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by TranscendZac
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24058

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

What it comes down to in my mind is this: 1. Are airlines not buying it because they question BBDs stability as a business? 2. Do they think BBDs support network is not robust enough to support the model? 3. Airlines believe they don't need that kind of performance on that small of an aircraft. I t...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180241

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What a win for Airbus and the C-Series. I still think it was wrong and quite hypocritical what Boeing did and am selfishly satisfied by this news. I saw the other thread about a potential Boeing/Embraer partnership but like the MAX to the NEO, I see that idea as simply reactionary. The A320NEO line ...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 234726

Re: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread

I know it’s not shiny and new like the 787s but the A330NEO looks fantastic. I just wonder, as the capability is increased, does it make less and less sense to buy an A330 vs the A350? Or even a 787?

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by TranscendZac
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 234726

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

LAX772LR wrote:
okie73 wrote:
The raccoon eyes sure ruined a great looking airplane.

Disagree completely. Think it makes it look amazing!

I agree, I love the raccoon eyes look. Makes the A350 and A330NEO look aggressive.

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by TranscendZac
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321CEO/A321NEO longest routes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

A321CEO/A321NEO longest routes?

I was curious to see what the longest schedules route is with the current A321CEO and A321NEO as well as what the longest planned A321NEO/LR routes will be? Airbus knocked it out of the park with the A321, and especially the A321NEO. I remember the days on a.net (I used to be username EA772LR) when ...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40458

Re: Future of 777X

Any airline could put 1% deposit, doesn't make those blue-chip. Yep, LH, EY, CX, EK, QR, NH and SQ were already blue-chip before they made 77X orders -- what was your point again? Mine was that 777X is more than a power-point presentation, it has actual orders with actual deposits from actual blue-...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of 777X
Replies: 395
Views: 40458

Re: Future of 777X

Why don't you humor us with the "facts" and "evidence" instead of spouting off baseless, asinine banter? I'll give you a fact to start. Work on the wings has long started, so I think it's more than "paper" at this point. Fact: Boeing crowd claiming a paper plane (or &q...

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by TranscendZac
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 63813

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Pardon the ignorance if has been stated in the thread already, quickly opened this before I had to run again, but will there be any thrust bumps to the Leap-1B or is 28,000lbs it for the MAX? Is there no way to bump to 30,000lbs for the -10 to help, with the landing gear mods, takeoff performance? A...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price
Replies: 73
Views: 15052

Re: cs100 price vs sukhoi superjet price

Is it justified?!? The planes are not the same design. This is not like Best Buy selling a TV for $219.99 and WalMart selling the same exact model for $169.99. Not the exact same model indeed, but comparable. More or less the same size, same range, same fuel burn, etc. The Embraer E-Jets also belon...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional 737 MAX 7 orders by US-based carriers?
Replies: 13
Views: 3557

Re: Additional 737 MAX 7 orders by US-based carriers

I suspect not since the 737-7MAX is now nothing more than a straight stretch of the -8MAX, therefore a plane better fit for longer range, but heavier because of it. Sure it seats a couple more rows, but the seating capacities between the -7MAX and -8MAX are even closer now than the -700 and -800 wer...

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by TranscendZac
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68533

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

The current Boeing MOM concept is 225-280 passengers in a three class international configuration, which to me seems like a short haul 787, or to put it another way, the 787-3 done right. Maybe that's what Boeing is after, a 787-3 done right. Fully optimized & 30t lighter than the 787-8 / A330-...

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by TranscendZac
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 192719

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I wonder if Airbus is floating re-engining the A380 and if so, would the Trent XWB work? I'm not sure what the cost involved would be for that but it would surely help with CASM even without having to fill it full of pax. What has been the reservation for ordering the A380 for Asian carriers on trun...

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by TranscendZac
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 192719

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I still believe there is a place for the A380. The 747-8 can't compete and the 779 is still substantially smaller than the A380 capacity-wise.

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by TranscendZac
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 112820

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

If sufficient airlines commit in sufficient numbers, the plane will launch. If they do not (or they tell Boeing that capacity is the most important, but range and/or field performance is right behind that), then Boeing will scrap it and focus on NSA / MoM with a mid-t0-late next decade EIS. But it ...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 112820

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Furthermore: Talked to a major carrier on Max 10, conclusion: Good economics in the air, but tail strike risk is dicey & don’t want to tip at the gate. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/839532205034479616 So I'm a little confused by all of the info or lack thereof on the 737-10MAX. Is this...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 112820

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Looks like everyone is getting tired of the MAX variants, wants Boeing to get on with the future https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/839279236066074624 And yet five years ago when Boeing asked them to wait for NSA they were saying "give us something now or we'll buy A320neos." :sarcast...

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by TranscendZac
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 68533

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

With UA struggling to find a perfect 767 replacement it likes what it sees in the MOM from Boeing https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-07/united-looks-at-boeing-s-paper-plane-and-likes-what-it-sees This quote from the article is interesting: "“The 767 replacement that is available n...

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by TranscendZac
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 112820

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

The wing is not the issue with 737-900ER/737-9MAX performance. I'm not sure why people continue to bring that up. I do have a question about the engines-will this have the same rated engines as the Leap1B on the -9MAX? Or will they bump power up to 30,000lbs?

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by TranscendZac
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 109469

Re: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

Thanks Karel for posting. What a beautiful aircraft the A35J is. :o When will she get engines installed and first flight? I've said it in another thread, but I think the A350 is the best looking plane Airbus has ever made.

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by TranscendZac
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519534

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Slightly off topic, but I think the A350 is probably the best looking aircraft Airbus has ever made. It's a simply beautiful aircraft.

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by TranscendZac
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?
Replies: 86
Views: 14183

Re: When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?

The whole reason I thought of this thread was not so much to compare the 787-10 to the A350-1000, but asking if or when Boeing would bring to market a longer range, heavier 7810ER to better combat the A359. I realize there aren't always one-for-one competitive offerings from A & B but it seems l...

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by TranscendZac
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?
Replies: 86
Views: 14183

Re: When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?

I think in the end Boeing will go for a bigger wing/ engine / fuselage for the 787 to close the payload range gap left open by the 777-200ER and - 300ER. They instead went with a bigger wing and fuselage for the 777. The 787-10 lags Asia payload-range... The A330-300 lags Asia payload-range and it ...

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by TranscendZac
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?
Replies: 86
Views: 14183

When and will Boeing bring the 787-10ER to market?

Considering the advantages the A350-900/1000 has over the 787-10/777-8 for the vast majority of mission profiles because of the much more optimized design, weight, etc. to carry 300-350 passengers, upgrading a 787-10ER with a larger wing span and 6 wheel MLG and upping the fuel tankage ability seems...

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