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by Aircellist
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 215399

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch? Business case doesn't just look at the demand for the plane it...

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by Aircellist
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 215399

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If the delay really is about building a business case, it begs the question of said business case… Once, a few dozen sales were enough, then a few hundreds. Nowadays, are we already past one thousand sales needed prior to formal launch?

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by Aircellist
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 60816

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

… And at some point, the A220 could give Airbus some time to breathe and think, when it will be necessary (if ever…) to replace the A32x family…

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by Aircellist
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 169310

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What is the N1786B written on many (all?) green aircraft? Sorry if it has already been asked and answered…

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by Aircellist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 60816

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

I'm also reading: :arrow: Airbus is investing to grow production to 10-15 a month in the next few years https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airbus-lifts-a220s-future-with-mobile-gro-455082/ And not finding any info about Airbus investments, yet am finding push back on whether or not...

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Busiest Airports 1990
Replies: 9
Views: 4816

Re: World's Busiest Airports 1990

My parents had received, with their Time's subscription, an almanach for 1980. It had, among many other entries, many lists about air transport, including busiest airports. From memory, ORD was indeed at the top. I can't find it any longer, though…

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by Aircellist
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10982

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

Bombardier is on the way out of the air passenger carrying business. They need all they can find to pay what they still owe to Airbus, per the CSeries acquisition agreement… My bet is that, at the first occasion, Airbus will buy out what will remain of the former CSeries to be acquired, mostly with ...

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by Aircellist
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75762

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

With those different WV, will the exploitant (Airbus, for that matter) be able to declare one WV when the plane flies loaded, and another one when it flies back empty?

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 17882

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018

"Best wishes to you all!" :)

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by Aircellist
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2018
Replies: 285
Views: 21228

Re: Word Game Q4 2018

scan

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by Aircellist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 14486

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

+2, thanks a lot!

"Sitting in a ground school with a group of airmen who have, collectively, experienced every abnormal and emergency procedure in the flight manual, and a few that aren't."

Just wow! Respect.

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by Aircellist
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 32184

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Any chance to see a regular A350 in YUL soon?

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by Aircellist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 179996

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

More details at Radio-Canada (in French, again): https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1131830/c-series-bombardier-economie-a220-rentabilite It is the Airbus yearly conference with subcontractors that is happening in Montreal, for the first time. Philippe Balducchi and Guillaume Faury will be here un...

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by Aircellist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 179996

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

In Le Devoir this morning (French Montreal newspaper), an article about a conference between Airbus and subcontractors, about the A220/CSeries. Philippe Balducchi and Guillaume Faury were in town yesterday. The article is behind a paywall… Here is the link, anyway: https://www.ledevoir.com/economie/...

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by Aircellist
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 10308

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

Fair enough :)

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by Aircellist
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 10308

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? I believe every Boeing passenger plane historically has a 7 somewhere in it's model number going back to the 247, 377, etc. so 7 was a requirement in naming the new jet transport. Was it a combination of luck and/or pure marketing genius to designate it the...

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by Aircellist
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 97202

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I flew three EA powered and one RR. The RR plane seemed slightly less powerful on takeoff but I was taking extra note so could just be me being over sensitive. I think it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for a passenger to judge the relative “power” of different engines. Unless you happe...

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by Aircellist
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 63237

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

It will be interesting to watch the competition in the coming years, over French province cities, between AC with the 7M8 and TS with the A321LR. WS is not in the game, for whichever reason. But wouldn’t that be limited to NTE and LIL? The other cities are out of these type’s range, no? Just from a...

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by Aircellist
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 63237

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

It will be interesting to watch the competition in the coming years, over French province cities, between AC with the 7M8 and TS with the A321LR. WS is not in the game, for whichever reason. I understand that the alliance between TS and French travel agencies means that there is no French charter op...

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by Aircellist
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 21695

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

My first flight was in an AF 747 in the summer 1970, I was not quite two years old… And I believe I have (quaint) memories of that flight! I see myself playing with a little Volvo car (Simon Templar's!) on a tray table, and looking through the window and seeing that wing!… Through the years: 1970: Y...

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by Aircellist
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 23283

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

I restate my questions: -what kind of failure could happen to that LG? Is a default of extension possible? -would the extending LG be MEL? -when would the PIC be warned of such a failure? -conversely, is a default of retraction possible? If it has already been stated in the thread, please indicate m...

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by Aircellist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 211720

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/10/easa-and-faa-certify-long-range-capability-for-a321neo-.html https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A321LR-Infographic.jpg?wid=800&fit=...

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by Aircellist
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2018
Replies: 316
Views: 12610

Re: Word Game Q3 2018

Bait

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Geoff1947 wrote:
Is MSN 239 (CI#14) , which is in special livery , being lined up as the 200th delivery ?Geoff

If i was a betting man, MSN 172 (QR) will be #200 with MSN 206 (CX) being #199.


After the deliveries strain between QR and Airbus… That would be an interesting gesture.

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 23283

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So in essence, would the plane take-off with the extension apparatus inoperative? And if the answer is "no", when would the PIC be warned it is the case?

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 172 (QR#31) just departed on its first CAF #AIB03DW
MSN 220 (SQ#22 - first ULR) preparing to depart on its delivery flight. #198. #56 in 2018. #5 in September


Well, I lost my bet :-)

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by Aircellist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 6684

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

Just by curiosity… Are Canadian airports part of the survey?

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by Aircellist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 75762

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Still hoping for (lots of) side-by-side comparisons between the new and the old ones

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by Aircellist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

By the way, have the tests with the ULR been concluded?

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by Aircellist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 136756

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Devilfish wrote:
qf789 wrote:
The A330-800neo was spotted a couple of days ago next to the ANA A388 on the flightline.

And still without engines..... :expressionless:


Yes. Airbus gliders come in different shapes and sizes…

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by Aircellist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 21296

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

ikolkyo wrote:
Aircellist wrote:
Now that a BA 787 also had a diversion, how are the shares doing?


There was no engine failure.


Fumes in the cockpit do not relate to the engines? Sorry for my ignorance…

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by Aircellist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 21296

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

Now that a BA 787 also had a diversion, how are the shares doing?

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by Aircellist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thanks hkcanadaexpat!

My bet: the first ULR…

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by Aircellist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I restate my earlier question: is there a rumor about which would be delivery #200? I suppose it could happen before the end of this month… Could it?

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by Aircellist
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

Just heard and saw the 744 over my dwelling, again. Too dark to take a meaningful picture. I was born just a few days before the 747 came out of factory. I'll be 50 in a few days. Bit of a nostalgic moment. When I was a kid, those things were novelty; when I was a teenager, they were everywhere, whe...

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by Aircellist
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 89592

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

LAX772LR wrote:
DFW17L wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
...."Long Dong"

I’d shorten it to “The Donger”.

Um... how are you shortening it, when what you said has both more letters and more syllables??


Not only that, but… why would one want to shorten the long dong?

… Sorry. Let's go back to the production questions…

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by Aircellist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 30884

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Well, since Airbus paid $1 for control of the CSeries, I guess another dollar fits the bill for the CRJ…

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by Aircellist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:

Flightradar reports AT208/209 to be operated by a 744 until Sept. 10th at least.


Will that be the last 747 flight in YUL?

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by Aircellist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

Thank you all, it all makes sense now. :-)

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by Aircellist
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

Yesterday at 23:04 there was that roar over my home and it was a 747. FR24 told me it was a -428, company, departure and destination not displayed but it was clearly from YUL. I saw another one a few weeks ago, same discretion about everything, it went over the ocean. Anyone has an idea about what i...

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by Aircellist
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 22318

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Lightsaber re #112: you are always good, but I believe this one is among your very best. Thanks.

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by Aircellist
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Deliveries by trimester, 2015-2018 (from Starbuck's list): 2015 jan-mar: 1 apr-jun: 3 jul-sep: 1 oct-dec : 9 total : 14 2016 jan-mar: 4 (+300%) apr-jun: 7 (+133%) jul-sep: 14 (+1300%!) oct-dec : 22 (+144%) total : 47 (+236%) 2017 jan-mar: 11 (+175%) apr-jun: 19 (+171%) jul-sep: 20 (+43%) oct-dec : 2...

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by Aircellist
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 52419

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

The other aspect I find interesting is that idea of BOS/JFK being used as "middle of the Atlantic focus cities"…

Hub and spokes seemed dead with the A380, but it may as well thrive with the A320 and A220…

(Iceland seems more middle of the Atlantic, but then…)

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by Aircellist
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When is delivery #200 slated, if it is known? And who should be the "winner"?

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by Aircellist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35572

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

A220… Just like the higher pitched string on my cello…

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by Aircellist
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 12521

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

About the weight of the ULR… In this article referenced in the A350 thread: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-900ulr-will-have-inactive-forward-freight-hold-449495/ it is mentioned that the forward cargo hold is deactivated in the ULR. Quote: Airbus A350 marketing director François Obé...

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by Aircellist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thanks, Polot.

Regional, meaning what kind of range?

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by Aircellist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 646389

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looking at the ACAPS, what is the interest of WV017? MTOW of 210T, with MZFW of 195.7T…

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