But that would also mean an Airline gets the upgraded engine and hangs them from a 941 and it becomes a 942. Wouldn't that require an awful lot of paperwork changes? If there are, there would be a process in place to handle it. Did any A340-300 series operator upgrade their CFM56-5C series engines ...Jump to post
The disposition of the 787s will be interesting to watch; the 789 would be very close in capacity to the A359 in QR ops, so I wonder if the 789 will be intended for (relatively) short flights, with the 350s being used on longer flights. The 787-8 fleet does not have flight crew rest facilities so t...Jump to post
Seems more a PIP than a new thrust variant, IIRC the changes in Airbus subtypes usually go with thrust changes but who knows, maybe theres significant hardware changes. The EP does incorporate advances from the Trent XWB-97 and Advance programs, but this PiP might be one that cannot be retrofitted ...Jump to post
I agree with all you said. However, zeke's numbers show a 2% to 3% advantage for the 77W. I would have expected better, especially as the stage length increased. There is a fair bit of commonality in airframe and (GE family, at least) engines between the 777-300 and 777-300ER so that the difference...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Hopefully SQ Cargo will order some 748F's in future.
workhorse wrote:How a 251t A330-800 would compare to the A350-900ULR (in range)?
Any insight as to why the 77W is better than the 773 on short lengths? And why the difference - for about the same TOW - is so small?? The GE90-115B is more fuel-and propulsive-efficient than the PW4090. The 77W also entered service with better aerodynamics than the 773 (some of which are retrofitt...Jump to post
They will have plenty of spare engines once they start scarping the early build A380's. As with all Trent 900 operators, Emirates' are "leased" under Rolls-Royce TotalCare support contracts and Emirates also uses GE OnePoint to support their GE90 and upcoming GE9X fleets. However, I can f...Jump to post
Can someone more knowledgeable deny or confirm a impression I've about the A330 family? People here write that the A332 sold because it has more range than the A333. Both the A338 and A339 will have more range than the A332. This has historically been the case due to both the A330-300 having a (at ...Jump to post
Why would an A380 Combi not be beneficial? Use the lower deck for cargo (no special equipment needed and no concern about weak floor) and use the upper deck for pax. Such a plane would only work on routes where you consistently had demand for 28 pallets because otherwise you're ferrying empty space...Jump to post
1. I read long ago that in the preliminary studies for the A380, Airbus had imposed the cockpit be where it is now, midway between both cabins instead of at upper cabin level, thereby eschewing any possibility for the A380F to have a front loading like the 747F or AN-124. If so, what was the ration...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:Interesting. Which TPAC cargo routes are flown direct? Either by FedEx or others.
Aptivaboy wrote:Is this particular A330-800 definitely going to Hawaiian or will it be retained by Airbus as a test airplane?
FedEx, at least, was interested in launching non-stop services between China and their US hubs as it would allow them to offer later pickups to their customers while still meeting delivery schedule to the US. At the time, their only options were the 747-400ERF or the A380-800F and the A380 had a fai...Jump to post
My question: How on earth did this engine get ETOPS certified with its downright lousy reliability? Because it obviously did not show that "lousy" reliability during the certification program. Just as the GEnx never showed a high-altitude icing problem or the Trent 1000 a blade sulfidatio...Jump to post
But I don't understand why Boeing wants to play an active part in this process. It's like Airbus is trying to convince the German authorities to give EK more landing rights as they can sell more A380s. FAA Category 1 means that a county's civil aviation authority complies with International Civil A...Jump to post
While AirAsia CEO says that the 339 performs better then expected, I would like to know what this means for the 338 ;-) about the same. Relation between A332 and A333 is very well known. But afaics this is about Boeing having tried to place a bee under Fernandez bonnet so to speak. For what else wo...Jump to post
So... Boeing lists the range of the freighter at 4,120 nautical miles. This is presumably at a full load. Any word on how light the vessel had to be to fly that far? ACAP says 105,000 pounds at 8000nm for an OEM-spec bird though real-world conditions using UPS' mission rules and DOWs would be less ...Jump to post
If the 77X and the A350-1000 are so close in terms of performance, then ET may swing either way, now that Airbus has made inroads into ET's fleet composition. If it goes Airbus, it can address a fleet commonality issue. To be fair, if it goes 777X it does the same considering ET currently operates ...Jump to post
I was convinced that the RR problem only was related to 789 - with a batch of faulty manufactured fanblades. Are we now talking about two different problems? No it is the same issue and it affects the Trent 1000 Package B and C engines and these engines are used on the 787-8 and 787-9. As far as I ...Jump to post
You wouldn't perchance have a link to the numbers source? 9t delta would be equivalent to 90 Uber Business seats. @ 100 something kg It was posted by chaostheory . Plus, Finnair's first A350 is an overweight "batch 2" aircraft. Yes if the weight reflected an additional 3000kg of structure...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:But the article does make a jarring error -- no, no A380Fs were actually produced.
posted numbers for FinnAir A359 were in the 134..6t range afair? I do not know where KarelXWB's numbers come from. Finnair does operate two different configurations of the A350-900 - one at 297 seats with a much larger Business Class and one at 336 seats with a much larger Economy Class. So it coul...Jump to post
Should VN still get the Category 1 rating when they order the A350-1000 for their expansion to the US? I don't think so, but I might be wrong. If this succeeds, VN has made a very nice package deal. There would be no reason for the FAA to deny them Category 1 if the Vietnamese show that they meet t...Jump to post
I wonder if Boeing is using the Dreamlifters to bring in large plane parts from Japan like the fuselage panel shown above? The Dreamlifters are dedicated to 787 production. The Japanese suppliers of the 777's fuselage panels will be doing the same for the 777X and both sets will arrive via ship at ...Jump to post
Boeing is lobbying for VN to get a Category 1 ranking and in return VN is buying the 778. No way Airbus could have won this. VN have stated that both their 787 and A350 orders were driven in part by politics to help address Vietnam's balance of trade with the US and the EU so that ship has already ...Jump to post
drdisque wrote:This will be a great TATL aircraft to replace 777-200's and older A330's and all A340's still used across the Atlantic.
audidudi wrote:Then why would it be sent to VCV, instead of stayng at SCL, if it's just related to the RR engine issues? I haven't heard/read of any others going to VCV for this!
As to the A330 Freighter and the A330 MRTT, Airbus does not necessarily have to move them to the neo platform. Military operators are generally not too concerned with the fuel economy of their aircraft and depending on the utilization, fuel burn can also not be the most important component of an RFP...Jump to post
Err Stitch that should be O&D traffic at PER and Melbourne [MEL], not SYD. The route is MEL-PER-LHR. In the case of SYD, I was referring to the planned SYD-LHR non-stop this RFP is for. :D I was assuming QANTAS would tack on the Melbourne or Brisbane to Perth fare but according to a previous po...Jump to post
I know its an order thread but correct me if I am wrong but I think Qantas did just let some 787 options expire? Yes they have decided to let one of their 787-9 options expire rather than convert it to an order in the interests of reducing CAPEX as they are also looking at an A321neo order for Jets...Jump to post
This preliminary deal was signed in 2015. It was really a collaboration on refreshing VN's widebody fleet in which Boeing suggested VN order eight 777-8 and eight 787-10. In the end, VN decided not to add additional planes and instead converted eight of their outstanding 787-9 orders to 787-10. Las...Jump to post
For most Australians it will still be a one stop flight and you will have to book two fares. Well most Australians won't be taking the non-stop - that's the point. It appeals to the O&D traffic at PER and SYD. As for the rest of Australia, one expects the main catchment areas are the major citi...Jump to post
But that UPS order was than advertised here as up to 28 frames, the firming of the later 14 sure to come. I guess we can count on 20 more 748's to be delivered to LH then, right? Well not 747-8's since we know those options were cancelled for 777-9, but I guess we could use the above logic to say t...Jump to post
I don't understand QF's strategy because it's a very poor strategy. I see the merit of direct flights, just not when it results in capacity downgrades with ensuing smaller market share, lower total revenues vs. one-stop A380, much higher unit cost, much higher risk. It sounds to me that the goal is...Jump to post
Indeed there is: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1028009Jump to post
kjeld0d wrote:Can anyone explain to me why the 764 was not as successful as the 763?
I'm old enough to remember all of the nay-sayers here, "Airbus will never build it!" Well here it sits on the ramp for all to see! Congrats, Airbus! Anyone over three is old enough considering the first (and only) order was placed on 18 December 2014. And the "Cancellation Chorus&quo...Jump to post
144,000kg for one of Finnair's A350-900 configurations. Did some digging and the source for this is some a-net member and nothing else or am I wrong? Yes it is an a.net member, but plenty of them work for airlines or MROs or OEMs and have access to this information. And this member has posted other...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:A Firefighting guide will show max imaginable weights. ( not min or average.) The guide determines what you have to plan for and that looks at upper bounds.
Karel the figure in the acap is not the oew.... that is the maintenance weight which is just a average figure. A359 oew is now 136-137t and I would guess a351 is 149-150t. Odd. Airbus' marketing presentations clearly state "OEW 155t". I guess everyone uses a different weight definition. B...Jump to post
That must be a mistake, empty weight should be around 155t and certainly not 129t. Karel I think that is manufacturer empty weight...does not include any furnishings and possibly not the engines. That is what I am thinking, as well. A350-900 Manufacturer Weight Empty for the first A350-900 frames w...Jump to post
I guess A350-900ULR has one advantage against 777-8. It is more versatile A/C and can be easily reconfigurated to standart A350 and used on usual routes without penalty of heavy niche airframe. Depends on what Qantas Group's overall long-haul fleet strategy entails. If the A350-900ULR or the 777-8 ...Jump to post
Interestingly, the carrier does not specify the 300-seat requirement anymore, suggesting any aircraft that can perform the mission at full nominal load will be good enough. But design payload of the 777-8 is a fair bit higher than design payload of the A350-900ULR. A 777-8 at an A359-900ULRs design...Jump to post
Did Lufthansa not already indicate that they wish to retire their 748´s early (20s)? I think that as more Jens Flottau at AviationWeek looking for a headline. At the 2013 IATA conference, Lufthansa CEO Christoph Franz noted that once a twin became available in the 747-8 size category, LH would have...Jump to post
1) IIRC the cost-overruns were charged to the Annual results at the time; so I assume that the 150-run (so far) might well be profitable. What do you think? Yes, Boeing has incurred a number of write-downs due to the program being put in a Forward Loss position due to lack of orders. The last write...Jump to post