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by BrianDromey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 53349

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

A two class 150 seat aircraft, sufficantly lighter / leaner than the A320s / 737-800s looks tempting for some operations op to 3-4 hours. 28F seems like a very large cabin. I don't think anyone operates an F cabin in the US anywhere near as large? In Europe it is highly unlikely that any large airl...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33636

Re: Irish 7/19

Ryanair definitely do use bridges elsewhere. Arrived & departed PMI over Easter using a bridge. Certainly at AGP too, where they self-handle as well. Apparently, AENA insists on the use of jet bridges, where available. I don't think its a Spanish law or regulation, as such. If anyone has been t...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2447

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
No it wasn’t that obvious, thanks for enlightening me!


If you think EI fly to some 'random' places the Ryanair network will blow your mind...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24039

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

There is more to the order than price. Look at when the aircraft are to be delivered. Right when LHR runway 3 is to be opened, at present. BA and the rest of the IAG family will be launching LHR to any-number-of-places at huge frequency. They will want to grab any slot that they can. A320s alone can...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33636

Re: Irish 7/19

I don't think Ryanair have made any secret of being interested in Airbus aircraft for Lauda. It makes sense, as the benefits of scale don't improve by adding more and more 737s. Having them in a separate airline, with a separate brand is probably the right way for Ryanair to do it and keeps things s...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33636

Re: Irish 7/19

Oh yeah I've seen it all, literally a competition to see how much they can wreck a cabin. The condition of the cabin after short sectors like Ireland-UK never fails to astonish. Some rows look like the Tasmanian Devil has been swiftly followed by a tropical storm. Is this how people behave at home?...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33636

Re: Irish 7/19

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said the new route will further grow tourism and trade between Ireland the US. “This is Aer Lingus’ 14th transatlantic route from Dublin Airport and its 11th new transatlantic route in the past five years. The growth from Dublin over the Atlantic is...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6255

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

2L boarding was always the exception, rather than the rule on the A321, the door is quite close to the engine by all accounts. bmi and Lufthansa used to use it, but I don’t know of others. The doors do seem to be a poor use of space, without them EI can fit 16 Full-Flat Thomson Vantage and 168Y seat...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4562

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Who are these operators going to be, short haul you’ve LCC all the main players have existing well established operations at existing London airports that anyone who is outside of the Kent peninsula serve anyone who might be a target pax north of the Thames target pax have LTN, STN and SEN with mul...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 33636

Re: Irish 7/19

https://blog.aerlingus.com/minneapolis-st-paul-takes-flight/ Strong connections appear vital to the long term viability of these new routes, Minneapolis is also a new destination in the IAG network. I really like the vintage-style poster they have created for MSP. They could do one for every city i...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24665

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

LOI or not it is still surprising that a strong brand would associate itself with a flawed product! Then of course BA's brand is not what it used to be! IAG orders aircraft on behalf of the various Op-Co's. How willing BA were to take the 737 we don't know, but the great price likely helped, low ca...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 25315

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

For LH, how many TATL cities are even available out of Germany with the economics to support an A-321XLR vs an A-332? I see it more of a plane they could use East & South of Germany, but again how many new markets or existing markets would benefit from this aircraft enough to buy a sub-fleet fo...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 391643

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

It would be likely devastating to Airbus and the European aerospace industry if the EU holds this up more than a few days to validate paperwork, typical of past certification processes. EU doesn't want to timely approve the 737Max8. Then, why should the FAA timely approve any new Airbus aircraft or...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13004

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

What will happen to their longhaul flights from DUS? Will Lufthansa continue to operate them under their own brand? No one knows based on the information revealed so far. LH have said commercial responsibility will transfer to “Network Operations”, that could mean SN, for example, would run Eurowin...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 13004

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

I have to agree with the above: good to see some common sense FINALLY returning to Lufthansa. They seem to have realised that SN doesn't really fit into the EW picture. They used EW as the brand to fill as much of the Air Berlin capacity as possible, wet-leasing, dry-leasing and purchasing airlines...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

My understanding was that the -200s would be slowly phased out in favour of -300/900s, but good GE powered -300s might be hard to find. A lot of the lightly used A330s would have RR engines, which might not be that attractive to EI with their GE powered versions, Qatar would be one of the few sources.

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by BrianDromey
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo

Both Cebu Pacific and Airbus seem proud of their achievements. I haven't seen it discussed, but both are new capacity highs for the types. I guess both are comfort lows too. I can't find any seat maps or proposed layouts of these ultra high density layouts, I cant imagine where an extra row and a ha...

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by BrianDromey
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

From another Irish forum.... Aer Lingus considering A330neos.... https://twitter.com/FullBatteryStu/status/1141251294302298112 It's been rumoured before, I think someone posted that the two A330s arriving next year are thought to be -900s? If EI wants to expand with factory fresh frames or to repla...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 17054

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

Spending 10 billion or so without a tender will always invite challenges from shareholders, and if damage to them can be demonstrated, criminal charges. Not just in France, there is a certain US investor that does it all the time... But a LoI doesn't mean any money spend yet, so I think they are go...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

This is it exactly. Airbus was well aware that IAG was exclusively A320 family for narrowbody aircraft and apparently was unwilling to offer reasonable pricing on frames or parts. Note also that Boeing is supplying Airbus parts as part of this deal. Airbus didn't think IAG would opt to mix their sh...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

ClassicLover, I usually like and agree with your comments but on this I’m a million miles away. Boeing built a plane based on a 50 year old frame and put it into service knowing it had handling issues. They failed to tell the airlines this and instead relied on a software system to correct the prob...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45870

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Any chance BA's LGW operations could be rebranded as 'Level' or 'Level UK' in the near future ? I think it’s unlikely, but not impossible. Internet forums have mentioned it for years, but there is no real evidence of this happening. BA & IAG report to be happy with the performance of the operat...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Im very excited about the potential the XLR has for EI. I’d love to see them flying eastwards, but that would be a tricky market. There is some traffic from North America to India, for example. EI it is a rapidly growing market with massive potential, but massively price sensitive and there is a ris...

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by BrianDromey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45870

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Go away from that terminal and full stop. If BA operates from that terminal then fine they can use A320 or any other aircraft, but IAG is not only BA. Fact is BA signed a letter of intent to order 200 MAX. That's it. And yes, please stop this obsession about containers. There are other ways to oper...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 88086

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

So LOI or not, Airbus have had their week dented by this order. This along with the BA A320 spares business must sting. Airbus need to look at why they have lost their exclusively here. I doubt that AB had it's week "dented", I bet that early delivery slots comes into play here as well as...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 88086

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Good news for Boeing, they needed some orders for the 737, but is this a done deal? The wording says "Would consider the 737 MAX as part of diversifying its future fleet and to spur competition". Why are there no renders or models of the 737 in an IAG group livery? IAG already has 200+ A32...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

It's being reported that IAG has ordered 6 A321LRX for Aer Lingus: https://twitter.com/LondonAirTravel/status/1140971611543285765 Seems to be confirmed now. The fleet will consist of 8LR & 6LRX for a total of 14. IB will also have 8 LRX and there are 14 options. Willie Walsh claims the LRX has ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21323

Re: Flybe update

I believe LCY has the most business travellers in the UK. This article from 2014 states that 63% of inbound passengers and 61% of outbound passengers were travelling for business: http://www.travel-news.co.uk/9882/2014/ ... y-airport/ I had forgotten LCY - apologies, clearly the leader by a clear m...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21323

Re: Flybe update

They're charing LCC fares so 50 sterling is a lot to the passengers who are getting caught. Im guessing that you have never flown with flyBe? The fares are usually far from low-cost as their main competition is the UK rail network not Ryanair, in most cases and fares are pegged at that level. flyBe...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

So if Aer Lingus want additional narrow body aircraft flying across the Atlantic before 2023 they'll have to settle for the standard A321LR. I guess they could take the tanks out of the LR's and use them as A320/1 replacements from 2023, if they want the capabilities of the LRX, without expanding t...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21323

Re: Flybe update

I think these are all valid points - as things stand. However I think analysing what DL/AF/KL want VS to be, and what VS wants “Virgin Connect” to be by reference to the existing VS and BE networks is highly unlikely to lead to accurate mid to long-term conclusions. Taking the wider AF/KL/DL busine...

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by BrianDromey
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21323

Re: Flybe update

I wonder if they will place a business product on the aircraft? If so do they go for a European model (Normal seat with no one sitting next to you) or a proper business seat like with Virgin Australia. With regards to their fleet I think they will try and get an all jet fleet perhaps. There are not...

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Either aviation matters to the country or it does not. It us time the Pratt who is minister for transport called the DAA, the IAA, the regulator and the two prominent airlines to his office and basically says wtf? It us all beyond pathetic! With ever increasing passenger numbers and increased retai...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12666

Re: European LCC

The US market is not directly comparable for many reasons, but one Ive not seen mentioned is the much higher use of 50-90 seat regional jets to promote higher frequency, much higher point-to-hub flying and much less true point-to-point. The European LCCs have the philosophy of "stack them high ...

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by BrianDromey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The finer details of the CTA are clearly not well understood, who it applies to, what circumstance it can be used and what it means in practice. The differing approaches to implementation at Irish Airports Vs Sea Ports, Land Borders and UK Airports add to the confusion. The CTA is unique, as it only...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

I’m not sure I understand your point but if I do, under the CTA agreement it is up to the first point of entry (within the CTA) to do the checks and ensure the person entering the CTA is compliant with the requirements of their intended destination. So when someone intending to travel to Ireland is...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12666

Re: European LCC

But it seems that IAG is not interested in Volotea, so they keep it independent. I don't think Volotea directly competes with IAG on many, if any routes. They don't serve Barcelona, Dublin, London or Madrid, the major IAG hubs. There is little wonder that IAG is not interested, secondary markets ar...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

Interesting. I’ve not read that, I’d imagine it’s due to the longer body of the -10. It may be that the CoG has been moved rearward and the handling characteristics don’t require it.

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Will the DAA even lease space to 3rd party or airlines for Lounge Space? I suspect they don’t want to. Elsewhere Etihad partnered with No1 to develop “The House”. No sign of this in Dublin.

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by BrianDromey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Flying out of DUB this morning and noticed that the EY lounge has finally shut. Sad sight as it was the best lounge at DUB. It will be replaced by a new lounge catering for ‘East’ carriers as reported by Fora earlier in the year. : https://fora.ie/dublin-airport-east-lounge-4487916-Feb2019/ Oneworl...

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by BrianDromey
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 33107

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The sticker is much less important than costs like financing, maintenance, training and airway fees all add up. Why do the German car manufacturers sell so many cars? After all they are a lot more expensive than, say, a Ford. They use incentives like deposit contribution, favourable trade-in/future ...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 324
Views: 58050

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

If AA needs an aircraft relatively quickly to cover the remaining role of the 757 what else can they choose? While the LR/XLR can't do everything a 757 can, it can cover enough that buying it makes sense for what it can do and 'misusing' a 777/787/A330 makes sense for that last 3-5%. At this stage t...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 33107

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

VS isn't big enough to get economies of scale in widebodies as it is. Fourteen 330s (maybe declining), seventeen 789s and ~eight 339s is pathological. Then add some A350s to that. They could be an all-787 fleet. They might get some economies of service and parts from Delta's 330 and 339 ownership b...

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by BrianDromey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 28018

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The Ethiopian service looks really great - hopefully they can make it work long-term. Did you visit any of the lounges in DUB? Thinking of using them on my next trip away, any feedback would be appreciated. Used the T2 DAA lounge last week, it's terrible. The space has no sense of welcome, its tall ...

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by BrianDromey
Tue May 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 26309

Re: Re:

Not all A321neo, ACF is the base of the A321LR, and an option otherwise until it becomes standard sometime in 2020. There are plenty of 8 door A321neo out there. I thought it was standard already because recent delivered to BA, TK had the ACF layout, everyday a schoolday! Looking at the EI LR - I d...

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by BrianDromey
Tue May 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 26309

Re:

There was an option to deactivate Door 3 when the new configurations were first revealed, I wonder if Aer Lingus has gone with this option? It does look like Door 3 is a plug, it looks like a regular window, rather than the small portholes. TK, who have the A320 style layout also have this window p...

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by BrianDromey
Tue May 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37998

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

The A320/738 are now the baseline for most operators. Improved take-off performance, range and payload on both frames have made the hot-rod A319/73G less attractive. That said there is a gap between the 75 seat jets and the 180 seat A320/738. Even “full service” airlines like LH and BA fly them betw...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 23, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Door 2 Delete vs Door 3

Airbus said deleting Door 2 on the A321 gave their airline customers more flexibility with the size and placement of premium cabins. The days of mid-cabin Lav's and Galleys seem to be gone. I don't think any airline regularly boarded from L2 on the A321 - the exception being bmi - back when they exi...

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by BrianDromey
Thu May 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43503

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

There is a lot of revisionist versions of history here. When the concept of the A3XX/A380 was conceived the 747-400 was still the long haul aircraft of the day. Boeing offered the 767 and the 777 was limited to -200. The 200LR/ER were in development. Aviation markets were predicted to grow. The 77W ...

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