Germany has to buy AC that allow their pilots to complete a mission. We all hope NATO never has to fight in a contested environment but if it does, pilots become very precious. Ok, you guys all say I’m nuts projecting 90% losses for 4 th gen AC. Maybe this is high but us there any doubt that compare...Jump to post
I realize the -10 has 40 more seats than the 900 but from a fuel burn stand point aren’t those extra 40 seats almost for free?
If I’ve got this right isn’t this pressure enough?
Guys good info. I thought it would be useful to look at the income statements for both a and B. I included lmt and Raytheon to see how the defense components contributed but could not draw any conclusions. I think it’s fair to say that AB needs to sell the 330 for as much as they can get. I say this...Jump to post
Sorry meant to say 7-12% fuel burn reductionJump to post
Would B consider something radical such as the tail mounted gas or electric engine that reenergizes wake turbulence? This is supposed to offer 7-22% fuel burn improvements and would alleviate the need for not yet developed larger wing mounted engines. Future versions could be electric. This could be...Jump to post
If the Russians have s300 or especially 400 systems deployed in Syria and decide they need to use them( not saying they will but how many times is the weather report wrong) F15’s won’t last long flying top cover. I’m really amazed at how confident certain posters are about the future course of event...Jump to post
Anyone have any idea if they will be cash flow positive in both programs?
How many RD staff gave benn cut back recently?
Don’t understand this. LH has a great brand and while it can be argued that yellow is ugly who will say it isn’t LH.
Brand recognition defined.
For over a thousand years the many large Europeon wars have had a common detonator; Country A, being surrounded develops an extreme( sometimes warranted) sense of anxiety , takes actions in hopes of alleviating their poor position only to light the match. Russia in now stuck in the position of Count...Jump to post
Love luv! Their max 8 was fine. Haven’t been AA’s version but given the size of most of my fellow countryman I have little sympathy with this “ they’re killing us routine. Eat a damn carrot or two or three. And before you start in with he lack of leg room angle just remember the last time you sat ne...Jump to post
Guys, while I’m sure Russia has every intention of developing an ac that can match the F22 the probability of a us v Russia encounter is small.
The SU57 is designed to make Russia’s primary threat think twice about moving north.
And for this threat the SU57 can’t come soon enough.
Me W is a man of strict principals. Syria is a legal country...end of story. If only thecworld were that simple. References to the Nazis are often overused but in this case I think the following is an appropriate question; when did Nazi Germany become an illegal entity? I actually don’t know the ans...Jump to post
I read articles that both A and B have been researching adding an engine( both gas and electric) behind the tail that results in 12-14 % reduction in fuel costs. Given the fact that there is not now a suitable engine availability for the typical twin configuration would this 3 engine concept be viab...Jump to post
W, are a400, subs and frigate programs cited above typical?Jump to post
Does anyone understand the decision making process AB employed on the 380? How much influence did JL have. I have assumed quite a bit but on thinking about it I really don't know.Jump to post
It’s an old story. Great sales people are often the worst marketing chiefs. Salespeople should never have more than 20% day on new product development when caped is as huge as it is here. I really think AB got sold a bill of goods by JL but even so he’s the best employee they’ll ever have. I’ll bet ...Jump to post
Aesma, Everton, very good back and forth. I own a business and agree with you both. Each year I fire the non performers and pay huge bonuses to the top 50% so Egerton your comments really resonate with me. I know, firing may seem brutal but we are honest in our expectations and are as equal opportun...Jump to post
The economy has truly been terrible for almost a decade. US GDP has not had one year of 3% growth since 2005 and growth has been even slower in places like the northeast(inland) and the northern Midwest. So while consolidation, no doubt played a role, the big airlines would not have left places like...Jump to post
It seems a tough situation. Employees are not eating enough and companies are not earning a consistent enough profit for the staff to see profit sharing as worthwhile. Why is the business climate in such a state? What can be done to improve prospects? I used to fly AF all the time prior to the 447 c...Jump to post
Tough situation. Beating may help in the short term but can really hurt in the long run. Consequences do work. On one flight there was a 2-3 year siting behind me kicking my seat and crying and acting out on and off for a few hours. You could see that the mom was pulling her hair out. When they both...Jump to post
Tommy, if you had the types of foes Israel faces wold you retreat to the 1967 borders? For all you civilized European critics of Israel do I dare remind you of why she exists in the first place? Back to the tactical situation, the F35's are going to be need real soon for Hezbolah and Iran are clearl...Jump to post
Up above in several posts it was asserted that Israel had complained that their AC had come under attack. The only thing Israel protested was the incursion into their airspace by a drone. The pattern is always the same; any defense put up by Israel is criticized ( by those that would not put up with...Jump to post
BTW, I did a search on stories relating to this incident and could not find one quote where Israel complained about losing an AC.
This story is typical of the quotes from both sides:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 325955002/
Does anyone have any info about what the total cash impact will be for AB? 100mil buys a lot of RD so I'm hoping its not much more than this. Fingers crossed as I write this.Jump to post
Thanks for all the history. In light of the announcement yesterday re more losses for the A400 can anyone enumerate the risks on current programs. As stated in a post above BA shares took off in late 2016 once it was clear that the 787 would pay off. Today AB I think is a close analog to where BA sh...Jump to post
I should have titled the the thread” will AB increase profit and cash flow in the upcoming years.” I realize it’s natural to compare A to B in these sorts of discussions but the thing is my question is AB a good investment. I have made a ton on Boeing over the past 2 years but think it is now fairly...Jump to post