In the light of this, Boeing should bring back the ERX project as their next airplane.Jump to post
When Airbus took over that program it was a sad day for Bombardier but a red letter day for the CS.Jump to post
Would say that 787's may make the most sense seeing that it is a jet that they already operate. However, it looks like Air France is committing to Airbus is the wide body segment. They have a large 777 fleet though and IIRC their partner/subsidiary KLM is planning to standardise on Boeing widebodie...Jump to post
Hello, I know that they'll have to produce multiple concept like what the lufthansa and SAS did,but what are the other part of the process? I guess they can test what they come with on real aircraft or aircraft part. Thanks for your answer! This is really no different from any other branding exerci...Jump to post
if that approach was promising why didn’t Boeing go ‘all the way’ with the 777-8–9 and incorporate a 787 like composite fuselage ? Because they then wouldn't be 777s, and thus would have to go through the far more extensive+expensive approval process for all-new aircraft. I’m starting to think the ...Jump to post
I don’t think Boeing would disagree: they’re not going to work on a new airplane until deliveries of existing products is stabilized. Did they mean new airplane models, or simply new ALC orders? They meant new airplane models. They were replying to a question about what Boeing should do in the sing...Jump to post
ShamrockBoi330 wrote:rigo wrote:I don't really understand those figures, does it account for the €~3B corruption fine?
That was in the previous years numbers, hence 2019 losses
I don't really understand those figures, does it account for the €~3B corruption fine?Jump to post
A number of high-profile commercial airliner programs have been beleaguered with early accidents that gave them a sinister reputation they never managed to shake off. The Tu-144 crash at Le Bourget essentially killed any chances it may have had to be sold to Western customers. The DC-10 accidents ea...Jump to post
I believe the 747 has a raised cockpit because it was initially designed as a cargo plane (competing for the same tender as the C-5). Those have all raised cockpits so that they can open up their nose for loading/unloading.
The A380 was designed as a passenger liner.
I don't know how big a role that played, but the MD-11 was also unpopular with passengers. It looked virtually indistinguishable from the DC-10 and even though by then the DC-10 had become a safe and reliable aircraft, it never managed to get rid of its bad reputation.Jump to post
No doubt they are doing it very tough, but the very existence of the company, really? Once the epidemic is over and air travel restarts, the world will once again need aircraft and no-one will be in a better position to pick up that business than Airbus and Boeing. Does anyone seriously imagine them...Jump to post
Interesting, I was just wondering the same thing. I believe that the MC-21 is technically a very fine aircraft that deserves a chance. It is fitted with western avionics and engines which should facilitate support and integration in existing fleets and it would give Boeing the modern single aisle ai...Jump to post
But Airbus made a huge effort to support the planes; unlike the Russians. Airbus is where they are today thanks to that support: they had everything to prove and succeeded. But Airbus didn't build their support network and logistics overnight either. And you would expect that if the Russians really...Jump to post
Never say never - remember when everyone "serious" was dismissing Airbus... After all, Ryanair is reportedly interested in the C919, so I wouldn't be surprised if another European ultra-LCC ended up ordering the much better MC21. But Airbus made a huge effort to support the planes; unlike...Jump to post
Rossiya747 wrote:Isn't the MC-21 superior to the C919?
Never say never - remember when everyone "serious" was dismissing Airbus... After all, Ryanair is reportedly interested in the C919, so I wouldn't be surprised if another European ultra-LCC ended up ordering the much better MC21.Jump to post
I was wondering what are all the probes and sensors placed on the A350's nose? 5901915 It certainly seems to have many more than a typical airliner, including compared to other state-of-the-art birds with (presumably) same generation of avionics and systems, including the 787: 5384199 and the A220: ...Jump to post
It would be nice to hear some positive news about Boeing, but as a passenger, between a 787 and an A350 I'll take the latter any day.Jump to post
Having never flown anything other than a C172, I wonder whose skills are we admiring here: the pilots, or the software engineers who programmed the A380's FBW?Jump to post
To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens). They can make fake windows on the the inside, then camera's project the outside on the fake windows. You won't notice the difference. That's the strawman once used by Tim Clark but it's nonsense. Seeing somet...Jump to post
To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens).Jump to post
Basically think of Airbus in its beginnings, when Boeing laughed the A300 off as a "typical government-subsidised plane; they will sell ten of them and then go bankrupt". Which, by the way, very nearly came true. And Boeing wasn't wrong. Like the ME3, I'm sure that's part of why airbus is...Jump to post
IMHO that question doesn't make sense. If Boeing was starting from scratch they would be in the same position as Irkut or COMAC are today (in fact, even those aren't starting completely from scratch). They would have a single aircraft type with everything to prove in terms of performance, safety, pr...Jump to post
Passenger preference props were for a long time marketed as old technology and unsafe. Several US were early adopters of regional jets .Additionally regional jets have become more efficient and are more flexible operationally than props. I've noticed that too ans not just in the US: a lot of people...Jump to post
I HATE the stupid things - cabin crew darken them when THEY want, even in first .... if I pay stupid money to travel up front and even more to guarantee my seat, I at least want to able to look out of the window when I want to, not only when it suits the crew :mad: That sound very much like a privi...Jump to post
What if the new NSA is made of composite body and not Aluminium based. Airbus may need to respond its own new fuselage, and not just new wings which is almost a certainity. Not sure when mass production of such a fuselage will be possible logistically. I'm not an expert by any means but my understa...Jump to post
Well it would be sleeker and more attractive in any configuration than the slug looking A319/320. Great planes, but they are about as aesthetically pleasing as 2003 Jetta. The "problem" with the A319/32x looks has always been the nose. Apart from that they look just fine, better in my opi...Jump to post
ITSTours wrote:what's 0.5? How does it work? Only arrival or departure?
I'm re-posting my question from the original thread: Has the WTO authorized US tariffs against the EU in general, or is it specifically against Airbus products? If the WTO authorizes anything it is a general allowance to mend damage. Sometimes this leads to "interesting" arrangements: htt...Jump to post
I'm re-posting my question from the original thread:
Has the WTO authorised US tariffs against the EU in general, or is it specifically against Airbus products?
Part of me is so sad that Bombardier couldn't enjoy the success like Airbus has so far! But another part of me celebrates the work that went into this amazing airplane, and Bombardier did a heck of a job with it. I will always refer to it as the C-Series. I really do believe this plane is going to ...Jump to post
Why not do away with the WTO and just let countries negotiate their own trade treaties? I think that's a very naive vision. Why not do away with air traffic control and just let pilots sort out situations themselves? Why not do away with industrial relations and just let individuals "negotiate...Jump to post
To think that back in 2018, some claimed that they would rather see the CSeries program go bust (and Bombardier with it) than it ending up under Airbus...Jump to post
In these discussions about "new" narrowbody long-haul flights, everyone always seems to forget that before the 747, ALL long haul flights, transatlantic included, were flown by narrowbodies, 707s and DC8s. But those old narrowbodies weren't very efficient and in the early days had to make...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:Waterloo or Hamilton could really never work as reliever airport to Toronto. They are just too far out. and there is absolutely no public transportation from Toronto to these airports.
Some late-build NGs have Split Scimitar winglets, which are similar to the MAX's winglets, but sporting a curvier profile, and with the tips of both upper and lower sections pointing backwards. Lower winglet section is also smaller, and looks like its been hastily added to the regular NG winglet as...Jump to post
I just had a connection in LAX and was surprised to see a number of 737s with the MAX-style dual upward-downward winglets (not sure what they are officially called). These aircraft were normally operating, taxiing, taking off etc. I can't imagine that the airlines (Southwest, Delta) would violate th...Jump to post
Seriously, what is even the point of these concepts? Creating a "wow" factor with purely arbitrary ideas that are not subject to any feasibility constraints or any engineering, technological, economical or regulatory realities is the easiest thing ever. Granted, 99% of people who work in P...Jump to post
There was no innovation drought during the 1990s. We saw the first deployment of cockpit commonality across entire families of aircraft - I believe the A320/A330/A340 commonality was a milestone in that regard. There was gradual increase in the use of composite materials culminating with over 20% of...Jump to post
I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...Jump to post
I don't think it would have made much difference. The DC-10/MD-11 and the Tristar didn't fail (only) because they were trijets. A DC-10 with two engines would still have the same terrible cargo door design and it would still have damaged the manufacturer's reputation to a point where it never really...Jump to post
With all this Boeing issue, one has to wonder, if Boeing was to fall down, LM could buy out the commercial division and rebrand, that means as Trump suggested you'd have a L738 (instead of B 737-8 Max). It's a win win, Boeing keep the military division, America keeps their dominand manufacturer and...Jump to post
Just thinking with only two major manufactures is there room for a third? Down the road I see a big market for replacement aircraft.Looking for opinions. Fully agree! The market is huuuuuuge! And Lockheed has built a remarkable aircraft, the L1011 Tristar Lockheed has built more remarkable aircraft...Jump to post