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by lightsaber
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 490
Views: 135884

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

It seems as if Pratt is starting to clear parked aircraft. Is that the case?

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Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours

So what are the logistics for this? Someone who has gone through all their savings and just gotten their PPL can wrangle rides in the otherwise unoccupied right seat of some charter operation's King Air and build time? One still needs a commercial pilot certificate to fly for compensation or hire. ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 163
Views: 25575

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

There's a couple of statements in here that I'll admit to not understanding. "We will see a third of A330NEOs flying for AirAsia" Well, we'll see a third of A330NEO's ordered so far flying for Air Asia. It's highly unlikely that this will continue for the life of the programme - unless yo...

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Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 163
Views: 25575

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

This makes AirAsia X the largest A330 operator in the world, and I guess this is the largest single A330 order ever. Yes. Tony has now bet AirAsia's future on the type. I speculate the deal was good enough to be low risk. We will see a third of A330NEOs flying for AirAsia. The fate of the plane is ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

See, it isn't dead tho. Now it looks like it, but considering WN said they wanna buy 500 of them eventually, it's not dead. Plus, there's a major difference between Boeing's E195-E2/MAX 7 and Airbus' A220-300/A319neo. The 195-E2 is smaller than the A220-300/A319/319neo/737-700, and the MAX 7 is lar...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

See, it isn't dead tho. Now it looks like it, but considering WN said they wanna buy 500 of them eventually, it's not dead. Plus, there's a major difference between Boeing's E195-E2/MAX 7 and Airbus' A220-300/A319neo. The 195-E2 is smaller than the A220-300/A319/319neo/737-700, and the MAX 7 is lar...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

There is no need to hurry until a competitor uses a new type to drive down fares. As A220 production is low and E2-195 hasn't started, we are talking about a future when quantities are in the global fleet. It takes at least 20% of the fleetfor a size range to create the effects noted. I respect sea...

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Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

FAA to allow copilots in single pilot aircraft to accumulate hours

I noted before the current ATP hours were a political problem that would eventually have a political cure. The solution is to allow copilots in aircraft with single pilot requirements, single or multi-engine to acquire credit. https://theloadstar.co.uk/airlines-celebrate-us-charts-new-course-help-tr...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Freighter
B744F – $12.0 - 32.0M, $200-350,000

B763F – $22.5 - 65.0M, $240-480,000

It looks like twins are signaling the end when 763Fs are worth more than 744Fs....

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Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's
Replies: 64
Views: 13341

Re: British Airways announces commitment for 3 more 77W's

The only surprise for me is that they are new builds rather than used lease returns form other airlines. As mentioned before there are very few. There are some ex EK and CX -300 but not -300ER. Of the -300ER some quite old and very high cycle planes from Emirates and Japan that are not very appeali...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 43
Views: 8971

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Sad, but due to how incredibly intensely AirTran and HA opperated theirs, the 717s will be retired a bit early compared to the MD-80s, entirely due to early heavy usage. I also doubt that the rigors of operating in typically humid areas (the US South and Hawaii) have done the airframes any favors, ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

I'd bet a nice bottle of scotch that WN won't operate 100, let alone 500, MAX 7. They will order just enough MAX 7 to fly routes where they need the performance. They have a strategic decision coming up: either (a) focus more on big markets and standardize on the MAX 8 for most of the 737-700 repla...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 43
Views: 8971

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

I was thinking about this thread. Does anyone know the peak cycles and hours of DL's 717s? If DL ordered new A220-100 or -300 today to replace the 717, 1st deliveries would be in 2021. DL has the ex-AirTran 717s that were flown an intense 11 cycles per day or 4,000 cycles per year. Delivery mostly 1...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 664
Views: 166169

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I see so many similarities here with the Iberia case in Spain. Some people in Spain thought it was pretty terrible to see how its national airline was to be directed from London, and thought the identity and values were lost after it became part of IAG. However, in my opinion, this was quite of a s...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream G500 receives FAA and EASA certification
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Gulfstream G500 receives FAA and EASA certification

Yeah! It was a very long flight test campaign as this is Gulfstream first all new aircraft from Gulfstream requiring the new (more expensive) verification process.

Examples should be delivered soon.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

See, it isn't dead tho. Now it looks like it, but considering WN said they wanna buy 500 of them eventually, it's not dead. Plus, there's a major difference between Boeing's E195-E2/MAX 7 and Airbus' A220-300/A319neo. The 195-E2 is smaller than the A220-300/A319/319neo/737-700, and the MAX 7 is lar...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23333

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

According to 2T18 results released today: Source: https://ri.embraer.com.br/listresultados.aspx?idCanal=dwxMd7dcHTw/kwbNAc2ESQ== E2 order book up to June 30, 2018: E175-E2: - firm orders: 100 - options: 100 E190-E2: - firm orders: 50 - options: 72 E195-E2: - firm orders: 80 - options: 65 Total: fir...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 65
Views: 9793

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

I'm sad for the employees. But... JetBlue vmust cut costs. Per your link, flight crew (front line customer service) are safe.

Back office... Sounds like outsourcing.

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Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12199

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

For the time being they will co-exist within Airbus Portfolio. Only change is that probably Airbus will very soon take over the whole program and leave BBD behind. Sorry but the CS500 is now dead and buried as far as the (somehow now defunct) C-Series program goes. It is an A2xx program now and an ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

WN doesn't have the software or processes for a 2nd type. That is their problem. They are great with one type and that is it. WN will buy the planes. They will then compete with DL, B6, Moxie, UA, and Spirit. For the first time WN will have to compete at a significant cost disadvantage. That means m...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 1313

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

As someone who works for a competitor to Lockheed, I really hope they make that mistake!

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korea puts off plans to build airport on Heuksan Island
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Korea puts off plans to build airport on Heuksan Island

I'm in favor of more airports. So I hope this is only a delay.

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

I'll say the same thing here that I said in the Airbus thread. The 737 Max7 isn't worth worrying about. The MAX 7 was already as a dead as the A319neo Agree with all of the above. As we all know, much too high CASM. Except for the fact that Southwest has stated that they foresee 60% of their fleet ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

I'll say the same thing here that I said in the Airbus thread. The 737 Max7 isn't worth worrying about. The MAX 7 was already as a dead as the A319neo Agree with all of the above. As we all know, much too high CASM. Except for the fact that Southwest has stated that they foresee 60% of their fleet ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12199

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Airbus would be crazy to not make the C series a core product. The CS300 has 2% greater cabin area than the A319 and seats the same mount of people. Yet the A319 weighs a massive 15% more empty. Many users report that the A319 can fly further but they are incorrect. . CS300, as capable as it is, wo...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7
Replies: 72
Views: 6115

Re: E195-E2 vs. 737MAX7

I'll say the same thing here that I said in the Airbus thread. The 737 Max7 isn't worth worrying about. The MAX 7 was already as a dead as the A319neo Agree with all of the above. As we all know, much too high CASM. And of the following two; the CS300 was much more of a "contributing" fac...

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by lightsaber
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 163
Views: 25575

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

Sorry to dig this up late in the piece, but the comments re financing the A330neo are plain wrong. BOC Aviation and CDB Aviation Lease Finance have signed sale-and-leaseback deals on A330-900s with TAP, plus the type has direct orders from Avolon and Air Lease Corp - so it's inaccurate to say that ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 93
Views: 12781

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Let's face it: the only chance A380 has is if - and that's a BIG IF - Airbus puts new engines on it. Which seems very unlikely at the moment. For aesthetics sake, I hope it clears its backlog and then flies into oblivion. Airbus should devote itself to making A350s even better than they are now. He...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 93
Views: 12781

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

I think that improving the environmental impact of aviation emissions for airlines is as simple as implementing a simple carbon tax per seat mile flown, modified based on the model of plane based on its individual efficiency, would achieve the desired results. Maintenance swaps, deliveries, etc are...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Thank you!!! I find the trends facinating. :) Also for curiosity any value on A340s? Just wondering what TN will get out of their frames once 787s arrive later this year. Suppose only scrap value. A340-300 - $3.6 - 14.5M, $110-275,000 With something like 30 frames stored, and 50+ scrapped doubt it h...

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by lightsaber
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 163
Views: 25575

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

This makes AirAsia X the largest A330 operator in the world, and I guess this is the largest single A330 order ever. Yes. Tony has now bet AirAsia's future on the type. I speculate the deal was good enough to be low risk. We will see a third of A330NEOs flying for AirAsia. The fate of the plane is ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 93
Views: 12781

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

It could have a second life after all. Lot of big airports are getting fuller and fuller. But it will still be marginal. The 779 will make more profit per flight. To be competitive versus the 779, the A380 needs more of a PIP than the plane that outsold it received: 1. CFRP wing 2. Stretch (the #1 ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: whatever happened to the 10 "old" EY A340s(-500s & -600s)
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: whatever happened to the 10 "old" EY A340s(-500s & -600s)

airlines who might consider that for hajj usage realize that the A340 is built for long pressurizations making it a poor fit for sectors less than 7 hours, and outside that period, how is one filling the plane? For others, FC=Flight cycles (number of allowed takeoffs, includes touch and goes), FH=f...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 88331

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

MC-21 programme status http://eng.irkut.com/upload/MC-21-programme-status-eng.pdf First, thank you for the link. Good and bad news is that my translation of that PowerPoint is that issues were found with the first prototype, but being corrected in the 2nd prototype. This is a much more robust testi...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR
Replies: 62
Views: 12809

Re: Airbus offers longer range A35K for QR

As alluded by c933103, this might have more to do with the hot environment QR has to take off in. While other customers in cool climates would benefit from an increase in MTOW, the A35K needs improved hot/high takeoff performance. A small engine thrust bump would go a long way... why compare with 77...

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by lightsaber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23333

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

First, I just saw (as others already posted) that Ethiopian isn't going to buy small jets (E2 vs. A220): https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/companies/ethiopian-shelves-plane-deals-maps-out-privatization-plan/ar-AAA8v6b I just like links... Embraer and Kenya Airways sign comprehensive spare parts supp...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23333

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

The mix of E1 to E2 might not be quite what they wanted but there are three things I see that are incredible boosts to the E2 where I think it's safe to say it's gone from treading water to a significantly better position. First the 127 E1 orders ensure that Embraer can continue to run production a...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 657
Views: 36390

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Seems like the 6E widebody orders in the FA18 were all duds and just rumours... (for now). Maybe. I can think of several reasons to delay. 1. It is a tough environment, so 6E might want to ensure they have cash on hand for any event. 2. Possible peak time charges without any added capacity for the ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 657
Views: 36390

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... Does that mean once again no Indian airline can code share with any US airline? Indian carriers can place their code on US carriers, but US airlines cannot place their codes on Indian carriers. Also, no Indian carrier would be allowed to add new service to the USA. FAA downgrades and upgrades a...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100808

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Day 2 orders Undisclosed customer: 8x A350-900 (Firm) Undisclosed customer: 25x A321neo + 75x A320neo (MoU) IAG (Level): 2x A330-200 (already booked) new U.S. airline start-up (David Neeleman) 60x A220-300 (MoU) Peach Aviation; 2x A321neoLR (Conversion) I appreciate the summaries. I hope we have a ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: le figaro: Emirates wants Etihad's unused French traffic rights for expansion
Replies: 9
Views: 2206

Re: le figaro: Emirates wants Etihad's unused French traffic rights for expansion

According to the French newspaper, Le figaro , Emirates Airline has been reported that they want Etihad's unused French traffic rights for expansion into France. The newspaper also has stated that Emirates has also received additional traffic rights in exchange to its latest A380 order that was sig...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 100808

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Neos, presumably the A339? They are -200’s like the rest. I’m still waiting to find out what this big day for Air Asia is supposed to be. You are going to be waiting a while, it seems an order at Farnborough is unlikely https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airasia-strategy/airasias-fernandes-says-not...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 23333

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Order Thread

EMBSPBR wrote:
Total: 176 firm orders ( 127 E1 + 46 E2 ) + 124 options ( 100 E1 + 24 E2 ) = 300 E-Jets

Thank you for the summary.

So 46 more E2s. That is great news.

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2569
Views: 317807

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like Boeing still faces some interesting challenges... https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/16/farnborough-boeing-reconsiders-metal-fuselage-for-nma-as-cost-remains-major-challenge/ ......and...... "GE still unconvinced about demand for 797" https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-ae...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2569
Views: 317807

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

What’s revolutionary about the so-called 797 is the gush of money that Boeing hopes to get not from making and selling the plane, but from keeping it in the air. The mid-market family would be the first Boeing jets designed to make money for the world’s largest planemaker long after the point of sa...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2569
Views: 317807

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is not as if RR is desperately searching a plane to hang their Ultrafan on. I agree. Architectural changes have a "gestation period", no doubt. On the other hand, the commercial side has its influences on R&D. If an eager customer with a good application shows up, you accelerate th...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program
Replies: 15
Views: 2133

Re: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

I agree with others that the 7770-300ER P2F is best for individually packaged freight (Amazon?). https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/17/farnborough-boeing-global-services-ponders-777-300er-p2f-program says: “that creates a feedstock opportunity,” And yes they've moved on from considering the -200ER. I su...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5500

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Would 7 hour endurance be sufficient vis-a-vis other mins to do a 6 hour overwater flight? Seems like it's cutting it a bit close if there was a loss of pressurization (thus lower altitude) or loss of engine (lower altitude and higher drag) at the halfway point, leading to significantly-increased f...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 375
Views: 43242

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

G4 also made a deal to use easyJet's orange color on the planes they ordered direct from Airbus. Wonder if some funneling of use aircraft maybe sourced there too. G4 has been buying used Easyjet A319s. I expect, for the right price, that will continue. I'm a bit obsessed with the ideal Allegiant mi...

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by lightsaber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5500

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

Wow. ETOPS 180 . 6 hours is impressive considering the plane is has a range of 3300nm or just over 7 hours. Umm, isn't 180 minutes THREE hours rather than six? Beech I think it means the A220 can fly 6 hour flights over water (ie: LAX-HNL) because the half way point is 3 hours, thus etops 180. Yep....

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