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by mffoda
Sun May 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 711
Views: 97393

Re: A400M Update

And then there's this from FG: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/state-department-approves-sale-of-six-c-130j-super-h-448358/ "The US State Department approved the sale of six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport and tanker aircraft to Germany for an estimated $1.4 billion, ...

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by mffoda
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2275
Views: 286407

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Why are you so sensitive when I suggest that for an NMA from launch to service it might be a good idea to conservatively assume 7-8 years, like recent programs (787, 777X) ? There's an on-going narrative here that NMA must be as big a project as 787 yet when you look at it with any sort of objectiv...

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by mffoda
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16298

Re: Future of the A338

Leeham believes 789 costs are down to about $80 million. They also estimate price of the AA 787s at $88 million. Not a lot of profit, but not dumping either. I hadn't seen that. Do you have a link? Rgds 787 production costs https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/20/boeing-displaces-airbus-hawaiian-wins-787...

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by mffoda
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NetJets Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: NetJets Fleet

Thank you all for the responses very insightful. Interesting to me that they have really jumped on the Bombardier Global Express bandwagon at the expense of the Gulfstreams. Completely understand it from a comfort standpoint the Globals having a much wider cabin than the Gulfstream however so many ...

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by mffoda
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 P2F program has launch customer
Replies: 33
Views: 10129

Re: 777 P2F program has launch customer

amdiesen "What the article omits is the comparatively substantial performance penalty of the converted frames." According to the chart in the article you quoted, there is a 1,200 pound payload difference between the 767F and 767BCF (1% in favor of 767F). And a range increase of 45 nm (1.5%...

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by mffoda
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8295

Re: American A320 Retirement

mjoelnir wrote:
Perhaps the early A320 hold better up to usage than theearly 737-800.


And that's reflected in the lease rates right?

Or perhaps what many a mechanic who work on both types have said on a-net right?

:banghead:

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by mffoda
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96202

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Scott at leehamnews has updated his comments on this matter... https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/26/pontifications-oems-hike-list-prices/#more-26421 "Subsequently, the airline said the A330-800 contract is still in place. I’ll concede I should have written that Hawaiian is “to” cancel the order (f...

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by mffoda
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-46 over downtown Miami
Replies: 18
Views: 4678

Re: C-46 over downtown Miami

https://www.facebook.com/c46tinkerbelle/
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Could have been Tinker Belle, she's still on the circuit. I saw her at Moore County Airport a while back...

https://www.facebook.com/c46tinkerbelle/

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by mffoda
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96202

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Why does my cynical old brain get the impression someone at Airbus might have planted this story to get Leeham to broadcast this rumour, in order to flush Boeing and Hawaiian out? Now that Hawaiian have had to publicly comment https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-rema...

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by mffoda
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8678

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

Don't forget the 311t & 316t variants of the A350-1000. :wave:

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by mffoda
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Boeings weekly update: "Changes since last update: One new order (Unidentified Customer(s) for one 747). In the changes category, reduced 737 orders by one and 787 orders by one." Also saw this from reuters... "PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech airline Travel Service said on Thursday it had si...

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by mffoda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 836
Views: 73877

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

So, after several hundred replies on this thread... We end up with pictures of Emmanuel Macron and (the "late")Angela Merkel promising a euro f-35?

Seems like a wonderful use of tax payers money...

Loving this! :spin:

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by mffoda
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 705079

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The following article states more reasons why this A380 deal is harder to get done. The second hand market view is particularly interesting... https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/airbus-faces-tricky-hurdles-over-stalled-a380-emirates-183035355--sector.html "For Emirates, the problem runs deeper ...

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by mffoda
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

The breakdown is: "The Dublin-based leasing group, founded by Chief Executive Domhnal Slattery, agreed to buy 55 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 20 of the higher-capacity Boeing 737 MAX 10, Bohai said in a filing. It may order an additional 20 of the main 737 MAX 8 version, it added." https:...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 14830

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-asia-china-deals-boeing/boeing-signs-deal-to-sell-300-planes-worth-37-billion-to-china-idUSKBN1D91BZ Check out the link! It says: State-run China Aviation Supplies, which leases planes to Chinese airlines, said the order was for 260 B-737s as well as 40 B777s...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 53
Views: 8865

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

I don't see any airline or aviation experience in the groups core businesses. :scratchchin: That doesn't bode well for a start up... From the article: About 777 Partners 777 Partners is a Miami based investment firm focused on a broad spectrum of specialty finance businesses, asset originators and f...

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by mffoda
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 111% increase in profits
Replies: 21
Views: 6067

Re: Emirates reports 111% increase in profits

As a point of reference, Emirates Airlines recent annual profits were:

2014 - $1.3B
2015 - $1.9B
2016 - $340m

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by mffoda
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 324
Views: 57543

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

From NYTimes.... It looks like this could a lot worse from the US side. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/business/airbus-us-arms.html "The aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday that it may have violated United States rules on arms exports, potentially expanding a corruption investigati...

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by mffoda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Boeing's weekly update...

Changes since last update: 40 new orders (Unidentified Customer(s) for 30 737s and ten 777s). Identified Singapore Airlines for 20 777s and 19 787s previously listed as unidentified.

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by mffoda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Here is a different article: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ggSWkShqe4I5RW2mBDy31O/Jet-Airways-to-buy-100-narrowbody-aircraft-as-India-demand.html "The carrier is in talks with planemakers to buy 75 to 100 single-aisle jets in the current fiscal year, chief executive officer Vinay Dube said ...

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by mffoda
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO
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Jet Airways added 75 737 Max 10's to there existing order...

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO

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by mffoda
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 95000

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

A little crack in the armor of the UK/Canada team... Form bloomberg: "The U.K. is said to see Canada as primarily responsible for the trade dispute between Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. because of the level of its state aid to the aerospace company. Publicly, the British government has said th...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 61572

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

I wonder what this will do with Brazil's separate complaint with the World Trade Organization focused on what it claims amount to $4 billion in illegal subsidies from the Canadian government.??

WTO will take longer, but not looking good for C-Series.

Too early for popcorn? :scratchchin:

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6852

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

Bloomberg has this piece on the matter... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/qatar-air-mulls-new-boeing-747-freighter-order-as-cargo-booms Unintended Boon "“I’m pleased to tell you today that in fact the blockade has quite the opposite impact on our business to the one intended,...

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by mffoda
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27387

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

In the last quarterly report, deferred production costs really started to drop in earnest after Boeing went through some significant cost cutting efforts. Let's wait and see how much they drop in the coming quarters and once the rate hits 14 a month to see if charges are even necessary. A bigger ac...

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by mffoda
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 34930

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

BTW I saw the MEO prototype a few hrs ago at TLS Massive Engine Option? :D This is how you can tell that this is Fake news... "This new variant requires a significant increase in resources to achieve the programme targets of first Flight in 2019." https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/ai...

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by mffoda
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11192

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

It also mentions using them on the domestic network so the shorter, lighter aircraft could be just what they need. In addition no delivery dates mentioned except the airline wants them in the fleet and working "by 2020". Could these four be 788 cancellations or deferments from another car...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7809

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

What was the original delivery target for these swapped and deferred A35k's?

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K
Replies: 80
Views: 25390

Re: RE: Germany To Choose Between Chinook And CH-53K

And yet amazingly France and Germany continue with plans for a joint C-130 squadron... Not for tankering helos though. IMU they want a C160 comparable platform for special forces insertion. The extended hose is a very poor substitute. While it may help the A400M prop wash issue somewhat, it makes t...

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by mffoda
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40046

Re: Future of 777X

The just announced United deal opens the possibility of the 779 filling the role of 773ER/747 replacement... Can't wait for Keesje's spin on the loss of 35 of his beloved A350-1000s... :spin:

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40046

Re: Future of 777X

$12B spending to achieve incremental performance improvement over B77W??? Try more like $5 billion based on analysis by people who know the industry (not bloggers posing as such). Aha, someone should ask Washington State why they are offering $8.7B incentives on a $5B program. I posted this in repl...

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40046

Re: Future of 777X

$12B spending to achieve incremental performance improvement over B77W??? Try more like $5 billion based on analysis by people who know the industry (not bloggers posing as such). **** Perhaps this insider knows a bit about the industry... "Bregier complained about the $8.7 billion in support ...

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by mffoda
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40046

Re: Future of 777X

The 777x is taking much of the 787 technology, especially regarding engines and wing and putting it on the larger 777 platform. I'm not trying to say the 777x is better.. $12B spending to achieve incremental performance improvement over B77W??? Even with WTO blessings, Washington state incentives a...

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by mffoda
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 4293

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

The huffpost has this to say on sustainability... "Accounting Gimmicks And Hard Realities At Etihad Airways" "One of the things we’ve learned in recent years from waves of financial scandals is that you can’t fool the accountants. And it’s especially hard to trick forensic accountants...

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 25821

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

Although, it's hard to tell where they got their $30bn deferred production cost number from It probably includes the 'Unamortized tooling and one-off costs' which has hovered around $3.5-4billion for the last three to four years. While separate from the deferred production costs, it still has to be...

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough
Replies: 323
Views: 25821

Re: Leeham: 787 deferred cost not shrinking fast enough

That Leehamnews article requires a subscription to view, I hope they update it in the coming days and give a renewed estimate of their view. (without subscription) https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/20/boeing-787-payback-gap-widens/ Although, it's hard to tell where they got their $30bn deferred product...

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by mffoda
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 34790

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Haven't followed this recently, but are orders for the P&W engines down compared to say 1 or 2 years ago? Do we see an effect on orders because of this debacle? For what its worth I think there is. (studiously avoiding the fanboy stuff.....) The NEO has, for want of a better expression, had &qu...

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by mffoda
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 34790

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Speaking of drawing random conclusions.... Leehamnews has input on the topic. :spin: https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-norwegian-in-trouble/#more-24109 It is interesting that apparently Norwegian can't find anyone who wants to lease a PW equipped A320neo this year. They will have 3 that no one w...

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 34790

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Boeing has delivered six B737 MAX 8 (two to Norwegian and four to Lion/Malindo/Batik) but only one aircraft - 9M-LRC - is flying revenue flights according to FR24. Engine trouble for the LEAP as well? They're probably still peeling the plastic covers off the seats, and showing the crews the inside ...

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 199658

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

747classic wrote:
According several sources : the wrapped up UPS 747-8F, N607UP, LN1542 was rolled into Paint hangar 45-04 for a media event later this week


Remember who called it first...

mffoda wrote:
Clearly UPS... What can brown do for you! :biggrin:

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by mffoda
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 34790

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-no ... more-24109
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Speaking of drawing random conclusions.... Leehamnews has input on the topic. :spin:

https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-no ... more-24109

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by mffoda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 199658

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Clearly UPS... What can brown do for you! :biggrin:

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by mffoda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-130 down in Mississippi...
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

KC-130 down in Mississippi...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-mi ... 36104.html
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Just saw this.... Sad news

"Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 5 dead"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-mi ... 36104.html

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by mffoda
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 158477

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/07 ... oeing.html
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From NYT...

Boeing Selected for $294 Million Deal With Algeria's Tassel Airlines (3 x 737-800's)

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/07 ... oeing.html

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by mffoda
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 253844

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Now that I agree with and BA may decide to get them. They will also have a large A350 fleet by then so it will not be integration of a different type (as it would in IB if they went for the 777x) Hence the non sequtur 18x A350-1000s isn't my definition of a large fleet compared to a fleet of severa...

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by mffoda
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 202
Views: 57176

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

Defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of the Netherlands, Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen of Germany, Secretary of State for Defense Francine Closener of Luxembourg and Defence minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide of Norway at signing Cool pic... But Better pic! :biggrin: (from Wikimedia)...

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by mffoda
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12320

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Which engines for the A320s? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-china-idUSKBN19Q1A1 Which tells me nothing other than some CEOs and some NEOs.... :hissyfit: Lightsaber[/quote] Well there was this in said piece: "Enders said he expected up to 50 percent of the A320 family planes would co...

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by mffoda
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 21368

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

scotron11 wrote:
Surprised seeing as all the carriers that were "suckered" into the 787 that never delivered EIS.


Perhaps you can remind everyone how long the A350 program took to get to market... What was the difference?

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by mffoda
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 32865

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

:spin: :spin: Who the hell do you think you are CX747? Spreading financial realities into a aviation enthusiast website!

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