Funny you mention the A300 actually... it was ranged at around 4000 nmi, which kinda makes it the pioneer domestic widebody in Australia, and also the last thus far that was actually reasonably suited to the role. And more optimized for quick turn around times, unlike long "devil's bowling all...Jump to post
Boeing must have offered Hawaiian crew training, maintenance as well as the termination of some 767 leases early. As above, what is likely is that Boeing is bringing in tens of millions of dollars selling these planes to HA. Also, it is known that HA's 767s will be terminated early but they will go...Jump to post
parapente wrote:So after all that it's just a 787 hybrid .797ish fuse,788 centre box and MLG with new wings and engine.
Airbus hasn't sold an A300 for just as long, so... I think the real success Airbus is having with A321 is part of why '797' seems to be creeping up in terms of capacity. QF seems to be enthused about having a state-of-the-art transcon and triangle route people bomber. I could definitely see UA and ...Jump to post
No. Boeing should not be letting their accounting methods determine the sales price of their aircraft. Those deferred costs can't be pushed into the future eternally. With the current rate (just over $ 16 Million per plane) thy need to build another 1,700-ish 787s. You kind of can keep pushing thos...Jump to post
How about a A339F? With some optimization maybe it could be a very good MD-11F replacement... A332/A333 P2F happens. already. A339F probably is too far out the pricey side? Too small, as written above: fact: "At the moment there is no offer for us, because the A330 freighter is actually too sm...Jump to post
Boeing's spin is that there is a gap to be filled by a 'real' MOM plane. An A338 with little or no customer sales amplifies that message. All this changes nothing with regard to '797' itself. Boeing hasn’t sold a 757 for close to 15 years, and all of a sudden it is Airbus that has a problem with th...Jump to post
Back to the A380 I have serious doubt that any US carrier will ever have the A380 in their fleet new or used because I think US carriers no longer have a interest in 4 engine aircraft. The A380 has only been in service for about 11 years and while their have been some US carriers who have added oth...Jump to post
Given the global perspectives discussed even the B777XF becomes "too much plane" to replace the MD-11 on a one-to-one basis. LH wants frequency and improved confidence on load factors for main deck freight. Does Gerber/LH's desire for a RR powered composite freighter outweigh Boeing's ind...Jump to post
I don't think Airbus said the 338NEO was aMOM.I believe that said that they had the MOM area covered with the A321NEO and the 338NEO. That's just a marketing spin. At the end of the day, it all means the same, isn't? Yes, it's all marketing spin. Airbus says A321neo is a MOM and A338 is a MOM and t...Jump to post
It's clearly a child's underwear. The child could have wet themselves, the mother washed the underwear in the lavatory, and returned to dry it. All I see here is a resourceful mother. The commenters falling over themselves over this are either sexist ("she's crazy" "she's wet" b...Jump to post
By "NMA-7Xs", he means the "MoM" right? Yes, Jon has been using "NMA-7X" to indicate the smaller body longer range "MoM" and "NMA-8X" for the larger body shorter range "MOM". On the other hand, I'm a bit pissy because you left St. Pierre e...Jump to post
Europeans will probably not fly all the way to Hawaii. Other than the umpteen Mediterranean islands ( and the Canaries, and the Maghreb, and Turkey, and the Seychelles & SE Asia ), it is cheaper for Germans in particular to fly to SE Asia & the Caribbean ( of which St Maartens ), the French...Jump to post
Qantas Group has converted 18 A320neo aircraft into the larger A321LR. Aircraft will be operated by Jetstar. Deliveries between 2020 and 2022. https://imagr.eu/up/KQBWq_DWlzVaJWsAAnOVh.jpg https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status/966430431154458624 Did Jetstar hire our very own keesje as their graph...Jump to post
They are not happy with the 5 777F? Why would they not just take some more, last I heard the line had still many spaces open waiting for orders. Expecting and/or preferring a 777XF that could be delivered several years in the future does not mean they are not happy with the 777F they've been flying...Jump to post
Flightglobal says: During the A380’s pre-launch activities, it was then-boss Noël Forgeard who was front of house in the global lobbying effort to secure signed “letters of interest” from potential customers. With a decision to launch never a formality, Leahy’s absence – publicly at least – caused ...Jump to post
Where is the evidence that Boeing sold the 787 at a loss? If you can’t back up that comment, then why should anyone believe the rest of what you wrote? Repeating a myth again and again won’t make it true I don't think there is any. I didn't see any in the LNC story we're discussing in this thread. ...Jump to post
Are you kidding? Every time I walk passed the place in the mall (granted, not nearly as often now that EVERYTHING can be bought online), it's packed with non-blue shirt folks. Maybe repair work, maybe browsers, maybe folks that would rather interact with other folks rather than a computer. Who know...Jump to post
When you sell at a loss it is not a good opportunity, it is panic. Who said it is sold at a loss? Just because Airbus can't match the price of a 787 doesn't automatically mean the 787 is sold at a loss. I read somewhere they was sold at 100 million a unit. Please someone correct me if i am wrong. h...Jump to post
Then you'd have no problem allowing the government to vet (and institute a 10-day waiting period) to ensure any and all of yours and everyone else's articles, speeches, sermons, and peaceful protests will not reasonably have the capability to incite violence, right? It should be obvious that "...Jump to post
OldAeroGuy wrote:Note that Leahy is not mentioned by name in the last quote on who made the decision to launch the A380.
I wonder how many of you that disparage Hawaii have ever been there and /or have left Waikiki and explored some of the most beautiful places on earth? C'mon, man, does it really ruffle a lot of feathers for a French speaker to point out he and other Europeans might be more comfortable at a similarl...Jump to post
I think that John Leahy is getting too much criticism on this thread for the decision to launch the A380. While the decision to launch was an overall Airbus management team decision, Noël Forgeard was probably one of the biggest A380 advocates. He was convinced the airplane was a necessity for long...Jump to post
My point was that I think these type of "early retirements", test frames or not; have no effect on future sales. Nor does it look bad! I know the early frames take a huge penalty compared to later produced metal down the line. And if even the likes of myself know it....I bet airlines do t...Jump to post
It's not always a funding issue. "Money doesn't buy happiness, but it buys a lot of other things!" :biggrin: Suppose Germany was on track to be spending 2.0% of GDP as it has committed to, rather than being stuck at 1.2% and little political will to increase it. Increasing one's already s...Jump to post
Hawaiian ordered the A330-800 for a reason, they like the specs. What would have changed if this is true to make such a switch? What changed? Their minds...so what? You were going to buy a Ford, bought a Chevy instead. We were told earlier that the deposits got shifted over to A321 quite a while ag...Jump to post
How does Scott Hamilton ( of Leeham news) know what the sales price would be? Is this an estimate of what Airbus thinks and is feeding him? It is a bit suspicious where he is getting these price figures since he just happens to be in Toulouse reporting on the A350-1000 first delivery right now. Bef...Jump to post
and in this case reflects the ownership while leased to SQ. Except the shell companies have been created after the aircraft returned from lease. Separate ownership of each aircraft previously, due to the differing syndicate and funding participants. Aircraft ownership usually changes twice after le...Jump to post
No but better executives wouldn’t have built it in the first place. So he is not to blame. He is the sales man. I can understand, why he blames others but not himself. That's all I wanted to say. To me the unsightly thing is how he admits how many things went wrong for the A380 program except of co...Jump to post
Under the Leeham article, "Birdy" shrewdly commented : As the A330Neo development is almost done, it’s too late to try to kill the program. If the goal is to make a clean sweep before launching the 797, it’s not a good idea at all. Airbus will have nothing to lose to retaliate with aggres...Jump to post
The losing streak for gun owners is now what 8-10 years in front of the United States Supreme Court. In today's rulings they upheld the 9th circuit. In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California’s 10-day waiting period for firearms purcha...Jump to post
Bregier also said that a stretch of the -1000 may come when there is a new generation of engines.
Re: viewtopic.php?p=20189109#p20188997 -- the article also said:
Bregier also said that a stretch of the -1000 may come when there is a new generation of engines.
Sounds like an offer HA couldn't refuse, say Godfather style? Not really godfather style, IMHO. That kind of offer implies that you need to take the offer or suffer the (deadly) consequences. Seems like HA is doing the opposite of suffering: it's getting (IMHO) a better plane for the job at (appare...Jump to post
The original order for the A358 and later the A338 was 8. Can we see a larger order for the 789? All this over 8 freaking planes? What is the big deal? The Leeham article says: Boeing’s effort to displace Airbus A330neo at Hawaiian is part of an all-out, hand-to-hand combat campaign by Boeing to ki...Jump to post
rheinwaldner wrote:What was wrong with the marketing of the A380? Again, are you saying with better marketing more A380s would have shipped?
Whether one liked JL or not there is no denying his accomplishments. Agree. I've read all the articles in Leeham's series and would be happy to buy his memoir if/when published. Yet, why does this subject bother him so? In the earlier thread(s) I observed how he seemed to really anguish over the re...Jump to post
What happened to the Boeing fanboys not trusting Leeham because "they only report on issues that are favourable to Airbus"?? Let's think about this for a moment; Scott Hamilton almost certainly was leaked this by one of his Airbus "sources" (aka 'sponsors.') While he was obvious...Jump to post
Leeham suggests that QR will up-guage some of its A359s to A35K: https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/qatar-may-gauge-a350-900-1000-buy/ AAB had lots of good things to say about Bregier on his last day at Airbus. Bregier , who at times appeared a bit melancholy, said the wave of 777-300ER retirements w...Jump to post
Do we need to remind Leeham that an aircraft sold from Washington state to Hawaiian isn't international commerce? I guess we do. Read again what was tweeted. Aggressive pricing, taking out 3 767-300ERs that are going to United involved. Aggressive pricing--sounds like complaints in @Bombardier trad...Jump to post
The cancellation penalty for the A338 must be massive, especially this far along the line. It's essentially a stillborn type that now has no orders at all, if this rumor is true. The terms for the A338 may actually be quite favorable to HA given that the original order was for the A350-800; the A33...Jump to post
Guess HA was OK with something bigger than A338? Probably something cheaper.... http://www.businessinsider.com/hawaiian-airlines-ceo-says-asia-growth-opportunity-2018-1 interviewed HA CEO Dunnkerley: "Airbus is going to build the A330-800. I don't there's much question about that," he sai...Jump to post
I find on my (now long in the tooth) Samsung that the buttons on the side of the phone are quite often in "ringtone volume" mode so when I pick up the phone quite often I'm jacking up the ringtone volume. Also whereas it used to be easy to find a custom mount for each phone now the industr...Jump to post
I once went to a bar and they Ran. Out. Of. Beer!
I did a double take, as did every other punter who walked through the door.
They did far more business than planned, and were caught out.
Whiskey and soda for me!
This was back in the 80s and bar was right next to the WTC (rip) in Manhattan.
At what point are flight attendants going to start wearing body cams . Also good. This lady is a type of person that needs to see consequences. I WISH omg I wish! So now I wanna see what the a.net customer centric apologists have to say about this. It’s not often enough that a situation like this c...Jump to post
What a shame that so many Kids cannot stay on subject. Leahy just highlighted that engine Technology made surprisingly large steps from the late 1990s to 2010. This is a fair point. Whether this Technology would have been available 4 years earlier is another question, but it is clear that the A380 ...Jump to post
AvWeek shows the 737 some luv, with focus on the Wichita to Renton journey: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/spirit-67-how-boeings-baby-jetliner-fuselage-made-its-journey-west I don't think this is the 10,000th 737, rather, the 10,000th airframe to come from the production line of Spirit ...Jump to post
Blaming the engine makers for not offering an engine that wouldn't be ready till years after Airbus needed them is just stupid. Like blaming the lack of weather radar for the loss of the Spanish armada. Seems the need to shift blame is ever present. Lightsaber's comments tell us blaming the engine ...Jump to post