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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation
Replies: 20
Views: 15059

Re: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation

It's just a small decrease. Despite the lower volume, the NEO can fly further than the CEO.

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23271

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

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...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch Premium Economy? 11 abreast budget Economy
Replies: 34
Views: 9864

Re: Emirates to launch Premium Economy? 11 abreast budget Economy

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:...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40214

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

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 ...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline
Replies: 47
Views: 21398

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

http://m.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201803040088.aspx
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201803040011.aspx

Article also mentions the lease of 10 unknown widebody aircraft.
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StarLux will takeoff at the end of 2019 and plans to introduce 14 A321neo aircraft.

http://m.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201803040088.aspx
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201803040011.aspx

Article also mentions the lease of 10 unknown widebody aircraft.

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 58435

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Good old RC021 returning from a test flight:

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Boeing 747-830 Boeing Company N828BA by Huy Do, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43948

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Here it is, at BRU. While not yet painted, registration OO-ABA is clearly visible on the fuselage.

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DSC_0223 by Arron Kirwan, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 206847

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes that's a typical Airbus storage registration.

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation
Replies: 20
Views: 15059

Re: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation

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...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation
Replies: 20
Views: 15059

Re: Reference to A321NX in updated documentation

The NX designation was revealed about a year ago and refers to the ACF cabin option. Available models are A321-271NX, A321-251NX and A321-253NX.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40214

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

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...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23271

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

airbazar wrote:
They are only planning to serve 3 cities with aprox. 160 seats per plane. It doesn't take a lot of connections to fill 160 seats, 3 times per day.


Do we even know why SQ wants to fill this niche?

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by KarelXWB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Emoji request
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: Emoji request

Icelandair and fish jokes have become a thing on a.net, I agree a smiley would be in place.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176055

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Per Fliegerfaust, HB-JCH had some cabin issues.

Either way, the norm is 1 or 2 customer acceptance flights. More flights mean the plane was not accepted in the first place, thus issues had to be solved out.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 5285

Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

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...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176055

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

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/SWR5201/10967c79

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637066

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 196 ET #8 has been named "The Pyramids".

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AIB03NC msn196 xfw 2/3/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176055

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Second delivery of the year:

Bombardier CS 300 55021 HB-JCH Swiss International regd & delivery 02mar18 YMX-ZRH ex C-FOWF

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH's current/future A380 routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: MH's current/future A380 routes

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...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40214

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Embajador3 wrote:
Wait until FR get their brand new B737 Max8-200 with 197 seats and almost no galley space. Just rows of seats and seats everywhere!


Even the flight crew becomes optional.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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.


Orders are not a fantasy. Airlines pay deposits and have payment obligations. That's real money.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 206847

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Another Vistara delivery:

Airbus A320 -251N 8099 VT-TNI Vistara delivery 01mar18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIX

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 438379

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/969238536422658049
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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


https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/969238536422658049

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43948

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

The first A340 with registration OO-ABB has arrived in BRU today.

Airbus A340 -313 844 OO-ABB Air Belgium delivery 01mar18 LDE-BRU prior paint ex F-WXAG

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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 (...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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 ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 40214

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9855

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53037

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101877

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

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 ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53037

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

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 ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 206847

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/CSN010/1093e6f7
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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


Delivery flight: https://fr24.com/CSN010/1093e6f7

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 31202

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 2733921280
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Let there be no mistake: the belly is grey.

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https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 2733921280

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134131

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/969202667942764547
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Speaking of which, MSN 1819 has been painted too: https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/969202667942764547

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134131

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Yes indeed, that should be MSN 1819.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered
Replies: 34
Views: 15764

Re: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53037

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 48398

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

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/

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 27021

Re: HNA's financial woes

Now sure if it's entirely related to HNA's financial woes, but a new Hainan 737 MAX has been put in (temporary?) storage in Renton.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sells aircraft leasing unit
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: AirAsia sells up to 182 Airbus jets for $1.2 billion

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.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 53037

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147693

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

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...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 46309

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

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 ...

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134131

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

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.

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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134131

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BOAC1966 wrote:
Test frame en route to Astana F-WTTN as AIB330


It's currently pretty cold in Astana, perhaps some cold weather tests will be carried out.

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