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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 28862

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Reuters is usually very accurate on these reports, so I'll expect some confirmation soon. It's probably not great for consumers. Airfares are has affordable has 20years ago and that’s not good enough??? Umm, I not referring to now obviously, but the issue is that AA/QF could use its market position...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67508

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and dep...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 28862

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Reuters is usually very accurate on these reports, so I'll expect some confirmation soon.

It's probably not great for consumers.

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Where can I find the updated range figure? Boeing website still shows the 8,690 nmi figure... For now, the increased range is in the Aircurrent reporting. If 9500 nmi is the range required for LHR <-> SYD, I don't see 35K could ever possibly meet this requirement. What kind of MTOW it needs? Seems ...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

News story on final proposals due by August: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/breaking-news/qantas-wants-sydlhr-jet-proposals-by-aug/news-story/b60f3541f2b5364fd7e46ef663a04741 Qantas has asked Airbus and Boeing to present their "best and final offer" by August for planes capable o...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

It's probably not the best to look a fuel capacity in volume as it does change with temperature, so although the the 777X may have increased volume, the weight limits may still apply. Qantas have been saying sub 300 seats will suffice for a while now which points to a larger premium cabin. The confi...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

It's probably not the best to look a fuel capacity in volume as it does change with temperature, so although the the 777X may have increased volume, the weight limits may still apply. Qantas have been saying sub 300 seats will suffice for a while now which points to a larger premium cabin. The confi...

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by Pcoder
Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The main objectives of project sunrise from a corporate prospective is the stop the leaking/ increase market share on European long haul to other airlines in offering a unique non stop flight. As Sydney airport has traditionally been the hub for Qantas (sometimes called Sydney airways), very large a...

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by Pcoder
Sun May 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4020

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

The reason for ANA's lack of Russian services probably has to do with the legacy of JAL being the Flag carrier. Even now various overflight rights (and probably other rights too) in Russia are restricted to select airlines. Flights to Moscow don’t need Russian overflight rights I'm Just using it as...

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by Pcoder
Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4020

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

The reason for ANA's lack of Russian services probably has to do with the legacy of JAL being the Flag carrier. Even now various overflight rights (and probably other rights too) in Russia are restricted to select airlines.

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by Pcoder
Thu May 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I'm thinking this discussion on fuel consumption is getting a bit out of hand. As some of these figures come from marketing, they can be comparing very odd combinations of engines to get the their figures. Marketing departments are probably not the best authority for these figures as they can lack s...

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by Pcoder
Wed May 22, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The current conference that Airbus is holding will probably give us a great indication of how close they are to getting Qantas. If they announce the a350-1000ulr with a 322t or greater MTOW, I could very easily see airbus as the only choice with some of the already layed out requirements favouring t...

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by Pcoder
Tue May 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56312

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

Reuters and a few other news organisations are fairly good at providing reports that are accurate, but I doesn't exclude them from getting things wrong from time to time. There might be some agreement reached, but it might be as set in stone yet. I'd imagine that a few extra 787s to replace the 772s...

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by Pcoder
Mon May 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 19866

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

A bit of a stupid a article as there's no chance of a passenger plane dropping down to one pilot in the next decade. Public acceptance is not there for such a move. Changes like this would take a while and be initially tested in something like cargo planes. You'll still need an extensive period befo...

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by Pcoder
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24523

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

It's poor form from BA. They should have kept basic drinks (Tea, coffee and water) complementary on these flights as it's unlikely to cost that much to provide them and it distinguishes them from the LCCs.

I'm wondering since this transition to LCC on shorthaul, have they been more profitable?

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by Pcoder
Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Yeah, the a380s will be around for a little while, as they are about to refurbish them. At least 6+ years of extra use. I'm also thinking since they are planing adding the sunrise planes, there will be less need for need for VLAs sized planes in the future, so both 777x and a350 should be sufficient...

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by Pcoder
Wed May 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65720

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I think sky has got it dates mixed up, unless Airbus suddenly found some spare slots for Qantas this year.

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by Pcoder
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

With the a321neo coming to KA, it would probably be a better option.

They might be cancelling the route due to the enhanced relationship with QF. The route itself could have already been marginal and the probably preferred to have a direct flight to Brisbane.

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by Pcoder
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

"Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority is probing a "serious" incident on a February flight from Perth to Hong Kong when the captain became incapacitated. Cathay Pacific flight CX170 had taken off from Perth International Airport on February 21 and was flying over the Sout...

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by Pcoder
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 18772

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

I think the 779s are mainly there for the extra payload (CX does a lot of freight). They might like the few extra passengers, but I think they probably would have kept to the a35k if their main concern was passengers.

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by Pcoder
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14225

Canberra airport will be expanding its taxiways. HBA should take note (still doesn't have full length taxiways)
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https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14225

Canberra airport will be expanding its taxiways. HBA should take note (still doesn't have full length taxiways)

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by Pcoder
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?
Replies: 11
Views: 3563

Re: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?

I think that the a380 is restricted at Haneda mainly due to wake separation issues.

Now with the Olympics around the corner, I could possibly see a solution worked out as a few airlines would probably want to upgrade their flights to the a380.

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by Pcoder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20922

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

If the issue with the 737 Max is not as easy to resolve and takes a bit longer to fix, the 797 will probably be cancelled and the new single aisle plane brought forward. As the launch has been delayed until the Farnborough airshow 2020, there won't be an immediate urgency to resolve what project the...

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by Pcoder
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748149

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm guessing we'll hear from EASA soon.

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by Pcoder
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 80986

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

SWZ will have have many full service airlines, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand (Although LCC on trans tasman), Singapore and Emirates at the start or near the beginning of operations. As the airport is still in the Sydney metropolitan area (~35kms from SYD), it's ability to offer...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Anyone who thinks that the deposit will be added to the existing 99 a320neo order name an instance where this has happened before with an airline and manufacturer? (I'm taking about a firm order, not a LOI or anything similar)

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38498

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price-research/company/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/) They only need to announce if it will have a material affect on the comp...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Airbus have already a lot of orders for the a320neo series, so I don't see why they would allow these deposits to be used for already ordered planes. First of all, if Airbus cancel's the program, I'm sure QF's contract would have clauses about those deposits in case of program cancellation. Secondl...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38498

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price- ... ompany/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/)
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I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price- ... ompany/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/)

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78140

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

With the A321LR replacing the 788 on some routes for JQ, where will the resulting slack be scheduled to? Are any details known yet? Maybe USA mainland but via an secondary route e.g. MEL-AKL-LAX or MEL-NAN-LAX etc so not to directly compete with QF. Or could possibly go to LAS, which would be mainl...

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by Pcoder
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 49415

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

So, are we anticipating QF going airbus (or am I sticking my neck out)?? Probably as the 777x's advantage was payload compared to the a350, so with a reduced requirement of passengers and the need to use the planes on Asian routes, the 777x is probably a bit too heavy for what they need. Qantas mig...

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24729

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

chunhimlai wrote:
when CX leave OW?


Probably not going to happen as recently the have strengthen the OW ties (Eg Qantas codeshare).

CZ and CX even though closely located, probably don't compete as there markets are different.

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by Pcoder
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32732

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

A smaller seat count would probably make the A350ULR in the box seat as the heavier weight of the 777-8 would probably negate the payload advantage it would have had for a higher seat count.

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31815

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Don't forget quite a lot of Business travel can be points upgrades/redemptions, so business might seem full, but it might be stacked with upgrades. It is more than likely that they are ditching there current setup as most airlines that they compete with have a much better business seat and they need...

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by Pcoder
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 17097

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

VS could possibly operate this with the 789, but since their 789 have 30 extra seats, they would possibly have to reconfigure / block seats on the plane to travel the distance. I could see the possibility of them operating the a35k instead as it offers more range and payload and is probably better s...

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by Pcoder
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12667

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

From my understanding these two Japanese carriers will shift major cities that are yet served by HND to HND first. (ORD. Canada, SYD for JAL and so on) I'd imagine JAL might move the Melbourne flight as a point of difference to ANA and QF. Also Melbourne having no curfew might help with HNDs availa...

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by Pcoder
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5477

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

SWZ will probably be like what Gatwick is to Heathrow, A solid airport with quite a few major airlines but always playing second fiddle to SYD. Unlike Avalon which is very out of the way for most of Melbourne, SWZ is closer or similar distance to at least half of Sydney, so I expect solid numbers (1...

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by Pcoder
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71259

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... ia-closer/
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CX and QF announce a new codeshare covering Perth and Cairns Cathay flights, Cathay Pacific South East Asia and Subcontinent flights and Qantas domestic.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... ia-closer/

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by Pcoder
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289558

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

If they want to replace the A380 with the -9X, then that is quite disappointing. The a380 won't we leaving the fleet for at least another 8-10 years as they are currently in the process of substantially refurbishing the aircraft (Which they won't do if they were to be replaced in a couple of years)...

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by Pcoder
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Qantas announces major lounge investment program https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-announces-major-lounge-investment-program/ Still no update on Melbourne international lounge, next to AKL the worse in the network. I imagine this indicates they want a new location, and won’t a...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33769

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

As this livery is extremely bland and forgettable, we should almost start a contest on when this will be replaced. I'm tipping that it will be a year after the next major management reshuffle. I think a major problem with the livery was that it looked better in renders, which would probably also exp...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 33361

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

If NZ was to go down the A350 path - what would be the chances we would see they do 3-4-3 like FrenchBee? Extremely unlikely, unless NZ were to change to a LCC. With the Airbus aircraft it's too hard for full service airlines to squeeze an extra seat in and since they care a bit more about customer...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103705

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

There is some theory to that - just remember that every fleet replacement by NZ recent has increased the the size of the fleet it is replacing e.g. 5x 763's are replaced by 13x 789s. I know, you should say 8 789s as by the time they ordered the 5 extra, the 763s are gone already. And I don't think ...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103705

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Rumours saying that the UFO A350 order is from Air New Zealand. Michael NZ has already publicly said they will be making there 77E replacement order in 2019 so its an little early for them to have made this order. Also seems a little weird to have order them so late into the airshow? NZ would have ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103705

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

An unidentified order does not necessarily mean a Chinese airline, but as most airlines are public listed companies, it is very difficult for these businesses to satisfy their reporting requirements to their stockholders. It does not mean that it can't be done, but if the order is very large, then i...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 66345

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Virgin will probably stick to the 738 maxes, I don't see them getting the larger varients as they are probably aiming for frequency and range in there fleet, rather than capacity. Qantas are a bit of a mystery as they don't have any more 737s on order. They have the group order of 99 neos which alth...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 13639

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I'm going to predict some white tails and or cancellations. For an airline that doesn't exist yet, operating out of a smallish airport (only 1.5 Million in 2017), to suddenly expand to the size of a relative large airline with the market it needs to survive in a couple of years, I'm going to be very...

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