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by StressGuy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain
Replies: 68
Views: 9954

RE: Former 787 Chief Disses Supply Chain

I am just glad and a bit surprised that Boeing realized that this outsourcing of engineering (to the extent of the 787) was a mistake and seems to have admitted it. Many of us were shaking our heads from the beginning; hopefully Boeing learned a valuable lesson.

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by StressGuy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787- 6 Months Late - It's Official
Replies: 293
Views: 29454

RE: 787- 6 Months Late - It's Official

I am very dissapointed in with Boeing. This damages their reputation all over the world. I think that it is hardly a coincidence that this occured on the first major program that they decided to become "large scale integraters". Hopefully they learn hard lesson but that doesn't repair the damage done.

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by StressGuy
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considering Y3?
Replies: 128
Views: 12065

RE: BA Considering Y3?

As I read the different posts in this forum I keep reading in about the supposed 787-11. I really don't believe Boeing will design or build this model. I haven't heard this model mentioned once by Boeing. I think it has become an a.net myth because some on this forum keep espousing its greatness. I ...

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by StressGuy
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 747-8 Be Successful?
Replies: 240
Views: 21954

RE: Can The 747-8 Be Successful?

Jacobin777,

You did indeed beat Glacote to the kernal of the matter; I just missed it. As always I enjoy reading your posts!!!

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by StressGuy
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 747-8 Be Successful?
Replies: 240
Views: 21954

RE: Can The 747-8 Be Successful?

Glacote's post #173 is brilliant. This was Boeing's intention all along to get a go ROI from the 747-8 but more than that to put pricing pressure on the A380 and they seem to be fairly successful so far. It will be interesting to see exactly how many 747-8's they sell.

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by StressGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next Fleet Decision: 2008-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 7547

RE: BA's Next Fleet Decision: 2008-2009

I absolutely agree with Revelation. I think that Boeing will move the Y3 ahead several years with an EIS between 2015-2016 an will start privately marketing it to the airlines in the next several years to slow A350 sales.

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by StressGuy
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787
Replies: 319
Views: 45020

RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Congratulations to all involved! I must say I am somewhat sad to see <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> not buy 747-8's since they have such a long healthy relationship. I believe that this sales campaign will leave Boeing with a lot to think about. It seems that <acronym title="British A...

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by StressGuy
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Switches To Composite Frames
Replies: 292
Views: 22502

RE: WSJ: Airbus Switches To Composite Frames

Wowwwww!! I used to really wonder about Slz396 but now I don't. In matters concerning 787 structure specifically and airplane structure in general, he needs help (lots of it). After reading this forum for three years, it appears that Rheinbote and Pygmalion have a good idea of what they are talking ...

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by StressGuy
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Sticks With Panels For The A350
Replies: 243
Views: 25452

RE: Airbus Sticks With Panels For The A350

The fuselage on the 787 is absolutely a semi-monocoque fuselage and pure monocoque designs are not more effecient on a structure as large as a airplane or thats how they would be designed. If the 787 had a pure monocoque fuselage it wouldn't need stringers. The stringers stabilize the skin (help res...

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by StressGuy
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350XWB - Back To The Drawing Board (again) Pt 2
Replies: 188
Views: 14398

RE: A350XWB - Back To The Drawing Board (again) Pt 2

In regards to the NASA report, I absolutely agree that Airbus does design excellent high-lift devices. High lift devices are only part of a wing though. There are lots of important parts of designing a wing such as integrating the engines onto the wing which Boeing does very well among other things....

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by StressGuy
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350XWB - Back To The Drawing Board (again) Pt 2
Replies: 188
Views: 14398

RE: A350XWB - Back To The Drawing Board (again) Pt 2

Some really funny points are espoused on this forum from time to time. In regards to SabenaPilot's reply 109, the polite thing to say is that he is full of nonsense. Boeing spent huge amounts of time and money doing trades studies on the 787 and they sure as the world didn't choose what they chose o...

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by StressGuy
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 748I Firm Configuration And EK
Replies: 121
Views: 13379

RE: 748I Firm Configuration And EK

Here are some points that I believe should be considered in the composites vs. aluminum debate: 1. Composites have far more potential down the road the reduce airframe weights 2. Boeing is a conservative company, hence they have been conservative with the 787 structure but as they learn more and and...

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by StressGuy
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Sees 20 New Orders For A380 This Year 2
Replies: 146
Views: 12999

RE: Airbus CEO Sees 20 New Orders For A380 This Year 2

Hello All, I have enjoyed reading this forum for some time now and have finally joined! This is my first post so please correct me if I break any rules. Quoting Zvezda (Reply 28): An airline would do exactly that. Boeing have designed in sufficient margins that any damage not visible to the naked ey...

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