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by mjoelnir
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 133
Views: 18836

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

IIRC the A300 had a supercritical wing...maybe the first airliner with such...in what way was this wing not “majorly” or “fully” supercritical?... Faro Airbus was working with right sized wings both on the A310 and A300. The A300-600 got the improvements the A310 pioneered. Right sized wings for th...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 133
Views: 18836

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

With a smaller wing that was never designed to carry a frame of the size of the A300 or 767-300. It had also a lighter landing gear. The rear fuselage was redesigned. Two men cockpit was introduced. The A310 was Airbus major/full step into a fully supercritical wing. Very up front at the time. And ...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 485
Views: 118596

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

G'day Delta order for an additional 10 A330-900 confirmed :bigthumbsup: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/11/delta-air-lines-orders-10-additional-airbus-a330-900s.html Cheers Peter It should be noted this is likely the UFO A339 order Airbus booked last month. Does not have to b...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

I still assume, that the A330neo are replacing the oldest 767 in the Delta fleet. Or they replace the A330ceo and those would then replace part of the 767 fleet.

35 frames just manage to replace the oldest 767, today between 21 and 29 years old. 44 newer 767 would be left.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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 mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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

If airlines start to defer deliveries of the A321LR because they want the A321XLR instead, Airbus will have to launch it soon, so customers won't have to wait too many years and maybe go for something else. Slightly off-topic, but interesting to read that Arkia has 220 seats in their A321LR ACF wit...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 23
Views: 5354

Re: Rewinged a320 family

I do not think we will see a rewinged A320 and I think that the A320neo will be produced for many years to come. We will see a move away from hydraulic to elctro-hydraulic actuators, and some more aerodynamic changes, but the wing will stay at its is. It is a very effective design with again very ef...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

Shannon is a world class brand , instant rich heritage images for Irish Americans . Famous throughout the world . Most people think Limerick is a form of poetry and most Irish people couldn’t find it on a map. Worse rebranding idea ever World class brand? I just typed 'Shannon' into Google images a...

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airlines A330-900neo rolls out of final asssembly
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Re: First Delta Airlines A330-900neo rolls out of final asssembly

TropicalSky wrote:
Long time to wait until it flies


a few month at the most. I would expect delivery right after FAA certification.

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by mjoelnir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 411
Views: 115644

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Infographic of A338 's FF ..... :bigthumbsup: ..... https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A330-800-First-Flight-Infographic.jpg?wid=3626&fit=constrain https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/stock-and-creative/infographic/A330-800-F...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

The A319 is over-winged which helps on long missions (over 3 hours). But on missions 2 hours and less, the over abundance of wing increases costs. Considering how many narrowbody flights are under 3 hours(basically ATL to the east coast cities), I see a niche. For most longer missions, the A321LR w...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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? LH declared the 321LR not having enough range to be interesting. IMO they think ab...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 228
Views: 27583

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

The “Data” guy may not have been too far of the mark -- he may just have been talking about the 737NG. The 737NG has a SMYD (Stall Management Yaw Damper) computer which during high AOA operations: 1) Reduces yaw damper commanded rudder movement, 2) Increases forward control column force to four tim...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

We should still think about, that neither Airbus nor Delta has confirmed this ten frame order being from Delta. I think it is a good possibility those ten frames are for example a Chinese order. Anyway, Delta has at least 25 A330-900 on order and I expect those to replace the oldest 767 at Delta. Di...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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

I expect the XLR to be done in the near future, unconnected to if and when Boeing does a 797. The hole in the market is there, the XLR can be done with little investment. Airbus can still react to a hypothetical 797 with the plus or plus plus or if needed a small wide body.

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 63219

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I believe there are more than enough especially with the small flurry of recent 777F orders. Note that the 777X has already begun production in small numbers. 87 777 still on order. 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 777F Not nitpicking on you, but according to Boeing updated O&D website, it shows 1 B772...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

Let's add a bit of reality to this thread. 1) I can't imagine this is a replacement for 359s. Delta will have a use for every 359 on order even if the current order does not replace any 777s. What I do suspect this might be is an opportunistic deal that allowed Delta to defer 359s with less penalty...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 549818

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5. MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework. MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sales configuration. MSN59 is still doing test flights. MSN65 and 71 are in rework...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

In fact, the A319neo is a paper plane isn't it? Not certified, none in production, .. Think again: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1408355#p20857219 Well that's a first for me at least a link to another Post in the same thread Okay I admit my error, the 319 Neo is not a pape...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

Yes, the 777-200ER will need replacement in the coming years (at least 10 years). But, why is Delta giving the aircraft a major overhaul if “the airline is in such a rush to retire them”? If that were the case, then the A332/A333 should have been the ones to get Delta One Suites, Premium Select, po...

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by mjoelnir
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

The more and more I think about it the more I see that the 787-8 could work for DL to replace some of the 767.. The other wild card is whether DL continues the strategy of Widebody aircraft on transcons... I really hope so but I could see some of the transcon flying going to a bird like the 797 whe...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

I'm guessing there will be a hiring freeze or lots of pilot retirements. There's no way you can replace a 763ER with an A330 on a one for one basis. Way too much capacity. Some routes will be cut for sure. At least regarding fuel burn, you save money flying an A330-800 or -900 instead of an old 767...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER? I assume they will start with replacing their oldest wide bodies, PW engined 767-300 and 300ER and than start replacing old 767-300 with GE engines. I'm guessing there will be a hiring freeze or lots of pilot retirements. T...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 215
Views: 34821

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

Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER? I assume they will start with replacing their oldest wide bodies, PW engined 767-300 and 300ER and than start replacing old 767-300 with GE engines. It could of course be that they start on old GE engined 767, those give st...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 63219

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does Boeing have enough 77W orders to get though the transition to 77X or do they need to entice a few more orders out of a few consumers? “Hey UA, have we got a deal for you...” :scratchchin: :bouncy: I believe there are more than enough especially with the small flurry of recent 777F orders. Note...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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

So where does the luggage go? The A319CJ had erm... I think it was 6 ACTs if I recall correctly. Of course, that meant you'd very little luggage space - but then the seating plan meant you'd never need that much luggage space. This is very different. No ACT or fewer. The increase is supposed to be ...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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

But seriously people, more and more weight, and still the same wing? That can't be ideal anymore, especially if they want to get maximum range out of that thing, then the fuel burn should be a top priority. No? We should not forget that the wing on the A320 and A321 are similar, but not the same. D...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 411
Views: 115644

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

FAL production rate should not be a problem, parts availability could. There is little hindrance at Airbus to increase production, but the supply line has to get into gear. The question was how fast Airbus would be able to deliver if there would be an order. Even on an order of several frames, deliv...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 137
Views: 18624

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

The A321LR just with fewer or no ACT will become the standard and the XLR the long range. You take today's LR and remove an ACT or two and have the payload and belly space for normal operations. If it is to heavy you derate it. We can stop talking about the comparison with the 757-200WL. That bird d...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1527
Views: 549818

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Does anybody knows if there's some progress on selling the prototype frames ? There is one A350-900 prototype sold MSN5. MSN1 and 3 are not expected to be sold. MSN 1 is still doing test flights. MSN3 is judged to expensive to rework. MSN2 and 4 are either just in storage or being converted to sale...

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

I think the A319neo will have its niche were you will need a smallish very capable airliner. Hot and high or bad weather conditions. Or corporate travel. We will not see many produced, but it will be around for a while.

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by mjoelnir
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

Every number I've seen has the a220 more efficient. I'm not willing to give Keehan a burner email, but they state since: https://leehamnews.com/2017/10/19/economics-cs300-versus-a319neo-737-max-7/ We keep comparing at high payload and fuel. If at 3,150 nm the A220-300 isn't efficient, other planes ...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

Re: WOW AIR A 321 on the way to Cuba

WOW is now owned by FI and they do a lot of charter flights.

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

In fact, the A319neo is a paper plane isn't it? Not certified, none in production, paltry order book. Its about to go the way of the 783. Airbus made a master stroke in obtaining the CSeries and rebranding it. They just need to continually ramp up production. The A319neo is test flown as it is. Fir...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: How much longer will Airbus build the A319 ?

Well there is a difference of opinion here.Question.Has the A319NEO been certified?Indeed ,if not,are there plans for it to be certified and how much does it cost? As above it's fair to say ( if it hasn't been verified) that they will simply transfer those orders to the 320. Perhaps more remarkable...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1460
Views: 309392

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

It is exactly the certification authorities job to discover things. Yes they set the rules, but they have to check if the producers follow the rules. Do the FAA conduct the test flight program for Beoing planes? My understanding is that the vast majority of the certification work is completed by th...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1460
Views: 309392

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

This is patently nonsense. Were A330s grounded after AF447? Were A320s grounded after QS8501? Were either aircraft types that crashed recently put (rushed) into service ? Answer is no. 737Max was rushed through certification on the premise that everything was similar to 737NGs, yet Boeing made sign...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1460
Views: 309392

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

[twoid][/twoid] Oh no, does this actually mean Boeing pushed a product into the market without proper training procedures being put in place (operating manual)?? Too early to conclude? Way too early to conclude - but the information seeping out is looking worse and worse for Boeing and the FAA. It i...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1460
Views: 309392

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

"Southwest, American pilots unions question 737 Max documentation after Indonesia crash" "Two U.S. pilots' unions say the potential risks of a safety feature on Boeing Co.'s 737 Max aircraft that has been linked to a deadly crash in Indonesia weren't sufficiently spelled out in their...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1460
Views: 309392

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/u-s-pilots-flying-737-max-werent-told-about-new-automatic-systems-change-linked-to-lion-air-crash/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1 Has this article from the Seattle Times been posted yet? I think the si...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 411
Views: 115644

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If those parts are interchangeable with the A330-900, Airbus might have the FAL flexibility to swap models within the production list. The time it would take to produce one shorter fuselage, I would say. I do not think there would be a big problem to adjust production speed slightly. Wouldn't the r...

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by mjoelnir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

regarding production at Airbus and automation for Newbiepilot (and others) https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/airbus-wing-plant-is-a-model-of-robotic-technology/ http://aviationweek.com/awin/airbus-s-automated-future-features-robotics https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 411
Views: 115644

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Presumably, if another carrier orders the A338 and wants delivery soon after certification, Airbus can oblige by completing the initial airframes in advance :?: Probably not due to the lead time on parts for an aircraft and available near term production slots If those parts are interchangeable wit...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

Why do you assume Airbus uses more automation than Boeing?. I dont know which line is more automated, but if you go behind the public factory tours there are a whole lot of robots working on wings and fuselages in Renton and Everett. There are 4 moving likes for 737 in Renton. 3 commercial and 1 mi...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

seems very inefficient imo. does ab use moving production ;ines? How do you judge inefficience? I assume that the degree of automation is higher at Airbus. Boeing uses at least one moving line. Airbus uses stations, the frames move in steps, about 2 minuts 30 seconds for all frames to move to the n...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

seems very inefficient imo. does ab use moving production ;ines? How do you judge inefficience? I assume that the degree of automation is higher at Airbus. Boeing uses at least one moving line. Airbus uses stations, the frames move in steps, about 2 minuts 30 seconds for all frames to move to the n...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 133
Views: 18836

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

You are making up "facts" here. It was never sold as a light short ranger . It was sold as a longer range (than) A300. Only the last A300-600 iteration had more range ( and higher MTOW ) than the A310-300. The A310 (and A300-600/600R) was a development of the A300 done to a budget. Airbus...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

how does ab only mkae 60 a month with that many production lines? surely they can make more than 4 per month on each line. Doesn't Boeing make like 10 737s per line? Perhaps you take out your calculator. TLS 2 lines rate 8 each together 16 XFW 3 + 1 new line. 3 * 8 = 24 and the fourth line ramping ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 38986

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Oh sorry, I thought they would be ordering an extra 50 A330neo. I mean, I don't think they would convert their A350-900 orders to A330-900neo though, they only order 25 A350-900, They received 11 frames already. I'm sure another 14 wouldn't be too much for them. Although, they might order the 251t ...

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by mjoelnir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 133
Views: 18836

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

A big ‘selling point’ for the A310 that turned out to be moot was its fuselage diameter which allowed LD3 containers to be carried side by side This was thought to be a big advantage for airlines operating DC10/ L1011 and B747 aircraft as it would allow the convenience of interlining these containe...

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