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by Exeiowa
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64337

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There must be a reason that buy backs were the method of cash distribution rather than dividends? Is it because the means of the deciders compensation was benefited by one over the other? Stock buybacks give management more flexibility on when to distribute cash versus a dividend which must be dist...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64337

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There must be a reason that buy backs were the method of cash distribution rather than dividends? Is it because the means of the deciders compensation was benefited by one over the other? If companies had so much cash to burn then why did they also need lower corporate taxes as they didn't have anyt...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60340

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

All you are really saying is that the markets did not provide an accurate value, which I am agreeing with.

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by Exeiowa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60340

Re: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020

Everyone except for you knows that that $20B of inventory wasn't real due to the way Boeing accounts for it's programs. I'm pretty sure Boeing's lenders know this. They did, when Boeing had a healthy cash flow and a positive perspective. On the other hand in a situation like now, having $20Bn of fa...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64337

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Airlines in general have not been the nicest to customer in recent years they might find the public less than sympathetic. If we are worried about jobs, I would rather the government gave money direct to employees rather than through the middle men of company executives who will find lots of ways to...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack
Replies: 52
Views: 17325

Re: SWA 737 Suffers Fuselage Crack

One approach to dealing with the MAX issue was keeping older airframes in service longer, this suggest that also has its limitations, although now overtaken by circumstances.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64337

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

How do loans against secured assets work in bankruptcy? Because most of what is owed by AA is for aircraft purchases (presumably secured against said asset) so I was curious how that is handled. Assuming you are talking about chapter 7 BK (i.e. liquidation) instead of chapter 11 (i.e. reorganizatio...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64337

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

How do loans against secured assets work in bankruptcy? Because most of what is owed by AA is for aircraft purchases (presumably secured against said asset) so I was curious how that is handled.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4193

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

I just so enjoy how the inference of the question (Will more planes be ordered in the remainder of this year?) Gets blown past by a narrow reading of the question which from the ongoing context requires a bit of shenanigans to play some weird game of one-upmanship and reply with a pointless answer t...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.
Replies: 45
Views: 8278

Re: Possible COVID-19 infection at Boeing Everett plant.

The thing is being paranoid about it would actually make it less severe making it look like an over reaction. The irony....

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by Exeiowa
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8141

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

In a world of commoditization of people its quite easy for an Us vs Them attitude to start. The passenger is forced into a smaller box of allowable behavior (see the many assertions on here about passenger being only entitled to a seat on a plane if the company deems that they can have it (bumping) ...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20118

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

I am not one for breaking rules, but a lot of them I think are stupid. Every person on that plane is getting photographed and videoed by governments as they enter and leave the airports and we have accepted that as being part of the reality. Walk down streets in many parts of the world and your ever...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

A quick glance through the report says to me that either the shareholders will need to stump up more cash very shortly or Norwegian is doomed. The end of year cash in hand was more or less the amount raised by the two share issues in 2019, since then the outlook for all airlines has been poor/ awfu...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20118

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

In this litigious world I start to wonder if we all need to wear body cameras to protect ourselves, anyway....

What are we going to do about those pesky people with photographic memories? Am I permitted to draw? May I do this after I have stepped of the aircraft?

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by Exeiowa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

Is there any chance that DY actually go bust this time, are they in a tight cash position? Norwegian's financial results for 2019 can be seen here: https://media.uk.norwegian.com/documents/interim-report-2019-q4-93741 For 2019 Norwegian made a loss of NOK1,609. This followed a loss of NOK1,454 in 2...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183431

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

My employer (global chemical company) has changed their travel restriction from do not travel to certain affected countries to no travel is permitted outside your home country and domestic travel is limited to essential only. I am guessing near time corporate bookings, one of the better yielding seg...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73787

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

If we have to get into a discussion of the real meaning of a word in a checklist then we either have a problem or it's covered by explanation in training for those expected to use it.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020
Replies: 463
Views: 73787

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, March 2020

I think people have missed the point. A checklist was developed to help with an MCAS failure. This checklist seems to either be in adequate or difficult to follow in the situations presented not giving the expected outcomes. Secondly when writing a checklist it would need to be considered that at th...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

The main innovation in industry seems to have been how to send a smaller percentage to their front line employees relative to the other pots of allocation.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

Regulation in aircraft should be considered more along the lines of checking that there is a proper system in place to check bolts are tight not themselves checking each bolt.

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by Exeiowa
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

When these stories keep coming up, it makes you think something is going on. If Etihad puts up money I know its over. Its got a similar feel to Jet Airways and I watched that one go all the way down. It took a while with denials right up to the end, some people who appeared to be company paid suppor...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

Companies cease to exist when they run out of other peoples money. I think they might be on the downward spiral at this point.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149790

Re: DY about to go bust?

User001 wrote:
Lots of airlines shares are down due to the Corona uncertainty. Its not unique to DY


But this is the kind of trigger to trim some of the weaker ones.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

At this point its clear that the next NB offer from Boeing will not be based on the continuation of the 737 line, I am wondering what impact that will have on customers decisions going forward. Will they hold off ordering knowing that Boeing have no choice but to develop their next NB thereby ending...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

And when you get to the real-world of figuring out which frame to purchase and use, the actual cost of the frame (owned or leased) is a huge cost component. If you can get a hugely discounted 787-8 versus a small discount on a 321LR (or vice versa), that meaningfully affects the decision if you hav...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

I always hate these rhetorical non sense. No matter how "evil and greedy" Boeing is, you can be that they don't need the FAA to ensure they get this fix right. Another MAX crash caused by a design flaw will be the end of Boeing's Commercial Aircraft division. Speaking of rhetorical nonsen...

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by Exeiowa
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!
Replies: 87
Views: 10726

Re: We don't actually fully understand how planes can fly!.- Who knew?!

As a chemist I understand everything in terms of molecules, so to me when I think of this problem there are more molecules hitting the bottom of the wing than the top and if you add the momentum (so speed of the molecules is a factor) that they impart net more energy than on the top and there by pus...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155921

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

(profit per frame X Number of planes sold) - Development cost = Profit of program This math clearly did not work out. Not enough planes could be sold at enough premium when considering how much it would cost to develop a new aircraft. With NBs being built at such high volume the unit cost advantage ...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 281
Views: 68115

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Can we just keep to the topic, that being actual orders for 2020 and leave all the side commentary out of the discussion As I understand it this thread is for the purpose of reporting firm orders, the signing of other contracts, end of month reporting totals and clarify discussion of those orders (...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

But I have seen similar sentiments expressed here normally when it goes against someone's personal preference over the first two letters of the alphabet rather than based on number crunching or even drawing a graph.

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by Exeiowa
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8391

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

I think I would rather wait on the ground till conditions in the atmosphere are a bit more within range than hope someone gets the mental math right on the fly....

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by Exeiowa
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7219

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

PacoMartin, I salute you for resolutely keeping the topic on track and the discussion of an interesting topic. Although I am not going to bring the data (as you so rightly pointed out is necessary for a real discussion) I think it is well established that aircraft efficiency has been improving over ...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49681

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

If we do not like comparisons how about absolutes. What speed and conditions should the plane be able to handle?

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by Exeiowa
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95881

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

No one has access to a time machine, success is based on being able to leverage what you got and hope you get it right. Sometimes that involves making difficult decisions. Maybe instead of it being well they had to rush to match the NEO they should have bitten the bullet many years earlier to plan f...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22149

Re: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021

looking at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FH3Y2-vRUgojntPkCSJI5Pd-15rsJ1a0SFCRaT-iqgo/edit#gid=48 on all things 787 Loading of the 787 production lines in January, Everett 5 and Charleston 3, together 8. Perhaps the numbers will be corrected slight up in the next weeks. January 2019 7 + 7,...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30929

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

So now we have got to a point where people are arguing for Boeing to sell their MAX planes at a discount so that airlines can also sell tickets at a discount. Otherwise no one will fly on it. How the mighty have fallen.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30929

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

There is a difference in making statements about future events to come, and ones reporting what you have done and what you are going to do next. Previously we had the former that did not accurately fore tell what occurred so they stopped. But we haven't been hearing the latter either except in the c...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30929

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

Time will tell if this ballsy or foolish. Never thought it would drag on this long, if there is not concrete information coming soon you have to wonder what other shoe is dropping in the background.

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by Exeiowa
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16349

Re: Time for a 787NG

As well as engines I would guess there has been some advances in materials that could be taken advantage of since the first aircraft to incorporate these technology was designed.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191476

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

1) It was a specific engineering decision, now you expect trust in your engineering decisions in the future? 2) If a single engineering decision is capable of jeopardizing your entire company, I think you might also have some system failures to propagate said error, which really doesn't help your ca...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16349

Re: Time for a 787NG

But if Boeing do not plan for the future, then their currently best selling product will miss out when it is time for its midlife update, and then in a few years we will talking about how they screwed up because they got distracted by X and Y when they needed to make sure that the thing was going to...

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by Exeiowa
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16349

Re: Time for a 787NG

While there are many urgent issues ensuring that your products have longevity in the market make sense, the A350 a younger product is already being mooted for its mid life engine upgrades. It makes perfect sense to at least be planning for this eventuality. One thing to do would be determine at whic...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13851

Re: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns

Quality is down to management systems that check things are done right not just checking boxes, it empowers workers to do things the right way and not cut corners. If there is a systematic problem at this facility its down to the leadership team directing the work.

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13851

Re: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns

As the person is stated to be in a management position, they would not likely be allowed to be in a union, under normal circumstances. Why can't people here just accept there *might* be a problem and that someone qualified will check things out and then let us know if its good, or tell them to fix i...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Boeing Dreamliner Production Problems Threaten The Aircraft's Safety, Former Quality Manager Warns
Replies: 74
Views: 13851

Re: Huge quality problems with 787 production in North Charleston

Lets see if the ignore the whistleblower line will stick this time. Because with the MAX its always why was there no whistleblower? Well this type of thread attitude is why....

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22149

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

It's not that I am ignorant of economy of scale, my previous job was making chemical plants run more efficiently. I have never worked in the aerospace industry or heavy manufacturing and do not have first hand experience of how these operate and could only have general ideas not specic. In my line o...

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by Exeiowa
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22149

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

The initial reason for the higher rates was to bring unit cost down and therefore better compete on price with the A330, I am assuming this experiment is over with the recent orders for A330 last year, hence why the rate is going back down to a more susistanable level. How does raising the producti...

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by Exeiowa
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to reduce 787 production to 10 aircraft per month in 2021
Replies: 112
Views: 22149

Re: Boeing considering another 787 production cut

The initial reason for the higher rates was to bring unit cost down and therefore better compete on price with the A330, I am assuming this experiment is over with the recent orders for A330 last year, hence why the rate is going back down to a more susistanable level.

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152874

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Resources sometimes means money not people as in you have to choose which group of them you are going to pay. So when one project ends its not you are moving computer programers to do structural engineering but, you hire fewer of them and start hiring more of the other type in todays world that prob...

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by Exeiowa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155921

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

It funny how the pendulum of industry swings, from integration to out sourcing and back again. One aspect of outsourcing always missed, is that once the internal competition is eliminated there is less incentive for an external supplier to hold prices down. And no company really has an army of idle ...

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