My vision of Airbus lineup in 2028: - A220-100 - A220-300 - A220-500 - simple stretch of -300, 160 standard two class capacity - A320+ - stretched A320 with new wing and engines, 190 standard two class capacity - A321+ - stretched A321 with same wing as A320+, 220 standard two class capacity - A322+...Jump to post
Boeing isn't going anywhere. The 737 MAX fiasco will eventually be resolved and many more frames of the type will be delivered. The issue may trigger a comeback of NSA that was shelved when it was decided to rush 737 re-engine project instead of a clean-sheet narrowbody. We'll see. 787 is fine and a...Jump to post
Delta ordered another 5 A220-100's https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/delta-air-lines-books-order-for-additional-five-airbus-a220-aircraft.html This bit is really interesting: In a separate arrangement, Airbus and Delta have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding fo...Jump to post
fcogafa wrote:Strato2 wrote:Airbus stock hit ATH today.
What has Athens got to do with it?
Air Lease orders 23 A321LR + 27 A321XLR + 50 A220-300.Jump to post
hongkongflyer wrote:767-400 tailor made for DL and CO.
Sincerely doubt Boeing ever expected the aircraft to be much of a seller, if at all, with US airlines..... *maybe* replacing AA/UA's 77Ws some 20yrs down the road, but that's about the foreseeable extent of it. If Boeing didn't expect the aircraft to be "much of a seller", it wouldn't sta...Jump to post
Look very closely at 737-10. You will notice that it has significantly longer fuselage stretch forward of the wing vs. aft, especially when comparing to -9. Hence, center of gravity will move aft and the airframe will not require as much down trim force as -7, -8 or -9. Which only confirms my theory...Jump to post
What about the passenger area? How much smaller is the B777-300ER/B777-9 compare to the B747-400? 777-300ER has smaller passenger count than 747-400 in normal, 3 - class configuration. 777-9 will be roughly the same as 747-400. It's pretty much a direct replacement of that model. Of course, passeng...Jump to post
Cycling, running, hiking, trekking, some very amateur photography, aviation modeling in 1/48 scale, movies, music on vinyl and books. Back in the day I used to be active Flight Sim 2004 user and a DJ, gave it up some time ago due to so-called "life". I learned to play some guitar chords at...Jump to post
5 things Airbus did wrong:
4. Not putting GE90 under A330-300s wing
5 things Airbus did right:
1. Fly By Wire
2. A320 Family sans A318
4. Cross Crew Qualification system
I might even argue that BA's older aircraft have superior product to the new ones: 777s with 9 abreast in economy (v. 9 abreast on a 787, which is a much narrower aircraft) and 747s with storage bins on the upper deck. With the exception of Y+, seats are essentially the same. I don't think the exis...Jump to post
Fortunately, the name will live on their bizjets and military aircraft.
Major kudos for FAA not giving in to boeing - paid lobbyists and PR machine. The decision only proves that all regulators will work together to ensure the aircraft is truly safe because they determine it to be safe - NOT the manufacturer and its PR BS.Jump to post
Bricktop wrote:[Define "proven safe".
I'll still avoid 737 MAX like a plague, until the aircraft is proven safe.
Screw boeing PR.
Boeing is ready to get it up in the air. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130434 Fortunately, it's not up to Boeing to decide if the fix is to be certified or not. FAA, EASA, CAAC and others must do that and they will scrutinize it thoroughly to ensure no more deaths are c...Jump to post
The A350 is designed for ultra long haul flights not 90 minute short hauls. AN A350 is too much plane for Japanese domestic runs. Wrong and wrong. JAL ordered A350-900 "Regional" variant, which is optimized for short, more frequent operations. They'll be used as a domestic workhorses, rep...Jump to post
Love the tail. Hate the bottom fuselage. United should have come up with its own design, not copy boeing's stupid wave.Jump to post
Embraer has really served LO well though I miss their B735. Loved flying on those especially since they were so comfortable to sleep in due to those thick old-school seats. I don't. LO 735 were on my "to avoid" list (as are all 737). It's the most uncomfortable aircraft one can fly in, fu...Jump to post
Here's an excerpt from an Aviation Week article: "A full aerodynamic stall with the MCAS inoperative is another exercise pilots experience in the MAX engineering cab simulator. (...) I'd much rather read how the aircraft behaves in the same scenario with MCAS enabled and how pilots are trained...Jump to post
Are we sure Boeing paid for the adwords? Is it possible that the public relations firm Boeing hired to do damage control paid for the adwords? Having experience in working at global corporations social media department, I can assure you they do. Heck, some of a.net members may even be on their payr...Jump to post
One of the worst things I've read in recent weeks is that Boeing have paid for adwords to get their own statements about safety above the other Boeing stories on the internet about the plane Nothing should shock me any more about what goes on behind the scenes. But the above really upsets me. It's ...Jump to post
This politician nowadays doesn’t have much clout, does he? He was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy from 2012 until 2015, he's irrelevant now. You'd be surprised... Him and others like him are still very influencial when it comes to opposing any growth of Okęcie, as far as any new runwa...Jump to post
I’d love for you to show me where the “city completely surrounded the airport”. I literally landed at WAW today I saw empty land with my own eyes, but a quick peek at an aerial photo shows that the land necessary for a third runway is not dense urban development. It’s mostly undeveloped land. Let m...Jump to post
It didn't have much problems accelerating past Vmo while climbing - that doesn't seem too underpowered to me. Now I get it - the MAX's problem is that it was Overpowered - they should never have installed such high thrust engines to allow the aircraft to accelerate past Vmo in climb as we can't ass...Jump to post
tealnz wrote:Any indication it is affecting 789s? Or just -10s?
The only problem is that they added a new system, without making it transparent for the pilots. It has no indication that it is active, it has no switch to turn only MCAS off and it was not documented in the original handbook. No. The only problem is that they added a new system that killed 346 peo...Jump to post
Will Boeing survive this?
Seriously, who would want to order this plane from Boeing when it is at fault?
Boeing had the new narrowbody in development farther down than today's NMA. It was nearing authority to offer decision. EIS was planned for 2018. Then, American issued RFP for replacement of 300 old aircraft, Airbus was winning it, Boeing panicked and rushed 737 reengine to meet 2016 EIS. The rest i...Jump to post
What is rocket science, however, that is how it could happen that Boeing made such a blunder, and how it could slip through the FAA filter. Not a rocket science whatsoever, only two words: SELF-CERTIFICATION. FAA made the fatal error by allowing boeing to do most of the certification work itself, w...Jump to post
Now, EASA and FAA should follow. Certificates should be revoked and the aircraft should redo the flight test program and become recertified after MCAS is proven as safe and redundant by proper regulators - not by Boeing.
Sorry, but Airbus hardly updated the A330Neo interior. The cabin still has the look of a plane built in the early 2000s. On the contrary, Boeing updated for sure the 777X interior. So yes, from a passenger point of view, this is a downgrade. Boeing's 777-9 aircraft has inconvenient, 3+4+3 row layou...Jump to post
To be honest, the only impact current 737 MAX issue has on the 797 would be certification process. I expect much less "outsorcing" done by FAA this time when it comes to the process itself and the paperwork connected with it.
Other than that - slim to none.
Speaking from the time perspective - The Seattle Times article confirms what I thought about the true, root cause of MCAS - related events: the 737 MAX is a flawed and rushed design that in its current form should never have been certified. MCAS is a feature that is supposed to fix the now aerodynam...Jump to post
The B787 will be in LH colors. A A339 will never be. Mark my words. "All LCCs fly only 737s". "American will never fly another Airbus". "Delta will never order anything from Airbus". "United will cancel all of its A350 orders". "Emirates Boeing 787-10 or...Jump to post
She's a beauty - just like other Mighty Triple Sevens! That livery really suits her well!
BTW - is it me, or is it the first time US N-registration was placed on the bottom of the wing on any modern jetliner? I've never seen that before.
Boeing's lobbyists are hard at work to ensure FAA doesn't follow - knowing how the things work in good 'ole USA.Jump to post
789s are most likely for Austrian and Swiss. A350s - definitely for Lufthansa.Jump to post