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by KarelXWB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637397

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

sadiqutp wrote:
It's also interesting to see where they positioned 789 in terms of range compared to the 359 !


It's all payload related. UA's 789s are configured with just 252 seats while the A350s will feature more than 300 seats.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 46354

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status ... 0876320773

Let the speculation begin :stirthepot:
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A small observation from Twitter:

The @embraer E195-E2 landed at @JFKairport yesterday and went straight to the @JetBlue hangar. Anybody spot it?


https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status ... 0876320773

Let the speculation begin :stirthepot:

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 207024

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BA's first A320neo has emerged from paint.

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F-WWDV Airbus A320 Neo British Airways by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC
Replies: 33
Views: 7108

LH to base remaining 10 A350s at MUC

It appears that FRA won't get any A350s at all. Good news for @MUC_Airport, bad ones for @Airport_FRA! After announcing that the first 15 #LHA350 would be based in Munich, the airline has now decided that the remaining 10 would also be stationed in Bavaria. First Lufthansa aircraft type not being pr...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134231

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines. But it appears Delta won't take delivery of its first 339 until 2020. I wonder if Airbus or Delta initiated the slight deferment in 339 deliveries. Based on current production rates MSN 1915 won't enter assembly until mid-2019, so delivery in...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134231

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

These are listed in the AeroTransport Data Bank. You'll need a subscription to access.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37899

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

From the old thread, posted by moderator KarelXWB: This thread has reached more than 1,000 posts, I suggest we continue in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387737 Is this a new rule? I thought the new forum software will allow for "eternal" threads? Just asking. Just an opportunity to start a new...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 958
Views: 144896

Re: A400M Update

The graphs are nice, but as you admit these planes have quite varied characteristics so simply counting tails is problematic. The situation is far more complex than market share. The big deal to me at least is about the sustainability of the product and fitness to purpose, and A400M is challenged i...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134231

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134231

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Two A330-800 production slots have been assigned to Hawaiian Airlines: MSN 1960 and MSN 1968.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 238
Views: 88674

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

MSN 1830 (OCCAR) ready for its ferry flight to Spain where it will undergo tanker conversion.

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EC-340 Airbus A330 MRTT Netherland Air Force by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215681

Re: LH introduces revised livery

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387737
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This thread has reached more than 1,000 posts, I suggest we continue in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387737

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 207024

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Flight testing of the P&W production aircraft has resumed. China Southern's first A321neo (MSN 7530) made a customer acceptance flight and is due for delivery in the coming days. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4651/39790037944_82951998bf_z.jpg A321-271N, China Southern Airlines, D-AVZT, B-8367 b...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 98024

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Dutchy wrote:
Still a bizarre construction, can't wait to see if it works.


It looks like a similar construction as the Virgin Galactic mother ship.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17802

Re: Airbus Faces Revolt From 2nd Enginemaker on A320 Output Hike

That's not what I've read here in the past. Some increases require just adding more workers. Others more machines. Others expanding an existing building. Others adding a new building. Others adding a new campus/site. It all depends on where you are relative to the tipping points. But if you're alre...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637397

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

HX #4 should be flying home today.

Airbus A350 -941 187 B-LGD Hong Kong Airlines delivery 2feb18 TLS-HKG ex F-WWAW

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17802

Re: Airbus Faces Revolt From 2nd Enginemaker on A320 Output Hike

The most probable reason for such pushback would be that the engine vendors and their supply chains do not have any wiggle room to increase production without having to make some big investments. They might be nervous that after making those big investments the market might soften or even collapse,...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production And Testing Thread - 2013 - 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 59350

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Revelation wrote:
Either that, or Chinese New Year! Lots of things shut down for many days around then.


Interesting definition. The first aircraft hasn't flow for more than 2 months. Are you suggesting that flight testings shuts down 2 months prior to the Chinese New Year?

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15449

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

Second a/c now with powerplants:

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A321neo Azores Airlines CS-TSG by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 207024

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Azores Airlines' 2nd A321neo got its engines fitted.

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A321neo Azores Airlines CS-TSG by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637397

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 98 JD #1 is having an engine run in the engine test area. First movement on its own power since storage.

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Engine run msn98 F-WZFR 27/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 118423

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

N14AZ wrote:
So if this turns out to be correct, it shows that all the press releases by Dr. Schneider (no negotiations at all with HiFly, negotiations with HiFly came to an end…)


Or perhaps corporate companies do not respond to rumors.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637397

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/AIB02FF/108e5887
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MSN 198 OZ #5 is heading to XFW for paint: https://fr24.com/AIB02FF/108e5887

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by KarelXWB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico ends 777 operations
Replies: 3
Views: 2072

Aeroméxico ends 777 operations

Aeroméxico ends 12 years of 777 operations today, with AM31 the final revenue service of N774AM, the last 777 in the fleet. Carrier will concentrate its long haul fleet around the 787. https://imagr.eu/up/LRszJ_DXAA-RuXUAAtMv9.jpg Article http://enelaire.mx/adios-al-b777-de-aeromexico/

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by KarelXWB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 29651

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 4870492160
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Due to engine repairs on the 787 fleet, Norwegian will once again lease A330 equipment from Hi-Fly.

See https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 4870492160

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production And Testing Thread - 2013 - 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 59350

Re: Comac C919 Production And Delivery Thread

Flight testing is progressing really slow on the two prototypes: News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. The second C919, B-001C had...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

AirInsight noticed that flight activities have stalled: News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. The second C919, B-001C had its firs...

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147909

Re: Boeing to have a 51% stake in a venture currently being negotiated with Embraer for commercial aircrafts

51% sounds more realistic than the 80-90% speculated previously.

Bjm0517 wrote:
Boeing is to hold a 51% stake in Embraer,


Not quite right. A new company for this joint venture will be created, and Boeing will hold 51% of it. By creating a new company, the military unit can be left out, for example.

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by KarelXWB
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power bank fire on board China Southern 777
Replies: 21
Views: 4441

Power bank fire on board China Southern 777

Luckily, the fire was extinguished quickly. A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration B-2009 performing flight CZ-3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao (China), was boarding for departure. A passenger had placed his luggage containing a power bank and other equipment in the overhead ...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 314917

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/967514858555039750
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Current state of the cannibalized LN5:

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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/967514858555039750

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Re: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update

It was my understanding that this issue was not an external computer such as an iPad, but the embedded flight computers as the captain mentioned in one announcement that they are also in the process of getting support from Boeing. That sounds really odd. Software updates on the flight computer shou...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 4918

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

For what's its worth, Irkut believes the MC-21 could sell some 1,000 copies in a period of 20 years. The largest chunk should go to Russia: By 2035 the world’s demand for the Russian new MC-21 single-aisle airliner is estimated at 980 airframes , said Kirill Budaev, Vice President for sales and mark...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 4918

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

Building a good airplane is one thing, success also depends on 1) good financing and after market values, 2) lessor adoption, 3) spare parts pool and maintenance facilities around the globe, 4) crew training, simulators, 5) AOG teams, support and probably much more.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17802

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

StTim wrote:
I didn't realise the A330 finishing unit was shared with the A320 line.


Both plants are located next to each other, but the A330 uses new and bigger hangars, including a new paint facility.

The only thing they share are the runways.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17802

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

With all due respect this thread is about Airbus potentially increasing their production rate and some concerns lessors have regarding a bubble. It is not an A vs B, who has the better backlog thread. If Airbus goes up to 70 planes a month and there is a Southeast Asia financial crisis, India has a...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8702

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176175

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs. Well, Bombardier does ...

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 176175

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BBA532

Maybe delivery will follow shortly.
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Korean Air's 3rd CS300, the one that had smoke in the cockpit, performed another test flight today:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BBA532

Maybe delivery will follow shortly.

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"
Replies: 43
Views: 5070

Re: AAB on ordering future SST jets: "We wouldn't hesitate to be a launch customer"

https://youtu.be/Z_kfM-BmVzQ?t=27s
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Polot wrote:
Nobody wants to deal with sonic booms all day,


I love the booms, let it come :)

https://youtu.be/Z_kfM-BmVzQ?t=27s

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by KarelXWB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 31440

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

ap305 wrote:
The first -1000 has entered service on DOH-LHR. Initial cruise at fl380 compared to fl340 for the 77w on the same route earlier today.


And now at FL400 over Iraq, about 1.5 hours into the flight.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637397

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Still no reg on MSN 60 though, one could notice the absence of the registration on the landing gear door last year.

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SIchuan A350-941 msn 060 by dn280tls, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14938

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

https://twitter.com/SeattleVolFan/statu ... 6522671105
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Final assembly is now well underway:

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https://twitter.com/SeattleVolFan/statu ... 6522671105

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed
Replies: 13
Views: 4976

Saudia Cargo 747 got its tail fin removed

So what's happened to TC-ACR, a 15 years old 747-400F?

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Saudi Arabian Airlines, Boeing 747 (TC-ACR), 22-feb-18 (1) by Robin Smeets, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 292883

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/sta ... 7817075712
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SpaceX managed to fish the fairing out of the water:

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https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/sta ... 7817075712

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8702

QR to reveal new economy seat

QR is working on a new economy seats and wants to do "something special". Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is working on a new economy-class product, which could be unveiled as early at 2019, likely at next year’s ITB Berlin. “When you give the best product in business class, then you shou...

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8620

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge... Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft Of which a large chunk will go to Batik Air.

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by KarelXWB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7772

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

A possible 777-8F should have a similar or less payload than the 777F. A heavier frame, heavier engines, will only be partly compensated by a slightly higher MTOW, 351.5 t instead of 347.8 t. More range yes, more payload, very unlikely. Yes 777X comes with the same MTOW as the current 777. As the O...

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