I think it's time to delete this. It's obviously a hoax. And maybe we should be more diligent before dragging every piece of trash we happen to come across to the forum?Jump to post
What on earth are you talking about? The 737 competed with the DC-9 then the MD-80 and then also with the A320. In the 60's and 70's you could include turboprops as competition also. What is the big deal with variants? Who said that Boeing didn want to develop the MAX 7 and REALLY didn't want to de...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:In breaking news at Farnborough Boeing and Embraer have announced a merger
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CARST wrote:Some people here are really dumb as hell...
CARST wrote:This was a normal accident.
New to forum have an issue for discussion can Airbus faces the Boeing nma twin aisle with a 330-700 neo about 260 pax and 5000 nm range? It will be very cheap and easy for Airbus to make this frame I believed and can contest to Boeing in just a matter of months years ahead of Boeing nma any thought...Jump to post
Only on A.net is an airplane with 4500 orders and 43% market share vs its prime competitor seen as struggling to sell. Other than you not liking Boeing, how do you explain all the airlines quoted in news articles saying they are interested in the NMA? This is a big thread so I will forgive you for ...Jump to post
Ok. You've convinced me. Airbus is the greatest aircraft manufacturer to ever exist. Nobody wants a new plane but they want the C-Series because since Airbus named it the A220 nobody knows it is a new design. They also don't know the 787 or A350 are new designs. That's why the A330NEO and 777X are ...Jump to post
Just a general question really.Boeing says that they must make a decision by EO 2019 to be delivering the new planes by 2025. So 2020 - 2025.Obviously that an absolute max of 5 years to EIS .Is that possible for a brand new aircaft ?? ( iand it's 'new' in every possible way). Is there a recent exam...Jump to post
I admit that Boeing has difficulties to find a viable market combination for the Boeing's NMA, and there's the likelihood that the NMA may not be what is expected (like the 797 becoming an NSA with also an approach to the Middle of the Market), as I stated in a post which revised and corrected my p...Jump to post
I never really paid attention to that but I just looked at airbus website and found out that A220-300 is actually 38.4 meters long. That's 5 meters longer than A319. That's 70 cm longer than A320!!! And it has the range in excess of 5,000km. Why didn't they just make the fuselage wider and make a fu...Jump to post
Philosophical Question: If you have more than 100 seats and you are branded as Airbus, are you still an RJ? I have JUST realized how good your question is. I never really paid attention to that but I just looked at airbus website and found out that A220-300 is actually 38.4 meters long. That's 5 me...Jump to post
Well, I still think that the 797 will exist one way or other (either as the NMA or a combination between the NMA and the NSA, replacing the 737 in the way). There's opportunities for both Airbus and Boeing in the 180-240 seat (and Boeing likely won't wait such amount of time to compete with Airbus'...Jump to post
I can guarantee you the 797 will exist. Whether it is the currently envisioned MOM or morphs into a 737 replacement/A320 family competitor developed by the Boeing/Embraer JV is anybody's guess. The only reason for Boeing to enter that JV is to get engineering and production resources for a new prog...Jump to post
Bhoy wrote:You do expect it to be free in Hospitals in the UK...
The 797, when eventually launched, will be an amazing aircraft We'll put good people on it and it'll be an amazing program. It'll be the best program the world has ever seen. It'll be an amazing aircraft. Amazing aircraft. Amazing. :-D Seriously, though, it will never be an amazing aircraft. Becaus...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:I was flying out of Frankfurt today, and saw a LH A380 over in the maintenance area with thick white smoke coming out of what I assume was one of the engines.
According to Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, reducing air pressure will allow the company to save "significant amount of money". "You don't expect oxygen in the hospital to be free, so why should it be on an airplane?" Mr.O'Leary said at dinner, eating a panda steak off a palladium...Jump to post
The A220-100 will definitely fly into regional ports. Something we do in Australia is make very cheap stairs that are unadjustable and fixed to a specific aircraft type (though if slightly lower than the door can be used by others). They're manually pushed by foot by a single person rolled up to th...Jump to post
Long term, Embraer and Brazil might stand to lose if Boeing treats them the same way they treated de Havilland Canada back in the day. On the other hand, they stand to huge gains if Boeing decides to outsource other products to Brazil. I don't know that story. What did Boeing do to DHC? Care to sha...Jump to post
We don't really know the details of exactly how the Boeing-Embraer partnership will look like. I suspect it's basically Boeing funding a new model while using Brazil as a low cost center and will be a JV for just certain models. I doubt it would be 50/50, but Engine Alliance is something similar in...Jump to post
Philosophical Question: If you have more than 100 seats and you are branded as Airbus, are you still an RJ? It depends how you define the "region". Say, Yakitia is a region of Russia. It's twice the size of Alaska, has three time zones, and if it was a country, it'd be eigth largest. Cros...Jump to post
I'm absolutely ignorant about financial matters but I'm sure there are people here who understand all that. Airbus has "a new model". Does it mean that Airbus bought (got) a part of Bombardier? How does that work? Who will be producing the planes? Who will get the profits from the planes p...Jump to post
The ATR undercarriage is much lighter but has a narrower track. DHC traditionally preferred a wider track and longer stroke ( 16 inches ) for good crosswind capability and rough-field but at the cost of more complex engineering. The Dash suffered a rash of main-gear collapses in the mid-1980s which...Jump to post
A question that keeps me awake at night. I see two different approaches to the landing gear in those two airliners. ATR went for "An-22 type" while Dash-8 decided to copy An-24. :stirthepot: :-D My question is why? Both planes were developed approximately at the same time, so it can't be a...Jump to post
Woodreau wrote:But just because it’s made in Canada or Brazil doesn’t mean it’s better in warmer or extremely cold weather.
The best aircraft in adverse weather will be relatively slow, have thick wings and a sturdy construction. Look towards Russia for your answer, it will probably say 'An-26'. As for the worst, that's a more difficult question to answer, but the CL200 could be an answer. Note that 'worst' does not equ...Jump to post
ELBOB wrote:BREECH wrote:Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing.
One very important difference that was lightly touched on is that trains have to deal with a structure gauge at all points along route of travel. Well, so do airplanes. They don't have the actual structures they have to fit in, but they have to stay within certain limits dictated by the current inf...Jump to post
Just looking through pics of old aircraft, I'd say there is a transition during the 1930s from boxy designs to fully rounded designs, with an intermediate step being boxy-with-rounded-corners (à la Ju52, or many French designs of the era, like the De332) Thank you! That was very interesting and hel...Jump to post
Some long time ago I watched an Air Crash Investigation about the crash of ATR72 (or maybe 42) somewhere in the US which was caused by icing and ineffective de-icing. Then there was a similar crash in Russian Far North because pilots didn't de-ice. Then somewhere here on the forum someone said that ...Jump to post
Look at that circular cross section! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg/512px-Boeing_advanced_blended_wing_body_concept_2011.jpg Boeing advanced blended wing body concept 2011 [Public domain], by NASA/The Boeing Company, from...Jump to post
Yes, the A380 has a very fat 8-shaped cross section. But again, it doesn't have corners like a square would - does it? Further, corners - whether they're made from metal or composites - are still heavier than a curved panel. And what do crosswinds have to do with your argument? I'm not talking abou...Jump to post
Very interesting reading. Allow me to play Devil's Advocate. Pressurization may play a role and I would agree with this if I didn't see the shape of the A380 fuselage. It's 8-shaped. And most planes (with, I believe, the only exception being Boeing 777) aren't fully circular. So pressurization affec...Jump to post
I was looking at some Shinkansen trains recently and one thing caught my eye. They are RECTANGULAR! Look at Shinkansen E5/H5, for just one example. It's absolutely square in cross section with slightly rounded corners. And some of those trains, at least in record runs, exceed 500kph, which isn't too...Jump to post
In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airli...Jump to post
In other news: Emirates is looking into the new Thompson solution that allows to pack passengers in LD36 containers. "This innovation will save at least 70% of space and will increase the passenger capacity by 92-123%", Emirates CEO Tim Clark says. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said his airlin...Jump to post
China’s aviation regulator CAAC has recently released on its website (http://www.caac.gov.cn) a blacklist of 86 individuals subject to air travel ban in the country because of bad social behavior that has led to their severe loss of social credit. Can they also ban Chinese tourists from going to ot...Jump to post
I've written about this quite a bit over the years. Maybe google my old "A380X threads". The short version is that Airbus aimed the A380 at 650 seats. They explicitly rejected smaller cross sections (8+6 for example) because those cross-sections would not be optimal for a stretch to 650 s...Jump to post
Designers of the Sino-Russian Craic CR929 widebody airliner have retained a fuselage width sized for nine-abreast seating, even as other dimensions have changed during early development. The 5.92 m (19.4 ft.) width, barely less than the 5.96 m of the Airbus A350, appears to have been a constant in ...Jump to post
Lets say Boeing manage to erode, or marginalise the A330 to the point Airbus essentially consider the line a dead-end. Let's first assume that Boeing has any influence on A330 program at all. And then we're in the fantasy land where anything is possible. A330neo is a boost program to suit airlines ...Jump to post
I keep seeing articles about this Alex Macheras kid, seriously he's late teens, popping up all over the place going on Airbus delivery flights etc. He's on Twitter as @AlexInAir but how can anybody take him seriously when he seems to have done nothing in the industry except for schmooze up to airli...Jump to post
Yeah I just don't know that I can take anybody who claims he is an 'aviation analyst' seriously when he's barely out of his teens and doesn't seem to have studied any aspect of aviation or anything related to it, doesn't even have blog to his name. Seems rather vacuous. No idea who that guy is, but...Jump to post
Where is the evidence that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss? If you can’t back up that comment, then why should anyone believe the rest of what you wrote? Repeating a myth again and again won’t make it true Aren't I not the one who keeps saying it over and over again - Leeham is the aviation tabloid! ...Jump to post