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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
columba wrote:I can imagine that Lufthansa will also order some in addition to their A350 fleet.
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?
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?
gatibosgru wrote:Excited to fly this in Feb! Took advantage of that insane deal yesterday for U$242.
Correction: it does seem
To be 5Y-KZG as per Kenya Airways Instagram feed.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Flew them on Kenya Airways in the late 90’s but i think that was about it.Jump to post
What’s a 787 max though?Jump to post
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?Jump to post
When is delivery expected?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post