A small observation from Twitter:
The @embraer E195-E2 landed at @JFKairport yesterday and went straight to the @JetBlue hangar. Anybody spot it?
It appears that FRA won't get any A350s at all. Good news for @MUC_Airport, bad ones for @Airport_FRA! After announcing that the first 15 #LHA350 would be based in Munich, the airline has now decided that the remaining 10 would also be stationed in Bavaria. First Lufthansa aircraft type not being pr...Jump to post
And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines. But it appears Delta won't take delivery of its first 339 until 2020. I wonder if Airbus or Delta initiated the slight deferment in 339 deliveries. Based on current production rates MSN 1915 won't enter assembly until mid-2019, so delivery in...Jump to post
These are listed in the AeroTransport Data Bank. You'll need a subscription to access.Jump to post
From the old thread, posted by moderator KarelXWB: This thread has reached more than 1,000 posts, I suggest we continue in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387737 Is this a new rule? I thought the new forum software will allow for "eternal" threads? Just asking. Just an opportunity to start a new...Jump to post
The graphs are nice, but as you admit these planes have quite varied characteristics so simply counting tails is problematic. The situation is far more complex than market share. The big deal to me at least is about the sustainability of the product and fitness to purpose, and A400M is challenged i...Jump to post
And MSN 1915 is an A330-900 assigned to Delta Air Lines.Jump to post
Two A330-800 production slots have been assigned to Hawaiian Airlines: MSN 1960 and MSN 1968.Jump to post
Flight testing of the P&W production aircraft has resumed. China Southern's first A321neo (MSN 7530) made a customer acceptance flight and is due for delivery in the coming days. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4651/39790037944_82951998bf_z.jpg A321-271N, China Southern Airlines, D-AVZT, B-8367 b...Jump to post
That's not what I've read here in the past. Some increases require just adding more workers. Others more machines. Others expanding an existing building. Others adding a new building. Others adding a new campus/site. It all depends on where you are relative to the tipping points. But if you're alre...Jump to post
MSN 216, SQ's first ULR, has emerged from final assembly.
https://twitter.com/AirbusPRESS/status/ ... 5059853312
The most probable reason for such pushback would be that the engine vendors and their supply chains do not have any wiggle room to increase production without having to make some big investments. They might be nervous that after making those big investments the market might soften or even collapse,...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Either that, or Chinese New Year! Lots of things shut down for many days around then.
First F9 Block 5 booster is now outside:
https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/sta ... 1809720320
N14AZ wrote:So if this turns out to be correct, it shows that all the press releases by Dr. Schneider (no negotiations at all with HiFly, negotiations with HiFly came to an end…)
MSN 198 OZ #5 is heading to XFW for paint: https://fr24.com/AIB02FF/108e5887Jump to post
Aeroméxico ends 12 years of 777 operations today, with AM31 the final revenue service of N774AM, the last 777 in the fleet. Carrier will concentrate its long haul fleet around the 787. https://imagr.eu/up/LRszJ_DXAA-RuXUAAtMv9.jpg Article http://enelaire.mx/adios-al-b777-de-aeromexico/Jump to post
Due to engine repairs on the 787 fleet, Norwegian will once again lease A330 equipment from Hi-Fly.
See https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 4870492160
Flight testing is progressing really slow on the two prototypes: News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. The second C919, B-001C had...Jump to post
AirInsight noticed that flight activities have stalled: News from Singapore suggests that the C919 might be delayed again. Tracking, using Flightradar24, of the flight test aircraft show that B-001A last had activity on December 19 and there is nothing on B-001C. The second C919, B-001C had its firs...Jump to post
51% sounds more realistic than the 80-90% speculated previously.
Bjm0517 wrote:Boeing is to hold a 51% stake in Embraer,
Luckily, the fire was extinguished quickly. A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration B-2009 performing flight CZ-3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao (China), was boarding for departure. A passenger had placed his luggage containing a power bank and other equipment in the overhead ...Jump to post
Current state of the cannibalized LN5:
It was my understanding that this issue was not an external computer such as an iPad, but the embedded flight computers as the captain mentioned in one announcement that they are also in the process of getting support from Boeing. That sounds really odd. Software updates on the flight computer shou...Jump to post
For what's its worth, Irkut believes the MC-21 could sell some 1,000 copies in a period of 20 years. The largest chunk should go to Russia: By 2035 the world’s demand for the Russian new MC-21 single-aisle airliner is estimated at 980 airframes , said Kirill Budaev, Vice President for sales and mark...Jump to post
Building a good airplane is one thing, success also depends on 1) good financing and after market values, 2) lessor adoption, 3) spare parts pool and maintenance facilities around the globe, 4) crew training, simulators, 5) AOG teams, support and probably much more.Jump to post
StTim wrote:I didn't realise the A330 finishing unit was shared with the A320 line.
With all due respect this thread is about Airbus potentially increasing their production rate and some concerns lessors have regarding a bubble. It is not an A vs B, who has the better backlog thread. If Airbus goes up to 70 planes a month and there is a Southeast Asia financial crisis, India has a...Jump to post
They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...Jump to post
According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs. Well, Bombardier does ...Jump to post
Korean Air's 3rd CS300, the one that had smoke in the cockpit, performed another test flight today:
Maybe delivery will follow shortly.
Polot wrote:Nobody wants to deal with sonic booms all day,
Final assembly is now well underway:
https://twitter.com/SeattleVolFan/statu ... 6522671105
So what's happened to TC-ACR, a 15 years old 747-400F?
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Boeing 747 (TC-ACR), 22-feb-18 (1) by Robin Smeets, on Flickr
SpaceX managed to fish the fairing out of the water:
https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/sta ... 7817075712
QR is working on a new economy seats and wants to do "something special". Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is working on a new economy-class product, which could be unveiled as early at 2019, likely at next year’s ITB Berlin. “When you give the best product in business class, then you shou...Jump to post
I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge... Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft Of which a large chunk will go to Batik Air.Jump to post
A possible 777-8F should have a similar or less payload than the 777F. A heavier frame, heavier engines, will only be partly compensated by a slightly higher MTOW, 351.5 t instead of 347.8 t. More range yes, more payload, very unlikely. Yes 777X comes with the same MTOW as the current 777. As the O...Jump to post