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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57006

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

I wonder how they came up with that 450 orders for the MAX-10? I count 579. While some of these are in jeopardy, I am not aware of any canceled orders. Of course, Boeing insists that a MAX order is a MAX order, and the airline is free to change precise numbers of variants. People have been combinin...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

At this moment, actually Boeing is still unsure if their NMA will be a 757 or 767 based. As for me I believed that NMA should be based on the 757... If Boeing decides that their NMA will be based on the 757, it will be the base for their new 737 or NSA too.... Boeing knows exactly what the first va...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24108

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

For joint training, exercises, inflight refuelling exercises for UN operations. NATO familirization. You think that Canadian aircraft need to do that? Both air forces worked together over Iraq/Syria for almost a year before the Canadians pulled out in 2016. They also flew together at exercise Pitch...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37496

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Air France has 51 A318s, A319. These don't use AKH's.

A220-300's seem an efficient shoe in..

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https://aeronauticsonline.com/air-france-plans-fleet-replacement/

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24108

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Maybe a good team for the French to send some Rafales to Canada. For joint training, exercises, inflight refuelling exercises for UN operations. NATO familirization. Send a A330-MRTT with it for the trip. Why, Dassault has already withdrawn and as per the Canadian procurement website can no longer ...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 116
Views: 24108

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Maybe a good team for the Frtench to send some Rafales to Canada. For joint training, exercises, inflight refuelling exercises for UN operations. NATO familirization. Send a A330-MRTT with it for the trip.

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

The Qatar Air Force / Government has egg on it's face for sure.

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

At this moment, actually Boeing is still unsure if their NMA will be a 757 or 767 based. As for me I believed that NMA should be based on the 757... If Boeing decides that their NMA will be based on the 757, it will be the base for their new 737 or NSA too.... Agree, as Astuteman argues economies o...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 7952

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

EC135C wrote:
She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.


:biggrin: :biggrin: throwing oil :talktothehand:

I always love when somebody is dragged of an aircraft for questionable reasons & then he / she is a docter with a lawyer. :stirthepot:

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Your image has a flightglobal icon. Where did Flight global post the OEW for the NMA? Where did the 72T OEW weight figure come from? Nowhere, because 797 / A322 are both powerpoint concepts at this stage & Boeing themselves don't know yet. I took a 763, decreased OEW 7% because of lower payload...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I would respect Boyd's views vs any of the amateurs on airliners.net Actually think SDF could work very well for BA to LHR. That flight would provide an option for the population and thier economies within 1.5-2 hour radius of SDF...@8M. The TATL competition in the region is only CDG Add to that th...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

A re-instate of AMS-BDL (Hartford) would be great. DL would need to convert some A321s. Successful firms and people learn from their mistakes. NW's BDL-AMS didn't even last 18 months. With the build up of LCC TATL service at BOS and NYC since then there's little reason to expect BDL-AMS to do subst...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Main reasons why long range planes are often used on rather short to medium routes?

Off the top of my head, only things I can think of are capacity, fleet utilization, aircraft re-positioning, ferry to a maintenance base, crew familiarization for a new type. :bigthumbsup: what about reserve replacement aircraft, cargo opportunities & evacuation flights, from the top of my head?

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

https://07185918574543712684.googlegroups.com/attach/f81183f764873/A322%20NMA%20797%20keesje.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHJF2zsq00YBIVCyBNn1ip5gIwy-_uJ2Ori_OQ17XtwEzSuQrtjvlmTpU2K1XB5OlYeiEr1jRdvWRIZ-a-_lknsAWj1itbNkAxqEHQVXzGRin12AV0 . Your image has a flightglobal icon. Where did Flight ...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 104
Views: 11103

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

A re-instate of AMS-BDL (Hartford) would be great. DL would need to convert some A321s.

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helicopter Technology & Operations Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Helicopter Technology & Operations Forum

Hi, I opened a post in the site related forum to convince a.net ownership to start a dedicated Helicopter VTOL forum. It's a very dynamic, interesting world and I'm sure we can have dozens of interesting, progressing discussions. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8FFMA3N1--/c_scal...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Large - 787NEO and the 787-11. Medium - 797 Small - NSA I actually expect the same from Airbus with somehow different lineup: Small A220 Medium - 321/322 (size wise will probably be named 370) Large - 350Neo while Small and Large will coexist between A & B due to the sheer size of the market an...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Airbus 100% copy of Boeing :rotfl:. :snaggletooth: Agree, Boeing innovation has been dazzling. First the MAX and now the 797. Continiuos innovation & it just doesn't stop. Airbus can learn a thing or 2. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DowitrCzH-4/WcpsKSc4J1I/AAAAAAAACw4/tSGvOzpEhLIxwB4O0lXFL...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 26
Views: 1299

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

It would make nice PR for the press and passengers, in a symbolic way. We are taking steps for the environment, balancing with sustainable energy. 98% can't calculate the nett result would be negative / laughable small. It's all about perceptions / making money. People feel guilty today flying. And ...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

They took advantage of the situation but they are not innovators like at one time. They prefer copying Boeing today. Yes, the A330NEO, A380, A400M, Beluga, 321XLR if you look real good, all copies of uhh.. Boeings. FBW, 2 pilot WB's, Glare, carbon pannels, geared fans, A350 morfing wings, A220, glo...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

And that makes the business case problematic. Does Boeing really need another plane to kill the A330NEO for good or should the 787 not do exactly that? And if you look at the limited sales of the A330NEO would the large MoM not only eat into 787 sales? Looking at sales & specs of the 787 and A3...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The A321 will have an empty weight of around 52t, engine choice and low operating costs, also >4000NM. Comfortably 18 inch seats 19 inch aisle. The 52t enables it however to fly the bulk of the flights, 1-4 hours efficiently too. Thats why it's ordered by the thousands. Will a 5000NM twin aisle be ...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The A321 will have an empty weight of around 52t, engine choice and low operating costs, also >4000NM. Comfortably 18 inch seats 19 inch aisle. The 52t enables it however to fly the bulk of the flights, 1-4 hours efficiently too. Thats why it's ordered by the thousands. Will a 5000NM twin aisle be a...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Looking at their prior cheerleading on the A346, I perceive an mild anti-Boeing bias. Lightsaber :arrow: They weren't there when A346 was launched & qualified it as a dud in 2014. https://leehamnews.com/2014/12/23/worlds-dud-airliners/ EIS: 1. 777-8 ?? never ?? 2. 777-9 ?? 2021 ?? 3. E175-E2 ??...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Looking at their prior cheerleading on the A346, I perceive an mild anti-Boeing bias. Lightsaber :arrow: They weren't there when A346 was launched & qualified it as a dud in 2014. https://leehamnews.com/2014/12/23/worlds-dud-airliners/ EIS: 1. 777-8 ?? never ?? 2. 777-9 ?? 2021 ?? 3. E175-E2 ??...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Are we speculating on what new derivatives will enter service before 2027? The article states it will be 16 if Boeing launches the NMA. There are 14 new and derivative aircraft scheduled for entry into service (EIS) through 2027. This rises to 16 if Boeing launches the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA)....

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The competition is a single aisle design, which has a much more favourable aisle to seat ratio than a 7 abreast. And as you can not shrink the aisles for practical purposes, you must reduce the seat width to reduce the width penalty of your 2 aisle design. We will never again see a new design that ...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

sergegva wrote:
A319neo


:checkmark:

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sergegva wrote:
but I'm still not convinced it will enter service...


:checkmark: They might pull an A350-800 here..

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

Don’t forget the new 9 seater electric plane. That’ll be used in scheduled service. I doubt that one is included. Boeing pulled a plug. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2019/07/02/zunum-aero-nears-zero-founders-struggle-to-raise-money-after-laying-off-staff/ 1. 777-8 2. 777-9 3. E175-E2 ...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

So what happened to the MAX-9 and the MAX version to seat 200 pax for FR, I don't think that is the same as the MAX-10 which is supposed to eventually replace the MAX 9. It seems MAX 9 entered service with United in 2018. The FR 200 pax seems an -8 with dense cabin. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Re: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

So what happened to the MAX-9 and the MAX version to seat 200 pax for FR, I don't think that is the same as the MAX-10 which is supposed to eventually replace the MAX 9. It seems MAX 9 entered service with United in 2018. The FR 200 pax seems marketing of the -8 with denser cabin. https://www.lucht...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2816

Leeham: 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027. ??

LeehamNews, one of the better (ignoring reader / advertiser satisfaction) knowledgeable aerospace news sites has a topic today. 14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027 https://leehamnews.com/2019/07/15/13-new-airplanes-and-derivatives-see-eis-through-2027/#comments Now the thing is, it...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

So airlines have spoken and it would be crazy to do a 7 abreast with more than 17" seats. Airbus marketing is just that, airlines care about performance and passengers care about price. The 17.2 "seat width is very good, and even more so on the 787 and 777-X combo due to the entirely new ...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The weird thing with Boeing is how they keep spinning (wasting?) resources but releasing new aircraft that overlap so much with their previous products. This all started with the 767. The next one was a bit larger and had some more range - 777. The one after that they decided that they needed somet...

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by keesje
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 132
Views: 19082

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

are you hinting that Airbus has moved away from of their founding principles? No :confused: I'm saying Willie (a 737 pilot) is in a weak negotiations position with Airbus & hates it. I think Airbus should congratulate IAG on the deal/ LOI. The MAX will be the most inspected aircraft of any airc...

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by keesje
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 132
Views: 19082

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

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/iag-chief-says-frustration-with-airbus-a-factor-in-boeing-purchase-1.3955112 Listening to the IAG chief, to qualify this oder as a sign of confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX seems a bit far fetched. Willie (a 737 pilot) is in a weak negotiatio...

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by keesje
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I think the 737-10 MAX and NMA / 797X combo will box up and down the A321. It's a good strategy and Boeing deserves better than the current position Why deserves Boeing better? Anyway it seems large airlines long term want a choice & competition when ordering aircraft. Examples are United and B...

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by keesje
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24996

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Maybe the PW had been a disaster. PW never built a prop engine of that size. We'll never know. The PW4000, PW8000 were problematic at the time.

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by keesje
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1018
Views: 139846

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 201

Keesje You made a mistake in you summary. Let me correct the first bullet for you Corrected version from the article - The program held its Gate 3 milestone review several weeks ago, stopping just short of bringing its proposal to the board of directors for its green-light, according to two people ...

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by keesje
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 24996

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

I couldn't resist. I thought Airbus software was perfect. In 2015 one A400M aircraft crashed in Spain during a test flight, killing four crew members. A software fault, since rectified, was found to be the cause of the crash. Imagine the A400M if it had used the Pratt Canada engines, could have sav...

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by keesje
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

An A320Plus would be slightly ( 2 rows) bigger than 737-8, but still 3-4 rows shy of the A321. An A320Plus might bring in more money than an A320. And the first 1500 would be mostly conversions. It's about making more money while disrupting your competitors long term portfolio planning.

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by keesje
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 5893

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

They could have bought the CSeries but didn't..

They would have to buy in, they have a few FAA TC's, but the existing civil infrastructure is a bit rusty..

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by keesje
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

Your rant ignores the rumored A320.5. Such a plane, when paired with the A220-500 and the A321 XLR seems possible to me. It fills the gap. The low fuel consumption of the GTF totally changes the mission profile of the 320 imho and makes it more 319ish, ie, too big and too heavy for 149 seat markets...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

How about mostly nothing. Few changes and no clean sheet model sounds likely. I agree with this. I think the only aircraft that might see the light of day is the A322. This is the response to the Boeing 797. The A350 might have new engines by 2028 maybe not in service but in development. I doubt th...

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by keesje
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

Innitiation of :
- A220-500 (tons lighter than the ailing 737-7/A319s)
- A320 Plus (a few rows more than 737-8)
- A322 NEO (250 seats, ~4000NM, simple stretch, A321 XLR MTOW)
would trigger Boeing responds.

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by keesje
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6407

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

Who cares, it’s free cash flow that really matters. Or EBIT, market capitalization, marketshare, forward looking deliveries, capital employed ratio, CSAR, whatever needs to be invented to confuse stockholders / the public enough to feel everything will be fine.

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by keesje
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 70
Views: 16944

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

They did't dare to do a real bed. I would have done that for the PM on long flights.

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by keesje
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

An A320.5 I only see happening as response to a Boeing NSA. Maybe if Easyjet, AF/KL, BA and LH say they need a 200 seat A320 replacement to hop around Europe. But not not the 101t, 235 seat, 4700NM, premium priced one. Nor the same A320 they bought 30 years ago with micro lavatories And it has to f...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6981

Re: Airbus product range 2028

An A320.5 I only see happening as response to a Boeing NSA. Maybe if Easyjet, AF/KL, BA and LH say they need a 200 seat A320 replacement to hop around Europe. But not not the 101t, 235 seat, 4700NM, premium priced one. Nor the same A320 they bought 30 years ago with micro lavatories And it has to f...

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by keesje
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

It would have to involve a new wingbox, new wings, new engines, new landing gear. Those diemensioned for the current 250 MTOW. Theoretically it could cut OEW by around ~30t. Still heavier than a 763, but in the same ballpark. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HGcSLIBZz_c/WVt9xt8yqzI/AAAAAAAABKU/d5...

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