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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6875

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Never unederestimate lazy thinking. Most the 787 naysayers are AB fanboys who see any B victory as as an AB failure. I’m sorry to be indelicate but this zero sum thinking is very prevelant across the pond. To be fair, almost every A380 discussion on this forum has a post about how expensive the pro...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)

True, but I would not expect both to be served as wraps since the preparation would be to provide the flavor the meat lacks so you might as well just offer chicken in both entrees. I only fly Premium Cabins so I'm quite familiar with the food service offered and have always been offered distinctly d...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6875

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

VV wrote:
One thing that makes me quite puzzled is the fact some "analysts" (or maybe charlatans) keep insisting telling the nonsense.


It's click-bate to generate page hits for their advertisers.

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6875

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Probably Boeing will need to expand the block again by 100-200 units (or take a charge)... The current firm order count is at 1318 (which may or may not include the 10 frames removed due to the ASC 606 adjustment) and does not include the American Airlines order for 47 from this month nor the 40-fr...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)

Well no airline would offer a choice of turkey wrap or chicken wrap since they would just offer chicken because it is cheaper. :silly: And beyond the cost savings, they are close enough in type (white meat fowl) that it is not even really offering an illusion of choice. :rotfl:

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1508
Views: 102637

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

KC-46A completes FAA Certification Testing necessary for issuance of a Supplemental Type Certificate. Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] KC-46 tanker program has now completed all required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) flight tests following a successful refueling/communications flight with a C-17 Globemaste...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 202
Views: 46108

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Now picked up by Aviation Week who says it is a conversion from Southwest's existing options. So definitely a new order.

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 202
Views: 46108

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

SC430 wrote:
Southwest orders 40 more MAX 8


Once Boeing releases a PR statement we will know for sure, but this should be a new order and not a UFO identification as Bloomberg reported on 3 April that Southwest was looking at placing an order.

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 154
Views: 41121

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Is not the plan to operate the A380 out of Narita, not Haneda?

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45
Replies: 28
Views: 3134

Re: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45

This is the same discussion we've had in the current 797 thread so not sure why we're resurrecting a three-month old thread since the Moderators are going to close it for age.

If cargo is important, we're going to see LD2 and pallet capability. If it is not, we'll see LD3-45.

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6875

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Just got off the earnings call and towards the very end the CEO threw off this comment. To paraphrase, long term we want to move to margins to the mid-teens referring to commercial side of the house. Do that and Boeing will be rivaling tech companies in profit margins. Well tech companies other tha...

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast
Replies: 84
Views: 6875

Re: Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raises 2018 forecast

I will return to this thread after the detail analysis of the 787 debacle... I mean deferred cost come around, until that is cleared Boeing cannot ... I mean should not be reporting any profits especially when they are pushing cash to investors buying shares. Q1 2018 BCA Earnings from Operations Un...

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 256
Views: 77060

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So, I assume an airline like LH, for example, will have to go from 30 inch pitch now to 28-29 inches when and if the ACF A321neo joins their fleet. That is disappointing. Either overly generous or really tight. Also, this confit will become the standard for all A321s including the LR. I am pretty s...

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

RB211trent wrote:
Not the case.


Then what is the case?

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

RB211trent wrote:
There are no pack A flying anymore and a pack B cannot be upgraded to a C.


I imagine a Package B operator under a TotalCare agreement just gets a new Package C engine if they choose to upgrade? It would have to be the same for the Trent 1000-TEN, as well, due to all the internal changes.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

My apologies if this has been asked or discussed already but do all RR-powered 787 customers experience problems or are there still a few who don't have problems? If so, how come one airline does have these problems while another one doesn't? By now, all Trent 1000 Package A and B engines should ha...

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 256
Views: 77060

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Looks good in some way but surprisingly impractical in other ways. For instance, aft of (pushed back) Door 2, there are 9 rows at 32 inches. In that space, airlines can only have 9 rows at 32 inches or 10 rows at 28-29 inches. The flexibility of 30 inch pitch seems to be lost. Same can be said abou...

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Assuming Airbus is even interested in pursuing monolithic barrels. Their (and their supplier's) experience with panels may encourage them down that road.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

I do wonder why it took Boeing this long to finally write it off. Where there strategic accounting reasons, beyond the cost of refurbishment vs selling revenue? If I understand correctly, as long as it was on the books as production frame, all cost associated with it could be deferred accounting wi...

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 7963

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

Boeing on the other hand can just move production of a new model to another state, with more flexible laws in the situation where Boeing feels limited. This imo is what the 788 changes are all about. Except the Section 47 and 48 for the 787-8 are already manufactured at Boeing Charleston. It sounds...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 37076

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

UAL747422 wrote:
I've seen a lot of other 777's that have been scrapped young. Why is this?


The frames are more valuable as spare parts than complete, especially if they are A-model (non-ER) or high-cycle / high-hours.

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

UA444 wrote:
I thought it was 3 and 4 that were going to NW?


It's been so long I honestly don't remember... :biggrin:

#1 and #2 were to go to ANA, but thought they had #3, as well. So maybe it was ZA001 and ZA002 for ANA, ZA003 and ZA004 for NW and then ZA005 and ZA006 for I believe Royal Air Maroc.

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 694
Views: 237488

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

BWIAirport wrote:
Will there be a new ICAO designation for the A350-900ULR? A59L?


Unlikely because it's really just a 280,000kg MTOW A350-900 that has the ability to utilize more of the fuel tank volume present in all A350-900s via some software changes and minor hardware updates.

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

It was a testbed airplane!! The costs to bring it up to production standards would be more than the airplane would be to Build it NEW.. Small detail: it was never intended to be a testbed airplane . . . LN005 was always intended to be part of the testing and certification program and then reconditi...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 7963

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

As noted, this is just a cost-saving measure, not an attempt to improve the payload-range performance of the 787-8 to compete against the A330-800. The 787-9 seems to be the handling that already based on the HA and AA RFPs (yes, I know AA ordered 787-8s as well, but that was considered a surprise a...

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by Stitch
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

Maybe slightly OT. Boeing seems to be able to sell most of their test fleet while Airbus tends to keep theirs as in house testbed or straight to storage. Are there variations on their test programme that prevent them from selling their test fleet? Airbus does refurbish the other test frames in thei...

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

rbavfan wrote:
What is the "GFC"?


The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I will tell you there are people at Boeing who believe that both the A320neo and 737max should never have been done and that long term both are mistakes to be corrected. Not saying I agree with it but they do have some points when they make their case. Well Boeing would have clearly preferred to go...

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by Stitch
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

The reason why this airframe was scrapped is probably because all the testing, breaking, and fixing rendered it unsafe and unreliable for regular pax ops. No reg authority would give it a CoA. I would expect ZA004 and ZA005 operated under the 787's Type Certificate once it was granted (as opposed t...

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Buffalomatt1027 wrote:
What will be next?


New narrowbody designs to replace the A320 and 737 families.

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

For some reason we don't see many aircraft designed from the beginning for ACT fuel storage. Typically only "ultra long range" or "business jet" variants. ACTs themselves bring issues. I understand they're quite heavy and a pain to maneuver in the hold. You also need to have to ...

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Hmm so is it feasible or no? It's theoretically feasible, but it would add a significant amount of weight and complexity and would be very maintenance-intensive. Take a look at the lower hold of a commercial airliner - it has rollers and cargo locks on the floors and insulation and padding along th...

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

How likely the problem will be on the T7000 as well? The T1000 Package C engines have multiple issues with them right now, including multiple issues with the IPC blades. Earlier ADs for the IP blades were in relation to accelerated sulfidation corrosion due to the coating used which led to some bla...

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

On a side note, I am surprised Boeing hasn`t painted over the 787 and "Dreamliner" logo`s before releasing the demolishing crew...20 liters of paint and Joe Average would have been none the wiser. PAE sees only general aviation traffic so "Joe Average" won't notice it, anyway. A...

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by Stitch
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 53
Views: 7025

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

Airbus advertises 6,550 for the A339. I have to think that's within specs That is Design Range, which would be just passengers and bags and favorable mission rules. If they want to take any cargo, that would likely limit it to the A330-800. Six months ago I'd be favorable to the A330-800 winning th...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Would it be possible and would it be desirable for them to design the MOM/NMA/797 to have a "wettable cargo hold", as in, how airplanes use "wet wings" where the wing skin doubles as the exterior of the fuel tank to save weight and maximize fuel storage volume? I am going to gue...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

After 5 years in storage, they couldn't sell it to anyone? I'm surprised, I'm sure a charter airline would love a used 787. It was a testbed airplane!! The costs to bring it up to production standards would be more than the airplane would be to Build it NEW.. It also would have had a non-standard, ...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

noviorbis77 wrote:
Is there any reason why the shell could not be used as an artificial reef as some (retired) aircraft have been?


Probably not, as there was a patent in 1980 to make artificial reefs for fish farming out of fiberglass or CFRP. So in the future one might see a CFRP airframe used in this way.

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 80
Views: 19800

Re: 787 Scrapping

I noticed that that the fifth 787, N787FT is now being scrapped. What is going to happen to the plane once it is scrapped? Will it go to the garbage dump or become something else. The materials recovered will at least in part be used on other 787s. Boeing turned 787 manufacturing scrap into usable ...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

If the 767 operations of the last 30 years mean anything, an average 2 hours is about right. And that includes the ER versions that can do 6000NM. Considering how many 767s did TATL and Mainland-Hawaii services in their career, I doubt "two hours" was the average stage length of an averag...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 22759

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

stylo777 wrote:
how many 77W's are still due for delivery?


There are 61 unfilled orders as of the end of March.


B764er wrote:
How many 77w's is UA supposed to receive?


Two as of the end of March, including the one above.

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I see a strong drive towards a range of 5000NM or even more for NMA. IMO that risks building an aircraft that is way to heavy to be competitive on the bulk of flights. I think it should be optimized, or at least be very efficient for flights of around 2hrs / 1000NM. If that is where the product is ...

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by Stitch
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 22759

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Well the 777-300ER is a "gas guzzling hog" compared to more modern airliner families (the delta is around 20% to the A350-1000, which is about twice what the delta between the A340-600 and 777-300ER was) so as the A350-1000 and 777-9 enter serial production we should start seeing significa...

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

LY777 wrote:
Are newly delivered RR-powered 787s also affected?


If they have Trent-TENs they might not be as the issue looks to be only with Package C engines per the AD.

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by Stitch
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

The sulfidation issue only appeared years into regular service, as well.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018

Neither the 737-800BCF nor the A321-200P2F are really "great" options. The A321 will offer about 87% of the volume and 69% of the payload weight, whereas the 738 is at 77% and 62%, respectively.

As such, the best replacement for a 757P2F is, frankly, another 757P2F.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

keesje wrote:
The A380 also flew after 5 yrs & entered service after 7.


As did the 787.

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

So were the restrictions dropped as safety is not compromised or because airlines said it would cost them more financially? A fine line exist between the two extremes. As noted, the use of the word "dropped" refers to having been published, not that any previously present operating restri...

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by Stitch
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2263
Views: 282576

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

So why is it that Boeing just doesn't revive the 787-3? It was supposed to be a replacement for 767 and 757. It had the range for US to Europe and good for domestic US use. Because the 787-8 is as good or better beyond 250nm. Boeing would need to invest significantly into weight reduction and optim...

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by Stitch
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Well we knew it was not fake news since EASA supposedly filed a similar AD on Friday (though I cannot find reports of it other than in the ones referencing the FAA intending to follow them).

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