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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3017
Views: 361322

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This time line would make for an interesting next 12 months here on a.net! :D BCA CEO said they could announce in '19 and still keep '25 EIS. Sounds very familiar to Boeing from 2004: "WE NEED ONLY 4 YEARS FROM LAUNCH TO EIS FOR OUR NEW PLANE, THE AWESOME DREAMLINER!!!" Some people will n...

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by BlueSky1976
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16890

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Wonderful! She's a beauty!

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37045

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

My fingers are crossed for Airbus winning this one. A350-1000ULR will be stunning, capable and efficient machine!

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 4975

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

OB1504 wrote:
Didn’t they fly to MIA recently? I recall a LOT 787 being a fairly regular visitor a few years ago.


They did - as a holiday charter flight.
This one will be operated as a part of their regular network.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9314

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

I like it.
It's got a bit of the original LaudaAir feeling to it.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

KarelXWB wrote:
those 320neos are still new as of now and will still be new as of around 2020 with years of backlog. Perhaps more likely to be in 2030-ish time frame, but Airbus was alreeady going to replace A320 series with some new narrowbody in 2030s?


Possible.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People! Look at the BIG picture. Airbus isn't killing any CS500. If anything, they've just got CS500 handed over on a silver platter! I'd say that Airbus has cleverly killed off CS500. 2017: - CS100 (110 pax) - CS300 (140 pax) - A320neo (170 pax) - A321neo (200 pax) Circa 2020, Airbus will have to e...

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27598

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

She's a BEAUTY!!

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6362

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

It's about time the 747 went away. Good riddance. Out with the old, in with the new.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4813

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Boeing did not take the A320 seriously and did not aggressively pursue JetBlue when they were looking for a narrowbody aircraft. Had Boeing been more negotiable with some airlines, the 737- A320 split might have more in Boeing's favor. Never underestimate your competitor. Actually, Boeing didn't ta...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

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

Dutchy wrote:
So is Canada put in a tax of 300% on Boeing craft? Than Airbus will be the laughing third party in this.


I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Canada does it. Boeing did harmful action that needs to be properly retailiated against.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35917

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Just as I predicted, this is turning to another "UA will cancel A350 order" - type thread. So... American won't cancel it's A350 order. They'll defer it and increase it to cover replacement of their 777-200ERs, with options for the eventual 777-300ER replacement by A350-1000s. And yes, the...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35315

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

why are people using the word 'protectionism'? Boeing if anything, is practicing sound business ethics. Something we all should have learned growing up. Can't help but recall that USAF tanker procurement fiasco. The words, "sound", "business" and especially "ethics" we...

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

seahawk wrote:
The reasoning behind the decision is interesting. When it comes to launch aid, the same is true for Airbus.

...and Boeing.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

This entire proceeding is one big hogwash by one big crybaby named boeing, who runs to the government like a spoiled brat crying when his neighbour's kid has better toys than he does.

Like I said - I hope this bites boeing in the balls BIG TIME. Pun intended.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What did Boeing call their below cost to United deal to block the CS deal for United. I'd say selling under cost makes Boeing a price dumper as well. also sorry guys but Delta was right Boeing had nothing to offer in the seat catagory so if it's price dumping they should file a dispute against Boei...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97563

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

This is going to bite boeing in the @$$ BIG TIME. It's now Canada's turn: here's to the 220% tarriff on all 737s, 777s and 787s bought by WestJet, Air Canada and Air Transat. Bombardier still has the rest of the world. Keep up good job, my fellow Canadians, don't give in to the idiots south of your ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102764

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

CSeries isn't selling because at least in one recent campaign, Boeing defeated it by offering its own, obsolete and inferior product at a dumping price themselves. Bombardier itself is hampered by issues with the powerplant, however data from Swiss and Air Baltic speaks for itself - the plane is bur...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102764

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I'm sorry for that, this new quoting mechanism is... flawed, to say the least.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3017
Views: 361322

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

I haven't followed the recent discussions as I should. So sorry for asking- do we already know if it will be a single or twin aisle? I always thought it'll be a single aisle. Boeing seems to be fixated on what they call "hybrid cross section": a 767-like 7-abreast passenger cabin with nar...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102764

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

aerolimani wrote:

If BBD violates the law should it not be enforced?


BBD did not violate the law. Boeing did.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35917

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Boeing 777-9 is too big for American. 777-300ER is as big as it'll get for a while.

Then, A350-1000 as a replacement.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35917

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm in the camp that roots for American "doing United". I see American increase the order for A350-900 to replace all of its 777-200ERs with options for larger -1000 as an eventual replacement for its 777-300ERs as well.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36238

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

...and some people still want United to cancel their A350 order.

PATHETIC.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36238

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

seahawk wrote:
UA only pushed there decision into the future. They might even still cancel the A350.


Keep dreaming. A350 order at United is here to stay - much to yours, and others, dismay. And it opens the door for A350-1000 as an eventual replacement of the 777-300ER.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36238

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I'll open the can of worms, what the hell...

United will eventually replace their 777-300ERs with A350-1000, in due time. Now - go ahead. Hate me all you want, Boeing cheergirls. xD

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 6179

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

How about just flying the flag of Norway, and maybe Ireland on the tail since Norwegian Air is NOT in any way an American air carrier. After all, United, Delta and American don't need gimmicky tail schemes to convince Europeans that they are something they are not. Obviously, you don't get the poin...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 64004

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Ruscoe wrote:
Does anyone know how Boeing is modifying the wing on the 10 to reduce the low speed drag?

Ruscoe


Different flap settings and slight flap trailing edge reprofile. Also, engines will be moved forward as well vs. those on other MAX family members.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 21543

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

scotron11 wrote:
Surprised seeing as all the carriers that were "suckered" into the 787 that never delivered EIS.


Just goes to show you what "the undisclosed amount of compensation from Boeing" will do.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102764

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Meanwhile...

There's a picture on Twitter showing CS300 with Delta logo. :D

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 64004

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Good thing to see Boeing is making all necessary improvements to Max 10 and I'm glad I was wrong about it being DOA. Here's to doubling its order book.

Now, Boeing, bring on that MoM plane...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74182

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

...and another "no MAX/NG customer will order A321Neo" a.net legend goes down the toilet. xD

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 33309

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The 4 additional 77W's will bring UA's fleet up to 18 which casts doubt on whether UA will take delivery of all 35 A35J's currently on order. At the beginning of the fleet review process there was an executive who was question by employees over the Bloomberg article and he told employees at WHQ he ...

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29052

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

The writing was on the wall the minute Boeing launched 777-300ER. People, it's time to MOVE ON.

Your "queen" is DEAD.

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74182

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

Excellent choice, if true. 787 is too much of a plane for them, MoM would've been better, but B6 can't wait, I presume.

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by BlueSky1976
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81976

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I am laughing at Leahy's comment on 240 seats on a narrowbody. How many airlines are lining up for this really bad option for the consumer. Boarding and deplaning would take forever thereby damaging operating times. Take a wide body like a B767 type over a narrowbody that long. This plane would be ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: WTO condemns Boeing’s non-compliance and new subsidies

Good.

Boeing's own b*tching turned against them. Maybe they will finally stop complaining and get their @$$es back to work and start designing real airplanes, not "updating" obsolete 737s.

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 14806

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

Because the only way Boeing can sell planes is by giving them away cheap, right. :roll: Thanks for that input John, I mean keesje. Well, Boeing did sell 737s to United at a dumping price before, so they're likely to do that again. Not just cheap, Keesje implied that the 737-10 upgrade is free. I ho...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32007

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

africawings wrote:
Dear all;

Is there any possibility for a 747-8 SP?

Thoughts?


Of course.
It's got two engines, folding wingtips and is called the 777-8.

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 27, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7896

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

I don't know if that's quite right. The 764 made more sense for existing 763 operators and the 332 made sense for existing 333 operators. It's not like BA or NH bought the 332 over the 764; they just did not purchase an aircraft of that rough size (the 772 fleets of both no doubt had an impact). In...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat May 27, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 7896

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

The 767-400ER was built as a result of a joint request by DL and CO to replace their L-1011 and DC-10 fleets, respectively. As a result, the 767-400ER was basically built to DL and CO specs, not the rest of the industry. Nothing could be much farther from the truth. The 767-400 was built by Boeing ...

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by BlueSky1976
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102764

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

So, per Boeing's logic, it's OK to sell 737s at dumping price. But if Bombardier does the same for CSeries, it's "unfair", "unjust", "not right"...

Yeah. Right.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Go Bombardier! Fight the fight!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group and the 787
Replies: 42
Views: 10049

Re: LH Group and the 787

seahawk wrote:
The replacement for 767, 777-2 and A330 will be decided later this year and the 787 is a front runner.


Source?

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by BlueSky1976
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 9049

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

Good job, Emirates!

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by BlueSky1976
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 23157

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March

seahawk wrote:
the new Queen of the North Atlantic.


Far from it.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 113040

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

1. You have no idea who is actually interested in the MAX 10. I do, actually. It's all over Twitter with links to legit media sources. 2. It'll be nearly a decade before a clean sheet debuts - plenty of time to get a return on the MAX 10. Per United and Udvar-Hazy, EIS for NMA/MOM is 2025, if launc...

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 113040

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Only ONE (!!!) potengial buyer for 737-10X vs. many (including United, Alaska and ALC's Udvar-Hazy) interested and buzzing around at ISTAT about NMA/MOM/797.

Guys, the writing's on the wall. MAX 10 is going BYE BYE. And that's a good thing, actually.

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by BlueSky1976
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68654

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Wouldn't a MOM face growing to a 5500 range and upwards of 300 passengers? And that before it even gets into the air.


There's already a MOM for that. It's called 787-10.

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by BlueSky1976
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68654

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

737 MAX 10 = D.O.A. Just as I stated in the other thread - waste of time, money and resources that could be productively and fruitfully used elsewhere.

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