BWIAirport wrote:Nevermind, just saw this had been posted.
Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied:
First time poster here but was looking on xfw blog and noticed the first BA 320neo in background https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/a320-251n-frontier-airlines-f-wwdx.html?m=1 Indeed. Here's a better photo: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25465180537_d718061148_z.jpg Lagardère by theo f...Jump to post
The first A330 P2F has indeed been painted in Rome.
https://twitter.com/zeTravelersClub/sta ... 8742921216
Sooner787 wrote:btw, did VX go with P&W or CFM's on the NEO's ?
A white tail 737 MAX has rolled out in Renton, which was designated for the now defunct Monarch Airlines.
https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/sta ... 8779010049
Air Europa's first 787-9 has been moved to the delivery centre.
https://twitter.com/weareboeingsc/statu ... 9900207104
As I pointed out last year, 2018-2020, OEM sales staff will spend as much time negotiating cancellations and deferrals, as writing new business. And apparently, Boeing and Airbus are making good money out of deferrals and cancellations. A Paris Air Show player offers some brutal home truths for air...Jump to post
The next 737 MAX family member has received FAA certification, paving the way for its first delivery. Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commer...Jump to post
Prior to the introduction of the LEAP-1B type, the LEAP did undergo a redesign in some areas to reblade the low-pressure compressor.Jump to post
Revelation wrote:While I believe in making hay while the sun is shining, one can imagine the risk if the economy goes south for more than a short period of time.
While analysts and lessors scratch their head about rate 60, Airbus considers pushing single aisle production to rate 70. “If we look at the piled up demand and the backlog, we need to progress on rate 70, which is underway right now. We are in advanced discussions with our supply chain on feasibili...Jump to post
Another interesting interview with retiring John Leahy. This time he addresses the A380 engine technology: “We brought out and launched the 380 in 2000. We’re out there with the 380 and GE and Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are assuring us there is nothing on the horizon. This is best level of ...Jump to post
Bad news, the fix may take 6 months or more before production can resume - Hong Kong Express Airways Ltd expects at least a six-month delay in deliveries of new Airbus SE AIR.SE A320neo jets due to issues with engines made by Pratt & Whitney, according to an internal memo issued by the airline....Jump to post
Philippine Airlines may complement its upcoming A350-900 fleet by the largest model of the A350 family: The Southeast Asian nation’s first airline is undergoing a $2 billion (£1.4 billion) expansion programme to make its fleet one of the youngest in Asia. “It is one airplane we can consider. It is a...Jump to post
Just in case someone wonders how lessors are doing these days, here are the 2017 highlights of lessor AerCap: - $1,076 million net income, revenue $5,037 million - 402 aircraft transactions in 2017, including 119 widebody transactions - $5.3 billion of aircraft purchased and $2.4 billion of aircraft...Jump to post
If a company like Boeing, who is in constant dialogue with their clients as a matter of course anyway, cannot make a business case inside 12 months - then its overwhelmingly likely there is no case to make. I don't buy it. 12 months might work if you are working with a lot of "knowns" suc...Jump to post
Suspending half the A320neo deliveries for half the year could really hurt 2018 numbers. We’ll wait and see, but nonetheless, good to see them work through issues to have an improved 2017. Undoubtedly they will get through the latest production delay as well . They always do. As we are barely 2 mon...Jump to post
iceberg210 wrote:I'd be incredibly curious what the early results are for the 195E2. My hunch is it might see similar amounts of exceeding targets.
A350 traveled work reached a record low in 2017: The A350 program has performed better than expected during 2017. Production is running smoothly with traveled work at a record low-level, almost on the level of the A330 Final Assembly Line. Ramp to 10 per month is secured for the end of the year and ...Jump to post
The KC-46 has completed cold weather testing: https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 0307188738Jump to post
What will be interesting is can each type surpass the DC-3's total run of 16,079 to become the most produced transport aircraft of all time, and can either surpass the 20,000 barrier. I think the former is doable for both the 737 and A320, while the latter may be a bit of a stretch. Boeing has 4,00...Jump to post
Final outcome of the E190-E2 flight test campaign:
Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
As certification is imminent, Embraer reveals that E190-E2 flight testing has beaten all design targets.
https://twitter.com/airinsight/status/9 ... 3370877952
The A400M program booked a € 1.3 billion charge in 2017.
http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-re ... orman.html
These charges are inline with analyst expectations.
2017 was a strong, even better than expected, year for the entire Airbus Group.
2018 outlook looks even better.
Full-Year 2017 results: Airbus overachieved on all key performance indicators
MSN 196 ET #8 second & ferry flight to XFW for paint: https://fr24.com/AIB02NC/106fd0c7
MSN 185 TG #10 performed a CAF: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwiw/
Airbus A350 -941 184 D-AIXH Lufthansa delivery 15feb18 TLS-MUC ex F-WZGR
MSN 184 LH #8 has been delivered and is flying home to MUC.
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Does it? I read the Twitter post like BWI does in that this is the 10k fuselage unit to roll off of Spirit's line and head for Renton, not the 10,000th 737 to roll out of Renton: "Yesterday, the 10,000th unit rolled off Spirit's production line and began its journey to Boeing's plant in Renton...Jump to post
yet I still wonder which jets would fill the market if Boeing would not do the 797. Airlines would order whatever is available to fill that role. Widebody aircraft have been flying short sectors for decades, and as the Leeham article points out: Some also questioned just how stimulative the NMA wil...Jump to post
The 737 is about to reach a new milestone as the 10,000th aircraft is being prepared to enter final assembly in Renton. The @BoeingAirplanes 737 fuselage has been built in Wichita since 1966. Yesterday, the 10,000th unit rolled off Spirit's production line and began its journey to Boeing's plant in ...Jump to post
That should be MSN 679 instead.Jump to post
The UK has submitted its final Eurofighter offer to Belgium.
https://world.eurofighter.com/articles/ ... or-belgium
The package includes cyber security to better protect the country against cyber attacks.
MSN 183 MH #3 is going home:
Airbus A350 -941 183 )m-MAD Malaysia Airlines delivery 13feb18 TLS-KUL ex F-WZGA
Boeing booked 11 737 (10x 737 NG, 1x 737 MAX) orders in January.
28 gross, 17 cancellations, 11 net.
I guess we know why they used CFM engines instead if PW engines for the first A321LR since PW equipped A321neos have suspeded all test flights. You can't change engine type on such short notice. Considering the lead time of the pylon, this was planned a long time ago. The first LR customers have se...Jump to post
IndiGo eyes 20 to 25 A321LR aircaft for its long haul operations. IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l) is considering converting part of its order with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for 405 A320neo to A321neo (LR)s, the Financial Express has reported. The conversion will most likely cover 20-25 aircra...Jump to post