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by Flyglobal
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 188
Views: 50809

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

I have another Customer für probably 2 of the birds: German goverment. The want at least an A350-900 to help the weak A340s.


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Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 53
Views: 8089

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

In the case that Airbus really would take interest in the proram and Mitsubishi Skillsets, then in Conjunction with other activities for Airbus and some Outlook of Airbus enhanced sales in Japan. Same as with the A787 wing production JAL and ANA bought 'tons' of 787s.

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 50
Views: 9751

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

TAP don't has Boeing on their fleet due historical reasons. After the accident in Madeira with an B727-200 TAP partly blamed the manufacturer for the characteristics of the airplane and also the information about the training. From there, TAP began to stop operations with the Boeings and never boug...

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by Flyglobal
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 20524

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Oh yes we will see the 3 ANA A380s.

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by Flyglobal
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

Probably more to be delivered.
No one onsite's?

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by Flyglobal
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range
Replies: 68
Views: 14134

Re: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range

Dang. My partner has an ACJ A350 on order. Are there any real advantages for this? The Airbus already fit our king sized bed, and another for the pets. Seriously, is it faster, better runway performance, quieter, anything. The A350 already has a down payment. When you gotta have the biggest, you go...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range
Replies: 68
Views: 14134

Re: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range

Boeing today announced the expected BBJ variants of the 777X. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-12-10-Boeing-Launches-Longest-Range-Business-Jet-Ever-with-BBJ-777X There are eye-popping range claims for both: 11645 nm for the 777-8 BBJ and 11000 nm for the 777-9 BBJ. As a reminder, half the distanc...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO: information about future fleet plans (777X, 787, A350)
Replies: 68
Views: 15924

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

For swiss, the 777 is a bit to large. It would be better to have an aircraft in A350 Size. So I do not see the 777x at swiss. The best (as Armchair LH CEO) would be: Run Swiss with A350s mainly. Move the current 777ER to LH mainline and replace the A346 there. Also add 777x to Frankfurt relacing the...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11260

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

As a new build I only give a Freighter based on A350 a Chance. That would address the 'Between the chairs' issue I also see. So as a Tuesday Airbus armchair CEO, my freighter proposal is: 1) Develop an A350 based freighter (A350-900 or 1000) 2) Rely on an A330 P2F Program. 3) Forget the A330F NEO as...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596731

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Sounds like a very good analysis (for a non Pilot). Awaiting zeke's comments.

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by Flyglobal
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596731

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Nothing new so far. I would have expected that some details out of the FR readings are published earlier. So we have to wait for a good more week to have the first report.

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by Flyglobal
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 400
Views: 69423

Re: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

I expect that Airbus will launch the XLR within 2019 for 2023 to have some alternative for the upcoming 797 launch and relatively close to this. I also expect Airbus that one of the intentions is to complicate the business case for the 797. The XLR will not cover the 797, but if they cut in 20% (+) ...

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by Flyglobal
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 45641

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

In an interview Thursday, Capt. Todd Insler, chairman of the United branch of ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association union, broke ranks with his counterparts at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines who earlier this week publicly complained that this wasn’t disclosed to pilots during training or ...

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by Flyglobal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5387

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

VV wrote:
Oh no!! Not another damn thread full of gibberish on the deferred production cost.


Not difficult to imagine.

Be prepared for this discussion each quarter. So next discussion then will be 4th week of 2019 discussing the yearly results.


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by Flyglobal
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5387

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

Looking at it further I would say Boeing is now in the ballpark of takinging the block to zero within the current accounting block. I suspect it goes to zero in 2022-23 provided they can sustain delivery rates through that period. We should start seeing billion plus dollar reductions each quarter i...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5387

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

Earnings of $3.58 a share. Raised its full year 2018 earnings forecast to a range of $14.90 to $15.10, up from its previous guidance of $14.30 to $14.50. Delivered 190 commercial aircraft in the third quarter, bringing its total deliveries for the year to 568. They also reported expanded margins an...

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by Flyglobal
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 93397

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Economy: if he has a choice the average Economy Flyer prefers the A380. I do not know any one who is insisting on the 777. Business: Most would prefer the A380 mostly because of noise - not as in Economy, but there may be travelers who prefer the 777 if they have to wait for the A380, lets say 2 hs ...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France
Replies: 27
Views: 5863

Re: Boeing Site in Toulouse, France

It is a regular thing to look at suppliers globally. Isn't the Company who has designed the new A320 FAL in Germany a Seattle based company? So no wonder here. The Brexit is an issue. For the 797 they look also for companies supplying Airbus. If the Business model Boeing has in mind for the 797 then...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10614

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

So if the A321 XLR Comes it will not be a full competitor for the 797, never ever. But ow fragile is the Business case. Let’s say the XLR captures 10-15% of the 797 market, the new awaked A330-800 another 5% (just). Will the Business Case for the 797 ever Close? Seems Airbus is on Marketing tour wit...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg
Replies: 65
Views: 10614

Re: Air Transat not interested in NMA, thinks A321XLR by 2023, Bloomberg

Remember A330neo lost market share because airbus lost precious time, if they had a330neo in 2010 when Boeing was struggling with batteries they might not lose all big customers. Now they have only AirAsia and small niche customers. Practically Airbus launched A330neo in 2006, but it doesn't succee...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158333

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Kuwait Airways agrees to purchase 8 A330-800neo's, first delivery March 2019 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwaitairways-airbus/kuwait-airways-signs-agreement-to-buy-eight-airbus-a330-800neo-planes-idUSKCN1MP1DE So the bird without customers so far has ist first customer now! Lets say: Congrat...

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by Flyglobal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

All the proposals starting from the A330 NEO and walk down will not work, I believe The quickest reaction for Airbus is to scale up the A321. 1) A foldable carbon wing Option, plus stretch (A322) - Can be done quickly and around or before B797 Production. This Option can nicely be added to the high ...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, April 12, 2018: "Now the question is whether we can make a business case close, .... That business case is what we are still working on. We are not up to a decision point yet, we haven't made a launch decision but I would say, over the next year we'll get to that...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I see the Leap derivative as a given. Theq uestion will be: If or who else. If they go for a second engine source, then I see RR ahead of Pratt. Pratt has just caused to many basic problems recently. The only Chance for Pratt is to give more in towards Boeings demands.

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by Flyglobal
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 32268

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

........... As for the two (planes) in one concept.Has it been done successfully before?I can think of failures such as the 'double' 340 family. Is there a danger of a jack of all trades and a master of none?I am no engineer but one imagines that this 'double' concept may involve a lot of (ineffici...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16659

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

I can tell that more one world presence would be highly appreciated in FRA and Germany. Unfortunately with BA they have the wrong Partner (better: Partner mindset). If BA would understand AA as a real equal Partner they could together make more out of it, instead BA tries to capture the traffic. Thi...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 32268

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

I've always thought as MOM as not a 767 replacement - more of an 7W A321 with max seating of 280 seats (40 rows x7 vs 40 x6 A321 Max Capacity). Basically an A322 with Big wing. Who knows what Boeings ultimate MOM will be - I suspect Boeing has been playing with Various Capacities and cross sections...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30887

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If they didn't think they could make the A380 work, they wouldn't have bought them. Plain and simple. If DL wasn't about to gain control of Skymark and its HND slots, ANA would have never bought the A380s, plain and simple. ANA is making the best of a bad situation and faces "digestible losses...

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by Flyglobal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30887

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon. ANA already used a whale motif in the 90‘s for their ”Marine Jumbo” special livery, so they probably wanted something ne...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387598

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Boeing Supports JET and is returning Advanced fees.

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by Flyglobal
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 86
Views: 19143

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

The record selling A320 NEO has two engine manufacturers. My point Is that when you have competition in an extremely competitive market, the last thing you should be doing is selling a product that has faults so poorly that the CEO of LH is publicly speaking on your faulty product. If I was a CEO a...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET re-considering A220 / C-series purchase following Airbus acquisition
Replies: 15
Views: 4058

Re: ET re-considering A220 / C-series purchase following Airbus acquisition

For me ist clear: Boeing wants ET to Switch to the 737. And as they are currently discussing the 777x as I remember, Boeing may want to offer a nice package deal.

I think that's it.

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by Flyglobal
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20940

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I can promise you that the engine does not burn exactly 10% less through all stages of flight. There are a whole lot of variables going on during takeoff and climb that you can’t assume a 10% standard difference for all conditions. At times fuel flow might be similar between engines or only 2% diff...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

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 Flyglobal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13128

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

My prediction: Depending on how Iran is supported by China and eventually Russia: It could be a Scenario that some of the planes scheduled for e.g. China may end up in Iran- and then preferred Boeing planes rather then Airbus planes, so that China functions as an Agent for Iran. Will Trump then stop...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 75084

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Now 48 planes to go. How many 777-300 ERs are 'loaded' to the production line now?
The 777y does not allow for delay.

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by Flyglobal
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12833

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Wasn't Turkish banned from the US relatively recently? Or am I dreaming? Turkey's image of stability is in free fall right now. We're seeing the early seeds of the next Venezuela (without the oil revenue). QR, EY and EK stand to benefit. Not sure. It seems that German and Russian tourists have retu...

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by Flyglobal
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did a Delta A350 fly over North Korea to Seoul?
Replies: 7
Views: 3729

Re: Delta A350 flies over North Korea to Seoul

You may have looked to early. Once my wife flew FRA-NGO and for a long time it looked she may pass through NK. But finally they made a 'flip down' via Seoul.

So you looked to early. Fightradar shows the straight forward flight.

Enjoy. I like it too but know it.


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by Flyglobal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9783

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

Maybe on behalf of Eurowings for a seasonal service? This is also my assumption: If there is interest to bring additional flights in this area, Eurowings is the brand which makes sense - in te middle of everything and together with tour Operators for some Boston/ NYC, even Washington roundtrips. Bu...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 158333

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

With regard to the way of counting manufacturers, with or w/o A220, I can care less, but if now the A220 is part of Airbus then it should count. With regard of who wins: It's an advantage if you are not a fanboy of one manufacturer and can enjoy frequently both and also others. Beeing the temporary ...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 20940

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

DL ordering the A330-800neo makes no sense, either to replace the 767 fleet or otherwise. It is looking more and more as if the market has spoken and it seems the market does not want the A330-800neo. Like many people on this board, I am fully expecting DL to place a very large 797 order as replace...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 58
Views: 7031

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

Taxi645 your Ideas are basically right, however they are at least 5-7 years to early. It is time now to establish a broader customer base for the A220 and to drive cost down without the help of the A320. Currently each sales moved from the A320 to the A220-(500) drives Profit down for Airbus as a wh...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

BTW - I was almost incredulous that Boeing sold the airlines on how great the composite 787 would be by letting managers bang a panel with a hammer and saying "look! you can't see any damage!" For those who don't know, the fact that composites can be quite severely damaged yet show very l...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 7144

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

Still I see the A320NEO in front here- exceptional the A220 and/ or Bombardier. Any B737 would be exotic in this Environment and would also need a good deal and as well available Slots. Rare in 2019 and 2020 at Boeing as well. I believe if Boeing would have any Slots near term, then they would use t...

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by Flyglobal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

But as the American General sadly summarised: " No plan of action ever survives the first shot being fired ." That expression is generally accepted to have originated from a Prussian military commander Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke around 1880. Reminds me on some leadership discus...

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by Flyglobal
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 7144

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

If Embraer could get Spirit that would be a huge win for them So it would be for the A220. However the article says that the plane of preference would be the A320 but delivery slots are lacking. Who knows how Airbus is able to shift within the A320 also.We learned that AA moved Slots backwards. So ...

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by Flyglobal
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 22398

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Isn't it simple? Scool math: With Deferred cost and unamortized tooling of 27,140 b$ the following no of Planes have to be delivered until all deferred cost and unamortized tooling 'disappeared: Profit 15 m$/ Plane = 1809 Planes (10,7 years at 168/year) Profit 20 m$/ Plane = 1357 Planes ( 8,1 years ...

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by Flyglobal
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing still hasn't announced their NMA yet, this is because they playing the waiting game with Airbus regarding Airbus plan of further stretching their A321. As Airbus still has not confirmed their plan of simply further strecthing the A321 or they will have a new twin aisle frame for the so calle...

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by Flyglobal
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 431269

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyhow something happened to the NMA recently. In spring time rather each week or so another airline CEO or representative came along and expressed his interest in the NMA and it seemed it was just launch was just around the corner. So what happened is a matter of guess and I can only speculate. Her...

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