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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
It's behind a pay wall but has this article been mentioned yet?
http://www.spiegel.de/plus/boeing-737-m ... 0160960511
This thread should be locked as it is all pointless conjecture. Nothing more than fanbois' wish list for what Santa should bring Airbus.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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"?
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-...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post