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by MoKa777
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 21282

Re: 787 In-Service Thread - 2019

MrHMSH wrote:
Outstanding work and detail there, many thanks!


I agree!

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65434

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

The livery looks a bit disjointed around the tail-fuselage join. Like it does not have flow to it... Just me? Maybe just the angle in this picture.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7338

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

Virgin Atlantics A340-600 Upper class, its only a 1-1-1 yet you get very minimal privacy and storage space. Its like flying inside a coffin.....Same goes for their 789. Terrible design IMO. To me, any airline that uses a similar layout needs a new design. VS Upper Class, even at 1-1-1 in the narrow...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO
Replies: 20
Views: 5075

Re: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO

Good to see some order book changes.

Now they just need to drop the 40 A359 and 25 77X.

They should focus on the A321neo, 789, 78J and A35K. That will be an incredibly capable and efficient fleet.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6728

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

We'll have to see what happens, but it could be very successful. A lot of people want to go to Bali and if Garuda is the only airline offering direct flights they can charge a premium for it. But will this Bali flight's demographic be willing (or even interested) to pay a premium for a direct/nonst...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6728

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

konkret wrote:
Guys, starting a DPS-LHR-DPS route wouldn't be strange at all, but CGK-LHR-DPS is strange a.f.


That's the main part that's strange to me.

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6728

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

This is just strange.

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7338

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

zakuivcustom wrote:
"Residence"


That space on the A380 would actually be good for this purpose for airlines like EY or Saudia (If the had the A380 or ever add it to their fleet).

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7338

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

For Saudia, the prayer area is actually a great use of space. There are people I can think of who would only fly Saudia (and no other airline) just for this reason. Etihad advertises (on the seat maps on their website) the area around the exits as prayer areas. It is useful but it is not the most c...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7338

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

For Saudia, the prayer area is actually a great use of space. There are people I can think of who would only fly Saudia (and no other airline) just for this reason. Etihad advertises (on the seat maps on their website) the area around the exits as prayer areas. It is useful but it is not the most co...

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by MoKa777
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7338

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

KE Apex Suite J on their 77W and 748. These aircraft (especially the 748) can comfortably fit 2-3-2 across but KE does 2-2-2. In some instances they can get 20% more (10 vs 12) seats in the middle column of seats but stick with this inefficient layout. JL abandoned the Apex because it is already a w...

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by MoKa777
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 3920

Re: ETOPS/safety rating for flights between AU/NZ and Chile/Argentina

With no intention to derail this thread but asking out of interest, what is the minimum ETOPS required for MEL/SYD-JNB/CPT?

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13266

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

Will mid-cabin lavs be possible with the ACF A321LR?

AA has a lav for J aft of the no. 2 door according to the seat map provided by Keesje.

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13266

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

Are Lingus plans to use the Vantage Solo seat according to articles I have read - the Vantage Solo seat having been designed by Thomson specifically for NB aircraft. This seat is particularly interesting because it is a 1-1 direct aisle-access seat design with a seat pitch from 33-inches! I assume ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13266

Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

Hello everyone. According to articles I have read, Arkia of Israel received the first A321LR in the fourth quarter of last year (2018). Their configuration is 220 seats in one class. This is one current airline example. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/11/arkia-israeli-airlines...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: A350 MTOW

Well, that sucks for an airline that did not take the option when they could...

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by MoKa777
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6043

Re: A350 MTOW

The procurement and finance team who would be the ones advocating to save money and buy the lower MTOW versions back in 2014 based on their predictions for where DL would fly the A350s aren’t the same people who are dispatching the plane and having to deal with the cargo division when high yielding...

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by MoKa777
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 535918

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

People, we are drifting way off topic...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96601

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

VH-OEH just left 7 minutes ago. Later than the 2030 planned time.

And the normal scheduled QF64 for today left an hour late as well.

LOL poor QF pax can't catch a break...

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

There has been quite intense lightning this past week here in Jo'burg and last night was no different.

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by MoKa777
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Aaah I see. Thanks. Any idea what mechanical issue it had?

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by MoKa777
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Hi everyone. QF64 just landed back in JNB after taking a u-turn around 500km over the South Eastern coast of SA. Anyone know why? There are thunderstorms over a lot of central and East South Africa right now. This weather, according to SIGMETs on skyvector.com, extends off the South East coast of SA...

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by MoKa777
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???

I know that South Africa has an agreement with Cuba to train doctors in Cuba. It could be that...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???

soups wrote:
I do spot every 2 weeks a flight to Cuba from JNB, sometimes via Accra


I did not know about this...

Do you have any more info on this?

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Re: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???

http://maldives.net.mv/26792/south-afri ... -november/

Mods can delete or leave as is for anyone curious about the same thing...
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I have found the answer to my own question:

http://maldives.net.mv/26792/south-afri ... -november/

Mods can delete or leave as is for anyone curious about the same thing...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

SAA flight SA2970 to Gan Island, Maldives ???

Hello all. I noticed on FR24 this evening, SA2970 operating JNB-Gan Island with an A332 (reg. ZS-SXX). It just left. I noticed it has done a couple of these flights earlier this month but paired with DAR and/or MRU as well. Does anyone know why? Special charter for travel agent or something similar?...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 55
Views: 21298

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

There are just as many Airbus fanboys and both parties are annoying AF... (and I don't mean Air France)

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by MoKa777
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 87538

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

GE has begun second round of testing for GE9X engines, expected to finish sometime in the first quarter of 2019 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ge-begins-second-round-of-ge9x-flight-testing-454327/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf204122096|sf204122096&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#sf20412209...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9281

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

Okie wrote:
MoKa777 wrote:
What does HNWI stand for?

If you have to ask then you can not afford it. :roll:

Okie


LMAO I thought the exact same thing about myself!

I'm not a very high net-worth individual. I don't even have a net... haha

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9281

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

IIRC, she went from house wife to HNWI in five years! GF What does HNWI stand for? Presumably High-Net-Worth-Individual. Although she was hardly a housewife before the divorce. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hamm-divorce-wife/epic-divorce-of-u-s-oil-baron-may-end-after-ex-wife-deposits-check-id...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 9281

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

I have a friend that recently jumped from flying First Class as main Business transport and a Cirrus as a leisure plane, to a Citation Mustang as the Business tool while keeping the Cirrus as a fun hop. Cost wise it doesn’t make any sense. He runs on the fixed maintenance programme and the cost is ...

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to drop 'The Residence '
Replies: 14
Views: 7478

Re: Rumor: Etihad to drop 'The Residence '

Maybe it is uneconomical from a staffing and service perspective. Doesn't The Residence have a dedicated butler..?

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh
Replies: 19
Views: 5815

Re: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh

How long do they plan to keep the A332? Given how much these updates must cost, I assume it will be quite a while. Any specific reason why they wouldn't just re-upholster the AirBerlin J seat..? The four Airbus A330-200s with Virgin Atlantic are on four year leases. Apparently the refurbishment cos...

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by MoKa777
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh
Replies: 19
Views: 5815

Re: Virgin Atlantic Reveals A330-200 Cabin Refresh

How long do they plan to keep the A332?

Given how much these updates must cost, I assume it will be quite a while.

Any specific reason why they wouldn't just re-upholster the AirBerlin J seat..?

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by MoKa777
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi
Replies: 28
Views: 3578

Re: Turkish Airlines eyes expansion in India; to double operations in Mumbai, Delhi

No, there is no Indian carrier flying to Turkey at the moment. An Indian carrier can still utilize 14 weekly frequencies to Turkey. Only Turkish airlines are utilizing the quota fully. So If an Indian carrier flies to turkey then it means Turkish would have to decrease its frequencies? If that happ...

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by MoKa777
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 36104

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Kuwait Airways announces that as of Sunday 02/12/2018 all flights that depart from or arrive at Kuwait (except for the New York flights) shall be operated from Passenger Building 4 (T4). Why is the JFK flight excluded? Emirates has taken delivery of its last B777-300ER, A6-EQP. This brings the tota...

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by MoKa777
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 5401

Re: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa

This is wonderful news. For many decades, European carriers profited off of African routes. Then the ME3 came and, for the last decade or two, have done the same thing. Great to see a local African carrier becoming a force to be reckoned with on its home turf. I have also experienced both EK and ET ...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: Differing fortunes of BA/VS at PEK and PVG

I have to wonder why VS and MU don't grow closer together. I always saw PVG as the most premium market. Now, VS does codeshare with CA out of PVG, but that's MU's (and subsidiary FM's) home base and I feel that MU and FM would be better codeshare partners out of Shanghai. Remember, Beijing is China...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12159

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

And how does it work with the 4-class 772? Who sits where? Do they allow people to sit in First? Sometimes First will be opened. Depending on demand. It's sold as Club Europe overflow, you can sometimes pick an F seat if you get a 4 class B777 and you have high enough status. FIRST is not sold as s...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12159

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

The 777 to Madrid is purely for cargo purposes - a 4-class -200 is usually used and has fewer seats than a shorthaul A321. The 767s with 259 seats are being replaced with 321NEOs with 220 seats - not a huge decrease in capacity though cargo capacity will obviously decrease. I’m sure BA knows what i...

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by MoKa777
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where TK will use 789 and 359
Replies: 61
Views: 8891

Re: Where TK will use 789 and 359

JNB and CPT are quite long and currently operated by the A333. Both of these flights could be changed to 789/A359. JNB-IST is close to 10 hours long and from a "high" airport. CPT-IST is 11 hours long. Does anyone know how TK plans to configure these aircraft? The configuration could give ...

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by MoKa777
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116491

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Will it be possible to add the A350-1000 to the graph with what is known about its performance so far..? As I explained up in the thread the A350 data is all digital, there is no performance books for it, to get the data out I have to use the onboard performance software. The version I have is the ...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO
Replies: 74
Views: 20972

Re: Hawaiian A330 HNL-FCO

How much does it really cost to paint a plane the size of an A332?

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 51491

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Nomadd wrote:
and the few remaining members of species that are near extinction because idiots think they're the key to bigger wangs.


This always breaks my heart into a million pieces...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4561

Re: Etihad to add Economy Space from December 2018

In truth this Y+ business is really a red herring.Of course they can do it as (relative to others) they have low load factors (circa low 70%'s).And spacing out existing seats costs nothing. The real elephant in the room is the 2016 losses ($1.87 billion) and 2017 (1.52 billion) not million - billio...

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by MoKa777
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116491

Re: 787 vs A350 range

What you do not realise is I sent my spreadsheets to the thepinkmachine and oldaeroguy by PM. I didn’t publish that data in this thread, just the graphs from the resulting information. The manufacturers data includes data points beyond MTOW which is why the A330 data is like that. I since added dyn...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31847

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I have found the art...

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by MoKa777
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31847

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

I think the Apex suites (possibly with doors) may be the next evolution for club world. It still fits relatively high number of seats at 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 while maintaining the cubby-free length of the bed along with adding all isle access. Storage space won't improve much though. I believe the Apex S...

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