IMO when the time is right, in several years, Qantas will put out a new RFP to Airbus and Boeing. Unless Boeing come up with a MTOW increase for the 787 or the 777X is better than predicted, it will be Airbus.. ... Are you saying that the whole evaluation work done in 2018-2019 was completely usele...Jump to post
Why?, but I am not looking for financial advice. I pay an expensive advisor for that but I am interested to hear what A.neters may think. It is actually very relevant to the current situation, where neither manufacturer would likely survive without patient investors and the assessment that Airbus wi...Jump to post
I am thinking this is a good time to buy into Airbus or Boeing via the stock market. So I looked at the figures quoted on Yahoo Finance. They show that the Market Price for Airbus in Euros is 56.77 in Paris, with a Target price of 121 Euro in one years time and for Boeing a Market price of 151.39 US...Jump to post
According to todays Australian newspaper Alan Joyce has asked Airbus for more time to make a decision, but only giving the pilots till March 30 to agree to the new deal. Airbus confirmed they were in discussions. If the pilots don’t agree then the A350 will be removed from the package and given to a...Jump to post
The Coronavirus threat is economic. If it goes pandemic then 12 months should see the end of the infective phase, but the economic effect will last much longer. Some years. Since the aircraft will not be delivered for 2+ years, the benefits of non stop, would not seem to be important. However if bus...Jump to post
Well, some financial analysts are predicting Qantas will take a big hit from the coronavirus.
What surprises me is that they are prepared to take on Sunrise at this time, with the uncertainty ahead
Whoever produces the next Single aisle, the most important question to determine is the width of the fuselage. The extra weight necessary to carry around a 2nd aisle is obviously not working out, so the next best thing is to make a single aisle wide enough for 2 people to pass. From my observations ...Jump to post
Changes to 737-10 are more than MLG and length. Some of the others are: Mid exit door 4" wider MTOW ``92,000kg Changes to flaps Changes to Centre of Gravity to prevent "tail tip" Autoland Changes Changes to body configuration to reduce risk of tail strike Refer http://www.737.org.uk R...Jump to post
Air Transport world are quoting the Chief Technical Pilot of Qantas on various Project Sunrise matters. The one that caught my eye is that the proposed LHR to Sydney information gathering flight with a 789 delivery is expected to burn 85T of fuel with 55 pax. New York to Sydney is considered the mos...Jump to post
Can someone tell me why this inspection is related to time since manufacture and not flight hours?
Is it Boeing doing well on cost reduction, or is it Airbus doing badly? Or both? That's a good question. Taking away the MAX debacle, looking at their figures, they obviously have been doing some serious cost reductions. Several years ago, Boeing came to the conclusion that Airbus can build airplan...Jump to post
News story on final proposals due by August: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/breaking-news/qantas-wants-sydlhr-jet-proposals-by-aug/news-story/b60f3541f2b5364fd7e46ef663a04741 "If the business case works, we will put in an order." Lightsaber When I saw this the first thing that w...Jump to post
There was earlier reporting of a 1% increase in MTOW, taking advantage of the stronger wing-body join required for the 787-10. That would work out to 2.5t. Have you heard how they might achieve a 4t increase? We've heard no whispers from other sources as far as I'm aware. No I heard of a 2T increas...Jump to post
I predict a 789 with 4T increase in MTOW.
They do have another type it's called the 737NG.
Now imagine the chaos around the world if they were grounded.
Can someone quantify the differences in fuel burn and weight between the CFM and Pratt on the NEO's. If its significant why is the CFM selling on the NEO?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-27/ ... d/10851000
The ABC are reporting that Boeing in conjunction with the RAAF, have developed a "Combat Drone" in Brisbane.
The 777X with 18" Aisles and 2" armrests can fit 10 seats across each 17.2". 1.5" armrests, and 17" aisles allows a 10 abreast seat width of just over 18". These seat widths are calculated using the "Airbus" method. By comparison the 359 at 10 abreast with 2&q...Jump to post
This decision, without a transfer to another Airbus aircraft, indicates to me that QF are working on a common pilot rating for all their widebody needs. I thought it was possible that QF might go for the 321, and slowly replace the 738 with 320 as they became due, and I suppose it is still possible...Jump to post
This decision, without a transfer to another Airbus aircraft, indicates to me that QF are working on a common pilot rating for all their widebody needs. I thought it was possible that QF might go for the 321, and slowly replace the 738 with 320 as they became due, and I suppose it is still possible ...Jump to post
I smell a MTOW increase for the 789 & 10 coming, 265T.
My take is that EK has decided not to order additional 380's. Consequently they want to order more 777X, and need some sort of lever to keep Boeing pricing under control.
IMO the reason we have not yet seen an ER 787-10 is because Boeing currently does not have to. They are producing as many 787 at a new higher rate as they can. Ifsales and sales prospects indicate a substantial rate reduction you may see it. Any tech advancement will almost certainly be available to...Jump to post
[/quote]That far south your fuel isn’t going to freeze.[/quote] Eeeehh?? At 40000 feet it is still -55°C outside, no matter the latitude. And if you are referring to the second flame out, it was over northern France....[/quote] What I am thinking is not the fuel freezing, it is small droplets of wat...Jump to post
<sarcasm> Ice in the gas tank again? :cold: </sarcasm> :duck: Very early on in its career the A332 had some engine shutdowns due to frozen fuel . Can't remember might have been caused by water contamination. Sorry have no reference just memory from many years ago. If I recall correctly it had somet...Jump to post
IMO the most obvious next development of the 787 line is not an 8LR but a 10ER. However this is not going to happen for a long time because it would be such a good aircraft, that it would put an early nail in the coffin of the 777X. The only way imo we will see significant further development of the...Jump to post
Best measure is what is happening in the market. Boeing just announced a new 20billion share buy back and a 20% increase in dividend, as well as paying over 4billion for 80% share in Embraer. Boeing $322 share, PE 18, EPS $17, Market Cap $ 180 billion, 568 million shares outstanding, Cash 10 billion...Jump to post
Rather than a bounce, I think he was a few knots fast, which under the circumstances was probably a good idea. I'd say he got a gust of wind, while the aircraft was still at flying speed, and he handled it well. Also remember Boeing has been to Iceland do do x wind testing so these guys probably hav...Jump to post
After comparing the Payload range graphs of the 332F v 767F, I doubt any range or payload issues are the reason the 767 dominates. The 332F can carry 65T 3750nm or 50T 5000nm. The 767F can carry 55T 3250nm, 50T 3750nm, and only 35T 5000nm. Therefore there must be other reasons. The obvious first pla...Jump to post
IMO this is a response to the fact that the Boeing MOM and new narrow body are likely to proceed, possibly at the same time, and Airbus need to provide an appropriate response, which this is. There will always be a market for a narrowbody MOM with similar range and capacity to a widebody MOM, and th...Jump to post
Joyce said, to quote the Australian Business Traveller, "Our belief is [ULR flights are] NOT going to be full pax and freight....." ; I interpret this to mean that neither manufacturer is going to be able to meet this requirement, but he goes on to say that even so they can be made commerc...Jump to post
SQ22 wrote:Is there any need of having the onging B vs. A discussions? If you can't stop eith it thread will be locked.
Well it’s Airbus’ credibility so I’d assume that they care.[/quote] The question for me is why would management even try to fudge. A sophisticated investor would pick this up immediately, so the comments must be for the non sophisticated or just as likely Govt. I think the latter is the driver, and ...Jump to post
So there is an altitude drop when turning soon after take off and again at the end when the pilot rewquests a return and is turning, only this last one results in loss of control and the subsequent crash. What causes an aircraft to loose altitude when turning? If a 737 is anything like the small air...Jump to post
So sorry for the loss of life in this accident. That is the sad thing. We will of course have to figure out the cause, but at this point there are many, many potential things that could have brought this airplane down. While speculating is fine, jumping to conclusions is not ("it must have bee...Jump to post
IMO the problems of the 330NEO are Corporate not technical. The NEO should be a lot cheaper to purchase than the 787, and then it would sell ++, but it is not. Boeing can sell the 787 at similar pricing to the NEO, pay off substantial amounts of deferred production costs, and tooling, and the 787 st...Jump to post
evanb wrote:So far it's only been operating during the Australian winter.
I have an ULR question, not specifically QF. Do I remember an ULR flight that occasionally needed to be towed to the runway as the fuel burned taxiing would have put them short? My brain gets scrambled and I may be making up false memories, but at least I don’t try and pass it off as fact! The taxi...Jump to post
A quick look at the payload range graphs shows that: 789 (at 254T) can carry 280pax + 35T cargo 6000nm (more than enough for FRA-LAX 789 can carry 325pax (bit of a squeeze) + 27T cargo 6000nm 781 can carry 325 pax + 10T Cargo 6000nm 359 (at 280T) 325Pax + 25T Cargo 6000nm (it is limited by its Max s...Jump to post
If you look at the payload range graphs of the 739Max you see that if you load it to the MZFW of the 738Max, you can fly an extra 500nm, carrying the same payload, because you can top off the tanks and still stay within the MTOW. I expect the increased MTOW of the 9 will contributes somewhat to a sa...Jump to post