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by crimsonchin
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more multi-slot flaps?
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: Why no more multi-slot flaps?

Seems like with the exception of the A321, Airbus has preferred the single slotted flaps from the start for all their planes?

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by crimsonchin
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask
Replies: 22
Views: 1941

Re: Airbus A320neo Black Cockpit Window Mask

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 ...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 3585

Re: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

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...

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by crimsonchin
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact
Replies: 251
Views: 27905

Re: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

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...

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years
Replies: 51
Views: 15140

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

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...

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13240

Re: Air France planes' names

Besides being "nice", what's the point of this and does anyone know why they started doing this now?

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by crimsonchin
Mon May 25, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4621

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

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...

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by crimsonchin
Mon May 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4621

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

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...

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by crimsonchin
Thu May 07, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10475

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Outside of some regions in Asia, I've not seen any indication that travel will be returning soon, why would they start advertising now?

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by crimsonchin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 67935

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

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...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again
Replies: 51
Views: 11824

Re: Antonov AN 225 Flies Again

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13491

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

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 ...

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by crimsonchin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72896

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

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 ...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30173

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

reltney wrote:


Go back to your arm chair...


Probably one of the most dumbest comments I've read on here, considering he actually flies the damn things.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Color of the 787 Engine Nozzle

Not sure if the OP intended for it to sound that way or not, but the blue exhaust nozzle isn't strictly a 787 thing.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9443

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

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.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X wing questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: 777X wing questions

zuckie13 wrote:
If they get stuck, they can go use the A380 gates that will be vacant soon...


Define soon? 10 years? Or do airlines immediately throw away planes once the OEM stops making them.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15972

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

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.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 crew rest area
Replies: 12
Views: 1921

Re: 777 crew rest area

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11062

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

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 ...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda
Replies: 66
Views: 11062

Re: Wirtschaftswoche: Ryanair to buy up 100 A320/A321neo for Lauda

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.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155796

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

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...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146868

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The Aeroflot livery was one of the last good ones, so to see it go.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26724

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

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.


Since when and according to whom?

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by crimsonchin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28823

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45462

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64820

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I'd be very, very surprised if this isn't China.

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191294

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Lmao, funny that the A320NEO may turn out to be a more expensive plane for Boeing than it ever will be for Airbus

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by crimsonchin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15913

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

Better scenario than the 787, at least it's not compulsory. Best of both worlds, let airlines pick whether they want to or not.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance
Replies: 24
Views: 4842

Re: QF A380 LAX Runway Performance

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28873

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

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...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 744885

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

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.

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by crimsonchin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39129

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Yeah, I'm sure this replacement will certainly bring the fresh perspective needed at Boeing to prevent them inadvertently killing passengers.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14899

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

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...

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by crimsonchin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61926

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

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.

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by crimsonchin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256376

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

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...

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by crimsonchin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread
Replies: 244
Views: 61243

Re: Dubai Air Show 2019: Boeing Orders, announcements and discussion thread

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


You are responding to an point that no one is making

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by crimsonchin
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 372979

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Seeing on Reuters that Boeing is suspending testing?

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by crimsonchin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126815

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Great news for Airbus if this is results in (or is a result of) the upcoming QF order.

Longer range and more passengers than the -900ULR, I wonder what the final specs will be and how it was achieved.

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by crimsonchin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.
Replies: 71
Views: 12599

Re: Could the A220 take advantage of MAX grounding.

No MAX order (that wasn't already in danger of being cancelled even before the grounding) is getting cancelled.

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 52764

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

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.

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415708

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Basically another potentially fatal fault was discovered unrelated to the MCAS issue that was being tested for and this fault has also been there from the start?

The NEO and that huge AA order really did a number on their psyche.

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by crimsonchin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21254

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

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...

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by crimsonchin
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71759

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

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...

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by crimsonchin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 410
Views: 50561

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

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.

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130930

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

Miami wrote:
Wonder when AA’s announcement will come.


What is AA supposed to be ordering?

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by crimsonchin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91078

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

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...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16309

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

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, ...

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by crimsonchin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16309

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

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.

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