Take Steve Jobs at Apple, Jack Ma at Alibaba, MOL at Ryanair, STC at Emirates or Tony Fernandes at AirAsia : would you reconsider your "I'm not sure that it's a good thing for a corporation to allow an executive to make deals in order to improve their personal legacy" ? ;) IMHO the deal n...Jump to post
LEAHY's little sentence Jan 15th about ending the programme if they could not reach an agreement with EK may have forced EK into signing fast, in order to avoid that negative perception raise further concerns with LEASERS & LEASE FEES in the future. French mag "CHALLENGE(S)" yesterday...Jump to post
I have a question to ask if BA wanted the A380 why didn't they went for the 748? I mean they have the 744s They have 744s because they decided to purchase them back in 1986 ( ref: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/07/business/british-air-purchasing-boeing-747-s.html ). Back then one bought the 744 not...Jump to post
Remember, this is a route with huge premium demand and yield, but the available capacity across all operators and comparable routings make Y yields far less impressive . Even if the terminal at JFK could take an A380, up-gauging from the 744 is a 12.8% increase in J capacity (11 more seats), an 83....Jump to post
We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason , with 77W's available already for many years. Yes, there's a reason: they were paid for decades ago, under previous BA management. The current IAG management just wants to move capacity to LEVEL and to install as many slimline narrowb...Jump to post
Just passing by and noticed the title. As I understand, this is only a "commitment" for 20 frames, with an option to commit to 16 more later. The title is a bit misleading. Or it could be said, Airbus has committed itself to selling 36 planes under certain terms. The language comes from t...Jump to post
All I saying Tim should not put everything he dreamt in specs and send manufacturers on a wild goose chase. Today it is RR's headache to fix turbine blades generating unnecessary(planes are note full) thrust, tomorrow it will be Boeing's problem dealing with folding wingtip issues. Senseless to com...Jump to post
The UK also late last year concluded a series of flight trials to assess the A400M's ability to participate in maritime rescue operations. The activity involved deploying specialist rescue apparatus including container-housed inflatable life-rafts and survival equipment from the transport's rear ca...Jump to post
I am sorry about the off topic, but I can't see the relation with the EK order. The relationship is that the EK order cements the future of a less than optimal VLA, instead of allowing for an earlier replacement. It's kind of disappointing that the company that is said to always be incrementally im...Jump to post
And basically zero was said about the FAL until announced. China basically doesn’t negotiate via the international press, a lot of which is hidden behind the big red firewall. That doesn't change what I wrote. There has been total silence from the Chinese side, not even a "that's interesting&q...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:However it can't be that hard to certify the A380 for winglets as a simple add on?
Bald1983 wrote:spacecookie wrote:boom, the plane who all told is dead(me included) is more alive than ever.
Good news for the A-380 but 20 firm orders and 16 options is hardly a "turned the corner" moment.
I also surmised elsewhere that JL would not leave without a landmark deal, specially that it is he & Jean Pierson who talked Airbus into the A380 adventure, so there was an added personal commitment to a programme he officially strongly believed in. Besides, him leaving with his cherished progr...Jump to post
I totally like it that an almost order for 20+16 could get the A380 program from “shutting down” three days ago to a at least possible neo around 10 years from now. Fascinating., really. It's not clear what we have here. We haven't heard any news of any "massive upgrades" but then again i...Jump to post
And an offer of a Chinese finishing line has resulted in total silence from the Chinese side . As pointed out in another thread, discussions have just started and are expected to take months. That doesn't change what I wrote. There has been total silence from the Chinese side, not even a "that...Jump to post
I think obstruction of justice statues are entirely too broad and allow law enforcement the means to convict just about anyone, anywhere, for anything when no other criminal charges can be proven. But, they're the law and you'd be stupid to break a criminal law to protect your employer. Very well s...Jump to post
To be fair I dont think it was a 'certain' order at all.Airbus wouldn't have been 'threatening ' closure of the line if it was a slam dunk. And that EK's threats of needing "iron bottom guarantees" and "massive upgrades" have resulted in a MOU timed to Leahy's last days. And an ...Jump to post
Aviation journalists and enthusiasts are always looking for new aircraft developments. But manufacturers cannot afford to do this constantly and they must keep product lines stable for a period of time. That is why Boeing has such a hard time deciding on a B737 replacement and/or NSA. These are all...Jump to post
It's strictly about whether or not Emirates and Airbus will come to terms on an additional A380 order. I suspect they eventually will because they indeed need each other. I'm starting to wonder. In the past I think it's safe to presume that EK got good terms on its A380 purchases. They bought in la...Jump to post
Cost for making a gate A380-ready at YUL: CA$ 600 000, some time before 2009, as per this article: http://classement.lesaffaires.com/secteurs-d-activite/aeronautique-et-aerospatiale/montreal-trudeau-attend-l-a380-depuis-trois-ans/505601 (extra cost for a two-levels jet bridge and the interface buil...Jump to post
And while it's is literally true most airports could handle an A380, it's also literally true that my home could serve as a bus terminal. The queue for the loos might get a bit long but I'm sure if we try hard enough we could park two or more busses outside and passengers could change from one to a...Jump to post
Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to! Game, set and match. Well played! I guess neither of you understand how MASSPORT works, they d...Jump to post
Jayafe wrote:you point on me to prove the costs?
Expenses clearly caused by the A380 arrival and its operational infrastructure, indeed. This should not be tolerated! We were going to keep a crappy old terminal, and the European whale didnt allow us to! Fine. Provide us a real world example with price information where someone bolted a dual bridg...Jump to post
To rein in the rhetoric a little - Jayafe's point was that the A380 does *not* require major changes to airports and in fact most airports can already handle it... and that this false argument against the A380 seems to pop up regularly from US-based posters . I don't think US airports are as unsuit...Jump to post
Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts goes way up once production stops. Don't worry. With a global fleet of ~300 the spare parts will be readily available with the right price. It has been said here that 200 planes is enoug...Jump to post
Further comments from Leahy that Airbus WILL close the line absent an EK deal : Speaking via webcast Monday, Airbus sales chief John Leahy said negotiations for Emirates to buy more of the superjumbo were ongoing. "We are still talking to Emirates and quite honestly they are probably the only ...Jump to post
And there is no reason EK cannot use the current A380's for another 20 years to fill this. The model of only using aircraft for 12 years is a little short sided. No reason? So your theory is that EK has not done the calculations and instead has picked 12 years out of a hat? C'mon. Younger models ne...Jump to post
Why not, if one needs one. All air frames will see the end of production. If you buy one, you can expect the airframer to be there the next 20 years if you need spare-parts or service. Same reason EK is hesitating if not refusing to buy new ones without concessions: the price of those spare parts g...Jump to post
fcogafa wrote:Quote from Leeham today regarding the A380....
Breigier warned about giving cooperation talks with China around A380 too much weight.
Noshow wrote:Why is China not ordering more? I mean they have the traffic to fill it the airports to handle it and the money to buy it. So why not?
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/15/airbus-admits-it-will-have-to-stop-making-its-a380-if-theres-no-new-deal-with-emirates.html Sad time for all, hopefully EK will work with them to firm up a new order soon. Leahy is finally confirming what the first post of this thread said weeks ago: "We are sti...Jump to post
I hate how Facebook changed its policy to seeing post from your rinds that you have liked most recently. I literally see the postings of no more than 20 friends, targeted advertising, and political memes, and nothing more. I agree with all of the above. I've largely gotten rid of political memes by...Jump to post
New Zealand is not a part of any continent. Not even Zealandia ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/7/7f/20170328132407%21Zealandia_topography.jpg Zealandia ( /ziːˈlændiə/), also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis, is a nearly submerged mass of continental crust ...Jump to post
I think I stopped using facebook since years ago when they changed the post display order from based on send time to based on relevancy/interest/popularity Yes, well it seems to be one of the few ways to keep plugged into the extended family these days so I still am on it, but I agree its way of pr...Jump to post
This thread is where all the pedants come out of the closet. Nah, if so someone would have already pointed out that Antarctica is populated year-round too and has been for years now. Airports with service to all continents excluding Antarctica is a much better pedant avoiding approach, IMHO. I gues...Jump to post
Seems my lame old NH will be surrounded by legal states: VT, MA, ME. TFA says: New Hampshire’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a similar bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. That state’s governor, Republican Chris Sununu, has said he opposes legalization. Seems destined to go &quo...Jump to post
Thanks for the updates, SQ22.
Jon's story goes a bit deeper, quoting industry sources regarding some theories of why it takes China so long to issue these certifications.
An observation: Every A and B plane since 1990: 777, 380, 787, 350 (and almost the reworked 330s) is a long ranger. They also lend themselves to being abused as a trans Atlantic. It seems time for an optimized at 3500-4500 nautical miles plane to appear. And one of the biggest demands of airlines w...Jump to post
Here's one that I didn't see coming, probably because the events happened in 1992: Airbus ordered to pay 104 million euros to settle Taiwan missile dispute The arbitration fine comes three months after Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA), radar supplier Thales (TCFP.PA) and engine maker Safran (SAF.PA) said...Jump to post
ExMilitaryEng wrote:Airbus itself declared they could produce the CSeries 15% cheaper. Most of the savings were from components/ systems costs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/media/facebook-news-feed-media.html is a pretty good summation of the situation. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday that he wanted the social network to focus on “meaningful interaction.” B...Jump to post
Trump loves Norway because we grow his hair.
André Ulveseter ( https://twitter.com/AndUlv/status/951600595743444996 ) says:
Trump loves Norway because we grow his hair.
What Boeing can do with the Ejet, is keep Airbus honest with the Cseries. What we will see happen in the coming years, is Airbus ramping up the Cseries production significantly, while positioning it in the 120-160 seat segment, below the A320. Airbus has stronger sales potential, more leverage vers...Jump to post
First I think this site needs some consistency on this subject. Is the MAX a problem child or not.? There is endless bitching about the MAX particularly at the largest end of the spectrum. My take on it, the MAX is likely the more efficient aircraft on the smaller and shorter range end of the spect...Jump to post
Our own Jon Ostrower wrote CNN Money: Airbus built a lot of planes for China last year - but can't deliver them wrote: Across Airbus's factories in Germany and France, more than a dozen A320neo and A321neos, some that were ready as far back as last spring, have been in storage awaiting final sign-of...Jump to post
Many people are on their moral high horse here. Let’s be honest, we all have said or thought something that would be inappropriate in a larger group of people. And yes his comment was very inappropriate considering he is the POTUS, but I’m willing to bet that many families have used similar express...Jump to post
OK, so then you understand where Trump is coming from. The two of you have differing opinions of who should be let in (or, in your case, expelled), but you both feel the same about including/excluding certain people. So, in the end, you're very similar. Says you. Besides, in the end, what I think d...Jump to post
It's sad that we can't expect nuance, or really any other attribute that should be the hallmark of a President communicating in an open or on the record meeting. The bar is so low only the massively ignorant and woefully uneducated amongst us thinks this kind of language is "cool, spoken like ...Jump to post