Suspect quite a few will be on the retirement list.Jump to post
Here are the stops
https://airbus-h.assetsadobe2.com/is/im ... =constrain
If the segment is really 4000 to 5000 frames you have to ask why it is taking so long to close the business case. there is a business case but you need to assess it carefully other way you might loose the biggest part of the market. It is my understanding that boeings need to balance at least: - ra...Jump to post
Airlines know the transport of these minors for detention purposes for ICE is going to get them bad public relations at a time when they are considered lower than whale crap. There may also be cabin crew who do not want to or are refusing to work flights with such passengers and have the Unions bac...Jump to post
Confirmed now.... http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a350-1000-gains-performance-boost-from-higher-take-449476/ Airbus has disclosed that its just-announced new higher-weight A350-1000 option, available immediately, allows operators to carry 5.5t more cargo or avail of 400nm (730km) in addit...Jump to post
Sounds like some typical corporate head butting that WF decided to take public. What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time? Is there some other airline that is on pins and needles waiting for the plane? Like the good ole days of VHS tapes when someone just happened to return a hot n...Jump to post
That they shelved the studies for the plus and the plus plus does not mean that they stopped everything. There was the work done recently on a carbon fibre wing box for the 320 family. There will be other such continuous improvements works happening. What will have happened is that the teams will ha...Jump to post
RR shares up nearly 20% since announcing 4,500 redundancies.Can someone please explain? Beaten in the 787 engine competition and 2main packages need to be replaced Exclusive on the non selling A330neo Can't even get (we don't know) the last engine order for the failed A380 Exclusive on the non sell...Jump to post
Many years ago used steps to get off a 747 at Lusaka.
Was an old -100 or -200 from Tower Air leaded to Zambia Airways.
I thought we had already established on here: 1. Almost every airline will be beating a path to Boeings door to hand over deposits to order the plane BUT 2. Despite this Boeing are still struggling to make the business case work. The reality is - talk is cheap so at the moment many airlines are inte...Jump to post
Perhaps an order for NK. I know they're planning on some serious growth. Based on some of the chatter over the past year, they'd seem like an ideal CSeries+A32Xneo candidate, particularly if they need additional neo's over their current order. It just might be a week too early with the airshow endi...Jump to post
... "GE is working to fix the software bug, but the GEnx-1B-powered version of the 787-10 cannot obtain an airworthiness certificate without an exemption until it is ready." To me they "may" have a software solution but this is really fixing the symptom and not the real underlyi...Jump to post
I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because o...Jump to post
What if this pilot wasn't noticed as being so obviously intoxicated or was closer to the limit and flew ? Still there was a risk of making serious misjudgments at take off or landing, if there were an emergency or one of the others in the cockpit were incapacitated and unable to fly. That could hav...Jump to post
Strange how someone who flies the A350 for a living is described as a liar. I suspect he knows far more about the operational aspects of the type than the rest of the posters on this thread do together.Jump to post
For those in the parts of the world that no longer use the Imperial system this is about 8.5 billion Kg of fuel. Quite a saving.
The increasing fuel price is likely to accelerate - if that is possible given that the manufacturers are flat out - the switch to newer models.
Not going to happen - unfortunately.Jump to post
I am really enjoying your contributions on this topic. I agree about increasing the MTOW of the A35K instead of an A359ULR-trade-payload-for-fuel concept. The A35K still seems to have some room to grow so Airbus should go that route. They will have to do both. To get an additional 4.5-5 hours fligh...Jump to post
I wish we could discuss topics without each having to fall in to the hands of the fan boys. It seems to me that, like Boeing itself, the Boeing fan boys are having a field day on here at the moment. Repeating assertions so often they become accepted facts. I am finding this site less and less worth ...Jump to post
But a much poorer passenger experience!Jump to post
Perhaps because this took so long to appear it is why it is so bad. Then ask yourself WHY it has taken so long for the powers that be to "expose" these serious liabilities in their products? Not a pretty picture. I am not quite in the conspiracy camp that you are. I know that fixes on par...Jump to post
Yes it is enforced - I have received compensation - after a bit of a battle - from BA for a delayed flight. The issue is that it must be the airlines fault.
If there was a strike - or adverse weather, etc then it doesn't apply.
Who cares? If you don't like airport noise move. I can bet a lot of money 99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. Who cares? The many many Londoners who live in Heathrow’s flight paths is who. You clearly d...Jump to post
Having worked around LHR for a number of years I know the noise is a big issue. I would hate to live in Cranford. But jets are far quieter today than they were. Much quieter.
But yes lots of stuff around LHR built long before mass air travel - A good example being Windsor castle
One of my colleagues used to work there as an A380 instructor and was happy down there for 10 years until a family member got seriously ill and my colleague requested additional time off which they wouldn't give him. That's when he left. Indeed you reap what you sow. I've got a worse story, close f...Jump to post
flyingcat just hit on the reason that Merkel accepted 1million refugees into Germany.
It wasn't from the goodness of her heart - Germany needs the working age population/
But Kanban frommetrics ihave seen (and they can be fiddled by outsourcing etc) Boeing and Airbus have similar workforce’s per plane produced. Perhaps the static stations lend themselves to more Automation. I have watched a few programs re high end car manufacturing. R8 and up. Mostly they use statio...Jump to post
So the answer is to burden all companies in Europe with the French level of social costs. Would this work in different states in the US?Jump to post
I'm not believing for one minute Embraer doesn't get subsidies in one form or another from its own government; good for them; but be careful what you wish for Brazil. Of course BBD's subsidies pre-date Boeings' action; it would be a practical impossibility for even Boeing to complain about somethin...Jump to post
Prediction: we will see a world where products are developed that are completely 'US Content and License free', ‘EU Contents and license free’, ‘Chinese Content and license free’, ‘Russian Content and license free', not necessary as a mandatory, but rather to be prepared for any case of future disp...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:This could open the way for UA, DL and AA to get rid of their Airbus contracts without having to pay a penalty.
I feel we are being dragged down the programme accounting route again and feel that may be off topic. That said however I will state my biggest issue with it. It is correctly stated that over time the profits are the same - they are just brought forward by utilising programme accounting. That is tru...Jump to post
No idea but the 787 has had a lower list price than the A330 for years. You cannot compare list prices for so many reasons. A key one is that Airbus include a lot more of the fit out in the price whereas it is not in the Boeing list price. It is a bit like the old days in the UK where a BMW list pr...Jump to post
My understanding is that aircraft are rarely sold at list price anyway--is this wrong? If not, then what are the drivers to choosing a list price for a given aircraft in the first place? No idea but the 787 has had a lower list price than the A330 for years. You cannot compare list prices for so ma...Jump to post
brightcedars wrote:Assembled in Europe or China?
The perception of noise on the A350 is not an issue. The lack of engine options on the other hand, well, ............... It would appear that the era of engine choice is over. The only ones with options now are the 787, 380 and the 320 families. I am ignoring the 330ceo. Further it seems we have Bo...Jump to post