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by SteelChair
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59071

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

It's interesting that Aviation Week, and others, periodically publish crap articles (often from Nasa studies) with all these strange airplane shapes and exotic propulsion, yet when airlines start talking seriously with manufacturers they always go with conventional planforms.

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by SteelChair
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59071

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Filling this segment with heavy overdimensioned and expensive long haul platforms isn't working. Still Airbus and Boeing managed to sell 3000 757's, 767's and A300/310's in this area. Since then traffic doubled. Maybe a Super NB could fill part of the segment. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DfO...

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by SteelChair
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59071

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Does this gap exist as far as sales of planes are concerned ? The failure of the 787-3, the demise of the 787-8 and the fate of the A330-800 and the A350-800 suggests it doesn’t. Boeing are trying to make a case fo the NMA because they can’t compete with the A321. If Boeing succeed Airbus will need...

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by SteelChair
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 289
Views: 59071

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

The gap between the A320 series and the A330 series would seem to be the most obvious need imho.

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by SteelChair
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 88785

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

In the end of course, Boeing went with the 787 which supported their fragmented model ...... In my opinion the B787 isn't the point-to-point game changer yet. The vast majority of the flights are hub-to-hub or hub-to-spoke. It's primarily used as a replacement for older planes (North America, Europ...

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by SteelChair
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
Well, the six gliders parked outside, WITHOUT engines, should give us some clues...


It is almost unconscionable that PW has not been held to account by the aviation press.

Furthermore, have they (PW) made any public statement at all throughout the whole dumping fiasco?

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by SteelChair
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102287

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

So, at the end of the day, assuming Boeing loses, does Delta get to take planes from YMX, or just MOB?

If Delta gets the YMX built planes duty free, does the MOB production line get slowed down or dropped?

Boeing has lost an incalculable amount of goodwill with their shenanigans.

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by SteelChair
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 294
Views: 76946

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

And it was just a few years ago that Richard Anderson said that 777 prices on the second hand market were falling rapidly and Boeing poo-pooed him....

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by SteelChair
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Any chance of new Delta JV partner Westjet leasing/selling used 737s to Delta while Westjet takes some of Delta's early CS delivery slots? Short term solution to the trade dispute/waiting for Alabama production line to be built? Wouldn't it be fun to see Delta place CS's with their 2 of their partne...

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by SteelChair
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29896

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

The C series order is not getting pushed to AM. DL is just going to defer delivery until either the tariff is dropped or they can assemble the plane in MOB. AM may order some C Series, but that has nothing to do with DL. Not sure what you mean by "order," but it appears that some of the d...

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by SteelChair
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29896

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

So this isn't a 'back door' way for DL to get their hands on the CS without paying the tariffs. DL is simply passing on their slots to another airline in which they have a significant stake. And thereby helping the CSeries program....keeping the 3rd manufacturer alive and kicking.... What 3rd manuf...

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by SteelChair
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91450

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

The ultimate winner will be Delta, no matter which manufacturer wins the RFP. The ultimate winner will be the customers. :rotfl: Who? The guy who pays for the party? I do find your naivety refreshing, though. ;) Inflation adjusted airfares are a small fraction of what they were 20-30 years ago. It ...

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by SteelChair
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29896

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

scbriml wrote:

So this isn't a 'back door' way for DL to get their hands on the CS without paying the tariffs. DL is simply passing on their slots to another airline in which they have a significant stake.


And thereby helping the CSeries program....keeping the 3rd manufacturer alive and kicking....

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by SteelChair
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91450

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

aerolimani wrote:
The ultimate winner will be Delta, no matter which manufacturer wins the RFP.


The ultimate winner will be the customers.

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by SteelChair
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

http://www.abcdlist.nl/cseries/cseries.html
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Yet another first flight today, this time 55020. Perhaps the program is finally starting to get some momentum/production from PW. Still most likely to fall short of 20-22 deliveries for CY2017.

http://www.abcdlist.nl/cseries/cseries.html

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by SteelChair
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Another first flight yesterday....55016.

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by SteelChair
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Its safe to say at this point that any promises with regard to deliveries can't be trusted. And I place most of that blame on PW. And the aviation MSM seems to be giving them a pass. PW has failed on program delivery, even though they have met and exceeded the fuel efficiency promise.

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by SteelChair
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 and A330 ESG
Replies: 0
Views: 489

A320 and A330 ESG

I have been unable to find any current information on the internet regarding the status of the Extended Service Goal (ESG) programs for the A320 or the outstanding A330. Does anyone know what the current LOV (Limits of Validity) values are? There was a lot of information about ESG published 5-6 year...

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by SteelChair
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement
Replies: 31
Views: 7120

Re: Airbus looks outside for Leahy's replacement

Is it possible to pry Richard Anderson away from Amtrak?

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by SteelChair
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 62657

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

I wonder about the effect of the global alliances on aircraft orders going forward. Delta already has their large CSeries order, KAL also has an order. It would seem to logically follow that AF/KLM would be interested also.

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by SteelChair
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

It’s interesting that Pratt is providing an unspecified amount of liquidity assistance due to its inability to deliver engines. It sounds to me like they are going to pay the purchase price of the planes that can’t be delivered due to their issues to keep BBD from running out of money in the near t...

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by SteelChair
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

It's great to see another delivery. Here is hoping that PW can dig themselves out of the hole.

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by SteelChair
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 9913

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

LAXLHR wrote:
angelopga wrote:
That's the fair competition that Boeing speaks about. Selling 787's for $60 million


I was juuuust thinking the same thing. I truly hope DL avoids them on principal for a very very long time.


+1, I agree completely.

Doubt it will happen if Boeing offers "good deals."

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by SteelChair
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??
Replies: 37
Views: 9913

Re: EL AL 787s cost $60M each? Typo surely??

The Boeing that pulled the CSeries shenanigans and the KC-46 shenanigans is entirely capable of selling these planes at 60 million dollars apiece to a foreign carrier. I'll go one step further and say these planes were probably financed through the export-import bank IE the US taxpayers all in the n...

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

The airlines were the ones that drove Boeing to dimension the 787 the way it is, so blame them if you blame anyone. "The airlines" That's kind of an all-inclusive term isn't it? Perhaps "some" airlines don't need the capability that the other ones spec'd out on the 787, perhaps ...

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This Flightglobal piece neatly sums up the situation..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-elderly-767-could-offer-a-mid-market-soluti-442561/ Quote: "Something seems wrong with this scenario: an aircraft introduced nearly 30 years ago in a market segment now teeming with new ...

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

[photoid][/photoid] Smaller plane wins. Lower acquisition and block costs. You don't need a 787 for 3-4000 NM routes with moderate to low demand. Go with the 767, keep yields manageable, and be 50,000lbs lighter. Boeing lost their way on the 787. The airlines were the ones that drove Boeing to dimen...

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I understand to run the old 767-300ER until they fall apart, I do not really understand buying new ones. The new ones are to be deployed in missions where the 787 is "too much plane", to use the popular phrase. This issue keeps coming up most often in relation to United Airlines. There wa...

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

capacity discipline....Capacity Discipline.....CAPACITY DISCIPLINE

Smaller plane wins. Lower acquisition and block costs. You don't need a 787 for 3-4000 NM routes with moderate to low demand. Go with the 767, keep yields manageable, and be 50,000lbs lighter. Boeing lost their way on the 787.

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by SteelChair
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 diverted to MDW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5831

Re: LH 748 diverted to MDW?

I once saw an E4B airborne command post land and come to a full stop, and then takeoff, all in less than half of the 12,500 foot runway. Part b of the story is that 2 KC-135s that had been sitting at the end of the runway woth engines running immediately took off, I assume to chase him down and pump...

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by SteelChair
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This Flightglobal piece neatly sums up the situation..... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-elderly-767-could-offer-a-mid-market-soluti-442561/ Quote: "Something seems wrong with this scenario: an aircraft introduced nearly 30 years ago in a market segment now teeming with new ...

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by SteelChair
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Dash9 wrote:
Avianor is the company they outsourced interior completion.
Remember that completed aircraft 'with engines' might just have temporary engines for ground test or test flights but not the final engines with final fixes as expected by the clients.


Good point...thanks for bringing that up.

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

At the same time Bombardier never increased production to the required rate of 4 aircraft per month. As P&W is committed to deliver the bulk of the engines in H2 2017, P&W should have built a backlog like Airbus did with the A3210neo, and deliver as many aircraft as they can at the very end...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

At this critical point for Bombardier, I would think that the damage is much greater than that. When one computes the time value of money/interest charges on the deliveries that aren't being made....Bombardier is really taking a big hit here. At the same time Bombardier never increased production t...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

At this critical point for Bombardier, I would think that the damage is much greater than that. When one computes the time value of money/interest charges on the deliveries that aren't being made....Bombardier is really taking a big hit here.

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

At least we are finally getting some information about the reason for the slow deliveries.

Does anyine know if PW is on the hook for any payments to Bombardier or customers for lack of production?

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by SteelChair
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251570

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Meanwhile back at the factory.....no deliveries since October 2. Very disappointing.

Does anyone have any update on when more deliveries can be expected or what the hold up is?

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by SteelChair
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

As the A330 killed of the 767, any advantage of the 767 is an imagination. The A310 sold as well or bad as the 767-200/200ER. The A330-200 outsold the 767-300ER. The 787 was to a big part developed, because the 767 could not compete with A330 any longer. This article from Leeham is about Boeing per...

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by SteelChair
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Widening the cabin wold not make it a 767. The LD3 issue is not an issue. The narriw fuselage is what gives the 767 an advantage over the 330. Put GEnx engines on it, or RR if they have one on tbe shelf that fits, update the cockpit/CNS, and do a minimum change, minimum cost, quick to market airpla...

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by SteelChair
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Widening the cabin wold not make it a 767. The LD3 issue is not an issue. The narriw fuselage is what gives the 767 an advantage over the 330. Put GEnx engines on it, or RR if they have one on tbe shelf that fits, update the cockpit/CNS, and do a minimum change, minimum cost, quick to market airplane.

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by SteelChair
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Remember the "end of line" 767s that Boeing sold/leased to ANA and JAL to bridge the gap because of the 787 delays? Have any of those even been retired now that the gap has been bridged? The only replacement for a 767 is a 767. Unless and until Boeing does something radical with MOM (which...

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by SteelChair
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Would the smallest version of the GEnx work?

Its exciting to think about the range capability of the 767-300er with current weights and fuel capacity, yet 15-20% less burn.

How about offering a long fuselage 400MAX also?

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by SteelChair
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166916

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I heard with my own ears from a senior flight operations manager at a major US airline in the late 90s that his airline had recently asked Boeing to build 757s and 767s with the new (at the time) 767-400 cockpit and Boeing refused to do so for any price. I'm thinking that a refresh of either line wi...

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by SteelChair
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25033

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

So you’re saying DL will have just as many C series as UA has 737s. Why? What in the world would DL need with all of those aircraft at that size? And no, it’s not easy, practical, or makes any kind of financial sense to “drop” 50 319s for two years use. Its entirely possible that they would have th...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25033

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

So you’re saying DL will have just as many C series as UA has 737s. Why? What in the world would DL need with all of those aircraft at that size? And no, it’s not easy, practical, or makes any kind of financial sense to “drop” 50 319s for two years use. Its entirely possible that they would have th...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25033

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

DAL: 50 more CS300's and 150 CS500's (which will be ordered in 2018) I expect them to have 120 in service by 2023 with 180 more still coming. 300 in service by 2027. And a GTF overhaul facility. They may have to lease some used A319s for a year or three to get MOB up and running, I expect Airbus ca...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 3026

Re: US Carriers vs The World

The US carriers were decimated during the "lost decade" and are still rebuilding. There is slow but steady progess in fleet renewal and they they are also adding service back in. With regard to the people part of the equation, there does seems to be a lack of progress there. Organized labo...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 25033

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

DAL: 50 more CS300's and 150 CS500's (which will be ordered in 2018) I expect them to have 120 in service by 2023 with 180 more still coming. 300 in service by 2027. And a GTF overhaul facility. They may have to lease some used A319s for a year or three to get MOB up and running, I expect Airbus can...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102287

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

And, as far as I can tell, this litle (by comparison) Canadian company doesn't have any of that history. The just work hard and produce a good product. As such, they represent a threat, a clear and present danger, to the likes of Boeing. And so they must be ruthlessly eliminated. I wonder how many o...

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by SteelChair
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102287

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Oh please. If you think DOD contracts are "real," then i guess we are at loggerheads. I thought that EVERYONE knew that defense acquisition is broken. Imagine if Delta sold you a ticket and then didn't deliver upon it and decided to charge you 150% of the previously agreed price....just be...

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