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by LDRA
Thu May 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I am stunned

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by LDRA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11477

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

You call it impressive, I call it overkill

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by LDRA
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41268

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

I will make a prediction that Boeing will cancel the 777X. No one who currently has ordered will actually want/need it; the demand has taken a huge hit, and they will try to cope with the aircraft they already have. Even when the demand recovers, it will not do so at the level we had before Covid. ...

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by LDRA
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41268

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Convert 777X on production line to freighter quick! Time is running out

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by LDRA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.
Replies: 71
Views: 9374

Re: Leeham: Pratt & Whitney committed to advanced GTF for Airbus, thrust, sfc.

How are they going to fund this given current economic environment

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by LDRA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leasing companies in post-corona world
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Leasing companies in post-corona world

Full freighter conversion costs too much

Interested to see options for upper deck "adaption kit" to utilize volumn in upper deck . Remove seat, anchor cargo pellets to seat anchor points in floor

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by LDRA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Bradlee102896 wrote:
Delta looks to also be ferrying aircraft to Birmingham International Airport BHM
4x B763
2x B764
1x B772
3x A333
1x A339
2x A359

I don't know how to add the FR24 link but those are scheduled as of 2:00 P.M today.


Delta is parking A339s and A350s?

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by LDRA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56921

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

Fuel is so cheap, it might be more economical to fly older aircraft, as engine overhaul cost would be lower

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by LDRA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56921

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

It is not long term demand. How about just fly passenger aircraft with belly cargo only?

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by LDRA
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accelerating aircraft retirements
Replies: 83
Views: 18132

Re: Accelerating aircraft retirements

How do the economics compare between passage aircraft flying belly cargo only vs dedicated freighter?

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by LDRA
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11280

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

Before anyone tries to link the 11 Max 9s with this virus, it has very little to do with that. The Max 9 was never going to see the AC fleet. Indeed, the MAX 9 had already been deferred indefinitely. This just confirms it and presumably, after 1 year of grounding they likely could do it without pen...

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by LDRA
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 253
Views: 59775

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

The title of this thread should change to 2020 cancelations to reflect tge unfortunate reality

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by LDRA
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft
Replies: 26
Views: 5936

Re: Two Harbour Air Otters Damaged In Attempted Theft

I am surprised they don't come with immobilizer

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by LDRA
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?
Replies: 46
Views: 6674

Re: Why wouldn't the Trent 1000-TEN problems also show up in the Trent XWB?

How is RR structured organization wise? Are the same people doing TEN doing the XWB?

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by LDRA
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

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

Another excellent article from Dominic Gates.. Looks like the wiring issue wont go away.. Boeing is arguing that the wiring is the same as the 737NG which hasnt had a problem.. the FAA saying that it doesn't comply with current standards.. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/faa-...

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by LDRA
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95402

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

Extremely well written in depth article about a lot that has surfaced around the 737 MAX (highly recommended read!!): https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/02/ship-the-airplane-the-cultural-organizational-and-technical-reasons-why-boeing-cannot-recover.html Architecture difference between 737 and A3...

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by LDRA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN - Changing cruise altitudes could cut climate impact in half
Replies: 14
Views: 5568

Re: CNN - Changing cruise altitudes could cut climate impact in half

Probably in extreme cases, going from 30kft to 43kft

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by LDRA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

I would think a big negative for the LEAP-1B on the A220 would be the weight. PW 1500G, weight 2,177 kg wet, fan 185 cm, thrust up to 106 KN LEAP-1B, weight 2,780 kg dry, fan 176 cm, thrust up to 130 KN The LEAP-1A on the A320neo family, is slightly heavier than the PW1100G. About 3000 kg compared ...

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by LDRA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

SteelChair wrote:
Not a chance imho. Why go to a heavier engine that burns more fuel and is at the end of a development cycle?

I would say Leap is at start of its life cycle. The key sale point versus GTF is reliability

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by LDRA
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

Re: CFM Leap engine option for A220

ikolkyo wrote:
Not point in adding more cost when you’re not even making a profit yet.


All the GTF issues are going to potentiallly deter sale.
With ramping up to 150 per year, the economy of scale is there for a second engine option

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by LDRA
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Leap engine option for A220
Replies: 20
Views: 4581

CFM Leap engine option for A220

Now that Airbus is in full control of A220 program and looking to ramp up A220 production to 150 units per year, does it make sense to develop a second engine option with CFM? Considering GTF is having uncontained failures on A220 Is it even contractually possible? Does PW have sole source agreement...

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by LDRA
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155156

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

I won't be surprised if it's going to be a 757/A321 class aircraft, maybe with slightly wider cabin (I hope so) and 2 different sets of wings. Assuming that MTOW will be in the region of 115-120 tonnes for an ER/XLR version (whatever they will call it), how far can you stretch CFM Leap? Looking at ...

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by LDRA
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28432

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

The root cause is presence of un-certified coffee in cockpit. Had the crew ordered FAA certified coffee from gallery, the incident would have been avoided

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by LDRA
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15920

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

787 down to rate 10, that is going to further impact cash flow, with 737 out, 777 transitioning

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by LDRA
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14857

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

So, does that give Airbus 100% of the widebody market so far in 2020? If you ask me for a straight answer, then I should say that as far as we can see, looking at it, by and large, taking one time with another in terms of the average of announcements, then in the final analysis, it is probably true...

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by LDRA
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24062

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

Single engine operation results in much lower cruise altitude, which comes with deteriorating fuel burn that severely reduces range -> landing at alternate

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by LDRA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38965

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

Wait one more thing, didn't they make a big deal about separate chairman and CEO positions back in October? The new CEO is also current chairman?

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by LDRA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

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

Apparently MCAS was only needed in certain portions of the flight envelope (although what part who knows) it possibly could have been solved with a COG limitation as well on a temporary basis with MCAS removed. If it was so simple, the year long fiasco that grounded the 737-8/9 MAX, disturbed the F...

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by LDRA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38965

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

Muilenburg could have grounded 737 Max fleet after Indonesia mishap. Instead, Boeing issued press release to point finger at Lion Air, not a single mention of MCAS in that press release Take a look at it https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130336 ET302 is 100% on him Good ridd...

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by LDRA
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34324

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Lawyers get excited over this...

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by LDRA
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

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

So yes, I think more crew training is needed, especially when it comes to system management and crews should be forced to learn more about the systems running the plane and how they work. Which requires the systems to be fully transparent. It makes no sense to aim for test pilot skills, so that the...

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by LDRA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

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

Leap 1A and 1B not built on the same line?

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by LDRA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

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

But surely Boeing also wants the best as well at this stage? To be whiter than white and regain everybody's trust? This is no normal situation. In my opinion, that is why Boeing went along with the statistically highly improbable 5 bit flip results, and agreed to change the computer structures. The...

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by LDRA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

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

Boeing made that statement months ago. If a shutdown was going to happen, it was going to be immediate. There would be no point in ramping down or announcing a shutdown in March because it would make no sense if RTS happened during the ramp down or before the shutdown was to happen. Part of the shu...

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by LDRA
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: Qantas Choose A351 for Project Sunrise

Any insight into the reason for decision

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by LDRA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So what, Boeing stock is up today

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by LDRA
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Some more retirements at Boeing. There was a separate thread on that, but it is now gone. Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief engineer John Hamilton is retiring, per multiple media reports: e.g. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-chief-engineer-at-center-of-737-max-crisis-r...

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by LDRA
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13038

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

I am surprised GTF lasted that long

I must say I am now impressed with GTF durability

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by LDRA
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Nose ballast the aircraft and be done with it

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by LDRA
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

:arrow: Apparently U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing to revise documentation on its proposed 737 Max software fix that was submitted last week. Boeings side of the story: Boeing spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Wednesday the company “provided technical documentation to the regulators as ...

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by LDRA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I disagree. Have you read the entire Lion Air accident report? If not, read it then come back and make your comments. If you have read it, I would suggest you missed a lot. The FO was raked over the controls by the accident report. The accident report even criticized the FO for not running the runa...

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by LDRA
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26376

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

Carbon fiber flexes more than Aluminum

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by LDRA
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS
Replies: 125
Views: 28727

Re: Delta Adding 2 More A330-900 NEOS

It is the 245T MTOW variant they are leasing right? 251T is not ready yet

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by LDRA
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... sages.html

The whole script is more damning than the headline. Even Boeing company pilots on 737 Max program were kept out of loop on MCAS design changes...
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many321 wrote:
here is a transcript from the txt msgs...yeah, it looks bad.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... sages.html

The whole script is more damning than the headline. Even Boeing company pilots on 737 Max program were kept out of loop on MCAS design changes...

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by LDRA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738851

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The JATR report reveals how jacked up 737 development orgnization and process had been. Appearantly there is no central requirement management repository. Different requirement management tools are used by different part of orgnization. As a result, not all requirements are traceable.. Appearantly t...

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by LDRA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman
Replies: 54
Views: 11439

Re: BA: Muilenburg out as Chairman (remains CEO); David Calhoun named Chairman

The CEO should have been replaced as this disaster happened on his watch. He has shown he doesn't have a clue in plane certifications or crisis management. Accountability here is tricky, because many of the executives responsible for the screwups that led to the 737MAX, are long-gone from Boeing. T...

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by LDRA
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 247846

Re: DL's new A359s from LATAM

What weight variant LA ordered?

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