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by JohanTally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I guess its better to store the A332 at ROW instead of PHL and CLT? And I'm assuming this is even for longer term? ROW only gets about 15 inches of rain per year which I think anything more than a couple months of storage make it worthwhile. Recently TUL had a significant hailstorm and numerous air...

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by JohanTally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

N293AY scheduled to ferry to ROW tomorrow from CLT. Right now it's parked at gate A12

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by JohanTally
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Official, major retirements: AA retiring Aircraft. Earliest 737-800 (qty 76) Oldest A330 (qty 9 A330-300) 757-200 (qty 34) 767-300ER (qty 16) E-190 (qty 20) https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-retiring-737-a330/ Several types permanently retired. :cry2: Lightsaber In regards to the 50 seat...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Is AA9643 PHL-ROW B752 a retirement flight? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643 AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage. Does that apply to both...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643


AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage.
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PHLspecial wrote:
Is AA9643 PHL-ROW B752 a retirement flight?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9643


AA announced the 757s will be stored and could return to service if demand recovers faster than expected. A few might be officially retired/scrapped but most will be in long-term storage.

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No chevron on GE9X ?
Replies: 28
Views: 8601

Re: No chevron on GE9X ?

I heard that it may eventually be removed on new 787 engines. Not sure if this will come to fruition but maybe during a substantial pip it would be modified.

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12750

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

sunking737 wrote:
I find it interesting that a DC-8 is still flying when newer jets are getting parked. Great job in building these Mr Douglas


I believe this bird has CM56 engines so it has plenty of spare parts readily available

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65910

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

"How much of AA's debt is maturing in the next 3-6 months while they weather this crisis? Probably on the order of $700 million to $1.4 billion. I don't think they would be materially stronger but for these debt payments." Although they obviously need much more than .7-1.4 billion but if t...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65910

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I agree with many posters in this thread. If AA is to accept any government subsidies, AA must: 1, Doug Parker and the previous senior management from HP and US must leave the company 2, Restricted salary and compensation for senior management 3, Be more customer friendly. Customer satisfaction mus...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 372744

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
It's in the air


It also stayed under 20k feet which apparently is the plan thus far

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 8328

Re: New Boeing Freighters

Do you guys think the new C-390 Millenium by Boeing-Embraer could find a niche in the civil freighter market ? There's a Civil version on the drawing board, it seems... https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=984 Cheers, docmtl Boeing-Embraer might not be a thing. It will be...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 57595

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Here in the States we call the negotiated and agreed upon contract a Collective Bargaining Agreement the name indicates that all parties had input in the settlement. I'm not sure if it's the same in Australia but QF executives telling pilots accept our terms or we will find someone else who will is...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 57595

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

It's hardly good faith barganing when they tell you don't accept this deal, (a non negotiated deal) you will be replaced by someone else. We are not contractors. Not bad faith - it's just a take it or leave it deal, no more room for negotiation. No different to walking into a shop. You either accep...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 57595

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

It's hardly good faith barganing when they tell you don't accept this deal, (a non negotiated deal) you will be replaced by someone else. We are not contractors. Exactly. Qantas is one of a few airlines that passengers will pay a premium to fly on. I doubt the same would be true if they started a n...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65910

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

https://www.ccn.com/fasten-your-belts-a ... ankruptcy/
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Sam Chui pretty much cut and paste this article. Do we know their credentials are they a reputable source or just click bait?

https://www.ccn.com/fasten-your-belts-a ... ankruptcy/

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 57595

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

According to todays Australian newspaper Alan Joyce has asked Airbus for more time to make a decision, but only giving the pilots till March 30 to agree to the new deal. Airbus confirmed they were in discussions. If the pilots don’t agree then the A350 will be removed from the package and given to ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 4179

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Wasn't the MCAS install needed because the engines had to be set up higher on the pylon than previous models? So as a result, it is the engines. As the end of the day, it's a management failure to build a new design years ago instead of sitting on their hands. MCAS was put on the MAX to make it's h...

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by JohanTally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 7,550nm nonstop from CHS to HAN
Replies: 27
Views: 7278

Re: Vietnam Airlines 787-10 ferried 8690 miles nonstop from CHS to HAN

This plane would not of had additional tanks for a simple ferry flight that easily could of stopped along the way to add fuel. It was however able to fill the existing tanks completely full which you typically can't do on the 78J because of the MTOW. Hawaii ferry flights are unique because there are...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65910

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I think all airlines are going to file bankruptcy, unless the governments decide to save them. At this stage the Corona Virus can't be stopped - it is going to spread absolutely everywhere and most countries are going to end up with lockdowns of the style we have already seen in China and Italy. Th...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 4179

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Since the LEAP engines are so large and heavy and affected the planes center of gravity, and the GTF is scalable to different fan sizes, would the MAX be having the same issues if it had a PW GTF with a smaller diameter fan? Could this be an opening for PW to get on the MAX if Boeing is desperate t...

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by JohanTally
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 372744

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/fab ... 7x-flight/
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In this article the it shows the 777-9 range of 8200nm and 9300nm for 777-8. I wonder if Boeing has already increased operational range or if this is a misprint.

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/fab ... 7x-flight/

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 25338

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

I did not mean to say that Boeing as a company would get into trouble with a reduced 787 production, Boeing is way too big to fail and way too good to fail. Yes, it points out the issue with some wordings used here. There's a big difference between break even and survive. Yes, I realize that eventu...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 25338

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

While it does not look good for the NEO, the 787 will also see orders cut soon and used frames will become available at much reduced costs when the crisis shows it´s full effects. And if widebody production goes back to a more normal state, I think the NEO can more easily survive at 2 frames per mo...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 25338

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

While it does not look good for the NEO, the 787 will also see orders cut soon and used frames will become available at much reduced costs when the crisis shows it´s full effects. And if widebody production goes back to a more normal state, I think the NEO can more easily survive at 2 frames per mo...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 25338

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

While it does not look good for the NEO, the 787 will also see orders cut soon and used frames will become available at much reduced costs when the crisis shows it´s full effects. And if widebody production goes back to a more normal state, I think the NEO can more easily survive at 2 frames per mo...

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by JohanTally
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 25338

Re: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut

While it does not look good for the NEO, the 787 will also see orders cut soon and used frames will become available at much reduced costs when the crisis shows it´s full effects. And if widebody production goes back to a more normal state, I think the NEO can more easily survive at 2 frames per mo...

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by JohanTally
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 372744

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Will the 777X be at the next Paris Air Show? This year it is the Farnborough air show in July. They alternate between Paris and Farnborough each year. Barring any catastrophic testing setbacks or the Covid-19 continuing to affect global travel and congregating in large groups, the 777X will be at t...

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by JohanTally
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 20195

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

This airport has no right to expand until they create free flowing 2 way taxiway. Regional jets frequently spend more time taxiing in CLT than flight time which is terrible productivity for aircraft utilization and flight crews. Can you explain 'no right to expand'? Right has a different meaning th...

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by JohanTally
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 20195

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

There have been talks and plans created to demolish E terminal and create a mid-field regional terminal near the CLT Old Terminal and runway 5/23(which is mainly used as a de-icing pad and taxiway now anyways), thus allowing the expansion of D and more room for wide bodies. But those plans were not...

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by JohanTally
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 57595

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

You know Project Sunrise isn't starting tomorrow, don't you? Technically no reason it couldn’t start tomorrow, some of the proposed routes do not need additional capability added to the A350-1000. As these flights are “new routes”, the Qantas pilots union don’t actually right to fly them under the ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13456

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

That's how airlines with banked hubs typically function the first departures come from outstations and arrive within 30-45 minutes of each other during normal ops and then they depart in the same manner. AA has 9 banks of departures at CLT 7-8a 9-10a 11-12p 1245-1330 1415-1515 1600-1645 1745-1830 19...

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by JohanTally
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 19723

Re: So how New is the 777X?

The four engine VLA territory is dead but the 779 is less than 10 feet longer than the 77W. What does that equate to 1 row of business class and one row of economy? Boeing is betting that airlines can support a 4% stretch of the most produced single model of a widebody jet in history. But what do t...

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by JohanTally
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 19723

Re: So how New is the 777X?

The A35K has been in service for 2 full years but has only garnered 176 orders total so to act like it is in a league of it's own is pretentious. We could also talk about the Airbus management team that keeps popping up in the news for corruption and being hit with billions of dollars in fines with...

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by JohanTally
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 19723

Re: So how New is the 777X?

I am stunned by how few have been sold. In this day and age we’re used to seeing new types go into service with 1,000 preorders, but this bird is at just 309. Is it jitters because of Boeing’s shortcomings (as an aside, January 2020 was the first month since the 1950s Boeing haven’t booked a single...

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by JohanTally
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So how New is the 777X?
Replies: 157
Views: 19723

Re: So how New is the 777X?

I am stunned by how few have been sold. In this day and age we’re used to seeing new types go into service with 1,000 preorders, but this bird is at just 309. Is it jitters because of Boeing’s shortcomings (as an aside, January 2020 was the first month since the 1950s Boeing haven’t booked a single...

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by JohanTally
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337626

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

What is the plan for the A333s to start getting retired and then eventually completely phased out? There have been some conflicting signals between Fleet Plans, rumors, media reports etc. The number of 788 & 789 on order (40+) would match nicely the number of remaining 763 (16); A332(15), A333(...

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by JohanTally
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles
Replies: 26
Views: 6824

Re: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles

It’s a website written by robots, what do you expect? It’s clickbait for children. I don't know how their articles are brought to your attention but I see them on Google News feeds. Google really could do a lot better in this. Simple Flying 's stuff is worthless - it's not just that pieces are writ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles
Replies: 26
Views: 6824

Simple Flying's inaccurate aviation articles

Has anyone else read articles from the website Simple Flying? Every article I have read seems to be wildly inaccurate and I can't figure out if the authors have any aviation background or possibly English is not their primary language and something is lost in translation. Yesterday they published an...

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by JohanTally
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 21940

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

AA has 34 billion in debt vs 17 billion at Delta. AA has the youngest fleet but amazingly the much older DL fleet is more reliable on average. The AA/US merger is now in it's sixth year but the bloated management team continues to grow. It would be interesting to see a comparison on how many manager...

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by JohanTally
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 372744

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Nothing technical or weather based caused the go around. Basically there was a wingspan conflict with an aircraft that was holding. So they had to go around unless the wing would’ve hit that aircraft. Is the wingspan conflict going to be a problem when in revenue service? Will airports with close p...

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by JohanTally
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 229254

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Detroit313 wrote:
Any updates on what's going on with that last 319 from Frontier? Flying yet?


It hasn't had any flights but I would expect it to be entering service shortly barring any unforseen setbacks.

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by JohanTally
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1835
Views: 372744

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

It seems like they continue to stay under 20k feet and under 300 kts more or less. Is this common for an aircraft with 8 test flights or is there a circumstance preventing them opening up the test flight envelope?

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by JohanTally
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT Crosswind Runway 5/23 is back today!
Replies: 33
Views: 5570

Re: CLT Crosswind Runway 5/23 is back today!

Air Force One landed on 18L

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by JohanTally
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry
Replies: 60
Views: 2908

Re: New York Residents no longer eligible for Global Entry

ABEguy wrote:
I posted this, and it was swiftly deleted. Can anyone explain why please.


Because this thread will ultimately end up being about politics

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by JohanTally
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 315
Views: 18921

Re: Altavair to buy 38 aircraft from Etihad: A330s, 777s

This is a very unlikely but AA could potentially have interest in these aircraft. Currently the 9 PW powered A333 are slated for retirement in the next few years all of the EY A333 are younger and have the same engine as all of the AA 332s. AA could cheaply become an all RR 330 fleet and possibly pi...

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by JohanTally
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 7242

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

edealinfo wrote:
[quote="JohanTally"

I suspect ANA has spoken with Airbus on what their requirements are .


You honestly expected them NOT to talk to Airbus AND place an order?[/quote]

That was sarcasm on my part sorry if you didn't infer it. Obviously ANA and Airbus had deep discussions about what was needed and the original order was modified while probably utilizing the slots ANA already had.

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by JohanTally
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 7242

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

After all, the LR is more compromised than the XLR. But it is also cheaper to buy and operate if you don't need all that additional range. And more versatile since you can remove the auxiliary tanks whereas the XLR rear fuel compartment is baked in. I suspect ANA has spoken with Airbus on what thei...

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by JohanTally
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 84155

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Is it normal for the horizontal stabilizers to get bounced around like that upon landing? Not just from the impact of the plane touching down, but they also seem to get bounced around by the engine turbulence. Maybe this happens to every plane and I didn't notice it until today. I witnessed the AN-...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 84155

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Starfuryt wrote:
170 at 18....they should take off in the opposite direction


It appears that they are dead set on that particular runway just out of an abundance of caution to avoid populated areas. I suspect Boeing is aware that a headwind is more ideal than a tailwind for takeoff and landing.

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