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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88921

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Likely not a business case, at least for Airbus or Boeing, on a C-series size aircraft family. But definitely Bombardier having built it and two sets of FAL tooling there is an advantage to Airbus buying, supporting, and competing against Boeing with it.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88921

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Likely not a business case, at least for Airbus or Boeing, on a C-series size aircraft family. But definitely Bombardier having built it and two sets of FAL there is an advantage to Airbus buying, supporting, and competing against Boeing with it.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18503

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

The aspect of fuel price has not much been discusses here. As soon as fuel price goes up - the CS is a win. China alone plans on a million EV (automobiles) next year and 5 million in just a few years. Oil prices are very sensitive to demand reductions. Most observers suspect oil is in trouble. Note...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88921

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Assuming Boeing's first reasonable counter is to move ASAP with the MOM it will, ironically, increase a long term trend. Boeing predominates with two aisle planes, and Airbus competes OK but dominates with the one aisles. An Airbus 322 could do OK, but definitely not Best in Market against a really ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 448
Views: 54468

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

As mentioned earlier planned conversion to freighters could easily be part of the package - both those in passenger service now, and the new ones after X number of years. 767F demand seems almost unlimited.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8883

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Only a little off topic: I think the recent developments Airbus/Bombardier have greatly increased the probability that Boeing will/must develop the MOM. They simply have too few 'best in market' models. The MOM could become a Best in Market, and if good enough a large niche. Dealing with the C serie...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31840

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

What if Delta were to ask Boeing to withdraw its complaint so that ............. ?

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today

"100% agree with above. Totally different products, totally different applications and most often different customers. A CS500 Light (a low cost simple CS300 stretch, trading range for payload) would be by far the CASM champion in the "small/medium NB sector". A CS500 launch overall p...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

We repeatedly hear that people will not pay more for a better flight experience. It is one of the biggest aviation myths of all time. The reality is that unless someone is really knowledgeable about what they are getting they are as likely to have a miserable flight as a good one. People do not go t...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A two aisle plane has an inherent comfort level over a single aisle plane, and that level of comfort get a lot higher as the passenger load increases. Besides loading and unloading being easier, bathrooms are more accessible as no one has to crawl over two people, there are more desirable seats. My ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4255

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

Some odd strategy ploys facing Boeing: If they merely were worried about the C series challenging the 738 they may not have to worry. The C-500 could well be a short range high passenger plane not competing with any Boeing product. The competitive issue is that this could become a substantial niche ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today
Replies: 32
Views: 2318

Re: Airbus and CS-series: Todays narrowbody-market may never be the same as we know it today

Brixerl - this is more or less how the press in Seattle is seeing it, as well as a lot of us would be boeing fans.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian ecomony slowdown, truth vs hype
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

Re: Indian ecomony slowdown, truth vs hype

BawliB - thanks

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1347
Views: 88921

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Something like this was predictable. And the arrogance of Boeing only made it more likely. Airbus got it for nothing down!! And this will ensure a big enough war chest to address any and all MOM competitors. Way to go, Boeing. Let's see, they screwed Seattle, then the state, then their unions. And n...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian ecomony slowdown, truth vs hype
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

Re: Indian ecomony slowdown, truth vs hype

I would like to follow India economics. Probably once or twice a month reading upwards of 2 hours. Anyone have a suggestion as to the best on-line resource. Much of what I just read on this thread has not been covered by the sources I currently read (which are, at least by conventional wisdom the be...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8883

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

The actual market for planes often does not follow the trajectory that Airbus or Boeing intended. RJMAZ's fascinating speculation proposes 3 models. We could make the case that anyone of them could be the winner. Transatlantic plus, or up-gauging US domestic flights. US centric, but it may apply eve...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 211
Views: 21448

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

WN might find it cheaper to rent out battery packs rather than do the wiring.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 211
Views: 21448

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[ Regardless, if I'm going to Hawaii, I'm flying DL. There's no way I can manage to sit on a 737MAX with nothing to do for the length of that flight. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Other than 1 bag that flies free, does WN offer any onboard amenities for free? Alcohol, food, in-seat IFE? Beverage service in...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?
Replies: 14
Views: 4017

Re: Downstairs Plane Toilets: Why So Little Adoption?

One handicapped accessible toilet on the main deck and most of them below would be fine with me. Many of us would appreciate the brief exercise of going up and down a set of stairs. Standing or walking is my preferred posture when awake.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8883

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Although occasionally (and mistakenly) belittled on this forum, a globe and a string are great for coming up with a 'first cut' . Add in that west bound is harder than east bound. There were numerous outraged persons on this forum tantruming that that a 757 had to occasionally make a tech stop comin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 211
Views: 21448

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

To me, the ETOPS certification is the big stepping stone. They've figured out international flying in Mexico and the Caribbean/Latin America. With ETOPS does that make them consider East Coast to Western Europe before B6 and others jump in? No chance unless they get something with longer range than...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29455

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

Very broadly speaking corporate political power is related to how many good jobs they are paying. While there are exceptions I don't think Boeing or Delta are.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14297

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Please read: I did not say air travel, although that is part of the answer (hint - Alaska). The roads in rural areas who generally vote against taxes are raised by taxing cities, who generally vote for the other party. The USPS is in fact enshrined in the constitution. If we adopted your ridiculous ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14297

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

My sarcastic point is that the US is obligated for a variety of reasons to provide minimal communications and transportation throughout the United States and its territories.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

So Bombardier goes bankrupt and sells itself off to China who ships it all home. We won't tangle with China, and they will sell it cheaper than Canada would. Way to Go!

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17348

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

Would that trigger a minor/major inspection of landing gear?

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another First Step: Electric Hybrid mostly (but Autonomous in Mind) Plane
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Another First Step: Electric Hybrid mostly (but Autonomous in Mind) Plane

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/zunum-brings-silicon-valley-startup-style-to-electric-airplane-concept/ 340 knots, 700 mile range, 9(FAA one pilot) to 12 passengers, cost per hour $260 A speculation: business people want definite times, but many of us might be interested in vi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 15741

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

It is an oddity that Airbus is slow cancelling orders. Other companies have other oddities. Interesting!

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

For what its worth: No reporter for a reputable news outfit has written a story in defense of this decision. There must be a few out there, just haven't seen them. And this includes the Seattle media.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone
Replies: 34
Views: 1055

Re: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone

Not often noted, but the power packs in hybrids have an amazing life span. Consumer Reports tested a ten year old 150K mile Prius - it was still within a percent or two of what a similar model tested new ten years previously. Second, those batteries will not be put in a landfill. As I understand the...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone
Replies: 34
Views: 1055

Re: How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since the iPhone

Insurance: generally agreed that manufacturer will carry the liability insurance. Logic and legal chains all point to, even demand this conclusion. Displacing 2 million barrels of oil a day: Likely to come a lot faster than current predictions Electric and strong hybrid as a percent of sales: I see ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14297

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

I can assure you that there were no police or firemen stationed in any on the small villages I stayed at out in the bush. Again communication and minimal transportation needs must be met. My home state (not Alaska) spends disproportionate amounts of money on roads for our extensive rural areas, and ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14297

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Note: US claims sovereignty over our rural areas (and those citizens like it), hence a certain obligation to provide services. Are those disagreeing that they can withdraw from the US and turn to China or North Korea? Get smart!

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 685
Views: 82415

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

A technical question about astronomy. Wouldn't a moon base for large telescopes be far more practical than space? There would be advantages to dark side and sun side. And given the fairly sharp demarcation they could be fairly close to each other.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 96
Views: 14297

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

It would be cheaper, particularly for any locale 100-150 miles from an airport to subsidize ground transportation. The locale ought to be required to provide some subsidy. It has been, and in my estimation should be, a responsibility for government to provide assistance in communication and transpor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

Record profits tend to attract more companies, it will not happen fast but expect more competition.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

A poll in the Seattle Times (opt in, not randomly chosen so of limited value), 84% thought the decision bad for the US, another 7% good politics but bad economics, and the few remaining percent thought it a good thing. That squares with what I am hearing in this area.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA calls for "worst-case scenario" tests of new lithium batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: FAA calls for "worst-case scenario" tests of new lithium batteries

I am not hyping - Tesla may be the world's expert in packaging large batteries packs for commercial use.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA calls for "worst-case scenario" tests of new lithium batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: FAA calls for "worst-case scenario" tests of new lithium batteries

More of a technical question. Could Tesla design and sell them better batteries? My suspicion is Yes.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Bombardier just built the world's best small jet, and Boeing, Airbus and other are working to ensure it never gets produced. Losers - those flying. Bravo! Note - Free Market Misinterpreting Idiots! Conservative Nobel winning economists have repeatedly said that free markets say let subsidizers sell....

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 3682

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

Simplifying the presidential plane makes sense. By analogy, an aircraft carrier does not do everything - several accompanying vessels or planes ensure its functions and ability to fight and endure. Another analogy, AF-1 has somewhat become a Swiss Army Knife, and equally expensive and impractical - ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43907

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... aller-jet/

Likely a large number of us Boeing fans and PNW citizens agree
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And the Seattle Times report from Dominic Gates:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... aller-jet/

Likely a large number of us Boeing fans and PNW citizens agree

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A repeat question, but couldn't this plane be designed from the beginning with two wings optimized for the variety of missions and niches a MOM needs?

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?
Replies: 65
Views: 4822

Re: Portland, OR (PDX) - Airlines missing profitable opportunities...?

In most ways having good interconnection to the rest of the world via well timed one-stops is more important than connecting to a dozen places with non-stops.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 64
Views: 18539

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

The unanswered, not alarmist, question: Say the tire delaminated a square of 12 inches or 18 inches. What is involved in testing and repair? Does hidden delamination spread beyond the visible? How big would the final repair area be compared to the visible area? What differentiates a trivial delamina...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A plane optimized in 2017 for 4500 miles likely will gain at least 500 miles range by 2030.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 399
Views: 49789

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

A plane optimized in 2017 for 4500 miles likely will gain at least 500 miles range by 2030.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?
Replies: 23
Views: 5414

Re: Boeing 787-3: Why did it fail?

Another odd thing did the -3 in. The 737-8 wing was better than expected and ended up good enough for the -9 and -10. Hence gate fitting excepted the -3 was even more of a dud!

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 99925

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Over half the subsidy involved equity buying, maybe $2.5 billion. Was there any reason that Boeing did not or could not have been the buyer? Pocket change compared to deferred costs or even stock buy-backs. And would have solved the "what are we going to do about the 7" problem.

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