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by Baldr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 111
Views: 17408

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

"Slight" increase? Maybe so. What's about the take off thrust requirements to keep the same runway requirements? How would you classify a 4t(1,25%) MTOW increase? It depends where you put the reference. Initially the -1000 was at 308,000 kg. Since its EIS in 2018 the MTOW has been creepin...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9408

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Don't most commercial aircraft already pollute less per passenger then most cars? Also stating the obvious here, but you can't run trains over the ocean and there aren't a whole lot of battery powered boats that can get you from Perth to New York etc. in any reasonable time frame. Exactly. People o...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9408

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Exactly why would the USA worry about flight shaming? The sheer expanse of the USA east to west almost dictates flying. You could easily take trains in Europe. But their area is different from Ours How much fuel do we spend yearly keeping carriers operating and training our Pilots? How much Oil I b...

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by Baldr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

RJMAZ wrote: You just got it wrong again. No, I didn't. RJMAZ wrote: Engine to aircraft centreline 787-9/10 973cm a350-900 1050cm I used the number for the 787-10 in the Boeing ACAPS for the 787: 9.71 m You're just making things up and taking the value for the 787-8 (9.73 m) as gospel and using it ...

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by Baldr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Now, it would appear as if your 787-10ERX would need a new, larger wing and a taller landing gear. Incorrect. When viewed from the front the 787 engines are much closer to the main landing gear than the A350. This is what determines minimum ground clearance for cross wind landing while the aircraft...

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by Baldr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

you have imagination ... Similar engines for 787 New family Greenliner 787-10ERX: 15,200km / 2 class 323 seats. 787-11X : 2 class 350 seats 13,000km (good for Asian market) same MTOW as the 787-10 Dreamliner 787-9ERX : same MTOW as the 787-8 Dreamliner 2 class 280 seats, 15.200 km range 787-8LRX : ...

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by Baldr
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Very well, But a question comes to my mind ... How further would fly the A350-900 neo concept with these new engines? Well, the UltraFan engine should have a 10 percent lower Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption (TSFC) than what is currently the most efficient turbofan engine -- the Trent XWB engine on...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

guys calm down ... You went so far and quickly. An A350-900neo flying 17.000 km is useless. Venturing to want to do something other than a 777-X (A350-2000X concept) is also a suicide as I explained above it would be a VLA market. Quite frankly I would rather see something very similar for a 787-10...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

If a bigger, heavier A350-2000 would gain 10-15t extra empty weight over the A350-1000, it would still weigh ~20t less empty than a 777-9.. That's what I always wondered about in the 777X business case. Aircraft: OEW=costs. https://seekingalpha.com/article/2761435-boeing-how-the-777x-will-beat-the-...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Very well, But a question comes to my mind ... How further would fly the A350-900 neo concept with these new engines? Well, the UltraFan engine should have a 10 percent lower Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption (TSFC) than what is currently the most efficient turbofan engine -- the Trent XWB engine on...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Nope, is already FBW. No need for a pinch of FBW for the edges of the envelope. Best regards Thomas Very well, But a question comes to my mind ... How further would fly the A350-900 neo concept with these new engines? The A388 needs 168k lbf per wing. UltraFan is supposed to be up to 100K lbf. Stil...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

As I indicated in my previous comment, a 185 inch-diameter (4.7 m) nacelle would fit under the A350 wing if the engine is hung as high as the LEAP-1B is hung with respect to the wing on the 737 MAX . What I understand is that it will require an MCAS system also ? Nope, is already FBW. No need for a...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

If 3.7m fan case diameter is the nacelle diameter then it is slightly smaller than the GE9X. If the bypass ratio is 14:1 then with that diameter the thrust level would be perfect for the current A350NEO. This is 100% for the A350NEO. A 3.7m nacelle will fit under the A350 without any problems. As I...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14660

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

The first prototype would be a nice and cheap candidate. How many A330-800 flight test vehicles are there? I'd reckon Airbus would want to keep at least one for any future MRTT or dedicated freighter based on the 330neo. There's only one A330-800 test aircraft. The Airbus A330-800 test and certific...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

If 3.7m fan case diameter is the nacelle diameter then it is slightly smaller than the GE9X. If the bypass ratio is 14:1 then with that diameter the thrust level would be perfect for the current A350NEO. This is 100% for the A350NEO. A 3.7m nacelle will fit under the A350 without any problems. As I...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11595

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Seems too big for the A350neo concept... I'd suggest that you take a look at the Airbus Airport and Maintenance Planning and the Boeing Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning. When looking at the documents in the links below, you can see that the A350-900/-1000 don't have a lower fuselage gr...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 63767

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

So, would it have been better if the conversation stopped as soon as someone mentioned the name of China? I am not sure I understand where this is going given that most A-Net discussions are about speculation. Quite a few a.netters seem to be unable to fathom that the A330-900 is turning out to be ...

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by Baldr
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 1902

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

I realized today that most if not all US airports display their airport FIDS (Departure and Gate) screens differently from the rest of the world 1. First of all, seems they almost all use only the 12-hour clock. They will show "4:25p" instead of "16:25". Most airports around the...

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by Baldr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 63767

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I find it strange that here are endless posts about who could have ordered 40 UFO A330-900 and the most logical answer, China doing it for the three big Chinese airlines, is not accepted as the most likely. Not only that but they also keep bringing up carriers that would have been legally required ...

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by Baldr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7182

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

First of all, thanks to the mods for allowing me to post again. I hope this post doesn't put me in hot water immediately. I happened to have lunch here in DC last week with a group and one of those invited was visiting from Toulouse. While I cannot comment on specifics here, I have it on good autho...

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by Baldr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7182

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

Last 3 point seem like pipe Dream. Keesjes A322 would fit perfect in that GAP, but not many indications that they are working on this. A220 needs 500 orders to reach that number, even the A32x didn't reach that number in 2019. Airbus still doesn't own the complete Program, So ı don't think they wil...

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by Baldr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7182

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

Last 3 point seem like pipe Dream. Keesjes A322 would fit perfect in that GAP, but not many indications that they are working on this. A220 needs 500 orders to reach that number, even the A32x didn't reach that number in 2019. Airbus still doesn't own the complete Program, So ı don't think they wil...

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by Baldr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.
Replies: 53
Views: 7182

Re: 2019 was a good year for Airbus. 2020 will be even better.

First of all, thanks to the mods for allowing me to post again. I hope this post doesn't put me in hot water immediately. I happened to have lunch here in DC last week with a group and one of those invited was visiting from Toulouse. While I cannot comment on specifics here, I have it on good autho...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 187209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The people who are being increasingly discredited here are those with a shameful pattern of online behavior trying to pin the blame of the MAX crashes on "third world pilots." [ Or the ones who can't read and understand that no one is trying to pin it on "third world pilots", bu...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 187209

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21059420/boeing-employees-messages-737-max-investigation-simulator-crash check page 19 of the letters (20 February 2017; 12:22). I won't quote. Just read for yourselves, folks. If this letter is not fake, I just don't know what to say Page 19? Why should be we worr...

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by Baldr
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 131805

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

Interestingly it looks like some of the expected Dec 2019 order (ie Spirit and BOC) are actually 2020 orders. AF A220 order was firmed but not A350 order. Agreed A330 order is probably China, I can’t think of anybody who is looking for that amount of metal. Emirates? The first A330-900 for Emirates...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31003

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

I think that would be quite over-engined. Q400 has 240kW/tonne. Q300 has 180kW/tonne. ATR72-600 has 156kW/tonne. This would have 315kW/tonne. PWC are developing an engine specifically for this market: https://www.flightglobal.com/programmes/pandwc-foresees-new-large-turboprop-by-2025/125801.article...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 66
Views: 7698

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

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

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 66
Views: 7698

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

A new Boeing narrowbody would very likely not enter into service much before 2030. It now appears that the 2020s will be a lost decade for Boeing with respect to the single aisle market. I don't disagree that an all-new single-aisle is unlikely before 2030, but I think your view is too pessimistic ...

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by Baldr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31003

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

P.S: Having said that I don't see it to become the 757-300neo above. Even with a wider aisle it will be some turnaround nightmare it seems. I think an aisle where you can pass would be quicker to load than 2 aisles. I have tried to build a model of it but I'm struggling with the logic at the moment...

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by Baldr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31003

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

Airbus' weakest program is the A330neo. In addition most are wagering that Boeing's next project will be the MoM, and Airbus already has some market penetration in the lower part of that market segment (with the A321LR/XLR). So I don't think Airbus will do a MoM (that risks direct competition with ...

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by Baldr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

-Well, who's to say that Boeing didn't offer them exactly that? "Alan, are you sure that you don't want to rethink this with B787's?" Well, if they did, it was clearly rejected. Mythical MTOW increase or not. Over two years ago it was made clear the choice was between the A350 and 777-8. ...

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by Baldr
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

The 77X was originally intended to be about 300t with 95K engines. Then Emirates weighed in, and the current variants came to pass. Perhaps Boeing should go back and do the original 300t versions. It should also be noted that 778 uncertainty is a big factor. Finally, there is the question of just h...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030
Replies: 66
Views: 7698

Re: Airbus Narrowbody Portfolio Development 2020-2030

I think it makes perfect sense for Airbus not having much appetite for a new narrowbody program until at least ~2025. However: If Boeing is forced to launch a new narrowbody program now (and I think the likelihood is high given the MAX problem and the A321XLR threat) then I cannot really see Airbus...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

well, 1,240km is a pretty significant difference, 16,090 for the A35K vs. 17,330 for the 777-8. And yes, of course, the A35K could always get an ACT, just like the 777-8 could. I mean for crying out loud it's not like the A350-1000 is able to do this just with its wings and central tank. THAT would...

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by Baldr
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

Please find out how they did it for the A340-500 ULR to get a higher fuel capacity. I think it was for Singapore Airlines. It is possible they want to do it in a similar way. If you find an article on that then please post it here. There are several differences between A340 and A350. Some things of...

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by Baldr
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

... Let's see, Airbus launched the development of the A330-200 in November 1995. First flight was on August 13 1997, with certification and first customer deliveries in April 1998 -- that's 2 1/2 years from launch to EIS for a major derivative of the A330-300. Hence, any reasonably competent observ...

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by Baldr
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

How detailed is the design so far? Have they agreed on the certification basis with the authorities? I do not know. Those are administration and I do not think administrations go fast. Airbus already has a certified wide body ACT, and they have other wide body STCs which can be the basis for this. ...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

It's not underestimation really. The MAX crisis has thrown a spanner into Boeing's works in ways that make the A350 the only logical choice for risk-averse boards of directors. That, and Qantas probably needed to extend an olive branch to Europe after the big shift to 787s for their mainline long h...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

Is that the death of the 778 now? No. According to flightglobal Emirates still retains 25 777-8 in their order. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/emirates-retains-777-8s-in-revised-777x-order/135757.article Well, that's a smart move by Emirates. When Boeing finally will be canceling the 777-8, ...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

I do not think it is any more shaky than before. The aircraft will be developed and built, but we all know there would not be much demand for this version. I estimated there would be around 200-300 units produced from its EIS to the end of the program, including the freighter version. Boeing massiv...

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by Baldr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

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

777-8 looks even more shaky now. I do not think it is any more shaky than before. The aircraft will be developed and built, but we all know there would not be much demand for this version. I estimated there would be around 200-300 units produced from its EIS to the end of the program, including the...

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by Baldr
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 242574

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, Update: Final decision on PS delayed to Fe

It's the A350-1000. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1205252815536500738 Great news for Airbus, and fantastic to see that sunrise is in fact still going ahead. I’m very curious to find out what the specs/weights of the A350-1000 will be for this. Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The aircraf...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 146033

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

On the other side if Airbus "starts" again with a clear two size family in mind (the same idea as the A320/321 plan, two models with big differences and still huge commonality) they could "relaunch" the A300 as the A360 (or what ever) based on the A330 line. A de-rated shorter f...

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by Baldr
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 80498

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

How can you order something that doesn't exist? Initial orders are often discussed before planes are announced. Kind of like UAL and DL saying they wanted to be launch customers of NMA. How can those CEOs push toward an NMA order if it hasn’t been formally announced? Customers drive development. If...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 55351

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Exactly! I myself, at least, easily consider the A380 to be the biggest failure in commercial aviation. Mainly due to the fact that when it came to the A380, Airbus were pretty much exactly wrong . Biggest failure in commercial aviation? That's an easy question to answer. It's the 737 MAX. Apart fr...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 60729

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure

“Grandfathering” is just a term that some people throw around here to try and disparage an OEM while trying to give off the appearance of being objective and just concerned about safety. Let’s think for a minute, how is any part of this test an example of the failures/dangers of “grandfathering”? B...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 55351

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

the success of Airbus was that the A380 Flew, The Failure was? It Flew! But by the time they had it ready to sell? The market moved to Point to Point and nobody needed super hubs anymore to get overseas to the east or to the west. And? Nobody needs to get there via Dubai Much to the chagrin of Emir...

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by Baldr
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 701338

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

The bad idea was to spend all that Boeing cash on Share-buybacks over the years leading up to the A320 neo, as well as outsourcing engineering and expertise? What if money had been spent on an NSA right away? Excellent point. Boeing could have been farsighted way back before the A320NEO was even be...

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by Baldr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 55351

Re: Airbus Boss Does Not Regret A380 Decision

Whenever I read these kinds of threads, I always ask myself this question, if Airbus had to do it over, knowing what they know now, would they have done the A380 regardless? But how would they get that sort of knowledge without going through the pain and screw-ups? Sure, if they could somehow magic...

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