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by SQ32
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare
Replies: 18
Views: 4259

Re: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare

Monies will go to MH in future, if she feeds SQ long haul, especially to Europe and USA. Better to work with SQ, rather than losing revenue streams to Gulf and NE Asia carriers.

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by SQ32
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare
Replies: 18
Views: 4259

Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines to expand codeshare

Under the agreement, SIA and SilkAir plan to codeshare on MAS flights to 16 destinations in Malaysia - Alor Setar, Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tawau The deal will also allow MAS to ...

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by SQ32
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 13055

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

I see a definite PR advantage when an airline can showcase her fleet without a single MAX.

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19350

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

Boeing managers should outsource all software to India, instead of 737-MAX software, Goldman Sachs and every media claim India software engineering is better than USA. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers https://i.ibb.co/pzkM...

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by SQ32
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257688

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Airbus just need strengthening center fuselage, landing gear, in addition of a cargo fuel tank. All are incremental improvement that does not require that much investment. Technically 778 is impossible for the Qantas time line, and it may never be built. Only A351 ULR is on the table. What is exactl...

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 12504

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

DFW is among the worst geographically as a transit hub for N America to any place in APAC.

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257688

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Technically 778 is impossible for the Qantas time line, and it may never be built.

Only A351 ULR is on the table.

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Pro-democracy legislator and pilot Jeremy Tam Man-ho resigned from Cathay Pacific Airways on Tuesday. The former pilot saying the move could put an end to the “political storm” that has enveloped the airline. Unfortunately Cathay is doing too little too late. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/21/ca...

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37789

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

The OEW is about 144t. SQ A359 takes about 253 pax, so its about 25t for pax. Assuming 5t reserve fuel, and 5.4t/hr for the mission of 9.5 hours. TOW of about 225t will be sufficient for the mission for rule of thumb. Based on Airbus data, A359 can do SIN-WLG easily as the runway can accomodate TOW ...

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15788

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

When EU harms the commercial interest and Boeing Max bad engineering now widely recognized, C919 stands out as a viable choice. China aviation safety is apparent when ARJ21 has no fatalities since her release 3 years ago. Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China a...

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37789

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Based on Airbus data, A359 can do SIN-WLG easily as the runway can accomodate TOW of 231 t. The business of MEL-WLG is good. It takes sometime for SQ to build up SIN-WLG. We will see SIN-WLG well before we see 2.4km WLG runway. It could be as early as 3 years time. The tidy solution of course would ...

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15788

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Many South East Asia nations are pro China, with Cambodia the foremost China all weather friend. China can get South East Asia nation to endorse C919. In addition, being the world biggest archipelago, Indonesia aviation is predominantly domestic. Indonesia does not really need 737 or A320 except for...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

The cabin crew union leader of Cathay Dragon has become the latest casualty of Hong Kong’s political crisis as local airlines buckle under pressure to toe Beijing’s line on taking a stand against the anti-government movement sweeping the city. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said it woul...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12609

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

On the contrary, the violent rioters and Cathay's earlier inappropriate support of radicalized employees were partially responsible for the collapse of rule of law. The radical aircrew was also a safety concern. Cathay now realized her mistake and made several public annoucement in support of law an...

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12609

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

Another CIA MI6 fake news ad nuseam.

You mean Hogg wont deliver Cathay staff information to CAAC when this guy just retrenched hundreds of workers some months back.

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

C919

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

Chinese company in bid to buy Ukrainian aeroengine giant China has 13 types and more than 1,200 aircraft engines built by Motor Sich, the note said. The Ukrainian company, which has built engines for the world's largest transport aircraft the An-225, could help China boost its aeroengine industry if...

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

Commercial passenger operation planned in 2021 for C919 jetliner With many test flight missions accomplished, China's homegrown C919 jumbo jet plans to get an airworthiness certificate from the country's civil aviation authorities in 2021, according to the C919's chief designer Wu Guanghui. COMAC ha...

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta
Replies: 26
Views: 4753

Re: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta

HK has too many environmental NGO having a anti development sworn-aim. HKIA 3rd runway is really a bad idea for these stone-age pristine land fanboy, who keep lamenting their pet dolphines get killed to make way for the runway. I hope these environmentalists go to court and sue and have their ways, ...

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by SQ32
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

No information as per now. There seems to be a major modification in master plan for CAN, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. The future 4th runway at the west is now intermediate separation runway, instead of eariler close separation. https://pic1.zhimg.com/v2-1644a1a3df1e135254847caeff55f338_r.jpg When is t...

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by SQ32
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

There seems to be a major modification in master plan for CAN, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. The future 4th runway at the west is now intermediate separation runway, instead of eariler close separation.

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by SQ32
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37789

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Any information of monthly one way passenger movement from Wellington to Singapore taking SQ 247/248?

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by SQ32
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta
Replies: 26
Views: 4753

Re: CAN, SZX gain renewed impetus to challenge HKG as air hub in Pearl River Delta

In the long run, Cathay will have a diminshed hub status for transpacific traffic.

Today the most connected Transpacific hub is already PEK.

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 37340

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

The louder WN shouts in favor of airbus, the more Boeing will discount.

This is the best time to game Boeing.

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12609

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

It is not as if the Swire are popular in China, but contrary. The Swire are barely tolerated and Chinese intellects still remember gen1-Swire made the fortune by pushing opium to Chinese. This was evidenced by an almost comprehensive ban against Cathay to most Chinese cities earlier. In 1996, CITIC ...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Chinese Aviation Thread 2019

Beijing PEK airport operating statistic on July as below.

Aircraft movement
51.22 thousands (-1.2% growth)

Passenger movement
8.773 millions (+2.1% growth)

For first 7 months

Aircraft movement
344.3 thousands (-3.1% growth)

Passenger movement
5801.5 millions (-0.2% growth)

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aviation Thread 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 470

China Aviation Thread 2019

China is too big to ignore. So I decide to start this topic. Beijing PEK airport operating statistic on July as below. Aircraft movement 51.22 thousands (-1.2% growth) Passenger movement 8.773 millions (+2.1% growth) For first 7 months Aircraft movement 344.3 thousands (-3.1% growth) Passenger movem...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 31193

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

If the 778 is really that doomed (or any short variant like the a338 or a358) why bother making two variants ever if the only one that will actually sell will be the larger one? What if the base was the 779 and the stretch the 77J? Would the 779 be the “doomed” aircraft in this case? Doesn’t seem l...

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by SQ32
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 31193

Re: 778x mothballed?

45 out of a total of 325 existing 777x orders are the 778 model. The buyers are unanimously Gulf carriers. That is to say 778 is a niche aircraft. The economics of 777x series is a concern. The 779 may (may not ) beats A351 simply because it is a larger plane. The fuel efficiency of A351 vs 779 are ...

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by SQ32
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 31193

Re: 778x mothballed?

A351 ULR can be created with minor and incremental engineering improvement, most notably adding a cargo fuel tank and strengthening the center fuselage, based on the proven and well received A351. Airbus can launch it within very little time and insignificant budget. Also A351 ULR is far more fuel e...

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by SQ32
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Re: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN

SQ21 fuel consumption on polar route, which is minimally impacted by Gulf Stream, was 5.85 t/hr. Was the non polar route having better fuel economy than the polar route? Also is the polar route perpetually available (weather and wind condition is always constant and stable at the poles)? Again....wi...

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by SQ32
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Flight Path of SQ21 EWR-SIN

Any insights why SQ21 took a longer and non-polar flight path, despite longer flight time (non polar path is 1.3 hours longer)? Was the non-polar flight path having a better tail wind resulting to favorable fuel economy? SQ21 7th August 2019, flight time 18.5 hours https://i.ibb.co/W0W5HHz/Capture.j...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

China openly snubbed Cathay by revealing that it denied CX899 due to non-compliance of disclosure of aircrew. SCMP also reported that the flight was carrying no pax. That confirms leaks from China forums that instead of submitting to China, Cathay sent in an empty flight to test boundaries of CAAC, ...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

One more Cathay pilot suspended. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-cathay-pacific/cathay-suspends-second-pilot-cites-misuse-of-company-information-idUSKCN1V30KP?il=0 Global Times, published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, reported earlier on Tuesday that an anon...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

I simply quote Global Times, the most important foreign facing mouthpiece of China. Above all, this article is by Hu Xijin, who is often seen as the unofficial spokesperson of CPC. Like it or not, Global Times a subsidiary of People Daily, is among the most important communication channel of CPC, fo...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Liu Chung-yin, a 30-year-old pilot with Cathay Pacific, was arrested on July 28 during a violent demonstration in Hong Kong on riot charges with 43 other protesters. Liu was later released on bail and allowed to fly out of Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific didn't condemn Liu, nor did it say how to punish hi...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45226

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

From the picture and live videos, I do not see such few and peaceful protester numbers warrant a need to shutdown the airport, where elsewhere are more violent. The security officers did not even try to disperse the protesters, unlike elsewhere such as train stations or main roads. When protest goes...

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by SQ32
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 27347

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

Cathay can incur less wrath from China by firing the pilot in public earlier. Major China forums and media have already sent numerous warning to Cathay -- calling for justice. It is the onus for Cathay to make a stand in front of public, sending a strong signal to everyone, that radicalized pilot wi...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675620

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

In reality, everything can be done, it depends on capabilities of the engineering team.

747 went from drawing board to the sky in 1968, a time span just 3 years. Today, with all these software modelling tools, super fast PCs, the Boeing engineers come back and say nothing can be fixed.

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675620

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There is no way Boeing can salvage the situation in a short time. The managers have fired good engineers, and sublet jobs elsewhere -- and especially software, to low cost Indian engineers that pays a few dollar an hour. Right now, the managers got to go back India, and ask these software engineers ...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675620

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Right now, Boeing and FAA are going to war against one another. FAA got herself totally discredited by prior conniving with Boeing, and now Boeing yet demand "business as usual" to FAA's approval process. FAA is one more 737 Max crash away from disbandment. That explains the huge recent am...

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by SQ32
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11403

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

The death of A380 will help the case of a 450 seat A350-2000, that Airbus has been resisting, in order not to cannibalized A380.

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by SQ32
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83246

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Not too long ago, skeptics were questioning the viability of SIN-SEA connection, based on the available estimated 30,000 annual O&D. I have longed reckoned that SIN-SEA will be feasible once AS codeshare with SQ, while the Greater Seattle business traffic provisioned the business traffic. Once S...

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by SQ32
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83246

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta Air Lines is suspending services next month to Singapore, a once lucrative market that Delta and predecessor Northwest Airlines have served for several decades. Delta has been impacted in Singapore by the launch of several new nonstop routes from United Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) wh...

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by SQ32
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 25611

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

The Chinese state is largest and longest unitary entity. You have more luck seeing USA fragmented. China has also world largest GDP for most of the time in history.

The reemergence of China as world most powerful economy is the world history back to normal trajectory.

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by SQ32
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 25611

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

When China opens up, Hong Kong loss her status as the middleman. The inevitable demise of Hong Kong is all but certain. Hong Kong people antagonism towards China is due to the failure of adjusting to the fact of their relative demise. Singapore is more diversified. She has one of world biggest petro...

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by SQ32
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50924

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

The Boeing has been letting the NMA air out since 2015, and till now, no decision has been made. All while there are clear demands as 757 abd 767 are reaching EOL. Meanwhile the MBA managers rake in millions shuffling papers for many years discussing business case.

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by SQ32
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50924

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

By the time NMA shows up, A321XLR would have taken all the market share. The existence of XLR further weaken the case for NMA. Nowadays Boeing is run by a bunch of MBAs, lording over good engineers. Since the Dreamliner, there is no improvement on the platform. Rather Boeing bank on GEs or Safran fo...

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by SQ32
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116963

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Lets normalize A350 and 787 for comparison.

A359
Pax 315
Reserve fuel 5t
OEW 144
MTOW 280T
Fuel consumption 5.85t per hour

789
Pax 290
Reserve fuel 5t
OEW 129
MTOW 254T
Fuel consumption 5.4t per hour

That will make A359 a 17 hour bird. 789 will be a 16.9 hour bird.

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by SQ32
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156960

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

There is nothing in the market today to replace vast number of EK A380. Closest being the 777-9x. Anything smaller will severely impact EK operation.

Not sure if Boeing can recover the investment from just a few major customer such as EK.

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