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
And doing the MAX was about being as fast as possible to the market with the product. Now the line is halted.Jump to post
There must be a learning curve with the 787. So some next generation CFRP-aircraft must be cheaper to build and sell. Boeing can't leave this market segment to Airbus.Jump to post
Boeing could just do again what they successfully did with the 757 and 767 when they had to replace the 727 and 720. This time in CFRP.Jump to post
I'd say the key will be to make it both high tech (materials and aerodynamics and engines of course) but keep it simple enough and cheap enough to build (robots at one FAL place) and sell at the same time. And it must be robust and easy to maintain. This is why a shrink 787 didn't materialize. It mu...Jump to post
...so am sure he will fight hard to get MAX10s for the original price he paid for the MAX200s.
Boeing will end up with some cancelled and delayed orders anyway. Ryanair might be wanting and taking airplanes faster than others. So why not sell them to FR and reward the flexibility with some rebate? It's in Boeing's interest to keep the flow steady even with hickups on the demand curve now. Get...Jump to post
Ryanair already has A320s with Lauda now. They are closer to Airbus now and first hand in the know about performance and reliability. However Airbus is sold out for years and does not need to give firesale pricing for A321neos to anybody.Jump to post
I think it's more likely that Ryanair gets limited when reselling their aircraft second hand to the next airline. They used to undercut Boeing back then (at a profit to them as they had paid firesale prices for their aircraft after 9-11) and I think that got excluded. But that's not news but already...Jump to post
Coming back to Ryanair: It's the right time for Ryanair to negotiate. Like after 9-11 it's the MAX crisis and China developing on top now. Ryanair after 9-11 accepted all those micro batches of built airplanes from other cancelled orders whenever Boeing wanted to deliver them. So it helped Boeing qu...Jump to post
Don't want to sound overly negative, but how long will it take to bankrupt the first airlines after China flights and income are stopped? Leases and staff have to be paid. Won't this change the airline world and affect aircraft manufacturers too?Jump to post
Germany plans to send one of their military Airbus A310s (economy class config) today to pick up "healthy" german and other EU citizens from Wuhan. After arriving in Germany passengers will be isolated for up to two weeks. However China has not permitted the flight yet as they prefer non m...Jump to post
60 billion bugs for a concept? Not possible. Maybe some 60 million over the years.Jump to post
Funny that the generous MS-21 fuselage diameter seems to have set the standard.Jump to post
From my point of view the core market is at least 737-800 size to A321XLR and beyound. Forget about 140 seats. 240 an more is the right size.Jump to post
Aren't these the same machines and procedures for how things are built at Everett and Charleston? Where would any difference come from? The work will get tested before the next station. I understand that this rivalry between unionized and non unionized can spoil relations between sites but practical...Jump to post
The C-17 has FBW and some center stick.Jump to post