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by kmz
Sun May 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 277067

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Now one thing we haven't brought up yet is the window size: will it play a role for QF...? Also i do enjoy nothing more than a window seat, i feel i am often the only one. Even more, people close shades just after take off. Now project sun rise with big windows does make sense, especially for market...

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by kmz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 721170

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/ This probably should be posted in most of the MAX crash threads here. Gates specifically points to three major problems with the MAX, and his ...

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by kmz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54613

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

If these replace A340s, Boeing can hope for a lot more B787s replacing A330s in the future...

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by kmz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14402

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

The question is, what is Airbus going to offer to all the airlines who need to replace A380 and B747? Does Airbus want to leave it to the B777-9 and a potential B777-10? Currently my impression is that Boeing understands better than Airbus what kind of a/c airlines need. I really hope Airbus makes s...

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by kmz
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42794

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

As with the A330neo vs B787, Airbus has the problem of competing against a/c which are wider and implement one more seat per row at more comfort. So for me the question is can a A350XWB 9 abreast compete against a B777x 10 abreast? The A330neo obviously has its problems competing with 8 abreast agai...

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by kmz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42794

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Could the A350neo move be a measure to reserve capacity at RR and keep RR from offering the UltraFan to the NMA? Airframers should be building their planes to Ultrafan and its contemporaries. Instead Boeing launched the 777X with probably the last direct-drive large turbofan and seems committed to o...

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by kmz
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42794

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Isn't 2025 also the planned EIS for the NMA? Maybe Airbus wants to create engineering constraints at Boeing by opening a front which was not anticipated? And tomorrow they will announce the A380 UltraFan... :stirthepot:

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by kmz
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 106
Views: 19950

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Assuming that performance is not the decision factor, it can only be the cabin. Why do most operator choose 9 abreast B787? Then, why would they not need 9 abreast on A330NEO? If operators need 9 abreast, A330NEO is probably (unfortunately) only second choice, right?

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by kmz
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15950

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

I am sure DLH will buy B787 - Good for LHT - Good for competition - Airbus failed to invest enough in the cabin --- A330neo cabin not a real 9 abreast --- A330neo cabin maybe not wide enough for new B/C product? I think Airbus is good on cabin innovation. But they didn't go far enough with the NEO ...

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by kmz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15950

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

I am sure DLH will buy B787 - Good for LHT - Good for competition - Airbus failed to invest enough in the cabin --- A330neo cabin not a real 9 abreast --- A330neo cabin maybe not wide enough for new B/C product? I think Airbus is good on cabin innovation. But they didn't go far enough with the NEO ...

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by kmz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15950

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

I am sure DLH will buy B787
- Good for LHT
- Good for competition
- Airbus failed to invest enough in the cabin
--- A330neo cabin not a real 9 abreast
--- A330neo cabin maybe not wide enough for new B/C product?

I think Airbus is good on cabin innovation. But they didn't go far enough with the NEO

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by kmz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15950

Re: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)

Discipline, financial included is the hallmark of Germany. If only we could all learn from this! I don't know if I'd go that far. My interactions with Germans both here in the US and in Germany shows they do have tidy financials, tidy streets, and tidy homes, but they aren't really happy people. Al...

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by kmz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges
Replies: 46
Views: 6835

Re: Growing A321NEO orderbook share might lead to assembly challenges

seems very inefficient imo. does ab use moving production ;ines? How do you judge inefficience? I assume that the degree of automation is higher at Airbus. Boeing uses at least one moving line. Airbus uses stations, the frames move in steps, about 2 minuts 30 seconds for all frames to move to the n...

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by kmz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 82
Views: 15123

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

Will be interesting to see the cabin layout. Kuwait B777-300ER is 9 abreast in y. This would translate to 8 abreast on the A338 which makes sense. I still think that the 9 abreast topic is the main reason why the A330Neo doesn't sell like hotcakes. From what I read here on ANet, a 9 abreast A330Neo ...

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by kmz
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia
Replies: 39
Views: 6108

Re: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia

I have difficulties to follow that train of thought. Parts for the complete fuselage are collected at XFW and than shipped to TSN or BFM as sets. Additional parts are coming directly from suppliers. What is the added problem of for example the engine supplier shipping engines to more than one site?...

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by kmz
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia
Replies: 39
Views: 6108

Re: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia

From a supplier perspective, more FALs means e.g. additional on site workers, additional real estate, more regulations to work with. Especially small BFE suppliers, like seat suppliers, will get a more complex and expensive operation which nobody will pay them. So more FAL-sites might not work out ...

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by kmz
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia
Replies: 39
Views: 6108

Re: Airbus to conduct study on the fifth FAL in Malaysia

From a supplier perspective, more FALs means e.g. additional on site workers, additional real estate, more regulations to work with. Especially small BFE suppliers, like seat suppliers, will get a more complex and expensive operation which nobody will pay them. So more FAL-sites might not work out a...

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by kmz
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 55
Views: 8938

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

I think the sooner there is serious competition for the duopoly the better. It is so tiresome how they keep warming up their old a/c models. Somebody needs to make them nervous

Duopoly isn’t good. Not for competition or politics :?

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by kmz
Thu May 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 11113

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

I hope that they have figured out if the bad results are from the a/c operations (old a/c) or some other reason. If some other, then it shouldn’t be a big problem if new a/c are delayed
Although i think now is s good time to get A330neo... or maybe make Airbus struggle a little longer...

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by kmz
Wed May 16, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 61
Views: 11287

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

Did the whole window separate or is there a hole in it? In the picture taken from the outside it seems that there is a hole, but i might be wrong

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by kmz
Sat May 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 131646

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

According to Wikipedia, there a quite some western companies supplying systems and avionics. Would the new Trump embargo still permit the MC-21 to be exported to Iran?

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by kmz
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39090

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
It seems the predictions to what will be cancelled and what will be kept are based on fanboyism towards ones chosen manufacturer. Almost like "analysis" at few blogs out there.


Feel free to give us your take then. On the record.


Can't wait....

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by kmz
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 39090

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

A321neo are probably the safest among them all. Given the fact that they already have a decent size of 787 fleet, it would be logical to take deliveries for this year and defer all of the rest on order. Part of A350-900 order would probably be cancelled as they are overlapped with 787-9 a little bi...

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by kmz
Fri May 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59717

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

What ever Airbus is doing, the shouldn't repeat the mistake they did with the A350 Mk1. The next time Boeing comes with a new product to force Airbus into a new product, Boeing won't screw it up like they did with the B787. Do you mean the 787 was a forced responds to the same sized A330 or somethi...

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by kmz
Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59717

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

What ever Airbus is doing, the shouldn't repeat the mistake they did with the A350 Mk1. The next time Boeing comes with a new product to force Airbus into a new product, Boeing won't screw it up like they did with the B787. Do you mean the 787 was a forced responds to the same sized A330 or somethi...

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by kmz
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59717

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

What ever Airbus is doing, the shouldn't repeat the mistake they did with the A350 Mk1. The next time Boeing comes with a new product to force Airbus into a new product, Boeing won't screw it up like they did with the B787.

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by kmz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 432141

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Will be very interesting, I can't wait the reaction this Boeing move will evoke at Airbus. Even if a new design bears a high business case risk, I am all for it! The engine selection is in my view the most interesting aspect.

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by kmz
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209758

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Given the possibility of a rewinged A322, I don't see the incentive for Airbus to develop a new fuselage. A 322 on the longer end, or even a 323, could cover most of the capacity ground. Boeing is looking at new fuselage concepts out of necessity. It would be hard to scale up the 737 MAX to the rig...

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by kmz
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209758

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I agree that stretching the A321 is not going to be too successful. After Airbus has tried impressing with the A350Mark 1, and failed , I would also strongly consider a new a/c type. As an armchair CEO I would first decide for an engine technology and then design a new a/c family covering A321ish to...

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by kmz
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers aircraft family below E-jet <80 seats.
Replies: 34
Views: 6233

Re: Embraer considers aircraft family below E-jet <80 seats.

Area dominated by CRJ, ERJ, ATR's. But those are aging. https://leehamnews.com/2018/03/05/embraer-ponders-new-smaller-jet/ Maybe propulsion / geared fans offer new opportunities. A lean, quiet 2-2 <1000NM next gen regional ? A 15-20% step improvement in fuel efficiency, noise and operational flexib...

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by kmz
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 132556

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... paintshop/
which talks about "...wider seats and aisles...". Has the side wall lining be re-sculptured as it has been done on B777-8/-9?
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Just read this article

which talks about "...wider seats and aisles...". Has the side wall lining be re-sculptured as it has been done on B777-8/-9?

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by kmz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43311

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

If this topic is about the A321LR, why do some people feel the need to either: 1. Bring up the 757 which is no longer being produced or 2. Make random digs at the 737 Max. It makes it look like you don't believe in the product unless you can put down the "competition'. Its sad really. If you r...

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by kmz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 43311

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel? Up to 240 seats Is this also going to be available in the standard version? It's not just LR operators who may want to pack in more seats there, or more premium seats in particular. Door configuration is similar to B737...

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by kmz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212361

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I would assume, they will try to define the same color for expensive spare parts for all Lufthansa group airlines. That would make spare part management easier. If true, the engine color would not be customized....The sharklet could be an exception, I assume it is not damaged as often as an engine c...

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by kmz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209758

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I am leaning to a new carbon wing if re-winged. They need to keep their specialists busy. Also, why stick to an 'old style' high-lift system when they have chosen a new device type with A350 which, I assume, is better for maintenenace and also lighter and cheaper. Metal wings are for Cessnas :-) And...

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by kmz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 25451

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

I can see limiting the recline, but I don't like the idea of no recline. I recently flew on a WN 738. The slimline seats had less recline than I remember in their older seats, but it was still enough to be comfortable for napping. Actually „no recline“ seats have a fixed recline which can be more t...

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by kmz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21068

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

n7371f wrote:
.................... VA lovers find themselves on Recaro cardboard seats with injection molded plastic starring at them from the front seatback instead of a TV. To be seen...


VA and AS have RECARO seats

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by kmz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102826

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploa ... 122717.pdf

A/C OEW (lb)
CS300 81750
B737-700 83000
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Somehow, I find the weight difference between the B737-700 and the CS300 less severe than anticpated when comparing an old an a new a/c design

Page 40 in https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploa ... 122717.pdf

A/C OEW (lb)
CS300 81750
B737-700 83000

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by kmz
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 787 loses half of its electrical power
Replies: 16
Views: 5366

Re: Air China 787 loses half of its electrical power

How were they able to return without bigger issues not having communication and navigating systems available?

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by kmz
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 36635

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Makes me nervous to see how the fire spread....could that happen in flight? Flam characteristics of some part seems to be not per spec.... Remember, the A321 was added to the original 1988 A320 TC in '93 - the requirements for cabin furnishings and wiring insulation weren't quite as stringent as th...

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by kmz
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 36635

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Makes me nervous to see how the fire spread....could that happen in flight? Flam characteristics of some part seems to be not per spec....

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by kmz
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42536

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Are non-German carriers like easyjet or Ryanair allowed to fly inter German routes?

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by kmz
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22445

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Anyone who insists that is frankly silly. I may have been misinterpreted. I meant the basics are the same if you compare the LH renders and UA Polaris. We're in complete agreement. Next observation, is LH installing 1-1-1/1-2-1 on the 777X, thats seems very generous for them, seeing as UA managed t...

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by kmz
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209758

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I think if Airbus doesn’t come up with something really new, they will be stranded in a couple of years with a brilliant A350 and warmed up models like the A330neo which nobody wants while Boeing has listened to their customers and invested accordingly. I remember at Airbus when the A350 M1 was deve...

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by kmz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 707946

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

It must not have been a fun plane ride home for Enders, Bregier et al. Hopefully STC comp'd them some first class suites on an A380 so they could toss down a few at the upper deck bar! It sure wasn't fun. But at some point they must start to find out what the customers really want and then decide i...

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by kmz
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 167358

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

A B767MAX with new wings makes no sense, then they could just do a B787-3...

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by kmz
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156980

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Even the Japanese and Italian tankers as a rather fresh and intense experience seem to have had low impact in that department. The Japanese and the Italian have not had to tank composite air frames. They will face the same issue when they get the F-35. Personally, I don't think it's the cameras. Th...

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by kmz
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 18600

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

Luckily further panels were not blown out by aerodynamic forces once the panel was gone. Must have made some noises during the flight I suppose...

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