Customers buy tons of A321neos. A321neo is a 757 sized aircraft which is what Boeing said it will be. But it has to offer more than that if you want people to wait 8 years People bought lots of A321NEO's and lots of 737-8s. But even more A320NEO's. Medium size range-capacity, as defined for NMA, se...Jump to post
So Boeing will be better developing a familiy of aircraft that can outshine everything else in the domestic markets 150-250 seats and can offer TATL range if necessary. A future Product just has to have more than 1000 built to be valiable and I do not think a MOM aircraft can do that. :checkmark: :...Jump to post
I think at some point Airbus will launch a A320 replacement, slightly bigger than 737-8, with engine choice, container options, quiet spacey cabine and full A320/A321NEO commonality. But only after Boeing has fully commited itself to an NMA, starting around A321 size. https://lh3.googleusercontent....Jump to post
I think at some point Airbus will launch a A320 replacement, slightly bigger than 737-8, with engine choice, container options, quiet spacey cabine and full A320/A321NEO commonality. But only after Boeing has fully commited itself to an NMA, starting around A321 size. https://lh3.googleusercontent.c...Jump to post
Sash Tusa on the -5x concept: But is Boeing preparing the right aircraft? “That aircraft cannot compete with the XLR, except at extreme ranges,”.. “And it does not solve Boeing’s biggest problem.” In his view, the main problem is that the MAX is turning into a “single-point design,” with only the 73...Jump to post
I think by going for a bigger more capable NMA, Boeing risks losing overall market share longer term. And I'm for sure not the only one. In January 2020, Boeing had said it was pausing NMA development because dealing with the 737 Max grounding had pushed it beyond an ideal mid-2020s launch date. The...Jump to post
It seems the US is actively campaigning the P8 already to Germany..
https://aircosmosinternational.com/arti ... idons-3141
I guess the Germans / French will have to decide sooner than later.
I don't think Boeing can't survive too many WN, FR "wins" https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/pontifications-southwest-didnt-invite-airbus-to-bid/, ($23-30mln :wideeyed: ) and they need a real competitive offer also in to 130-150 seat segment. https://www.aerotime.aero/upload/files/table_com...Jump to post
Ignoring reality and going 220-280 seats up to 5000NM NMA seems an even more uncertain trajectory. It's a market that is currently being addressed inefficiently with existing narrowbody and widebody designs and one that Airbus cannot as-effectively respond to without doing their own clean-sheet des...Jump to post
I'd be interested to know how Boeing is supposed to make an A320neo clone that is 10% better"" using the same materials and engines that the A320neo does. The MAX wing is already better"" than the A320neo wing, but I'm not sure how they make it so much better"" that it...Jump to post
Pythagoras, CanukinUSA, thank you for your educated views, opinions above. Back to topic, I think many of the NMA specifications, outlooks drift on one major assumption: The 737 MAX will be just fine against A320 / A220 families this decade. There are signs that's not a realistic assumption. Market ...Jump to post
Must be an interesting market. Old frames (>20-25 yrs, cycles, hours) becoming unattractive for another expensive heavy check, while still >1000 frames are active and will be for many years. So engines, landing gears, apu's, and other expensive LRU's are valuable.Jump to post
Engine BPR is determined by the core engine too. If that is e.g. slightly narrower than the XWB, that could improve BPR. I think Airbus foresees a A350-1000 stretch over time. That or 777X could be launching customers for a bigger RR engine. https://www.flightglobal.com/systems-and-interiors/a350-st...Jump to post
If there would be an issue with the new tank configurations and floor heating, it must be solved, by a different design, new requirements , testing and certification. Whatever it takes. If that is not the case, it might be a "you too" effort by a competing manufacturer. To win time, divert...Jump to post
IMO Chinooks still are the only short term, affordable solution. Probably true, certainly for use with allies with similar, you have to wonder though if both Germany and Sikorsky did not miss a trick when the CH-53K was being planned, as in give some work to German industry in return for a decent s...Jump to post
IMO Chinooks still are the only short term, affordable solution.Jump to post
Are they allowed to put those types of floor panels over fuel tanks by the regulators? Honest question from my experience. As far as I am aware they have been used in a variety of aircraft from business jets to airliners before without restriction. My understanding it is like a heated blanket betwe...Jump to post
Who remembers just 2 months ago. https://www.flightglobal.com/safety/jal ... 74.article
Was Boeing /FAA take initiative to ground this sub fleet, or did they after the Japanse authorities did so?
In general I agree with Fluidflow and Chemist. But 2028-2030 for an advanced, competitive NB seems feasible. Financially.. put aside market mechanisms. I cannot imagine a country spending $750B/yr on defense cannot bring up $15B to save their civil aviation industry. Boeing f.cked up in a big way, l...Jump to post
So we are already at 93-94t MTOW vs the 101 of the 321xlr and this is just with a clean up, I bet there is more possible, look at the difference between A339 and 787-9 OEW. Boeing could do the same with the NSA vs the XLR. Bringing the target MTOW down 10-15t should lead to around 8t advantage in t...Jump to post
inkjet7 wrote:keesje wrote:AF has 60 A220 options on top of the order for 60. For KLM A220-300+ -500s seems a good fit. .
But KL got the E195-E2.
Good for Boeing ! And Ryanair, where can you order aircraft for delivery 2021. They are probably build already. Oh good good. No more need to discuss idiot rumours of them (or Southwest) "buying Airbus" planes Ryanair Airbusses? Very few rumours there. It seems you are trying to camouflage...Jump to post
AF has 60 A220 options on top of the order for 60. For KLM A220-300+ -500s seems a good fit. Agree though there will new A321s anyway.Jump to post
Maybe Airbus has a long term strategy. Short term profit maximalisation isn't the only goal. Slashing costs, selling off assetts, pushing out debt, pulling forward income, pressuring the government for tax cuts, certification streamlining, draining the supply chain, pushing out investment, facelifti...Jump to post
I think for a project like A220-500 from launch to EIS of the first 10, will easily take 4-5 years, 2025. But if you are careful, focus on COVID-19 implications, on short term cost reductions and cash management, maintaining share holder value, engage with customers too fully understand what adds va...Jump to post
I think Airbus isn't in such a deeply bad shape. Thanks for the nice yet not particularly relevant A vs B summary given the biggest competitor for any A220 stretch would be other projects within Airbus, especially given the current fiscal crisis, and especially given the statement above that Airbus...Jump to post
Any stretched A225 would cost Airbus more to make than any A320 model, and something like a quarter of any profits go back to the other owner (Quebec Province). To say it is unlikely that Airbus would support this is an understatement. They have A320 production capacity they are not using vs. plann...Jump to post
Again, flying a 50t vehicle into theatre is a rare solution. You can carry too few and if the roads do not allow those vehicles to be driven to their area of operations from a central logistic hub in theatre, it is very likely that those vehicles will be pointless at the location, as they could not...Jump to post
Asked this question once before. But would it be possible for Airbus to install the Airbus FBW system on the A22S aircraft? How would this program cost? Such a mod would significantly boost A220 chances in the marketplace. Compare it to the 787-10,...... response. Introducing Airbus FBW on the A220...Jump to post
But that brings us to the heart of this discussion. Should they go on with the current concept of MMA aircraft or go to a less capable aircraft and put more money into UAV? It does make keesje evaluation more complicated. From a logistics stand point, it is much easier to stand up a drone augmented...Jump to post
I think in the end (2030) we will see something powered by 4x Pratt NGTP's (7000-8000shp) that can carry a sizeable vehicle of up to 30t. Keesje all that does is repeat the mistake of the A400M. This aircraft, if it ever gets off the ground, should be focused on pallet moving and the light tactical...Jump to post
I think in the end (2030) we will see something powered by 4x Pratt NGTP's (7000-8000shp) that can carry a sizeable vehicle of up to 30t. First though the law has to be changed, so congress stops adding C-130 to the budget & the USAF must revitalize their long term requirements for a bigger C-13...Jump to post
"The A400M wing, wingbox, mid section landing gears are made to operate at 120-140t from bumpy, short runways. That makes it relative heavy, so for a A200M you would have to redesign .." No idea how this cuts into the AX00M design alley, but with the A350 Airbus has gone to more or less p...Jump to post
Question: Is the PWC engine, which of course if produced, likely would come from Canada, really subject to export limits from the US? Also, wouldn’t Pratt be willing to consider, plausibly, a production line in the EU? It’s not a question of production site but about content. A little subsystem, a ...Jump to post
The C27 is a usefull tactical platform. If it would meet the requirements od WestEuropean airforces really depends on those requirement. https://i.imgur.com/9yc0C.jpg https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/defense_philippines/paf-medium-lift-fixed-wing-aircraft-acquisition-pr-t6111-s50.html The aircraft ha...Jump to post
And cheaper than anything with a guidance package. Do not disagree that a burst of canon fire, or a whole magazine worth of cannon amo may be cheaper than one small smart bomb. My point is that the cost of the mod to put a canon in side the fuselage may not be as cost effective. A gun pod would be ...Jump to post
But not with the A400 engine. Update the CASA with the PWC Next Generation Regional Turboprop and it should be just fine. The CN-295 is a good aircraft, efficient aircraft, sold well in various militairy versions. But maybe in a different class as a transport. The cross section restricts moving sig...Jump to post
This concept has an unussual large wing, Large wings will provide higher efficiency. However it does not address the fact that even with the efficiency, you are spending more fuel to lift and keep aloft a large amount of fuel in order to get your 18 hrs flight. If global sales over 25 years would 1...Jump to post
I remember discussing this > a decade ago, even made a sketch & guesstimated payload. https://live.staticflickr.com/4058/35337711460_423115a646_z.jpg For many missions the A400M is way too capable, expensive. Moving around 25 people, a few pallets in anything bigger then a CN235/C-27 seems a was...Jump to post
I guess it depends on where you were. Globally, maybe 1943? Mechanised, well organized murdering of the jewish population in Europe, a huge war of destruction (with international laws, humanity explicitly put aside) in Russia, Poland, the Japanese massively killing Chinese. 85 million people perishe...Jump to post
The choice is pretty much going to be between China and the US anyway... Not sure the EU states feel they have to make any choice, sorry. Maybe it won't, but the problem is that the EU doesn't have anywhere near the clout, in either 'soft' or 'hard' power, than these 2 do. The EU is still way too l...Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:bennett123 wrote:I think that we need to know a lot more before we decide that we want to be led by the US.
The choice is pretty much going to be between China and the US anyway...
America should first reconnect to its allies and align itself more with the interest of them. Not demanding to "lead" these nations anymore. Why we don't want to be like Europe. Why do you insist on trying to do this? - Europe is back, ready to lead the world, working with it's allies, at...Jump to post
Joe Biden declared that “America is back” and “ready to lead the world” after announcing his top national security team, while President Trump desperately insisted that he had not conceded defeat. “The team meets this moment,” Mr Biden said. “They embody my core belief that America is strongest when...Jump to post
Great plan. They can sell / hand those A321s over to Delta, they can even stay in Seattle. And get 737-9s out of the Mohave, dust them off, do the AD's, repaint them and there you go! Everybody happy! https://www.airteamimages.com/pics/338/338369_big.jpg Delta just deferred new planes from Airbus, ...Jump to post
Great plan. They can sell / hand those A321s over to Delta, they can even stay in Seattle. And get 737-9s out of the Mohave, dust them off, do the AD's, repaint them and there you go! Everybody happy!
Crewmembers can walk to the back of the aircraft to the galley, washroom in the tail to fresh up redress. The picture shows the Lav near the front. Either way, the lav would probably be at the same location as their commerical variant if you want to reduce cost of development. The galley can be mor...Jump to post