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by musman9853
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 14920

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

the a330neo uses bleed air right? maybe that's a contributing factor

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH
Replies: 70
Views: 25983

Re: Inference: BA may acquire 6 x A380 ex-LH

I have to assume that the cost to refurbish the A380 is so high that even Airbus does not want to perform that job. I guess my question would be are there secondary carriers who would not mind operating an A380 with a generic interior versus custom. The cost of refurbishment of the physical structu...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36974

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

thanks for finding the videos.. yes they are time consuming and worse yet when one attaches all the panels to the section frame, you have edge imperfections that lead to two other problems, hand working to fit and fair.. and water penetration leading to delimitation if not sealed correctly. Airbus ...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 3231

Re: AR return to MCO in December

So, are the Kirchner cronies back in the driver's seat at AR? I mean...who is going to take this flight outside of the December-January high season (school holidays in Argentina)? This must be a pure visit-the-Mouse-flight. No meaningful connections on the MCO-end on SkyTeam partners that are not a...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 188644

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

thank god the md80s are going. lets hope boeing gets off their ass and launch the nma so aa can get rid of the 767s

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36974

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

From footage I've seen about the A350 fuselage panel construction, this looks like a really time-consuming labor and machining intensive proces. Thus really expansive. Here is an example: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6_R54EVDdf0 And another one that shows another eliminatable logistics step: Examp...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21298

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

skipness1E wrote:
No, Boris is REALLY against Heathrow expansion, it caused him no end of grief as a cabinet member in May’s govt, but it’s finally moving ahead thankfully.


with him being the most likely next british PM, i wonder if there's anything he can to do to stymie it?

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36974

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

It seems the pendulum swings back and forth. Last time Boeing was pushed to the wall and Airbus had the upper hand with efficient production: “Their biggest weapon that they’re using in the competitions today is price,” Conner told employees. “They are attacking us with price in every single campai...

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 36974

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

60 tons difference in MTOW, 10 tons difference in payload... that's 20% in my book. Oh, and a foot of fuselage width. Now estimate the revenue benefit and variable cost difference. Discuss the business case. For DL TPAC, I see your point. But UA flies 787s to North China as that is the best solutio...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Not sure which shares you're talking about; but Airbus is slightly up right now, so I guess investors are not too worried about losing this potential order... IAG's shares dropped quite substantially after the LOI was announced. They have since recovered, but it is a sign that the markets were not ...

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by musman9853
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18363

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Contrary to all here, I think Airbus' response is genius. They know the order is far from done and that at any time IAG can walk away from the 737MAX. They also know that if they provide a price that is lower than what IAG got from Boeing, IAG will try to and get Boeing to match Airbus' price. And ...

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clickhappy wrote:
777-9 has taken the runway for the first time. Airliners.net has rejected my uploads so, here you go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/royalscot ... ed-public/



what a beauty!

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18363

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

Strato2 wrote:
Isn't predatory pricing illegal?


only if you're selling at a loss like BBD was with the c-series. boeing will make a profit on these birds, albeit probably a very small one.

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19861

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Sounds like a 50th anniversary Apollo 11 something or another. What was popular in 1969 that they could bring back? Tang, fondue, DC-8's... The flight attendants working in 1969 are still there however... yeah that seems likely. most likely something out of IAH i'd bet, maybe somethings around MCO?

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131064

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

The xLR will have 3800nm to 3900 nm of still air range: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40hnl That is ORD, IAH, DFW, DTW to HNL. This opens up ORD to the EU. Wow does it open up CLT and PHL across the Atlantic. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3800nm%40clt Lightsaber[/quote] It also opens up more S...

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91181

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

T4thH wrote:
Boeing PAS19 order announcement.
200 737 Max
20 B787-9/10
10 B787-10 via lease (so old)
5 B787-9
5 777F
up to 6 777F
1 777-200
45 B737-800 freighter conversions (of existing passender jets)
https://twitter.com/hashtag/pas19?f=tweets&vertical=news


Didn't ALC also buy 30 more 787s?

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 18165

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

QR has over-ordered widebodies, so they have no choice but to keep a tight cycle of deliveries and retirements. The A380 is falling victim to poor management, once again. This being said, a 10-year cycle is not bad, considering that their relative young fleet of B777's is already earmarked for repl...

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by musman9853
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The average passenger can classify planes into two buckets 1. Is an a380 2. Is not an a380 Seriously, most people have no frickin clue what aircraft they are on. In a year, this will be forgotten. I agree the public will forget about it soon, which is why I thought if there were any max orders they...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4795

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

my bet is we'll see single pilot ops long before completely autonomous flights.

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

really surprised at any max orders right now. honestly expected them to be announced after the grounding is over and it's out of the public eye Did ANYBODY think Boeing wouldn't figure out what they screwed up, where and When they screwed it up, and NOT fix it? They Know they screwed up! And knowin...

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91181

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

qatar desperately needs the cargo capacity considering the blockade. good move on all sides.

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by musman9853
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131064

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

can't wait to fly these new birds!

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Strato2 wrote:
How much money is Boeing paying IAG that they have agreed to take these planes?

One thing is certain I will not board an IAG jet in the future as there is high propability to end up travelling with the Max.


probably around -50 million a plane.

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

UAEflyer wrote:
The rumours here in Paris they got between 40% to 50% discount.


but isnt like 50% off list fairly normal anyway?

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

really surprised at any max orders right now. honestly expected them to be announced after the grounding is over and it's out of the public eye Do you really think an airline group making an investment of this magnitude, with a 25 year potential ownership duration, cares about 6 months of bad publi...

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71883

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

really surprised at any max orders right now. honestly expected them to be announced after the grounding is over and it's out of the public eye

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by musman9853
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23750

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

RIP skywhale. You should never have been built, but now that you have, an ignoble death is all that you'll get.

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91181

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Doesn’t meet scope for US airlines. I thought it was only the e2-190 and 195 that didn't meet scope? There is a scope clause limit for regional jets of 39 t MTOW. The E-175 has a MTOW little less than 39 t; the E 175 E2 has around 45 t MTOW. This is the reason, we have today seen the order for the ...

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91181

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

ikolkyo wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
rjmf22 wrote:
United reportedly just ordered 39 more E175's, would this be the place to put it since Embraer is mostly Boeing now?


E1s, not E2s. wonder why airlines are so hesitant for the e2?


Doesn’t meet scope for US airlines.


I thought it was only the e2-190 and 195 that didn't meet scope?

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91181

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

rjmf22 wrote:
United reportedly just ordered 39 more E175's, would this be the place to put it since Embraer is mostly Boeing now?


E1s, not E2s. wonder why airlines are so hesitant for the e2?

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 131064

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

How many a338 orders do you think there's gonna be? My bet is a handful at best, but I'd love to be wrong

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

If I were Airbus I would also take the A330neo production back to 120 units per year ASAP, even producing white tails to bridge gaps between major orders. Off the shelf i.s.o. to order. but the orders aren't there for the neo, at least not yet. the rate's being dropped to 3.5, which would be 1/3 yo...

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?
Replies: 20
Views: 3526

Re: What airlines have had their aircraft sunk?

Curious, does this really help underwater biodiversity? I do see the tourism aspect but I am concerned about pollution. I'd imagine they strip out everything but the hull. old ships like the ex-Oriskany have been sunk to create artificial reefs before. but then there's also been the "tire reef...

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by musman9853
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

If I were Airbus I would also take the A330neo production back to 120 units per year ASAP, even producing white tails to bridge gaps between major orders. Off the shelf i.s.o. to order. but the orders aren't there for the neo, at least not yet. the rate's being dropped to 3.5, which would be 1/3 yo...

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156301

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

9Patch wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
this could deal a devastating blow to the 777x.

You fervently wish so.


nah, I'm a big fan of the frame. but when the customer that's ordered half the fleet starts getting cold feet, the already shaky order book could be hit hard.

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42389

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Spacepope wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
LN 0123 makes it N26123 built 1997.

Hopefully she’ll be repaired, but I wouldn’t put money on it.

Especially if the pressure shell is damaged.


Ballpark 80,000 hours and 22,000 cycles on her, based off last SDR a year ago.


RIP. she'll make some great soda cans.

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 4277

Re: In which regard is the 797 more than a 767 replacement?

Ok, but isn't the 777-X a clean sheet aircraft?. I thought it really was. What? 777X Shares the same fuselage as the current 777s. It’s just stretched and shrinked to different lengths with a new wing and engines. I saw the tail is also new, and I read the cabin was a little wider, but it seems the...

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 156301

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

this could deal a devastating blow to the 777x. a lot of its capabilities were designed for the ME3, and if they're all backing out...

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by musman9853
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

The GEnx has not been “perfectly fine”, it has its share of issues and ADs. I see you're back with the false equivalency arguments comparing the RR and GE 787 engines. And it's going over about as well as the last time. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1422937&view=unread#...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

mjoelnir wrote:
make that 23%. 6506 to 5008 ordered frames neo to MAX


6500/11500 is 56%

5000/11500 is 43%

That's a 13% difference. A bit more than what I remembered off the top of my head, but not 23% different

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

But the genx had the same requirements and yet that was perfectly fine. Besides most of the rr issues had to do with sulfur buildups damaging the engine. The GEnx has not been “perfectly fine”, it has its share of issues and ADs. while it's had it's teething issues (the icing issues are a good exam...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

The 321 was already outselling Boeing by far. They were in no need to rush things as they were making plenty of money. the a320 leads the nb market, but only by like 8%. why not hit boeing while they're down and further the lead? Are you referring to the A320neo family as a whole as I calculate rou...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

I'll give you even better data. Not all of the first 1,000 787s have been built but we do now know which engines each and every one will have. The answer is 629 with the GEnx and 371 with the T1000. That's 63% GE and 37% RR. (Much as it pains me to say so...) I wonder what the distribution is for t...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

The list of airlines that could buy/convert to A321XLR keeps growing, It could be more than 3-4. Mentioned are: - Airasia - Jetblue - AA - MEA - United - IAG - Indigo - Azul - Air Malta - LEVEL - Lufthansa Group - Icelandair - Wizz Air I remember A spread NEO's out over the week the 321xlr seems to...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

The list of airlines that could buy/convert to A321XLR keeps growing, It could be more than 3-4. Mentioned are: - Airasia - Jetblue - AA - MEA - United - IAG - Indigo - Azul - Air Malta - LEVEL - Lufthansa Group - Icelandair - Wizz Air I remember A spread NEO's out over the week the 321xlr seems to...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71176

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

In case it has not been said... Boeing announces 797 with many airlines signing up, subsequently with many airlines quietly announcing they are trading their 737-8,9, and 10 orders up to the Boeing 797 in the following months. One particularly conservative airline completely comes to mind. Southwes...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Per 2018 data the 787 is 53% GE, 33% RR, and 14% undecided. I'll give you even better data. Not all of the first 1,000 787s have been built but we do now know which engines each and every one will have. The answer is 629 with the GEnx and 371 with the T1000. That's 63% GE and 37% RR. (Much as it pa...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

that's pretty much entirely RR's fault though. seems kinda disingenuous to blame the frame, which other than some earlier kinks, has proven to be reliable and successful Not sure that is entirely fair. RR has said one of the reasons why the Trent XWB is not having the same issues as the Trent 1000 ...

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by musman9853
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 373447

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Apparently WH001 will be doing 7 hour high power engine run. Pretty interesting considering the recent reports about the GE9X https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/1139666904585424896?s=21 so most likely that story is BS. i'm no expert, but wouldn't it be a bad idea to do a high stress run if your e...

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by musman9853
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 16335

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

I wouldn't mind knowing how the normalised hours per fleet are going. The A350 is enjoying over 99% reliability with all apart form a single EY A350 that has been delivered in service. There have been, and continues to be large numbers of 787s on the ground waiting for fixes. Apart from the initial...

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