Given that the A330's wing span is an issue, so far as freight carriers go, why wouldn't the freighter model of the 787 also be a problem for freight operators, given the difference between their wing spans is a mere 1 foot? As has been said here on a.net many times over, the airline and airfreight...Jump to post
As I understand it. A340 didn't sale as a freighter for the same reason it lost to 777 in passenger sales, that being the 777 was simply a better plane. 767 sold because Boeing was willing to sale then cheaply. Airbus could have done similar with a340 but the a340 shared production line with a330. I...Jump to post
We had airport in town but then population grew from 10k to 70k and it got eaten by the growth. I was recently looking at map of area trying to fix its position. But there has so much change in its area with roads it was hard to do. I would guess there were various reasons why every small town wante...Jump to post
I think Boeing was willing to launch 797 at Farnborough. But engine manufactures simply weren't ready to meet the new conservative requirements for engine performance. They're still stuck in old model of making promises on performance that they may not be able to meet at entry into service. Boeing h...Jump to post
Seem that businesses are finally starting to figure out Brexit is happening and that it will be a hard Brexit when it comes.Jump to post
Because there is likely a lot of downsizing in BBD's near term future.
Airbus will sweep up the remains of BBD once those cuts have been made.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-14/airbus-is-said-near-blockbuster-23-billion-jet-sale-to-airasia Looks like the AirAsia Group is gonna be topping up another 100 A321neos + 34 A330neos for its total number order of aircrafts. Might be announced at Fanborough AirShow, keeping my fing...Jump to post
Something to consider here is financing for the purchase. As US interest rate have increased there has been a reduction funds available to European lenders. As private money prefers the higher rates that US provides. This loss in available fund by private European lenders put more pressure on airbus...Jump to post
Interesting I think using 737 in fire bombing operations will prove popular. High sortie rate and low maintenance seems like winner for fire operations. Will interesting to see how they do. Been a lot of aircraft proposed for fire fighting from C130 to 747 to purpose built aircraft but I think that ...Jump to post
Timing is wrong for a new US airline. The problem with getting started in US airliner business. Is much larger companies can make you lose massive amounts of money. JetBlue launched when the industry was bleeding to death and as a result those larger companies weren't able to put the screws to the n...Jump to post
Now instead of having one paper plane (797) we have two. Nice... That's is purpose of this plane. Airbus wants a plane to challenge potential MoM from Boeing even if they don't actually produce the plane. They shelved the big wing 320 concept and so had nothing to offer to compete with MoM. So they...Jump to post
The US could find itself very much an island nation that only a few other countries trade a few things within 5 years... if President Trump can fulfill what I perceive to be his vision (America will then be "Great" as it will not need to depend on other countries: I also personally believ...Jump to post
The split would produce six senators where as the status quo produces two. That is big shift in balance of power between the states. I don't see that being accepted by the rest states. The referendum is likely to pass though as pay back from the almost half California that feels ignored by state gov...Jump to post
It's a shame that there is high speed infrastructure in place to serve those areas, avoiding pollution and congestion to be spread around with the current "only car/only plane" mindset that is anchoring US infrastructure in general into the XIX-XX century. As an American taxpayer, I am gl...Jump to post
The A330NEO is much more capable than the CEO it is replacing. Let's say a hypothetical airline was operating routes that only used up to 80% of the range capability of the A330-300. That is 5080nm of the 6,350nm Wikipedia range. What will they replace it with? The A330-900NEO is a direct replaceme...Jump to post
I wouldn't want to put up the money for Iran to buy any aircraft while Iran seems hell bent to have war with US. My understanding is that Iran was trying to get Europe to loan the money to buy these planes. Ending the deal with Iran is probably a good excuse to cancel this purchase with minimal amou...Jump to post
Russians want to get paid here. The An-124 were able to dominate the market because the Soviet Union paid for the planes and then Russia inherited them. That meant they were available for much less then their actual cost. Now Russians are looking at the end of the usability of An-124 and want custom...Jump to post
What model does Air Asia X use? That will tell you if they will cancel the 330neo. If they use a quick turnover model of only operating aircraft for ten year or if they will keep the aircraft for 20+ years? If they intended to lease a large portion of aircraft or will operate them as an airline? Wit...Jump to post
Great for economy class passengers. Personally I think 2-4-2 seating is always better than 3-3-3. And normal window shades instead of annoying dimmable ones. :checkmark: I'd take the A330/767 over the 787 any day, if you enjoy looking out the window the 787 is the airliner you should always avoid u...Jump to post
What makes people believe we aren't already in contact with aliens? All we need to communicate is the written language and we have had that in place for at least 6000 years. The theories you can come up with are endless. Some of my favorites are earth is simply to hostile for aliens to want anything...Jump to post
My impression is that TC is toying with Trump. Not sure this is a good idea as Trump is unpredictable. I presume Emirates ordered the next generation 777 because it is more optimal for its network than the A350 I sense that TC is goading Trump by saying for all intents and purposes that his button ...Jump to post
From the same article, it seems EU lawyers are already preparing for a trade war: “The EU would be well-prepared to respond in kind and with much greater force,” said the Airbus legal executive. “The EU will survive that first nuclear strike and will retaliate with megatons to the U.S.’s kilotons.”...Jump to post
That shows that the person making the above claim doesn't know what is meant by middle of market. Airbus would be competing with 330ceo in the MoM range. The 330neo is a long range aircraft.Jump to post
Airbus has also moved away from GE - both the A350 and A330 Neo programmes feature RR engines exclusively. When the A330ceo and A380 programmes wind down, GE will have no more interest in Airbus widebody programmes. That might have prompted GE to forge closer ties with Boeing. The reason why Airbus...Jump to post
Any sources other then CNN?Jump to post
How do you think Boeing will be the one to cut prices versus the overpriced A321 being forced to cut. The report claim there isn't a difference between the two planes. Meaning the Airbus will have to cut price not the Boeing. The arrival of 10 has eliminated the ability to price 321 higher.Jump to post
Cant sell them or lease them. So might as well use them. Not good outcome for the a380 secondary market.Jump to post
So if Delta planes are built in Mobile by Airbus. But sold for a loss by Bombardier. Who is going to eat the loss. Airbus, Bombardier, or Delta? You have both a change of manufacture and a contracted purchase date missed by Delta. Then you have the issue Canadian production slots coming up minus the...Jump to post
I wasn't aware the ME3 were lowcost carriers?
But there is an issue of European states basically selling out their local carriers in order to win some aircraft sales.
Leave it do another one of the DL BB's to try and turn the Middle Eastern Air Show into a thread on their beloved carrier. They have no place at this table, it is for carriers of the Middle East. So just because the airshow is in Dubai, people cannot comment on non-Middle East carriers? By that log...Jump to post
380 deal is being rushed in my oppion to beat the coming price discovery of second hand 380s. There are allot of 380s with book value much higher then there secondary lease value. Emirates and Airbus want to place a large order now. Before the true leasing value of planes catches up to them. Of cour...Jump to post
So all that investment by China in highspeed rail was waste?
I have my doubts on this report.
On the one hand Canadians are saying cseries doesn't compete with Boeing and other hand they're saying how this deal with Airbus means real trouble for Boeing. Could you guy decide what point your arguing. Ether the cseries wasn't competing with Boeing and there is no impact to Boeing by this descio...Jump to post
If manufacturing jobs are being created in the US , particularly in a state like Alabama that is generally Trump-leaning, that's gonna be more interesting to this administration than is the possibility of more profits for Boeing. That's a big IF . Again, the presser says: CSALP’s headquarters and p...Jump to post
Jon Ostrower tweeted : Jon Ostrower Verified account @jonostrower 1h1 hour ago The fine print on the deal is that by 2023 Airbus will buy out the remaining Bombardier and Quebec C Series shares . That suggests some scenarios: 1) Airbus goes all-in and the program is making good profits in 2023 whi...Jump to post
Where is The Price is Right fail horn for Boeing? I hope the Canadian military goes through with not buying the F-18. Boeing won't help the US3 against the ME3 and pushed the C-series right into Airbus' arms. This is comedic gold. I agree the Super Hornet was a stupid idea for Canada to begin with....Jump to post
Alabama plant was sized to handle all the a330 production I believe. They was when the tanker contract was still in question.Jump to post
Those who think Bombardier got a bad deal. Look at the options. 1) Go bankrupt and loose all cash flow from every program. The Q400 would also die during the bankruptcy. The Canadian government never gets paid back. 2) Give away half of c series program. The Canadian government will eventually get ...Jump to post
Im not sure why everyone here thinks that Airbus won something? This is not a profitable program, they sold aircraft that they will give away at a loss. Airbus has a lot of work to do to turn this product line around. Boeing isnt losing anything, the only people who care who sells more units are yo...Jump to post
I'm really not sure what to make of this. Very interesting from all accounts and not something anybody likely expected. The bureaucrats will be busy tonight! I doubt that It was brought up as a potential outcome in the response to initial claims of dumping cseries. In fact it was I would guess it w...Jump to post
I wouldn't count on the plant staying in Canada once US production starts unless there is a huge surge in orders.Jump to post
Boy you Canadians sure showed us in the US. You sold the company to Europeans who will make C Series in the US. Real Trudeau definition of winning you got there. I think ill stick to Trumps definition. I want to thank Quebec government for subsidizing Alabama job and Taxs.Jump to post
Radium coated dials? Really are the Japanese trying to take the world title in click bait.Jump to post
SLS has the same problem as the Saturn V and Energia. That being its lifting capacity has is way out of line with what the commercial and mundane government launches need. That results in SLS having to have unique missions designed for it resulting in very few launches and high up keep costs to main...Jump to post
I don't rate Air Asia's chances of being a major player long haul with 9 abreast A330. It's hell in Y class and I think they know it. If their prices are below those of the competition, people will fly them. I keep hearing this line of reasoning. But I have seen no proof of it. Original 330neo list...Jump to post
Something doesn't add up, for example: AirAsia X will remain focused on routes within four to eight hours’ flying time and would deploy the A350s on those services just as it had aimed to do with the A330s, Fernandes said, adding that a switch wouldn’t indicate a revival of plans to serve Europe. T...Jump to post