I think that it is what you would get in the hold if you completely filled it with water - i.e. no wasted space whatsoever.Jump to post
From a 6-yr old thread:
Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 1):
Did AF get the 767s from UTA?
No, they did not. Air France ordered them directly from Boeing. The Air France 767s were built as 767-328ERs, that's how I know. If they came from UTA they would be 3B3ERs.
Another couple of potential orders to look out for: New leasing company Accipiter : https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/lessor-accipiter-may-buy-airbus-154426603.html and MEA : https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2019/06/14/lebanons-mea-poised-to-become-airbus-a321xlr-launch-customer/#ea713655a788Jump to post
Cost is just about conventional accountancy, though and if the human race is to survive in the face of global warming we will have to start considering cost in different ways. As a race we certainly don't use solar power sufficiently, and if it can be used to create other fuels, effectively recyclin...Jump to post
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Maybe a widebody order by Saudia?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1TD0UV
It is reported that some of the UK's AEW aircraft will be converted from second hand frames which will shorten the production run a a small number of units.Jump to post
777Mech wrote:blacksoviet wrote:Will Delta order the 797-7 to replace the final batch of 763s along with the 753s and 764s?
The 797, much less a -7 doesn't even exist yet, so no one knows.
I'm not sure why people think that a single aisle plane transatlantic will necessarily be hell. After all, no-one here seems to be objecting to the use of 757s or 707s/DC8s before them, just the increasing use of A321s which, ironically, have a slightly wider cabin! FWIW, I think seat pitch is the m...Jump to post
Could the issue of needing special equipment for loading the upper floor be addressed by loading through the lower deck and having an internal lift. I could see package operators using them on trunk routes where volume is more important than weight.Jump to post
Russian order for A350s seems likely.Jump to post
This is an excellent article, that I totally agree with. One "failure" that should have been included was that, although Airbus was the first company to make a twin aisle widebody, Airbus failed to anticipate ETOPS in the 1980s. The A300-B4, A310, and A300-600 were all optimized for short...Jump to post
Something that wasn't mentioned in the original Flight articles was the widespread use wingtip devices, which were adopted on the a320, a330 and a340 well before Boeing started (apart from the 747-400, perhaps - I'm hazy on dates)Jump to post
What puzzles me is that when the A330 was originally introduced it was thought to be under-ranged, not too far above what is required for the NMA class, and grew over the course of time (including putting on weight) to where it is now.. Would it not be possible to revert to that original airframe (...Jump to post
What puzzles me is that when the A330 was originally introduced it was thought to be under-ranged, not too far above what is required for the NMA class, and grew over the course of time (including putting on weight) to where it is now.. Would it not be possible to revert to that original airframe (l...Jump to post
The realistic reply is that of course the problem will be fixed and the plane will re-enter service, but not necessarily quickly. Boeing and the FAA will be under intense scrutiny and the FAA in particular will be looking to protect and rebuild their badly damaged reputation, so they will take their...Jump to post
I would call this order disappointing. Sure more A320, but Airbus sells more than they can make - but very few widebodies and no A330s. Not what Airbus needs. An order for 300 aircraft is “disappointing”? Wow! That depends on your perspective. Nobody will dispute that the A320NEO is a winner, but I...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see if a quick fix is the approach taken - I wouldn't necessarily count on it, and whatever the fix I would expect a test fling program to be needed to validate it. Those at the FAA who might consider their fingers burned by allowing an apparently laissez faire approach to ...Jump to post
+Don't Lufthansa's A380s have RR engines? These could provide the cheap extra examples that IAG want.Jump to post
As a matter of interest, are Lion Air still taking delivery of 737maxes?Jump to post
Not an automated system, but I believe cabin crew check in with cockpit at least every 30 minutes? If they don’t respond, cabin crew can enter the cockpit (if no response to cockpit door “bell”) How does that work in these days of cockpit security? After 9/11 I thought the pilots were supposed to b...Jump to post
So according to this data, there is no market for medium to long range single aisle plane, which confirms Boeings take and going for a twin aisle. Single / twin aisle? Not mentioned. It says "Mission length for typical short-to-medium range aircraft with their respective flight frequencies&quo...Jump to post
Do we know what the finalised package on offer in the A321XLR consists of yet? Leeham implies that they do, but its behind a paywallJump to post
There's a large immigrant greek population in Melbourne.Jump to post
You could equally ask why some, at least, Airbus planes have "Dassault Aviation" builders plates by their doors!Jump to post
The reason for bogies over double wheels in the first place was to reduce the ground pressure, aiui, so it stands to reason that the contact are of four tyres versus 2 would be greater. With regards to the greater weight, might it be possible to design a three -wheeled bogie by way of a compromise?Jump to post
In the article where Udar-Hazy is being quoted it appears that around 4T of extra fuel capacity is being sought - presumably this is over what is carried in the ACTs, which the article says are being dispensed with. Not using these saves around 1.8T in empty weight, so an increase in MTOW of ca 2T s...Jump to post
An updated A310 is an interesting alternative as it was a fairly technologically advanced plane for its time, and although a lot of it might be brand new there are presumably savings to be had from recycling the old design and incorporating new features such as the composite door frames recently int...Jump to post
Vietnamese Startup Bamboo AL has signed an MoU for up to 24 Airbus A321s :
http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/425203/fl ... YWybKrT.97
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-eyes-ever-higher-production-rates The new Airbus sales chief believes that big orders for the A350-1000, its latest widebody, are near. “I have always been convinced that the A350-1000 will be a great success,” he said. “The market is likely mov...Jump to post
The A330 started out as a regional aircraft of limited range. As its range has been increased over the years so (presumably) has its structural weight. Is there not an opportunity, therefore, for Airbus to reverse those increases and revert to the lighter airframe, albeit adjusted to accommodate the...Jump to post
I wonder if we have seen all the December orders now or if there are still some to be announced. Only one sleep till we find out!Jump to post
I don't see why not, they have considered the possibility in the past I believe, although that was probably before Boeing realised that Airbus was their equal. It would have been the sensible way to go for a 747 replacement.Jump to post
My solution would be to build the runway on top of the M25, making use of the same land twice!Jump to post
Not a new order, but Flight International is reporting that Vietjet has upgraded its entire order for 40 A320Neos to A321Neos.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 32-444537/
Does that bring the airbus total to around 600 planes since the Dubai air show? That must mean that they are closing on 1000 for the year, so much for this being a quiet year! It will be interesting to see what the "fifth quarter" brings, as John Leahy's swan song!Jump to post
[quote="zeke"]Maybe this goes with that “We are currently seeking expressions of interest for current and qualified EASA A380 Captains & First Officers who are interested in joining a new operation in Spring 2018. This incredible opportunity is offering a commuting contract and the cha...Jump to post
From what was said at the time, HiFly were definitely taking two A380s - so where are they coming from?Jump to post
In those photos the fire looks to be outside the aircraft, not in the hold.Jump to post
It's that picture - the nosewheel has been lifted slightly by the tug. The previous picture shows a level or very slight nose down attitudeJump to post
Hard to imagine this rather rushed, hapless-looking new airline of theirs will be profitable in its first year. They really haven't thought any aspect of it through; it was a rapid response to changing market dynamics. In my view, Walsh has had his day and it's really time for new leadership and a ...Jump to post