I believe a lot are stripped for parts/spares, some are scrapped, and others go to squadrons that need additional aircraft (either short on aircraft or need spare frames for maintenance rotation) or replace older aircraft.Jump to post
So I guess the Freighter will likely be based on the -9X instead of the -8X?
Or the -8X becomes solely a Freighter once 777F orders dwindle to the point a production shift becomes viable?
From a personnel point of view, I'm not saying no vacation. I'm saying don't shut the whole plant down at once. Don't give everyone vacation at once. I can see the argument for upgrading plant and equipment during that time. As far as the other snarky comments, yeah, that's why so many people want ...Jump to post
A220 workers just come back from a 3 weeks shutdown. It is called summer leave, with few exception, the Montreal FAL was down. Wow, can't imagine that they just shut down the whole line instead of staggerig vacation. Mobile workers are gonna shame them. About every other country in the world except...Jump to post
Last I read, the 767 was the top replacement candidate for the C-32. Ironic. The 767 was readily available when the C-32 was bought. If it has to be from a US manufacturer, shouldn't the 737 MAX be the more obvious replacement? There are many airports that can easily accomodate a 757 or comparable ...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:It's a great airplane.
Makes me wonder why airbus waited so long to increase A330 weights. Really puts the airplane in a different league.
"The German air force’s fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A400M tactical transports will soon have improved protection against surface-to-air heat-seeking missiles, with the service set to integrate directed-infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) technology from Elbit Systems." https://www.flig...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Does the J-31 have the same restrictions? Seems like a cheaper aircraft to me.
If I'm not mistaken, a little over 100 A380s were affected by the wing rib cracks and had to get new redesigned ones fitted. Given that roughly the first quarter of those are the ones to be checked, these probably didnt get the final fix. Most likely "prototype" fixes. If these were refitt...Jump to post
The budget already contains funds to repaint the VC-25As as part of their ongoing maintenance. Who says the President can’t tell them what color it has to be? Nonsense. The President does not have the authority to do so. The President does not control budgets, nor does he make or change laws. He ca...Jump to post
Not if it’s already in the budget. Congress ie the House controls the budget, I have provided the link to the bill, you have provided no facts to refute it, your opinion means nothing President Trump managed to re-allocate billions of dollars around Congress. Do you honestly think he couldn't do a ...Jump to post
trauha wrote:For a clean look, another alternative:
It looks a lot more like the Tempest design now. I can't imagine the intakes will remain like that?
Definitely see some F-35 resemblance in the front too.
Sales of the A-400 have been so brisk that there is a decade long backlog, how could any be available for the USN. << Hasn't actual orders been stuck at 174 since 2005? Since 2013 it appears that 79 are delivered. That is nearly 1 per month. >>> It's bad, but the project is currently going through ...Jump to post
SAA needs to ditch the A340. They are rumored to get 2 A350s. But the A340 is the smallest of their problems. The government is keeping all the money for themselves. They are insanely corrupt.Everything has been run into the ground. The military has been stripped of their budget and become a clown ...Jump to post
No surprise here, especially with the switch to GE. Maybe some longterm plans to acquire the 777X.
I think RR lost this order for Airbus. But more 787s make more sense than a small fleet of A350s. If it doesn't work for the business model, then it just doesn't work.
could a C-295 land at Lukla in Nepal? India conducts regular joint exercises, and it would be quite something to see, at twice the size of the normal Do-228. I doubt it. The airfield is only 527m long and that would likely be below the min runway length for the C-295 with any type of meaningful pay...Jump to post
South Africa's Denel may wind down manufacturing for Airbus A400M https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/af/idUSKCN1RB0N5 And another article on it, http://m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/denel-to-end-manufacture-of-parts-for-airbus-a400m-aircraft-2019-04-01 The second article is pretty definitive,...Jump to post
I do not see a problem with this at all. It is completely voluntary, and both parties are presumably satisfied. Those that object are just looking to control other people. Airlines have to establish a pecking order for trip bidding, and nobody has come up with a better or fairer one than seniority....Jump to post
South Africa's Denel may wind down manufacturing for Airbus A400M
And another article on it,
http://m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ ... 2019-04-01
I mean sure the changes are somewhat minimal, but it's kind of odd that they didn't seem to promote it to any other airline. Is Airbus really fine with SQ being the sole customer? Years from now we might have "Airliner Flops" threads and (rightly-or-wrongly) there might be mentions of the...Jump to post
I never really understood why they made the A359ULR if they knew that only one airline would ever order it. I mean sure it's a relatively inexpensive variant and so the development costs weren't so much, but I would have expected that either they made a higher GW version available earlier (which pr...Jump to post
No real surprise really. The sales numbers of the A35J and 777X dont really justify it. If they demand arises, they'd be better off doing another type utilizing the extra volume of the Beluga XL.Jump to post
I think it will be mostly the same as today with the possibility of a A220-500 and A350-1100/2000.
I think the 2030s might bring us a A320 replacement.
I think the Tempest and FCAS will have a lot of commonality. What do you mean by commonality? Unless the programs merge into one there is absolutely no reason these two airframes will share any commonality except perhaps a common NATO datalink standard. They will have different engines, avionics, r...Jump to post
how much more will the Tempest offer that a future F-35 can't? ...besides a nostalgic name? Work for BAE, Saab and whoever else wants a piece of the cake. This could potentially merge with the US PCA but US protectionism will probably prevent this. I think the Tempest and FCAS will have a lot of co...Jump to post
Deferred production cost is the production cost exceeding revenue Sorry but this is pure BS. Where did you get such nonsense and why don‘t you inform yourself before you try to post „facts“. It is the difference between real and a mean planned cost! Revenue should be much higher, because revenue mi...Jump to post
considering airbus invested like 25B+ in the a380, it's pretty bad. airbus is gonna lose so much money over this. While there definitely is losses (Airbus has said so themselves), $440 million x 250 = $110 billion. It's not going to be as bad as the armchair a.net haters like to think. Where do you...Jump to post
Lost in all of this is the fact that she's been in commercial ops for 12 years and it has at least that many more years ahead. A ~25 year lifespan isn't too shabby even if it didn't sell that many. considering airbus invested like 25B+ in the a380, it's pretty bad. airbus is gonna lose so much mone...Jump to post
These threads are just all so sad. There are now 5+ threads open and more opening every few hours to mostly $hit on Airbus. Is all this really necessary? And very little facts are presented along the way. Mostly personal opinions, and in many cases provable falsehoods (some clearly intentional). It...Jump to post
So did Emirates finally decide the A380 was not working for them and reduce the order and did this lead to Airbus cancelling the programme? Or did Airbus decide the A380 was not worth continuing production so it impacted Emirates' future orders. Or did both of them influence each others decision. T...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:So what is going to happen to the 787 and 779 order? I'm sure Boeing is blowing up the phone at EK.
The fact that all the A350s are -900s pretty much confirms that more 777X will be coming. There are a staggering number of 77Ws and 388s to replace over time, and the 777-9X is going to be the backbone of the future EK fleet. I guess I’m not totally convinced. A359 deliveries don’t even begin until...Jump to post
Airbus today announced its taking another charge on the A400 program, this time EUR 436mil. Enders also stated talks are ongoing with customers about restructuring the order terms, and hope to have things better clarified in coming months. Enders should can both the A380 and the A400 before he leav...Jump to post
Boeing will not sit on their hands till Airbus put the Ultrafan on the 350 in 2025...I guess Rolls would put it also on the 787..And GE will be not sitting still...Plenty of new action in the future..Boeing will reengin it.s Dreamliner..So let.s see what happens the coming years..The 777X will be t...Jump to post
olle wrote:2024 for A350 is very close to 2025 with upgraded engines.
Is this the start for A350-2000 with new engines?