audidudi wrote:At least there has been one delivery this week!
Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA
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Continuing on the PW1100G powerplant, P&W explains that the knife-edge seal was one of 17 changes the OEM made to improve overall reliability: "We have gone back to an earlier design on a knife-edge seal on the eight-stage compressor," Hayes told attendees at an investor conference. Th...Jump to post
Someone leaked some photos of UA's upcoming premium economy seats:
https://twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/ ... 4395158528
INFINITI329 wrote:I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay.
SonOfABeech wrote:I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.
Hmmm... Everything Pratt says they will do to fix their issues, you usually report as-is. But everything CFM says they will do, you question it. Why the double standard? :?: I guess you haven't visited Specsavers lately: there is no question mark in my post, it was just an observation. This CFM sho...Jump to post
robt760 wrote:It looks like they ferried the aircraft to SFO base tonight.
First pic of the fairing:
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/sta ... 4652383232
Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.
Still no word on fairing recovery. Last update was 20 minutes ago:
Made it back from space and fairing parafoil just deployed. Now trying to catch it
At the delivery ceremony of the first A350-1000, Airbus mentioned the A350 cockpit will get touch screen monitors in 2018.
So what are the benefits of touch screens in the cockpit? Can the crew work faster?
And it appears that Airbus will upgrade the A350 cockpit by introducing touch screen monitors in the coming months.
Plenty of bitterness & jealousy towards this kid here, stay classy A.net I think much of the criticism against Alex is unfair. He could tone it down a notch with Qatar Airways and the selfies but 95% of his work is quality. Let's be honest, he is participating in inaugural flights and airline e...Jump to post
AC may transfer some 737 MAX aircraft to rouge: Air Canada (AC, Montréal Trudeau) has floated the idea of converting Air Canada rouge's narrowbody fleet into a high-density single-class layout, and may decide to move B737 MAX 8 aircraft to the low-cost unit. "rouge is very competitive but now w...Jump to post
Aerion has given an update regarding the engine and noise of the aircraft: Aerion's concept for the AS2 supersonic trijet assumes no changes in the regulations that ban supersonic travel overland, so the challenge is to design a supersonic engine that meets new noise regulations that will take effec...Jump to post
Meanwhile at the CFM front: And the alternative supplier, CFM International, is so behind on deliveries that Enders personally brought the matter to the attention of leadership of CFM International joint-venture partners General Electric (GE) and Safran. ... The Airbus CEO also makes clear that Prat...Jump to post
Anyway, ignoramuses feel free to stay on superficial articles, there was ample evidence at the time for those who DID follow Airbus management. FG was actually "sacked" ( "limogé", "remercié" ) for very good reasons, I wonder if Leahy will give his opinions on this. ht...Jump to post
Few months ago Qantas showed public interest for the 797, and is now putting down real money for 18 A321LR aircraft.
I suspect Boeing might want to close the business case in the coming months, instead of next year.
People keep repeating this as if it is fact. I guess if you repeat Airbus fake news enough it becomes fact? While I have the feeling LH wants A35J and probably won't exercise options on additional B779, I think the original order for 20 is safe. Actually it was the LH CEO himself who said the carri...Jump to post
Qantas Group has converted 18 A320neo aircraft into the larger A321LR. Aircraft will be operated by Jetstar.
Deliveries between 2020 and 2022.
https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status ... 1154458624
Article sums up my feelings on this ceo. He's no good in the long term and he's quickly acting to make boeing fans ashamed in the current moment. With a long term business like this short term cash grabs are going to do more harm than good. Maybe, maybe not. But it won't be Muilenburg's problem as ...Jump to post
PW1100G deliveries will restart in March.
@prattandwhitney says Airbus A320neo GTF engine deliveries to resume in early March by going back to earlier seal design
The A339 will certainly get built, no question about it. Actually, the first production aircraft are already rolling off the assembly line. Of course, Airbus does not suggest A339 is a MOM aircraft, it clearly pitches the A338 for that role, hence Boeing targets the latter. https://farm5.staticflic...Jump to post
Airbus made it clear it would rather stretch the A321. Airbus makes those comments with the A330neo in their line up. If Airbus has the kill/replace the A330neo their response will likely be different. As Airbus and Boeing avoid direct competition, chances that the former will develop another wideb...Jump to post
The A340s will not go to the scrapyard: EA MD Trevor Whetter told ATW: “We plan to get the aircraft back in the air again. We see all of them going back into service.” Whetter said two may be converted into executive layouts—typically with 100 business-class, lie-flat seats. http://atwonline.com/air...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:IIRC when SQ ordered the last five frames people felt they might actually be for growth whereas it seems that was either never in the cards or highly unlikely.
Revelation wrote:With better marketing the A380 that now exists would not have been built.
If HA has indeed chosen the 787-9, I find it not a major surprise in as much there have been what could be called credible reports by Leeham and ch-aviation that Hawaiian has had an RFP out on both the 787-9 and the A350-900 because they were worried that they would end up the only operator of the ...Jump to post
The story is now online: https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/boeing-displaces-airbus-hawaiian-wins-787-9-deal-airline-cancels-a330-800-order/ Apparently Boeing wants to avoid the A330-800 from entering service as it prepares the launch of the 797: Boeing’s effort to displace Airbus A330neo at Hawaiian...Jump to post
Qatar Airways today has taken delivery of the first A350-1000. Aircraft is equipped with the new Qsuite product and has 44 additional seats over the smaller A350-900. At the delivery ceremony in Toulouse, Al Baker mentioned converting existing -900s on order to the larger -1000, and might even order...Jump to post
Two A340s have been registered: Airbus A340 -313 835 OO-ABA Air Belgium regd 16feb18 prior delivery ex LDE (+ 844 OO-ABB ) ex F-WXAB The A340s will face some payload restrictions: "We will be operating temporarily at reduced lower deck cargo uplift Eastbound from Charleroi and essentially only ...Jump to post
Planesmart wrote:and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ.
And Dr Peters Group created shell companies for MSN003 and MSN005, registered in London, for tax reasons.Jump to post
With early SQ A380's, Airbus offered a more generous buyback for weight and cabling issues. As for many A346's, Airbus is the effective owner of these aircraft when the buyback is triggered. But unlike the A340s, the first 2 A380s don't have a F- registration. Apparently some shell company has been...Jump to post
Few photos of the cabin can be found at https://twitter.com/AirEuropa/status/964479471972646912Jump to post
Truly astounding...We still have hundreds of 744's in service, with carriers flying them until they are 25 years old... but A380's getting parked after barely 12 years. Why won't SQ sign a lease for another 12-years? I'm sure a great leasing deal is to be had... The world wide 747 fleet is decreasi...Jump to post
United's first 737 MAX 9 is undergoing final assembly: