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by Vladex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 18069

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Since Narrowbody are smaller. The fuel improvement would be quite small compared to Widebody Also, adding new engines could actually be cheaper overall for both Aircraft manufacturer and Airlines (no need waste tens of billions of dollars to developed, and cheaper price to purchase for Airlines, wi...

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 18069

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough." WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough." It's cheap enou...

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 18069

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

It's a centralized corporation , they only care about short term profit and are adverse to innovation when there is a monopoly or a duopoly. I think about other big companies like Nokia, Kodak, Blackberry, Blockbuster etc.. that were in such situations and they went bust or under because they only s...

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by Vladex
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22713

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ft-443037/

I guess it was too late for A380. Too little A350's and I am tiring of the smaller kind being ordered over a bigger one.
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IWMBH wrote:
This deal is amazing. Can we expect a similar deal for Boeing?


There was a same deal
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ft-443037/

I guess it was too late for A380. Too little A350's and I am tiring of the smaller kind being ordered over a bigger one.

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by Vladex
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

Windsor is usually the warmest place in Canada so it could be the least impacted by cold weather .

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 32070

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

I just don't understand YOW, how can it be in decline as our nation's capital, surrounded by huge population centres and have only slightly more traffic overall than YHZ? Glad to see international up otherwise the overall decline would have higher. Ottawa isn't a large city, and it's fairly close t...

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21035

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I am in Canada, AC bought a cheap and apparently flawed aircraft and they deserve to be exposed for it. They were boasting about it. In the open market they would be finished but aviation is a total government entity so they are protected as it's in their name. That is rather asinine. Nobody deserv...

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 21035

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

I am in Canada, AC bought a cheap and apparently flawed aircraft and they deserve to be exposed for it. They were boasting about it. In the open market they would be finished but aviation is a total government entity so they are protected as it's in their name.

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48833

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

https://imgup.nl/images/2019/03/12/ALC-23.png . https://imgup.nl/images/2019/02/20/Boeing-logo-20-x-SP.png . 777-9 aircraft, MSN 64240, LN 1567; reg. N779XW (MTOW: 775.000 lb / 351.534 kg), powered by two https://imgup.nl/images/2019/02/28/GE-logo-18-x.png . GE9X-105 , twin-shaft, high-bypass, turb...

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by Vladex
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 747973

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The 737 is too old of an air frame to graft a huge engine onto. It makes the aircraft unstable in flight. It is an unsafe design and must be withdrawn from service. Boeing clearly cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 5019

Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

The two busiest airports (and PEK soon to be 100M as well) have no connection at all. It seems like a no brainer and no risk as well so why is it not there?

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by Vladex
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12626

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD

They should have chosen the obvious A321neo if they wanted to fly to India and North America.

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450647

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

KLASM83 wrote:
Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today.

Many condolences to the families and friends.


At least its not a passenger flight

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 13098

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

They have to sell a few thousand of the current ones to even start thinking about that. Imho everyone has been thinking about the 500 since day one. Its the 800lb gorilla in the room. Airplanes are getting bigger and more size optimized so yes 500 would mean almost an end A320 which may just happen...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 13098

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

When it does come, it'll be the 500 launch. They have to sell a few thousand of the current ones to even start thinking about that. Imho everyone has been thinking about the 500 since day one. Its the 800lb gorilla in the room. Airplanes are getting bigger and more size optimized so yes 500 would m...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 13098

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9931

Great news. I'm now waiting for a top off order. Yea, I know I'll have to wait.


When it does come, it'll be the 500 launch.


They have to sell a few thousand of the current ones to even start thinking about that.
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SteelChair wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:

Great news. I'm now waiting for a top off order. Yea, I know I'll have to wait.


When it does come, it'll be the 500 launch.


They have to sell a few thousand of the current ones to even start thinking about that.

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by Vladex
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109368

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I smell something amiss under the proverbial stone bridge. Who is saying they are over producing 737's and 787? Or A320 and A350 for that matter. The back logs are in years and Boeing and Airbus is looking to increase production rate to meet customer demand. Remind me the famous cliché "sure w...

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by Vladex
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109368

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Not everything is on loss but that's why they are over producing. I smell something amiss under the proverbial stone bridge. Who is saying they are over producing 737's and 787? Or A320 and A350 for that matter. The back logs are in years and Boeing and Airbus is looking to increase production rate...

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by Vladex
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109368

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

A lot of people are missing the point with the talk about wing sizes and fuel efficiency etc. The problem isn't the aircraft. It's the market. The most important factor in the cancellation is that Airbus is selling the A380 AT A LOSS. Every one they build loses them money. The optimum number for th...

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by Vladex
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109368

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

A lot of people are missing the point with the talk about wing sizes and fuel efficiency etc. The problem isn't the aircraft. It's the market. The most important factor in the cancellation is that Airbus is selling the A380 AT A LOSS. Every one they build loses them money. The optimum number for th...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 15129

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

I think the mistakes are on the marketing/sales side. They simply overestimated the demand. No doubt the timing wasn't excellent either. Companies make mistakes. Even media darlings like Apple have made products that failed in the market. Learn from the mistakes, and become a better company. The de...

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by Vladex
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 45283

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Isn't 2025 also the planned EIS for the NMA? Maybe Airbus wants to create engineering constraints at Boeing by opening a front which was not anticipated? It's how I play chess. When my opponent makes a move (launch NMA), I can choose to make a defensive move (NMA response), or make an attacking mov...

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by Vladex
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 45283

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

VV wrote:
Has anyone asked the simple question whether 2025 is a reasonable timing for a new engine considering the level of backlog they have today?


2025 can mean anything, it could be the start of testing and maybe EIS in 2027 and the current edition selling until 2030 at least.

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by Vladex
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 45283

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

But the A359 can simply seat 10% more passengers. They don't always have to go head to head. Vs the -9. Don’t forget about the -10. SFC improvements will boost that plane’s range, and eventually it could get to a point where it’s range is good enough for most missions in that size arena (similar to...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

The A350-1000 is around the same size as the 777-300ER and Boeing shifted almost 850 of them. And then add the ~20% greater efficiency of the A350-1000 compared to the 777-300ER and to believe that it will be a failure in the market strikes me as ridiculous. 10 years ago , A319 was outselling A321 ...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

"Immense" is one of many euphemisms used when someone has no idea what they are talking about or are trying to subvert the issue at hand. They are not downsizing because they can't as they go bust and bankrupt. I guess you have your own version of the meaning "dried up" . On the...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

The 777-9 may be bigger, but I see the A350-1000 being an immensely popular model over the next two decades. Immensely is a code word for not good enough or rather not big enough. Here I was thinking it meant “very”. "Immense" is one of many euphemisms used when someone has no idea what t...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

The only thing more scary and stupid than keeping the A380 going would be shutting it down. Considering that: 1. Anyone buying the biggest airplane would then go to Boeing as the pax growth is double digits each year much like they flock to A321 in the narrowbody segment. The 777-9 may be bigger, b...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

Not only that, They said that they will stretch it . https://leehamnews.com/2014/12/11/airbus-bregier-vows-future-for-a380-with-a-neo-stretch/ We will one day launch an A380neo and one day launch a stretched A380 It's been four years since that statement was made. Bregier no longer works for Airbus...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

For what it's worth every Airbus head has said that A380 will continue on so all of the efforts to proclaim early A380 demise are futile So that is your argument? The head of Airbus will say the A380 will continue right up to the day production ends.. The hope of any new potential orders disappears...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

The design for a technology demonstrator is frozen, but that is a long way from an engine for the A380. A and RR have signed a collaboration aggreement. They must be onto something. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/04/airbus-and-rolls-royce-sign-ultrafan-engine-integration-col...

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by Vladex
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38489

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

I think we just have to accept that the environment has changed so much since the A380 was designed that it is no longer viable as a profitable frame for its producers. While there were trade-offs at the design stage that could have been resolved differently, and legacy national political issues ar...

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by Vladex
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Ultrafan would be a 2026 option. But how do you get the line to 2026? 2025 at the latest, the design is frozen and it has been developing for 5 years. The design for a technology demonstrator is frozen, but that is a long way from an engine for the A380. A and RR have signed a collaboration aggreem...

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by Vladex
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

A NEO needs engines ,engines that allow it to win against a 777-9 and stay competitive with a 787/A350 engine update. There are no such engines at the moment. There are many engines options developing , most of which Ultrafan which seems purpose designed. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/...

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by Vladex
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

100% correct. There isn't a single 'save the 380' scenario that ends up with it making a profit for Airbus. I disagree. It will take some investment to optimize. But in the 2030s when air travel is supposed to double, it will shine. I would be interested in seeing a scenario where the 380 not only ...

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by Vladex
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

A NEO needs engines ,engines that allow it to win against a 777-9 and stay competitive with a 787/A350 engine update. There are no such engines at the moment. There are many engines options developing , most of which Ultrafan which seems purpose designed. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/...

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by Vladex
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142688

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

too late , they should have ordered a350 and they had two chances and they blew it and now they have to live with it.

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by Vladex
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535187

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It is quite obvious to me that this one is not going to EY - the tail fin is left unpainted. We normally see the tail fin painted even though the fuselage is still in primer. Normally yes! But there have been exceptions! http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-Virgin-Atlantic-Airways/Airbus-A350-10...

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by Vladex
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 167
Views: 32894

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

RalXWB wrote:
Is this the first "Airbus and the A380" are doomed thread of 2019 or did I miss the first one?


This may be the first "747 lives on" thread of the new year.

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6017

Re: A350 MTOW

Singapore just received regional 250 tonnes option.

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 207522

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Delivered 2018: Total: 618
A319: 9 A320: 125 A321: 99
A320N: 282 A321N: 103

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 43098

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

So the flight is 17 and half hours and not 19 hours as told and reported?

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by Vladex
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would an A350NEO look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: What would an A350NEO look like?

As I've argued before the A350 is on the heavy side for it's wingspan, A359 and 788 have the lowest span loading for any widebody out there, even when including the 77X in the comparison. How did you conclude that it's heavy for its span? But I agree that a better engine would give it a range boost...

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by Vladex
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 35465

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z1EHf8nXw8
https://youtu.be/1Z1EHf8nXw8?t=338
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Is United really flying this airplane on the main LAX-NYC route?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z1EHf8nXw8
https://youtu.be/1Z1EHf8nXw8?t=338

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by Vladex
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34887

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Look out for Boeing vultures coming out to any possible sign of life coming from A380. With that said, Lufthansa has a substantial a340 and 747 to retire and Frankfurt airport for one has been stalling in passenger numbers so they may need to grow.

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by Vladex
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 638178

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://youtu.be/-fnEh_dp-1Q?t=160
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Size comparison between 900 and 1000 models, It's more than expected for me.

https://youtu.be/-fnEh_dp-1Q?t=160

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by Vladex
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 11083

Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

This got to me and this is the only A380 route that I have seen empty on multiple occasions. I know Hong Kong is wealthy but over served anyway. Thailand is a top tourist destination so shouldn't they be flying it to Europe , Dubai or maybe even USA? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYSTWQcVnOw https...

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by Vladex
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 5589

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

With A321 NEO they can serve half of Europe from Toronto and half of S. America and almost all of Europe except Greece from Montreal

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 13372

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I think qualifications should not be bound by geography to avert the teams that look out of place and at the same time bring up the competition level. For example a qualification group of Germany , Greece, Saudi, Peru , and Australia would bring the best teams to the Cup while at the same time bring...

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by Vladex
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?
Replies: 95
Views: 20457

Re: How far could an A350-900ULR go with a standard config?

Stitch wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:
I have not seen a direct comparison of fuel burn between an A359ULR and a 77L on let's say a 7000 nm mission. However, I would feel comfortable in saying the 359 will burn considerably less fuel.


Around 20% less per hour.



put the numbers , not statistics

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