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  1. #601
    Japanese airline to replace 100 engines on its 787 Dreamliners

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/01/news...ent/index.html

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    Singapore Airlines has announced they won’t extend the lease of a first Airbus A380. Any idea why?

    Singapore Airlines announced that it will not extend the lease on its first Airbus A380 aircraft when it expires next year, a significant blow for Airbus, as it seeks to bolster new sales of the world’s largest airliner.

    Singapore Airlines’ first five A380s are on 10-year leases, with options to extend.

    “The first contract expires in October 2017, and we have decided not to extend it”, Singapore Airlines spokesperson told the Aviation Tribune. “This decision was the result of a regular review of our fleet requirements, and decisions will be made on the four others later”.

    The Singapore flag carrier was the A380 launch customer, when it entered commercial service in October 2007. It currently has 19 A380s in its fleet, with five more on firm order with Airbus, deliveries of which will start in the second half of 2017.

    Besides Singapore Airline, another 12 airlines are currently operating the A380: Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, British Airways, Asiana and Etihad.

    Nineteen customers have ordered the A380. Total orders for the A380 stand at 319 as of August 2016.

    The biggest customer is Emirates, which has ordered or committed to order a total of 142 A380s as of 31 August 2016. One VIP order was made in 2007 but later cancelled by Airbus. The A380F version totalled 27 orders before they were either cancelled (20) or converted to A380-800 (7), following the production delay and the subsequent suspension of the freighter programme.

    In hopes of raising the number of orders placed, Airbus announced discounts to airlines who placed large orders for the A380. Emirates soon after, ordered 50 aircraft, totalling $20.75 billion. Airbus gave a $2.75 billion total discount, equal to $55 million in savings per aircraft for Emirates.

    Airbus says that some A380s may not be delivered to customers or even built. This decision came when Airbus had not met the ‘Accord and Satisfaction’ for three already built aircraft for an undisclosed Japanese airline.

    Among customers that have ordered superjumbos yet remain undecided about actually taking them is Virgin Atlantic, with six units on the order book. Qantas had also planned to top up its existing fleet by as many as eight airplanes, an expansion that has been thrown into doubt amid a cost-cutting drive. Amedeo, an aircraft lessor that ordered 20 A380s, has yet to find a single client for the jet.
    http://www.aviationtribune.com/airli...us-a380-lease/

  3. #603
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Singapore Airlines has announced they won’t extend the lease of a first Airbus A380. Any idea why?



    http://www.aviationtribune.com/airli...us-a380-lease/
    IIRC the first 380s had a weight penalty? SIA also does not keep the planes around too long. I think they have some new 380s coming in the next few years? So they will probably get rid of the older 380s.

    Hopefully these will find a new home instead of being scrapped. British Airways were interested in second hand 380s.... mabye they will consider them.

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    So Airbus delivered its 10000th aircraft today, an A350-900 to Singapore Airlines.

    Congrats to both SQ and Airbus. Here's to 10000 more

  6. #606
    Kuwait Airways new livery unveiled on 1st B777-300ER.

    More pics
    http://www.imgrum.net/tag/9KAOC

    What do you think of the new livery??
    Last edited by Serendib; 23-10-2016 at 07:11 AM.

  7. #607
    MRJ flies across pacific for certification

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Mrg3xG41c

    Q400 launches 90 seat version...definitely fastest turboprop in its class...performance of a Jet...aircraft maintenance check intervals are increased: 800 hours from 600 for an A-check and 8,000 hours from 6,000 for a C-check

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNS_LQUaZqA#t=82.593348

    CSeries C300 certification complete...getting ready for the revenue flight with Air Baltic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpjoVdRSj14
    Last edited by Speedbird; 30-10-2016 at 09:14 PM.

  8. #608
    Salam Air is the first budget airline for the Sultanate of Oman. the airline is planning to start operation by December 2016. the network will include a number of destinations from Middle East, Africa & Indian sub Continent.

    Their first A320 has been painted in AUH. It's an ex-LATAM A320 - PR-MHI. To be registered as A40-???


  9. #609
    Fuel shortages forces Nigerian airline to reduce operations

    http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/fuel...uce-operations

  10. #610
    Confirmation that Emirates has retired its last Airbus A330 to leave it with an exclusively Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet means that it will be flying seven short-haul routes from its hub of less than 1,000km distance using two of the biggest widebodies on the market.

    Source: Flight Global
    Why does Emirates is not interested in operating narrowbody aircraft on short haul routes? Example : Isn't that better idea to operate to 7 or 8 daily onboard narrowbody aircraft instead of three daily flights onboard widebody aircraft for their short haul routes. More flight frequency gives more flexibility to passengers.

    EK is one of the successful airline and I'm sure they will have reasons to operate widebody aircraft on short haul but I'm curious to know the reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Salam Air is the first budget airline for the Sultanate of Oman. the airline is planning to start operation by December 2016. the network will include a number of destinations from Middle East, Africa & Indian sub Continent.

    Their first A320 has been painted in AUH. It's an ex-LATAM A320 - PR-MHI. To be registered as A40-???
    Nice to see an upcoming budget Airline in the Middle East! Lets hope they succeed like G9 and FZ, not forgetting Saudia's subsidiary FlyNas (XY) who's performing quite well. Lets hope to see Salam Air serving CMB in the near future!
    Love the color scheme in their livery

  12. #612
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Why does Emirates is not interested in operating narrowbody aircraft on short haul routes? Example : Isn't that better idea to operate to 7 or 8 daily onboard narrowbody aircraft instead of three daily flights onboard widebody aircraft for their short haul routes. More flight frequency gives more flexibility to passengers.

    EK is one of the successful airline and I'm sure they will have reasons to operate widebody aircraft on short haul but I'm curious to know the reason.
    Seen how full Dubai is? They are rapidly running out of space. Fly Dubai will leave to Dubai World next year.

    No building going on at Dubai World (one runway built out of 6).

    Dubai's Debt to GDP was 132% earlier this year - they're in serious trouble.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  13. #613
    http://www.ft.lk/article/593624/Etih...down-this-year

    JH and his buddy should have gone long time ago...he ran Ansette to the ground; then Gulfair and invested on Alitalia...I am not sure how he survived so long

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