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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 127
Views: 13289

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Frankly, a pretty small step. Sadly, many people think that you can pump endless pollution into the environment and nothing bad will happen. You are assuming, like many, this decision is good for the environment. I think the opposite. This type of decision is like during a pandemic asking people to...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 127
Views: 13289

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

I also find it funny how everyone acts like steps like this are such a big help to the environment. I care a lot about the environment, and if you do too, then I'm sure you know that all of aviation in it's entirety makes up a sliver of the annual damage to our ozone layer compared to massive unreg...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 127
Views: 13289

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

The TGV network is a classic case of "if you build it, they will come". Compared to similar sized countries, the French domestic air travel market is quite small for this reasons. Whilst I'm not opposed to this, I do generally think that its better to just put a price on carbon emissions ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 19193

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

[Lower the cost of the 350 and put a bullet in the 330NEO. ... which is unlikely. The A330 MRTT is build on the same line as far as I remember, and there are both orders to be fulfilled as well as several top-up or new order prospects in the market. Closing down the A330 line means closing down thi...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders
Replies: 64
Views: 12457

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 orders

The news has picked up that Boeing has started to move in the positive direction again - and now has more new orders in 2021 than cancellations. ... which might be gone again by end of March. CDB Aviation has cancelled 20 737Max: https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/lessor-cdb-aviation-cancels-2...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions
Replies: 71
Views: 7294

Re: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

There are studies and preparations for prototype plants (10,000 tons p.a.) for sustainable aviation fuel plants where the liquid is generated from captured CO² and green electricity. It´s still a long way off but offers the opportunity for direct conversion without the need to go via biofuels. Looki...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 58110

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

DHL is entering the A321P2F operator arena. SmartLynx Malta has signed an agreement with Deutsche Post DHL Group to operate Airbus A321 freighter aircraft for the postal company. The charter airline will add two converted A321P2F (“Passenger to Freighter”) to its fleet, which will then be operated f...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 80961

Re: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread

Probably Boeing knows it has a strong position here and is pricing accordingly. Not sure Boeing has much room to over charge. If its an FMS sale, wouldn't Germany pay what the US Army pay with a fixed mark-up? Probably true, certainly for use with allies with similar, Makes most sense with 5 of you...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production Woes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3987

Re: Boeing 787 Production Woes - 2021

What a mess for Boeing. Add to this the KC-46 troubles, and it leaves only the 737NG "Mil AV", 767 freighter and 777 freighter lines as "running as they should" - though all are on low frequency. One can assume that the most competent teams have already been but onto the KC-46, ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"
Replies: 55
Views: 10318

ALC tells Boeing "to get house in order"

ALC has openly told Boeing to get their house in order before they are willing to talk about any new project: “We want Boeing to … get its house right, to get its house in order. The 787 delays are impacting us, as well as the rest of the delivery, the manufacturing process. Boeing has gone through ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system
Replies: 58
Views: 3743

Re: EU Preparing Airline Eco-Label system

What's wrong with asking the biggest polluters to contribute more towards fixing the problem? :sarcastic: As the linked article states study indicates aviation contributes to 3.5% of global greenhouse gasses. How about focus on the real sources - heck agriculture and lifestock contribute 24%! All o...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 34004

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Different idea - Lufthansa will be the launch customer of the new middle of the market plane ? A321LR seems not to be sufficient for them rangewise from MUC and FRA That bird is so far away in future and undefined that it won´t be on anyone´s decision agenda for quite some time. There might be some...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 163
Views: 34004

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Lufthansa is in talks with Airbus and Boeing to switch their longhaul orders to smaller jets. I can see Lufthansa switching some of their orders for the 777-9 to 787s as the 777 is delayed and maybe too big of an aircraft for the moment (it makes sense for LH but not now so i doubt the order will b...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 58110

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

U.S.-based Amerijet, currently an all-767F operator, will start piloting A321-200P2F operations as early as this month with a wet-leased aircraft from U.K.-based Titan Airways. The freighter is being brought in to cover some of Amerijet’s routes while its own aircraft undergo maintenance, but also ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1104
Views: 135860

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Amerijet is wet-leasing Titan´s A321-200P2F to cover for maintenance of own units, but at the same time acting as "proof of concept".

Will be interesting to see how that pans out.

https://cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/amerijet-hires-titan-airways-a321p2f/

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1104
Views: 135860

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Haven´t seen it so far, another bunch of conversions announced by AEI:

10 B737-800SF für Aero Capital Solutions (noch 14 orders). Actual conversion will take place at HAECO Xiamen and STAEXO.

2 CRJ200SF for Aeronaves TSM, including these 2 TSM will have recieved 10 CRJ200SF.

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion 4Q Loss ($11.9 billion full year loss), Delays 777X to 2023
Replies: 128
Views: 16581

Re: Boeing Posts $8.4 Billion Loss, Delays 777X to 2023

Boeing has a long way to go. But they will get there eventually I do not doubt that, what I wonder though is the actual numbers of BCA. Because as far as I understood the 12B$ annual loss was for the whole group. Some of that must have been offset by the other Boeing branches (Military, Space). So ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 46519

Re: Boeing delays first 777-9 delivery to 2023, takes $6.5bn charge

I think we need to think hard about what is meant by "charge". I do not think there is any cash transaction when you take charge, but you guys know better accounting than I do. However you want to gloss it, Boeing has $6.5 billion less than they had yesterday. $6.5B less of what? Company ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 46519

Boeing delays first 777-9 delivery to 2023, takes $6.5bn charge

From Flight Global: “Boeing now anticipates that the first 777X delivery will occur in late 2023,” the airframer says, adding that it has also recorded a pre-tax charge on the 777X programme of $6.5 billion. “The schedule, and the associate financial impact, reflect a number of factors, including an...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands
Replies: 39
Views: 11316

Re: Longest Lufthansa flight: 13,700km Hamburg - Falkland Islands

The client is the Alfred-Wegner-Institut, the German entity responsible for all activities in the Antarctic including the research station there, and the German iceabreaking vessel Polarstern. The polar research missions are planned years in advance to have all the scientist, research tools etc inpl...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 58110

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Noted in other reports about the first delivery: To meet the rising demand for A321P2F, ST Engineering, along with EFW, plans to set up additional conversion sites in China, the US and Germany which will ramp up its global conversion capacity to 25 slots per year by 2023. https://www.aircargonews.ne...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus innovation - removable fuel cell propeller propulsion system
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Airbus innovation - removable fuel cell propeller propulsion system

I'd say quite the contrary. Kerosene will last as aviation fuel until every other ground power generation has been moved to something else. Kerosene has a very good ratio of weight to energy and being a fluid it can be stored in tight spaces on board. It remains to be seen what is better. We might ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of the Dornier 328
Replies: 147
Views: 29244

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

I could see these being useful in Africa. I was at a location for a while where Fokker 50s came in multiple times a day. Those Fokkers have to be getting up there in age. But I don't see where a new build Do 328 would more advantageous than a second hand ATR or Dash 8. I don't think the US Air Forc...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28226

Re: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion

Interesting article, will be interesting to see where the remaining employees get reduced as well as the 10.000 planned for next year. I guess the situation won't start improving until April 2021, they have to survive until then and if they burned through 1/3 of their state aid I suppose they'll ne...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Navy NH90 order approved
Replies: 86
Views: 4551

Re: Germany Navy NH90 order approved

See, this is how it becomes a “US vs. Europe” debate. I freely admit, happily, the RAH-66 should have been cancelled earlier. Billions could have been saved and invested in at least making the Kiowa Warrior’s capable for another decade. The NH-90 is not technically unsound, but I also wouldn’t clai...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Boeing dropped MAX pricing 20%. That makes it very competitive vs. used. 15 year old aircraft, per that link, are down 20% to 28% for narrowbodies (even more for the E190LR). So while I expect Airbus to eventually discount, I do not see so for now. But I also do not see demand for a rate increase. ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P2F Conversion Costs
Replies: 110
Views: 13295

Re: P2F Conversion Costs

CDB Aviation has decided to have two of their A330-300s converted into freighter by EFW for delivery in early 2022. From the articles seen it seems these will be ex China Southern birds with no leasing client secured so far. Seems that this line gets tracktion away from DHL orders.

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty
Replies: 60
Views: 8899

Re: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty

Actually there is quite some value in the Open Skies flights, even on a pre-approved flight path & plan, and with areas being denied for overflight. Even if you do not spot anything on the actual flight you at least know where someone doesn't want you to look. Makes your use of ressouces, aka sa...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Adding on, there is only so much airlines and lessors can take. Manufacturers, particularly A, have to realise the market realities. In all fairness: as long as airlines and lessor are only defering, not cancelling, Airbus [and Boeing] have to stick to their contractual obligations, which means del...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

The phrase “you can’t get blood from a stone” comes to mind. It is a very difficult, and unprecedented, situation. If an airline can’t afford an aircraft or really afford the penalties for cancelling then you are not really going to be getting that money no matter how firm you stand, and you might ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

Running at 47 per month will mean big losses with the concessions they will have to give to entice customers to take deliveries. Not sure if Airbus [and Boeing] need to give concessions. Airlines and leasing companies entered contracts and assumed a certain risk to materialize on a given date. It´s...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

I don't know what you think, lightsaber, but I think they're smoking weed in Toulouse. Airbus said it had asked suppliers to “protect” a production rate of 47 A320-family jets a month, up from 40, meaning it wants suppliers to be ready to support that rate when needed. It indicated the earliest suc...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73121

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Probably worth to put things into perspective: IAG has just posted figures: Operating Loss in Q3/2020 = 1.3 bn EUR Remaining liquidity all in told = 9.3 bn EUR Capacity down for winter to no more than 30%. All in all: pretty much on par with the Lufthansa group on all accounts - level of loss, remai...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73121

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

I already wrote a while back that LH will be begging for round 2 of bailouts between Christmas and Spring 2021. They're going to start around Christmas time IMO. It doesn't matter how they contained their losses in Q3. The question is how much cash they burned processing refunds and operating fligh...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 263
Views: 43802

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

Lots of people here seeming to be pleased at a bleaker future for the A330neo......I'll pretend to be surprised. . It's not being pleased, it's recognizing reality. Some of these orders were rubbish, but reality was suspended for a bit. It's a great plane, but people celebrating success due to AAX ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)
Replies: 61
Views: 8035

Re: Boeing releases new CMO (Current market outlook)

As for perpetual, optimistic growth I'll suggest that national CO2 reduction commitments may be a bigger factor than the fairly small probability of another industry-busting pandemic. Few in this forum have seemed to want to address that. Keep on polluting! You´ve two interesting points: 1. Within ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 8710

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Couldn't the ship have twisted during the sinking and opened that hole ? Otherwise it looks much more like the bow of a surface vessel hit rather than a sub (even surfaced). Pretty unlikely. If something ruptures it´s the welding lines, but not the middle of a heavy steel plate. I think it is fair ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 80961

Re: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread

The Chinooks are spacey, have generous cg tolerance, have the huge back door and are fast and agile. So competing / beating it with something better at acceptable costs is going to be a challenge for anyone. That proved to be the case for the last 50 years.. The market is significant, looking at al...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 80961

Re: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread

If rumours are correct they had no other option but to cancel. Apparently both offers were about double the budget - happens when you´ve only two players left in the market... for valid competition you usually need three. As this is a formal public procurement there are certain value thresholds whic...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030
Replies: 149
Views: 15326

Re: European Multirole MPA Replacement, C-500 Beagle Concept >2030

If one takes a look on a map of Europe it becomes clear that there is a large littoral area to be coveres (North Sea, Baltic Sea, Irish Sea, Med, Norwegian Coast, Biskay) and large streches of open water (GUIK gap etc). One size fits it all may be tempting, but in reality the area is large enough to...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 245
Views: 98849

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

The NATO fleet will be expanded by a further A330MRTT, the nineth for the pooled fleet. Apparently Luxemburg has vastly increased their yearly block hour requirement, prompting one of the options to be executed.

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 775
Views: 82495

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

According to this article the 777-9 will not arrive before Q2/2022. Meanwhile Lufthansa considers to bring A350 deliveries forward.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/lufthansa-boeing-777-9-delivery

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 621
Views: 73969

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

The main punchline is leasing rates have plummeted and leasors are not taking many aircraft. If the lease rates noted are accurate, a 30% to 50% drop in lease rates has occurred (the upper end for less desirable used aircraft). If the drop in values is correct in brings another range of issues for ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28226

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

What has to happen is for aviation to keep on investing into new technologies that reduce overall pollution. Anyway, that's already happening so any attacks on aviation are extremely pointless. Drifting OT: I beg to differ. Yes, it will mostly be technology to drive an improved environmental footpr...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28226

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

What has to happen is for aviation to keep on investing into new technologies that reduce overall pollution. Anyway, that's already happening so any attacks on aviation are extremely pointless. Drifting OT: I beg to differ. Yes, it will mostly be technology to drive an improved environmental footpr...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 56071

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

I understand what you mean, but I believe you use the word liability incorrect here. You mean to say plant and machinery is only depreciated once production starts. I believe this depreciation is a cost, not a liability. I agree with the rest of your post. In 2007 Airbus predicted 1283 VLAs will be...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 56071

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

So short, in the US technical insolvency is no problem... Yes. Accounting terms have different meaning in different countries: -Cash flow is an important number in US accounting. It doesn't mean the same in other countries. For a long time I was wondering why Americans on a.net always spoke of cash...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 359
Views: 87830

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Not new builds, but nonetheless an order: SEATTLE, July 23, 2020 — Responding to strong near and long-term express cargo demand, Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG) signed an agreement with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Based on the popular Boeing Next-Generation 73...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 245
Views: 98849

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

It appears France has advanced its commitment for 12 A330MRTT to be delivered earlier and upped its order by another three frames to now 15 A330MRTT.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2020-07-28/first-five-rafales-depart-india-more-a330s-france

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 98
Views: 32449

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

Dassault is sending a clear message that it doesn’t want any further partners for FCAS. Not sure how that gels with the French and German Governments who may want to have additional funding sources. Dassault obviously doesn’t want to dilute their workshare but it will be interesting to see how that...

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