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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 16052

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

I don't agree with the premises in the opening post that the A321 is only a recent success. The A321ceo has been quite successful .. The first A321-200 delivery was in April 1997, by 1999 more A321 were delivered than the B752. I would say that the A321 was dominant in its class since the year 2001...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6406

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

Germany would be an outlier, - if you compare city size, Berlin #1, Hamburg #2, München #3, Köln #4 and than first Frankfurt #5 - if you compare metro size, #1 Rhein Ruhr with the airports CGN, DUS and DTM. #2 Berlin Brandenburg with TXL and SXF #3 München with MUC #4 Rhein Main with FRA #5 Stuttga...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746159

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I imagine the world will want to see US airlines fly them first, then the rest of the Western Hemisphere. Europe will follow close behind. China may be the last to authorize flights. 33 Southwest Airlines 18 United Airlines 13 American Airlines 3 Alaska Airlines 67 US airlines 16 Boeing 15 GOL Airli...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746159

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

737 production tab, sortable by airline https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=6 How accurate is this list? IMO I have seen two different sets of three frames for Icelandair stored (different combination of -8 and -9) on pictures and this list c...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746159

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

737 production tab, sortable by airline https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit#gid=6 33 Southwest Airlines 18 United Airlines 16 Boeing 15 GOL Airlines 13 American Airlines 12 Air Canada 7 Aeromexico 6 Copa Airlines 3 Alaska Airlines 3 BBJ 3 US Navy...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85497

Re: UA A321XLR routes

50 A321XLR for UA represents a increase in the narrow body long haul fleet which currently consists of 40 752 (not including the Pratt powered 752s in Transcon service). The transcon jets are older. Would these be replaced with MAX-9? min - max median age 21.0 30.3 26.4 | 13 B752 Pratt powered (142...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 16052

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

The success of the A321neo and A320neo can also be seen as having been built on the success of the ceo program This timeline shows the deliveries of A320 family (1st delivered to Air France on 28 March 1988) compared to the B737 family starting with the classics, and finally surpassing them in 2001....

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 16052

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

In the US, the boom came with the -200 coming onto the market. The older -100s didn't have trasncon legs especially in winter and weren't seen as really capable aircraft, not in the ways the latest CEO offerings are. The A321-200 variant entered service with Monarch Airlines in April 1997. It was m...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746159

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I am dumbfounded that the stock hasn’t tanked. You have not 40 but 400 planes in inventory. Yikes. Some questions (1) Is there a list somewhere of which customers are due to get these 400 jets? (2) Is there some flexibility. For instance if China takes another year to approve the MAX to fly, can so...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7989

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

Stay the course because it’s working well enough or might still work out? Back off because the region isn’t worth the fight? Shift resources around a little? I realize people have their preferences, but what would you do if you were WN? BOS ranked #31 for Southwest Airlines for a recent month, and ...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7989

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

I agree with your point about value to the network but I disagree with the breakdown you present. It probably should be O&D numbers somehow weighed for market yield. 3.21% of boardings in the country are in the FAA designated NE Northeast Region: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT. A total of 97% of those ...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28891

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Boeing delivered 580 B737s in 2018 with 256 MAX and the rest Next Generation. They have over 400 MAX in storage so they might deliver 600 in 2020 if they start the production line up by May. It could possibly be a decent year. A lot spends on how long the production line is down and how bad the laws...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7989

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

Sometimes you have to consider how valuable something is to an airline. The traffic in the Northeast Region is less than six airports in the USA. 0.55% AL Alaskan Region. AK. 2.21% CECentral Region. IA, IL (Madison, St Clair, and Monroe counties), KS, MO, NE. 3.21% NE Northeast Region CT, ME, MA, NH...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12671

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

AM is no low-cost carrier. Certainly not on widebody flights to other continents. Flying from the U.S. to GDL to catch a flight to Europe is nonsensical. There is quite a lot of offer (including super cheap seats) in the U.S.-Europe market. Perhaps you are right. Most people would rather make the c...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12671

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

CDG Paris is the second most popular airport for Americans to fly to in Europe (no surprise). Perhaps GDL would provide a low cost transfer point to Paris from cities that don't have nonstops. Tijuana (via CBX), Phoenix, Las Vegas and possibly Austin come to mind. ----------------------------------...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12671

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

CDG Paris is the second most popular airport for Americans to fly to in Europe (no surprise). Perhaps GDL would provide a low cost transfer point to Paris from cities that don't have nonstops. Tijuana (via CBX), Phoenix, Las Vegas and possibly Austin come to mind. -----------------------------------...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

That’s quite possible, but something that could also become a reality for Boeing is losing WB customers who came to the conclusion that it makes sense to go to Airbus for all of their needs, especially if Airbus gives them a good deal on a combined WB/NB order. Only 20% of the world's population ha...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?
Replies: 53
Views: 7513

Re: Should Boeing extend 737 NG production to cover over the MAX?

How easily it's done aside, didn't Boeing deliver some 767s to 787 customers during that program's delay? The Dreamliner delay was at the beginning of 2013 ... LATAM Airlines Group Chile South America 787-8 7. Dec. 2012 United Airlines USA North America 787-8 14. Dec. 2012 Air India India South Asi...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191390

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's the PDF file from that presentation (in spanish): https://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/files/Comisin_Aeropuerto_de_Tijuana_2019_web.pdf .pdf page #24 says : Ampliación de plataforma y nueva calle de rodaje: 120 mdp Does mdp mean "millones de pesos" ? It seems "calle de rodaje&quo...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

But it is a step they will have to make in the next 15 years any way. I think Boeing is going to leave the narrow body market entirely and focus on the more profitable defense and widebody market. The day Boeing doesn’t have a NB option or at least one in development will be the day the company goe...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 68
Views: 9364

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

Neo = A320neo + A321neo @Nov 2019 214 = 147 + 67 FRONTIER AIRLINES 120 = 0 + 120 AMERICAN AIRLINES 100 = 0 + 100 DELTA AIR LINES 85 = 0 + 85 JETBLUE AIRWAYS 50 = 0 + 50 UNITED AIRLINES 43 = 43 + 0 SPIRIT AIRLINES 30 = 30 + 0 VIRGIN AMERICA→ ALASKA 16 = 0 + 16 HAWAIIAN AIRLINES 658 = 220 + 438 All Ne...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260921

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Delta down to 48 MD-88s and 27 MD-90s according to planespotters.

As I understand it they are going to try to reduce to 25 MD-90s by the end of the year, but then take three more years to retire the last 25.

Delta plans to retire all 48 MD-88s by the end of 2020.

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

seahawk wrote:
But it is a step they will have to make in the next 15 years any way.


I think Boeing is going to leave the narrow body market entirely and focus on the more profitable defense and widebody market.

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The market space you allege exists is filled with a bunch of dead dead dead aircraft. 707s? I mean, what the heck!? Let's just talk about 8-track tapes and Studebakers. 321XLRs and 787-8s didn't exist when Boeing was selling lots of passenger 763ERs. MTOW is a worthless - and I mean worthless - ran...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes
Replies: 36
Views: 7218

Re: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes

Of course it doesn't affect anybody right now. That would cause an uproar. Vasco - Vietnam Air Services Company, 5 ATR < 10.5 years Jetstar Pacific Airlines, 15 jets < 14.4 years Bamboos Airlines, 21 jets < 14.3 years VietJetAir, 68 jets < 11.2 years Vietnam Airlines, 102 jets < 15.5 years It affec...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The way this thread has been going, I would suggest moving it to Tech-Ops. No news and just a bunch of arguments about minor technical points that no one else cares about. For US airlines, 99.99% of domestic trips, 95.87% of trips to Latin America, and 85.50% of trans-Atlantic trips are 5000 statut...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes
Replies: 36
Views: 7218

Re: Vietnamese Authorities banned carriers from receiving 10-year older airframes

ITSTours wrote:
That's a pretty aggressive rule.


Wow! Wow! That is certainly aggressive. could you imagine the impact if they did that in the US?

Even American Airlines which has the youngest fleet of the big 3 has over 100 airframes that are over 20 years old.

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

I didn't say that there weren't airlines that could use an aircraft in between the A321 and 787. I said there wasn't a large enough market to justify a $15+ billion investment. Well it is difficult to say what part of the market justifies a $15+ billion investment. The $5 billion spent on the B777X...

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by PacoMartin
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152840

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

There is no way there is a big enough market in between the A321 and the 787 to justify a $15+ billion investment. There have been many jets in the past in - between the A321 and 787. I thought Boeing was shooting for an updated B767-300ER Engine: # B767-300ER : first - last delivery date GE 357 19...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 17964

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

United Airlines has only acquired 68 new B738s since 2001. Other than those 68 jets, they have not done anything to add new smaller jets to their fleet. 2002 4 2003 4 2004 11 2005 7 2006 6 2008 12 2010 10 2011 3 ---- post Continental merger 2016 7 2017 4 I think Delta will inevitably poach a big pe...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 17964

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

They have made statements they want to keep the type B717 through 2030, also they are on a lease to buy with Southwest, so I dont see them going anywhere until at least early 2030s. That is interesting that Delta is going to keep their B717s until their average age is about 30 years. Although it is...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5977

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

AS all the way. They give better earning rates than AA/UA would combined It is true that AS is higher than AA or USA, but not really saying much compared to Delta First three quarters of 2019 at Operating Profit/Operating Revenue $0,000 (not at net income) 19.1% Allegiant Air $249,558 / $1,307,373 ...

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by PacoMartin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191390

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I know there's a plan to build a "grand central" type of transportation station at the northwest corner of the airport. This needs to be completed ASAP. ASAP isn't going to happen. Construction hasn't even started, and NAVWAR has to have its new facility built and moved in before the exis...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5977

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

With the three legacy airlines controlling 80% of the domestic market these days I don’t think this competition is like it used to be but I stand to be corrected I have to correct you. Domestic Market 2018 42.7% Three legacy Airlines (UA, DL, AA) 7.5% Regional Airlines (largely controlled by 3 lega...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

We have to remember, there is a huge market for this aircraft in a lot of places other than TATL. US carriers to Latin America by distance group (flights, seats, average number of seats per flight) 1 4,122 443,286 108 2 11,329 1,437,486 127 3 13,013 1,984,694 153 4 8,877 1,399,752 158 5 2,195 354,6...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

But the 8 pre clearance facilities in Canada would not have any use for the A321XLR's range to any US airport as the A321neo/lr could already cover those flight options. I realize that. I was just saying that the DHS believes they can service Canadian visitors with preclearance facilities. A precle...

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by PacoMartin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

The range could allow Hawaiian to fly HNL-STL, HNL-BNA, HNL-CVG, HNL-DAL, HNL-HOU. After all they only have 189 seats on their current fleet. With the XLR 3 door layout they could go to 190 seats (16/56/118) and use the removed door space to add more extra comfort seat rows & an OWEED & sti...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Is it not true that for ranges a 321xlr can do, the cost per seat is much less than a 330neo or 787. Not necessarily. Tests done in 2016 compared an 321LR to a 330neo did not show an advantage per seat. I don't think the XLR will have better numbers than the LR. Airbus A321NeoLR : 154 [email protected],300 k...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Pendennis wrote:
Can I remind our North American cousins that Luton (LTN) has a single runway 2162m long; great plane the A321XLR looks like being, it wil be no B757 when it comes to airfield performance.

Good point, STN is 3,049m=10,003'.

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

DHS Preclearance facilities are in Dublin and Shannon in Ireland; Aruba; Freeport and Nassau in The Bahamas; Bermuda; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg in Canada. The longest nonstop to Aruba at the moment is Chicago. ...

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 17964

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

bkflyguy wrote:
I don't think they distinguish between ceo/neo for fleet families because most systems and components are the same. Also not clear is whether they are also counting regional planes.

Could it be?

A220-100
A220-300
A320neo
A321neo
A330neo
A350 XWB
Boeing 737-900
Boeing 777

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by PacoMartin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

it will have a huge impact on US-EU traffic for sure. if LCCs and ULCCs will use them as they already plan, Wizz for sure will fly LTN-US, BUD-US, WAW-US for sure. big demand on cheap tickets It seems to far to fly from Warsaw or Budapest to Denver. Maybe they are planning a one fuel stop at Luton ...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

It is not the holy grail of the industry, but the ease with which it can be intergrated into the medium to short haul fleets, is a big advantage over a more specialized competitor. The B747 had it's best year for orders in 1990 when the airlines saw what the B747-400 could do for them. That is an a...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Since you seem to enjoy crunching numbers, can you determine the percentage of commercial TATL flights that are now flown by narrow bodies vs wide bodies, which we can view as being a lower bound since most of us expect TATL narrow body flying to increase rather than decrease? The percentage of TAT...

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by PacoMartin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Delivery rate of B767 by engine, number, first to last delivery date 767-200 GE 78 25. Oct. 1982 1. Apr. 1994 PW 50 19. Aug. 1982 12. Nov. 1985 767-200ER GE 73 3. Sep. 1985 31. Mar. 2008 PW 48 26. Mar. 1984 24. Aug. 1993 767-300 GE 79 7. Nov. 1986 28. Nov. 1999 PW 25 25. Sep. 1986 23. Aug. 2001 767-...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

BTW on the order/delivery/operating spreadsheet that Airbus posts every month they don't specify which of the A321neos are LR version. Of the 41 A321neos that are being operated by North American Airline before 1 December, I believe that only the 2 being operated by Air Transat are long range versio...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

I agree the potential of the XLR is substantial, I just don't think it will approach 85% of the TATL trips in the foreseeable future. To do so it would have to push an awful large number of wide bodies off the TATL routes, and when you consider the fact that hubs will still play their role and carg...

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by PacoMartin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

This is the window where pp flights between second tier airports or higher frequency from hubs are more relevant than for >9 h flights. I am wondering if flights over 9 hours will become popular using the XLR. The current longest B752 flight is 8:55 one way and 8:40 return (Iceland to SFO) http://i...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10662

Re: British Airways at BWI

I should have left the statement stand alone. BWI is 15% bigger than Dulles (45 air miles away) and 13% smaller than Philadelphia (90 miles away). Dulles and Philadelphia both have extensive Transatlantic routes and Dulles also has a wide selection of routes to the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. BWI...

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by PacoMartin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22609

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Here is a question. Given that A321LR claims to have 4200 nm in range and it just has 3 ACTs. What is the range for a 160 seat A321NEO will 2 ACT. The difference here is just one less passenger. Could that do TATL from NYC safely? And how far can it go on a north/south route? One without the range ...

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