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by Babyshark
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 13908

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

He is right. At some point the country and it's leaders need to have common sense and realize that mask wearing, social distancing, closed offices, partial occupancy, etc.will do far more damage than COVID does. And this goes well beyond the airline industry. I see it in the technology sector. Unde...

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by Babyshark
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta doesn’t t know what the rate is. A lot of us refuse to go get tested. Very small fraction wear masks in the cockpit. Those who do are where we have had some screw ups due to poor and muffled communication during critical phases of flight like push, taxi, takeoff roll, climb, descent, approach ...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55552

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

The world cannot be shut down forever and can't run around with masks on (which present all kinds of health problems the MSM will never discuss) . We have, as individuals, become far too self-centered and self-important - much to the detriment of our nation and our society. Until everyone recognize...

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by Babyshark
Sat May 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63433

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

A closed air system not designed to remove virus is also inadequate. One is really taking risks by choosing air travel, IMO. I'm sorry, I may have missed it. Whose air system is closed? And also not designed to remove viruses? I have a service bulletin from Airbus discussing Covid, they're not a cl...

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by Babyshark
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63433

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Fake news/click bait. I fail to understand why Delta would be interested in more aircraft. Delta is focusing on shrinking the size of the operations. The MD-88/90 is going away sooner rather than later; that's inevitable, but they do not need more frames than the A220-300s and A321neo they have on ...

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by Babyshark
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Edited EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates
Replies: 28
Views: 6055

Re: VERY Recent EWR Photo On Google Earth Shows Just 2 Planes At The Gates

Interesting. Scroll to lga and is empty too. But it also still shows the new delta terminal under construction and that’s been done for a few months at least

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by Babyshark
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26179

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

The “A220-500 is obviously coming soon” crowd will blow a gasket over these posts.

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by Babyshark
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 33221

Re: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program

Remember when I said IQ wouldn't exit unless they got the right price? Prediction: The launch of the 225 will move up. Development costs shared with IQ. Buyout price increases. But so does the long term value of every single A220 slot and A320NEO slot. Better Prediction: The A220-500 will never hap...

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by Babyshark
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15144

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

beechnut wrote:

It’s a question of situational awareness in the event of an emergency. Without windows it would be impossible, for instance, to determine which side of the aircraft is safe for evacuation.

Beech


You're either going forward or backward, I'd assume it would be easy to tell.

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by Babyshark
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15144

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

1) doors: they need to remain a usable evacuation path in case of belly landing. This precludes hinged stairs on the lower side of the cabin. That sort of stairs would also eat a significant floor area. On the other hand, installing doors on the leading edge of the wing would expose them to bird st...

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by Babyshark
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15144

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

I am in the "Give Me Windows or I'm Not Going" camp. I'm sure they can design some windows someplace -- perhaps towards the front of the plane -- windows facing forward would give passengers an exciting new perspective. Glass bottoms with a view down to the ground would also be nice. Seri...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

Gentlemen, before judging, please give the owner of Delta Airlines the opportunity to substantiate his claim that his A220s are lemons. It is spelled Delta Air Lines. Thanks, it's really helpful for substantiating your claim. Hey. Just helping. It's interesting history. Do I have to own the place t...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

... As to me, since you asked, I've been here for a while. Do a lot of union work. I got addicted to the ease of the 320, decided to go to the 350 and see what even easier is like. I think the A350-900 is doing great great in Delta and will continue to do so. A350-900 is a very attractive aircraft ...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

And the Gtf on the 320N would mean it burns 20% less asm then the 221. Do you actually work at an airline? Serious question. This is a pretty amateur discussion to have. A 160-170 seat 320N is not in the same category as a 100-115 seat 221. And because of that they serve different purposes. The 221...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

I'm looking right at the numbers. I have another set. Per passenger block number is the same. Dont know what to tell you. If the fuel burn is the same per passenger for a 109 seat aircraft and a 157 seat aircraft, that speaks to the efficiency of the smaller aircraft. And it explains why Delta is b...

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by Babyshark
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

I'm looking right at the numbers. I have another set. Per passenger block number on identical route and same conditions is the same. Dont know what to tell you.

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by Babyshark
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

You talking about the MAX here or is your airline WestJet because this is basically what Greg-the idiot-Saretsky said minus the word “Airbus” days before Delta placed their big order. Having said that I know which company you call your airline and I’ve seen some of the previous things you’ve said a...

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by Babyshark
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

HaulSudson wrote:
Gentlemen, before judging, please give the owner of Delta Airlines the opportunity to substantiate his claim that his A220s are lemons.


It is spelled Delta Air Lines.

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by Babyshark
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15028

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

I can definitely see the use for a 80-100 seat Turboprop in the U.S. Market . There are lots of short hauls of 250 miles or less where a turboprop makes sense. Example would be between OKC and DFW. That would ideal route for a turboprop instead of a jet. The flight usually never goes above 22,000 F...

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by Babyshark
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 15028

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

An 80-100 seat turboprop is the logical replacement for a lot or RJs out there. Climate change is a thing. And with rising fuel taxes globally, RJ flying is going to become far less defensible. A next-gen turboprop that can cut fuel burn by 20% over current RJs would sell really well. I'd argue tha...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5508

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights9N

Delta has been flying 757-200s between SNA and ATL since 1987. With these aircraft getting up there in age, they won't be around forever to fly in and out of this unique airport. I think the 739ER and A321 would both be too heavy, plus the 737 and 738 would be downsizes. Although the A220-100 could...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?
Replies: 32
Views: 5508

Re: What could replace Delta's SNA - ATL 757 flights?

Delta has been flying 757-200s between SNA and ATL since 1987. With these aircraft getting up there in age, they won't be around forever to fly in and out of this unique airport. I think the 739ER and A321 would both be too heavy, plus the 737 and 738 would be downsizes. Although the A220-100 could...

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by Babyshark
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership
Replies: 234
Views: 25010

Re: Bombardier reassessing future participation in Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

Airbus got the CSeries before Boeing realized it didn't need to kill the CSeries but buy the CSeries. Now, as expected, BBD is floundering and Airbus will get full control. Then Airbus will get rid of it. It will be a fantastic deal for Airbus for decades. It's a mean world. The 220 as it stands tod...

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by Babyshark
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What could a Potential A220-500/700/900 look like?
Replies: 190
Views: 26724

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

Wasn't it just 6 months or a year ago that many posters asserted that Airbus would never allow the 500 because it would poach orders from the A320? Now, the 500 is a virtual certainty and speculation abounds about further stretches? My, how times have changed. The last Airbus said was the 220-500 w...

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by Babyshark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 12022

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

We either slow down or we accept some sloppiness in the system for expedience. Some of our largest airports are absolutely wild wild west on the frequency and ground ops. ORD, JFK, EWR, BOS. Just wild and fast. I think this controller yelled at me once for not getting off 31L quick enough after land...

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by Babyshark
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for you commercial pilots!
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Re: Question for you commercial pilots!

I was hardly home when I was junior. I now work 14-16 days a month for around 90-110 hours of pay (not flight hours but pay). I'm at delta so multiply that against A350 FO rates and multiply it by about 15% for profit sharing and another 17% for 401k (not a match). It's a lot of money and a lot of t...

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by Babyshark
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Year 2020...Industry Resolutions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: New Year 2020...Industry Resolutions...

That Boeing dumps the Max and gets their act together.

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by Babyshark
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 46119

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

So run slower in winter, with less flights during the day. Run flat out in summer, more flights during day. During the winter, there's more overall slack in the network (not just ours, but also of our codeshare partners), so there's not need to fly at 340-350 knots to squeeze in every last flight p...

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by Babyshark
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60908

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

The largest shopping day ever recorded was December 21, 2019 at 34.4B. Beat black Friday's 31.1B. Also there was cyber Monday at 19B and December 14 at 28B and an average given day of 12B. A lot was spent. Bloomberg news said job growth, stronger household finances, and fatter wallets put consumers ...

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by Babyshark
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21522

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

PANYNJ -> https://www.panynj.gov/port-authority/en/about/studies-and-reports/case-studies-reports.html First one is the report, 2nd is the appendices. Page 45 Exhibit A-18 is the full build out Dang. One lane alleyways are in the plans between 1 and 4. But overall not a bad plan but still sucks to ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 68
Views: 9351

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

For now, there is only one thing that Airbus should worry about: output. Output on the A320 family, output on the A220 family. Incremetal improvements, ok, but output first. What is holding up a major ramp-up? Suppliers? Common suppliers are out of work because of the Max saga, so what is Airbus wa...

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by Babyshark
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31295

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

A new single-aisle aircraft according to the article? That strikes the stretch of the 220. Which even after they shut down that line, bleach bit the engineering computers and scrap all the frames someone here will still ask for the 220 to be stretched to the 225. Those airframes have enough MELs as ...

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by Babyshark
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745274

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

indcwby wrote:

737Max isn't going anywhere.


That part is true.

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by Babyshark
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could used A380s make sense for UA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1939

Re: Could used A380s make sense for UA?

What does ua use on those domestic routes now?

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by Babyshark
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256501

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Strato2 wrote:
The real story of all this regardless of what will happen in the end is that the 777-8 is DOA.


Come on now. The 778 blew the doors off the comp.... wait... the 778 blew the doors off... itself. Nevermind.

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by Babyshark
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 17953

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

What are you not understanding? The pilots are not going to let planes with a higher pay rate go away and be replaced by something with a lesser pay rate. And Delta isn't going to pay widebody wages for a narrowbody plane that can't accommodate nearly as many passengers. Widebodies create upward mo...

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by Babyshark
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38369

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

The last vote was 51% Against, 49% For back in 2010. Since then a lot of Atlanta seniors have retired and they have hired thousands of new flight attendants. Delta is not just an Atlanta airline anymore. It has grown in other areas too. Every single base will vote Yes to AFA like it happened in 201...

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9075

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homecoming-legacy-delta-dc-7b-culminates-atlanta-return AAflyguy Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight. A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool st...

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by Babyshark
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9075

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

mga707 wrote:
She made it to ATL without incident. Finally home.


Sweet. Any good photos?

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by Babyshark
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38369

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/innovators-sara-nelson-flight-attendant-union/amp The AFA president is actually claiming sexism is why pilots make more than FAs. This won’t endear people to her cause. The argument is factually void of any logical reasoning. ILL At best, that's a joke. Sexism has n...

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 7211

Re: Fuel Tanking and the environment

The article is not well thought out because it makes the assumption that man made global warming or man made climate change is real and pins it on the airlines.

I mean it's a real religion but it's not a real thing.

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10768

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

WNCrew wrote:
I was expecting the spoilers to extend but, do ERJs not have them?


They should have popped up

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by Babyshark
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Considering that the potential A220-500 only has two competitors.. Airbus' own A320neo which is sold out for nearly a decade Boeing's 737-8 which is grounded and sold out for nearly a decade .. it seems like a good idea to ramp up the A220 line further and launch an A220-500. (But maybe buy the res...

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by Babyshark
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Considering that the potential A220-500 only has two competitors.. Airbus' own A320neo which is sold out for nearly a decade Boeing's 737-8 which is grounded and sold out for nearly a decade .. it seems like a good idea to ramp up the A220 line further and launch an A220-500. (But maybe buy the res...

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by Babyshark
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39311

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Obviously it's up to Airbus how to spend their money. If Airbus decides to launch an A220-500 in 2020 it would likely not be ready for delivery until 2024-2025. By that time, production would have been ramped up significantly. A lot of things can change in 5 years. Sometimes it's better to be forwa...

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62815

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

I do enjoy VVs posts. I learn a lot.

For 220 fans, imho, rip out the cockpit and go 100% Airbus... things could get interesting then with a common type. It would be more important than a A225.

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62815

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

If you're really into fuel burns, here's how it's really viewed... If one of our routes needs 200 seats from 5am to noon, most all of it on the first flight, the answer is not 2 A221s with 100 seats because it has lower fuel burns. But rather it's a single 30-year-old A320 with 157 seats at 6am. The...

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62815

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Also, VV just seems bitter about his time at BBD. Don't overegg the pudding. I don't believe VV did much technical work in Montreal. Sweeping the corridors would technically make someone ex-BBD Montreal. Doesn't mean they know what they are talking about. Given what I see with our 220s, I don't thi...

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by Babyshark
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62815

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

I think the U.S. market was very clear, it wanted a very efficient E175 or E190s operated at the regional level and not mainline. What the market was given was a E175 E2, E190s and 220s they have to operate at mainline. The market responded with a very low order book and adding range to the 220 did ...

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by Babyshark
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 62815

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Correct, but do most airlines in Europe need the range capability? Useful pretty much ends at 2000nm .... Best regards Thomas Exactly. So why would you carry more weight when you do not need the range capability? Because there was a focus on American carriers buying them for long thin routes? Hones...

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