Armadillo1 wrote:737-800NG alone keep the reputation of number 8 high.
A380-800 [one of the biggest program flops of all time] 787-8 [one of the most difficult entry into services of all time and I don't think Boeing ever sold a 787-8 at a profit] A350-800 [stillborn] A330-800 [on life support] 777-8 [on life support before even being born] So obviously use of the &qu...Jump to post
No it wasn't, if you refer to the Bloomberg TV interview which was posted upthread, Joyce said today its between the A350 and 777X, its at the 7 minute mark. What I found interesting in the interview he said “the A350 and 777-8X are capable of doing these routes with a commercial load to make the b...Jump to post
Yet when you think of the spend for all new tech bases for fan, gear box, composite case, core metallurgy, etc plus "rebalancing the workload" / eliminating the LPT causing every turbine stage to change, it seems to be a huge spend to get "only" 7%. From what I've read, one of t...Jump to post
Can’t agree more - perfectly prudent thing to do. Reduce reliance on American entities as much as you can - to the point of eliminating American suppliers. I think I see a problem with that: https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/1448028586comac_visual_700x420.jpg So going by that pic, pretty much ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:"Over 13 million people were on the list as of March"
That would be only 1.5 ticket purchase attempts per person. Quite possible.
I think the A330NEO's future is closely tied to if the 797 launches, and if it is successful. Whilst it is clear that Airbus can do "things" with the A32X, they may elect to pull the trigger on an A330 replacement which as you say, is slightly smaller and lighter to a) better align to the...Jump to post
Yup, this was revealed due to Antonov needing to make a public filing in order to fly an intra US route. Engines will be carried in an AN-124, its in the article. There we have it. GE can't keep everything away from the public eye. It's perfectly consistent with what GE has already said in the past...Jump to post
kelval wrote:In a a way, this also means the Chinese carriers don't have high hopes for the COMAC products.
The first question is what holes exist in their lineup? None, really. And the next question is where do their offerings fall short of what Boeing has to offer? And that is where it gets interesting. The first obvious shortfall is the A330neo is obviously inferior to the 787, and the A350 is bigger ...Jump to post
I don't think we'll see a 10+ abreast VLA soon from Airbus. The A320 also still has plenty of life in it (new wings/engines and maybe a cockpit update) The A220 and A350 are set for the coming decades. But the A330neo is a dud. It's way too large and heavy for it's class and role. The 787 is moppin...Jump to post
BoeingVista wrote:RickNRoll wrote:Sounds like the Antonov.
Yup, this was revealed due to Antonov needing to make a public filing in order to fly an intra US route. Engines will be carried in an AN-124, its in the article.
aircatalonia wrote:Airline: Air123
32andBelow wrote:That shows great confidence when you have to open a whole new subsidiary to fly planes that are allegedly safe
:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA. After boarding US-bound 787s from remote gates multiple times at PVG in recent years, I agree. It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 2...Jump to post
I'm quite skeptical about the prospects of an A350-1200 / A350-2000. I won't say that it will come as an addition to the family, but I do wonder if the -900 and -1000 will be slightly stretched later on. I'm still convinced that Airbus will need a new mid-sized mid-long range replacement of the A33...Jump to post
Narrowbody replacement is a given. Widebody however, will be interesting. My guess for a future line up? NB A220 - receives mid-life updates, engines and A220-500 stretch ??? - clean sheet A321 replacement in two variants. WB ??? - clean sheet widebody as a formal replacement of the A330neo (this on...Jump to post
phugoid1982 wrote:What makes this heroic pilots' actions much more impressive is that he did not begin a career in aviation till well into his 30s and had only 3000 hrs.
Revelation wrote:I think I would say NMA's chances get dimmer the longer MAX stays grounded...
If Airbus goes ahead with the 1000ULR to win 'Sunrise,' isn't that a fool's errand? I mean, who besides Qantas and Singapore would want this plane? Development costs could only be spread among those carriers, who would 'expect' favorable pricing from Airbus I would reckon. Is there any money to be ...Jump to post
From FG, a rather weak statement considering it will have been thoroughly "PR'd" before release: "Boeing says it will continue to work with current and potential 777X customers. “This includes our valued customer Qantas,” it adds." https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boei...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:hic787 wrote:The corn really softened the landing!
Yep, that's why they call it sweet.
Now, in QF's position, I would want some cast-iron guarantees from Boeing that the 778 will go ahead in the future , otherwise they might be stuck with frames they really didn't want. I don't see what else Boeing can do realistically. IMHO, QF won't go down this route because I can't see how Boeing...Jump to post
Apologies if it has been answered somewhere before, but considering the possible knock on effect of the MAX grounding on other projects, is the MAX-10 development schedule still on time?Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:The missile is a dumb idea, polluting the whole world with nuclear radiation if it works properly, as we see now, if it blows up, you have all kinds of problems and you are polluting your own soil.
AirlineS being plural, do we have any idea who else might be interested ? TK for Aus ? CX for MIA ? QR ? I think there might be a few interested in the higher weights than the range. When Airbus pitched the 900ULR to SQ, its 280T became a standard offering which was taken up by other airlines even ...Jump to post
Is there any truth to the rumour that there could have been more survivors if not for the bungling of the rescue efforts by the Japan Self Defense Force? That US armed forces were ready to go and pull for survivors but were told to stand down? Can't remember from where exactly but I heard that acco...Jump to post
This thread has seen two November 1sts go by and is approaching another one in a few months. Thread title needs a little adjustment...Jump to post
Aerospace is always one of the slowest forms of engineering when it comes to keeping with the times. Not sure if you can say always. Automation for instance is still more advanced in aviation than most other forms of transport. And then consider materials science, navigation systems, etc. Perhaps w...Jump to post
Alright, since no-one's mentioned it.... Looks like their financials have finally caught up with their new livery.Jump to post
Turkey, or at least edrogen hasn't been very complimentary of Israel lately so not sure they woild get used airframes from there, additionally the US still needs to approve transfer. USA may not be pleased that Turkey chose to buy SAM's from Russia, having been blocked from buying SAM's from USA. H...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:What is telling is the A35K isn't being discussed nor 777x. This is a significant intentional down gauge.
There is no Youtube in China and their copycat services are heavily censored so the entire poll is flawed - Chinese children do not have exposure to free thought and speech. Many flaws in the poll pointed out above, but I think this is the most significant of them. For something that tries to imply...Jump to post
IADFCO wrote:PS Did anybody notice the name of the Airbus engineer quoted in the article? His parents must have been car enthusiasts or James Bond's fans
VirginFlyer wrote:$172k would appear to be the notation they are after.
I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...Jump to post
Your body is moving through space at hundreds of km/h. And any violent deviation by the tube you are in, will definitely send you crashing into stuff if unrestrained.Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-boeing-certification-e/exclusive-boeing-seeking-to-reduce-scope-duration-of-some-physical-tests-for-new-aircraft-sources-idUSKCN1TH0A3 Ill timed release for Boeing coming at a time when there's intense scrutiny over its certification practices regar...Jump to post
IMO, the 777-300ER sold on it's capacity - passenger and cargo. Using 6000nm as a baseline (which puts most of the world's hubs within distance of each other), the 777-200ER would lift 52,000kg using Boeing ACAP charts compared to 65,000kg for the 777-300ER. I can agree on that. But I still think t...Jump to post
Another opinion about deferrals as they relate to the 777X program: With the 777X's current order book, long-term deferrals can have a direct impact on the line's productivity. The "classic" 777's production rate has contracted from 8.3 to 3.5 per month over the past five years, with the ...Jump to post
IMO, the most-likely part of the EK 777X order to be cut is the 35 777-8s. They can shed those and convert the 40 787-10 to 787-9 for similar CAPEX. That frees Boeing to stop active development on the 777-8 as Etihad has already decided against theirs and Qatar will be happy to be allowed to drop t...Jump to post
Yes. Nor did I. Then what are you saying? What is the interesting turn of events? He said people assumed EK would never cancel 777Xs, nothing about canceling the whole order. Probably an interesting turn of events that EK May reduce the order. :checkmark: So we are now looking at possibly an A380/7...Jump to post