CFM is behind schedule in terms of production ramp-up. Do you have more information? I've seen some stats on completed airframes sans engines. We know EIS was a bit delayed and the It's now out in the open. According to GE, only 77 LEAP engines were shipped in 2016, instead of 100 planned. https://...Jump to post
The LEAP-1C engine obtained FAA certification in late December 2016.
https://www.cfmaeroengines.com/press-ar ... ification/
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is expected to announce another MRJ delay. Entry into service to be postponed until mid-2020. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has confirmed that the delivery of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet will be postponed yet again, this time to mid-2020. The delivery deadline was scheduled...Jump to post
MSN 88, Qatar's first A350-1000, has been moved to the A380 site. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/454/32251266412_0c302a7600_z.jpg 1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways by Jujug Spotting , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/379/32362052116_0ecc613371_z.jpg 1st Airbus A350-1000 Qatar Airways by Jujug...Jump to post
KarelXWB, you didn't answer my question. Who is getting A330-200s at that price? I did answer the question. It's the price everyone pays for a brand new A330-200. I also don't understand why you find that low. You may want to take a look at this thread . The market values between the A330 and 787 s...Jump to post
The Indonesian government has approved the acquisition of 5 new A400M aircraft: Indonesia has approved a sum of USD2 billion for the acquisition of five Airbus A400M Atlas multirole aircraft to boost the country's military airlift capabilities, multiple sources from within Indonesia's government and...Jump to post
Did they need to deploy the slides? If they did then the frame will definitely not be used on the next flight. Deploy the slides??? Are you serious? Looks like a staircase, no slides. https://imagr.eu/up/72OXP_fgdfgfdgfdf.png https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/821834284021547008Jump to post
Korean Air will soon receive its first 787-9 aircraft and released the corresponding seat map: - F class cabin 20.8" seats, 2-2-2, 75-86" pitch, 6 seats - C class cabin 20.8" seats, 2-2-2, 75-86" pitch, 18 seats - Y class cabin 17.2" seats, 3-3-3, 33-34" pitch, 245 seat...Jump to post
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:According to Airbus China, by 2019, the Airbus China site will reach stable production capacity, completing and delivering two A330 wide-body aircraft per month.
Also note that Finnair's A350 feature a "flex compartment": the business seats behind the second door can be swapped for economy seats within 24 hours inside the maintenance hangar. For that you would need to have those extra Y seats lying somewhere at that hangar. I don't think Finnair h...Jump to post
Someone83 wrote:If I remember correctly, it is not the first time this happens
Finnair A350-900 have 46 J class seats which is hardly "too premium" look at the British Airways 744 86J and the Lufthansa 748 to see what Premium heavy is. When the entire plane seats under 300 people, having 46 business class seats is quite a heavy premium configuration. Also Finland an...Jump to post
Last year Airbus delivered several A320 family aircraft to Chinese carriers: > MSN 6993 A320 @TSN Qingdao Airlines > MSN 6995 A320 @TLS Qingdao Airlines > MSN 7082 A320 @TSN Qingdao Airlines > MSN 7229 A321 @XFW Juneyao Airlines > MSN 7303 A321 @XFW Juneyao Airlines > MSN 7314 A320 @TSN Chengdu Airl...Jump to post
PW is still in the low 73xx, this is 100 MSNs lower e.g. 2 months delay to CFM and 3 months to standard. Compared to where they came from, that's a rather small delay. About 12 months ago Airbus had close to 30 A320neo aircraft in storage. Today most of them are gone. More important, Airbus doesn't...Jump to post
Don't be surprised if SAA places an order for A350-900/1000's. Their entire A340 fleet will need to be replaced within 5yrs, and they don't have a single widebody on order. The A333's (without center tanks) they have just received are not suitable for many of the routes (PER, HKG, JFK, LHR) they fl...Jump to post
Who is Airbus selling A332s to for 63% off list price? Everyone who wants to buy a vanilla A332. Of course there is little reason to order the A332 because the larger A333 sells for just +- $100 million and allows more revenue for the customer. I thought the only wide body priced that low was the 7...Jump to post
I guess the "one month delay" says it all. There is no real issue. Nobody claimed there was a real issue. Just that engine deliveries do not match Airbus' assembly schedule, which is not unusual for a new engine. Of course, the LEAP still flies with an open compressor, but that shouldn't ...Jump to post
Once the KC-46 enters the fleet in significant numbers, the KC-10 becomes redundant. There are over 500 KC-135's to replace. At 2 per month that's over 20 years of production. There are 59 KC-10's. That's another 2.5 years of production. Are the KC46's going to have the capacity to replace the KC-1...Jump to post
Only one person was right: The article only states that their sources point to some sort of announcement.... the rest of it is pure speculation on their part. Per Levy: "Our fleet review is a work in progress and we will update you later this year," says United CFO Levy. No fleet update to...Jump to post
rotating14 wrote:I agree with most of your post but the notion that the 777x is built solely for the Middle East carriers is non sense since carriers outside that region have ordered it.
And Etihad just denied these rumors too:
Etihad Airways not looking to take stake in Lufthansa
For who missed it, the E195-E2 features a larger wing span. Embraer has announced a major design revamp for the E195-E2, adding up to 450nm range by increasing take-off weight by 2t and a 1.4m wingspan extension. By adding to the lifting power of the wing with span extension, the E195-E2 can fly up ...Jump to post
If they place an order at the end of 2017, deliveries in 2018 are basically impossible. Even for the A330. The lead time is 12 to 18 months.Jump to post
Since the first order I already said that the A350 cannot replace the 747. Good to see United got it, at least with the first order of the 77W. But ... sad to see the 747 go. Sure it can. Without first class A350-1000 seating capacity would be similar to the 747. The 77W too is smaller yet it can p...Jump to post
An interesting piece of information regarding wing production: The site is currently working on wings for 10 A350s at a time as Airbus ramps up production to what will be its highest ever level for a wide-body plane. The factory handed over 72 A350 wingsets last year, and is now working on aircraft ...Jump to post
Some positive news regarding Malaysia Airlines: Nearly three years after twin disasters took it to the brink of financial collapse, Malaysia Airlines’ new CEO says the airline’s recovery is going better than expected. ... He said the airline is on track to meet key performance goals, including turni...Jump to post
7 359 (2020) I don't mean to take the discussion off-topic, but I meant to ask whether KL will indeed receive A359s in addition to the 789s and 78Js that it is slated to receive. My question is because I have read on these forums twice that AF will take all the A350s that the Air France KLM Groupe ...Jump to post
raggi wrote:How many of their A330s are of the 242t variant? All of their GE-powered ones? I believe the PW birds are older, no?
Ammad wrote:IR took delivery of first brand new Airbus Aircraft. Wondering how many brand new Aircraft they will be getting in current month. Any idea?
While the E190-E2 fleet clocks up flying hours, the first E195-E2 is being assembled inside one of Embraer's hangars.
This order was placed in December 2016.
Hardly a surprise to see them ordering A320neo metal, even when the 737 MAX was part of the RFP.
Sydscott wrote:I would have thought within an order for 25 aircraft a few of those would be topup A350's.
That means to win a sales campaign, the A338 sales price has to be really low to offset higher fuel burn per seat. A nice theory, except the A332/A338 already sells significant cheaper than the 787-8. A brand new A332 goes for $85 million, versus $117 million for the 787-8. That makes the A332 some...Jump to post
April Fools' Day already? This simply isn't possibly by law.
Lufthansa just denied these rumors.
MSN 1769 - Delta Airlines next A333 - performed a test flight yesterday.
Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-302 cn 1769 F-WWYS // N830NW by Clément Alloing, on Flickr