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by grantcv
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Imminent: Airbus Reveals New A350
Replies: 85
Views: 17718

RE: Imminent: Airbus Reveals New A350

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by grantcv
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Already Offering New A350/A370?
Replies: 40
Views: 8377

RE: Is Airbus Already Offering New A350/A370?

When I was a kid, I remember asking my dad why there was no B717. He replied that the C135 was actually the B717. If Airbus decides to scrap the A350 and skips ahead to the A370, what will the answer be when a kid asks his dad why there is no A350? Because it was a flop? Won't skipping over the A350...

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by grantcv
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Imminent: Airbus Reveals New A350
Replies: 85
Views: 17718

RE: Imminent: Airbus Reveals New A350

Before the 787 was announced, Boeing spent several years building key technologies that would give them an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. Much of this effort was behind the Sonic Cruiser smokescreen and took several years to mature to a point where it could be considered for produc...

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by grantcv
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA In Talks To Consider Replacing MD-80s
Replies: 91
Views: 19228

RE: AA In Talks To Consider Replacing MD-80s

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by grantcv
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Already Offering New A350/A370?
Replies: 40
Views: 8377

RE: Is Airbus Already Offering New A350/A370?

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by grantcv
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

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by grantcv
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing Preempt A350RN With B777 Announcement?
Replies: 46
Views: 9892

RE: Can Boeing Preempt A350RN With B777 Announcement?

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by grantcv
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

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by grantcv
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing Preempt A350RN With B777 Announcement?
Replies: 46
Views: 9892

RE: Can Boeing Preempt A350RN With B777 Announcement?

Boeing will have the bulk of the 300-400 seat market sewn up before the A350RN/A370 comes to market. That market will be relatively quiet for a few years till the early 772's and A340s come up for replacement. Until then, I would imagine Boeing would focus on the 737RS.

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by grantcv
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

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by grantcv
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8: Boeing Not Worried About Lack Of Sales
Replies: 139
Views: 15503

RE: 747-8: Boeing Not Worried About Lack Of Sales

Won't the real market for the B748 and the A380 only really mature in 2009-2015 when most of the current B744s reach 20-25 years? I bet when Airbus started the A380 program way back in 1994, they never imagined that the real market was 15-20 years away and that the A380 would take a dozen years to r...

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER
Replies: 34
Views: 13526

RE: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Curtains Are Back On UA!
Replies: 36
Views: 7591

RE: Curtains Are Back On UA!

In the pictures released of the 787 cabin, the entry way between the business/first class cabin and the economy cabin is a light airy inviting space rather than a galley. This removes a natural divide between the two cabins. So will they have large curtains or will airlines rather go for the convent...

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market
Replies: 19
Views: 3363

RE: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

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by grantcv
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market
Replies: 19
Views: 3363

RE: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market
Replies: 19
Views: 3363

RE: New A350 Targeting Wrong Market

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

At Farnborough, Boeing should start introducing the 737 replacement with new engines, composite fuselage, etc.. Airbus will be forced to introduce an All New A320 Update. Then when that fails to get the airlines interest, decide that they really ought to replace the A300/A310 and reintroduce the All...

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER
Replies: 34
Views: 13526

RE: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370
Replies: 119
Views: 24075

RE: Good Buy A350 And Good Luck A370

This sounds all the more confusing. It sounds to me that the A370 is Airbus's answer to stalling A340 sales - a bit of a knee jerk reaction that will provide an all-new aircraft in the trough of that market - while leaving Boeing with the B787 market all to themselves. And what will come of existing...

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER
Replies: 34
Views: 13526

RE: Boeing Starts Assembly Of The First 737-900ER

So why does Boeing choose to release a photograph of the 739ER in which the wing assembly overhead obscures the only visible difference between the 739ER and the 739? How do we know this is really a 739ER?

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by grantcv
Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

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by grantcv
Wed May 31, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

I am reading a number of suggestions that the A350 must move up to become a replacement for the the A340 rather than the A350. In doing so, it will compete with the 777 more than the 787. Is this really a likely scenario? What engines would this RNA350 use? I assume simply adopting the 787's engines...

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by grantcv
Wed May 31, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350
Replies: 118
Views: 16196

RE: Analyst's View On The 'Really New' A350

I am getting confused. Is the A350 supposed to replace the A330, A340, or fit in between? And is it supposed to compete with the 787 or the 777? Is it really possible for a single aircraft to do all of that? It seems that lots of people here expect the A350 to compete with the entire 777 line. Given...

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by grantcv
Wed May 10, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Interior - Which Is It?
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

RE: 787 Interior - Which Is It?

Uh, they look like the same interiors to me. There are subtle differences in the detailing, but that is to be expected as a real one has not been built yet. Other variations will have to do with the class of seating and the customer airline's choices, but I don't see any reason to be confused.

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by grantcv
Wed May 10, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A346 Sized Twin
Replies: 30
Views: 7693

RE: A346 Sized Twin

How does the choice of engines dictate the design of the "all new" "All New A350", the A370, or whatever the final outcome is? I would imagine that the GEnx is too small to scale up to build a twin that can accomplish the A346's mission but is too big for a quad. On the other hand, the GE90 is too l...

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by grantcv
Mon May 08, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370
Replies: 136
Views: 31222

RE: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370

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by grantcv
Mon May 08, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370
Replies: 136
Views: 31222

RE: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370

Building an A370 makes no sense on too many fronts to be credible: 1) Given the timing, it would be too much of another knee jerk reaction rather than a well planned out move. 2) It would cast doubt on both the A350 and the A340. If the A350 were cancelled, Airbus would have to cede last years sales...

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by grantcv
Mon May 08, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alternate Source To Power Aircraft...
Replies: 21
Views: 3313

RE: Alternate Source To Power Aircraft...

I am wondering what fuel alternatives exist. Is something based on ethanol or hydrogen practical, in either the near future or down the road?

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

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by grantcv
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

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by grantcv
Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

[quote=Bphendri,reply=36]I do not belive we are anywhere near peak production capacity,neither here or from oversea's oil fields. It is just an excuse for the oil executives to reap huge inflated profits, while pushing their global economy/workforce policies.[quote] And this is why I am so worried. ...

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

It seems that high fuel prices are with us to stay. Even if Iran would stabilize, and Iraq would stabilize, and Nigeria would stabilize, and Venezuala would stabilize, the cost to produce enough fuel to satisfy the worlds demands is going to ensure ever more expensive fuel. So how is that going to e...

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Oil Crunch And The Future Of LCCs
Replies: 29
Views: 5921

RE: The Oil Crunch And The Future Of LCCs

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

RE: Boeing 8X8 Family

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 8X8 Family
Replies: 61
Views: 15872

Boeing 8X8 Family

With the current price of oil and the future outlook for oil looking so bleak, does it really make sense for Boeing to develop a conventional replacement for the 737 - perhaps becoming the Boeing 797. Putting aside the issues with Iran, the price of oil is going to continue to rise and rise and rise...

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by grantcv
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena Rumor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

RE: Sabena Rumor?

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by grantcv
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website
Replies: 10
Views: 3360

Boeing's Website

Is it just me or is Boeing website pretty lame. A few months ago it was redone to be more standards based using a lot more XML content. At the time, I thought its lame appearance was simply as it was the starting point for the development team and it would be improved with time. But little has chang...

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by grantcv
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Boeing Build The 720?
Replies: 42
Views: 14694

RE: Why Did Boeing Build The 720?

It seems that Boeing was trying to convince the world that the B720 was a completely new aircraft rather than yet another B707 derivative. I seem to remember hearing that the 720 shared very few parts with the 707, despite looking identical. Maybe the great success of the 720 inspired another manufa...

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by grantcv
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm Serious, This Is The Worst Livery!
Replies: 84
Views: 32361

RE: I'm Serious, This Is The Worst Livery!

While I agree that it is a horrible choice of colors, I think that 99% of the liveries in the CIS would qualify as worse.

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by grantcv
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed
Replies: 60
Views: 9617

RE: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed
Replies: 60
Views: 9617

RE: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed

Airbus are caught in a trap they created for themselves. To a far greater extent than Boeing, they have worked on delivering a very consistent lineup of planes, with a great deal of commonality. That strategy has allowed them to become the market leader. But now they have a problem. With the excepti...

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by grantcv
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed
Replies: 60
Views: 9617

RE: A350 Design Won't Be Changed; Udvar Be Dam*ed

So the problem that Airbus faces is that the A350 is not a full step forward - its squeezing one last variant out of the old A300 platform. Meanwhile, the A340's market is collapsing badly, possibly forcing Airbus to spend money trying to resuscitate that aircraft. The end result will be $8 billion ...

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by grantcv
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Randy's Comments On Airbus' Order Numbers
Replies: 55
Views: 6536

RE: Randy's Comments On Airbus' Order Numbers

The thing I find interesting about 747/A380 sales is that between the two of them, total sales for PAX aircraft last year were just 10 frames - and 5 of those were questionable coming from an airliner that is just starting out without a track record that proves their strategy. That leaves a single s...

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by grantcv
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Plane You Teethed On And The One You'll Die To
Replies: 36
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RE: The Plane You Teethed On And The One You'll Di

The planes that first inspired me: The planes that inspired me: 707 - My uncle taught me how to draw it 727 - The first plane that I flew on - and it went into service the day I was born. 747 - I was so excited to see it in second grade I left my classroom to see it fly overhead. (And I was present ...

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