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by keesje
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 47
Views: 2015

Re: Stealth is very important

Stealth will make you get noticed late, giving your opponent less time to anticipate. That seems an advantage on any mission. https://dfnc.ru/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/https___api.thedrive.com_wp-content_uploads_2019_12_GettyImages-1163744031-copy.jpeg https://dfnc.ru/en/russia-news/new-weapons-...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 9280

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Most of the press didn't know the difference between an LOI and an order & Boeing didn't jump in to correct them. It was a scoop! Willy the 737 pilot was in a fight with Airbus, who probably got a bit arrogant in his opinion. Nobody got to explain why the troublesome MAX was suddenly such a bril...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 9280

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Wasn't the main driver of this LOI to put some pressure on Airbus? https://onemileatatime.com/iag-ceo-737-max-order/ No. That is a.net (and some blogger) speculation because they can't accept IAG might actually order MAX. :sarcastic: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-11/airbus-deliver...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 9280

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

Wasn't the main driver of this LOI to put some pressure on Airbus? https://onemileatatime.com/iag-ceo-737-max-order/ I gess Airbus has now given all IAG wanted. So is this a closed case and IAG will order 200 A320neo family instead? As long as IAG have more than 60 NEO's on order and the same numbe...

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by keesje
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 24233

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

This probably has been brought up somewhere but do we know the actual range of this? not published but more realistic range, full of people, bags, fuel, factoring in diversion airport, etc I think realistic range is based on specific realities such a payloads, diversion options, headwinds, etc. I t...

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by keesje
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 24233

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

They have already claimed a weight reduction, and complexity reduction https://www.flightglobal.com/analysis/analysis-how-airbus-is-redesigning-the-a321xlr-high-lift-system/133241.article Rgds Will they back port all the advances also to the "normal NEO"? It wouldn't be the first time. I ...

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by keesje
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Track records, quality and capability are overrated anyway. If I was Airbus I would't waste much time here. You don't have to be a scientist to see what the better tanker-transport, why argue? Putting pn a GENX wouldn't be to much of a challenge, let LM give it a try.

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by keesje
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 735
Views: 102248

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

https://aviationweek.com/forum/aerospace-defense/airbus-set-transform-industrial-setup-processes-2025 I think this is one of the longest articles I’ve read from Aviation Week but just to pick on the relevant part here: “In the widebody sector, a freighter version of the A350 is the next opportunity...

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by keesje
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 301
Views: 56301

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Lightsaber, agree. They will probably also continue with NEO's though. Reuters said they would split between Airbus and Boeing.

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by keesje
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 32023

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Perspectives, lengths:

737-8 : 39.52 m
737-9 : 42.16 m
737-10: 43.8 m

A320 : 37.57 m
A321 : 44.51 m

The 737 MAX's are relatively close together, all in between A320 and A321.

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by keesje
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 208
Views: 14107

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Max got pole position, outrunning the Mercedes's on a wide long stretches circuit..

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by keesje
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Found this report. It seems the KC-46 is years away from reaching basic operation requirements like refuelling stealth aircraft, C130, C-17 or any war time or Transport command missions. There are 42 delivered. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://media.defense.go...

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by keesje
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Boeing will have to determine what fits them best, at what price. Then the requirements must be managed accordingly.

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by keesje
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224788

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

If they design the 757 replacement as a shared project with an eventually MAX replacement I could see even more benefits: - Designed from the start for even more efficient production compared A320 (once ramped up). - Designed from the start for new and future human-machine interface/automation deve...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Would a KC 787 be an option, or too capable?

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

The lowest price for meeting minimal requirements came after Airbus won. Yes, because the DoD had to make it clear to the USAF they would not be allowed to do their usual "gold-plating" of the RFP to get things not in the RFP and then worry about paying for it later (usually by giving the...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 32023

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

Congratulation to Boeing, hope many will be sold!

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 301
Views: 56301

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

rj777 wrote:
I wonder if anybody from UA was invited to the MAX10 first flight today?


I guess so! They kept the 737-9 alive against all odds and converted many to -10s. Years ago

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

But all that is not really that important I presume. For the USAF, it really isn't. I don't think anyone with a critical-thinking approach would argue the A330MRTT is not a more capable airframe than the KC-46A. And considering almost every RFP other than the USAF had criteria that played to the A3...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

DoD might be in a single bid position, if LM / Airbus feel there's no serious competition and Boeing will get the contract no matter how bad their track record, reliability and competitive performance. Airbus won all 1-1 competitions globally since the launch of the MRTT, is cleared for almost all w...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 301
Views: 56301

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I can’t see A350’s operating east of DEN. My personal opinion is keep the A359 for: LAX/SFO : PPT, CTU, MEL, HKG, SIN, NRT, KIX, PVG, PEK, ICN, MNL, HND, GUM, AKL, TPE I mean, won't they operate from West Coast to Europe as well? There’s no need to operate them to Europe from the west coast. A 787-...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224788

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

If they design the 757 replacement as a shared project with an eventually MAX replacement I could see even more benefits: - Designed from the start for even more efficient production compared A320 (once ramped up). - Designed from the start for new and future human-machine interface/automation deve...

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 53
Views: 9960

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

https://youtu.be/gmIuPOJt4fg

Slow, more nerdy than Tom Cruise, no rock music but real sounds, long shots.

Good quality, details, checking on the coffee pre-flight, informal, no flag waving, down to earth, nice.
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A newLuftwaffe A400M youtube. https://youtu.be/gmIuPOJt4fg

Slow, more nerdy than Tom Cruise, no rock music but real sounds, long shots.

Good quality, details, checking on the coffee pre-flight, informal, no flag waving, down to earth, nice.

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by keesje
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2145
Views: 224788

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Compared to 757 / XLR: :arrow: lighter materials, lower maintenance costs :arrow: wider fuselage to facilitate higher capacity versions :arrow: AKH options :arrow: up to 280 passengers :arrow: 86+ inch GTF's, engine choice :arrow: crew rest behind cockpit :arrow: quieter :arrow: bigger wing tanks, ...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

The KC-46 has four remaining category 1 deficiencies: two involving the Remote Vision System that are expected to be resolved when a new version of the system is rolled out in 2023; a problem with the stiffness of the air refueling boom that keeps it from being able to refuel some of the planes in ...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

The USAF requirements determine if the KC46 can be offered here. So lobbyist, congressmen and senators will be all over USAF / DoD trying to find out who writes the KC-Y requirements and based on what needs and requirements, so they can start influencing those. Like 20 years ago and the tanker selec...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order
Replies: 199
Views: 41409

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

It seems Delta is happy with the 737-900ER, the fleet is just 5 yrs old on average. They took a lot in 2018-2019. They (TechOps) have a large CFM pool & capability & can overhaul / standardize the aircraft when they come in. A longer term investment considering Delta will be flying 737-900ER...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Maybe that is the realist solution. Avoid Airbus wasting energy here and continue to service the rest of the global market. Boeing can use it's cloud in congress and commitees to make sure the USAF requirements are limitted to what Boeing can / wants to offer. No yelling, congress, delays, CEO getti...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 55
Views: 3954

Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

The Air Force on Tuesday released a sources sought notice for a non developmental tanker aircraft known as KC-Y that would bridge the gap between KC-46 and the next-generation KC-Z tanker. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/06/16/another-boeing-airbus-tanker-war-is-coming-soon/ Track records, cap...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20999

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

What is actually interesting is, that the biggest point against single pilot is not the failure of automation but actually the failure of the single human doing something stupid. The second person in the cockpit is there to make sure the first does nothing stupid. At the moment pilot nr. 1 is there...

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by keesje
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20999

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Airbus would probably have to prove EASA and FAA the new system, with pilots taking a rest halfway, is at least as safe or safer than the current system. Getting the second pilot in his seat while cruising at 40k ft probably has some slack. How many emergencies ever happened during that stage? I can...

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 20999

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

There will be additional requirements. E.g. the cockpit crewrest being directly connected to the cockpit, to meet quick response time requirements. And multiple independent groundlinks, cockpit monitoring, a multi approval process to deactivate enveloppe protection, ground proximity intervention etc...

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17584

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Like Boeing they would need an engine first before launching something above the A321XLR. And only with an engine they can design and optimize the wing. No surprise that they do not do it at this very moment. CFM and RR are busy with something else. I think Airbus at this stage will only consider c...

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

It's really interesting how people have jumped past what SUH said and turned this into yet another Boeing slag fest. Here's the core of what he said: It’s time for a new technology airplane that will give airlines and the public greater efficiency, better economics, better environmental footprint s...

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to split from IAG ?
Replies: 40
Views: 10687

Re: BA to split from IAG ?

A BAxit ? I think it would isolate BA more from the EU. A substantial market for them.

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 301
Views: 56301

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

What would be interesting to know is if it would more interesting for UA to settle down on XLR's for standardization & network flexibility (future downturns) or get A321NEO's, slightly lighter and probably cheaper.

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by keesje
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17584

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Airbus said they are not planning an A322 with a new wing and new engines and they are happy with their current wing and engines on their current portfolio. And they are evolving existing jet models. This A322 is just yet another madness that I cannot understand. Don't worry, there is so much. Keep ...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU, U.S. Agree to Five-Year Truce in Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute
Replies: 20
Views: 3326

Re: EU, U.S. Agree to Five-Year Truce in Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute

I think it is clear 1 of the companies might need an injection / investment to regain it's position. No fights in the next 5 years helps.

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17584

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

So “there is no such thing” as an A322 proposal according to Airbus. Does that mean that the A322 is just an internet paper airplane that’s been floating around the internet for over a decade? Does anyone know who started the nonsense of A322? Airbus has been saying for years they aren’t working on...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 24233

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Todays press conference: - A321XLR EIS 2023 - MEA is to be the launch customer - American Airlines first XLR in 2023. - Frontier will launch the first A321XLR in 2024 - United Airlines in 2025 https://industry-update.com/airbus-a321xlr-orbit-scheduled-to-be-introduced-in-2023/47632/ I assume the fir...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Leeham news: “Boeing has to look at the future. What kind of airplanes that airlines will need with all the environmental challenges, regulatory challenges? What is the airplane type airlines will need 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now?” Hazy said. “Boeing needs to invest. The 737 is a wonderful airplan...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Airbus indicates they will ramp up A320 family production to 70-75 around 2025 (probably lots of A321s) and the A220 to 14 per month. People saying Boeing should just wait for new technology, set other priorities and they are ok for this decade, should maybe realize 40% is no way guaranteed.. Being ...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I agree and that's really the point. Boeing was losing market share even before the pandemic and the MAX debacle. I get all the arguments about the economics of a new airplane being prohibitive, but how long can Boeing languish? Eventually, there will be spillover into the wide body segment due to ...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 301
Views: 56301

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

United will most likely take the A350s into service because they feel there is no Boeing alternative with similar payload-range for them to replace the 777-200ER fleet on the Pacific.

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

Just to be clear, current fans have vanes to deswirl the flow. Those do add drag without imparting energy. Lightsaber Indeed but not the unducted ones. I wonder about the drag factor also of this CFM design. But obviously new materials make them thinner, lighter and computer controlled, so adjustab...

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I think 40% marketshare might be optimistic this decade. On top of that price/ margin is essential.

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by keesje
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15206

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I'm afraid the rest of the world is not overly impressed by Southwest airlines ordering a bunch of MAX -7's. Are they the sole -7 customer?

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by keesje
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

Nice to finally see how this development looks. In recent years I read about the development of these large adjusting stators. Goal is to get the swirl out of the rotor wake, which is of course a waste of energy. The stators add weight & complexity, but way less than a counter rotating fan. And...

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by keesje
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

Nice to finally see how this development looks. In recent years I read about the development of these large adjusting stators. Goal is to get the swirl out of the rotor wake, which is of course a waste of energy. The stators add weight & complexity, but way less than a counter rotating fan. And ...

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