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Nov 16, 19, 6:12 pm
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The first of the G-CIVx series to go.... :-(

The first of the G-CIVx series to go.... :-(
Nov 12, 19, 12:06 pm
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Indeed. With Boeing's other issues, including the...

Indeed. With Boeing's other issues, including the 777-9 engine problems, development of a variant that only has 45 orders across two airlines is going to be some way down the priority list. Qatar has...
Nov 11, 19, 3:55 pm
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Not suggesting that they will, but they could opt...

Not suggesting that they will, but they could opt for GEnx engines of course. After all they've operated a 777 fleet for years with both RR and GE engines.

I agree re the A359 being a good fit,...
Nov 11, 19, 12:42 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Posted in error.

Posted in error.
Nov 11, 19, 12:41 pm
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Personally I doubt we'll see the 777-8 in the...

Personally I doubt we'll see the 777-8 in the fleet. BA doesn't need the extended range it will offer, and that's likely to result in a weight penalty which will make the alternatives more...
Nov 8, 19, 1:22 pm
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Posted By marks7389

The Y numbers don't match the seat plans shown....

The Y numbers don't match the seat plans shown. According to the plans shown I make it 127 in the existing 9 abreast setup, vs 140 in the new 10 abreast. I don't actually think that's correct though...
Oct 23, 19, 4:59 pm
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It's more about the 787-9 having.much better...

It's more about the 787-9 having.much better range payload capability which means its a good fit for a number of the longest sectors in BA's route network where the 787-10 would be severely...
Oct 3, 19, 12:37 am
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I don't know the answer to the F question, though...

I don't know the answer to the F question, though I'm not aware of any major upgrade to the F seat.

Those refitted 777-300ERs will however operate services on premium heavy routes, such as JFK...
Sep 9, 19, 3:07 pm
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I agree it's likely that 777-200ERs will remain...

I agree it's likely that 777-200ERs will remain at Gatwick to the end. There's an 8 year gap though to the last four. Will be interesting to see whether it is really worthwhile to BA to keep the...
Sep 3, 19, 1:31 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Many routes operate with a mix of aircraft of...

Many routes operate with a mix of aircraft of course, and there has been significant expansion at the smaller end in recent years with the addition of 30 788s and 789s, displacing only 14 763s.

As...
Aug 29, 19, 1:28 pm
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Aircraft deployment across the route network is...

Aircraft deployment across the route network is always going to vary depending on demand, time of year, maintenance plans and technical issues. The A350 is also in an early life deployment and crew...
Aug 18, 19, 6:10 pm
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Indeed, although the point in this case was more...

Indeed, although the point in this case was more about what replaces the 77W currently used on the route.
Aug 18, 19, 6:00 pm
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Should be slightly more than the 772s. My guess...

Should be slightly more than the 772s. My guess would be high 40s for W and around 140 Y.
Aug 17, 19, 3:58 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Aircraft that BA already has on order. For the...

Aircraft that BA already has on order. For the most part I would expect the A350-1000 and/or 777-9.

​​​​The latter may well not start to arrive until after all the 77Ws have the new config, but I...
Aug 16, 19, 10:23 am
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Posted By marks7389

At present the 8 daily flights generally break...

At present the 8 daily flights generally break down as follows:
*4x 777-200
*3x Super Hi-J 747-400
*1x Mid-J 747-400

With some variation though, such as occasional 77W operation.

So not so...
Aug 15, 19, 5:50 pm
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Fully loaded though it will be considerably less...

Fully loaded though it will be considerably less than that. The 78X has a massive amount of belly space for it's size - around 25% more than the 772 despite similar cabin space. In practice though...
Aug 5, 19, 3:50 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Exactly that. We've speculated before about use...

Exactly that. We've speculated before about use of the 77Ws on the JFK route. The planned config pretty much confirms it (though with the larger club suite footprint, and a larger WT+ cabin the...
Jun 18, 19, 4:26 pm
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Posted By marks7389

The majority of the current Gatwick short haul...

The majority of the current Gatwick short haul fleet is made up of leased A320s and ex-BMI A319s. Most likely those will be returned the lessor / scrapped on replacement.

By the mid 2020s many of...
Jun 18, 19, 12:22 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Willie must have got a good price on those.......

Willie must have got a good price on those.... Let's hope for IAG's sake that it proves to be a safe aircraft once back in service and the problems are long forgotten...

Personally I wouldn't fly...
Apr 16, 19, 3:15 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Brand New Large / Wide(body), I believe. I recall...

Brand New Large / Wide(body), I believe. I recall a story that G-BNLB had so many problems on entry into service it was christened Brand New Load of B****cks by the engineering teams...

CIV* is an...
Apr 9, 19, 4:20 pm
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Posted By marks7389

For some reason I thought it was Z(zz) as in...

For some reason I thought it was Z(zz) as in Dream(liner) and B for Boeing..... and the J in the 787-8 reg for Jet.

But, ZB as in look-alike for 78 sounds more plausible and less contrived. 😀
Mar 7, 19, 4:29 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Today it's G-CIVN. Over the past month alone it's...

Today it's G-CIVN. Over the past month alone it's operated using a 787-9, 777-200ER, A380 and now 747.

No immediately obvious logic... though my guess is it's due to the Trent 1000 issues and the...
Mar 6, 19, 4:36 pm
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Posted By marks7389

Looks like a substitution from the originally...

Looks like a substitution from the originally planned 787-9.

Possibily related to the Trent 1000 issues? G-XLEB is just back from maintenance which makes it possible
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Feb 28, 19, 11:20 am
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Posted By marks7389

Yes, from an operational perspective. However the...

Yes, from an operational perspective. However the order for the 787-10s was placed some time ago, and the decision to buy initially 3 more 77Ws and scrap ZZZA/B/C taken together, more recently.
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Feb 28, 19, 9:58 am
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Posted By marks7389

Interesting. That's a strong indicator that BA is...

Interesting. That's a strong indicator that BA is not going down the 2nd hand A380 route.

That will likely mean a wide variety of aircraft types in the LH fleet over the next 25-30 years. Not so...
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