Boeing Charleston is temporarily closing from today until Sunday due to Ian. Mercedes is temporarily closing the nearby car factory as well due to the storm.
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The most modern thing they can build alone and right away might be the Il-76 with new engines. Versatile and can be used as passenger transport. The military even had high density double-deck seating platforms to mount in the cargo deck. Not sure what their suppliers think about rate hikes? https://...Jump to post
I once flew onboard Air France overseas territory high density "domestic" economy class 747-400 at IIRC 28 inch. Pretty tight being tall but doable especially if the price is right. Why not? Pre reclined doesn't scare me as modern seats swing forward so you only trade your own valuable kne...Jump to post
They have a point. Maximum seating for lowest seat costs and ticket prices. Nine hours might be a tad on the long side to sit like that but something shorter like NYC - LON would work as well from my view if the price is right. I was once onboard some IIRC 405 seat A330. It was tight with almost no ...Jump to post
What is left to be so tricky? Isn't this more about deciding legally if they get extra time and if the MAX 8 solution can be accepted for the MAX 10 as well? Is the MAX 10 practical flying and behaving so differently? Are there aerodynamic surprises? Longer should be more stable?Jump to post
Good to see it fly now.Jump to post
Windows have been enlarged recently: On the 787, 747-8, 777X and A350, although only to be dimmed by electronic window blinds. Manufacturers seem to be aware that windows are important to passengers.Jump to post
Even IFE moving maps get interrupted by endless advertisements all the time. There will be never a true window feature able to replace a window experience. Some people don't care about food others not about views. But some do. Don't be that airline to forget about us. I will book elsewhere.Jump to post
Where did you prove that Russia can produce all those aircraft needed fast? By adding Soviet Union total production figures from tens of years away?
And Western Europe is producing quite a few airliners. More in a month than Russia does in a year.
From a practical standpoint they could run their A380 fleet much longer than originally planned if they feel like needing very big aircraft. Say instead of 12 years 24 years or even longer? Technically they would perfectly work and leasing companies will be happy. A lot of the other airlines A380 fl...Jump to post
While I like local flavours and symbols and a variety of livery details I think it is completely wrong being British Airways to not use a huge British flag on the tail. Sir Richard can now claim to be the flag carrier as well. Design guys often tend to pick something radically different to prove the...Jump to post
I would try to avoid windowless passenger aircraft. I enjoy looking outside even at night.
In case of an emergency, say an overrun, I want to be able to see myself where there is a fire or similar even if the electrical system is not working.
The A380-production infrastructure is just not there anymore.Jump to post
I disagree with the "the bad outside world is to blame" theory. It was their own bad or wrong strategic move and until today they paid a high price including some damaged reputation and huge budget overruns. It started before the MAX about when the 7E7 got going.Jump to post
To be fair it did not start with Mr. Muilenburg. Maybe he indeed took the wrong defensive strategy but he inherited things from much earlier. It started with a wrong priority to want to please the stock exchange with shinier balance sheets at the cost of not investing and improving as much as would ...Jump to post
I wonder what he knows about the 777X that we might not know about yet?Jump to post
Zero chance to happen.Jump to post
As Airbus is selling so many A321neos there is a big advantage to keep this familiy going. They can afford to wait what Boeing has to come up with for NSA and NMA or whatever they renamed them. I expect the climate change drama to cool down after the research funding got spent one day. Then it will ...Jump to post
Agreed, but it will need only some single digit billion dollar investment compared to double digit for a clean sheet. Plus you have all the commonalities with the A320 well established family. It's just a matter of "when" not "if" from my view. Let's see what they will built insi...Jump to post
You typically pay the supplies needed by the manufacturer to build your product at the specific time and slice by slice. Defined by production milestones. You don't pay his man-hours until the final handover.Jump to post
I don't know whether they kept it up all the time? It might take a moment to just know about this? If the right-hand side is glowing and the other sparking, the main gear might be involved somehow?Jump to post
Could it be hot brakes and a gear fire? How about the landing? Is there any film about it? Must have been overweight with hydraulic troubles.Jump to post
The Saudis are said to want to order a huge number too for RIA.Jump to post
A2A would be my No. 1 requirement. If it doesn't have it, it must get installed. I hope they did it and just don't talk about it. President Bush was said to have used real A2A refueling on a surprise visit to Iraq. IIRC going back on the first segment or similar. USAF trained it all the time.Jump to post
Boeing invested in China with the completion center and such. They did their part. Now let's market those aircraft and hope for new orders.Jump to post
In the US, you are lucky enough to have more snacks to buy and take on board next to the gate than in Europe. I once had a "full dinner" onboard a European low-cost airline as I was hungry. Will not eat there again. Stuff that can be kept without a fridge forever...Jump to post
I think Boeing got into the government troubles between China and the US about Taiwan, the artificial islands and such. This is no real MAX issue, but political retaliation and pressure games. Boeing had hoped for China to be the key MAX market, and now they put in on hold. It's okay to move on.Jump to post
Maybe the -8 and -9 wing span just don't work as a 767 replacement? A new folding wing is expensive, and the 787 is far from breakeven.Jump to post
Is it just me, or does that cargo door look smallish somehow? It obviously needs to fit in that front fuselage barrel as a cutout. Would a 787F need any loading anti-tailtip device?Jump to post
They must have known before how this works? Especially with the F119 specialist in the team.
I heard they originally had hoped for some specific military engine that cannot be made available to commercial use ever for security or military funding legal reasons or similar.
If the engine selection would be easy they would have picked one and announced one. But they don't have after so many years. It makes you wonder what those performance figures are based on and why basic stuff like cruise speed and number of engines keeps changing at this late point in time?Jump to post
Their PR department might think it is time for different headlines?Jump to post
It will make sense anyway to refresh the 787 with some PIP, weight adjustments, lessons learned from the manufacturing and assembly hick ups, aerodynamic optimisations and such. Doing a freighter is okay and long term promising but Boeing must be careful not to end up as a one hit wonder with only t...Jump to post