Yes they will. But both big manufacturers will seriously restructure. I see final assembly lines cutting their rates or closing and maybe even entire programs getting terminated now unfortunately. But it will be the same for other industries. Look at car manufacturing. The worst will happen to the s...Jump to post
It's a long range airplane. And it's a logical expectation that if flies above 20k feet. There is no agenda behind it.
The assertive tone of some posters might indicate that there is something more behind it? I am in no way anti Boeing by just mentioning my observation.
Embraer should cooperate with Mitsubishi. Not sure what this decision means for Boeing's commercial product development future? Embraer was supposed to provide cheaper engineering for what is to come after the MAX one day. Boeing needs some clear strategy now. Otherwise they risk their commercial ai...Jump to post
Bad for the X. LH not sure and able to afford some anymore. CX downsizing. Who will need them? EK?Jump to post
Some NG restart is unlikely. The 737 must and can only compete with the latest engines. Having said that I expect the MAX to be cleared again by the FAA by about mid year.Jump to post
There is no point in commercial aviation if seats deliberately are left empty. People should better wear masks or get tested before a flight and such but this can't generate any profits. And Ryanair will be far better off than most other airlines as they have some low cost structure. Not jut low pri...Jump to post
Are they sure what they want to built? There is nothing wrong with change and optimization but there is still no final design it seems? How many times have they changed the wing shape from F-104 to Concorde, to SST and back? Even the engines are still not selected? This just takes too long and is to...Jump to post
Everett just got the new wing factory. It doesn't make sense to close it at all. All the infrastructure is there and the engineers.
However one day Renton might close whenever the final MAX got built.
The Charleston site is sized for possible enormous growth.
But what would be left at Everett? The 747, 767 and 777-300ER/F are not hot sellers anymore. The 777X might be delayed or slow selling first? NMA? Everett needs work too.
So how is the production getting restarted practically please? Does somebody check or map all those parts everywhere or is this pretty routine just like another shift beginning? Have any steps taken place already? How does it look like in real life? Thanks.Jump to post
Developing, testing and certifying vaccines takes years for a reason. Waiting for vaccines (while Covid-19 might mutate) makes no sense for the air travel industry. Everybody will be dead financially until reliable vaccines are available to the public.Jump to post
It's not like nobody wants new airplanes anymore. Watch Ryanair and how desperately they need and want their MAXes. Will there be big changes concerning orders? Yes. But it will not end the need for new aircraft in general. Just look at post-9-11 for an idea how fast things might catch up and what h...Jump to post
There is a big supply chain behind it that needs to be kept alive and running. A lot of certified staff needs to be kept current. Otherwise the supply chain will disintegrate sooner or later. So it's the right decision to get things going again as early as possible.Jump to post
This is a pretty bad time for an airline to look for buyers. Especially when you had problems before Corona like Condor having lost TC. Wouldn't they need another travel group to buy them in order to get enough package tourists filling their seats? Or could they just move on as somebody's low-cost l...Jump to post
How about just restarting some slightly updated commercial 767 (new cabin IFE) variant with new cockpit (that is ready from suppliers)? It's available fast, the tanker line is going and maybe it could be offered cheap? Or would this just ruin future sales? The Everett 777 is not really selling like ...Jump to post
So Boeing delivered five Boeing 737 during the first quarter of 2020. Were those NGs or BBJs? Or MAXs that changed their owners for contractual reasons? Who took them and what versions were handed over please?Jump to post
In the old days the main russian issue used to be engine time on wing between overhauls and maintenance. And parts...
How does today's PD-14 compare now?
I once sat onboard a flight with some intoxicated passenger behind me. The person, not calling him gentleman, (huge guy) turned to become aggressive against me for no reason (no lowered backrest or similar). I was lucky enough that the flight attendant managed to find another seat for me in time so ...Jump to post
I remember those screens (as in one mid size screen for the entire cabin) where three colored lights would beam the movie on it. The sound came through something like a tiny mono loudspeaker (think very old phone) and got passed on to your ear by plastic tube. You had to literally plug it into your ...Jump to post
A glass of wine should not be a problem however crews should not be allowed to fill up passengers in flight. Maybe a limit would work like two drinks max or similar? The heavy drinkers seem to board after already having consumed alcohol before a flight at home or at the airport. So some pre-boarding...Jump to post
Video might be good for very routine business meetings but not for the real personal touch and negotiation and for more confidential matters. There is a lot of room left for travel. But travel has become very uncomfortable, long lines, luggage limits, no seat space, no service, high prices for every...Jump to post
If Airbus has to halve the A320neo production due to the market collapsing Boeing can stop their entire MAX-line. I hope both steps will not be necessary.Jump to post
It will be 1-1-1-1-1 in the future. Time for blended wing bodies.Jump to post
Or Pratt got frustrated by NMA-hesitant Boeing and went public on it's own?Jump to post
PW might go public early to attract Boeing as the possible second user of this engine in parallel.Jump to post
Engines take way longer than aircraft to develop and manufacturers like to publicly launch programs with several key customers under their belt. So it could take time until they officially say anything as this might not be the right moment. It's better after the crisis. New ideas, new plans, new mom...Jump to post
Airbus is clearly on the road to grow the A321neo by weight, range and capacity. So the current wing will come to an end and they will need a new one. As they have scanned the original A320 construction plans into their software it will be manageable without being overly expensive. This is why a new...Jump to post
Reduced pax loads might mean a roll-back of P2P flying and return to trunk/hub ops.
AFAIK it's required for optimum laminar flow over the nacelle. The surfaces must be superclean and smooth. This is why on the 787 the customer cannot paint the engine pods. The surface needed for laminar flow would be ruined just by the paint layer. So you have to select the pod in a color you like ...Jump to post
IIRC in the early days the chevron nozzles were meant to be temperature sensitive and be made of some material that would "morph" when the engine would run at full power and with some hotter gas stream to affect the exhaust airflow and noise somehow. That concept got abandoned early on.Jump to post
Avro Arrow. That would be classy.Jump to post
I just spotted a Lufthansa Cargo flight on FR24 from FRA to VCV. Flightnumber GEC8152, operated by an MD11.
Not much cargo to pick up at VCV I think, so this one is going into storage?
Korea is some important country generating a lot of air travel demand. After corona gets sorted out, which is a global issue, it will be good to go again. An airline like Korean Air has it's market and will be sustainable. I agree I very much like their onboard product.Jump to post
In fact Airbus did plan and discuss the concept with airports and airlines well in advance. This is how they ended up with their 80 meters by 80 meters sizing and with very low noise emissions for LHR's night curfew. Fun fact: The A380 can be boarded and deboarded via stairs from the apron as well. ...Jump to post
I'm no blogger but that sounds a bit like you just hate people?
If I would be an airline I would do competitions who does the best airline picture and such. Not offend your customers. What business approach is this? Or is it because as a cargo guy you are not dealing with human passengers at all?
That assertive attitude towards the enthusiast side of the flying public sounds very strange to me. Sounds bizarre, almost like talking to prisoners. The airlines want people to be fascinated, the airlines want paying passengers and future pilots happy to travel by plane. If airline people feel like...Jump to post