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by xl0hr
Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 82954

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

Every time an issue surfaces with an aircraft, or with a manufacturer, we get the cancel theories. It's not going to happen. The 12 years includes 2 years of pandemic and 2 years of extraordinary circumstances, which continue in the new rigor applied by the FAA. There is no comparison with earlier ...

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by xl0hr
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 62
Views: 15974

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

According to this German article, AT cannot be armed above 60 knots below 400 AGL. https://www.aero.de/news-44002/Das-gefaehrliche-Autopilot-Panel-der-A220.html Is that true? Why would one reach for the glareshieldb then? Or did these incidents happen below 60 knots and no one realized AP was engage...

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by xl0hr
Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 44883

Re: New Condor Livery and Aircraft Painting

My understanding is that these A330-200s were short(ish)-term leases to provide crew familiarity in anticipation of the arrival of the new A330-900neo's. This way, crews are already capable of operating the plane with minimal differences training, rather than suddenly trying to convert 767 pilots t...

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by xl0hr
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14247

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

Question: does it make sense to develop a new airliner? Why not just wait and ride it out until some great engine in the A320/B737 segment comes along? What's the total contribution to profit over an airliner's life? Here's my random guesstimate: ⋅  B777X is so delayed that compensation an...

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by xl0hr
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/auotopilot incedents
Replies: 24
Views: 2447

Re: Pilot/auotopilot incedents

Starlionblue wrote:

Yes, you can do this also. And in that case NAV will arm, then activate once you actually intercept.


:bigthumbsup: thanks!

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by xl0hr
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/auotopilot incedents
Replies: 24
Views: 2447

Re: Pilot/auotopilot incedents

Also, if you enter a Direct To in the FM and insert, and you're in HDG, NAV will automatically activate, and as before the heading selection will go blank on the FCU. This does lead to the call "ready to pull for heading?" if you're programming an intercept, but it at least spares you fro...

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by xl0hr
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 181
Views: 37302

Re: Future of the A338?

Why would Airbus bother launching a hugely expensive program only to hamstrung it from the get go? Isn't 'bigger is better' the received wisdom here on A.net :?: I learnt on anet that airlines always buy the smallest machine. Or the lowest CASM. Or both. :scratchchin: But never the A380 :wink2: xl0...

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by xl0hr
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 181
Views: 37302

Re: Future of the A338?

I think Airbus should just keep the A330NEO production going for now. In 5-10 years time Airbus should launch a cleansheet full carbon aircraft about 10-20% smaller/lighter than the 787 family. Why would Airbus bother launching a hugely expensive program only to hamstrung it from the get go? Isn't ...

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by xl0hr
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 181
Views: 37302

Re: Future of the A338?

According to Wikipedia, as of September 2022, 664 x A330-200s have been ordered with 651 delivered where 596 aircraft are in active service (plus 38 x A332F), so the A338 might replace quite a few of these in the next 5-15 years if airlines currently flying the A332 are happy with this bird's size ...

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by xl0hr
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 181
Views: 37302

Re: Future of the A338?

Thread: Future of A338.
Anet: Airbus needs an A300-based MoM.

Conclusion: There's no future ;)

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by xl0hr
Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

Pricing mitigates a lot I believe. My experience: anything LH owned charges more for a single flight than a round trip. If you choose a multi-city flight with a slow return leg you can end up paying €200 less. E.g. VIE-FRA-VIE 350€. (monopolies...) VIE-FRA 400€ (f%$*ing monopoly). VIE-FRA + STR-VIE ...

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by xl0hr
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 680
Views: 166528

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

[...] Boeing would be better off pushing the 737 Max 9 for all it is worth and accelerating release of a single aisle. An 737 9220 to complement the 737 8200 might interest some Customers. (Highlights are mine) Isn't this basically the MAX 10? (And 2 extra rows of Y and a short runway kit ;) )

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by xl0hr
Sat Oct 15, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barrel or frame & panel construction?
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Barrel or frame & panel construction?

The official figures are just numbers without much real-world significance. True...simply the ballpark comparison does carry some water...reasonably, and broadly speaking, the two aircraft seem to be similar in price... Faro I think the effective deals offered to airlines would obviously be differe...

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by xl0hr
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

Noshow wrote:
They have several assembly lines in parallel. It will be the easiest move ever. I'd speculate they will keep the Neo family but grow it in size with a new wing. Cheap, low risk and efficient.


And a new single aisle?

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by xl0hr
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

So reading this thread, things that are potentially in the pipeline for Airbus, where there are at least hints in interviews, job adverts, press etc but ignoring things that are merely a.net speculation, like the A322: ⋅ A220-500 ⋅ A220 re-engine ⋅ A320 new composite w...

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by xl0hr
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

I don't understand the A321F. A rate increase seems to be tough and engine suppliers opted out of a quick ramp up. Is Fedex paying more than pax airlines to cover development cost plus opportunity cost (using ascarce production slot for a pax version)? With respect to A321 orderbook, except the ver...

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by xl0hr
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

An article on Runway Girl gives more insight into Airbus updates for the A350: https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2022/09/airbus-a350-nps-variant-mtow/ Key takes: Airbus is planning to transition the -900 and -1000 to a new build standard “new production standard” (NPS) between now and 2024 Performance ...

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by xl0hr
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

I don't understand the A321F. A rate increase seems to be tough and engine suppliers opted out of a quick ramp up. Is Fedex paying more than pax airlines to cover development cost plus opportunity cost (using ascarce production slot for a pax version)?

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by xl0hr
Thu Sep 15, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 76
Views: 18536

Re: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase

How limited is the 787-10 by MLW? Is this upgrade also affecting MLW? The reason I'm asking is that I am wondering if all of the rumored 6t MTOW increase could go into carrying more cargo or if the extra 6t have to be burnt by the time the plane touches down. The latter would really only increase ra...

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by xl0hr
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irkut MC-21 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 13720

Re: Irkut MC-21 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

So Rostec is now looking ahead, ready to pitch the MC-21 to LH and AA, :rotfl: What are the chances? https://www.aviacionline.com/2022/09/controversy-and-hype-russia-paints-its-mc-21s-in-american-and-lufthansa-liveries/ https://i0.wp.com/www.upinthesky.nl/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/photo_5220203943...

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by xl0hr
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Scherer mentions XLR's adjusted RCT design in an interview with German aerotelegraph. Seems they are confident and not stressed about EASA. Translation of relevant part: "We slightly changed the design of the RCT. We think we're addressing all assessments, also that of the regulator. But it's t...

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by xl0hr
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?
Replies: 35
Views: 9569

Re: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?

steman wrote:
Why aren´t they transporting parts for assembly anymore? Airbus has 5 Belugas in service and only, I believe, 2 Beluga XL, so at least 3 Belugas are still needed for parts transports.


I don't know if they still use them. But Beluga XL can fit 2 A350 wings while ST only 1.

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by xl0hr
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?
Replies: 35
Views: 9569

Re: What is Airbus doing with its old Belugas?

airboeingbus wrote:
Are airbus hiring them out for some cargo ops?


Yes. See https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-01-airbus-iconic-beluga-super-transporters-ready-to-serve-global

The war in Ukraine might help with demand for outsized cargo as Antonovs on both sides cannot fly anymore.

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by xl0hr
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 66643

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I have a question: Does the A320 have sensors to determine which rudder pedal is being pushed, captain or first officer side, and how hard? I know the rudders are not FBW (yet) and physically connected. So can the aircraft determine which rudder pedal is being pushed and which pedal is just followi...

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by xl0hr
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 246
Views: 66643

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

I have a question: Does the A320 have sensors to determine which rudder pedal is being pushed, captain or first officer side, and how hard? I know the rudders are not FBW (yet) and physically connected. So can the aircraft determine which rudder pedal is being pushed and which pedal is just followin...

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by xl0hr
Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 680
Views: 166528

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

But the date means absolutely nothing though. So you’re happy to allow a max10 without EICAS fly December 31st 2022 but not janauary 1st 2023? . It's hilarious to see people making this awful argument. Airworthiness Directives are literally the same what with dates that certain actions have to be d...

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by xl0hr
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 474
Views: 117392

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

SAS filed for Chapter 11 I think. that might not berth with new orders...

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by xl0hr
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed
Replies: 50
Views: 5189

Re: How does the IFE display things like altitude and speed

Southwest's BYOD IFE flight map seems to have gotten an upgrade or the upgrade is rolling out. Similar to this one? https://i.postimg.cc/tTzPn4Q8/IMG-20161213-135225.jpg Airbus, 2016. Nothing new in this world... Cheers, Adam Very similar. I forgot about the compass being on it as well. It does see...

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by xl0hr
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6682

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

You can certainly add more and more logic to the autoflight system for edge cases, but that means more cost and more potential for misprogramming and other edge cases. Note that we're talking early 90s computer tech for the A330. A generation later, the A350 is more robust when it comes to autoflig...

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by xl0hr
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air France 447: 13 years on
Replies: 56
Views: 6682

Re: Air France 447: 13 years on

You don't have to feel superior, I am referring to the fact that pilot is supposed to take over in case things become nonstandard. Yes, older generation computers are not setup for anything else; they possibly could have more authority, though. Next generation could definitely be more capable. Woul...

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by xl0hr
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8616

Re: Why do we "check in?"

I wish I could understand the logic of having to check-in on your phone, at pain of €60 if you don't. But when you get to the airport, you have to stand in the same queue, because there is no baggage drop. And even if there was, you still need to present yourself to an agent for a document check. I...

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by xl0hr
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do we "check in?"
Replies: 72
Views: 8616

Re: Why do we "check in?"

Ryanair (and other European (U)LCCs afaik) allow online check in weeks before the flight. Actually kind of push you to do it as on site check in is ridiculously expensive. This makes check in utterly meaningless for actual prediction of who shows up and who doesn't. Bag drop / security scan of board...

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by xl0hr
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

That's not specific to XLR. Eurowings took delivery of the first A320neo that had the new lights. Forgot the MSN. Edited to add: it's now flying as D-AENA. I hadn’t noticed that at all, thank you for that update! I suppose then it’s apart of an overall incremental update. I wonder then if it is an ...

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by xl0hr
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Anyone else notice that there’s also a new landing light design. It appears that the landing lights, that have always been retractable on the A320 family (to my knowledge), have now been moved to being incorporated in the wing to fuselage fairing. I imagine that came with some weights savings as we...

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by xl0hr
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Anyone else notice that there’s also a new landing light design. It appears that the landing lights, that have always been retractable on the A320 family (to my knowledge), have now been moved to being incorporated in the wing to fuselage fairing. I imagine that came with some weights savings as we...

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by xl0hr
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What next for Airbus?
Replies: 164
Views: 31982

Re: What next for Airbus?

... IMO Airbus should be proactive to keep the initiative. Boeing resources were absorbed by troubleshooting and fixing so this is the moment for Airbus jump truly ahead and cement its strong position for the future. I don't have the source ready but I seem to remember A's CFO stating that they wer...

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by xl0hr
Fri May 27, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 110560

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

A neat A350F order will be sure to help A forget all the pain that QR caused. "Such a vote of confidence in the next generation freighter based on the most modern widebody" PR people will say at A. At QR, PR people will "thank Airbus for coming forward with the root cause analysis and...

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by xl0hr
Mon May 16, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 127
Views: 32686

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

NZ321 wrote:
I wonder if Airbus will offer a regional version of the A339 optimized for regional ops given there are quite a few airlines with sizable regional fleets coming up for replacement.


There was a paper derate for lower MTOW recently.

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by xl0hr
Sun May 08, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 890
Views: 289571

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

The A380s are effectively written off, their capacity is not needed badly enough that they've been reactivated, and all indications are that they are gone for good, in which case the A35K would at least get close to the replacement numbers. Regardless, it likely means that the 777X order will not e...

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by xl0hr
Thu May 05, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody
Replies: 16
Views: 4718

Re: Operating costs: 2x A321XLR vs 1 widebody

You are really asking if the CASM is lower on an XLR versus a widebody. All things being equal the CASM is higher on a smaller plane. That’s because the weight of the airframe per seat increases the smaller plane is. That’s not true, in fact it’s almost the opposite. The larger the model the heavie...

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by xl0hr
Thu May 05, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Is this a separate issue from https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1458231&hilit=Xlr ?

The elongated/strengthened fairing sounds like a concrete proposal by EASA. But are they in the business of proposals?

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by xl0hr
Thu May 05, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 187
Views: 54203

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

What can be done on the center tank? Different material? Less fuel inside or maybe always a certain amount inside? More insulation? More fire protection? Different escape routes? Isn't this a little late to run into troubles like this? The issue is the wet fuselage concept, where the fuselage struc...

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by xl0hr
Mon May 02, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15848

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

Although targeted at healthcare professionals, this demonstration kinda brings home the point that the pilots lost as soon as the cigarette was burning, dropped, and carpets and clothing started to burn. Poor souls.

https://youtu.be/LrfHnKtKvws

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by xl0hr
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 32902

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Are there statistics available about these kinds of incidents? Subjectively, AF seems to make the news more often than say LH or DL.

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by xl0hr
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32793

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

First time to design a clean sheet for mass production. There must be gains somewhere! What do you mean by "First time to design a clean sheet for mass production", as am somewhat confused? All aircraft are designed for mass production, other than special models for something specific. Bo...

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by xl0hr
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32793

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

:point: A twin aisle weighs, burns and costs more, up to ~250 seats than a same seat capacity single aisle. :point: In terms of cargo a longer single aisle fuselage with the same passenger count can carry more standard LD3-45 containers. :point: Airbus will keep improving NEO's, engines, fuselage l...

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by xl0hr
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 82954

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

You are / were right. But now certification goal posts have changed. If only Boeing had called larger versions of the 787, fitted with a bigger wing and larger engines, the 777X, and got it certified 5 years ago, what a different WB landscape would exist today. Instead, divide and conquer still rul...

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by xl0hr
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32793

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

I think the logic of introducing the large sibling first, attacking A321 from above sounds very reasonable. Production wise, it allows ramp-up and improvements with smaller yet output. It also gives the 737 breathing room. I wonder though: shrinks/smaller siblings haven't fared well as soon as the ...

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by xl0hr
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 32793

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

:point: A twin aisle weighs, burns and costs more, up to ~250 seats than a same seat capacity single aisle. :point: In terms of cargo a longer single aisle fuselage with the same passenger count can carry more standard LD3-45 containers. :point: Airbus will keep improving NEO's, engines, fuselage l...

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by xl0hr
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 15405

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Interesting, on the 737 pushing TO/GA Switch on the ground will restore the pitch mode to the correct mode. It’s the other models that are exposed to this. Pushing TO/GA in the air will fix it on all models. So, except on the 737, pressing TO/GA has a different effect on the FD when performing a TO...

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