And here are the usual renders of the aircraft:
https://desdeelpatioblog.com/2018/03/09 ... -su-flota/
MSN 202 LH #9 emerged from cabin fit and got its tail cover removed. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4780/25841324147_dd4ba3e0d2_z.jpg Lufthansa A350-941 msn 202 by dn280tls , on Flickr MSN 106 QR xx emerged from cabin fit as well. Should be painted soon. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4794/389030356...Jump to post
Skye the Blue Jay has been delivered.
Airbus A320 -251N 8102 N326FR Frontier Airlines delivery 07mar18 TLS-YYR-TPA "Skye the Blue Jay“ ex F-WWDX
A quite strange sight for plane spotters as a 787 suffered a nose gear collapse at Grant County International Airport.
50 A330 for an airline whose operation is relative all short haul now is a bit too much ain't it? Feeling de javu (KF, the old days of Jet Airways), I hope they don't get canned down by India government. 500 + A320's was a bit much for Indigo 7 years ago If there is one airline you would bet on pul...Jump to post
It seems mjoelnir has it closest to right: the French workers will make out the best: lowest number impacted, best odds of finding more work. The German workers are impacted heavily but seems they have reasonable opportunities to find a different position. The statement about Spain and Britain is w...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:50 A330 for an airline whose operation is relative all short haul now is a bit too much ain't it? Feeling de javu (KF, the old days of Jet Airways), I hope they don't get canned down by India government.
I also think we have to acknowledge the possibility that the original manufacturing savings promise of the 787 methods are finally being realized. If that is the case it’s far worse for Airbus than any short term issue. It's interesting how much of a.net rejected much of the Leeham HA report, and i...Jump to post
Here is the source link. https://airwaysmag.com/industry/analysis-delta-order-for-a350-a330neo-hinged-on-pricing-availability/ Feel free to critique their aaaumptions and go ahead and adjust for fuel cost being what it is today. But the fundamental question is this. Is there any data point that wou...Jump to post
In that context then, what point is there to slow production to 8 a year? Is it to keep the workforce, slow customer delivery, meet the capability delivery required through slow incremental improvement? Shutting down production would result in large write offs, nobody wants to be that guy that puts...Jump to post
So I was wrong HA would go for the A359. Fundamentally IMO what won this order for the 789 over the 350 was that the 787 is competitive in the medium range area as well as long range area, because of it's lighter weight for similar performance. Ruscoe The A350-900 offers 10% larger cabin and accord...Jump to post
It is entirely feasible that at some point the 787 will be at about parity with the A330 in terms of production costs, or maybe even slightly cheaper. It is possible that day is closer than many initially realized due to Boeing’s aggressiveness towards cutting costs (squeezing suppliers, increasing...Jump to post
^^ Please continue in the existing thread.Jump to post
Comac confirms that the first aircraft has undergone some upgrades: Since making its first x-country flight to Yanliang on Nov.10, the 1st #C919 has kept busy with rigorous flight tests, logging 35 hours 56 min over 13 test flights at its new home. AC101 was also fitted with water weight tanks, a tr...Jump to post
Another undelivered A330 on the way to LDE for storage:
As reported in 2017, IndiGo may order widebody aircraft at some point. According to Bloomberg, the A330neo may be the RFP front runner. IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, plans to order as many as 50 Airbus SE A330 wide-body jets as it seeks to expand beyond short-haul flights, people with knowledge o...Jump to post
It is entirely plausible that this was put out by Airbus via intermediaries as a controlled leak. Haven't we heard this rumour just a few months back, and why is it being rehashed? Why the timing of this leak when they could done it last week or next? Looks like a medium for Airbus to cushion the P...Jump to post
william wrote:a negotiation ploy to keep Airbus honest,
VS will most likely have transferred the down payments to the A350 order. And in the end even if HA had a walk away option that they could use, Based on interviews with airline executives over the years, and people familiar with aircraft deals, walk away clauses are pretty much the norm in the indu...Jump to post
It does cross my mind if Branson ever intended to take delivery in the first place...he was a king of publicity stunts which have been wound in in recent years. As much as I respect SRB this was one big publicity stunt at the time. I guess SRB will have to himself another wing to play with the ladi...Jump to post
It will reach a point where Airbus will just increase the A350 production rate allowing them to make better deals due to lower production costs. I doubt such thing is possible. The A350 engines alone are much more expensive than the T700 and will remain so. New aircraft like the A350 and 787 use mo...Jump to post
I just can't see AirAsiaX getting 787s, doesn't make sense to me. Well, they will have to switch completely over because they are still adamant that they will only operate one type of aircraft. :confused: Aside from the fact that Air Asia X will be adding A350s to its A330 fleet, and thus having 2 ...Jump to post
[I hope we agree that the deal must have been pretty good to compensate the cancellation penalties HA will have to pay Airbus and RR. However the RR penalty might be avoidable if HA would order the Trent Ten on the 787, which they did not. Imho Boeing and GE must have worked together to make the de...Jump to post
But more importantly it sends a message to RR that GE is the preferred partner on the 787 for Boeing. I'm always stunned when people arrive at such conclusions, based on an airplane order of just 10 aircraft. Engine deals can be a key factor. We have seen plenty other examples in the past. But Boei...Jump to post
BawliBooch wrote:Leaving the EU but remaining in the common market would be like having the cake and eating it too!
Wow, this, HA, and VS cancelling A380 all in rapid succession. It'd be terrible news if it wasn't so underwhelming! :D Seems like Airbus should avoid -800 in model numbers, none of them do so good. A350-800. A330-800. A380-800. We need a new headline "new sales chief finds skeletons in closet&...Jump to post
Technically the -800 was cancelled couple years ago when Airbus stated it won't build the smallest A350 member.Jump to post
^^ Please continue in the existing thread.Jump to post
Al Baker also believes Chapter 11 would be an "luxery" to have. Or he just saw an opportunity to throw some mud at the US3. He adds: "Unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of Chapter 11 [US bankruptcy protection] so we have to persevere and find additional financial streams and inv...Jump to post
Steel goes up:
Another uncontained engine failure, this time on an Avro RJ85. Luckily, engine parts did not penetrate the cabin. Tez Jet Avro RJ85 powered by Lycoming / Honeywell ALF 502R-5 engines suffered uncontained engine failure and made an emergency landing at Manas airport in Kyrgyzstan. The four engine air...Jump to post
What took them so long? Firming up of the latest EK order. Notice that every A380 cancellation over the past years was reported in Airbus' orders spreadsheet at the same time an A380 order was booked... When EK firms up their 16 options, we'll probably see a cancellation of the Amedeo A380 'order',...Jump to post
I say leave the cargo alone, the a/c cannot be all things to all persons especially when the target market at present is being served by a/c above or below. In my opinion, this a/c claim to fame has to be efficiency as a people mover. But then airlines will continue using 787s and A330s on short ha...Jump to post
Here it is: Air Transat's first A320 emerged from paint and is due to enter service later this month.
https://twitter.com/Mark__Brandon/statu ... 6677137408
Lessor Avolon points out another business decision Boeing will have to make: Boeing may need to rethink one of the most distinctive features of its proposed new mid-range jet — a small freight hold — to win over customers in Asia, potentially the plane's largest market. The planemaker faces a "...Jump to post
Any idea why LGW was dropped before? As per article in the start post: Al Baker said “Gatwick to us became less attractive due to the fact that all the American feed we used to get there evaporated with the Open Skies [agreement] between the US and Europe which meant that all the American carriers ...Jump to post
Yes Al Baker warned about a loss couple months ago. It was expected. QR claims it lost 20% of its revenue due to the blockade.
Revelation wrote:Doesn't give a number, though..
Stitch wrote:Six frames a month on a fully mature and amortized production line can still comfortably make money so as long as Airbus can maintain a neutral or positive Book to Build ratio things should be fine.
Airbus' sales summary of February: Headlining the new business was Emirates’ firm order for 20 A380s, reaffirming this United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s commitment to the jetliner programme and underscoring its role as the aircraft’s largest customer. Deliveries of these latest-ordered A380s for ...Jump to post
Still the used value of such a small fleet would be limited. So they would be stuck with flying the wings of those A330. On the contrary. In case of orphans, Airbus tend to make buyback guarantees. That's why LDE is parked with A340s and early A380s. As such financing the a/c should not be an issue...Jump to post
I agree no one owes him an apology, nor does he owe us an apology. His original story said "no agreements were signed" which to me tells us that the situation was not 100% firm. It's regrettable that he said the A338 deal was already cancelled when it really was not, but his update just s...Jump to post