A345's were all business class. Still think non sleepers for that range would be a rough ride for 18+ hours. The A340-500 had 64 business class and 117 premium economy class seats between 2004 and 2008. It was changed to all business class later on. According to SQ at that time "there was no d...Jump to post
and the SEATING MIGHT BE 11-ACROSS ON THE A380. That's not a quote from Tim Clark himself, sounds like speculation from the author. It would be an interesting twist, considering the fact that STC always dismissed the idea of 11-abreast. We know how Airbus presents "budget economy". https:...Jump to post
Close-up photos wreckage:
https://twitter.com/aviationirancom/sta ... 1636417537
And the location of the crash on the maintain:
https://twitter.com/aviationirancom/sta ... 8514624512
The inescapable reality - whether some people here want to accept it or not - is that, sooner or later, consolidation was going to happen. Whether through liquidation or acquisition, it was an economic imperative. The airline industry was consistently destroying unspeakable sums of capital. And at ...Jump to post
StarLux will takeoff at the end of 2019 and plans to introduce 14 A321neo aircraft.
Article also mentions the lease of 10 unknown widebody aircraft.
Yes that's a typical Airbus storage registration.Jump to post
Is there somewhere that has the Airbus models such as A321-251NX described in an easily understandable form? A319-151N CFM LEAP-1A24 or CFM LEAP-1A24E1 A319-152N CFM LEAP-1A22 A319-153N CFM LEAP-1A26 or CFM LEAP-1A26E1 A319-171N PW1124G-JM A319-172N PW1122G-JM A319-173N PW1127G1-JM A320-251N CFM LE...Jump to post
I continue to find it remarkable how much people continue to complain about this, and in particular how people seem to be fixated on this specific to AA. Cabin densification is an entirely economically rational response to consumers' own behavior - and not just AA, but at essentially every single m...Jump to post
Grap your camera if you have the chance: a Comac ARJ21 test bed is visiting Europe this week. A very welcome visitor in Bergen today, arriving from Helsinki and due to continue onto Iceland on Sunday. Aircraft was reported full of ballast tanks for testing. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/396968...Jump to post
Second delivery of the year: Bombardier CS 300 55021 HB-JCH Swiss International regd & delivery 02mar18 YMX-ZRH ex C-FOWF Best news all week :) HB-JCH had 4 customer flights before it was accepted by Swiss and is currently crossing Germany on its delivery flight: https://fr24.com/SWR5201/10967c79Jump to post
Have a look at the flight trackers: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mna https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mnb https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mnc https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mnd https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mne https://w...Jump to post
Airbus released a photo of MSN 221 PR #1:
Polot wrote:WIederling wrote:Renderings are a fantasy. They may have a relation to the future but they need not.
Expectations beyond are Cargo Cult.
Technically you can say the same thing about any order as well.
Another Vistara delivery:
Jump to postAirbus A320 -251N 8099 VT-TNI Vistara delivery 01mar18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIX
Copa might be interested in the 797:
"This NMA aircraft were reading about from Boeing seems to have the perfect range and capacity for the markets we're serving," says Copa chief Heilbron. #Aviation18
So Airbus is getting the "bad news" out there quickly so it can control the message," Boeing sold 787-9s at a loss".Smart. Leeham is speculating a sales price potentially below $100 million for the 787-9. That's dirt cheap, and not much above production cost. They regularly sell...Jump to post
Scott at leehamnews has updated his comments on this matter... https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/26/pontifications-oems-hike-list-prices/#more-26421 "Subsequently, the airline said the A330-800 contract is still in place. I’ll concede I should have written that Hawaiian is “to” cancel the order (...Jump to post
Oh sure, the news would never get something wrong, or completely make it up to garner a few clicks. Don't get me wrong, as a Boeing fan, I certainly hope it's true. But as a realist, I'll believe it when something official is ACTUALLY announced. Otherwise, it's just negotiation through media, a la ...Jump to post
What’s more likely is that the value of the full package delivered to HA would require Airbus to price at or below $100M. Which is something they should be able to do, no? The airwaysmag.com link I gave suggested they are willing to cut the price: To counteract the potential cancellation, Airbus ha...Jump to post
You'll be cramped in the seats -- American insists it still feels like 31 inches because the seats are thinner. But they'll feel like heaven if you go to the toilet first . lol ........ And the toilet is already pretty small :crowded: American Airlines flight attendants complain about the tiny bath...Jump to post
There was a post I recently viewed where HA workers were removing both engines off of an A321neo inside of a hangar. Misleading title, the cancellations aren't because of technical issue with their aircraft. Rather Airbus/PW aren't delivering new aircraft/engines currently. I don’t think it’s misle...Jump to post
There is also the HA A321neo situation. You know the plane that is currently experiencing yet another delivery delay and which one of two delivered is currently useless for HA’s needs, resulting in HA having to cancel the start of new routes and possibly put a 763A back into temporary service. Actu...Jump to post
Sounded to me like there was a known performance and durability issue Not every change needs to be related to "a problem". In fact, the article doesn't say there was a problem with the knife-edge seal, so that is just speculation. It says performance and durability of 17 components are im...Jump to post
Being the sole operator shouldn't be much of an issue. In case of orphans, Airbus usually offers generous buyback deals after the lease expires. Yes, but then HA still has to operate the frame for the duration of the lease (10-15 years) before they can send it back to Airbus and collect a residual ...Jump to post
Not so good news that they went back to an older design with known problems , but at least production can resume. You may want to re-read the article. The knife-edge seal issue is not related to other PW1000G-family anomalies that have held up production. Reverting the knife-edge seal modification ...Jump to post
China Southern's first A321neo has been delivered.
Airbus A321 -271N 7530 B-8367 China Southern delivery 01-02mar18 XFW-TSE-TSN ex D-AVZT
Let there be no mistake: the belly is grey.
https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 2733921280
Speaking of which, MSN 1819 has been painted too: https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/969202667942764547Jump to post
Yes indeed, that should be MSN 1819.Jump to post
After receiving CAAC certification in December 2017, the first Chinese A321neo has been delivered to China Southern today. See https://twitter.com/AerCapNV/status/969177505365135360 CFM certification is expected to follow shortly: a Loong Air A320neo has been pulled out of storage in XFW, and TSN is...Jump to post
FWIW... HA's grounded 321neo (N204HA) has two new engines and will re-enter service today. A 767 or 330 was filling in on that aircraft's line since the AD was announced. The other 321neo (N202HA) was not affected by the AD. Where did the engines come from? Yes N204HA re-entered service on February...Jump to post
Note that the A330-800 is just one of 5 options being considered to replace the 757/767 fleets. It's not a given that UA will simply select the A330neo. https://imagr.eu/up/W1eWu_yourfile.jpg https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-eyes-a330neo-and-nma-for-fleet-replacement-446322/Jump to post
Smart move. Running a leasing arm is not their core business, selling the unit at the right time and wheeling in a shedload of money sounds like a good strategy.
Tony Fernandes certainly knows how to run business.
After PW1100G production has resumed in mid-February, Airbus has now resumed aircraft deliveries as well. Earlier this week the first P&W powered China Southern A321neo completed a customer acceptance flight and will be handover over later today. This also marks the first A321neo delivery in mai...Jump to post
Source (in portuguese only): https://economia.uol.com.br/noticias/reuters/2018/02/27/temer-esta-avaliando-proposta-de-parceria-entre-boeing-e-embraer-diz-porta-voz.htm Excerpts (translated): Brazilian President Michel Temer is evaluating whether he supports a proposal to create a joint commercial a...Jump to post
Well, since you can’t say more, he’s been in the CSeries, he’s likely been in a number of Ejets, and the E2 hasn’t seen revenue service yet, it’s safe to say that - short a big surprise - he has a decent idea of how the two compare. Except for the 2x2 configuration, the E2 is an new airplane and a ...Jump to post
A330neo flight testing has reached some 410 hours in February, or about 37% of the entire campaign. An aggressive flight schedule with just 2 aircraft, and soon MSN 1819 and MSN 1888 will join the test fleet.Jump to post
BOAC1966 wrote:Test frame en route to Astana F-WTTN as AIB330