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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

You are really losing the plot here. I post supportive comments for the 772LR family and you attack me. Sigh. I post a business case for continuing the 772LR program and you, in your infinite wisdom, attack me. Sigh. You must therefore be against Boeing developing the 772LR. Sigh. Are you sure you a...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And The Last Boeing 757....goes To..........?
Replies: 26
Views: 9410

RE: And The Last Boeing 757....goes To..........?

The luckiest airline in the world who bought the last produced frame of one of the two classic planes of the late 20th Century

The DC 8 and the 757

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

So in other words you agree with me then?

For the one model, strictly defined costs to that one model, Boeing would lose money?

IOW sales of less than 100 units would LOSE them money, but as part of an overall sales strategy could be a profitable exercise?

Or do you also need mathematics 101?

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Family Series
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

RE: Airbus Family Series

Nice to see our Egyptian friends chose the Trent for their new A330! I wish them years fo trouble free operation with that powerplant, and I'll be saying hello to your countrymen this September as I'm coming to Egypt for my holidays this year. Blame Stargate <acronym title="Sempati Air (Indonesia)">...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Airbus Going To Compete With The 7E7?
Replies: 48
Views: 14694

RE: How Is Airbus Going To Compete With The 7E7?

Exactly.

Ther 7E7 should be the prod in the ribs Airbus needs to improve the A330, and produce an even more efficient variant. Let's see the A330 with the GENX and Trent 1000, together with the systems refinements needed to carry those engines.

Airbus won't stand still. Count on it.

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10's In The UK
Replies: 55
Views: 6371

RE: DC-10's In The UK

<b>For those of us on the "other" side of the pond, would you care to translate the banger and quid thing?! </b> hehe The 'forty quid banger' is that car you pay forty pounds for when you start your driving career! It cost forty pounds, was an old banger, but worked! However you knew full well it wo...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Airbus Going To Compete With The 7E7?
Replies: 48
Views: 14694

RE: How Is Airbus Going To Compete With The 7E7?

Airbus has the experience of several European defence contractors to draw upon. BAe and Aerospatiale are just two of them. Expect Airbus to counter the 7E7 with a proposal of their own, just like two sides in a chess game. If aviation was just a one-sided affair, things would quickly stagnate. The d...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat: Best Winter Season Ever
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

RE: Air Transat: Best Winter Season Ever

For the vast majority of travellers. Air Transat do what Wardair used to do. Sell the right ticket for the right price. Even though they are technically a charter airline (as was Wardair) Keep it cheap, and they won't go wrong. Load factors alone show this to be right. There's a strong demand for le...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

Please go back and read my original post again. I stand by what I posted. Volume will probably mean the 777LR will never make a shilling for Boeing. Certification costs will exceed profits from the model. As it did with the 767-400 (remember Boeing's own words...? 200 frames to break even?) which wa...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad News...airtran Keeps Ugly New Look
Replies: 52
Views: 6944

RE: Bad News...airtran Keeps Ugly New Look

I think it looks both clean and smart!

The nasty cream/smog colour on the 717 looks like an AF fokker that hasn't been washed in months. The new livery is classy!  Wink/being sarcastic

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Family Series
Replies: 7
Views: 2262

RE: Airbus Family Series

There are also sub-variants in the Airbus family. The three digits after the aircraft type (for instance A319-131) indicate configuration differences and engine types. The second digit in the three after the dash indicate type. For all Airbus aircraft, engine types can be defined by A3XX-X0X <acrony...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Airlines Near 7E7 Mega Order
Replies: 50
Views: 8238

RE: Chinese Airlines Near 7E7 Mega Order

I'll go along with your picture unless Airbus does something to make the A330 more attractive. The A330 stole the 767 market with its better numbers and more up-to-date package as a whole. Now replace A330 with 7E7 and 767 with A330 in the above sentence There is NO reason why Boeing can't snatch ba...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330
Replies: 22
Views: 5934

RE: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330

MU's livery is probably designed to the ideals of what it should be in the eyes of the Chinese aviation industry and State. It does look a lot like the old CAAC though! Maybe in years to come the Chinese airlines will stop being so conservative in their colour schemes and start stunning the rest of ...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10's In The UK
Replies: 55
Views: 6371

RE: DC-10's In The UK

<b>The thing is MYT should have leased the 10-10s out oppose to scrapping them as some airline would have wanted them (Why not <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym> who seem to be getting as many as possible) - is it because they are the -10 series?.</b> From what I am told, they had r...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330
Replies: 22
Views: 5934

RE: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330

Didn't they merge?

In which case it's more or less the same thing as the company is the successor to the one which ordered them. I always thought that MU was the original buyer but will stand corrected if that is so.

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

Dfw Did you actually read my original post? The 777LR will require a prototype and certification. Just as the 767-400 did. The 777-200LR is NOT the same aircraft as the 777-300ER. Just as the 767-400 is NOT the same as the 767-300. You cannot lump orders in together and baldly state that one is the ...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Blair Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4134

RE: BA 777 Blair Charters

It's in a biography of Branson. <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> won a Falklands trooping contract that previously had been exclusively <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. One of the longhaul jobs via Ascension Island which needed a 747 at the time. <...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Airlines Near 7E7 Mega Order
Replies: 50
Views: 8238

RE: Chinese Airlines Near 7E7 Mega Order

And I think you are all looking in the wrong direction. TUI. Britannia has a lot of older 767s that are due to be replaced, Hapag-Lloyd needs A310 replacements sooner or later, and the other parts of the business all need frames. Britannia is probably the most loyal Boeing customer in Europe, having...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

There is a precedent in the Boeing catalog, the 747SP. Again a niche aircraft, but one that offered commonality and flexibility to 747 operators who needed a few more aircraft capable of the longer sectors. I doubt whether Boeing made money on the <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acro...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bomb Disposal Onboard
Replies: 6
Views: 7316

RE: Bomb Disposal Onboard

It will be a point where the least damage to ship systems or integrity would happen should there be an explosion.

Naturally that is not something which would be made public.

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Wing Flex
Replies: 21
Views: 9081

RE: 747-400 Wing Flex

If the wings DIDN'T flex I'd be worried!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> Flexing is designed into the wings of large aircraft. If they just sat there rigid, then where would the changes in stress and vibration be going? A fully rigid wing on a 747 would be under all kinds ...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery A346 Order
Replies: 26
Views: 7182

RE: Mystery A346 Order

It could possibly be a leasing company, other than ILFC or GECAS. Where the contracts have not yet been completely finalised and announcements made; for instance waiting until Farnborough to spill who they are destined for. Another possibility is that they are options that have been firmed up, but a...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Presents Its Products To Jat Airways
Replies: 7
Views: 3526

RE: Boeing Presents Its Products To Jat Airways

JAT can't afford to make mistakes. Remember that Yugoslavia is barely coming out of a period of civil war and break-up, and JAT suffered badly in that period. Their engineers and crew are used to Boeing/Douglas aircraft, and upgrading from analog Boeings might be less of an expensive and lengthy pus...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330
Replies: 22
Views: 5934

RE: Official: China Eastern Buys 20 A330

China Eastern are also the only other airline (apart from <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>) to order their 767s with Rolls engines. So it's very possible that they will go with the Trent for the A330 As for speculation concerning the 7E7 and China, remember that all the Chinese airlines...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 Blair Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4134

RE: BA 777 Blair Charters

BA also do not like the idea of losing any prestige business to other airlines! When <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> obtained some trooping contracts some years ago, then <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> chairman Lord King was furious! It dates bac...

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by whitehatter
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?
Replies: 43
Views: 3946

RE: 772-L.R. --- Whats Happening?

The 777LR will probably never make Boeing a dime.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/rolleyes.gif" ALT="Insane"> What it could be effective as, is a loss-leader product line. Being able to offer a purchaser a family of aircraft that can fulfill <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Cle...

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