Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing like A380 out there. It was the wrong airlines that got it and most established airlines didn't because of the short term financial ideology. How long is long enough for Airbus and their customers to lose money ...Jump to post
The issue with the max was when there is a system failure there was not a back up. If anything the FAA must be more careful about system backups. The question before certification is “If this part fails will the plane crash and if it does what back ups are in place to ensure that a crash doesn’t ha...Jump to post
Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF? I have asked this question, over and over on Anet and no one really has an answer. Which is odd, since we have both types of engines being used on a single airframe. Comparison would be easy. I’ve heard their burn is...Jump to post
SEA wrote:Vladex wrote:ikolkyo wrote:
Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.
Any other operator that has problems ?
Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.
ikolkyo wrote:Vladex wrote:GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.
Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft.
Although I am a Fan of Airbus, I am hard to tell A380 had commercial success...... Probably, experience from A380 design, development, manufacturing is important for Airbus, however, A380 came out at wrong-age. Passenger growth is there and there is a demand for something good and there is nothing ...Jump to post
Just read on AA's twitter that with 423 buses, they're the world's largest Airbus operator! Had no clue. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1133742338931593216 Just read on a.net's front page that AA stock hits a 3-year low , interesting coincidence! They don't have any A380, A350 and maybe 2 A...Jump to post
GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF.Jump to post
I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana...Jump to post
I think A350 really needs to pickup orders. Supposedly it has 500 orders left but so many are already dead or cancelled or just dubious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Airbus_A350_XWB_orders_and_deliveries Yemenia 10 Tunisair 4 Synergy Aerospace 10 Sri Lankan 4 Iran Air 16 Afriqiyah 10 Asiana ...Jump to post
I think that Airbus' current projections are too conservative. 1600 new VLA's in the coming 20 years including anything larger than an A350-1000 as a VLA. i.e., 80 VLA's a year? I think that technological advances within the next 5 years (for EIS within 10 years) are going to make aircraft so econo...Jump to post
The A380 in and of itself was not a commercial success, but so what? Hindsight is 20/20. With an unpredictable future, it's normal for companies to make multiple bets. Some work out better than expected, others fail. The A380 was part of Airbus's strategy to cover the full range of the market. Some...Jump to post
Yes, they managed it. One can also manage divorce, broken bones, and tornadoes. And I don't know if you think Airbus loss $15B or $25B, but emotional support and wiring issues ... Think what Airbus could have done instead. Answer this question directly: Which would be better, the A380 program they ...Jump to post
You are talking about made up financials , not any flaws. The flaws would be passengers and crews revolting and planes crashing from time to time. So the fact that the A380 will end production after selling only 251 is made up? Are you saying the financial implications of that are made up? Why do y...Jump to post
This turned into another A380 bashing... As expected. Recognizing that the A380 has flaws is not “bashing” as you love to portray. It is an analytical review of reality. It barely reached break even on a per frame basis let alone recover its development costs. To dismiss any critique whatsoever as ...Jump to post
How bad can Etihad get ? This is an airline with a very big identity crisis as they seem to be pushing into extremes from top to bottom, going from apartments to no passengers at all. https://youtu.be/ImYXj7Y-yv0?t=439 Another video by a starving passenger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fYJump to post
Come on folks, what's he supposed to say? With the very narrow definition of "success" Faury uses, he makes his case. It's only slightly sillier than making the same claim about the B787 being a "success", as that program still has the possibility of making money. Both companies...Jump to post
In a recent Airways Magazine article, it said Airbus saw a market for 1000 Airbus A380s. In the end, only about 250 of them will actually be delivered and flown by customers. I'd say that's falling short of the target goal. That's only the failures of the airlines , not the manufacturer, the same a...Jump to post
The only success of A380 is that Airbus will go down in history of aviation as the builder of the biggest commercial aircraft - that's all. Marketwise, it failed and the only profit for Airbus Industrie comes from maintenance contracts... Agreed! Lets not forget that EK sales is perhaps the most su...Jump to post
Some people in Boeing should be behind bars. We could explore that, where do you suggest we start, engineers who coded, supervisors who approved, FAA inspectors who certified, Boeing CEO because the buck stops there? In is probably the shareholders/investors and probably something like Southwest an...Jump to post
Ethiopian Airlines CEO : If we fly it , we will be the last one
A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choice I can see how the A330ceo looks a bit dated, but the A330neo I think looks very modern and A350/B787-like with the bigger engines and new...Jump to post
A330 looks a bit dated , A350 looks really good and elegant and that size is appropriate much like A321. If I was running an airline , it would be an easy choiceJump to post
Title says it all. https://youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY Pretty stupid explanation from Vox, with even worse graphs. Although knowing them this should be expected. But yes, Boeing should face legal action for cocking up MCAS. That’s a given. But Airbus would’ve done the same in Boeing’s case to fix the stab...Jump to post
mchei wrote:OccupiedLav wrote:
Side note, those A321s look much better with the larger engines.
It’s the opposite to me I love the “skinny” engines on the old 321s. That’s why the 340 also is my favorite plane, just from the outward appearance.
If I try to understand the essence of this, the intention is to have more MCAS sensors to initiate more MCAS activations but then to have MCAS be quickly shut off as it pitches the nose down. . Or if the intentions is that different sensors check and cancel each other out , then when sensors activat...Jump to post
Business prices are totally made up and most people don't pay them so it's not relevantJump to post
Yes, it was too far, it's an ancient design in its 4th iteration. Boeing and its executives and investors used and abused its position in duopoly or monopoly for short term gain , being unable to end something and to handle any lean times will lead anyone to inflated thinking and big delusions Now t...Jump to post
Philadelphia is probably the most anonymous big city in the USA for people outside of USA. Most have never even heard about it unless you are into US constitution .Jump to post
Airbus hopes you are right, nothing out there can compete with A321 NEOJump to post
He may or may not be right but whose airplanes would he take ?
BA is not really taking care of A380 anyway so why do would they bother taking more of them?
See for your self.
fcogafa wrote:[quote=]Wow, they really don't want to mess with Lufthansa. No Germany or Switzerland routes.
Solidus wrote:HeyTK wrote:It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..
http://www.ataturkairport.com/flightInf ... anguage=EN
It’s probably for crew familiarisation first and later on be sent for international routes. Clearly this is a domestic configuration, with recliner F seats. I can't imagine JL would use it for intl routes other than ultra short-haul routes to Korea or China. Plus theirs are de-rated A350-942 which ...Jump to post
Understandable. I wonder if AC's management regrets choosing the MAX over the NEO. I mean its pretty obvious... Given the engine problems with the NEO, it isn't quite so obvious to me. The MAX seemed to be beating expectations until the first crash. Hopefully the fix will be effective, it will be p...Jump to post
I can see probably JAL when they get A350 JAL would be a 787 to start if it were to happen. JAL is the first customer of the A350-942, which is a significantly lower weight model, they will be used domestically on short haul routes, and don't have nearly enough range for North America. I was daydre...Jump to post
Boeing had the new narrowbody in development farther down than today's NMA. It was nearing authority to offer decision. EIS was planned for 2018. Then, American issued RFP for replacement of 300 old aircraft, Airbus was winning it, Boeing panicked and rushed 737 reengine to meet 2016 EIS. The rest ...Jump to post
WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough." That's not a conclusive argument. In a hypothetical parallel universe where Boeing build a new narrow-body aircraft instead of the MAX, they could have 7000 orders. In that world, Boeing spent $10 b...Jump to post
Since Narrowbody are smaller. The fuel improvement would be quite small compared to Widebody Also, adding new engines could actually be cheaper overall for both Aircraft manufacturer and Airlines (no need waste tens of billions of dollars to developed, and cheaper price to purchase for Airlines, wi...Jump to post
Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough." WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough." It's cheap enou...Jump to post
It's a centralized corporation , they only care about short term profit and are adverse to innovation when there is a monopoly or a duopoly. I think about other big companies like Nokia, Kodak, Blackberry, Blockbuster etc.. that were in such situations and they went bust or under because they only s...Jump to post