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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 28133

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Regarding Metro to Dulles As a frequent user, coming from upper NW DC, I am not planning the trip being any quicker then it is currently. I give myself 2 hours, with the quickest journey haven taken about 1+25. That was with literally no longer then a minute wait at metro center, or for making the ...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15249

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I gotta say, the 78X looks rather sharp in DL colors. Agree, though I've really yet to find a livery that 78X doesn't look fab in! I do wonder though if DL would paint the rakes like that, were they to acquire them. I think the 787-10 would be an outstanding choice for DL. SEA-ICN, SEA-PEK, SEA-TYO...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones
Replies: 16
Views: 3451

Re: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Peary
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I am from Virginia. Camp Peary is a CIA training base in the tidewater area. It does not appear on google maps and it cannot be overflown. Many such sites exist.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Peary

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24675

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Game changer...no. It's a derivative of a derivative. But it's still a hell of a lot better than a 30 year old 757. Just saying.....

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33800

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

So to summarize...... According to Leeham a 789 costs Boeing roughly $90 million to build. An A359 costs Airbus roughly $110 million to build. Okay people, mystery solved. The reason A359 new orders have dried up is that one of its chief competing aircraft costs $20 million less at the start. Obvio...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33800

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

So to summarize...... According to Leeham a 789 costs Boeing roughly $90 million to build. An A359 costs Airbus roughly $110 million to build. Okay people, mystery solved. The reason A359 new orders have dried up is that one of its chief competing aircraft costs $20 million less at the start. Obviou...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66521

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

edealinfo wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:

I would love to see some A 220 sales as I think it is an outstanding aircraft.


Outstanding? In what way?



Extremely efficient. A generation ahead of other aircraft in its class, With its range a real game changer.

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2237

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

For comfort in economy.....the 767. For beauty the 787-10 and 747.

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 546
Views: 90369

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

As many have stated, this is EK standard operating procedure. I would not read too much into it. Sir Tim seems to like to throw his weight around, and this is an example of him doing so. I have no doubt EK will order the 777x. Not unless they change their entire business model. It may not be 150 fr...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 2237

What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

Just a question out of curiosity, not a poll per se, just looking for your thoughts. What is your favorite wide body aircraft? Your answer can be by any criteria you choose. Passenger comfort, IFE, appearance, technology....whatever. I am certain there will be a diverse range of opinions. I would re...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 546
Views: 90369

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

As many have stated, this is EK standard operating procedure. I would not read too much into it. Sir Tim seems to like to throw his weight around, and this is an example of him doing so. I have no doubt EK will order the 777x. Not unless they change their entire business model. It may not be 150 fra...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15210

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

It is odd the A350 sales have slowed so dramatically. I agree it was designed as a 777 replacement. The 787 is more an A330 and 767 replacement. Maybe that's it? Also it is possible the 787 is better optimized for real world payloads. For example, is a 30-35t payload more the norm or is 50-55t more ...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35181

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I’m pretty sure he is referring to major parts like the HPT that are completely CMC.re What about the rest of his points? No they have made repeated false claims on multiple threads like the GE9X is the first to feature CMCs. Am aware 5 areas in the GE9X is seeing CMCs beings used, but it is not th...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

ANZ decided to take the 787-10 because it can do almost all 777-200ER's missions at ANZ with a much-much better economics. No they said "787-10 will meet our network needs , including the ability to fly missions similar to our current 777-200 fleet" . Notice how they said meet our network...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with a 6T increase in MTOW the 787-10 should be able to do AKL-IAH in both directions at a flight distance of 6444 nm without a problem. And again the ANZ CEO said the 787-10 should be able to do most any mission of their currently existing 77E fleet. . No on both counts AKL-IAH yes, tailwinds r...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Lets look at the Boeing ACAP document for the 787. It has all the answers. The current 787-10 can fly 7000nm with 60,000lb or 280 passengers. The 787-9 can carry 80,000lb 7000nm. Or with the same 60,000lb the 787-9 can fly 8000nm. So the 787-9 can fly the same payload 1000nm further or carry 33% mo...

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by ElroyJetson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I don’t really care what your previous job was. You simply cannot get 600nm/75 minutes range out of a 787-10 with its design payload by adding 6 tonnes more fuel. A previous poster provided a table of data that stated using Airbus's formula to compute range the existing 787-10 can do 7000 nm still ...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Can you explain what the formula for the ZFW is supposed to do ? What is the background behind the estimated fuel burn formula you have used , (TOW-ZFW)/1.125 ? The formula works very well, that's the only thing I need. Look into the different tabs. As for the fuel burn, it is a very rough empirica...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I find it interesting that a year or two ago on a.net some folks were saying the 787-10 could barely fly 4000 nm. How times have changed once the facts come out. And before folks talk about range at MTOW, the reality is very few flights leave at MTOW. I think a safe rule of thumb is 35T payload. Ma...

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by ElroyJetson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I find it interesting that a year or two ago on a.net some folks were saying the 787-10 could barely fly 4000 nm. How times have changed once the facts come out. And before folks talk about range at MTOW, the reality is very few flights leave at MTOW. I think a safe rule of thumb is 35T payload. May...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Hi all - member FKA CHRISBA777ER here, decided to join back up. My take on this thread is that we all knew the incremental PIPs would push the 787 and A350 onwards in the lifespan of both programmes just as today's A330 or 777 is a lot more capable than one from 20 years ago. A six tonne bump to th...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with this stunning 6t MTOW increase will the landing gear crumble at the gate and everybody will laugh or at V1? As many have said landing weight would be the same. So the max load on the landing gear would be unchanged. There is very little load on the landing gear when stationary at the gate. ...

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by ElroyJetson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

What A333 233T MTOW did to 77E Pithy and well said. The enhanced A333 effectively killed the 77E in terms of sales. Granted the 77E could carry more payload farther, but that is often needed only in extreme cases. The A359 can carry more payload farther than any 787, but is that capability always n...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

NZ didn’t say that, they said the 78J could fly similar missions to the 77E not all missions, IAH seems stretch, I’d be surprised if they are looking at the 78J even with the MTOW increase for anything other than LAX/SFO. I agree with you. As I see it, the 787-10 will do LAX/SFO (as well as PVG/HKG...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Yes, but the advantage of the 787-10 is more passenger than the 787-9 / A350-900. So, do not subtract a feature of the 787-10 all its own to give you an argument that has no place here ... More passenger, generates more revenue! But at the longest ranges it carries less payload and the efficiency g...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Do the rumored 787-10 upgrades seriously encroach on the A 359? Is there a place for both frames as a 77E replacement? Yes. The 78X might poach off some orders on the lower end of the 77E's performance/capacity spectrum, but it could do that now , even without an increased range... it's still an ai...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23571

What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

There have been multiple media reports regarding NZ recent commitment to purchase eight 787-10 aircraft from Boeing. NZ is stating that after intensive discussion with Boeing they feel the 787-10 can fly any existing 77E route In their network. The statement suggests Boeing has made upgrades to both...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 25324

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I have no idea, although if the price is right the 789 and 78J would be a solid choice.

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The production cost which is $...? The A333 CEO costs 80-85 million per plane to build after years of Airbus aggressively bringing down production costs. The A339 has not had that happen yet. My guess would be 90-100 million per plane with such a slow production rate (5-6 planes per month). But it ...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1408483&hilit=Delta+filings&start=200 Estimated at around 91m for the A330Neo, while any higher price would mean a much reduced price on their A350 If true DL is basically getting the A339 at or below the planes production cost . The sa...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1408483&hilit=Delta+filings&start=200 Estimated at around 91m for the A330Neo, while any higher price would mean a much reduced price on their A350 If true DL is basically getting the A339 at or below the planes production cost. The sam...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

You have presented zero evidence that the 787 costs less in general than an A330neo, your only evidence when pressed is that in one case Boeing undercut the price to clinch a switch, at HA. Outside this you have presented zero evidence. So Elroy presented one case. One is not ZERO. Also the details...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

You have presented zero evidence that the 787 costs less in general than an A330neo, your only evidence when pressed is that in one case Boeing undercut the price to clinch a switch, at HA. Outside this you have presented zero evidence. Can you please supply any if this has changed? I have presente...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Highly unlikely. But it would be useful to do the bait-and-switch tactics. You see those airlines that sold their own aircraft to leasing companies and then leased those sold aircraft right away again? They could do that, and then after couple years they could terminated the contract. And B787 are ...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Should VS phase out all b787 in favour of A350-A330neo fleet? No why would they do that. (Then again, why would Seattle turn Vashon Island into an airport...) Highly unlikely. But it would be useful to do the bait-and-switch tactics. You see those airlines that sold their own aircraft to leasing co...

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by ElroyJetson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32474

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

Seems like they are hooked by A330 low leasing and purchasing prices and efficiency for TATL and European Leisure network. I think many airlines would started to realized how efficient A330neo is compared to the expensive B787. The problems with B787 would definitely be the main factor for these pu...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12473

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

5 things Airbus did wrong: 1. A380 2. A340-500/-600 3. A318 4. Not putting GE90 under A330-300s wing 5. A350Mk1 5 things Airbus did right: 1. Fly By Wire 2. A320 Family sans A318 3. A330 4. Cross Crew Qualification system 5. A350XWB This is spot on imho. Although I would extend it to include the en...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12473

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

5 things Airbus did wrong: 1. A380 2. A340-500/-600 3. A318 4. Not putting GE90 under A330-300s wing 5. A350Mk1 5 things Airbus did right: 1. Fly By Wire 2. A320 Family sans A318 3. A330 4. Cross Crew Qualification system 5. A350XWB This is spot on imho. Although I would extend it to include the en...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12473

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

Boeing has vastly outsold Airbus in the wide body arena. That is my only point. As the article states, Airbus stuck with quad jets for far too long while Boeing ate their lunch with the 777. The A340 and A380 were major mistakes as was the initial roll out of the A330. The A350 has righted the ship ...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12473

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

FBW and the A320 are the greatest successes. The A380 and really the entire Airbus wide body strategy its greatest failure.

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by ElroyJetson
Wed May 29, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70425

Re: 787 vs A350 range

You keep stating in thread after thread that the fuel burn is basically the same between the 789 and the A359. What you do not say is you arbitrarily picked a heavy payload of 40t that favors the A359. I would love to see the same comparison at a more realistic payload of 30 to 35t. When I asked yo...

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by ElroyJetson
Wed May 29, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 34
Views: 9831

Re: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like YVR-SEA

zeke wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:
And as the payload range chart indicated about 6000nm with full pax and bags. Still, better choices for SIN-YVR.



Hence why I said better choices. Please read more carefully. Thank you. ;)

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by ElroyJetson
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70425

Re: 787 vs A350 range

346 vs 77w discussed before? its interesting too. and 744 Very relevant between the A350-1000 vs the 777-8, where the 777-8 would carry more payload mass, less cabin area, less cargo area, slower, higher navigation charges, and higher fuel burn. However between the A350-900 and 787-9 you can see fr...

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by ElroyJetson
Tue May 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66521

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I think a quiet show with the exception of some Leasing Company action.

I would love to see some A 220 sales as I think it is an outstanding aircraft.

I think Airbus announces some orders for the A320 LR. Maybe a few wide body top up orders but nothing major.

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by ElroyJetson
Tue May 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 4051

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

Both were strong because neither had any other US competition. Since both mostly funneled flights through NRT I guess you could say JAL was there primary competition or maybe KE funneling pax through ICN. Remember in this era the Chinese carriers were pretty much non-existent.

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70425

Re: 787 vs A350 range

You are correct. I thought both frames were carrying 25t payloads. I assumed this because the chart data exactly agreed with pink machines FCOM data. "both 25t" :: Why should that have been the case? The updated graph is the exact same one posted previously ( with *@40t data ) and overlay...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70425

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Could you reference the data for the A359 fuel burn with a load of 25T? From two samples for the latest airframes(difficult to find more as the payload carried is usually much higher than 25t) - 5.6t/hr over 13.5 hours. Thanks, this helps. With this information, I can only conclude that the 5T diff...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22350

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Just a guess....

Maybe because those planes are paid for and new aircraft are a huge capital expenditure.

As long as the interiors are reasonably well maintained who cares?

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 16, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 383
Views: 70425

Re: 787 vs A350 range

40 T payload is indeed on the high side for ULR flights. If anyone’s interested, here’s trip fuel burn data for [email protected] 25T payload, which is more or less what QF9/10 carries. Incidentally, 25T is also where the 789 becomes fuel volume limited. At higher ranges/lower payloads it will run out of fuel v...

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by ElroyJetson
Thu May 16, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 15537

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I am surprised RIC-DTW has not had mainline upgrade to 717 or A 220. NWA used to fly four DC-9 flights a day. There is certainly enough traffic to warrant it.

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