Indeed, this is just pre-assembly. The first aircraft is still months away from entering final assembly. And if Airbus needs to certify the new door configuration, it will take some time.Jump to post
Also worth noting that Emirates planned move to DWC will likely be delayed:
Jump to postThe move could open up slots for Emirates, said Clark and likely delay the move to Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second airport, to “sometime between 2026 to 2030,” he added.
The first El Al 787 is about to roll out from final assembly.
4X-EDA El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - C/N 63548 / LN 590 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr
I don't think so, Airbus already delivered an A321-253N to Wow Air. I believe 253N just refers to a different thrust setting:
> A321-251N: CFM LEAP-1A32
> A321-252N: CFM LEAP-1A30
> A321-253N: CFM LEAP-1A33
I still think an NEO using the Trent XWB-75/84 would be the best way to go. It would be an unwise move. The Trent XWB is just too heavy and would put a lot of additional weight on the A380. Secondly, by the time A380neo would enter service, Trent XWB engine will be ~ 8 years old. You do not want to...Jump to post
The market for a 100-seat TP is there How can you be so sure about that? I understand people are getting enthusiastic about new airplane developments, but there is no business case: The market for a new 90-100 seat turboprop over the next 20 years seems limited. Japan Aircraft Develop Corp. (JADC) ...Jump to post
Earlier this month Premium AEROTEC delivered the first A321 fuselage section with the new door configuration. The extensive changes to the construction primarily facilitate better use of the passenger cabin, enabling the cabin capacity to be expanded from the original 220 passengers to accommodate 2...Jump to post
According to the Swedish edition of Wikipedia it is scheduled for its first flight saturday next week. Is that possible? First flight is today: https://fr24.com/AIB746A/dd54583 Did you mean the first revenue flight? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4260/35094760850_e6a1ac141c_z.jpg A321neo Apollo by n...Jump to post
Next China Southern delivered:
Jump to postAirbus A320 -271N 7477 B-8965 China Southern delivery 23jun17 TLS-TSE ex F-WWBM
Speaking about engines, Bloomberg published the following article: Rolls-Royce Weighs Tweaking Engine to Give a Lift to Airbus A380 Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is seeking ways to upgrade its engines for Airbus SE’s A380 as the planemaker attempts to win orders for the slow-selling superjumbo jet, the c...Jump to post
but we now know the last T900 PIP didn't go according to plan either, which presumably also meant more spending than intended. Not entirely correct. The latest T900 PIP was exactly on schedule and without issues. All details can be found here . Emirates issues with the T900 were related to the desi...Jump to post
A load of rubbish. The program is looking great!
The 777X will be more than fine after all is said and done.
Fuselage parts for MSN 167 Air China #1 are arriving at Station 59 in TLS. Photo below shows the rear section that will go on Beluga transport in the coming days. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4288/35468585795_71c8af5e48_z.jpg A350 part for the first Air China by Tobias Gudat , on FlickrJump to post
Despite holding an end of airshow briefing, Airbus has managed to get another order with a MoU for 20 A321neos from Tibet Financial Leasing. http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/06/tibet-financial-leasing-signs-for-20-a321neo-aircraft.html Gotta love JL. This brings new orders at 3...Jump to post
QR is buying from the open market, there is nothing much AA can do about it.Jump to post
The customer who has the most A380s and the largest number of A380s yet to be delivered has "no interest in the cabin densification package"? I'll wait for all the comments that Airbus must not be talking to their customers, but I suspect it might be a long wait. Honestly I didn't expect ...Jump to post
Those of us who have been following air shows long enough will remember that Airbus was at one time the champion of announcing MoUs and LoIs at air shows with equal fanfare to firm orders (and often then repeating that fanfare when those orders were announced as becoming firm at a following air sho...Jump to post
Polot wrote:We don't know if that means an order announcement. Boeing could just be giving an update on the certification progress.
Boeing's order wrap-up:
See http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... s-Air-Show for more details.
It says 571 airplanes, but that figure also includes options / purchase rights.
How does it compare to the 777's they have? Default ISA, the 77W is down to ~ 310t MTOW. https://imagr.eu/up/jyWM3_Screenshot_from_2017-06-22_11-59-54.png ISA + 15°C, the 77W is down to ~ 290t MTOW. https://imagr.eu/up/CMcS9_Screenshot_from_2017-06-22_11-59-37.png ISA + 25°C, the 77W is down to ~28...Jump to post
parapente wrote:What are the longest lead times on a new aircraft?
Probably another Chinese customer.Jump to post
A great circle distance of just under 6,500nm? Most of their long-haul fleet should be capable, even given the challenges of ADD. Plus there's not many places to stop on the way! We need to factor in ISA conditions, the high altitude of ADD eats into the payload capabilities of the aircraft. ADD is...Jump to post
pabloeing wrote:Ruili Airlines and @BoeingAirplanes announce MoU for 20 #737MAX8
ernestxwb wrote:This deal was actually signed in a boxing ring and not at the Paris Air Show Source: Tony Fernandes' Facebook Live video
Boeing Signs Commitment with Unidentified Customer for 125 737 MAX 8 Airplanes:
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-22- ... -Airplanes
Sure they accounted for them, yet parts that are never supposed to detach from airplanes fall off all the time. One of these landed on a house a few months ago. So what do you suggest, remove the engines because a part could detach? As with many things in life, mankind looks at the risks and makes ...Jump to post
sunrisevalley wrote:And there was the "strong rumour" of 10 for NZ
Call me cynical but I see either those recorders falling off airplanes on hard landings or in turbulence or potentially not deploying when they are supposed to. I also don't see how the unit separating from the plane sufficiently increases the chance of it being found to justify the cost, weight an...Jump to post
Xiamen Airlines signs MoU for 10 737 MAX 10s:
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-06-21- ... -Airplanes
Copa Airlines converts 15 737 MAX 8s into -10s:
https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/ ... 1406090240
KarelXWB, the cycle limit increase comes with increased inspections and other labor intensive maintenance tasks. Kindly see my earlier post regarding this. These changes do not come gratis - they come with an increase in cost and time away from revenue service. I do not deny. I question though why ...Jump to post
Deployable flight recorders for commercial aircraft are becoming reality. Airbus is entering a partnership to develop a deployable flight recorder which will be initially introduced on the A350 from 2019. The automatic deployable flight recorder will be a combined voice and data device, and is being...Jump to post