This aircraft is working really well across United’s route system The recent order of four more airframes shows there is a need for higher capacity on many existing routes and more could be effectively and profitably utilized With 22 frames UA has been able to replace the 744 fleet on most of the r...Jump to post
XJ has added few pre-loved A330ceo last year, with another pending for delivery. Not sure if these two A339neo will replace current fleet which are mostly pre-loved, except two factory fresh A330ceo. Those that are leased from AerCap are on ten year leases - the first of these are due to expire aro...Jump to post
CriticalPoint wrote:flee wrote:United Airline wrote:Why did they go for the A350-1000 at first?
They have been converted to the A350-900
I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true...
United ordered the A350 prior to the merger. Continental had zero orders
United Airline wrote:Why did they go for the A350-1000 at first?
They have been converted to the A350-900
There must a question for QF's A380. They have been postponed for many times (according to Wikipedia) and they are still postponed until further notice. Very strange that a long time order but now still deferred should already been cancelled or converted to options. QF could have done the same thin...Jump to post
I was really excited about this engine. I think that the GTF design offers enormous promise in the future of aviation. But you still need to be able to build the rest of the engine. PW should sell the gearbox to GE, who can use their advanced understanding of high-temperature materials to maybe mak...Jump to post
Ty134A wrote:i have a stupid question: why not add fuel tanks under the wings like with military aircraft? or maybe come up with some cv990 style solution?.
I think fighter jet engines are probably stressed differently in combat when compared to civil airliners that operate 10 or more hours per day. Besides, PW has to balance the performance of civil engines with making them at an economic cost. The design and engineering optimisations might be different.Jump to post
A press article mentions that the A319neo flight test article would be fitted with PW1500G-JM and the flight tested. "First A319neo MSN 6464 is in its eleventh month of CFM Leap-1A24 testing with engines that will be switched for Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW1124G-JM geared-turbofan (GTF) u...Jump to post
I think we can start thinking about this only if a new engine with greatly improved economics is available. I would expect something that can produce between 55-75K lbs of thrust. If it is to replace the A330Neo, a two model family will be needed - one that can seat 240-270 pax and another that can ...Jump to post
Boeing was probably not interested in getting just a handful 787 on order. From 5 A332 to 4 A339, this probably ends-up with the same capacity but less flexibility? I guess MEA will keep the most recent A332 (OD-MEE) in parallel of the A330 I think Boeing shareholders won't be pleased if their comp...Jump to post
One major weakness of Russian exports is the lack of after sales service and supply of spare parts at reasonable cost. This will be the first item I will be asking of any Russian company even before I look at their products.Jump to post
updated version A350neo and possibly A350neo Freighter. Drop A330neo and A380 in mid 2025. I don't think the A350 alone is enough, if they drop the A380. There might be a need to have a larger aircraft (than the A350-1000) in the A350 family. That is why they are beginning to market the A330Neo/A35...Jump to post
The Lion Air founder has now weighed in and it seems like they are serious with their threat, even though they will suffer penalties: See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lion-group-founder-threatens-to-cancel-max-order-re-454238/ I think people in this thread are focusing on the technic...Jump to post
The Lion Air founder has now weighed in and it seems like they are serious with their threat, even though they will suffer penalties:
See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-454238/
It is increasingly difficult for the engine manufacturers to improve fuel burn these days as the baseline has shifted to modern high bypass ratio turbofans. We are not going to get the same kind of improvements that we saw in the past. So even if there was a Neo for the A380, the most we can expect ...Jump to post
Here is the infographic about the Trent 7000 from RR so that we are not misled by unofficial and erroneous "facts":
https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Fil ... raphic.pdf
jeffrey0032j wrote:That said, FedEx has managed to make non stop Pacific 777F operations work to their payload requirements, this will remain a 777F only territory for the forseeable future.
It would appear that this is becoming to be a problem for PW engine users. Here is another reported failure:
No, the A380 is quite efficient. The issue is that there are now smaller airliners on the market which offer similar or lower unit costs, and outside of slot/bilateral-restricted markets, it's preferable to operate smaller aircraft in order to capture higher yields (thanks to frequency and/or less ...Jump to post
What would be the cost to develop and certify an A330neo? They already have a freighter version of the base airframe, so there's not much more development needed there. And the new engine integration work is completed with the passenger side of things. I'd imagine it would mostly be about testing a...Jump to post
current 330 has a big problem of not having a leveled cabin on the ground. Not a big problem as the cargo deck will be equipped with motorised equipment to move the cargo loads into place. If it wasn't a big problem, why did Airbus go to the trouble of making the 330F with a higher standing nose to...Jump to post
With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly. current 330 has a big problem of not having...Jump to post
A350 made his first flight in 2013 - already looking for a new engine option? They have to be really unsatisfied with the current engines! I think they want to provide different engines such as GE The A350Neo plan is for post 2025 introduction - as we all know, there is a long lead time between con...Jump to post
With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly.Jump to post
Lisbon to São Paulo in Brazil will be the first route.
TAP are also planning A321 LR transatlantic services.
See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ap-453899/
I'm a bit confused between CS-TUA and CS-TUB. It seems that both frames used to wear the "First to fly" sticker... Am I right ? CS-TUA was a test frame and needs to be refurbished and reconfigured before delivery. CS-TUB is the second frame built for TAP but the first to be delivered. It ...Jump to post
Here is the Airbus Press Release: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/11/airbus-delivers-first-a330-900-to-launch-operator-tap-air-portug.html TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 is leased from Avolon. It features 298 seats in a comfortable three-class lay-out with 34 full-flat busi...Jump to post
The Airbus that we have today is the culmination of the lessons learnt since the day of their incorporation. Now that the management is transitioning to a new, younger team who may not have been around in their formative years, it would be interesting to see how this new management will steer Airbus...Jump to post
The Trent 1000 TEN is a Trent 1000 souped up by incorporating Trent XWB tech, isn't it?.Jump to post
Revelation wrote:And here we are in the late 2010s and Airbus has finally enabled the center fuel tank and added bigger engines and MTOW bumps to A330, go figure
I am wondering if the A350neo is being considered because the Trent 7000/XWB simply has too many problems for Airbus to base its future widebody lineup on just one engine. That engine has been a nightmare for the 787, A330 and A350 with delays and grounded planes. Given the problems at RR, I assume...Jump to post
Is the A322 the right response to the Boeing MOM aircraft? The 757-300 is said to take too long to load and unload, so a wide body (Boeing MOM) is their proposed answer. An A322 will certainly offer unrivaled economics but will airlines trade this for turn time? We've seen a few hints already as De...Jump to post
I think AF is just taking a short term decision because they needed to decide what to do with the leased aircraft as they come up for renewal. They also know that if the market grows and they need more A380s again in 5 or 6 years, Airbus will be more than willing to cut another deal for new ones.Jump to post
I recall reading a few years ago AF publicly stated they wished they had never bought the A380's- too big for their type of operation. Don't tell that to Airbus, as they believe that the 380 is the perfect plane for high volume, long haul hub to hub markets. Airbus believes that if an airline can't...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:I'm also wondering how long Air Asia X's KIX-HNL sector will last...
The destinations replaced with Scoot are mostly the least premium heavy as the routes previously sustained on tourist and leisure travellers than the business travellers even for SilkAir. They could always bring in the Dreamliners configured with ScootBiz if they had to which IMO is definitely bett...Jump to post
Airbus has it's own skunk works, where there are staff which could be migrated to visible projects, so why recruit? Perhaps they want Airbus outsiders to join them so as to give a wider perspective. When you are already on board, you tend to be consumed by the corporate culture and your views and i...Jump to post
The cost of the conversion certification would be a nonstarter. The new engines would be multiple times more expensive than the host airframe. Lastly any nation that needs that reach has a tanker capable air transport. No way would there be a viable conversion program. A340s are a parts source for ...Jump to post
Would Airbus make more competitive a340 with four CFM Leap 1A same as the on A321neo. What do you think? Would save a lot of fuel, but still wouldn't be competitive with the A350 overall. But reengined A340-300's might be useful for special military and scientific applications. NASA has a DC-72 tha...Jump to post
Your line of thought is interesting, but I highly question the large gap in purchase price. It doesn't jive with the purchases we're seeing in the industry, or the clues available about the 787 price. The A339 has been a slow seller, and nearly half the orders are from an airline that uses 9-across...Jump to post
Coronado, the data, assumptions, analysis, and unbiased observations you have brought to this thread are much appreciated. This is the type of stuff that keeps me reading this forum and is a much needed relief from all the other bluster and fanboyism throughout the website. I second that! Most of u...Jump to post
Would Airbus make more competitive a340 with four CFM Leap 1A same as the on A321neo. What do you think? Would save a lot of fuel, but still wouldn't be competitive with the A350 overall. The most powerful LEAP currently available for the A321Neo is still a little short on the thrust needed for the...Jump to post