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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is Boeing testing the 737 MAX?
Replies: 5
Views: 930

How is Boeing testing the 737 MAX?

I think we have seen from FR24 that Boeing is flying its 737 MAX out of Moses Lake. I guess if I were them, I would be trying to recreate the problem as I understand it (or perhaps as they knew all along?). But let's assume that they are not 100% sure what is going on. How do they proceed? Disable/b...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

I don’t see Boeing going through that expense. They would probably prefer to just buy the planes back and sell more 779s if LH was no longer interested in the heavy 748s. No, that fleet overview is from early 2018 for the 2017 report. It also doesn't include 12 A220s to LX, 2 77Ws to LX, 1 77E to O...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I would argue that any perception of NG height based on these photos is skewed due to the use of UWA lenses. Wait until you get a better perspective.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

Remember how early 748 came out overweight?

I wonder if Boeing would be willing to take certain B748 back from LH, sort of like a ultra D Check, put them on a diet, upgrade them where possible from nose to tail, and give the engines a second (or even third) PIP that the 787 engines have received.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

trijetsonly wrote:
keesje wrote:
Are the the 20x 777-9s still confirmed?


Quoting CEO Spohr from the ongoing press conference:
34 777-9 will come, initially to FRA.


Did he actually say "34"?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

WildcatYXU wrote:
I'm a bit disappointed by the size of the folding wing tips. I imagined them larger. Yes, I knew how large they will be, but still...they look sort of small-ish on that large wing :)


Have you seen pictures of employees working next to the wingtip?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

Hand over the keys to the castle to the good people in Toulouse and then bow down and begin to kiss their feet, crying, "I am defeated. The victory is yours." In all seriousness: Find and fix the problem. Offer a crap ton of payments and discounts. Pay families for their losses without any...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

The B787 will be in LH colors. A A339 will never be. Mark my words.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

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trijetsonly wrote:
Will they finally have LED landing lights or do they stick to halogen bulbs?
It's hard to see on the pictures.


The front gear looks LED to me.

https://ibb.co/pJtXLGM

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716135

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 2720406528
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SuperGT wrote:
Boeing has now recommended they are all grounded also. Source Sky news.


https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplanes/sta ... 2720406528

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

A339 will never see the light of day at LH group.
We have no idea what their 779 options status really looks like.
I am certain this is just an initial order. They will wait and examine performance in-fleet and most likely build their long-term WB strategy around the (797), 789, 359, 779.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3313

Re: Trump overrules FAA, grounds 737MAX

TC957 wrote:
I find it extraordinary he had to act on this whereas the FAA wouldn't.


This. Though I thought they were both in Boeing's pocket.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

So why did the LH press department release renderings of the 787 in each the LH, LX, and OS colors if the thing is ONLY going to LX and OS (according to gospel here at A.net).

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

Since the Lufthansa CEO has publicly stated that the 14 779 option were a part of this order's negotiation, we can speculate if they still exist or have been converted into the 789 order. I suspect they are gone. I am not sure why the mods deleted the previous posts on this since this does not cons...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

What is the range of delivery dates on the A343, A346 and B744s that LH has left to retire? A343: 17 delivered from 1996 to 2001 A346: 17 delivered from 2003 to 2009 744: 13 delivered from 1996 to 2002 https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa B744: Being replaced by B779 A346: Being rep...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

flee wrote:
Isn't LX just refurbishing its A343s this year? Maybe their new aircraft will come closer to 2025.


Then maybe 0 to LX at this time. Just to OS and LH.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

In the Lufthansa-press release is also a nice picture of the B787-9 in Austrian and Swiss-colors... Does this mean the 20 planes will be spreaded within the group? Cheer! :wave: That is my guess. Any guesses on the distribution? OS: has 6 763ER (average age is 23 years) and 6 772ER (average age is ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

The photo at this link (and in the press release) shows the 787-9 in Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss colors. To me, this would seem to mean that the 787 has been chosen as the group-wide airframe for that category. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105808261100523523 Interesting. Either this...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

Nothing out in the press yet? Because the press conference is tomorrow and I doubt that this order was planned to be announced today. Leak... Well they just posted about a short while ago: https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1105807834749587458 And a 787-9 photo: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

I still think they should have grafted the 787 nose/cockpit windows onto it and then given it a "racoon" mask for good measure.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 47002

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

It's pretty but doesn't look bigger than a 77W. I think we need a -10 variant.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54347

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

Why does everyone assume the 787 is for everyone but LH? Why are certain forum members so afraid of a 787 in LH colors?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716135

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... afety-flaw
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Reports of complaints by American pilots about the MAX being reported by the Dallas Morning News:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... afety-flaw

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Do pilots have to sign an NDA about performance characteristics?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Tinfoil hat time: could China be hacking Boeings? Is it feasible? Tampering with the onboard computer?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 3924

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

I would argue that, from a PR standpoint, the reputation of the 737 MAX 8 is irrevocably damaged. Then again, people don't have a memory for news beyond a certain point. If this PR nightmare translates to a curtail of orders, lawsuits, refunds, etc. then one thing Boeing could do is "go" w...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opportunity of A380 charter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Opportunity of A380 charter?

Is it just me or does this thread sound a shameless and tasteless plug?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If it is determined that broken AOA sensors contributed to faulty activation of MCAS in both scenarios, is there a chance that some preflight checklist item, maybe as something as innocent as opening and closing the forward cargo door, is adding to the likelihood that the AOA sensor is being damaged?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Germany has now closed its airspace to the 737 MAX.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716135

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Germany has now closed its airspace to the 737 MAX.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9175

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Why is this drivel even being posted? It's done. I know that the dreams of fans die hard but this thread is ridiculous.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20162

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

The dominos are falling for Boeing. And rightfully so. A lot of MAX decisions coming home to roost.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS or no MCAS, the aircraft pretty much went into a nose dive in the seconds leading the crash, based on the crater images of crash site. At this point the lack of data from the last couple of minutes because of no FR24 coverage in that area makes any statements mere speculations. With that in mi...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I’m sure some airlines with the MAX in their fleets are working on contingency plans in case they get temporarily grounded. Any prudent carrier should at this point. Anyway, until investigators find a link to JT610, talks of grounding the MAX fleet are not only premature, but illogical. If I were a...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Should I be having concerns about my flight with Norwegian 737-800 to Athens in about a month? Different aircraf from the one that crashed but my anxiety riddled mind is getting nervous about these planes. The NG’s don’t have the system that caused problems on LionAir 610. The MCAS system is potent...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So why did data broadcast cease? Why is the altitude data so incomplete? Let's assume that flaps were brought back to 0 shortly after data transmission ended. Are we assuming that MCAS stepped in immediately? With or without the pitot tubes accurately feeding AOA data to the FMS? We know that Lion A...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So if we simply say that these two incidents are the result of technical faults (human error aside), can we at least boil these down? 1. New engine placement = inherent instability. (Common for military AC.) This instability contributes the plane's tendency to want to pitch up (ascent). I would also...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

What if the plane was simply overloaded and overweight? What would that explain?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Let's also not forget that - unfortunately thanks to Lion Air - MCAS is a known entity now. Every MAX pilot should have flaps 1 and/or trim disengage switches as a memory item if fighting a nose up persistence situation. But referring to the MAX CG: does it have Post-Stall flight characteristics tha...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718401

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If nothing else, the MAX is earning itself an unfortunate reputation.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14328

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

Would again be a bad move from the current/upcoming Airbus management. A simple stretch to 80 meters with less range and OEW around 140 tons, ie 40 tons or 20% lighter than the B779 wouldn't cost them too much to develop so perhaps 100 additional frames would make it worthwhile, with break even at ...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?
Replies: 51
Views: 9128

Re: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?

DJ's Aviation, you know the teenager with an Aussie accent who thinks he's an industry expert, is "reporting" that the A350-1000ULR has been selected. His source? Pilots and airline staff.

Check out his YouTube channel if interested. I refuse to link to his drivel here.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines DC - Berlin??
Replies: 18
Views: 2784

Re: American Airlines DC - Berlin??

Could a hypothetical Boeing NMA do DCA to TXL/BER?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA
Replies: 9
Views: 4353

Re: UA 787-10 SFO-FRA

Having flown a LH B744 from FRA to SFO, I'd love to know the difference in fuel consumption per hour per passenger between this flight and a UA B78J.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14328

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

morrisond wrote:
I think Airbus will do the 320XLR and then focus on production cost decreases/line improvements like they have said. They need to get there Margins up to help them Compete with Boeing over the long term.


Agreed.

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000
Replies: 81
Views: 14328

Re: WSJ: Airbus Not Interested In Stretching A350-1000

We already know from their job announcements that they're concentrating on A350neo and their successor to the A32X. This news is no big surprise. Similarly, we can assume Boeing is looking at a NMA>NSA plan, as well as a 787 MAX. For the former, I'd assume Embraer is being thrown into the mix, addin...

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362896

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Yeah, why advertise your new livery with a 73NG?

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by GEUltraFan9XGTF
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362896

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Look at their newly relaunched app for clues: the color purple is quite prevalent. It's also the color of their new EP seat. I think we'll see purple being added to the tail colors with a refined design. Perhaps also added to the UNITED titles and "swoosh" line.

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