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by BREECH
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist

Ha! Now I can hear it :-) Thanks to both of you. If you could say what words are precisely "КШ" it would be a cherry on top, but that explains all anyway. I supposed it might be some kind of trimming set to "posadka" mode but did not know there are different gears in 124/225 ste...

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by BREECH
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist

Hello, can anyone fly An-225 here? ;-) OK, seriously, what is it in the landing checklist of Mriya after "Flaps, slats - 35, 17"? I can't find anyone recognizing the words, it must be some abbreviation or strictly jargon. Ruslan has it too, I think. Not jargon, they are reading the landin...

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by BREECH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How do I remove photos from my album?
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

How do I remove photos from my album?

It sure looks like I can add but not remove photos from my album. Another unfortunate oversight?

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by BREECH
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 62
Views: 10656

Re: Air France planes' names

Oh, please, please, please, Air France, buy an Antonov-2 and name it François Hollande.

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by BREECH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 9425

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

I guess Switzerland just love to see their national airline go bancrupt time and time again. After all, in a quiet and trouble-free country like that what else do you talk about at lunch?

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by BREECH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 11891

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

For it to be really representative of Krakow, it should read: "Come to Krakow and see hordes of piss drunk Brits acting like total idiots and puking in the streets"..... That would go great with the ASMIR concept as well... I think if they used that line they'd get sued by Ryanair for cop...

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by BREECH
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 11891

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Oh, puhlease! What ELSE is there to do? Only two nations that Russians look DOWN on in terms of drinking - Finns (alcobuses from Helsinki in St.Peterburg, hello) and Poles. I understand the indignation, but YES, truth can hurt. Especially when you think your city is the "European culinary capit...

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by BREECH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26035

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Cunard wrote:
Willie Walsh will no doubt go down in history as being one of best if not the best CEO's British Airways has ever had

A distinction one is unlikely to work too hard to achieve.

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by BREECH
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

VV wrote:
The reality is that the 787 has already achieved 840 deliveries as of end of May 2019 and A350 program hit the 280th delivery this month.

MAYBE the reason for fewer deliveries is that Airbus started production of A350 in 2015 while Boeing delivered 787 since 2011?

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by BREECH
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

ScottB wrote:
BREECH wrote:
60 tons difference in MTOW, 10 tons difference in payload


This is only meaningful for carriers who need the additional payload/range and are willing to accept the higher acquisition and operating costs to get them.

Name ONE that doesn't need additional payload.

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by BREECH
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

The A359 is not a much larger airliner than the 787-10. 60 tons difference in MTOW, 10 tons difference in payload... that's 20% in my book. Oh, and a foot of fuselage width. Now estimate the revenue benefit and variable cost difference. Discuss the business case. For DL TPAC, I see your point. But ...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Polot wrote:
The A359 is not a much larger airliner than the 787-10.

60 tons difference in MTOW, 10 tons difference in payload... that's 20% in my book. Oh, and a foot of fuselage width.

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

I only know rumors of the weight removal, but every kg removed improves the value of an aircraft $500v(USD). Boeing is working to remove 2,500kg or a $1,250,000 value improvement or $210 million usd per year (for 168 B787s per year, assuming all models benefit). All those numbers are some theorheti...

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by BREECH
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36540

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Airbus assembles planes at several plants, but so does Boeing. However Airbus's customers (like Qatar) don't refuse to accept planes made in Hamburg vs. Toulouse, and no ladders have ever been found in Airbus avionics compartments. Airbus makes wings in Broughton and have to bring them over by plane...

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by BREECH
Sat May 25, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 7064

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Boeing can still build the NG, it is still certified and good to go! Not for long, it seems: https://www.wsj.com/articles/maxs-return-to-flight-delayed-by-faas-reevaluation-of-safety-procedures-for-older-737-models-11558728091 The Classic-NG-MAX saga sure is coming back to bite Boeing in the tail c...

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by BREECH
Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 7064

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Although Boeing will survive, that is everybody's interest, not the least in Airbus interest. In an ideal world of honest competition, yes, that is in Airbus' best interests. But in reality... Just think about it, this is the first time in history that one aircraft manufacturer faces a very real pr...

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by BREECH
Fri May 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 7064

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

As a worst case scenario I can see them going IBM style, spinning off healthy business to get immediate cash. IBM survived, but what is left out of it? That is actually the BEST case scenario for today's Boeing. The worst case (for them) is if they go the Lockheed's (and and many others') route and...

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by BREECH
Fri May 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56388

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

so what can be better way for airbus instead of 380 program? 1) made a350 mk0 aka 340-800? 2) made 330-500 with small wing and 380 design issue than 350 mk1? 3) something else? Something else. The idea was to make a hub-to-hub plane. While I'm a HUGE A380 fan, I believe Airbus could've done a 10-ab...

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by BREECH
Fri May 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56388

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Did Airbus really need to do the A380 program first in order to identify this 'cultural mismatch' and make a successful A350? Yes. It wasn't about the mismatch per se. But it really synergized Airbus and gave it an amazing experience in selling a very specialized airplane that required special airp...

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by BREECH
Fri May 24, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding
Replies: 61
Views: 7064

Re: Financial effect of the 737MAX grounding

Correct me if I'm wrong but out of five passenger aircraft models the Boeing currently produces: - One is grounded under a huge scandal and is investigated for cutting the safety corners - One is suspected to be produced under subpar production standards in a place that was chosen only for its lack ...

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33080

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

https://twitter.com/AeronauticsO/status/1070857292353019905 Lufthansa's first A380 in the new colors has been rolled out in Guangzhou. The aircraft, D-AIMD, is currently undergoing maintenance checks before heading back to Germany. Wait, wait, wait... GUANGZHOU!?!? WHY was LH painting their plane i...

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger airliners cargo capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Passenger airliners cargo capacity

Hmmm... So the only answer to my question is, it's complicated. :-)

Thank you for replying! That was very interesting and informative.

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airbus Plans To improve manufacturing automation.
Replies: 125
Views: 18319

Re: How Airbus Plans To Fly Out Of Its ‘Perfect Storm’

It correlates with what we were told earlier, that resources were being moved away from A321+/++ and towards "design for manufacturing". Trying to find proofs of illusions may be very disappointing. "We" were told nothing. YOU just read one ridiculously sourced tabloid article a...

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger airliners cargo capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Passenger airliners cargo capacity

Emirates SkyCargo has some interesting figures on their website. It concerns the weight of cargo their passenger planes can lift. If anyone is interested it is as follows: Airbus A380 - 8t Boeing 777-300 - 23t Boeing 777-300ER - 23t Boeing 777-200LR - 15t Boeing 777-200ER - 17t They used to have the...

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 11191

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

Momo1435 wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if this actually Delta.

I wouldn't be surprised if it's some boeing fanboy's prank.

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33080

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

https://twitter.com/AeronauticsO/status/1070857292353019905 Lufthansa's first A380 in the new colors has been rolled out in Guangzhou. The aircraft, D-AIMD, is currently undergoing maintenance checks before heading back to Germany. Wait, wait, wait... GUANGZHOU!?!? WHY was LH painting their plane i...

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by BREECH
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 11191

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

travelhound wrote:
Qantas, to test new long haul routes and provide training for the 777 before the 777X arrives.

Leasing one from Qatar or buying one at scrap value from Air India would be cheaper.

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by BREECH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 21842

Re: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

lightsaber wrote:
Place too many restrictions and the deal will be off.

Nah. Boeing will do anything to get that deal. They need Embraer a lot more than Embraer needs Boeing.

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by BREECH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 39423

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Was the plane equipped with Runway Anti-Slide Augmentation System (RASAS)?

PS Southwest, go for A320!

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by BREECH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

I wonder if a new fuselage for an A320 replacement would provide enough improvement to justify the expense. What would it bring that the current fuselage can't. Nothing. It's one of the best fuselages on the market and definitely the best narrow fuselage in existence. Eh - Airbus wouldn't be workin...

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by BREECH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7979

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

BuildingMyBento wrote:
BREECH wrote:

LED didn't change after Leningrad became St.Petersburg.


Viktor Tsoi International Airport?

I'd rather chew glass!

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by BREECH
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7979

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs. This is the only one that made sense, IMO. And the only one that would stick with the people, if it wasn't censored. How much...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30482

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

US air went over to Airbus after USAir Flight 427 crashed. Boeing stalled to accept responsibility, Thank you! I keep forgetting that flight number even though it's my "favorite" example of how Boeing deteriorated over the years. And Lion Air sure seems like not such a small customer. An ...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30482

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Indonesia’s Lion Air is reviewing airplane purchases from Boeing Co and has not ruled out canceling orders as relations worsen in a spat over responsibility for a 737 jetliner crash that killed 189 people in late October. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-crash-orders-exclusive/exclusive-...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

We’ve heard about production issues going on in Hamburg and Airbus struggling with variability. Another draw could be the A350neo that we are hearing about. If Airbus is trying to add engine choice on the A350, it could take quite a few engineering resources. Who's "we" and where "we...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

And if shares buybacks are not aimed at reducing shareholders' control of the company, then what IS their purpose? IMU (artificially) lifting share value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share_repurchase Only in some VERY rare cases. In fact so rare that I wouldn't even remember a case like that. By ...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7979

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Interesting. Seems the Russians are finally interested in naming their airports after the names of famed people You do realize that Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo are the names of places where airports are built. Like, for example, Le Bourget or Lignate or Fumicino, right? I personally think it's a st...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Taxi645 wrote:
I wonder if a new fuselage for an A320 replacement would provide enough improvement to justify the expense. What would it bring that the current fuselage can't.

Nothing. It's one of the best fuselages on the market and definitely the best narrow fuselage in existence.

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

While it is not known at this time who will end up being the largest launch customer, DL / Ed Bastian has already stated publicly on multiple occasions that DL wants to be a launch customer for the 797. He said it on ONE occasion, it was just re-printed in various pro-boeing sources. I don't know w...

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

keesje wrote:
China Southern (Trump)

AND the A320 final-ish assembly line in Shanghai.

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by BREECH
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

WHAT larger market? There is NO market for NMA. At all. Nobody wants A310 or 753 sized airplanes. What airlines want is to squeeze more people into existing platforms and at lower cost. Until technology takes another step to make a plane the size of A330-800 lighter, cheaper and more economical tha...

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by BREECH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Lockheed has Skunk Works, Boeing has Phantom Works, what trendy name does Airbus have? Oooooooooh, that could be interesting! It depends which country gets the task to name it. If it's Spain, it'll be Tienda Barcelona to emphasize that Catalonia is still part of the country. If it's Britain, it'll ...

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by BREECH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

While the NMA is shaping up to a larger market WHAT larger market? There is NO market for NMA. At all. Nobody wants A310 or 753 sized airplanes. What airlines want is to squeeze more people into existing platforms and at lower cost. Until technology takes another step to make a plane the size of A3...

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by BREECH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

we pretty much know for sure the NMA-6x and -7x specs Do they. Well, I don't. Could "we" tell me what the specs are and what are the sources of the said specs? If it's Richard Aboulafia, the Vice-President, analyst and the only employee of the Teal Group, don't even bother quoting that. :-)

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by BREECH
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

except boeing has the cash flow to easily develop new products, airbus doesnt have that same financial freedom. How did you deduce that? Especially the second part. Airbus actually sells more planes at higher prices. Boeing has to dump their MAXs to keep the line busy. 787 sells at or even below co...

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by BREECH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

That would less be the case, if a A322 opens up a market not served with A321s and threathened by future NMA sales. E.g. longer TATL flights that do not justify a WB, or new routes during their initial start-up phase. Like what? What possible routes can that open or support in the initial phase? It...

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by BREECH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

What i don't understand is if there is such a demand for a MoM plane to fill the gap why Boeing hasn't just started producing the 757 again. The development is already done. All they'd have to do is update the engines and call it the 757Max. You can actually type your question into the Search field...

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by BREECH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

- A321 / A322 new projects all imply stretching the fuselage, adding wheels to support higher MTOW, developing new engines to fit the requirements; will all those developments imply such a high developement cost that a brand new A321 / A322 will cost less to buy in the first place than an A332 / A3...

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by BREECH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most disconnected Alliance member?
Replies: 20
Views: 4931

Re: The most disconnected Alliance member?

Obzerva wrote:
I’m thinking for oneworld it’s probably S7?

Based on what criteria do you make such a conclusion?

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by BREECH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 32500

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

Is the A321 really so much less expensive to operate than an A330-200 (or -800)? I know one's a NB and the other's a WB. But with the A332 you've got the range, the space, no tail strike problems, it can hold more cargo... Just guessing Higher purchase/lease price, MUCH larger engines, MUCH higher ...

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