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by VV
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

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...

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by VV
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

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/...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

... 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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

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 ...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

Re: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb
Replies: 31
Views: 6306

A220-300 MTOW is now 156,300 lb

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. ...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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/...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

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 ...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

MIflyer12 wrote:
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That Airbus Canada should be self-financing is merely an aspiration.
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I don't know if it is the case.

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Baldr wrote:
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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?
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Yeah, why not.

Airbus should spend the money on that.

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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, ...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

.... 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 ...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

... 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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi Aircraft to cut over half its workforce and close offices around the world

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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi Aircraft to cut over half its workforce and close offices around the world

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...

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by VV
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

788,000 lb?

It must be a typo.
However, if it is one then you need to wonder what's going on in Boeing.

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by VV
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

.... 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...

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by VV
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

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...

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by VV
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

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...

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by VV
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7177

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

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.

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by VV
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

.... 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...

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by VV
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

... 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...

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

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...

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

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...

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

I have rarely seen successful bespoke freighter.

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

lightsaber wrote:
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But any way I do the numbers, I see a demand for 200 to 300 777xF, only reduced if Airbus does competitive freighters.

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With which platform????

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

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...

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

... 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...

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by VV
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

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...

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by VV
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

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.

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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...

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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...

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Armodeen wrote:
Sorry I know this is OT, but what sort of real world range could be expected from a 247t/251t A339?
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The range is too long for an aircraft of that size.

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Okcflyer wrote:
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How fast can they convert them. :)


The targeted entry into service is in 2022 for the first. I guess the subsequent conversion will be much faster, one year maybe.

For information, 2010 vintage 777-300ER is about 60 million, conversion costs about 35 million. All in US dollar.

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

ClassicLover wrote:
Once again people are starting to go around and around in circles about nothing.
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Because there is not much to say.

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

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...

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

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...

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by VV
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

... "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...

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by VV
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20138

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Ishrion wrote:
Didn’t Qatar Airways say it would stop buying from Airbus/Boeing if they didn’t accept deferrals?


And then buy from Mitsubishi instead? LOL.

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

... 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?

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

By the way, the first 777-300ER to be converted has arrived at the facilities.

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42110

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

https://www.iai.co.il/drupal/sites/defa ... ochure.pdf
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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

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244271

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

... 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...

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

... 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...

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by VV
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

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 ...

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by VV
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

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...

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by VV
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244271

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1


Are they testing the landing flap configuration?
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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.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1


Are they testing the landing flap configuration?

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by VV
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102051

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

If the production is halted then the entry into service slips again to 2023 at the earliest.

The most likely date is for 2023.

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