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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 77
Views: 20096

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

FG ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a321neo-operators-alerted-over-excessive-pitch-ano-459718/ ) says: Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes . The European Union Aviatio...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 77
Views: 20096

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

426Shadow wrote:
I just want to know, where are all the people who were screaming “YOU CANT FIX A BAD DESIGN WITH SOFTWARE!!!!”.


I know where they are.

They're over at the FAA and EASA screaming at Boeing that “YOU CANT FIX A BAD DESIGN WITH SOFTWARE!!!!”

And they're being heard.

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 77
Views: 20096

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

SEU wrote:
Boeing put bigger engines on a plane, caused pitching, Airbus did the same.....lets take a closer look.


Cool thing about the Bus is (not with pax) you can take the power and shove it to TOGA and slam it to idle and back and forth and the FBW compensates in pitch.

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly
Replies: 77
Views: 20096

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As I, a fool I know, understand it - as the A320 is a FBW aeroplane the all fixes are software related and part of the core flight envelope programming. The MAX however required additional and new flight control software to become initially certifiable. A big difference. You nailed it on the head. ...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 114
Views: 12571

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

ORF???

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by Babyshark
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17438

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by Babyshark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2565

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Shouldn't all flying be banned immediately? Why wait?

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by Babyshark
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12961

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

DL717 wrote:
I love the whole collusive history angle. :roll:


The irony is we have all complained that WN's insistence on keeping the type rating the same held the 73 back for years.

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by Babyshark
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22957

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

People do not use video conferencing when making sales, because they cannot entertain customers as they would like. They must also travel to conferences, network and feel a connection with others. Air travel makes that happen. Sure, you can take the train from AMS to Brussels, but taking the train ...

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by Babyshark
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6281

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

They're going to need something to eventually replace the 100 or so older 737s that they have in their fleet, as well as their old A319/320s... though I personally doubt this order will go to Boeing and certainly not for the 737. They already have a sizeable number of A321ceo/neos on order but I gu...

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by Babyshark
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6281

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Boeing ticked RA off. Several times. One time was over some hardball antics Boeing played over a 73 simulator.

But when RA said Boeing was a ship without a rudder I think that was the end of the road for years to come.

The 797 stuff from EB is probably just trying to keep Airbus honest.

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by Babyshark
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus product range 2028
Replies: 62
Views: 6991

Re: Airbus product range 2028

. A220 Already state of the art. Further engines PIP’s, simple stretch to the 500 and a very significant increase of production to 30+ per month in order to free up backlog for more capable variants of the A320 series. Further production sites in Europe and/or Asia. The A220 is not state of the art...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6148

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

Spot on. Airbus are doing this to improve flexibility by allowing as much space as needed to fit a decent lie flat product, if the airline wants, or a small business cabin and large economy cabin if the airline wants. The current configuration basically dictates how big the front cabin is and you h...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

The President of the United States, Donald J Trump, nailed it. Good call to get involved. Awesome show.

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

The blue angels stole the show at the end, that was awesome

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

These fly overs are pretty cool. The B2 and AF1 were really cool.

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 134
Views: 7914

Re: Antifa Violence

Democrats wearing masks and terrorizing those they dont like has been their thing since... when was the KKK formed? 1865? I loved when Antifa's overweight women and skinny men showed up to Auburn University a year or so ago in their masks and the cops told them you're not allowed to wear masks in Al...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Glad Trump is trying to make July 4th into a bigger celebration. Sad so many hate him and the people the vote for him so much they want it to go poorly. Not really sad though. I think its telling. Btw previous Presidents spoke on July 4th all the time. And DC Military parades have included nuclear ...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Glad Trump is trying to make July 4th into a bigger celebration. Sad so many hate him and the people the vote for him so much they want it to go poorly. Not really sad though. I think its telling. Btw previous Presidents spoke on July 4th all the time. And DC Military parades have included nuclear m...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I just remembered. If this creates problems for delta nationwide then I can go in to work after fireworks for an awesome greenslip double pay trip. I'm now excited for more than just an AF1, Blues, F35 flyover on tv and awesome boom booms on the Potomac.

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

The question is if airlines anticipated this event well advance before planning their schedules. Trump tweeted about a bigger July 4th back in February and people melted then. But the moving of the fireworks was known in May for sure. I doubt the airshow portion was drawn up this week. Airlines wil...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

The coolness of AF1, Blue Angeles and an F35 fly over will outweigh a few delays on probably empty flights excluding the nonrevs.

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by Babyshark
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll A 90 minute closure backs up a lot of air traffic. I once had a 90 minute weather delay into DCA that caused me to be stuck in CMH that then led to crew timeout that led to me having to stay the night in Columbus with the close...

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by Babyshark
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

At delta we run 12 flights a day between atlanta and dca. On july 4th we have 7 and only 1 in that window. It probably inconveniences very few, their flight will be delayed like an irop. Theyll be okay. Your political persuasion will determine how you handle it and I'm pretty sure you'll believe you...

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by Babyshark
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20763

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

This looks like a perfect route for a A220-500.





I wanted to beat the A225 crowd to the punch.

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 787
Views: 113115

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So just talking to a SWA pilot they're being led to believe 2020 before they operate the jet again even if the fix is out in the fall. Is that the latest consensus is 2020?

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101141

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The gap between a 320 and 321 isn't that big to warrant another model. The 737-8 fits pretty snugly between those two jets. It seems the market wants jets of that size. Of course that's a different question to whether or not Airbus SHOULD make such a jet, but it seems to me like there is enough of ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101141

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision. Most logical decision based on what? Based upon the fact that the GTF engine (you know, the engine that won't fit under the wing of any 737) totally changes the ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101141

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision. Most logical decision based on what? On prevention of internal competition and covering of a big gap between A320 and 321. Also it will strengthen A320 position ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26004

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Wasn't it Richard Anderson a few years ago that said Boeing was a ship without a rudder? Seems they really are.

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 36
Views: 6070

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

As others have said, no. Not even in an airliners is it a guarantee to be clear and understandable. Some aircraft like the 737 are super loud. Some, mostly Boeing and Douglas, don't have intercoms so the crew talks to each other over the noise with one ear muff off. The RJs and turboprops had better...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Avherald says the crew advised they expected to be able to vacate the runway. The RAT is also still stowed and the flaps and slats in one of the pictures both look to be extended. So imho I want to doubt this was a loss of dual hydraulics through the landing. A JB incident comes to mind a few years ...

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by Babyshark
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101141

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

A321Lufthansa wrote:
ExMilitaryEng wrote:
Well, maybe Airbus wants to slightly move away from the E195E2 and a little closer to the Max8. (And launching an A320.5?)

Well, IMO stretching the A320 to the size of so called A320.5 and replacing the original with A225 seems to be the most logical decision.


Most logical decision based on what?

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3722

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

We get jammed in the America southwest pretty regularly. Dont even think about it when the ecam pops up. Just tell atc.

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

One must never challenge the A.net assertion that the A220 is a GAME CHANGER! Kinda amazing how nobody besides a.net and DL realizes this! Yep, dumb old Delta. You can compare their operational reliability, profitability, and customer service scores to AA and UAL and see how stupid Delta is! Delta ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5156

Re: How much range is too much?

How about a 3500 mile 100 seater? Seems a bit much, no?

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by Babyshark
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

compensateme wrote:
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
One must never challenge the A.net assertion that the A220 is a GAME CHANGER!


Kinda amazing how nobody besides a.net and DL realizes this!


I don’t think everyone at delta thinks it’s a game changer.

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by Babyshark
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26432

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Ah, because ALPA and DL negotiators agreed to that clause. ALPA wanted to restrict out-sourcing and by this clause it prevents regionals from creating alter-ego airlines that impinge of ALPA flying. Say, SkyWest bought a fleet of A220s and tried to code share or compete against DL on DL routes out ...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123973

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

[twoid][/twoid] OK, here is a summary of A321XLR orders at the end of Day 3: American Airlines 30 conversions 20 new firm orders (from options) Indigo Partners MoU 18 conversions 32 new orders Qantas 26 conversions and 10 new firm orders IAG 14 new firm orders Saudia 15 new firm orders Cebu Pacific ...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9566

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

I understand the scepticism, but I think some posters need to remind themselves that this is new, evolving technology. It isn't likely to be optimal first time around and there will be issues. The 900kwh battery pack for that plane would weigh about 5 tonnes on a 6.3tonne MTOW aircraft, and it does...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9566

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

8,000 pounds of batteries changed between flights ? You can't be serious …. Wow a Cessna 402 doesn't even weigh that much. That's a lot of coal power to keep that thing aloft. But how else you going to keep this thing flying 12 times a day to pay off a $4M frame? That's why some of us think the ent...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9566

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Siemens unloads their electric aircraft division to Rolls Royce today. https://www.flyer.co.uk/siemens-sells-electric-aircraft-business-to-rolls-royce/ price ? $1 /s Could this be something that works if at each destination all the batteries are replaced? Might not be feasible for part 91 but for C...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9566

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Siemens all electric prototype plane catches fire in the air.... all perish https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/siemens-electric-plane-prototype-fire-crash-death/ Siemens unloads their electric aircraft division to Rolls Royce today. https://www.flyer.co.uk/siemens-sells-electric-aircraft-business-to-ro...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101141

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Doing much better: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-11/airbus-commits-ensuring-a220-meets-full-potential?amp Engine seals are almost completely replaced. That fixes dispatch reliability. The combustors currently only have a 13,000 hr life. Oops. Design was 48,000 hr. So...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18600

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37273

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Sell the hi-lo split. Sell them 223s and then get them to upgauge most of their existing 320Ns to 321Ns. Margin boost and manageable backlog. That would be quite a win for Airbus from a ULCC customer. I don't think the CSeries was ever certified for that. Sounds expensive for someone to trade in ne...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42809

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Without going back through all these pages I have to agree. The 380 is a success. I mean it killed the 748 orders and begot technology for the 350 and won plenty of orders even if it wasnt the 1000 promised.

Its ugly but you still like to watch it go.

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37273

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Fair. But I figure if Boeing is desperate enough they'll flog them the way Bombardier did to Delta: below cost. Good thing Boeing is domestic..... I still think Boeing is there to keep Airbus honest. And it's really about more 320NEOs vs. 223s. That's what I find interesting. We are going to have a...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10206

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I agree, but the 797 will cover the larger airplanes. I thought we wer talking about 160 seats and down. 224 is not enough imo. Agree they will need more than 224 to cover the replacements but they will add more orders but they do have some time.. I wouldn't be surprised for some more A321's added ...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37273

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

Spirit took a hit with the GTF issues. I wonder how happy they are with Pratt. That could be Boeing's in. :shock: "Boeing's in" to offer them an airframe that has now been grounded for nearly 3 months? Yeah, that's the real yardstick of reliability right there. Fair. But I figure if Boein...

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