No no, in 2016 euro critics were predicting the collapse of the EU. But things changed. https://www.thelocal.fr/20160628/brexit-rethink-a-look-at-frances-2005-eu-referendum https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/world/738053/Germans-Gerexit-merkel-brexit-eu-referendum-TNS-Infratest-Polit...Jump to post
Delta has such a strong buyer position with Airbus, they can and will adjust as suits them, unpunished. Airbus will play along. In terms of portfolio, Airbus might even not dislike this; the A350 is a success while the delayed A330NEO needs some support. The now open Delta A350 slots will be filled ...Jump to post
While the A321NEO has been selling well over the last couple of years, there are obviously some weak spots on the LR from an airline perspective. 1. Range. TATL is being promoted but the 4000NM clean/still air range proved short for the 757 under real conditions. Why would the A321LR do any better?...Jump to post
All that weight on that little wing, that thing is gonna struggle to get up to a high altitude. can you link me to any engineering website or article that can back up your argument? Next, the 757’s 255,000-lb. gross takeoff weight with its large 1,951-sq.-ft. wing, equates to a low wing loading of ...Jump to post
brindabella wrote:So now we have yet another 320meo-family variant.
Exactly what can AB offer for a delivery-date?
I lost a lot of faith with our government during the E-mail scandal. Hilary had one of the most sensitive government jobs there is and had a medical condition that caused her to have amnesia and claimed she didn't realize that top secret government business was without exception suppose to be kept ...Jump to post
The same poster who says this says this and this Most posters know you would be singing from a different hymnbook if this was an A320neo. Again, your credibility isn't helped by your conspiracy theory nuttiness, best left to our friend in Germany. And most of the people in this thread would be scre...Jump to post
If a 4700NM, 100t A321 version is possible, trading capacity for range, a 4-5 row stretch 3500NM variant seems feasible too.
Why is the NH90 such a failure in so many respects? Everyone who ordered it saw delays and cost increase. I think the Dutch still experiences some operational difficulties. Such a shame for such a beautiful machine. There is far too much customization versions. The Swedish high cabin version being ...Jump to post
Twin aisle, 270 seats, 5000NM, short & medium flights, sounds familiar. http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u441/bjb020/DSC02082.jpg The A310 was a step up from the A306. I had some great flights (cockpit) at the time & was amazed by the automation. Technology improvements that paved the way...Jump to post
The 787 has indeed opened up many routes. Just like the 767, 757, A332 and A343.Jump to post
with all the conflict happynes the US shows care has been taken to not work in contested airspace. bomb or shoot those that have reduced ability to hit back. Oh how soon do some of us forget history. The US entered WWII not prepared technologically. It did not have any equipment (other than aircraf...Jump to post
and when we really count, most citizens don't want to leave. Specially the tax paying & younger people.
pushing through a real bad idea
No it's not anti-American , it's anti-corporate. If the regulators ( of any country ) truly put safety as Priority #1 then the 737Max ( and A350, and whatever ) would still be in flight-testing status. Shall we say five years of testing, funded by the manufacturer and launch customers? Maybe seven?...Jump to post
I think he means the implication in this: Is there pressure on the FAA to be helpful, constructive and speed things up to, make national programs ( American public , Boeing as Stakeholder) successful ? Where does efficiency and global leadership meet safety? [/url] Nope, it is FAA Vision from https...Jump to post
Perhaps the additional range of the A321XLR will spawn hubs where they didn’t exist before and move the giant Middle East transfer hubs to new places like Kazakhstan You are probably referring to this : https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1349419 Astana could be the Reykjavik for Eur-As...Jump to post
I think the fixation on TATL is misleading. For an airline like Lufthansa the an A321 with 4300nm effective range does a lot more than opening TATL routes. From FRA it opens the northern 2/3rd of Africa, the western 2/3rd of China and all of India. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4300nm%40FRA&MS=w...Jump to post
A reasonable factual discussion, with some knowledgeable inputs, thnx! In the original article on Leeham, people question how the FAA approval of the MCAS and related pilot training has been realized. https://seeklogo.com/images/F/Federal_Aviation_Administration-logo-D5C8AB5B46-seeklogo.com.png Our ...Jump to post
Reading back this thread is a liberal intrepretation of "might be requirements" of an already liberal journalist. there is a clear emphasis on designs that overcome the vulnerability of existing aircraft to detection and interception. In our enthousiasm someone asking if any Refueller was ...Jump to post
Apart from technical implications, US - Eur opportunities would grow significantly over the A321LR.Jump to post
By Bjorn Fehrm November 14, 2018, © Leeham News.: The automatic trim Boeing introduced on the 737 MAX, called MCAS, was news to us last week. Graver, it was news to the Pilots flying the MAX since 18 months as well. Boeing and its oversight, the FAA, decided the Airlines and their Pilots had no nee...Jump to post
For the A321LR Airbus said that had to get creative to get in all the fuel and luggage at the same time. The interview with Airbus says “It’s largely about more fuel,” I would think a substantial modification in terms of luggage / fuel is being considered. The 100t MTOW would also be a signal toward...Jump to post
C17 is out of production because their primary customer, USAF, has all they need going forward, and in fact Congress bought the USAF more than they requested. Totally unthinkable in Europe, but that's another story. Anyway LM, Boeing, NG and the others didn't develop anything new over the last 30 y...Jump to post
What percentage of the business / flights is SYD/MEL - LHR for QF? At what margins (competing with ME3, SQ and CX)? Passengers form Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brisbane, Adelaide or Auckland will make 1 stop anyway. Anyway 1 stop offers superior flexibility, departure time options and price. All...Jump to post
Looking at the current and planned list of vehicles, a list of MGS's, Cougar, MRAP's and tracked vehicles share the fact they fit in C130s. https://st.offgridweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Military-vehicles-guide-2.jpg The C-17 are expensive, heavy, not tactical and out of production for a rea$o...Jump to post
I think QF will get A350-1000's. With or without Sunrise.Jump to post
Reading the quotes in the opening posts, somehow the "requirements" in this post got out of hand. Reading back, it almost seems like we are trying to specify it away from a certain design.Jump to post
I think that if you peel off all free of charge ambitions, FUD, greedy outlooks and moon shot technology, the armed forced want something that can quickly deploy light tank firepower / personnel carriers into remote places. Like their allies. And not for $500mln a pop in 2035. https://defpost.com/wp...Jump to post
I can see legacy's using this aircraft in defensive / expansive tactics. Keeping WB routes / frequencies open year round. Flying into competing hubs at costs, to keep the local competitor out. Opening up new routes / spokes with limited risks. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3500nm%40doh%0D%0A3900nm%40...Jump to post
From keesje's post and that alone it seems he confirmed all the points you made, and didn't challenge. So I'm confused by your reply. 1. keesje literally said "you can perfectly fly AMS-SFO", so not sure what you mean by "You... conjecture 78J can’t fly Europe to US West Coast w full...Jump to post
:arrow: Airbus sold 1500 A319s. As long as A220 production rate is a few a month, the pressure to stop production will probably be lowish. :arrow: Non recurring costs are absorbed and the A319 is the most popular ACJ. Stopping could have implications. https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/conte...Jump to post
The A400M was not even mentioned in the article IMHO for the obvious reason: it's not even being considered. They are an example of the kind of platform that the USAF is trying to move away from. If you mean "platforms smaller than the C-17", true. But if you mean "platforms that can...Jump to post
Didn't they just confirm everything you're saying? 8 I’m not clear which “they” you’re referring to. But I’m going to trust that KLM knows what they’re doing rather than make silly comments. From keesje's post and that alone it seems he confirmed all the points you made, and didn't challenge. So I'...Jump to post
The 787-10 has a massive cargo hold so when folks say things like....."well yeah....but it can't fly LAX-TLV with a full load," I just laugh. As one of the other posters stated, if every plane flew with an absolutely full cargo hold the 77L would have sold a 1,000 copies. In reality it so...Jump to post
An 787-10 can take 40 LD3, an impressive number. If a filled LD3 container weigh on average 1400kg and holds 300 passengers on average, with a little headwind, you can perfectly fly AMS-SFO. And youcan play soccer lower deck. KLM probably can better utilize the 772ER's to Asia and A333s east coast.Jump to post
Drafting specs doesn’t mean issuing them. I assume they will wait to see what happens as far as what they need to transport, before entering a multi billion dollar acquisition cycle. The massive group of Army and Air Force staff officers around the pentagon should be able to figure that out within ...Jump to post
The A321NEO orderbook is at 2200, after significant 320NEO -> A321NEO conversion. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indigo-takes-125-more-a321neos-through-order-switch-453529/ The A320NEO family Orderbook to date is over 6000. I expect, in reality, half of them (3000) wil have become A321NE...Jump to post
Shouldn't it be VTOL too? Developing operational requirements, costs, risks and time to market would play a role I guess. Doesn't seem anything soon anyway. Probably they'll just stick with new Herc's and the C17's They'll last for decades to come. The C17 can fit anything you could need and land on...Jump to post
I also felt the CRJ’s were lighter in weight than the E175. It is not the case. Both E175 and CRJ-900 weigh close to 22t empty. With other advantages the Ejets have, that makes the CRJ difficult. Embraer fine tunes Ejet’s to meet scope limitations in the US. E.g. E175 SC. The difference is the CRJ-...Jump to post
I also felt the CRJ’s were lighter in weight than the E175.
It is not the case.
Both E175 and CRJ-900 weigh close to 22t empty.
With other advantages the Ejets have, that makes the CRJ difficult.
Embraer fine tunes Ejet’s to meet scope limitations in the US.
E.g. E175 SC.
Plot twist: BBD sells the Q line to Embraer who gets bought out by/collaborates extensively with Boeing. Well they sell the Q400, but to a party that is probably mostly interested in the Q series aftermarket for the next 15-20 years. That could also become the case for the CRJ. I wonder what the ad...Jump to post
It would just mark the end of the Q400 which is not surprising I also predicted BBD will drop out the commercial market and stick the the business jets so this deal if true is not a shock. Plot twist: BBD sells the Q line to Embraer who gets bought out by/collaborates extensively with Boeing. Well ...Jump to post
A new report on the topc and various nations / programs.
On top of that, the Rafale would have been an extreme long shot anyways; buying the Rafale means scrapping all existing munitions, pods and support hardware in favour of their (more expensive) French equivalents. And trying to integrate existing weapons and pods onto the Rafale means extensive deve...Jump to post
The French are escalating the topic, lets see what happens. How are the government relations these days? That is highly unlikely Keesje, Trudeau won’t be able to change the NORAD specific requirements of the tender, especially as the tender documents have already been released to the respective bid...Jump to post
They are certified to carry maximum of 440 passengers. Same as A330-300 with door modifications or B777-200. I wonder why it hasn’t gained traction with high density domestic JAL yet? Mostly because it doesn't really fit into their high density routes. The same could be said with A330-300. Interest...Jump to post
That's potentially paving the way for the development of a new generation of the CRJ in a few years' time. I could see CRJ-700, -900 NEO as there is a significant replacement market. Although the CF34 powered E175 has already eaten some of it. http://www.aviatorjoe.net/go/compare/E175/CRJ900/Jump to post
The 787-10 is officially 6,430nm. So my low quality estimate is 6,500 statute will be no problem for the 787-10 to do scheduled services. This opens up all of Lower48-Europe, and some West Coast to Asia. I think it might do SEA-HKG but probably not LAX-HKG. LAX-NE Asia appears to be in range. Those...Jump to post