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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 93
Views: 10008

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Strikes me that as ever we dance around on the head of a pin here. Matt bangs on about which is more efficient BUT there is no industry standard definition on that - as Zeke points out. Also the real world is much more complex and routes etc etc plus individual frame variances can make a huge differ...

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by StTim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 93
Views: 10008

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

I would agree with Ferpe’s analysis and what has been stated up the thread. At the best passenger load factor for the 779 it will burn (and should cost) less per seat than the 350-1000. I also agree with the snippet for Ferpe above that the advantage disappears very quickly as you move away from tha...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 93
Views: 10008

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

DLHAM wrote:
I think it depends on if Airline XY can fill the extra seats the 77X offers.

And actually how many of those extra seats need to be filled to get better profitability

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 413614

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Re the QR engine changes, I suspect that a close look back at the A330 or Single Aisle deliveries would turn up an above average number of engine changes during the flight test/acceptance process. Its more like an airline policy issue than a problem with a specific engine type. Would it be such a s...

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by StTim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 93
Views: 10008

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

No one can yet tell. The 779 hasn’t flown yet so fuel burn is hypothetical. By EIS I suspect there will be further 351 PIPs both engine, aero and weight (mass for the pedants like me).

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by StTim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 413614

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Lots of engine changes on these frames - but no news of engine problems in service.

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by StTim
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 413614

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Erebus wrote:
That RAT seems to be putting in a lot of RPMs even during the turn and low speed taxiing.

I presume there was no load on the generator so it was just turning freely.

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by StTim
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 152759

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Won’t they all be cabinflex soon?

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by StTim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19534

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Amazing then how ACAPULCO documents are used to absolutely rate the performance of one plane Vs another.

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by StTim
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5286

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

I am not sure that Airbus wants the additional development investment in the A220 at the moment.

It needs to ramp up and establish a slick supply chain/manufacturing process.

Focus will be on delivery.

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19534

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

Why would Boeing publish ACAP charts that do not show the correct performance?

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343867

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is cheap to look and let BA know what sort of frame would suit you.

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by StTim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343867

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

It is cheap to look and let BA know what sort of frame would suit you.

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by StTim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

It is especially useful where state benefits are based on profits so you can claim profit, and hence tax breaks, in years where under other accounting processes these would not be available.

That is real $ benefit.

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by StTim
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 21297

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Wow - that is some AOG issue ;)

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by StTim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1171
Views: 413614

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... shop-.html


Do we know if has also been reconfigured from a test aircraft yet - instrumentation removed and cabin fit completed?
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BobMUC wrote:
SQ#22 (first ULR) out of the paintshop:
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... shop-.html


Do we know if has also been reconfigured from a test aircraft yet - instrumentation removed and cabin fit completed?

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by StTim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 19903

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

This is profit - in addition to the standard profit that Boeing have been booking per plane.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180203

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And Boeing and the wider US.

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by StTim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180203

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Why would Boeing have attacked Bombardier the way Boeing did? A small competitor without money. But Boeing used the big artillery against them. They must have known something. What they did would, if anything, have driven Bombardier to accept lesser terms from Airbus. This is hardly what they would...

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by StTim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180203

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Wow - this is very Pot calling the Kettle black.

We all know how much state (Washington State) support Boeing get in reduced taxes. :D

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by StTim
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

I haven’t seen that they have done the maximum energy RTO yet. Apart from that looks pretty complete.

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by StTim
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 234703

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

This - "Or is the paint more a type of gel that moves with airflow?"

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by StTim
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

If the final registration has been applied it normally means that handover has occurred. Why would Qatar accept them and then not take delivery?

It is all strange but than I have tried to stop second guessing AAB.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22111

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Out way too quickly for a battery fire.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8608

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

No one should be surprised at this. I bet the lease company had it highly discounted in their books in the expectation this would happen.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Trade wars hurt almost everyone. America seems to want a trade war with current policies. Troubling times for all.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

All the crying here will not put the CS Humpty Dumpty manufacturing/subsidy violations back together again. BBD and the Canadian government better get on the phone with the Commerce Dept and try to fix this. The Commerce Dept does not care who you are, just ask Catapillar. The CS is a walking dead ...

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by StTim
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

OA940 wrote:
Remember when Boeing was a respectful manufacturer and didn't go for the low blows? Seems so old now...



Quite some time ago now.

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I am led to believe that the tariff (well the $80 million part) applies to all plans delivered to the US from International suppliers which are in the class 100-150 seats and a range of more than 2900nm Scott Hamilton‏ @LeehamNews 2h2 hours ago Replying to @StTim No, 100-150 seats, 2,900nm range of ...

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5052

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

As time goes on, the US is doing math, the UK is doing a face palm and Canada is looking at the UK and saying "WHAT"? The CSeries is a dead man walking now. No way does the UK go along for the ride. At the end of the day, I bet the DL contract is cancelled, Canada buys the Super Hornet an...

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by StTim
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

BBD refused to provide a Section D response at all. BBD notes in its press release that it hadn't manufactured a CS100 for Delta during the POI. That may or may not be true, but Section D deals with production of all aircraft - regardless of destination market during the POI. It did produce CS100s ...

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by StTim
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

washingtonflyer wrote:
Let me say this, if you think thumbing your nose at a Federal agency is going to get you the result you want (i.e., a low dumping margin), then you're living in a universe that is far, far away.


Many think that the idea of a fair hearing in in Trumptime is unlikely.

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by StTim
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66086

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

I have an issue with the thread title. No one is stranded. An operation to bring them home is in full swing.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187977

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

Keith2004 wrote:
This is the second time this has happened to this particular 4 engined aircraft,



The airframe type is not relevant. Two different engines - two different failures. Both potentially capable of bringing down the frame.

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by StTim
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

So 50 delivered so far this year with 3 months left to go. What was the target?

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Democratic Unionist Party.

The last thing they want to be part of is Dublin ;)

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96920

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Once again this proves how the US rig their market. It is only going to get worse.

Under the current US administration we are heading for trade wars which hurt everyone,

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by StTim
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

lvs wrote:
Okay, but they're still in Toulouse.

They were technically delivered to the lessor but not flown away as multiple changes required for the new lessee.

The spreadsheet tracks when the frames leave TLS as it is not easy to track technical delivery.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing - 2014-2017
Replies: 1299
Views: 234593

Re: Official A330 Production/Flight Testing

If they go beyond five don't they have to certify as a production frame?

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by StTim
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102604

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

How much more than the long term build costs were the first 300 or so 787's? You cannot look at the first frames are derive the long term cost directly. I know the legislation being used is to stop foreign competition from being able to compete (fairly as well as unfairly) in the US. I dread to thin...

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by StTim
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3694

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it mak...

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by StTim
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3694

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

It does feel, to me, that since a.net became free, there is an increase in nationalistic posts. I feel like that the balance has shifted from people who love aviation above all, and more towards unbridled nationalism. Given that the US is the largest english-speaking population in the world, it mak...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27729

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Insolvency is what happens what your creditors call in their debts. Now I know that a lot of Being debt is bonds etc but traditionally debt was bank loans and they could call it in at short notice - especially if a covenant is breached. Once one calls in the debt there is a cascade and the company f...

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27729

Re: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

By every definition I was taught at Business school Boeing has a weak balance sheet. Indeed historically you could say they were insolvent,

Now I do not believe Boeing is anywhere near to going broke. Times have obviously changed.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 393849

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

We have heard less complaints recently - have all the fixes required been implemented. Is it too early to tell if these have resolved the issues?

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I have not heard of the MTOW RTO being done yet. That is normally one of the last tests to be done.

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by StTim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519338

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Good news for Airbus and the A350. I noticed that in general the speed from Final Assembly to flightline has improved for recent frames.

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