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by xwb565
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111709

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Any word on a350 rpc3503? It has been out of service for close to two months after an alleged ground vehicle impact in HKG. Perhaps things a bit busy at LHT Manila and aircraft still to go in for repairs?

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by xwb565
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 30
Views: 4690

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Ostrower reports the trip fuel burn is just about the same with the neo carrying 70 more passengers. It has to be said that the difference goes beyond just seat count though. The neo carries a substantially more modern and heavier interior. Interesting, can you provide a link? As the Op says, Its b...

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by xwb565
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?
Replies: 30
Views: 4690

Re: A330neo vs 767-300er fuel stats: Anyone have subscription to aircurrent?

Ostrower reports the trip fuel burn is just about the same with the neo carrying 70 more passengers. It has to be said that the difference goes beyond just seat count though. The neo carries a substantially more modern and heavier interior.

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus' Roger Béteille passes away 97 yrs old
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: Airbus' Roger Béteille passes away 97 yrs old

Great man. The cross section still works today and was critical to the success the a300 enjoyed in Asia.

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by xwb565
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hearing some silly fuel burn numbers for the a330-900. Neither the 787-9/10 and a359 are even close but both are faster to the tune of an hour on really long flights. The much narrower fuselage probably helps a lot. Care to share some numbers? I have flown both the 330-ceo and 787, would love to se...

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by xwb565
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

Hearing some silly fuel burn numbers for the a330-900. Neither the 787-9/10 and a359 are even close but both are faster to the tune of an hour on really long flights. The much narrower fuselage probably helps a lot.

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34074

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

I also believe the 778/9 will pressure A350-1000 pricing. We can debate until we are blue, but Boeing has sandwhiched the A350. Lightsaber You ignore the a330neo which sandwiches the 787 with the a350 on top. There is momentum now with that project and the 787 will not have it easy at the bottom end.

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34074

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

The 787 is much further down the road in terms of its production run. Airbus will find the reductions but so too will Boeing. Eventually though the curve will flatten out earlier for the 787. The question is what is the differential between the two when the curves are flattened out. I suspect it wi...

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 34074

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

The 787 is much further down the road in terms of its production run. Airbus will find the reductions but so too will Boeing. Eventually though the curve will flatten out earlier for the 787.

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14886

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-goody ... KKCN1TM1SM
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For whatever reason my post got deleted from the main a321xlr thread so here goes.

Goodyear will supply the new radials for the a321xlr.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-goody ... KKCN1TM1SM

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 69179

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

Goodyear will supply the new tires for the xlr https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/goodyear-to-supply-airbus-a321xlr-with-flight-radial-tires-300872636.html The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear's most advanced aviation products, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology and s...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

From a lightly loaded a350 - 20t payload, 9.5hr trip, avg fuel burn only 5.1t per hour. What a difference getting higher sooner makes. This was with one of the lower MSN A359? Original Sharklets? Not sure- don't have the msn. The fuel delta between the newer and older msn's should grow with higher ...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
xwb565 wrote:
Bloomberg reporting the same. No rfp was issued.


Bloomberg also reporting Airbus not giving up on this and intend to make a bid to win this back.


How do you do that without an RFP? Send in a unsolicited offer?

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

crimsonchin wrote:
Interesting that Reuters is saying the bid wasn't even open to both OEMs. If that's true, how does that tally with wanting to keep both sides on their toes and honest about pricing? :?:


Does seem to go totally against what was claimed to be the reason for the order in that press release.

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I will do my best to learn from the master- your subtle way of throwing shade at Airbus is indeed worthy of imitation For the record, I truly admire the A321 (especially with PW GTF) and the A330 -- what's your favorite Boeing product? The 737max. I had 3 flights before the grounding and had nothin...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This is why I love a.net: #227 : This LOI is just posturing #228 : This LOI signals a move to a Boeing only fleet Maybe it's just an opportunistic buy? Nah, that'd deprive us of an opportunity to throw shade... I am sorry for seemingly copying your modus operandi on this forum- taking a article and...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This is why I love a.net: #227 : This LOI is just posturing #228 : This LOI signals a move to a Boeing only fleet Maybe it's just an opportunistic buy? Nah, that'd deprive us of an opportunity to throw shade... I am sorry for seemingly copying your modus operandi on this forum- taking a article and...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

A report in the Times is now claiming that the deal is the handy work of IAG's CFO. Perhaps BA is going back to its Boeing only days.

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Bloomberg reporting the same. No rfp was issued.

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 857
Views: 349280

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/JAL_Official_jp
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IMHO JAL domestic interiors put many long haul ones to shame. https://twitter.com/JAL_Official_jp

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

From a lightly loaded a350 - 20t payload, 9.5hr trip, avg fuel burn only 5.1t per hour. What a difference getting higher sooner makes.

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124564

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

Scherer's investor presentation today said 9 customers for the XLR. How many have they revealed so far?

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43822

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I am guessing some folks at Airbus maybe secretly pleased with this deal. 200 more Boeing aircraft for a EU customer gives more leverage in any potential tariff fight.

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87262

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

https://twitter.com/airwaysmagazine

Some strange wording in the first part of the release. Is the competition still open? Is WW send a shot across Airbus's bows over pricing?
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https://twitter.com/airwaysmagazine

Some strange wording in the first part of the release. Is the competition still open? Is WW send a shot across Airbus's bows over pricing?

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87262

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

I say this with no bias - it looks like IAG wants to ensure a strong Boeing. A similar order to the one SQ launched the a350xwb after the major Airbus fiasco a decade ago.

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87262

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

IAG reportedly order 200 737max.

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by xwb565
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124564

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

I guess Boeing gets the widebody SV order. Someone on one of the other threads was right about the media report being confusing.

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

xwb565 suggests to continue discussion of A359 performance here instead of the A35K thread, let me start then. xwb565 claims that 280t 359 lifts 36t payload for 17 hours. However, there are two data points of actual flights in the Civil Aviation board: 1. SQ31 SFO-SIN, TOW 271t, payload 25t, 16 hou...

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase

One cannot roughly estimate anything from two sets of data on opposite ends of the payload scale given the effect it has on fuel burn. I certainly am not going to burn bridges by revealing my sources but the peer reviewed calculations by Zeke are available in the tech ops thread to disprove this wh...

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase

One cannot roughly estimate anything from two sets of data on opposite ends of the payload scale given the effect it has on fuel burn. I certainly am not going to burn bridges by revealing my sources but the peer reviewed calculations by Zeke are available in the tech ops thread to disprove this who...

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: a350-1000 range increase

quick q. does anyone have any payload/burn/time data from PR's jfk/mnl route? it's 7400nm and would provide a peek into how the 359/278 is doing. it would be pretty easy to figure out the 359/280 from this. the only other long route is the sq sfo one with a 359/275. other than the ulr ones lax and ...

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132054

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Clark also referring to the max grounding for flydubai. This appears a full on contract renegotiation.

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by xwb565
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15332

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

The a350 has met or exceeded all performance guarantees from day one. It has in the last couple of quarters become the most reliable widebody overtaking even the 777. However the smaller widebody will always sell better in a dip. Hence it is no surprise the 787 has sold well. Actually the A350-900 ...

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by xwb565
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15332

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

The a350 has met or exceeded all performance guarantees from day one. It has in the last couple of quarters become the most reliable widebody overtaking even the 777. However the smaller widebody will always sell better in a dip. Hence it is no surprise the 787 has sold well.

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by xwb565
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: a350-1000 range increase

This mtow increase has nothing to do with project sunwhatever. It has been in the works for since the a35k test program(which delivered better field performance than anticipated) and offers customers the ability to match the 777-9x in terms of payload range. It is no surprise that Airbus is now push...

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by xwb565
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: a350-1000 range increase

The A350 can still fly much further than the 787, just the gap is not as large as the brochure range suggests. Not true. Both 254t 787-9 and 280t A350-900 fly about 7500 nmi with respective full cabins. 359 is a bigger plane; it's not fair to compare their range with the same payload. With the same...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Re: a350-1000 range increase

Very interesting, also noting that the Fuel volume has stayed at 159000l. Is there some games at hand in making the range just top trump the 778X? That range figure is likely just 350 passengers and their baggage. So 42,000kg using 100kg per passenger and 20kg per bag (those figures based on result...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12909

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

I am not too familiar with the detail economics of the atr72 but hate flying in it from a comfort stand point. Is there any chance that the m100 can take the fight to a prop in the non US market? It will have the advantage of one to two additional sectors in a day.

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19049

Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase

Airbus has formalized the expected mtow increase to 319t. Range has increased to 16,100km. Airbus has also revised the 3 class seating figures giving a seating range similar to what Boeing publishes. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Airbus-Family-Figures...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6416

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

An airbus executive at today's delivery celebration for JAL stated that a350 reliability is now "above 99.5%". This is a quite extraordinary achievement and puts the aircraft in the reliability league of even narrow bodies.

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66902

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Saudi Arabian Airlines is closing in on both an A350 order as well as a possible A320 order with Airbus according to Reuters. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow/saudia-airline-close-to-placing-order-for-airbus-aircraft-sources-idUKKCN1TD0UV "PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabi...

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

There is reportedly up to 300kg per hour fuel burn difference between older a350-900s and the newest ones with larger winglets (and other mods) for similar payloads and trip lengths. Dear xwb565, This 300kg figure would mean a 5.5% difference between "old" and newer 350-900s - this sounds...

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by xwb565
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 vs A350 range
Replies: 384
Views: 74746

Re: 787 vs A350 range

There is reportedly up to 300kg per hour fuel burn difference between older a350-900s and the newest ones with larger winglets (and other mods) for similar payloads and trip lengths.

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18787

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

The older a320s while sturdy birds are said to be a pain in terms of hydraulics reliability. I am not sure if the hydraulics are upgrade-able to newer standards during heavy checks.

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23822

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

90% of routes ... :roll: One more time, who needs 50-55 t??? Answer : Very few airlines when you compared A330's VS A359 orders since 15 last years! Checklist787, most A350 / 787 leave close to MTOW. You know the passenger load, fuel, OEW. The difference towards MTOW is cargo. So if you put in 300 ...

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by xwb565
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23822

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

As zeke has repeatedly pointed out, this 6t bump will have no effect whatsoever on the a359s market. It does bring a very useful lift upgrade for existing operators but still falls far short of the a350-900's capabilities. From the figures posted in another thread, the 787-10 can lift 43t over 11 an...

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by xwb565
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6416

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

Extrapolating from a slightly shorter sector, max payload should be around 55t for the iah sector with fuel burn working out to approximately 6.7t per hour. Out of curiosity what would be the fuel burn with a payload of 40 ton? [emoji848] One of the resident a350 crew on anet will have to help you ...

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6416

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

Extrapolating from a slightly shorter sector, max payload should be around 55t for the iah sector with fuel burn working out to approximately 6.7t per hour.

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by xwb565
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 640
Views: 166337

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The already delayed first flight of the Boeing 777-9, currently targeted for the end of June, looks set to be pushed back again after an ‘anomaly’ was detected in a General Electric GE9X engine undergoing pre-delivery factory tests. “During a factory test an engine gave us a signal about its health...

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