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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 2905

Re: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

The Lufthansa group has neither the 787 nor A330neo on order. My personal thoughts are that either can work, but the efficiency of the 787 would probably be a better match. Austrian needs a small widebody because of how seasonal the transatlantic network out of Vienna is. Austrian cannot maintain da...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 67414

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch

MrHMSH, I think you are making multiple assumptions. First off, you are assuming that the sales mix of the A321neo and A320neo will change in favor despite the current sales figures published by Airbus showing 3 to 1 ratio for the A320. Second you are assuming that since Boeing has not announced the...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 67414

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, MaxDumbo

[photoid]j[/photoid] Boeing is not on the ropes, nor merely flailing around. But the reality is it has inferior products all the way from above the MAX-8 to below the 787-9. They are shopping around MAX+ models and MOMs and thus far no airlines are biting. It is not a comfortable situation, and Airb...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics
Replies: 25
Views: 5005

Re: 767/777/777X cockpit/nose aerodynamics

I thought the new nose discussions were limited to Keesje's many threads on the 737 about potential redesigns. The aerodynamics associated with the nose are relatively simple. We have seen more sophisticated aerodynamic modeling methods in the last decade of so. They have mostly need been to come up...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 67414

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, MaxDumbo

The 787 3 and 8 were suppose to cover the shorter and thinner ends of the market - they haven't. This leaves a big hole in the product line. From this forum it appears the 3 had too short a range and had no real efficiency gain. The 8 is simply outperformed in about all metrics by the 9. This serio...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United; why the 77W AND A35J?
Replies: 80
Views: 11272

Re: United; why the 77W AND A35J?

I have a feeling that 777s would be cheaper to buy than the A350-1000. I think the reasoning would be similar to those airlines who purchased A330ceos in the past few years over 787s. Early availability and lower prices.

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Seoul
Replies: 25
Views: 3978

Re: United and Seoul

It is pretty hard to compete with the cost structure of Asiana and Korean. Both have huge transpacific networks and are well established. China on the other hand has an unorganized consortium of multiple airlines with US networks that are not particularly well organized. There is opportunity to tap ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, a simple stretch
Replies: 615
Views: 67414

Re: MadMax vs MOM: Now A Third Proposal, MaxDumbo

I heard a "telescopic" landing gear was the easy solution for a better engine on the MAX. Apparently not so far. Regarding capabilities, if there is nothing superior on a new 737-10 compared to the A321s, then it probably will be unsuccessful. Old chinese wisdom. What is your definition o...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck
Replies: 28
Views: 5536

Re: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck

Usually six seats. 45 inch pitch recliners with foot rests. A small galley with a coffee maker and oven. A normal lavatory. A curtain separating the flight deck from the cabin. There are two bunks in the back behind the wall for pilots to rest.

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting Service at a new city
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: Starting Service at a new city

It is fairly normal for there to be 7 or 8 different companies associated with starting service at a new airport. There is gate staff, ramp, catering, cleaning, fuel, waste, and maintenance. Virtually no airlines have all those staff. Many are outsourced including almost all at an outstation. About ...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16862

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

At this stage, the A330neo's orderbook is a bit disappointing however I do expect that to change. There was an article about three months ago that pointed out how roughly 1/2 of A330 operators hadn't committed to a replacement. Plenty of these carriers don't need the 787-8's long range capabilities...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16862

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

I don't think it is fair to leave the leasing company orders off the list, but I will say the mix of airlines vs leasing companies is a bit odd for a new launch. Usually leasing companies are not the first companies to commit to an airplane. Usually it is a few major airlines who launch an airplane ...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly
Replies: 69
Views: 16862

Re: First A330neo Starts Final Assembly

Do we know when the first A330-800 will start production? I assume this is an A330-900 that will be first. Do we know who will get the first A339?

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by Newbiepilot
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Fleet Expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: Austrian Fleet Expansion

I do wonder what Austrian will do to replace the 767s. Adding used 777-200ERs is a short term solution. I would think that they would be in the market for smaller widebodies like the 787 and A330neo. Austrian previously operated the A330 but phased it out. None of the Lufthansa group airlines have a...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?
Replies: 44
Views: 8356

Re: What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?

Does anyone have a crystal ball that can predict air freight demand and the price of heavy freight and express freight? The express freight market is growing, but heavy freight, which used to be the prime 747F market is weaker. If rates pick up, I could see the line soldering on for years. There are...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

Why don't Boeing just mount the engine on top of the wings like the Honda Jet so they won't need to design new landing gears? I assume that you are joking but if not, I will explain. There is a theoretical center of lift for the airplane. This is above the center of the wing. If the engine thrust i...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

Astuteman, thanks for looking at the numbers. The 737-900ER has lower trip fuel burn than the A321 when considering that it is carrying less payload. The numbers can depend on what payload calculations that you are using. I am looking at trip burn, not per seat. The A321 having more seats lowers its...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8 MAX visits DAL - Pictures!
Replies: 41
Views: 9315

Re: 737-8 MAX visits DAL - Pictures!

I'm not sure, I think the 738 with split scimitars is the best, the winglets on the MAX aren't as elegant and the nose up looks a little weird to me compared to the meaner nose-down of the NG. Why was it in DAL, just for testing or was it visiting someone (WN?) If it is in DAL they may be showing o...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Saudia order
Replies: 23
Views: 7739

Re: New Saudia order

Good news for both Airbus and Boeing indeed, but I'm still hoping they'll place an order for some A380 or 747-8i. They should be able to fill thous jets too. Maybe it'll happen when the Iran order goes through and triggers SV. I think it is time both A & B accept the inevitable and stop accepti...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12753

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

For the airplanes that you listed I would most prefer the A330. The window aisle pairs are nice. Nothing beats the 7 abreast 767, but that is starting to fade away. 9 and 10 abreast aren't as nice and I don't like the narrower seats, although I think the seat width difference is more of a psychologi...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

ACTs can be quickly removed. That is the beauty of the A321. Fly it to the Canaries in a 240 seat configuration or fly it to the US with 180 seats. Ah, not so fast. Airbus actually advises against that. Fuel capacity is one of the 737 advantages. If I remember correctly the 737 main and wing tanks ...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 13093

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

I wonder if it wouldn't make more sense for SAA to fly via Europe instead via some city in West Africa. Of course a route via Europe is 1-2 hours longers and hence burns more fuel, but isn't the market Europe-USA way higher yielding as long as they can secure traffic rights (which should be no prob...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

From reading your threads I know you are under the impression that the A321 is a far superior plane to the 737-900, however based on the market share for US operators that simply is not true. When comparing two competing global products, why would you restrict the comparison to a single country? Th...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

.... UA does not want, nor intend for the 737-9MAX to replace their Trans-Atlantic 752s. They want something that can do what the 737-900ER does, but better. More range for more reliable service between the West Coast and Hawaii and SFO and BOS etc.. The 737-900ER does those but struggles against s...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 38
Views: 11405

Re: SAS A321LR

SAS should streamline their fleet to two types, 320NEO for short haul and 321LR for mid/long haul. Where size is not enough, add frequency. Where range is not enough, use JV. I don't think SAS can compete with low seat count A321s at high frequency vs high capacity low frequency 787 flights on Norw...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 38
Views: 11405

Re: SAS A321LR

Where would they fly the plane? Is it for the United States or the Middle East/Africa? I would like to know if the A321LR will truly be able to fly from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen to the United States without fuel stops year round. Before anyone quotes me marketing range figures of 4000nm, remem...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

Boeing's job is to maximize profit, not to minimize Airbus' profit. If launching the MoM makes Boeing more money than challenging the a321, then Airbus will also profit by selling more a321s. That is a really good point that is easy to forget when getting caught in A vs B threads. Boeing has the so...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

Scenario 3: Less simple stretch of the 737 to a -10 Result: This can be solved by spending a bit more on longer main gear, and an enhanced wing, but it's only really going to match the A321neoLR. Airbus can easily respond by spending similar money on the A321, with further high lift devices (traili...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Technologies chief: P&W 50 engines short
Replies: 25
Views: 8137

Re: United Technologies chief: P&W 50 engines short

I'm glad to finally see this admitted and quantified. 50 engines is a loss if 300 engine sales once delivery slots over years are assumed. This will hurt Bombardier far more than Airbus with 3 engine alternatives. The issue is the MAX. This delay reduced the EIS advantage by a year. Only now is Pra...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?
Replies: 51
Views: 6314

Re: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?

There is a big difference with Inventory management in airlines vs buses or trains. Most busses and trains are not running at 100% capacity all the time in a public transport system. There is usually space to people even if it is a tight squeeze. Also it is not a huge loss making proposition to have...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Technologies chief: P&W 50 engines short
Replies: 25
Views: 8137

Re: United Technologies chief: P&W 50 engines short

With such an engine shortage, this will have a long term impact. I wonder how airlines are getting spare engines. Most airlines want about 1 spare for every 10 - 15 engines. We know these engines already in service will likely need to be removed at some point in the next couple of years for upgrades...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

Newbiepilot I'm responding to the post above. Apart from that the illustration is relevant to the topic. Airbus had 2/3 NB sales marketshare last year. IMO for Boeing a 737-10 MAX makes only sense if they do it right. Good engines, range capacity. A credible 4500NM cabin. The current 737 MAX seems ...

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by Newbiepilot
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments

I think a A322 would have a new bigger wing and stretched fuselage. To increase range and capacity while keeping intact runway performance. http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/AirbusA322NEOconcept_zps13d00dcd.jpg This along with your other posts about possible Airbus developments se...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA 737-700s and ETOPS
Replies: 27
Views: 8946

Re: New UA 737-700s and ETOPS

In the past CO did operate SNA-HNL/OGG with the -700s but could never make it profitable due to the almost 20 seats that needed to be blocked westbound. Are you sure that was Continental? Aloha tried the -700 for some time SNA-OGG and couldn't make a go of it out of John Wayne, but I don't recall C...

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by Newbiepilot
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pro's and con's of Emirates flying DXB-DTW-MEX
Replies: 38
Views: 7396

Re: PROS AND CONS OF EMIRATES FLYING DXB-DTW-MEX

BA flew IAH-DTW-LHR before they pulled out of DTW. No local traffic rights DTW-IAH. I can't see a reason for EK to have rights on DTW-MEX now that there is a new aviation agreement between US and Mexico. British Airways flying LHr-DTW-IAH is not a good example. Under Bermuda II, no airline could fl...

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by Newbiepilot
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pro's and con's of Emirates flying DXB-DTW-MEX
Replies: 38
Views: 7396

Re: PROS AND CONS OF EMIRATES FLYING DXB-DTW-MEX

The huge downside is that the United States requires a transit visa. Many people going between Mexico and Dubai or beyond may not have a valid visa to the United States. Emirates routing through the Caribbean or Europe is much more likely since Canada limits the number of flights allowed.

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

Yes you might get some airlines to upsize from the A320 for more money, but on the other side of the coin it might result in some airlines downsizing their A321 orders if they see better value with the slightly smaller plane. You are assuming that airlines are "settling" for the A320 even...

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by Newbiepilot
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

Keesje, I will raise my hand. You have provided no evidence from anyone at United indicating they are not happy with the commitment to the 737-9. You have provided no info that Air Canada or about a dozen airlines that have publicly committed to the 737-9 dont think it is good enough. You just keep ...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

2/3rds market share for Airbus is impossible in the single aisle market, because both lines are sold out for years and Boeing is selling more than 30 737s each months. Give it a bit time and maybe we will see that the MAX 7.5 is totally destroying the A319.... Airbus isn't thinking 66% market share...

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by Newbiepilot
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

I wonder if the 320 rate increases are more secure than the 737 ones? It certainly seems like the ability to sell the frame will support it whereas book to bill for the 737 this year is about 1.00 based on current manufacturing rates. If this turns out to be the case then Boeing will have to move o...

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by Newbiepilot
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration and recent developments
Replies: 369
Views: 70153

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Configuration

I think Boeing might have a job filling up a gap, 4000NM with 200 passengers. Airlines are asking for it. If Airbus does it too, bummer, but it is still better then being out of the game altogether. Airlines are abandoning the 737 product because the -8 is the biggest useful optional type for their...

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