More details on when this bribe took place, the orders were for 55 Airbus A330neos unveiled in 2014 plus earlier agreements for 25 A330s, 64 A320neos and 36 A320s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/court-describes-endemic-bribery-aimed-at-securing-airbus-orders/136482.article Logicaly, this has not...Jump to post
If a missile destroys an engine, there's no accessory box turning, with no accessory box, there's nothing driving the generator. If transponder one is running off ACBUS1 then the transponder is offline. Linking GEN2 to the system requires manual intervention, and I'd imagine they'd also need to rem...Jump to post
Except a few times at the start of the thread, why does everyone stick with the theory of a missile? Bomb or sabotage would stick better in this story... As a lot of people here noted that an uncontained engine failure would not cut power to transponder, I would like to ask how is it then possible t...Jump to post
As the 777-8 and 777-9 now have a common MTOW of 351,000kg (which allowed the 777-8's mission range to rise from 8000nm to 8700nm), to get another 800nm out of the frame likely means either another MTOW boost (which Boeing was looking into in 2017 for Project Sunrise) or if the 777-8 has the same 1...Jump to post
Look under specs for both aircraft. The 788 has an OEW of 264,500 lbs. The A338 Neo is 291,000 OEW. The 789 is listed at 284,000 OEW. The A339 Nei is listed at 302,000 OEW. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_787_Dreamliner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330neo LOL There is a huge differenc...Jump to post
The primary competition for the A330 Neo seems to be the 788 and the 789. The 788 is almost identically sized to the 338, and they have similar range. However, the OEW of the 788 is 27,000 lbs lighter than the 338 which probably explains why the 338 has sold so poorly. I do not see any business cas...Jump to post
EChid wrote:But deep in our hearts, I think we all know this is an announcement of the first A380 in LH's bland new livery.
Engine choice will probably be announced with firming of 787 order. EK is likely tying the two engine deals together for maximum leverage. When EK canceled the original 350 order, and ordered the first tranche of RR powered 380 there was word that whom ever wins their RFP for regional jet( in that ...Jump to post
While all of you are discussing weights, I would like to know if anyone knows the following: OEW- Is this figure summed up as the following; MEW+furnishings+galleys+..... or is an aircraft actualy weighed upon completion? TOW- How does a Captain or FO know its actual TOW at the start of the flight? ...Jump to post
The QF 789's are configured premium heavy so I think a PER-FRA option is a wet dream. A PER-FRA would work, but a MEL-FRA could also be a winner once possible. Melbourne is home to the Australian HQ's for BMW, Mercedes, Siemens & Bosch, among others. These 4 companies alone run substantial oper...Jump to post
Point me to one 777-200LR that is used for ULH, using its whole capabilities, were no other frame would do. 4401789 V/F EK flies A380 on flight to AKL, its 150nm shorter then from DOH, but that doesent make any difference, and UA 787 on LAX-SIN, also some 160nm shorter. QR also has a plan to switch...Jump to post
Looking at the numbers Leeham provides I find it hard to believe that on the same trip the A330-800 would only burn (total fuel burn, not per seat) 9% less than the -200... If you count engine SFC plus aerodynamic improvents... SFC Difference T700vsT7000 is 11-12% And the whole NEO frame is heavier...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Because you have not factored in the winds, the west bound trip in winter can have 300+ kt jetstreams.
Seems the 359 is not the best for this flight.... offloaded pax, no luggage and no cargo!!! But they saved fuel.. What do you mean ? The A359 can easily do HKG-MIA with full pax and some cargo. Nice, so could you enlighten us on this topic, regarding 359? HKG-MIA is 7800nm, so if you say 359 can do...Jump to post
From what I’ve heard their not happy with the RR A380 performance.
AirCal737 wrote:The RB211 is also a ton or two heavier than the CF6. The GEnX-2B67 is 11 in larger than a PW4062 and the 764 has a 46cm longer MLG vs. 763. Should be fine.
It could borrow from the 747-8. In its discussions with GE about the MoM, it's plausible that Boeing had enquired about a less powerful or a derated GEnx2B. There is no existing engine that can serve as a 767MAX engine and no time or money or even interest in developing one. The 767 can't support a...Jump to post
Only problem for a MAXed 767 are engines, 5+ years to develop.
While A330NEo had the luxury to borrow from 787, 767 has not got that luxury...
As per the earlier Alitalia thread, this offer is not at all likely to be accepted by the state commissioners who are managing the carrier while it is being sold. In short, it's some sort of distraction or posturing play. This is a smart move for Italian tax payers. Just now I read on BBC that gove...Jump to post
Stay away from AZ if you don't want to get burned, Alitalia is still a state run airline (although officially private) , a reservoir of votes and favours and the political toy of many subject who have their own particular interests at heart and not those of the airline or the Country. I really hope...Jump to post
And what about QF order for 100 32xNeo? Cant imagine all will go to JQJump to post
Why so much fuss about FR, They are another kind of a Gorilla then LH, As sehawk noted, FR always wants special airport deals, thin crew contracts .... And if this is not met then they dont do business. heck FR is an ULCC and people question why FR is not/could not be a competiton to LH. U2 tried to...Jump to post
I believe the B787-10 will mostly replace their A330-300s whereas the A350-900s will replace their B777-200ERs. SQ expressed plans that A350 Regional will replace the A330s, and 787-10 will replace the regional 777s. Why have two frames for same missions when one will be enough? Both A330 and 772 a...Jump to post
Airbus chose not to submit a bid. It would have required Airbus to set up an A380 FAL in the United States and ship all the major components by ship/rail/air to it. The costs involved for two airframes would have been tremendous and there would be no way they could offer a bid anywhere near what Bo...Jump to post
Ive forgotten why A380 was discarded as a presidental transport(AF1). Can someone explain?Jump to post
You do realize that double engine failure at cruise altitude is extremely rare, and (to my knowledge) unheard of on modern 2-holers, right? Look at the 767, 777, A330, 757, A320 family, and 737. They do happen, BA 777 into LHR, SQ A330 to PVG, BI 787 into MNL. Also on my mind is DL 777 Is this a co...Jump to post
How best would Airbus be able to respond if Boeing launches the 797 as a suitable MOM? Is a potential A322 the only thing they can do? How well would that stack up against a cleansheet 797? For a 4-5m stretched 4750 NM rewinged A322, about 7-10t lighter I guess. With all this talk about MOM and 322...Jump to post
The planing was for selling significantly more 747-8i than 747-8F. Indeed. Boeing's expectation at launch was for a sales ratio of 3:1 in favour of the passenger model. Airbus expected to sell 1200 A380... AT launch of 748, what were the launch orders, pax vs freight?? I did not say that 748 was la...Jump to post
I am all about technology, but nowadays why don't invest into renewable energy like cryo-hydrogen to power our jet instead of saving 5% of gaz with such things? Maybe because Airbus is not it energy business, at least not directly. This is the field where they benefit the most, in their field of ex...Jump to post
I think the A330neo is the right thing to do, but the logic is the kind that led Boeing to do the 747-8... There still is some risk in A330neo having a trajectory more like 747-8 than A320neo or 737NG or 737MAX... You cannot compare 330NEO to 748. Last 744 pax was delivered in 2005, the same year b...Jump to post
Airbus has a sales strategy of overselling production slots as it assumes some carriers will defer deliveries An latest example, UA, changed and postponed its order to 2022. I dont know when UA should have exactly recived its first frame but sometime late 2018 so there are your slots, as Karel expl...Jump to post
. So we're all assuming Airbus will incorporate the A350-1000's undercarriage and engines to increase operating weights substantially. At a 308,000kg TOW, the payload doubles to around 30,000kg which would be enough for passengers and baggage, but no revenue cargo. For that, we'd need to be looking...Jump to post
I know with the 747s. The Rolls Royce RB211 engines can be placed on the 757, and 767. The Pratt PW2040 engines can go on the 767 and A330, same goes for the GE CF6 engines that can go on the 767 and A330 as well. I know engines are exteremly reliable and have top notch maintenance on them so that'...Jump to post
European weather, especially where Lufthansa, Swiss and airBaltic operate, is pretty nice compared to the USA and India. That's why we need more airlines to operate CSeries across the entire world before we can say something meaningful about the PW1500G engine. Regarding to PW1500G, is that the sam...Jump to post
So how old are these news? This was published yesturday in 320neo production thread. so we have opposite stories.... P&W deliveries should increase sharply: Pratt & Whitney has resolved a supplier quality problem that limited deliveries of geared turbofan-powered Airbus A320neos to six aircr...Jump to post
How many passengers would have needed to be rebooked? Did EK have sufficient vacant seats to accommodate them all or would seats only have become available later? Perha[s if the loading on QF was 35% and EK had a loading of 65%, they might have managed. But are those loadings typical for both airli...Jump to post
Desperately trying to avoid flying an empty A380 on such a long sector just to reposition it. My guess. Really? If they charteried A380 from EK, it could have done the return leg from SYD to DXB where QF frame could have taken over, so no need for reposition. Or, if pax were stranded in DXB for 2 d...Jump to post
You have to factor in that BA flyes daily, from LHR, and that OU is a *A member, not oneworld, so not much connections for OU there. Only O/D traffic remains. And add that DY, U2 and FR cover much of Croatia.Jump to post
I'd imagine something like this, but with less length on the trailing segment: if Boeing makes something like this, dont they have to redesign MLG bays? Or would this solution fit in the existing ones? So this could have been done earlier and help MAX 9 in its real weaknes against 321neo and that i...Jump to post
I agree with you, I think Ek made a mistake retiring the A332 without any replacement, I think they should have order some replacement for that missions, maybe B787 or A350, and we could have seen many more routes, I think some places in the western Europe could work with something smaller, places ...Jump to post
I think it is a big deal for Zagreb because this flight will open plenty of new possibilities for people and business in Croacia, I don't know about the local market or about connecting traffic, but I am sure some people can give some info about it. TK is present here with 14/w, and QR with 10/w, w...Jump to post
However, the differences between the 787-10 and the A350-900 are not small. I would consider 7% lower seat mile costs to be very significant. A 4.5% lower trip cost is roughly $3,000 to $5,000 dollars savings in fuel per 5,000nm flight. Over the operational life of an aircraft that is huge. Granted...Jump to post
maybe going LR? and TATL? would be more and more crowded across the pond. I remember that when LR was launched, Airbus stated that was only possible cause of 2% SFC cut that Pratt would deliver by 2019. Since U2 is CFM operator, im curious if there will be an LR with CFM engines, since no statement...Jump to post