thepinkmachine wrote:The A35K was in KEF a month or two ago. It wasn’t windy then, though, so I don’t know what they were testing.
KarelXWB wrote:The Antonov that will deliver the dummy engine has departed from DWC and will make a stop at CDG before continuing to Goose Bay.
i think the A350 fuselage is optimized to carry 350 passengers 9 abreast and LD3s over 6000-7000 NM. Making that competitive for 200-240 passenger 3500NM seems like a weak business case. Yet some think Boeing's NMA should just be simple shrink of 787 technology, go figure... One could use 787 fusel...Jump to post
The source article ( http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/neuer-rueckschlag-am-hauptstadtflughafen-geheimer-tuev-bericht-zum-ber-offenbart-bisher-unbekannte-maengel/20620284.html ) tells us via Google Translate: The TÜV has tested the functionality of the "safety-related building equipment" -...Jump to post
Would it be more feasible to replace the A300/310 with a model (A360) using the A350 fuselage with a new wing? Instead of a clean sheet. i think the A350 fuselage is optimized to carry 350 passengers 9 abreast and LD3s over 6000-7000 NM. Making that competitive for 200-240 passenger 3500NM seems li...Jump to post
In Leeham: Airbus A350-1000 certified. How good is it? Bjorn/Ferpe compares A35K, A359 and 77W and tells us: • The A350-1000 is the most efficient aircraft of the three. • The A350-900 is smaller. It has Cash Operating Costs per seat mile which are close to the A350-1000. • The 777-300ER is the most...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:Slug71 wrote:A400M gearbox fix slips into 2018
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 18-443375/
who is dragging their feet? AVIO ?
You would think a newer/bigger airport would mean less need for A380 because airport slots/gates are easier to come by, unless they didn't build a big enough airport. But as always any hope for A380 grabs our attention, as does 747. You ignore the fact that airplanes operate on two ends so there ca...Jump to post
Talk about a negotiating tactic. We don't need it, but we'll consider it... for the right price... IMHO TK could make money with the A380, but at this point, the 779 makes more sense... I sense negotiations... Lightsaber You would think a newer/bigger airport would mean less need for A380 because a...Jump to post
From some people at Boeing the key metric for if this is a reasonable success in a relatively niche market vs a great success depends on the ability of the bigger of the two aircraft versions to replace two narrowbody aircraft in a relatively cost neutral manner . If you can do that you open up som...Jump to post
In post #536 Revelation quoted CaptainDave detailing specific training and procedures to be used by this A380 ferry crew. I'm not certain how to provide a link back to that, but I'm sure it would be right up your street. You can right- click on any of the #NNN markers at the upper right of the post...Jump to post
I am just curious as to the case in layman terms for for Rolls Royce Advance engine for A380? I know there is talk of ultrafan but that is long time away and it would be too much range for this A380 , that maybe for a stretch. Besides I don't hear about any other application for Advance right now. ...Jump to post
Thanks for the Bloomberg link. So Brégier sounds like Airbus is ready to commit to not only build the A380 for at least ten more years but to modernize it for the next "wave of updates" as he put it. Airbus sounds more decided than before to me to go on with the A380. Sort of good news fo...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:Strange that all links talk about a development of the A320 series and not of a new aircraft...
Not a big jump from Tarbes to Teruel if needed.... Difficult without engines. :lol: They just need to make it half way, till Pyrenees' top. Gravity will help afterwards :lol: Another A380 can act as tow plane. What could go wrong? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Glider_in_flight...Jump to post
Richard28 wrote:One thing is for sure, be it red tape, tariffs,or closures, Brexit is not good news for airbus in the UK.
Turky won't be that 2nd customer for a whle yet:
'No need' for Airbus A380 yet, says Turkish Airlines CEO
Meanwhile, they've put out a RFP for another 40 A350 or B787-9...
Seems like the cat has been thrown among the pidgeons: Airbus SE’s Chinese arm is clamoring for high-value work building wings currently made in the U.K. as Brexit threatens to blunt the country’s competitive edge, according to the group’s top British executive. While the design and manufacture of A...Jump to post
A A380 "massive" upgrade is a very risky,a very dodgy consideration. And a requirement to win additional (and significant) orders elsewhere than EK a very tenuous propostion. I for one can't see how this can be done... It would be amazing if it comes to pass. Airbus, RR and EK went throug...Jump to post
They will be solved. There will be a lot of lessons learned, and then a lot of them will be forgotten before the next project. Where I once worked our engineering design process had a "project post-mortem" at the end of each project to capture all the things that went wrong and to conside...Jump to post
Wasn't Boeing problem with manufacturability on the 787 due to the extensive use of composites and plain lack of knowledge on the issue? If so, sounds like they have learned from that aspect, and that the 797 will be composite instead of aluminum. Yes, but dealing with what went wrong with 787 is n...Jump to post
If you believed the "cunt hair on a coke can" testimony of Anita Hill, I feel sorry for you. Why did you not instead believe the 10-20 dignified and mature women who testified in support of him? So we are not to believe one woman because other women claim nothing happened to them? My mom ...Jump to post
CNN Money: Boeing's '797' takes a big step toward becoming reality tells us: The aerospace giant has named a chief project engineer to oversee the formation of what is likely to become its first all-new airliner since the 787 Dreamliner. The chief engineer on a new jetliner program is among the mos...Jump to post
I'm sold on what SomebodyinTLS has said about the wing's weight. It makes sense really. There's something for everybody in the quote. One camp can use "the overall shape and structure of the wing and landing gear are the type of things that have been dimensioned with the -900 in mind" to ...Jump to post
I wonder if the the A380 overweight wing based on wing area is not an A.net myth. It might be overweight but I don't see why it would be based on wing surface. It's overweight as it is stressed to take the extra loading from the -900 & -800F. Not to my knowledge... A common misconception which ...Jump to post
So, for every "but Clinton!!!" post, there needs to be a "Clarence Thomas" rebuttal. All the righties crying and screaming about how awful Bill was, let's not forget how Clarence Thomas was and that he refused to recuse himself from specific cases. No, F*** That ! ! The comparis...Jump to post
Summary: Airbus and EK have to some degree settled upon a large number of orders largely comparable to previous prices, and probably that Airbus will produce the 380 for ten years. Lessors are uncomfortable with a plane which may not have a life beyond EK's and Singapore's 10-12 years use. Hence co...Jump to post
RR has a new engine in development that looks for a home, Trent advanced. A lot of development money already spent, core demonstrator running in a XWB setup and the fan runing on a Trent 1000. Yet coming to age at a time where RR is so concerned about product longevity that they won't even offer th...Jump to post
Well one could say as well modern business class seatbeds waste a lot of cabin space so the bigger the aircraft the more high yield customers fit onboard. Lastest A380 configs are with full upper deck for premium classes. This time the A380's "too" big floorspace is a big advantage. We do...Jump to post
So, for every "but Clinton!!!" post, there needs to be a "Clarence Thomas" rebuttal. All the righties crying and screaming about how awful Bill was, let's not forget how Clarence Thomas was and that he refused to recuse himself from specific cases. Only if we insist that each ne...Jump to post
One point that makes me a little bit puzzled is the discussion about improvement for the A380. If I read some of the above comments mentioning an excellent cost efficiency of the A380, I do not understand why there should be even further improvement. If there is no other aircraft as efficient , per...Jump to post
Based on this article, I think the biggest roadblock to finalizing the deal were the engines. From the article, Rolls has pulled their pledge to upgrade the engine and would ask for more money for new engines: " As Rolls retrenches under CEO Warren East, a similar offer is off the table, along...Jump to post
Bregier's quote re committing to a MASSIVE future upgrade as part of commitment required by EK pricked my ears up. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-16/airbus-a380-deal-requires-pledge-to-build-jet-for-further-decade gives us some context: Airbus is caught between its desire to extend...Jump to post
But since we're blowing out of proportion, Airbus could offer a redesigned wing with other optimizations and the T7000 / GEnx until the end of next decade (new gen NEO), and ask EK for a 30 year commitment. :lol: Well, to stick it back into proportion - the two parties could widen the discussion to...Jump to post
Airbus told us earlier this year that the A380 is not profitable at 12/year. They called the loss "not material to Airbus" but no one knows exactly how high it is. I know of no way for them to increase profit going down to 8/year, so it's virtually guaranteed that the loss will be greater...Jump to post
Hi-Fly is still a mystery : who are they placing their 1 or 2 aircrafts with, do you think ? Are they really from MH ? Zeke provided us with a link, that says they will operate them „on behalf of a well-known European operator“. So it’s not MH. My questions were which well known European operator &...Jump to post
I punched and kicked back enough to make a hasty escape. And I immediately ran to report it to the staff. Wherein I was punished for being inside the building during lunch period... and Gary never faced any disciplinary action that I know of. Thanks for sharing the difficult stories. I'm wondering ...Jump to post
So let me post a somewhat silly question, if they really wanted to send a message about the A380 why not order the next largest a/c available, if they had placed an order for 40 748i rather than 40 787-10 which in no way compete with the A380 what would the message have been? After all, they alread...Jump to post
In https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/why-airbus-ceo-tom-enders-decided-to-take-over-bombardiers-cseries/article37019891/ we are told that Airbus CEO Tom Enders closed the deal based on gut instinct: Why would Airbus take over an aircraft program the company's chief salesman mocked a...Jump to post
Some very recent and fairly conciliatory quotes from Enders via https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/why-airbus-ceo-tom-enders-decided-to-take-over-bombardiers-cseries/article37019891/ On Airbus's failure to sell any A380s to Emirates during the recent Dubai Airshow and watching the ai...Jump to post
It's really just like the Boeing 787, except this is way less severe. The product is much simpler. The customers will wait for the product. In one year, nobody will remember the Model 3 had a delayed volume production. If anything, short term constraints will ADD to the buzz. Few remember the 787 p...Jump to post
But the simpler - cleaner - way of doing it would have been for Emirates to walk away from the negotiations altogether at some earlier point. Airbus would surely have paid attention to that. mariner But it's not just about Airbus. It's about Airbus, engines and finance. And it's not just about the ...Jump to post
mariner wrote:And in so doing felt it necessary to publicly belittle the other team? There's a simpler, cleaner, more private way of doing it.
A few years ago I would go to parties with friends almost every weekend. Numerous times I would witness groping. At that time I thought it was just playful. Thankfully I realized how bad it was and to never commit such acts. But what I find most shocking with these allegations and this thread is th...Jump to post
Emirates does not want to go back to EA but any new order will be open to competition, just like its previous orders. As previously the best deal for Emirates at the time won. The translation reads: Emirates, which, having powered its first 90 engines Engine Alliance composed of General Electric an...Jump to post
It's all a big mess. We don't stop becoming mammals when we go to work. I met my former wife at work. Clearly she was using the workplace along with every other venue available to her to evaluate potential husbands. That's just life. In my 20s when I was single I've had fellow co-workers hit on me a...Jump to post
The second Flightglobal article is dated today November 17...it doesn't contradict the first one dated November 14...it supersedes it... You are free to see it that way, but I put a lot more credence in a quote from STC versus a one-liner in an opinion piece that could be a simple mis-interpretatio...Jump to post