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by Polot
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 123992

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Regarding the 787, there are also rumors about problems with the seats. Looks like the seat airbags are missing some sort of european certificate. Yes, thats an issue. ? I have never heard of airliner seats being fitted with airbags before - is this an innovation in the 787 It’s seat dependent and ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9368

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

I don't really buy the "Boeing is dying, will LM save us?" perspective. A different question is whether Boeings struggles are an opportunity for a new US based competitor, whether it be LM or someone else (although realistically, there aren't many heavy industrials who have the capital it...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 13997

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

PAL has always had a cost issue, not a demand issue. The Filipino market is large but very price sensitive.

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by Polot
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 13997

Re: PAL Philippine Airlines to file for Chapter 11

And while their president said there's little chance of the restructuring plan failing, Flightglobal reports that according to PAL , it's not certain the Chapter 11 proceedings will be finished within 2021 ..... I don't see why that's a worry on its own. Carriers can spend a long time in Ch 11: UA ...

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by Polot
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 59
Views: 13997

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

It definitely seems the idea here is to shrink and dump costly or not as favorable deals, certainly not simplifying the fleet. After all why keep a pair of orphan A350s for example? Would mutually agreed upon lease rejections be included in court filings? The fact that A350 - RP-C3506 is on that li...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9396

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

Here’s another TR from here about flying on 9/11. In this case the pilots turned back and returned to CDG: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=972301 There is also a photo in the database of a CO 762 doing a U turn: 0188150 The planes that diverted to Canada were the earlier departures t...

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by Polot
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8538

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

The intention was always to sell it along side the 777X until a 777XF was ready. Where has Boeing said that ? The whole 777X production line upgrade from the beginning was designed so they could build 777Xs and current 777s alongside each other on the exact same line. That wasn’t done so Boing can ...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8538

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

I thought that Aeroflot were moving to an all-Airbus fleet - if that is the case it doesn't look like they will ever take up the undelivered 777Ws. The plane was to move the 77Ws to another subsidiary (Rossiya I think), not to completely eliminate the fairly new fleet. Aeroflot just recently placed...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8538

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

LDRA wrote:
Is Boeing extending 77F production? It should sell given current environment. Boeing needs it too, considering 787 and 777X programs' status

The 77F is still for sale and production ongoing. The intention was always to sell it along side the 777X until a 777XF was ready.

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by Polot
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8538

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

Boeing stopped taking orders for the 77L and 77W some time ago, only offering the 77X. However, production still has a few passenger planes and also the 77F to be built. I didn't look deep in the 777 production thread but I recall there are a dozen or so pre 77X still to be produced. 777W productio...

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by Polot
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28155

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

Not disputing your numbers but it begs an obvious question. The 777 killed the A340 in sales and the 346 never gained any traction versus the 77W. The A346 sold a total of 97 frames and the entire A340 family sold 375. And yet the operator based out of JNB almost exclusively flew quads long haul, i...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28155

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

What are the numbers? I understand the 77W faces some heavy restrictions due to it being twin engined and it’s tire speed limits, but I find it hard to be believe that it is so restricted that a ~75t lower MTOW A343 can lift more payload when you have (had) airlines using the 77W on routes like JNB...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28155

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

The 77W also has just about the best performance to payload ratio out of the hot and high destinations like JNB and GRU back to London. No way, its not great out of JNB at all. The 340-300 could lift more payload than it could, and the 744 even more so. What are the numbers? I understand the 77W fa...

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by Polot
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 10855

Re: Air Canada A330 Fleet News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Read on an IG post C-GFAJ engines are being removed and she is done for. Anyone can confirm this? Likely the engines need MTC or they are leased engines…. Unfortunately wouldn’t surprise me if the plane was done for. It is 22 years old and the A330 fleet was kept around to act as flexible capacity....

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by Polot
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 900
Views: 237172

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Are there any MAX10s sitting about in customer livery yet?

There is one in UA’s livery. I think it’s the only one wearing a customer livery at the moment.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER Relevance
Replies: 95
Views: 28155

Re: 777-300ER Relevance

I had a quick question on the 300ER. We hear constantly about the reliability of the 300ER and how such a great aircraft it is etc. It’s not the most efficient out there anymore but airlines still love it. What makes the 300ER so good besides the efficiency. People say it’s reliable but aren’t most...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Glad to see there will be a glimmer of a future one way or the other for ZW. I was very proud to call them family when I worked for them as an FA after the collapse of Colgan. Great operation ran by great people. There will always be plenty of cargo to haul. Just a guess here, but I'd bet ZW will m...

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by Polot
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

F27500 wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
What a great looking plane!


Said no one ever about a CRJ200! LOL .. I agree, though .. that retro ZW livery does look great .. its nice to see it again. Brings back memories of when ZW was a class act.

I’ve always thought the CRJ200 (and other CRJs) look great. Just don’t ride in them.

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by Polot
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12542

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

The undelivered Thai 77Ws are actually BOC’s planes. I have my doubts a leasing company would lease out brand new 77Ws to undergo a questionable STC from a questionable outfit, and I doubt Eastern can afford to purchase even severely discounted new 777Ws from them to take them off their hands.

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by Polot
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

I strongly suspect the Wikipedia data above is for a 330 at 9x. Nope, Boeing and Airbus ACAPs. Airlines may of course chose a more narrow seat for wider aisles for more efficient service and faster boarding, especially since those ultra dense A330 tend to fly shorter routes than 777s that can be fo...

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by Polot
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

This whole 330neo vs 787 is a bit stale, as the NEO came over 10 years later. the 330ceo was able to keep delivery parity with the 787 for many years and delivered 1000 aircraft since 2008, that is the same amount the 787 delivered since 2010. So I could imagine that for the future we see a relativ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Pre-Covid the 787 was making money. No one is making money right now on wide bodies. I think he meant the program as a whole, not per frame basis. But with the amount Boeing screwed up 787 development I’m not sure it was necessary for Airbus to do anything to ensure that Boeing never fully recupera...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64397

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Ryanair isn’t “popular” because of its service but it is an incredible strong and well known brand in Europe. We are talking about the largest ULCC in Europe, that (precovid at least) had no issues filling their planes and making money. I’m not sure what you're trying to say here, but the vast majo...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64397

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Airbus is sold out for (8-9?) years at likely healthy margins and Ryanair isn't the strongest, most popular brand in Europe. Ryanair isn’t “popular” because of its service but it is an incredible strong and well known brand in Europe. We are talking about the largest ULCC in Europe, that (precovid ...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 24496

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

I have to wonder if Jet2 will select the 35,000-pound thrust engines from Pratt and Whitney if ready for production by then. What for? Better takeoff performance from short runways. LBA's runway is 7375 feet and NCL's is 7600 feet. BRS is even shorter at 6600 feet. The MAX would struggle from all o...

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by Polot
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12542

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

Sounds like they are just removing seats and loading through passenger door.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

There is a proposal for a 30 ton lighter variant of the A330-800 - the least selling variant in the lineup. If true, This might make it popular as a true regional widebody. It’s actually 50 tons lighter. I posted a link further up thread. That's huge. Could make a really good NMA-type aircraft. Not...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Not sure H&H is any better than a 339NEO, however. At MTOW, the 789 has very slight disadvantage WRT power-to-weight. But it is nearly 1000sq ft smaller in wing area. In what way would that form an advantage for H&H for the 789? I really do think it was a combination of range flexibility an...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

What does that tangent have to do with the quoted statement....? Because if you continued reading the paragraph you would have noted “passenger experience” was in reference to number of seats abreast in Y and ratio of premium to Y class on the plane. Context is important. So is application, which g...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Ignoring of course that the number of airlines for whom "passenger experience" ranks as more than an afterthought in purchase decisions, is countable on one hand. Airlines have their limits. How many are operating A330s at 9Y versus 8Y? How many are operating A350s at 10Y vs 9Y? What type...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

This ignores things like a A339neo with the same amount of lift (in terms of passengers) as a 787-10 has a different customer experience than the 787. Ignoring of course that the number of airlines for whom "passenger experience" ranks as more than an afterthought in purchase decisions, i...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Again, that is only relevant for ultra high density ULCCs (which are still a tiny minority of wide body buyers). It is relevant to any carrier in that market as it reflects on the overall capacity and flexibility. The 787-10 does indeed suffer here. Utilizing the same number of seats, the 787-10 wi...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 100262

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

RobK wrote:
VP-BFC due to go out for a spin today - not flown for over 2 months. Delivery for both maybe happening soon ?

I would assume so, with Aeroflot putting their delivered-but-stored-at-HKG 77W recently in service.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

What that means for things like the MRTT is that there will be a lot of time for the Air Forces of the world to look into an MRTT. AB can wait a decade or more to develop this if they so chose. Time is on their side. Time isn’t forever on their side. They have to make sure that the plane gets enoug...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Not sure why you are taking about orders Because this is a thread about the A330neo developments, the widespread acceptance by so many nations now of the A330 airframe in every competition. It is winning on its merits and proven capability, not due to politics. It is only natural in y view that the...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

“Air Force leaders have asserted the service will not declare the KC-46 operational until all its critical technical deficiencies are resolved. The program currently has six category 1 deficiencies on the books. Those issues impose a risk to either safety or operations.” https://www.defensenews.com...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

And we all know that won't happen. Boeing has yet to deliver a 767 based tanker that meets the spec, not one of them is cleared for operational duties and will not be for some time yet, meanwhile A330 tankers have been cleared and used for operational duties including to USAF, USN, USMC receivers. ...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

I'm no aerodynamacist, but won't the larger size of the Neo engines have a more significant effect on the wake turbulance than their thrust which, as you say, is about the same for all types? Should be less, effectively same thrust is spread over a larger area. The velocity of the exhaust compared ...

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by Polot
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

What about a MMRT based on the A330NEO? My understanding is that the problem with such an aircraft is the wing hose points. The MRTT uses the points in the wing that the A340 hung engines on. So they're already strengthened and easily plumbed for fuel. However this is a problem any new MRTT would h...

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by Polot
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23431

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

tvh wrote:
Could theer be an other strech for shorter range high capacity. a 5 meter strech with 251 MTOW would still have more range than the first A330-330's.

Then you start running into the issue of competing with the A359. Yes the A350 would have more range…but many customers don’t need it.

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by Polot
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 49014

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I was wondering if the A321NEO has a place in SQ’s fleet? I know that MI transitioned to the 737MAX and SQ inherited the type, however I think it can give SQ some flexibility for flights to India, China, Japan and key SE Asian routes. The 737MAX has no problem with India, China, and key SE Asian ro...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26206

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

They 20 787 figure is for 2027 (presumably year end), but they state no CAPEX beyond 2028, which can easily mean the missing 2 787s are being delivered in 2028. The years being mentioned in the annual results are financial years, not calendar years. For NZ that would be 1 April to 31 March. The 20 ...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 49014

Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Can anyone clarify where we are with SQ 787-10s? In February we were told that 14 787s had been swapped in favour of more 777-9s. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/sia-swaps-787s-for-more-777-9s-in-s4-billion-capex-deferral/142343.article We were told that 15 787-10s had been delivered with now...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26206

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

The graph used goes to 2027, I’m sure I read somewhere the last 2 had been deferred to 2028? This graph goes out to when the 77Ws planned .are retired, while on the 77W I wonder what the original planned retirement was? Personally I doubt 2027 is much different to what would have been planned origi...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8566

Re: Kam Air A340s

Terminal incident with people literally over the aircraft (on top, on wings, etc )and jet bridge. I'd love to know what Kamair's insurance premiums are like at the moment? A former company of mine had a small aircraft stuck in Kabul for about a week after the Taliban entered the city. The DAILY pre...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15881

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

I suppose they will retire two of the oldest A380s right? Quite odd. Only 2 being retired. Thought Alan Joyce said all 12 will return to service To be honest theyd always struggled with the last two frames, always changing routes so it's no surprise in the decision to keep ten. Unlikely to be the t...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26206

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

When the -10 EIS was originally planned doesn’t matter anymore. NZ is not getting any more 787s until 2024 (when it is getting two) now instead of the originally planned 2022. Your statement applies to a lot of airlines in the region that are still taking or planning on taking aircraft. I agree tot...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement
Replies: 122
Views: 26206

Re: Air New Zealand Considering Recent 787 Order to be used for 77W Replacement

Also what makes it highly unlikely? will they close it forever? even if they don't. it remains the -10 will play a major role in replacing the 77W at Air NZ. if you dont like it you can contact them What makes it highly unlikely is their financial position today, and forward looking projections for...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone recognise this tailfin?
Replies: 14
Views: 3970

Re: Anyone recognise this tailfin?

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
So seven people were killed in that plane? Either that's a different plane, or it was COMPLETELY rebuilt, from the wheels up.

? The plane crashed in 2013. The picture the OP posted is from 20 years earlier in 1993.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone recognise this tailfin?
Replies: 14
Views: 3970

Re: Anyone recognise this tailfin?

Yes, that was a house livery which several planes got until they found a customer. If you look closely that blue and red circle at the base of the rear tail fin is actually the Fokker logo.

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