The 787-10 is effectively a slightly longer, slightly heavier 787-9 and the 787-9 is an extremely long-legged aircraft. So it is not surprising it too can handle long missions. Also, I think people often do not realize how capable the 787 and A350 families are. For example, UA807 IAD-PEK was blocke...Jump to post
I guess this is the best way to post this. There i to variants of the A35K for comparison. One with DOW at 147000kg and one with DOW at 150000kg. The TSFC is listed in the data. https://i.ibb.co/KzPmtL1/Project-sunrise-comparison.png Fred Wow! Thanks for this! The A35K may use 2-3% less fuel than t...Jump to post
It's a bit quiet over here... What are the next deliveries for the 78J? Also, how many 78J are being built per month, or better yet, what is the current production break-down between models at the moment and how is it expected to change? There is currently 5 787-10's on the flightline (1 each for U...Jump to post
Also, reducing frequency on JNB-HKG will further undermine SA's ability to compete against and retain J pax relative to CX.Jump to post
The right outcome is far from obvious here and there is no "obvious choice." Anyone saying there is, IMO, has blinders on. These are two quite different products with different advantages. The differences encompass both the ULH-specific variant that has been proposed for Project Sunrise (...Jump to post
That versatility is why QF will probably go with the 35K. QF wanted a plane that can be used on other missions. It's more versatile and less risky. They want a better pax experience - 8 Y abreast in the A350 will offer that. Then there are the A380 deposits. As much as I want to see a 777 in QF col...Jump to post
Woodreau wrote:Because the B1900 is so ugly (with all of its extra aerodynamic fins and stabilons) it doesn’t fly, instead it’s repelled from the Earth.
I recently took a Delta A359 domestically (LAX-ATL). I imagine this was the "Vanilla" variant? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1419669 While searching for the answer, I actually found this thread discussing similar things that this thread is discussing: https://www...Jump to post
This is somewhat normal in most parts of the world. I think passengers in the Middle East have been spoilt with the service offered by home carriers so it feels like a tragedy.Jump to post
This may be why EK is establishing themselves in secondary/tertiary London airports. EK is starting a second daily frequency to Stansted from July this year. We may start seeing more of this from EK in other cities with heavily constrained primary airports. Start building the market at these second...Jump to post
This may be why EK is establishing themselves in secondary/tertiary London airports. EK is starting a second daily frequency to Stansted from July this year. We may start seeing more of this from EK in other cities with heavily constrained primary airports. Start building the market at these seconda...Jump to post
Is it safe to arrive in PHC at that time?Jump to post
Does anyone know anything about SA4282 JNB-AUH aboard an SAA A332 today (07/03/2019)? It's a A330-200, not -300 . It's going to AUH for a C-check. SA have sent a few aircraft to AUH and AMM for C-checks in the last few years. Which is what I said... Haha Anyway, thank you. An interesting bit of info.Jump to post
Does anyone know anything about SA4282 JNB-AUH aboard an SAA A332 today (07/03/2019)?Jump to post
Hi everyone. Reported less than an hour ago, SAA will be split into 3 units: domestic, regional and international. Hopefully this helps. They need it! Something similar happened a few years ago with QF, correct? And that helped them achieve some financial stability. Hopefully the same will be possib...Jump to post
gsg013 wrote:Thanks for clarifying makes much much more sense at ~$11-12 mm per frame.
In an interview in today's Le Journal du Dimanche, Anne Rigail revealed that Air France will place an order at Le Bourget. No additional details given. Also in the interview: - 125 M € to refurb COI 77W. 7858264768512[/url] $125 mm to refurm a 777-300ER? Is this possible? It seems very expensive......Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:A321neoLRs to jump in that game?
797 launch customer?
AF doesn't need an additional WB order for now. 21 A359 + 11 789 is enough to cover 25 772 and 2(+4 Joon) A343. My bet is on narrow-body, something like: 15 A220-100 30 A220-300 50 A320NEO 25 A321NEO 15 A321LR (will free up A332 from some African routes, increasing overhaul long-haul capacity). Of ...Jump to post
I feel this will be either a NB order to replace A318/319 or a WB order for the 772. All the other aircraft are still young-ish or, like the A332, have just been upgraded. Maybe A220 or more A320 family for NB. Maybe a top up order of either 789 or A359 (or both) for 772 replacement. Orders placed n...Jump to post
There are a few planes missing from my log book. Most of them are very new, or long retired. But one has been elusive over the past few years. I have always wanted to fly on the BAe 146, or Avro RJ. Occasionally I will see one on Flightaware in Canada, operating for First Air. But First Air only sh...Jump to post
Any JNB plans by RAM? They could do some Western Europe connections as well Canada/USA.Jump to post
Eh. LN 10 was part of a build block that went from LN 7 through LN 19. All of those frames (Ethiopian received 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18) have similar weight and maintenance issues. Each is ~6 t overweight and all of them are limited to 220 t MTOW (which is why they were a good fit for ET, which is ta...Jump to post
With my rudimentary calculations, they could have gone the reverse herringbone J route with 32 J seats and added a few (~6) Y seats if the routes they fly are really not high in premium demand. Or they could have kept 36 J and lost a few (up to 10) Y seats if it is actually used on routes with high ...Jump to post
The config in J will be 2-2-2 as today. The small size of the A332 would have made the operations unprofitable if 1-2-1 which comes either at the price of less J seats or significantly less Y seats. So it will be hard to guess if you have the old or the new seat when booking during the retrofit per...Jump to post
...their medieval state... The config in J will be 2-2-2 as today. The small size of the A332 would have made the operations unprofitable if 1-2-1 which comes either at the price of less J seats or significantly less Y seats. So it will be hard to guess if you have the old or the new seat when book...Jump to post
Slash787 wrote:MoKa777 wrote:What about Kuwait Airways? According to Wikipedia (I know...) they are receiving their first A338 in March 2019. Any news/update on that front?
First A330Neo for Kuwait is supposed to be delivered in October and first A350 sometime early 2020.
Deal has been reached... The EU and Qatar have announced they have signed an “open skies” agreement which gives all airlines from both partners “unlimited and unrestricted access” to each other. The Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement is the first between the EU and a Gulf Co-operation Council st...Jump to post
Let's not drag the Queen into this. To the topic at hand: We should not look at the 78J at EY as confirmation that it will work for EK. EK is a whole other operation. Cargo is quite important for them and they cram as many pax as they can into an aircraft. EK also has many more flight banks. So, man...Jump to post
What about Kuwait Airways? According to Wikipedia (I know...) they are receiving their first A338 in March 2019. Any news/update on that front? They are not, that is just people misreading the order PR. KU is getting the first of their new Airbus fleet (A320neo, A330neo, A350) in March, which will ...Jump to post
What about Kuwait Airways? According to Wikipedia (I know...) they are receiving their first A338 in March 2019. Any news/update on that front?Jump to post
This was very under the radar, it seems. Beautiful bird. Great interior as well. World class.Jump to post
Any news on how the 78J is performing for SQ, EY and UA? Meeting spec? Better than spec? While I dont know the answer to that SQ does send the 787-10 to my home airport, being PER. The reliability of the aircraft and OTP seem to be rather good. The 787-10 flight to PER (which is 1 of 4 daily servic...Jump to post
That is all very plausible, and makes sense for all parties. :checkmark: I think you're saying what I'm thinking . . . this could be a win-win for all parties. EK cancels the A380 add-on order and replaces it with an additional 77X order, and they cancel the 78J order and replace it with an A359 or...Jump to post
Does anyone else think that this could be a way out for Airbus and Etihad to transfer the latter’s A350 family order ‘slots’ over to Emirates as part of the overall transaction ? I was thinking the same thing a little up thread. Could be EK helping EY the way Abu Dhabi helped Dubai a few years back.Jump to post
This will be good. It will be the push Airbus needs to kill the A380 programme and instead focus on their great twins that make more money. It will probably be good for EK to finally move away from their MO of just throwing massive capacity at EVERYTHING. Scrapping the 787 contract and moving away f...Jump to post
OGLOBAL wrote:MoKa777 wrote:xwb777 wrote:Qatar Airways will reduce Khartoum flights from 14 to 5 weekly, and to 3 weekly from March 2019.
Why such a massive cut?
not surprised. due to the embargo travel time doubled form khartoum to DOH plus the unrest going on there doesn't help
c933103 wrote:ANA's LCC Peaxh said they're considering premium class on their upcoming A321LR
Based on the Airbus ACAP for the A321, they have 2 different 6-abreast options (around page 60). 17-inch seats with a wider aisle and the other one at 18-inches per seat with a slightly narrower aisle, although still fairly wide enough at 19-inches. Maybe an airline can just use these 2 options. Y a...Jump to post
reidar76 wrote:I wonder if five abreast premium economy seats might be a good option for the A321LR ?
Norwegian could use the same premium economy seats that they have on their 787.
Hi everyone. I found this interesting. AF apparently wants to focus more on their premium cabins. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/air-france-une-strategie-haut-de-gamme-qui-n-est-pas-sans-poser-question-804782.html (in French) via: https://www.businesstrave...Jump to post
I like it! Maintains slightly more of the character of the airline than the IB update (IB just needs to add the crown and/or "IB" logo back to their livery and it'll be perfect!) I really like it. Good job Aer Lingus! Edit: I think I only just realised that the new IB logo is a stylised ve...Jump to post