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by Vladex
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?
Replies: 27
Views: 2821

Why isn't Hawaiian flying to more pacific islands?

This is something that came up to me before but now with the epidemic and a shutdown and it's another one of those generic topics so I may as well throw it out there. Hawaiian is only flying to Tahiti and American Samoa per wiki , shouldn't they be flying to other islands especially Guam and Norther...

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by Vladex
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11189

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

The whole point of cancelling A380 was to increase production of A350 and A320 which is not happening now and for the foreseeable future. EK is weathering crisis well and they cut all flights today clean unlike CX which lost 250 million last month and I don't see CX taking delivery of A350's this ye...

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11189

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

I'll ask again, If production and deliveries go way down even of A320 NEO and A350 as they definitively will this year and a few years after, why not bring back A380 and at least have EK have more of it for a few years? I realize that the production now is winding down but everything else is and will.

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

Will A380 make a miracle comeback amid the virus outbreak? Now that virus, government and lack of money has grounded almost every airplane out there and many airlines will go out of business or will take years to recover and/or be replaced, this is a turning point. Also the deliveries will come ver...

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by Vladex
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336824

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I live very close to YYZ and I have only seen 1 airplane in the sky since this morning yet FR24 remains fairly busy so what gives? Not to go off topic, You dont say where you are in Toronto, but cloud cover is brutal and low today. I live downtown beside CN Tower and aircraft are going overhead sou...

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by Vladex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336824

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I live very close to YYZ and I have only seen 1 airplane in the sky since this morning yet FR24 remains fairly busy so what gives?

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by Vladex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 11189

Re: Airbus Financial Discussion 2020

I just asked myself: How comes that after so many years of a seller market the manufacturers of a duopoly are not in a better position? For Boeing one can say that share buybacks are responsible. But for Airbus? Going back twenty years, Airbus has been chasing market share. Read this article from 2...

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by Vladex
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

Will A380 make a miracle comeback amid the virus outbreak? Now that virus, government and lack of money has grounded almost every airplane out there and many airlines will go out of business or will take years to recover and/or be replaced, this is a turning point. Also the deliveries will come very...

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by Vladex
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

By the way, what about all the airport expansions and new airports in Istanbul and Beijing that are now totally empty and losing big money? And what about if Heathrow built a 3rd runway now by demolishing hundreds of houses?

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

Aviation seems to be doing just fine right now with the 787/777/A350 though. Not at all if you live in reality today and are not listening to dead end legacy airlines and quick money investors and not only because of Corona Virus and various wars and political conflicts , Loads of airlines lost mon...

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

... Bear in mind that electric cars will make transportation so cheap that regional flying will be under big pressure. ... Huh??? What are you calling "regional", and what on earth do electric cars have to do with it? In the US, I'd say that any flight shorter than maybe 250 miles is more...

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by Vladex
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

If there is no VLA then aviation itself will shrivel down to irrelevance Aviation seems to be doing just fine right now with the 787/777/A350 though. Not at all if you live in reality today and are not listening to dead end legacy airlines and quick money investors and not only because of Corona Vi...

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by Vladex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

Being lightweight means nothing and is hindrance for the future when the future means ever bigger engines and electric batteries. 777x is not struggling if it is because of it's size but because it has a competition of A350 that is better in almost every way.. A350 is successful but 777x is not str...

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by Vladex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

I don't really follow your question. If the A380 was different in way like you speculate in your post, it wouldn't be an A380 anymore, it would be a different aircraft. Besides, you cannot dismiss the aircraft's shortcomings just like that: they ARE the root of the aircraft's problem. The A380 was ...

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by Vladex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

It's probably too good of an airplane that was too competitive for big legacy carriers and which allowed city states to compete and jump over those legacy carriers by far. There was nothing wrong it per se except typical notions of being a shrink with small engines but that's the case with every air...

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by Vladex
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111344

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I am debating some people about wheether the helicopter pilot was circling because of the fog or because of the traffic? I am thinking fog because of how long he circled but others say pilot is faulted because he flew into the fog after routine holding for traffic. You mean when he was circling ove...

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by Vladex
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111344

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I am debating some people about wheether the helicopter pilot was circling because of the fog or because of the traffic? I am thinking fog because of how long he circled but others say pilot is faulted because he flew into the fog after routine holding for traffic.

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by Vladex
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

The 747's were bought as much for their range as capacity. The analysts missed on separating the effects of this in the market. Actually there are relatively few city pairs that needs larger than the 779 serves well. For decades the 747 churned out 40 to 50 per year, now it will be the 779 churning...

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by Vladex
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future of A380-capable gates
Replies: 24
Views: 4430

Re: The future of A380-capable gates

Why would you worry about something that is at least a decade off? It's also not wise to worry about minor cost compared to overbuilt airports that have unoccupied gates due to politics, terrorism and health issues as they do today. Or the ever busier airports with ever increasing wait, late and wal...

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by Vladex
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27972

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

There's a reason Boeing needlessly enlarged the 777X and made it a VLA even after protesting against such planes. Your statement contains a bit of a contradiction. If there was a reason they enlarged the 777X, then it wasn't done needlessly! It was done desperately since A350 and 777x can't be comp...

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by Vladex
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61298

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Unfortunately, most people on here don't have access to an airline's confidential monthly route operation report which paints a totally different picture to comparing aircraft technical data. For example, the number of hotel rooms required for an A380 crew can give the local station finance officer...

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by Vladex
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111344

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1222415652192948225
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This is sound recording. To me it sounds like a normal speed until they hit the terrain
https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1222415652192948225

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by Vladex
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111344

Re: Kobe Bryant DEAD

I have a great respect for Kobe even though he killed my teams for a while there.

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by Vladex
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111344

Re: Kobe Bryant DEAD

I will never fly a copter without a parachute at least .

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by Vladex
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6377

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

Boeing can't compete with A220, A320 and A350 line so the only thing left is to build a double deck quad jet with a ultrafan like engines now that A has exited the market. That would go against B has said and done in the last 20 years but counter intuitive thinking is required when talking about lon...

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by Vladex
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293308

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Was someone bragging yesterday here about great safety of aviation?

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by Vladex
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 33188

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I think they need to raise the output to burn through the order book until A350 NEO and then A330 really has no viable future.

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by Vladex
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 15981

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

Because of the new engines and the passenger growth.

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by Vladex
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?
Replies: 20
Views: 3568

Re: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?

Why is it necessary to add "Airbus" designation to A220? The A already denotes Airbus

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by Vladex
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254484

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Yes, being grounded in Bordeaux looking pretty. Of course , no one will steal them I am sure. I am not so sure about HK airlines orders and China Eastern or even future of Cathay now, South African is alwayts shaky as is LATAM. All of this to prove that these orders are as shaky as a snowflake and ...

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by Vladex
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20230

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Operators who ordered it wanted something cheap and quick and they got something totally different . As someone says, be really careful what you wish for because you may be wishing contradictory things. It's the operator fault and they should pay the price even if they go under, lots of them do and ...

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254484

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

EK cancelled maybe 24? Boeing removed 35 from Emirates order. And of course the EY frames are very secure . . . Yes, being grounded in Bordeaux looking pretty. Of course , no one will steal them I am sure. I am not so sure about HK airlines orders and China Eastern or even future of Cathay now, Sou...

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254484

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

EK cancelled maybe 24? Boeing removed 35 from Emirates order. There is only EK and TK that are firm upcoming deliveries for A350 and many shaky orders mostly to lessors. This Qantas order is really badly needed one and it fits very well for both sides. Really? BA, AF, DL, CX, SQ, JL, SU, VS... :sar...

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254484

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

A350 order book looks very weak and Airbus must have offered very wide spots. I'd hate to say that it may have been the deciding factor here as A350 is the best aircraft right now. Any you think EK cancelling all those 77Xs doesn’t leave a hole either ? EK cancelled maybe 24? There is only EK and T...

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by Vladex
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254484

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

WAIT! You just got shown that your entire “three years” premise is completely wrong, and that there is an entire extra year in the schedule, and yet you simply double down, shrug, ignore it, and claim it STILL isn’t enough time. Dude! Seriously, your cognitive dissonance is astounding. It’s sad rea...

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by Vladex
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739479

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Can someone tell me why the MAX was a bad idea? I mean to me it makes perfect sense for them to developed it. It was a bad idea because it's totally outdated design , it looks absurd and has misfitting parts like engines. It was just a financial short term decision and a purported cash grab at the ...

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by Vladex
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739479

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Can someone tell me why the MAX was a bad idea? I mean to me it makes perfect sense for them to developed it. It was a bad idea because it's totally outdated design , it looks absurd and has misfitting parts like engines. It was just a financial short term decision and a purported cash grab at the ...

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by Vladex
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

A380 requires half the pilots of single decks for the same amount of passengers which nullifies much or any other cost. I want to know how that calculation goes. Sure... Fuel delta between (full) 7x 380s and 10x 77Ws on a specific ULR route is that the 380 burns 77.7t more fuel (per direction). Usi...

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by Vladex
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

You can't charge premium with 787 compared to A380 as It has terrible reviews by passengers. It doesn't have ground clearance either for reengining.

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?
Replies: 64
Views: 7750

Re: Engine efficiency-what are the limits?

When cars and everything else goes electric, how can aviation compete? in 10 years around half of the cars will be electric and super cheap to drive, why would anyone pay to fly under 500km?

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6421

Re: How much range is too much?

asr0dzjq wrote:
Vladex wrote:
But all of that can be compensated and then some with newer engine provided there is ground clearance.

Please, stop. The A380 is beyond dead already.


Aviation is dead when everything goes electric.

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6421

Re: How much range is too much?

as per Tim Clarke , A380 wastes 13 tonnes per hour when full and flying long range DXB-LAX but 12 tonnes when going medium range so there is a penalty for long range. But all of that can be compensated and then some with newer engine provided there is ground clearance. Just stop, because the 737 ha...

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

There are only a handful of things that could bring Airbus to do a 180 on the 380 and invest in a NEO and all of them are highly unlikely: 1. Somehow in the next six months multiple countries (EU+some others) decide to limit international long haul from and to their country to 1 flight per route pe...

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Re: Emirates Chairman slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

If after accounting for all costs, the 300 seat B77W brings in a 30.000 USD per flight profit and the 500 seat A380 brings in a 30.001 USD per flight profit, which one makes more sense? Heck, let's throw this open. Your 350 seat B77W earns you a 30.000 USD profit per flight. You are alone on this r...

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by Vladex
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6421

Re: How much range is too much?

as per Tim Clarke , A380 wastes 13 tonnes per hour when full and flying long range DXB-LAX but 12 tonnes when going medium range so there is a penalty for long range. But all of that can be compensated and then some with newer engine provided there is ground clearance.

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by Vladex
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45727

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

After nearly 5,000 MAX currently on order, there will probably still be another 5,000 ordered. Something like 7,000 of the NG were built. Every generation of 737 has been succeeded by a generation that has sold more than double the number of the previous generation. I think you're forgetting the el...

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by Vladex
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

What works for EK works for no one else. In the end, the amount of money wasted to reinforce runways, taxiways, build special gate access, and service a plane that was built with the intention of eclipsing the 747 (something of a corporate vanity project) that cost billions and will never recoup R&...

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by Vladex
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43065

Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/emirates-tim-clark-slams-airlines-poor-use-a380/ He is saying that the big state airlines like EU3 have no drive in them to innovate since they have a captive population whereas city states of Dubai and Singapore have to please and attract other people Also he tal...

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by Vladex
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532622

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Second A350 AIR FRANCE (Lyon) - Delivery Flight - AFR371V - F-WZFQ/F-HTYB - AF371V - MSN349 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjweNdYrhHE First A350-900 FIJI AIRWAYS / Check-Flight / AIB02FR / F-WZFR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU3kkpRi6z8 First A350-900 AEROFLOT / Run with Push / F-WZGT / MSN383 ...

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