http://twitter.com/AlexInAir http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWlB782WAAAYgES.jpg:large A snap of the cockpit from the delivery flight of the -1000 shows a few interesting figures- After 4 hrs and 35 minutes in the air the aircraft appears to have burned just 27t of fuel which would work out to ~5.8t per ...Jump to post
The a35k cockpit photo suggests an oew of 148t if I am reading the figures from the display correctly.198t-50t fuel.
Given that Airbus has beaten its spec on airfield performance I am not sure what Ethiopian was expecting..... undoubtedly the 77x will lift more.Jump to post
The speed is not updated for a long time since its out of receiver range... It was at mach .78 at the last point which is the lrc of the a320 family. ....except they are being overtaken by everyone around them. except those are projected by fr24 based on the last recorded ads-b data which was a lon...Jump to post
This is just posturing for a settlement... Boeing has as much to lose as Airbus in any trade war.Jump to post
I guess this is the start of the firming up of the a350s announcement from last year by China.Jump to post
If range was such a problem, why don't they take the A359 which they have on order? They were threatening to switch the entire 66 frame order to the 359 or the 787. Interestingly enough the threats to dump the neo came before the first flight.... Maybe they did not like the bench results from the t...Jump to post
This article provides all the clarity needed... It looks like Air Asia had doubts that have now been removed by the performance in flight testing. http://www.ft.com/content/ab14ee94-0c99-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09 “Airbus have come back from the dead on this aircraft,” he said. “The flight test data [on...Jump to post
It looks like the initial performance data from flight testing has been instrumental in this....Jump to post
This preliminary deal is 3 years old and they signed another deal for a350s after this... Both are not firm.Jump to post
JerseyFlyer wrote:Are the recently announced improvements to the -900 (aero, wing twist, winglets etc.) expected to be applied to the -1000, improving it further, or are they already on the -1000?
Obe says the winglets have been flight-tested and are expected to deliver “huge benefits”.
Jump to postObe says the winglets have been flight-tested and are expected to deliver “huge benefits”.
The performance seems to be giving confidence to the Airbus marketing staff...
Obe throws some shade at rival Boeing widebody "A350-1000 at pushback weighs same as an empty 777-9" #avgeek #SGAirshow
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-eyes-ever-higher-production-rates The new Airbus sales chief believes that big orders for the A350-1000, its latest widebody, are near. “I have always been convinced that the A350-1000 will be a great success,” he said. “The market is likely movi...Jump to post
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow Even without the discussion about the weight it is a very good article and shows that the A350-1000 is quite better than expected in several departments. That for sure will boost future sales. :) The 99.3% disp...Jump to post
http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/airbus-debuts-a350-1000-singapore-airshow Revealing the outcome of recently completed flight tests, Airbus says the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB97-powered aircraft is meeting or beating performance targets. Empty weight is on specification at 129,000 kg (284,0...Jump to post
A350XWB fleet (142 delivered so far) running at 99.3% reliability says Obe. #avgeek #SGAirshow
Why do they still Need the A 321neo LR? Wow Air is just planning another record flight with their "simple" A321neo TF - SKY: KEF-SFO nonstop https://www.flightradar24.com/WOW161/1049f220 Didn’t you hear, it is still trying to cat up to the capability of the 737 MAX 10 ;) It will do 105% o...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:AFAIK Korean Air avoids RR powered aircraft, so A350s and A330neos might not happen anytime soon. The carrier prefers P&W / GE powered aircraft.
Sorry bud you cant come on board with me.....
You claimed the 787 is 21t lighter for the same payload/range. According to the acaps at the a359 lifts substantially more payload over any range than the 789. The a350 being heavier is a direct consequence of it's greater performance. Again you have avoided the question. I did not ask if the A350 ...Jump to post
But as originally mentioned the A350-900 is 20+ ton heavier than the 787-9 while carrying the same payload the same distance. Wrong.... The acap docs show the a350 lifting 5.5t more over 8000nm and 7t more over 7500nm. How does that disprove what I just said? I will repeat again in the form a quest...Jump to post
United787 wrote:Has any one new aircraft type ever been a direct replacement (in capacity, range & payload) of any one older aircraft type? I am guessing no and that it is just fine because the market requirements are always changing.
It seems clear from both analysis and actual sales that, as a 777-200 replacement: - The 787-9 is favored by operators that use the aircraft on many sub-12-hour flights, but want to have the flexibility to add a 16-hour flight here and there. - The A350-900 is favored by operators that primarily us...Jump to post
With Ray Conner joining the board this beautiful sight will probably be only for a limited period....Jump to post
RJMAZ wrote:But as originally mentioned the A350-900 is 20+ ton heavier than the 787-9 while carrying the same payload the same distance.
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/ ... style.html
The a350 is likely to get riblets on its wings and horizontal tail from 2020...
http://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-airbus-a350/update-1-qatar-airways-says-delivery-of-first-airbus-a350-1000-delayed-until-next-month-idUSL8N1PH26I The “complex seat configuration” has had implications on the certification of the aircraft, though the airline had taken ownership of the air...Jump to post
Iberia is indeed getting a new version of the a359 with many improvements.
http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebC ... mCysEtLei4
It looks like a batch 4 a350-900 is on the way... Iberia gets a new version with improved aerodynamics, structure, landing gear etc. I guess all this is from the -1000 development. http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebCorporativa/menuitem.abb717cb888166100cd0cbfdf34e51ca?ib_contentId=df7d09241f7016...Jump to post
pabloeing wrote:IB said in FITUR that his first A350 will be the firsy plane with new new winglets......bigger than now
Airbus probably needs the mou in hand to give the guarantee from the board that EK wants. There is also the matter of the engine makers formally getting approvals from their boards for whatever EK is asking. This deal will become firm but it will take time.Jump to post
I am glad the big bird will be around for quite a while yet!Jump to post
Bregier believes the A350 stretch can be done with new technologies, He also thinks there is more potential from 787 - not sure whether is a stretch too or ER of the 7810 Your thoughts https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-stretch-would-need-further-engine-evolution-br-444920/ You are mis...Jump to post
eamondzhang wrote:This has been on for a while. I do think though that SQ have indefinitely postponed regional A350 version, so it's for 787 for now.
One factor not to be forgotten is that by the time the 777-9 enters service the 316t a351 will likely be available. This will cut into any medium range payload advantage the 777x has. It will also extend the ultra long range performance of the a351.Jump to post
On the internet the 350 seems like a dream airplane......in reality talking to station managers/ and staff travelers being left behind when there are close to 100 seats available I don't get the impression it is a 777 killer as it seems to be quite maxed out if flight time more than 12 hours. I wou...Jump to post
More than whatever new ( and improbable ) orders may be announced, I am in line for Leahy's last show. And if he pulls some unexpected bunny out of his hat. He mentioned that two or three campaigns should conclude in the next 30 days (and max of 60 days). So we may be hearing something in the Singa...Jump to post