And the new delay was due directly to the lack of the MTC, which is not ready due to the STC having taken longer than the USAF expected. So sounds like once the USAF issues the MTC, deliveries can commence even if there remain deficiencies to be corrected.Jump to post
I-DUPA was an MD-11C combi, not an MD-11CF. It is mis-tagged.
It was converted in 2005 to a pure freighter.
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... o/XdDntBkM
Reading the quote...posted, it states rather clearly that Boeing is presenting the airlines with a blank sheet of paper, asking them what they'd like. That's pretty much as far removed from payload/range charts, performance numbers, timelines and what have you, as it gets. And the bit about 'schedu...Jump to post
From what I have been able to research, the MD-11CF was designed to be operated either in a full-passenger or full-cargo configuration. I am not sure it was certified for mixed passenger and cargo configurations - the EASA TCDS only lists the MD-11 and MD-11F and since Martinair is one of two operat...Jump to post
I believe they still need the Military Type Certificate from the USAF to be granted before they can begin deliveries. They have the Amended Type Certificate for the 767-2C and last month received the Supplemental Type Certificate for the KC-46A configuration (both from the FAA).Jump to post
IMU the 747 programme is in forward loss if terminated now.( the -8 gyrations were expensive! ) The program was in a Forward Loss position in 2016 and Boeing took the necessary charges to reflect that. The current Accounting Block should only count the UPS orders so there is no remaining deferred p...Jump to post
Boeing was ready to shut down the 747 program in 2016 and took almost $1.5 billion in financial charges to prepare for it. Then UPS came in with a 14 frame order at the end of the year and followed it up with another 14 this year to keep it open. Does this mean that from an accounting perspective, ...Jump to post
I find it interesting that EA has basically said that they're not in the running. They haven't formally closed their program down, but it sounds as if they are not interested in taking more orders. I'm guessing it's not worth the cost of keeping the line and suppliers open at this point. That might...Jump to post
A Dutch site is reporting Kuwait Airways will convert some of their A350-900 order into A330-900s: https://www.upinthesky.nl/2018/10/04/ku ... -a330neos/ (In Dutch)Jump to post
What might the reduced MTOW version be good for? ( apparently a paper derate ?) I was wondering the same, seems like a bit of a weird one as it much reduces flexibility. As with most paper de-rates, it is likely to reduce airport landing fees and in-flight navigation fees. I would not be surprised ...Jump to post
danipawa wrote:Amazing move, This had happened before, B787 Multi-delivery on same day? Common to see on B737
HU's first A350 was delivered today... #9 in Sept...#60 in 2018...#202 total. And as you noted in the 787 delivery thread, HU is also taking three 787s today they direct-purchased (in addition to one leased via Bank of Communication) so looks like they were able to square away some or all of their ...Jump to post
So was Boeing aware that a caveat was required when selling 787's to customers in these high pollution regions, are they also responsible to share the burden? Almost all customers do their engine agreements directly with the engine OEMs. To Boeing, engines are just another 787 BFE (Buyer-Furnished ...Jump to post
Boeing will not spend billions to do design work and then not decide to launch. I have seen big corporations invest large amounts of money on an engineering project and decide to shut down the project and go another direction. In fact one can argue this happens a lot. On the flip side, you have the...Jump to post
Airbus missed their original EIS by 12-18 months (they intended to have 13 deliveries by the end of 2013 and actually delivered 1 by the end of 2014). Some of this was due to supplier issues and others due to design issues (they had to change the design of the lightning dissipation system for the CF...Jump to post
Sulfidation Corrosion is a result of naturally occurring sulfur compounds found in crude oil so that Rolls found the issue more apparent in cities with high atmospheric sulfur concentrations does sound at least plausible.Jump to post
Boeing Commercial R&D expenditures are outlined in their quarterly 10-K filings with the SEC. One could look back over the years to get a trend of how R&D spending is rising and falling and correlate it with various program progressions like 787-10, 777X, MAX and NMA/NSA/NLA to get an idea o...Jump to post
Boeing typically spends a year or two after launch just to get to a "firm concept" while figuring out how to balance different customer requirements and how and where to produce the aircraft. Then a "firm configuration, followed by detailed design. Based on what is being reported, ru...Jump to post
Reports from June was the requested thrust in the RFP is 45K, the CF6-80 is at 60.6K thrust, the 757 RB211 at 43.5K , and the LEAP at 28K. The 797 thrust puts it closer to the 757 in capability vs the 767. Between lower Operating Weights and much better aerodynamics, I expect necessary thrust will ...Jump to post
I would like to think it would be part of the runway turning on/off checklist or with flaps extension/retraction... That is correct. The 777-9 ACAP details how the system works, including EICAS warnings/notifications and pre-takeoff and post-landing checklists and how the system operates in automat...Jump to post
If the NMA would become e.g. a 30-40% heavier, expensive twin aisle, that would likely separate it from the bigger NB segment. Well a 767-300ER has a roughly 25% higher fuel cost per seat than a 737-9 or A321-200neo on a 3600nm mission in a mixed Business/Economy class configuration with identical ...Jump to post
Quick question... While the 777X will be categorized as a Code E plane at the gates, it's still Code F on the runway. Several airfields (HND and MNL come to mind) have limited A380 operations, such as runway-taxiway separation limitations that doesn't allow an A380 operating normally like a 777 wou...Jump to post
[Because the knowledgeable corporate officers did misjudge in a big way the time needed for a development the last time? Almost all of them are gone - replaced with people who were the ones who had to drag the 787 program out of the mess their forebears made and most certainly have no desire to go ...Jump to post
I honestly don’t see how CFM has chance against PW and RR with a scaled up LEAP. I think it’s between RR and PW surprisingly. CFM is a given and I think Pratt will be the second option. Both of these engines will form the basis for NSA's engine in a decade and unfortunately that is going to leave R...Jump to post
Why don't airlines operating 787s, temporarily swap out RR engines with GE spares (at least temporarily.and rotationally) to get them through this current rough patch, while the problematic engines undergo fixes. Thought 787 was built so that its easy to swap from engine type to another. Of course ...Jump to post
hayzel777 wrote:How in the world can an airline of their size and magnitude have a spare parts shortage?
It was more to do with loosing the 787 deposits if they did not order something from Boeing. Choice of loosing all that money or using it for real property I'd take the 739's as well. otherwise I'm out a lot of money. Maybe for the 10 they ordered in March 2017, which came after they cancelled thei...Jump to post
About time something was said about the MAX10! everybody has been so quiet about it it is simply maddening! When are we going to see it at last? The plane is still in design review and first flight is not targeted until a year from now so it will probably be awhile before the first frame enters the...Jump to post
Boeing has been awarded a contract for a fourth tranche of KC-46A, totaling 18 units. This brings the current order book to 52.
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-09-10- ... uction-Lot
Do you mean that somebody else could have forced them to take another aircraft if they offered a better deal? I don't believe Boeing forced Delta to do anything they didn't want to, regardless of the price offered. That being said, some have claimed Boeing offers US-based airlines 737s at below pro...Jump to post
By the way, how do you "force" an airline to order 737-900ER? I guess make them an offer they cannot refuse (speculation was they received a 51% discount, though considering the massive and long-term backlogs for both families (old and new engines) from both OEMs, this might very well be ...Jump to post
A smallish band of posters (of which I am one) has always seen the 797 as 7/8 abreast. That is, it will be much much more in A338 territory than A321neo territory. But Boeing already has a product in the A330-800's territory - the 787-8. It was rather popular in it's prime and it still is securing ...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:Have any other 787s been scrapped?
SteelChair wrote:For some reason I recall a post that Air India had some parked for years and robbed continually for parts.
Just so we're on the same page, what does a Type C exit look like? I assume Type A is a standard door. Is Type C like an overwing 737-style exit? Would Type B be like the R1 door on the MD8X? Is there a Type D? A Type A is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wid...Jump to post
Here's something I never really understood, perhaps you could help with it: What would be an airline's incentive to take less than the max available doors for allowing max seating? Even if they don't plan on using it, one would think that it'd affect potential resale/re-lease. I believe most 777-30...Jump to post
Stitch it seems you mixed MEW and OEW with 164k. Yes, it is true that 0530's MEW figure matches the OEW figure Aspire said. However, MEW is generally accepted to mean "Manufacturer Empty Weight" which means an airframe with no cabin fittings (seats, galleys, lavatories, bins, etc.). As su...Jump to post
The 188,000kg OEW figure that O530 Carris PT is claiming for the 777-9 is the same figure Aspire Aviation claimed earlier in one of their articles for a four-class 300-seat configuration and those claims were laughed off the forum as ridiculously optimistic by many. I am guessing Leeham.net is using...Jump to post
I'm surprised by what look like a fifth set of exit doors. I thought Boeing had removed a pair from the original spec. Is this an optional feature or perhaps a glimpse into future model(s)? Yes, Boeing deleted the Type A overwing exit found on the 777-300ER and the 777-9's exits are all fore or aft...Jump to post
With respect, why does it have to be a "must win"? Because Boeing designed and optimised the 777X for ULH operations. That is the aircraft's 'bread and butter' if you will. That is true for the 777-8, but I would not say it is true for the 777-9, which has a design range of around 100nm m...Jump to post
Yes, the A340-500 and A340-600 did have a three-frame insert in both the wingbox and the wings as well as a 1.6 extension to each wingtip. And I believe the A350-900 and A350-1000 share the same wing, with the A350-1000 having an extended trailing edge that adds around 4% to the total wing surface a...Jump to post
Posed differently, if QF is truly ok with the 789 at 236 pax doing PER - LHR (7829 nm), how many 300 pax aircraft do they need? Right now they have 12 A380s, 10 744s, 10 A333s, and 6 789s. In addition to 18 A332s. If we assume the A380s stay, the 744s become 779s, that leaves the 10 A333s to be rep...Jump to post
The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748? LH wanted a larger 747 to allow growth on routes that the 747-400 could not adequately cover, but the A380 was too large. They pushed Boeing to put the 747-X into production in ...Jump to post
787-10 order is not a firm order. They can still go for A350. Is there a problem to do that? No, but considering they cancelled the A350 order in some part to how they felt it was no longer as good a regional frame after the performance improvements Airbus did to it, to then re-order it after choos...Jump to post
Hmmm, any actual evidence that the A350 is still in contention? :confused: It will always be "in contention" in that EK will entertain visits from Airbus and RR showing how they feel the A350 could work to make EK a more effective and profitable company. "Winner Take All" contes...Jump to post