Who would need more than 3,350 nm for such a small aircraft? To illustrate how things have developed since the start of the "Jet Age", the pax capacity and range of the A220-300 is not that much different than Air Canada's original DC8-43s. Those were used on YUL-Western Europe non-stop f...Jump to post
So, someone now has seen the document with the increased MTOW. Now, my question is why the hell the airport planning documents of the A220 are still hosted by bombardier.com whereas the other Airbus aircraft's ACAP are hosted by airbus.com. https://eservices.aero.bombardier.com/wps/portal/eServices/...Jump to post
... Well, Airbus will spend part of the money required for developing the actual aircraft (i.e. 2027-2034), while Safran, MTU (etc.) will be responsible for the engines. However, the development of the fundamental technologies required will largely be funded by France, Germany, Spain and the EU. In...Jump to post
I see a pdf file. It says it has been updated a few days ago, about that MTOW increase. I would guess Airbus has increased the MTOW to help payload/range, it's very common, the A330 has been getting MTOW increase after MTOW increase for example. It is very intriguing considering the fact the range ...Jump to post
Sorry, but your first link is corrupt. And is it perhaps behind a Log In? We are sorry, we cannot find the content you were looking for! (BA404) If the problem persists, please contact the Support team and mention the error code above. Please note, your first link is from Bombardier, so now outdate...Jump to post
If this has been discussed, please delete the thread. According to the Airport Planning document ( click here ), the MTOW of the A220-300 can go up to 156,300 lb . Airbus' web page for A220-300 still mentions an MTOW of 154,000 lb ( click here ). Does anyone know which information is the right one. ...Jump to post
Two months after your article, Faury, April 29, middle of the COVID-19 crisis: “I would see it more positively for us,” Faury said. “The A220 is well-suited to the post-coronavirus market…It is a very good plane and a very good program at the right point in time for Airbus.” https://www.forbes.com/...Jump to post
Let us make some speculation here. When you look carefully into the 777-300ERSF brochure ( click here ) you can see that the maximum cargo density that the aircraft can carry corresponds to parcels. The aircraft is not good enough for general cargo operator like UPS or Fedex or even other airlines ...Jump to post
I think the investments Airbus makes in the A220 program and the CEO's public comments during the COVID-19 crisis tell a lot. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/airbus-investing-up-to-1-bln-euros-on-a220-passenger-jet-program-this-year .... It was an article dated from 20 Fe...Jump to post
That Airbus Canada should be self-financing is merely an aspiration.
Now, maybe it would suit Boeing better if liquid hydrogen powered aircraft only would arrive in the 2050s, but what will they do if Airbus develops a ZERO CO2 emission aircraft arriving in 2035?
Will Airbus throw its own cash into an endeavor they did not even start when the mother company is burning cash? I have a lot of doubt about it. In fact will they be allowed to fund non French projects under the Government support package terms? Most probably the government funding is for R&T, ...Jump to post
Let us make some speculation here. When you look carefully into the 777-300ERSF brochure ( click here ) you can see that the maximum cargo density that the aircraft can carry corresponds to parcels. The aircraft is not good enough for general cargo operator like UPS or Fedex or even other airlines l...Jump to post
.... That's a pretty broad statement. I think it's pretty likely Airbus will use its own cash (if needed) to keep Airbus Canada afloat and to continue filling the orders it currently has. The project is still worthy of investment, and now that it has been given the name Airbus Canada, prestige and ...Jump to post
... Therefore, the question you should ask yourself is if Boeing would be using their money wisely if they would decide to launch an all new NSA and/or an A321neo competitor, with the risk of being faced with an Airbus zero CO2 emission single-aisle aircraft entering into service only a few years a...Jump to post
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/06/ebfd76da7551-mitsubishi-aircraft-to-more-than-halve-workforce-under-restructuring.html ..... I wonder if it is truly due to the pandemic or just a reflex of a failed project. The first thing to do is probably to acknowledge that the SpaceJet program will n...Jump to post
Could also be moving its resources to the new branch they acquired from Bombardier? Don't you think it would be the other way round? Mitsubishi Heavy Industries acquired what remained of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. I think they have just taken too many former Bombardier employees who are not ne...Jump to post
It must be a typo.
However, if it is one then you need to wonder what's going on in Boeing.
.... I think you know that the 777-9 is tens of percent more efficient than the 747-400. Yes and a 747 is paid for your point airlines have been kicking them to the curb for a while because they don't need planes that big I think you know that the 747-400 (the latest and biggest 747 before 747-8) h...Jump to post
I think it is a good thing, especially if the fund is used to define products in a pragmatic way and is not driven by an ideology toward targets that are not achievable. "pragmatic" : ??? "ideology" : ??? "not achievable" : IMJ, The EIS of a LH2-powered airliner is ach...Jump to post
Maybe you should update your boss's 778F article to show what a threat 773F will be? I think GECAS had done their homework before venturing into this conversion business. Has Boeing? ... That program is launched by GECAS and IAI. Do you know exactly what Boeing's involvement here? Is that a kind of...Jump to post
.... I think you know that the 777-9 is smaller than the 747-400 in term of capacity. I referred to 400-450 in a business premium economy economy configuration J (business) W (premium economy) Y (Economy). Mostly because Lufthansa provides the most information on their 777X configuration but seriou...Jump to post
... Just about everyone is ballparking the 777X-9 at 400-450 seats in a jwy legacy configuration while a380 in a similar configuration was around 500-550. I simply think the market for these VLA's is not as good as it used to be because these planes used to be the only options to operate with the r...Jump to post
Can a 777-8P haul same/more (?) PAX + same/more cargo tonnage (?) a same/further distance (?) than a A35K/ULR for Project Sunrise? I think someone said above that Boeing has not reached the firm configuration on the 777-8 yet. So, obviously it is difficult to know what the 777-8 would do or would n...Jump to post
Please remember that GECAS has a lot of 777-300ER in their portfolio. It is extremely important for them to keep the 777-300ER's lease rate high. Converting some of these 777-300ER into 777-300ERSF will help keeping the GE90-115B flying and more importantly it creates a perceived scarcity of the 77...Jump to post
I have rarely seen successful bespoke freighter.Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:. ...
But any way I do the numbers, I see a demand for 200 to 300 777xF, only reduced if Airbus does competitive freighters.
I do hope they won't be chasing the useless ultra-log-haul market and increase the fuselage length slightly relative to the current known configuration. It is much more interesting to serve the need of the majority instead of trying to get the niche of a niche of ultra-long-haul market. In my opini...Jump to post
... Per the above reference, conversion cost is $35MM. If used 77W’s are going for $60MM each, that puts total at $95MM. Hopefully that includes green engines....And given these frames have lots of life left, it’s competing with new with additional volumetric capacity. However. This beast has 15% m...Jump to post
It is interesting to note that while the 777-200LR orders stopped at 61 units, the freighter version has a total of 231 orders, of which 186 have been delivered. It is a nice incremental order for the program 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 777F. If 777-8 could achieve the same level of orders and deliveri...Jump to post
GECAS has some 777-30ER in their portfolio.
So the question of 777-300ER market value is not very relevant for them.
The conversion protects the lease rate of their 777-300ER fleet.
Considering the fact Airbus decided that Airbus Canada has to finance itself (auto-financing) from February 2020 onward means that any future development of the A220 can only happen when the joint-venture between Airbus and the goverment of Québec starts to make money. It simply means that it may n...Jump to post
Considering the fact Airbus decided that Airbus Canada has to finance itself (auto-financing) from February 2020 onward means that any future development of the A220 can only happen when the joint-venture between Airbus and the goverment of Québec starts to make money. It simply means that it may ne...Jump to post
Armodeen wrote:Sorry I know this is OT, but what sort of real world range could be expected from a 247t/251t A339?
How fast can they convert them.
Are you saying that the whole evaluation work done in 2018-2019 was completely useless? Are you suggesting Qantas would run the evaluation all over again? Yes and yes. Fuel prices has QUARTERED! No evaluation process would have taken that into account. Are you saying that fuel prices will remain at...Jump to post
IMO when the time is right, in several years, Qantas will put out a new RFP to Airbus and Boeing. Unless Boeing come up with a MTOW increase for the 787 or the 777X is better than predicted, it will be Airbus.. ... Are you saying that the whole evaluation work done in 2018-2019 was completely usele...Jump to post
... "During a Friday webcast discussing the tourism industry, Joyce was discussing his airline’s pursuit of direct, non-stop service between London and Sydney. He is quoted as saying: “I think the business case for doing it is very strong…the aircraft are not going anywhere. When we are comfor...Jump to post
... The Space Jet program is already a matter of national pride as appears to me, I doubt that they will scrap the entire project. I think the M90 continues for now, but the M100 would be greatly redesigned before it emerges again. What do you mean by redesign? Would it lose the commonality with M90?Jump to post
By the way, the first 777-300ER to be converted has arrived at the facilities.Jump to post
I do not know if this has been posted. I have just discovered this thread.
The Big Twin brochure:
https://www.iai.co.il/drupal/sites/defa ... ochure.pdf
... must a slow day.. the widows are covered for storage not for protection in the paint shop. remember the fuselage is painted between the windows . also they have adhesive window covers that are used in paint the covers sometimes are on the windows prior to installation and sometimes applied late...Jump to post
... Even if the market rebounds, scope is mostly full for large RJs, save for a few top ups here and there as planes shift around (such as the conversion to 65 seat jets at AA). I think Mitsubishi’s best move is regather and put together lessons learned, then aim for a post 2025 RJ, Post 2025 RJ? T...Jump to post
The most important question to be answered is how much of the sales would come at the expense of A320 sales canibalization? Seems AB doesn't care, they do the exactly same thing already now with the new 252t MTOW 330neos and their own A350. Delta changed some orders because of that. There probably ...Jump to post
If the production is halted then the entry into service slips again to 2023 at the earliest. The most likely date is for 2023. Not the worst thing. The market for new purchases will likely be bare until then at least. No. The market will rebound much faster than those pessimistic guys say. They are...Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:777-9 N779XW filed BFI-BFI as BOE1 10:20AM - 11:23AM. As mentioned last night, this is a stability and control test flight.
If the production is halted then the entry into service slips again to 2023 at the earliest.
The most likely date is for 2023.