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by MileHFL400
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I think both B and the airlines have been cautious with the 78X, now that it is certified except for some engine software updates it is much easier to decide on it. B has been stingy with the slots as the 789 was a 'go', the -10 could have had delays. B is favoring GE also right now, due to the RR ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17959

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Gosh there’s nothing I love more than the sound of a B747-400 or B777 spooling up or a V8 revving. I guess I was born in the wrong generation. I used to work in the Engineering Centre at Hawker Siddeley Aviation/British Aerospace facility in Hatfield, UK from 1975 until 1992. When I first joined th...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Perhaps TUI Group will order the B787-10 as replacement for the B744 and have a 400-440-seater for the big holiday destinations. TUI Group already fly the B788 and B789. What’s the 787-10 max capacity? They are certified to carry maximum of 440 passengers. Same as A330-300 with door modifications o...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

CRJ900 wrote:
Perhaps TUI Group will order the B787-10 as replacement for the B744 and have a 400-440-seater for the big holiday destinations. TUI Group already fly the B788 and B789.


What’s the 787-10 max capacity?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 82
Views: 17959

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Gosh there’s nothing I love more than the sound of a B747-400 or B777 spooling up or a V8 revving. I guess I was born in the wrong generation.

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by MileHFL400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

On the question of 787-10 range: Is it 5000 or 6000 miles? Didn't Boeing change the way that they determine range to make it more realistic than it was in the past? If so, is 6000 miles that unrealistic? Depends on what you want it to do. The latest payload-range chart shows that you can carry maxi...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

When you have reduced payload on the 7810 by 30% but are still at full payload for the A340NG that advantage has vanished. Think about why LH is profitable with their alleged fuel guzzlers. You would only take that sort of payload reduction on certain LH routes, and that's why LH has A350s. From Ge...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

And also about 30% more costly to operate. Only if you can work it without payload reduction. When you have reduced payload on the 7810 by 30% but are still at full payload for the A340NG that advantage has vanished. Think about why LH is profitable with their alleged fuel guzzlers. Partly because ...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Seems like currently the sweet spots are: A330-300 and their 6300nm range B787-9 and their 7600nm range *Both have extremely similar capacity, just different range and availability. And the other sweet spots are: A350-900 and their 8000nm range 10-abreast B777-300ER and their 7400nm range. A330-300...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8519

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

What a trainwreck of an airline! Really? The US3 all had ground collisions in the last year or so. Guess they must be trainwrecks as well? :sarcastic: Ground collisions are bound to happen in any situation where ground infrustructure cannot keep up with the growth of airlines. Im pretty sure incide...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

From where Emirates sits geographically I can see how the 787X could be very useful/economical particularly to secondary cities in Europe (they already do all the primary cities).Would also work well into parts of Africa-And Asia. With BA (don't think they have announced anything) one assumes it's ...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Most airlines don’t even utilize max range of most of the aircraft that they order so why is the -10’s lack of range an issue all of a sudden?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Momo1435 wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
Are there any airlines with sizable older A330-300 and B777-200ERS apart from BA and AA that haven’t ordered replacements yet ?

Korean Air
Thai Airways
Swiss
Alitalia


I think we can forget about Alitalia!

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Are there any airlines with sizable older A330-300 and B777-200ERS apart from BA and AA that haven’t ordered replacements yet ?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Flame away, but I still wouldn't be surprised to see DL order some 789+78X in the future if the price and availability became right. Replace newer 767s and the 77Es. Yes I'm well aware they'll have A339 and A359. I have my doubts. I see them taking the 797 when that becomes available but not the 78...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

ist2014 wrote:
What about TK
I see some oppurtunity


I think it’s settled on the A350-900

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I see some candidates mentioned in this thread. My 2 cents: Likely: KE, LY. Top ups: KL, NH, BA. Maybe: AA, LH, SV, AF, AC. Not likely: ET, QR, KQ. Some Chines carriers will also get likely get them. TG is a good candidate too. I still believe the 787-10 is perfect for EI, despite them operating an...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 132129

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fabulous :-) Hopefully, Airbus would release a video of the A338 's first flight. :crossfingers: Here's a better clip of the run up to FF ..... http://video-eu.assetsadobe.com/airbus/_renditions_/9c4/9c446745-2c2f-43a9-9d6b-6cc19d433cbc/avs/airbus-a330-800neo-footage-br-0x1080-15000k.mp4 https://ai...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I could see AC ordering them for high volume TATL routes, but that will have to come once they feel comfortable with another period of significant growty, seeing as they have basicially just completed their widebody renewal project. The A333s have another decade left, and that fleet will likely con...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

columba wrote:
I can imagine that Lufthansa will also order some in addition to their A350 fleet.


Hmm any thing that points to this?

I know ANA only has 3 on order, will they order more?

Ethiopian? They seem to be ordering everything on sale that the moment!

Qatar Airways?

Saudia?

Kenya Airways?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 27650

B787-10 future prospects?

Hey all.

With Etihad and United having both received their 1st B787-10 I wanted to re-examine future sales?

1. What’s the hold up on Emirates firming their order for 40?

2. Have the leasing companies managed to place more apart from with KLM and EVA?

3. American Airlines replacing 777-200’s?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 24442

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

so who's next in line for the dash ten?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Etihad to add Premium Economy from December 2018

It does seem that this isn’t a premium economy. Just a normal economy seat with additional legroom.

Also does this mean the A330’s are on their way out?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309792

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Etihads first B787-10 A6-BMA is on it’s delivery flight to AUH, finally!

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by MileHFL400
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309792

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Is Etihads first 787-10 heading home soon?

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by MileHFL400
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5309

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

gatibosgru wrote:
Excited to fly this in Feb! Took advantage of that insane deal yesterday for U$242.



Sure that’s not a computer glitch?

The maiden KQ003 is passing FL100 over Hempstead on its way back to Nairobi!

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by MileHFL400
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5309

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

Correction: it does seem
To be 5Y-KZG as per Kenya Airways Instagram feed.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309792

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Etihad's first 787-10 A6-BMA will be delivered on 30 October United Airlines first 787-10 N14001 will be delivered on 2 November Singapore Airlines will receive its 7th 787-10 9V-SCG on 5 November Also of interest, the first 789 for AT is now in final assembly http://nyc787.blogspot.com/ Have been ...

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by MileHFL400
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 51
Views: 8921

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

So Kenya Airways is reducing frequency to JFK in November and into December, from the announced/planned daily nonstop service to as low as 4x per week. Cancelation/rebooking notices have been sent out to people that were booked on some of the reduced dates. Granted it's low season, and the Christma...

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by MileHFL400
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 39
Views: 7071

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

Flew them on Kenya Airways in the late 90’s but i think that was about it.

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by MileHFL400
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309792

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Any indication on when A6-BMA is being delivered?

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by MileHFL400
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309792

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Any news on Etihads first B787-10 delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4247

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

musman9853 wrote:
My vote goes to american's current livery.


You’re joking right?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173043

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I don’t know if anyone’s noticed but I keep seeing an A220 popping up on Flightradar24 in Kenyan Airspace. Reg: C-FOVP. Anyone know what’s going on?

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by MileHFL400
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 32969

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When’s the first A330 neo delivery?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2013

Re: African Aviation Thread 2018

What happened to the main thread?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

FlyRow wrote:
One would think this is belly cargo.


Right, but wouldn’t they just start belly cargo right from the inaugural flight?

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by MileHFL400
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

So I came across this one link that states that KQ Cargo will start flights to New York on 1st December. This is the only link that alludes to this. This is presumably in addition to the daily 787 flights starting next month? I don’t think KQ has a dedicated freighter capable of this? https://www.mw...

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by MileHFL400
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In Service Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22707

Re: 787 In Service Thread 2018

Air India is only utilising only 21 of 27 788's due to crew shortages and spare parts https://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/companies/120918/air-india-utilising-just-21-of-27-dreamliners-for-daily-operations.html Absolute joke of an airline. On another note would I be correct in thinking that NB...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 14613

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

This thread has gone completely off topic.

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by MileHFL400
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2013

Re: African Aviation Thread

Just over a month before KQ starts it’s direct flights to NYC.

Anyone have any idea why A4O-SY was ferried to BHX? Repainting prior to return to KQ?

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by MileHFL400
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84816

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

rj777 wrote:
ok, so we've got the static test frame roll out..... soo......... when is the BIG roll out gonna happen? Probably pretty soon, right?


Not till end year

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by MileHFL400
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 630681

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

How many 1000’s delivered so far? Who’s getting one next?

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6004

Re: Punchiest airliners

All airplanes are designed to the same certification standard for take-off thru enroute OEI climb profile. With fuel efficiency as a key parameter, at design TOGW, there’s not a lot of difference between types. Put them at their WAT limits, they’re all dogs even over powered bizjets. Operationally,...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6004

Re: Punchiest airliners

evank516 wrote:
Having flown in/out of EYW in the past with DL, I have to endorse the 73W (73G for others). Then there was my oddly empty Saturday morning flight on the 739ER from LGA-MSP that was airborne rather fast for that variant.


I think that planes main limitation is its rotation angle

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6004

Re: Punchiest airliners

Concorde lightly loaded was also a real rocket. MD-11 is also very famous for that, 747-400 also decent when light. The 777F can also be very quick to get away lightly loaded. I often see the departures from Nairobi and once in a while there’s a LH A340-300 departure to FRA followed by an MD 11F af...

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by MileHFL400
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6004

Re: Punchiest airliners

iRISH251 wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!


Only in noise terms, though.


Runway performance? Climb performance?

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