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by xwb565
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10258

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

SQ does have A359s (non-ULRs) that could be uprated to 280T (if they aren't already?), but not many. I'm not sure they're due many 'long haul' A359s either, the ones they've taken recently have been 'regional'. SQ has plenty of 280t birds. The problem is the fuel capacity for the 18.5 hr sector. Le...

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by xwb565
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10258

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

This has to be the ULR. The standard 900 has 108.3t of tankage which will not permit the 18.5hr return flight nonstop at even lower fuel burn associated with lower payloads. Perhaps Airbus is permitting a tankage increase on the standard 900 but that is not showing on the tcds yet. SQ does have A35...

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by xwb565
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10258

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

SQ press releases says it's the ULR. No it does not. https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/media-centre/press-release/article/?q=en_UK/2020/October-December/ne1720-201020 The Airline will operate the Airbus A350-900 long-range aircraft on the route. This aircraft is configured with 42 Business Clas...

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by xwb565
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly
Replies: 76
Views: 10258

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

This has to be the ULR. The standard 900 has 108.3t of tankage which will not permit the 18.5hr return flight nonstop at even lower fuel burn associated with lower payloads. Perhaps Airbus is permitting a tankage increase on the standard 900 but that is not showing on the tcds yet.

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by xwb565
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 21322

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

Lightsaber those numbers are just wrong and you referring to them repeatedly makes no sense. Zeke has a table up on the ge engine certification thread which literally lays out the performance figures as they are. The real world data is consistently 20% or better for the a35k vs 77w. The aircraft in ...

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by xwb565
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 21322

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

These are facts- same sector length(15.5hrs for 77w 15.25 a35k), similar payload- 6.9/hr for a35k and 8.6/hr for 77w. And this despite the a35k not getting clearance for appropriate flight levels during the initial part.

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by xwb565
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 21322

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

As usual there are lots of posts with different DOW numbers for our favorite widebodies. ;-) While looking at this article lightsaber found: https://www.aircraft-commerce.com/sample_article_folder/121_FLTOPS_A.pdf I'm thinking the RR Trent XWB97 engine just isn't good enough? (In addition to the nu...

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by xwb565
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets
Replies: 155
Views: 21322

Re: Rolls Royce loses £5.4bn, closing two factories, looking to sell assets

The weight delta I have seen for the 789 to a359 is 7-8t depending on certain factors. It was NEVER above that. Both air frames have gotten lighter and continue to get lighter. I don't know what EK was originally promised but in terms of fuel burn the a359 came in better than guarantee and closer to...

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by xwb565
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 49
Views: 7149

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

Which part of Australia? and an unrelated question- what material is the 777-200er gear door made of? :eyepopping:

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0-WpKThyVN/. As can be seen from the third photo in the series N513DZ the pedestal shows a mtow of 617,234 lbs.
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Thanks to another a.net user for this link. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0-WpKThyVN/. As can be seen from the third photo in the series N513DZ the pedestal shows a mtow of 617,234 lbs.

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Basic weight is a lot less than that- closer to 148t. Add crew,catering etc for differing dows based on requirements.

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

The way I read that would be an actual tow of approx 285t. That explains the low fuel burn compared to the usual 6.8t at higher weights. That 6.3t per hour would be only .3t per hour more than an a359 for a similar payload. Airbus can just sit on this bird and wait for the market to come to it once ...

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

It does seem like an oddly low figure for the fuel burn. Taking off at 316t and burning 91.4t means its landing at ~224t. With Ramp Fuel load of 98.3t the zero fuel weight was 217.3t which is getting fairly close to MZFW. Something seems amiss here. Do we (are we allowed) access to the actual takeo...

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I just had a SYD-DOH A35K flight with a ramp fuel load of 98.3 tonnes (trip fuel of 91.4 tonnes). Interestingly, the RTOW (316 tonnes) was close to MTOW (318 tonnes) and the flight time was 14 hr 15 min which is close to typical. What would have allowed for such a low fuel load when the usual ramp ...

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

I just had a SYD-DOH A35K flight with a ramp fuel load of 98.3 tonnes (trip fuel of 91.4 tonnes). Interestingly, the RTOW (316 tonnes) was close to MTOW (318 tonnes) and the flight time was 14 hr 15 min which is close to typical. What would have allowed for such a low fuel load when the usual ramp ...

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by xwb565
Thu May 28, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24472

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

There are a few aspects of this rumor which are doubtful. DL is likely interested in the a359. All of QR's upcoming birds(parts will be in the pipeline) are a35ks. If they are taking slots further down the road, they might as well just stick to their current deal with Airbus as there will be no grea...

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by xwb565
Thu May 21, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

All the DL a350's which are not at 617k(280t) are at 606k(275t). These are upgrade able to 277t if DL wants them. I am not at all sure what DL's oew is. However the newest a350s in a configuration somewhat similar to Dl are around the 135-136t mark. The a359 burns 6-6.2t of fuel per hour at heavier ...

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by xwb565
Fri May 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

But before the Pandemic cargo prices were in the gutter so using a more expensive aircraft to transport cheap cargo doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. There has to be something else in this equation that I'm missing. I suspect it was merely a case of having spare 77L's and putting them where they...

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by xwb565
Fri May 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Not sure! I know DL are taking over some orders from LATAM, but I don't know if they're taking existing ones or ones that are yet to be built. A359s delivered now have the wing twist and new sharklet, so they are capable of being 280T out of the box. I would speculate that DL's future deliveries wi...

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by xwb565
Fri May 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Not sure! I know DL are taking over some orders from LATAM, but I don't know if they're taking existing ones or ones that are yet to be built. A359s delivered now have the wing twist and new sharklet, so they are capable of being 280T out of the box. I would speculate that DL's future deliveries wi...

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by xwb565
Fri May 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

How much cargo was Delta carrying on LAX-SYD or JNB-ATL? I'm not sure about JNB-ATL but UA on LAX-SYD on a 789 can carry a full load of passengers which equates to around 300 bags and around 20,000-25,000 pounds of cargo, the same is true on return leg . The only time the 789 has problems coming ou...

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by xwb565
Thu May 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Certainly ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD will be operated by A350 as demand comes back. Philippine Airlines fly their JFK-MNL with the 359, witch is longer than both DL routes. Other airlines operates long sectors with A350, such as SAA, SIA with the non-ULR 359, QR, so I think it’s feasible that Delta will s...

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by xwb565
Thu May 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123562

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The four newest a350s were delivered at 617k lbs mtow (along with other mods) and can handle LAX-SYD year round with substantial cargo uplift. This is if DL still wants to continue with that route.

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by xwb565
Thu May 14, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 17352

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gzhhxULOvQ The official video from QR's inaugural a35k flight to GRU reveals the following. ZFW around 185t,fuel on board 122.3 ton, tow around 307 ton, trip time 15:47min and fuel used 108.5t. This results in a fuel burn of 6.88 ton per hour. Factors to keep in mind...

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by xwb565
Fri May 01, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10858

QR 787/a350 ground incident

Reportedly caused by weather- a 787 nosed into the side of an a350 at Doha. https://twitter.com/CranfieldA/status/1256036745428316165/photo/1 The damage on the a350 could be substantial given the angle of the impact. How difficult of a fix is the likely to be given the composite construction involved?

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by xwb565
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41619

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

But surely there is something in the way of deposits that CX cannot escape from?

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by xwb565
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41619

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

Perhaps smartplane can guess the answer for this- what would allow CX to walk away from the 777x? the delays? or a not so firm launch customer contract?

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by xwb565
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 167172

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

MSN1 did a 11 hour test flight at regular cruise levels.

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by xwb565
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 167172

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

One of the a35k prototypes is headed to Mexico for high altitude tests. This comes after the cold weather tests a few weeks back. Something appears afoot with regard to the engines.

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by xwb565
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 28404

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

There's no question that the 777-9's wings and engines aid its efficiency. The question then becomes whether the c. 157t OEW vs c. 184t OEW - a difference of 18% and nearly 60,000lb, is still commensurate for the size difference. 157t?At least one operator's a35ks have a basic weight in the 147.5t ...

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by xwb565
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9485

Re: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

No chance. RR will have a watertight contract on that - and Airbus will have had no interest in making sure there was a hole in that boat. Furthermore, the Trent 7000 is beating fuel burn targets. RR have a way to go on other little issues, but GE would have a tough target. The only reason in my mi...

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by xwb565
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo
Replies: 71
Views: 9485

Report: GE may offer engine for a330neo

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ge-stung-b ... 1582113954

I am surprised at this because I thought RR had an exclusive agreement for the a330neo.
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Behind paywall for some.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ge-stung-b ... 1582113954

I am surprised at this because I thought RR had an exclusive agreement for the a330neo.

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by xwb565
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19850

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Now this is what I call progress....Meanwhile some ancient museum piece in LHR is laughing at the theatrics.

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by xwb565
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30694

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

They have defined a liquid free zone within the cockpit... not made the whole cockpit a liquid free zone.

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by xwb565
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10231

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

Now confirmed http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-probe/airbus-agrees-to-settle-corruption-probes-with-france-britain-u-s-idUSKBN1ZR0HQ “Airbus confirms that it has reached agreement in principle with the French Parquet National Financier, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and the U.S. authorities,...

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by xwb565
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10231

Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

http://www.ft.com/content/cb81a5fc-4138 ... e9bd51ceba
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FT is reporting Airbus is close to settling the corruption probes by the UK,EU and US.

One suspects the euro 3 billion figure spoken of will make a substantial dent into any development activities for the near future.

http://www.ft.com/content/cb81a5fc-4138 ... e9bd51ceba

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by xwb565
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116989

Re: 787 vs A350 range

The a339 is not 5t heavier than the a333. Yesterday's 777x ff and the preceding media briefings saw some very tall claims of efficiency over the a35k. I don't put it past Boeing and G.E(in particular) to deliver on some of these claims. Boeing need not make any claims as the 9x deals with a differen...

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by xwb565
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116989

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Dow is far far less than 137t....there are a350s that operate at lighter than that.

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by xwb565
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116989

Re: 787 vs A350 range

AECM wrote:
xwb565 wrote:
The a330-900 is proving a real fuel sipper... 40 t payload on 12 hour sectors at 5.3-5.4t per hour with different operators. That span increase is doing wonders. The big trent is not bad either.
These 40 ton on 12 hour sectors in a 242 ton A339 means that they are taking off at MTOW?


No- its below.

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by xwb565
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116989

Re: 787 vs A350 range

The a330-900 is proving a real fuel sipper... 40 t payload on 12 hour sectors at 5.3-5.4t per hour with different operators. That span increase is doing wonders. The big trent is not bad either. Cool. Do you have access to any flight plans or FCOM data? Would love to run a comparison with the 787.....

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by xwb565
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 483
Views: 116989

Re: 787 vs A350 range

The a330-900 is proving a real fuel sipper... 40 t payload on 12 hour sectors at 5.3-5.4t per hour with different operators. That span increase is doing wonders. The big trent is not bad either.

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by xwb565
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64958

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

China most likely since Airbus was reportedly be looking at assembling a330 neos at Tianjin.

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by xwb565
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11523

Re: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off

I have been involved in idi** proofing many pieces of machinery but perhaps this justifies a small non lethal dose of electricity every time a passenger ignores the sign and tries to break the panel open. It would be very easy in an all electric plane like the 787 of course :mischievous:

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by xwb565
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8420

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

It is only a interface option for the efb type information. You can still use the other input methods when touch screen use is not suitable.

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by xwb565
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257736

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

While your 260t MTOW 787-9 would need to depart with 260t TOW; the "super heavy" 319t A351 would depart with 311~312t (155t OEW +137t fuel (165000l + 9600l) ACT +20t Pax), and even the 319t Version has hence enough lift for 260 ~270 passengers, the 321t version adds 20 to that. At least o...

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by xwb565
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748951

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

Amiga500 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
It will never happen, but I can think of one brash American that has a ton of experience in the airplane business that doesn't have a job right now. :stirthepot:


teehehehehehe

that would be HILARIOUS.

"Our friends in Seattle"


For a minute I was wondering who he was referring to.

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by xwb565
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748951

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

Spirit aerosystems is vulnerable. Their A350 production could be impacted as the 737 is so much of cash flow... I am concerned for the casting houses. Everything from engine casings, turbine blades, to valve bodies just lost, I estimate, 35% of their business. As this hits Meggitt, UTX, British Aer...

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by xwb565
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257736

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

12 aircraft is substantially more than what would be required for the routes discussed publicly for sunrise. Perhaps some unmodified a35k will be delivered for regional and regular transpacific ops?

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