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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 48
Views: 7457

Re: UA 77W and 772

Every long haul flight from SFO is over 5,000 miles. They probably are saving fuel by using their newest planes on the longer flights. ORD/IAD/EWR to Europe are shorter routes.

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This has allowed vendors to get aggressive with IP and restrict access to parts and repair options. The vendors want to force airlines to buy new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, which brings in revenue rather than let parts get repaired. They also want to protect details of the design ...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This is a very important conversations. This is the type of discussion (not cabin width) that is critical to closing the business case. The after market, spares and services market is getting more and more competitive. Suppliers have been successful in bidding low to get parts on airplanes and then...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/08/15/some-suppliers-consider-sitting-out-boeings-nma-program/ suggests some suppliers may walk away from the 797 program rather than accept Boeing's demands for low initial price and little/no life time revenue stream. I kind of feel the piece is all over the place. It ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8636

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

SEA-ANC-Asia is more likely. I could see a ULCC setting up shop in ANC. CALI, LAS, PHX, DEN, SLC, SEA, PDX those are big markets to Asia. People want ULCC even on longer routes, they say they don't but that is what people book. What Iceland is to Europe ANC could be to Asia. A big problem is that t...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8636

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

United was able to use the 777-200A on SEA-NRT, which is 4100nm. I believe there were weight restrictions if they tried to use it on NRT-SFO, which is 4400nm. I bring this up since that plane has 5200nm of range and still struggled on transpacific crossings.

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6785

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

The thing is is the cat was defined as an emotional support animal, which is covered under ADA. If the passenger with the cat was denied boarding could probably easily file a lawsuit under these terms if boarding was denied. The person in the wrong is the girl and mother who didn’t tell the airline...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

797s. But before that 321s seem destined to take over most transcon with Delta, American, Jetblue, Spirit, HA, AS. Definitely on the small site. But it's availability, low CASM and flexibility compensate a lot. If you are going to say A321s, you should not omit 739s that do and will do that for DL/...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 692
Views: 88770

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Isn't it standard military procedure that for certain inherently hazardous items it takes two persons to authorize activation. I imagine Boeing/Airbus/airlines are looking into this currently. Waking up a sleeping plane would be the obvious point. And the previous mentioned parties will know how th...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 692
Views: 88770

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do companies have the ability to send commands to a particular planes auto-pilot? (and apologies for being one of those who registers due to a particular incident, huge amateur aviation nut and intend to stick around :)) No fortunately, we have ACARS and datalink but that’s just the ability to rece...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it really impossible that Airbus save MRJ programme?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Is it really impossible that Airbus save MRJ programme?

There are already contracts in place for Boeing to support the MRJ. The Embraer partnership is still being developed. This is an interesting situation. Two competitors are now linked through Boeing

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

Alaska has already announced it is shifting to 739s on transcons. Alaska could learn a thing or two from United which in years past attempted to fly 739ERs on transcend routes from the Northeast and New England. During the summer time it wasn't a problem however during the winter UA was forced to l...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 15000

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Show me the point, with numbers, were a A330ceo will not show a higher fuel burn than the A330neo. The block fuel burn on a A330ceo will always be lower, independent of the distance. You are so confident that the A330neo is always more efficient at any stage length (including taxi, I am guessing) I...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 692
Views: 88770

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

PDX is picking up diversions.

Volaris from GDL
Delta from SMF
Delta from SLC

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 15000

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

No, but given that the development cost was predicted to be between 1 and 2 billion euro, and the delays probably mean the cost is at the upper end of the range, if we assume 500 sales (more than double the backlog at present), Airbus still needs to allow around $5 million per frame to cover its ow...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14096

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Why is no one talking about the NMA? It is designed exactly for the routes where UA uses its domestic 777s. Availability also matches when those planes will be due for retirement.

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14096

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Domestic 777 replacements will probably be the newer 77Es shifted from international as A350s start coming in bulk. I don’t see UA ordering new build domestic widebodies. I could see UA ordering has the 2-Class 220 seat NMA for smaller Transatlantic markets and the larger 2-Class 270 seat NMA for d...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 4992

Re: 737 Production Delays

two comments one historical the other current 1) when I first went to work for Boeing they were having a problem getting 707's out the door complete, the solution was to throw people at the problem that was actually a parts shortage problem. So what one saw was lines of mechanics with a part and to...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 1768

Re: Why does MSN serve SEA and SFO but not LAX?

Madison may not be the best example, but SFO and SEA are significant hubs for AS and UA. AS connects people in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. UA connects to a transpacific hub. LAX is a fragmented market. No airline has more than about 20-25% market share. The competition is fueled by O/D since n...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62867

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

So many good (and interesting) posts in this thread. My thoughts: When you are at the extremes of the performance envelope, by definition we aren't talking about a lot of frames. It is clear that both manufactures have plenty of options and neither seems willing to commit.....yet. One final (wild) ...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 449
Views: 62867

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

Modifying the wing seem the best, but most expensive and time consuming way to get to higher payload-range. Maybe staying away from the inner wing, wingbox, engines, landing gear might be an option if a limited payload-range upgrade is enough. An advanced outer wing profile and materials, could imp...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

No A shrink of the MoM / NMA / 797 would come as a surprise only for those exclusively listening to Boeing. The lower part of the medium segment is the biggest one and the 737-9/10 keeps being pushed around the room. Slot availability, agressive pricing and fleet commonality won't last as selling p...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: TSA wants to shift screening from small airports to the hubs...

This reminds me of New Zealand where only planes with over 90 seats have security screening. Up until 9/11, there was no security screening for domestic flights

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2851

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Damage tolerant designs assume all the part will eventually crack and fail. The goal of the design is to have it crack and fail after its useful life and have enough inspections to ensure no cracks propagate during the expected life. Beyond the limit of validity, there is no engineering to determine...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15157

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

I got the idea from somewhere that 744s that are still in service required to have an inerting system fitted to the fuel tanks, and that one of the reasons United chose to retire their 744s when they did was to avoid the expense of making the modification on planes they always intended to keep for ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

The only reason to use program for cost accounting is to move profits around. If investors know everything anyway and nobody is confused by showing higher profits, why the hell bother about this charade? Why not use just normal accounting rules like everybody else? Why does every Boeing fan gets ri...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45977

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Some interesting comments: >>David Gleave, a U.K.-based crash investigator and air safety consultant, said the absence of fatalities reflected the relatively low speed of the impact, as well as decades of work in improving aircraft design. “It’s not a miracle,” he said. “This is a design-based acci...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15733

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I believe this is only true with flights to Atlanta. Unlike almost every other hub in the country, ATL for DL has such high volumes that they have a very small percentage of regional jet flights. ATL has 80% mainline flights, which is the highest percentage of mainline for any hub of the US3. Most ...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6116

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

Out of curiosity, who bears the costs of such interruptions where the malfunctioning passenger device was the cause? Airline (insurance) or passenger or the device maker? Are you serious? Of course the airlines insurance. You think the pax is gonna buy a 737? I guess the airlines insurance could to...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I still think the MOM is going to be a true shrink of the 787, yes new wing and fuse structure but the systems architecture basically the same (smaller packs, actuators, and landing gear). It is probably the engine development that is causing the delay as CFM, GE, RR, and PW all sweating with the c...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11306

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

His topic comes up frequently. I think it is because the QF airplanes are out in an open area all day. They aren't the worst for long ground times. UA has its brand new 77W sit for 21 hours overnight in PEK. The ground time in China for UA are some of the longest in the industry waiting 18-21 hours ...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4980

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

The Boeing and Embraer partnership started around 2011 and has been growing https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2012-04-16/boeing-embraer-explore-new-areas-cooperation http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-07-11-Embraer-and-Boeing-to-Collaborate-on-Worldwide-Sales-Support-of-KC-390-Medium-A...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21259

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

The intellectual property of a recently certified type design like the CSeries is probably more valuable to China than the actual physical assets. Buying the program would get COMAC the knowledge needed to be able to get their airplanes certified by the FAA and EASA in my opinion. THe C919 depends o...

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 67
Views: 24012

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

The early 777s are next to useless unless they have already had the AIMS upgrade, otherwise Honeywell will not support them. I think the low 77W rates will result in deferrals of A350-1000 and 77X aircraft, and accelerate 744 retirement. I thought every 777-300ER had AIMS 2, so that isn't really a ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will the 797 be lauched?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: When will the 797 be lauched?

any real perspective of when will this very expected project be launched? I'd hazard a guess at the Farnborough Air Show, 2018. Perhaps then they'll have garnered orders ready to launch with the most pre orders for an aircraft ever... Or, maybe not. Either way, I can't wait for a new type to spot. ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Regardless of what the 797 is, I expect Airbus will find a way to respond. We have a thread for that topic already http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1374459 I expect Boeing has already thought about how Airbus can respond. That might be why the airplane is looking to be bigger than a A3...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

It reminds of 2010. Everybody was focussing on the Boeing NSA that was going to change everything. Airbus pre-empted with the NEO & quickly sold 1000. At that stage Boeing couldn't start a 7 year development process no more. It also reminds me of 2003 when Airbus was focused 4 engines 4 long ha...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343818

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A 797 won't show up at the gate before 2025. That means A has some time to see, review, discuss and position. The key is how much time they will take "to see, review, discuss and position". One year? Four years Eight years? Who knows! It is hard to know. The A350/A330neo response to the 7...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

U.S. airlines can operate freighters if they want to. They just don't want to. There's no money in dedicated freighters in the U.S. market – there's enough belly cargo space on existing passenger aircraft to meet the demand of the cargo market. Amazon intends to have a fleet of 40 767 freighters. D...

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