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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167307

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It is all about air noise and window design. Nothing to do with distance from engines. The 747 was much louder then the 777 in the cockpit. Interesting, since the cabin of the 777 is one of the noisier ones. I suppose that cabin noise variables may differ from cockpit ones. That being said I'll tak...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 167307

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

EduardoL wrote:
The first, the N779XW LN1567 will be in which colors of Boeing? Does orange equal the 747-8 or Boeing's traditional blue?


All the renders have been a maroon red house livery. Don't expect that to change. Go check YouTube for early Boeing promo videos.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

TropicalSky wrote:
Any news of the gauntlet tests?


Pretty sure that information is need-to-know right now.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

speedbird52 wrote:
Something about the 777-9 looks so much more graceful than the -300 and -200 series. I can't put my finger on what it is.


I won't pass judgement until it's fully painted and takes to the air.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Why does Boeing (and Airbus?) produce customer AC so fast after test AC? You'd think they'd have to work the bugs out of the test AC before wanting to start on customer AC...

Remember LN 1435 of the B748 line...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now
Replies: 94
Views: 22795

Re: First B777-9X of LH in PAE now

Did anybody else notice the 3rd one in the pic in adjacent building...... I see it but don't see anything special about. The Emirates body should be in there somewhere but who knows... They are the LC as far as I know. You'd think LH would have learned its lesson after the 748 debacle that they sho...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

I can't believe the sheer number of illogical fanboys who refused to believe the A380 is done. It's done. It's not coming back. The airlines have spoken. Airbus and it's entire BoD and management team have spoken. Suppliers are wrapping things and getting ready to mothball and junk their tooling. Th...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6867

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

N328KF wrote:
I'm curious about the background here. Why did they bother with the joint venture? GE clearly had the capability to build engines of this scale on their own. Pratt did too - at least technically. Thanks.


Cost and risk sharing... On a project they (somehow) knew wouldn't amount to much.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go Next
Replies: 46
Views: 8107

Re: Boeing Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go Next

I see roll out of 797 by then. The lessons from this project will go in to NSA by 2030ish. I expect a MAX 787 to be in the works, powered by a GE GTF and UltraFan as options. 77X will continue to improve via PIPs, weight shavings, stretches, etc. I do think we'll see a CRFP 797, followed by a CRFP 7...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next
Replies: 42
Views: 6026

Re: Airbus Lineup Circa 2025 - Where do they go next

A220-100NEO A220-300NEO A220-500(NEO) A320.5(NEO) A321NEO/LR A321XLR A322 A330-900NEO A350-900NEO A350-1000NEO A350-1100/2000 The stuff of fantasy and not reality. Maybe something like that by 2030. Don't forget: Brexit problems. Ultra Fan problems like LEAP and GTF. The will happen. Inability to p...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?
Replies: 163
Views: 20346

Re: 747-8 Currently Cash Positive?

https://youtu.be/77K4k1KZe-U?t=252
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It would sure be nice to see more of these:

https://youtu.be/77K4k1KZe-U?t=252

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

talonone wrote:
As an a380 fan, I can wonder: can everyone imagine an A380, twin-engine!? Let's say a Scaled up ultra-fan!?
Yeah, I know it is a dream, but heck, the aviation industry started with a dream!


You mean the Boeing double decker composite twin that will replace the 779?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa and their many quads
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Lufthansa and their many quads

We already have an LH Fleet thread... The A359 and 779 are replacing the A346 and B744, respectively. I would expect LH Technik to squeeze every last profitable dime out of the A388 and B748 until about 2025-2030. What comes after is a good question. More 779? A35Kneo? The short term decision, and f...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There is no A350-2000 NEO?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

There is no A350-2000 NEO?

Countless posts in the past 12 hours have alluded to an A350-1100, A350-2000, A350-1100neo, A350-2000neo as a sure bet. Is this plane even in development? People keep referencing it as if it is fact. As if the RR UltaFan will arrive on time, with zero problems or deficiencies, and as an RR exclusive...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42426

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Ah, but Boeing can also stretch the 779 to a 777-10Max and the game continues. Only if Boeing wants to play the same game that Airbus played with the A380. A heavier, older-tech plane will never deliver the economies of scale required for a larger plane (777-10MAX) to beat a smaller plane (A350-200...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42426

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

Ah, but Boeing can also stretch the 779 to a 777-10Max and the game continues. Only if Boeing wants to play the same game that Airbus played with the A380. A heavier, older-tech plane will never deliver the economies of scale required for a larger plane (777-10MAX) to beat a smaller plane (A350-200...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42426

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

A350NEO, especially with a stretch, means Airbus sets the 777X expiration date prior to its EIS. That means long-term planners may opt into the A350 family in the interim rather than ordering 777X. Hopefully this means Boeing launches a new VLA soon. And anyone who bets their farm on yet another RR...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta easyjet to explore buying Alitalia
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Delta easyjet to explore buying Alitalia

Now there's a marriage I never saw coming.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42426

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

A350NEO, especially with a stretch, means Airbus sets the 777X expiration date prior to its EIS. That means long-term planners may opt into the A350 family in the interim rather than ordering 777X. Hopefully this means Boeing launches a new VLA soon. And anyone who bets their farm on yet another RR...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Reuters: Airbus A380: from European dream to white elephant

Reuters offers a great summary of what all this A380 news means. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a380-history-analysis/airbus-a380-from-european-dream-to-white-elephant-idUSKCN1Q30K4 -Airbus was wrong about the VLA market. -Boeing was right. The future is being written by the 787 decision....

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Etihad restructures aircraft orders
Replies: 83
Views: 13838

Re: Etihad restructures aircraft orders

Scott Hamilton saying they will take 30 mix of 778/779.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

They are taking 14 remaining A388. 40x 339 (1:1 the same as 78X MoU) 30x A359 How long until we some sort of Boeing press release about the 78X and 779? I'm sure Boeing won't have any trouble giving those 787 and 779 slots to someone else. What? I expect an increase in their 779 order. A big one.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

-They are taking 14 remaining A388.
-40x 339 (1:1 the same as 78X MoU)
-30x A359

How long until we see some sort of Boeing press release about the 78X and 779?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

Does anyone else feel the bittersweet irony of the A380's demise as we celebrate 50 years of the 747 (and also its demise) this week. I wonder which flight will be the last four holer. Perhaps Boeing's and Airbus' PR departments should get together and have one 748I and one A388 fly together into t...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

Does anyone else feel the bittersweet irony of the A380's demise as we celebrate 50 years of the 747 (and also its demise) this week.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower
Replies: 224
Views: 42426

Re: Airbus A350 to have RR Ultrafan Engines from ~2025, Ostrower

The bigger question is whether Airbus will attempt to make it an A350 exclusive for say five years or something before it can trickle down to something 787/797 can hang from its wings. And the even bigger bigger question is what does GE have cooking, other than CMCs, after buying all the GTF IP... Y...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104936

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

Article is one week old = there is no news.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

This whole conversation about size and pax count is pointless. The market has rejected the bigger plane. It could carry 1000 PAX and it wouldn't matter. I certainly wouldn't fly in it. This who preoccupation with size is what got the Europeans in trouble in the first place: size counts and ignore th...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18502

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Have flown the -200 (Pan Am, TWA), -400 (LH), and -8I (LH)

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17635

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Could KL leave AF and merge "more" somehow with DL, leaving AF in the lurch?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

BA should have done the CFRP fuse on the 777X. I recall reading that some airlines did ask Boeing for a CFRP fuselage on the 777X -- Boeing said it could build that plane, but the airlines wouldn't like the cost. When airlines learned how much Boeing would have to charge for each CFRP 777, they dec...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: EK considering 787 cancellation in favor of 777-9

We have no evidence of the above assumptions, thus can't make any conclusion whether the 787-10 is a good fit or not for Emirates' needs. All of these comments about 787-10 "suddenly" not being right for EK and Etihad, is the plane not meeting specs as promised or did these two airlines n...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170939

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I could see Boeing going with two engine options: 1. The safe option: CFM (GE & Safran). Also the launch option. 2. The bold option: GE+PW (LEAP+CMC+GTF). Available 2 years after launch, a derivative of the "safe" option. GE is lead project manager in both cases. Boeing doesn't have to...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170939

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Would it make sense for the engine manufacturers who already have a 50K engine in their line up to just upgrade it rather design a new one? Take the Trent 500 for example. RR could give it a composite blade fan, a new nacelle and improve the core with technology from newer engines. This seems like ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170939

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing should launch the 797 within 24 hours of Airbus ending the A380 line. It's what Leahy would do.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14523

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation

Based on the picture here in the AA press release it looks like the Eagle gates are turning into larger? Or are they going to just use them more for larger jets? http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/PR-images/2019/02/20190205-Landside-View-HD.jpg http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2019/Ame...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

This whole thread is spinning itself off topic in the absence of official information from any credible source.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

As I've said before, both A and B will have to hurt a little in order to gain a little. A will lose its biggest A380 customer; the writing will be on the wall. But they will gain a new A350 customer. B will lose a 78J order for more 77X orders.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: EK considering 787 cancellation in favor of 777-9

Why so we have a separate thread for this? It's already being discussed at length in the other one.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
Replies: 75
Views: 10221

Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

Can't a simple software change fix this?

IF "AOA(L)" <> "AOA(R)" THEN MCAS=0 (Disabled)

The article states that the Captain's AOA sensor was faulty, triggering MCAS. The simple line of code would kill MCAS if the two AOA sensors don't agree.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
Replies: 75
Views: 10221

Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

The fact that the FAA would intervene on behalf of Boeing is the most alarming news here. Sort of like the ratings agencies before the Great Recession. Fox guarding the hen house. Boeing and the FAA need to burn for this.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Why would it be so hard to put the current RR Trent 7000 that is already developed for the A330-900 onto the A380? Throw in the previously proposed A380 Plus upgrades, and they have a rather cheap refresh that could extend the window for developing a true NEO based on a geared turbofan. It should b...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

Please provide evidence that Boeing is having trouble meeting the promised performance specifications to EK for the 777X. Have a great day, So you're already spreading 77X performance target FUD before the plane has flown? What's your source beyond wishful thinking? I have very reliable contacts on...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

It seems as getting the A350 in may result in scrapping the 787s and ordering 777Xs Emirates weighs a new Boeing 777X order in fleet shake-up Emirates is weighing a fresh order for Boeing’s big 777X twin-aisle plane as part of a complex series of transactions that would remake its fleet plans and l...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170939

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I completely agree that Boeing could take a "military style" approach to NMA if they want to: develop in secret, leak few / misleading details, and then roll out a few prototypes to much shock and awe. Imagine roll out a few days before Paris and then flying one or two copies to Paris to m...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170939

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Boeing could keep us all guessing and then surprise everyone with a public rollout of a flyable plane, only then making it public. There is no official timeline for such things.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 138833

Re: Emirates is exploring switching the Airbus A380 to A350

You A380neo dreamers can quit dreaming. Ain't happening. No one is upgrading a money loser for one customer. They're not digging the debt hole further.

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FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
Delays / Ground stop at MCO. Someone committed suicide from the Hyatt balcony. Rumored to have been a TSA agent.

https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/orlando- ... ity-delay/


Caused indirectly by no January paychecks?

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