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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: 107
Views: 16973

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: 307
Views: 54867

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: 175
Views: 43125

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: 307
Views: 54867

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: 307
Views: 54867

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: 307
Views: 54867

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 6632

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: 1497
Views: 282866

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: 57440

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: 57440

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: 57440

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: 175
Views: 43125

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: 57440

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: 33957

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: 57440

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: 235
Views: 54061

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: 57440

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: 146
Views: 37778

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: 8718

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: 192
Views: 280345

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: 61327

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: 328
Views: 62484

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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by Opus99
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62153

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/boeing ... ing-orders

Just as a side note. LH won’t be cancelling any orders. I’m not surprised there, this capital injection has secured their future. It’s nice to see them have some stability after a rough couple of months.
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https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/boeing ... ing-orders

Just as a side note. LH won’t be cancelling any orders. I’m not surprised there, this capital injection has secured their future. It’s nice to see them have some stability after a rough couple of months.

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62484

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

I saw that article. Can't believe BA pay some CC £70k and others £28k ... The legacy fleet should have been dealt with years ago . Zero sympathy. It’s called seniority .... Those people on the top bucks deserve every penny. They’ve helped put the company where it is today, and for the past 30 years...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 328
Views: 62484

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

https://simpleflying.com/british-airway ... 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?
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https://simpleflying.com/british-airway ... 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?

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1497
Views: 282866

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06 ... rline.html
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Emirates COO saying it’s not clear if Boeing would deliver the 777X next year. Has something come up? Although he says they are not tin talks to cancel any orders.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06 ... rline.html

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91661

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

"Going forward we cannot sustain long-term operating on that kind of fleet. We need to inject the smaller type," Redha said. Not all of Emirates' 115 A380s will return to service this year, and the airline is in talks with Airbus to delay three planes due to be delivered this year, he said...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33957

Re: British Airways 787-10

I am really looking forward to the -10 I think it's the best looking in the 787 family. I also suspect it will be a LARGE role in the 777 replacement program. I hope they both fly over central London on their delivery flight so I can catch a glimpse!

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33957

Re: British Airways 787-10

Every 787 that isn't undergoing maintenance, yes. All 77Ws are being used, all 4-class RR 777s are being used, some of the 3 class RR 777s are too. The odd 4 class unbunked 777 is being used for the JFK with passengers. The majority of A350s are also being used. It's far more efficient to operate a...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17883

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

All Nippon Airways. deferring aircraft length of deferral unknown British Airways. Already deferred orders to 2023 to regulate capacity growth Cathay Pacific.Nothing confirmed rumored to be looking to swap for 78J's Emirates.unclear much more interested in a350/787 then 777x and their the biggest c...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17883

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

All Nippon Airways. deferring aircraft length of deferral unknown British Airways. Already deferred orders to 2023 to regulate capacity growth Cathay Pacific.Nothing confirmed rumored to be looking to swap for 78J's Emirates.unclear much more interested in a350/787 then 777x and their the biggest c...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17883

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

:checkmark: They overordered everything. Too many 77Xs, too many A350-1000s, too many 787-9s, too many completely speculative MAXs and their neo order was a bit generous too. Only orders that did seem reasonably sized was the 787-8 and A350-900. Will be interesting to watch for sure. That's what's ...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17883

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Depends on how you look at it. They have 48 77Ws and 10 77Ls they’ve ordered 50 779s and 10 778s. So if it’s a replacement program then they haven’t. If it’s an expansion program then they have. We know it’s a replacement program because as I think established in another thread QR keeps planes for ...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33957

Re: British Airways 787-10

It won't, it'll be operating cargo flights to the USA where the prices per cargo-tonne-kilometre have gone up, in some cases exponentially, and the 787-10's cargo capacity and operating economics make it a pretty useful airframe at the moment. Do you mean to tell me that British Airways is running ...

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by Opus99
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37778

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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/06/25/boeing-may-sell-777s-to-china-eastern-but-777-9-and-787-order-a-distant-prospect-during-covid-19/#6774a049190c Will Horton says the deal is not contingent on a 777-9/787 order. The below is from Dominic Gates Article: The court filings also include...

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by Opus99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37778

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

China Eastern fits the bill, as it stand right now with all deliveries complete it would only have a fleet of 5 787s. Plus their largest aircraft is currently the 77W and if they would like to get any bigger the 779 is the way to go. Along with Eastern's five 787s, their subsidiary Shanghai Airline...

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by Opus99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37778

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

ikolkyo wrote:
Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/1275872144304431104?s=21

It was China Eastern


What is this tweet suppose to show?

Who “customer B” is

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by Opus99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37778

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

[twoid][/twoid] https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/1275872144304431104?s=21 It was China Eastern Does that mean we ll see an order for the 787 and 777x from them in the coming days? According to court documents, yes. Though I would expect Boeing to still list them as an unidentified customer like ...

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by Opus99
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37778

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

https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/12 ... 31104?s=21

It was China Eastern
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https://twitter.com/jenschuld/status/12 ... 31104?s=21

It was China Eastern

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