Solving production rate delays at Airbus looks like a full time job to me. Brégier won't complain about sitting idle without the sales job now for sure.Jump to post
Maybe Airbus feels that strategic sales must be supported by the CEO? I mean just like the Boeing CEO certainly would accompany his key orders and customers? At least they seem to be aware what sort of huge void Mr. Leahy will leave when he retires one day.Jump to post
Just today Enders sold 140 airplanes to China's CAS.Jump to post
Those 747-400 had at least "modern" tubes. But the 747-100 had one RGB-Screen almost like a diascope projector.Jump to post
The pneumatic one had to be sold for a fee in Ecomony. IIRC that was some IATA rule back then. Oh those 741 days going transatlantic with ONE MOVIE on ONE SCREEN for everybody.Jump to post
Time to repaint them BAtar Airways.Jump to post
Five abreast seating sounds not nice for people sitting on middle seats. You'll never get to the loo. People eat, have their tables down or sleep and you need to pass bye two of them out and in while trolley services block the aisles over long periods.Jump to post
Why should anybody A or B care for under 150 seats anymore? That is the terrain voluntarely left to new entrants. No need to go back downstairs. Follow the market growth and bigger average sizes and aim for the profitable upper end of the narrow bodies until you hit current widebodies. I don't see n...Jump to post
I would keep the current ten abreast as this will be too much bad PR for only 23 more seats. Smaller stairs and galleys, plugged doors and such are way smarter to get more seats on board. On high demand routes this big business class compartment in the upper deck looks promising. Not sure how much m...Jump to post
How about China to order more A380? Didn't Airbus just sign an new MoU about more cooperation. China could use and fill more A380s no doubt. Even domestic ones.Jump to post
LH are a hub airline. If they feel no need for big airplanes anymore it looks tricky for Frankfurt/Main airport to me. I wouldn't understand a step like that. Are they changing their business model to non hub or similar? Is future growth going to lowcost affiliates only? Could this be some pressure ...Jump to post
Both sides have their views and that is okay with me.Jump to post
Okay "their" policy but not everybody else's.Jump to post
Taiwan is chinese but never was a part of communist China. Therefore wearing a communist chinese flag sounds weird for Taiwanese to me.Jump to post
Down the line the military will get some new blended wing body as a tanker and transport. This will be succeeding the C-17 not some 747.
However there are "too many" C-17 in the inventory and some are even parked unused.
Here is something about those 757s:
http://www.newyorkupstate.com/central-n ... ne_at.html
Here is a link to some older story about some of those clandestine air services:
http://www.iansa.org/system/files/IPIS_ ... Report.pdf
Boeing wants to build some future BWB as a military transport and tanker. This prevents any more 747-8 military transport or tanker orders. Otherwise the need for the BWB would move to the right.Jump to post
Must we really have a thread about this every other week?
Boeing might have guaranteed certain production numbers to their partners. That might be a reason to keep it going even at ultra low rate now. I hope they get new orders and have some healthy years. The A380 seems to depend on what Emirates orders. I can't imagine Emirates phasing out older A380s in...Jump to post
How about Amazon or UPS? Couldn't they need something big with long, transpacific range? After the 747 it will be super-midsized twins forever on the cargo market.Jump to post
Some different example: In midtown Berlin, Germany, North Korea still has it's old east german embassy up and running, One building is used as a purely commercial hostel earning hard currency for them. The actual embassy moved to another smaller building next door on the same compound. Currently the...Jump to post
Thanks for the CNA link. I still can't imagine this to be true. Strange that there are no more news reports pictures and whatever. Just some anecdote?Jump to post
I know this old web claim of pope Benedict being a helicopter pilot. It has never been verified. Is there any credible source for this? I don't believe it.Jump to post
We had second hand Coronados in Berlin back then flying for "Modern Air". I remember using them on holiday flights from Tegel (Nord) to the mediterranean as a child. Orange cheat lines and very classy looks. I think they were quite noisy and smoked quite a bit.Jump to post
While the south of Germany and Munich are pretty wealthy regions Lufthansa seems to abandon it's own first class services at Munich. All new A350s have no more first class cabin but just the business class as top offer. That might erode revenues compared to Frankfurt where first class is still avail...Jump to post
The CSeries was a pretty smart concept by Bombardier back then. However when Airbus reacted with the neo and Boeing finally with the MAX it's market became too crowded. The Lear 85 program was a desaster from the decision to build it from CFK at some high altitude location therefore creating materia...Jump to post
It's an Airbus owned factory. They are very likely to keep it this way. Brexit or not.Jump to post
This would affect passenger numbers big time. For the average german having to give your fingerprints at US-immigration still is felt like a shock as in Germany you never ever give them to anybody except when you are arrested. I know many people that don't travel to the US just because of that.(even...Jump to post
Mobile had a huge military logistics base at the very same place a long time ago. They are looking for higher paid jobs and now they get some. That can't be wrong? Airbus would be stupid to have based a new plant in a high cost area. Besides they needed a port to ship in sections from Hamburg. Airbu...Jump to post
So when will EK need A380 fleet replacement orders as their aircraft are said to be leased for around twelve years each?Jump to post
I don't understand why you consider EASA's certiffication is possible but FAA's not? They are pretty close, as basically the same standards apply.
Another question: How much stretching of the fuselage would their wing size permit. Is it poosible to make it some C921 one day?
The new AB aeronautics is just a possible future shell to operate the leased to EW parts of AB. It remains to be seen when and if they get their own AOC as the current 25K Euros do not seem to be enough. This looks more like legal maneuvring in the backgrounds just in case. With LH in the boat now a...Jump to post
With several B737-300/400 being converted to SF and also the B737-800BCF coming soonly, I wonder if there is really demand for the A320P2F!