|Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):|
Second thought, maybe this forum is not the right place to even suggest rationalization / shrinking iso growing the business
I did learn from the article, though. I never really considered that ULH routes employ inherent inefficiencies.
What I want to know is why they're content with such a high degree of compromise. They start at the 15% option, which they say basically should be accomplished by someone else. Namely, the operator, making a stop for fuel, and slowing down.
Then, to achieve the 50% option, they say that maintenance will be horrendous.
Okay, those ARE two viable options, but I predict the winner of the next narrowbody generation will be the manufacturer that provides the LEAST amount of compromise from the get-go. High efficiency would also seem to include not having to remove the engine every three days for overhaul, would it not?
I exaggerate, but you get the point.
or the alliances (IAE or CFM) can accomplish high efficiency without penalizing the maintenance aspects, they'll fare better.
That said, I'm a mechanic, so an inherently unreliable engine sounds like a great idea to me!!!