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by Vladex
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family
Replies: 100
Views: 17498

Re: Opinion: Airbus and how to move away from the A320 family

With 6000 birds yet to be delivered (and growing) I don't think Airbus needs to do anything (other than incremental improvements) until Boeing plays its card. Even if Boeing brings a new narrow-body it will be 8-10 years before mass production. Depending on what Boeing brings (will be just CFRP win...

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by Vladex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26329

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

william wrote:
I asked the question 5 months ago and no one answered, whats the fuel burn difference between P&W GTF and CFM?



I have read 18% (PW) to 15% (CFM) improvement on the CEO A320 version so about 3% in favor of PW.

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by Vladex
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26329

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

Why aren't they converting to A321 entirely?

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by Vladex
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 151727

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Why doesn't Boeing just ask "What do you want your next airplane to be?" That’s pretty much how the MAX happened. Boeing wanted to start a clean sheet design but the A32Xneo family caused 737 customers to force their hand. It wasn't the customers who caused Boeing to design the MCAS syste...

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by Vladex
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254482

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Congratulations QF on a successful research flight. I think "research" is a bit of a misnomer as the flight is of similar length to the existing EWR-SIN. I'm considering this a PR exercise as the main test should have been on economy passengers, since SQ "research" with premium ...

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by Vladex
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD
Replies: 29
Views: 10272

Re: Ethiad Airways a350 and Avianca A330 stored in BOD

Etihad is accepting and paying for 787 but refuses A350? Those Boeing corporate men must be armed and dangerous or something .

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by Vladex
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?
Replies: 43
Views: 9537

Re: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?

Interesting. This gives 777x five or more years without competition from an UltraFan than many people on this board think it will have. You are, as always reading what you want to read https://www.cleansky.eu/the-uhbr-engine-flight-testing-programme-gathers-momentum The first wind tunnel tests will...

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by Vladex
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?
Replies: 43
Views: 9537

Re: RR UltraFan Timing: "Back End Of The Next Decade" Delays A350neo?

By similar reasoning, "we want to get it ready for the back end of the next decade" then means it will not be on an in-service airliner by "the back end of the next decade"... Yet I doubt few are now reading it that way. That can probably mean exactly that. If there is no applic...

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by Vladex
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10612

Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

Having 10 passengers on a 787 seems like a waste for example https://youtu.be/lugCnaTc-bs?t=614 For example, if there are multi flights a day, why not consolidate into another flight? Yes I know there are logistics and aircraft have little use if not flying but why not have flexibility to cancel and...

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by Vladex
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 6584

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

Twins will likely be the future for some time. But, they have gotten about as big as they can. Maybe even too big which an argument could be made of the max. They will learn to produce more power and efficiency without getting bigger. Just as the automobile has. Everything I read says that more sub...

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by Vladex
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6316

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

Twins are the future and the quad engines are dead.

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by Vladex
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 with two GE90's
Replies: 28
Views: 13404

Re: A340-600 with two GE90's

Could they have done A330-1000? I mean new engines favour the longer fuselage.

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by Vladex
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 115562

Re: 787 vs A350 range

According to FR24 the recorded data from this "flight" starts at 13:31 UTC and goes until 15:00 UTC. If we account that the total fuel consumption from engine start to engine shutdow was 6,2 tons and that the engines were running for arround 1h30 the average fuel burn per hour is ~ 4,14 t...

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by Vladex
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Like Rolls Royce when there was the near disaster with QF32. They never said a word. SOP. Completely off topica nd will probably be removed. But hey anything to support the beloved. Event was on 4th November. 'Rolls Royce reported on Nov 8th that they are making progress in understanding what cause...

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by Vladex
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 115562

Re: 787 vs A350 range

According to the capetan, Air France A350-900 delivery flight with about 250 people on board burns 6.2 tonnes for one hour . https://youtu.be/DqmViXCyVKA?t=433 And as he said, 6.2 tons is the fuel consumption of the full one hour flight, including take off, climb and cruise. According to FR24 the r...

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by Vladex
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 115562

Re: 787 vs A350 range

https://youtu.be/DqmViXCyVKA?t=433
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According to the capetan, Air France A350-900 delivery flight with about 250 people on board burns 6.2 tonnes for one hour .
https://youtu.be/DqmViXCyVKA?t=433

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by Vladex
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 6584

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

No future. Both the 748 and a380 are dead. There's no need for a quad anymore. Maybe and maybe not. I believe that twins are maxed out, pun intended and have inherent limitations so saying that twins are the only future seems like a trap which leaves only quads as a way of getting better efficiency...

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by Vladex
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 6584

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

No future. Both the 748 and a380 are dead. There's no need for a quad anymore. Maybe and maybe not. I believe that twins are maxed out, pun intended and have inherent limitations so saying that twins are the only future seems like a trap which leaves only quads as a way of getting better efficiency...

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by Vladex
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast
Replies: 59
Views: 5319

Re: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast

I know you have a holy war on Airbus going here and on your vlog so I am not here to convince you just as an insight to others . .... War against Airbus?? This is the kind of sentence that I hate most. I just pointing out that there was no market for VLA. Is that a "war against Airbus"? T...

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by Vladex
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast
Replies: 59
Views: 5319

Re: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast

There never was any market. The people who did those studies were wrong, perhaps on purpose. People change data to fit desired outcomes, see "man caused global warming," or, "peak oil, or, "housing crisis," or, Trump Russia collusion," to name just a few. There was no ...

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by Vladex
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast
Replies: 59
Views: 5319

Re: 2019 Airbus Global market forcast

Where has the Very Large Aircraft category gone? Hehehe. Really? It died with the 748 and the A380. Why did those aircraft disappear? Perhaps because there has never been any market. Because of the lack of modern engines and over order and production of narrow bodies. There is a huge market for it ...

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by Vladex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?

They answer that questions themselves here: http://youtu.be/4qtDgCjdYGU He says things that he heard somewhere but that doesn't apply or that applies in the opposite. What he is saying is CX policy. Obviously, given that it is released by CX's PR department, his statements have been reviewed by his...

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by Vladex
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28707

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Why not just wait for reengine in 2025 which should be substantial?

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by Vladex
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?

They answer that questions themselves here: http://youtu.be/4qtDgCjdYGU He says things that he heard somewhere but that doesn't apply or that applies in the opposite. Is Cathay really a legacy? If it is , it's still a city state which carry advantages and limitations. It's stupid to talk about freq...

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by Vladex
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 25843

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

A380 also works well on routes between airports that are not particularly slot constrained but require high number of premium seats at a particular time. They also work well for city pairs where there is limited demand for frequency due to time zone difference combined with travel time. LHR-HKG and...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If and when 737 MAX launches again, who will pay and be held responsible for the next crash were it to happen? That's a relevant question not to mention that insurance on these airplanes must be really high by now blowing away any so called discounts.

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by Vladex
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?

Why would it help them? They did the math's and it didn't work out in there favour. There product is way way way better then EK's, and on par with SQ . Yes they don't have a shower, but they have stunning lounges, a great soft and hard product I rather see them invest in that then a penis-context &...

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by Vladex
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Why didn't Cathay Pacific order A380?

A380 was always meant for city carriers as a competitive size advantage. It would probably help them compete with EK and SQ , themselves being a city state, and they are decidedly below them in terms of prestige even if they are much the same. They fly to their European destinations in bunches so it...

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by Vladex
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is long haul frequency over rated?
Replies: 16
Views: 2981

Re: Is long haul frequency over rated?

There is no frequency on N. America to Europe flights for most of the day every day. I probably understand "frequency" on a differnet way than you, to me frequency is offering different flight times which allows pax to choose the time that better fits their needs. Of course frequency can ...

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 4685

What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

That is for future reengining. A350 looks somewhat taller than 787 but a little bit lower than 777. My free and outsider projection is about 310cm(122") for 787 and 340cm(134") for A350 but I want to know about potential and the limits of both.

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is long haul frequency over rated?
Replies: 16
Views: 2981

Re: Is long haul frequency over rated?

I fly to Chicago several times a year originating in a small euopean market. I do use LH as the westbound 1700 departure (FRA-ORD) avoids me having to wake up at 0400 to take a 0600 or 0700 flight to connect to a morning departure out of AMS or CDG or MAD to ORD. Unfortunately that 1700 departure i...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

One small bit of tragic irony will be firing a CEO welcomed by many for his engineering background due to an epic engineering cock up. Sad but truly deserved. I don't see any engineering problems with 737 MAX other than the very initial design which limited its potential. I see only a commercial fa...

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by Vladex
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At what point can airlines just return an unusable jet to Boeing for a full refund? Airplane is unusable through no fault of the customer, but entirely the manufacturers fault. Return, refund and go find something else to fly. May take a while, but there is no end in sight for this bs. Airlines are...

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by Vladex
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is long haul frequency over rated?
Replies: 16
Views: 2981

Is long haul frequency over rated?

Considering the fact of time zones that makes flight times impractical except in the small window of west to east and even north to south. For example almost all flights from east north America to western Europe are in the span of 5 hours 6pm-11pm and even Australia-USA and Europe-South Africa are v...

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by Vladex
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

No Vlsadex, there was NO collusion to end the A380. Airlines determined they couldn't make money on it at the price Airbus offered; therefore, it went out of business. It's that simple. These same airlines also thought that they could make money with 737 MAX , so why do they demand compensation for...

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by Vladex
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

The A380 is dead and there'snot even a secondhand market for the A380s despite airlines having these planes cannot even sell or lease it out. But good news is theA380s will still be flying for at least the next 10-15 years. Thing is, only EK and SQ treated it well and it's the best ride in the sky....

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

Probably not. 10-abreast B777-300ER is one of the main reason why both B747-8 and A380 fails. Price wise, fuel consumption wise and by floor area 2 of A380 and 3 777-300ER are almost identical so how does someone choose? 1. B777-300ER are WAY smaller in terms of capacity, many airlines have problem...

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

Probably not. 10-abreast B777-300ER is one of the main reason why both B747-8 and A380 fails. Price wise, fuel consumption wise and by floor area 2 of A380 and 3 777-300ER are almost identical so how does someone choose? 3x 773ER would get you more frequency options than 2x A380, and frequency is i...

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

ewt340 wrote:
Probably not. 10-abreast B777-300ER is one of the main reason why both B747-8 and A380 fails.


Price wise, fuel consumption wise and by floor area 2 of A380 and 3 777-300ER are almost identical so how does someone choose?

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Would the 747-8 and A380 sell well if 9/11 didn’t happen.

The A380 and 747-8 didn’t sell well because they aren’t particularly efficient compared to the competition. Efficiency has to do with physics, not 9/11. Efficiency is mostly about engines propulsive efficiency and 777, A350 and 787 have a bit better engines but these single decks have limited groun...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

No Vlsadex, there was NO collusion to end the A380. Airlines determined they couldn't make money on it at the price Airbus offered; therefore, it went out of business. It's that simple. These same airlines also thought that they could make money with 737 MAX , so why do they demand compensation for...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Was there collusion to end the A380?

Continuation of this https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1429175 The definition of "collusion" is simply that two parties use their leverage and power against a third party even if that party is undefined or one of their own and also for short term gain against long ter...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I have been wondering how much the grounding is costing holiday companies. This bit from Bloomberg gives an idea of how TUI AG (a large European holiday company} has been affected: The global idling of the Max following two fatal crashes meant TUI had to lease in less-efficient jets from third part...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126147

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

if A359ULR is doing only 161 passengers , how much can A351ULR do ? Not many more I reckon and I think all of this ULR should have waited for a new engine anyway.

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Re: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

What nation prohibited the A380? GF Jordan, Turkey and Egypt is what I read that prohibit A380 from EK but I suspect many more. Definition of collude intransitive verb : to work together secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest : CONSPIRE, PLOT They didn't "collude&quo...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?
Replies: 14
Views: 3307

Why did EK and A. collude to end A380?

Emirates will be just another regional airline without it no different than Kuwait or Oman or Qatar and Airbus will be just another OEM making twin engines airplanes and having all kinds of problems fitting in ever bigger engines on them. I was looking at the past deliveries of other types (A320, A3...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I am baffled by the continuing idea that this was "new" sales. This deal was at least partially orchestrated to fill the void lost with the Jet Airways collapse, of which the final tally is something in the order of -2 to -5 total "sales". I am sure IAG received a VERY sweet dea...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A new report puts the lost revenue at $4.1 billion loss by airlines due to the 737MAX grounding https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2019/08/10/new-report-puts-impact-of-boeing-737-max-grounding-at-41-billion/#346b3e491fdf Airlines bear the responsibility for their choice of aircraft. In this case,...

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by Vladex
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo vs B737max
Replies: 69
Views: 15498

Re: A320neo vs B737max

I asked a hypothetical question removing price and delivery dates. I was not aware that casm was considered higher on the A320neo. Given that the advertised ranges are so similar, is there a reason why nobody has tried to institute a commercial flight over 6000km in an A320neo? 6,500 km Airbus A320...

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by Vladex
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663902

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

A new report puts the lost revenue at $4.1 billion loss by airlines due to the 737MAX grounding https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2019/08/10/new-report-puts-impact-of-boeing-737-max-grounding-at-41-billion/#346b3e491fdf Airlines bear the responsibility for their choice of aircraft. In this case,...

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