No customer will cancel aircraft orders if deferring is an option. One firms up penalties, including forfeit of accrued retrospective credits and milestone payments, and needs to appear in accounts. The other in comparison, is a free pass. Deferrals also mean the orders can stay on the OEM's books,...Jump to post
Plenty of 380`s parked up to deal with that, if it happens, not just at EK but for all X customers! And 77W´s to soldier on a little longer. Starting to wonder about this X, things are not looking good....Great plane in a very different world! And fuel prices are low as never - no reason to invest ...Jump to post
Like the cash for clunkers the US had after the GFC Are you aware, that the US introduced this very late, after their own economy already collapsed, while other countries had successful protected their industries with such programs months before? The north americans were just the copycats here! Thi...Jump to post
How much could Boeing save per year, if they could stop the entire 717 service operations immediately incl. the scraping of all spar parts, simulators etc.? If all 717 operators would return their planes and switch to 737MAX, they would still earn the service fees for a similar number of airplanes. ...Jump to post
So despite the crisis, the A321 XLR project continues. Though to be fair, no one really doubted it would be. It's already a big seller, and poised to be much more so, despite the crisis. In fact, that may HELP its case. And after a crisis, Airlines will need efficient planes with sufficient range a...Jump to post
I don't think that there is any civilian aircraft program that will deliver as scheduled or normal, until Q2 2021, at earliest For sure, but it would make sense to keep the A220 production running at full rate, because the A220 production capacity is so low. Early production of defered planes and w...Jump to post
When the air travel market revives, the airlines will need small effiecent aircraft with adequate range first. All airframe makers must take action now, to have the right products at that time. The competition will be hundreds of 737MAX white tails, from canceled orders. These will be sold at an unb...Jump to post
I could imagine, that the priority of an A220 strech increased a lot, because until now, they couldn't produce as much frames, as they could sell. Furthermore many of the Airbus engineers were working on increasing the A320 family production rate - all these projects are stopped now and engineering ...Jump to post
Airlines want the more efficient MAX to replace their aging fleet they don't want now....from what I understand MAX RTS is still a huge priority for this year. But nowadays many airlines need cash to survive - and if they cancel a 737MAX order, where the delivery is delayed more than 12months, they...Jump to post
I see your point to an extent but I think much will depend on the actual performance of the 779. Again, I don't think many expected the A330 or the 77W to perform as well as they did. Once airlines gradually became fully aware of their capabilities they sold like hot cakes. But if the 779 proves, t...Jump to post
If airlines cancel 737MAX orders, they get the deposit back. If they cancel other aircraft orders, the deposit would be lost. If the airlines go bust they can't ask for the deposit back Even British Airways is in danger apparently and that's something I never expected to say But if an airline cance...Jump to post
Can't airlines cancel their 737MAX orders without penalty, due to the deliver delays? I guess there are some airlines, which need the millions of dollars back, which they gave Boeing as deposits for their 737MAX order. Maybe. Not really sure about how they return money upon sell. But if they will s...Jump to post
Glad are the airlines, which have not yet signed a compensation agreement with Boeing regarding the MAX delays. Because they can now cancel their MAX orders for free!Jump to post
I can see the A319NEO program beeing skipped for efficiency reasons. A319 customers being offered A320s/A223s and ACJ319 customers moved to ACJ320s. I think this is very unlikely in the foreseeable, because: -The A319NEO can be build on the same final assembly lines as the A320NEO/A321NEO - maybe f...Jump to post
musman9853 wrote:the supply chain is already probably overextended as it is, no?
The FlightGlobal article, cites an analyst with: "the agreement is vague in regard to how much will go to aircraft, and that it’s not clear whether the document calls for firm orders or not"
If she is correct, this could mean a LOI for a huge number of Boeing aircraft, which never firms.
Well seems like Airbus was way ahead of their time with fly by wire and thought about engine to ground clearance since they have successfully re-engined the A320 family without any of the 737 MAX issues (nose up tendency on a stall). Not questionable, that the fly by wire system in the original A32...Jump to post
Pretty sure hybrid is the near term goal. Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said in November at a press event in Hamburg that: -Green flying ist the top priority for Airbus -Airbus will develop a low emission aircraft until 2035 -The road to achieve this is highly complex -He mentioned that a hybrid-elect...Jump to post
Maybe the first mover will develop a single-aisle airplane with C-Series technology (Al-Li-Single-Aisle-Hull, CFRP Wings). But the second mover has to design something revolutionary to get an edge on this. I think about a concept like the D8 with Double-Bubble-CFRP-Hull: https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...Jump to post
It is very difficult to imagine Airbus would sacrifice the A320neo for A220-500 in AF's fleet. Airbus is sold out for many years, it has basically three choices: ⋅ Build a new A320 production line, which you can use ~15 years to earn money ⋅ Build a new A220 production line, whi...Jump to post
Hello sibibom, What if the new NSA is made of composite body and not Aluminium based. Airbus may need to respond its own new fuselage, and not just new wings which is almost a certainity. Not sure when mass production of such a fuselage will be possible logistically. If Boeing finds a way to produce...Jump to post
What does such explosive depressurization mean for the hull stability? Will the test aircraft remain the full structural strenght, or will the strenght be weakened by some percent?
What's the check and repair procedure for aircraft, where this occurs in normal operation?
Airbus still haven't sorted out all the cost cutting and such they want to achieve with the A225 nor the increased production capacity yet iirc? I doubt they would launch a new variant at the minimum before achieving both Significiant cost cutting is only possible by new contracts with the supplier...Jump to post
Hello ewt340, A350-1000neo Regional wouldn't sell that well. Just like B777-300. The difference is, that the very latest engine generation would be used, in a configuration optimized for the needed MTOW. A350-1000neoLR wouldn't sell well either, because the basic A350-1000 already have massive range...Jump to post
I could imagine that RR will develop two Ultrafan engine variants for light and heavy A350s. But that Airbus develops three A350 length variants. This would allow four useful combinations: -A350neo-900 with the small Ultrafan engine -A350neo-1000Regional with the small Ultrafan engine and the light ...Jump to post
Hello Zeke, I think the upper end of the A350 wing strength and performance is around 350 tonnes, that wing has already seen wing twist added which changed the span loading and the adaptive wing technology has the ability to change the span loading dynamically. The span loading on the A350 is differ...Jump to post
Hello Jagraham, Looking at what is planned for the Ultrafan (Advance core changes plus gear plus variable pitch fan plus CMCs for higher temps and lighter weight) The variable pitch fan was an idea at the beginning of the UltraFan developent, but any development in this direction is stopped since ye...Jump to post
A serious MidLifeUpgrade could also incorporate systems for the CSeries. Systems seems unkiley to me, because of comodity. But manufacturing processes make sense. Bombardier has a very cost efficient manufacturing process for CFRP wings, without need for expensive autoclaves. Unfortunateley the win...Jump to post
How much weight would a fixed tank save over an ACT of the same volume?
Does anybody have data about the A321LR ACT empty weights? I found only old estimated values from Leeham (400kg+200kg for fixtures).
Are there any photos of the A321LR ACTs available?
Hello 2175301, I am very sure that the MOM will be designed up front to be retrofit-able with whatever the new engines will be released in 3-5 (or longer) time frame. The basics on size and weight are known. They just have to design the MOM wings sufficient to handle the change. The MOM is likely th...Jump to post
Boeings problems are the engines, they could kick off the MOM now with todays engine generation (GTF / Leap derivates ore similar) and they would be on the market in time for the upcoming 767 & A330 replacement cycle. Or they wait just a few years for the next engine generation (UltraFan or simi...Jump to post
In my opinion a manufacturing site in China would make the most sense: -In the US they sell their aircraft anyway, just because they are Boeing -Japan favours Boeing also, because many Boeing componets are produced in Japan already -In Europe, there are open markets, were it's easy to sell aircrafts...Jump to post
In 2007 the New York philharmonics performed in Pyongyang. They were flown in on an Asiana 747. There is actually a very interesting documentary on that. At minute 4:54 they show the 747 having landed at FNJ. The video tells you how much North Korea wants to open up to the world. Very interesting t...Jump to post
Supposedly Kim wants a 744 to match Trump. That's not how you have tackle a Donald Trump. Instead Kim should rent the AN225, replace the few seats with luxury interior and install a golf teeing ground in the cargo hold. At the smit, Kim should invite Donald Trump to play a round of golf - than he w...Jump to post
I'm hoping the Russified SSJ can replace its American avionics with something a little more modern than soviet tech. I've only seen the prototype but the results are encouraging. https://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/21808/image.jpg This picture shows German technology: https://en.wikipedi...Jump to post
They have options for 6 additional A350. Usually such options offer a better price and faster delivery than new orders. If they talk to lessors, I would expect that they order the aircraft at the low price guaranteed by their existing options and sell them to the lessor for the present market price ...Jump to post
I also would like to ask you to put in order, from one to three, which project do you believe more will have a better chance to really see the light of day. Clearly Aerion! Because they have an engine. Their concept, with just Mach 1.4, allows it to use an existing engine core (from CFM56). The eng...Jump to post
I read on here a while back that the A321NEO LR won’t have a great cruise altitude on long range stage lengths, if I recall correctly somewhere in the realm of FL 330, 320. If that is true, how much of an advantage will Boeing have simply by building a jet that can cruise at 380, 390 or 400? Or doe...Jump to post
gatibosgru wrote:I wonder what Embraer thinks of all this?
The problem is, that it's a long range aircraft and the market for longe range VLAs is already satisfied. The best Airbus could do, ist to stretch the A380 without increasing the MTOW. This would be a very cheap strech, because only hull and appenage would be affected. On the other hand, it would be...Jump to post
Many airlines order A320s when they need A321 aircrafts. The reason is the the following: The contracts usually contain conversion rights at a fixed price and a decision date until when they could decide for a conversion. To get production slots, the airlines have to order many years in advance. For...Jump to post
1.) Thes CS500 as a A319+ sized plane opimized for short-haul (2500nm) 2.) Rewing the A320neo for medium-haul (5000nm) 3.) Rewing the A321neo to give it medium range (5000nm) without tanks in the cargo-hold 4.) A A322 optimized for the Boeing MOM suitspot (270seats/4500nm range) The positioning of t...Jump to post
Leeham suggesting that Airbus will have a lot more time to consider any response to NMA. Sources reporting that EIS has now been pushed back to 2027. I don't that this means more time to consider for Airbus, instead I think it means more development to do for Airbus. If Boeing needs 3 years more ti...Jump to post
They need a completly new type of engine - and no engine manufacturer commited to develop such an engine.Jump to post
I wondered ho long it would take for someone to bring up this 777 upgrade.
So. I think with the CSeries buy, the 320/321 stretch and rewing becomes obvious no? I think Airbus has now multiple good options: Option 1) Add a CS500 as short-range companion for the A320 - very low development cost, but they need an additional production line due to limited C-Series production ...Jump to post