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by smartplane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At that time (Mar 12th 2019) Boeing was confident hat it could provide the fixes en close the story quickly. There did not realized that the required actions was not only the fixes the deliveries but to analyse and fix how a such failure could happen in the first place . There did not realized how ...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

What is clear to me is that EK has a similar issue to EY up the road and others in the MEG region as well - too much metal, not enough places to profitably fly it without trashing yields. I think their best strategy is to go the LH way and focus on right-sizing capacity to demand rather than focusi...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think we'll eventually see a lot of the FlyDubai routes rolled onto EK metal again and FlyDubai concentrating on the thinner routes that EK doesn't want or cant do - that means stopping the likes of Muscat, Jeddah, Baghdad, Karachi, Dammam, Kiev, Bangkok etc and moving the frequencies to EK to do...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I can see EK walking away from a lot of the new orders. I think the sacrificial lamb will be the 77Ws which will be shed off lease early I think. I could also see them getting rid of all but about 30-40 of their A380s and just paying the lease penalties to send them to the desert early. We may see ...

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by smartplane
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 79
Views: 20678

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

Airbus has been replicating MAX scenarios on A320, and confirming simulator integrity. Probably happening across all models, including at Boeing and Mitsi too.

New respect for airworthiness authorities.

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by smartplane
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Thanks for adding the dramatic elements to your post. There's lots of signs of a fix being worked on, EASA, FAA and Boeing all confirm this is happening. There is no Plan B that creates less cost than fixing 737, even if it means grounding it for many many months to come. I'm not sure a swing in st...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s
Replies: 17
Views: 6875

Re: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s

Taking on a fleet of obsolete aircraft that have four very expensive to maintain engines, and were pushed out of the marketplace by another aircraft that is itself on the verge of being obsolete because it was so much more efficient does not sound like a sure-fire road to success. I don’t care how ...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 337
Views: 92237

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Boeing can't really stop because their suppliers are still making shipsets so the entire production chain would need to be suspended and then resumed and that would be extremely expensive and time-consuming. As the fix looks to be primarily software and an additional AoA sensor, the amount of re-wo...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17464

Re: 737-8200?

Wonder if negative Boeing MAX branding is having any impact on sales of Pepsi MAX? Posters here know the link to Boeing and the 737, but for the general population, is the recall simply 'MAX' and something bad?

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 337
Views: 92237

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Boeing is still producing the MAX... if the ban will not lift soon, do you know if the production should be stopped? Boeing can't really stop because their suppliers are still making shipsets so the entire production chain would need to be suspended and then resumed and that would be extremely expe...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11524

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Aviation taxes don't work, there have been numerous scientific investigations about it and they all have the same outcome. They harm the economy and have zero impact on the environment. Every flight less from one country is one flight more from another. I wouldn't be so sure about that. I remember ...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 26233

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Is the A340-200 YV1004 going to IRANAIR ? No, at THR just for maintenance, going back to Venezuela to enter service on september. I'm somewhat surprised that they chose THR instead of MNL for this mx. I know that VS sends their A340s to MNL, so from a cost stand point MNL must be competitive. Of co...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6386

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Only the main deck will be used to carry passengers and there are some weight restrictions out of CCS. Curious to know the reason of weight restrictions with CCS being at sea level, runway length? Runway width and condition? Because of the former, and also debris beyond runway edge, limited / no us...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8726

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

That happens all of the time though in all industries. If this situation is fixed in the next 6 or so months, there should be no problems but if it continues any longer than that than I would expect to see at least some temporary layoffs or reassignments. Boeing will most likely be building these p...

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by smartplane
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is BOEING compensating airlines that are caught up in this disaster ? All sale / purchase agreements include a standard confidentiality agreement, with a more detailed side agreement since the 00's. The former may be published, the second never. RR included a 3rd confidentiality agreement as part o...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2565

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Nope, this war against working class and middle class flying needs to be countered vigorously. Man made climate change may be a fact, but CO2 emission reduction needs to come from energy production, manufacturing and ground / sea transportation. Easy pickings, especially in energy. Air transportati...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137531

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Emirates 777-9 LN1605 WH006 inside the factory at PAE (2 Jul) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-hIlWLVUAERCzt?format=jpg https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1146246726593810432?s=20 I find it weird that this plane still has the test plane paint configuration going on while next one 1611 already has Em...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12968

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Much of this is a precursor to adding FAA liability and compensation to the mix. Boeing legal team must be reading the printed word, between the lines, and inferences by behaviour, especially where their employees have been wearing two hats. And the FAA will be doing the same. Presumably WN is in t...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19282

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

And BLATANTLY ILLEGAL situation! Korea should make it a crime to attempt to drink alcohol within 24 hours of flying (if that isn't the law already) so that next time, the authorities step in with an arrest when something like this occurs. The handling of this pilot should not be left to the airline...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12968

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Much of this is a precursor to adding FAA liability and compensation to the mix. Boeing legal team must be reading the printed word, between the lines, and inferences by behaviour, especially where their employees have been wearing two hats. And the FAA will be doing the same. Presumably WN is in th...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22707

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Emirates A6-ECB left DXB on 3rd July. It was the last of the oldest group of EKs 2-class 77Ws. There are still plenty of old 77Ws left in their fleet. Almost all of them are 3-class ones, on lease from GECAS. I wonder how much time is left, the oldest was delivered in March 2005. Presumably leases ...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19370

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I think he was referring to the mess with A32x, GTF and LEAP-1A production. As opposed to the 737Max units without engines & delayed due to production issues with the Leap-1B. Which BTW are based on the Leap-1A. The facts show that IAG is ordering 737s in 2019 for 2023 delivery due to Airbus de...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22964

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It's a good CORSIA strategy. Reduce / re-price / eliminate your shortest / least profitable routes, status quo on most everything else, and meet your carbon goals to say 2025.

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by smartplane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19370

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Apparently a certain EASA workshop scheduled for late August may be re-purposed.

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by smartplane
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5756

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

147 months is conveniently timed for after EK end of lease, so an issue for the ultimate owner, not the operator. Interesting to see if DNATA perform the inspection and rectification work at DXB. If they do, either a revenue earner, and/or indicates an intention to extend part of the A380 fleet bey...

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by smartplane
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11524

Re: France to charge aviation tax

If CORSIA targets are not met, fuel or other taxes are likely. Even if met, aviation fuel will likely be taxed. At this stage, voluntary targets will only be met if there is a global recession.

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22707

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Emirates A6-ECB left DXB on 3rd July. It was the last of the oldest group of EKs 2-class 77Ws. There are still plenty of old 77Ws left in their fleet. Almost all of them are 3-class ones, on lease from GECAS. I wonder how much time is left, the oldest was delivered in March 2005. Presumably leases ...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22707

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

How come some airlines are retiring the 777-200ER so early on? It’s relatively efficient with good range and capacity? Is it simply because planes like the A350 and 787 are cheaper to operate? One factor may be the high cost of Honeywell AIMS1 support, which is now negotiated on a one to one basis....

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Boeing earns 3-4 times more per 787 air frame sold, compared to the X, and that will never change. Champions within Boeing sold the X concept to the Board as a future freight platform, claiming it would excel once the A380, 748i and non-X versions of the 777 were no longer offered. Are they as bull...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Can't be any love lost between the Boeing 787 and 777X teams. At least at Airbus, A330NEO and A350 has common ownership. Remind me again who owns the Boeing 787 versus the Boeing 777 that the teams would fight against each other because unlike Airbus, they do not have a common ownership? S/He is ta...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3318

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Without trying to take sides the rules were clear for a few years now. As a matter of fact, because of that, some US companies/websites decided to pull out of the EU market. I do agree with the ouch but it could have been up to 4% and it is not the UK govt's rule but rather an EU rule. So another b...

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by smartplane
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Boeing earns 3-4 times more per 787 air frame sold, compared to the X, and that will never change. Champions within Boeing sold the X concept to the Board as a future freight platform, claiming it would excel once the A380, 748i and non-X versions of the 777 were no longer offered. Are they as bulli...

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by smartplane
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Pcoder wrote:
Part of this change to the Emirates 777-X order, might not just be the downturn in business, but the decreased viability of the 778 compared to the A35K.

And increased capability of the 787 family vis a vis A350 AND 777X.

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by smartplane
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

If that list doesn't concern you I doubt what list will. A lot of them are hardware issues. The heavy trim wheel, how to address that? Unreliable AoA sensors? I read that as 2 = not enough, not issues with the AoA sensor itself. And all these software and hardware issues will be addressed in two mo...

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by smartplane
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178206

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I just learnt that since IBC is a law ratified by the parliament and the Cape Town Treaty bill is yet to be passed as a law, the former will take precedence in case of conflict between the two. Tough luck lessors. Ouch. They will write future leases accordingly. They will also review how secured ot...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9988

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

910A wrote:
Since the passenger is South Korean, good luck collecting one cent once he returns to his homeland.

Travel insurance?

Airlines increasingly try to recover for medical diversions from travel insurers, and pursue individuals with deep pockets where conditions are not disclosed.

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

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 smartplane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

All I said was that it was interesting that Bloomberg was willing to report that Boeing was telling its customers that 737 would be back in service in September, especially in the context provided, which was that the estimate included a fix for the slow response time issue. I didn't say you or anyo...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.
Replies: 21
Views: 5756

Re: EASA: Check for cracks in A380 outer rear spar.

147 months is conveniently timed for after EK end of lease, so an issue for the ultimate owner, not the operator. Interesting to see if DNATA perform the inspection and rectification work at DXB. If they do, either a revenue earner, and/or indicates an intention to extend part of the A380 fleet beyo...

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by smartplane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Europe (EASA) just outlined its own demands before it will let the MAX fly in Europe https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-737-max-europe-requirements-plane-return-2019-5 Apparently they won;t be trusting FAA's soothing words any more. The article is dated from 22 May 2019, 14:10. An update would ...

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by smartplane
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is Boeing paying for the engines or the airlines, as is the case usually with bigger planes? I remember that Boeing said CFM keeps production rates to compensate for the troubles in the beginning. Now, if Boeing has to pay 100 engines a month, that's quite some cash. If its the airlines, I don't se...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Three financial stages to acquiring a commercial aircraft. LoI/MoU. Small deposit, fully refundable. This step often incorporated in the next step. Conditional contract. Larger deposit. Not refundable in cash, but often 100% transferable. Unconditional contract, larger milestone payment, financier ...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Within 30-60 days, Boeing must reach the point where they start production of aircraft for which they only hold conditional orders (either as standalone or follow on tranches), because no customer will go unconditional with the present uncertainty, and even if they want to, no financier will fund t...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

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

Yup better stay uninformed in your little bubble. More importantly, there should be a rolleyes quotum around here. Does anyone have confirmation on the Emirates A330NEO and A350 order? I do agree the A359 order should effect the 778 order. But as far as I know, the order isn't finalized for either....

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Anyone has an idea how many planes parked out of the shop? I wonder if Boeing will have to cut production rates down again soon, must be hell of a strain on the cash flow to have all these parts and planes sitting around. production keeps running at 40 frames per month, down from 50. With almost 4 ...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 815
Views: 115765

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I'm shocked that they are still building 40 frames a month in Renton. It shows loyalty to their workers but at some point they'll have to stop. https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-737-max-employee-parking-lot-packed-2019-6 The three key factors determining production volume, will be the contract...

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by smartplane
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

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 smartplane
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98350

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

The 778 is better than the 77W at anything the 77W does except for ULD positions. The mentality is causing the 778 to get off to a slow start, but in the end the 778 will be fine. As far as EK, they still have their 10 77Ls according to Airfleets. And there is a reason for that. The 778 will replac...

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by smartplane
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18920

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

I haven't seen any airline complaining about quality from Charleston unless anyone can advise me otherwise? Airlines don't make public complaints. There is a defect resolution process in standard A & B, and bespoke sales / purchase agreements, all the way to arbitration, including mutually agre...

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