I imagine the A350-900Rs they have on order (if not already taking delivery of). There are also the 787-10s coming into the fleet.Jump to post
The average age of their 757 and MD-11 fleets is 25 years per airfleets.net, so I am going to guess they are comfortable operating frames for an extended period of time. The oldest 747-400F in the fleet is 12 years, so one imagines 5X will operate them into the late 2020s if not early 2030s. They ha...Jump to post
VV wrote:Maybe it would wok out well once QFA will have finished studying the economics.
I’m unsure how many, if any, have already been logged in the backlog as unidentified, although as Airbus are entirely negative on the books this year (apart from A220), so they are all likely to be new orders unless some lingered over from 2018. When the Chinese President signed that 300 frame orde...Jump to post
Does Boeing still do 747-400 freighter conversions? Boeing themselves did not do them, but they did have an official STC for them - the 747-400BCF - that third-party conversion centers followed. The program was formally cancelled in 2016, though the conversion market was done years prior and more t...Jump to post
EK's current J seat on the A380 is upstairs, roughly equivalent width to the A330, and I'd argue the A380 seat at 1-2-1 is far superior to the 777 seat at 2-3-2. Not hard to imagine that seats coming off retiring A380s will get refreshed and put in the A330, in which case the A330 would also have a...Jump to post
Maybe that argument for be applied to the A318, but the 737-600 has commonality with the other NG models (right?) so in a hypothetical situation if you wanted a tiny 737NG and already had an NG pilot at your disposal who flew a -700, -800, or -900, it should potentially work. You'd buy a 737-700 or...Jump to post
Not gonna say it's going to happen but if Emirates tomorrow said they will buy another 100 frames they would be built. Them saying they wouldn't take all the frames they had on order last month is why the program is closing. This is not like the 757. It will soon be. Anyway, this is the Production/...Jump to post
Veigar wrote:Is it possible for Boeing to build a 737-600 upon request and assuming there is a lot of money involved?
If ANA liked the airplane and decided to have more, would Airbus reopen the production line for them ?? or would they take the EK's (if not removed from Airbus equation) which was changed to A350 ? The product line, for now, will be open until 2021 so Airbus does not need to reopen it. The line wil...Jump to post
What I haven’t seen before is a system that uses the horizontal stabilizer to input a nose down force if approaching a stall. I was watching the "Mayday" episode on QF72 last night and the A330/A340's envelope protection has (had?) a high-AOA protection mode which commanded the elevators ...Jump to post
A link to the pic in question would really help. It's visible in the Satellite View shot of DXB on Google Maps. Sounds like it might be a shelter to protect workers and equipment from the weather while doing maintenance. That is exactly what it is. :yes: Likely to protect against blowing sand while...Jump to post
Like I said, an A330neo order is therefore one the 787 isn’t having. This stops Boeing having that little bit of profit x200 that they can put into other projects. If the A330-900 did not exist, I believe a large number of those orders would have been (lower gross weight) A350-900s so Boeing never ...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:It’s also worth noting the 200-300 A330neos that have been sold are 200-300 787’s that aren’t being built.
I thought 747-8 GenX has one less LPC stage, fan diameter also different. So not like 767 to 744 engine swap There will still be components shared between the engines. The first PiP for the 787 engine incorporated upgrades introduced on the baseline 747 engine and the first PiP for the 747 engine i...Jump to post
It's not like B747-8i is as efficient as B787-9 or A350-900. True, but it is still efficient thanks to having "current generation" engines that can share PiPs with the GEnx on the 787 family (which will likely see more PiPs). So I could see LH operating it for an extended period time for ...Jump to post
Strato2 wrote:Two words: predatory pricing.
Post 787/RR and A320/PW issues, and now MAX, many airlines (and those providing business interruption / loss of profits insurance), will have a different take on the desirability / wisdom of model rationalization (and being early adopters). A fair point, but the LH Group would have that "diver...Jump to post
Lower capital costs. It's cheaper than the 787-9. With a fleet of 170+ long-haul planes, you can just as well have 4 instead of 3 sub-fleets. It may not be cheaper considering the 787 production rate will be three times or more that of the A330neo per plans of both OEMs and that has been rumored to...Jump to post
Sorry Stitch I think your argument has to be corrected into: "Not at all and the A330-900 (251mT MTOW) would be a "like for like" replacement for the A340-300 fleet. But the 787-9 could do the job, as well, and offer the same flexibility." The A330NEO has pilot-type rating commo...Jump to post
And with such a mixed fleet is it really farfetched to imagine, maybe, LH or someone in the group would potentially operate the NEO? Not at all and the A330-900 would be a "like for like" replacement for the A330-300 fleet. But the 787-9 could do the job, as well, and offer a fair bit mor...Jump to post
While removing premium seats and adding a lot more Y seats would make the 748 closer to A380 in pax numbers, would LH really want to chase Y customers so much that they forego more margin from premium seats? LH's initial three-class configurations did favor large Economy cabins on the A380 and 747-...Jump to post
It doesn't look as impressive as on renderings, it almost looks as long as a B77W. It's only a 2.7m stretch. The folding wingtips's technical execution is not pretty, the fortress castle ⛫ pattern at the hinges is plain ugly. Why didn't they put a plate to make it flush? Weight? The lack of chevron...Jump to post
There are multiple protections so you don’t accidentally takeoff with them folded. Please describe them further. So what will happen when the wing tips fail to fold and the airport is not certified for F class planes? ie taxi ways too narrow and no gates the aircraft use..It will happen at some poi...Jump to post
If that happens, I'd expect some of the 747-8 to be reconfigured more economy-heavy. A capacity boost of ~15% could be achieved by exchanging business with economy seating, to around 400 - 420 seats total. This would help make them a better 1:1 replacement on routes where the A380s capacity is actu...Jump to post
I believe we'll see the A330NEO in LH colors at some point for long-thin routes. The 787-9 could perform the role just as well and would already be in the (Group's) fleet. As for the A350-1000 as an A340-600 replacement, if LH wanted that model, I would have expected them to have ordered it rather ...Jump to post
ei146 wrote:As I didn't see it posted here or in the other threads. Sorry if I missed it. Boeing stopped deliveries of the MAX.
uta999 wrote:Could NG production increase again now that the MAX is probably grounded into 2020?
RR had plans for an updated lower burn engine If Boeing had launched the 757ERX, the design called for a cockpit update based on the 767-400 (which was tested and proven) a 2000 gallon stabilizer fuel tank, further use of composites and a revamped cabin. Conservative performance estimates had the r...Jump to post
The 757 was definitely shut down prematurely. A NG version would be selling today and completely solve Boeing’s dilemma with the 797 I can't see it selling at all considering it would have been - and still be - stuck with RB211s and PW2000s hanging off the wings. I mean Rolls is not willing to offe...Jump to post
Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely They didn't shut it down prematurely. There was no market for the type once the A321-200 and 737-900ER entered service and could do most of the missions far more efficiently. By closing the 757 when the las...Jump to post
Point taken; thank you. I do wonder, though, if the 777x can fly with them removed in case of a MX issue...? The current 777-9 ACAP states that if the folding wing-tip fails to deploy during taxi-out, the airplane will return to the gate / stand and the issue will be repaired. So it does not appear...Jump to post
smartplane wrote:The 748 will live on at LH until Boeing announces the model is discontinued, triggering buybacks.
Sorry for the spam in this thread, but will Boeing continue to build MAXs regularly? I doubt they'll be allowed to fly them now and they are gonna run out of space at the factories soon enough I have a similar question, where are they going to be parking MAXes awaiting delivery? We have a separate ...Jump to post
The TrentTEN has only had a fraction of the level of testing as the original Trent1000. The TrentTEN got ETOPs straight away due to being certified like a PIP but by all accounts it is a brand new engine. We could have lost two 787's over the ocean. They did the same for the Trent 7000, so I guess ...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:[Ps: On a side note, not being sinister, I hope she is build with proper nuts and bolts not like 787 held together with fasteners during unveiling ceremony (was this proven?)]
Can we just focus on the roll-out now? There are plenty of other threads to rag on Boeing if you are so inclined.Jump to post
But you do have to wonder how many more contracts they can sign. I'm sure they will sell thousands more. They might very well double their current 5000 orders. More than ever, it's going to be seen as a evolution of an old design. So was the 737 Classic and 737NG. Didn't stop Boeing from selling 20...Jump to post
In the near term, I would imagine they continue producing, since they have suppliers feeding them parts at a steady rate so they need to keep the flow going. I expect once they "fill up" Renton they will get permission to ferry to other airports (like Moses Lake).Jump to post
musman9853 wrote:Where do you think the 748s fit in? Imo with the 77x and a350 it's hard to justify a quad
IWMBH wrote:I think ferrying is the least of Boeings problems. Better step up the NG-production and slow down the MAX-production, its backlog should be enough for a month.
Provisions will no doubt be made to allow them to ferry them as necessary.Jump to post
res77W wrote:The door configuration looks silly to me...I’ve seen renderings of 777X with four doors per side. Is this an option?