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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 95
Views: 12278

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Well, wait until HND will start accepting A380's. HND alone is going to absorb 10% of the existing market for the A380 as I said before. Even A380 critic AJ is hoping for this. Perhaps the only exception to his controversial "two B787's can do any job better than a single A380?" https://ww...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 214
Views: 23840

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Basically, the current IAG A320 fleet and orders consists of: In-fleet 317 CEO's 35 NEO's Orders 80 NEO's Detail BA: 132 CEO's + 15 NEO's in-fleet, 20 NEO's on order EI : 34 CEO's in-fleet, 14 NEO's on order IB: 38 CEO's + 4 NEO's in-fleet, 12 NEO's on order Level: 7 CEO's in-fleet VY: 106 CEO's + 1...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 69529

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Brexit chess move in the face of the EU regulators.

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 221
Views: 23500

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

People talking about B757 and B767 replacement but if you look at the airlines, most already have a replacement plan in place, with B737-10, A321, B787, A330neo. Reviving the B783 could be an option but the B787 production line is already running at full steam. I think that Boeing should focus on th...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 221
Views: 23500

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I think that the only thing that Boeing can do is to keep selling MAXes and bridge the gap to the NSA. The NSA can be a 3-aircraft family of 180, 210, 240 seats, centered around the 210-seater. So what if Airbus wins a year worth of production for the XLR for the next 10 years. Plus, the XLR isn't e...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65399

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

If I were Airbus I would also take the A330neo production back to 120 units per year ASAP, even producing white tails to bridge gaps between major orders. Off the shelf i.s.o. to order. but the orders aren't there for the neo, at least not yet. the rate's being dropped to 3.5, which would be 1/3 yo...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65399

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

the a320 leads the nb market, but only by like 8%. why not hit boeing while they're down and further the lead? Are you referring to the A320neo family as a whole as I calculate roughly 6500 neo ( family ) sales vs just under 5000 for the MAX ( family ) as far more than 8%? I think 5000 is a bit on ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 95291

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

In addition, Airbus has a special website for PAS 2019. Usually useful to see when the PR events are scheduled. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/events/paris-air-show.html awesome link thank you.. I think Id like to go to one of these shows can general public go? Or do i need a insider? Trade visito...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 216
Views: 31426

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I don't get it. With the A339 in the house, adding a fleet of B787's only adds complexity, while the B77X is in a category of its own. Also, why would Boeing concede? The B787 production is already fully booked for years and airlines can't wait to get more of them. The B777X however, while now estab...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4568

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago. I believe the ME3 over-expanded. EK was the only one run as a business. Is was time to shrink anyway. Lightsaber I think to be fair Qatar Airways tried to run itself as a business. So they are conservative in aircraft order compared to EK. They realise t...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Switzerland University EPFZ Creates Kerosene With Solar Panels

There is a Canadian project doing the same, and the US Navy is already capturing CO2 from seawater. I think that the biggest challenge is cost. All these projects are nice until you realise that kerosene freeflowing from a refinery is much cheaper and can meet a high volume demand. This is like tryi...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 54
Views: 7489

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

The E175-E2 will slide off BUT! The E175-E1 still remains a strong contender. -low capital cost, no development costs to write off -operating experience, pilots already trained on type, existing logistics infrastructure -low risk engines, ie no PW GTF -commonality within a larger family -opportunity...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12519

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Nice specs, shorter wing, longer fuselage, more cabin, less cargo space. Essentially, a whole new model. The question now is, when will it be ready? 2023 sounds way too optimistic when the MR70 was targeted for 2022. Given all the delays up to now, I think that 2025-2026 may be realistic. I hope for...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65399

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Ryanair might surprise us with a big MAX order.
Boeing is in big booboo, Ryanair could use more Maxes, time to pull out the chastity kit.
Now is the time to order if you ask MOL.

Perhaps the B737MAX could change its name.
Spacejet sounds nice....oh wait.

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by Waterbomber2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3247

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. If JAL doesn’t want to phase out their flagship F product, I guess they will convert some of their 35J to domestic 359 and cancel the rest. They wil...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29742

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Well tell me what a high Mach number compressor is. There are no Mach numbers inside a compressor, only pressures. So where is this high Mach measured? Before the intake? At the face of the compressor? On the rotating blades of the compressor? A compressor is meant to compress air to higher pressur...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29742

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

1. CMCs, first engine with the tech in commercial service. 2. High Mach # compressor. 3. Enhanced variable cycle tech. For certain the variable turbine cooling of the LEAP. I see actuators being bought for more, but I do not know the specifics. 4. Far more cooling systems than I've ever seen. The t...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 31891

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The 2 4 2 seating in economy will enable VS to offer more comfort in economy than BA (in particular), AA, UA, 787s on TATL. The same game plan as DL, which is probably not a coincidence. I think that you get it. DL is repositioning VS as a premium brand, offering both frequencies and comfort. VS ha...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that we have to take a step back and wonder if the US carriers would have been worse off or better off with a fleet of A380's. If you look at their long haul fleets, I think that the US3 carriers together only operate a few dozen aircraft bigger than a B772. In the meanwhile, European and A...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12519

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

I recently visited the MRJ FAL in Nagoya. Nice clean FAL with 12 assembly positions but a lot of manual tooling laying around in an organised fashion and not much production going on. Only 3 assembled aircraft, 2 semi-assembled aircraft in there. They really need to start ramping up their production...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29742

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I heard a whisper that TG were going to sign up for some 779Xs this year to replace their 744 and A388 fleets. Would be pretty compelling on the Europe - Aus trunk routes. Alongside the KE order it makes sense. Lets see what Paris brings. It always starts with whispers, so you should get that check...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29742

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

Better tell all the other airlines that went GE too, there is a reason they are the leading engine on the 787. Airlines don't play Top Trumps. The RB211 on the 757 burns anywhere from 4-8% more than the Pratt (depending on mods) yet it still had more customers. The GTF on the neo has an appreciable...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 176
Views: 29742

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

The GE9X is the mist ambitious engine ever. It is a full generation ahead of anything else. So delays are a risk of that level of technology. Lightsaber Could you expand on that? I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking??? 1. CMCs, first engine with the ...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7099

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

It's Tecnam. Not Tecam, not Tencam (ref. to the Evektor thread). Also not the Skycatcher, but the SkyCourier. Boy oh boy... Anyways, Tecnam has been around for a while, but not everybody is fan of Rotax, especially commercial operators. It's a small manufacturer, you can't really compare it to Cessn...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If your claim is that the A380 will continue in production, and have major tweaks ... that's just daft. Please tell me your claim was anything else. As said in previous pages, I see the A380 make a revival with a 2025 launch, 2028 EIS. The only thing that I will claim is that the A380 will come bac...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 will live on. Even the Airbus CEO, the CCO just don't know it yet, but it will, because advances in technology over the coming years will drastically change the economics of flight. There will be major tweaks, which will serve well to test out technology for the next generation of narrowbo...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18741

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

Why update the CRJ with the MRJ just around the corner? Why not offer the CRJ as a low capital cost model, and the MRJ as the low operating cost model? There is room for both within every scope clause operation. Reengining with heavier engines is possible for the CRJ, but the fuselage would need to ...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 will live on. Even the Airbus CEO, the CCO just don't know it yet, but it will, because advances in technology over the coming years will drastically change the economics of flight. There will be major tweaks, which will serve well to test out technology for the next generation of narrowbod...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18741

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal

So it was like I expected. The CRJ itself is not the gold nugget, it's the maintenance and support network. Which is apparently profitable - counter to what multiple posters in this thread stated. Will be interesting to see what the finalized deal will be. There is no CRJ maintenance and support ne...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of CRJ programme according to FlightGlobal
Replies: 220
Views: 18741

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

First of all, we need to look at what the CRJ represents. The current CRJ line-up represents the CRJ550, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000. The overlapping products are the CRJ550, CRJ700 and CRJ900 with the MRJ70 and MRJ90. I think that the support network plays a role but is non-crucial. I think that MITAC ...

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 95
Views: 14799

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

The CEO's have lost their co*****.
Only EK have some left.

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by Waterbomber2
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines "pay" for each others lounges?
Replies: 11
Views: 3269

Re: How do airlines "pay" for each others lounges?

The ballpark wholesale rate is 5-12 USD depending on how allied the airlines are and the lounge facilities. Some will charge more but that's for smaller airports where the lounge is the sole option. Many airlines use lounges provided by airports which are usually more expensive. In principle airline...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines
Replies: 30
Views: 7827

Re: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines

This is about a $180,000 part having to be replaced early. How much is the engine itself worth? The estimates I've seen have these engines costing $2.5 million to build, and declining. To put it in perspective, a CFM-56 (-5 or -7) cost about $1.6 million to build. An overhaul bill is about $3 milli...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7184

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

The question is how much is the real cost of those facility upgrades? A boarding bridge doesn't cost hundreds of millions. Widening taxiways and runways is not always necessary, and where necessary, it can be limited to a single runway and taxiway. Hundreds of millions is grossly exagerated. Making ...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4802

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

My question is how many containers can it reasonably carry? Look, the F-4 has been called a triumph of thrust over aerodynamics, so I'm sure that this thing can fly. The questions really are can it fly efficiently, at speed, with a reasonable passenger and cargo load? Higher thrust engines can over...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4802

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

Waterbomber2 and MartijnNL have spoken: the concept looks terrible and it won't work. The moderators might as well lock this thread. Until then, I'm sure they have read carefully the detailed technical documentation on the project available by following the links on the web site, which includes det...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

Re: Rumor: Stratolaunch shutting down. Fate of Stratolauncher unclear.

Paul Allen should have had a transition plan in place for when he's not around anymore.
That he didnt have that ready shows that he wasn't working for the greater good but for bragging rights.
The project is most likely to die now.

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4802

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

One big problem: maintaining the engines up there is going to be a real pain. Especially when it's time to swap them. Indeed it would a PITA, but I wonder... if KLM had a bunch of these replace some less efficient models, could that saving not more than cover the cost of installing some kind of hoi...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 29
Views: 4802

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

Is this the best TU Delft can do, Netherlands' crown jewel engineering university? Publicity? I call this nostalgia. Nasa tested the X-48 over a decade ago and it's almost the same, this is slightly worse. This concept doesn't work aerodynamically. Even if they can make the fuselage portions generat...

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by Waterbomber2
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12519

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Something occurred to me. Perhaps Toyota is going to take the project over from MHI to avoid conflicts of interest between MHI and Boeing / Boeing Brasil and also inject additional funds into the project? It also makes sense from a logistics point of view. Toyota has a huge logistics network which w...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 31, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12519

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Official reason being the word "regional" feel limited whereas the word "space" indicate the spacious interior it offer to passengers. But that couldn't explain why they are removing the word Mitsubishi there, maybe they're trying to find a new owner for the program and want to ...

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by Waterbomber2
Fri May 31, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12519

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Official reason being the word "regional" feel limited whereas the word "space" indicate the spacious interior it offer to passengers. But that couldn't explain why they are removing the word Mitsubishi there, maybe they're trying to find a new owner for the program and want to ...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Right now, I'm seated at a fast food joint at a random airport in Germany and the guy sitting at the table next to me is flipping through pages of magazine articles about the A380 titled "the queen of the skies." Probably an enthusiast or a spotter. The point is he's not reading through pa...

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by Waterbomber2
Thu May 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 69186

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Thread

Perhaps not the right place for this question but what is the purpose of so much space after the rear door? To eliminate the underfloor luggage compartment and putting it behind the cabin, allowing a narrower fuselage cross-section and improved aerodynamic performance. First ever visit by an MRJ to...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed May 29, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Doubtful. What are you basing this on? Show us the numbers. If you are so desparate for numbers, why don't you start at the initial claim . . . ? What initial claim? I'll help you out on this one PW100. 250 units x 250 million USD = 62.5 billion USD The development cost was probably no where near t...

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by Waterbomber2
Wed May 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 65399

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Sales season is fully underway. Airline buyers are already at Paris and the Leasing companies are there in full force. For myself, the most exciting order is Spirit for either the E2 or A220. If the A220 wins, future sales will be easier. We have a separate thread on a MTOW increase. The E2 must se...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I can give you an example for my argument. Lockheed Martin is working on a micro fusion reactor, but even that is the size of a full size container. That is something that the A380 could swallow, but not something that you can put on a B787. Your argument may be valid. But your example is not a goo...

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by Waterbomber2
Mon May 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 in its current form may not have the right economics, but the platform is perfect to incorporate new technologies I will disagree. Large platforms are not ideal to incorporate new technology. It is too unweildy to change and addapt. Similar to large airlines that will order these large air...

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by Waterbomber2
Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42181

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...

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