Simple Flying asked Airbus about the reason for the A350 having the black mask, here was a part of their response: “The emblematic “Ray-Ban” like black windshield eases the window’s maintenance and contributes to harmonising the thermal condition of this temperature-sensitive window area.” It isnt ...Jump to post
A story was circulating about 20 years ago concerning a BA 747 with a serious flaw. Thrust lever n°3 corresponded to engine n°4 and vice-versa: lever 4 was connected to engine 3. I remember that BA strongly complained to Boeing and demanded that repairs be carried out but Boeing was not forthcoming...Jump to post
Interesting to note that "keeping the competition honest" is no longer seen a positive, as I remember the allegedly low development cost of the 747-8i in relation to the A380 was used as a plus for the -8i as a reason why it's not a failure. However, the A330neo which has sold more than th...Jump to post
But even without covid, this was almost a given? The 777X is going to be the upper limit of Boeing's WB offering for a while and if Airbus wants to counter it, they're more likely to build an upgraded A350 than a new plane. The medium-sized market is filled by the 787/A330neo/A350, so which new WB w...Jump to post
How are members of this forum supposed to be able to speak on something like this? I mean yeah if we go by Boeing's track record and the OG 777's accomplishments, then the answer is yes. But other than that, I'm not really sure what answers you're expecting. Funny how people who have stood right ne...Jump to post
How are members of this forum supposed to be able to speak on something like this? I mean yeah if we go by Boeing's track record and the OG 777's accomplishments, then the answer is yes. But other than that, I'm not really sure what answers you're expecting. What has Boeing to gain right now with pu...Jump to post
After scanning the O&D spreadsheet SaudiGulf has cancelled their entire order of 16 x A220-300 A350 Changes: LATAM -4 x A359, -6 x A35K Undisclosed -10 x A359 Kuwait Airways +5 x A359 10x A359 have to be DL b/c DL was negotiating taking over 10x orders from LATAM. Could be a lessor on behalf of...Jump to post
Surely if you're going to replace the engines, you have to factor in clearance and what the wings can hold? I know it's top-mounted, but using a GE9X or TXWB, both of which are probably 2x te size of the current engines the plane uses (this might be inaccurate, I didn't check the actual figures) sur...Jump to post
Well, at least they will be the most sterile aircraft in the sky once they start flying again. Excellent point. Haven't thought about that. If MAX returns flying again soon, airlines could explore it in their Marketing actions. I'm pretty sure many will take this into account. Yes, I can't wait to ...Jump to post
I'm not really convinced. Supposed they would have ordered 200 NEOs rather than Maxes. and the NEO would have been grounded for whatever reason. Then they be in exactly the same position. Therefore the business risk is not a function of the "single type fleet". Unless I'm misreading your ...Jump to post
Go back to your arm chair...
This would be a surprising move, I really don't think the A330NEO market is big enough for two engine OEMs, especially considering the head-start RR had.
Also, why would Airbus even care? Let GE stick with their Boeing bias, it's not like the NEO is suffering from lack of engine choice.
At least no one died.Jump to post
Pity. All this could have been avoided if they'd simply let the superior NG compete with the NEO like Boeing assured us it could.Jump to post
A friend of mine that works for British Airways mentioned that some of their 772ER’s don’t have crew rest areas installed, just some seats with a curtain around which seems odd for an airliner that can easily fly up to 14 hours. I later found an FAA document online which permits changes to overhead...Jump to post
Airbus has no reason to bend over backwards for this order. Perhaps if the order was actually for FR, Airbus might be persuaded to convert another Boeing customer. Even if the order were for FR, it wouldn't be a 'conversion', it would be a deliberate policy change by the airline to operate a mixed ...Jump to post
Airbus has no reason to bend over backwards for this order. Perhaps if the order was actually for FR, Airbus might be persuaded to convert another Boeing customer.Jump to post
Interesting. Must be hard having to start all over again on the airplane that was going to destroy the competition and every airline in the world was apparently begging Boeing for and creaming themselves over. Hopefully, Boeing breaks the news gently to those poor airlines who were just couldn't wai...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:Wasn't it just 6 months or a year ago that many posters asserted that Airbus would never allow the 500 because it would poach orders from the A320? Now, the 500 is a virtual certainty and speculation abounds about further stretches?
My, how times have changed.
Does DL even know what they are "waiting to order"? Considering all signs indicate Boeing themselves haven't even decided what exactly the NMA is supposed to be or do. All interesting. The cheaper price seems to win over product quality every time. He stated he was waiting on Boeing and sa...Jump to post
Read the link. The A350 order book has increased by only 114 in the last six years. That is only 19 A350 aircraft sold per year. It is not complete rubbish. The A350 is having its legs cut from underneith it by cheap A330NEO's. Weren't most of those (especially 2019) due to cancellations, which hav...Jump to post
I'd be very, very surprised if this isn't China.Jump to post
Lmao, funny that the A320NEO may turn out to be a more expensive plane for Boeing than it ever will be for AirbusJump to post
What does the 747 have to do with this? Anyone with a brain knows it is not by any means STOL. This is just another chance for Boeing bashing apparently for some people. For comparison? If you're this sensitive about the 747 merely being mentioned (and not even in an unflattering life) how do you d...Jump to post
Unless Boeing are deep into the feasibility studies for the NMA and have somehow done so without anyone knowing (remember this will have to be different from the NMA Boeing had allegedly been studying which got discarded sometime this year) there is almost no chance Boeing is offering a new airplane...Jump to post
The amazing thing for Boeing in the middle of all this is that they still have the NG, which as I recall according to Boeing competes very well with the NEO (and even matches it), so I'm sure they'll be fine once they can get the NG production up to speed again.Jump to post
Yeah, I'm sure this replacement will certainly bring the fresh perspective needed at Boeing to prevent them inadvertently killing passengers.Jump to post
Some people sure do throw around the exaggerated adjectives..."hideous". Really??? I truly believe "hideous" is an understatement. Man, the A350's face is so ugly it actually hurts the eyes---my eye doctor confirmed he's had to deal with a few cases already, besides me. Hopefull...Jump to post
When a company is in the news having been recently accused of not being straightforward with a software that may have contributed to the deaths of 300+ passengers, everything about the company is news, unfairly or not. That's what is happening here.Jump to post
If QF rejects the OEM’s approval, it certainly won’t be because of the pricing imo, but because QF has probably realised the route isn’t viable. Airbus and Boeing would definitely love to have their plane flying this route, if only for bragging rights, so they’ll be giving QF an amazing deal (even i...Jump to post
LY777 wrote:Guys, although surprising, every airline can’t buy only A320s. A monopoly is good for no one!
Let’s just hope the 737Max re-enters in service smoothly
No MAX order (that wasn't already in danger of being cancelled even before the grounding) is getting cancelled.Jump to post
You can always guess who the thread-starter will be depending on what kind of Airbus related news it is.
It's good to see Airbus seems to have sufficiently alerted airlines before loss of lives or other potential embarrassments. Hopefully, a fix comes soon.
How does this even happen? So, somehow the AC crew didn't do a final check (which I'm guessing would have made someone notice her) after everyone had departed and just locked the plane????? Also, users on here need to stop doing this irritating thing where you think other people should enjoy situati...Jump to post
Interesting that Reuters is saying the bid wasn't even open to both OEMs. If that's true, how does that tally with wanting to keep both sides on their toes and honest about pricing? :?: Yeah Boeing desperately needed the order, so that already assured BA of good pricing from the start, but that's st...Jump to post
Now that Boeing has roped Airbus into launching the XLR and tying their resources into building that plane, they can hit Airbus on the counter by launching the NMA and Airbus won't be able to respond, effectively having that mighty 5000 plane market to themselves, genius.Jump to post
Miami wrote:Wonder when AA’s announcement will come.
Some NMA news GE’s Joyce said the launch of the A321XLR reinforces the company’s view NMA should have only one engine supplier. He understands P&W has the same view. Says 767-300-size NMA-7X will be first to market of Boeing’s two airplane NMA family. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1140...Jump to post
Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda. Sure, ...Jump to post
Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda.Jump to post