Current state of the cannibalized LN5:
It was my understanding that this issue was not an external computer such as an iPad, but the embedded flight computers as the captain mentioned in one announcement that they are also in the process of getting support from Boeing. That sounds really odd. Software updates on the flight computer shou...Jump to post
For what's its worth, Irkut believes the MC-21 could sell some 1,000 copies in a period of 20 years. The largest chunk should go to Russia: By 2035 the world’s demand for the Russian new MC-21 single-aisle airliner is estimated at 980 airframes , said Kirill Budaev, Vice President for sales and mark...Jump to post
Building a good airplane is one thing, success also depends on 1) good financing and after market values, 2) lessor adoption, 3) spare parts pool and maintenance facilities around the globe, 4) crew training, simulators, 5) AOG teams, support and probably much more.Jump to post
StTim wrote:I didn't realise the A330 finishing unit was shared with the A320 line.
With all due respect this thread is about Airbus potentially increasing their production rate and some concerns lessors have regarding a bubble. It is not an A vs B, who has the better backlog thread. If Airbus goes up to 70 planes a month and there is a Southeast Asia financial crisis, India has a...Jump to post
They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...Jump to post
According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. These numbers almost made me spit out my drink, no way in hell these numbers are going to happen unless a massive increase in production occurs. Well, Bombardier does ...Jump to post
Korean Air's 3rd CS300, the one that had smoke in the cockpit, performed another test flight today:
Maybe delivery will follow shortly.
Polot wrote:Nobody wants to deal with sonic booms all day,
Final assembly is now well underway:
https://twitter.com/SeattleVolFan/statu ... 6522671105
So what's happened to TC-ACR, a 15 years old 747-400F?
Saudi Arabian Airlines, Boeing 747 (TC-ACR), 22-feb-18 (1) by Robin Smeets, on Flickr
SpaceX managed to fish the fairing out of the water:
https://twitter.com/ShorealoneFilms/sta ... 7817075712
QR is working on a new economy seats and wants to do "something special". Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is working on a new economy-class product, which could be unveiled as early at 2019, likely at next year’s ITB Berlin. “When you give the best product in business class, then you shou...Jump to post
I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge... Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft Of which a large chunk will go to Batik Air.Jump to post
A possible 777-8F should have a similar or less payload than the 777F. A heavier frame, heavier engines, will only be partly compensated by a slightly higher MTOW, 351.5 t instead of 347.8 t. More range yes, more payload, very unlikely. Yes 777X comes with the same MTOW as the current 777. As the O...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Royal Jordanian 788 JY-BAI getting ready for its B1 flight
A peek inside the converted A330: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39513440615_46366fd812_z.jpg ASL - DHL A330-300F EI-HEA at HKG/VHHH by Jaws300 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40409069801_b5487d0e20_z.jpg ASL Airlines - DHL A330-300F EI-HEA at HKG/VHHH by Jaws300 , on FlickrJump to post
At least there has been one delivery this week! Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA And one more for today: Airbus A320 -251N 7880 VT-TNH Vistara delivery 22feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDE And we also missed the latest Azul delivery: Airbus A320 -251N 8105 PR-Y...Jump to post
If this thread has an inbuilt assumption that the A330neo will mean that there will be no more A330ceo, then I think that assumption is wrong. Assuming that Airbus and RR have not gone mad, they will continue with all four models of the A330 (-200, -300, -800 and -900). Why? Because this extends th...Jump to post
MSN 201 (TG#12) has rolled out to the flightline today. MSN 200 JJ #8 too has emerged from cabin/engine fit and has been parked nearby the A380 halls, presumably waiting for paint entry. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/40317647172_da888b3fdd_z.jpg Msn200 19/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350 , on FlickrJump to post
LHRFlyer wrote:Looking through the slide presentation LEVEL is clearly set for significant growth:
Lessor ALC has converted 4 A350-900s to 2 A330-900, 2 A320neo and 4 A321neo aircraft. The document can be found at http://services.corporate-ir.net/SEC/Document.Service?id=P3VybD1hSFIwY0RvdkwyRndhUzUwWlc1cmQybDZZWEprTG1OdmJTOWtiM2R1Ykc5aFpDNXdhSEEvWVdOMGFXOXVQVkJFUmlacGNHRm5aVDB4TWpBM05qYzBPQ1p6ZFdK...Jump to post
NZ engine issues should be resolved by April: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-nz-expects-trent-1000-issue-to-be-resolved-by-ap-446110/ Air New Zealand expects that the issues plaguing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9s will be resolved by ar...Jump to post
EgyptAir's first 787-9 is due in June 2019:
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates
EgyptAir is due to receive its first CS300 aircraft between November this year, and January 2019:
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... very-dates
Air Mauritius has outlined its early A330-900 deployment plans. The first two aircraft will arrive on property in September and October this year and will be used on the following routes: According to ch-aviation analysis of schedule data, the Indian Ocean carrier intends to deploy its A330neo into ...Jump to post
First aircraft is LN 517, ex- Rossiya, registered UR-GOA.
The second aircraft will be LN 359, ex-Asiana, and is currently undergoing conversion at TPE.
Emirates warns the US to not open Pandora's box by even trying to renegotiate the Open Skies agreement: Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) CEO Tim Clark has warned American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines not to pursue a renegotiation of the Open Skies pact between the United States and the U...Jump to post
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
CAPA made an analysis of the potential impact of the A321LR. On the sidelines, it claims Batir Air will convert (or already has) its entire A321neo order to the A321LR. The A321neoLR will ultimately account for a much larger share of total A321neo deliveries. There could be more than 20 A321neoLR op...Jump to post
audidudi wrote:At least there has been one delivery this week!
Airbus A320-251N 8113 TC-NBP Pegasus Airlines delivery 22 Feb18 XFW-SAW ex D-AXAA
Jump to postAirbus A320 -251N 7880 VT-TNH Vistara delivery 22feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDE
Continuing on the PW1100G powerplant, P&W explains that the knife-edge seal was one of 17 changes the OEM made to improve overall reliability: "We have gone back to an earlier design on a knife-edge seal on the eight-stage compressor," Hayes told attendees at an investor conference. Th...Jump to post
Someone leaked some photos of UA's upcoming premium economy seats:
https://twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/ ... 4395158528
INFINITI329 wrote:I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay.
SonOfABeech wrote:I guess they were considering a Mariners special livery, but the plane kept going tech all the time.
Hmmm... Everything Pratt says they will do to fix their issues, you usually report as-is. But everything CFM says they will do, you question it. Why the double standard? :?: I guess you haven't visited Specsavers lately: there is no question mark in my post, it was just an observation. This CFM sho...Jump to post
robt760 wrote:It looks like they ferried the aircraft to SFO base tonight.
First pic of the fairing:
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/sta ... 4652383232
Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent.