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by musman9853
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10173

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Instead of this work should be done on transmitting black box data in real time to land based servers, which would antiquate the need of finding black boxes, which is often a miserable task. I read about this idea several years ago in one of my aviation enthusiast magazines. It was dismissed pretty...

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by musman9853
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25098

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

British Airways will not be one of those ''rest of the worlds airlines in dumping the A380''. Even Qatar have stated that they intend on keeping their A380's. The aircraft has a place in the long haul fleet and the A380 will remain as part of the British Airways fleet for years to come :-) uhh, qat...

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by musman9853
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25098

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Cannot seem to find a number of posts on here I made for what ever reason and for that reason a reply i guess cannot be made... But all the same, did we conform this NEW seat is NOT going on the A380? If so, is this indicative of anything regarding the A380 and British Airways? Trying to be gentle ...

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by musman9853
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25098

Re: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat

Cannot seem to find a number of posts on here I made for what ever reason and for that reason a reply i guess cannot be made... But all the same, did we conform this NEW seat is NOT going on the A380? If so, is this indicative of anything regarding the A380 and British Airways? Trying to be gentle ...

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by musman9853
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 21193

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

Nah man, anything before 1989 is a deathtrap. Don't you know all the world's aeronautical engineers had an epiphany that year that magically made all planes better? You can try to be as dismissive as you want, it will not get you past facts. In 1988 the A320 revolutionized commercial aircraft desig...

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 21193

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

Not correct. Both the 757 and 767 had EFIS flight decks from the start in 1982. Sorry to burst your bubble, but EFIS was invented before 1989. Up through 1987 was still part of the 2nd generation of airliners (737 Jurassic, 747 classic, A300, DC-10). The 757 and 767 are part of that generation (jus...

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 21193

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

As somebody who doesn’t really care about Boeing V Airbus, will airlines have confidence in new aircrafts Boeing puts out? The 787 was catching fire, and luckily most of those fires happened on approach or on the ground, rather than say over the North Pole on a trans-polar flight. 2 737-Max’s have ...

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25098

Re: BA reveals new Club World Suite, first Airbus A350 routes

AA's super diamond seats are amazing, so I'm really looking forward to these. The door for your seat is amazing. What a massive improvement from club world

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 25098

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

As someone who literally just got off a club world seat, this can't come soon enough

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16881

Re: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order

An A220-500 would be a very skinny aircraft. There is a small chance the empty weight could increases by a large percentage like the 757-300 which would kill the econimics. It would be a stretch too far. However the stretch will most likely be similar to going from the 787-9 to the 787-10 where the...

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 21193

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

While painful, the 737 Max issues won't present a long term impact to the model's production backlog. Do you really believe that problems which presented themselves with two deadly crashes focusing full public attention will take a mere grounding of, say 123 days, similiar to the one of Dreamliner,...

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by musman9853
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 57190

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I think you are completely wrong here. LH will most ceretainly take A351 as it is perfect match to replace A346s with First class in MUC without adding to fleet complexity. LH needs to have a capacity between A359 and A388, otherwise the gap is way too large. B779x means introducing completely new ...

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by musman9853
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15739

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Don't think there's gonna be many long term impacts for Boeing. How many 737s were lost by rudder hardovers? Like 3? And now no one cares

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by musman9853
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 57190

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Between the EK order (A330 + A350) and the LH order (A350 + 787) RR have already sold more Trents than in the whole of 2018. 214 vs. 220. So far, Airbus has sold 70 A350s in 3 months(LH + EK+ JX + German government), compared to 40 in all of 2018. It's been a good year for widebody orders on all fr...

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by musman9853
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 57190

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

If you read the press release in full: "With the Airbus A350-900, the Boeing 777-9 and the Boeing 787-9, Lufthansa Group will own the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft of their class in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger and 100 kilometers flown." "In addition to this, ...

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by musman9853
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 143133

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

JonathanRP wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
musman9853 wrote:
What's the layout for g-bnly? Is it a high j?


Super high-J with WiFi.


BNLY is a mid-J (52 J) and has no WiFi, as there's no WiFi hump in the photos!



Thank you both!

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 143133

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

What's the layout for g-bnly? Is it a high j?

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by musman9853
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54369

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Just imagine, an Oasis plane making an emergency landing. Fire breaks out and pax are scrambling to get out of the plane. Unfortunately, due to the tightness of the seat pitch, peoples' legs get tangled up and only the front two rows and exit rows can make it out. The other 150+ people burn to deat...

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by musman9853
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54369

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

If you get off a DL MD-88 and then get on an AA Super 80, then yes, DL is making AA look totally dated. https://i2.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MD80.jpg?fit=1024%2C1024px&ssl=1 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gtDVz7jNogE/maxresdefault.jpg Except AA only has 28 MD80s whereas Delta s...

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by musman9853
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54369

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Here's the thing, does a family of 5 carry 5 tablets? For me, I do not like the fact that I have to use my phone to watch a movie, when I much prefer having a movie playing on a screen, while I could be replying to emails or working on my device. A small 5 inch screen will never replace an 11 inch ...

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by musman9853
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 96598

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

London Heathrow Airport authority have asked airlines who fly there to consider using larger types to ease the capacity problem at the airport. The 2nd hand A380 market I believe won't be a dead duck in water as airports can't cope now with the worlds capacity problems! It might start off slow but ...

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by musman9853
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 96598

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

so what are they gonna do with the engines as they get scrapped? it's not like there are a ton of a380s flying around that need new engines. will they just be parted out?

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54369

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

When it come to IFE , am I the only one that hasn’t owned a pair of headphones that can be plugged into something for several years now? The disposable head phone you’re going to get on a plane are totally useless from sound quality perspective. I haven’t used JetBlue’s IFE last couple time on them...

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 209483

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Leeham News continues to be highly sceptical that a launch will come any time soon. https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/04/pontifications-doubts-continue-over-boeing-nma-launch/ i think with ATO coming soon, the initial demand from airlines will make or break the program. if they can get a few hundred o...

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by musman9853
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 54369

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

i personally dont mind the no ife and the relatively tight pitch. But i do think it's clear that AA needs new direction, and a whole new leadership team. Delta should not be making 4x as much as you with 3/4 the planes.

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by musman9853
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14309

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

NameOmitted wrote:
747-8f. :stirthepot:


they do have a couple iirc

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 281
Views: 28913

Re: Confirmed: Airbus signs MoU with Taiwan's Starlux Airlines

Bradin wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
Image


That is one beautiful aeroplane.


A350 is by far the prettiest bird Airbus makes. What a plane. Great livery too.

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36782

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

Official launch is often conditional, by both sides, on a minimum number of orders and additional airlines buying the type. Even pricing is determined (at risk to airframers and engine vendor). Doesn't the Boeing board of directors issue an "authority to offer" which allows Boeing to shop...

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by musman9853
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50019

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

I expect AF at some point. They have made noises about their A380s being hard to use, but do have large-capacity missions. They also have some of the first 77Ws off the line and may be ready to replace those by the mid-2020s. KL would be interesting, but I tend to think they would do better with a ...

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 34618

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

Hmm... Boeing NMA was supposed to be launched 2025. Does this mean EIS of the A350neo (with Ultrafan engine) would also be not 2025 but later? Another GE proyect for Boeing.....the B797 Having an engine option adds cost for both the engine manufacturers and for the airframe manufacturers. It also r...

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50019

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

Is BA to be the only airline to operate, in a few years, 737Max, A320NEO, 788, 78J, 78K, A35K, 772, 77W, 779, A380, and 744? (I realize the last 744 is slated for Nov 2022 retirement). The only type they’d be missing that I can see is A359, so perhaps it should be favored next. I am not sure where ...

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36782

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

They want a sort of new plane. The 797 is it, but apparently Boeing doesn’t think there is a market. The more 321XLR / 321XXX, 321WTF orders the better. Boeing has milked the 737MILF until it’s lost its luster with millennials. About time for a 757/767 replacement. DL, UA, FI and others have basica...

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 50019

Re: Bloomberg: British Airways to pick 777X

How many do y'all think will be ordered? 20-30 ish?

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by musman9853
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines mulls buying up to 100 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 39
Views: 6699

Re: Vietnam Airlines mulls buying up to 100 Boeing 737 Max

Reuters is reporting that vietjet has signed the deal. 100 Maxes.

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by musman9853
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36782

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

DL and UA are begging for this. Others as well. A big market and Boeing is sitting in there ass for years. If Boeing doesn’t announce this year, Boeing can’t complain when DL, FI, and UA give Airbus 300 orders. Orders for what? Airbus doesn't have a 763-sized aircraft. I guess DL and UA can order A...

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by musman9853
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36782

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

nomorerjs wrote:
DL and UA are begging for this. Others as well. A big market and Boeing is sitting in there ass for years. If Boeing doesn’t announce this year, Boeing can’t complain when DL, FI, and UA give Airbus 300 orders.


Authority to offer will be given by Boeings board in the next couple of months

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by musman9853
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?
Replies: 62
Views: 13881

Re: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?

larger windows, lower altitude, higher humidity, etc. there's more to comfort than seat pitch. Having done a 14hr sector in 3-3-3 Y in a 788 in August I can tell you I have never had a more uncomfortable flight. Windows, altitude, humidity count for [email protected]#$ if you're jammed into a narrow seat with sho...

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by musman9853
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?
Replies: 62
Views: 13881

Re: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?

Is it a bit of a downgrade? Well, it depends.... Compared to more comfortable types such as the A350, the A380 and the 787, yes, it's a somewhat 'very minimal' step back. How is a 3-3-3 787 more comfortable than a 2-4-2 A339? The seat width is more generous in the A339. larger windows, lower altitu...

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by musman9853
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 455094

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

KICT wrote:
That left turn is bizarre.


only reason i can think of that makes sense is that they knew they were doomed and didnt want to hurt anyone on the ground.

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by musman9853
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 135299

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

is there is a map of current s80 destinations? Not sure if there is a map, but quite a few cities from Dallas. Memphis Columbus Jacksonville San Antonio Cleveland Tulsa Kansas City Louisville Omaha Nashville New Orleans Austin St Louis Milwaukee Raleigh Wichita Charleston Cincinnati Indianapolis Ok...

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by musman9853
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 46773

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

xlr is just a third aux tank right?

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by musman9853
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110801

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

Not everything is on loss but that's why they are over producing. I smell something amiss under the proverbial stone bridge. Who is saying they are over producing 737's and 787? Or A320 and A350 for that matter. The back logs are in years and Boeing and Airbus is looking to increase production rate...

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by musman9853
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 143133

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Looks great! These will be flying lhr-jfk Right?

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by musman9853
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110801

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

In EK's 2-class configuration, the 77W has an OEW of 0.393 tons per passenger, while the A380 clocks in at 0.447 tons per passenger. In QR's case, the 787-8 is at 0.447 tons per passenger while the A380 is at 0.531 tons per passenger. In other words, the A380 could and should be designed at least 1...

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by musman9853
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110801

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

You'd have a point if that infrastructure was never used. But it has been and will continue to be used for a good few years yet. Oh yeah considering landing and taxiing to the terminal, waiting on the stand, unloading passengers and baggage, cleaning, refuelling, re-loading, taxiing and take-off. I...

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus aims to reach breakeven on A350 this year
Replies: 29
Views: 5515

Re: So Airbus is losing money on every a350 sold??

i think that means towards program cost. they're almost certainly making money on each frame

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110801

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

Lost in all of this is the fact that she's been in commercial ops for 12 years and it has at least that many more years ahead. A ~25 year lifespan isn't too shabby even if it didn't sell that many. considering airbus invested like 25B+ in the a380, it's pretty bad. airbus is gonna lose so much mone...

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by musman9853
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 15344

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

It wouldn’t be the biggest loss I think (though might be). They’ve delivered 234 aircraft (plus more still to come) Let’s assume that the program cost was $25bn which is unlikely. 25billion divided by 234 means they would have needed to sell each plane for an average of $107million to break even on...

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