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by seahawk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

And that is the point. This coating is not part of the structural element. So is this paint or structure? Or something in between. Obviously Airbus has some serious quality issues with the A350, but so far it show now indication that the actual structural elements are effected. And who should pay f...

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

And that is the point. This coating is not part of the structural element. So is this paint or structure? Or something in between. Obviously Airbus has some serious quality issues with the A350, but so far it show now indication that the actual structural elements are effected.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

We are talking about CFRP - a composite material, the epoxy layers are an integral part of the structure and if they degrade it is structural damage.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

We have also a clear statement from EASA that no structural components are involved.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

" "This is not a paint issue," Al Baker said on Thursday. " https://www.lse.co.uk/news/update-1-qatar-airways-says-airbus-spat-risks-industrial-repercussions-4a4z8sr62bge8rl.html ....it doesn't get any more straightforward than that. This depends on how you define paint. AAB doe...

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Just no. They talked about paint degradation or cracks on the composites panel, which just means in the paint.

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 542
Views: 104069

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

The more interesting point is that other airlines seem to have found no problems.

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.
Replies: 92
Views: 15842

Re: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.

Like someone said above, the market works in cycles and Boeing will most likely be fine. It was just around 2005 with the A380 issues that some (mostly) American A.net posters (including a few present in this thread) would tell us of Airbus' impending end due to all the A380 issues and overruns, no...

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4718

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

~20 EFs for the F-A-18+ at Gando.

~12-20 F-35B for the Navy.

which leaves replacement for the ~50 F-18Ms. Considering they are used by 2 wings, I think it will be a split buy. ~25 F-35A + ~ 25 EF. Or mabye keep one wing with the F-18Ms till FCAS arrives.

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by seahawk
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4718

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

35-50 F-35 (12-25 Bs and the rest As) and about 40-45 EFs.

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.
Replies: 92
Views: 15842

Re: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.

In the end it is not Airbus reaching 60%, it is Boeing reaching 40%. The imbalance is solely created by errors committed at Boeing. If Boeing continues to fumble the certification process with the regulators and continues to fail to establish a working quality control in their manufacturing, Airbus...

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by seahawk
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.
Replies: 92
Views: 15842

Re: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.

In the end it is not Airbus reaching 60%, it is Boeing reaching 40%. The imbalance is solely created by errors committed at Boeing. If Boeing continues to fumble the certification process with the regulators and continues to fail to establish a working quality control in their manufacturing, Airbus ...

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 307135

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Without new engines the 767 production ends in 2027, after that you can not longer register a 767 for the first time.

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by seahawk
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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

The end the question will be what products does the production cover. Will it be A319/A320/A321 or will they add an A322? Personally I think 75 is too much and Airbus should not go over 60 frames a months, as it seems like COVID will be with us for a long time and the economic consequences are just ...

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by seahawk
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where would De Havilland be today if the Comet didnt have issues?
Replies: 16
Views: 2739

Re: Where would De Havilland be today if the Comet didnt have issues?

The limitations of the design, would still be a problem. The pax capacity is still smaller and the embedded engines make it a lot harder to modify the design for newer engines.

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by seahawk
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2103

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

Not the branding though. The logo looks better in the booking engines, the lounges look better, the check-in counters look better, the website looks much better and the whole branding just works. Who cares about the livery? I think back in the day (meaning, up to the 80s or so), a lot of airports a...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??
Replies: 31
Views: 2222

Re: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??

Having overflows during strong rains is the normal technology standard, as long as you have a system that collects waste water and rain water. It does have that system but it is nowhere near sufficient for volume of rain nor the population of the UK as it is today. That's why the system reaches a l...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2103

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

I rarely look at my phone from a distance. And the most time I see the logo is on the internet or maybe in the airport, where the new branding works just fine.

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??
Replies: 31
Views: 2222

Re: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??

Having overflows during strong rains is the normal technology standard, as long as you have a system that collects waste water and rain water.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2103

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

I simply disagree. The new logo looks modern and makes the crane logo much easier to recognize. The old one looked like Lidl or an egg - cheap and dated.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 9986

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

I don't think the 787 is a 'game-changer' as much as is sometimes perceived, it's the next step after the 777/A330, and what it has achieved is following a similar line of evolution to those aircraft. That said, it has been very good for the airlines, its size, capabilities and efficiency were exac...

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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

Airbus rebuffs concerns: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/airbus-rebuffs-complaints-over-plans-to-lift-jet-output-2021-10-25?amp Airbus has responded by saying it is sticking to its plans, which involve a firm target of 64 A320-family jets a month in the second quarter of 2023, along with studies to...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 9986

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

What a nightmare. * technology breakthrough * unbeaten performance * outstanding dispatch reliability * best operating cost in the market * flown by all major airlines * totally crushed the competition You choose to miss the points relating to the factors needed for the airframe to be considered to...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"
Replies: 58
Views: 9986

Re: Interesting article on the 787 at 10 years old - "is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?"

What a nightmare.

* technology breakthrough
* unbeaten performance
* outstanding dispatch reliability
* best operating cost in the market
* flown by all major airlines
* totally crushed the competition

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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

Airbus rebuffs concerns: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/airbus-rebuffs-complaints-over-plans-to-lift-jet-output-2021-10-25?amp Airbus has responded by saying it is sticking to its plans, which involve a firm target of 64 A320-family jets a month in the second quarter of 2023, along with studies to...

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 153
Views: 27513

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/officialgmoore/status/1452742259200430093?s=21

And as we expected. Major for win Boeing

All 160 jets to be 737 MAX


That would be fantastic news for KLM/Transavia and Boeing.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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

Placing CEOs for good rates, has also become difficult.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2103

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

Not the branding though. The logo looks better in the booking engines, the lounges look better, the check-in counters look better, the website looks much better and the whole branding just works.

Who cares about the livery?

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2103

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

If you look at the LH livery, you need to remember that is was a complete brand refresh and the whole branding looks a lot better now.

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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

Boeing's issues lie with Boeing itself. It is hard to imagine that Airbus should stay still just because they need to maintain a duopoly where one competitor is sabotaging itself. What means staying still? Does it mean making money considering that the portfolio is as up-to-date as it can be. With ...

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by seahawk
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 208
Views: 26518

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 "cru...

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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: 208
Views: 26518

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: 6378

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: 43
Views: 2103

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: 6378

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: 6378

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: 6378

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: 291
Views: 51095

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: 6641

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: 291
Views: 51095

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: 6641

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: 291
Views: 51095

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: 6641

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: 291
Views: 51095

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: 6641

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: 6641

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: 83
Views: 21368

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: 291
Views: 51095

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: 387
Views: 49477

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: 291
Views: 51095

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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