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by seahawk
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 33
Views: 6682

Re: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production

Crush Boeing and achieve what? Turning the duopoly into a monopoly just to be split up or having governments invest money into building new competitors? The only way to "crush" Boeing is destroying the business case of a MoM and securing the market with the A321. But that is not "crus...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5791

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

What I'm interested to know is why some airlines bought the A346. VS presumably did so because of "4 engines 4 long haul." But what about TG and LH? They were looking at replacing DC-10/747 Classics. The A343 did okay against the 777-200/777-200ER and the A340NG promised even better econo...

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?

The livery does hardly matter at all. Put a free coffee machine into the waiting area for boarding and you achieve more for customer satisfaction.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5791

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

That is not the interesting question if you compare aircraft. Interesting is the OEW, MTOW in relation to payload and range. And if you look at the OEW and MTOW the A343 had a lower OEW and similar MTOW as the 777-200, which resulted in a longer range while carrying a similar payload. The 777-200ER ...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5791

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

I would not say the 343 did quite well against the 772. A340-300 entered service in 1993 and 777-200 in 1995. However, the 1995 version of 772 is the "A" model. It was designed to fly medium range routes, not long range routes. The competitor of 772A model is really the A330-300, not A340...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 5791

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Engines. The GE90-115B was a big success and tailor-made for the 777W, the Trent 500 not so much. If Airbus would have gone for the proposed PW GTF or GE would have decided to offer the proposed scaled down GE90, it would have been less one sided. But a quad with inferior engines, has not much chance.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

You could make a point that a A322 seems like a way better idea to improve the line-up.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6448

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

*note that the ACAP shows exactly the same range for a 242T CEO or 242T NEO at max payload.. But is the max payload the same? Less fuel should be required to fly a neo than a ceo the same distance at the same take off weight. Yes, it's the same (at least for the pax version). They increased the MZF...

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

We can't ignore the A320 was hugely successful in its first 25 years. Meanwhile the market changed. Earlier in this topic I showed a graph with NB seat capacity development over the last 20 years (post 171) https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1465375&start=150#p22992751 Boei...

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6448

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

I was considering asking you the same. Considering the performance data published by Airbus. The NEO is able to carry at least the same payload or more. No. The ACAP clearly shows that the NEO's max payload is similar to that of the CEO. The NEO's MZFW has increased by about as much as its empty we...

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Because since 2002, which was about the first time the idea was floated, Airbus ignored those customers... Or in other word: Time did tell.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6448

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

I was considering asking you the same. Considering the performance data published by Airbus. The NEO is able to carry at least the same payload or more.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Curious: Why would one use max number of seats rather than figuring out how each frame would accommodate the needs of a particular large customer? Wouldn't that be a little-more useful? Maximum number of seats is limited by stuff other than just interior space. So how would, say, Delta outfit each ...

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6448

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

It has a lower fuel burn. So except for really short hops, the reduced amount of fuel allows for more payload.

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6448

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

The NEO's MZFW hasn't increased as much as its OEW has so depending on how much weight they can remove from the frame during conversion, the max payload for the NEO will not be better that the CEO, maybe even slightly worse. The only benefit to a customer would be the decreased fuel consumption, bu...

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18305

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

The big problem is that politicians never wanted a good airport, they wanted to use the funds for the local economy and for their own budgets. So instead of hiring one contractor to build a functioning airport, they hired one for the design, one for concrete works, one for the air conditioning, one ...

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Boeing would have to react to this and make a 737-7.5 MAX, as the A320 shows that there clearly is a market for a plane between the 737-7MAX and 737-8MAX.

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 279
Views: 37942

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Who is on the other end of the lever? He hasn’t worked for Boeing since 2018 and the DOJ found no evidence executives pressuring him to do what he did. They were very specific about that in the report. The department ultimately determined that an independent compliance monitor was unnecessary based...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Please note, by some here, there is a big general error in thinking. Everyone, who starts with "what would Boing do", "what would an American company do", "What do I believe as an American, what they shall do"....You have already failed. Airbus will never do, what you ...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18305

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

Seriously what do you expect from an airport run by states that would not mind having no airport at all? You can not even get a cab at BER and if you do, the price you will pay depends on the number plate and if it says "B" or "LDS".

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Strangely this large gap seems to have not hindered sales in so far. On the other hand if we look at Boeing it seems like the small differences in size are not really appreciated by the airlines.

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

The other point is, that if Airbus is pondering an A322, stretching the A321 and A320 is not attractive.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Well, the analysis should make for happy faces at Boeing, as the 777-9 will be great when bigger is better.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

If they decide to wait till 2035 for even moderate product development, they should expect smaller addressable markets in some parts of the world as regulators really start taxing aviation emissions. I think a lot of people in this forum forget how little sympathy there is for air travellers in mos...

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Profit. I can't believe how much this forum ignores the possibility that emerging climate policy could substantially pressure aviation as a whole. Cutting relative fuel consumption is absolutely necessary to keep aviation growing. Slowing development just because of duopoly dynamics is a particular...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Why should Airbus do this again? Profit. I can't believe how much this forum ignores the possibility that emerging climate policy could substantially pressure aviation as a whole. Cutting relative fuel consumption is absolutely necessary to keep aviation growing. Slowing development just because of...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera mode settings for airshows
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Camera mode settings for airshows

Manual would not be my choice for fast action. As a Nikon user, Things might be different at Canon. Basic setting is aperture priority for me. I adjust the shutter speed with aperture and ISO settings. Shutter priority can be an option for panning/ prop blur. At Nikon you can also use P mode, where ...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Why should Airbus do this again?

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18305

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

It is not a problem. Air travel in Germany will reduce in the coming decades. Making it unattractive is positive.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4676

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Nice, hopefully it will make people fly less.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5166

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

Nice solution. I am still thinking we should be ready for half standing seats at 25".

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

This happens if you think Airbus and Boeing only exist to beat each other, while they are actually meant to make money. We have seen crazy ideas like doing a new aircraft for less than 5% gain in efficiency, or doing a new wing for 3% efficiency or 10% more range to fly some fringe routes. Fact is t...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260109

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

They need a product viable after 2035, the technology for that is not ready. CFM wants to got Open Rotor, so the whole design will have to adjust. A new plane with existing engines, or small up-dates of existing engines, is dead by 2035.

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by seahawk
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 4572

Re: Is innovation declining?

The basic thing that changed is that in the 1950ies the airframe was designed to match the engine today the engine is designed to match the airframe.

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

An A321 makes more money. In Toulouse Airbus was building A320s only, with Hamburg (and Mobile) taking care of the all A321's. Fine until the balance started to move. Now Toulouse will shift to A321s too. Politics. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2021/05/airbus-resumes-work-on-mod...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

And why should Airbus do this?

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260109

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I am a bit wondering. Being retired from Automotive. Integrated digital design tools are standard in Automotive already. This includes the Classic Design Tool, a lot of quick calculations which replace previous Finite Element Tools. In recent years thermodynamic tools have improved a lot such as En...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

The A321 sells because it is often the logical replacement of the A320, that you ordered 15 years ago. The natural growths of demand, means that a A321 is the better choice on routes currently seeing the A320. Another point is that there are very few A321CEOs to be had used. Imho Airbus needs to la...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

The A321 sells because it is often the logical replacement of the A320, that you ordered 15 years ago. The natural growths of demand, means that a A321 is the better choice on routes currently seeing the A320. Another point is that there are very few A321CEOs to be had used. Imho Airbus needs to lau...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I think this short term realism made the biggest OE in the world the second biggest. If a manufacturer concludes, based on sales, marketshare, margin and competitive developments they need to act, add 7-8 years in terms of development, certification and ramp-up of the solution.. -> No vision no glo...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Every NEO sold makes money, no A220 sold makes money. The 225 only makes sense if the A320 line is clocked up with A321 or/and A322. I think this short term realism made the biggest OE in the world the second biggest. If a manufacturer concludes, based on sales, marketshare, margin and competitive ...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 248
Views: 39418

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Every NEO sold makes money, no A220 sold makes money. The 225 only makes sense if the A320 line is clocked up with A321 or/and A322.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14440

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/mini ... sultations

It seems understandable that the French feel stabbed in the back.
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Considering this press release from the 30th August:

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/mini ... sultations

It seems understandable that the French feel stabbed in the back.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20494

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

In the end it is only important by the fact, that they do not compete with themselves by offering A223 and A319s. In the end the whole segment seems is not seeing too many sales anyway. That's the posturing bit, in reality they do compete with themselves by having two overlapping products that are ...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20494

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

As I said in an older post. Airbus is not even actively marketing the A319NEO (except the CJ) at the moment. It is a "on request" option. If an airline is looking at planes in the market segment, Airbus offers the A223 first, but if an airline wants A320+A321s and some A319s as well, they...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7437

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Fine, but I still can't see the artificial distinction between democracy and Constitutional Representative Republic. It is so artificial and not a definition that is widely accepted in academia. But if it makes you happy, whom am I to say otherwise. He simply does not understand the difference betw...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 20494

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. Lessors and financiers wi...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7437

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

You're talking about a direct democracy as a 'true' democracy. Kind of the set-up for Switzerland, but even Switzerland isn't a direct democracy, the Swiss Confederation is a semi-direct democracy (representative democracy with strong instruments of direct democracy. Regardless, the United States i...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14440

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I also read an argument that they would be more silent than nuclear subs, as you can shut down the propulsion system entirely, which you can't do with a nuclear reactor. To add to what GDB already posted, the power of the reactor also allows an increase in size which allows more means to be used to...

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