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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

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

As I noted in th other thread, interesting that they selected GE and not RR (which powers their A332s and would power their A338 if they keep that order). Especially given that their average stage length is not long for a 787 operator. Seems like the current Trent 1000 issues may be causing long-te...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9352

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Did I say they have decided to move? One can not ignore that there is already another plant for A320 wings running and that this supplier is eager for more work , so while it is a lot of barking, this dog is not completely toothless. You are already assuming that Xian Aircraft will take over entire...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18452

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Spohr is stating the obvious. It's not like A321LR can fly 5,000nm. Nope. Frankfort to New York is 3350 nautical miles. Not 5000 nautical miles. There is not flight from Germany to anywhere on the East Coast that comes close to 5000nm. https://www.airmilescalculator.com/distance/jfk-to-fra/ You're ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10452

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

Ufsatp wrote:
Boeing didn’t discount the MAX for United, the discounts were for the NG.


Apologies if I wasn't clear enough, I was referring to the NG deal in 2017.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18452

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Let’s not be too hyperbolic. MUC-IAD for example is ~3700nm, MUC-ATL is ~4100nm. There is nothing hyperbolic about that argument. Nominal range is meaningless. Once you take ESAD range into account, you go beyond the aircraft's design range of 4,000 nm. As such, the LR simply cannot do MUC-IAD (fro...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18452

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

The 321 LR range has always been an issue. Ive said it time and time again. Ive been told im anti-airbus...but im just reporting what flight ops has told us. You could safely go south from the US. The problem is with Europe and winter winds with a full load and an alternate needed. How often will i...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Re: First CX A350-1000 rolls out

frigatebird wrote:
Does the aircraft have the revised winglets? Or is it just the angle from where the photo is taken that makes it look larger?


The aircraft does not have revised winglets. Those will be introduced on the -900 first.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37854

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

seahawk wrote:
Making mistake happens to every one, admitting the mistake and fixing it, makes a good company.


Failure is the best teacher.

Not everyone is ready to accept his mistakes though.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9352

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Did I say they have decided to move? One can not ignore that there is already another plant for A320 wings running and that this supplier is eager for more work, so while it is a lot of barking, this dog is not completely toothless. You are already assuming that Xian Aircraft will take over entire ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CX A350-1000 rolls out
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

First CX A350-1000 rolls out

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/971258087700140032
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Cathay Pacific is set to become the 2nd A350-1000 operator, as its first aircraft has rolled out from paint in Toulouse.

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https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/971258087700140032

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9352

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Apparently the issue is not with duties. So what would be the supply problem in case of hard Brexit? Analysts at Berenberg added: “The aerospace industry has continued to voice its concerns about the potential disruption that Brexit may bring, although under WTO rules (the worst case scenario for t...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10452

UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo

This feels like a déjà vu. Perhaps Boeing can discount the 737 MAX 7 at UA to prevent a CSeries order, like they did with the 737-700 in 2017. United Airlines is "very seriously" looking at small mainline narrowbody aircraft, chief financial officer Andrew Levy tells FlightGlobal. The Chic...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9352

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

You mean like: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/21/airbus-boss-says-brexit-risks-losing-uk-aviations-crown-jewels-to-china Which writes: Though there are no current plans to move Hence assumptions. As part of negotiations Airbus barks in order to reach a better agreement with the UK, b...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134113

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 1888 will join the flight test campaign shortly.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 211319

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

In https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-02-26/alc-reckons-boeing-nma-launch-isnt-imminent the "godfather of aviation leasing" Steven Udvar-Hazy is quoted as saying: Similarly, ALC feels that a possible further stretch by Airbus of its A321neo-based A321LR to put mark...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9352

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

Xian Aircraft would probably be very willing to shoulder the costs of the transportation alone and guarantee on time delivery. In addition to the lower labour costs in China. Also China would probably be able and willing to give Airbus a special fast lane customs solution. The UK would face a lot o...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 13436

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2018

TK's first A321neo has been spotted in XFW. If you look closely, it has two over wing exit doors, which confirms the Cabin Flex option. The L2 door is gone. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/39761743775_170dd05060_z.jpg A321neo NX Turkish Airlines TC- by Tobias Gudat , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?
Replies: 27
Views: 4134

Re: If the US3 envy Gulf subsidies, why don't they just get their own?

You've just opened a can of worms.

If the US3 would lobby for subsidies, the WTO would explode as airlines all over the world would start filling complaints.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23264

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I was wondering why A359 is not as capable as the 789. On paper it seems like even regular A359 has more range than the 789, while in reality this is not the case. UA can fly 789 LAX-SIN without blocking seats whereas SQ's 359 cannot do with severely reduced load. Tell us the source of these “facts...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Rolls-Royce takes hit on 787 and A380 blade flaws

RR has started 2018 with a little setback, but remains optimistic for the rest of the year. Rolls-Royce has recognised a charge of £227 million ($315 million) in its full-year results relating to costs associated with addressing in-service technical issues on Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 engines. The ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18452

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Spohr is stating the obvious. It's not like A321LR can fly 5,000nm.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 40295

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

I would not pay too much attention to editorial comments. It's just an opinion and they change tone when a large order is announced. Is Airbus becoming solely dependent on A359 in the wide body market? The jury is still out. The entire A330 backlog is healthy (> 300 orders / 4-5 years production) an...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders
Replies: 18
Views: 6753

LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders

As pointed out earlier in Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order , Spohr admits that LH might need additional A350s. Carrier is also satisfied with the A350’s performance. Lufthansa is considering a follow-on order for more Airbus A350s now that the airline has seen the initial results of flying Air...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/Iberia/status/971350400916914176
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Iberia's first A350 is coming together and got its new & larger winglets installed.

Image
https://twitter.com/Iberia/status/971350400916914176

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8697

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

At ITB Berlin today QR mentioned the new Economy Class will be unveiled in early 2019.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Qatar announces Gatwick twice daily from 23 May 2018

Just announced at ITB Berlin: QR returns to Gatwick. Qatar Airways has announced a raft of new route launches, including a return to London Gatwick. The carrier withdrew from Gatwick in 2011. At the time, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker blamed commercial reasons. Al Baker said “Gatwick ...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways A350 features oneworld livery
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Qatar Airways A350 features oneworld livery

Qatar Airways' latest A350 features an oneworld livery, similar to A7-BAB. I guess QR Threat To Quit Oneworld Alliance was nothing more than background noise. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40588204282_f576647aef_z.jpg F-WZFO Airbus A350 Qatar Airways by @Eurospot , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104302

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Walsh has been talking about the A380 today, In Flightglobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/more-a380s-of-interest-to-iag-but-prices-ridiculou-446484/ "We're not negotiating – we've said very clearly to Airbus, if they want to sell A380s they need to be aggressive on pricing."...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL190/109fefa5
MSN190 N508DN DL #8


MSN 190 was ferried to ATL yesterday.

Airbus A350 -941 190 N508DN Delta Air Lines delivery 06mar18 TLS-ATL ex F-WZGL
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BobMUC wrote:
Next A350 for Delta is online with final registration:
https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL190/109fefa5
MSN190 N508DN DL #8


MSN 190 was ferried to ATL yesterday.

Airbus A350 -941 190 N508DN Delta Air Lines delivery 06mar18 TLS-ATL ex F-WZGL

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 7670

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

What will happen with CMC turbine blades? They are so much more an unknown that coated nickel. One plus is most blades will be recoated. Lightsaber You're quoting a guy who did not bother to read the article before writing that. It is not the blades. What can you tell us about the shroud they menti...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 206809

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Turkish Airlines' first A321neo (MSN 8155) emerged from final assembly. It's a A321-271NX thus TK will become one of the first ACF operators. One can clearly see two over wing exit doors. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4710/39761743775_170dd05060_z.jpg A321neo NX Turkish Airlines TC- by Tobias Gudat...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://fr24.com/AIB03FD/10a2de44
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MSN 189 TG #11 is performing a CAF right now: https://fr24.com/AIB03FD/10a2de44

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
It looks like MSN100 QR#?? is at the engine run bay.


Should become QR #23.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 160613

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status ... 8355247104

This was expected. While FAA certification may be imminent, the USAF will not accept the current boom design.
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As per USAF, first delivery is now due in late 2018:

https://twitter.com/laraseligman/status ... 8355247104

This was expected. While FAA certification may be imminent, the USAF will not accept the current boom design.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

If HA have already decided they would be choosing between 339 or 789 in their RFP instead of 338 then Airbus should probably know much earlier that they are not going to take those 338, even if they ultimately stay with 330neo? I'm puzzled about the A339 being part of the RFP. If HA wants to fly to...

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

c933103 wrote:
10+10 that seems to be rather different in size from the order of 6 338. Are they going to displace 332s too?


Aren't they retiring the 767 fleet? 6 A338s and 3 767s makes already 9 aircaft.

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by KarelXWB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A330neo's?

And Currently, both A321neos are grounded due to the PW Engine issue which probably makes Hawaiian very frustrated with Airbus currently. That doesn't make any sense: the first A321neo was never affected by the AD, and the second A321neo got its engines replaced and was put back in service. FR24 co...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

Re: It's Official, Hawaiian Chooses The 787-9's

What does he mean by 'routes underperforming by the A330ceo'? Objectively, I'd like to know what types of issues he's talking about. I'm not trying to dog the A330 as it is a very fine and capable aircraft. Every aircraft has its pros and cons. I'm just wondering if anyone has more specifics about ...

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by KarelXWB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 101858

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Once again, Leeham proves to be well informed. A reliable source of information.

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by KarelXWB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 118, Cathay's first A350-1000, has emerged from paint:

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Msn118 F-WZGV 6/3/2018 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to Sichuan's chairman, A350 deliveries are due to start in May. Sichuan Airlines said last year that it had rented four A350 aircraft and purchased 10 more in January this year, bringing the total number of A350 aircraft to 14 and adding the existing 11 A330 aircraft, the total number of l...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 11306

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

Boeing did a study on restarting the 767 pax line, and presumably the outcome didn't make economical sense.

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by KarelXWB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 7670

CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines for the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX on coating/durability issues. General Electric Co. plans to replace a part in hundreds of recently delivered engines after uncovering a durability problem inside the turbines powering the upgraded workhorse jets of Boei...

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by KarelXWB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 27020

Re: HNA's financial woes

In addition to that 737 MAX in storage, a brand new & undelivered A330 has been ferried to LDE for storage. Presumably the aviation unit is not doing so well. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/38826223300_9a2d1face0_z.jpg F-WWKU Airbus A330 Capital Airlines by @Eurospot , on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

StTim wrote:
MSN197 VN#12 having its first engine run this morning.


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F-WZFN Airbus A350 Vietnam Airlines by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 637003

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN 143 QR #24 has rolled out.

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F-WZFO Airbus A350 Qatar Airways by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14740

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/blackbox- ... n-gefunden
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Black box has been recovered too:

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/blackbox- ... n-gefunden

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by KarelXWB
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2559

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

I suggest watching the following video:

The Fermi Paradox

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