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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

787 engines are already raised up as much as they can be, if they go higher they will interfere with the wing air flow. Isn't that the MAX problem? No https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRabYjkyEEGhiNbKAlrOPDJveTjjxlX7mvSi8mjgE5szgnoIeIW The exhaust outlet of the 787 is well bel...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It looks like the 787 is about midsection as well in other images. Scroll down to the second image in this article. https://thepointsguy.com/news/how-airlines-are-affected-by-the-rolls-royce-engine-trouble-on-the-boeing-787/ Exactly, both the A350 and 787 can fit new higher bypass engines. Vladex i...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Ultrafan concept is 355 cm which someone said in another thread correct me if I am wrong, would leave 787 with 0 clearance and A350 about 19 cm. Incorrect again. The A330NEO fan is 33cm larger diameter yet ground clearance was reduced by less than 10cm. The engine was simply mounted higher. The A32...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It's not about capacity, it's all about ground clearance for new engine development. Double deck has significantly higher wing ground clearance due to load balancing and center of gravity which prior double deckers never took advantage of, hence they were inefficient as they had the same or smaller ...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Ultrafan concept is 355 cm which someone said in another thread correct me if I am wrong, would leave 787 with 0 clearance and A350 about 19 cm. That engine offers 10% efficiency compared to today's 787/A350 and it doesn't fit. So the payoff is minimal and risks and costs are big. I predicted 737 MA...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I am still inclined to think the 777-9 order is safe long-term. EK has 123 A380s that will eventually need replacement and the 777-9 is 25-30% smaller (depending on configuration). EK would have to see a massive traffic contraction on their A380 routes for a 777-9 to be "too big". And the...

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by Vladex
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19405

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Break the duopoly and you won't have these collusive fake orders and you won't have flying coffins like 737 MAX. As long as there is a duopoly and all kinds of collusion are allowed, there is no reason to make a good product and there is lots of reason to cut corners and subvert the industry.

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by Vladex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30816

Re: AF to order A220

Even though they're the smallest aircraft (read highest seat cost), the A318s would actually be the last to be replaced by A220s as they are younger than the A319s and A320s in the fleet. Another interesting nugget is that Transavia will probably continue to operate an all-Boeing fleet and that a 7...

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by Vladex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30816

Re: AF to order A220

As exciting and welcome an A220 order would be, so disappointing would a a380 replacement order be, especially if it is to be replaced by the 787... Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous. It could be that AF struggles mightily to fill the s...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 850
Views: 122701

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What would the financial hit to Boeing be if the MAX never ever flies again? Don't limit it to Boeing. Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. To put it simply, the impact would be so great that the MAX can't be grounded for long, let alone forever. Time to end the crazy talk. It w...

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by Vladex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3131

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

I believe that in the past both Boeing and Airbus had a category for VLAs, and it was 747s and A380s. Both companies have learned that they cannot sell such planes. They no longer offer such planes. That's what's changed. If your point is that the market forecasts for VLAs from the past were wrong,...

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by Vladex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98499

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I have to believe that if Boeing confidently felt they could go to 80m (or longer) back when they were doing the initial discussions with carriers they would have because, IMO, the 777-9 needs all the length it can get to add seats to improve it's per-seat economics against the A350-1000. What abou...

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by Vladex
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wonder how much of the max backlog will actually ever be produced and/or delivered? In my opinion which of course is meaningless I would guess around 80% of the backlog will be produced plus of course there will be many more orders in the coming years. The people who think that MAX won't fly comm...

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by Vladex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR/XLR Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 34657

Re: Is the A321LR done already ?

there would be no XLR without LR so it's a moot point

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by Vladex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137650

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

suspect that it is currently seen as too big for the market. This is what really did for the A380 and the 747-8 Or those two aircrafts suffer from having 4 engines. Many here propose that if the A380 can operate with 2 engines, it would not have died. A successful 777X program would reinforce that ...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43516

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Boeing has the 200 order hole in its production calendar due to Jet Airways departing the scene and Airbus has customers scurrying for slots due to the value that the A321XLR offers. Airbus simply might not be able to match schedule / price / performance. I think you are right. It’s not only a matt...

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by Vladex
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16755

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

QR is always losing money and they have bigger problems so he is just scapegoating . Benching a380 will not help

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by Vladex
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124063

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-cebu-idUSKCN1TI1UZ?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d07dc5cb1a3150001dd6f74&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Cebu to buy over two dozen Airbus jets: The deal involves 16 A330neo wide-body jets and around 10 o...

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by Vladex
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15229

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

A350 only had 1 delivery in 2014 and it took its time after that A lot of airlines that are under Boeing spell from a long past ordered 787. JAL had to apologize for ordering A350, so 787 is definitely more ordered and produced but the victory is temporary and pyrhic.I believe A350 has a larger grou...

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by Vladex
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing like A380 out there. It was the wrong airlines that got it and most established airlines didn't because of the short term financial ideology. How long is long enough for Airbus and their customers to lose money ...

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by Vladex
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They bought a 50 year old plane, They should live and die with it. It would be like someone buying a 10 year old smartphone or 30 year old car and seeking compensation from it.

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14355

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The issue with the max was when there is a system failure there was not a back up. If anything the FAA must be more careful about system backups. The question before certification is “If this part fails will the plane crash and if it does what back ups are in place to ensure that a crash doesn’t ha...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. I’ve heard their burn is...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

SEA wrote:
Vladex wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:

Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.


Any other operator that has problems ?


Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.


Show me inactive planes. It sounds like FUD.

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

ikolkyo wrote:
Vladex wrote:
GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.


Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.


Any other operator that has problems ?

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing CEO interview on CBS yesterday is a lesson in body language talk. He is shaking his head while trying to show emotion and doubling down on affirmative statements.

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Although I am a Fan of Airbus, I am hard to tell A380 had commercial success...... Probably, experience from A380 design, development, manufacturing is important for Airbus, however, A380 came out at wrong-age. Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing ...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12485

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Just read on a.net's front page that AA stock hits a 3-year low , interesting coincidence! They don't have any A380, A350 and maybe 2 A...

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by Vladex
Thu May 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5405

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.

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by Vladex
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313334

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana...

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by Vladex
Wed May 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 313334

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana ...

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by Vladex
Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...

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by Vladex
Sun May 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some...

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Yes, they managed it. One can also manage divorce, broken bones, and tornadoes. And I don't know if you think Airbus loss $15B or $25B, but emotional support and wiring issues ... Think what Airbus could have done instead. Answer this question directly: Which would be better, the A380 program they ...

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

enzo011 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Two 787-9 aircraft can fly the same route as am A380 with more passengers and more freight at lower operating cost and more frequency.



And A380 has higher yields and fills more seats if there is a choice.

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by Vladex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

You are talking about made up financials , not any flaws. The flaws would be passengers and crews revolting and planes crashing from time to time. So the fact that the A380 will end production after selling only 251 is made up? Are you saying the financial implications of that are made up? Why do y...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

This turned into another A380 bashing... As expected. Recognizing that the A380 has flaws is not “bashing” as you love to portray. It is an analytical review of reality. It barely reached break even on a per frame basis let alone recover its development costs. To dismiss any critique whatsoever as ...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15027

Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

How bad can Etihad get ? This is an airline with a very big identity crisis as they seem to be pushing into extremes from top to bottom, going from apartments to no passengers at all. https://youtu.be/ImYXj7Y-yv0?t=439 Another video by a starving passenger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

In a recent Airways Magazine article, it said Airbus saw a market for 1000 Airbus A380s. In the end, only about 250 of them will actually be delivered and flown by customers. I'd say that's falling short of the target goal. That's only the failures of the airlines , not the manufacturer, the same a...

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by Vladex
Wed May 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42831

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The only success of A380 is that Airbus will go down in history of aviation as the builder of the biggest commercial aircraft - that's all. Marketwise, it failed and the only profit for Airbus Industrie comes from maintenance contracts... Agreed! Lets not forget that EK sales is perhaps the most su...

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by Vladex
Sat May 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Some people in Boeing should be behind bars. We could explore that, where do you suggest we start, engineers who coded, supervisors who approved, FAA inspectors who certified, Boeing CEO because the buck stops there? In is probably the shareholders/investors and probably something like Southwest an...

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by Vladex
Tue May 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDCDC36J3s
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Ethiopian Airlines CEO : If we fly it , we will be the last one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDCDC36J3s

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by Vladex
Thu May 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10535

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choice I can see how the A330ceo looks a bit dated, but the A330neo I think looks very modern and A350/B787-like with the bigger engines and new...

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by Vladex
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 10535

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choice

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by Vladex
Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5603

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

Title says it all. https://youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY Pretty stupid explanation from Vox, with even worse graphs. Although knowing them this should be expected. But yes, Boeing should face legal action for cocking up MCAS. That’s a given. But Airbus would’ve done the same in Boeing’s case to fix the stab...

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