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
It's okay to respect crew and fellow passengers. Especially in Asia cabin crew are very sensitive to be photographed. It's okay to respect technical requirements so not to interfere with aircraft operations in any way. It's okay to not take pictures of "secret" stuff outside or on the grou...Jump to post
Next business model? I could imagine that some high yield point to point routes would make sense. Like Everett/Boeing Field to San Jose or from Burbank or Carlsbad to San Jose or similar. Bypass those hubs, get easy access and parking away from the masses and such. Regionaljets are so capable today ...Jump to post
Semantics are highly important. How can the pilots trouble shoot under pressure if the checklist wording is not precise? I wouldn't classify interrupted, uncommanded trim movements as trim runaway neither.Jump to post
Now we just need some A350MRTT. And possibly some A350AWACS or A350Airbuseidon.Jump to post
So what about the A330 freighter then? Will it be terminated?Jump to post
Yes it will. Look at the Antonov An-225 freighter. All flights need to be carefully coordinated with all other airport operations because of the enormous span of 88 meters.Jump to post
So what happens after some lightning strike without the copper mesh? Wasn‘t it certified and tested with copper mesh? Why can it just be removed?Jump to post
Looks like more travel bans might be coming up and industry supplies will dry up. So more industries and countries will be affected. There lies some tough summer season ahead for the airlines. Business travel might wait for corona to calm down before returning.Jump to post
I have a lot of respect for Boeing and it's technical capabilities but how could they end up in this situation having to look at the A321neo eating their lunch? And now the NMA is not happening after years of studies and promises? Time to get things going and come up with a true landmark design it s...Jump to post
Thanks for the link.
Is something wrong with it's pressurization? 20 flights and none much higher than 20k feet? Do they need to wait for something before they can climb to actual cruise altitudes? Did any other Boeing test plane before remain so low for so long?
It's very likely that Airbus might add another wing for future stretches and heavier versions beyound the A321XLR. "The old saying" was the A321ceo wing is maxed out already. (But obviously it wasn't.) It would not be overly expensive and could be used by Airbus to target any possible NMA ...Jump to post
They certainly can fill them anytime but only at lower prices off season. There is a point where airlines prefer the smaller aicraft at higher load year around. The old times of huge economy compartments marketed at low prices seem to be gone. Now all the legacies aim for business travellers with bu...Jump to post
Concerning people that rock the seatback in front of them to stand up I was wondering:
Should something like a handgrip be provided on the ceiling above every seat? Thinking about future cabins. However ceiling space
is limited: There are knobs, light, oxygen mask and sometimes the air vent.
The wing would need to be changed to some bigger one, if the A321neo is again set to become heavier. But this is possible and "cheap" compared to any NMA clean sheet Boeing might intend. I see this as the reason why the NMA as we knew it did not materialize yet.Jump to post
It is more polite to lower the seatback slowly but there is no obligation to ask the one behind first. And it is no "assault" to move it.
If people freak out on planes (mostly dunk or drugged passengers from my experience) ask the crew for help and don't start your own fights please.
The tail looks strange, twin DC-10 style. They use the engine diameter for additional horizontal stabilizer length.Jump to post
It seems to have cockpit windows so it has a pilot or two?Jump to post
They should have done this right after the 787. But they had to redo parts of the 787 and ended up being way over budget. So it seems they cut the CFRP narrowbody back then.Jump to post