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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147377

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

I totally agree that A E170-E2 will never work with PW1715G engines. They are ~600lb (270kg) to heavy. KLM already decided they want E195-E2 to replace and supplement the E190's. But possibly because of covid, the resulting lowered demand for air travel will result in more demand for smaller aircraf...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Regionals fly feeder routes and bypass routes. If I understand it correctly, the scope clause basically allows the mayors to outsource the smaller aircraft. The mayors start with roughly 100seat aircraft, the routes that don't sustain this are subcontracted to regional airlines. As passenger direct ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

.... If I understand the current situation in the US correctly, there is a (co-)pilot shortage because the FAA requires 1500 flight hours for an ATP license. Would it be a good idea to introduce a new scope level where first officers and pilots can book their flight hours. This would require new re...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I wrote that I didn't care about changes in scope clause to avoid the discussion here. For efficiently light weight small planes are required. The two design attempts E175-E2 and M70 weren't succesful, because scope weight limit hasn't changed. Today I tried to educate myself a bit more into scope c...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

The problem with a A340-500 length A330NEO is that has the same capacity as the A350-900. Airbus proposed it with their innitial A350 proposal. But airlines didn't like it. I think the airlines were stupid, because that would have enabled airbus to develop a A360 direct competitor for the 777 with a...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

No FlightGlobal really ment a 245mT WV (Weight Variant). On Airbus website there is the Aircraft Characteristics section. Here aircraft characteristic documents can be found. For the A330-900 there are already 10 WV's. WV900 (d) 242mT MTOW 177-181mT MZFW (Max. Zero Fuel Weight) [MTOW=Max. Take-Off W...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I think the A330 landing gear has been changed a couple of times. The Initial A330-300 had a 212mT MTOW. The A340-200/-300 have a 275mT / 276,5mT MTOW, but it also has a two wiel additional middle landing gear. The A330-200 entered market with 230mT MTOW the A330-300 was upgraded a year later (1999)...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 29, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Doesn't the A330NEO have a very high part commonality with the A330CEO (242mT MTOW) possibly the Main landing gear is changed for the 251mT MTOW A330NEO. Engines and related avionics have changed. But most other parts are the same. I don't get why airlines wouldn't like the A300/A310/A330/A340 cross...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Thu May 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

If I understand the working principle of jet engines (with Geared Turbo Fan) correctly, the difference between the PW1500G and the PW814 are: Different fan size; with/without GTF and high RPM/ low RPM running Low Pressure Turbine. As a result of the change in RPM of the LP shaft, the low pressure co...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Wed May 27, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42735

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

AFAIK the dutch government hasn't finalized the state support agreement with AF/KLM. I hope that Ben Smith and other board members realize they risk half their company by granting Smith his 2019 bonus. Edit to add that the other AF/KLM share holders should also realize this. KLM already get's except...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Wed May 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

ATR could push up speed, ceiling and capacity on the ATR's a bit. New suitable engines were under development. They have been discussing for a decade, little competition and -600 success made them shy of the investment I guess. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KnONqj0AlKg/WZWn8oaCOMI/AAAAAAAACwk/...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Possible examples I could see would be an updated turboprop design with a high wing and capability to quickly convert to a combi/all cargo layout. That's basicly the ATR-600 family with the cargo flex solution. It's unconventional forward cargo door, makes this possible. But DHC also developed quic...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Afaik turboprop engines work better at sea level and less efficient during cruise. Jet engines are more efficient during cruise, but less efficient during takeoff and landing. There is a range crosspoint where jets get more efficient (CASM) than turboprops. This is mainly because the flight speed di...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

The name CRJ is wrong, for what Keesje is proposing. Another draw back of the CRJ is it's just a couple of inch to narrow cross section. Do the Global 5500, 6500 and Global 7500 have the same cross section as the CRJs, or is it larger? I think the ATR cross section or the Falcon 6X could be beter fo...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60441

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Air France has been struggling with profitability for many years now. I think retiring the A380s early might be a wise decision. Though it's unfortunate for the A380 program. Air France had some A380's effected by the wing root cracking problem. I expect all aircraft effected by this problem and cer...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Maybe the CRJ could be a scope & commonality driven alternative afterall. https://groups.google.com/group/aviation_innovation/attach/4c68005923123/CRJ-800%20Passport.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&authuser=0 Source: keesje This could be a 80-84 seat full economy new scope compliant aircraft. I thi...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

The weight increase eats away engine fuel efficiency gains. That's why I think designing within current scope clauses will result in a more efficient plane than the E175-E2 or the M90. Currently there is hardly demand for passenger flights, thus a huge aircraft surplus. But in a couple of years dema...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue May 26, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I think the spec sheets of the Dornier Do328 -100 (prop) and -300 (jet) nicely show that on longer range flights a jet outperforms a turboprop. The Do328-100 reaches MTOW max at about 700nm, this as a 2:36min flight. The MTOW for the Do328-300 is a lot higher, but it reaches the max at 900nm a 2:41m...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 25, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

Passport weighs 2,000# more PER engine, it’s a high altitude, Mach .90, low cycle design when a RJ needs a lightweight, low-ish altitude, M.78, high cycle engine. Try again. This is true for the Passport 20 the 20k lbf version, EASA certificate stated it weighs 2065,7kg (4554lb), and provides 79 - ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Re: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I think Embraer has the most simple path. Reengine the E170/E175 E1 with GE Passport instead of GE CF34-8 engines. Or with PW814/815 engines, that share the core with the PW1900G used on the E190-E2 and E195-E2. A little bit more complex is the development of an ATR into an regional jet. For seat ca...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.
Replies: 355
Views: 16539

Development paths for new scope compliant aircraft.

I think it would be interesting to discuss how a new scope clause complient aircraft could be developed. The reason being the end of the CRJ production, and the delay in M100 development. Thus the only available product will be the E175 E1. Because the E175-E2 is to heavy/large. The first question t...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Airbus needs to keep the A330 line open for at least two years to produce the remaining 3 A330-700 Beluga XL and 12x A330-200 for MRTT conversion. Airbus has no choice than to push through. After Covid-19 I expect higher demand for smaller aircraft. The A330NEO with 251mT MTOW hasn't been certified ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9469

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

The Trouw article states that the 500k limit stays until 2024. So no increase until 2024. Beyond 2024 growth of 1-1,5% is allowed, if earned by operating more efficiently and less noisy.

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9469

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought I explained it clearly. The 500k is for commercial flights only. But the number of commercial flights (500k) is based on a sound contour and all flights to an airport. If planes become less noisy the amount of commercial flights can grow. Or the permitted noise emissions are increased. I t...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 66
Views: 11956

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

I don't see the relevace of single pilot Part 121 oparation, in relation to Tecnam P2012. The planes MohawkWeekend listed, all are low wing designs with wing mounted engines. I view this as an unsafe plane configuration. The Tecnam P2012 has a high wing and wing mounted (piston) engines. The P2012 h...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus Aircraft annual report - ready for turbulances
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Pilatus Aircraft annual report - ready for turbulances

I think a push prop/open rotor PC-23 derived from the PC-24 could be an option. This might have synergies with the EuroMALE UAV. Besides, an European turboprop option for both PC-12 and PC-21. But most likely they try to get return on their R&D expenses. And only develop improvements for the exi...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 16, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 9469

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure what limit we are talking about here in the last case. Rotterdam has never been busy with airline operations. How many daily Transavia and other airline flights did the airport operate at its peak? Thirty, maybe forty? Didn't the medical helicopters take up a lot of room? It is about comme...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri May 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 66
Views: 11956

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

I don't see the urgency to permit higher pax number allowed with single pilot operation. The pilot shortage is gone. Pilot wages will go down, thus 19pax flights with standard duo pilot operation will become more profitable. Besides fuel cost are low. But max pax in a Tecnam P2012 is 11 but 9 is mor...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 11154

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

AFAIK all but the last two A380s have gone trough the body-joint proces. Airbus should get the last two joint and close station 45/40. I expect all msn 6-27, 29, 33, 34, 38 and 40 to be partedout/recycled. Reason; the rear spar crack problem. (And the wrong wires.) This will create a spare part rese...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I agree Delta was smart by ordering A330CEO and NEO. I think Airbus expected a lot more demand from Asia, more specifically China. China and Delta also could really use a A300-600R replacement. Another point. Instead of a A330NEO freighter Airbus could also help the development of the A340-600 LCF c...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

AFAIK the A330NEO has caused a real problem for Boeing. They need so sell 787's with small profit margins, thus Boeing can't earn back the huge differed production cost. Now they are even going to the point of needing only one of the two 787FALs. Indeed Airbus initial A350 proposal was like the A330...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon May 11, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24622

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

I view the A330NEO as replacement for the A340-200 and -300. For many routes the A330NEO has to much range, the wings can carry to much fuel for the more efficient engines. I expect between 250-400 A330NEO deliveries, within the 2020-2030 period. I also expect the A330NEO be replaced in Airbus produ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun May 10, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162068

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Virgin Atlantic suffered a lot from the 787 RR Trent1000 trouble. They operated on their one at the same time. The Trent1000 trouble is just behind us. The trans atlantic partnership has just started, AFAIK this should have been the first season for the Delta, VA, KLM/AF partnership. And now Covid-1...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun May 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61867

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

AFAIK the state aid president was set in the US. The US airlines were the first to receive state support. I think support for the mayor airlines is justified. Global corporations require international connections to survive. The supported airlines need to maintain their international network even th...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sat May 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147377

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

I think Embraer can very nicely survive on it's own. Their E175(E1) is still the best option for the scope compliant US market. The E175 is currently the only regional jet in production. It will take until 2022 before the M100 becomes available. The E190E2 and E195E2 are good succesors for the E190 ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31167

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"

AFAIK this is the first and worst mayor production rate decrease in Airbus history. If I'm correct, Airbus has scaled back production three times before. 1) A300 when the A330 was introduced and the project ended. 2) A380 because of falen demand to such low level that the program has to be ended. 3)...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23471

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Wow, those conditions for the French state aid are serious. But AFAIK if KLM would try to retire all employees aged 55+, they are bankrupt. Reason they have to compensate for 10-12 years of lost employment.

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23471

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Didn't delta murge/ swallow an US airline. Delta was partner with AF, KLM was partner with the other US airline. AFAIK it was the US merger and financial trouble at KLM that resulted in the creation of AF-KLM. Would the EU allow Alitalia and Air Europe murging with AF-KLM into a skyteam Europe group...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23471

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Indeed this is pure speculation and premature. KLM (employees) have shown willingness to reform to improve profitability at KLM. Besides KLM has benefited a lot from the 787 introduction. Meanwhile AF employees have shown reluctant to reforms. This is basicly the difference between northern European...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42735

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

As a dutch citisen I can tell you why the idiot named Ben Smith isn't happy with the dutch (government). His salery +bonuses has been reduced by over 900k last week. And I think he nearly was layed off. I don't thrust him, and I think the dutch governent doesn't eighter. In the Netherlands it's been...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 289
Views: 42735

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

As a dutch citisen I can tell you why the idiot named Ben Smith isn't happy with the dutch (government). His salery +bonuses has been reduced by over 900k last week. And I think he nearly was layed off. I don't thrust him, and I think the dutch governent doesn't eighter. In the Netherlands it's been...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order
Replies: 57
Views: 9903

Re: Boeing is sued for $336 million over canceled 737 MAX order

I think Boeing needs to write off about two years worth of 737max production, at rate 52/month. That's roughly 1250 planes Boeing sold but won't deliver in the 2019-2022 period. This case looks like a full termination of a contract. The worst case for Boeing because the downpayments are claimed back...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321 XLR first metal cut
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Airbus A321 XLR first metal cut

Tianjin has a full A320Family FAL (was running at rate 6/month) and a A330 completion center. Primary A321 production site is XFW (Hamburg). AFAIK both Mobile and Tianjin FAL's are feed via XFW. Meaning the main assemblies are delivered to XFW and than shipped to Tianjin or Mobile. So most likely th...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

So Revelation are you expecting that practically all airlines will cancel their order that should have been delivered 18months from now? AFAIK A&B also have the problem that in the current situation they won't be able to deliver according to the promised schedule. Airbus cut production by ~1/3th...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2825

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

The largest hurdle for the A380 to survive are the structural deficiencies in the wings. The A380wings were designed for growth (A380F/ A380-900). To reduce weight thickness were reduced. In hindsight the reductions were a little to much, and a wrong type of aluminium has been used. That aluminium a...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 28256

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

I think this really is a good time for compleating development of LCF conversion for the A330CEO, all A340s, A380 and 777. AFAIK LCF conversion means creating a cargo lifting system between the cargo hold and the main (passenger) deck. Most likely the main deck doesn't need to be reinforced, reducin...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

I don't see the current situation for Airbus as soure as others see it. Before covid-19 Airbus overpromised on deliveries, especially on the A32xNEO, and Bombardier did on the Cseries/A220. And A330NEO was a year late because of the trent1000 engine trouble. Now because of Covid-19 Airbus had to clo...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36340

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Sorry if this post upseads, I'm just writing down my oppinion. I don't see any future for the E175-E2, the reason is that the PW1700 are inferior to the GE CF-34-8E. The PW1x00 engine core is to large, thus heavy. The geared fan only adds weight thus increases the problem. Bombardier saw this and di...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate
Replies: 120
Views: 13908

Re: Airbus Cuts A320, A330, and A350 Production Rate

I think that the Covid-19 pandamic will increase demand for smaller aircraft. So I think A350-1000 and 777X will suffer the most and demand for 787-8 and A330NEO will increase. During the peak of the crisis many 767s and A340s will end up at partout companies. There isn't a good replacement for the ...

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by CFRPwingALbody
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 28256

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2020

Sorry in advance for this slightly offtopic post. The Airbus A340s were already at low demand because more efficient planes are available (A330NEO, A350, 787 and 777) With demand for passenger airtravel down as result of the Covid-19 pandamic, I have a very pesimistic view for the future of the A340...

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