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by Polot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 28
Views: 2461

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

According to this news article (in Dutch) they will probably operate these flights from Nagoya. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/airasia-x-wil-met-a330neo-naar-vasteland-amerika For sure it will not be Tokyo, that market is too congested. Too much competition. Not that it...

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by Polot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 28
Views: 2461

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

LAXintl wrote:
As far as the US is concerned they have held authority since 2015 so nothing to hamper them on this end.

Air Asia X already flies to the US (HNL), just not the mainland.

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by Polot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 106
Views: 10088

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I was thinking, if only Delta had held on to the rights for the Pan Am name and logo, the could paint a (as yet purchased or built) 737 Max10 in 1959 livery the same way Qantas did with one of their 737-800 VH-VXQ. It'd have the right proportions and size except for smaller wingspan and 2 less engi...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 45
Views: 9068

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Why don’t they do it in-house? DL has a massive engine shop and I think they are converting an old hangar into one also at WTL. Probably becomes a question of is it worth bringing in house when you can instead expand/start work on a higher volume engine (ie the PW GTF) and possibly get outside work...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 45
Views: 9068

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Fascinating. Does anyone know why this version of the V2500 has such a limited supply of overhaul company options? I mean, New Zealand, really? What makes these engines so specialized over the Airbus versions that limits the overhaul capability? Sure maybe the mount points and some accessories mayb...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 45
Views: 9068

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

It is unlikely they will be ever be taken by another operator as Delta is the only operator of the type. The MD-90 is not going to last as long as it’s older sister the MD-80. The engine overhaul costs are already getting excessive. It is not unlikely that the MD-90s will fully be gone soon after th...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 61
Views: 7913

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

Fine, bring a retired B737-400 out of storage and park it at the gate. That is also not considered using it. Airports know if their gates are being used as a storage spot. Flights have to be operating out the gates. Then I’d fill it with kids from the local Boys and Girls Club and give free rides t...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 61
Views: 7913

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

EA CO AS wrote:
Polot wrote:
parking a dumpster in front of the gate does not count as using it.


Fine, bring a retired B737-400 out of storage and park it at the gate.

That is also not considered using it. Airports know if their gates are being used as a storage spot. Flights have to be operating out the gates.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 61
Views: 7913

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

They don’t have a strategy at DAL. They have something hard to get (DAL gates) and think it is valuable, but it’s not (at least to them). They might not have a strategy now, but I think they gave a decent effort initially, given their constraints. It could be argued that they're just slot-sitting (...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Very nice, but I answered a statement claiming that the 777-9 had the lower wing loading. I perhaps missed your words than, answering that statement. The A350-1000 and the 777-9 will have very similar sized wings in regards to wing area, with the A350-1000 definitively being the considerable lighte...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 61
Views: 7913

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

AA wants the gates and wants flights again. The problem is AA may not get what they want. If the gates become available again there will be a fight over them, and some airlines will no doubt argue that AA has no right to the gates (even though they are the primary leaseholder) due to the DOJ’s orde...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 61
Views: 7913

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

Don’t you mean DL? And you have seem to have forgotten those gates belong to AA. The whole gate situation is a mess due to all the conflicting agreements, contracts, and politics involved. It is not entirely clear that AA would get control over the fate of the gates (or be able to use them) if AS l...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

You have to be careful looking at wing area figures- there are multiple ways to calculate wing area and Boeing and Airbus don’t necessarily use the same method. IIRC Airbus’s method includes more area than Boeing’s. Ferpe had a post about it here years ago. I’m not saying that the 777X’s wing loadi...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

You have to be careful looking at wing area figures- there are multiple ways to calculate wing area and Boeing and Airbus don’t necessarily use the same method. IIRC Airbus’s method includes more area than Boeing’s. Ferpe had a post about it here years ago. I’m not saying that the 777X’s wing loadin...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Ok so the answer is, no the 779 cannot have 18" wide seats at 10 abreast. Thanks. With 18” aisle. Shrink the aisles to 17” (current 10Y 777 aisle widths) and you get 2 more inches...or an extra 0.2” a seat giving 18” seats. uh? As you said, the aisle is already 17" on a 10-abreast 777. Yo...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

The A350 at 9 across does not need 1,5" wide armrest and a very narrow aisle, to provide a 18" seat. Not a very narrow aisle, but it does need 1.5” wide armrests. How exactly do you think Airbus is fitting ~1” wider seats on the A350 vs 787 when the A350’s cabin is only ~5” wider? With th...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Can the 779/8 really have 18" wide seats? I think the carved out walls allow for more shoulder comfort for the person sitting on the window seat (2" on either side), but not necessarily wider seats. The carved walls gain an extra 4". Even if you were to spread that across all 10 seat...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

The A35J is lighter so fuel burn should be better, but the 779 can seat 10 abreast with 18 inch seats as the interior cabin is wider than the A35J. So as a result, Boeing claims a 10% lower CASM than the A35J due to its greater capacity. Can the 779/8 really have 18" wide seats? I think the ca...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Interestingly enough (or perhaps not) in our non-av Tesla thread ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1400911&p=20638833#p20638833 ) we have a discussion about the lengths the OEMs will go to to learn about what its vendors cost structure is, and what vendors will do to lea...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 88
Views: 13800

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

n471wn wrote:
554 is the TOTAL build (all models) of the 400 series

No it isn’t, 694 -400s across all models (-400/F/ER/ERF/M/D) were built.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 88
Views: 13800

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

727LOVER wrote:
Does 554 include cargo?

Not sure because fewer than 554 pax 744s were built but more than 554 including cargo were built...

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by Polot
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5831

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

Correct me if I'm wrong but as I know there are no travel restrictions inside Venezuela . Still 500mi between the two. It can be difficult to travel that distance if you have limited funds and no means of transportation. That said it is likely the stowaway has no clue where the plane was going, and...

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by Polot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

CO, DL, and EA were not big players in the transcon market. CO barely flew anywhere east of the Mississippi before deregulation and DL and EA were both more North-South oriented than East-West.

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by Polot
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 95
Views: 13100

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

AA CMH-LAX DEC 1.1>2[0.8] JAN 1.0>2[0.6] FEB 1.0>2[0.7] MAR 1.0>2[0.8] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] AA LAX-MSY DEC 1.1>2[0.9] JAN 1.0>2[1.0] FEB 1.0>2[1.0] MAR 1.0>2[1.0] APR 1.0>2[1.0] MAY 1.0>2[1.0] Looks like AA is trying to lock up some TCON markets, IND-LAX went 2x daily as well. Probably try...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 702
Views: 90619

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Geez, what's with everyone stealing regional jets these days? I mean, if you're going to do something as idiotic as steal a commercial plane at least go all in and grab something cool like an A380 or 787. . Would one person be able to take off and fly an A380 ? Probably just as easy as flying a Q40...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

It was declared that when the A330neo was launched, that the A330ceo would be better under 2000nm. It was also expected that the A330ceo would offer a higher payload on short routes. And things once stated, (what four years ago?), of course never change. Since than the A330neo has got a aerodynamic...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

It was declared that when the A330neo was launched, that the A330ceo would be better under 2000nm. It was also expected that the A330ceo would offer a higher payload on short routes. And things once stated, (what four years ago?), of course never change. Since than the A330neo has got a aerodynamic...

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by Polot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

The A330neo was designed to better compete against the 787 on longer missions in the space below that occupied by the A350. Airbus themselves have stated that below around 2000nm, an A330 will be better than an A330neo due to it's roughly 5000kg lower weight (per Airbus comments on MWE for the A330...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

As the title says, is the new and improved MAX 9 capable of flying into either Maui or Orange County? I am assuming with the new engines and lighter frame that it should at least be able to comfortably land at Kahului, but I could be wrong. Any information or thoughts? What lighter airframe? The MA...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22460

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Somewhat on the same note, I saw that United is now using a different font for its registration numbers on both newly delivered and repainted aircraft. I'm not seeing it...can you provide specific comparison examples? For example, I looked at photos of a couple 737 Max of UA and the registration fo...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7147

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

What is with IST as of late? Is it that overcrowded? It more so comes down to people not doing their job though. Yes, it is that over crowded. Go look at IST on Google maps- aircraft are stuffed at every possible open space. There is not a lot of margin for error on the taxi ways. The new airport c...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 109
Views: 17255

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Will AirAsia really fly to Europe. How many times has this plan ebbed and flowed over the years?? Air Asia did fly to Europe. A couple of years back they had flights between KUL and LHR or ORY, but IIRC they scrapped it pretty quickly. I'm not sure what the aircraft were, A330 classic I think. They...

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by Polot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 31994

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interjet’s primary issues have nothing to do with the SSJ decision and more on their business model. They either need to fully commit to being a full service carrier or to being an LCC (with LCC seating density) because the hybrid thing they have going on now just isn’t working.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5663

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

Because they would get crushed by AS, AA, DL, UA, and WN and lose a ton of money? LGB is likely a money loser as well.

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by Polot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14136

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

Domestic 777 replacements will probably be the newer 77Es shifted from international as A350s start coming in bulk.

I don’t see UA ordering new build domestic widebodies.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6663

Re: HA Operations/Network

My guess is farther Asian trunk cities plus their European dream. I doubt you are going to see them at many 2nd tier cities (remember this plane is larger than the A332s and HA has a denser than typical configuration) and at many US cities (A332s can handle those).

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 379
Views: 91610

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It should be noted that Macquarie AirFinance's and Goshawk’s orders for 20 A320neos each, announced as firm at the FIA (and implied/thought to be new), were in fact previously booked and are now identified. Why Airbus didn’t mentioned this in those press releases? Who knows.

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by Polot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19565

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance? Maybe because the intended function and usage of this chart has little to do with (range) performance . . . It may be there just for PR reasons, for all we know. I don't think any airline/operator will be able claim any ...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 344190

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 22874

Re: Hifly A380 Operating LGW-JFK

I think we need a dedicated HiFly A380 operations thread. Posting a new one everytime it operates a new route or lands in a airport is getting a little excessive and makes it really hard to follow discussions about the aircraft since it gets splintered so much.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 773
Views: 196298

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Sayan777 wrote:
Which airline is it between Eva 789 and Boeing 787 -10.I guess its the Etihad 787-10

It is one of the 787-10 test aircraft (LN 548 or 565). It is painted all white except for the Boeing name/logo on the lower fuselage behind 1L, which you just barely see in the photo.

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5740

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Personally although I find the two person rule tedious when it comes to toilet breaks and the like, I must admit I feel safe and secure knowing that should a colleague go a little funny, there's a crew member who can reach and unlock the door to let me in. Seems to me you have it backwards. A two-p...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 5000

Re: 737 Production Delays

I can well understand that late deliveries of fuselage are responsible for production delays, but that can hardly be the reason for frames piling up. The frames stored seem to have work left, to few skilled workers, not being painted (not enough painting capacity?) or missing engines. In June were ...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 5000

Re: 737 Production Delays

Question for those who might know (paging Planesmart): the 737MAX was delivered a few months earlier than Boeing was intitially anticipating at program launch. If an airline’s delivery date is moved up by Boeing, but later delayed due to engines, but not after the original delivery date agreed to a...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Production Delays
Replies: 41
Views: 5000

Re: 737 Production Delays

Question for those who might know (paging Planesmart): the 737MAX was delivered a few months earlier than Boeing was intitially anticipating at program launch. If an airline’s delivery date is moved up by Boeing, but later delayed due to engines, but not after the original delivery date agreed to at...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19929

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If you want to understand why we go through this s**t every quarter, some Airbus Aficionados who have no clue about real-world accounting principles get upset when some Boeing Boosters who also have no clue about real-world accounting principles diss Airbus' quarterly financials in comparison to Bo...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19929

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

There is a lot of shooting the poster in this thread. I don't think it's about bashing Boeing, but to make clear what the (dis)advantages are for Boeing (and the shareholders) by using Program Accounting, instead of using the more applicable accounting rules. Reading all those posts which are point...

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by Polot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post CSeries deal, Bombardier Commercial eyes return to profitability
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Post CSeries deal, Bombardier Commercial eyes return to profitability

evank516 wrote:
Doesn't Bombardier still have a stake in the CSeries/A220 program? They're getting at least some of the revenue from the plane aren't they?

Yes (31%) and yes.

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