The 787-8 is 37% heavier than the 767-300ER. https://content.delta.com/content/www/us/en/aircraft/boeing/767-300er.damAssetRender.20181213T1244052390500.html/content/dam/delta-www/responsive/airports-aircraft/Boeing/Profile-Detail/aircraft-boeing-767-300er-76z-v1-v2-profile-detail-924.png 763ER oper...Jump to post
Clearly, Airbus is finding A220-300 is a runaway winner much like A321 and it will develop further. A220-500 is going to happen in 5 years once Airbus completely owns the program and production is increased to something meaningful. They are also slowing chipping away the business case for B797 at t...Jump to post
Those are going to have to be on premium routes. Correct. The number of passengers & utilization to spread out fixed & variable costs is lower, boosting CASM. For Moxy it increases operational flexibility. I don't think airbus would invest in a MTOW bump for range only. The expected payload...Jump to post
Airbus has been upgrading the A321-100 since 1993 into new more capable variants; - A321-200, - A321 Sharklets, - A321-NEO, - A321-LR, - A321-XLR. https://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/A321_F-WWIB.jpg https://pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com/2014/06/delta-...Jump to post
I think with it's larger fuel capacity, improved flaps and 4t MTOW bump, with the A321 XLR Airbus created the blueprint for a moderate payload for range stretch variant. More capacity (250 seats), still very usefull range and cargo capability. I assume it took experienced Boeing engineers only a sec...Jump to post
(E.g., a friend at work was stupid and earned a DUI, automatic grounds for termination at my work. His 20 year younger wife has major health problems, so to keep her with enough funds and a few years of bridge health insurance, he committed suicide last weekend before being officially fired, schedu...Jump to post
The A321NEO is in mass production and all big airlines ordered them or will shortly do so. On the A321XLR, Airbus seems to have done some magic redesigning fuel tanks and better flaps, while bumping MTOW. Airlines see the potential and vote with their wallets. They are now sold out for 8-9 years, wh...Jump to post
I was truly shocked when neocon Bolton showed in the US government. Getting rid of him must be a relief.Jump to post
Like it or not, FAA is the lead agency for airplanes manufactured in the US. Boeing will work to get FAA's approval first and foremost. .. A US-first RTS has a lot of value for US operators and Boeing. I think it's pretty obvious that we are heading for a US-first RTS. FAA has already said JATR is ...Jump to post
The foto is taking at 20.000ft to give an impression of the attitude. Even eagle eyes can't see much happening on the ground. Temperatures e.g. 30C at ground level can easily be minus 20C at 30.000ft and oxigen is low. Not a to place be.. http://www.aviationwa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180...Jump to post
Let's not introduce irrelevant / unfeasible assumptions and base engine development on that. I think it should be a more open requirements specification. If there is a (shuttle, LCC, intercity) requirements for 200 seats, or equivalent amount of parcels, for the 200-600NM segments, max range 1000NM....Jump to post
Apparently Qantas had one Friday. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-airbus-a330-vs-eagle/ I remember years ago a KLM M11 taking one even higher. Storks & eagles are notorious. Up to 20,000 to 30,000 ft :crazy: They should forbid them hanging around there, a bad attitude. https://st2.depositphotos....Jump to post
The problem is not the composition of the cabinet. The problem is to have people that understands how the EU works, and putting serious work on the UK propositions. When you go to Brussels just to make a political declaration asking basically to break the SM for the UK, you waste time. A bad idea g...Jump to post
China has not seen a single hull loss since 2012. In a crowded, fast growing market. https://www.mro-network.com/airlines/chinese-focus-safety-reduced-accidents-dramatically We should be able to give cridit where credit's due. Perceptions & reality seem to quickly drift apart these days. Wasn't...Jump to post
I suspect the answer is no, or it would have been done already. But as technology on composite materials and advanced aerodynamics gets better all the time, could we ever reach a point when an ultralight non-pressurised passenger jet flying low becomes more efficient than the current ones despite t...Jump to post
The EASA referenced test flight programme was probably laid out and agreed in the May timeframe in anticipation of a ~June/July submission. It will be Boeing who documented the flight test plans and they will have been given the nod FAA as well. Ray what would happen if EASA wished to see the fligh...Jump to post
I actually see China and CAAC as the real "king makers" in the room. Their current silence is maybe just the calm before the storm? China has zero credibility on these matters. China has not seen a single hull loss since 2012. In a crowded, fast growing market. https://www.mro-network.com...Jump to post
The FAA has to seriously look at the chain of actions that let to this flying door. And it if it was an incident or more a standard process. Was there sufficient FAA oversight. Fixing the door is not enough. We have here a FAA mandated test, supervised by the FAA, that revealed a fault in the desig...Jump to post
Regarding differences between the 777X fuselage and the 777 fuselage, the newer aircraft has a higher cabin pressure. That may have been a factor in this test failure. There are grey areas in grandfathering certification requirements and design. I promote a conservative approach here. When allowing...Jump to post
It is way too early for doom and gloom predictions, as we have no information as to exactly what went wrong. This is why they do this testing. If the engineers could accurately predict all the time exactly how the structure would react to the loads to which it was subject, the testing would be unne...Jump to post
It would be helpful to know which of the ten doors failed. As the fuselage and Type A doors are the same as used on the rest of the 777 family, I am strongly inclined to think it was not a design issue there. If it was one of them, my guess would be it was not properly latched/secured. The Type C &...Jump to post
Boeing and Airbus foresee a rush in WB ordering in the first half of the twenties. Airbus is holding out for that with the A330NEO's.
Saved by the Scope.. congratulations Mitsibishi HI employees!
The best moment for Embraer to announce a Scope Clause compliant E2 was before the summer.
First til HiFly delivered Airbus A330 -941 1929 CS-TKY HiFly delivery 03sep19 TLS-LPBJ Here is a tweet and picture from Airbus. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1168906326665285633?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDjKG0RXUAEDYw8?format=jpg&name=small With 9 abreast leisure cabin. :crowded: :c...Jump to post
The two are the same length, with the 77W wide enough to sit 10 abreast on a normal configuration in Y, where as the A35J can only do 9... So much for the A350 being an “Extra Wide Body” I and many colleagues have been actively avoiding 10 abreast "normal" 777 configurations in Y for the ...Jump to post
t's not stealthy, and it's not 5th gen. We're just talking externally - imagine what the avionics/ergonomics/LCDs/HMDs/data links / etc development looks like for that thing. ...oh and it still needs engines. :white: I could be wrong, but this seems a bit like whatever it is, it's inferior than the...Jump to post
We will see. The EASA has nothing to lose by keeping it grounded. EASA has nothing to gain by keeping it grounded. That's simply not true, as MSPNWA pointed out, it's a wonderful opportunity to harm a foreign competitor. A stronger Airbus is in the EU's best interest. Keep the competing porduct gro...Jump to post
I still expect we haven't seen the last of the Rafale in de Canadian context. "NORAD" isn't a magical wall that can never be pulled down into a workable compromise. This isn't 1983 & the French are on the fence. Participation of Canadian industry in the Airbus/Dassault next gen stealt...Jump to post
That's is not the case. Some people seem to be hoping everyone will be forgiving, looking forward & impressed by all good intentions and kind words. I think Boeing & FAA have to convincingly show EASA and CAAC solid solutions for a problem that caused 350 people to perish. . :arrow: Show ho...Jump to post
. More and more conservatives can no longer deny / ignore Brexit realities and refuse to approve a real bad plan for the UK..Reality is increasingly kicking in. In the back ground the younger part of the UK population, industry, London, who never supported Brexit, no longer settle for the "OK ...Jump to post
A lot of people talking about the possibility of the FAA ungrounding before EASA and the consequences. IIRC, they grounded it somewhat later than others. Furthermore, it took an Executive Order from the White House. Wonder when/if they would have done so otherwise. I think that is the topic of a se...Jump to post
I still expect we haven't seen the last of the Rafale in de Canadian context. "NORAD" isn't a magical wall that can never be pulled down into a workable compromise. This isn't 1983 & the French are on the fence. Participation of Canadian industry in the Airbus/Dassault next gen stealth...Jump to post
By the time the USAF and LM / Boeing feel it's time to develop a replacement, "independent" journalists will start spreading fear & uncertainty about the Su-57, J20 capabilities and slowly move public perceptions towards acception many billions need to be invested to defend ourselves, ...Jump to post
Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA How likely is a grounding of PW A320neos in India? So far it has been on a plane by plane basis resulting in many engine changes. DGCA is doing it's job. But those PW powered Indian NEO's aren't / won't be grounded? Con...Jump to post
. Russia Is Trying to Sell Turkey Its Own Stealthy New Fighter After U.S. Revoked Access to F-35 https://time.com/5662553/russia-turkey-fighter-jet/ They are considering the J31 too. lets wait how this plays out. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/9/8/5658895.jpg?v=v4d01bfba6c1 They a...Jump to post
I have the feeling people try to avoid discussing this picture seriously. Is there anything that motivates this attitude? It’s clearly a major issue that Airbus is trying to hide. Thankfully, someone is trying to shine a torch on this. Keep up the good work! I feel more attention should be paid to ...Jump to post
Considering how many LCCs operate 788s, I wonder why the a338 isn't as popular with them? The 787-8 is much lighter than the A330-800 per square metre of cabin area. 787-8 is 119t at 232m2 = 1.95m2 per ton A330-800 129t 237m2 = 1.84m2 per ton 7.5% is a massive difference! Airport fees are based on ...Jump to post
Apparently Boeing will install a new body to review current information sharing on safety related design and processes. They are intended to boost the transparency of engineering decisions and accelerate efforts to share safety information as widely and swiftly as possible across Boeing’s global bus...Jump to post
I fully accept moderators have their own opinions and are having fun on the forums too. Not applying all, probably contradicting rules all the time is not a fault of moderators. It's part of running a big forum like this with limited resources, volunteers and time available. Thnx Mods.Jump to post
No A330 NEO order has been converted into A321XLR's.
+12 Orders are added the the A330NEO backlog.
I think they are / were used by special and militairy operators mostly. https://qam.com.au/qam-content/aircraft/friendship/QC/F27QC-02.jpg https://qam.com.au/qam-content/aircraft/friendship/QuickChange.htm What about seatpacks, to do cargo without removing the seats :tongue2: https://qam.com.au/qam-...Jump to post
It'll definitely be ACLP who would do the work, question is how much of ACLP Airbus owns when they do it. Thanks for the replies. Airbus owns a 50.01% majority stake in ACLP, Bombardier controls 34% and Investissement Québec (acting as mandatory for the government of Québec) owns 16%. What would be...Jump to post
As a non expert looking at this from the periphery, I do wonder if Boeing could have done more to explore a 757 NG platform that (1) took weight out of the airframe Funny thing, folks say the A321 killed the 757 orders because it was a lighter more efficient frame that did say 90% of all 757 missio...Jump to post
KLM used palletized seats during day time flights onn DC9-33's in Europe. Late in the evening those were remove & cargo flights were made during the night. Early in the morning the aircraft were converted back for passenger flights. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7e/15/a8/7e15a807bfdadb6cc265b33...Jump to post
Boeing has superior WB offerings; they would have a monopoly here if Airbus wasn't forced and shamed by the market to make the XWB. Airline orders prove that, they know where it's at and they vote with their pocketbooks. I hear that opinion often. The numbers just don't support it. Let’s look at so...Jump to post
I've always been amazed after the Lionair crash. Blaming the pilots, playing perceptions, while dismissing unfavouble "rumours" because we all should wait for the official FAA investigation report late 2019.. Check out the analyses BEFORE the second MAX crash.. https://www.google.com/amp/s...Jump to post
There are 1500-1600 A330/340 out there that need to be replaced sooner or later.
Of those, most where ordered after the 787 was offered.
What percentage of those do we feel will be replaced by NEO's?
strongpoints of the 787 vs the NEO seem matched by weakpoints..
DBCoop3r wrote:Boeing has superior WB offerings; they would have a monopoly here if Airbus wasn't forced and shamed by the market to make the XWB. Airline orders prove that, they know where it's at and they vote with their pocketbooks.
It seems against the background of the J-20 that apparently has now entered production and service, the J-31 carefully moved on too. https://militarywatchmagazine.com/articles/2019/06/21/article_5d0c9900226235_08949660.jpg After a serious redesign 4 yrs ago and domestic engines being developped (WS-...Jump to post