Oooo, I'd like to see that... Just to see if I can see where the section joins are... and if the door arrangements have changed. Honestly, I never saw any images of the finalized design of the 7. There is a 1.17m plug forward of the wing and a 0.76m plug aft of the wing. Two Type III overwing exist...Jump to post
Wasn't Boeing problem with manufacturability on the 787 due to the extensive use of composites and plain lack of knowledge on the issue? If so, sounds like they have learned from that aspect, and that the 797 will be composite instead of aluminum. While CFRP at the scale Boeing employed on the 787 ...Jump to post
Mr. Beezehold was also the Chief Systems Engineer on the 787 program as well as the 717 Deputy Chief Project Engineer. He came to Boeing by way of the McD merger where he served in Product Development, working on large commercial airplane concepts and MD-11 derivatives before joining the MD-95 team ...Jump to post
"Cheap, second hand 747s stored and ready to be put back in service for charter ops? Naaaaah!" "A380s with almost 1000 seats and which are way more financially risky to operate? Oh yeah!" I'm not buying it - especially for the charter market. You're looking at covering a seven-f...Jump to post
I read that Airbus had total sales of $52.7 billion v Boeing $47.6 billion. Yes. Airbus "won" based on units and retail value. Of course, planes are seldom sold at retail and when sold in the numbers Indigo Partners agreed to, we can expect a tremendous discount off list (as we can for fl...Jump to post
I can't read through the pay-wall, but that sounds odd In Leeham's view , Dubai is about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Boeing secured some significant orders / MoUs from Middle Eastern and North African airlines, including Emirates (an order with significant future potential for add-o...Jump to post
Based on the list of Space Shuttle alternate landing sites, their runways are all 3000 meters or longer. So if the sole criteria is runway length, any one with a length of over 3000 meters would meet that criteria. The emergency field list is much longer, but looks like 2600m (YTT) might be the mini...Jump to post
Interesting. I assume their entire fleets cannot be affected. NH is having the new components installed on their entire fleet, but the process will be spread out over a number of years. Not all VS 787s evidently need the fix and VS has been doing the work in stages, as well. They cancelled one of t...Jump to post
Well then I guess airlines don't really care about flying empty LD3 positions around on their planes considering they're replacing or intending to replace A332s, A333s, 77Es and 744s with A359s, A35Ks, A388s, 788s, 789s, 78Xs, 77Ws and 779s all of whom have more LD3 positions than the model they are...Jump to post
There is also the significant boost in cargo hold capacity the 787-10 offers over the A330-300/900 (40 vs. 32). I'd question the useability of those extra 8 LD3 positions. 32 LD3 @ max tare are 51t @200kg/m³ it still presents 32t cargo 40 LD3 @ max tare are 63t, @200kg/m³ it still is 40t of cargo. ...Jump to post
The B787 is a star for sure. BUT there is a problem and its called the A330 NEO. I think that the A330 NEO will gain many orders in the future, even though its backlog isnt too impressive right now. The B787s tremendous success is pushing delivery slots all the way into the middle of the next decad...Jump to post
I wonder whats up with the sudden "red tape". They already have C-17s and P-8s (which are much more sensitive than a cargo lifter). This is exactly why India used to avoid US metal and went Russian. The "red tape" is on the Indian Ministry of Defense's side, not the US Departmen...Jump to post
In 2018 the wider community will see/realize the A350 will to a large extend take over the routes flown by 777-200ER's and 777-300ER's . Questions will be asked and it will become clear the 787-9 is a great aircraft, but has a small payload-range (cargo) compared to the 777-200ER's up for replaceme...Jump to post
The 787-10 will be an excellent aircraft as it can replace both the A332 and A333 in airline fleets. QANTAS have expresed a view that the 787-10 would be a suitable aircraft for its Asian network as it is capable of replacing their Airbus A330-200 (range) and A330-300 (capacity) aircraft. Well the ...Jump to post
I am sorry, but a production increase cannot be specifically associated to Emirates 787-10 order. Many other airlines could potentially order a lot of 787-10 (and 787-9). Which is why I said EK amongst others . 2017 has been the best sales year for the 787 since 2013 and tracking to secure over dou...Jump to post
I recall someone always insisted about Emirates ordering 787-10. Who was it? Saj Ahmed at Strategic Aero Research and Daniel Tseng at Seeking Alpha both claimed the 787 was a "done deal" with Emirates over the past year. Once Boeing announced a production rate increase, more both within a...Jump to post
In addition to the normal holiday loads, Apple releases a new iPhone every Fall and that increases demand for air freight significantly as a significant majority are shipped via UPS and FedEx from China.Jump to post
CFRPwingALbody wrote:Does someone know how many A380's have the wrong wiring?
I also imagine it is taking into account DXB's heat. What is the latest A333's performance out of there? Its going to be different than the standard conditions number that is likely mostly used when talking about planes. The 787-10 cannot be that sh**astic in such situations otherwise EK would not ...Jump to post
The 777-9 is only four frames longer than a 777-300ER which works out to 2.6m. As such, we're talking one extra row of Business (4-7 seats) and one extra row of Economy (10 seats). If an airline is comfortable with the Average Load Factor of a 777-300ER, they will be comfortable with the ALF of a 7...Jump to post
What about North/South Americas? Those markets will (continue) to be served with the A380 and 777 fleets. The comments of STC confirm what I have been debating for years: the 787-10 doesn't even match the MZFW range of the latest A333. The 787-10 still looks to have a not-insignificant advantage on...Jump to post
What about SV 779 deal? Probably too soon - or maybe one for FAB? Unlike other ME3 airlines, SV has almost no transit market. Do they need the capacity of 779? The 777-9 is only four frames longer than a 777-300ER which works out to 2.6m. As such, we're talking one extra row of Business (4-7 seats)...Jump to post
jbs2886 wrote:I find Egypt Air's narrowbody fleet planning bizarre. 737NGs, then A320s, then back to 737NGs (still being delivered), now A320neos.
So anyone think Sir Tim is just setting the stage for cancelling the 787-10 options and re-ordering the A350? Tim Clark said he doesn't need the range of the A350-900 with the 777-300ER and 777-9 fleets, so I expect him to take the planes on order and add more. The only place an A350-900 at MZFW ca...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Also replacing smaller 77W with bigger 779 adds unnecessary capacity which it is not able to fill.
allegro wrote:Ethiopian buys four 77F's
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 000000vuCn
According to Planespotters.net, a quarter of ANA's 787 fleet (9/36 aircraft) is currently grounded in Haneda. Is this information correct? Why is that? Sorry if this has already been discussed here. ANA is in the process of refurbishing all of their Trent 1000 engines due to blade corrosion and cra...Jump to post
Bluebird191 wrote:Has BA outbid or put forward a better deal than HiFly? Isn’t HiFly meant to be taking 2x A380’s? And talk of those being former SQ birds, has something not come of this?
So why not fit the lighter undercarriage on such a aircraft. Flexibility, re-sale value and cost. Flexibility: By keeping the six-wheel bogie, an operator can later upgrade the operating weights to higher values. Re-Sale Value: By keeping the six-wheel bogie, a future operator can later upgrade the...Jump to post
The 777 shares the same forward Section 41 as the 767 but they have different cockpits. Might a new build pax 763ER use/not use the same cockpit as the 767 freighter? The three-panel cockpit is an aftermarket installation from Rockwell-Collins and has been ordered by UPS and FedEx for their existin...Jump to post
Should airbus launch a lite version of the A350-1000 using the wings, engines and landing gaer of the A350-900. With the MTOW of 280tons it would still have a range of about 13000 km at much lower cost per seat. Development cost would be low and economics would beat the B787-10. Considering how poo...Jump to post
Cost is going to be the major factor, IMO. Both for Boeing and the airlines. There will be not-insignificant costs in restarting production of passenger-model-specific components and Boeing is going to pass those costs on to the airlines in the Average Sales Price they will accept. There is also a l...Jump to post
Aviation Week has an interview with Tim Clark about the 787-10 order. He said the 787-10 was a natural fit for Emirates Airline and could serve over 80% of the airline's current route structure. He acknowledged the A350-900 and A350-1000 both offered greater performance, but that performance was not...Jump to post
Regarding the latest on the EK A380 order: Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world’s largest jetliner, the airline’s president said on Monday. Well, that request puts Airb...Jump to post
And yet many people argue that A350/777X/A330neo/MOM should have been launched earlier. At some point the aircraft may arrive too late on the market, like the 757-300. Well the 757-300 was a derivative of an existing design developed for high-traffic routes and introduced shortly before a worldwide...Jump to post
rj1385 wrote:I thought ANA only took them because 787 delays and not because they wanted more 767s?
I don't think the 787-10 model is a good choice. It carries a bit more passanger than 787-9 with a lot less range and due to its low orders, I don't know, sounds bad. I'd rather go for a -9 model or A350-1000 or even the -900 version. The RFP was for a regional plane - the extra range of the 787-9 ...Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:Emirates are announcing something else tomorrow, probably product related than anything else.
380 deal is being rushed in my oppion to beat the coming price discovery of second hand 380s. Emirates and Airbus want to place a large order now. Before the true leasing value of planes catches up to them. EK would be ordering not a leasing company. Leasing deals than happen around delivery not at...Jump to post
1. I just hope this order doesn't go the same way that EK's A340-600 and A330-300 orders went by in the past! The A330-300 was an MoU, not a firm order. As for the A340-600, EK was expecting Airbus to offer the A340-600 Enhanced and when they decided against doing so, EK decided to stay with the 77...Jump to post
How can an airline order a plane (lets say A380 for this case) and then once it's built back out on the deal or "push" them to a later time? In the end, a contract is just a piece of paper and if the airlines chooses to not honor it, there is not much Airbus nor Boeing can do about it. In...Jump to post
StudiodeKadent wrote:The article used the word "may".
Seriously this proves nothing at all.
Slash787 wrote:What is the production rate for the 777 at the moment?
Wasn't part of the reason for the 777/787 addition was because the 747 line was slowing down so the 777/787 was more interesting to see? Could very well be. I think it is also that the two FALs are side-by-side helps as folks wants to see the 787 and they can also show the 777 / 777X. The old 767 F...Jump to post
This is unrelated but does anyone know why the 767 plant isn't included in the Boeing tour? Well the new FAL is in the back of the building so it's not accessible by non-employees. The 747 line used to the factory tour and then they later added a second overhead walkway between the 777 and 787 FALs...Jump to post
IBut after looking at the 757 and A321, I was suddenly asking myself: Why have Boeing not decided to eliminate the overwing exit and have a emergency exit in front of the wing, like the A321 and 757 instead? That way Boeing would not be limited by the overwing emergency exit. Can someone explain to...Jump to post
Only thing is the TV screen seems a bit small for the size of the suite, right? I'm guessing that is some type of tablet that can be removed to use for ordering or inflight magazine or such. There is a much larger display at the end of the bed which I expect is the actual IFE display. As I recall f...Jump to post