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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I think the 777x certification problems, delays and cancellations have little to do with the Covid-19 situation.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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..Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
RAF apparently has a boat airdrop requirement.
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/nava ... apability/
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...Jump to post
That gets to a contribution margin analysis. What makes more profit?
1. Sale of an A320neo, or
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...Jump to post
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..
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...Jump to post
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.
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/...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post