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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 83
Views: 22375

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

Seriously what do you expect from an airport run by states that would not mind having no airport at all? You can not even get a cab at BER and if you do, the price you will pay depends on the number plate and if it says "B" or "LDS".

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Strangely this large gap seems to have not hindered sales in so far. On the other hand if we look at Boeing it seems like the small differences in size are not really appreciated by the airlines.

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

The other point is, that if Airbus is pondering an A322, stretching the A321 and A320 is not attractive.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Well, the analysis should make for happy faces at Boeing, as the 777-9 will be great when bigger is better.

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

If they decide to wait till 2035 for even moderate product development, they should expect smaller addressable markets in some parts of the world as regulators really start taxing aviation emissions. I think a lot of people in this forum forget how little sympathy there is for air travellers in mos...

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by seahawk
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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 seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Why should Airbus do this again? 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...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera mode settings for airshows
Replies: 3
Views: 3072

Re: Camera mode settings for airshows

Manual would not be my choice for fast action. As a Nikon user, Things might be different at Canon. Basic setting is aperture priority for me. I adjust the shutter speed with aperture and ISO settings. Shutter priority can be an option for panning/ prop blur. At Nikon you can also use P mode, where ...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Why should Airbus do this again?

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 83
Views: 22375

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

It is not a problem. Air travel in Germany will reduce in the coming decades. Making it unattractive is positive.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 5293

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Nice, hopefully it will make people fly less.

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 "MaxPax" Cabin (Y188)?
Replies: 35
Views: 6156

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

Nice solution. I am still thinking we should be ready for half standing seats at 25".

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by seahawk
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

This happens if you think Airbus and Boeing only exist to beat each other, while they are actually meant to make money. We have seen crazy ideas like doing a new aircraft for less than 5% gain in efficiency, or doing a new wing for 3% efficiency or 10% more range to fly some fringe routes. Fact is t...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 268151

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

They need a product viable after 2035, the technology for that is not ready. CFM wants to got Open Rotor, so the whole design will have to adjust. A new plane with existing engines, or small up-dates of existing engines, is dead by 2035.

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by seahawk
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is innovation declining?
Replies: 89
Views: 5644

Re: Is innovation declining?

The basic thing that changed is that in the 1950ies the airframe was designed to match the engine today the engine is designed to match the airframe.

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

An A321 makes more money. In Toulouse Airbus was building A320s only, with Hamburg (and Mobile) taking care of the all A321's. Fine until the balance started to move. Now Toulouse will shift to A321s too. Politics. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2021/05/airbus-resumes-work-on-mod...

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by seahawk
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

And why should Airbus do this?

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 268151

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I am a bit wondering. Being retired from Automotive. Integrated digital design tools are standard in Automotive already. This includes the Classic Design Tool, a lot of quick calculations which replace previous Finite Element Tools. In recent years thermodynamic tools have improved a lot such as En...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

The A321 sells because it is often the logical replacement of the A320, that you ordered 15 years ago. The natural growths of demand, means that a A321 is the better choice on routes currently seeing the A320. Another point is that there are very few A321CEOs to be had used. Imho Airbus needs to la...

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by seahawk
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

The A321 sells because it is often the logical replacement of the A320, that you ordered 15 years ago. The natural growths of demand, means that a A321 is the better choice on routes currently seeing the A320. Another point is that there are very few A321CEOs to be had used. Imho Airbus needs to lau...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

I think this short term realism made the biggest OE in the world the second biggest. If a manufacturer concludes, based on sales, marketshare, margin and competitive developments they need to act, add 7-8 years in terms of development, certification and ramp-up of the solution.. -> No vision no glo...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Every NEO sold makes money, no A220 sold makes money. The 225 only makes sense if the A320 line is clocked up with A321 or/and A322. I think this short term realism made the biggest OE in the world the second biggest. If a manufacturer concludes, based on sales, marketshare, margin and competitive ...

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by seahawk
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 330
Views: 66460

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

Every NEO sold makes money, no A220 sold makes money. The 225 only makes sense if the A320 line is clocked up with A321 or/and A322.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 16256

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/mini ... sultations

It seems understandable that the French feel stabbed in the back.
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Considering this press release from the 30th August:

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/mini ... sultations

It seems understandable that the French feel stabbed in the back.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

In the end it is only important by the fact, that they do not compete with themselves by offering A223 and A319s. In the end the whole segment seems is not seeing too many sales anyway. That's the posturing bit, in reality they do compete with themselves by having two overlapping products that are ...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

As I said in an older post. Airbus is not even actively marketing the A319NEO (except the CJ) at the moment. It is a "on request" option. If an airline is looking at planes in the market segment, Airbus offers the A223 first, but if an airline wants A320+A321s and some A319s as well, they...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Fine, but I still can't see the artificial distinction between democracy and Constitutional Representative Republic. It is so artificial and not a definition that is widely accepted in academia. But if it makes you happy, whom am I to say otherwise. He simply does not understand the difference betw...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. Lessors and financiers wi...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

You're talking about a direct democracy as a 'true' democracy. Kind of the set-up for Switzerland, but even Switzerland isn't a direct democracy, the Swiss Confederation is a semi-direct democracy (representative democracy with strong instruments of direct democracy. Regardless, the United States i...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 16256

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I also read an argument that they would be more silent than nuclear subs, as you can shut down the propulsion system entirely, which you can't do with a nuclear reactor. To add to what GDB already posted, the power of the reactor also allows an increase in size which allows more means to be used to...

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And which law says that the armed forces can ignore a direct order by the president? Rule 916(d) in the Manual for Courts Martial ...It is a defense to any offense that the accused was acting pursuant to orders unless the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or a person of ordinary sense and unde...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces? - airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem - airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s. THe problem is that Airbu...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

Exactly what is the problem Airbus faces?

- airlines order an A320 instead -> no problem
- airlines order an A223 instead -> no problem
- airlines order an A319NEO -> still no problem

The only problem would be if airlines decide that the missing A319 makes them order 737s.

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And which law says that the armed forces can ignore a direct order by the president?

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by seahawk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

OUR AMERICAN military decided to talk to the Chinese before the previous administration could do anything. OUR AMERICAN military leaders decided there was enough of a legitimate threat coming from the White House that they, again OUR AMERICAN military leaders, felt they had to intervene and talk to...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

So are you for or against Milley talking to Chinese military leaders to avoid a nuclear war because the previous administration was considering it? That is why this is a topic: The previous administration actually considered going to war with China. It had not been on the table under Obama or Bush ...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Impeachment, as we saw twice with the former occupant, starts with investigations in the House. If they believe what happened rises to the level of charges being brought, that is where the case moves to the full House chamber to decide if there should be a trial to convict or acquit of impeachment ...

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by seahawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Joint Chiefs decided the former occupant would go rogue and do whatever he wanted. Military leaders saw dear leader as a threat to national security. Simply calling another nation and saying "we think our guy does not know what he is doing and will wait until someone competent comes in" i...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There was no war happening. This is irrelevant. The context here is important - they could be referring to Chinese intel about speculation of attack, they could be referring to a rogue attack order, anything of that nature. It's a non-normal operation either way, and SecDef had anyway decided assur...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8569

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 154
Views: 22020

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

The A319NEO is already "on request" status. Yet, some airlines do or did request it.

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 68287

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

1+2 + toying with the C919. If the C919 gets a EASA certification, the toying could become serious. A program that was launched in 2008 and in 13 years has produced SIX uncertified frames? Oh, and is also not big enough for Ryanair? Thanks, I needed a laugh. :rotfl: You asked what he will do, not w...

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by seahawk
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 68287

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

1+2 + toying with the C919. If the C919 gets a EASA certification, the toying could become serious.

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111741

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

The problem at Boeing starts at the top, the last thing they need is a purge of middle levels of the hierarchy, because that would probably hurt the ones doing actual projects. The basic problem is that the leadership does not see that Boeing has a problem and believes that others are causing proble...

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by seahawk
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 10122

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

I would love to have failures that sell as well as the Boeing failures.

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by seahawk
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111741

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

What I don't get is how Boeing is still racking up new orders. If I were an airline CEO and I were looking at new airplanes, I'd be extremely hesitant to order anything from Boeing. They don't seem to be able to develop new models and, amazingly, they seem to have lost the ability to deliver the mo...

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by seahawk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 25768

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

https://www.greenairnews.com/?p=1142
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Considering the A330NEO was the first plane to receive an EASA certification based on the 2028 standard, I guess it is save to say Airbus sees a future for it: https://www.greenairnews.com/?p=1142

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by seahawk
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 68287

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Not that much more, as it would become AoA limited on take-off as well.

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