Archive For September 28, 2011

ANA’s 787 comes home

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A330F order

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A330F order






Avianca signed a firm order for four A330-200Fs. The new aircraft will be operated by Avianca’s cargo subsidiary Tampa. Avianca will announce an engine choice later (ignore the Trents in the picture).  The A330Fs will replace Tampa’s current cargo fleet (5 767s) and assist in expanding Avianca’s international cargo business. This order makes Avianca the…

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More A350 Progress

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More A350 Progress






More good news on the A350 program.  The first A350 XWB nose section was transported to Airbus St Nazaire by Beluga from Aerolia’s site in Méaulte. The A350 XWB nose section comprises three main sub-assemblies: cockpit plus upper and lower forward fuselage parts, which incorporate door one and the nose landing gear bay.  Making the…

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Airbus explains why re-engine programmes won’t hurt residual values

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Here is an article I did last week for Commercial Aviation Online: Airbus explains why re-engine programmes won’t hurt residual values By Scott Hamilton Airbus is confident that residual values of the re-engined A320neo and Boeing 737 Max families will not adversely affect legacy aircraft, which happened to the 737 Classic to some degree with…

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IFEC priorities

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As a passenger, what are your in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) priorities?  Is it in-seat power to keep you independent of airline IFEC? Is it connectivity to transport you mentally out of the tube? Or do you simply want a better seat-back screen? We are doing a quick four question survey to understand how passengers…

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787 to ANA: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours!

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787 to ANA: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours!






After a three year delay, Boeing has finally delivered the first 787 to ANA.  This is a significant step, and congratulations are in order to Boeing for their perseverance under a set of extraordinary difficulties, albeit some self-inflicted.  Now, however, come the real problems — ramping up the production line, establishing a second line with…

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