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by seahawk
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

You do not need the same fuselage diameter for that either. If planed for a robotic line can do varsious fuselage diameters without extra costs.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)
Replies: 18
Views: 8327

Re: The Fate of N984TW (Last MD80 Produced)

UA444 wrote:
Still curious why this and others hasn’t gotten interest from cargo carriers yet. Some of DL’s have.


Because we have a feedstock of 737NGs and A321s.

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I think that is just wrong. The accountants also drooled about the idea of an A380-1000, which would allow you to fly the same number of pax as 4 747s with only 2 A380s. Half the crews, half the flights, and probably less than half the fuel consumption - what is not to like about it? They failed whe...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

The strategic decision was never hard. If Boeing is not outright lying, the 737-8 is competitive and making them money. The 787 is dominating the A330. So the outlook is that they should be okay in any tender up to 737-8 size. Suffering with the 737-9 and 737-10 and winning with the 787. Doing a new...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Well to be honest your side has made it easy by their own incompetence the past decade or so. I don't understand why posters get angry at other posters when it is their favourite OEM causing them the grief. As for your post, well we know the histories of the aircraft. You are trying to be clever to...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Outside the medical professionals working with vulnerable persons, I think it is not the time to go after those unwilling to take a vaccine and the resources would be better spent on sending those shots to people desperately wanting to get vaccinated. Once we have offered a chance to get the shot to...

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And that means enough people on the global scale. 90% vaccinated in the USA and 5% in Africa, won´t help unless you restrict travel.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And those variants will propagate anyway, as long we are not reaching a global herd immunity or as long as we do severely restrict travel.

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Would it not be easier to vaccinate the vulnerable and not force healthy and informed people to take the vaccine?

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

And as far as I know the US has an ample supply of vaccines with no such limitations. Other countries do have a limited supply and limitations on the use of some vaccines.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Houston Methodist has 22,000+ employees. Their HR department is likely 50 people or less. The type of analysis you're describing will never happen at an employer this large - it's costly and impractical given the situation. Well, it would be down to the employee to show why the vaccination is an un...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental right to work there (or anywhere, really). If you w...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. Nobody is being forced to do anything. They can make a choice. 1) Get the vaccine 2) Get a different job. Methodist is the hospital where everyone wants to work. Good culture. Good pay. Good resources for patient care. You don't have a fundamental...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I think 40% marketshare might be optimistic this decade. On top of that price/ margin is essential. I agree and that's really the point. Boeing was losing market share even before the pandemic and the MAX debacle. I get all the arguments about the economics of a new airplane being prohibitive, but ...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to work there you are obliged to mitigate threat you pose....

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 3693

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

Of course they'll bid, but there's only slightly more than a snowball's chance that that bid will be successful (and I'd argue) even considered on anything more than a superficial basis for fiscal responsibility, barring a default exclusivity. I think we will see. the GTF surely has changed the gen...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to wor...

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?
Replies: 28
Views: 3693

Re: Pratt & Whitney - Future widebody engine?

When Airbus or Boeing are looking for a new engine for a widebody, P&W will bid.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 87
Views: 3072

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Boeing HAS to make the Max a winning program, it’s not just about restoring their good name but they need to buy time while new technologies mature, particularly engines This is going to be a few years, it would be senseless to start developing a clean sheet 737 replacement now without a step chang...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5735

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

We see developments looking at piston engines up to around 2000HP, it makes sense that the turboprop/ open rotor then aims for the lower thrust turbofans.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 47562

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I wonder if this was that "big announcement" instead of that supersonic plane. Seems to me GE + Safran as CFM announcing a new open-rotor design for the mid-2030s will be much more disruptive to the airliner business than any supersonic plane will be. The engine industry is always the bes...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines? It looks like CFM thinks the same thing, with the smaller s...

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

A conventional fuel burning tube with wings is a risky solution anyway,. Maybe the replacement to the 737 are 2 airplanes. One hybrid short range optimized plane and a larger medium to long range optimized plane using conventional engines?

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15070

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

As the competition is not more climate friendly or efficient, the 737 is just fine. And yes, a 737 won´t cut it in 2045, but neither would an A320.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15395

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

“El ataque de los tomates asesinos”. Yes with a difference. This is (was) a rare example of a Boeing 707-400, complete with intact Conway engines, not a cannibalised leftover to which I would have no objection even myself. But it spoiled the scenery and the picture Germans want us to have about the...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 71
Views: 15395

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

It is just an old plane and not some valuable relic. Good that they finally scrap it.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17406

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Translation: Thanks for all the money on the green initiatives, can we appy a bit of greenwash and use it as a subsidy for Air France to buy more Airbusses? There I have to disagree. Airbus did put decent work into the concept, but at the moment governments can not guarantee the availability of CO2...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

We can’t just talk about an incremental or marginal improvement. It has to be fundamental. So you have to prove that your modeling capability can do the next airplane and the manufacturing techniques can be used at scale and are repeatable. You have seen the developmental composites on an airplane,...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17406

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Translation, we don't have the billions for new factories and there doesn't look to be enough competition to worry about. This will be like after the 737NG was released, a long period of improvements, but no new models. Until someone launches an innovative new model and then the market must adapt. ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 47562

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I'm a cynic during negotiations, but if Boeing can clise the UA and FR deals as well as the already announced AS and WN orders, it gives momentum to the MAX. I consider this order likely. As you know the end result was a stalemate, UA hasn't taken -7, -700 or A220. I don't see any progress that wou...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 47562

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

REUTERS mentioned split the order between A and B. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/united-airlines-talks-buy-least-100-boeing-737-max-jets-bloomberg-news-2021-06-10/ Yes a heavily one sided split. With over 100 Boeing jets and dozens of Airbus jets. With the Boeing order said to ...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 47562

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Would be good news for both sides.

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by seahawk
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20970

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

What a liability. A paid-off, reliable and economic fleet... I question the reliable and economic part. Delta MRO has so far kept those birds operating without any noticeable deviation from the fleet average. And considering they still have A320CEOs and 737NGs in the fleet, the 757 should be reason...

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by seahawk
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20970

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

What a liability. A paid-off, reliable and economic fleet...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 15531

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

Noshow wrote:
The wider fuselage sister 767 did surprisingly better because of the freighter and tanker. The 757 only works as a converted freighter but second hand A321s seem to take over this business.

Because there are no more 757s left to convert.

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26621

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Still, as you mentioned earlier, it has to be - 1000 specific, probably not safety related and, as Qatar is not the only operator, quite Qatar specific. Personnaly I vote for suboptimal high temperature take off capabilities My 2 cents Agréé on the point it has to be A350-1000 specific. The most in...

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by seahawk
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

But is there a new engine in the 40-45K thrust range? The avleak report mentioned talks with suppliers, presumably the most important ones are the engine suppliers. From Wiki's NMA page: Boeing issued a request for proposals (RFP) with a June 27, 2018 deadline for a 45,000 lbf (200 kN) engine with ...

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

A OEW 5t below the A321 is very close to the OEW of a 737-8.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224095

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

JonesNL wrote:
A tight 6 abreast skinnier and lighter than A32x fuselage with smaller container option and optimized wing? 5t OEW advantage over the A321 should be enough to be quite competitive on the market...

That kills the MAX as well as the A321.

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by seahawk
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 20375

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

Who ever doubted that the 777-8F will launch?

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26621

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

“ If we are not able to settle that serious issue we have with them, we will refuse to take any aircraft from them ,” the CEO said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Falling out with Qatar Airways, Al Baker warned, will cause Airbus “a stress in the relationship with IAG, with LatAm, with other air...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 125
Views: 25797

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Lufthansa has been rescued by the German taxpayer. Their traditional high wages have not been sustainable anymore. For years they try to lower their cost base. I understand the frustration of traditional LH staff but this issue really has two sides. I think they should better reform the company cor...

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by seahawk
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31662

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Airbus only linked the wing to a new platform and said:

“We think the next new platform will be significantly better than what we do today,” he told Bloomberg on April 29. “We’re really focused on accelerating the path to de-carbonization and to the propulsion system of the future.”

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by seahawk
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31662

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The whole certification debate is pure speculation, There is no indication that they want to hang the wing on the A320 series. Airbus talk about a new platform which probably is a future A320 successor.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 132
Views: 26534

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

Great news. Hope the succeed and no money is wasted on that pointless purchase.

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by seahawk
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31662

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity for any successor to the A320NEO, but I am not convinced we will see the wing on an A320 any time soon. It makes me wonder at wh...

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by seahawk
Mon May 31, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31662

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product. That may well be, but it was supposed to reduce weight. The primary purpose is to increase wing size and area while keeping it about the same weight as the current wing. And this for similar production costs. It is a necessity fo...

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by seahawk
Sun May 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31662

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

I see the wing more as a technology demonstrator than a real product.

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by seahawk
Sat May 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 36704

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Under current condition STC would be stupid not to use any delay by Boeing to get concessions for taking the frames at a later date. This is business and we know that EK and QR like to negotiate through the press. They are building the 4th 777-9 for Lufthansa at the moment and everybody knows how in...

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