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by Palumboism
Tue May 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41920

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

OzarkD9S wrote:
One thing that hasn't dried up is the supply of good drugs some people are taking before they post on this thread. WOW! :hypnotized:


Thanks for the laugh, but not just this thread. :smile:

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by Palumboism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6493

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

For those ignorant on the subject (like me), if 787 Charleston factory was (suddenly) a stand-alone company -- what components would it need to buy from Washington state parts of Boeing? None. The midbody and aft section are both made in Charleston and shipped to Everett on the Dreamlifter and the ...

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by Palumboism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6493

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

For those ignorant on the subject (like me), if 787 Charleston factory was (suddenly) a stand-alone company -- what components would it need to buy from Washington state parts of Boeing? None. The midbody and aft section are both made in Charleston and shipped to Everett on the Dreamlifter and the ...

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by Palumboism
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut
Replies: 25
Views: 6493

Re: Boeing reshapes leadership, signals production cut

At what point does Boeing consider consolidating all 787 production into a single factory? I assume 10 a month production is still enough to keep PAE & CHS lines open, but what rate is the tipping point? I believe it will happen in 2020. One of the industry analysts estimates the rate for the 7...

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by Palumboism
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale
Replies: 57
Views: 11797

Re: Reuters: Airbus puts 3 A321neo and 3 A320 made for AirAsia up for sale as crisis deepens

Does this mean that AirAsia's order for 78 A330neo's is not going to happen?

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by Palumboism
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1033
Views: 169062

Re: DY about to go bust?

So many vultures here, just waiting for DY to go bust. I've said before: I can't get to grips with the hatred that this airline elicits in some a.nutters..... I'm with you in hoping they succeed. They were the first to use the Max transatlantic between Rhode Island and Ireland. They are the Southwe...

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by Palumboism
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14937

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Do we really need to be building new airports? I love aviation as much as the next guy here but constraints in the market help with competition and protect startup airlines from being pushed out by the majors. Making the infrastructure we have more modern and more efficient would do more good then ...

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by Palumboism
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6387

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

It makes perfect sense for Textron/Cessna. Since they halted further development of the Hemisphere, the Challenger 650 can fill it's role. Then you have the Global 5500, 6500 and 7500 to offer your high-end customers. Lear seems like the casualty in all this. I don't see it sticking around when you...

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by Palumboism
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 6518

Re: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?

The Learjet 75 Liberty launches this year and is very competitively priced. It looks like the best value in the class. https://i0.wp.com/airinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Comparison-Table-e1562007000673.jpg?ssl=1 https://www.flightglobal.com/business-aviation/bombardier-revamps-learjet-75-wi...

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by Palumboism
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?
Replies: 23
Views: 6518

Re: Is the Learjet in danger of dying?

The Learjet 75 is based on the Learjet 45, which was a clean sheet design and first flew in 1995. In comparison the Pilatus PC-24 first flew in 2015. The CJ4 and PC-24 are both powered by the Williams FJ44-4, while the Learjet 75 is powered by the much older Honeywell TFE731, first run in 1970. I su...

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by Palumboism
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 27084

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Does it matter that an A220-500 would eat into A320 sales? Presumably it would eat into 737 sales too. Airbus can't build A320s fast enough and there is still plenty of scope for ramping up A220 production. As long as every A220-500 brings some profit eating into A320 sales or even the backlog is n...

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by Palumboism
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 27084

Re: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?

Answer to the OP. Long, longer, and ridiculously long. This is the most probable case. Remember, half of the A220 program is owned by Bombardier investors who are looking for a return on their investment. Also, Bombardier had already patented the CS500, CS600, CS700, CS800, and CS900 names. Which m...

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by Palumboism
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11830

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

I used to live in Melbourne and Flew out of MEL. Getting through that airport is way quicker than Orlando. I always felt the 10,000 foot runway was under utilized.

The Eastern Florida coast is beautiful and there are hotels all along it that are a fraction of the price of Tampa or Miami.

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by Palumboism
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34387

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Boeing should look into a MAX 10-er too. Of course, after it starts flying first. The 1st one has to have been already built, hope to see spy shots of it sometime. I do not think so for a 737MAX-10ERX IMHO beacause will be the role of the NMA-6X will fly beyond 4,000 nm. The 737-10MAX is good as it...

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by Palumboism
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raytheon and United Technologies Merger
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Raytheon and United Technologies Merger

Raytheon and United Technologies Aerospace Businesses to Combine in Merger of Equals Combination will create a premier systems provider with advanced technologies to address rapidly growing segments of aerospace and defense Expanded technology and R&D capabilities to deliver innovative and cost-...

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by Palumboism
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia
Replies: 17
Views: 4292

Re: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia

The 767 200ER has 6,590 nmi range. Why wouldn't a similar 797 be made? The added range is relatively worthless. The majority of TATL flights, as well as between Europe and Asia (save for South-East Asia), are within 5500 nm. IMHO 5000 nm is a bit on the short side but still covers most important ro...

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by Palumboism
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia
Replies: 17
Views: 4292

Re: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia

The 797 will take sales away from the 787, A330, and A350. That's why Boeing won't give it 7000 nautical miles of range. The fuel burn for a plane with a 5,000 mile range would be 6% better than the same plane design beefed up to do 7,000 mile range. It is this lighter OEW that brings enough effici...

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by Palumboism
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia
Replies: 17
Views: 4292

Re: A321XLR / 797 and central Asia

The 797 will take sales away from the 787, A330, and A350. That's why Boeing won't give it 7000 nautical miles of range.

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by Palumboism
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28767

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

I often wonder how it can be that our system is so unable to produce decent leaders. Drunks, incompetents, selfish, politically correct, the list of undesirable characteristics of those in management (I avoided use of the word leadership) positions goes on and on. I guess it starts wih the cronyism...

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by Palumboism
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The World's Busiest airports 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

The World's Busiest airports 2018

The world's busiest airports 2018 1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Georgia, US) -- 107.4 million passengers 2. Beijing Capital International Airport (China) -- 101 million 3. Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates) -- 89.1 million 4. Los Angeles International Airport (...

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by Palumboism
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Hemisphere Suspended
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: Citation Hemisphere Suspended

ODwyerPW wrote:
Bummer. I'm hoping the Silvercrest engine development recovers. I'd like to see that engine program succeed!


Agreed. I think Safran will succeed in the end, but will need more time to develop the high pressure compressor.

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by Palumboism
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Hemisphere Suspended
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: Citation Hemisphere Suspended

I can't imagine what this Silvercrest misadventure must mean for Safran. Relegating the engine to being an "R&D" platform is tantamount to admitting failure. Gotta wonder how many billions of dollars are up in smoke as a result, not to mention their reputation as a company that can de...

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by Palumboism
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10725

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

There's often a small exception to the rule... While not a jet, a Part 121 Carrier called Cape Air placed 100 orders for a brand-new, unpressurized aircraft called the Tecnam P2012: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecnam_P2012_Traveller Cessna SkyCourier seems to have a similar approach as the P2012 ...

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by Palumboism
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Hemisphere Suspended
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: Citation Hemisphere Suspended

PW800 is the choice for Dassault, I believe. Cessna will do the same after a decent interval. GF It's a large step up in price and performance for the PW800 and it requires significant changes to the aircraft to justify that added cost. Dassault redesigned the 5X to become the 6X and went from 3000...

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by Palumboism
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Regional Airlines Eliminated By Delta Connect
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Two Regional Airlines Eliminated By Delta Connect

Three of the USA's largest regional airlines are about to get even bigger, courtesy of Delta Air Lines. BY: Jon Hemmerdinger The Atlanta-based behemoth is overhauling its Delta Connection operation, with plans to slash ties with two regional airlines and hand that flying to three remaining carriers....

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by Palumboism
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8628

Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities

Norwegian Air fights for survival. Bondholders will determine its fate By Hanna Ziady, CNN Business Norwegian Air, Europe's third-largest low-cost carrier, is seeking a lifeline from bondholders as it grapples with a cash crunch. It has asked for two more years to repay its largest outstanding bonds...

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by Palumboism
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11680

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

Aviator Newsroom Ryan family to start new Icelandic airline Iceland is set to welcome a new budget airline in autumn 2019 with the help of the Ryan family. The new carrier will be backed by Avianta Capital, an Irish investment fund owned by Aislinn Whittley-Ryan, along with Neo, a company jointly ow...

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by Palumboism
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 37086

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

Then they'll complain when they get gouged on jet prices. Which sounds great in theory, but in the 22yrs since mainline aircraft manufacturing has been a de facto duopoly; what you're describing has NOT been reflected in reality at all. At least not for major carriers. What example s can you give o...

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by Palumboism
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10612

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

[*] The monopoly is the reason it is the largest airport in the world. You take that away and the airport will lose traffic to better placed alternatives. I mean who in their right mind want to fly for 2-3 hours extra just because Delta push all their traffic through ATL. If the monopoly goes away y...

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by Palumboism
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32888

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

When is the 195E2 planned for certification/delivery?... Embraer is on track to certify the E195-E2 in the first half of 2019, and deliver the first aircraft to launch operator Azul early in the second half of the year, says Slattery. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/embraer-eyes-campaign...

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by Palumboism
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 23
Views: 7290

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

Time will tell, but I have the feeling enough cash will be flowing for them to scale the product...to MOM and beyond. I have the hunch that PW and CFM still have MOM bids in the running. My personal opinion is offering both PW and CFM on the MOM aircraft would be the smartest move for Boeing and Ai...

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by Palumboism
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 23
Views: 7290

Re: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

"At Pratt, total GTF production continued to ramp up successfully, with nearly doubled GTF production," Hayes says. UTC's P&W unit delivered 779 large commercial aircraft engines in 2018, up 45% from 537 engines in 2017, the company says. Fourth quarter deliveries did indeed nearly do...

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by Palumboism
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog
Replies: 23
Views: 7290

Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan Has A Strong Backlog

In 2018 Pratt received 2,000 orders for the Geared Turbofan, raising the backlog to over 10,000 with Over 30 airlines having chosen the GTF. With Airbus acquiring the Bombardier CS program and Boeing acquiring the E2 program the backlog should grow even stronger. Both companies plan to heavily marke...

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by Palumboism
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Aircraft Leasing Has Changed The Airline Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

Re: How Aircraft Leasing Has Changed The Airline Industry

Leasors treat a 12 year old aircraft lease today as 'end of life'. By 2020-2021, we will see 10 year leases on the books. I think you're confusing the length of the first lease for the aircraft with the end of life. After that 10-12 year first lease (which I've seen as short as 6yrs and as long as ...

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by Palumboism
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Aircraft Leasing Has Changed The Airline Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

How Aircraft Leasing Has Changed The Airline Industry

The ten biggest leasing companies own over five thousand aircraft. GECAS 1,271 AERCAP 1,121 AVOLON 572 SMBC AVIATION CAPITAL 437 NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL 404 BBAM 404 DAE CAPITAL 334 BOC AVIATION 299 AIR LEASE CORPORATION 278 AVIATION CAPITAL GROUP 274 Source: Airfinance Journal https://www.airfinanc...

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by Palumboism
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 28025

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

Which precisely goes to my point about scope clauses hurting the industry and the flying public by causing airlines to make choices they otherwise wouldn't, where the only group that benefits is the mainline pilots (and to a point made earlier, the follow-on effect pilot scope has on mainline cabin...

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