AA is still assuming that people are going to want to fly on the MAX if it does RTS.Jump to post
Can it be fitted to the older aircraft? Can the new engine be intermixed with the older one? What is the impact of this new engine to the aircraft equipped with the old ones? Will the market value drop significantly? I'm guessing that the A320 series could take a fan increase of maybe 3 inches goin...Jump to post
Well, the 773ER has very high wing loading, (compared to A359/A3510) so it doesn't surprise me that unless it is very light its not going anywhere near FL400. The 777X rectifies that issue with its significantly larger wing area. Actually, the issue of Boeing going the high wing loading route vs Air...Jump to post
Question is, what is happening with the MAX right now? There has been no news in the past few days.Jump to post
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:744SPX wrote:I think this is aimed squarely at the A322
That could be true although I think Pratt is desperate to save some market share on the A320neo. They are losing market share to the LeapX due to the issues with the engine.
I think this is aimed squarely at the A322Jump to post
If things get really bad financially with Covid19 and they need to buy more time, I suppose they could upgrade the Tornado's with EJ200's and AESA radar similar to what was proposed back in '88 -assuming there is still enough life left in the frames to make it worth it...Jump to post
The GE90 is quite obsolete now. How about two GE9X (or Trent XWB-97 which powers the A350-1000)? FOUR GE9X. 2 wouldn't be nearly enough. The 225 is nearly twice the size of the 777-9X. In fact proposed Russian upgrades involved adding two more D-18T's for a total takeoff thrust of around 412,000 lb...Jump to post
Haven't had a chance to hear the last episode yet. But the two configurations are pretty complementary. With conformal fuel tank as opposed to wing tanks, you can run it as a missile truck with Max missile load. This would be situation when you are pairing if with F-22/F-35 formations. For day to d...Jump to post
Does Boeing have to pay any penalties on MAX that airlines own that are not flying? They would be parked anyway, so tough to argue for economic damage. What about the best part of a year they were grounded before Covid-19 started disrupting operations? Mar2019 to Mar2020 for sure. Just wondering if...Jump to post
How about the second AN 225 built with composite wings, 4 GE-90 engines, and a 787 cockpit? The GE90 is quite obsolete now. How about two GE9X (or Trent XWB-97 which powers the A350-1000)? FOUR GE9X. 2 wouldn't be nearly enough. The 225 is nearly twice the size of the 777-9X. In fact proposed Russi...Jump to post
Boeing may not like the conditions that come with US help for the aviation sector. Main conditions are: Executive pay Dividends to shareholders Stock Buy-backs The government to get warrants allowing to buy stock. As Calhoun already stated he will not take any money if it meant the government takin...Jump to post
Nice find Ozair. Just wish the new engines were ready. Can't believe how long its taking to get them ready for production. But then again, the same can be said for every other new or upgraded engine Russia is working on such as the NK-32-02 and Kuznetsov NK-12MPM. All talk and no action. They lost s...Jump to post
Glad its just temporary. Don't Spirit my Delta.
If Delta drops Biscoff, I drop Delta.
Well it seems they just got some 17 Bilion dollars from the US taxpayers Unbelievable. Just waiting (and hoping) for some massive MAX order cancellations. No way is production going to restart by May. That's just Boeing blowing smoke to further manipulate their stock value so some people can make s...Jump to post
No word about re certification and FAA's approval, but they're telling the planet about restarting production. Now, let's not forget how desperate is the situation behind the smokes. It might influence rationality in every behaviour. No way is that gonna happen by May. Just trying to artificially p...Jump to post
The plant that built one of the main fuselage sections, in California (Triumph) closed in December. It sold off the tooling. Boeing’s not going to build any more. I was under the impression that Boeing will be manufacturing those specific sections in Everett per previous posts on Boeing's announcem...Jump to post
Keesje, Doesn't a seagull wing give up a certain amount of lift/efficiency compared to a relatively straight (near the wing root) design? Especially as the gull portion being at the root comprises a significant portion of the total wing area? (I don't know the answer, just asking) This is where I th...Jump to post
Delusional Calhoun sticks BOTH feet in his mouth, makes threats: I don't have a need for an equity stake," he told Maria Bartiromo. "If they forced it, we'd just look at all the other options, and we have got plenty. But then argues.... Calhoun also said federal aid for Boeing – the natio...Jump to post
Well, there is always LN 1435... but I thought Boeing was moving the 748 supply chain in-house, at least for critical components? I would think building an extra 3-4 frames wouldn't be a problem at this point as long as the order comes within the next 12-18 months. USAF would probably get a hell of ...Jump to post
Regardless of everyone's take on this thread, responses were due 17 January, 2020. https://beta.sam.gov/opp/a67a02f762544a56a49d442b6d1ff1e6/view There was also apparently a meeting on Feb 12-13th of the bidders/procurement folks. No commercial quads are at this point available so it seems to be ei...Jump to post
Boeing has suspended dividends & share buybacks until further notice. Also Calhoun will take no pay for the rest of this year . Wait a minute, how is it possible ? I mean does Calhoun's job terms allows it ? Or else that's an abuse. Imagine you are an employee and the hierarchy tells you that f...Jump to post
Personally, I don't hold Airbus to a higher standard than Boeing. There is always corruption at the corporate level, be it socialism or capitalism. I'm just going to wait and see how this plays out. The Max is doomed, IMO, but the Corona Virus is an opportunity for Boeing to take a step ahead; Truss...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/_Todd_Young/status/1207789900696870913 The Q400 prototype is coming home. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/de-havilland-canada-dhc-8-c-fjja-de-havilland-canada/rm9wjg First reply is speculation that it will be used for testing the pw150c engine. Do you know the PW150C spec...Jump to post
They don't have the luxury of waiting for a next gen engine, but they don't need one to produce a better and more efficient aircraft than the NEO. NSA needs to be launched in the next year or two. The Max is going to be a massive failure, and I for one do not see how the the majority on order will b...Jump to post
I'm fine with bailing out Boeing as long as that money is contingent on getting rid of the MAX, temporarily switching back to NG production for the very few airlines that will absolutely need new aircraft, and moving forward full speed on NSA. I don't want one penny of my tax dollars going to Boeing...Jump to post
If Boeing receives bailout money it should be contingent on getting rid of the Max permanently and subbing some NG's until an NSA is ready which should be the main priority going forward.Jump to post
NWAJT8D wrote:744SPX wrote:How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain...
I work for one...how about we don't
Although we did load only 16 bags on an A319 yesterday...yikes.
Boeing should be working on NSA with total abandon right now. Boeing needs to drop the MAX before they are forced to (inevitable deluge of order cancellations), suck it up, admit they were wrong and offer a new aircraft that isn't value engineered. That's the only way they will get my trust back. Th...Jump to post
How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:Why are they moving all the planes to the desert. Can’t they literally just leave them at the gate at this point.
Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/boeing-starts-air-force-one-modifications-of-747-8/137197.article I hope this livery never sees the light of day honestly. Shouldn’t the Cong...Jump to post
Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped.
https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 97.article
What about CG changes from the new engine position?Jump to post
The fall in oil prices, precipitous drop in travel from Coronavirus, and a potential wave of order cancellations may just be the perfect excuse to terminate the MAX, build a few more NG's for those customers that absolutely need aircraft in the next 2-3 years and push full steam ahead with NSA.Jump to post
Closed at 189. The party is definitely overJump to post