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by sv11
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 66435

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Can this do EWR-Birmingham or other transatlantic routes now done by the 757?

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Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71262

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

The 787 fuselage may be too much to use as a starting point for MOM. As mentioned 787 holds two LD3 cargo containers size by size. I think MoM only needs to carry one. Boeing may have to meet an aggressive selling price so may go with aluminum fuselage and composite wing like 777X also.

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by sv11
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 115874

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

I guess BA did not shoot for the 757-200 specs with this one. Go for 4000 nautical miles and 180 seats 2 class. Looks like they added 12 seats and the range probably has decreased. Too bad they didnt use LEAP-1A to get more thrust and carry more fuel and use the retracting landing gear like on the A...

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by sv11
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 21025

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

What about a 787 with a new wing optimized for 4000 nautical miles. Will it be too costly to procure due to cfrp?

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by sv11
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to come to SEA
Replies: 125
Views: 13105

Re: Next airline to come to SEA

How about Air India SEA-DEL using 787 or 777-300ER. Seattle has a large indian population.

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by sv11
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 28971

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

I think the 737-10 will be launched. Seems like it just needs higher thrust engines, shortening landing gear like on Airbus A330 and additional fuel capacity. MoM would depend on what airlines are willing to pay. Boeing could just ask Safran to do the gear as they provide the one for the A330.

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by sv11
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Delta Narrow Body Order
Replies: 67
Views: 17222

Re: Next Delta Narrow Body Order

What used aircraft can we expect Delta to acquire? Maybe some used frames from Ryanair, Easyjet, Gol ?

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by sv11
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying On The 757
Replies: 4
Views: 5210

RE: Flying On The 757

Hi,
The Tapas box had some bunch of crackers, olives, humus, parmesan cheese.

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by sv11
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying On The 757
Replies: 4
Views: 5210

RE: Flying On The 757

Hi,
Please move this to Trip Reports forum.

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by sv11
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying On The 757
Replies: 4
Views: 5210

Flying On The 757

Over the memorial weekend I got an opportunity to fly <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and back on United 757-200. <acronym title=...

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by sv11
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23499

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hoMsaR" class="quote" target="_blank">hoMsaR</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i>The 737 can do the route perfectly fine. <ac...

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by sv11
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 41761

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

Wonder if Boeing can do a shortening landing gear like on the A330. It may fit in the existing wheel well.

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by sv11
Mon May 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23499

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

I am sure the airlines are regretting the same. Just flew ewr to SFO on UA 757, all 10 flights per day on this route uses the 757. Guess the 737 can't do it.

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by sv11
Thu May 19, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Puts Additional A340-600s For Sale
Replies: 72
Views: 27276

RE: LH Puts Additional A340-600s For Sale

Surprising that lower fuel prices are not helping these birds. Even Lufthansa is now getting rid of them.

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by sv11
Wed May 18, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Inaugural RDU-CDG
Replies: 123
Views: 21540

RE: DL Inaugural RDU-CDG

Boeing couldn't do a 757NG also cause there was no new engine available. It had to compete with 737NG having new wing and engines starting in 1997. Orders dried up after 9/11. 737NG also had economies of scale production. Wonder if <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> could...

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by sv11
Sat May 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original 757 Missions
Replies: 91
Views: 12922

RE: Original 757 Missions

I wonder what was the thought on giving 757 a 3900 nautical miles range. The 727-200adv can do up to 2600 nautical miles as per wiki.

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by sv11
Fri May 13, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Inaugural RDU-CDG
Replies: 123
Views: 21540

RE: DL Inaugural RDU-CDG

Is this the current longest 757 flight? Seems longer than United's EWR-Berlin. Another route that only a 757 can make, apart from the widebodies.

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by sv11
Thu May 12, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 2
Replies: 65
Views: 11968

RE: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 2

I dont think P&W <acronym title="Great Falls - International (GTF / KGTF), USA - Montana">GTF</acronym> is needed for 737-10. Just putting LEAP-1A engine with bigger fan with additional belly fuel tanks and shortening landing gear like on the Airbus A330 would do. LEAP-1A will provide 5K pounds ...

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by sv11
Wed May 11, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2
Replies: 96
Views: 8740

RE: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2

I am not sure Boeing can reduce the cost of producing the 787 further, they are already at high volume rate. Another factor is that the a330 is probably selling cheap, that also puts pressure on price BA can get for 787.

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by sv11
Wed May 11, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2
Replies: 96
Views: 8740

RE: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 2

Seems like the composite 787 is expensive to build. Wonder how Airbus is doing with similar A350. Probably makes sense to just build the wing composite like in the 777X.

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by sv11
Fri May 06, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 38928

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

Apparently the A330/A340 main landing gear also shortens while retracting. So minimal change to 737-9 Max would be add a few inches length, LEAP1A engines, shortening landing gear, few auxiliary tanks to get 757 replacement.

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by sv11
Wed May 04, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 38928

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JetBuddy" class="quote" target="_blank">JetBuddy</a> (<a href="#126" class="quote">Reply 126</a>):<br/><i>The -9 MAX will most likely have a 3,5...

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by sv11
Tue May 03, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 38928

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

Concorde's main landing gear shortens during retraction process apparently <a href="http://www.concordesst.com/gear.html" target="_blank">http://www.concordesst.com/gear.html</a> Boeing would have to look at something similar if they are to extend the main landing gear another 8 inches or so. sv11

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by sv11
Tue May 03, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 38928

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

Well a new plane might cost $10bil. Boeing doesn't have the appetite to build one, the airlines are not willing to pay a premium compared to cheap 737-Max,A320neo. So a minimum change would be to extend 737-9 fuselage a few inches, maybe put in a few auxiliary tanks (no change in wing). Putting the ...

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by sv11
Mon May 02, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 38928

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

BA will probably use the A321neo LEAP engine with 5K more thrust, design a new main landing gear for it, a bigger wing to carry more fuel (4000 nautical miles) and extend the fuselage for more seats.

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by sv11
Sun May 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?
Replies: 97
Views: 21575

RE: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?

LEAP-1A on a321neo has 5K pounds thrust extra. If it could be hung on 737-9Max, you could maybe get 4000 miles and 757 replacement. But <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> already lengthened the nose gear on 737MAX to accomodate LEAP-1B. Not sure if they can also lengthen the main landing ...

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by sv11
Sun May 01, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?
Replies: 97
Views: 21575

RE: A Mistake For Boeing To Destroy The 757 Tooling?

Wonder if Boeing can fit the LEAP-1A engine on the A321neo on the 737-9Max to get additional thrust and range. The fan is 8.6 inches bigger in diameter. Not sure if BA can do something to the landing gear.

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by sv11
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MOM Update
Replies: 208
Views: 25334

RE: Boeing MOM Update

Most of the 757s in service are stated to be replaced by 737-9max or A321neo. Delta has 87 757s in domestic config as per wiki and older ones to be replaced by 737-900er. So it comes down to the 100 or so 757s flying long thin routes to Europe and S.America which dont have any replacement. <acronym ...

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by sv11
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?
Replies: 134
Views: 43466

RE: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/astuteman" class="quote" target="_blank">astuteman</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>This is an analysis of what you can "s...

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by sv11
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?
Replies: 134
Views: 43466

RE: Airbus A322 - An Opportunity For Airbus?

What would the market for a 757 sized plane be today with 5000 nautical miles. Looking at some potential customers: N.America <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>,United, Delta - 50 planes each for going to Europe and S.America? S.America Latam - 25 planes to go to N.America? Europe...

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by sv11
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5
Replies: 189
Views: 15269

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5

Any MoM would face pressure from cheaper A321NEO/737MAX. Kind of like Delta ordering A330Neo due to lower acquisition cost when 787 was also available. So <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> wouldn't be able to price it much higher than 737MAX. And A321NEO/737MAX could be priced well due t...

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by sv11
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5
Replies: 189
Views: 15269

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5

How much will a new design cost? Assuming <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> can sell 1000 units and dev cost is $10 Bn, comes to $10Mn/aircraft. They can use the fuselage and systems for a 737 replacement in future. Wonder if they will do Al fuselage/composite wing like 777 or keep it al...

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by sv11
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5
Replies: 189
Views: 15269

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 5

Can 737 accomodate engines of 40K thrust even with new wing and landing gear? Seems difficult considering the high bypass nature of today's engines. Without the 757 <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Customers probably are not willing to pay a pre...

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by sv11
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 20305

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4

Both the 787-8 and 757-300 appear to seat around 242 passengers in 2 class. So should BA build a 787 with smaller wing and range 5000 nautical miles? Probably it would be too expensive to manufacture.

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by sv11
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 20305

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4

Looking at some aircraft lengths: 737 Max-9 138 ft 707-320B - 152 ft 757-200 - 155 ft <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> can probably stretch the 737 Max-9 fuselage but am not sure they will have ground clearance for a 38-40K thrust engine under the wing even if they design a new wing/4 w...

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by sv11
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 20305

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4

Too bad the 757 is no longer in production. I read that the tooling is long gone. If the 757 was still in production, it would be an easy upgrade as <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> already has a 35K geared turbofan and with 20% better fuel efficiency u ...

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by sv11
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4
Replies: 272
Views: 20305

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 4

What new routes can we expect from a 757 size plane with 5000 nautical miles range. Seems like North America to most of Europe and S.America, Africa to Europe, any possible routes in Asia. Seems like a small market.

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by sv11
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 2
Replies: 224
Views: 18754

RE: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 2

Someone mentioned the 707 intercontinental. Specs of the 707-320B: 2 - class 147 1 - class 219 Range : 5750 nm 4 <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> JT3D-7 19K thrust engines. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> must be looking at the landing gear...

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by sv11
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 31369

New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 1

This is interesting. Start with the 737 Max fuselage (same cross section as 757) stretched to 757-200/300 length. Make the wing bigger so it carries another 500 nautical miles fuel. Design new landing gears. Ask CFM and Pratt&Whitney for a 43K thrust engine, maybe that much thrust is not require...

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by sv11
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin
Replies: 268
Views: 24028

RE: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin

Wonder if Boeing can make a bigger wing for the 737Max and put 40K thrust engines to get a 757 successor. Sort of like Airbus going from the A340-300 to the A340-600.

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by sv11
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 12121

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

San Jose - Bangalore

Connecting the two silicon valleys

Not sure if Air india 787 can do it.

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by sv11
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Next -- A $15B Question
Replies: 188
Views: 28996

RE: Boeing's Next -- A $15B Question

I doubt Boeing will launch this aircraft. The few 757s today using the 4000 mile range can be handled by the A321LR. NSA is probably 15 years away.

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by sv11
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers 757 Revival
Replies: 202
Views: 44448

RE: Boeing Considers 757 Revival

Well Pratt's gtf is available till 40k of thrust but probably the fan is too big to hang off 737. So now we have an engine that could have gone into a 757NG, unfortunately the 757 isnt in production anymore. Probably the 757 wing isnt competitive anymore. Ba should just launch nsa, 150 to 200 seats,...

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by sv11
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Considers Ending A380 Production - Part 2
Replies: 226
Views: 27172

RE: Airbus Considers Ending A380 Production - Part 2

Can't Airbus use the engines offered on the Boeing 787-9 and do a minimum re-engine. Both the A380 and 787-9 appears to be using around 70K pound thrust engines

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by sv11
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 757 Successor
Replies: 295
Views: 48595

RE: The 757 Successor

I suspect Boeing may use the 737 max systems and fuselage and new wing, engines to get a 757 replacement. The wing, engines could be modified slightly from the ones in the max also.

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by sv11
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Interest In End Of The Line 777s
Replies: 44
Views: 26272

RE: LH Interest In End Of The Line 777s

Maybe they are looking to replace the A340-600? They only joined the fleet in 2003 but Lufthansa depreciates aircraft on a 12 year schedule so possibly they could start to retire them starting 2015. The A340-300 will likely be replaced by A350.

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by sv11
Fri May 17, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 332 Vs. B 788 In The Real World
Replies: 156
Views: 30489

RE: A 332 Vs. B 788 In The Real World

Hi, Air India claims its 787s are 17% more fuel efficient, not 20% that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> promised: <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-wants-compensation-for-787s-not-delivering-20-fuel-savings/a...

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by sv11
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Bumps 787-10X Range To 7,100nm
Replies: 58
Views: 21975

RE: Boeing Bumps 787-10X Range To 7,100nm

Hi,
With the increase in range, can Lufthansa operate A340-300 routes also with this plane?

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by sv11
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First VS A346 Withdrawn From Fleet.
Replies: 68
Views: 26732

RE: First VS A346 Withdrawn From Fleet.

Hi,
Will Lufthansa or Iberia take these frames or will they be scrapped?

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by sv11
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 First Revenue Route?
Replies: 123
Views: 31000

RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Maybe <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 455 will be upgraded to 748. Its called the "Bangalore Express" Article about it here <a href="http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_lufthansa-bangalore-express-a-schmooze-cruise-for-silicon-valley_1660426" target="_blank">http://www.dnaindia.co...

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