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by Vladex
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 532622

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

There is Sam Chui video on this and BA rep says that they will receive 18 over time and see where it goes from there.

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

by airbus A350 engine naselle crealance 0.76m heavy, 0.88m light 787 is very different by variant. 787-900 naselle really low, but 787-1000 higher 0.71-0.97 (RR) because fuselage clearance for 788 =1.68-2.08m 789 = 1.75-1.85m 781 = 1.98-2.21m looks like Boeing secure a gap for bigger engine at 787....

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

The A350 engine ground clearance is significantly greater on average, 76-93cm compared to 61-79cm for the 787. 15cm doesn't sound like a lot but it is almost 25%. . by airbus A350 engine naselle crealance 0.76m heavy, 0.88m light 787 is very different by variant. 787-900 naselle really low, but 787...

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by Vladex
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

You posted ground clearance of 777x but not of others (A350, A380) unless I am missing something. try to look at post #6 also, for 787: https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/airports/acaps/787.pdf fuselage ground clearance 1.68m engine naselle 0.71-0.74m for bank angle: landing g...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

all modern liners except A380 have about the same engine clearance, so A350 or 787, but they will face MAX issue in future. 787 is the 737 of wide bodies in terms of ground clearance. It hugs the ground like a turtle. It's interesting how B handicapped their two most selling jets like that but have...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

Armadillo1 wrote:
Vladex wrote:
That's so much alike like I thought, Do you have numbers for ground clearance for all the other active jets especially A380?


i post a lot of links with official data, but looks like you no-reader.


You posted ground clearance of 777x but not of others (A350, A380) unless I am missing something.

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

The big difference is that the 787 engines fit nicely in the ideal location, and without flattened nacelles. same for 737-100 i want to see how 787 will fit ultrafan in 2025+ 787 definitely won't do ultrafan as the early prototype is 355 cm or 70 cm more than its current engine and its ground clear...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

The 737MAX "doesn't count" in this context. No new airliner of that size would be designed so low to the ground. The only reason the new engines don't fit where they should be mounted is that the basic aircraft was designed over 50 years ago. That's almost true except for 787 which has 73...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

GP7270 Diameter: 3.16 m (10.4 ft; 124 in), fan 2.96 m (9.7 ft; 117 in) Trent 900 Diameter: 2,950 mm (116 in) fan Trent XBW fan 3.00 m / 118" diameter, A350 https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraf...

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by Vladex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

Gull wings on A380 are on another level and that may be needed for future engines. Lots of people are saying that twin engines are the future but then there is no space below the wings as in 737 max. because of the short landing gear and wing design but I wonder if gull wings are possible on single...

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by Vladex
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

Gull wings on A380 are on another level and that may be needed for future engines. Lots of people are saying that twin engines are the future but then there is no space below the wings as in 737 max. because of the short landing gear and wing design but I wonder if gull wings are possible on single ...

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by Vladex
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Can single deck airplanes have gull wings of A380?

Is the wing design based strictly on considerations of lift, center gravity and load balancing ? How much is a consideration put into the engine design now that engines are getting ever bigger? Before, engines were so narrow that it probably was an after thought but now it must be the main issue. Ar...

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by Vladex
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21162

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A321 neo destinations Portland, Cleveland, Buffalo, Burlington, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore?

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by Vladex
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Chemist wrote:
Vladex wrote:
SQ32 wrote:
The death of A380 will help the case of a 450 seat A350-2000, that Airbus has been resisting, in order not to cannibalized A380.


Not without new engines


Not even with new engines.


I'd say so as well. New engines would definitely make A350-1000 much better though.

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

SQ32 wrote:
The death of A380 will help the case of a 450 seat A350-2000, that Airbus has been resisting, in order not to cannibalized A380.


Not without new engines

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by Vladex
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Virtually every airline not called Emirates. Emirates and Singapore are the only substantial operators and they post regular profits. All of these other airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Air France and others have a lot of problems with them And in many of these cases, notably Malaysian Airlines and per...

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It's not likely to find a second life. I feel sorry for Airbus in a way. It wasn't super obvious in the mid 2000's that it would have such a short factory life. A lot of airlines were scooping them up when it 1st came out. And, at the time the skies were still filled with commercial 747's. Ironic t...

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I don't know which airline is losing money because of A380 either. Virtually every airline not called Emirates. Emirates and Singapore are the only substantial operators and they post regular profits. All of these other airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Air France and others have a lot of problems with ...

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by Vladex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

It also needs a stretch (too much of the available space taken by stairs and elevators). Probably a 7 to 10 billion Euro investment. If it were easy, it would have been saved. EK and BA demanded pricing so poor that it was best to shut down the program. Existing A380 have a grand total of one resal...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

If it gets new engines. It needs weight taken out also. Probably another 5-7 billion euros of investment. OEW of ~620,000 lbs is ridiculous. It also needs a stretch (too much of the available space taken by stairs and elevators). Probably a 7 to 10 billion Euro investment. If it were easy, it would...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Revelation from the AF 220 thread AF/KL announces retirement of the remaining A380s: Ref: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/30/1893919/0/en/Evolution-of-the-Air-France-KLM-fleet.html The bolded parts tells us why the A380 won't be saved. IF the A380, as the AF press release noted, ...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 11155

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Possible for an airline to save the A380 still? Maybe Emirates, British Airways or ANA might come up with an order? I would say slim. Perhaps there will be a successful super jumbo after many years. Seriously, move on. I am saying this as a big fan of Airbus. The company needs to move on and put it...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663901

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Maybe in the end only FAA will approve the airplane and UA,AA and Southwest can fly them in the USA only?

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by Vladex
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5765

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

What's with everyone's obsession/hatred with narrowbody aircraft on long flights? You sit in a small seat for hours and hours, regardless of whether the fuselage is a little wider or not. Why would it be a "difficult experience"? and what about business jets then where one can't even stan...

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by Vladex
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)
Replies: 30
Views: 5765

Re: Air Tanzania A220-300 on DAR-BOM (2500 nm)

What's with everyone's obsession/hatred with narrowbody aircraft on long flights? You sit in a small seat for hours and hours, regardless of whether the fuselage is a little wider or not. Why would it be a "difficult experience"? and what about business jets then where one can't even stan...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663901

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I went back on Leeham website around 2011 and there was a lot of discussion like I am sure it was here about the engine fan diameter , from 66" to 71" with 66 being secure but inefficient and 71 being efficient but troublesome , They settled on 69" but would 66 really make a differenc...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will VLA return? Twin limits?
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Will VLA return? Twin limits?

Because of the 737 max problems and because engine makers are making much bigger and efficient engines that can't fit on twin jets but can fit on quad jets and electrification of transportation will make it much cheaper to travel but aviation can't go electric for many decades to come because of the...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663901

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How will this affect future reengining of the twin jets? What is being gleaned from here? Are twin jets already limited already? 787 is a wide body twin of 737 in terms of ground clearance at least and is already filled and topped out.

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

787 engines are already raised up as much as they can be, if they go higher they will interfere with the wing air flow. Isn't that the MAX problem? No https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRabYjkyEEGhiNbKAlrOPDJveTjjxlX7mvSi8mjgE5szgnoIeIW The exhaust outlet of the 787 is well bel...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It looks like the 787 is about midsection as well in other images. Scroll down to the second image in this article. https://thepointsguy.com/news/how-airlines-are-affected-by-the-rolls-royce-engine-trouble-on-the-boeing-787/ Exactly, both the A350 and 787 can fit new higher bypass engines. Vladex i...

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by Vladex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Ultrafan concept is 355 cm which someone said in another thread correct me if I am wrong, would leave 787 with 0 clearance and A350 about 19 cm. Incorrect again. The A330NEO fan is 33cm larger diameter yet ground clearance was reduced by less than 10cm. The engine was simply mounted higher. The A32...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It's not about capacity, it's all about ground clearance for new engine development. Double deck has significantly higher wing ground clearance due to load balancing and center of gravity which prior double deckers never took advantage of, hence they were inefficient as they had the same or smaller ...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Ultrafan concept is 355 cm which someone said in another thread correct me if I am wrong, would leave 787 with 0 clearance and A350 about 19 cm. That engine offers 10% efficiency compared to today's 787/A350 and it doesn't fit. So the payoff is minimal and risks and costs are big. I predicted 737 MA...

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by Vladex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I am still inclined to think the 777-9 order is safe long-term. EK has 123 A380s that will eventually need replacement and the 777-9 is 25-30% smaller (depending on configuration). EK would have to see a massive traffic contraction on their A380 routes for a 777-9 to be "too big". And the...

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by Vladex
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26115

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Break the duopoly and you won't have these collusive fake orders and you won't have flying coffins like 737 MAX. As long as there is a duopoly and all kinds of collusion are allowed, there is no reason to make a good product and there is lots of reason to cut corners and subvert the industry.

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by Vladex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 118380

Re: AF to order A220

Even though they're the smallest aircraft (read highest seat cost), the A318s would actually be the last to be replaced by A220s as they are younger than the A319s and A320s in the fleet. Another interesting nugget is that Transavia will probably continue to operate an all-Boeing fleet and that a 7...

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by Vladex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 118380

Re: AF to order A220

As exciting and welcome an A220 order would be, so disappointing would a a380 replacement order be, especially if it is to be replaced by the 787... Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous. It could be that AF struggles mightily to fill the s...

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by Vladex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663901

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What would the financial hit to Boeing be if the MAX never ever flies again? Don't limit it to Boeing. Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. To put it simply, the impact would be so great that the MAX can't be grounded for long, let alone forever. Time to end the crazy talk. It w...

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by Vladex
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts
Replies: 29
Views: 3474

Re: New Airbus and Boeing Market Forecasts

I believe that in the past both Boeing and Airbus had a category for VLAs, and it was 747s and A380s. Both companies have learned that they cannot sell such planes. They no longer offer such planes. That's what's changed. If your point is that the market forecasts for VLAs from the past were wrong,...

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by Vladex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think the difference is A) The 777x is a twin, B) it is a potent cargo hauler C) It has leadership engine tech D) Trip costs are substantially lower than an A380. So the tech re: economics or market re: aircraft size/configuration don't parallel. Some similarities to the A380, but also fundamenta...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 155019

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I have to believe that if Boeing confidently felt they could go to 80m (or longer) back when they were doing the initial discussions with carriers they would have because, IMO, the 777-9 needs all the length it can get to add seats to improve it's per-seat economics against the A350-1000. What abou...

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by Vladex
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 412157

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I wonder how much of the max backlog will actually ever be produced and/or delivered? In my opinion which of course is meaningless I would guess around 80% of the backlog will be produced plus of course there will be many more orders in the coming years. The people who think that MAX won't fly comm...

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by Vladex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR Discussion Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 36594

Re: Is the A321LR done already ?

there would be no XLR without LR so it's a moot point

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by Vladex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370341

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

suspect that it is currently seen as too big for the market. This is what really did for the A380 and the 747-8 Or those two aircrafts suffer from having 4 engines. Many here propose that if the A380 can operate with 2 engines, it would not have died. A successful 777X program would reinforce that ...

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by Vladex
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71355

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Boeing has the 200 order hole in its production calendar due to Jet Airways departing the scene and Airbus has customers scurrying for slots due to the value that the A321XLR offers. Airbus simply might not be able to match schedule / price / performance. I think you are right. It’s not only a matt...

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by Vladex
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 18031

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

QR is always losing money and they have bigger problems so he is just scapegoating . Benching a380 will not help

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by Vladex
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130366

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-cebu-idUSKCN1TI1UZ?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d07dc5cb1a3150001dd6f74&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Cebu to buy over two dozen Airbus jets: The deal involves 16 A330neo wide-body jets and around 10 o...

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by Vladex
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16206

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

A350 only had 1 delivery in 2014 and it took its time after that A lot of airlines that are under Boeing spell from a long past ordered 787. JAL had to apologize for ordering A350, so 787 is definitely more ordered and produced but the victory is temporary and pyrhic.I believe A350 has a larger grou...

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