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by InsideMan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1029
Views: 141702

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

If I am Airbus and I want to make the market for NMA as unattractive as possible for Boeing I sell the A330 at cost if required (as part of a larger deal including A321XLR of course) to avoid them ordering the NMA. IMO some airlines will see that like being offered 737MAX10 and a hypothetical 767MA...

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by InsideMan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 775
Views: 112003

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

seahawk wrote:
3. allow the crew to disable automatic trim systems without disabling manual electric trim


that sounds tricky.... maybe someone with knowledge of the 737 system design can elaborate how this could be achieved

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by InsideMan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1029
Views: 141702

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A330 is more expensive than the 787, so I don't know why you think the a330 can be done "dirt cheap" have you negotiated purchase agreements for both types to claim this? Even then you could only claim it for your entity, not generally. If I am Airbus and I want to make the market for NMA...

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by InsideMan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1029
Views: 141702

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

It is possible to come very close to a old and dated 6W with a modern and efficient 7W. The NMA will be a huge hit if they do not overspec it. It needs to be a A321 killer, not a small brother of the 787. I have full confidence Boeing will deliver. A321 killer is not gonna happen. Contrary the A321...

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by InsideMan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24685

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Not sure where they would use NMA or even A321XLR as they don't have and never had 757s or 767s (one route being the lone exception). Other than that the only time you ever hear glowing endorsements of a specific aircraft type from and airline CEO is when he just ordered and announced it. Everything...

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by InsideMan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123968

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

BlueSky1976 wrote:
Air Lease orders 23 A321LR + 27 A321XLR + 50 A220-300.


The A321XLR was to be expected, but I nice new order for the A220!
Excellent!

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by InsideMan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Raptors win their First championship

They wouldn't have won their first title if Kyrie doesn't go down, they blew their second after a record regular season and a 3-1 lead and only when they aquired the 2nd best player in the world did they win deservedly back to back. Karma comes back to bite you though and overrated 0-8 Steph Curry f...

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by InsideMan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If we look at the expected failure rate after 6 months (again using the MTBF to failure rate formula), then we get a failure rate of just shy of 6.1%, or to put it in another way, if 100 737MAX is flying for 6 months, 70,000 MTBF means that we by average should have seen 6 of 100 failed sensors! Th...

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by InsideMan
Tue May 28, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37272

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

It is 1b, after 1a fulfilling customer orders Do you mean A220 is priority 1b just below 1a "fulfilling customer orders"? In my opinion, they have higher priority in dealing with long-range widebody aircraft than on marketing and selling A220. It is also true that both E190-E2 and E195-E2...

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by InsideMan
Tue May 28, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37272

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

As far as the sales team is concerned, I sincerely believe Airbus has a lot to do to reshuffle a certain number of A320neo/A321neo orders, on top of their current important priority for the long-range widebody aircraft. I am pretty sure the A220 is not at the top of their priority list. It is 1b, a...

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by InsideMan
Mon May 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20095

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

The 787-8 is slightly smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient than the A330-800. How can Airbus use the A330-800 in the MOM role? Airbus has sold only 10 A330-800's. Boeing has sold 400+ 787-8's. If the market wants something slightly larger than the 797 it looks like the 787-8 will be the next si...

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by InsideMan
Thu May 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The comments from the FAA are just politics and I doubt anything shpuld be read into them. The FAA have looked bad for months in public and want the 737 Max back in the air fast. I would argue the opposite is true. The FAA will want to be 100% certain that the MAX is safe to regain the trust of the...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16293

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

we have not had any similar announcements after any other major aircraft accident or grounding in a very long time if ever.
That should already answer your question what airline CEOs expect...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20095

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

again, who says the A321XLR or A330NEO have to come close to the capabilities of the NMA? That is not achievable with the A330NEO as it is too big. You look at the routes and frequency the NMA shall cover and offer a mix of both aircraft to be able to do the same. Then you calculate the total cost o...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20095

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Both the 321 and 330 are old technology that Airbus is trying to pass off as newest and greatist. Lets see how fast the sales trickle once the 797 is launched. At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig. you mean like the MAX lipstick on the 60s design aircraft? That ...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37272

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

So the airlines that bought the "first generation" CS300/A220 got an inferior product? :laughing: tell that to iPhone users There's pips and other small increases in performance increase almost every year for every jet. On top you have MTOW changes as larger improvements and then things l...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20095

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Boeing offered a rewinged 757 with new engines to airlines and they all came back with they wanted something 20 percent larger than the 757. The A330 and 321 would not be able to compete with that offering. If Boeing delivers a product the airlines are asking for Airbus wouldn’t be able to compete....

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by InsideMan
Fri May 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why is it that all the armchair pilots on here believe they know better than trained 737 pilots with years of experience? Because a lot of us are involved in design, manufacture, maintenance etc. and might therefore know a damned sight more than a 737 pilot! :rotfl: said no F1 designer / mechanic t...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382817

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I think it's pretty clear that any airplane that pitches up so significantly when power is applied that it needs a computer to avoid a stall because it doesn't fly like other 737s sounds like a serious issue. The situation that triggers MCAS is not typically triggered by the application of power. A...

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by InsideMan
Tue May 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7949

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

The MAX has rather prominent wingtips, which makes it very easy to identify against any other aircraft type. You think people will not know? Just takes a few examples of people refusing to board to put the anxiety into others too. Managers might by angry if someone arrives, but they prefer to pay fo...

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by InsideMan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716454

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To be clear the original MCAS implementation was not dangerous if the sensors were working, it is only after a AOA failure case, and again after the crew failed to perform mandatory procedure (unreliable airspeed) that this MCAS issue raised its head. MCAS should be as invisible to the crew as a ya...

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by InsideMan
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Imagine all 737MAX would have the AoA disagree warning and would automatically disable MCAS in the case. There would be no problems at all flying the planes. It is a problem of the documentation of MCAS, how it is programmed, the man to machine interface and how crews were not trained to identify a...

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by InsideMan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If the Average Joe wishes to be misinformed, yes, it's a good video. I did not watch the video, but I do know that someone who states: "If the AverageJoe wishes to be misinformed" - that person has an agenda. Another poster commented that the video is bad because it didn’t say the crashes...

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by InsideMan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716454

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Yes they did - it was a real screw up. It sounds like MCAS v2 will do exactly what it was supposed to do the first time. It is a feel system not a stall prevention system - the MAX won't fall out of the sky without it. It would have been better off without it. Yes, but then the MAX and NG won't hav...

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by InsideMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The question I have, and I'm probably not alone, is: Will Boeing be releasing "a" fix, or " the " fix? What Boeing has released is THE fix. 1. involving both AoA sensors and disabling MCAS in case of disagree, that changes MTBF (per plane) from (give or take one magnitude) a tho...

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by InsideMan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8672

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I guarantee you, if cameras are installed in flight decks then the standard preflight procedure for every pilot will be to put a cover over it. Cameras won’t aid accident investigations or improve safety. Everyone with a brain knows that Egypatair 990 was a deliberate act of murder by the FO. There...

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by InsideMan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8672

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Modern flight data recorders can record all of the information the pilots can see, every movement of the controls and lots of information that the pilots can’t see. I can’t think of any accident in the last 30 years where a video of from the cockpit would have made a difference to the investigation...

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by InsideMan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

This whole thing is boiling down to the airlines wishing to control costs of introducing the MAX by skimping out on training and Boeing not fully informing the airlines of the MCAS system and how it worls and how it can fail etc. Boeing also did not properly explain the MCAS system in the flight ma...

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by InsideMan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I recall it being known that the landing gear would need to be lengthened for adequate engine ground clearance but I don't recall it being said that there might also be effects on the balance of the aircraft. well, the problem was, that the MLG could not be extended with a simple quick design chang...

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by InsideMan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Does it seem like US media is TRYING to destroy Boeing with all their coverage of this? Like, why? this kind of post just makes it clear how out of touch with reality people on a.net are. Some posters may be Boeing employees and/or paid by Boeing, and there is an entire chorus full of Boeing fanboy...

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by InsideMan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713858

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Leeham says this grounding should be much shorter than was the 787. Summary: MAX fix was already in the works. Some say US government shutdown delayed software fix at least five weeks. Implementing software upgrade will be quick. Grounding estimated by LNA to be six weeks max. https://leehamnews.co...

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by InsideMan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716454

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

On CNN... the new software is almost there, and then ? The MAX is OK let s forget about this issue ? Anyway i'll never trust this bad design of non fitting engines corrected with a patch, and i think many persons will have this thought, sorry B.... Exactly. The 737MAX is a flawed design. Boeing's l...

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by InsideMan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104652

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

A few questions: 1. How many airports are 380 capable? 2. Of these airports, how many required modifications to become 380 capable? 3. What was the cost to modify these airports? (rough figures?) 4. If you total the RLI from the European taxpayers and the airport infrastructure modifications made b...

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by InsideMan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16603

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

None of which makes the A380 a "poor quality product" and that doesn't seem to be what Joyce said at all. :confused: The A380-800 is a poor quality product. It is a badly mis-matched design with redundant (not the good redundancy) structure and poor aerodynamics. How the airlines present ...

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by InsideMan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104652

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Wow, however anticipated this was...this is still BIIIIG. Major embarrasment for Airbus. A380 is will go down as a BIIIIG embarrasment for Airbus and a bigger failure than the MD11. looking at your name it's hardly a surprise you feel that way. However the A380 neither was, is or will be a BIIIIG e...

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by InsideMan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104652

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

The much more interesting question for Airbus is: What now? They got assembly space, they got workers and the development team has little work left when you look at the announced products. Maybe it is time to take some projects from the shelf? That's my 1st question, what is Airbus going to do with...

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by InsideMan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3467

Re: Airbus shares hit record after core profit tops forecasts

Let's see, A380 is still an anchor, A330 production has been lowered, A330 and A350 sales have stalled, no meaningful competitive freighter, despite claims of becoming the top producer by 2018 that's not happening..... sure things are just ducky at Airbus !! Two years ago AIrbus was a much more opt...

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by InsideMan
Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12578

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

TL;DR: we shall see. I wouldn't be surprised if other AC from other airframers end up adopting longer wings for the sake of efficiency, particularly with advances in composite manufacturing. Whether the folding wingtips will see wide adoption is another story - likely it will only be a factor on th...

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by InsideMan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42473

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

with more efficient I was not refering to drag etc. but to yield.
If you want to transport 200 people in a single aisle the trip costs at lot less (total and per passenger) as with 200 people in a twin aisle aircraft.

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by InsideMan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42473

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Right now the LR does about 90% of the 757, a 40 year old design. So I would expect the 797 to bring forward efficiency. Meaning I wouldnt expect the LR to really be 90% of a 797 when all is said and done. As for the rest. Anything is possible. Boeing could also give it away for free. What we do kn...

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by InsideMan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42473

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand ever...

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by InsideMan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 15391

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

According to Airfleets EK has 102 active A380s, with none stored. But I recently read some anecdotes that in reality only 60 are actually active and flying, with another 40 stored/grounded in various places (they named China) because of high operational costs and low loads. How true is this? Carefu...

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by InsideMan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 42473

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand ever...

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by InsideMan
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 429851

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It also seems as if it stacks further risk for Airbus if and when we reach the point that aluminum airplanes simply aren’t wanted anymore. I think we can mostly agree that eventually the narrowbody fight will be one between composite airplanes. Airlines care about the bottom line and not about mate...

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by InsideMan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this. Their end of longhaul operations is, in a way, the final nail in the coffin for the old LTU. I've had nothing but great experiences on LTU. The acquisition of LTU was the nail in the coffin for Air ...

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by InsideMan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 60663

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

You might notice, that all news reports point to an "Office" in Paris, which is the Marketing & Sales Office (former EADS) and had(!) nothing to do with Customer Affairs in Airbus (Commercial) which Leahy led. That's just a fantasy with no basis in reality. The truth is, the Airbus co...

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by InsideMan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 60663

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

I know the inner workings at Airbus very well, there is no way he didn't know it. There are approval processes that this passed through where he had to give it a nod. The offset deal with Eurofighter GmbH for example passed all approval thresholds, even the group board must have known about that on...

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by InsideMan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 60663

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Boeing and American defense companies do not use middlemen. They may use local consultants, but contracts and payments are made directly between contracting parties. ...and these local consultants are paid what? Peanuts? Rest assured it is millions. And what happens with these millions after they a...

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by InsideMan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 18193

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

I noticed the Nazi bootlickers got quiet after the car attack. I wonder what they'll have to say for themselves if they come back to the thread. Edit: most of the Nazi bootlickers. None of you progressives give a shit when an Islamic terrorist kills white people, so why should we give a damn about ...

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