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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21153

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

A decade ago WN was standardizing around the -700, it was a big jump into the unknown when they started buying the -800. Now the feel the pain of a mixed fleet to them, they have -700. -800, MAX 7's, and MAX 8's. If they need a plane for a lower served market, it gets an older plane, for the bigger ...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

DL is indicating a probable order, ALC is indicating they want the plane, RR indicating they are out, elements falling into place. But no ATO, so no proposals - yet. It is not far off.

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A Flightglobal article, Udvar-Hazy was also out front and center just before the 787 launch. He seems to be indicating a bit more distance between the two models. If the larger model grew a couple of rows it would be the 783 the Japanese airlines wanted. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bo...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34693

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

There will be commonality between the NMA and NSA, probably very close to the 777 & 787 also. The software and control architecture will be quite similar to the 787, a huge portion of the 787 certification was the system architecture. DL has a real need for Code D gate airplanes, all of their ne...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69125

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I like having several fighters in the fleet, there always seems to be the time where there is a problem that grounds the fleet. Well if all the planes are that type you are SOL. I like the F-15X as it is replacing in kind older planes, looking out a decade having in the AF 100 new F-15X and 500 F-35...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34693

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Anyone know where to get the number of gates at an airport by design code. For example I found that ATL has 192 gates comprised of 152 domestic and 40 international gates. As both the 757 and 767 are Code D and DL had so many of those there might be 40 gates there. Same with SEA, MSP, and DTW. If th...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 21153

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

Well they have a current fleet of around 750 with 250 more on order. Raising that to 500 on order does not appear crazy.

If 250 went to growth that is a 33% increase from current. That would basically require them to pick up the 10 of the top 30 that they do not already fly to.

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34693

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

4,500 nm from HNL, SEA, MSP, DTW, or ATL probably covers over half DL's widebody market.

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

A thought, if the design utilized a center fuel tank so the wings could be thinner it allows the more direct trade of payload for range, improving the future package freighter variant, all without changing the MTOW, but increasing the landing weight. Still a lot of the fuel in the wings where it is ...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

Well if the market is 4,000 frames and Boeing does a 2 way engine exclusive, it ensures that the competitor has to develop an engine too, an increased cost of entry. By 2 way exclusive I mean that there is only one engine on the NMA and that engine is only for the NMA, like what happened on the 777 ...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9071

Re: UPS and the 777F

lightsaber wrote:
UPS would be a great launch customer for an A338F.


and or a A333 P2F conversion, there will be a good bit of feedstock in the future.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Airbus' Ro-Ro naval fleet
Replies: 23
Views: 5134

Re: Future of Airbus' Ro-Ro naval fleet

They could make sense transporting wings between the ports it currently goes between or similar. Open ocean has a higher sea state as well as a longer voyage, now if bad weather is forecast 2 days ahead the trip can be postponed. Besides, Airbus builds planes not operate a shipping company. It would...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Bathrooms right now just fit behind 3 seats, so do not fit well on the sides of a narrow double aisle. However doing an arrangement where it is single aisle premium economy ahead of the exit doors allows for side bathrooms slightly larger than currently. Makes the seats 2" wider along with a wi...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Leeham is always skeptical on Boeing and was overly enthusiastic on the A346, A388, and A338/9. Meh... The site has good information, I just draw different conclusions. Lightsaber To be fair, he simply referred to the doubts raised by people from the industry, that wasn’t simply his opinion. Some a...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Depending upon how much of the R and D (including new manufacturing systems) of the 797 are directly transferrable to the NSA the price of the NMA may be a few tens of millions cheaper that customary accounting might have it. One learning I suspect Boeing is demanding from the 797 is rapid build up...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 66192

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

It looks like Tarbes has a number of A340's as well. Does Tarbes specialize in Airbus planes? The US Desert has a lot of boneyards, only 3 in Europe.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

Revelation linked a different article from air insight, this pertains to this thread. RR has spent a huge amount getting these problems solved, I'm surprised they are doing any R & D outside of getting these problems fixed. https://airinsight.com/rolls-royce-drops-out-of-boeings-nma-as-schedules...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

GE's T901 delivers 3,000 shaft HP in a 500# single spool engine, it has been selected by the US Army (being protested). It appears that GE does know some things about gearboxes. Reliability is so important on an engine, adding a gear reduction changes a lot of things: the fan turns slower generally...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 PAX version still on Boeing price list
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: 767 PAX version still on Boeing price list

I believe the United RFP for additional 767's hit the following issues: 1) Pax components such as the interior panels, windows, doors, slides were out of production with the shops now using the space for other things. There is a cost to restart those, for example new molds needed for the interior pa...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

GE's T901 delivers 3,000 shaft HP in a 500# single spool engine, it has been selected by the US Army (being protested). It appears that GE does know some things about gearboxes. Reliability is so important on an engine, adding a gear reduction changes a lot of things: the fan turns slower generally ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 37922

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Is this FOD from the original Commercial work or from the alterations. I mean will they have to open up the wing tanks to check them. Or is it all in the fuse. What a FUBAR, I would have thought they would have cleaned each up fully prior to the full customer acceptance walk thru. Probably just a 10...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105641

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

During development, Boeing advised the recommended colors for the engine cowlings/nacelles was either white or grey to minimize drag and increase performance. Several of the early 787 operators like NH, UA, NZ, JQ and AI chose all white nacelles even when other aircraft in their fleets have painted...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 255
Views: 47483

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

I agree with the others that there's more than enough room at BA for both the A35J & 779. I also agree with those who think those options are a hedge against having to replace their 380's earlier than originally planned. :) BA strikes me as having a two order look ahead when they do things. The...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32478

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

CFM's offering has to be flawless. With sole source engine, it could drag down NMA program if there is issue. Is CFM's proposal a derivative of LEAP? Curious how they control tech risk https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/leap-derivative-likely-in-cfms-bid-for-nma-engine-446993/ says: A CFM I...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104657

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

A380 sales still obliterated those of 747-8i. Which is a good thing. And it is Airbus Industrie that will go down in history as the one who built largest passenger jetliner. Of course, the 747 lasted 50 years while the A380 will be lucky to last 15. The A380 is also the biggest failure in commercia...

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by JayinKitsap
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137595

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

They'll do a picture in front of Mt. Rainier. They always do. Great to know!! Is Mr Rainier always snow-capped? Either way, some of the testing will occur during winter and all should be good. From Wiki With 26 major glaciers[24] and 36 sq mi (93 km2) of permanent snowfields and glaciers,[25] Mount...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

https://theaircurrent.com/historical-co ... t-the-797/
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Jon Ostrower just posted an interesting article, the 7J7 cabin width is 10" narrower than the 767 in an old video from yesteryear.

https://theaircurrent.com/historical-co ... t-the-797/

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34693

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Delta is an airline that bought the CS-100 a couple years before Airbus got involved. It is also an airline that still has nearly 120 Mad Dogs and 90 717's in its fleet. Something tells me they will be a launch customer and they can fly a model long past anyone else.

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

rj777 wrote:
I just thought of something..... once Boeing finally does launch the 797..... then a lot of people on here will be posting threads like...... "What comes next? 808, 7107, etc"


I sometimes wonder if it will come out as the 787-5 and -6, saving the 797 for the NSA

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Airbus has some financial constraints currently, I believe that JL was pricing deals a bit too competitive along with the production bottlenecks currently, the A320 is not printing cash like it should be. Coupled with the A380, the 350 getting the production curve improvements yet (they will, it wi...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137595

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

No worries....... I heard first flight might be by end of April? That's only 8-9 weeks away :) It is always exciting to have a first flight of a new plane. I am interested in how its wing will flex. The roar from the crowds gathered to watch the first flight will let out 3 great cheers 1) when the ...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?
Replies: 60
Views: 13116

Re: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?

EK is still to receive 14 more A380s, that is more than any other airline except SIA has in their fleet. They have over 110 currently with maybe a handfull coming off lease in the next 3 to 4 years. In a decade they could still be flying more than 70 of them, they are not short on aircraft.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 7752

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The 738 I recall has a bigger wing compared to the 737, it can fly further providing that better margin going to Hawaii. No choices for a diversion closer than the O or D going there. The A220 wouldn't have an advantage for Hawaii flights, other markets it looks like an excellent plane.

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I guess my point is that I don’t think B will get a couple thousand units down the road before Airbus responds in multiple ways. They are really set from the A321 down and the A359 up - throw in an enhanced A321 as well as an A322 by the time the 797 first flies, and possibly a launch of an A360 co...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 7126

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Jefferson County International Airport, Port Townsend, WA. It was an International Airport even before they paved the runway. A decent amount of GA traffic there out to the Washington and BC islands. On the islands they are often so small that there is a single sani-can for the restroom. Just a IATA...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6323

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

US Companies are still a target in places like Egypt vs say EK. Now it is easy to hub at Dubai or LHR or similar. Hubbing still makes great sense when the hub is along the flight path of a direct flight verses way out of the way. Hardly anyone files EK for US to Europe as you fly past your destinati...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 728
Views: 69125

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I recall the F-35 is 400 or so planes behind where they thought a decade + ago they would be. Slotting in some F-15X at least solves the need for fighters. It allows the F-35s to go elsewhere, probably a more needed location.

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing produce a domestic version of the 777-9?
Replies: 38
Views: 5317

Re: Will Boeing produce a domestic version of the 777-9?

If the 797 can squeeze in 16" seats 8ab, it would be a big seller in Japan. It is finally the right 783

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?
Replies: 31
Views: 7322

Re: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?

It is doable with enough money, but why spend the value of 5 787's to get one. Several Billion is certification costs that Boeing has no time or desire to do. Actually Boeing would buy back the starting 787 for like 60% of value (to be sold to another airline) and sell at list price the new model. C...

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by JayinKitsap
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?
Replies: 28
Views: 3861

Re: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?

AS has been a 737 airline for a long time after shedding their Mad Dogs, only now in acquiring Virgin they have A320's as well. Like WN fleet simplicity has been good for profitability. No AS routes domestically that need a longer range plane, certainly not one that can fly internationally. The 797 ...

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by JayinKitsap
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

A good bit of the "you want in on the 737 replacement project - well give us what we want on this program and we will consider you for that later". On the T-X I am sure there will be a lot of modular elements, say 3 modules to make up the cockpit displays and controls. The USAF can pull th...

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 85923

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Boeing is probably content with the 787-10. Other projects have a better return. If $500 million was needed to do this upgrade and it increases sales by 10 that adds $ 5 M to each plane in cost. Why do it. Only once in a while does Boeing increase MTOW, almost always on a major upgrade like the 77W....

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by JayinKitsap
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 604
Views: 85923

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

Back in the day, widebodyphotog ran the numbers through various mission planning software used by major .... His spreadsheets were amazing. He could point out why the 77W was a true winner, just as the first were in service. Another showed how the 748 wasn't hurt by the 380, but hurt bad by the 77W...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57053

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

The MOM will be first, introducing a new model has a few years after certification of slow deliveries - rate 3 kind of stuff. MOM gets up to 10 per month and the bugs are basically all driven out of the model. Then a NSA will be launched but quietly as another pair of models for the 797. It is very ...

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by JayinKitsap
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1043
Views: 143892

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing has two projects that are great to test out the digital plane software and a 'mid-term" test of the designers. The MQ-25 was awarded 30 AUG 18, Boeing had a concept prototype that could taxi but not fly. Not big but very important to Boeing, it flies off carriers and gives an opening to ...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16605

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

I believe that EK things the A380 is terrific, but there are limits to the fleet size. Over the last 5 years EK has received like 3 dozen as their growth has slowed. They are in a period where it hurts to take on new planes. Time to assess. Also, the uncertainty of 12 year old A380s is probably mak...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?
Replies: 107
Views: 16605

Re: Emirates' Business Model without the A380?

I believe that EK things the A380 is terrific, but there are limits to the fleet size. Over the last 5 years EK has received like 3 dozen as their growth has slowed. They are in a period where it hurts to take on new planes. Time to assess. Also, the uncertainty of 12 year old A380s is probably maki...

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by JayinKitsap
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104657

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

What stuck out to me (which I had not realized before) was the stupendous amount of money spent around the world to upgrade airports to accommodate the beast. I knew it was a lot but the figures shown here are staggering. Absolutely. This alone makes the A 380 an embarrassment of monumental proport...

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by JayinKitsap
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will EK move to Maktoum ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5205

Re: When will EK move to Maktoum ?

DWC is a case where the initial plan was just too big. Had they shot for a 120 million pax terminal vs 200 million it is likely that the costs would have been 3/4 what they have to complete it. Instead they have a half finished really big airport.

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