I think there is more going on. In Europe there are plans that airbus is consolidating Body and Frame work in two (a French and a German) companies. Along with that I expect that they are kind of reengineering the tube design and assembly in a way more efficient setup, just as we know that Boeing is...Jump to post
I have another Customer für probably 2 of the birds: German goverment. The want at least an A350-900 to help the weak A340s.
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.
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...Jump to post
Probably more to be delivered.
No one onsite's?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Sounds like a very good analysis (for a non Pilot). Awaiting zeke's comments.
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.
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% (+) ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
........... 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post