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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84837

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The GE9X has completed static testing and the initial flight testing so the next step will be to mate the engines to the 777X flight test frames. As such, they should be ready when Boeing wants them. As for the windows, as of last year Boeing noted that dimmable windows would be a customer option, ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84837

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

If Boeing decides to stick with dimmable windows, we'll see them on NMA > NSA > NLA / the 777X successor.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84837

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The big glaring omission is, where are the engines? How is GE doing with the 9X? Pretty soon that's all this thing will be missing and probably could roll out in 2019 if the engines were ready and waiting...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29954

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Am not trying to defend Boeing or start an A v. B war, but I would lean on the idea that Lion Air and Indonesia's sketchy safety standards as the root cause of this crash, and not necessarily a defect on the 737-Max 8. Lion Air has had numerous accidents, is a case study in torrid growth of an airl...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25767

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

This thread should be locked as it is all pointless conjecture. Nothing more than fanbois' wish list for what Santa should bring Airbus.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595815

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Looking at the ADIRU entry on Wiki if anyone cares: "FAA Airworthiness directive 2000-07-27 On May 3, 2000, the FAA issued airworthiness directive 2000-07-27, addressing dual critical failures during flight, attributed to power supply issues affecting early Honeywell HG2030 and HG2050 ADIRU rin...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595815

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I wonder to what extent Boeing has identified the Lion Air frame and asked other customers to perform specific, investigative analysis of frames that were manufactured in the same batch, or whose specific subsections (ADIRU) were manufactured in the same batch? Or would so doing already be an admiss...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48979

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

In a more perfect world, 787 would have tracked to a much more acceptable development timeline, and we'd see the proposed clean sheet Y3 rolling out in the same time frame as 777X. If that were the case they could have optimized the platform to be a more perfectly sized and more optimized 777 repla...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48979

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

B752OS wrote:
Why does a thread that touches upon Airbus' failure with the A380 have to turn into "oh the 777X will be a failure" or "the 777X is DOA"?


Because if one Airbus frame "fails" then a Boeing frame must also "fail." Simple logic. Misery demands company.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48979

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Would this open the door for a 777-9 order? I sincerely doubt it. 777x is too big. Given that this A380 action has been taken relatively quickly after the arrival of a new CEO, oerhaos AF is finally reconciling capaciry to demand. MHO - 777x is in serious trouble. I agree. The 77X is DOA. The A350-...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48979

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Could AF possibly look at new build A380s? They could easily fill them on routes to LAX and such, displacing the older 77W's. Might hinge on the engines - if GP7200 isn't available, then the Rollers may suffice - in part due to their A359s. (When are they due btw??) Could they fill them with a high...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 4832

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

Que the "How long until Airbus offers an A350F?" comments.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 9089

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

787 will be fastest widebody to 1000 hands down. I think not just wide-body, but any commercial airliner family period. Of the current aircraft families that have over 1000 frames produced, the frames holding the title of line number 1000 are: 727: N474DA, delivered in 1974, 10 years after EIS 737:...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo
Replies: 160
Views: 25767

Re: Airbus - hiring for new narrowbody and A350 neo

This thread is starting to sound like an Airbus Fan's "wish list" for the next 20 years. Boeing I am sure is working on a future that includes MoM/NMA and NSA as a derivative product (in cooperation with Embraer), so let's not think Airbus is going to be working in a vacuum here. Boeing wi...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines selects 737MAX
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: Caribbean Airlines selects 737MAX

Is this the first MAX order, post Lion Art incident?

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