I also hear that for the LEAP operators it isn't all plain sailing either.
Every time you push the envelope there can be unexpected issues.
The worrying one really is the PW as it looks like all the issues are in areas where the envelope is not being pushed.
It looks like a draft seat plan. If you look at the standard A350-900 for Singapore on Seatguru there is no taper. It is also a different style of diagram.Jump to post
I watched two cathy flights last week (the first A350-1000 return flight from Washington DC and a standard -900 from NewYork). The NY one went east. The Washington DC one went west.Jump to post
MSN#220 - delivery flight. https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8895/1df55a7aJump to post
Delivery flight in progress.
What's going on with the 3rd 35K? Production list says they're doing rework and it's going to Virgin but without a delivery date. Further down they marked another 35K as "VS#1". Is the list not up to date on that one, or are the needed rework so extensive that this frame has to spend anot...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] The production list does not properly show which MSN are in FAL.Its very hard to get a proper picture from that list https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list.How do we know which MSN are in FAL. I suspect that the spreadsheet does not get all frames going into ...Jump to post
Eyad89 wrote:IB got the first version of the modified winglet for the A359, does that mean all other deliveries will get that automatically as well?
I am not one saying it has been shelved. I think they continue to work it in the background. But it does not mean it will definitely go ahead - yet. The mood music has gone quiet hence the speculation - especially as Beoing have been playing that mood music quite loudly up to now.Jump to post
So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. Not for the majority of the fleet it won't be the 779. At the maximu...Jump to post
So when BA starts retiring their 744 fleet in the next decade, the replacement for their JFK flights will probably be the 779? It must be frustrating for BA to see AF, LH, SQ and other airlines use the 380 at JFK while they can’t. That would be the 779 that they haven't ordered and would not have o...Jump to post
There may (probably is) a market but very few of these will be additional frames. Airlines and people are flying those routes now. So the question is also what current frames will not be sold because this new one is now available?Jump to post
I was in Japan (Kyoto) a couple of weeks ago and a typhoon made landfall about the Osaka region then (there have been lots this year) and apart from a windy night in the hotel and some rail disruptions it was not disruptive.
Japan is very prepared for such weather incidents.
Why would they focus on a new narrowbody when the 737 is sold out for 6+ years with around 5000MAX commitments/orders? how solid are those actually? They appear to have been sold under bargain conditions (.. including low barriers to cancel?). We say sold out for 6+ years as a barrier - but if Boei...Jump to post
audidudi wrote:MileHFL400 wrote:How many 1000’s delivered so far? Who’s getting one next?
Two to QR... A7-ANA and A7-ANB
Three to CX...B-LXA, B-LXB and B-LXC
I don't have as much insider information as others on here, but possibly A7-ANC for QR will be next.
I do think the very aggressive approach to take over the after market activity from the suppliers was going to hit Boeing hard. Many companies rely on the after market to actually make money. I am not sure if they have got to the point where they will walk away but it is possible. They are in busine...Jump to post
Scary as it looked the go around was initiated at a good height.Jump to post
- whether the A35K can make the trip without auxiliary tanks (which add weight and take up cargo space on flights where they aren’t required) I don’t think that’s possible, unless the payload is significantly reduced. The A35K is optimistically at 8000 nm for about 360 pax and 41000gal. At 95 kg / ...Jump to post
So they would force me to put my laptop in the hold if I didn’t book a priority seat. I think not.Jump to post
Is it possible to respond without being snide? No wonder professionals are leaving this board.Jump to post
Geoff1947 wrote:hkcanadaexpat wrote:MSN 55 (3U#3) out on another test flight #AIB07FI
MSN 98 (HU/JD) engine run
MSN 220 (SQ#22) test flight #AIB03FZ
Good to see some of the older frames progressing towards delivery.
Wow - so much speculation (on both sides) treated as fact. When facts are stated by someone who flies production frames these are discounted by those where they do not fit their view. I reality we do not know if the reduced thrust loads will cancel out the engine mass changes, we do not know if the ...Jump to post
IMHO Just stupid putting people with firearms on planes.Jump to post
Strikes me that as ever we dance around on the head of a pin here. Matt bangs on about which is more efficient BUT there is no industry standard definition on that - as Zeke points out. Also the real world is much more complex and routes etc etc plus individual frame variances can make a huge differ...Jump to post
I would agree with Ferpe’s analysis and what has been stated up the thread. At the best passenger load factor for the 779 it will burn (and should cost) less per seat than the 350-1000. I also agree with the snippet for Ferpe above that the advantage disappears very quickly as you move away from tha...Jump to post
DLHAM wrote:I think it depends on if Airline XY can fill the extra seats the 77X offers.
Re the QR engine changes, I suspect that a close look back at the A330 or Single Aisle deliveries would turn up an above average number of engine changes during the flight test/acceptance process. Its more like an airline policy issue than a problem with a specific engine type. Would it be such a s...Jump to post
No one can yet tell. The 779 hasn’t flown yet so fuel burn is hypothetical. By EIS I suspect there will be further 351 PIPs both engine, aero and weight (mass for the pedants like me).Jump to post
Won’t they all be cabinflex soon?Jump to post
Amazing then how ACAPULCO documents are used to absolutely rate the performance of one plane Vs another.Jump to post
I am not sure that Airbus wants the additional development investment in the A220 at the moment.
It needs to ramp up and establish a slick supply chain/manufacturing process.
Focus will be on delivery.
Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance?Jump to post
It is especially useful where state benefits are based on profits so you can claim profit, and hence tax breaks, in years where under other accounting processes these would not be available.
That is real $ benefit.
BobMUC wrote:SQ#22 (first ULR) out of the paintshop:
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... shop-.html
This is profit - in addition to the standard profit that Boeing have been booking per plane.Jump to post
And Boeing and the wider US.Jump to post
Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. What they did would, if anything, have driven Bombardier to accept lesser terms from Airbus. This is hardly what they would...Jump to post