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by Erebus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 4929

Reuters: Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-boeing-certification-e/exclusive-boeing-seeking-to-reduce-scope-duration-of-some-physical-tests-for-new-aircraft-sources-idUSKCN1TH0A3 Ill timed release for Boeing coming at a time when there's intense scrutiny over its certification practices regar...

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by Erebus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will engine choice continue?
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: Will engine choice continue?

Will the UltraFan be considered another "Trent"?

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

IMO, the 777-300ER sold on it's capacity - passenger and cargo. Using 6000nm as a baseline (which puts most of the world's hubs within distance of each other), the 777-200ER would lift 52,000kg using Boeing ACAP charts compared to 65,000kg for the 777-300ER. I can agree on that. But I still think t...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Another opinion about deferrals as they relate to the 777X program: With the 777X's current order book, long-term deferrals can have a direct impact on the line's productivity. The "classic" 777's production rate has contracted from 8.3 to 3.5 per month over the past five years, with the ...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

IMO, the most-likely part of the EK 777X order to be cut is the 35 777-8s. They can shed those and convert the 40 787-10 to 787-9 for similar CAPEX. That frees Boeing to stop active development on the 777-8 as Etihad has already decided against theirs and Qatar will be happy to be allowed to drop t...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Yes. Nor did I. Then what are you saying? What is the interesting turn of events? He said people assumed EK would never cancel 777Xs, nothing about canceling the whole order. Probably an interesting turn of events that EK May reduce the order. :checkmark: So we are now looking at possibly an A380/7...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

9Patch wrote:
Erebus wrote:
9Patch wrote:
Clark doesn't say he's cancelling the order


Yes. Nor did I.

Then what are you saying?
What is the interesting turn of events?


It is in the thread title...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2680

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Just putting it here. Raptors 2-0 Warriors in regular season games. Durant top scorer in both.

Sure lets put that asterisk. If he did play perhaps it might have been Raptors in 4. :lol:

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

9Patch wrote:
Erebus wrote:
It was long assumed by most here that EK will never cancel 777Xs. Interesting turn of events...

Clark doesn't say he's cancelling the order


Yes. Nor did I.

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Everyone here has been saying for a couple of years that Emirates had too many aircraft, and too many orders, so how is this surprising ? What's good for the A380, is good for the 777X. When EK cancelled the A380, most opinions here read that they would need more 777Xs to replace those A380s in use...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If this is true in anyway it's a real kick in the balls for BA. The 777X order for Emirates was the largest order on the books. This might also be a negotiating tactic. Clark has been known to play hardball with both BA and Airbus. He has a history of playing them off against each other to get the ...

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by Erebus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156133

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It was long assumed by most here that EK will never cancel 777Xs. Interesting turn of events...

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by Erebus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16318

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

I wouldn't mind knowing how the normalised hours per fleet are going. The A350 is enjoying over 99% reliability with all apart form a single EY A350 that has been delivered in service. There have been, and continues to be large numbers of 787s on the ground waiting for fixes. that's pretty much ent...

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musman9853 wrote:
The air current is reporting that the a321xlr will be launched at the PAS. at least 1 US airline (AA?)

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 1466206208


Or jetBlue?

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by Erebus
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289668

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus does it too; no major carrier has 316 seats on an A359; yet that is the number Airbus uses to figure out seat-mile fuel consumption. There is a little airline in Asia called Thai that has 321 seats in their A350-900 There is also this airline that operates out of a particularly high altitude...

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by Erebus
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7321

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Why?

To have an ARGUMENT.

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by Erebus
Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 13429

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/ ... 8931593216


Impressive indeed. They went from no Airbus to largest Airbus fleet in 6 years.
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gatibosgru wrote:
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/ ... 8931593216


Impressive indeed. They went from no Airbus to largest Airbus fleet in 6 years.

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by Erebus
Sun May 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 4857

Re: Engine failure question

LH once crossed the Atlantic to their intended destination with an A346 on 3 engines after shutting down No.2 near Canada. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=770113 (Edit: Just noticed that the above linked thread has airlines and airports displaying the names when hovering over the abb...

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by Erebus
Thu May 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21723

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Hooray for a Coke vs. Pepsi thread! :spin:

Slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me what they legit serve on Korean Air?

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by Erebus
Thu May 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10639

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Wouldn't a better near term technology be using Renewables to make Liquid Hydrogen and use that to fuel planes? Wouldn't that be a better (lighter) energy storage solution? It would require totally new designs - but it could work for the short range at least. I was going to bring this up as well. I...

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by Erebus
Tue May 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16817

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

chiad wrote:
So unless more orders are taken QR could end up with following fleet in 2025
Airbus A321neo/LR - 50
Airbus A350-9/1000 - 76
Boeing 777-8/9 - 60
Boeing 787-8/9 - 60
Total - 246

Looks like a good plan to me.


Not a very "drastic" simplification of fleet though.

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by Erebus
Fri May 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8563

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

smokeybandit wrote:
""The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto."

How is a policeman in a position to say that?


Must be an A.net member! :biggrin:

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by Erebus
Mon May 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 12511

Re: A220 question

Without AERCAP and GECAS signing on big, any airframe struggles. Will GECAS sign up for significant quantities, if any, for an aircraft exclusively powered by a rival engine-maker? I know they have some sale-leaseback arrangements for some airframes not powered by GE, but I've not heard of them mak...

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by Erebus
Sat May 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44348

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Simple, almost 11.000 737´s has been built through the different versions, it is the most prolific aircraft type in commercial aviation history. A logical consequence is that they are involved in more incidents and accidents compared with other types, as you have more car wrecks involving Chevorlet...

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by Erebus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3729

Re: Doping in sports

A special doping category of each sport category could be interesting. Try to see how far you can push the human body through doping, but keep it strictly separate from "ordinary" sport. Use whatever can be gleaned from it to advance medical research etc. I wondered about this as well. Ma...

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by Erebus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 8278

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

What is Delta doing so differently versus the rest of the industry!? One thing I've noticed when shopping for flights is that Delta is ALWAYS PRICED HIGHER than the competition every time on international long-haul. Delta must be doing something right... You do see that DL is middle of the pack in ...

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by Erebus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46635

Re: WN looking at A220

I suspect that BA takes very good care of WN, it's most important customer in the world. So, to answer my question, WN can't get a better deal from Boeing than what they already get? The fact that WN's profit levels exceed every other major airline in NA says that it gets good enough deals. Are tho...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46635

Re: WN looking at A220

I said better . Are you certain that they can't get a better deal than what they already get? I suspect that BA takes very good care of WN, it's most important customer in the world. So, to answer my question, WN can't get a better deal from Boeing than what they already get? The fact that WN's pro...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46635

Re: WN looking at A220

I am sure that Airbus et al are not pencilling in any sales for WN. They too know the game. They make the frame as attractive as possile but make no huge discount promises at an early stage of the game. If, and I doubt it, WN become serious then things might change. I am sure they are not holding t...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46635

Re: WN looking at A220

I am sure that Airbus et al are not pencilling in any sales for WN. They too know the game. They make the frame as attractive as possile but make no huge discount promises at an early stage of the game. If, and I doubt it, WN become serious then things might change. I am sure they are not holding t...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46635

Re: WN looking at A220

I know that the discussion is around WN and the A220 here but why isn't the E2 part of their evaluation?

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10720

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

Owl was looking to re-brand Virgin to Hooters Air.

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

Actually that is a misnomer, just a bad headline by Wired. This is a decent article on the thing and what happened and what was actually "discovered" by the film project (hint, nothing new to physics really). A good read for people who like wonky stuff (but it is written for the lay perso...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

So the Relativistic Jets are what exactly? Are they ejections from the relatively slow spin at the poles of the Black Holes orbital spin direction? High energy/Less Dense items that can escape easier from the Event horizon? The jets are made up of matter (ions) caught up and accelerated to near the...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

One of the poles of this collapsed star? This particular black hole is not a collapsed star. It is a supermassive black hole which have masses that run in the millions to tens of billions of solar mass range and generally reside at the centre of large galaxies. While the formation of low mass black...

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by Erebus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

I believe there was also a science channel / discovery channel documentary on the topic as well. He talked about the moment the graphics team revealed the images to him. Pretty surreal. As far as I'm concerned the only reason to watch interstellar is the imagery of the blackhole. It was pretty surr...

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by Erebus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

I can't wait for telescopes to be so finely tuned that we'll be able to see a clear picture of black holes. In the meantime, this is an amazing discovery, and it keeps proving early scientists' theories as correct (Einstein actually wrote a paper disproving black holes). The happiest person in ligh...

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by Erebus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 5321

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Do comic books count? :bouncy:

Best: X-men: Days of future past. Movie actually outdoes the comic book storyline in my opinion.
Worst: Almost any other Marvel comic movie adaptation.

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by Erebus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort
Replies: 34
Views: 2773

Re: First Black Hole Images Result from International Effort

It has been an exciting past few years in black hole science from the the gravitational wave observations of mergers to this. Unfortunate that Stephen Hawking missed this news by just a year.

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by Erebus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach
Replies: 20
Views: 6743

Re: Another 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach

Think this Jetstar incident is a bit different to the ANA incident, this happened on descent not approach some way out from KIX. The report I saw had both engines surged at different times whilst on approach. From https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/jetstar-787-suffers-problems-with-both-engi...

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by Erebus
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6884

Re: WTO rules against Boeing and US.

...maybe some bad press. Most people say that this long-standing dispute is a no-win situation for both sides. At this point, the only reason I see why anyone would continue this saga is to use it as a means of dishing out bad press on their competitor and create a negative public sentiment towards...

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by Erebus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 33
Views: 8159

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

Slightly surprised this thread wasn't updated with a description of the problem. Per avherald : On Sep 25th 2018 the Canadian TSB reported the flight crew had heard the air conditioning surge periodically during cruise flight, then they heard it surge one last time before the system fell silent. At ...

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by Erebus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 8083

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

EA CO AS wrote:
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Tail looks a bit Lufthansa-ish.

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by Erebus
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality
Replies: 54
Views: 7952

Re: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality

Is it a bad time for Airbus to raise concerns about training standards in poor Asian countries? Or maybe a good time? It is quite tricky to confront the issue of pilot training quality in 'poor countries' in a way that does not create a backlash and strain business ties. With Boeing in a bit of a b...

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by Erebus
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 37244

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Well, considering their fleet procurement strategy, I won't write off the possibility of seeing the MAX somewhere in the LH group. They seem to not mind operating almost every Airbus and Boeing type. They ordered LEAP A320s even though they had PW already. They ordered 787s when they already had A35...

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by Erebus
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22732

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Curious why China has kept away from the A220 so far. Don't they produce parts for it, or is that not the case anymore? I have two hypothetical guess on this. 1. The clogging of airport. China air transport has grown tremendously for past two decades, more locals are taking into the air. Rather tha...

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by Erebus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22732

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

There's an A320 production line in China. That's a big political plus compared to the A220. AFAIK, the A220 centre fuselage is produced by AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. That's still a significant work package handed to China for zero orders in return so far. I'm not sure what the situation is...

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by Erebus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 22732

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

NearMiss wrote:
Surprised to see new A319s on the mix.


Curious why China has kept away from the A220 so far. Don't they produce parts for it, or is that not the case anymore?

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by Erebus
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289668

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

But neither airframe manufacturer is going to spend a tonne of money bending a current product for such few orders. So it's got to be a costmetic solution either way. NZ doesn't need the same range because they have no ambitions of launching nonstop to LHR and increased gross weight 789 or A359 wil...

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by Erebus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8184

Re: 787 style windows

Is it dimmable or just dimmed? I don't see the button in the picture (picture 11) - just the flush button. Not sure where the controls are but I've seen pictures with various levels of light coming through. Dimmable for sure as I don't see why anyone would boast about being the first to certify and...

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