I do have a guess that it will be an aircraft that Airbus cannot match with anything less than a new aircraft. A derivative of existing Airbus aircraft will obviously not be competitive except for small segement on the bottom and possibly the top of the 797 market range. Like 737NG couldn't? Airbus...Jump to post
Those engines look huge on that fuselage.Jump to post
Maybe the A350s will do the routes where SQ judges that pax may be more sensitive to the compromised 9 abreast seating in the 7810. Same 18" Y seats as the 787-10 (and new A380 for that matter).[/quote] What's your source? If true the A350 and A380 will have enormous aisles with their wider an...Jump to post
If they didn't think they could make the A380 work, they wouldn't have bought them. Plain and simple. If DL wasn't about to gain control of Skymark and its HND slots, ANA would have never bought the A380s, plain and simple. ANA is making the best of a bad situation and faces "digestible losses...Jump to post
Polot wrote:With the same aisle width as the A350 (1” more than today’s typical 777 10Y layout) and 1.5” armrests the 77X will have 17.8” seats.
Maybe yes, maybe no, but RR has somewhat less incentive to be flexible on the price of engines & maintenance for A330neo when they're the sole supplier. They're not going to accept lower margins on a contract for T7000 vs. T1000 just to make a sale for Airbus. Like CFM & 737? Like GE & ...Jump to post
[ You seem to be struggling with this despite others pointing it out; if you remove *one* airline from the 380 sales books they basically haven't sold enough to bother counting. The story is the same for the 748i (the F may yet do alright). Not this age old "one airline" bs once more. The...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:Yea it would. But frames are now making money and will be doing so for hundreds, perhaps thousands, to come for years and perhaps decades.
Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo. The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL. In Norwegian: https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter-inn-verdens-storste-for-charterturister-til-oslo/ Wow, those poor pax are just going to be pack...Jump to post
Other European Boeing customers must be mad that their business partner has been giving their aircraft money to their competition and distorting the competition.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:It goes without saying that the 787's wing is 30 years newer than the A330's.
Matt6461 wrote:A380 is bleeding cash and will only continue to do so.
jupiter2 wrote:But, hey they are stuck with them now, it's Airbus' cash they are burning, so in reality it means little to me, except another aircraft type to try and photograph.
Because flying for 2 more hours in an abnormally vibrating plane with the engine blown off, was a soothing event for them? I can understand AF's desire not to put down in a remote place; but as pax, I'm actually sorta partial to the idea of getting to the nearest airport no matter what, when there'...Jump to post
Yes, the failure occurred over Greenland. However judging from the screenshot you posted in your opening message, they continued from the point of failure all the way to Goose Bay for what appears (per your screenshot) to be a more or less straight in approach. That implies that the pilots were abl...Jump to post
Or possibly VS may have sufficient contractual flexibility to force return of the deposits if Airbus cancels the program in future at a time before VS is willing to accept delivery (i.e. Airbus ends the program in 2025 but VS says they cannot possibly accept delivery before 2035). Gee those stupid ...Jump to post
sgbroimp wrote:A380 beats all I have tried (never flew A350, though).
Glad to see some progress made against illegal subsidies. I'm sure Boeing calculated the long term risk and went forward. You can't allow another company to get it's place at the table with government backing like Airbus. You do realise Boeing gets massive handouts from the US government in the for...Jump to post
lvs wrote:MSN 134 AY #11 Departing on its delivery flight:
pabloeing wrote:Months ago NYC777blog said that TK choose the B787 and the B777X for his new long haul planes............
[quote="Stitch] Happened right before you posted. I don't know if it's deliberate obtuseness or just trolling now.[/quote] Why should Boeing get a free "get out of jail" card for a financial disaster that is the 787 program when Airbus has been shred to pieces here on A380 and A400 pr...Jump to post
And 8 additional frames would increase the size of the active 747-8 fleet by almost a fifth, which would help with the spares market (which is already being helped by the USAF taking two as they and LH will be operating the type for decades) . I seem to recall a respected member here having said th...Jump to post
This is just a gut feeling but Emirates will do with Boeing what it did when it axed the A350 in favor of more A380's but this time it will reduce the massive 777X order and convert them to 787's.Jump to post
Yeah before opening this thread I pretty much beforehand knew what to expect and from whom. So this time it's that it cannot be possible to Hi Fly to operate these aircraft profitably because maintaining them is so expensive and Airbus must be paying it from their own pocket. Obviously as is a rule ...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:The situation reminds me of how ANA outbid DL during Skymark's bankruptcy by agreeing to take 3 A380s that it had no use for.
MSN 134 (AY #11) soon to depart on maiden flight. #AIB01GY => https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/36713603656_fb005584dc_z.jpg Finnair A350-941 msn 134 by dn280tls , on Flickr This Marimekko thing is getting old. Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and AY should commemorate t...Jump to post
If people are worried about American jobs they should hope Airbus wins these orders: https://leehamnews.com/2017/08/21/airbus-looks-increase-us-canada-spending/ "Airbus continues its drive to purchase goods from suppliers outside Europe, encouraging development of an aerospace cluster around it...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Airbus is tired of losing money every year except one on the A380.
On 31th of July Korean Air received their final 747-8i on order and which was most probably the last ever passenger 747 produced for an airline customer. 747-8i customers are: Lufthansa 19 Korean Air 10 Air China 7 For a total of only 36 aircraft. The first 747-8i was delivered in 2012 so the produc...Jump to post
jagraham wrote:OEW is the same. Trent XWB weighs 17000 lb dry. 124 inch metal blades are heavy, even if they're titanium.
Due to the A380s weak order book Airbus is hesitant to cancel orders unless they absolutely have to (for contractual reasons) or if they got a replacement order lined up. They are happy to let effectively dead orders sit to make the A380 order book look better in PR. Really? You present this as a f...Jump to post
JoeCanuck wrote:Not so long ago, the GTF was the star of the single aisle airliner world, and the LEAP was, at best, playing catch up.
Boeing data shows it has 1275 orders and 565 deliveries for the 787. That means that to get the deferred cost to zero By the end of current accounting block (1300) they need a profit of about 36 million on average for a plane delivered. Not gonna happen especially considering there are 85 787-8's le...Jump to post
Leeham is never pro-Boeing. Every Boeing aircraft will do much worse than it does... That is perception problem borne out from the plethora of diehard Boeing fanatics like Strategic aero research pushing out their agenda. When the blogosphere is full of that stuff more balanced views like Leeham's ...Jump to post
Lufthansa never firmed up 34 777-9 aircraft; Boeing's order book always showed 20 aircraft. I guess it means LH just let those 14 purchase options expire. Maybe but every news story from 2013 talks about 34 aircraft. Even Lufthansa's own press release: "Following a recommendation by the Deutsc...Jump to post
Leeham thinks Boeing is not managing to make production of the 787 efficient enough to be able to make money on production with the accounting block at 1300. "Within two quarters we also reach half time for deliveries at 650 aircraft. Production cost improvements must now create a margin, so th...Jump to post
This is a much more informative site. Too bad it's not been updated for a long time.