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by Stitch
Mon May 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 20
Views: 5102

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

As noted, they have 45 A350-900s on order which will likely handle the bulk of the 777-200ER replacement. This will leave 10 777-200ER and 19 777-200 (per Wikipedia) which will probably be replaced with additional 787-10 purchases (they have 8 in the fleet now with 6 more on order). United also has ...

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by Stitch
Mon May 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 136
Views: 38574

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

According to Reuters at the end of April, Boeing has cancelled and removed Jet Airways order from their backlog. That is correct. They moved them to the ASC 606 category and that is (indirectly reflected) in the article text noting "Under recent changes in accounting rules, Boeing hives off or...

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by Stitch
Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 136
Views: 38574

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Are the numbers in that page from Boeing's corporate site wrong then? http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/displaystandardreport.cfm?cboCurrentModel=737&optReportType=AllModels&cboAllModel=737&ViewReportF=View+Report After March the total sales for 737 MAX was 5012, now it is 5008...

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by Stitch
Sun May 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The A350-1000 will carry less payload mass compared to the 777-8, however it has more revenue space above the floor the airline can configure for revenue. It also have more volume in the cargo hold, with the ability to carry an extra pallet compared to the 777-8. The A350-1000 should more flexible ...

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by Stitch
Fri May 17, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

It's also not beyond the realm of possibility that the QF Group used the A380 deposits on the shedloads of A320 and A320neo family frames they have ordered.

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by Stitch
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

If A380 replacement is on the table than the 77X seems to have this in the bag doesn't it? Even assuming (eventual) A380 replacement is being factored in, that would not inherently prevent QF from selecting the A350-1000(ULR) for Project Sunrise instead of the 777-8 and then later adding the 777-9 ...

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by Stitch
Tue May 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I found it very difficult to find what a projected (778) DOW would be... Leeham.net uses a figure of 168,000kg normalized to their internal three-class seating ratios they use. Their 777-9 figure of 185,000kg (at 368 seats) is within spitting distance of Boeing's released data (184,000kg at their p...

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by Stitch
Tue May 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

At 316,000kg the A350-1000 is already 7% over her original launch configuration of 295,000kg. Getting another 4,000kg to reach 320,000kg should not be overly complicated. And with QF now looking at under 300 seats, they won't need 36,000kg of payload capability for SYD-LHR (to be honest, they would ...

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by Stitch
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 4702

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

I wonder if SQ looked into using the B787-10 as a ULR - if they installed the current cabin config used on the A359ULR, how far could a 254T B787-10 fly...? Using the ACAP, in a Boeing 330-seat OEM configuration with a 20,000kg payload (which I believe is what has been given as the average for SQ's...

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by Stitch
Sun May 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

There is a correlation between the 748i units purchased (though one returned, LH still received retrospective credits on the full order), and 777X options initially agreed, and subsequently ordered. There is also a direct correlation between 748 purchase rights cancelled (20) and 777X initially fir...

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by Stitch
Sun May 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Where is the speculation Boeing has a buy back clause coming from? A couple of a.net posters have brought it up from time to time, but I have not seen them provide any hard evidence of such clauses being in the contract. I know Boeing said they expected the Intercontinental to make up the strong ma...

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by Stitch
Sun May 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

A lot of discussion centers around the financial case of building the A380. One thing not discussed as much and I think is germane is a huge reason for the low residual value and lack of resale demand of the A380 is no cargo conversion option available. The debate can rage if Airbus should have eve...

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by Stitch
Sun May 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

As do Boeing with LH 748i's. Watch them return 1:1 as the 779's are delivered, or earlier. I remain unconvinced Boeing has a buy-back clause on the 747-8, but we shall see. And considering how long LH ran their 747-400 frames, the 747-8s might be kept around in favor of the A380s to anchor the top-...

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by Stitch
Sun May 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Before considering that the 777-8 might never be built, I would consider that it will most probably be offered as a freighter at some point. This alone could justify the existence of the -8. The bulk of engineering work on the -9 is probably done by now with the frame in production and preparing to...

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by Stitch
Sat May 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Everett and Charleston 787 production costs

What is the difference in cost for labor? Those figures should be more readily available and I thought the primary reason Boeing opened the CHS plant was to tap into a cheaper labor market. Well if the NYT is to be believed, re-work costs for CHS birds are higher than for PAE birds so hourly-rate s...

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by Stitch
Sat May 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Interesting theory but in such case, there would be a single 777X model. I think 777-8 would still stay. Or if they actually give up 777-8, then 777-10 might come true... The 777X program should be quite successful with just a single model. It is already the third most-popular model in the family b...

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by Stitch
Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137836

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

My understanding is that Project Sunrise is about ULH non-stops to all sorts of destinations, not just SYD-LHR - it's actually a principle, not a sector We seem to be missing a fundamental then in what might be the biggest single factor swaying the decision - which frame is best suited to the balan...

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by Stitch
Fri May 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 4702

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

MoKa777 wrote:
UA807 you reference was operated by a 787-10 with those figures?


Yes. Flown on 14 February of this year per the original poster of the data.

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by Stitch
Wed May 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31594

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Understood. But there is a new certified flightdeck already. Why didn't UPS and the others adapt it? For that matter, why didn't Boeing offer it on the 763s once they got it done for the KC46? The design adopted by FedEx and UPS is designed for both the 757 and 767 and uses three displays. The KC-4...

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by Stitch
Mon May 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Something I heard is that ex. 9V-SKC, current Hi Fly 9H-MIP is owned by Doric Asset Finance, the other ex. 9V-SKA by Dr.Peters Group, except the engines, which coincidentally were also owned by Doric. So this helped (or complicated) the deal with one or another. In January 2008, Airbus sold 9V-SKA,...

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by Stitch
Mon May 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 4702

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

The 777-200ER and A350-900 can fly around 1500nm farther at similar payload weights to the 787-10 (55,000kg), but how many of UA's 777-200ER missions exceed the 787-10's usable range is likely sub-20%.

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by Stitch
Sun May 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-10 In service Performance
Replies: 26
Views: 4702

Re: 787-10 In service Performance

The 787-10 is effectively a slightly longer, slightly heavier 787-9 and the 787-9 is an extremely long-legged aircraft. So it is not surprising it too can handle long missions. Also, I think people often do not realize how capable the 787 and A350 families are. For example, UA807 IAD-PEK was blocked...

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by Stitch
Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

But ZA005 (and ZA004, which will also be scrapped) was an oddball because of the massive problems with the 787 production, and nobody wanted it. I was unaware that the A350 had any such issues. It's a test frame and it's heavier than the later builds so it might never been expected to be delivered ...

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by Stitch
Sun May 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65564

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

SEPilot wrote:
Why is this one going to be demolished?


I believe it is for the same reason Boeing ended-up scrapping ZA005 - to gain knowledge and test procedures for the eventual scrapping of End of Life A350s.

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by Stitch
Fri May 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7055

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Would a 339 make more sense as a domestic widebody than the 359? The 359 does seem like overkill for anything under 6-8 hours. No. It has been bought for it's seating capacity, not it's range. They've bought a 350 because they need the seats The Exit Limit for both models is 440 so realistically ei...

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by Stitch
Fri May 03, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2654

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

Aren’t there some niche routes that require 4 engines for performance reasons? You may take a (slight) payload hit, but most any place that can utilize a quad should be able to utilize a twin. In theory, since Airbus went out and certified an A330neo, what’s stopping them from hanging PW GTFs on th...

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by Stitch
Fri May 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6206

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

I can't speak for 2005, but at least in December of 2010, 875 was DEN-SEA-NRT-SIN with DEN-SEA being a 757. I wonder if the flight was full when DEN-SEA was a 777. In general it was not, but the first time I flew her there was a tremendous blizzard descending upon DEN and she was literally one of t...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6206

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

The route operated for a long while on 77E DEN-SEA-NRT-SEA-DEN. Not really sure that the entire run was a 777 the entire time. Buddy of mine flew United 875 in December of 2010. United 875 from DEN to SEA was a Boeing 757-200. United 875 from SEA to NRT was a 777, as was United 875 from NRT to SIN,...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7055

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Are all A359 now built to the same standard structurally? So that every A359 can be a 278T MTOW bird but airlines can initially choose lower weights depending on their initial need and then upgrade to higher weights for a fee if the network changes? As it applies to the "standard" A350-94...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7055

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Would a 339 make more sense as a domestic widebody than the 359? The 359 does seem like overkill for anything under 6-8 hours. A330ceo would be better - “for 2-3 hour missions the A330ceos are still more efficient than a neo,” - Airbus Executive Vice President Strategy and Marketing Kiran Rao | htt...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7055

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Isn't the change for SIA just a paper derate? They did something similar for the 777-200ERs didn't they? Saves on the airport landing fees and ATC costs. And I presume they can switch things round to even out flight hours/cycles if needed. Yes, the "A350 Regional" is a paper de-rate of th...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7055

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Rumor has it that Weight Variant 017 with an MTOW of 210,000kg is the one for JAL's domestic A350-900s, which are also said to introduce a new model number of A350-942 representing some change of the Trent XWB engine compared to the model currently powering all A350-900 family airframes (the "4...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL announces first A350 route
Replies: 119
Views: 30495

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

But A350-1000 doesn’t have first class. All current A35J operators use 35J on less premium markets with low-J, no-F configurations, compared with 77W. Which is solely due to an airline configuration choice, not an inherent inability of the A350-1000 to support heavy First Class suites. First Class ...

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by Stitch
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31594

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

747classic wrote:
The first "new" UPS 767-300F since 2013 after paint (and still without winglets?)


For past UPS 763F deliveries, winglets were installed after delivery at an MRO facility so I assume that is the case with these new frames, as well.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 231315

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Is it a "942" or not not guys ? Still not answered yet The TCDS was updated on 3 April, but does not yet show an A350-942 nor the Weight Variant (WV17) rumored to be for the A350-942s. So once the plane is delivered, the TCDS should be updated with at least the WV (even if the JAL planes ...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 268
Views: 50412

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Honestly, once Airbus commits to launching the A350-900F I am not sure they need to go with the original concept of using the A350-1000's wings and undercarriage. The original concept was an MTOW of 295,000kg (identical to the launch MTOW of the A350-1000), but Airbus has raised the A350-900's MTOW ...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 231315

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Is F-WZHF one of the domestic A350-942 frames?

I notice the TCDS was updated on 3 April, but it as yet still does not show the A350-942 nor Weight Variant 017 (210,000kg MTOW) which is believed to be the one for -942.

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2654

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

If you're going to NEO the A340, the 500/600 would be the wrong ones to do, because their payload/range is already pretty good, so you'd just have a heavy ULH machine. The 343 is structurally most efficient, and has engines in the size bucket you could use. In that case, you remove 4x CFM56-5C with...

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2654

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

And with ETOPS now applying to tri-jets and quads, as well, one can no longer truly say that it is only about economics.

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2654

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

Ignoring ETOPS etc, if Airbus were really to make an A340neo, with the A340-500 becoming A340-800, and A340-600 becoming A340-900, they would of course give it new engines. The A345/A346's Trent 500 engines have 97.4 inch diameter fans. Do you think the A340neo's engines (I don't know, Trent 5000?)...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19056

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Even if the speculation that Air India did not take care of their 777-200LRs is true, once they went to Etihad one would think they took care of them. Or is the assumption that because Etihad is experiencing financial difficulties, they too don't maintain their frames beyond the minimum to keep them...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 202
Views: 30286

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

If the P-8 program is suffering from FOD issues, they don't seem to be as significant as those on the KC-46 as the USN and other customers have no stopped deliveries nor publicly called out Boeing on the issue like the USAF has. I'd also be interested to know if the KC-46A frames affected went direc...

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by Stitch
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25480

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

acjbbj wrote:
This is why McDonnell-Douglas should have been bailed out and restructured.


Boeing's problems grew worse once McD management was installed.

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25480

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

This was reported in a very well produced documentary 4 years ago by Al Jazeera: Its low paid, non unionized employees to the best of my memory, and a ton of scary things being brushed aside. I have not flown a 787 since, and would not if it was produced in CHS. They were unionized by the IAM when ...

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25480

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Boeing so screwed up production in 1997 that they had to stop the factories to put things back together and took a huge write-down to cover it. Which aircraft were being manufactured in 1997 that were impacted by the shutdown? It affected the entire commercial division, so the 737 (Classic and NG),...

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25480

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I know there are many airlines that prefer to take deliveries out of CHS. The customer is ultimately the best judge of quality. And Qatar used to refuse to take 787s from CHS until after they had been flown to PAE and given a "once-over" by the Quality Assurance teams there. *shrug* Produ...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 307
Views: 87926

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
When is the 8 due out?


EIS is 2021 last I heard, so late 2020?

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 69703

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

B787register wrote:
Engine looks a bit weird to me on the one like it's got its mx doors open or its not sitting right on the wing.


Looks like the forward nacelle cover is unlatched and open a bit.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31594

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

The 767-300(F) is late 80s/early 90s technology equivalent to a 744F. How come the 767 is still somewhat competitive that someone wants to buy them new? Freighters have much lower utilization than passenger planes so the operating economics are not as important. What is important is payload, range ...

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