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by astuteman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody order bubble?
Replies: 29
Views: 3496

Re: Narrowbody order bubble?

Current production levels and even the planned production levels, look conservative compared to the huge backlogs. The Airbus narrow body backlog was nearly 5,500 frames before the Dubai Air Show and we will see that backlog having grown in Dubai. That is at the planed future production rate of 60 ...

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by astuteman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 109
Views: 15520

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Here's the breakdown of aircraft between airlines. As other have said, that's a hell of a lot of planes it does seem extremely ambitious. -Frontier: 100 A320neo, 34 A321neo -JetSMART: 56 A320neo, 14 A321neo -Volaris: 46 A320neo, 34 A321neo -Wizzair: 72 A320neo, 74 A321neo https://twitter.com/RAeSTi...

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by astuteman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 601
Views: 81050

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The issue has been Airbus having a unsteady performance recently over he last 5 years or so. From 2012 to 2016 it drove free cash flow of $1.59 billion. Boeing drove $33.1 billion. The gap is getting worse as in 2017 Airbus has negative free cash of $4.2 billion thru 9 months and Boeing has a posit...

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by astuteman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 601
Views: 81050

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The issue has been Airbus having a unsteady performance recently over he last 5 years or so. From 2012 to 2016 it drove free cash flow of $1.59 billion. Boeing drove $33.1 billion. The gap is getting worse as in 2017 Airbus has negative free cash of $4.2 billion thru 9 months and Boeing has a posit...

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by astuteman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Airbus address the A350's future weight problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: How will Airbus address the A350's future weight problem?

Your intentions for this thread may be genuine but the silliness regarding the a350 in this forum is reaching new heights..... This is the only place where an aircraft with a sizeable order book, with 99% reliability, better than specified performance keeps getting eggs thrown at it.... I apologize...

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by astuteman
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44120

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

There seem to be a lot of people on this forum thinking Airbus will win the order. Reading the opening post, that appears to be a reflection of industry consensus. I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with that. Anyone can be wrong, of course. :) Rgds Here is a direct quote from Ed Bastian, Delta...

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by astuteman
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 243
Views: 44120

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

Newbiepilot wrote:
There seem to be a lot of people on this forum thinking Airbus will win the order.


Reading the opening post, that appears to be a reflection of industry consensus. I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with that.

Anyone can be wrong, of course. :)

Rgds

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by astuteman
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the latest NH 789's in storage?
Replies: 24
Views: 6832

Re: Latest NH 789's in storage.

The weather was too miserable on both the days I was in HND for photos I'm afraid. So why couldn't the engine fix be done at Boeing's HQ before delivery then ? Or indeed at the RR factory itself ? You do realise that these aircraft are in service right? It would be impractical - both for economic a...

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by astuteman
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 601
Views: 81050

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Excuse me for being a bit skeptical... But, Airbus has been talking about such orders for years... and it seems such talk always seems to peak prior to the Dubai Airshow... It could be a boost to the program for Airbus (will a few orders at a slow rate of production really help Airbus financially?)...

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by astuteman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22665

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Whats the case against Airbus? That some middlemen were used to swing some deals? Jeeez! Thats the standard way of doing business in Asia and Africa. Anyone making the case that Boeing doesnt do this sort of thing is living in a fools paradise! middlemen who may have paid out some incentives? I don...

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by astuteman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 266
Views: 42281

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

The rest of the world's aircraft combined is similar in size to the US fleet. So I don't think Boeing is too worried about non us sales that the C series might be hawking. Far from it. North America is the largest, but is leading Asia by less than 200 planes (so actually, the US alone would be smal...

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by astuteman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 177
Views: 22665

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

For some prospective, Wiki gives Airbus 2016 results as: Revenue‎: ‎€66.58 billion (FY 2016) Profit‎: ‎€1.00 billion (FY 2016) Operating income‎: ‎€2.26 billion (FY 2016) So we're talking about penalties that could wipe a year's profits off the books. Just for the record 1st 9 months 2017 E2.3Bn EB...

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by astuteman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus seeks to cut repayments to government from controversial 'launch investment' for new jets
Replies: 101
Views: 7099

Re: Airbus seeks to cut RLI repayments for A380 and A320

You seem too forget the part about RLI, that when a program is successful like the A320, you pay back and keep paying royalties. That is rather socialising profits. Read the article. Airbus is said to have already gotten one reduction on the royalties they pay for A320 and now are seeking another, ...

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by astuteman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

I've been reading some of the articles and comments about this partnership on the UK Guardian news site, and it seems like most people there are convinced that Bombardier is a British company. "Canada" or "Canadian" is seldom or sometimes never mentioned in any of the articles o...

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by astuteman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 16795

Re: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th

Does anyone know if they lengthened the nose gear? Can't tell from the photos, but I'm guessing not. A330 almost looks a little bit pudgy, compared to the refined sleekness that is the A350. Still, beautiful amazing bird! Watching the videos, the "forward lean" which is classic of the A33...

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by astuteman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

This isn't completely related to the partnership itself, but more of a surprising/amusing perspective people in Britain seem to have about this deal: I've been reading some of the articles and comments about this partnership on the UK Guardian news site, and it seems like most people there are conv...

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by astuteman
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

Building a FAL in Mobile. Providing purchasing support for CS production. Providing sales & marketing support for CS. Providing customer support for CS. These are what Airbus is providing in return for 50.01% of CSALP. None of those things cost nothing. Thing is, all the presser says is Growing...

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by astuteman
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 108
Views: 15263

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Yes it will. Prototype is already flying. Not only is the prototype already flying, and the development money already spent, but Airbus also currently have contractual obligations to deliver the type. Whilst they have publicly said they will push the CS300 over the A319NEO, they have also publicly ...

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by astuteman
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

For many, they're not arguing a point, they're simply chest-thumping and pontificating based on an emotional response. However, I'm guessing someone will point to the CS500. You know, the one that is yet to be launched but is somehow a fait accompli? It was said that a CS500 might take a few sales ...

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by astuteman
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100002

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

This sounds like the same ol' same ol' 767. It also seems to suggest that this is a stop gap till the 797 in 2025. It seems to suggest the 797 is a go. If this is a stop gap plane for a 797 buyer, what becomes of fairly new 767s? Conversions to freighters for Amazon? Could this be a packaged deal l...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

We've discussed on this thread that the 787 seems to have had an easy ride in this respect compared to some peoples view of what might have happened given the first several hundred frames were sold well below cost. COST =/= PRICE Boeing did not PRICE the 787 at unfair levels. If costs exceed price,...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What used to be a strong supporter now has conflicts This is probably a fairer and more balanced description. Either way the situation is not cut-and-dried like it once was You seem to be saying that this turn of events will cause the US to abandon protectionism, and if so, I doubt it, even though ...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

If parts for the CS300 are imported and assembled at Airbus in Alabama, to me that will still be an import and make no difference to any tariff being imposed. by that logic: If parts for the 787 are imported and assembled at Boeing in Everett, to me that will still be an import and make no differen...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am convinced Boeing will now try to get a similar tariff ruling for Airbus products as well. I don't think it would be too hard for Airbus to prove that they sell above cost. It is also perhaps worth remembering that Airbus Group inc. is a US incorporated company, just like Boeing. The comparison...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Statement from Boeing legal just claimed the tariffs have to be satisfied whether the jet are assembled in the US or not. Yes, that's an interesting claim, but that's all it is. They are suggesting that parts imported for C Series assembled in the US will be subject to the tariff, from what I gathe...

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by astuteman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This deal is far from sealed. There are multiple regulatory hurdles that will have to be cleared, but it will very likely get through it. If Airbus is getting an awesome deal, it is because BBD is not getting one. BBD was pressed against the wall and settled for it could get out of Airbus. I expect...

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by astuteman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1552
Views: 114352

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am sure Airbus would be fine with the US government giving Boeing billions of dollars to be able to sell the 787 more cheaply. Given that the 787 hasn't been locked out of Europe, it would indeed appear so..... Which is interesting in hindsight, is it not? One thing we don't seem to have discusse...

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by astuteman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 65853

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

Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we've all speculated about. The fact that Joyce doesn't mention the A321LR at all is another thing... I wonder why? Because Qantas is not l...

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by astuteman
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40350

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Your comments regarding 9 abreast seating and CASM differences with 10% seat differences don't make much sense. Both manufacturers fudge the numbers a bit with seat count, but not by 10% A330 vs 787 CASM differences changing with different ranges is not a factor of the seat count. It's caused by a ...

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by astuteman
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 40350

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

Your comments regarding 9 abreast seating and CASM differences with 10% seat differences don't make much sense. Both manufacturers fudge the numbers a bit with seat count, but not by 10% A330 vs 787 CASM differences changing with different ranges is not a factor of the seat count. It's caused by a ...

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by astuteman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X
Replies: 52
Views: 14478

Re: Emirates to be first airline to take delivery of 777X

And B787-10 order this year too.....in the article. To be clear, the article uses implied information and allusion to imply an EK 787-10 order. Since my ex-wife uses that tactic to never lie, just imply to get what she wantsby implications, I don't trust the source. Lightsaber To be clear, the arti...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46332

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

The world will laugh at Canada if it tried to make that argument. It's a pointless argument it was dumb when Europeans made it and they destroyed that argument going forward when they set up airbus with massive military contracts. "set up Airbus with massive military contracts"? Please en...

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by astuteman
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 15983

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

Airbus can afford to play this game, And the game is what? Leave planes in your backlog instead of building them? I guess I miss your point....... I suspect that you have missed THE point, never mind his point. A350 production impacted by supply chain issues A330NEO certification and production imp...

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by astuteman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?
Replies: 97
Views: 26157

Re: Is the A360, the next big Airbus-project, an A310-class-plane?

I never will understand the wait for Boeing logic. To you go to the board of directors and say: "There is a market for about X000 planes that is not served by a fitting product today, so we decided to wait until the competition enters the market so that we can do the same and split the market?...

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by astuteman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 65853

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

For me the 797 is looking more and more like an ultra modern 767 And there's the difficulty I'm having in one sentence. If that really, really was the answer, then that is surely what the 787 would have been when it was launched. But airlines turned their backs on that and Boeing ended up turning i...

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by astuteman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 503
Views: 65853

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

I agree the A330-800 wouldn't compete well against a brand new 797. The -200 / -800 are relatively heavy shrinks. The -200's sold just 700. It would be heavy compared to a 797 and only be considered by airlines that have >4500NM routes in their system and/or make money using standard cargo containe...

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by astuteman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

But for what it's worth, I'm having difficulty reconciling myself with the notion that a 280t A350 can compete with a 350t 778X in terms of payload carried between SYD and LAX. When looking at the range/payload curve for any aircraft the payload is normally calculated as the MZFW - Basic weight, an...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Might want to study geography a bit harder...... Actually, I did. But clearly not very well--- else you'd know that there's quite a few more routes from the USA that fall under the OEM definition of 16hr+ ULH than that. You'd probably also know that going via the EU is the short way to JNB for much...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

But the MLG well on the A350-900 was designed from the outset to accommodate the triple bogie from the A350-1000. So the MLG required to take an A350-900ULR up from 280t to 308t, or even 316t already exists, and will already integrate with the A350-900. This was the original A350-900ULR No problem....

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by astuteman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

The 280t model maybe. But a 308t/316t A350-900ULR would bury any long-range A350-1000 variant at 9 500Nm in terms of payload. Frankly, with 165 000l of fuel, a 308t/316t A359 would arguably be the best purely ULR frame out there. rgds Well yes, but 280t is the maximum MTOW we have on the A350-900. ...

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by astuteman
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

So if I'm understanding you correctly and remembering what was said earlier correctly, an A359LR would actually carry more passengers 9500 nm than an A35K because of available payload? I did a quick look and couldn't find the info, but what would a 778's payload be on a flight that long? If you're ...

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by astuteman
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 30024

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

The A330NEO carries 139 000l fuel (vs 135 000l for the long-legged A350-900) The regular A359 carries 141 000 litres. The A359 ULR carries 165 000. Still, 251t would make the 339 a more attractive competitor against the 789 and opens quite some additional markets. Just checked the ACAP. It says 138...

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by astuteman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 30024

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

I see it the other way around, regarding the A338 at HA. Why wouldn't this MTOW not apply to the A338 as well? A 251t A338 is exactly what HA needs/wants. They could server ALL of the Pacific rim and Western Europe, non-stop from HNL: SCL, LIM, SIN, LON. The A330NEO carries 139 000l fuel (vs 135 00...

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by astuteman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Sure, Sandilands can sometimes be useful. But what are you trying to suggest: That AJ wants to put 300 seats in a 359 to do Sydney-London? That his new ULH fleet will have a passenger density much higher than his 789s? 50 more passengers than SQ's standard 359s? Well Sandilands is starting to sugge...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31693

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

If fragmentation/frequency/RASM are the arguments for the 787-9 being a better fit replacing the 77E, it's hard to see the 777-9X replacing the 77W's at some point given the same argument . Unless we intend to change the argument, but we should do so consistently. Why insist on consistency when one...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26415

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

But let's not forget that the A330NEO programme itself has sailed into headwinds on the execution front, specifically with delays of a year+ in the Trent 7000. The A330-900 should be in service now. It hasn't even flown yet. Those that argue that one of its biggest selling points is availability sh...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122785

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

And they didn't return the favor by ordering the 748 ...yeah, shame on them for not getting something that wasn't even available for purchase, until a half-decade after they'd already placed their A380 orders. :roll: I think the ULH market is actually shrinking. What are you talking about? ULH flig...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31693

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Alright, let's assume the A350 goes through, no conversions. 22x is a good start to replace some 77Es, with additional 789s as well. Now, eventually, if they want the extra capacity, and to replace the 77Ws, perhaps the A35K and 779 with Flagship First would work. A332 788 789 A359 A35K 779 Good co...

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by astuteman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 26415

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production to 14x per month

I'm curious if Leeham will point out how devastating this is for the A330NEO. The advantage of short term slots just went away. With only 204 A330NEO + a dwindling A330CEO backlog, there should be concern. Is there even a know active A330NEO sales campaign? Interesting point. In my view A330NEO doe...

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by astuteman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 38866

Re: Future of 777X

As is CX ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1373691 )... Still, not sure which customers I'd rather have on board. I think the real issue raised by this thread isn't so much about CX's A350-1000 deferrals, as the headwind currently perceived to be there for larger aircraft The...

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