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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history
Replies: 15
Views: 3274

Re: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history

I remember 4 flights a day, seasonal 5 times. Mostly operated by NWA DC10's at that time, later A333s. High load factors and cargo till MTOW. Twice to the Memphis hubs and I believe 3x to Minneapolis hubs. A JV on all Transatlantic and onward connections. Very succesfull codesharing because all cost...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing’s Next plane
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: Boeing’s Next plane

A superior NB aircraft, NSA for the huge 150-200 seats up to 5 hours segment. ~10% better, based on low OEW, superior aerodynamics, just good enough capability for superior efficiency. Not based on engines the market leader will get too.

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5290

Re: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.

Spares are useless without a paper trail for them. Foreign authorities will be unhappy with this situation.. "Traders" might strip aircraft of valuable parts, organize the paperwork & sell them for a good profit in the next few years. FAA and EASA might make calls and inform local aut...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The winner short term might still be the 777, but the converted 77W variants. 100t Payload, at least 2 competing conversion lines and acquiring costs way lower than any new aircraft. An issue might be 2027 environmental restrictions though. I see Boeing, GE, lessors, operators put up a political fig...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

But I believe Azul has their aircraft configured to 137 seats. Therefore, 132 seems a little bit low for a high density. KLM has 132 in dual class cabin. As you can see I calculated seatcounts, rather than using specific airline cabin examples or in this case Embraer marketing materials. KLM has tw...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

If we assume an A350 needs 8t of fuel reserve (~1.5 hr), OEW is estimated at 125t (https://leehamnews.com/2021/11/11/airbus-details-a350f-specifications/), at landing an A350F could weigh 125t~(OEW) + 109t (payload) + 8t (fuel reserves) = 242t That's a MLW 6t/ ~2.5% more than todays heaviest A350-10...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Why does everybody keep talking about MTOW? ..... Who knows... no me. I just know that 109T is nowhere near achievable with current A350 weights and limits, so they're going to have to do something rather involved to it. Interesting considerations, agree 109t payload sounds ambitious! I don't have ...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

The E195-E2 can seat up to 146 pax in single class @28” pitch and 132 @31” pitch. Don’t know what are the assumptions you are using, but this may be useful. https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/commercial-jets/e195-e2-commercial-jet/ Thanks, I calculated seatcapacity based on available cabin l...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 33162

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I think the 777x certification problems, delays and cancellations have little to do with the Covid-19 situation.

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by keesje
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

Here's my concept of a shared 6-abreast fuselage for the Boeing NSA and NMA: https://i.postimg.cc/c12g037T/808-818.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9F7npxY8/Side-by-side2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W4FBB2GV/Cabin-and-seat-width-floor-3.jpg It uses the circular dimension of the MC-21 fuselage, but with a lowe...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 2520

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

https://groups.google.com/group/aviation_innovation/attach/58e8ea931803c/Flies%20scrapbook%20NB%201.5.jpg?part=0.1&view=1 I included passenger comfort row 19. To avoid marketing tricking with seat cushion widths, pitches, 1 inch armrests, bumpy narrow aisles, removed /mini lavatories, galley tr...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 153
Views: 27528

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

The E2 order has changed the situation imo. It moved the Embraers into the 737 battlefield. And KLM loves the E series. The first generation E jets were already posirive, but the E2 is a passenger favorite. Sooo quiet. So no chance for the A220. But the bigger A320, the A321 and potentially the lon...

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by keesje
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

for everyone thinking KLM here, may I suggest you go and read a little on a certain website that contains details on KLM's fleet composition : The 737-700 are old and are being replaced (mostly) with the E195 E2 : the 737-800 is fleet is varied, roughly 1/3 is around 20 years old and needs replacin...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8418

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Considering Ed's comments in 2019 about wanting to be the launch customer of the NMA, I don't think the Delta narrative has changed despite Boeing being in more of black hole than it was then. The fact they are mum about the A321XLR being an option doesn't mean they have excluded it yet either. The...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 51255

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Looking in more detail the A320NEO seems pretty optimized for it's MTOW, so a "simple stretch" would greatly reduce pay-load range. Your suggested A320 plus is not a small stretch. I would think a much more modest, simple stretch, about three frames, would be better. By only stretching th...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1337
Views: 206045

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

That chart from the Airbus marketing team claiming that the A350 is the perfect size always makes me laugh. The difference between the 787-9 and 777-200 in United’s configuration is only 19 seats. It’s not a 40 seat difference. Let’s also not forget that the number of 787-9s in service worldwide al...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

I have said several times before, this engine put on the A350 would be the end of the B777X. And I think it will be put there, with service entry before the end of the decade. What makes you think that? We have been discussing the 77X and A350 in great detail here for the last few days, and one of ...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Airbus started discussing a A350-2000 in 2016 (CX) and shelved it in 2019 (Covid-19). https://www.executivetraveller.com/airbus-ceo-tamps-down-talk-of-a350-2000 Apparently is was feasible and could be proposed if market requirements would surface again in the coming years. Cathay had a requirement. ...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

There is a big gap between the A220-300 and the A321. The newest 737s in the KLM fleet are the 737-800. These might be staying a little longer, while the Skyteam-partners Air France, KLM and Delta puts increased pressure on Airbus for launching the A220-500. That would result in one of the least ef...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

There is a big gap between the A220-300 and the A321. The newest 737s in the KLM fleet are the 737-800. These might be staying a little longer, while the Skyteam-partners Air France, KLM and Delta puts increased pressure on Airbus for launching the A220-500. I took a quick look at KLM 737 fleet, ma...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 51255

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I did not understand the call for "320 Plus" until I saw the graphics posted by keesje & mfranjic. Airbus product offerings created a huge cap and Boeing filled that gap. My question is did Airbus' 320/321 operators bring this up? I could only imagine when Airbus was shopping the NEO,...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1337
Views: 206045

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Regarding older 777 fleet, Kirby in his interview stated he sees the A350 as a replacement towards the end of the decade. That would confirm what they said in the past (2018). But so much has changed, United is probably unsure themselves how markets will look in a few years. https://1.bp.blogspot.c...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 33162

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Looking at seatguru 77W cabin layouts, it seem the 2 rear cabins are useally used for economy. It seems on 777s many airlines use 10 abreast, the A350 mostly 9 abreast. Those 2 cabins useally are around 27 seatrows, ging the 777-9 around 27 seats. Than the 777-9 cabin is a few meters longer, adding ...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

Apparently RR is closely working with Airbus on the geared carbon fan Ultrafan. The Ultrafan engine could be fit under an A350 efficiently because the smaller sized LP turbine makes installation possible. The A350 wing and longitudinal stability (rudder) can handle the bigger heavier engine, which s...

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by keesje
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Re: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan

One with variable fan blade angles? https://youtu.be/zW66-EFvj64?t=60 Article: https://travelandaviation.com/rolls-royce-to-ground-test-its-biggest-engine-yet-in-2022/ I've been following the Ultrafan since its inception, and it seems that the variable fan blades were dropped from all renderings, m...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

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For Transavia A321s seem great. Their 738s always seem stuffed. They used to operate 757s too sold one to NZ Airforce, that's having fun with them..https://youtu.be/Z2kzmP1Jy_M..

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by keesje
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92043

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

I think the share value, executive bonusses, free cash flow driven corporate culture needs a reboot. Reward the executive team for operational integrity, long term profitability and portfolio strenght. Adding value to US society. The current climate rewards cutting corners, avoiding investment, bei...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 92043

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

I think the share value, executive bonusses, free cash flow driven corporate culture needs a reboot. Reward the executive team for operational integrity, long term profitability and portfolio strenght. Adding value to US society. The current climate rewards cutting corners, avoiding investment, bein...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Rolls-Royce To Start Testing Its Geared Big Ultrafan

Rolls will start testing its Ultrafan demonstrator. It features a gearbox "working with two carbon composite fan systems" I wonder what that means. One with variable fan blade angles? https://youtu.be/zW66-EFvj64?t=60 Article: https://travelandaviation.com/rolls-royce-to-ground-test-its-bi...

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by keesje
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1337
Views: 206045

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

I've seen cabin upgrades being installed with the aircraft leaving the fleet soon after. In the grand scheme of things, apparently product consistency/ marketing, operational efficiency and fleet strategy changes weigh in & scrapping new cabins happens. After stripping out what can be re-used (g...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 51255

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

This is going to be a controversial opinion. But I think the 321 isn't right sized either. It's too big for all Y Euro seating. It's too small for thin long haul. It does well, largely because there aren't alternatives in this class. But I don't think airlines would complain if Airbus replaced the ...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 51255

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I think that if the 737-8 backlog/ deliveries hadn't become such a mess 2018-2021 and Covid-19 hadn't frozen the market, Airbus might have restructered its NB portfolio already. Between the efficient and succesfull A220-300 and A321 is the bulk of the market. All competitors are just there, includin...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Quarterly report time, complete with executive interviews with outfits like Reuters and Bloomberg, is a perfect opportunity for hype. I think it is perfectly clear which new freighter derivative was hyped in recent months. And it wasn't the A350F. - https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1337
Views: 206045

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Everything is two years younger than what it says due to lower covid usage!! ... They'll need to make the call in 3 years? You are correct, 2 years of no cycles extends service live :D I think with the current backlogs, you need to order ~5 yeras in advance to get sufficient deliveries going if you...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1337
Views: 206045

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

United's A320, 757, and 767 are getting pretty old, on average. (type, number, age) - Airbus A320 96 22.9 years - Boeing 757 72 23 years - Boeing 767 54 23.8 years While 777s and A319 fleets aren't getting any younger either - Airbus A319 66 19.5 years - Boeing 777 95 17.8 years (incl young 77W's) h...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 89
Views: 14513

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

Also, again like many many others here on this thread - The B777X is an evolution AND PART OF the main project - the B777 Project overall. You seem to lack the ability to distinguish a brand new project offering (the actual A220/CS Project, the original A320 and B737, for example) from their own ev...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

On its recent showcase visit to WAW, the A220 came with this on hand: https://ocdn.eu/pulscms-transforms/1/Hk_k9kpTURBXy85OTIwYTkzNGUwY2VlODg1NDQ0M2UyODg5ZGQ0ZTRlZS5qcGeSlQLNAyAAw8OVAgDNAyDDw4KhMAWhMQE A nice gesture for LOT people visiting the aircraft, but LOT would do it's own house style safety...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I don't think a big bang announcement for the A350F was either expected or promoted. That was for another freighter to be launched at Dubai. The downplaying of the A350F seems mostly intended to get the spotlights away from that dissapointment. And to mistify the fact one OE has the entrepreneurshi...

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by keesje
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

To compare ALC to Amedeo is an insult to ALC. ALC would not announce an LOI if they are not fully behind this order and are convinced that they will place these planes at customers (if they haven't placed these A350Fs yet). They will not allow Airbus to use them just to have a launch customer at an...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41584

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

I wonder if Scott Hamilton’s source is the Airbus marketing department. I find such specific leaked information about a potential order a bit odd. I find Leeham News informative and entertaining, he is the Airbus Marketing Department. Leeham has been critical on Boeing, but he is close with local B...

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by keesje
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 51255

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

MIflyer12 wrote:

That gets to a contribution margin analysis. What makes more profit?

1. Sale of an A320neo, or


The A320NEO backlog is shrinking and the profit of an A320NEO also has to be weighed against an A321NEO/ LR/ XLR slot that is blocked, and the profit potential of that one.

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by keesje
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10562

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

Sounds purely like a job creation/retention project. This. I'd love to see the pedigree of analysis that demonstrates the mission of this aircraft. BS IMO. Operational requirements outgrew the early fifties C130 design. Too small. Even USAF requirements were suppressed time after time. C130 is used...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10562

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

I think France is mentioned because Airbus HQ location?

The C130 has 20t payload but is Korean war age design, the cabin became to low decades ago. But LM and politics have an iron grip on DoD. A C-130XL was avoided.

The Embraer KC-390 seems an alternative though..

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by keesje
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I don't think the start is slow at all. A year ago nobody was talking A350F. Boeing freighter dominance & maybe an A330F NEO were topics. Then A350F popped up, was launched and now customers are commiting. While the competitor didn't even have time to publicly dismiss it & is reviewing times...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Launching and developing without large firm orders might indicate confidence, entrepreneurship and guts.

The reference you need launching orders covering much of the investment from the start might indicate something else.

W'll see what is most successful.

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by keesje
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

I really don't get all this quibbling about LOI vs MOU vs order and when is a launch not a launch? Does anyone seriously doubt that the A350F will fly? And, when it does, isn't that a GOOD THING for aviation enthusiasts? It's called downplaying, slightly predictable. https://www.cma-cgm.com/static/...

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by keesje
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10562

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

On November 16, the Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) was officially added to the list of PESCO projects , the Permanent Structured Cooperation defence cooperation between EU Member States. France, Germany and Sweden are project members with France as the lead nation. The objective of this p...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1833
Views: 310007

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Bloomberg says there might be a A350F announcement soon. https://themalaysianreserve.com/2021/11/19/airbus-poised-to-seal-second-a350-freighter-sale-after-dubai/ The article is at best poorly written. It says that Airbus is looking to seal its 2nd sale... and then accurately says that Airbus only h...

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by keesje
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 99
Views: 17934

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

10 abreast in A350 economy would be too narrow for my shoulders. In would put in in the same class as 9 abreast A330, 8 abreast 767. I'v always been avoiding 10 abreast on 777s and even 787s 9 abreast if I had options. I even choose transfers (mostly cheaper too..). Airlines like Delta and Korean be...

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