I'm not sure I would crow too hard if I were a die-hard Airbus fan. Particularly about sales. When the entire company is under (apparently) intense investigation for illicit business practices, including bribery, I would have some concern that many of those sales may prove to be tainted. You know I...Jump to post
So BA is in the market for additional A380 lift and figured refurbishing is too costly. Add Leahy to the mix who can offer some good deals due to his retirement and both parties may reach an agreement. I think it was the implication that they are allowing him to write bad deals so he can go out in ...Jump to post
I think it was the implication that they are allowing him to write bad deals so he can go out in a blaze of glory. I am not sure that is what was meant though.Jump to post
I get the impression most people think the A320NEO family is smashing the 737MAX family at the moment. I completely disagree. The Max is roughly a year behind the NEO. 15 month behind in first flight. Sales per year brings it to approx 45/55 split. The Max10 only just launched. Max family sales wou...Jump to post
I was wondering at what point during that approach could you call it stable?Jump to post
Confirmed as a successful flight.
https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 9627875328
I guess it is more about capturing more of the after market as well.Jump to post
Yes the engine manufacturers need to recover money from the r&d expended on current version engines. These are fearsomely expensive to develop and as we have seen with icing (GE) or early fan blade corrosion (RR Trent 1000) expensive problems can be found long after entry to service.Jump to post
pabloeing wrote:One B787-10ER would be a A350 killer........one B787-10 with 7500nm would be the number 1 in the widebodies world.
They have done this for years. I used to fly regularly LTN-AMS. I knew that for a period the inbound aircraft for my AMS-LTN leg had a routing LTN-BCN-AMS-LTN so I used to track the BCN-AMS flight to gauge how delayed we may be. Unfortunately it was summer and the flight was often delayed by thunder...Jump to post
I think Randy's comment was made specifically with regard to the A321 just catching up to the B737-9. I think market has spoken loud and clear on that one.Jump to post
Say it quietly, but total A320 family sales is now getting very close to total 737 family sales - 14,120 to 14,532. :eek: Have to apologize to you, Sir. I couldn't believe this, so I checked the numbers. You are absolutely correct. Those are the exact numbers end of 2017. OMG :shock: It is astoundi...Jump to post
Not even the 77W burns 25% more fuel than the A35K in comparable configurations, the 779 certainly won't. Don't believe the Airbus marketing crap (nor Boeing's). This is some analysis I did of the A350-1000 early long flight I did with 310 passengers onboard from the cockpit phtoto which showed the...Jump to post
And just how do you expect to stick A350 windows into an A330 cockpit structure?!? While I admittedly know nothing when it comes to these things, It doesn't seem like a major change. Not trying to rag on you, but you have to realise that different size/shape/number of window panels means a very dif...Jump to post
The 777X is not a nailed on replacement for operators of the 777W. ye they may pick up some where the operator wants growth and can afford to carry the extra weight on other days - alternatively if they do not need growth there are now other much more efficient alternatives.Jump to post
Do they expect it to be kept in flying condition?Jump to post
I don't think there is any advantage to Boeing in opening final assembly plants abroad. To my mind there are only two major Countries that have such a degree of nationalistic fever as to demand final assembly of aircraft of at all possible, The USA and France. Everyone else sees the wider picture o...Jump to post
It seems the holidays are over in TLS.Jump to post
Like any financial measure Free Cash Flow is not a magic silver bullet. It requires an understanding of the business and what it is doing - plus how it is calculating the measure. It can be manipulated. Perversely it can look better in a company that is contracting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:So even Southwest is looking at larger a/c. Is the Max7 in jeopardy?
Not talking about Vietjet specifically - but I wonder how many of these conversions to later, larger models are influenced by the fact that the airline in question is strapped of funds to actually accept what they originally ordered, therefore kicking the can in such a fashion? I didn't see any men...Jump to post
I think January will be less than par - BUT it will be a few more than the one delivered in January last year. There are many more in the advanced stages of testing on the flightline.
My forecast (guess) would be 6 to 7.
Does anyone know what the test flying for the ULR will be? Does the first frame require significant test instrumentation? How many flying hours will be required?Jump to post
Interesting the quick speedtape repair on the fairing. Does that impact departure reliability?Jump to post
For those who are interested I have completed a summary of Boeing orders including order valuation. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14qw2eZbqPfo8pkp_9ecTPSPw9jBxTvjvwerL7obz9Wg/edit#gid=0 Looking at your forecasts it looks like Airbus should close down now. You have the 777X out selling the ...Jump to post
I don't think so - I am not sure that having a VLA is anything other than a way of losing money at the moment. The sweet spot seems to be around the A359 size.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:The Euro posters on a.net are like a cult. Airbus Airbus Airbus!
Oh no it didn’t!
(Sorry you have to know pantomime to get that!)