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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

EK has over 150 77Ws. Aren't the 9X due to riplacing these on a 121 basis? A good number of the existing 77W will still be operational in 10 years. Most orders for aircraft would be for the next 8-10 years max, as many things can change in that period. The issue is probably the 150 777X for the nex...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

EK has over 150 77Ws.

Aren't the 9X due to riplacing these on a 121 basis?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Except Emirates clearly is changing its strategy. :roll: Clearly? Yes, clearly . :yes: They've cancelled (yes, it was their decision) most of their outstanding A380s and swapped them for smaller A330neos and A359s. At the same time, they are still apparently negotiating a deal for 787s, no longer -...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I still think a better option is door changes to up capacity. But will anyone other than Emirates want it? (ANA) perhaps for high density Japan domestic market? If Emirates wanted a 550-seat Exit Limit, they would not have agreed with Boeing removing the overwing Type A door. So far, Emirates have ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I still think a better option is door changes to up capaxity.

But will anyone other than Emirates want it?

Ana perhaps for high density Japan domestic market?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

85m stretch is below 6000nm and the engines would need 10% more thrust which might be difficult. Didn't someone link a post that said the ge9x had reached 137klbs thrust? That's more then the 10% needed. I think boeing might find it easier and cheaper to reconfigure the exit doors and raise capasit...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Airbus was very quick to record the EY A350 cancellations publically. There have been rumors...on various publications and Leeham...that not only did they cancel a substantial number of 777x's... Under ASC 606, Boeing is required to note orders that they have a reasonable expectation will never be ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

The Etihad order is almost certainly reduced from 25 to 6. Not disagreeing, but keesje's figures show 344 orders or whatever. Surely that figure should be 19 units less if Etubhad has formally canceled orders? That's why I say I hadn't seen online a fcatual report on the orders being terminated. I ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

Firm orders for Boeing 777X Lufthansa.........................20 Etihad Airways.................25 Cathay Pacific..................21 Emirates.........................150 Qatar Airways..................60 All Nippon Airways...........20 Unidentified customer......10 Singapore Airlines...........20 ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Middle East 3 Carriers are the Lifeline for 777-8/-9 Program

Firm orders for Boeing 777X Lufthansa.........................20 Etihad Airways.................25 Cathay Pacific..................21 Emirates.........................150 Qatar Airways..................60 All Nippon Airways...........20 Unidentified customer......10 Singapore Airlines...........20 ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I would assume the 777-8 is on the way out with Emirates, maybe all together. Too heavy & expensive for EK long routes like LAX. Routes like LAX was what EK wanted the 777-8 for to begin with. Could be the 777-9's performance projections today are better than they were in 2013 and it could carr...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Stitch wrote:
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Minor correction. EK selecteded the a339neo and a350-900. The -1000 is not in the LoI/commidment


But it's assuredly a conversion option in the contract.


I can tell you that no such provision exists. The commitment is strictly only A350-900 and A330900neo.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If you want to order 40-50 787-10, you're probably going to get a sharp deal, regardless. :biggrin: I do think Emirates may be re-thinking their 777-8 needs, especially now that they are committed to the A350-1000 and it looks like Airbus is willing to go forward with a ULR version with increased t...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The rotation angle would become an issue for sure, no?

Service entry for the 9 looks like 2021 now, so any 10X will be several years down the line after that I guess.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I wonder what the -1000 could do for EK?

Surely that too has a place as well in the future?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16781

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

After all, if cebu can cram 460 seats in an A330neo, imagine what a 7779 could fit with some exit changes....550 or more perhaps? Qr tried and failed to copy emirates in buying large numbers of a380s and in the end couldn't keep up. Like Istanbul, Doha is a total dumping ground and people still tra...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16781

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Qr can't force BA to take these jets. Shareholder or not. Never said QR is going to force BA to take the planes. What I'm saying is that BA could negotiate to get those A380s at a low price simply because there's a stronger association between them & QR through shareholding. Very sorry, didn't ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16781

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

Is it heading to BA? Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song. Qr can't force BA to take these jets. Shareholder or not. In any case, BA seems happy that it hasn't bought any second hand 380s and instead went with 7779x earl...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52926

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... 1xlrs.html


Makes 797 an even more harder choice for Boeing to launch.....

Great choice by AA!
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JonNYC wrote:


Makes 797 an even more harder choice for Boeing to launch.....

Great choice by AA!

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Interesting! Emirates will no doubt want a strong brand icon like the A380 in 777x. Showers maybe? Maybe the Ge engine trouble will give the 777x a delay to give emirates fleet some breathing space? Also, no reason why emirates can't swap some/all or its airbus orders for the A350-1000/ULR? Just a t...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11147

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

Cebu must get some pretty good load factors if they can fill out an A330-900 with 460 seats.

Great selection for their network and great to see the neo rack up some solid orders!

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I came see 777-10 loading here with the higher thrust https://twitter.com/StratAero/status/1140930577715138560?s=19 Sent from my SM-J415F using Tapatalk Only ek would want such a plane. Boeing probably would not make it. Surely range would suffer? But maybe the 150 on order could be deferred and ma...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

As a side thought here....Emirates speaks of wanting to defer deliveries.

This ge9x engine problem may well be a nice delay to flight testing/delivery anyway.

Would Ge be liable to pay compensation since it was they, not Boeing who have delayed the project?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68909

Re: Airbus Launches A321XLR

One of the best industry moves ever.

Max issues aside, airbus has really cornered the market here with the XLR.

I wouldn't be surprised by EIs to see the range actually go higher.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If you add all of them it is still less than 100. Without ME3 orders 777-X would not have been built. Let's see: ANA - 20 Cathy- 21 Singapore- 20 British - 18 Lufthansa - 20 Unidentified - 10 Hm.....thats before we consider the options etc. But anyhooo, that total is more than 100. Thanks. You adde...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I continue to believe that the 777x program is in trouble. Its too big and too heavy for most "real" airlines. Most of its orders are from ME3 and they're in trouble financially. What a tragedy Boeing did 777x and the 747-8 instead of MOM and a 737 replacement. Airlines that disagree with...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If this is true in anyway it's a real kick in the balls for BA. The 777X order for Emirates was the largest order on the books. This might also be a negotiating tactic. Clark has been known to play hardball with both BA and Airbus. He has a history of playing them off against each other to get the ...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Just so we're all on the same page, my premise is that regardless of how they f**king decide to do it, I believe that if Emirates reduces/defers some or all of the 777X commitments for 787 commitments, the 777-8 is the first and most likely model they will select for said reduction/deferment. You c...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

IMO, the most-likely part of the EK 777X order to be cut is the 35 777-8s. They can shed those and convert the 40 787-10 to 787-9 for similar CAPEX. That frees Boeing to stop active development on the 777-8 as Etihad has already decided against theirs and Qatar will be happy to be allowed to drop t...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

And I supplied the whole sentence of the quote, so what is your point? My point is that you infered that EK would cancel the 777-8s. I proved from the article that Mr Clark said nothing of the sort and in fact the 150x 777x order is more likely to be delayed not cancelled. That is the point. :) I v...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

You were insisting on 150 + 40 I insisted nothing. I merely quoted the figures Mr Clark supplied to the newspaper. It's there for all to see. And I supplied the whole sentence of the quote, so what is your point? My point is that you infered that EK would cancel the 777-8s. I proved from the articl...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Let us look at the actual quote: In contrast, Clark clarified later via email that he’d like to end up with an order for “roughly” 190 airplanes, though with the deliveries deferred. If orders are pushed out far enough, they effectively can be substituted later for some new airplane. It actually on...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

IMO the outcome will be, that we will see the 115 777-9 being left untouched and the 35 777-8 will be replaced by 40 787-9. The other outcome will be, that Boeing will cancel the 777-8, cutting some cost out of developing the 777X. Boeing will keep offering and selling the 777F instead of developin...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

IMO the outcome will be, that we will see the 115 777-9 being left untouched and the 35 777-8 will be replaced by 40 787-9. The other outcome will be, that Boeing will cancel the 777-8, cutting some cost out of developing the 777X. Boeing will keep offering and selling the 777F instead of developin...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98565

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Everyone here has been saying for a couple of years that Emirates had too many aircraft, and too many orders, so how is this surprising ? What's good for the A380, is good for the 777X. The ME3 are struggling. IST and ADD realized they had a good idea and have been working to carve out their own ni...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Since when is QR unprofitable? Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago. The current blockade is having an impact; I don't want to dismiss it, but QR must be run as a business. Reports 2013 and earlier were sketchy. There is also an overall problem with the ME3. EY is losing money by the ship lo...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

The A380+ was never actually launched tho, was it?

So how could it ever have had any orders? It was only a developmental study as per Airbus media/press news.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 202
Views: 37991

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

VV wrote:
Is there any hint about the fuel burn? Do they meet the target?


I wondered about this too.

Aside the stator vane issue, I would guesstimate that yes the engine is at least better than the ge90-115. GeNx didn't meat fuel burn at the start, so perhaps ge9X is on the same trajjecctory?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 202
Views: 37991

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

Isn't motelyfool basically a Boeing fanboy blog? Motley is the platform. It's the writers who provide the articles. And even then, the articles are biased in many ways. Much like the trash on seekingalpha too. Back to 77x: the max capacity is 440 with eighth doors? Does this increase with the other...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 202
Views: 37991

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

Delays or not, Reuters is reporting Korean air Lines is going to order 777X and Parisian Airshow next week.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4019

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

BoeingGuy wrote:
The 737-10 will have MCAS. All 737 Max models have MCAS.

Question answered. End of story.


Happy for your correcting me BoeingGuy.

Appreciate it. I was wrongly under the view mcas wouldn't feature.

Nice one :)

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 202
Views: 37991

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

lightsaber wrote:
The GE9X is the mist ambitious engine ever. It is a full generation ahead of anything else. So delays are a risk of that level of technology.

Lightsaber


Could you expand on that?

I echo Zekes remarks to be honest. I see nothing substantially new or ground breaking???

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4019

Re: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

MIflyer12 wrote:
FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
I've read several times that the -10 MAX will not have MCAS.


Links?


Plenty. If you search.

Thanks for the other respondents. Isn't the first 10MAX in assembly?

Could that model fly/be tested without the restrictions the other Maxes face?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4019

MCAS on 737 - 10 MAX

I've read several times that the -10 MAX will not have MCAS.

What's the reason for that / why the rest of the MAXes needed it?

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 515
Views: 140746

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

If you change flight software, regression testing is required. It is how I spent today. Lightsaber Well, if it was just that, would the Boeing CFO call it “challenges that require re-testing?” But I kinda see your point, the GE9X testing campaign should be all wrapped up by now. GE9X testing is com...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan plans to postpone MAX order due to safety concerns
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Azerbaijan cancels MAX order due to safety concerns...

Why do you say that? Do you think an order of 10 is a meaningful fraction in a backlog of over 4,000? Unless you consider a 1bn USD contract to be nothing but a drop in the ocean, it does have an Impact. It's nearly what Boeing looses with every month of 737 MAX grounding passing (optimistic estima...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10936

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

So is this EY sending it to storage or Airbus/ Owner? More likely to be Airbus as I don't think this unit has delivered officially to the airline. Then there must be a problem with payment, otherwise, Airbus would have delivered it per contract. There could be a 101 reasons. Not sure how you diduce...

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10936

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

JQ321 wrote:
So is this EY sending it to storage or Airbus/ Owner?


More likely to be Airbus as I don't think this unit has delivered officially to the airline.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10936

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Maybe it needs interior fit out etc?

Is any confirmation that cabin has been done? Would be nice to see what layout Eihtihad uses.

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by FrenchPotatoEye
Wed May 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42844

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

In a recent Airways Magazine article, it said Airbus saw a market for 1000 Airbus A380s. In the end, only about 250 of them will actually be delivered and flown by customers. I'd say that's falling short of the target goal. An engineering success? For sure. A technical success? Jury is out. A sales...

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