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by MoKa777
Fri May 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 6228

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

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...

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by MoKa777
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289846

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

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 247905

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SA closes Guangzhou reservations from January 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 6456

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

Also, reducing frequency on JNB-HKG will further undermine SA's ability to compete against and retain J pax relative to CX.

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 247905

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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?

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by MoKa777
Tue May 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289846

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

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 (...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289846

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

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...

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by MoKa777
Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D
Replies: 12
Views: 4449

Re: Perfomance difference between King Air 350 and B1900D

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.


This is officially one of the best comments I've ever read on a.net (if not the internet as a whole)!!! Hahaha!

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by MoKa777
Fri May 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 8926

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 6281

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

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.

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20020

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20020

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

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...

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by MoKa777
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International WX briefing
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: International WX briefing

BravoOne wrote:
By the time its over there are usually one or two fewer trees standing.


Hahaha!

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by MoKa777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Turkish Airlines announces Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Is it safe to arrive in PHC at that time?

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by MoKa777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52422

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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.

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by MoKa777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 52422

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know anything about SA4282 JNB-AUH aboard an SAA A332 today (07/03/2019)?

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by MoKa777
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA to be split into 3 business units
Replies: 14
Views: 5776

SAA to be split into 3 business units

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...

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by MoKa777
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23612

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

gsg013 wrote:
Thanks for clarifying makes much much more sense at ~$11-12 mm per frame.


It's a pleasure.

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by MoKa777
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23612

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

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......

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23612

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

TWA772LR wrote:
A321neoLRs to jump in that game?
A220?
797 launch customer?


I believe it was reported last week that Boeing will not launch the NMA until 2020 at the earliest. So AF will not be ordering (or announcing an order for) it this year.

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23612

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

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 ...

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23612

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

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...

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3818

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

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...

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by MoKa777
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc launches ABV/VIE/AMM/ATH & MIA - April '19 Launch
Replies: 38
Views: 5763

Re: Royal Air Maroc launches ABV/VIE/AMM/ATH & MIA - April '19 Launch

Any JNB plans by RAM? They could do some Western Europe connections as well Canada/USA.

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by MoKa777
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 16277

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

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...

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by MoKa777
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9860

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

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 ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9860

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9860

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

...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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 95212

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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.


Great. Thank you.

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 18719

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142854

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

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...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 4085

Re: Top 10 busiest airports 2018

cledaybuck wrote:
You might want to put US in the title.


Yep, title needs an edit.

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 95212

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 95212

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

What about Kuwait Airways? According to Wikipedia (I know...) they are receiving their first A338 in March 2019. Any news/update on that front?

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG
Replies: 25
Views: 5555

Re: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG

This was very under the radar, it seems. Beautiful bird. Great interior as well. World class.

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 21266

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

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...

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by MoKa777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 21266

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

Any news on how the 78J is performing for SQ, EY and UA? Meeting spec? Better than spec?

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by MoKa777
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?
Replies: 33
Views: 5767

Re: Current status of EK's 777 fleet?

The EK 77L fleet just received an interior overhaul. They also seem to need a smaller than 77W frame, especially on the loooong routes these birds operate. These aircraft will be around until the 778 arrives in their fleet, if it does.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142854

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

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...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142854

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

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.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 879
Views: 142854

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

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...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65289

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

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


Thanks. That makes sense.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65289

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

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?

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13251

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

c933103 wrote:
ANA's LCC Peaxh said they're considering premium class on their upcoming A321LR


I'm assuming their premium class will be similar to US domestic F. Nothing too fancy.

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13251

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

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...

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by MoKa777
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13251

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

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.


I have also wondered about that.

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9603

AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

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...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96548

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

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...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA celebrates 20 years in LOS
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: SAA celebrates 20 years in LOS

That is awesome!

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