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by Vladex
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?

Not sure if this is the reason, but LED lights don’t get warm. I remember when Chicago started using LEDs for stoplights, and during winter storms, the lights would become obscured by snow, and lacked the heat of the older bulbs to melt away the snow. Just a thought, I would guess that could be par...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Why aren't airports upgrading to LED ligths?

Maybe I just haven't been to a lot of them but the ones I have they all have these old metal halide lights which give dirty light is the best way I can put it and disperse it everywhere where it's not needed such as upwards.I live next to YYZ and when I look up it looks like a bonfire in the sky wit...

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

EK has restarted A380 flights to Toronto. I couldn't believe it when I saw it again considering there is about 20% of regular traffic, Bad news for an anti A380 club.


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by Vladex
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6511

Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

DXB is centrally located within Europe-Asia-Africa landmass and almost of it can be reached within 8 hours. So are other places but it's besides the point. Furthermore DXB is a legit 24 hour airport and thus time zones are much less of an issue for scheduling and parking. I know DXB built A380 speci...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3601

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

I live on a 12th floor of a building a few kilometers from YYZ and during this shutdown the one thing that I see is amazing views that I have never seen before. I see clearly at least twice ahead and I see landmarks I haven't seen before from my balcony under any weather. Also everything looks orga...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3601

Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

I live on a 12th floor of a building a few kilometers from YYZ and during this shutdown the one thing that I see is amazing views that I have never seen before. I see clearly at least twice ahead and I see landmarks I haven't seen before from my balcony under any weather. Also everything looks organ...

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by Vladex
Fri May 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?

Republic Airlines, Aercap and Azul now are just anonymous startup? Really? I am not arguing about Embraer , I don't see Republic Airlines in the order book, I see that Azul , a home airline has 71 of 171 orders. Then some leasing companies and airlines like Air Peace, Air Kiribati and Binter Canari...

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by Vladex
Fri May 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61547

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

So much non sense about A380 as usual. How is A380 somehow hard to fill but 2 of A350 and 4 of A321 are easy to fill? If demand is low so is the fuel price. How can demand for oil be low and price of it high to be expensive to operate? Refurbishments are normal price like any other model maybe more ...

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by Vladex
Thu May 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?

Embraer only has E2 which has 2 by 2 seating and has had dismal sales as it`s either too big or too small. If that`s a third player, than it`s clearly on the downside but you can imagine things as you wish. Chinese and Russian programs as they are , are just vanity ventures at this point but someon...

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by Vladex
Thu May 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?

Embraer is already the third largest aircraft manufacture in the global market but the company focus is on regional jets, executive and military aircrafts only and not in widebodies. Maybe you should rephrase the title because as it seams you are taking account of the aviation only the widebodies s...

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by Vladex
Thu May 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a place for a third player now?

The financial backing necessary to start a new large airframe manufacturing operation from scratch is staggering beyond comprehension. The requirement for experienced and knowledgeable people is also beyond comprehension. You cannot just hire a bunch of people off the street and have them design an...

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by Vladex
Wed May 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: Is there a place for a third player now?

What makes you think that Embraer is gone? The company may not be in the best shape but Embraer is in a much better financial position than Boeing if you consider the size and the finances of each company. Embraer is smaller then Boeing but have much less liabilities then the American company. ok ,...

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by Vladex
Wed May 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a place for a third OEM player now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Is there a place for a third OEM player now?

With 2020 shutdown , there seems to have been a reset button hit. Now that Airbus and Boeing are downsizing and laying off people and Embraer and Bombardier are effectively no more. Is there a place for a third manufacturer or is this a closed field with only government connected monopolies that als...

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Up thread there were comments that us A nutters know nothing, we should observe the professional managers at the airlines. Well the most profitable airlines have tended to be the all 737 or all A320 airlines running a tightly managed network - Ryanair, WN, Alaska, and the like. Then the full market...

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61547

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

airhansa wrote:
What airlines are still flying the A380 (as in, literally still flying and not on the ground due to coronavirus).


Emirates is still shutdown but Qatar is still flying substantially but I don't know which models.

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61547

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

VV wrote:
Vladex wrote:
When willl Air France start to retire its dirty planes?


Those ten A380 do not need cleaning because they go directly to storage.


I am sure they will rather store it than clean it

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

You forget that the 77W has between 15-20 tonnes of premium cargo space available on missions 12hrs or less with a full pax load, that is most certainly also the case with the 380 in terms of payload...but not in terms of physical space, it is usually around 5-6 tonnes on a DXB-LHR sector. Outside ...

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

You know that you have serious case of A380 derangement syndrome when you are arguing with Tim, Clarke about what Tim Clarke is saying and when you argue that Emirates should not be Emirates anymore in order to be Emirates

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by Vladex
Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61547

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

When willl Air France start to retire its dirty planes?

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by Vladex
Tue May 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I gave you an Emirates link . I am not an insider so I don't care about theatrics and semantics but Emirates is there with all the other airlines except for LCC in terms of passenger numbers. Whether they are paying passengers or rewarding is not my point. Furthermore the guy that I respond to says...

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by Vladex
Tue May 19, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I gave you an Emirates link . I am not an insider so I don't care about theatrics and semantics but Emirates is there with all the other airlines except for LCC in terms of passenger numbers. Whether they are paying passengers or rewarding is not my point. Furthermore the guy that I respond to says ...

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by Vladex
Tue May 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Airport numbers for the 1st quarter 2020

https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article110697.html
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It's not as dramatic as the 2nd quarter but it gets worse before it gets better.
https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article110697.html
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by Vladex
Tue May 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

There is lots of funny A380 derangement syndrome thread as in almost any other A380 thread. As usual there is no non contradictory arguments. I mean if you are trying to kill it if it's already dead, then who are you fooling and who are you trying to convince ? Flip side of the argument is why try ...

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by Vladex
Tue May 19, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97405

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

There is lots of funny A380 derangement syndrome thread as in almost any other A380 thread. As usual there is no non contradictory arguments. I mean if you are trying to kill it if it's already dead, then who are you fooling and who are you trying to convince ?

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by Vladex
Wed May 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Vio wrote:
"Sir"... I laugh every time someone uses that... Grown men with titles that are as outdated as those that bestow them.


You don't want to start this , I mean Captain is a military term...

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by Vladex
Tue May 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

A380 was killed because it was too small and too big at the same time? I have never seen a coherent non contradictory anti A380 argument and there are so many of them. It's all mad conjecture which makes me think that there may be some life or resurrection left in it. Bare in mind that a double dec...

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by Vladex
Tue May 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Therein lies the inherent weakness of the -800. Its economics is bound to be poorer than the larger versions. A380 was killed because it was too small and too big at the same time? I have never seen a coherent non contradictory anti A380 argument and there are so many of them. It's all mad conjectu...

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by Vladex
Fri May 08, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Therein lies the inherent weakness of the -800. Its economics is bound to be poorer than the larger versions. A380 was killed because it was too small and too big at the same time? I have never seen a coherent non contradictory anti A380 argument and there are so many of them. It's all mad conjectu...

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by Vladex
Fri May 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Well Airbus did bot sell enogh did they? Airbus sold as many as they could in VLA category, without distortion from STC, they would have concentrated on planes which sell. Like Revelation pointed out at least them and RR didn't waste few more $$Billions on A380NEO. His distortion put Boeing also at...

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by Vladex
Fri May 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31126

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Actually it happened when they designed in growth for a -900 or even -1000 into the base design. Therein lies the inherent weakness of the -800. Its economics is bound to be poorer than the larger versions. A380 was killed because it was too small and too big at the same time? I have never seen a c...

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by Vladex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31256

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis . A380 wasn't selling, second hand ones are being scrapped as no one wants them. A330NEO is/was selling reasonably well. Not sure I get your logic. A380 was selling to premium airlines. A330 NE...

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by Vladex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31256

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Can they not shut down production just like they do in the summer holiday? He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis . Otherwise, this crisis is absurdly invented and manufactured if not vastly over hyped so the rebound is inevitable. ...

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by Vladex
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31256

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

Can they not shut down production just like they do in the summer holiday? He needs to keep or restart A380 and cut A330 . These 2 mistakes are there that he can fix in this crisis . Otherwise, this crisis is absurdly invented and manufactured if not vastly over hyped so the rebound is inevitable.

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?
Replies: 23
Views: 4458

Re: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?

Worst time to make any IPO progress for any company at the moment - maybe sans the medical supply ones. LOL. Definitely not now for a number of reasons, beyond how on earth EK will fill those A380s as traffic resumes, with likely many restrictions. By having less competition for one. Significantly ...

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by Vladex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?
Replies: 23
Views: 4458

Re: Is it time for an Emirates IPO?

Cointrin330 wrote:
LOL. Definitely not now for a number of reasons, beyond how on earth EK will fill those A380s as traffic resumes, with likely many restrictions.


By having less competition for one.

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by Vladex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13985

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

Just a month ago there were confident posters saying that A320 NE0 is completely sold out for 5 years at least and no one can order it. Now it's completely opened up.and yet those same people are keeping their old story.

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by Vladex
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13985

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

Will they restart A380 for EK in that lagardere plant or what will they do with it?

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13985

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

I always thought they blew up cutting A380 instead of A330

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13985

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

Can they cut the working days instead of production staff?

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by Vladex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 54
Views: 10325

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It must be for expansion , maybe to restart A380 production. EK hasn't really lost money and is losing minimal amounts now, in fact they restarted some flights. define minimal amounts. There is no way that EK is different from other airlines that are losing millions every day. It's widely known tha...

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by Vladex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 54
Views: 10325

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

It must be for expansion , maybe to restart A380 production. EK hasn't really lost money and is losing minimal amounts now, in fact they restarted some flights.

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by Vladex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

Jefford717 wrote:
What a milestone. Fastest widebody to hit 1000 unit!

Am I the only one who thinks that the 787-10 has the best proportion, better than A35K, B77W and even the B748.


It has a smaller wing and tiny landing gear

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by Vladex
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: Future demand for widebodies

[twoid][/twoid] I think you're confusing stretches with large aircraft. Yes, stretches of aircraft tend to do better, but the largest aircraft are not selling quickly... at all, whereas smaller and medium-sized aircraft had been enjoying a lot of success. Think again? Stretches tend to have mixed s...

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by Vladex
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: Future demand for widebodies

Do you live on the same planet as I do? Last time I checked it was the smaller aircraft that were dying off not the larger ones. Also the engines will be getting larger in the future which will favor even bigger aircraft. There may be fewer of them which is good because the numbers today are alread...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: Future demand for widebodies

The A380 has been cancelled, the 747-8 is on life support, the 779 hasn't made big inroads yet and the A35K has been hugely overshadowed by its smaller sibling, whilst narrowbodies saw unpred success, and the 787/A359 have taken a stranglehold on the market. But there is always talk of enlarging ex...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11168

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Ah yes, fuel hedging... because that's worked out so very well recently for airlines who have engaged in the practice. Has oil bottomed? Again, you're dancing around the notion that there will be a quick recovery here without stating a claim - when will, in your opinion, the industry be back to whe...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future demand for widebodies
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: Future demand for widebodies

The 779 is still a larger aircraft in an era when smaller aircraft are more popular, in the aftermath of Covid-19 airlines may cut back on larger aircraft. The question isn't how many airlines could fill a 779, but rather for how many is it better to use the A350 and 787 instead. Do you live on the...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11168

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

It's called fuel hedging. You buy fuel for future use at an agreed upon present price. https://simpleflying.com/what-is-fuel-hedging-and-why-do-airlines-do-it/ The trick is to find that agreed upon price that works for both parties. Ah yes, fuel hedging... because that's worked out so very well rec...

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by Vladex
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11168

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

It means A380 derangement syndrome will become stronger.

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