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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12427

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Anyone remember the post 9/11 security fees? Anyone want to bet airlines will charge a fee for "research to prevent future pandemics" after all this is said and done? They should after seeing one decimate their industry.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Unfortunate news for Airbus, its employees, its suppliers, and the entire industry. Another ripple in the pond.

We. Are. Just. Getting. Started. With. This. Folks.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12427

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I honestly think we are looking at a 5-10 year recovery to get anywhere close to 2019 numbers on a global scale. Based on what? Just curious. That brings us out to 2025-2030, and I think it is only fair to ask what factors you use to make a prediction that bold It took WWII for the US to finally ge...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12427

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

My belief is that we will look back at these summer 2020 days as the 'best of times' with respect to the arch of this pandemic and its ramifications. 50% or more of the members of this forum will have lost their job, their house, their health insurance, their retirement plan, or all the above, by s...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12427

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

My belief is that we will look back at these summer 2020 days as the 'best of times' with respect to the arch of this pandemic and its ramifications. 50% or more of the members of this forum will have lost their job, their house, their health insurance, their retirement plan, or all the above, by su...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2613

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

Another MOM thread... Did we need another one this week?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5058

Re: United A350 orders

They just took delivery of some 77Ws and also have 772s and a slew of 787s. No need for a a350 right now. When the 777 replacement cycle hits, then the a350 will fit in nicely. My uneducated guess is the oldest 77Es will be starting to go out in 2027 at the earliest which will give time for the A35...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 96
Views: 12468

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

LH should give its newest, used A333s and A32Xs to OS/SN/EW and create one LCC with three liveries based on two frames. LH should then replace its A343/A333 with B789/B78Js. No, LH has not (yet) cancelled or deferred its B787/B779 order. If so, show me a link. Otherwise, it's just wishful thinking.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7282

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

The EU is playing this recovery much smarter than the US. In the US, it's about corporate welfare to maintain the status quo. In the EU, it appears to be targeted at R&D and climate change. Great news for Airbus. If they can deliver the first carbon neutral AC. That's a huge milestone and leaves...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8062

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

This strikes me as a move made from desperation. The 777x passenger jet program is languishing. Following the strategy Boeing used with the 747-8, they are attempting to use the cargo business to keep the line alive. Given that the 777 is so heavy, it is well suited to freighter usage. Link that th...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8062

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

Can a 777-8P haul same/more (?) PAX + same/more cargo tonnage (?) a same/further distance (?) than a A35K/ULR for Project Sunrise?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8051

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

I apologise if my previous post offended anyone. It was mean to be completely sarcastic, but I guess that didn't come through.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65679

Re: First of the remaining LH B747-400 to retire this week

The 744 is next. Expect the last frames to leave as the first 2 777X arrive next year, if not sooner. Currently only VM, VW, VY and VZ have no retirement planned. The plan in April was to retire VO, VP, VR VS and VT only! If the first 777-9 arrive next year isnt clear. LH is trying to defer deliver...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14322

Re: Trump Admin to bar Chinese Airlines from flying to US

I am living under the flight path to JFK, and see a lot of Chinese planes flying into NYC; CA981 PEK-JFK 773 just flew overhead. Those contrails really give a new meaning to the word "lifeline"... My biggest question is if US stocked up enough masks for such harsh action... Well, they jus...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14322

Re: Trump Admin to bar Chinese Airlines from flying to US

I see some Airbus orders on the horizon. Exactly. Next move is that China will forbid their airlines from purchasing Boeing aircraft. Good news for Airbus, bad news for the EU, which refuses to play hardball with China. For all of his faults, I appreciate Trump standing up to China. I just question...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

TropicalSky wrote:
Question-why are there very small windows every few rows starting just prior to door #2?

Opus99 wrote:
https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1267685544517005317?s=21

WH003 in her full glory!

I must say I love this white livery


I think these are "ports" for testing equipment.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat May 30, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11550

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

So wait a minute. Pre-Covid they couldn't afford them. Post-Covid, the freight/cargo market has turned, and now they realize they could turn a profit with them and are now pissed at Boeing? Makes perfect sense!

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed May 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58825

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Wonder what the impact will be on 748I used market values and potential P2F programs for the few 748Is out there. Might give incentive to LH/KE/CA to offload them earlier?

Agreed that the market is not there for Boeing to spend the money. They want to focus on the 77F/778F/767F-NG.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue May 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forbes: Air Travel Prices Set To Double
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Forbes: Air Travel Prices Set To Double

According to Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tamarathiessen/2020/05/18/air-travel-prices-set-to-double-us-europe/#409fffa617d0 This will put travel out the realm of possibility for most of the (American) middle class and even be cost prohibitive for most business travel. Will the airlines take ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue May 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I am optimistically going to say that one the reasons why the 778 is "dying" in pax form is because the 779 will meet the 778 range target with full pax and bags/cargo. It will be a beast. The 778 will still be the basis for an amazing freighter replacement of the 777F.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue May 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19708

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

First of many WB cancellations to come.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon May 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4594

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

In a normal world, Boeing wouldn't say anything but a comment would leak via STC or some other CEO. But the world is not normal and I would expect orders for all WBs to contract. Besides, has Airbus said anything official to date about the A359/35K meeting or exceeding its performance goals? Sorry b...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62058

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Any word on the fate of the Airbus condition?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat May 23, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Does anyone know why there is so little fresh 77X content on YouTube? Covid keeping the spotters home?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa June International schedule
Replies: 16
Views: 6630

Re: Lufthansa June International schedule

To date LH has only outlined its 01JUN-14JUN schedule, which sees some longhaul flying return, but 747-400, A340-600 and A380 fleets remain entirely grounded. Limited A333, A343, A359 and B748 flying. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291311/lufthansa-01-14jun20-operations-as-of-14m...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat May 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62058

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Any update on the Airbus condition today?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Is this TAB a neutral party? Maybe made up European, Canadian, Asian regulatory bodies? Or is the TAB owned by Boeing too?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62058

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

If LH can't balance its fleet needs in the most efficient manner while have to buy from only one vendor, Boeing will obviously get the short end of the stick. While I guess more Germans will remain employed by Airbus, the German taxpayers will be paying more for planes. I hope Trump retaliates: Boei...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62058

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Did AF/KLM/IG/BA make similar demands to buy Airbus only? Can Boeing take this to the WTO if their orders are dropped?

In my opinion, Trump should retaliate: Airbus orders should be dropped for any of the US# receiving taxpayer funds.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62058

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

So I guess this means the 77X order will be dumped? 787 order? No more Boeings at LH? Great day for Airbus.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26423

Re: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

Doesn't bode well for the 77X either.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60931

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

The 748 was built to add pricing pressure on the A380, similar to how the A330neo does the same with the 787. Boeing launched the 748F first, which tells you something else. The 748F ain't dead yet.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed May 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reopening US-EU Travel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

LAXintl wrote:
US-EU travel never closed.
Airlines and passengers continued to cross the Atlantic daily.


For essential travel only to my knowledge...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reopening US-EU Travel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Reopening US-EU Travel?

Would it be a good idea to have a place to discuss the reopening of US-EU air travel? In this thread, we can discuss news items related to reopening dates, applicable countries, and applicable procedures, such as mandatory quarantines, etc.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue May 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Flight test 4 has engines on now.

That makes all 4 flight test planes with engines .

3 is coming out any day now


Well, they must have confidence in the new engine if they are ordering more for more test frames.

So in total 4 test frames should be flying in the coming weeks?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon May 18, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63254

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

They certainly could get 100 MAXs faster than 100 A220s - even recognizing the A220s they have on order. 1. But only the A220 is allowed to fly, the MAX is grounded. 2. The A220 offers more cabin comfort for passengers. 3. Passengers won't trust travelling onboard the MAX. 1. True. 2. In a Covid er...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon May 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65594

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

At this point reality doesn't matter. The perception of reality has already taken over.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon May 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15725

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

You don't get it. Whether it's COVID, some other pandemic, or climate change, the prevailing trend will be to separate society in many ways, including those who can travel to the real place, experience it without crowds, and receive a luxurious experience, versus those who will have to settle for th...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun May 17, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14260

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

It's been my "commuter" plane flying IAD-FRA on UA989. The 777 will always be special to me. Oh and it's not that loud...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 15, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63254

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

Six pages of speculative posts, and nobody has mentioned one very-obvious marketing potential for the 717 at a time of COVID-19: One Hundred Percent Fresh Air. Zero recirculated air. Or maybe that just emphasizes that most other aircraft have some level of recirculation. Back in the day when I woul...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 15, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63254

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

From a simplification perspective would it not be wiser to push Airbus into developing an A225 instead of adding another type to the fleet? Good luck getting Airbus to spend $ billions on a new derivative just now. Let me fix that for you: Good luck getting Airbus to spend $ billions on a new deriv...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 14, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The 757 can't do containers. For that reason any rebirth of the frame is stillborn. You can design container-capability into it by creating a specialized container or designing it to use existing AKH containers like the A320 family. And there is a picture of a TWA or Western 727 that is loading con...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The 757 can't do containers. For that reason any rebirth of the frame is stillborn.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Predicting DL will retire all Boeing aircraft and be strictly an Airbus user by 2025-29 I know this is the dream of so many fans but I predict you are wrong. Delta won't ignore the ultra cheap MAX deal and I assure you that some sort of mix of Boeing 787/767-NG/757-MG/MOM/NMA will find its way to D...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat May 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?

As the Germans say, "Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt." Hope is the last to die. I've been keeping my sanity through all this by clutching to the hope that we could still fly to Athens, Greece in August for vacation. I just learned that United has cancelled its EWR-ATH segment for this summer. ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

So this is evolving into two frames, both with trickle-down 787/77X technologies: 767F-NG: -300 length, new wing, similar size as the original wing, new wingbox, de-rated 787 engines. 767P-NG: -200 length, new wing, smaller size than original wing, new wingbox, even more de-rated 87 engines. I am no...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25332

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

The amount of psychological damage that people are suffering during this, be it through job loss, isolation, domestic abuse, illness, or all of the above, is the new Mount Everest we have before us as the clouds begin to clear. The amount of suicides, even in strange ways such as this and even the Q...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri May 08, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 615
Views: 110409

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Weren't the original 757 and 767 built on the same line? Maybe Boeing is considering a modern reincarnation. In fact, I think I made a post about that over a year ago.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu May 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 274862

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

There has been a lot of unsubstantiated doom and gloom spewed about the 777-9. I'd like to offer a counter hypothesis: The bird will over perform. It will surpass expectations. The reason the 778 is being downplayed is because the 779 will have the capacity and the range to do what the 778 can do. ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed May 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31046

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The lack of commentary about the 777X is truly the elephant in the room. He is also the largest customer for it, and if i am Boeing reading this, I would be alarmed. STC clearly mentions the A350/787 so my guess is that he will attempt to convert at least 50% of his 777X orders to the 787. If I am B...

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