Here’s an idea. Sell products for a profit, not a loss. are you saying that Boeing should have cancelled the 787 program? It took them forever to turn a profit on it after all.... or Airbus the A350, i am sure there where frames they had to sell at a loss in the beginning. Of course, so much govern...Jump to post
https://airinsight.com/iata-boss-worried-about-qatar-airbus-feud/ Interesting comments from WW here. Talks about airbus exploiting their current market strength. Talks about a long list of airlines that wanted to cancel contracts with airbus but Airbus did not allow them Wants to see a strong Boein...Jump to post
Are these blimpy airplanes even EASA certified? How does Airbus operate them commercially? Yup, EASA TCDS EASA.A.014 (https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/EASA-TCDS-A.014_A300--600ST_Beluga-03-05052010.pdf) I seem to recall that Airbus tried to find commercial operators for the Beluga...Jump to post
I’d say the 747-8, 787, E145XR, A350, 777, CRJ-700/-900/-1000, E-Jets, and the A220, in that order.. for NB i´d go with the 737-10, especially when flying it looks really good. For WB the A359. The Boeing 727 is still the best looking aircraft flying today! For the classics, if you don´t think the ...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:NIKV69 wrote:tommy1808 wrote:
This might be new do you, but prosecution is not done by political parties.
Could have fooled me.
and the conservative-leaning SCOTUS .
A process doesn’t mean it’s common at this scale. If a carrier had complained about this regarding the 787, this site would have collectively demanded the entire fleet be grounded until all were repainted and a thorough root cause analysis be determined. No one has posted anything indicating this i...Jump to post
I'm genuinely mystified, but what other composite aircraft (meaning, A350/787), has anyone experienced/heard about requiring 900 patch repairs prior to repaint? I sincerely don't think that would be considered 'normal.' It just sounds extreme, and for example for the years when the 787 was the only...Jump to post
People can walk and chew gum at the same time. Whom are you referring to? The Dem party can't do anything right lately so two things at once is a stretch. This might be new do you, but prosecution is not done by political parties. Hence getting to the bottom of things and serving justice has nothin...Jump to post
Now I look at the link, RAF Mildenhall had something like a starter extension—performance planning could use one overrun for take-off planning, but not the other end. IIRC, 9227’ of official runway plus two overruns of 1,000’ each. TORA/TODA/ASRA could be 10,227’ but not 11,227’. The overrun could ...Jump to post
The US should send some cruise missiles to bomb compressor stations on the gas pipelines. That way the Germans won't be able to stab everyone else in the back. For money-laundering UK is actually the go-to-destination. If you look at the countries in the top 13, 4 places are in and around UK. https...Jump to post
Pune and M564038 can go on all day about how that doesn't fit into "driver profiles", don't care - until an EV offers comparable convenience to current technology, many people won't buy one (not that they can afford one anyways). heck, i only drive a plug in hybrid, but i can tell you tha...Jump to post
As a supplier you not only can, you will walk away from any customer that costs you more than they bring in, unless you think its just short term. Regardless of how much competition there is in the market. :checkmark: I fully agree. This is a good move by Airbus. You gotta get off the horse when yo...Jump to post
That very much depends on the language in the contract. If the contract gives QR the right to defer and QR does so and pays all required penalties outlined then Airbus must accept it. Contracts are two way streets, the customers have rights too. I agree with a point made earlier here, if Airbus can...Jump to post
As a supplier you not only can, you will walk away from any customer that costs you more than they bring in, unless you think its just short term. Regardless of how much competition there is in the market. By this standard, Boeing should be walking away from lots of 737 and 787 customers. Standing ...Jump to post
Fun fact: if NordStream 2 gets canned, it won't cost Russia or the Russian investors one cent. Fun fact II.: No one held a gun against Merkel's head to start the NS2. One of her many mistakes. But kick them off Swift. Germany is - predictably - against that too. German Foreign Minister Annalena Bae...Jump to post
That's why appeasement politics doesn't work. True, which is why appeasement politics needs to stop. Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. Fun fact: if NordStream 2 gets canned, it won't cost Russia or the Russian investor...Jump to post
Imagine if a wild pig or deer jumped out...complete toast. Interesting to note that the car is Czech registered. Had "die Polizei" stopped him, could they have theoretically impounded the car in Germany? Yes, technically he had not broken any laws, but there is a specific clause that some...Jump to post
I definitely don’t want to fly in those 350. In addition, for those who stand on the Airbus side ", the side of all other A350 customers but Qatar and the side of all regulators other than the Qatari" you mean? Because that is the situation. One airline, owned by the Boss of the regulator...Jump to post
luckyone wrote:Putin et al must be having some concerns about their hold on power at home.
This is what lack of options does. We have a duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. So they can pretty much act up like brats to their clients when they want to. That is why i was not in favor of the aircraft now knows as A220 falling in Airbus's hands. They won't be able to callously walk away from an 50 a...Jump to post
Does anyone know why the US government has jurisdiction over this? Because most, if not all, countries prosecute crimes against their citizens regardless of where the crime was committed unless the local legal system does so sufficiently. There is zero chance of the Belarusian officials spending ti...Jump to post
I think it much more likely that Airbus figured out the issue only exists to refuse taking units while Qatar doesn´t need them. When a company gets to the point of not doing business with a customer it is because the company doesn make money with this customer. best regards Thomas As mentioned earl...Jump to post
I see this going either of the following two ways 1) Airbus and Qatar severe relationship for this generation. Airbus must be at its wit's end to take such a harsh stance. Boeing is the major winner (But will have to deal usual QR tantrum, but knowing very well they can quell that easily). Airbus i...Jump to post
Relating this to the thread about French air force readiness rates ... Try and imagine the readiness rate Thailand will achieve with exactly f-o-u-r fighters. Why are they buying f-o-u-r fighters? They already have 14 Gripens and 51 F-16As. Buy something you already operate! and they have one each ...Jump to post
I guess there's some consensus on this as with a vaccine pass for entry to restaurants and other venues in Hong Kong due to be implemented from late next month, I have seen SCMP reporting that many residents are choosing Sinovac over mRNA shots for the supposed lack of side effects. given that Sino...Jump to post
The Bible, by Disney. Fiction, with warnings of violence, racial hatred, sexual intolerance and extremism ;) don´t forget all the smiting and raping... The Late W. E. B. Griffin has long been my favorite writer and I like his series on "The Corps". Starts with China Sailors and Marines be...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Will the A330-343E do ICN - MAD nonstop ? Let along JFK......Maybe some A332's coming in as well then.
I would not even even mind that if Clancy could ever have developed his characters worth a damn —sorry but Jack Ryan and his son are pretty much the definition of Mary Sue— and pared down a lot of the non-sense. Executive Orders has at least a pair of sub plots that go absolutely nowhere. Well... J...Jump to post
Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 1...Jump to post
I wish Germany would publish hospitalizations like others. The lockdowns definitely are seen in the hospitalization data available: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/current-covid-patients-hospital?country=GBR~USA~FRA~NLD~DNK Lightsaber Germany does, for some reason ourworldindata doesn´t include ...Jump to post
Hello Everyone, inspired by the movie adaptation thread : Which books or book serious should be turned into a movie, TV show or mini-series? Having just read and/or listened to them recently i start with: 1. "Honor Harrington" Series by David Weber. Very nicely done books, and there are 14...Jump to post
In my experience, the book is always better. Flight of the Intruder, The Hunt for Red October…much better books than movies. Marc The hunt for Red October was a really good movie, yes the book was much better, but the movie was still really good. I just don't see how you could get all of the story ...Jump to post
I think the biggest "Problem" with Clancy adaptations is that they do have so, so much story in them. Even the shorter books, like Patriot Games, have way, way more going on that what you can cram into a two hours movie. I always thought that in today´s environment, where a season doesn´t...Jump to post
SeamanBeaumont wrote:It’s the Germans, nothing gets upgraded…
The world is full of fools who breed more fools. And now it seems all these fools are all buying NFTs... I think there are still plenty of people buying Tesla stock. Having fully autonomous driving and delivering tens of thousands of Tesla Trucks since both became available three years ago really m...Jump to post
With notable exceptions...I'm sure you'll fill in your own...movie adaptations of books typically don't live up to the book. I bring this up because I just watched Without Remorse. Now, I'm a fan of Tom Clancy's books and thought Without Remorse was one of his best. The only things Without Remorse ...Jump to post
Hello, would it be possible to have more information of the project? it look a lot like the A320 and seem to be base on a A300 with CFM 56 engine http://theairchive.net/aerospatiale-memorabilia/ Thanks for your answers! I would think this is just supposed to mean they where going to use as many A30...Jump to post
It also pushes the 787-10 closer to the 777-200ER range that BA & UA are both interested in. BA has to be interested in the -10 . It will be able to cover all their current 777-200ER routes they have in operation at lower cost. With the A350-1000 being able to replace the older 777-300ER it cou...Jump to post
Exactly - it's a point you can stay near by orbiting that allows the Earth to act as part of the observatories sun shielding all the time. It's the closest point to earth with that property. You absolutely don't want the Earth to help shield the Webb. Part of the reason for the large orbit around t...Jump to post
Time to knock on wood!
I agree that there is pretty much no way to install a class 1 crew rest in an A321. Isn´t the bulk cargo compartment large enough for two beds of the required size with some 60cm of headroom above the mattress? You´d still need a way to get in and out from the cabin of course... best reagards Thoma...Jump to post
I agree that there is pretty much no way to install a class 1 crew rest in an A321. Isn´t the bulk cargo compartment large enough for two beds of the required size with some 60cm of headroom above the mattress? You´d still need a way to get in and out from the cabin of course... best reagards ThomasJump to post
its only 1400 extra kilometers, not 2k, and when does a north-south route like SYD-PVG ever have 100+ knot headwinds for much of the way like LIS-ORD has? So its not 1400km extra distance to cover, nor 2000 either, but just about one hour. A couple of 100 Kg less weight (probably), 2.8t more fuel a...Jump to post
SQ currently operates the largest A350 fleet in the world with 56 frames (49 A350-900s, 7 A350-900ULRs); so, not surprising they will go with the large freighter available first (i.e., A350F) to replace their 747 fleet. The A350F might carry a little less payload (in weight) than the 747F; but how ...Jump to post
Final question for some of you experts. What should we consider as a true range of the A321XLR in normal operations? I know its quote as 4600nm. For example, would SYD/MEL-PVG both at around 4300nm be a bit long? The XLR is Basically a 321LR with a rear fixed fuel tank instead of the standard cente...Jump to post
krisyyz wrote:No doubt in my mind that AF and the EU, pulled their weight in convincing KL to go with Airbus
Aerospace is not the only regulated industry. I have some experience in the pharmaceutical industry and whilst it is quite possible to build a working rapport with the agency inspectors the good ones will maintain their distance - but they can do that because they are not conflicted by working for ...Jump to post
Airbus A350F Boeing 747-400F Max Payload (structural) 109 tonnes 116 tonnes Range 4,700 nm 4,500 nm I am guessing those are the MZFW ranges for each type? That would essentially mean the same payload over 4700 miles and more beyond that point. Not bad for 20% less weight off the runway. best regard...Jump to post
James Webb will not and cannot ever be reached for repairs. Hubble for a variety of reasons cannot be repaired. People can and have, you might remember, gone to the moon. Musk intends to make it relatively easy. Interesting ideas. You do mean that a) placing a telescope on the Moon b) operating it ...Jump to post
Starlionblue wrote:You can't tell the angle of attack from just looking at footage or pictures.