Today (14.03.2020) is 40 year anniversary of LO007 air disaster, which took place on this day in 1980. Officially - due to faulty turbine shaft. With time, more and more evidence becomes available proving that actual cause was poor maintenance of aircraft engines by airline mechanics. All 88 souls o...Jump to post
Why still have the A330s when the 787s can take over their role as well domestically and simplify the fleet? ...because QANTAS was the biggest single victim of 787 being 4 years late. This and financial woes they fell under in the meantime gave them the opportunity to get out of that contract at mi...Jump to post
Poland officially signs a $4.6 billion contract to buy 32 F-35's: https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/01/31/poland-inks-46-billion-contract-for-f-35-fighter-jets/ This is significantly less than the expected $6.5 billion. A waste of money on useless aircraft, given Polands geolocation. T...Jump to post
Boeing is far from doomed. Troubled - yes, but not doomed.
MAX trouble will go away, but this will spell long overdue end to the 737 line. Not going ahead with NSA back in 2010/11 has rightfully backfired on the company.
Boeing needs all-new narrowbody ASAP.
RainerBoeing777 wrote:For this 2020 LOT will place an order of Boeing 787-10 for its dense routes to YYZ, JFK, EWR, ORD, NRT and ICN
tomgle wrote:Off topic, but I wasn’t sure where else to post this: an RAF Airbus KC2 Voyager (modified A330) just took off from Warsaw, heading to the UK. Anyone know what it was doing there?
VV wrote:Define 767X.
Boy, how right was I.
Told ya.... 777-300ER freighter conversion it's not a matter of "if" but "when".
...and here it is.
Coming up next: 777-9 swing tail freighter. 747-8F is going bye-bye in 10 years tops.
This is interesting.. but considering the A330 kicked the 767's @ss ,leading to Boeing building the 787 I can't see how the passenger 767MAX would be that successful except for the most ardent 767 customers like UA. Delta and AA have already moved on with the NEO and 787. Cargo could be interesting...Jump to post
So the EASA will keep a perfectly functioning airplane grounded. Just because. Fair enough. The EASA has made its bed. But you can be very sure they will cry foul when they must lie in it one day. :smile: BS. EASA will not repeat mistakes made by FAA and will double check FAAs own certification to ...Jump to post
What's the purpose of the livery? Is this frame going to do some sort of promotional tour or something like that?Jump to post
Noshow wrote:Why is the FAA itself so quiet on MAX updates? The last I can find is from late june?
Moore Aerospace is arguing on Twitter that a grounding was not required, that it is a political act and that all that was required was an AD stopping CAT III landings. https://twitter.com/mooreaerospace/status/1154145702152478720?s=12 Credible? It's probably one of Boeing - paid troll accounts, sim...Jump to post
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