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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

https://leehamnews.com/2015/07/24/bjorn ... all-about/

Leeham assumed a 155t OEW for the 777-200LR not the 145t in the ACAP. That covers most of that missing 13t.

It is hard to accurately compare payload range charts if they are not consistent.
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https://leehamnews.com/2015/07/24/bjorn ... all-about/

Leeham assumed a 155t OEW for the 777-200LR not the 145t in the ACAP. That covers most of that missing 13t.

It is hard to accurately compare payload range charts if they are not consistent.

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by RJMAZ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

I see what you mean, it does look as if the Y axis is wrong, I cant imagine that the 77L assumes to be 160t DOW with ~145t OWE. Fred The 777-300ER chart also starts at 186t instead of 168t. So the graph assumes around 18t of payload carried. I would assume the bottom of the Y axis should be the OEW...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

I think the question revolves almost solely around if there is a technical reason why the payload range chart doesn't bottom out at 0 payload like other Boeing ones do. I don't think that part of the chart is particularly useful outside of ferrying anyway. Fred A technical reason or if there is an ...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

Does the 777 have any minimum weight criteria for performance? Could be why it doesn’t start that low? Fred I originally thought there was a minimum fuel amount that must be kept in the wings at higher payloads to reduce wing root bending moment. But it says zero fuel weight. If we take the 777-200...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

The Y axis has OEW plus payload. That is normal for Boeing charts Yes, but the 787, 767 and 737 charts the Y axis starts at the OEW with no payload. The payload is added as you go up the Y axis. The 777 charts the Y axis starts at a weight higher than the OEW. A few websites that have combined mult...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Boeing 777 ACAP anomaly

I have noticed the 777-200LR and 777-300ER payload range curves are presented differently to all of the other Boeing ACAP documents. It could also be a potential scaling error. http://members.iinet.net.au/~1300subbox/777LR.jpg The Y axis has OEW plus payload. The 777 does not start at zero payload l...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8
Replies: 39
Views: 12721

Re: Improvements to the Boeing 787-8

Except that a 778F could take more of the accounting hit to develop the 778. I don't expect the 778F to be announced till Boeing is ready to shut down the 747 line. This is not the case at all. The 777-8F will cost just as much to develop as the 777-8. They will have very big differences internally...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

United is going WILD with this bird! Who knows, this could be some really good PR for the 78J in case there are airlines that still examining it. The payload range is way better than people expect. It has a very flat curve and most people can't understand how this translates into real world versati...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 150
Views: 35500

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ themselves have basically killed the idea that the -10s could replace the 77W. Their CEO has said specifically that the -10 decision doesn't point in that direction. He has said the -10s will mostly be used on Asian routes You still going on about this? The CEO did not say any of that. The CEO s...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18565

Re: 787 trouble in the future

B777X is a stopgap for current B777-300ER replacement. The 350-seat market is currently the largest one that majority of airlines wants. Bigger than that it becomes niche. Now Boeing have 2 options here. Either expand B787 offering with B787-10ER and B781-11 with larger wings and more powerful engi...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Trouble in the Future?
Replies: 82
Views: 18565

Re: 787 Trouble in the Future?

That Leeham article is very bias. There is no trouble with the 787 at a rate of 14 per month or 168 per year. Boeing does NOT need to sell 168 per year to maintain rate. It does NOT need to maintain a backlog of 500+ aircraft. If Boeing sold 120 aircraft per year for the next 10 years it will still ...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Most of us understand the biggest advantage of the hub and spoke model. It allows a small city such as Adelaide to fill a daily A380 and fly to the hub where passengers then travel to dozens of different destinations. It allows dozens of destinations to all fly in the one aircraft. Emirates should k...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8802

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

We will definitely see unpressurized airliners in a decade or two. Electric propulsion will be the reason why. no way you by far (!) underestimate the - energy storage problem on a electric driven plane if the energy ist stored in batteries I completely accept that a conventional fueled aircraft of...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8802

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

We will definitely see unpressurized airliners in a decade or two. Electric propulsion will be the reason why. On a multiple hour flight it is worth the effort to climb up to 30,000ft. On a very short flight the benefit of flying high is not as great. As electric aircraft will be limited to ultra sh...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

There will, eventually, be a freight version if the 777x and that adds all the freight companies as there won't be any efficient competition. IMHO, they freighter is launched as soon as Boeing accepts the 748F line needs to be scheduled for shutdown. I don't think the 777X freighter is as critical ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I am absolutely shocked by this...how on earth can a prestigious, blue chip company as RR simply skip a test that proved to be critical to endurance and reliability?...a poor design decision or late qualification testing can happen to any manufacturer, but simply skipping a development test?...inco...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 263
Views: 34364

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

I have no idea why Emirates does not have a huge fleet of GE powered 787-10's. Looking at Emirates route map 90% of the routes are within the 787-10's brochure range. Even better more than 50% of the routes are within the 787-10's range with maximum payload. So payload range is clearly not an issue....

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by RJMAZ
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

You kinda want to make sure that you have no risk of running you engines into obstacles on the ground either... And of course being able to move the engines up a bit relative to the wing preserves room to roll. Best regards Thomas Ground obstacles wouldn't be an issue either. The 787 already has tw...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

only as far as role is concerned..... it still has engines a bit closer to the ground Roll would be the only criteria determining the minimum engine distance to the ground. There is no other way for the engine to hit the ground besides excessive roll from a side wind landing. A nose landing gear co...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

You learn something new every day. Who would have thought the 787-9 has a different wing, pylon with the engine moved further out. Everything I heard the 787-10 was a simple stretch of the 787-9 and the commonality is extremely high. It would be great if someone can explain why or if it is an error...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1998

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

Why go all the way to personal VTOL aircraft? Theres are dozens of small general aviation airports located between most major airports. Some are located very close to city centres but have strict noise curfews. Electric 20-50 seat props will be very quiet and can operate from 2000ft runways. On a sh...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 NEO - ULR Redundant?
Replies: 19
Views: 2202

Re: A350 NEO - ULR Redundant?

So, would this not, essentially, remove the need to have an A350 NEO ULR? The A350 family is already at the edge of the widebody sweet spot. The A330-300 and 777-300ER were the two big sellers that give an idea of the sweet spot. The A350 is on the upper edge of the sweet spot for size. The range o...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

You learn something new every day. Who would have thought the 787-9 has a different wing, pylon with the engine moved further out. Everything I heard the 787-10 was a simple stretch of the 787-9 and the commonality is extremely high. It would be great if someone can explain why or if it is an error ...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

The most limited aircraft appears to be the 787-9. The 787-9 and 787-10 have the same gear? The numbers should be the same. no. each variant (-8, -9, -10) have different fuselage clearance and another difference on load No the landing gear for the 9/10 is the same. They even use the same tyres. The...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?
Replies: 23
Views: 2735

Re: What is a maximum engine fan diameter on A350 & 787?

zeke wrote:
The most limited aircraft appears to be the 787-9.

The 787-9 and 787-10 have the same gear? The numbers should be the same.

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by RJMAZ
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47637

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

My models say: Assuming that DOW is 188t and then adding payload on top of that (payload = food or people or cows or iphones or whatever you like) Standard weight B779x will do sunrise with 18t payload using about 140t of fuel 360t 779X will take about 24t the distance using about 143t of fuel. in ...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16293

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

Considering how many LCCs operate 788s, I wonder why the a338 isn't as popular with them? The 787-8 is much lighter than the A330-800 per square metre of cabin area. 787-8 is 119t at 232m2 = 1.95m2 per ton A330-800 129t 237m2 = 1.84m2 per ton 7.5% is a massive difference! Airport fees are based on ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16293

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

Did anyone honestly expect them to order 100 A330NEO's? Air Asia X currently operates only 24 A330-300. 78 A330NEO requires massive yearly growth. Then they ordered 30 A321XLR's on top. Even if growth is at 20% per year they will require the A330NEO deliveries to be spread out over 15 years. The cur...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16293

Re: AirAsia to firm up A330neos + A321xlr order/conversion

My personal opinion is as follows: 1. Currently they have 24 A333s which I believe will be replaced by A330-900Neos. 2. To cater for future long term growth, I can only foresee the A330 fleet growing to 30 aircraft maximum so 30 A330-900Neos. 3. This means a balance of 70 A330-900Neos to be account...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

I always wondered about an A380 super tanker. With the way things are progressing for the worst, it would not be such a bad idea, at least in theory. I’m not sure the structure of the fuselage/wings could handle any potential stresses caused by constant low/slow flying and the rapid release of wate...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

I do not think that this would work at all. To be able to dump enough water in a short time there would have to be a tube with at least 1m+ in diameter hanging out the back of the aircraft and all the pallets would have to be connected with the same size tube. As the water can only flow downwards t...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

There is no excess C-17 fleet anywhere to dedicate to firefighting. I call BS on that. Only a cery small single figure percentage of the C-17's and C-130's are in the air at any moment. The USAF is not at war. A huge portion of the flight hours are also spent doing training. Most of which is to sim...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

They should have modular pallet water system that is sized as a standard military pallet. The massive C-17 and C-130 fleet could be rapidly fitted for fire fighting duty. CN-295 could fit two water tanks. C-130 could fit four water tanks. C-17 could fit twelve water tanks. Dump water out the back do...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Sounds a lot like you're describing an A388 with reduced range... Can't see a desire for Airbus to invest there. Something 6 abreast with 1 isle or 7 abrest with 2 isles seems more likely to me (a 767 esk layout) Reducing range allows for a lower takeoff weight. That means a smaller wing, less thru...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Meanwhile, Leeham ( https://leehamnews.com/2019/08/26/airbus-faces-challenges-for-a330neo/ ) says: (An A330) production rate cut seems inevitable in the near future And asks: Why keep the A330neo in the product line? I'm not sure what to make of this. In the context of this thread, it may suggest t...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47637

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2019/34/6/1566651566-9300nm.jpg I tried to show how different aircraft would performe on LHR/SYD. Very impressive. I did notice a few errors. Most reports and analysis in tech ops shows the 777-8 will fly a higher payload than the A350-1000. The 777-8 has a MTOW...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 14101

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

Boeings overall game plan is to maximise profit and they are doing very well. Their market predictions have been extremely accurate. 747-8 Boeing predicted the VLA market would fade so they invested the bare minimum with the 747-8. Enough to compete with the A380 and kill it. It is still selling as ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47637

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

According to the link, the “compelling” offer of Boeing to deal with the 778 delay is to plug some 779 with reduced seating and adding fuel capacity. Is this a viable option untill the 778 is online? It’s also a great move from Boeing to find a new home for the EY 779. It has to be a fake rumour or...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

That is where Boeing are aiming with their MoM. They are having trouble closing the case* - while Airbus would not be "cannibalising" their own expensive programme in 787, they would be cannibalising the A330neo - which would seriously pee off RR. So why would a MoM business case be much ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 58
Views: 10167

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Actually, it would be AKL-EWR which is 8,810 miles. Qantas flies the 9,009 miles with 256 from Perth to LHR. Which version of the B787-9 do they use? Qantas has only 236 seats in the 787-9. ANZ has 302 seats which is around 6000kg of extra payload. That means less fuel and the range reduced by arou...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019
Replies: 320
Views: 47637

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Without MTOW increase the 777-9 will fly no more than 110pax on the route. Maybe a little more considering the fuel burn will be better than expected but less than 200pax for sure. The 777-9 at 352t can't be a Sunrise plane, even momentarily. Agreed. I assumed it was a joke. I actually think we hav...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 58
Views: 10167

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Christ Church to JFK is 9116 statute miles, or 107 miles further than Perth to London Heathrow. ANZ has thirteen Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I doubt that ANZ will acquire a new class of B777X just to fly nonstop to JFK, but it is possible that a longer range variant B787-9 will make the trip possible ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 15115

Re: Longer range 787

Will the 787-9 get a MTOW bump to use this further increase in headroom or will it just get the added weight? what for 787-9 may use a mtow bump? to carry more cargo? to fly anywere in reverse direction? To give the same range as the A350-900 would be a good reason. All aircraft will benefit from a...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Improvements
Replies: 74
Views: 15115

Re: Longer range 787

The 787-10 required some strengthening over the 787-9 to get the higher MZFW. This extra strengthening then become standard in the 787-9 so it is the the 787-9 that now has headroom for a MTOW bump. If further strengthening is added to the 787-10 to increase the MTOW then does this part also become ...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1262
Views: 171826

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

So for the 797 to work, they would need to do the 797, re-engine the 787 and in that way make it more capable and take it closer to the 777X or the A350. What is the advantage in this? Re-engine the 787, pushes Airbus to re-engine the A350, which will hurt the 777-9 badly. Consider the 777X dead by...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1262
Views: 171826

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I would not put the Max-8 in a group above the 320neo. It is clear that the -7 is the equivalent of the 319 and the -8 the one of the 320. None of them are direct competitors then as they are very evenly spaced A319 33.84m +1.72m 2 rows 737-7 35.56m +2.01m over 2 rows A320 37.57m +1.9m 2 rows 737-8...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78800

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Pretty much every in depth analysis in the tech ops thread showed the 777-8 could fly 5t of extra payload between London and Sydney. An extra 50 passengers can easily justify a greater trip fuel burn. I'm not sure what has changed to make the A350-1000 the front runner. The fuel burn estimates were ...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I have zero inside knowledge but surely the most logical option would be to replace the A220/A320 with a clean sheet design covering the 145-250 seat range with common type rating across all aircraft types (rather than having a combination of A220 and A321 covering this sector) and then a re-engine...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 427
Views: 78800

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I still have the sensation when 330 neo is doomed and it will be, at latest when 787 get max treatment - new engines, a true 358 with optimized wing will come back in the game. The option is to airbus to respond with a clean sheet 797 sized airplane. I have the impression that airbus do not conside...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 230
Views: 25447

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

I expext Airbus to launch a cleansheet 797 competitor. The A330NEO will cease production. If we look at the MTOW weights of both manufacturers. 737-10 90t and A321XLR 102t is 14% greater. 787-9 254t and A350-900 280t is 10% greater. I expect Airbus to produce a cleansheet MOM competitor that has a M...

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