Airbus needed a decision by Air Asia before they had any hopes of getting other airlines to order larger numbers. From Airbus point of view: - give the other customer the same or a lower price than Air Asia and Air Asia will ask for an even lower price or switch - offer the other customer a higher ...Jump to post
It's a shame 717 wasn't developed further, really. It was (and still is) better short-hauler than 737-600 and 737-700. I've read somewhere (AirInternational monthly magazine, most likely) that AirTran wanted more 717-200s and was willing to even commit to 717-300 as long as Boeing would find another...Jump to post
Let's face it: the only chance A380 has is if - and that's a BIG IF - Airbus puts new engines on it. Which seems very unlikely at the moment. For aesthetics sake, I hope it clears its backlog and then flies into oblivion. Airbus should devote itself to making A350s even better than they are now. Hel...Jump to post
This tells me that IAG got better deal on leased 777-300ERs than 787-10s, as those would be a much more suitable as a direct replacement for the outgoing non-ER 777-200s.Jump to post
I'm sure they will announce on the final press/industry day of the show. If I remember correctly, Tony Fernandes did that already last few times...Jump to post
Nothing will replace those aging 747 rustbuckets better than the cargo-converted 777-300ER.
Also the overhead bins of the boeing sky interior on the ERs are really well done. https://preview.ibb.co/dP28UJ/B8_E6_AEE6_C7_E5_43_B6_8_CC3_7_F6_D3_C3_FA649.jpg I think you're confusing sky interior with "signature" interior, which Boeing introduced on the 777-200 and later adapted to t...Jump to post
But anybody flying on Air Asia (an increasing amount of people given how much growth they project) is, and would be flying on 9-abreast A330s instead of 9-abreast 787s had a Boeing order materialised.... You do realize there are other A330 operators in Asia who use normal, 8-abreast, comfortable la...Jump to post
There isn't a 10 across 787 around, though, I don't even think it is possible to go beyond the absurdity of the A330 9 abreast, and thats coming from a person who has sat in one such Airbus. Thing is - while you still can avoid the few carriers that use 9-abreast A330, you CAN'T avoid the uncomfort...Jump to post
Contrary to what some are writing here, especially one member with "Delta" and abbreviated 767-400 type in his nickname, famous for sending letters/emails his local congressman, Delta always ends up buying from the manufacturer that gives the best deal. Many forget their 737-900s were chos...Jump to post
From the AW&ST article: "And of concern for Boeing, executives of 72% of the surveyed airlines say aircraft other than the NMA would best meet their midmarket requirements. Among them are the A321neo, the proposed A321neo-plus-plus (more capacity, more range), the 737-10, and even the A330n...Jump to post
FCOTSTW wrote:It begs for a lawsuit
I've always said that 777-300ER is a prime candidate for cargo conversion. It will happen - the question is "when", not "if".Jump to post
They will need upgrades though - the 328s are aging planes with old technology. I dont think this will happen. What? Check your facts again. Do-328 is more modern, lighter and faster design than any ATR or Dash. Its near-jet speed wasn't matched until Q400 came around. It was the best turboprop at ...Jump to post
No eagle probably because it can only go on government aircraft That's not correct. All of Lot's 767s that were owned had the White Eagle next to their given names and city emblems (SP-LOA "Gniezno", SP-LOB "Kraków", SP-LPA "Warszawa", SP-LPB "Gdańsk" and SP-...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:What a poorly worded article title from Flight Global, I expect better from them.
From Lot's facebook: https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34841729_10155209909250938_2117338397830807552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=2609ddb464aba1d7e51905e8c424e99a&oe=5BC03CA5 https://scontent-waw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34984536_10155209909400938_3945488525838778368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&o...Jump to post
Expect CS500 aka A250 announcement by LeBourget 2019's along with larger, rewinged A32x family members at the latest.
A duo of perfect 737 annihilators.
Excellent news for EXCELLENT aircraft!Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:Just a wild guess, LOT Polish Airlines. Same tail color, could just be it.
He's shooting blanks.
Putin's troll farms are all over subjects like these. Creating information chaos is their specialty.
seahawk wrote:Nice chance to impose import tariffs on Airbus now. Trump should not let it pass.
I don’t in any way deny that the competition makes outstanding airplanes, but the feedback I hear is that Boeing and Douglas airplanes are more durable and longer lasting. The feedback I hear is that you can beat up Boeing aircraft just as easily and contrary to the popular gospel, Airbus planes do...Jump to post
Airbus will HAVE to low ball the sale price if they want the order Especially because they can't offer the GE Engine, Airbus may have the availability Boeing may not have any longer, AFAIK first available 787 delivery slots are in 2022 or somewhere around that time. Also, Airbus may be able to offe...Jump to post
Farewell, Virgin America! You and your beautiful A320s will be missed!Jump to post
Interest from airlines is easy. Ask any airline: "Would you like a plane with 270 single class seats, that has a fuel burn per seat mile lower than the A321, a range of 5000nm and will have a list price of 160 million dollars?" ...now add those three lovely "neo" letters at the ...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline.
Boeing does not need to aim for those short routes, because that is where the 737MAX already shines. They need to aim from 1500nm to 4000nm and that seems doable, as the A321 was never designed for this route length and all Airbus could bring out will be a warmed over compromise of an old fuselage ...Jump to post
Several Airbus fans are trying to pull a "so there's a chance for the A350 still" attitude.
There will be NO A350s at AA. 787-10 is a definite possibility.
seahawk wrote:Hopefully Air Asia will follow soon.
More crampliners at AA. I feel sorry for those flying in Economy class, sitting in these narrow, uncomfortable 16.9 inch seats for 10 hours... yikes!Jump to post
The A321 especially will be less relevant, because on routes below 1500nm the 737MAX is very competitive and the 797 will be superior on routes over 2000nm. A nice pincer movement by Boeing. It's only your opinion. Airbus sold 5 A321neo for every 1 737-9/-10, so the claim it will be "irrelevan...Jump to post
I won't be surprised one bit if this turns out to be the similar delay A330neo experienced. Boeing can sugarcoat it all they want, but if the "flight" engines aren't ready in due time, then it's time to kiss on-time EIS goodbye for the 777-9, sadly...Jump to post
It looks like a Chinese copy of A321neo. xD But seriously - Boeing should give it cockpit commonality with the 787 and 777. It's the way to go, as proven by Airbus philosophy. The ancient 767 cockpit windows have to go - I won't be surprised one bit if the 797 would inherit the 787-like nose section...Jump to post
I wonder why the B748F isn't an option. It's bigger than an A330, probably still a bit bigger than a 778F or even a 779F, is currently available and I assume Boeing would give GEC a good discount to keep the assembly line running. Lufthansa replaced its 747s with 777Fs, along with supporting infras...Jump to post
Ya know, I probably SHOULD'VE just asked this point-blank, sooner: WHAT, IN YOUR (ANYONE'S) OPINION MAKES THE 747 "BEAUTIFUL?" What say you all? Nothing.Along with the A380, it's the ugliest passenger jetliner ever built. Thankfully, both are dying their slow death and Mighty Triple Seven...Jump to post