by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17617

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Has MCAS been installed yet?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353590

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353590

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

And that is what is called a recursive statement: one that calls itself.

DJ pilfers information from here > broadcasts it as his own without giving any credit > makes money > people here watch his videos and posts his news here.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 8712

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Well, there goes one of the most rationale thread openers I have ever read...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10225

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

Like VW, Boeing's PR face throughout has been abysmal. Muilenburg comes off with as much empathy and tact as a sleezy lobbyist for used car salesmen. If I were Boeing's BOD, I'd fire Muilenburg before Paris (and maybe others). I would do whatever I could, without appearing pushy, to showcase front a...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710149

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

AFAIK we don't know this to be fact, beyond what was published in the Seattle Times, which was based on interviews with unnamed sources. We don't know if some or any or all of this part of the story is true. If it were untrue, I would have expected a fairly vigorous denial from Boeing since it pain...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8457

Re: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations

The 787 doing what it was designed to do. Congratulations to Boeing as well.

I'd love to see average fuel consumption per passenger per hour over one year versus a 77W, A388, B744, B748...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

In an updated article on the German website Aero.de it is said that a LH spokesman said to them that also the Embraer E2 and the A220 are being considered: "Neben der 737 MAX und der A320neo kommen auch die Embraer E2 und der Airbus A220 für den nächsten Auftrag in Frage, sagte der Sprecher.&q...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A350 arrives in CLT!
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: Lufthansa A350 arrives in CLT!

CLTRampRat wrote:
Yes the Lufthansa lady was here and totally lost her mind when it taxied down the runway.

Cheers to the tower for having them do that! We enjoyed it!


What happened? Link to ATC recording?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Or maybe the real competition here is the A22X. Seems way too tempting for Airbus not to offer a sweet deal on it or a A22X/A32X combo.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

If LH is building its LCC around EW and SN, which is built around the A333 in WB terms, it would make no sense to have the MAX fulfill their NB needs. I don't see it at LH either. Nor LX. That many would be too many for OS. Meh. It will never happen. Just a bargaining chip against Airbus to which th...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

You know, the upshot of the MAX tragedy - if there is one - is that the plane is going to go under every regulatory microscope out there. Unprecedented review. IF - and that is a big IF - the plane eeks it out with flying colors, one could assume that it is a pretty darn safe and proven plane, which...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Blerg wrote:
Could this be a favour to Boeing to bring back some confidence after all this bad PR?


That was my thought for a moment as well. But why would LH of all companies do that?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

OR...

Is the only way to be the first through the "NMA door" later is to oder MAX now and change up?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17106

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

I think an A321XLR launch at Paris is pretty likely, but let's not overthink it: it's an A321neo with a higher MTOW and a fuel tank configuration that's more sensible for airlines requiring long range. It can replace 757s, not 767s. It can outperform existing narrowbodies on 4000+ nm routes, but it...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Looking at the link, he has kind words for Boeing. Actually, color me surprised. At the end of the day, manufacturers want (need) healthy competition. “We have not lost our trust in Boeing” following two fatal 737 MAX crashes and the grounding earlier this month of the worldwide fleet of that aircra...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35077

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Haha. Why would they order MAX. That is a laugh. NMA I can see...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710149

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

With this sudden rush to lift the grounding, everything had better be perfect. With the scrutiny around MAX, all it will take is just one incident,MCAS related or not, and MAX will probably never fly again, Boeing will be known as a builder whose planes are unsafe, and the FAA will have zero credib...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710149

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The "add-on" options were, to my knowledge, a third AOA sensor plus an "AOA disagree" light. The latter is now being offered, free of charge. IMO, the fix needs to... -AOA disagree light. If one or both AOA sensors does not read "level" on the ground, perhaps a Master C...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17106

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

without a rewing, this is imo putting lipstick on a pig. without a new wing, i dont think that this will be all that competitive with the 797. this will capture a decent portion of the upper nb market, but is that enough to stop the 797? imo its not That is probably the biggest question from Boeing...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 80
Views: 17106

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

It is a lovely game of chess, isn't it? Who will move first? What do Boeing's internal resources look like in the wake of the MAX disaster? Is the NMA team working away, heads town, marching forward against the currents? Does Boeing have the financial resources in the face of BILLIONS in MAX-related...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47636

Re: WN puts the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

It sounds to me - from what WN knows - this won't be a quick fix or a quick process.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles
Replies: 16
Views: 3570

Re: Airbus response to Boeing's troubles

Unless Airbus can substantially increase production, reduce backlog, and offer slots sooner than later, there is nothing they can do with the A32Xneo. Where it could get interesting is the A22X. I also don't expect Boeing to be idle here. I predict NMA still goes forward. JV with Embraer + a little ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 465
Views: 126165

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Mid April was supposed to be the first flight. Doubt the MAX issue should affect this progress...yet.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11703

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Where does it stink the most? I want names. Who is responsible for MCAS? Systems integration? Testing and certification? Who besides Dennis Muilenburg? Eric Linblad? Hamilton. He's now in charge of the lion air and Ethiopian crash team. He knows first hand which evidence has to be shredded ASAP. Bo...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: Could AA cancel their 737 MAX orders?

Anything is possible at this point. He'd have to wait a while in line. It would also be sort of poetic... AA's demand for a counter option against the NEO > Boeing offered MAX > MAX is rushed out the barn > MAX kills people > AA cancels MAX order > AA orders NEO.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353590

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Came across this today. Hopefully this is just as much of a pipe dream as it looks! http://yeseniamelara.com/projects1.html http://yeseniamelara.com/images/project1/unitedstationary.jpg Look! It's a globe! No, it's a tulip! No, it's neither. It's a purple "U".

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13406

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Te whole 0.6 vs. 2.5 degrees of adjustment really has me stumped. The former was documented and submitted and certified (?) but the latter somehow became the reality. To be honest, I really think someone screwed up a line of code or something. A mistake really, that unfortunately went unnoticed. I j...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13406

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

3 Pages and it seems only one person really knows what they're talking about (OldAeroGuy). Here is a glimpse of reality. Suppose you say the FAA must now reclaim the certification process. What happens? Well, all of the current DER's or ODA members would be brought in under the FAA name, and to pay...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11703

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

Where does it stink the most? I want names. Who is responsible for MCAS? Systems integration? Testing and certification? Who besides Dennis Muilenburg? Eric Linblad?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13406

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Otherwise, we should be mourning the dead. We should be thankful that their sacrifice means regulatory processes are being examined for the safety of millions. But none of us should take some childish joy in the demise of a company or brand as some are indeed doing.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 361
Views: 13406

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

What is the point (obsession) of hoping the MAX catastrophe spills over to the 77X? I think it's a safe assumption that these events may not yet impact the "grandfathering" process as a whole but will certainly put a lot more scrutiny into every 77X certification process. A delayed EIS cou...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 592834

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Has this been posted yet? https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/03/jump-seat-pilot-and-boeing-737-max/585301/ "A new report details the story of an off-duty pilot who correctly diagnosed a malfunctioning system and saved the Lion Air plane one day before it crashed. The story, writes James Fal...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353590

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
Image


I want more purple.

Thankfully this isn't quite the same as Norwegian's "condom" look.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G
Replies: 193
Views: 13950

Re: MAX nacelle, AOA, center of lift, and C/G

The Boeing <> FAA certification issue aside, the whole MCAS system screams of being sloppy, rushed, half-baked work. Everything mentioned here and elsewhere is design 101. -MCAS activation should depend on agreement of 2-3 sensors. If there is disagreement, a warning light should appear in the cockp...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9316

Re: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s

Congrats to StarLux and Airbus

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46724

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

A couple of pictures comparing the size between 77W and 779 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1-NE-FU0AASJbw?format=jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1107759155152998400?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1-LKreUgAAHFGE?format=jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/110775705476299571...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713516

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Did anyone else see this info from the Seattle Times article? Alternatively, the system could have been designed to check that the angle-of-attack reading was accurate while the plane was taxiing on the ground before takeoff, when the angle of attack should read zero. “They could have designed a two...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?
Replies: 133
Views: 15925

Re: NSA+NMA: Could Boeing do them both together (again)?

I would like to pose this question (again) but under the current circumstances. I would argue that Boeing CAN do it. It is perhaps imperative for their own survival that they do NSA/NMA as a tandem development. Probably cheaper to suffer through ONE big cut (cutting the MAX) than to die by a thousan...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710149

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Fix the root cause of all these problems, and increase the length of the @#%@& MLG. I know it's not trivial and I know it's not cheap. Find a location where it doesn't affect the wing box structurally, design a fairing that doesn't increase drag too much, reroute what needs to be rerouted, fire...

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OldAeroGuy wrote:
Anyone who wants to contribute intelligently to this discussion needs to read and understand this FAA Advisory Circular.

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... 101-1B.pdf


Just some light bedtime reading there.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353590

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Just preparing y'all for the inevitable: https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg I would like to see a variation of this with... -More of purple-blue tail color. -Raise the UNITED letters above the windows. -Wavy cheat line that starts blue at the nose, with a gradient of purple, matching the tail at the e...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53912

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

There go the 779X options... :stirthepot: I guess you were right, they're no longer in the optional state... :stirthepot: Was there some sort of press release by either Boeing or LH stating they firmed the last 14? If not there's no news. LH always had 34 779s in their fleet overview in the financi...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46724

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Who asked about the size of the tip earlier?

This photo adds perspective unless that employee is a child...

Image

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53912

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I think it is obvious that the entire group will be built around the A22X and A32Xneo for the NB and the B789/A359/B779 for WB.

Question is, does this leave a gap for the NMA / B796 or B797?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53912

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

So, yes, 34 779 are coming.
No, 14 779 options were NOT used to buy 20 789.
I am also willing to bet my participation/membership on this forum that the order for 20 789 is only an initial order for the group. I expect at least one more order for 15-30 copies for the group to follow.

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