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by ODwyerPW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 66
Views: 11782

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

I want to ask two questions, and I don't want it to trigger a huge Airbus vs Boeing debate. They are two simple questions regarding the corresponding airframe orders... The Iranian Boeing Orders... they were never recorded as firmed orders on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries page correct? The Irania...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 6887

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

As a reader from the other side of the pond (actually the other side of the pond and then south of the border), I'm fascinated by this discussion, following along with a map as I read the comments. Thanks all.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10216

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Airbus A350: Dec 2004 (authority to offer) to Jan 2015 (first delivery). 10+ years CSeries: March 2005 (began offering) to July 2016 (entry into service). 11+ years Are we really going to sit here and once again dredge up all this to appease one poster? Why it matters how long ago the 787-10 was la...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10216

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I guess it depends how you define long / forever. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/emirates-pushes-boeing-on-787-10x-202221/ . Well at the time of that article, Boeing hadn't even built the first 787... not even the infamous 070807 fake plane rollout...However, they committed to the 3rd m...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 97
Views: 7884

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

These guys are like the JetSuiteX of the East Coast.....

Should be some interesting competition as OneJet and JetSuiteX start to enter one another's territory...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10216

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

Not investing in the future is penny wise. Time to market, even for versions, is 4-5 years and competition is fierce. If you start investing when airline urgently needs them, you are years behind (NSA, 787, 777X, 737-10, 787-10, NMA). And that will cost you more than a few billion. I would argue th...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9363

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Boeing will build the 787-6 and 787-7 shrinks of the 787 (a.k.a. 797) in either Charleston or Everett.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 3904

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

EasyJet were large 737 operators until they converted to A320, correct?

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10637

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I think this is the year for the CS100 and CS300 aircraft. The Airbus backing it is a big deal. Might even here some gossip about a CS500 being officially studied by Airbus. I also wonder if Boeing and Embraer might reveal more details about their tie-up. I would love to hear at one show, one day, ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

As for SWF, runway 9/27 is just under 12000 ft, not 15000, as someone stated above. It also has a displaced threshold of 2000 feet on both ends. Yeah, that was me... operating with bad information... I can't tell you the number of times for the last 25 years I've heard myself say: "well Stewar...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

Quoting ODwyerPW (reply #17) " . . . when looking at SWF, that it's big runway is over 15000' long. It's long." Where did you come up with that number? My Jepp chart indicates Runway 9 / 27 is 11,817 feet long. It is not "over 15,000' long" as you stated. When you take into acco...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 37
Views: 7425

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Awesome that they will be operating out of John Wayne Airport south of LA and Addison Airport north of Dallas.


North East expansion will be awesome. This is where the Jet Blue tie-in will help. Cities that B6 couldn't service with the E190/A320 affordably.

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 30, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

ikolkyo wrote:
enilria wrote:
It’s called SWF


Yeah, no.

There is no where to expand.



You have to remember when looking at SWF, that it's big runway is over 15000' long. It's long. You wouldn't need 3 or 4 runways that long if you expanded...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 30, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5791

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I fly into Albany (ALB) quite often. Family lives there and I have clients there. I don't recall the music. However, they most definitely have more security warnings playing at greater frequency and volume than any other airport that I visit. That said, prior to 9/11 and the need to relocate/expand ...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri May 25, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 287
Views: 23533

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Here is what the gate usage was like at DAL yesterday: Gate 1 (WN) - 10 departures, 11 arrivals Gate 2 (WN) - 12 departures, 12 arrivals Gate 3 (WN) - 10 departures, 9 arrivals Gate 4 (WN) - 11 departures, 12 arrivals Gate 5 (WN) - 11 departures, 11 arrivals Gate 6 (WN) - 11 departures, 11 arrivals...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11973

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

And then the 737-10MAX is going to have a cantilevered landing gear... What if that knuckle buckles causing the wing to strike the pavement and ignite all of the fuel. I agree with Polot that Boeing is building some unsafe features into their aircraft and 'somebody' is on the take. Back to a serious...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21191

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

arcticcruiser wrote:
No they are not according to docs I have from Boeing. Anet myth.


Thank you for that clarification. I thought I had read that it would receive a boost for max take off thrust to 30k lbs. I probably did read it..... but obviously a rumor..

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by ODwyerPW
Sun May 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23431

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Even though WN has a fair number of 73Gs in it's fleet (an understatement to say the least), they are going to want to replace those (as some are used birds) in the coming years. They can't move all of those routes that presently take 137/143 seats / 3 flight attendents and boost them to a plane wit...

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by ODwyerPW
Sun May 20, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21191

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

Any additional news on the 10Max development? Seems premature to start asking about it in the Production/Delivery thread as we haven't even had roll-out / first flight. How is the landing gear progressing? Is Spirit building the first fuselage yet? Is CFM testing the boosted Leap-1A for durability /...

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by ODwyerPW
Sat May 19, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 287
Views: 23533

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

I haven't read what is the plan that Dallas has? The answer is in the very first post of this thread. In a nutshell, Dallas would grant a carrier a 3 year temporary authority to serve Love Field. The "plan" does not specify where it plans to get the gate space to do that -- which essentia...

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by ODwyerPW
Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29305

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Boeing orientated press will translate it into a victory non the less, because a target groups appreciates. And no, this isn't the same in the European press. It's Funny. Might be that in this space Airbus has two great families in the A330NEO and A350. Boeing has just the 787. Airbus is such a gre...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri May 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 318
Views: 20509

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Nice to see some work at Ithaca, located on the south shore of Cayuga Lake. The airport actually sits high enough to have a view of the lake in the distance. The entire Finger Lakes area is rich with Aviation History with the Curtis Museum being located in HammondsPort on the nearby south shore of K...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 111922

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Folks, I'm really enjoying this thread. It's a bit of a Who's Who Among 737 Operators. Neat to see how airlines dress up the same basic structure. Thanks for taking the time to locate these fotos and posting them. Would be cool if in a few years we could get a foto of a Max7, Max8, Max9 and Max10 to...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Part 135 Aircraft used for Part 121?
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Part 135 Aircraft used for Part 121?

I have wondered if a 9 pax Phenom Shuttle could be built by Embraer..

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by ODwyerPW
Tue May 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33862

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

delete this... posted in the wrong thread... I fat fingered it...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu May 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7521

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

Poor B6... doesn't anyone believe they stand a chance on their own. The number of merger threads featuring them is incredible. How about B6, F9, NK, G4, HA, AS, SY all merge into a super carrier and they we could all stop talking about WN slowly picking them apart on every single route they fly caus...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 287
Views: 23533

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

WN should just buy DAL under the condition they get to expand it to 32 gates. Then they lease out a few of those gates, leaving themselves with 28 or so... 1. There's a better chance of DFW shutting down tomorrow. 2. Even if they did, DAL would still be subject to the same restrictions placed on it...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 287
Views: 23533

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

WN should just buy DAL under the condition they get to expand it to 32 gates. Then they lease out a few of those gates, leaving themselves with 28 or so...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri May 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5559

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

Airbus will do fine....they aren't going to win every sales campaign. A35J is poised to take advantage of the 77W replacement cycle when it starts in a few years... A359 is an extremely capable plane. A321NEO success speaks for itself.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri May 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 9902

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

I had a constructive comment on this thread that apparently was deleted by moderators. I suggested the thread could just as easily been titled 'Air Canada accelerates delivery of 5 737-MAX8' and that some posters preferred highlighting negative aspects of news stories and then speculating in an exag...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed May 02, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9432

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

So you all are telling me that my idea to launch an airliner comprised of used 20 pax single class ERJ-135LRs featuring 1+1 seating with 10 rows at 36" pitch is now a bad idea?


*dream crushed....

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 99
Views: 10294

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

deleted. comment above was great!

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20491

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

There's nothing like an new airline paint scheme or the naming of an aircraft to cause a.net to get its collective panties in a wad. Absolutely. It's a departure, but I could see it working. Use A200 for the hybrid regional/mainline that the CS occupies... Leave A100 for the true regionals ( the ev...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 8112

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

The Sections 44, 46,11 and the Wings have significant differences on the 8 when compared to those on the 9/10 because of the body side of join wing interfaces, correct? I thought this was completely reworked for 9, but those changes did not become part of the 8 build processes. (perhaps the WIng Box...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 8112

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

Does the 8 have a different wing body side join arrangement than the 9/10?

What other major differences exist?

By incorporating the Aft of the 9/10 onto the 8, you get the advantages of the laminar flow improvements done there correct?

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 518
Views: 58724

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Sometime soon the world is going to need some modern planes between 19pax and 75pax. Eventually were are going to want to replace all of those ERJ1XXs, CRJX00s, QX00, Saabs, Fockers and Fairchilds… and they can't all be ATR42s and ATR72s.... So do Boeing and Embraer get to work on that some day toge...

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by ODwyerPW
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3654

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

Stewart's (SWF) in Newburgh, NY is getting some European Flights... and hey, with their 15,000' runway, they'll definitely be able to handle the MAX9 and MAX10. All kidding aside, a friend flew Norwegian out of Stewart last year. I guess Stewart's is even considered a part of the NYNJ Port Authority...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21271

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Just seems like they should have found a way to get their north country passengers out of Mexico and back home..... what's harder.... book a charter or do damage control..... someone failed to do a proper cost/benefit analysis...

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13477

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

I don't blame the passengers for being scared.

I do however blame the media outlet for blowing it out of proportion.

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 37
Views: 7425

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

With all of the ERJ-135 threads that I've started, my fondness for the plane is well documented. I think it's awesome that JetSuite is able to pick these planes up still.... again, you just don't see them available like you did a few years back.... Maybe JetSuite has been maneuvering for some time t...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30583

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

bummer. i hate these kind of stories. Allegiant is really trying to turn things around... renewing the fleet, going through their maintenance operations.... I hope the piece mentions all of the positive steps Allegiant has taken recently...

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by ODwyerPW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 37
Views: 7425

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

This is cool. The company is divided in two: JetSuite which flies 13 Phenom 100s(6pax) and 8 CJ3 (9pax). However, it was announced at the end of 2017 they would replace all CJ3 with Phenom 300s. Don't know if that has happened yet... JetSuiteX operates 5 ERJ135s,... NewUnitedGoderich had a contract ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 143799

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Stitch wrote:
It is also possible that the company that manufactures the paint can now do colors other than the original white and grey while still keeping the laminar flow intact.


True....It's been a decade..... improvement happens....

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air buys 50 737max
Replies: 19
Views: 3394

Re: Lion Air buys 50 737max

Come on guys. It's one thing to get excited about a new order, but... Was it amazing when it was booked last year, or it's amazing it's taken this long to confirm who the customer is? :confused: Awesome response... I laughed really hard. I'm rooting for the MAX10 (even though I concede the A321NEO ...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 296
Views: 37217

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think Airbus shelving the A320/A321 NEO PLUS program tells us that Boeing's 797 will in fact be a 787-6 and a 787-7...... We are looking at 757-300 - 767-300ER replacement market here..... which many feel the 787-8 and 787-9 were too big and too capable for..... and where the A359 is too big... an...

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by ODwyerPW
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS places order for 50 A320neo
Replies: 74
Views: 13408

Re: SAS places order for 50 A320neo

kudos to airbus for converting a former boeing customer. they have a real winner with the NEO.

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by ODwyerPW
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8080

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

OzarkD9S wrote:
Or maybe just make a Nostalgia forum...with all the "what ifs" relegated to that one. I would browse it for sure! :old:


That is such a great idea...... Separate Current/Near Current Civ Av from Nostalgic Civ Av....

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 608
Views: 143799

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Intesting the Gold colored nacelles on that Gulf Air plane.... I thought painting the nacelles was strong discouraged by Boeing..

Nevermind, I see the British Airways plane has Blue ones..... I guess leaving them white has gone out of practice.

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by ODwyerPW
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11428

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

Would it be worth it to role a few 9/10 changes into the 8 to make more of these 8 campaigns winnable.... as opposed to the big investiment in the 797.. Unless of course the 797 is really just the 787-6, 787-8... and then you have to decide does the 8 follow optimizations of the 6 and 7 or of the 9 ...

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