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by rigo
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18242

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

In the light of this, Boeing should bring back the ERX project as their next airplane.

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by rigo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase
Replies: 122
Views: 22026

Re: Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase

When Airbus took over that program it was a sad day for Bombardier but a red letter day for the CS.

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by rigo
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 at Air France?
Replies: 60
Views: 9409

Re: Which aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 at Air France?

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...

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by rigo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?
Replies: 25
Views: 2591

Re: what kind of process does a company have to do when she's working on a new livery?

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...

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by rigo
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 787 and A350, last of a breed ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

Re: The 787 and A350, last of a breed ?

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 ...

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by rigo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10350

Re: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

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...

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by rigo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10350

Re: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

sxf24 wrote:
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?

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by rigo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus has published year 2020 numbers. Net loss € -1.133 billion.
Replies: 17
Views: 3250

Re: Airbus has published year 2020 numbers. Net loss € -1.133 billion.

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

Ah yes, that makes more sense, thank you for clarifying.

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by rigo
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus has published year 2020 numbers. Net loss € -1.133 billion.
Replies: 17
Views: 3250

Re: Airbus has published year 2020 numbers. Net loss € -1.133 billion.

I don't really understand those figures, does it account for the €~3B corruption fine?

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by rigo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic
Replies: 146
Views: 29934

Re: Boeing turning attention to 737-10

Wasn't there also some talk about a long range version of the 737 to compete against the A321LR (if not XLR)?

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by rigo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46680

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Ziyulu wrote:
How do you tell the difference between a 220 and 320? They look similar.


If there is no reference for the size, look at the nose. Then you can tell them apart instantly.

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by rigo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?
Replies: 53
Views: 12063

What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?

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...

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by rigo
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why doesn't the A380 have a raised cockpit?
Replies: 16
Views: 2502

Re: Why doesn't the A380 have a raised cockpit?

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.

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by rigo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 19792

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

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.

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by rigo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31580

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

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...

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by rigo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Boeing buy the MC-21 program as a 737 successor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3172

Re: Could Boeing buy the MC-21 program as a 737 successor?

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...

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by rigo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6326

Re: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

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...

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by rigo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6326

Re: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

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...

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by rigo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6326

Re: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

Rossiya747 wrote:
Isn't the MC-21 superior to the C919?


That's my impression, it has a wider body and CFRP wings (unless I'm wrong).

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by rigo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6326

Re: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

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.

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by rigo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A350's "whiskers"
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

The A350's "whiskers"

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: ...

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by rigo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13734

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

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.

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by rigo
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5555

Re: #350 for A350

zkojq wrote:
Aircraft is named 'Nice'. :cloudnine:


It's for the city of Nice (pronounced "Nees") on the French Riviera.

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by rigo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19720

Re: Admire the skill. EY A380 strong crosswind landing at LHR

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?

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by rigo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15413

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

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...

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by rigo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15413

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens).

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by rigo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?

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...

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by rigo
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Theoretical Line-up -- If Boeing Started From Scratch. Your Ideas?

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...

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by rigo
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 29340

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

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...

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by rigo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 22026

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aicrafts?

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...

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by rigo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 30134

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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...

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by rigo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 30134

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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...

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by rigo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 402
Views: 98753

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

ITSTours wrote:
what's 0.5? How does it work? Only arrival or departure?


It means only half the plane is allowed to land :lol:

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by rigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5212

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

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...

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by rigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5212

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

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?

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by rigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 30134

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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 ...

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by rigo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 5212

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

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...

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by rigo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 30134

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

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...

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by rigo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 16514

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

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...

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by rigo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 125
Views: 16514

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

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.

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by rigo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 128729

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

As a passenger, my only complaint about the 777 is how noisy it is. I don't know if the -X models will be any better in that regard, but the A350's quiet cabin would IMHO be a huge bonus on a 20+ hours flight.

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by rigo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 7889

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

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.


Tell that to the planners of Sydney's new Nancy Bird Walton airport :banghead:

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by rigo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 6584

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

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...

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by rigo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 6584

MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

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...

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by rigo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 14851

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

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...

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by rigo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2632

Re: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?

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...

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by rigo
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26926

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

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...

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by rigo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4916

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

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...

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by rigo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 8130

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

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...

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by rigo
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 8130

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

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...

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