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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Was RR involved when the fleet was initially parked? As RR provides QF the engines under PBH scheme, RR technically owns the engines hanging under QF's fleet of A380s. Conversely, will RR need to be involved again when the fleet is re-activated? Probably. The post above by smartplane suggests they ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 77
Views: 3212

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

And if you don't have the time, pay a traffic lawyer for like 80 bucks Interesting, haven't seen lawyers offer to fight tickets for cheap money like that where I drive the most (NH, MA, CT). I guess I'll have to look harder. The last ticket was in CT and I had to drive two hours each way and take a...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

Dude, you are so on point with that. The worst thing is I knew it one year into working with the company that It was time to start looking for another job. I wasn't gelling with my dept. head who pretty much didn't acknowledge me but was very chummy with other newbies because I think one played gol...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?
Replies: 20
Views: 3140

Re: Boeing board shake up; CEO Extension?

I wonder if Alan Mulally at 75 would be willing to come back for a few years. Letting Mulally go to Ford instead of promoting him was one of the bigger HR mistakes Boeing made. One of a.net's favorite memes. No one knows if he would have been able to do what he wanted to do had he become CEO. At th...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Australian PM said today he is in no hurry to open up the country for visitors anytime soon. That statement doesn't bode well for QF and their A380 return plans. Doesn't bode well? Why do you think that? It's not as if the borders will be closed until 2023-2024.... No one knows what the future hold...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

There is no reason to let work politics upset you. Might it be that you were idealistic about the reality of technical work among humans? It is a game, which you now understand. I totally removed my expectations and feelings from my work. This freed up mental and emotional space. Reminds me of the ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Australian PM said today he is in no hurry to open up the country for visitors anytime soon. That statement doesn't bode well for QF and their A380 return plans. Also, some of the places they'd fly seem to be challenging. For instance DFW is in Texas and their governor has been leading the charge t...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 77
Views: 3212

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Actually the stories above remind me that the cop who wrote my last ticket was really surly, presumably because I did not confess to doing anything wrong. Hey, I was just leaving the "his word against mine" defense open to myself. Why he had no video evidence was a mystery to me, it would ...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

I normally don't like to post personal stuff like this but we've all been through a lot and I was wondering whether the lockdown and other job issues have forced anyone to reevaluate their lives. I've just been going through a bit of a rut lately. I'm thinking of going back for a doctorate in Aeros...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

https://twitter.com/HeidiNBC/status/1383769006528634881
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As seen on Twitter:

Good morning.

The United States does not have more mental illness than other countries.

It has more guns.

Ref: https://twitter.com/HeidiNBC/status/1383769006528634881

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

In terms of movements and including regional operators it is probably CVG or STL. CVG had more movements at its peak, but I believe DL is still much larger at CVG today than AA at STL. After that probably PIT. CLE was always much smaller than the others mentioned even at CO’s peak. What is a little...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I'm open to being educated about the disruptive technologies that Boeing can apply to revolutionise the industry, that are not going to be available to Airbus which will make them very scared..... I think all of us will agree Boeing hasn't been keeping its thoughts in this space a secret. I think t...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Would 7-abreast ovoid widebody be better than A321XLR and A322? I mean, the main reason why A321XLR became so successful is because of their flexibility and commonality with the rest of A320neo family. The new B797 got none of that. It's a brand new aircraft that cost at least 20 billion dollars th...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

While the Zoom point is the mantra these days, I wonder if it's overblown. Sure, it's a band aid approach in the short term but everyone was forced to do it. A lot of business relationships, especially involving sales, are personal. Two things: 1) 5 or 6 years down the road, when some people on one...

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by Revelation
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

So, we have a clear statement from Joyce saying he thinks all of QF's A380s will return: “We think we will reactivate all of the A380s. We spent a lot of money on them . Once demand is there, they’re going to be good aircraft, get back in the air and we can cope with this lower demand environment wi...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 77
Views: 3212

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

I once read a statistic that for every time a person gets a motor vehicle violation from police, they've offended 80 times. Seems likely to me. I've only once felt hard done by police, pretty much every time I've been accused of doing something, I did it, and there were probably 80 times I got away ...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Well, my thought process would be, why do they need to build a widebody to replace B757 and to compete with A321XLR? Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper for them to created a brand new narrowbody rather than a complex ovoid 7-abreast widebody that would have weird length and width ratio to compete wi...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

"Don't work out" != "stuck with the tab", but PIT comes close to that standard: The airport underwent a massive $1 billion rebuilding and expansion which was completed in 1992 and became a major hub for US Airways. The new airport was one of the most innovative in the world, dub...

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by Revelation
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Each and every member has the same ability to create threads. Exactly right. Again it speaks volumes. So where are your threads on victims in blue bud? Indeed. Typical Trumper, wants to sit back and put sticks into the spokes then tweet about it at midnight from bed, instead of doing anything thems...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

What announcement would make executives in Toulouse and Hamburg sit up straight, pay attention and make calls? Probably not another $15B MoM defibrillation. I think the competitors would laugh if Boeing ditched the MAX after going through all the pain of getting it back into service, then tried to ...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Whilst there are some business travel and conference that would be replaced by zoom and video conferencing forever, most in similar time zones. There are others that involves different time zones, for examples, us in the far east vs meetings to be held in East Coast US, would you prefer either side...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Revelation nails it: while most of the cities in question weren't exactly experiencing economic renaissances, an equally (if not bigger) contributor to their demise was the significant increase in range for everyday narrowbodies. In the days when DC9s, early 737s, and 727s comprised the bulk of the...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO. Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes. Each and every member has the same ability to create threads. If you're moved to...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

They're looking to spend more money to relocate the main terminal adjacent to the concourses thus eliminating the people mover. Perhaps it will receive funds in the infrastructure bill. Interesting, they spent $1B in the 90s to upscale the airport to be a hub for US, now they are spending $1.4B to ...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO.

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Kinda surprised this didn't attract notice here, given the link to Fedex: A gunman opened fire outside and inside a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' main airport Thursday night, killing eight people, wounding several others and sending witnesses running before taking his own life, police sai...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

and often ask taxpayers to fund huge expansions that often times don't work out (ref: PIT). That's a bit of fiction as applied to U.S. airports which don't - generally - rely on taxpayer funds but instead on federal airport improvement grants, PFCs (passenger-paid, not taxpayers), and leases. Airpo...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

i agree with PSA. esp. STL and PIT. i remember frustrating ATC delays constantly into STL back in the 80's As a STL resident, I think the most dramatic decline was CVG. In the early 2000s, they had 500-600 departures a day. CVG to me seems to be the poster child for the inland hub that died as soon...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years of Tampa International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2035

Re: 50 years of Tampa International Airport

Both my grandmother and my mother have retired to St. Pete and so I've seen a lot of TPA over the years. To be honest, like most airports, it seems like it's been a never ending construction site. Seems they have cleaned up the path to get off the bridge and into the airport a lot, which is apprecia...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 110
Views: 10948

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

I was wondering this morning: of all the US domestic hubs since deregulation, what was the biggest that went from glory days to the end of a spoke? STL? CVG? CLE? In terms of aircraft movement rather than capacity. I think most people living in those places would not view it as glory days. Sure, it...

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by Revelation
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Poor Airbus, unable to make A220 at industrial volume and price points after putting $1B more into the program, not willing to take the financial hit needed to win the once in a generation deal that Kessje and others suggested was needed to get the orders to scale up its industrial base, unable to ...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

If bypass ratio was everything, Southwest would have ordered the A220 like you projected in countless threads and posts, and MAX7 would not be built. "Though Southwest took a hard look at the Airbus A220, which would have delivered better economics per trip, the Boeing discounts and compensati...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 18692

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Honestly what other airlines would order the 777X? We know EK has trimmed their order after seeing that it’s too big for their needs, QR & EY are shaky to say the least, SQ probably wouldn’t be ordering more after their recent top up, nor do I see any of the other current orders being increased...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1136
Views: 140727

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Time marches on and yes, "I get it".....but I almost vomited in my mouth to hear an A321 was potentially displacing a 727. Not in class, style and overall elegance my friend!!!! I've never been a big DC/MD guy, but if our resident DC-8F has to sit out MIA flying or a sister ship DC-8F mis...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

If a 737MAX could carry these new quiet, high bypass turbo fans from GE or PW, that showed up early in the previous decade, things would look different. If bypass ratio was everything, Southwest would have ordered the A220 like you projected in countless threads and posts, and MAX7 would not be bui...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I've been vaguely enthusiastic about a 767 re-engine for at least a decade. The smaller 748 GENX seemed a perfect match. GE even promoted it, many Farnboroughs back in time. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h2-uToUYxIo/Wjb7YidzrjI/AAAAAAAADSY/Nrk4tafc0PYqKXZc1qkNLSg3BaZqchltgCLcBGAs/s1600/Boeing%...

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by Revelation
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

A380 for CZ was always a problem, even before pandemic. Their original plan was for trunk domestic routes where the volume of passengers is massive (PEK-CAN etc) but when they put it into operation it didn't work out as well as they expected with loading times etc, hence them having to find oversea...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Regarding efficiency, if the 77W is still viable in 2023 then so is the A380. You just need routes with adequate demand, which QF does but AF or MH did not. Well, that's the thing: A380 CASM is comparable to a typical 77W config but it's a much bigger increment of capacity to fill. They get used on...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

Seems AAB may be speaking at the same venue? "There is no future for the #A380, it was the wrong plane at the wrong time ". @qatarairways CEO Akbar Al Baker once again lashes out againt the A380, says it's not even likely the remaining 5 QR keeps will return in the next 2-3 years meaning e...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

Hmm interesting as their 380s have been operational through the pandemic Seems that would exaggerate the "operation cost is very high" part of the equation. No one else has been able to solve the problem of an very large aircraft that is not more efficient than smaller aircraft. Chinese o...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return
Replies: 64
Views: 12320

Re: Qantas expects A380 fleet to return

Agreed A lot can happen.. And you've got to consider the financial impact of this.. Joyce can't say much else . Qantas own all 12 outright afaik, no leases, no specific lien . While they've written them down substantially they've still got some value (and they've just spent more $$s refurbing 6 bef...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

Re: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

one more to go.... I'm not sure which one you are referring to. In the last week or so we've seen CEO level statements supporting return of at least some of the A380s at EK, QF and BA, although I have to wonder if they aren't wishful statements and the slow international travel recovery curve will ...

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by Revelation
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

China Southern reviewing future of A380 fleet

This is the first time I've read CZ is contemplating the future of their five A380s: Speaking during a CAPA Live event today, Guoxiang Wu, the Guangzhou-based carrier’s senior vice-president of international and corporate relations, said of the A380: “It is still in our consideration how we can solv...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

We're really not talking about "current generation engines" unless you think technology froze in the 00s and GE and Safran learned nothing from GE9X. Feel free to list the engine technologies it's worth waiting till the 30s for, and what they offer in risk vs reward. I don't think that wh...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

We're really not talking about "current generation engines" unless you think technology froze in the 00s and GE and Safran learned nothing from GE9X.

Feel free to list the engine technologies it's worth waiting till the 30s for, and what they offer in risk vs reward.

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

But the A321 can also field the GTF and GTF and LEAP will see PiPs in the 2020ies. So the delta will be not that big. PW says, they could offer a GTF Mk.2 after 2030, that should bring about 10% improvement over a GTF fitted on an early A320NEO. They are also aiming at a 3-4% PiP by 2024 and a 2% P...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

But the A321 can also field the GTF and GTF and LEAP will see PiPs in the 2020ies. So the delta will be not that big. PW says, they could offer a GTF Mk.2 after 2030, that should bring about 10% improvement over a GTF fitted on an early A320NEO. They are also aiming at a 3-4% PiP by 2024 and a 2% P...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

But then how much is a half generation? PW/MTU are aiming for a 3-4% PiP for the GTF to come online by 2024. with another 2% to come at the end of the decade. That´s the benchmark. I thought the PW PIP was needed to make the A321XLR range math work as advertised, and it's supposed to EIS in 2023. W...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1621
Views: 160195

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

That being said, I could be wrong - a much newer wing than the A321 and 737-10 at 38m could provide a significant aerodynamic boost and NMA would have a larger engine than the 737-10 (I am guessing they would run the LEAP-1A / PW1100G with a hotter core for more thrust). So NMA might be competitive...

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by Revelation
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR
Replies: 244
Views: 45272

Re: Airbus is stepping up development A321XLR

"Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024." Not quite in time for the first XLR deliveries, but most should be in line to benefit from the consequent weight savings. I am a little surpri...

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