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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

As posted above - the gains for Airbus are not just the weight reduction.

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Lighter wing (1 less carbon layer on both upper and bottom side of the wing) Any idea how much weight saving that constitutes? same for the new doorframing. Obviously enough to make it worthwhile. - Less raw material used - quicker lay up times - less weight on the frame. Fram Airbus perspective I ...

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN183 did its RTO today.

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

Isn't the tail / rear the safest place on an aircraft incase of crash ? Statistically yes. Respectfully, fridge have not been enough air crashes for statistically significant information to be available in this regard. I was reading a report a few years back that looked at survivability compared to...

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner retires
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner retires

Wonder where that leaves those busses at Alaska?

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN132 was stated by Airbus as delivered (as in title transferred) in their numbers for 2017 but with delayed delivery due to post "delivery" work on the Qsuite. So I think it has affected both versions.

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The cabin product for Qatar seems to cause most of the issues.

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by StTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 32
Views: 5087

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

Mortyman wrote:
Isn't the tail / rear the safest place on an aircraft incase of crash ?


Statistically yes.

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by StTim
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Still only 120 minutes at this time - compared to 405 minutes for the XWB84

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by StTim
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 216
Views: 46773

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Whilst I would agree that the jury is still out on the A330neo I do not consider comparing absolute numbers of sales of a narrow body to a wide body.

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by StTim
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 216
Views: 46773

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

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...

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by StTim
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 216
Views: 46773

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

Newbiepilot wrote:
Another example of bias on this site.


All people have biases. That is a fact of life. You see an inherent bias against Boeing. Strange as I see an inherent bias towards Boeing.

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33268

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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 ...

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 237
Views: 33268

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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.

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Oh I know there are reasons for them Bob. It is just frustrating to see - and must be even more frustrating for Airbus.

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The production process on the new frames appears to have really settled down. Far too many early frames still hanging around.

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 216
Views: 46773

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

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...

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by StTim
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 9919

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

I was wondering at what point during that approach could you call it stable?

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by StTim
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Pretty sure I saw it flying earlier today.

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by StTim
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 40
Views: 6875

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It is getting harder these days to tell what is and what isn't a firm order.

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Fed Up With Zodiac Forms Seat Making Venture
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Boeing, Fed Up With Zodiac Forms Seat Making Venture

I guess it is more about capturing more of the after market as well.

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

No worries

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14158

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

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.

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14158

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

pabloeing wrote:
One B787-10ER would be a A350 killer........one B787-10 with 7500nm would be the number 1 in the widebodies world.




Wow - an unknown development on an almost new plane and suddenly it is the best widebody in the world.

Jeez.

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 7138

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

So much for the bounce back in the freight market that has been talked about.

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by StTim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

I didn't say they continued to do it - just the practice at U2 is not new.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156753

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Depends on how you decide to value the orders I suspect. List Vs what you think they are sold for. As per a.net lore Airbus only sell planes by virtually giving them away.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I see there is some -1000 test flying happening today. MSN65 is flying and MSN71 online on the flightline. Hopefully ironing out any final issues.

This could of course be unrelated to whatever delayed the delivery of MSN88

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by StTim
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: EasyJet "1 Stop"-Flights out of Gatwick?

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...

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by StTim
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7216

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

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.

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by StTim
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7216

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

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...

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by StTim
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13835

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

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...

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by StTim
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do we know if the -1000 has been certified for ETOPS, low visibility and cross wind landings yet? I seem to remember they were the high profile things missing from the certification,

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by StTim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16684

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

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...

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by StTim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16684

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

I mentioned these either here or elsewhere and the response is they are likely to be large vanes (vortex generators) to ensure the flow over the rear section is as expected. They do look odd.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16684

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

And that is another reason why, as I understand it, the fleet will be limited to 5 frames.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16684

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

There will be 5.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10454

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

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.

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by StTim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10454

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

I think BA have defined the A350-1000 as the replacement for at least the bulk of the remaining 747-400's

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by StTim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10454

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

I am not as hopeful that there will be 777X ordered in the near future.

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by StTim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?
Replies: 71
Views: 6002

Re: Does Boeing need to open plants outside USA?

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...

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by StTim
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16684

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Because their design team thought their solution was the best compromise.

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by StTim
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

It seems the holidays are over in TLS.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 645
Views: 156753

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

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...

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by StTim
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s
Replies: 105
Views: 15105

Re: Southwest orders more 737 Max 8s and defers 737 Max 7s

Dutchy wrote:
So even Southwest is looking at larger a/c. Is the Max7 in jeopardy?


This doesn't fit the Boeing narrative on the MAX7.

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by StTim
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet converts 42 A320neo orders to A321neos
Replies: 44
Views: 5172

Re: VietJet converts 42 A320neo orders to A321neos

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...

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by StTim
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 44299

Re: Airbus A350 production and delivery thread - 2018

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.

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