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by keesje
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

Keesje, This is a great database. I may suggest adding a few other items for efficiency scoring: - Aspect ratio or spanloading, with a preference to spanloading - Aircraft wetted area, and wetted area per seat. This is difficult to find, but for the Airbus aircraft, you can find the approximate sur...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72185

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

. Converting a 777-300ER into a 777-300BCF costs around 35 mln, payload 101t. https://aviationweek.com/mro/777-freighter-conversions-looking-better-light-virus-crisis Emirates have 124 777-300ER's, some parked, average age: 8,7 yrs. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Emirates But they don't have...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72185

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

- 777-9 has empty weight of 181,400 kg and maximum payload of 74 t , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_777X#Specifications - A350-1000 has empty weight of 155,000 kg, maximum payload 68 t. , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A350#Specifications The 777x seems relatively heavy for what it can m...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New J-20 Variant: A Two Seat Stealth Fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

Re: New J-20 Variant: A Two Seat Stealth Fighter

As expected, there were also rumours it would have the long expected 18k thrust vectoring WS-15's. The engines might look different, but it's blurry. W'll soon see better pictures. How much weight would an additional cockpit add to the empty weight? The J-20 is already close to 2m longer and almost...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New J-20 Variant: A Two Seat Stealth Fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

Re: New J-20 Variant: A Two Seat Stealth Fighter

As expected, there were also rumours it would have the long expected 18k thrust vectoring WS-15's.
The engines might look different, but it's blurry. W'll soon see better pictures.

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted
Replies: 119
Views: 11416

Re: AA FA punched in the nose by passenger. Flight diverted

Let's again collectively say how unacceptable this is & all condemn the villain 100x. :cloudnine:

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by keesje
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

Over the last week I looked at algorithms to calculate range of these NB aircraft. Tried several 1st and 2nd degree functions using MTWO, OE, wing etc. I used 8 aircraft specs of which I could find the OE (airport guide) payload range diagrams to verify and enhance the evolving algorithm. Based on t...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198502

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Maybe there will be orders announcement at Dubai Airshow show that will generate more questions than promotion for the 777x. Like 2 years ago. Sometimes it's better to stay low while managing key stake holders.

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by keesje
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72185

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

I agree, but if there is money to invest, I would rather see Boeing invest it in a place promoting long term choice, competitiveness for the airlines. The market seems to become a little unbalanced with the choices made by Boeing over the last decade. Choices widely questioned & critiqued befor...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik documentary, english language

Remarkable open documentary on the new big Sukhoi drone. Interviews with techies, close-ups. System, engine and weapon commonality with existing fighters boosted. https://groups.google.com/group/aviation_innovation/attach/b45411bfd515/Sukhoi%20S-70%20Okhotnik.jpg?part=0.1&view=1 https://youtu.be...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault Mercure
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Dassault Mercure

Of course the Mercure had limitted range which proved a wrong choice less than 20 were sold, a huge loss making program. Soon Dassault had seen enough, even when the game changing CFM56s became available. I wonder though if, looking back, it was the perfect do's & don'ts learning school for the ...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Interestingly I was sent a survey by QF last week. The main part was Aircraft types likes and dislikes. whether it was a clever use of algorithms or a structured survey, it went into a fair bit of detail regarding the Max series and what I knew about the aircraft. if I would fly on it if I had a ch...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

I have a right plan: A330 replaced by more 787's. 737 MAX 8/9 to replace 737-800. Fk100 + 717 replaced either with A220 or E2 or MAX 7. JQ should have take QF A350s instead while the 787 goes to QF afterward. Jetstar doing Sunrise with the A35x's, interesting.. I think the group already has 100+ A3...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 66372

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

There exist galley options, but they do not seem practical or desirable for this kind of operations. So it's probable gonna cost ~3 seat places on a 175-180 seat A321XLR. https://www.global-aviation-services.com/wp-content/themes/yootheme/cache/Multi-Functional-Crew-Rest-Compartment-bd48ebec.png htt...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

That's me be one of the issues. Congress, FAA, Boeing and their supply chain are all complicit. That will ensure things will get worked out.. but definite solutions? Questionable. The 2012-2018 knights of FAA modernization act, delegation and streamlining, the determined defenders of the industry ha...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 238
Views: 66372

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

A youtube on A321XLR crew rests. Not much news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9S82_jo5LY I guess a tried solution would be equip 3 seats in the last row in the (Business, M+, M) cabin with extra pitch, footrest, earplugs and a curtain to shield it off. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEHiGM2UwAA02zt?...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 156846

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread

When the A220 was sold to to Airbus, it was fuly understood, The A220 had proved to be a sound aircraft. That's my worry with the Spacejet, MHI had to redesign themselves already. https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/900-Changes.png https://leehamnews.com/2020/03/18/surrounded-by-global...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 4368

Re: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft

A line engineer with 5 years experience will live in an apartment in Seattle. A manager will live in their own house with servants in Bangalore. bt You're ignoring QOL and a host of other factors in this comparison... the guy in BLR will have to work his hands to the bone. Cost of living in India i...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

I see a worrying development of settlements solving criminal, regulatory, strategic, legal irregularities. Worrying, because usually settlements are a win-win. Victims need to get on with their lives and use the financial compensation to invest in their future. The defendants, often large companies,...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 190
Views: 74643

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

One post on Twitter says the second A330neo prototype (MSN 1813) is to be scrapped, and this is very unusual for a young Airbus prototype. Airbus prototypes were usually kept for years of flight testing after EIS, or reworked and delivered to airlines. Anyone got more info on this? https://live.sta...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2663

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

it’s a shame he didn’t end up in the dock to answer for his crimes against humanity. This is often said but a misnomer since the US does not recognize the ICC. Not necessarily the ICC just any legitimate tribunal or court so he can answer to why he was part of a conspiracy to pursue a war of aggres...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Re: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

Some of the seat counts are off, A321 singe class high density would be over 218. Examples, JQ @ 230, U2 @ 235 and W6 @ 239 You are right higher seatcounts fly for the A321, but also for the A320 (186), 737-8 (200) and many other types. LCC's / leisure oprators tend to fly shorter routes, remove / ...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 171896

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

On OEW I found this info According to Rubtsov, Irkut has designed the MC-21 with an empty weight that is 3,600kg (8,000lb) lighter than the A320, despite carrying 30 more seats in a longer and wider fuselage. He attributes a quarter of the reduction to a lighter-weight electronics package. Most of t...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Either an efficiency boost (A225) or a capability boost (A320Plus) or both seems likely soon. Not "replacing" the A320 but updating the portfolio to meet evolving marketrequirements. Knowing the A220 production volume restrictions and backlog, an A220-500 IMO can't be the only solution. A...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

We can't ignore the A320 was hugely successful in its first 25 years. Meanwhile the market changed. Earlier in this topic I showed a graph with NB seat capacity development over the last 20 years (post 171) https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1465375&start=150#p22992751 Boein...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I think Airbus should be very disciplined and not the let the MTOW/OEW of a possible A320plus grow too much. If they don't, customers will just upgrade to the A321 as they don't need the range of the 92t A320plus and rather take the lower CASM of the A321. I think the 86t MTOW A320plus would be the...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

The A320 sales figures have been declining over the last 5 years. This year the order tally is -65. And then there an endless stream of conversions to A321s. The 737-8, 737-9 and 737-10 are all positioned inbetween the A320NEO and A321 NEO. https://groups.google.com/group/aviation_innovation/attach/...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©
Replies: 21
Views: 3167

Modern single aisle aircraft specs & comparisons, scores; Flies NB Scrapbook©

I put some data together on new generation narrowbody aircraft, including a few concepts. A lot of work because much is unpublished and can only be estimated based out of graphs, drawings and bit and pieces from articles. I did a lot of interpolations, and did checks to see if data / performance isn...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 171896

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

I've been doing the numbers in excel on NB's. I'm stuck with the 79,25t MTOW of the MC-21-300. With an estimated OEW of 47.5t (sharp because of the 3,6t lighter than A320 wing/ electronics) not much left for fuel, using a 200 seat /20t passenger load. The MC-21-200 is ok-ísh and the seat capacity o...

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by keesje
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 171896

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

I've been doing the numbers in excel on NB's. I'm stuck with the 79,25t MTOW of the MC-21-300. With an estimated OEW of 47.5t (sharp because of the 3,6t lighter than A320 wing/ electronics) not much left for fuel, using a 200 seat /20t passenger load. The MC-21-200 is ok-ísh and the seat capacity of...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198502

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

STC will share with Boeing copies of contractual 777X order cancellation conditions, 2015 mutually signed 777-8 & 777-9 specs & delivery dates and a A350-1000 proposal from Toulouse. The hosts will do what's best under these conditions.

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by keesje
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73570

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, test pilot indicted.

Some resistance seems to growing on so many people getting a clean escape. Who Knew? Numerous people within Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) knew about these features, as well as their violation of fundamental principles. Boeing convinced the FAA to permit them. The FAA allowed...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 108567

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Further delays? Boeing Co. is dealing with a new defect on its 787 Dreamliner, the latest in a series of production slip-ups that have delayed aircraft deliveries and drawn increased U.S. government scrutiny. The new problem involves certain titanium parts that are weaker than they should be on 787s...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6603

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

The waste water access point might have been moved and looks different on the XLR. I guess you would need to have good eyes to see :biggrin:

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

To make the Powerpoints look better. I think if you scroll back, the case has been explained, substantiated & referenced a few times by several posters. But one could spare the effort, if ones ideas are set in stone really. :thumbsup: And the case against has been explained, substantiated &...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I see no point in launching the A225 until Airbus gets 100% of the program when they buy out Quebec (in 2025?). Before then they have to convince Quebec to throw some money towards development, or else Airbus are just boosting the value of the program, meaning it will be more expensive to buy Quebe...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

It does not matter what the COO says. :confused: Airlines buying aircraft want 25 years perspectives on fleet purchases. They make different fleet / network scenarios / projections for that period, to see what fits best overall. They have to. It includes dotted line aircraft not launched, but discu...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72185

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

competing with the growing conversion options would require a lot of creativity in closing the business case. No more than the ones to build a double decker passenger plane. :cheeky: Boeing is not operating in an alternative financial reality. At some point debt is debt. Can someone remind me if Bo...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

. Airbus is going to do a A220-500, the COO told us. https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/airbus-executive-views-another-a220-stretch-as-question-of-when/145790.article Question would be, if airlines want to/ have to wait for A220 production rates to go up beyond 15/month. Or Airbus has confiden...

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by keesje
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 72185

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

The 777-9 hits a weak passenger market. It makes perfect sense to now release the freighter a little earlier with a strong cargo business and production slots available. Of course that might be a good idea. But we can't simply ignore the complications the 777-9 base version for this Freighter is in...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Profit. I can't believe how much this forum ignores the possibility that emerging climate policy could substantially pressure aviation as a whole. Cutting relative fuel consumption is absolutely necessary to keep aviation growing. Slowing development just because of duopoly dynamics is a particular...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Revelation wrote:
seahawk wrote:
Why should Airbus do this again?

To make the Powerpoints look better.


I think if you scroll back, the case has been explained, substantiated & referenced a few times by several posters. But one could spare the effort, if ones ideas are set in stone really. :thumbsup:

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by keesje
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Also, the F100 replacement is not part of this tender, so it's a moot point. Is it not? https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/qantas-launches-contest-replace-small-jets-sources-2021-10-03/ Then there are more than 1 contest, but they are strongly related anyway. If Airbus could offer t...

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by keesje
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas selects A320neo and A220 families for narrowbody fleet replacement
Replies: 507
Views: 107161

Re: Qantas to officially issue tender on narrowbody fleet replacement in coming days

Qantas / Jetstar / Link have 100+ A320NEO/ A321LR/ A321XLR / A321P2F on order. That seems a bit of a done deal for the higher capacity NB segment. For replacing the F100/717 I doubt what would fit best. Pulling 40 used E190's through a overhaul & standarisation line, give them a fresh livery sou...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5518

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

Nice solution. I am still thinking we should be ready for half standing seats at 25". "Standing seats" were in the news / discussed 10-12 yrs ago. I tried them, Italians Avio had them at the shows. A bit claustrophobic.. I made a concept with 7 abreast "standing"seats, ECR-...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 5518

Re: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?

For me it is physically impossible to fit a 28 inch seat pitch. I more than once relocated myself after showing the FA. Problem is you can't blame an FA.. It's corporate guys in HQ.. https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/image/content/dam/channel-specific/websites/services/in-flight-experience/cabin-...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

. :arrow: Over the life time of the A320, average NB seat capacity has moved up, because of lower CASM and the LCC aiming to fly as many passengers with 4 FA's. And legacy's increasing their NB seatcounts to compete. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351377048/figure/fig1/AS:1020838509805575...

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by keesje
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 291
Views: 53033

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

. :arrow: Over the life time of the A320, average NB seat capacity has moved up, because of lower CASM and the LCC aiming to fly as many passengers with 4 FA's. And legacy's increasing their NB seatcounts to compete. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351377048/figure/fig1/AS:1020838509805575...

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by keesje
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 22181

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Would changing the rule to allow a 50 seater to have just two crew, the pilot and a FO / FA work and make the economic difference to where 50 seats work economically? Not the hurdle like single pilot, but still tough to change. Sounds like an interesting direction. But I think the key task of an FA...

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