The A350F will use the strength and muscle of the certified A350-1000 weights but no doubt be optimised to size it for optimum main deck cargo carrying capacity. Likely as said smaller than the 1000 but larger than the 900.Jump to post
Noshow wrote:Depends on the trim, speed, weight and balance etc. It can require brute force to counter out of trim settings. Mind you they faced some "pitch event".
Realistically does the A350F has any chance of being even a little successful with planes like B77W freighter conversion, the potential B778 freighter or even the current B77L freighter? Unless an airline is Qatar Airways I think they'd just go for 777-300ERSF or 777-200LRF to fulfill their needs f...Jump to post
Here’s an article about the 777x and the uncommanded pitch event. It speculates that the issue may due to the slightly larger nacelles on the 777x. It also makes some comments on the MAX. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4439987-boeing-777x-suffers-fresh-blow It was stated elsewhere that the pitch ...Jump to post
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:Sooner787 wrote:I hope Atlas is planning a special livery for that final frame - L/N 1574
Damn that 1574!! Why can't it be 1575! (Ok, my OCD gets me). At least 757 ended with all nicely rounded 1050 frames.....
Of interest, deactivating the door was a very simple procedure, as said above the emergency parts were simply not installed. The door was closed normally with the handle, except we added sealant around the edge so the normal rubber door seal would be a perfect seal. Once closed the handle and some o...Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised if the “pitch event” was deduced incorrectly from flight radar by the news, they only need to find the flight and find a rapid climb or descent and then make the assumption that was it. A little more investigation would no doubt show many of the flight test aircraft FR plots ...Jump to post
Seems the news with regards to the 777-9 negotiations have gone quiet. Last news was Mar/Apr. They might be lucky with the delays to the 777X and may just ride it out. From the March financial report: We reached agreement with Airbus to defer delivery of our A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft from 2020...Jump to post
https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/06/boeings-freighter-dominance-threatened/ “On its face, having three fuselage lengths on the 777X assembly line seems unnecessary. Why not simply build a freighter version of the 777-8P? The choice came down to favoring payload or range, said a former Boeing salesman...Jump to post
Searched Cathay trademark and you’ll see Cathay has trademarked the word itself. Scroll down
https://uspto.report/company/Cathay-Pac ... ways-L-T-D
So the credits can be used to purchase 787s correct or any other type? I imagine Boeing just shuffles the aircraft around. SIA doesn’t want it’s 787s right now so converts them to delayed 777-9s. Leaving Boeing the ability to offer 787s to someone stuck with too many 777-9s. It will be interesting w...Jump to post
Why add 789s when they have 359? 781 more likely Why add anything when their first priority should be preserving cash? Best to do under current circumstances should be "misusing" whatever you have on hand and postpone new deliveries as far out as possible. Placing new orders now? As a HK ...Jump to post
It’s a variable MZFW above 277, MTOW starts reducing so 117 is about the maximum if you want to get MTOW. At 288 ZFW the MTOW reduces to a little over 367 so loads float between 115 & 128 but usually it’s volume fills up prior to reaching 117 which is suitable for CX and the type of freight they...Jump to post
Yes can carry more but generally it’s volume fills up just before it becomes weight limited.Jump to post
Just looked at a ERF loaded with 115T empty weight 160TJump to post
Further investment in the programme just announced. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will set up a conversion site for its 777-300ERSF program in Seoul as part of a new agreement with Sharp Technics K and Incheon International Airport. https://cargofacts.com/allposts/business/strategy/iai-to-begin-...Jump to post
Will a A350F end the 772F? If so does this prompt Boeing to join the 77W freighter conversion and flood the market just enough to stall sales of the A350F? It’s not a direct replacement but it’s cheap and would be available sooner especially with the state of the world 77W fleet. Does Boeing compete...Jump to post
Recent story on DHL 777Fs. https://www.aircargonews.net/sectors/express/dhl-express-adds-b777f-capacity-between-asia-pacific-the-us-and-europe/ In 2018, DHL ordered 14 new Boeing 777F, with 10 delivered by end 2020 and the remaining four to be taken into service in 2021. In January 2021, DHL ordered...Jump to post
The 747 freighters rarely use the center fuel tank and would likely never be full if used. The only time it’s used is when it’s a very light cargo load and it’s the quickest way to get the aircraft back to home base. Cargo in the fuel tank would be a bonus ; )Jump to post
Is there a easy way to track the numbers or percentage of active aircraft in the major world fleets? Flight radar is obviously a easy solution for small numbers but large fleets can have large numbers active and flying but still be a low by total fleet size. (Freighters excluded) Using Flight radar ...Jump to post
RNAV (GPS) approach to 13L in JFK would be a close example.
https://resources.globalair.com/dtpp/gl ... 0RZ13L.PDF
CXs B-KPH did a lease return test flight yesterday.
Hong Kong to Hong Kong on Flightradar24.
HKE is probably going to be used on the routes CX doesn’t want.Jump to post
CX has HK express, perhaps they only want some choice routes for CX and the others will be used by HKEJump to post
Nomadd wrote:Could the last few builds be faster simply from the pipeline emptying and resources being reallocated to the final frames?
Some info regarding final ship sets off parts which apparently were made over a year ago so starting up again is virtually impossible.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mbo-frames
Opus99 wrote:https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50238751498/in/photolis
Does anyone know what those strange dots and lines are on the side of the aircraft, its certainly not part of the livery
VCVSpotter wrote:Another test flight filed for today, likely by N779XW due to the BOE1 callsign
Apologies if this has been asked or mentioned before. But just by looking at the incredible pic above, it would appear the GE engines are slightly more inboard to the fuselage than the 77W. Is this the case? The 777X engines are actually further out on the wing than the 777 "classic" due ...Jump to post
I personally have transported many spare engines (GE,RR and P&W) of several airlines with our KLM 747combi's. It's possible to load all engines sizes up to the GE9X through the 747 side cargo door. See : https://www.airfreight-logistics.com/airbridgecargo-complete-trial-loading-of-ge9x/ Note : ...Jump to post
RR has exclusivity with the A350 a sign of the time perhaps.Jump to post
Simply put low speed testing is done at lower altitudes below the flap limit of FL200, you have to start somewhere and it's efficient, going up to FL350 for a single test is a waste of time and money when they can be grouped together for high level testing later. Regarding 5 door vs 4 door the diffe...Jump to post
Theres a plug in there instead of a door, yeah. I'm fairly sure the fuselage section has no door frame so there is no plug, it's built with windows only thus saving the weight of the structure and plug (which interestingly is actually just a door that's closed normally but sealed. The slide pack an...Jump to post
Painting, in theory the rudders should be mass balanced after painting.Jump to post
Update from aero news (flight global) Re remaining test aircraft which should fly before the 2nd qtr 2020. https://aeronewsglobal.com/three-more-boeing-777x-test-aircraft-will-fly-by-second-quarter-2020/ WH002 (N779XX) will test auto-land, ground effects, stability and control, while WH003 (N779XY) ...Jump to post
The center TANK for the -300ER and -9 extends into the wing. The center wing box lower skin is slightly re profiled on the -9 (a few inches nothing drastic) The -9 has basically kept the same SIZE/quantity main left and right tanks (10,300 vs 10,338 gal) by pushing the tank further outboard with the...Jump to post
Loved flying with professional flight engineers, I've even got a reasonably large photo of the 747 FE panel on my wall reminding me of those good times when one was required to look back and cross check certain aspects of the panel with the FE.Jump to post
The Tweet has been removed, wished I'd seen the proper reveal first it was a bit of a let down.Jump to post
I don't work for Boeing, it was simply mentioned to me by another non Boeing person, guess the word is just creeping out.
Looking forward to the what ever day it ends up being.
Out of interest has the aircraft moved back into the assembly building or is it still in the paint hangar?