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by keesje
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

More single aisle MoM dreams Kessje??? If there is one thing we know about any future 797 it is that it will be a twin aisle plane. Yes, I know. Oval, composites at the cost of a NB.. but realism seems to be slowly kicking in. Low cost, low weight and addressing the A321 too. It could be a twin ais...

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by keesje
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe Boeing should focus on a circular, practical, smaller low cost fuselage that also can help them in the huge up to 220 seats / 2000NM segment effectively, before they get beaten even worse there. In general niches are for niche players. http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Boein...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe Boeing should focus on a circular, practical, smaller low cost fuselage that also can help them in the huge up to 220 seats / 2000NM segment effectively, before they get beaten even worse there. In general niches are for niche players. http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Boeing...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 362
Views: 49338

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Jens Flottau/Guy Norris have more detail in Aviation Week: It's still not clear to me what's involved in "enlarging the center fuel tank". You'd think it would already be filling all the available fuselage volume. Anyone got a layout diagram for the centre section/wing box/tank? There mig...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 362
Views: 49338

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

Jens Flottau/Guy Norris have more detail in Aviation Week: The range increase can be achieved by enlarging the center fuel tank, according to Schulz. It is integrated with the fuselage structure to save weight. About 200-300 nm of the range increase has been secured already, but Airbus still needs ...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 28432

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

PW100 wrote:
It seems that rumours of A330 death have been greatly exaggerated . . . even the -800 now seems to be alive.

What one airshow can do!


Hope took over from reason I guess.

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by keesje
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 101003

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus. "Fresh Blow" material I think. Did Bloomberg respond already? Just arrived back from ...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 17338

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

A330 unlikely, they have a large 787 fleet. A321 likely, all their competitors ordered it, little competition. Obvious.

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

A single aisle over 200 passengers begins to be the definition of torture. Give me a wide A321 seat / armrest / aisle with enough knee room over the cramped 10 abreast 777 economy seat / aisle / armrest I had yesterday.. https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2014/11/25/ten-abreast-economy-isnt-upgrade-no-m...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

A single aisle over 200 passengers begins to be the definition of torture. Give me a wide A321 seat / armrest / aisle with enough knee room over the cramped 10 abreast 777 economy seat / aisle / armrest I had yesterday.. https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2014/11/25/ten-abreast-economy-isnt-upgrade-no-m...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe Boeing has signals Airbus will launch a smart wing. There are signals. If the 737 is really to soldier on until 2030, things could get pretty ugly. They are already. Google Translate tells me "heilbot" is the Dutch word for the "halibut" fish, but I sometimes wonder if &qu...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

For years I've been expecting the NMA to shrink into NSA territory.

Maybe Boeing has signals Airbus will launch a smart wing. There are signals.

If the 737 is really to soldier on until 2030, things could get pretty ugly. They are already.

Where to invest most?

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by keesje
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2581
Views: 319215

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing seems to delay a 797 decision at least a year. That (major) rumour / news is so unwelcome, it was rerouted to this contain & burry all thread twice. :yes: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1399075 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1399015&p=20557009

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by keesje
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8019

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Delta, AA and United seem likely customers for substantial NMA fleets, but need A321NEO's to fill in the medium route requirements until NMA becomes available in numbers in the second half of next decade. https://www.rxwallpaper.site/wp-content/uploads/latest-aircraft-images-high-resolution-full-hd-...

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by keesje
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8196

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

I took KL604 later yesterday, saw it taxiing by and wondered about it..

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by keesje
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing shelve the 797 / NMA ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: Did Boeing shelve the 797 / NMA ?

I see shelved as delayed put aside for some time. Many were expecting launch this year, last year. Now the hidden message here seems late next year.

"No later then 2019" sounds so much better than "delayed at least another year". But that seems to be the message non the less!

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by keesje
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Boeing shelve the 797 / NMA ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Did Boeing shelve the 797 / NMA ?

It seems Boeing might have shelved a possible NMA. It stopped the process of launching an NMA for a considerable period of time, possibly until late 2019. Reference: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/07/13/a-797-decision-needed-by-2019-if-new-jet-is-to.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo To sh...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 77
Views: 12583

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

The A320 flies up to 180 passengers over 5 hour flights with cargo containers. Not sure how the A220 comes in here. https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large_2x/public/uploads/2017/10/airbus-and-bombardier-announce-c-series-partnership-006.jpg?itok=mMZx_laC&times...

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by keesje
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 362
Views: 49338

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

seahawk wrote:
And where should they find those capabilities?


10% more wingspan, thrust, seats & range. No cleansheet, taxcut give-aways or import protectionism required.

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by keesje
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 362
Views: 49338

Re: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR

I can see Airbus launching a significantly more capable A321 version this year. Regardless of what Boeing does or does not.

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by keesje
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 872
Views: 80103

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It hadn't this latest statements. Positive it seems simplicity, focus. It seems lessons have been learned from previous projects.
2040 is very far away..

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by keesje
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?
Replies: 30
Views: 4141

Re: Eric Schulz not the best candidate to replace John Leahy at Airbus?

AA : losing the A350 hurts Airbus. The lost competition A330-787; I only knew it was there, when AA announced they were buying more 787s. Hawaiian didn't want to be sole small fleet A358 operator and apparently Boeing really wanted back this high profile customer.. No big drama's that I can see, but...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 872
Views: 80103

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

French politics as we have seen over the last 40 years.. French company presenting it self as European (funding.), working towards being based in France and the french government coming in with Billion to secure leadership for the french participation. This video totally fits in there. I'm 99% sire ...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7390

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

I've heard the reason why US went all Airbus was the crash of USAir 427. There was some animosity between USAir mgmt & Boeing regarding the crash. There may have been, but I believe the CEO at the time had a good relationship with Airbus as well. Also, at that time Airbus was still trying to re...

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by keesje
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing corporate liveries?
Replies: 22
Views: 4023

New Boeing corporate liveries?

Not sure, I didn't see another Topic on this..might be covered elsewhere? It seesm mostly a harmonisation. No lonegr variations in colors. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/18/technologie/boeing-steekt-topmodellen-in-nieuwe-huisstijl https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files...

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by keesje
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7390

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

The deal was really presented as a split, but: From Boeing AA will acquire 200 additional 737s with options for another 100 From Airbus AA will acquire 260 new A320s and will have 365 options and buying rights for more aircraft http://www.businessinsider.com/americans--airlines-buys-460-planes-boein...

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by keesje
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3699

Re: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

jbs2886 wrote:
Mods, can this thread title be changed? Its presented as a fact, not as speculation.


Mods, can you take off "Speculation" part in the tittle. The CEO announces it in the Reuters link. The rebrand is announced in the Leeham link. It is kind dismissing the opening post. Unjustified. Thnx

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by keesje
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family
Replies: 21
Views: 3699

Speculation: Farnborough 2018 Launch of CSeries Large Regional Family

I think with the program take-over formalized, Airbus will not hold back on launching the program in two weeks, at Farnborough. The series name is still unknown, maybe A200 family? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-nl-bombardier/airbus-ceo-says-expects-results-from-cseries-deal-in-time-for-f...

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by keesje
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Selecting an engine supplier or suppliers will go a long way to helping finalize the business case. Single source vs dual source will have an impact on engine price. I can see a dedicated, optimized engine for a NMA being on the critical part, unless a lot of development has already been done in th...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

Although I'm not a fan of UA's plan to go with 3-4-3 on our 777s when you put it this way I can understand how 20 additional seat per frame multiplied by 80+ frames can add up over time to millions of dollars. The retrofit also got me to thinking when UA finally finishes installing both Polaris and...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

It is you who’s missing the bigger picture. Adding a couple of seats on 18 aircraft is not much when you compare it to 80+. It’s simple math my friend... Although I'm not a fan of UA's plan to go with 3-4-3 on our 777s when you put it this way I can understand how 20 additional seat per frame multi...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF, United?

Other airlines continuing 9 abreast on 777's :

- Korean Airlines
- Singapore Airlines


Image

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

UA Economy Plus Comfort is 8-abrest on Boeing 777s. Your info is not totally accurate. No, United economy plus is 10 abreast on 777, not even 9 abreast. https://d2a5qlbx332x0m.cloudfront.net/uploads/company/logo/58d0157c165e77000dbdd45c/e56498bae1.png :arrow: Totally uncomfortable, the extra reclin...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF, United?

“The comfort of our passengers is a top priority,’’ a Delta spokeswoman told AirlineRatings. “By maintaining 9-abreast seating in the Main Cabin as we modify our 777s, we’re able to offer wider main cabin seats and more preferable seat options.” https://mk0runwaygirl0t0gjwt.kinstacdn.com/wp-content...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

If you can realize the 2% cost reduction. Which is usually reduced by higher capital costs, higher costs for spare parts, higher insurance costs (due to higher price of the airplane). And most importantly it only effects the cost side, not the revenue side and that is where things become interestin...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2453

Re: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?

Ideas ? I gues not.

I named a stretch A320NEO "Plus" in 2012. When did Airbus name it "Plus"?

Honestly I don't know, does anybody?

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/search/photo_search.php?id=00015369

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by keesje
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market
Replies: 36
Views: 3912

Re: ATR expect huge growth in regional/turboprop market

I think in the past ATR / Airbus indicated to go for an upgrade rather then something entirely new. E.g. an ATR NEO, with more capacity and better performance. http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/ATR%2092-900%20Dash%208%20Turboliner%20keesje%20prop%2072%2042%20Alenia%20Airbus_zpsmvmq...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 28
Views: 2006

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

For a service that will soon by flying mostly single engine fighters? At different heights and speeds. http://www.military-today.com/trucks/technicals_l4.jpg If the enemy starts to shoot back, the slow, low ones go down. Even in Vietnam 50 yrs ago that became clear. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100636

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

In these monopolist negotiations it is always a cat & mouse play. The only thing you can do is state you really don't need any, but still make sure they hope. Announcing it works & you are planning more, boosts the price.. https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/British-Airways-Air...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?
Replies: 37
Views: 7218

Re: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?

I don't believe the A321 will take away any nor sway any Boeing users to their equipment now that the B737-10 is flying. It's a good airplane by all reports. and fully comparable with the A321. It will remain to be seen if the relaibility stacks up favorably to the B737. For sure though Airbus will...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30180

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I will include engine type. I looked at various db tests on youtube. Decibel x appears to be one the best in various tests. Still it is free. I'll probably use that one. Demo: https://youtu.be/cbPoNMEg4xw Article on the topic: http://thenewyorkhearingcenter.com/2018/01/sound-level-apps-for-smartphon...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30180

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

In passenger comfort "if you can't convince them, confuse them" is widely used tactic. Because of the airline / OE real interests. As dicussed above. That's why I'll just measure uniformly & reporduce measurements. A good step ore objectively than personal opinions / preferences that s...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?
Replies: 37
Views: 7218

Re: Will the 797 and MAX family be enough?

Boeing will be just fine as always. They have an enormous 737MAX backlog and customers are stumbling over each other to get their hands on more 737-9/10s. https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=70881 A game changing 797 NMA is around the corner rounding up whatever customer base is...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would a large prop plane designed today look the same?
Replies: 21
Views: 3381

Re: Would a large prop plane designed today look the same?

I look at option / technology a decade ago, but I haven't seen much innitiative since then. Fuel went (relatively) low & noise became more important, which probably didn't stimulate investment.. http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/drop-oil-prices-means-airline-profitability-boost-now htt...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)
Replies: 28
Views: 2006

Re: News on Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X)

I wonder if the USAF has second thoughts.

Of course the cost benefits of Tucano & AT6 are evident.

But the safety of aircrew involved can't be compromized too much.

And a shoot-down / captured pilot is all over the internet in minutes.

E.g. speed & a second engine make a difference.

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by keesje
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 224
Views: 30180

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Yes I will :wink2: just not on the 78 & XWB. There is a strong mutual interest between OE's and airlines to not effectively communicate on typical passenger comfort topics. Mainly because airlines have to deal with what they have invested in and can't do much / don't want increase costs. The OE'...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Combining different technology roadmaps, e.g. ceramic materials, gearboxes, high BPR's, OPR, EGT margin and adjustable fan pitch could help, but risk spreading / cooperation could become a good idea (again).

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by keesje
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 45574

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Boeing has been working on the 737 replacement - NSA - for close to a decade. Really? Has any design info been shared? http://m.aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/boeing-revisits-past-hunt-737757-successors Of course development programs are ongoing to get new technology through it different TRL'...

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