All of the speculation in this thread in how great this is for Airbus ignores the reality that no company would choose this path unless they were faced with some sort of existential threat by the situation. The personality and aggressiveness of the Qatar CEO is not an existential threat to Airbus. ...Jump to post
It's going to their site because it's their site that's doing the access of the AA site. You give TPG your credentials that are sent to TPG's sever so it can log into the AA site to pull your points info. Nothing stopping your device connecting to the AA site and your device updating TPG. It does n...Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:Section 44 crown shows lots of issue, but section 46 looks pristine. It begs a couple of questions.
1) As a "tech guy" I do not like the fact that they are storing user's credentials for other sites in their system. In order for that to work, the passwords have to be stored in a manor where they necessarily can be decrypted so they can be used to log into the AA (and other airline's sit...Jump to post
Okay let’s see. At that 70-75% airlines might not mind the payload drop. Eva Air is replacing two 77W routes with 787-10 from October: TPE-YVR TPE-SEA And I’m sure Eva will you be very interested in this 787IGW We used to have seasonal changes from 744 to 343 on the HKG-YVR, the schedule change for...Jump to post
"At least six other carriers have also complained of paint damage on A350s, including Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Etihad , Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, and Air France, reported Reuters." That was for paint peel, not something QR has complained about. Earlier in this thread I provided the refe...Jump to post
Can you provide some backup for this claim? My quick searches indicate a range of 7 to 10 years for full exterior paint replacement. “ Beyond the need for washing, the comparative cost of maintaining painted and polished surfaces is significantly affected by the policies of individual operators. Mo...Jump to post
Some airport workers put GPS jammers into their vehicles so they don’t get in trouble with the airport authority fir speeding.Jump to post
I see the "rivet rash". But in this case, it's a misnomer because we typically do not use rivets in composite structures. The term “rivet rash” was used by QR in their court filing “Rivet Rash Condition (paint missing from fastener-heads, colloquially known as ‘rivet rash’).” As for the f...Jump to post
For what it’s worth. We can go back to a thread where Jay United brought the 781 figures on the ATL-FRA cargo route during covid and what he said was the cargo payload was coming very very close to the 77W. Over 100,000 lbs of cargo It isn’t close to what a 77W will do, what he is talking about is ...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Just because a warranty ran out doesn’t mean owner is necessarily responsible to pay for repair of design/material defects.
And now we are getting back to argument of what is “normal” degradation and wear and tear. QR and Airbus are clearly not in agreement. Can you point to a statement by QR which says that the surface should not degrade at all ? Can you point to a statement by Airbus which says that the surface should...Jump to post
Why are you bringing warranties into the discussion? That’s not at issue. It is central to QRs court filing Eg “ Alternatively, damages for the Defendant’s failure to pay AOG Compensation in breach of Clause 3.2 of the SCL and/or the Warranties.” “ THE CTAPA (1) Warranties 39. Pursuant to the CTAPA...Jump to post
SCL for MSN420 is probably reflective of rest of the fleet. There is nothing special about MSN420 (eg test frame) other than the fact that it appears that MSN was the last one QR took delivery of. If Airbus applied a special SCL for that frame (delivered after problems with A7-ALL uncovered?) some ...Jump to post
So in summary of the AirInsight article: - In November of 2020, QR brings the paint issue to Airbus' attention - Airbus agrees to sign an SCL that stipulates $175k/day damages for every plane out of service for 12+ hours a day - In the summer of 2021, Qatari regulator is the only regulator to groun...Jump to post
So now unverified videos are published during a legal dispute? U-turn Als moves are getting crazier every second... Here's a YT link to the video from the verified Qatar Airways account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKN0SpWeILo Here's their press release, highlights are mine. London, UK – On 20 ...Jump to post
Dang, looking at the crown skin irregularities at 19 seconds in, my first impression would be a process issue. With deference to Zeke, if a few paint chip falls off the top of some titanium fasteners, it could be considered normal, but the puckering around those fasteners, and the number of fastene...Jump to post
Not sure where the 787-10 needing an extra 1knm comes from to be on a par with the 77W. The MZFW range of the 787-10 is ~4knm and does so with an additional 21t of cargo on top of max pax. With max pax and 21t of cargo the 77W is going ~6knm. To allow the 787-10 to match that the MTOW needs to be i...Jump to post
This is from what QR has written into its claims to UK court and such can be very one-sided interpretation of the situation for example by omitting some things that are not in QR's interest. I think that there must be an legal-technical definition of what the words "full root cause analysis&qu...Jump to post
As mentioned earlier, there are more carriers affected - to varying degrees - by this [cosmetic or not] issue. That includes Finnair, Cathay. Singapore Air and BA as a 'short subset.. Are you suggesting that Airbus will refuse to acknowledge / rectify their issues, as well ? I think we are *well* p...Jump to post
I’m not understanding exactly what it is that QR is demanding from airbus to do for the issues on the A350’s This summary QR has filed in court outlines their objectives “Brief details of claim The Claimant is the national airline of the State of Qatar. The Defendant is a manufacturer of civil airc...Jump to post
Do you have a quote from QR saying they will never take a Charleston built 787?
Well Boeing has built at least one 789 at CHS for QR (LN 1109) so Qatar has clearly not told them they are halting all deliveries now that 787 is CHS only. I did not make that up, it was widely reported and previously discussed on here eg https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/business/boeing-dreamline...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:What does the US Govt really want to achieve on this ?
On the second point, QR placed a sizeable order for 75 copies of the A350, of which they’ve taken delivery of a little more than 50. The total order book for the A350, however, is approaching the 1000 mark. The QR order is not what has made the A350 successful, that is the basic qualities of the ai...Jump to post
The Bloomberg article also mentions that Airbus agreed to compensate QR $175k/day for unscheduled groundings. Shortly after is when QCAA started grounding planes, Airbus alleging interference. The Bloomberg article is well written, however the magnitude of the compensation being sought by QR is hig...Jump to post
Don’t get me started…..Jump to post
I find reference to the 787-10 on page 19 of the ANZ presentation in the 2027 column. Is this the uncommitted fleet plan in your view or do I misunderstand your point? Uncommitted, it’s outside the scope of current financials. NZ have said from the start they can swap between models. The only way I...Jump to post
Thanks for the correction and response Zeke. So in your opinion, what type of MTOW increase would an aircraft like the 787-10 require to gain 1,000 nm range? Others in the know are obviously also welcome to respond. Also to the house at large, why then is there a fixation around the 12,000lb? Ballp...Jump to post
My further question then follows if there's no recent evidence, even if indirect, of the 6T. The range boost referred to in the Leeham article of around 1,000 nm is significant. Similarly, the 787-9 was also stated to get huge range boost. Even combined with an engine PIP, is 6T likely to deliver 1...Jump to post
So the 787-10 is "far from a satisfactory replacement for the 77E? " According to who? The airlines involved will make that decision, and my guess is the opinions of various a net pundits will not weigh heavily in their decision making process. :) It would be useful to review jayuniteds p...Jump to post
But I bet it is not too far from the limits of an "average pilot".
Cathay is offering bonus payments to pilots as an incentive to get more planes in the air. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/cathay-pacific-offers-5000-bonuses-to-pilots-to-keep-flying This is not a bonus. The salary is productivity based, with the closed loop rostering there is a period ...Jump to post
The deliberate misinterpretation of what I said, even after I clarified further, is simply an attempt to change the subject and derail the thread. I certainly never used the phrase " retrofit " nor did I intend it. As I have since clarified it precisely, why the debate? An upgraded 787-10...Jump to post
But did Elroy say 787 or 787-9? He said 787-10 And I believe it was also pointed out that the 787 fleets that were mentioned some do not include the 787-10 so their intention were to include models like the 787-8 and 787-9. Unless you disagree and are now saying AA has the 787-10 in their fleet ? I...Jump to post
Opus99 wrote:Yes but was it him that mentioned the 77W? He specifically mentioned the 787-10 which AA does not have so why will he be talking about retrofitting
Your assumption of retrofitting existing aircraft was not where I was going at all, nor has anyone in this thread suggested that but you, to my knowledge. I think everyone reading your previous comment “If the 6 ton MTOW bump occurs with the 787-10 along with some of the PIP's mentioned, it gives m...Jump to post
IanfromRussia wrote:But if You lost an engine earlier You have to travel more distance to V1 while the distance to stop is the same, so You're going to overrun.
As we have already seen, the narrowbody market is recovering much more quickly than the widebody market, except for perhaps the cargo side of the business. If the 6 ton MTOW bump occurs with the 787-10 along with some of the PIP's mentioned, it gives more options to various airlines. I am thinking ...Jump to post
Perhaps I oversimplified it, but what Your are saying isn't 100% correct either. If one of Your engines failed at 40kt and You have managed to reflect on it philosophically until You are beyond V1, that doesn't mean that the best course of action is to continue the take-off. If You passed V1 at 100...Jump to post
Especially that Djokovic thought he could enter when he tried to. As far as I know he didn't do anything illegal and was transparent about his vaccination status. Read that letter from Tennis Australia to unvaccinated players Things he did not meet according to what was presented in court 1) no med...Jump to post
Letter sent from Greg Hunt (Federal Health Minister) to Craig Tiley (Australian Open CEO) dated 29 Nov 2021. See paragraphs 4, 5 & 9. Looks like Novak would have been allowed in, if he had served the mandatory quarantine period. Again, this information is from 29 Nov 2021, so things may have ch...Jump to post
STOP. I was taught, even as an aeronautical engineer, that one has to abort if the engine fails before V1 and to take off if it happens after V1. This is incorrect. V1 is the speed that first actions to commence a RTO has to be commenced. The actual engine failure would happen a few seconds earlier...Jump to post
That AD ended after a year or less. I doubt this airplane sat because of it.
It may well be nonsense to you, but the fact remains that China (and any other country) has the right to impose restrictions on flights as it sees fit to stop and/or restrict Covid. The US done it when they chose to, so why are other countries wrong in doing it? The restrictions vary by airport, th...Jump to post
Who was telling him that would be acceptable? What other workaround had been discussed. From a total outsiders point of view it has the appearance of collusion by persons at the highest level in TA to bypass border entry requirements. I think correspondence with TA needs to be looked at, and the ti...Jump to post
Having said that— everyone had egg on their face. The government shouldn’t have issued him a visa in the first place and made clear on all levels what the rules were. I don’t have a problem with the visa issue, and it was made clear what the requirements were back in oct/Nov when the visa was appli...Jump to post
A very expensive 10 days for him, having to cough up for 3 Silks, 3 juniors & the instructing solicitors..... He has to pay both sides and court costs He's booked on EK 409 leaving at 10.30pm. Was in one of the MEL international lounges under Federal Police guard. https://twitter.com/shanemcinn...Jump to post
Federal Court hands down its ruling - Novak to be deported https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open/live-novak-djokovic-court-hearing-updates-result-of-visa-cancellation/news-story/5f941dd26abe1171e4a7f2e63644b05b The correct decision in my opinion From the article “The decision was una...Jump to post