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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 49
Views: 3573

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Just give the order to Boeing already. The USA and the EU just agreed to put the airbus/boeing subsidy dispute on hold for five years, so there is no need to pretend this is an open order. A competition will at least ensure that pricing stays in check. If it is clear from the onset that this is a s...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20940

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Going down to one pilot means "they" think that computers are ready to handle commercial passenger flights today. Because if the one pilot remaining is out of service, say the cockpit window broke and he got hit by fragments, there must be a system in place that can do it. Not an autopilo...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 9939

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

AKKA Technologies is now offering a quick-change solution for the A400M to be used as fire fighting aircraft with a capability of 20 tons. https://www.journal-aviation.com/en/news/46135-the-airbus-a400m-soon-to-be-used-as-a-firefighting-aircraft I think that´s a capability which is quite interesting...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15195

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

The problem isn't so much the 1960's tech, as it is trying to shoehorn in 2010's tech, leaving you with the worst of both technologies. (and an ugly airplane to boot) I agree with your points but the 737 is still 1960s tech. It needs to be replaced if Boeing wants to stay competitive. The wheel is ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15195

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Both rolled the dice with the NEO and the MAX and while it seems like the MAX will be second to the NEO, it is still strong enough to capture 40% of the market share. Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose, but it still is enough to make a healthy profit for Boeing. Airbus and Boeing would only ban...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15195

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Leeham news: “Boeing has to look at the future. What kind of airplanes that airlines will need with all the environmental challenges, regulatory challenges? What is the airplane type airlines will need 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now?” Hazy said. “Boeing needs to invest. The 737 is a wonderful airplan...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17559

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Its just reality isn't it? Looking objectively at the Airbus lineup, they have A220 (requires industrialisation improvements, but options to stretch into 160-180 single class sizeand/or re-engine in the future) A32x (Gold Standard in the A320 and A321N/LR/XLR markets, options for further developmen...

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102151

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

I also find it interesting that their main target is the US. Where someone in the Middle East is saying they want to buy 30 freighters Having worked on a sufficiently large number of interviews you´ve to limit yourself in time and quantity what you´re telling. As the article points out Airbus has b...

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by Flying-Tiger
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30
Replies: 129
Views: 20444

Re: Boeing offers 777X Freighter to QR. Eyeing Order for 30

Both OEMs run the risk of putting a product into market which can go from boom to bust on quite short notice. Only COVID-19 and its effects pushed air freight volumes to where they are today => flying test kits, vaccinations etc. around the World. I´ve a hard time to believe that this boom cycle is ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline
Replies: 125
Views: 25943

Re: Eurowings Discover the new LH Group airline

Lufthansa has been rescued by the German taxpayer. Their traditional high wages have not been sustainable anymore. For years they try to lower their cost base. I understand the frustration of traditional LH staff but this issue really has two sides. I think they should better reform the company cor...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri May 28, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 108
Views: 24660

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

"Voluntarily" stopped whilst the FAA waits on further data from Boeing to assess if they are in a position to approve the process or not. You don't stop if you assume it's just a weekend to bridge.

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by Flying-Tiger
Wed May 26, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31786

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

From my seat the "MOM gap" looks structural to the industry, which is why I'm sceptical That´s the main hurdle. Boeing itself defines the MoM market at between 4,000 and 5,000 units. Assuming a development price tag of around 15 bn USD for a new design that comes down to about 3.5 million...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri May 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 62122

Re: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread

Global X will take up to five A321 P2F: ST Engineering announced Thursday (19 May) the signing of a Letter of Intent by its Aviation Asset Management unit to lease up to five Airbus A321 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) aircraft to Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX). As part of end-to-end Aviation Asset...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu May 06, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1503
Views: 207035

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

Seems the 738-BCF platform is flourishing, with three conversion facilities online and a fourth coming early next year. Indeed. Meanwhile EFW has announced GTLK Europe taking four A321P2F, three in 2021 and one in 2022. Further they plan to set up a conversion line in the US, too, complementing Ger...

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by Flying-Tiger
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 20109

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

While I agree with most points, I think it can relatively easily be solved. Revert the focus on stock value, sell 30B of worth of stock and make a profit on stock buybacks, decrease debt to decrease interest payment, Refinance remaining debt with lower interest loan made possible by better balance ...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 53098

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

100 customer aircraft grounded and deliveries halted turned out to be a big issue finally. Four workdays per aircraft is more than a little rework. It will be okay but this is not the news they need now. Luckily for them the travelling public will not notice anything this time. FAA says 24 hours. 4...

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by Flying-Tiger
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1503
Views: 207035

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

Didn´t see it mentioned so far: - MNG Cargo will get two A330-300P2F, with the frist to enter the line at EFW shortly - Aeronaves will get another four 737-400 SF from AEI for a total of seven units - GA Telesis ordered another 4 737-800 SF conversions from AEI for a total of six units to be leased ...

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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: 286
Views: 33097

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: 286
Views: 33097

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: 286
Views: 33097

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: 127
Views: 26469

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: 116
Views: 23839

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: 7655

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: 260
Views: 62122

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: 81994

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: 4088

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: 10460

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: 3883

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: 207
Views: 48454

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: 207
Views: 48454

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: 260
Views: 62122

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: 1503
Views: 207035

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: 1503
Views: 207035

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: 16841

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: 391
Views: 78274

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: 391
Views: 78274

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: 11434

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: 260
Views: 62122

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: 1632

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: 216
Views: 43462

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: 28463

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: 4752

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: 647
Views: 78206

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: 13599

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: 9328

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: 647
Views: 78206

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: 647
Views: 78206

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: 647
Views: 78206

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: 647
Views: 78206

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: 73417

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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