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by Stitch
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 7076

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

Being derated the T500 can only enjoy a better on wing times than the T700, which cannot be bad since the T700 powers way over half (almost 60%) of all A330s out there, while the rest is shared among GE CF6 and PW 4000. The so called "maintenance nightmare" can only be due to the fact tha...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 94
Views: 23251

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Who got/is getting the MAS A380's? Malaysia Airlines has got their own aircraft. They are going to create a new high-density pilgrimage charter subsidiary. This is not news any more... I was under the impression they were offloading their A380's...? They had them on offer, but found no takers (at l...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1236
Views: 43212

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

7BOEING7 wrote:
Very few military airplanes have anything to do with the FAA.


Does the KC-46A fall under FAA purview due to the 767-2C it's based on (which has some military-related hardware installed)?

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by Stitch
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Re: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?

It doesn't help with "high", but GE does offer a thrust bump option on the GE90 engines for the 777-200LR and 777-300ER that adds about another 2.5% thrust for operations out of "hot" airports with the caveat that it increases engine wear and shortens maintenance intervals. https...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

You can't really get that information at the total price HA is paying per a plane from that though. Unless, for example, HA is paying significantly more for their single A321neo in 2020 versus their 8 in 2018 Well there are price escalation clauses (averaging around 3% per year). The later builds c...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

You can't really get that information at the total price HA is paying per a plane from that though. Unless, for example, HA is paying significantly more for their single A321neo in 2020 versus their 8 in 2018 Well there are price escalation clauses (averaging around 3% per year). The later builds c...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA's A-330-8 order
Replies: 75
Views: 16839

Re: HA's A-330-8 order

Interesting to see they are paying at least 140 mill per A358.(not including any deposits/progress payments) for a list price of 255 mil. Discount rates have steadily been increasing for both OEMs. Widebodies are now around 50% and narrowbodies are pushing 60%. I would not be surprised if one of th...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

That sounds a lot like a market that a conjectural shrunken A330-200 ceo with the neo's aero and weight improvements would easily satisfy. It would probably hit the same issue the 787-3 did - a frame optimized for high operating weights and fuel loads being asked to perform missions that require ne...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One gets works done at PBI
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Re: Air Force One gets works done at PBI

You can't shut down one of the largest (in terms of traffic) airports in the nation just because a VIP is making an arrival. :) The words "you can't" don't mean a hill of beans when POTUS is on the move and the Secret Service is involved .. if they wanted it, they'd get it. Considering th...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Zkpilot wrote:
...in that case the 787 should have been built narrower (2-4-2 configuration only no 3-3-3).


If it had been, it would have been crushed by the A330neo (cheaper) and A350 (more capacity).

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

So now we supposedly have a hot new market justifying a brand new aircraft after the 787 in gap where nothing else sold well even though the original 767-200/300 had no competition. The commercial airline world of 2020 is a fair bit different than the one of 1980 when the 767-200 entered service. B...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7155

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Well if the only thing you are really leveraging from the 787 is the fuselage diameter and (de-rated) engines, where are Boeing (and the airlines) saving the money, exactly? Designing and producing all these new parts will be expensive for Boeing, which means they'll be expensive for the airlines (i...

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by Stitch
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One gets works done at PBI
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Re: Air Force One gets works done at PBI

I thought the whole airport would be shut down for his arrival. NOT. He arrived on the North outer most runway, (not sure of the runway number), and that side of the airport was indeed shut down for his arrival. But the South side of the airport, was operating normally. Flights landing and taking o...

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by Stitch
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7155

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

Boeing tried for a quick solution with the 787-3, but everybody realized in time that wasn't a good idea. And the reason it wasn't a good idea was the 52m wingspan, which your 787-4 has, as well. Boeing pulled 10,000kg out of the OEW of the 787-3 by optimizing it for the short-haul mission through ...

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by Stitch
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I see the Airbus response as a longer A321 with a new wing to address some of the inefficiencies that the A321 has (more fuel, able to cruise higher earlier) in the 753 length and capacity. I wonder how popular such a plane would be, considering the 757-300's fate in the marketplace. Boeing's - and...

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by Stitch
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 198
Views: 37455

Re: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

Given the insult of Travel Ban I & II, would the Iranians even continue to buy from the US? I would be hesitant to buy from a company that may simply turn off spare parts at any time. Well their Airbus frames have a fair bit of US-sourced kit in them that could be subject to an embargo, as well...

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by Stitch
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

This sounds like the MOM will be a reworked 787, perhaps new smaller wings? Or only a 787 Regional? Yes, I think so. The 787-3 done right. Optimized for shorter range, around 4500 to 5000 nm. Significantly lower MTOW, with lighter MLG and less powerful lighter engines. Only 52 meter wingspan (about...

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by Stitch
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 16736

Re: The future of the 747-8

Or it's a freighter order swap between customers.

ABC and Atlas each need an additional 747-8 order to match their stated delivery plans while NCA is widely expected to not take the final two freighters they still have on order.

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

3. Forget the Trump nonsense - it's perhaps relevant from a international travel perspective but how is keeping jobs in the US relevant to international widebody orders? 3. I am looking at it from the perspective if he is true to his statements it would mean the US airlines should have better finan...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

American and United have happily acquired 777-300ER's recently. I wonder if Delta should have ordered about 10 additional 777-200LR's to replace the 747's instead of ordering 25 359's. Boeing offered the 777-200LR as part of the 787-9 RFP and Delta declined. I would expect they did so based on not ...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I find it interesting that an airline can change its mind about an order only 28 months ago. I say this because I was always under the impression that aircraft orders are thought about and worked on for a long time and are not on the spur decisions by the airlines. These are assets that will be wit...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The 789 - oddly enough - flies farther on the same amount of fuel (to within 100 gallons) as the 788. While carrying more payload... Hmmm...does the 789 have more efficient engines than the 788? Otherwise, you have an aircraft that is heavier, has more fuselage wetted area and yet uses the same amo...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Mark my words, the A350 is in big trouble with US carriers. While I agree the idea that Delta would have preferred taking the 787-9 over the A350-900, I don't believe they had much of a choice. Its been reported, for what its worth, that the earliest Delta could have received the 787-9 was 2020 and...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 617
Views: 69769

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

Boeing is apparently less vocal on incremental improvements on the 787-9. Will their be payload-range, new cabin options, larger maintenance intervals. Well we believe they've hit the wall for MTOW boosts, so they'll need to lighten OEW. Maintenance intervals should extend as in-service data provid...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Seems to me more like the US3 will start running out of taxes they can write off against their earlier losses so the profits will not look as great in the next few years and this has caused them to start looking at capital discipline where the cheapest aircraft will do. Now in my eyes that is short...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Size being an issue with the A330-900 is not ruling out the A330-900. The 787 has the same size issue as a replacement for the 767. Well the 787-9 to be sure, as it is similar in size to the A330-900. The 787-8 is a smaller, however. ...TATL getting more competitive with LCCs moving in... And while...

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by Stitch
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 617
Views: 69769

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

What will the 251T A338 version mean that we get an A338F version? How will this sell compared to the A332F version? It might mean little to nothing, to be honest, as freighters are more concerned with MZFW than MTOW. The A330-200F does offer a 178,000kg MZFW WV, which is 2,000kg more than the high...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North Korea and nukes
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: North Korea and nukes

The US strategic arsenal of ICBM and SLBMs are currently targeted at the Arctic Ocean, I believe. Same with the Russian ICBM and SLBM force, to my knowledge. I am not sure if this is by treaty or mutual agreement. The weapons can be very quickly re-targeted so it's a symbolic gesture. I am sure OPLA...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 617
Views: 69769

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

A339 NEO 251 T with let say 6900nm (they say close 7000) how will this compare to a B789 with what I remember 253T? Design Range for the 787-9 is around 7600nm, but design range is non-representative of what an actual airline would get out of a 787-9 in their actual configuration and using their fl...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Again I don't know what swamp I stepped into here, but UA will not receive the A350. Well, if they are not taking the A350 , not getting more 77Ws , not getting A330NEO but need 767 replacement , which is not 787 , then what? Getting A330CEOs? The A350 could easily be a simple deferral, not a cance...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Okay, I just finished watching "Moana" and I'm really in far too good of a mood to keep arguing this. Plus I know from past experience the moderators are going to wade in here soon enough if we keep doing it and closing the thread for veering seriously off-topic. So this is my last post on...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

That is not supported by the pictures you have provided. The key word that is wrong in your post is payload . And yet the Airbus picture says "Maximum Structural Payload ". Is it not unreasonable to expect a layman, seeing the word "payload", to think it is referring to payload?...

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by Stitch
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

VC10er wrote:
Do the 772's do west coast USA to Europe, EWR Bombay with a full load?


I've done LHR-LAX on a UA 777-200ER that had a full passenger load. Don't know what cargo was like.

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 66
Views: 9683

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Southwest Airlines is installing 18" wide seats on their 737MAX aircraft so perhaps other carriers will follow. It's all smoke and mirrors. The new seats are 17.8" and even that is achieved by making the armrests super thin. https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/04/15/southwest-slims-armrest...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 66
Views: 9683

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

Single class high density has low CASM, but profitability might be questionable. I would not be surprised if Norwegian sees success with their planned low-cost TATL flights. Single class business; several airlines tried & failed a decade ago. BA seems to be doing well with their A318 service an...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The Airbus ACAP for the A350-900 shows 6000nm with a 53,000kg payload. The Boeing ACAP for the 777-300ER shows 5750nm with a 70,000kg payload. Neither the 777 or A350 ACAPS make those statements, care to elaborate where you are plucking the numbers from? Sure. Here are the relevant Payload-Range ch...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

NameOmitted wrote:
What effect will the continued production of the 767F have on the MOM, and its potential resale value as a freighter?


In the near term, probably little. Especially if MOM is not a widebody (or a widebody not as wide and long as the 767-300).

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1357547


That is likely a move by the USAF to secure additional KC-46A funding for beyond the 179 frames already planned. Throwing more money at the KC-135 makes little sense.
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Dutchy wrote:
Apparently no more KC-46 after the current 179 projected: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1357547


That is likely a move by the USAF to secure additional KC-46A funding for beyond the 179 frames already planned. Throwing more money at the KC-135 makes little sense.

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: 767, 737NG, A320/A330ceo's & A380 Ealiest Possible Termination Dates?

The P-8 is assembled on a separate line for ITAR reasons, but as I understand it, they can roll commercial birds down it as well, if necessary. If this is true, Boeing could continue to build commercial 737NGs (airline and BBJ) after the three main production lines are fully dedicated to MAX product...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a A300NEO?
Replies: 118
Views: 18876

Re: Time for a A300NEO?

Actually, back to original post, if Indian airport slot/ airspace is not severely constrained then they can simply buy a dozen or so more A320 series instead of introducing a new type of WB just for domestic routes India wasn't interested in the 787-3 compared to the 787-8 so not sure they'd find a...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Will a 787-10 be able to fly west coast USA to Europe? Or EWR to Bombay? Not with a full load, no. But it will be able to do at least as well as UA's 777-200As and I believe those do East Coast-Europe. What kind of range will she have vs the 9, or A350 or 77W? Boeing hasn't published an ACAP yet, s...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Stitch, I think another reason why JL and NH dropped the 787-3 was its relatively short range (around 3,500 nm) made the plane not viable in the used airplane market. Except the entire point of the 787-3 was for use on short-haul flights. :) JL and NH both ordered it to replace their domestic 767 a...

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by Stitch
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I'm hoping for this... http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2006/05/05/2002974269.jpg This person hasn't heard that exits must be at the ends of the aircraft now. No dead end seating allowed for any new certifications. It's a Seattle Times rendering of one of four Boeing concepts for "green&...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Its funny, in most cases when we discuss seats and interiors on this site its always the airlines that get the blame if they fit a 787 with crappy seats and bad IFE, but now it seems like it is Airbus's fault. Are there a significant number of vendors for things like sidewalls and overhead bins tha...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I'm surprised that UA hasn't asked Boeing about a lower-MTOW 787-8--something with a range of around 6,000 nm with smaller fuel tanks and other weight saving measures since the plane won't need to travel very long routes. An operator is free to purchase their plane with operating weights below the ...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38837

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I'm surprised that UA hasn't asked Boeing about a lower-MTOW 787-8--something with a range of around 6,000 nm with smaller fuel tanks and other weight saving measures since the plane won't need to travel very long routes. An operator is free to purchase their plane with operating weights below the ...

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135
Replies: 21
Views: 3087

Re: Short On Cash For KC-46, U.S. Air Force Eyes Souped-Up KC-135

Revelation wrote:
At least it was able to make Boeing bleed on the KC-46 contract, but I'm sure Boeing will find a way to make up their losses and then some.


Maybe by soaking them for the KC-135 upgrades. :devil:

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1699
Views: 77596

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Are the E-4B's going to be replaced? They were based on the passenger version of the 747-200 not the freighter.


I'm guessing not. Their role is now covered by the E-6 TACAMO and the VC-25 replacement will almost certainly have better C3 capability than the VC-25.

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by Stitch
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

ikramerica wrote:
2-3-2 is not going to happen. It's been rejected in the modern market. If it was something people were clamoring for, they'd be demanding a 767MAX.


Perhaps MOM is how they are clamoring for it.

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by Stitch
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51352

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I think your NSA is addressing a problem that doesn't exist. Well it does address one problem - how can Airbus easily counter it with a longer A320 family member? :angel: An "A322" will be able to match capacity and weigh less because of it's smaller diameter due to having a "cramped...

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