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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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%...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Could have been Tinker Belle, she's still on the circuit. I saw her at Moore County Airport a while back...
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...Jump to post
Sounds like AJ is going with less seats in this recent interview.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... ends-video
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Jet Airways added 75 737 Max 10's to there existing order...
https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-jet- ... SKBN1CG1VO
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...Jump to post
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?
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
What was the original delivery target for these swapped and deferred A35k's?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
$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...Jump to post
$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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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
mffoda wrote:Jump to postClearly UPS... What can brown do for you!
Speaking of drawing random conclusions.... Leehamnews has input on the topic.
https://leehamnews.com/2017/07/12/is-no ... more-24109
Clearly UPS... What can brown do for you!Jump to post
Just saw this.... Sad news
"Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 5 dead"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-mi ... 36104.html
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
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...Jump to post
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)...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
scotron11 wrote:Surprised seeing as all the carriers that were "suckered" into the 787 that never delivered EIS.
Who the hell do you think you are CX747? Spreading financial realities into a aviation enthusiast website!Jump to post