All they need to do is come up with some good future programs that get realistically well funded and well managed. They can do it. Many regions just start air travel. There is more to come. With modern engines and aircraft air travel can be done environmentally responsible. And there is room for ad...Jump to post
As the CEO said "..... we can sustain all the important investments that I think investors are counting on from the Boeing Company ...." Somehow some of us wished he said he could sustain making the world's best planes, but he didn't then and doesn't now. It does make one wonder why a you...Jump to post
FR may order some Max 10s if the price is right https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/ryanair-may-order-boeing-max-10-this-year-only-right-price-2021-07-26/ IMO, FR is ordering MAX 10s soon. It has made comments about doing so multiple times this year, its just publicly negotiating. In...Jump to post
It's not just that this isn't an ideal project; it's going to spend billions and make the outcomes for travelers worse. Well, no - you're being hyperbolic. Every person leaving by Airtrain won't be leaving in a car (theirs, Uber) or bus, and that's a good thing in that it reduces traffic and emissi...Jump to post
Warning: totally speculative post follows! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-26/can-boeing-starliner-launch-pivot-from-737-max-woes-to-challenge-amazon-spacex has an interesting article saying that Boeing is losing engineering talent to SpaceX (more adventure/glory) and Amazon (more ca...Jump to post
oldJoe wrote:CDGIAD wrote:Any update/pictures of the first A220 for Air France?
It's due in September theoretically.
hope the link satisfy you
Whatever Boeing does next may be impacted by a 'brain drain', according to an article on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-26/can-boeing-starliner-launch-pivot-from-737-max-woes-to-challenge-amazon-spacex Title: Boeing’s Turnaround After 737 Max Crisis Threatened by Talent E...Jump to post
It's rather ironic you're asking someone to provide a source for their claimed overweight rumor yet you yourself don't provide a source to a similar and rather dubious claim. 18-20% more fuel efficïent, really? He provided a source which was a u2b video that I didn't bother watching since it's all ...Jump to post
Opus99 wrote:Also. Where did we hear the plane was overweight?
Yet he has no choice but say something like this: the program cost is almost all sunk cost now, the wing plant and FAL is built and the only way to re-establish a working relationship with FAA seems to be to keep working on the various certification efforts (MAX7, MAX10, 777X) that Boeing has in th...Jump to post
Airbus will offer the 225 when they are ready, whenever that may be. But we've heard comments over the years from several airlines showing interest in this model. I've personally heard the airline CEO of a big 220 operator state, paraphrased "at some point Airbus is going to want to do an A220...Jump to post
The LGA rebuild wasnt getting done without Cuomo. The evidence of that is quite simply that the Port Authority was trying to replace the Central Terminal since the late 90s. A patch job would’ve been done… It would not have been a transformative rebuild of the entire airport. Andrew is showy and sp...Jump to post
To clarify, the emissions requirements starting in 2028 only apply to factory-new aircraft, 77W/L conversions can still be sold after 2027. That is not consistent with the way restrictions around noise which is the main driving factor here is implemented, it is true registration/airworthiness of ne...Jump to post
A good summary of the criticism of the wrong way Airtrain plan: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nkx4/congrats-to-andrew-cuomo-on-his-useless-laguardia-airtrain Ends with: ... Cuomo's whole infrastructure philosophy is no one will care about the details as long as he builds big, shiny things. It i...Jump to post
Interesting article from FG quoting Boeing CEO Calhoun: “If I had a clean slate of paper today, and [there] wasn’t a 777X loaded in my development pipeline, would [Boeing] want to do it again? The answer is, absolutely. Yes,” Calhoun said on 3 June during an investor conference hosted by AllianceBer...Jump to post
Now that the horse is out of the barn... British Airways had published a technical leaflet regarding nose-gear lock pin installation in April 2020, three months after the FAA directive, highlighting the correct and incorrect positions. This was re-issued the following December, with an expiry date o...Jump to post
Here’s an article about the 777x and the uncommanded pitch event. It speculates that the issue may due to the slightly larger nacelles on the 777x. It also makes some comments on the MAX. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4439987-boeing-777x-suffers-fresh-blow I'd like to respond to what was written...Jump to post
Realistically does the A350F has any chance of being even a little successful with planes like B77W freighter conversion, the potential B778 freighter or even the current B77L freighter? Unless an airline is Qatar Airways I think they'd just go for 777-300ERSF or 777-200LRF to fulfill their needs f...Jump to post
The twitter vid showing flames coming out of the engine after landing and getting put out by fire services is pretty amazing. Glad they got it down in time, an expensive fix with an engine swap and fire damaged flaps. Will it buff out? :D https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E61CE91XoAQGVQb?format=jpg&n...Jump to post
IMO its not just having a preference (or partisanship). I won't deny I prefer Delta (plus Skyteam members), Alaska, and Boeing. So I follow their news and want them to be successful (Boeing is making it hard!). But, I don't want things bad for other companies; in fact, I want them to succeed, too. ...Jump to post
Airbus apparently needs an order for 50 to launch - all firm? They don't need to deliver at pace as Fs will be integrated with pax production. They may be happy to produce one F every month or two. That would allow QF to take early ones for gentle expansion and later to replace 777s at 10 or 12 yea...Jump to post
That's very true in that the same attitude is reflected on a.net a lot. Its just not complicated, we are in a heavy leisure market and clearly airlines are finding success in east coast cities with the Caribbean. DL served all these routes before, and recently. There is nothing "wow" abou...Jump to post
Ugh TPG has gotten increasingly bad about tying every route announcement as some kind of tit-for-tat/responsive move. Look at the routes announced here, they are seasonal flights that DL operated even last season (and the prior winter season) - the routes serve DL's BOS-origin customers. Just say &...Jump to post
Al Baker says Quatar is ready to order by Q3 if there is a launch. He'd also be happy with an A350F if the paint got fixed (...). Does a non-certified plane (read 777XF) have a chance on such a time frame? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/qatar-air-ready-to-buy-boeing-airbus-freig...Jump to post
COVID 1 - 0 Arsenal.
stl07 wrote:Get your shots
I'm not sure the designer has much say on the height of the pin above ground, it's a mechanical linkage and the gear's gotta fit into the wheel well, it's not like s/he's got N degrees of freedom on the pin location. As one of my co-workers likes to say, when man makes something idiot proof, God inv...Jump to post
Except for United/Continental at EWR if we're including the NYC market. Nope, you've missed the point. All of the airlines in the NYC area have to contend with split operations. UA's NYC presence pre-merger was pretty small, though it was the #2 airline at EWR, had a token JFK presence with just LA...Jump to post
DL didn't "nickel and dime" their way into T4. They funded a large part of the expansion and were at the mercy of the PANYNJ which punches well above its weight and not very efficient, capable, or effective at anything it gets its hands on. T4 was an out-dated facility the day it opened a...Jump to post
I’ll buy that to a point…and that point is taking extra, not obligatory time to make a Netflix documentary series which is by very design intended to increase one’s media exposure. Not the move of someone necessarily disinclined to engage with media. An alternate view is that doing a Netflix piece ...Jump to post
Indeed, but the key question is the same one as was asked four months and sixteen pages ago: who will pay the required amount to get their livery on the first one? Great question and personally, I don't think it is a FX or 5X. Maybe a QR but they are going 77F and can't see that much growth. All th...Jump to post
I'm quite surprised that they have no trouble gaining applications. I'm kinda surprised parents spend five if not six figure sums to help their children earn other kinds of specializations, but then again I'm not a parent. Not disagreeing one bit, my wife employer is reimburses and over tuition ass...Jump to post
You missed his point about the value of the type rating? Good example would be DC-9 type rating, what good does that do someone? His point was that a type rating value has a shelve life while the type is being flown worldwide in good numbers. Unlike a Master’s degree value really doesn’t go away at...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:Can't help but think how great the plane will look!
Hate to say it, this is not the first type something like this has happened on. The previous fix on another type was to plug the hole with sealant, however the FAA was not happy with that on the 787 they wanted a more purpose built plug (which takes time and money). United just went around and fill...Jump to post
Some older tweets from Peter Lemme that I think are interesting/related: Designing automatic flight controls is an art. Pilots monitoring must be fully aware of the mode. Each sets personal performance expectations. Mode confusion, especially degraded or unexpected operation, is the dominant threat ...Jump to post
It is interesting if that is the case, the accidents were a long time ago - so why do people think that the 737Max will not have an image problem after two recently highly publicised fatal accidents? Because we already have a few months of data, very few people are taking up offers to book away fro...Jump to post
This is not true, both FAA/EASA issued an AD last year for the incorrect hole to be plugged following the same issue causing an Ethiopian 787 nose wheel to collapse, a copy of the AD is posted reply 55. If the AD had been carried out by BA, the mechanics stature would be irrelevant, only one hold w...Jump to post
Or it's like Windows, which just decides it's time to restart the system when "not in use" (i.e. wheels on ground). All joking aside, the more complex the software that governs these systems, the easier it is for the manufacturer to do things without oversight from regulators/operators/et...Jump to post
As always, I'm baffled by the fact that no-one in the US wants to have anything to do with (rather) large turboprops like ATRs... I have flown on large Turboprops far too many times (mostly Dash 8's and the "improved" :lol: Q400). I want nothing to do with them ever again. Large turboprop...Jump to post
Malaysia Airlines is putting all six of its Airbus A380 aircraft up for sale. The airline is inviting interesting parties to make an offer for the planes. Interestingly, as opposed to going through the usual channels to sell a plane, Malaysia Airlines is advertising the sale on its LinkedIn page. R...Jump to post
Not sure this is the best thread for this link, and WSJ likely has paywall. Basically says what we know, Airbus is forcing many customers to take planes even if it risks their relationships and the airlines solvency. Sounds like this is coming straight from Faury. https://www.wsj.com/articles/airbu...Jump to post
xwb777 wrote:Load Factor has exceeded 70% up from 44% last year. Some routes are reporting a LF of 100%.
Prior shutdown due to water in electronics bay: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a220-rain-causes-engine-shutdown/ I need far more information to make a decision on severity. In particular, so far only on the ground. I do not believe, at this point, this is engine related. Instead, it seems engines ...Jump to post
That's the automatic shutdown feature. Indeed. Someone probably hasn't read the manual. That's fairly alarming, not gonna lie. I can't really imagine this being an actual automatic feature, and I'd probably say it's more likely to be a failure of sorts that was brought on by the landing knocking a ...Jump to post
No the real test is day to day or monthly cash flow and profitability. Not only is the government money a deceiver, but all the added expenses and debt are also not reflective of where they are really at now. It will take years to get back to where the normal pre/post tax profit means anything. The...Jump to post
It seems to me it could be an interesting battle in the A vs B war if A decides to be aggressive, and I wonder why they would not be. It seems Team A has been able to largely maintain narrowbody placements throughout COVID (less so with widebodies), they have a declared target of producing 60/month ...Jump to post
I have to wonder if they're going to try and pump the gas again on a deal to open up jets at YTZ. The dash 8s won't fly forever and without an appropriate replacement eventually the island ops could become more and more of a challenge. Making this order now and committing to other bases ensures the...Jump to post
chonetsao wrote:OzarkD9S wrote:How refreshing. Something that doesn't involve Florida for a change.
The refreshing part for the Europeans are that it did not happen on a Ryanair flight! SAS fly one frequency and Swiss fly 3 frequencies on Sunday.