I think some of the Airbus future concept studies are T-tail designs. I guess the fact that they are even considering the design for future aircraft means something. That future concept is an open rotor. However, placing two engines so close to each other creates a high probability of on blade out ...Jump to post
The issue of rear engines is the weight of structure to get the thrust to the wing drag. There are also advantages to having engines near gear for pothole stress.
Will there be T-tails? Business jets are certain.
Small, say 50 seat turboprops too.
LAX will FINALLY receive its first scheduled A350 service (and IINM, first visit by an A350) starting tomorrow December 18. 4728179,4690085 Can't believe it's taken this long. Figured we would've seen DL A350s here, doing domestic runs, long ago. Complain, complain! Maybe you didn't get the 350 so ...Jump to post
Please read - Broad article with facts regarding the matter! https://financialtribune.com/articles/economy-domestic-economy/78062/iran-any-attempt-to-block-plane-sales-violates-jcpoa That link assumes Iran is in compliance. Aircraft cannot be banned as long as Iran complies. So the aircraft can be ...Jump to post
Trump can definitely block Boeing but I would be very surprised if the EU doesn't support Airbus. American components can probably be blocked. I'd like to know how any engine could be delivered without turbine blades. Last I looked, all three engine vendors either made the blades in the USA or outs...Jump to post
I'd love to see some 797s in the mix I'd love to see some 797 specifications. 5 planes isn’t meaningful. Shareholders will demand the majority of this tax cut in the form of higher profits, more buy backs and dividends. The stock market has already priced most of this in. Any public company that pl...Jump to post
This implies a slight weight advantage if promise weight is kept. But why the shortie? If anything, the C919 should have been built just a little longer than the A320NEO as the base and then an A321 competitor. Eh... I was mistaken about the actual length, as mat66 notes it is actually slightly lon...Jump to post
Looking at 767 and A330 replacement programs coming u in the next 5 yearsp, also with the many 787 customers, I wonder if the time has come for Boeing to do the product line standardization of the 787-8 with the much more mature 787-9 and -10. Lack of commonality of the 787-8 with those newer versi...Jump to post
Nice to see things picking up! She is a fine looking aircraft. Yup. Similar in a way like 787 ( in relation to the A350 ). Looks quite a bit stubbier than an A320. Why is that? The slight increase in fuse diameter shouldn't do that, right? It should be a smaller aircraft. The 1-class capacity is li...Jump to post
The best indicator of a company's health is often bond yields. Ok, not a perfect indicator, but usually a good one. This WSJ link notes that HNA's group bond yields are increasing (2nd hand price of bonds are dropping, never a good sign that investors are willing to sell at a discount). https://www....Jump to post
All signs point to DL been extremely aggressive on aircraft pricing, hence their willingness to purchase older aircraft to supplement their fleet. I can't imagine they didn't get a great deal on this order. So then, one has to ask about Kirby's comment re: UA not taking the A321NEO because of the M...Jump to post
Actually the economics vary quite a bit. Both aircraft have advantages and disadvantages. The 737 is 3-5% smaller and lighter so it requires smaller engines. A321 advantages. 1) 1-2% less fuel burn per passenger on flights over 2000nm. 2) 2" wider aisle saving a minute or two in turnaround. 3)...Jump to post
Safran's statement that they needed an additional two years is the biggest clue out there that it's going to be long and difficult to fix. Two years would indicate some major surgery is needed. Should be interesting how much Dassault squeeze out of them in liquidated damages. Both companies are Fre...Jump to post
As I mentioned in the other thread, the latest Silvercrest issue is in the HPC. No cheap fixes once you get into the hot and fast parts of the engine. The whole point of Silvercrest was supposed to be it offered Dassault and its customers a cheap engine option. You gets what you pays for.... The hi...Jump to post
I personally am very interested in retirements. I routinely follow MD-80 and 747 active fleet sizes on airfleets. I'm very interested in A330 retirements too. So do I, especially focussing on 747 and A330, plus 777, A340 and 737 Classic servicelife statistics. Interesting observation: 777"Clas...Jump to post
Time to publish a list of those planes which are gone, gone soon or which are having little chance to fly again . Sorta odd really. Most such threads on older models, seem to focus on those that are still flying.... Odd? Why? There is a 744 retirement thread out there as well. And thats a type not ...Jump to post
I don’t think there is a title to claim. A comment like Airbus has taken over from Boeing as the dominant company is just silly. It is a close duoply. Deliveries per year https://images.cdn.centreforaviation.com/stories/2017/jan/03/f6a.JPG https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/global-comm...Jump to post
wrongwayup wrote:40 in 2018... the top end for 2017 (back before it was revised downward a couple of times) was 35...
Lightsaber - isn't this the end of Silvercrest? They're years late, they don't seem to have grasped the technical problems, and certainly haven't outlined a plan to deliver. Their principle customer has deserted them, and to be honest Cessna look like they're hopeful of being paid penalty clauses r...Jump to post
The C Series will be a great replacement for them over time. Seems like too many people think the C Series will descend on Atlanta in one great wave. The orders will be structured to arrive over a period of several years, and follow-on orders would take them up to and including the projected 717 re...Jump to post
This is close, but a bit South of China's economic and population centroid. Interesting. It is needed. Better with a passenger hub...
Curious what will happen to the Cessna Hemisphere which i# designed for the Silvercrest GF This messes up Cessna. The PW812 increases the production cost by $2 million. But the hemisphere isn't going to do well with delays either... Executives will earn their pay. I don't know what is best for Cess...Jump to post
Rereading the link. The new Dassault is not a 5X. Is this a 2nd platform for the PW816? Note:. The PW814 and PW815 are derated PW816s...
queb wrote:the PW812 is already in ground test phase at Mississauga facility.
According to the article, the P&W powerplant has been selected. I suppose DL will share maintenance with the CSeries order? WHAT!?! I could have only hoped for this. OK, I'm not reading any other posts in case there was an error. ;) Ok, I will read. Great news for Delta, Airbus, and Pratt. Ligh...Jump to post
Allegedly, the LH offer is €300mil for a core fleet of about 60 aircraft with an option on another 60. Apparently on sticking point is LH on wants to acquire the airline operational unit of AZ, but not many of its support divisions like ground handling, maintenance, etc which would mean job losses....Jump to post
I’m wonder about this C series does anyone think they will then look at the MD-88 upgrade they scrapped and reconsider. I’d also start looking at all AA MD’s with low cycles a la the TWA ones and any and all frames for parts. That would hold them over until the previous retirement date they had ann...Jump to post
When I read unions, I realized the divide had succeeded. The fact FR can threaten amazes me. There needs to be a balance of power. FR pilots are screwed. Pilots were a dime a dozen through the 80's 90's and 00's. The financial crisis prolonged the glut and management took it as the 'new normal'. As ...Jump to post
Good. Lets move on. Mr Bastian, Mr Parker, Mr Munoz, instead worry about your own airlines and competing on your own merits - the quality and service of product you offer consumers instead. The ME3 only thrive because they are able to give consumers something they want. Oh and US3 they really want ...Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:What a mess.
Having a hard time figuring out what lemonade to make with its lemons.
AAvgeek744 wrote:oldannyboy wrote:The poor person obviously has some mental issues...just look at the video...
I don't think so. Just a very, very, VERY angry person. I suspect she is much the same on the ground.
Honestly I think their stock would go up if they said they were walking away from the program. It might. But that'd be absolutely no sensible way to gauge the long term effect of a decision on the health of a company! [not just Airbus] No but in this case I think this is one where the markets would...Jump to post
FlyHossD wrote:Bravo. I suspect that Pilatus will have another winner on it's hands.
Wow, this is big news.
Dutchy wrote:Are countries allowed to sign Country to Country open skies agreements, without the EU?
The cancellation of EWR-AMS may possibly have to do with the need for DL to optimize its AMS slots use in view of its 2x new USA-AMS routes: - MCO-AMS - LAX-AMS As slots at AMS are restricted in 2018/2019 the Joint Venture AF/DL/KL will look for the greatest return per available DL slot. Just my 2 ...Jump to post
Engines are important to get the desired efficiency, but you must assume the same efficiency of the engines when looking at the fuselage and wing design. I agree with both of you, but the basic premise of this thread has the issues backwards: It's engines first, then fuselage and wings. If, just fo...Jump to post
Aren’t we forgetting that the jet in question was originally the MD-95 and not the Boeing 717? McDonnel Douglas was still realing from the DC-10 and the poor selling MD-11. It couldn’t get much traction on the MD-95 as it was merely a DC-9-30 airframe with different engines and an updated cockpit. ...Jump to post
Pilots complain about less respect today. Well.. most don't look like they've earned that respect. The nautical officer uniform was copied as those uniforms evolved to generate respect. Pick what you want, you can't have everything...Lightsaber Oh come on. Don't bring "Respect" into this....Jump to post
May be the C919 will replace the A319 in Tibet airports then. The C919 uses engines with 31k lbf max thrust. If China can deploy the C919 safely to Lhasa routes, it would be a major political triumph too. I can totally see CAAC try to certify C919 for Lhasa operations. From the point of view of bus...Jump to post
I see, thanks to all for your replies. By the way, looks like we have a business case here for the A319neo and the B737-7MAX, don't we? If an airline has a high altitude airport in its network, they will need at least a couple of "high performers" like that in their fleet. And that necess...Jump to post
Glad this won’t impacr DL’s consecutive no cancel days......<tic>. Look for an asterisks at a DL operational 100% day coming soo. What’s going wrong at Delta????? Why do they hide their horrendous operational performance behind “air traffic control” delays??? We all know it’s due to their broken to...Jump to post
Maybe. But in the context of this discussion, it’s probably true that lack of continuity costs UA money. So it’s probably more like $1,000 this year and $800,000 next year or $1,000,000 next year. No maybe about it. United does not have to fly unprofitable flights to Xian now to keep the right to f...Jump to post
The roof is badly damaged: https://imagr.eu/up/97wuX_IMG_20171209_150904.jpg https://twitter.com/AviationSafety/status/939492662612291594 Wow, that looks much worse than the earlier photos. Can't see that flying again. I believe QR will decide to write the aircraft off just as Emirates did with A6-...Jump to post
I'm just curious: Out of all the posts here, how many of those "pro hat" are actually airline pilots that have to wear it? I personally don't like wearing the hat. I don't think it looks good, makes me look like a 1960s train conductor in Eastern Europe. Looks aside, it's not comfortable....Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] WN got rid of mandatory hats over a decade ago and it was a very happy day indeed. Some still choose to wear them (and that's fine) but they are unbearably hot and you end up looking like hell with a a sweat-soaked head. Doing a pre-flight in the summer, it felt like you were wea...Jump to post
I join the chorus of those liking the caps. It makes a pilot look more responsible, on particular those under 35. What next? Track suits as uniforms? Make them optional. But call me old fashioned, but the Captain should look like a captain. I have a friend who is Captain of a ship +a tanker) and he ...Jump to post
As long as you can keep fuel in the aircraft and oil in the engines, there is no mechanical reason an aircraft can't fly for well over 24 hours. There are no built in mechanical time limits. Now, from a legal point of view, some maintenance items aren't allowed to "drop-dead" in the air. ...Jump to post
There have been aircraft used for 17+ hours in a 24 time period. It comes down to turn times. Most new aircraft can go days between inspections thanks to sensor feedback. The more time on the ground, the fewer flight hours. For narrowbodies, about 16 hours per day is the highest I've seen by JetBlu...Jump to post
I heard there were a decent chuck of pilots who dropped trips and then turned around and picked up trips at the 150% rate which should work out well for them. There was a new story that came out the other day saying that this snafu would cost about $10m. $10 million is cheap for such a SNAFU, but p...Jump to post