These ULH flights are a travesty against our planet and should ge forbidden at once regardless of the relative efficiency of the plane. The stage length after which carrying fuel to carry fuel is more uneconomical than two separate flights should be the limit.Jump to post
The A380 isn't large enough. Double decks require 2 staircases, an elevator, plumbing, and a non-optimal cockpit arrangement to work. The A388 needs to be stretched to dilute that added weight per passenger. There is a reason it burns a few percent more fuel per passenger than a 77W. The 779 is pro...Jump to post
That might mean the 747 production would last even longer than the a380 Of that I am certain regardless of how many orders the Superjumbo has. Boeing will prolong 747's death out of pride so that it outlast the A380 whatever it costs be it producing one frame a year or some other craziness but they...Jump to post
Well I hope we travellers who booked with them can get our money back because when Air Madrid shut down we, a family of 6, never saw 1 dime of the tickets we had booked with them to buenos aires :( That's because you didn't book with a travel company that has a financial protection system in place ...Jump to post
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
Polot wrote:Again though, A380s won’t really help with that (in fact due to the increased separation required it might make things worse).
You know I wish airbus would kill the a380 to stop driveling posts on a.net. Considering the venom it has received here over a decade some posters mental health would be in serious jeopardy if they didn't have the A380 to vent their anger and frustration on. So in a way the A380 protects some fragi...Jump to post
I think he will be right. If you were interested in the A330NEO, it made sense to wait for Air Asia, because if they would have moved to Boeing, you got have seen a nice desperation discount from Airbus. We have no clue about the discount Air Asia has got. All we know is that Boeing(787) has done v...Jump to post
Boeing should be more concerned with the Hunchback that had it last passenger unit delivered a year ago and has a backlog of 0 than the A380 with over 100 aircraft left to deliver. Maybe Boeing will keep re-announcing every LOI, MOU, commitment, firm with cargo customers two times like they did with...Jump to post
Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period. Reporting three year old orders as new is very funky way of doing things. Imagine the reaction on a-net if Airbus did the same with Emirates and their orders for some other aircraft. It isn't ...Jump to post
Momo1435 wrote:Btw, these 5 are still part of the 2015 deal for 20 747-8Fs that would be delivered over a 12 year period.
Like I have predicted it seems there will not be a "797" and looks like Boeing is slowly coming to the same conclusion. They have the numbers and they know that their every action has a reaction from the competitition. They must shudder at the thought of what a single aisle A321neo and A32...Jump to post
The US/SA symbiosis make this order a foregone conclusion.Jump to post
You are living in fantasy land. Look who's talking. Airbus, RR and EK did their damnedest in the recession-free 2014-6 economic time frame to make a NEO happen, but the business case just wasn't there. Now you are making up facts from thin air. While EK was vocal Airbus never said or promised anyth...Jump to post
We know Airbus runs the line to produce A380’s at a loss. Taking on an incremental order doesn’t make a lot of sense. It just means losing more money. You have no clue about how many orders Airbus has in the pipeline. You have no clue about possible production rates if these orders materialise. You...Jump to post
MSNfan wrote:Here is an apparent video of the incident itself...Ouch!
I still believe there won't be any MOM. There is no business case. In addition to thinking about possible MOM sales Boeing needs to think what kind of response it will trigger from Airbus. From what has been floated so far there doesn't seem to be a design that wouldn't be severely hurt by a re-wing...Jump to post
trpmb6 wrote:You'll be hard pressed to find someone who wants to sit in a single aisle for 10+ hours. I know I'm not one of them.
Well the market didn't like that idea since the AY stock has divebombed around 8% today.Jump to post
travelhound wrote:At the end of the day the 777X and A350 are competing against an aircraft that is punching above its weight.
I agree with you 100%! Interest must be very high due to the A350-1000 exceeding expectations. Only thing that will likely hold back orders is the fact that the global 77W fleet is still young, fuel prices are still relatively manageable and the A350 backlog and production ramp-up. After 2020 thoug...Jump to post
Siddar wrote:Then you would have to replace all of the manufactured goods some of witch only come from the US.
How can it be called A321anything if the fuselage is longer.Jump to post
Unfortunate news. Hopefully it's not start of a trend. The 777X is VLA and as has been seen their market is not exactly rosy. Perhaps BA or some other airline can step in claim the slots. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-d...Jump to post
There was a thread here just a few days ago where some part-out specialists were sceptical about the A380. Then this happens. Too bad Aviation Week and it's affiliates so often get it wrong on the A380. Wonder why. Also from Reuters: Dr Peters said the deal would yield a positive return for investor...Jump to post
Must have been asked before but the fading grey cells do not remember . . . Do we have any idea on the weight penalty? And if it's optional? If so, would Boeing charge a premium? As noted, folding wingtips are standard. Daniel Tsang at Aspire Aviation noted the weight of the wingtips will be 800 po...Jump to post
Airbus should try harder to broaden the program customer appeal. It is obviously very clear that the program is now running mainly for one single customer only, however it certainly helps to ring up top up orders from other customers as well. As for IAG, the A380 does have its place primarily at BA...Jump to post
Translation: BA- We want them at Emirates pricing. Airbus- To get that you will have to order more than 10. I would think from an AB prospective 10 is better than none even at Emirates pricing. From well-informed members posts regarding BA`s need for more A380`s why would both parties miss an oppor...Jump to post
In that respect, advanced electronics are more expensive than before. This has to be one of the most ridiculous statement I've read on this forum and would not be made if one had payed attention for the the last 20 years. On absolute terms electronics have gotten cheaper and when you factor in that...Jump to post
FAA also approved 787 battery system.Jump to post