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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

We see that A321XLR is having problem finding room for a full set of fuel, pax and bags, mainly due to a wing that doesn't even tank as much fuel as the 737 wing. I have a different perception, or let's say that the jury is still out regarding the potential of the XLR. Rather than considering that ...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

to operate out of NRT (or HND if they could ever get all the necessary slots and gates at the times needed to support a one or two bank hub), but the current split airport arrangement, and just getting a drip-drip-drip of an ill timed new slot at HND here and there, has made a bad situation worse, ...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Ultimately, they've got to decide if they think the remaining range and payload spread between this proposal and the 788 is worth filling. One thing that may be influencing their calculus in a big way is the commonality increases that they did for AA on the 788: now that they're making it more like...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Talk is cheap. Qantas was "on the campaign" for 777. Remind me, if you please, how many 777s does Qantas fly? You are making my point. Not quite. Your point was that Delta's CEO saying they will be "on the campaign" for 797 proves that 797 exists. My point is that it proves abso...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

don't know about better manufacturing technique. u-boat building in Germany introduced sectional building ( often far away from the coast ) and quick joining up in a dockside FAL. I wrote: superior physical construction characteristics which is broader than manufacturing technique, it includes the ...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 45
Views: 10866

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

Great post! I'll pick up on one thing: or US who was the most exiciting because could be on a 737...but often a DC-9/MD80. About the only fun thing for me using US back in the 80s/90s domestically out of my various home airports (BDL, BOS, MHT) was you never knew what equipment would show up at the ...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 45
Views: 10866

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

To be honest if you want to do a car analogy then the MD-80 is just an early 90s Taurus. Interesting now because of relative rarity, but dime a dozen back in the day. The MD-80 is only interesting because of its rarity. That is all. Nothing about it makes it particularly superior to its contemporar...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 45
Views: 10866

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

To me, the A320 family and the 737 family are the Ford Tauruses and Chevy Malibus of the airline industry. Perfectly fine vehicles. Safe. Useful. But hardly as much personality as you'd find in a 67 Stingray. I guess you lost me when you compared a MD-80 to a 67 Stingray. The Stingray was an acknow...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Talk is cheap. Qantas was "on the campaign" for 777. Remind me, if you please, how many 777s does Qantas fly? You are making my point. Talk is cheap. The odds that DL will never order another Boeing product because of the BBD squabble are zero. They'll do what is in their best commercial ...

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by Revelation
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Bottom line, IMHO, is that Delta got a killer deal of around $87mm on the 10 ''end of the production line'' A333 (ceos) and an equally killer deal on the 25 (Delta as launch customer) and now increased to 35 A330neos. That is a lot of capacity for a relatively modest capex while keeping the same pi...

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by Revelation
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

The point is valid, but the current A321XLR needs 3ACTs to go 4000 nm. It's volume limited, weight limited, bags hand loaded, and carrying full fuel to make 4000 nm. Airbus has to work at least an extra ACT worth of fuel to get to 4700, and I could say that according to the Leeham analysis, since t...

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by Revelation
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

As someone who has worked closely with Delta as a supplier for more than a decade I can tell you that this order change is probably the work of Airbus to fill in significant weaknesses in the A330 production line . I’m sure Delta readily agreed in exchange for lower A330neo price (theirs was alread...

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by Revelation
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Seems to me that to get 4700nm out of the A321NEO needs about 101.5tMTOW, maybe a bit less if the weight of ACTs is negated somewhat. Asking the question slightly differently, and assuming no increase in thrust and the reworked center box holds the equivalent of 4 ACTs while taking the space of 2 A...

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by Revelation
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

And this is the official Delta announcement: https://news.delta.com/delta-orders-10-additional-a330-900neos-replace-older-widebody-jets-facilitate-measured-growth Simultaneously, Delta has agreed to terms with Airbus to reduce its near-term A350-900 purchase commitment to a total of 15 aircraft fro...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

From wiki - built between 1940-1944 and commissioned 1943-1969. Which means they were not available in quantities at the beginning of the Battle of Atlantic and the merchant mariners paid the price. I don't think merchant marines suffered due to lack of US submarines during the Battle of the Atlant...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67159

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

If there are concerns for long lead items for an existing model engine because the order isn't unconditional, how many sleepless nights must there be at Boeing and GE? You would think there are plenty sleepless nights at Airbus as well, because as EK spends month after month forcing more concession...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67159

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

It is also ironic that Boeings initial plan of offering a 747 passenger model that would quickly turn into a mostly freighter program finally played out in the 747-8 iteration. That is exactly how they saw the 747-100 playing out. But fate took a strange turn and SSTs never "took off" par...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67159

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Hmm, mid November and still no signed A380 RR engine deal... The 747 was designed as a freighter first and foremost, . That is not true at all. I am sorry to inform you that it is absolutely true. This is basically common knowledge. SSTs were to replace it within 10 years and relegate it to its inte...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I was really just honing in on LH+TATL+A321. I get the capabilities of what it can do. I was just wondering if LH - the carrier - is actually desiring to add TATL on narrowbodies. Perhaps they've mentioned it before? Yes, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-airlines-lufthansa/lufthansa-ceo-sa...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

with all the conflict happynes the US shows care has been taken to not work in contested airspace. bomb or shoot those that have reduced ability to hit back. Oh how soon do some of us forget history. The US entered WWII not prepared technologically. It did not have any equipment (other than aircraf...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think it is fair to say that they already have a good idea of the range of possibilities on modifications needed to be done for an XLR. It is just that they are waiting to see what trigger Boeing pulls on the MoM and then decide to what extent they should pursue the modifications and how much to ...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA "Build The Wall" Playset - Just in time for Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: MAGA "Build The Wall" Playset - Just in time for Christmas

Add on kit: 5,000 pcs, sold separately, to be positioned on the North side of The Wall:

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 169
Views: 4693

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_test
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What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

That a rabbit dying might have a profound impact on your life.

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_test

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

The 797 is a Boeings fan boy's dream, still an absolut paper aeroplane. Then I guess DL's CEO is a fan boy too: The No. 2 U.S. carrier wants to be one of the first to fly a potential new mid-sized jetliner from Boeing , said Delta Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian. That’s a vote of confidence from...

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by Revelation
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 280
Views: 43282

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

coronado wrote:
That will be an impressive A330 fleet in a few years, 35 neos plus 39 in the current fleet for a total of 74!

I remember the days when an order for ten widebodies would get a lot more attention on a.net.

It makes me feel :old: , sigh...

Congrats to DL and Airbus on this nice order.

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Reading back this thread is a liberal intrepretation of "might be requirements" of an already liberal journalist. there is a clear emphasis on designs that overcome the vulnerability of existing aircraft to detection and interception. In our enthousiasm someone asking if any Refueller was...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ejecting A Floppy Disc In Space
Replies: 27
Views: 17712

Re: RE: Ejecting A Floppy Disc In Space

I knew a software consultant who coded in the 1970s with punch cards. He described how you would sketch your program, punch out the cards, then walk to another building at your appointed time to run your cards through the main frame. Naturally, a bug was very costly in time and you learned to do it...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

So use unused volume and make an ACT fixed (semi permanent?). That should save 0.5 tons (wuick estimate, expect me to refine, allow perhaps 250kg of trapped (unusable) fuel to be used... Plus add fuel volume. Ok... Now the math starts working... With an engine PIP. ;) I think the idea is to not hav...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I think this thread is introducing a few new numbers, but there's a lot of overlap with the stuff from two months ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1396119 It was based on: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a321/airbus-mulls-new-long-range-a321-version-in-boeing-challenge-...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Anyway LM, Boeing, NG and the others didn't develop anything new over the last 30 years. LM, Boeing, NG and the others have developed lots over the last three decades, things that put them in a great position to address "the vulnerability of existing aircraft to detection and interception"...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Okay, so if they are set to grow big time again how about some new wing? CFRP maybe? That doesn't seem to be the direction for this proposal: But he states that the aircraft could use the “same wing” and would probably need “no significant changes” beyond local reinforcement, including a strengthen...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 160
Views: 22173

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

Flight Global reports that the A321XLR will increase MTOW to over 100t and add an aditional 700nm over the A321LR https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-indicates-a321xlr-would-have-over-100t-mtow-453590/ I think it will happen. The article indicates the exercise is mostly about optimizi...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

The C-17 are expensive, heavy, not tactical and out of production for a rea$on. The C-17s were expensive but are now paid for. A400Ms are still expensive. Both suffer from "the vulnerability of existing aircraft to detection and interception". C17 is out of production because their primar...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 164
Views: 12279

Re: 787 vs A350 range

.. and the advantage is so big that the 777x gets bleed air again. As above, it would have been nice if Boeing had the courage to do a clean sheet Y3 rather than 777x, but that would have been a very bold decision given the timeframe it would have needed to be made in. I've always said the biggest ...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23636

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

No widebodies have been selling well the past few years, as Aboulafia noted recently. I think Boeing sees some pricing power /unique market fit too on the 787-10, so I don't think they've been willing to discount it too much. The exceptions for the current firm orders were part of large campaigns (...

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by Revelation
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Well, the first order for a national government is the defense of the realm, but at what cost? The generals and the politicians tend to be in cahoots in gold plating everything. Generals for their post-service career, politicians to buy votes with the voters’ money. Power corrupts, absolute power c...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

Reading the quotes in the opening posts, somehow the "requirements" in this post got out of hand. Reading back, it almost seems like we are trying to specify it away from a certain design. :biggrin: If anything, your posting history in this thread and others shows you trying to fit every ...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8776

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

:arrow: Airbus sold 1500 A319s. As long as A220 production rate is a few a month, the pressure to stop production will probably be lowish. :arrow: Non recurring costs are absorbed and the A319 is the most popular ACJ. Stopping could have implications. The past is not prologue. A.net keeps using the...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 59717

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

They have injured themselves a bit by trying to make themselves big at BOS by not matching fares and maintaining options at MHT and PVD where they were strong and had market control. Some markets out of BOS have been good adds, but others appear to be loss leaders done more to compete They've also ...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23636

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

No widebodies have been selling well the past few years, as Aboulafia noted recently. I think Boeing sees some pricing power /unique market fit too on the 787-10, so I don't think they've been willing to discount it too much. The exceptions for the current firm orders were part of large campaigns (...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23636

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

I'm suggesting Boeing have a financial and customer dilemma. They have an extremely profitable per unit 787 family. In contrast, they have an extremely unprofitable 777X family, due to generous launch discounts, and A380 capping market prices. At this time, due to the much higher fuel burn per pass...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8776

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

It is already going the way of the A318 and 737-600: So few orders that eventually it'll just drop off the order book.

I give it about four years and it'll be gone.

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23636

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

As mentioned cargo carried is quite substantial for widebody operations between Australia and NZ. In August alone one way from BNE/SYD/MEL to AKL roughly 5500 tonnes of freight was carried. Additionally both MEL and SYD in particular are quite congested and it is not easy to gain slots at peak time...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

"U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs". That's where the A400M was 30 years ago. Exactly! They're starting from a well known starting point: Leonelli notes that the official service life for the Lockheed C-130 is estimated to end in 2065 and for the Boeing C-17 and Lockheed C-5 around 207...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 74
Views: 3310

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

They will make sure an option of 200 intermediate, affordable low risk ships doing what C17/C130 can't do, starting deliveries in 4-5 years will be on the table. Dream on. It's already a non-starter. It's a clear example of the "vulnerability of existing aircraft to detection and interception&...

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by Revelation
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 169
Views: 4693

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

My Mother told me that in the 50s to make a long-distance call she or my Father often had to make a reservation with the telephone operator. They then had to wait, often for quite a while, for the telephone company to call back to say that they have their party on the line. And it was very expensiv...

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by Revelation
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 31487

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Two members of the crew (a 37-year-old Kazakhstani and a 54-year-old Briton) have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. https://www.dn.pt/pais/interior/dois-tripulantes-do-aviao-que-aterrou-em-beja-no-hospital-com-ferimentos-ligeiros-10164442.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I h...

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by Revelation
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ejecting A Floppy Disc In Space
Replies: 27
Views: 17712

Re: RE: Ejecting A Floppy Disc In Space

Oh, and 8MHz 8086, 256KB of RAM, 384KB of bubble storage for "disk". You wild and crazy kids, try using one of the old steam computers, my first computer had a 1.77MHZ proc with 16k of ram, storage was on magnetic tape. It was slow, but I will tell you, you learnt how to code cleanly pret...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 208
Views: 23636

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Some 77Es were bought for its excellent payload-range, some were bought because they were more efficient 77As. And some were bought because it was the only thing Boeing offered larger than a 767 but smaller than a 747. People here don’t always seem to grasp that aircraft in fleets don’t need to be ...

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by Revelation
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: Cargo Plane Turned Restaurant Catches Fire !

KICT wrote:
Do you think it's a write-off?

Nah, it'll buff right out.

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