 aircraft order to replace existing Embraer aircraft.
Claims of 25% and 35% larger, so this is E2-195 vs. A220-300 again. (The A220-100 is fractionally smaller than the E2-295).
AM is also looking.
Separate threads for details of A220 vs. E2 bid.
IndiGo will add a 4th daily frequency between Mumbai-Dubai effective 25th August- 6E 1768 BOM0155 - 0335DXB 6E 1769 DXB0435 - 0910BOM Looks like most of the available DXB seats of 9W are going to BOM/DEL from the Indian carriers. Not having a dominant carrier at BOM means that now every airline wil...Jump to post
Innocent until proven guilty does not apply in DUI law. It just doesn't. It is a grossly unconstitutional violation of the Fourth Amendment. It's long and convoluted to some extent, and largely because the MADD zealots have lobbied hard for this sort of thing, but DUI checkpoints, maximum mandatory...Jump to post
Is that done via "just" changing the division on the carrier disk or does it also have impact on blade form? ( obviously for blisk designs it must be a full change.) Both. There is a rotor structural change, a weight increase, and a change in optimal blade profile. It isn't quick. I've re...Jump to post
We seem to need a thread to discuss future A220 sales. There is an Asian A220 tour about to kickoff: Korea Miramar Malaysia Thailand Vietnam Japan All have potential sales. Korea, the various LCCs I'm not sure about Miramar Malaysia is obviously to AirAsia. Thailand to various LCCs Vietnam to variou...Jump to post
Does changing/increasing the number of blades also affect the efficiency of the engine? Is that done via "just" changing the division on the carrier disk or does it also have impact on blade form? ( obviously for blisk designs it must be a full change.) Both. There is a rotor structural c...Jump to post
It would probably be an uphill fight against PW. It seems 35-50k lbs would seem a better space. Probably they are working on this already. Cooperation in an alliance with companies like GE, PW, Safran, Honeywell, MTU would improve feasibility / access to additional technology and financing. PW/MTU ...Jump to post
The only two aircraft that can replace the A380 are the 747-8I and the 777-9, so a bad decision on high density slot restricted routes. They will downsize. The lowest yield passengers are obviously not profitable for AF. Obviously they will allocate 77Ws to maximize profit. This is a system wide do...Jump to post
Do you think GE might have been too aggressive (again) in trying to remove blades? I remember they reduced the LPT blade count by 30% compared to the GE90 on the original GEnx for the 787 and had to add a fair bit of them back with PiP 1 (resulting in a 10% reduction compared to the GE90). Either t...Jump to post
At a.net we tend to assume carriers exchange like for like, which is not the case (just look at the A380s). Yes, and now FG reports: Air France-KLM intends to replace the French flag carrier's fleet of 10 Airbus A380s with no more than nine long-haul twinjets. Chief executive Ben Smith said during ...Jump to post
I have no insight into how Ryanair relocates an aircraft from a base in the UK, e.g. Prestwick, to one in Europe, e.g. Charleroi. Apart from the aircraft, does Ryanair offer (and pay for) the relocation of flight and cabin crews? Given that such relocations are not cheap, I can imagine that the air...Jump to post
I'm still curious why they ordered 60. That's 10 more than they need to replace the 318s and 319s. No mention at all about the A320 replacement. Abs they added seats. No mention at all about their plan to cut capacity. Kind of a confusing picture. At a.net we tend to assume carriers exchange like f...Jump to post
Coexstud wrote:aemoreira1981 wrote:The pilot is lucky he didn't make it to the plane and call for a pushback. Otherwise, that could be a DWI.
FwI btw not dwi
The real fix is changing blade count at one stage of the compressor (ouch...). Do you think GE might have been too aggressive (again) in trying to remove blades? I remember they reduced the LPT blade count by 30% compared to the GE90 on the original GEnx for the 787 and had to add a fair bit of the...Jump to post
It is much better to have daily than 7 times per week. Lightsaber Haha, Lightsaber, you wanna look that sentence over again..? Although I do realise that 7 times per week does not necessarily always mean daily... I meant to hit the 5... Oops. Multiple times daily is even better within current gener...Jump to post
Not sure if there is already a thread for this: The company now expects to extend the operating life of some of its A320, B737 and B757 aircraft. These extensions will allow more flexibility in dealing with the grounding of the 737 MAX and the late delivery of some A321neo aircraft, as well as prov...Jump to post
Having been involved with new machine design most of my career, the hardest thing in engineering is estimating how much time designing something will take. And that is assuming that everything will work as planned. When things do NOT work exactly as planned then all bets are off. Trying to set a sc...Jump to post
What is the difference between the 30 options and the 30 purchase rights? Options might have fixed prices and delivery slot guarantees whereas purchase rights would perhaps only have fixed prices. But thats a bit of a guess. That is a good summary. Options might be for: 4 in 2024 6 in 2025 on until...Jump to post
Could it be the FAL could be used for the 321 if the 220 founders? I know at Delta there is going to be a big demand for the 321Ns to come quickly when they start to come. IIRC, the production system that Bombardier designed is very unique, full of proprietary tech. I don't think it would translate...Jump to post
Considering Air France, the flag carrier of France (a country so closely associated with Airbus) is already retiring their A380s just three years from now, I fear that it won't be long before other airlines decide to call time quickly and by 2025 we'll be down to just a handful of A380 operators in...Jump to post
Something is still missing . . an engine can be changed in less than a day . . if it was premature wear, the initial flight test could be done with six engines. One pair flying, one pair being disassembled, one pair being reassembled. The FADEC could be programmed to not permit max thrust. They cou...Jump to post
Errr... DL is excercising options in small lots. So far they firmed twenty. So a top off already. KE rumored to be topping off. JetBlue and AirBaltic have already increased orders. Oh... Why is everyone forgetting AC (including myself)? Lightsaber Sorry, but...these 20 are ADDITIONAL NEW ORDERS, th...Jump to post
73 delivered in 1H 2019
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... months?amp
Personally, I'm excited about the Praetor family.
So so on E2 deliveries/sales.
I Furthermore, Air France is the first major global, traditional, western airline that demonstrates significant confidence in this aircraft... I guess you missed Delta's April 2016 firm order for 75 frames. https://news.delta.com/delta-orders-state-art-fuel-efficient-bombardier-c-series You're quit...Jump to post
Furthermore, Air France is the first major global, traditional, western airline that demonstrates significant confidence in this aircraft, it has an actual role in their fleet. There's no stopping for the A220 now, it will have a bright future. In addition to LX??? https://news.delta.com/delta-orde...Jump to post
I think in years to come the demand for the A380 will resurface. Crowded skies and lack of airport gates will see to that. Effectively, for air travel to grow in future, regional airport growth is the only way forward. The major airports will be full. Most of the growth is Asia. Daxing airport Beij...Jump to post
Congrats to AF. Not quite what I expected for seating, but a recognition of the market. I think they need to stop marketing A220-100. And burn the baclog down. Why? More than 70 orders, low-cost, low-risk shrink already designed and certified. Maybe you are confusing with the A319neo The A220-100 do...Jump to post
If it gets new engines. It needs weight taken out also. Probably another 5-7 billion euros of investment. OEW of ~620,000 lbs is ridiculous. It also needs a stretch (too much of the available space taken by stairs and elevators). Probably a 7 to 10 billion Euro investment. If it were easy, it would...Jump to post
The above article is really interesting. It's amazing to think the 223 could enable mainlines to fight back against LCCs. Just imagine what Air Baltic might be capable of with its 223 fleet. And you're spot on with the load factor observation. If the CASM is close, the smart play is probably to dow...Jump to post
You can also see it from the positive side: Boeing has nearly 80 787 production slots in 2022 up for grabs, availability is no problem! :lol: Seriously, Boeing needs to sell these empty production slots before the end of next year, if not a reduction is inevitable. But I'm not so pessimistic. Genui...Jump to post
No news yet, but some interesting reading in this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2019/07/30/air-france-a220-order-follows-lufthansa-in-doing-more-with-less/#7d6015157f25 The Lufthansa Group was at a similar inflexion point when EasyJet challenged the Geneva base of the group’s Swiss unit...Jump to post
Are you implictily insinuating that Air France would downsize their short range operation by not ordering A320neo? I thought it was fairly clear what our resident engine jedi was saying; AF are saying to CFM - "you have a choice, give us MRO rights, or we go get P&W engines for our A321s&q...Jump to post
Late edit, Wikipedia link on fleet sizing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines_fleet Huh, first A320 to be retired in 2021 per that table. Hmmm.... 2nd late edit:. I see Northwest received a bunch of A319s in 2001/2002: https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Delta%20Air%20Lines-active-a319...Jump to post
... The article does not mention orders for A320neo family. It looks like the discussion for the A321neo is taking more time than expected. In addition Air France traditionally has CFM on their A320 family aircraft. So it would be A220 with PW and which engine will it be for the A321neo? AF insists...Jump to post
Huh... DL, today, opperates 217 of the 737NG family and 206 of the A320CEO family. DL has 140 more A321s on order (hundred Pratt NEO). No more 737 on order. A mere twenty A220 flying with 75 more on order. I agree with wjcandee, it costs little to add a sub-fleet as long as it is a significant sub-f...Jump to post
At this point Airbus still has slots to assign (so leassors or options or new orders could fill these) for 2021 (20ish) and 2022 (30ish) just to keep Mirabel at 50/year. They dont really have any Mirabel slots assigned after 2022 yet. The new preFAL is reportedly online sometime 2021 and by 2024 Mi...Jump to post
Small update: AF will not confirm. Could be for 50 to 70 https://amp.france24.com/en/20190728-air-france-place-mega-order-a220-jets-french-weekly Lightsaber The article does not mention orders for A320neo family. It looks like the discussion for the A321neo is taking more time than expected. In add...Jump to post
With highly anticipated order from AF for the A220, and with the limited production slots for A220, is it looking more likely the IAG order goes with the E2? The opposite. With LH group and AF servicing the engines, as well as DL, MTU, and Pratt, there is economy of scale on the A220. Who services ...Jump to post
I'm not sure I agree. I don't see why DL would operate the MAX10 or MAX8. Instead of the MAX8 DL could just as easily order a combination of A320NEOs and perhaps A220-300s., instead of the MAX10 DL could just order more A321NEOs. I think any deal Boeing would try to cut with DL to get the MAX in th...Jump to post
Regarding Africa: I am wondering, and I know it is just a speculation at this stage, what would happen to the premium cabins on these news narrow bodies. AF sends wide bodies and charges some of their highest J fares on their West and Central African routes. Ive been on those many times and the loa...Jump to post