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by astuteman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Amazing NEO sale for December. Does anyone know total sales? Should be just shy of 6000 frames me think. Order book stands at 5873 aircraft. According to the December O&D spreadsheet, total neo sales stand at 5,995 (33 x A319, 4,042 x A320 & 1,920 x A321). Also posted on the announcement th...

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by astuteman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 56
Views: 6894

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

keesje wrote:
I think most analysts assume half the NEO backlog will leave the line as A321


For reference, 2017 sales were

567 A320
480 A321

or 54% to 46%.

Rgds

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by astuteman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 56
Views: 6894

Re: Airbus 2017 "5ft Quarter" annual press conference

Boeing seem to be copying Airbus !! Monthly reporting of orders and their own fifth quarter !! Geoff Makes sense to those who believe that Airbus uses the 5th Qtr to ensure that if the race is close, they will always win as they announce their numbers after Boeing and are able to "fudge" ...

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by astuteman
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4174

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Astuteman - you are more optimistic than I, along with my worries about the world economy over the next couple decades. Of course that does not have an A or B side to it. My memories are of what happened during the GFC in 2008 and 2009, when the world economy absolutely tanked, and financing was ni...

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by astuteman
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4174

Re: Boeing sets record for deliveries in 2017

Wow!! Congratulations to Boeing, management, employees, suppliers and stock holders. Record year deliveries not just for Boeing but it is also an industry high for one year. Stock up big time!! The fact that this thread has garnered very little attention is telling. For some reason orders get much ...

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by astuteman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Tom Enders Is Aviation Week 2017 Person Of The Year
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Airbus CEO Tom Enders Is Aviation Week 2017 Person Of The Year

Topic title says it all I like Tom a lot, but Person of the Year seems to me to be pretty vainglorious given the circumstances (bribery scandal, pushing aside Bregier, scuppered attempt at a mandate past 2019, etc). Sidestepping the hyperbole, the article seems to provide clear views on TE's role i...

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by astuteman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 53
Views: 14314

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Interesting the choice of 'livery', for want of a better word. The implication being that it could operate the Paris-New York routes. That's Blackpool to New York! How could you, a brit, miss the obvious? :) At 3 159 nm Great Circle, I would have expected the LR to have little problem serving CDG-J...

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by astuteman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Tom Enders Is Aviation Week 2017 Person Of The Year
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Airbus CEO Tom Enders Is Aviation Week 2017 Person Of The Year

Topic title says it all I haven't seen another topic specific to this, but thought it was worthy of a thread on its own http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-ceo-tom-enders-aviation-week-2017-person-year?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20180105_AW-05_601&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&...

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by astuteman
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10832

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

Here one 2018 development .... Airbus CEO Tom Enders Is Aviation Week 2017 Person Of The Year http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-ceo-tom-enders-aviation-week-2017-person-year?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20180105_AW-05_601&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&utm_rid=CPEN1000000980415&...

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by astuteman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11795

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

In fairness to the author of the article, he drew a reasonable conclusion. Not that long ago Alaska decided an all-Boeing fleet was the best option for them vs. a mixed fleet or an all-Airbus fleet. Now that they’ve inherited Airbus planes via acquisition they can re-evaluate all-Boeing vs. mixed v...

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by astuteman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11795

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

In fairness to the author of the article, he drew a reasonable conclusion. Not that long ago Alaska decided an all-Boeing fleet was the best option for them vs. a mixed fleet or an all-Airbus fleet. Now that they’ve inherited Airbus planes via acquisition they can re-evaluate all-Boeing vs. mixed v...

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by astuteman
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis
Replies: 70
Views: 10832

Re: Transitions : monitoring Airbus 2018 decisions after their 2017 Annus Horribilis

Why Horrible? Airbus delivered 556 A320 (182 NEO, the rest CEO). Sales in 2017 were phenomenal with the Indigo partners deal ensuring it was a great year. Leahy retiring is a big deal. But it had to eventually happen. The replacement's issue is the A320NEO and A350 backlogs are too long. A classy t...

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by astuteman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Of interest: Airbus Year-End Order Rush Masks Woes Selling Biggest Jets Over 1000 orders, but only 48 are wide-bodies. (carefully stepping over the subsequent fanboy rhetoric).. :) I'll put my cards on the table here and say that, 1000 orders or not, 2017 will be seen as a bad year for Airbus IMO. ...

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by astuteman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186727

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

A widebody NMA may very well be cheaper than the A330neo. In terms of operating costs, pretty sure. Purchase costs will play a big factor too. That's why production costs needs to be below A330 production costs. For a new program, getting those costs low enough can be a real challenge. That's why N...

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by astuteman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 250
Views: 49043

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Last, being more royalist than the King is idiotic, "jumping higher than the investigation" can be neck breaking, actually that is what has happened. What mattered here is pragmatism & as the article concludes, the Board is scared & irresponsible, not up to its task, specially tha...

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by astuteman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 250
Views: 49043

Re: BREAKING: Fabrice Bregier to step down From Airbus Management (Reuters)

BAE systems is unbelievably corrupt with their practices. As is the UK government for doing all they could to cover it up and to stop the UK's Serious Fraud Office from bringing about charges. I'm currently reading this book about the matter; it really is fascinating. https://www.bookdepository.com...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

If you feel that threatened by my remarks, how about this? Next year for Airbus will make this year look bad.... How's that? :) Personally, I would characterise 2017 as "difficult" for Airbus rather than "bad". But your points are all valid (as usual). Sold! I'll buy that. I do ...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 657
Views: 78155

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The a380 will never payout, the eu taxpayer will pay for it. Er, I don't think so. The VAST majority of the huge sum of money ($20Bn?) spent on the A380 came from revenue generated by sales of the A320 (and to a lesser extent the A330). What little was loaned by EU governments ($3.4Bn) is repayable...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

How do you manage to declare 2017 a bad year? Less of the defensiveness, if you please Everything is relative. The year would have been a lot better if the ramp-ups had gone to plan. The real point of the post was actually to contextualise the dearth of widebody orders this year, and set up the arg...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Of interest: Airbus Year-End Order Rush Masks Woes Selling Biggest Jets Over 1000 orders, but only 48 are wide-bodies. (carefully stepping over the subsequent fanboy rhetoric).. :) I'll put my cards on the table here and say that, 1000 orders or not, 2017 will be seen as a bad year for Airbus IMO. ...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1283
Views: 78968

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

So Being has decided to launch a PR campaign so Canadian's forgive them. https://www.facebook.com/Boeing/videos/137394340339084/ It looks like Boeing has now shifted focus towards the UK, it's quite heartwarming actually: https://twitter.com/BoeingUK/status/944319290966032384?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

As many have pointed out it's not as big a lead when you take into account that Airbus recorded their first order almost 1 year (352 days) ahead of the Max - it's been on sale longer. The NEO recorded 1,208 sales before Boeing booked it's first order. Going on that basis Airbus has had 4,751 in sal...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Wow, still 427 CEO's going to be delivered? That is still quite a lot. When will the last CEO going to be delivered? 2019? AFAIK, Airbus has yet to announce they've stopped selling ceos. Wow, I understand some airlines would like to have top-up orders for fleet commonality purposes. But the margin ...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Does anyone know the backlog of 737max and A320neos? as far as I can make it ...... The Pegasus order this month was just for 25 A321. Thanks for the correction. I've just checked through - the error was only in the text. The numbers for total orders and backlog are all correct. AFAIK, Airbus has y...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Some 100 A320 family aircraft will be delivered in December, putting the backlog at ~ 5650 aircraft. 100 deliveries, and ALL NEO's? That would be more than surprising - it would be astonishing! I suspect that is not correct, although happy to be proved wrong 100 CEO and NEO combined is impressive e...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156442

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Does anyone know the backlog of 737max and A320neos? as far as I can make it ...... A32X NEO November total A319 - 51, A320 - 3691,A321 - 1512, Total - 5254 December orders so far Indigo partners A320 - 274, A321 - 156, Total - 430 Delta A321 - 100, Total - 100 VIVA A320 - 35, A321 - 15 , Total - 5...

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by astuteman
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 657
Views: 78155

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

The 779 will be the replacement of choice, IMHO. All the fliers of the big trunk routes already have 777s in their fleet or on order, and they all seem to be pretty satisfied with the product. There will be some hold outs but if Airbus kills the A380 now they'll give the 779 a lot of opportunities ...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 930
Views: 166557

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

Giving the NEO a 621 frame advantage since the MAX was launched. That way you include the order rush after the launch of the MAX and exclude the same peak in the A320 order book. That is a very skewed comparison. I think he was trying to skew it that way to show that the neo still outsold the MAX. ...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 930
Views: 166557

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

It is unfortunate that PDX Lite is no longer updating the A320no and 737MAX sales charts as I would not be surprised if the MAX's sales surge since the launch of the 737-10 (beyond just the model conversions from existing orders) has probably significantly shrunk the respective "sales per day&...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 930
Views: 166557

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

There are 2 things in the quotes above that surprise me The first is ""We're listening to our customers from around the globe on what market they need," - do airlines need a market, or are they actually confronted by one and required to service it? In which case, it is not the role o...

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by astuteman
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21164

Re: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000

Wow, didn't know A35K was capable of doing it. At 7 085Nm and a "polar" route too, this doesn't feel particularly "long" to me, and well within the A350-1000's capabilities as Karel has pointed out with the range/payload charts. For comparison, SIN-SFO is 7 340Nm with a strong e...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 124
Views: 34456

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

No the A321 has greater range. The A321 has a 10% greater maximum takeoff weight. While carrying the same 230 seat payload the A321 can carry 28% more fuel before hitting maximum takeoff weight. This is done by carrying two ACT tanks in the cargo hold. The 737-10 would have to carry 40 less passeng...

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by astuteman
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 124
Views: 34456

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

For what it's worth I think this analysis is right on the money. The only thing I would dispute is range. From what I've read at mtow both planes are virtually identical. No the A321 has greater range. The A321 has a 10% greater maximum takeoff weight. While carrying the same 230 seat payload the A...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 12978

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

Second handed 777 Shy of a merger, DL doesn't generally do used widebodies. Last time was a quarter century ago. I don’t see Delta retiring the 777-200LR anytime soon. Delta uses it on routes like ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD. The A359 can barely make LAX-SYD and can only make nearly 1,000 miles short of AT...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 16729

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

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...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:46 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

not comparable. With the available markup on ticket revenue for the nonstop ULR route .... QF block seats now on the 380 doing DFW/SYD, a flight of 16-17 hours, how many would they have to block to make it the extra 3 hours plus SYD/LHR ? Aren't they flying the 560t MTOW variant? So, ~90 min from m...

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by astuteman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29094

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Great job Boeing, still screwing the consumer over. Now instead of flying in a comfortable C-Series on the 2 side I now have to suffer a 737 ride where everyone is cramped and feels tighter due to the 1960's design. I couldn't agree more. I feel DL and AC should stop doing business with Boeing. Wit...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186727

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Again this ignores the fact that the 787 is undergoing production rate increases and current strong sales while a planned increase for the A330 was not implemented and that plan was well below what was floated at the time the NEO program was launched. Which program seems have have momentum at the m...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186727

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Again this ignores the fact that the 787 is undergoing production rate increases and current strong sales while a planned increase for the A330 was not implemented and that plan was well below what was floated at the time the NEO program was launched. Which program seems have have momentum at the m...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 930
Views: 166557

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

In the long-run, I agree. But there is a significant first-mover advantage. MAX is now closing in on parity with neo in terms of overall order market share, but neo had a huge order advantage to start and secured a number of previously Boeing-only customers because they could deliver sooner. So if ...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186727

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I thought we all came to the agreement that Boeing's MOM would be a tight 8ab? With the same cabin length that provides 88% the capacity if the 9ab 788. The longest MOM member would be shorter, so at most 85% capacity of the 788. Then the shorter length MOM's would probably be 65% and 75% capacity ...

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by astuteman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 902
Views: 186727

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Obviously Boeing has a hard time closing the MOM buisness case, or/and for some reason they are moving the NSA forward. Standby for Sonic Cruiser like cancelation of the MOM project, to coinside with the launch of the NSA What I keep hearing is they are slowly and methodically coming up with a new ...

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by astuteman
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:21 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

It's clear 18-22 hour missions are few and far between which is why neither Airbus nor Boeing have ever looked interested in spending a significant amount of money developing a frame optimized for them. The A340-200, A340-500, 777-200LR, 777-8 and 747-400ER all were relatively low-cost derivatives ...

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by astuteman
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6226

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

[ Well, KEF-MIA is longer than KEF-TLV, but the A321 is not regularly scheduled for Miami. Must have been due to poor loads (it would have been payload restricted), or the A330 was inop, but it would still have been payload restricted. Otherwise the A321LR would not be required... It's definitely p...

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by astuteman
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:16 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

It does seem Boeing has an edge: on the higher end of capability Boeing will have the 777-8 for sure. On the lower end, Boeing can do a slight rework of the 787-8 like Stitch mentioned. The 787-8 is considerably more capable than it is on paper now. A350, -900 or -800, is sandwiched between these t...

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by astuteman
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:45 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

A350-800 would fit the capacity slot of the 787-_9_ and not the _8_ It does seem Boeing has an edge: on the higher end of capability Boeing will have the 777-8 for sure. On the lower end, Boeing can do a slight rework of the 787-8 like Stitch mentioned. The 787-8 is considerably more capable than i...

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by astuteman
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

If it ends up being A358 vs 778 then Boeing will win for sure. A 789LR with auxiliary tanks probably makes more sense than an A358 if they are prepared to drop down into that size bracket. To follow up my earlier post, I have to disagree with the last part of your statement about the 787-9 and A350...

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by astuteman
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:08 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: 897
Views: 182676

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

If it ends up being A358 vs 778 then Boeing will win for sure. A 789LR with auxiliary tanks probably makes more sense than an A358 if they are prepared to drop down into that size bracket. Just for some clarity, the article states Airbus is “saying they may ” consider a shorter-fuselage A350 varian...

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by astuteman
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 3595

Re: UK aircraft production - What went wrong?

I'm not sure anything went wrong. Instead of making short and often loss making runs of whole aircraft we have long production runs of sub assemblies and engines. Between RR, Airbus, Bombardier NI, BAe with their workshare on the F-35 and a myriad of other suppliers I suspect the industry is pretty...

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by astuteman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody order bubble?
Replies: 29
Views: 9641

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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