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by Airlinerdude
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023
Replies: 107
Views: 22481

Re: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023

“It is a question of when that aircraft is going to be completed and certified and offered for entry of service. That could be ‘22, could be ‘23, it could be even longer,” Clark told Reuters in an interview. “So we will just wait and see as to what Boeing will do with regard to that and we will tak...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 616
Views: 107257

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

There is a new aggressive variant of virus originating in South Africa where researchers are now doubting the current vaccines might not be effective against. The only way to stop transmissions of new mutations is if people stop going on holidays. The government is right. Why are so many humans so ...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023
Replies: 107
Views: 22481

Re: Emirates first Boeing 777X pushed back to 2023

Different door counts don’t prove anything without a source, are you sure what you are seeing are all EK aircraft? Well, pics are there freely to be the seen. Not sure I cam add anything else's since. The actual interview with Mr Clark with airline Ratings is clear. EIS 2022. If anyone has Mr Tim s...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 794
Views: 94741

Re: Emirates unveils new Premium Economy Class

It looks like A6-EVN is going to be used on EK003/004 (DXB/LHR) effective January 4 for the foreseeable future. Premium economy isn't bookable yet. Nice surprise for anyone booked on these flights.

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.
Replies: 188
Views: 18007

Re: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.

But when we took the first aircraft in July 2008 and before the pandemic meltdown, 80% of our profits were coming from the A380. We at Emirates never had a problem with filling it or extracting the use that we wanted. This is an interesting quote. I know many on these threads often speculated that ...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.
Replies: 188
Views: 18007

Re: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.

While I know many pilots who changed carriers to non-pilot jobs in previous downturns, I would suspect EK would have little trouble hiring As 380FO, even if it just raiding AirAsia FO (sadly, there are airlines that make EK's conditions look good). I have trouble believing the rest of the world wil...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.
Replies: 188
Views: 18007

Re: Tim Clark lastest interview Part1: The A380 and business impact.

The reality at EK right now is that all all short-term incremental growth will come from adding 380s back to the network. This, much like the gradual restart of the 777 operations, will happen when the aircraft can be operated on a cash-flow positive basis. From my understanding, there is huge disci...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 48050

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

EK transports first batch of Pfizer vaccine to the UAE: Dubai’s first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived from Brussels on an Emirates SkyCargo flight late Tuesday, according to a tweet from Dubai Media Office. https://gulfnews.com/uae/health/video-first-batch-of-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-arr...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89084

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Thenoflyzone wrote:
It's currently a buyer's market. The Canadian government should consider all options before spending money on some old and decrepit A332s or whatever else AC or TS has.


Agreed. Aren't all of the TS A330s leased anyways?

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 30468

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Yes, quite a large percentage of the SEA/DXB traffic on EK was people flying onwards to India. Not sure there's enough to support two of the ME3 flying to SEA. I wonder if EK ever starts up again. I'd also add on the advent of TK's service to YVR which is expected to launch sometime in 2021. This w...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 28170

Re: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week

I suspect that this weekend's chaos could be an indication of how things will be as the world opens up to travel again. The greatest issue for crewing is that it takes pilots to train other pilots. Currently instructors who are generally more senior, are flying mostly line segments. To retrain othe...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 28170

Re: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week

I suspect that this weekend's chaos could be an indication of how things will be as the world opens up to travel again. The greatest issue for crewing is that it takes pilots to train other pilots. Currently instructors who are generally more senior, are flying mostly line segments. To retrain other...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

Some fact checking for Tim Clark (or does he also believe in alternative facts) : The GE9X engine has been already certified at September 25th 2020. The airframe and airframe /engine combination has to be certified. Did you watch the Bloomberg interview? Not trying to defend Tim Clark, but his word...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 110
Views: 26721

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

Why would they abandon it? Is there any incremental cost to offering it? It seems to me like the last potential customers in the pipeline would be QF, ACJs, and maybe (big emphasis) BA. But otherwise I don't envision any other airline needing it. The threat of Airbus being able to offer it to a cust...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 170752

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2020

A recent poll I saw shows the country split on bailing out the airlines. Certainly related to airlines not refunding people for cancelled flights. I think the government would've lost a lot of support if they gave tax payer dollars when they aren't refunding people. That being said, they created th...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure-in service in 10 years? 2nd life after 2024?
Replies: 476
Views: 61103

Re: John Leahy blames the engines for the A380 failure

Huh? When were the A380 ... grounded by anyone? I suspect the poster is referring to the RR issues which grounded the QF fleet. I don't recall other RR operators grounding the aircraft, but I could be wrong. There were of course the notorious wing rib cracks, but those were just individual frames w...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

Out of curiosity. How many aircraft is Emirates even flying today? I'm just not seeing a need for more A380s until 2025 or later. Lightsaber Overall: 155/265 (58%) On the Boeing side: 144/151 (95%) 77Ws/77Ls/77Fs are active 14/144 are flying as 'preighters' 4/7 which aren't are active are being ret...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 137552

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

According to my records, there are now 42 of the 777 fleet stored at ASP, with another two parked in SYD awaiting spots at ASP. It seems that there are 6 or 7 of the A333s at ASP as well. Is there a reason why more of the 777 fleet isn't being used as temporary freighters, be it with or without pas...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

What we need is a A380 Combi! More cargo and less passengers. I actually wonder if a combi was ever planned like the bottom deck is cargo and the upper deck is roughly an A332 in two class configuration I've been wondering over the last few months why EK hasn't been pioneering a temporary A380 comb...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion
Replies: 41
Views: 7400

Re: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion

Not many believe in your explanation. SEC is an independent regulator, sure they have their deficiencies but not like a situation where airline owner and financial regulator is the same person. What you're trying to incite is that there's a conspiracy between Emirates, PwC Dubai, and the many lease...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion
Replies: 41
Views: 7400

Re: Emirates reports a loss of $3.4billion

Emirates puts out audited numbers. What I found interesting is loss exceeded revenue. as Chonetsoa noted, $19 million per day. That is brutal. Lightsaber Not to be pedantic, but half-year results aren't audited - only reviewed. Technically $19M a day isn't cash and likely includes quite a bit of im...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

Confirmation of the A380s being reactivated for freighter charter use per Emirates: Emirates SkyCargo has started utilising its Airbus A380 aircraft on select cargo charter operations to transport urgently required cargo across its network. The first dedicated Emirates A380 ‘mini-freighter’ successf...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?
Replies: 40
Views: 3349

Re: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?

Without US backing, it's all quite problematic because of the US-built content in all Airbus airframes, avionics, engines etc. It'll either be a new order with US backing, or they'll end up getting parked up jets from various locations. Could be wrong but this may have been part of the reason why S...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

It looks like EK is trialling some 380 freighter flights. A6-EOU and A6-EOV are the only two non-RR engined A380s in the fleet put back into service. Both are operating four digit '9' series flight numbers which are typically reserved for freight flights.

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?
Replies: 40
Views: 3349

Re: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?

I'm not familiar with the mechanics of enforcement of these sanctions. But as noted above, it might take some time for any sort of legislation to be passed to allow Boeing selling to Iran. Post Trump administration, what is the possibility of Airbus selling to Iran without being punished by the US?

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020

Announced today in DXB that all expat 380 pilots are forced one year unpaid leave starting mid-November. Allowances and health insurance are still paid, but many are seeing this as a move to get people to voluntarily resign instead of another round of mass layoffs. No word on how this will operate t...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89084

Re: AC YYZ-DOH Effective 15DEC20

I think it’s indicative that the same flight crew will Operate the return to YYZ. Hence the long layover. Don’t think you’ll see AC metal in Pakistan. Especially not KHI. Security issues there, unlike at ISB and LHE. This is why BA is flying to the two latter destinations but not the former, even t...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89084

Re: AC YYZ-DOH Effective 15DEC20

Out of all the things to happen in 2020, this one is starting to take the cake. Never would have anticipated this in a regular year, let alone in 2020. I noticed that the return time gives a 16 hour layover in DOH and isn't consistent with the return timings for neighbouring DXB. I wonder if this is...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89084

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

I recall when they tried this a few months ago, it wasn't overly successful. I was seeing loads of 2 or 3, maybe max 10 passengers per flight. The reviews on youtube corroborate this testimony. Hopefully it goes better the second time around!

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 170752

Re: The WestJet Thread

Once again the government showing where its head lies. Instead of focusing on a real international airport - the likes of YVR/YYZ/YUL - it is going to pilot this in Cowboy land with nil international presence. I know it says 'pilot program' but honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Premiers ...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 170752

Re: The WestJet Thread

Basic fares are nonrefundable, it says so before you purchase them. Should they be refunded then if you knowingly bought a non refundable ticket? The issue has been that the airline unilaterally didn't perform their obligation in the contract by cancelling the flight but kept the consideration (the...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89084

Re: Air Canada’s CEO Calin Rovinescu to Retire Feb 2021

As much as I think Air Canada has stopped innovating, especially on the network side Just out of curiosity, what else should AC have done? I personally think that they've done a great job at innovating within the AC brand (through Rouge) and reaching many destinations that I never thought they woul...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/20/2020:KEEP IT ROLLING (THE CANCELS);EK Suspends ATHEWR,JFKMXP,DXBSEA;UA Adds IAD-ABE/ERI/Carib,LAXSAP
Replies: 69
Views: 12238

Re: OAG Changes 10/20/2020:KEEP IT ROLLING (THE CANCELS);EK Suspends ATHEWR,JFKMXP,DXBSEA;UA Adds IAD-ABE/ERI/Carib,LAXS

I'm guessing the following overseas airlines will NOT return to SEA post-pandemic: EK ... Seattle has turned into such a crap-hole that no one in their right mind would want to come back or come visit. Doubtful. If you look at the DOT Data, SEA was continually one of EK's high LF routes in the US. ...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc
Replies: 38
Views: 6188

Re: Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc

Insofar as aid to airlines, I would think the primary focus would be on supporting domestic services only. The federal government doesn't seem to concerned about those wanting to travel outside of the country as they would rather have everyone stay within Canada due to the global pandemic. Therefor...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI adds DEL-YVR October 25th 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 4364

Re: AI adds DEL-YVR October 25th 2020

This isn’t really a new route for AI. They’ve been operating YVR since at least June at three times weekly under the guise of being ‘repatriation’ flights. All that’s being allowed is AI can now openly sell the seats. In terms of AC, I don’t believe they’ve been operating their YVR DEL flight for mo...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 11590

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

Just to reiterate what the articles have said, AC’s acquisition of TS isn’t a done deal until shareholders vote in December. What has been concluded is an amended offer of $5 per share, or an exchange for 0.2862 of Air Canada shares. I don’t recall the original deal having the provision to exchange ...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: EK to resume DXB-AKL nonstop with longest ever 77W flight

It seems very pointless, unless that are expecting an huge amount of New Zealanders to leave the country if the current government is re-elected? I think the chances of flight happening, very low. It's all cargo related. The flight's seating is capped at about 50% on AKL-DXB (the longer of the two ...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What assets have the US3 not yet leveraged
Replies: 23
Views: 3149

Re: What assets have the US3 not yet leveraged

The problem is, when no airlines are buying planes, the value of a fleet of used planes is quite a bit lower. So is the value of say LHR slots. And of course, without business travel, the FF programs also get much less valuable. Building on your point... Even more concerning is the possible impairm...

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by Airlinerdude
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 35116

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

If Delta wants to play this game then the government should take notes and hold Delta to the law no matter in the future. Stuff that usually gets a "fix it ticket" from the FAA should be fined to the highest extent possible to makeup for the loss in tax revenue. Why? I see no abusive use ...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 41842

Re: Emirates will launch DXB-TLV probably in January 2021

TLV has to be one of the biggest cities within nonstop range of DXB that didn't have service on Emirates. Not quite, there are quite a few cities in China and a few more in India with populations much greater than TLV. Unfortunately EK was maxed out on their bilateral with both of these countries. ...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.
Replies: 50
Views: 10435

Re: Boeing 787-9 gets range boost.

I know there have been plenty of threads talking about the 789's hot and high performance, but it did surprise me to hear that UA is launching EWR-JNB on the 789. However, it's fantastic to see the airplane have such capabilities. Are there any other improvements that are being talked about to optim...

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by Airlinerdude
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

Re: Emirates axes MEX

I'm not sure what the source is behind this thread, but COO Al Redha has come out and said that Emirates will return to all 143 destinations served prior to the impact of Covid19. For what it's worth, MEX is still available for booking in the EK booking system. See post #511 in the following thread:...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

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

COO Al Redha says Emirates will be serving 143 destinations by next summer: Dubai state carrier Emirates Airline will serve all of its 143 destinations by the summer of 2021, with the frequency of flights depending on demand, the company’s chief operating officer said this week. ... Al-Redha said th...

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by Airlinerdude
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 53467

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

To provide a quick update on things at EK: It looks like Emirates has yet to receive it's government injection: DUBAI - Emirates needs a bailout from its sole shareholder, the Dubai government, to survive the corona crisis, CEO Tim Clark said in an interview with FlightGlobal. He does not mention a ...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 29332

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

My contrarian view is that the A330neo has the potential to do well post-covid on the basis of being the cheaper of wide-bodies to purchase, and that the CASM differential between the 339 and the 350/787 will be immaterial for the foreseeable future with lower fuel prices. As pointed out in the arti...

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by Airlinerdude
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46455

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

The idea is that an A321XLR will make some routes possible that previously could not be done because a wide-body is too much plane. So much of what we're discussing depends on the recovery curve in the coming years. I share consensus with the part of your post I've left out, but again, I'm suspect ...

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by Airlinerdude
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 46455

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

No crew rest will also limit the max range the XLR can fly. So a game changer only for a narrow band of flying distances. Unless we see more multiple stops It shouldn't be too much of an issue if the airplane is outfitted with lie-flat J seats. Most airlines have a policy to use a J seat as a crew ...

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by Airlinerdude
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 14474

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

This is unquestionably a pretty exciting development for all parties. I'm curious to see if this may have some impact on some EK/EY routings to Southern Europe / N. Africa. I know there are limited airways in the region, but I imagine that this may pose a very favourable routing (from a safety persp...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6838

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

The problem with the 380 is it can't carry the belly cargo like the 787 and 777W. While EK does have some dedicated freighters, most of the vanilla cargo is shipped in the belly of pax aircraft. So, while it might appear to the uninformed that running 3 787s is not efficient, it most likely is. The...

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by Airlinerdude
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?
Replies: 47
Views: 6838

Re: Why didn't EK order 787 instead of A380?

Until 6 months ago, EK has run a very successful and profitable business That, my friend, is very much up to debate. Yes, I know EK publish financial reports that show they are profitable, but I would like to see those numbers run on US-GAAP, published to US listed company rules. I daresay the resu...

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