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by Opus99
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1429
Views: 273886

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

777-9 N779XX filed MWH-BFI 9:12AM - 9:42AM as BOE2. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2/history/20200708/1600Z/KMWH/KBFI Today’s flight is testing the autoland system If autoland testing is being done, it indicates the high lift system has been finalized. Is this for the wings? Why does autola...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1429
Views: 273886

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI

Today’s flight is testing the autoland system
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VCVSpotter wrote:
777-9 N779XX filed MWH-BFI 9:12AM - 9:42AM as BOE2.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI

Today’s flight is testing the autoland system

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I read Monday that there are additional re-certification flights coming up soon with FAA pilots. Anyone know how many and how many days this campaign will be? I assume its also going to be N7201S as well. Also has anyone heard how the campaign from last week went, any major glitches? Alaska airline...

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by Opus99
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Trust in the MAX is temporary at best until there is another incident, even if just a runway excursion with no fatalities. The a/c was initially designed in the 19060's and it makes no difference how advanced the wings, engines or electronics are, folks will still say it is not FBW and that will be...

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by Opus99
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1429
Views: 273886

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://blog.geaviation.com/product/spe ... ng-center/

Update on the GE9X - Key takeaways

- Training Centre for Customers to kick off in November
- GE9X currently in the middle of its last certification test Initial Maintenance Inspection.
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https://blog.geaviation.com/product/spe ... ng-center/

Update on the GE9X - Key takeaways

- Training Centre for Customers to kick off in November
- GE9X currently in the middle of its last certification test Initial Maintenance Inspection.

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by Opus99
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

I don’t know why you seem to be pushing AA going back to T3. Like everyone thinks this is a good idea but you LMAO Being either a good or bad idea is not the question though, nor does you saying "everyone thinks this a good idea" mean it's definitive, or even relevant......far from it in ...

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by Opus99
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

From Heathrow.com "Please note: From 7th July 2020 American Airlines will temporarily be relocated from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5." Note the "temporarily" Please that’s a bug standard basic statement. AA have said it’s for the long term. I guess 5 years can be considered temporar...

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by Opus99
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Any AA or BA metal flying from the US into LHR has the same priority for BA in the sense that costs, revenue, profit, losses are shared. AA and BA operate as one across the Atlantic, coordinating schedules, fleets, pricing, everything. On every single US-LHR flight, regardless of metal. In that sen...

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by Opus99
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8480

Re: Emirates Orders

Gosh, it's been maybe a week since the last EK thread has been going around? Do we really need another thread where the A380 can be bashed, the 77X trashed, and EK's practices smashed. Right now EK is vigorously negotiating with both Airbus and Boeing, probably more with Airbus as the first 779 is ...

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by Opus99
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Mainly because Heathrow have said they are moving temporarily. At the end of the day, HAL says who goes where into which terminal not AA. I get AA are pushing hard for this and claiming it’s 100% permanent but Air India also said there was no way they’d leave T4. Only time will tell. There are 2 th...

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by Opus99
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Makes sense. I recall last year, Vasu Raja mentioned that something like 50 percent of AA LHR traffic flowed beyond on BA so doing it under a single roof it a big customer benefit once things start returning to some normalcy. Yet, BA can't even operate all of its flights out of T5... BA like all ai...

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by Opus99
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There is more to this, when AA is at a full schedule its 20 flights daily. How is that going to work at T5, is BA moving some of their lesser intercontinental flights to Terminal 3 making room for AA ? BA's 747 could sadly be history, BA still will have frequency in their main markets with 787, A35...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

American had mentioned earlier in the week with their international network announcement that a big part of their strategy going forward was going to be funnel people into Heathrow and then onto British Airways flights. From that perspective, moving them into T5 makes sense. That being said, as an ...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

American had mentioned earlier in the week with their international network announcement that a big part of their strategy going forward was going to be funnel people into Heathrow and then onto British Airways flights. From that perspective, moving them into T5 makes sense. That being said, as an ...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? From the rumour circling around since last year (2019), AA moves to T5 was long planned. I'd say this is permanent. That was before BA had to consolidate most of LGW short haul to LHR. Things have changed. there aren't a...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? It’s temporary, it really, really is. No one knows when T3 will reopen but given the Virgin and Emirates premiun facilities are there and Qatar and Etihad in T4, HAL will be under immense pressure to open everything up s...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15760

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/together-at-terminal-5.jsp?locale=en_GB&anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=terminal5 This page on american airlines seems like a very permanent move to me. They're really selling T5 to their customers, listing the awards, listing the amenities, all this, just ...

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by Opus99
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

https://simpleflying.com/alaska-airlines-boeing-737-max-commitment/ Alaska Air CEO sat down with aviation week for an interview. We now have the first insight into how the tests went. Not granular info but it went very well apparently. The CEO said “I don’t feel any reservation at all about the Boei...

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by Opus99
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41776

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Can someone advise where the BA 777’s are at? BA may even consider not to accept these four operational leased 777-300ER aircraft from Novus , after a comparison between the amount of penalty payment and the actual lease rate over X years. In the upcoming years there will probably a reduced demand ...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Michael o Leary says the first test flight seems to have gone well as he discusses first delivery for November "The first test flight was on Tuesday, that seems to have gone well and if that keeps on track then at least we hope to be welcoming our first 30-40 for summer 2021 and that would enab...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

After 49 minutes of flight they descended down to 600 meters only after some steep turn maneuvering. Hope this was intended to be this way. I assume it was planned since, according to Jon Ostrower, the FAA says the test flights are complete: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/127844042835909018...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 294
Views: 50398

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

After 49 minutes of flight they descended down to 600 meters only after some steep turn maneuvering. Hope this was intended to be this way. It looks like it was. If it wasn’t intended I don’t think the flight would’ve continued as it did. They climbed back up and as they were climbing they kept mak...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

There isn't a comparable of a major pandemic in rich countries affecting aviation demand in recent years. We can however look back at recessions in 2009, 2002, 1991 and 1982 and see what happened to the number of people who flew via major airports. We can compare the number of years between peak-pa...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

The vaccine is just wishful thinking. The fastest vaccine ever developed took 5 years, which was already a record pace. Then you need to produce and distribute enough to vaccinate 7 billion people, which could take a decade or more. Then you have the economy crashing like in 2007. That mess took 7 ...

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by Opus99
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

Isn't it impossible to tell when demand will start to recover? If a vaccin would be available early next year, why would it take three more years for travel to rebounce? As soon as flying is safe again, healthwise speaking, the public will start to book again. The vaccine is just wishful thinking. ...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

BA's most important market is LHR-USA. Without this market, there's no need for the high J 747s...even the high J 777s. The current travel ban is the big spoiler. Until the travel ban is lifted, it will cost IAG quite a bit Fauci says the travel ban will last many months rather than weeks. https://...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-plandemic

As others have mentioned, there is likely to be some movement of the fleet between OpCos, especially the narrowbodies. I think BA, EI and IB will have similar networks, but lower frequencies overall. Perhaps they will have more seasonal routes - for this summer BA LGW seems to be transplanted to LH...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

IMO from a BA perspective it makes more sense to get the frequency up and hold onto the slots then just add the capacity. That means the question mark is over the 380 fleet. It worked well for them in the good times, but now we are in the terrible. Its expensive and its cargo capability is weak. Th...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-plandemic

As others have mentioned, there is likely to be some movement of the fleet between OpCos, especially the narrowbodies. I think BA, EI and IB will have similar networks, but lower frequencies overall. Perhaps they will have more seasonal routes - for this summer BA LGW seems to be transplanted to LH...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

I don't believe this. LHR-JFK-LHR is one of their most profitable routes. Im sure the B744's will be in the cycle consistently. As i get more info ill pass it along Yes it is, pre coronavirus. But I don’t see how in the near future they’re going to be filling 8 aircrafts a day to JFK? In these time...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

I expect about 10-12 747s to remain. BA has over 25 747s to retire all is a bit of a stretch. The high-Js are being replaced with the 77Ws. 4 expected this year with the first coming in August/September. With 8F/76J I think most routes will remain but major reduced frequencies. Don’t expect more th...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

[*]

Blerg wrote:
Well I think the only certain thing at this point is that their Viennese adventure is officially over.

What will Willie Walsh do? Is he retiring or assuming another position?

Retiring in September

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of IAG post-pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 6569

Re: Future of IAG post-pandemic

I expect about 10-12 747s to remain. BA has over 25 747s to retire all is a bit of a stretch. The high-Js are being replaced with the 77Ws. 4 expected this year with the first coming in August/September. With 8F/76J I think most routes will remain but major reduced frequencies. Don’t expect more tha...

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by Opus99
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1429
Views: 273886

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/status/1277666936902557697?s=21 Boeing officially introduces WH003 They said that flight/preparations for it would be in the 'weeks ahead.' I guess that blows any hope of it flying before the end of June as many (including myself) had speculated. Yes WH003 has of...

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by Opus99
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Might be a silly question, but any reason why they chose the MAX 7 to begin test flights with? Or is it just random? I had assumed the MAX 8 would be the priority as it was involved in both crashes. I read recently that apparently MCAS acts faster and more abruptly on the max 7 as the AOA changes f...

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by Opus99
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

AirlineCritic wrote:
You mean today? This is one flight where live streaming video from the cockpit would be useful...

Yes BOE701

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by Opus99
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

First Recertification flight scheduled from BFI 10am on the MAX 7

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by Opus99
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 41776

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Any idea when BA's 777 LN 1667 is entering FAL

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by Opus99
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

So to be clear, they have not perfected the model in the simulator but they are going to a test flight, and we are going to be shocked that all the problems generated in the simulator are replicated in the test flight? I would have thought they would have gotten an all clear for the engineering mod...

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by Opus99
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33882

Re: British Airways 787-10

atlflyer wrote:
Nice video!

What pilots fly delivery flights? Boeing pilots or the airline’s pilots?

the airline's pilots

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by Opus99
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

From the news/reference thread: Reuters: Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests to begin on Monday: sources says: Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co (BA.N) aim to kick off a certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, expected to l...

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by Opus99
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 51605

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

G-ZBLA Scheduled to leave CHS today at 8:15PM

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57329

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-26/key-faa-test-flight-of-boeing-s-737-max-jet-expected-next-week?sref=ez43dC45 says: Boeing Co. and federal regulators are preparing to hold a critical set of test flights on the 737 Max early next week , which would mark a milestone in its return to...

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 34079

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

danipawa wrote:
So hope to see news this Monday ?

Depends. We might not see it till Boeing updates it’s orders and deliveries, especially if they keep them still as unidentified customers which would be July

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8702

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

dfwking wrote:
The article doesn’t say a word about a narrow body. The COO just said a smaller aircraft type. Even the A330neo falls into this category...

Nothing new here.

Article was updated. It initially said Narrow-body in the first paragraph

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 271531

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=ez43dC45

Bloomberg has a bit more detail. Apparently Monday?
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... f=ez43dC45

Bloomberg has a bit more detail. Apparently Monday?

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60920

Re: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread

Do we know the eventual fate of their A380s apart from storage? Any chance that any of them will see a second life with another operation, or is it certain that all of them will be scrapped? Of course there is. These are quite new aircraft with plenty of life left in them. The real trouble is with ...

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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 313
Views: 58003

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-crew-pay-guarantee/ BA sent a letter to crew saying that their pay won't fall by more than 20% and I believe mixed fleet crew are seeing a pay bump. Can anyone confirm this letter was sent? BASIC pay won’t fall by more than 20%, but most of their pay is from...

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